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Meaning of THREE

Pronunciation:  three

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
  2. [adj]  being one more than two

THREE is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: 3, 3, cardinal, deuce-ace, iii, III, leash, tercet, ternary, ternion, terzetto, threesome, tierce, trey, triad, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika
 See Also: digit, figure



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Three\, a. [OE. [thorn]re, [thorn]reo, [thorn]ri, AS.
    [thorn]r[=i], masc., [thorn]re['o], fem. and neut.; akin to
    OFries. thre, OS. thria, threa, D. drie, G. drei, OHG.
    dr[=i], Icel. [thorn]r[=i]r, Dan. & Sw. tre, Goth.
    [thorn]reis, Lith. trys, Ir., Gael. & W. tri, Russ. tri, L.
    tres, Gr. trei^s, Skr. tri. [root]301. Cf. 3d {Drilling},
    {Tern}, a., {Third}, {Thirteen}, {Thirty}, {Tierce}, {Trey},
    {Tri-}, {Triad}, {Trinity}, {Tripod}.]
    One more than two; two and one. ``I offer thee three
    things.'' --2 Sam. xxiv. 12.
          Three solemn aisles approach the shrine. --Keble.
    Note: Three is often joined with other words, forming
          compounds signifying divided into, composed of, or
          containing, three parts, portions, organs, or the like;
          as, three-branched, three-capsuled, three-celled,
          three-cleft, three-edged, three-foot, three-footed,
          three-forked, three-grained, three-headed,
          three-legged, three-mouthed, three-nooked,
          three-petaled, three-pronged, three-ribbed,
          three-seeded, three-stringed, three-toed, and the like.
  2. \Three\, n.
    1. The number greater by a unit than two; three units or
    2. A symbol representing three units, as 3 or iii.
    {Rule of three}. (Arith.) See under {Rule}, n.