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Noun, Adjective, Adverb


Noun Third has 6 senses

Adjective Third has 1 sense

Adverbial Third has 1 sense


Thirda. [OE. thirde, AS. , fr. , , three; akin to D. derde third, G. dritte, Icel. , Goth. , L. tertius, Gr. tri`tos, Skr. t. See Three, and cf. Riding a jurisdiction, Tierce.].
  •  Next after the second; coming after two others; -- the ordinal of three; as, the third hour in the day.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Constituting or being one of three equal parts into which anything is divided; as, the third part of a day.  [1913 Webster]
Third estate. (a) In England, the commons, or the commonalty, who are represented in Parliament by the House of Commons. (b) In France, the tiers état. See Tiers état. Third order (R. C. Ch.), an order attached to a monastic order, and comprising men and women devoted to a rule of pious living, called the third rule, by a simple vow if they remain seculars, and by more solemn vows if they become regulars. See Tertiary, n., 1. -- Third person (Gram.), the person spoken of. See Person, n., 7. -- Third sound. (Mus.) See Third, n., 3.
  •  The quotient of a unit divided by three; one of three equal parts into which anything is divided.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The sixtieth part of a second of time.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The third tone of the scale; the mediant.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The third part of the estate of a deceased husband, which, by some local laws, the widow is entitled to enjoy during her life.  [1913 Webster]
Major third (Mus.), an interval of two tones. -- Minor third (Mus.), an interval of a tone and a half.


Third, n. & adj.
1 the position in a sequence corresponding to that of the number 3 in the sequence 1-3.
2 something occupying this position.
3 each of three equal parts of a thing.
4 = third gear.
5 Mus. a an interval or chord spanning three consecutive notes in the diatonic scale (e.g. C to E). b a note separated from another by this interval.
6 a a place in the third class in an examination. b a person having this.
--adj. that is the third.

third-best adj. of third quality.
--n. a thing in this category. third class the third-best group or category, esp. of hotel and train accommodation. third-class adj.
1 belonging to or travelling by the third class.
2 of lower quality; inferior.
--adv. by the third class (travels third-class). third degree long and severe questioning esp. by police to obtain information or a confession. third-degree Med. denoting burns of the most severe kind, affecting lower layers of tissue. third eye
1 Hinduism & Buddhism the 'eye of insight' in the forehead of an image of a deity, esp. the god Siva.
2 the faculty of intuitive insight. third force a political group or party acting as a check on conflict between two opposing parties. third gear the third (and often next to highest) in a sequence of gears.
third man
1 a fielder positioned near the boundary behind the slips.
2 this position. third part each of three equal parts into which a thing is or might be divided.
third party
1 another party besides the two principals.
2 a bystander etc. third-party adj. (of insurance) covering damage or injury suffered by a person other than the insured.
third person
1 = third party.
2 Gram. see PERSON. third-rate inferior; very poor in quality. third reading a third presentation of a bill to a legislative assembly, in the UK to debate committee reports and in the US to consider it for the last time. Third Reich see REICH. Third World (usu. prec. by the) the developing countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
thirdly adv.
OE third(d)a, thridda f. Gmc



consecutive intervals, degree, diapason, diatessaron, diatonic interval, diatonic semitone, divide in thirds, enharmonic diesis, enharmonic interval, fifth, fourth, half step, halftone, interval, irregular, less semitone, melodic interval, note, octave, parallel octaves, schlock, schmatte, second, semitone, seventh, sixth, step, tertiary, tierce, tone, trichotomize, trifurcate, unison interval, whole step




N triplication, triplicity, trebleness, trine, treble, triple, tern, ternary, triplicate, threefold, trilogistic, third, trinal, trine, three times, three fold, thrice, in the third place, thirdly, trebly.


N trisection, tripartition, trichotomy, third, third part, trifid, trisected, tripartite, trichotomous, trisulcate, Triadelphous, triangular, tricuspid, tricapsular, tridental, tridentate, tridentiferous, trifoliate, trifurcate, trigonal, trigrammic, trigrammatic, tripetalous, tripodal, tripodic, triquetral, triquetrous.


N concord, accord, harmony, symphony, homologue, agreement, sympathy, empathy, response, union, unison, unity, bonds of harmony, peace, unanimity, league, happy family, rapprochement, reunion, amity, alliance, entente cordiale, good understanding, conciliation, peacemaker, intercessor, mediator, concordant, congenial, agreeing, in accord, harmonious, united, cemented, banded together, allied, friendly, fraternal, conciliatory, at one with, of one mind, at peace, in still water, tranquil, with one voice, in concert with, hand in hand, on one's side, commune periculum concordiam parit, melody concord, melody, rhythm, measure, rhyme, pitch, timbre, intonation, tone, scale, gamut, diapason, diatonic chromatic scale, enharmonic scale, key, clef, chords, modulation, temperament, syncope, syncopation, preparation, suspension, resolution, staff, stave, line, space, brace, bar, rest, appoggiato, appoggiatura, acciaccatura, note, musical note, notes of a scale, sharp, flat, natural, high note, low note, interval, semitone, second, third, fourth, diatessaron, breve, semibreve, minim, crotchet, quaver, semiquaver, demisemiquaver, hemidemisemiquaver, sustained note, drone, burden, tonic, key note, leading note, fundamental note, supertonic, mediant, dominant, submediant, subdominant, octave, tetrachord, major key, minor key, major scale, minor scale, major mode, minor mode, passage, phrase, concord, harmony, emmeleia, unison, unisonance, chime, homophony, euphony, euphonism, tonality, consonance, consent, part, harmony, harmonics, thorough-bass, fundamental-bass, counterpoint, faburden, piece of music, composer, harmonist, contrapuntist (musician), harmonious, harmonical, in concord, in tune, in concert, unisonant, concentual, symphonizing, isotonic, homophonous, assonant, ariose, consonant, measured, rhythmical, diatonic, chromatic, enharmonic, melodious, musical, melic, tuneful, tunable, sweet, dulcet, canorous, mellow, mellifluous, soft, clear, clear as a bell, silvery, euphonious, euphonic, euphonical, symphonious, enchanting fine-toned, full-toned, silver-toned, harmoniously, in harmony, as one, the hidden soul of harmony.

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