from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The cardinal number equal to 2 + 1.
- n. The third in a set or sequence.
- n. Something having three parts, units, or members.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A numerical value after two and before four. Represented in Arabic digits as 3; This many dots (•••).
- n. Describing a set or group with three components.
- n. The digit/figure 3.
- n. Anything measuring three units, as length.
- n. A person who is three years old.
- n. The playing card featuring three pips.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. One more than two; two and one.
- n. The number greater by a unit than two; three units or objects.
- n. A symbol representing three units, as 3 or iii.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being the sum of two and one; being one more than two: a cardinal numeral.
- The writings so condemned. The edict was intended to reconcile the Monophysites to the church by seeming to imply a partial disapproval of the Council of Chalcedon, which had admitted Theodoret and Ibas, after giving explanations, to communion.
- n. A number the sum of two and one.
- n. A symbol representing three units, as 3, III, or iii.
- n. A playing-card bearing three spots or pips.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
- adj. being one more than two
Middle English, from Old English thrī.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English þrī, from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes. (Wiktionary)