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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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