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third meaning

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  • Third or 3rd may refer to:
  • NounPLthirds
    1. The person or thing in the third position.
      1. Jones came in third.
    2. One of three equal parts of a whole.
      1. He ate a third of the pie. Divided by two-thirds.
    3. NU The third gear of an engine.
      1. Now put it into third.
    4. (music) An interval consisting of the first and third notes in a scale.
      1. They sing in thirds.
    5. (baseball) third base.
      1. The play ended with Jones standing on third.
    6. (archaic) One sixtieth of a second, i.e., the third in a series of fractional parts in a sexagesimal number system. Also formerly known as a tierce.
    7. VerbSGthirdsPRthirdingPT, PPthirded
      1. To agree with a proposition or statement after it has already been seconded.
        1. To divide into three equal parts.
        2. Adjective
          1. The ordinal form of the cardinal number three; Coming after the second.
            1. The third tree from the left is my favorite.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Rashnaa nosed out Amiable Grace to finish a distant third in a field reduced to seven after the scratches of Comic Marvel and Dance to the Moon...
            • “I have visited my quarters, and find them very comfortable. [ …] Steerage is like everything else maritime [ …] vastly improved since Robert Louis Stevenson took his trip third class to New York.”
            • This is the third hand in a row where you've drawn four of a kind. Someone is stacking the deck! ‎
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Declarer threw his queen of spades on the high diamond. He then won the last three tricks with his ace, queen and nine of hearts behind East's jack third.
            • Darren Bent slotted in a Stewart Downing cross to give Villa hope but that was ended when defender Nemanja Vidic thumped in United's third.
            • he so-called PIIIGS of Europe (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Iceland, Greece and Spain) are all in the bottom third.

        Meaning of third for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "third" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Uncomparable adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
                • Verbs
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