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 third third

noun

  • () one of three equal parts of a divisible whole  ( tierce, third, one-third )
    one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
     it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement
    it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement
  • () the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)  ( third base, third )
    the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
     he is playing third
    he is playing third
  • () following the second position in an ordering or series  ( third )
    following the second position in an ordering or series
     a distant third
    a distant third
     he answered the first question willingly, the second reluctantly, and the third with resentment
    he answered the first question willingly, the second reluctantly, and the third with resentment
  • the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball  ( third, third base )
    the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball
     he was cut down on a close play at third
    he was cut down on a close play at third
  • the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle  ( third, third gear )
    the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle
     you shouldn't try to start in third gear
    you shouldn't try to start in third gear
  • the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it  ( third )
    the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it
     a simple harmony written in major thirds
    a simple harmony written in major thirds
  • adv

  • () in the third place  ( thirdly, third )
    in the third place
     third we must consider unemployment
    third we must consider unemployment
  • adj

  • () coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position  ( tertiary, 3rd, third )
    coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position