Meaning of THREE in English
three S1 /θriː/ BrE AmE number
[ Language: Old English ; Origin: thrie , threo ]
1 . the number 3:
They’ve won their last three games.
We’d better go. It’s almost three (=three o'clock) .
My little sister’s only three (=three years old) .
2 . in threes in groups of three people or things:
Teachers taking part will be asked to work in threes.
⇨ ↑ threesome , ↑ third
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012