HyperDic: third

English > 8 senses of the word third:
ADJECTIVEallthird, 3rd, tertiarycoming next after the second and just before the fourth in position
NOUNquantitythird, one-third, tierceone of three equal parts of a divisible whole
actthird, third basethe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
relationthirdfollowing the second position in an ordering or series
communicationthirdthe musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it
artifactthird, third gearthe third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle
artifactthird, third basethe base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball
ADVERBallthird, thirdlyin the third place
third > pronunciation
Soundsther'd
RhymesAbelard ... word / Word: 269 rhymes with erd...
English > third: 8 senses > adjective 1
MeaningComing next after the second and just before the fourth in position.
Synonyms3rd, tertiary
BroaderordinalBeing or denoting a numerical order in a series
Spanishtercer, tercero
Catalan3r, tercer, terciari, terciària
English > third: 8 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningOne of three equal parts of a divisible whole.
Example"it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement"
Synonymsone-third, tierce
Broadercommon fraction, simple fractionThe quotient of two integers
Spanishtercera, tercera parte, tercio
Catalantercera, terç
English > third: 8 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate).
Example"he is playing third"
Synonymthird base
Member ofbaseball teamA team that plays baseball
Broaderposition(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
Spanishtercera base
Catalantercera base
English > third: 8 senses > noun 3, relation
MeaningFollowing the second position in an ordering or series.
Examples
  • "a distant third"
  • "he answered the first question willingly, the second reluctantly, and the third with resentment"
Broaderrankrelative status
Spanishtercero
Catalantercer
English > third: 8 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningThe musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it.
Example"a simple harmony written in major thirds"
Broaderinterval, musical intervalThe difference in pitch between two notes
Spanishtercera
Catalantercera
Adjectivestertianof or relating to a tonal system based on major thirds
English > third: 8 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningThe third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle.
Example"you shouldn't try to start in third gear"
Synonymthird gear
Part ofcar, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarA motor vehicle with four wheels
Broadergear, gear mechanismA mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
Spanishtercera
Catalantercera
English > third: 8 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningThe base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball.
Example"he was cut down on a close play at third"
Synonymthird base
Broaderbase, bagA place that the runner must touch before scoring
Spanishtercera base
Catalantercera base
English > third: 8 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn the third place.
Example"third we must consider unemployment"
Synonymthirdly
Catalanen tercer lloc, tercerament, tercer

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