three

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
English numbers
30
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : three
    Ordinal : third
    Adverbial : thrice
    Multiplier : triple

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English thre, threo, thrie, thri, from Old English þrēo, þrīe, þrī, from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes. Cognate with Scots thre, thrie(three), Saterland Frisian träi(three), West Frisian trije(three), Dutch drie(three), German Low German dree(three), Danish tre(three), Swedish tre(three), Icelandic þrír(three).

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

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.

Related terms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

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. (basketball) Abbreviation of three-pointer.

Translations[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
40 Asso di picche.jpg 41 Due di picche.jpg 42 Tre di picche.jpg 43 Quattro di picche.jpg 44 Cinque di picche.jpg 45 Sei di picche.jpg 46 Sette di picche.jpg
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
47 Otto di picche.jpg 48 Nove di picche.jpg 49 Dieci di picche.jpg 50 J di picche.jpg 51 Q di picche.jpg 52 K di picche.jpg Jolly Nero.jpg
eight nine ten jack queen king joker

Statistics[edit]

Most common English words before 1923: took · nothing · God · #164: three · put · once · new

Anagrams[edit]


Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

three

  1. (cardinal) three

References[edit]

  • trí” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.