Meaning of THREE in English

THREE

n.

Pronunciation: ' thr ē

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from three, adjective, from Old English thr ī e (masc.), thr ē o (fem. & neuter); akin to Old High German dr ī three, Latin tres, Greek treis

Date: before 12th century

1 ― see NUMBER table

2 : the third in a set or series <the three of hearts>

3 a : something having three units or members b : THREE-POINTER

– three adjective

– three pronoun, plural in construction

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