• The person or thing in the third position.
  • One of three equal parts of a whole.
  • The third gear of a gearbox.
  • An interval consisting of the first and third notes in a scale.
  • third base
  • A handicap of one stroke every third hole.
  • A third-class degree, awarded to the lowest achievers in an honours degree programme
  • 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.



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  • From Middle English thirde, thridde, from Old English þridda, from Proto-Germanic *þridjô, from Pre-Germanic *tretyós, a remodeling of Proto-Indo-European *tr̥tyós.

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