# three

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## three

(thrē)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to 2 + 1.
2. The third in a set or sequence.
3. Something having three parts, units, or members.

[Middle English, from Old English thrī; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

three adj. & pron.

## three

(θriː)
n
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the sum of two and one and is a prime number. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 3, III, (iii), representing this number
3. (Mathematics) the amount or quantity that is one greater than two
4. (Card Games) something representing, represented by, or consisting of three units such as a playing card with three symbols on it
5. Also called: three o'clock three hours after noon or midnight
determiner
a. amounting to three: three ships.
b. (as pronoun): three were killed.
[Old English thrēo; related to Old Norse thrīr, Old High German drī, Latin trēs, Greek treis]

## three

(θri)

n.
1. a cardinal number, 2 plus 1.
2. a symbol for this number, as 3 or III.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. amounting to three in number.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English thrēo, thrīo, feminine and neuter of thrī(e), c. Old Frisian thrē, Old Saxon thrīe, Old High German trī, Old Norse thrīr, Gothic threis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 three - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and onedigit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits" 2 three - one of four playing cards in a deck having three pipstreyplaying card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games Adj. 1 three - being one more than two    3, iiicardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"

## three

determiner
Related words
prefixes tri-, ter-

## three

noun
A group of three individuals:
Translations
الرَّقَم 3ثلاثةثَلاثَةثَلاثَهعُمر 3 سنوات
три
tres
třitři rokytříletý
tre
tri
kolm
kolmekolmonen
שלוש
tri
három
tiga
òriggja áraòrírþrírþrjárþrjú
san
3
tres
trystrejeritrejeriostrejetastrejų metų
trei
tritri rokytraja
tritrije
три
tretrea
สาม
üçüç yaşıüç yaşında
тритрійка
ba

## three

[θriː]
B. Ntres m
the best of three (Sport) → hasta tres sets or partidos
three cheers!¡tres hurras!
see five for usage
THREE RS
La expresión the three Rs hace referencia a los tres aspectos que se consideran fundamentales en educación: reading, writing, and arithmetic (lectura, escritura y aritmética). La expresión, que tiene su origen en la forma humorística en la que se escribe a veces la frase: reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic, se menciona a menudo cuando se habla de la necesidad de mejorar la calidad de la enseñanza.

## three

[ˈθriː] numtrois
She's three → Elle a trois ans.three-dimensional [ˌθriːdaɪˈmɛnʃənəl] adj [object] → tridimensionnel(le); [picture] → en relief; [film] → en trois dimensionsthree-door [ˌθriːˈdɔːr] n (= car) → trois portes f inv

## three

n (= figure, bus, Cards) → Drei f; three’s a crowddrei Leute sind schon zu viel, bei dreien ist einer zu viel ? also six

## three

:
three-act play
nDreiakter m
three-colour, (US) three-color
adj (Phot) → Dreifarben-; three printingDreifarbendruck m
three-cornered
adj three contest or fightKampf mmit drei Beteiligten or Parteien, Dreieckskampf m; three hatDreispitz m
three-D
n to be in threedreidimensional or 3-D sein
adj (also three-dimensional)dreidimensional, 3-D-; three movie3-D-Film m
three-decker
n
(Naut) → Dreidecker m
(= sandwich)Doppelsandwich nt
three-dimensional
adjdreidimensional; (= realistic) characterausgereift
threefold
three-fourths
three-legged
adjdreibeinig; three race (Sport) Wettlauf, bei dem zwei an einem Bein zusammengebunden werden
three-master
nDreimaster m
threepence
n (Brit old) → Dreipennystück nt
threepenny
n (Brit old) → Dreipennystück nt
threepenny bit
n (Brit old) → Dreipennystück nt
threepenny opera
threepenny piece
n (Brit old) = threepenny bit
three-phase
adjDreistufen-; (Elec) → Dreiphasen-; three circuitDreiphasenschaltung f; three plan/programmeDreistufenplan m/-programm nt
three-piece suit
n (man’s) → Anzug mmit Weste; (lady’s) →
three-piece suite
n (esp Brit) → dreiteilige Polster- or Sitzgarnitur
three-pin plug
nStecker mmit drei Kontakten
three-ply
n (= wool)Dreifachwolle f; (= wood)dreischichtiges Spanholz
attr wooddreischichtig; three woolDreifachwolle f
three-point landing
n (Aviat) → Dreipunktlandung f
three-point turn
n (Aut) → Wenden ntin drei Zügen
three-quarter
n (Sport) → Dreiviertelspieler(in) m(f)
attrdreiviertel-; three lengthdreiviertellang; three portraitHalbbild nt
three-quarters
ndrei Viertel pl; three of an hour
advdrei viertel, zu drei Vierteln
three-ring circus
n (US inf) → Affenzirkus m
threescore
threesome
nTrio nt, → Dreiergruppe f; (inf = group sex) → (inf); in a threezu dritt
three-speed
adj attr three gearsDreigangschaltung f
three-way
adj discussionmit drei Parteien; three catalystDreiwegkatalysator m; a three spliteine Dreiteilung; there’s a three tie for the leades gibt drei punktgleiche Spitzenanwärter
three-wheeler
n (Aut) → dreirädriges Auto; (= tricycle)Dreirad nt

## three

[θriː]
2. ntre m inv
the best of three (Sport) →
for usage see five

## three

(θriː) noun
1. the number or figure 3.
2. the age of 3.
1. 3 in number.
2. aged 3.
three-
having three (of something). a three-page letter.