Definitions of third

n one of three equal parts of a divisible whole

“it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement”
one-third, tierce
Type of:
common fraction, simple fraction
the quotient of two integers

n 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”
Type of:
relative status

n the 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)

“he is playing third
third base
Type of:
(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

n the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball

“he was cut down on a close play at third
third base
Type of:
bag, base
a place that the runner must touch before scoring

n the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it

“a simple harmony written in major thirds
Type of:
interval, musical interval
the difference in pitch between two notes

n 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”
third gear
Type of:
gear, gear mechanism
a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

adj coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position

3rd, tertiary
being or denoting a numerical order in a series

adv in the third place

third we must consider unemployment”

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