Meaning of THREE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈthrē ]


Etymology: Middle English, from three, adjective, from Old English thrīe (masculine), thrēo (feminine & neuter); akin to Old High German drī 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


a. : something having three units or members

b. : three-pointer

• three adjective

• three pronoun, plural in construction

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