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EN[θɜː(ɹ)d] [θɝd] [tɜjd] [-ɜː(ɹ)d]
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  • Third or 3rd may refer to:

    Definition of third in English Dictionary

  • NounPLthirds
    1. The person or thing in the third position.
      1. Jones came in third.
    2. One of three equal parts of a whole.
      1. He ate a third of the pie. Divided by two-thirds.
    3. NU The third gear of an engine.
      1. Now put it into third.
    4. (music) An interval consisting of the first and third notes in a scale.
      1. They sing in thirds.
    5. (baseball) third base.
      1. The play ended with Jones standing on third.
    6. (archaic) One sixtieth of a second, i.e., the third in a series of fractional parts in a sexagesimal number system. Also formerly known as a tierce.
    7. VerbSGthirdsPRthirdingPT, PPthirded
      1. To agree with a proposition or statement after it has already been seconded.
        1. To divide into three equal parts.
        2. Adjective
          1. The ordinal form of the cardinal number three; Coming after the second.
            1. The third tree from the left is my favorite.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • The plaintiffs here are third persons, and cannot be made responsible for the inadequate judgment or the improper exercise of power by the defendant's wife.
            • Untouched third molars were extracted and decoronated and a cavity was made with a homemade mold as demonstrated in Figure 1 .
            • Division of splenocolic and gastrocolic ligaments from left to right completed splenic flexure mobilization releasing the distal third of transverse colon.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Declarer threw his queen of spades on the high diamond. He then won the last three tricks with his ace, queen and nine of hearts behind East's jack third.
            • he so-called PIIIGS of Europe (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Iceland, Greece and Spain) are all in the bottom third.
            • Darren Bent slotted in a Stewart Downing cross to give Villa hope but that was ended when defender Nemanja Vidic thumped in United's third.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Uncomparable adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
                • Verbs
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                Meaning of third for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "third" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
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