three

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English numbers
30
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : three
    Ordinal : third
    Adverbial : thrice
    Multiplier : triple

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From Middle English, from Old English þrī, from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

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three

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

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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. (basketball) Abbreviation of three-pointer.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish trí, from Proto-Celtic *trīs, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

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three

  1. (cardinal) three