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three

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:three Wikipedia English numbers (edit) 30  ←  2 34  →  Cardinal: three
    Ordinal: third
    Adverbial: thrice
    Multiplier: triple, threefold
    Distributive: triply

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English thre, threo, thrie, thri, from Old English þrēo, þrīe, þrī, from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

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Numeral[edit]

three

  1. A numerical value after two and before four. Represented in Arabic digits as 3; this many dots (•••).
  2. Describing a set or group with three elements.

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Translations[edit]

cardinal number 3 set or group with three components

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Noun[edit]

three (plural threes)

  1. The digit/figure 3.
  2. Anything measuring three units, as length.
    Put all the threes in a separate container.
  3. A person who is three years old.
    All the threes will go in Mrs. Smith's class, while I'll take the fours and fives.
  4. The playing card featuring three pips.
  5. (basketball) Abbreviation of three-pointer.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

digit/figure 3

See also[edit]

Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text) ace deuce, two three four five six seven eight nine ten jack, knave queen king joker, jolly joker Symbols of number three in various numeral systems

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Manx[edit]

Numeral[edit]

three

  1. Alternative spelling of tree.

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English thre, from Old English þriē, þrī, þreō, from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

cardinal number 3 Previous:twa Next:fower

three

  1. three

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