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noun \ˈthrē\

Definition of three

  1. 1 :  a number that is one more than 2 — see number table

  2. 2 :  the third in a set or series the three of hearts

  3. 3a :  something having three units or membersb :  three-pointer

three

adjective

three

pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of three in a sentence

  1. What time is it? It's three.

  2. I leave each day at three.

Origin and Etymology 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

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THREE Defined for English Language Learners

three

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noun \ˈthrē\

Definition of three for English Language Learners

  • : the number 3

  • : the third in a set or series

  • : three o'clock


THREE Defined for Kids

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three

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adjective \ˈthrē\

Definition of three for Students

  1. :  being one more than two


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three

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noun

Definition of three for Students

  1. 1 :  one more than two :  3

  2. 2 :  the third in a set or series



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