# third

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## Енглески

 3 30 ←  2 4  → Кардинал: three     Редни: third     Adverbial: thrice     Multiplier: triple, threefold

### Etymology

From Средњи Енглески thirde, thridde, from Стари Енглески þridda, from Пра-Германски *þridjô.

### Pronunciation

third (not comparable)

1. The ordinal form of the cardinal number three; Coming after the second.
The third tree from the left is my favorite.

### Noun

third (countable and uncountable, plural thirds)

1. The person or thing in the third position.
Jones came in third.
2. One of three equal parts of a whole.
He ate a third of the pie. Divided by two-thirds.
3. (uncountable) The third gear of a gearbox.
Now put it into third.
4. (music) An interval consisting of the first and third notes in a scale.
They sing in thirds.
5. (baseball) third base
The play ended with Jones standing on third.
6. A third-class degree, awarded to the lowest achievers in an honours degree programme
7. (archaic) One sixtieth of a second, i.e., the third in a series of fractional parts in a sexagesimal number system. Also formerly known as a tierce.

### Verb

third (third-person singular simple present thirds, present participle thirding, simple past and past participle thirded)

1. To agree with a proposition or statement after it has already been seconded.
2. To divide into three equal parts.

### Anagrams

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A third button turned on his reading lamp, so arranged that the light fell from above and behind without shining into his eyes. The first button turned off the concealed lighting overhead. He reached a mass of proofsheets from the reading stand, and, pencil in hand, lighting a cigarette, he began to correct.

The place was clearly the sleeping quarters of a man who worked.
Efficiency was its key note, though comfort, not altogether Spartan,

was also manifest. The bed was of gray enameled iron to tone with the concrete wall. Across the foot of the bed, an extra coverlet, hung a gray robe of wolfskins with every tail a-dangle. On the floor, where rested a pair of slippers, was spread a thick-coated skin of mountain goat.

## Референце

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