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  Definition of third
  1. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 3rd base; "he is playing third"
  2. the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball; "he was cut down on a close play at third"
  3. the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle; "you shouldn''t try to start in third gear"
  4. the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it; "a simple harmony written in major thirds"
  5. one of three equal parts of a divisible whole; "it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement"
  6. following the second position in an ordering or series; "a distant third"; "he answered the first question willingly, the second reluctantly, and the third with resentment"
  7. coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position
  8. in the third place; "third we must consider unemployment"
Similar Words: third base, third gear, one-third, tierce, 3rd, tertiary, thirdly

 

Part Meronyms: car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar

 

Member Meronyms: baseball team

 

Language Translations:
Breton: trede   Bulgarian: трети  
Catalan: tercer   Danish: tredje  
Dutch: derde   Esperanto: tria  
Finnish: kolmas   French: troisième  
Frisian: tredde   German: dritte  
Icelandic: þriðji   Indonesian: ketiga  
Interlingua: tertie   Irish: tríú (''abbreviation'' 3ú)  
Italian: terzo   Japanese: 三番目  
Latin: tertius.   Maltese: it-tilet  
Polish: trzeci   Portuguese: terceiro  
Romanian: al treilea   Russian: третий  
Slovak: tretí   Spanish: tercero  
Swedish: tredje   Turkish: üçüncü  
Vietnamese: thứ ba   Welsh: trydydd (''abbreviation'' 3ydd)  
 
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