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three meaning

EN[θɹiː] [θɹi] [-iː]
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    Definition of three in English Dictionary

  • NounPLthreesPREthree-SUF-ée
    1. The digit/figure 3.
      1. Anything measuring three units, as length.
        1. Put all the threes in a separate container.
      2. A person who is three years old.
        1. All the threes will go in Mrs. Smith's class, while I'll take the fours and fives.
      3. The playing card featuring three pips.
        1. (basketball) Abbreviation of three-pointer.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Two patients presented with occipitalgia, two patients presented with torticollis and three patients developed neurologic signs.
            • In Noises Off we're hurled through the first act--in three different incarnations--from an imaginary very silly, veddy British sex farce, Nothing On, that's deservedly playing the provinces.
            • I walked barefoot outside and ended up with three bindies in my foot. ‎
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Three buildings in the World Trade Center Complex collapsed due to structural failure on the day of the attack.
            • Three purse snatchings in the park were reported this week.
            • Three different substitutions were found in four species; these were in the interdomains or C-terminal regions (T196S, A358T and V380M) previously listed in RettBASE as being nonpathogenic in humans.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • I finished in five minutes and she showed me up by finishing in three.
            • “Then he planned to kill you, and take over himself as governor.” “Hah, in a pig's eye,” said Nasty Three.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Numerals
            Related Links:
            1. en three-quarters
            2. en threefold
            3. en three-cornered
            4. en three-quarter
            5. en three-dimensional
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of three for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "three" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a numeral.
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