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three·some

 (thrē′səm)
n.
1. A group of three persons or things.
2. An activity involving three people, especially a golf match in which one player competes against two others who alternate their play.
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threesome

(ˈθriːsəm)
n
1. a group of three
2. (Golf) golf a match in which a single player playing his own ball competes against two others playing alternate strokes on the same ball
3. (Games, other than specified) any game, etc, for three people
4. (modifier) performed by three: a threesome game.
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three•some

(ˈθri səm)

n.
1. three forming a group.
2. something in which three persons participate.
3. a golf match in which two players, playing alternately with one ball, compete against a third player who also plays with one ball.
adj.
4. performed or played by three persons.
[1325–75; Middle English thresum. See three -some2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.threesome - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and onethreesome - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
2.threesome - three people considered as a unitthreesome - three people considered as a unit  
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
triumvirate - a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority
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threesome

noun trio, trinity, trilogy, triplet, triad, triumvirate, troika, triptych, triplex, trine, triune We often all go out as a threesome.
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threesome

noun
A group of three individuals:
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Translations
trekanttrio

threesome

[ˈθriːsəm] N (= group of 3 people) → grupo m de tres, trío m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

threesome

[ˈθriːsəm] ngroupe m de trois personnesthree-way [ˈθriːweɪ] adj [split, division] → en trois; [discussion] → à troisthree-wheeler [ˌθriːˈhwiːlər] n
(= car) → voiture f à trois roues
(= tricycle) → tricycle m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

threesome

[ˈθriːsəm] n (people) → terzetto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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