three

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From English three

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three

  1. Code word for the digit 3 in the NATO/ICAO spelling alphabet

Synonyms[edit]

ITU/IMO code word terrathree[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ That is, as tree without tr-affrication. Annex 10 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation: Aeronautical Telecommunications; Volume II Communication Procedures including those with PANS status[1], 6th edition, International Civil Aviation Organization, October 2001, retrieved 23 January 2019, page §5.2.1.3, Figure 5–1
  2. ^ International Maritime Organisation (2005). International Code of Signals, p. 22–23. Fourth edition, London.

English[edit]

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English numbers (edit)
30
 ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: three
    Ordinal: third, trito-
    Latinate ordinal: tertiary
    Adverbial: three times, thrice
    Multiplier: triple, threefold
    Distributive: triply
    Collective: triad, threesome
    Fractional: third
    Number of musicians: trio, triplet

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Etymology[edit]

PIE word
*tréyes

From Middle English thre, threo, thrie, thri, from Old English þrī, from Proto-West Germanic *þrīʀ, from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes. Doublet of trey.

Cognate with German drei, Albanian tre, Armenian երեք (erekʿ), Latvian trīs, Lithuanian trỹs, Greek τρεῖς (treῖs), and others.

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three

  1. A numerical value after two and before four. Represented in Arabic digits as 3; this many dots (•••).
  2. Describing a set or group with three elements.

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Noun[edit]

three (plural threes)

  1. The digit/figure 3.
  2. Anything measuring three units, as length.
    Put all the threes in a separate container.
  3. A person who is three years old.
    All the threes will go in Mrs. Smith's class, while I'll take the fours and fives.
  4. The playing card featuring three pips.
  5. Three o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.
    • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[2]:
      It was a weary time. A carriage clock had been placed on the discoloured wooden mantelpiece, and slowly its hands crept on from one to two and from two to three.
  6. (basketball) Abbreviation of three-pointer.

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Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
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ace deuce, two three four five six seven
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eight nine ten jack, knave queen king joker

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three

  1. Alternative spelling of tree.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English thre, from Old English þriē, þrī, þreō, from Proto-West Germanic *þrīʀ, from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

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cardinal number
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