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English ordinal numbers
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    Ordinal : third
    Cardinal : three

Etymology

Old English þridda

Pronunciation

Ordinal number

third (not comparable)

Positive
third

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

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

Abbreviations

3rd, 3rd; (in names of monarchs and popes) III

Translations

Noun

Singular
third

Plural
s

third (s)
  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 an engine.
    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.

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