trey

play
noun \ˈtrā\

Definition of trey

plural

treys

  1. 1 :  a shot in basketball that counts for three points

  2. 2 :  a card numbered three or having three main pips

  3. 3 :  the side of a die or domino that has three spots

Recent Examples of trey from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'trey.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of trey

Middle English treye, treis, from Anglo-French trei, treis three, from Latin tres — more at three


TREY Defined for English Language Learners

trey

play
noun

Definition of trey for English Language Learners

  • basketball : a shot that is worth three points

  • : a playing card with the number 3 or a symbol repeated three times on it

Learn More about trey


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up trey? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to fight against or to call in question

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!