Pronunciation: thẽrd
a.1.Next after the second; coming after two others; - the ordinal of three; as, the third hour in the day.
2.Constituting or being one of three equal parts into which anything is divided; as, the third part of a day.
Third estate
a - In England, the commons, or the commonalty, who are represented in Parliament by the House of Commons.
b - In France, the tiers état.
Third order
(R. C. Ch.) an order attached to a monastic order, and comprising men and women devoted to a rule of pious living, called the third rule, by a simple vow if they remain seculars, and by more solemn vows if they become regulars. See Tertiary, n., 1.
Third person
(Gram.) the person spoken of. See Person, n., 7.
Third sound
(Mus.) See Third, n., 3.
n.1.The quotient of a unit divided by three; one of three equal parts into which anything is divided.
2.The sixtieth part of a second of time.
3.(Mus.) The third tone of the scale; the mediant.
4.(Law) The third part of the estate of a deceased husband, which, by some local laws, the widow is entitled to enjoy during her life.
Major third
(Mus.) an interval of two tones.
Minor third
(Mus.) an interval of a tone and a half.
Noun1.third - one of three equal parts of a divisible whole; "it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement"
Synonyms: one-third, tierce
2.third - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 3rd base; "he is playing third"
Synonyms: third base
3.third - following the second position in an ordering or series; "a distant third"; "he answered the first question willingly, the second reluctantly, and the third with resentment"
4.third - the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it; "a simple harmony written in major thirds"
5.third - 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"
Synonyms: third gear
6.third - the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball; "he was cut down on a close play at third"
Synonyms: third base
Adj.1.third - coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position
Synonyms: 3rd, tertiary
2.third - being one of three equal parts; "a third share of the money"
Adv.1.third - in the third place; "third we must consider unemployment"
Synonyms: thirdly
consecutive intervals, degree, diapason, diatessaron, diatonic interval, diatonic semitone, divide in thirds, enharmonic diesis, enharmonic interval, fifth, fourth, half step, halftone, interval, irregular, less semitone, melodic interval, note, octave, parallel octaves, schlock, schmatte, second, semitone, seventh, sixth, step, tertiary, tierce, tone, trichotomize, trifurcate, unison interval, whole step
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