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three

noun \ˈthrē\

: the number 3

: the third in a set or series

: three o'clock

Full Definition of THREE

1
— see number table
2
:  the third in a set or series <the three of hearts>
3
a :  something having three units or members
b :  three-pointer
three adjective
three pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of THREE

  1. What time is it? It's three.
  2. I leave each day at three.

Origin of THREE

Middle English, from three, adjective, from Old English thrīe (masculine), thrēo (feminine & neuter); akin to Old High German drī three, Latin tres, Greek treis
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Number-Related Terms

jubilee, myriad, quarantine, score, twain

Rhymes with THREE

b, be, bee, c, cay, cee, Cree, d, dee, Dee, dree, e, fee, flea, flee, free, g, gee, ghee, glee, gree, he, key, Key, knee, lea, lee, me, mi, p, pea, pee, plea, pree, quay, re, Rhee, scree, sea, see, she, si, ski, spree, sri, t, tea, tee, the, thee, ti, tree, twee, Twi, v, vee, we, wee, whee, ye, z, zee
THREES Defined for Kids

1three

adjective \ˈthrē\

Definition of THREE for Kids

:  being one more than two

2three

noun

Definition of THREE for Kids

1
:  one more than two :  3
2
:  the third in a set or series
July 01, 2015
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