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third - Dictionary definition and meaning for word third

Definition
(noun) one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
Synonyms : one-third , tierce
Example Sentence
  • it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement

Definition
(noun) the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
Synonyms : third base
Example Sentence
  • he is playing third

Definition
(noun) following the second position in an ordering or series
Example Sentence
  • a distant third
  • he answered the first question willingly, the second reluctantly, and the third with resentment

Definition
(noun) the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it
Example Sentence
  • a simple harmony written in major thirds

Definition
(noun) the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle
Synonyms : third gear
Example Sentence
  • you shouldn't try to start in third gear

Definition
(noun) the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball
Synonyms : third base
Example Sentence
  • he was cut down on a close play at third

Definition
(adj) coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position
Synonyms : 3rd , tertiary

Definition
(adv) in the third place
Synonyms : thirdly
Example Sentence
  • third we must consider unemployment

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