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Definition of third:

  1. Constituting or being one of three equal parts into which anything is divided; as, the third part of a day.
  2. Next after the second; coming after two others; - the ordinal of three; as, the third hour in the day.
  3. The quotient of a unit divided by three; one of three equal parts into which anything is divided.
  4. The sixtieth part of a second of time.
  5. The third part of the estate of a deceased husband, which, by some local laws, the widow is entitled to enjoy during her life.
  6. The third tone of the scale; the mediant.

Synonyms:

tercet, ternary, 3rd, threesome, three, triad, leash, trinity, trio, ordinal, tierce, triplet, terzetto, one-third, troika, trey, third gear, ternion, after the second, fractional, tertiary, third base, thirdly, next but one, deuce-ace, trine, terce.

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