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thirds, plural;
  1. Constituting number three in a sequence; 3rd
    • - the third century
    • - the third of October
    • - Edward the Third
  2. Each of three equal parts into which something is or may be divided
    • - a third of a mile
  3. The third finisher or position in a race or competition
    • - Hill finished third
  4. The third in a sequence of a vehicle's gears
    • - he took the corner in third
  5. Third base

  6. The third grade of a school

  7. Thirdly (used to introduce a third point or reason)
    • - second, they are lightly regulated; and third, they do business with nonresident clients
  8. An interval spanning three consecutive notes in a diatonic scale, e.g., C to E (major third, equal to two tones) or A to C (minor third, equal to a tone and a semitone)

  9. The note that is higher by this interval than the tonic of a diatonic scale or root of a chord

  10. A place in the third-highest grade in an examination, esp. that for a degree


  1. in the third place; "third we must consider unemployment"
  2. coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position
  3. one-third: one of three equal parts of a divisible whole; "it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement"
  4. third base: 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"
  5. 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"
  6. the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it; "a simple harmony written in major thirds"
  7. In music, the third factor of a chord is the note or pitch three scale degrees above the root or tonal center. When the third is the bass note, or lowest note, of the expressed chord, the chord is in first inversion .
  8. Comic strip formats vary widely from publication to publication, so that the same newspaper comic strip may appear in a half-dozen different formats with different numbers of panels, different sizes of panels and different arrangement of panels.
  9. Third was the last play written by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein.
  10. Third is the third studio album by English musical group Portishead, released on 28 April 2008, on Island Records in the United Kingdom, the following day on Mercury Records in the United States, and on 30 April 2008 on Universal Music Japan in Japan. ...
  11. Third is a 1970 double LP by Soft Machine, with each side of the original vinyl consisting of a single long composition.. Retrieved on 2008-07-24 Its music explores the emerging jazz fusion of the type present on Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, which was released in the same month. ...
  12. The Third is a 1971 East German film directed by Egon Günther and starring Jutta Hoffmann, Barbara Dittus, Rolf Ludwig and Armin Mueller-Stahl. ...
  13. The person or thing in the third position; One of three equal parts of a whole; The third gear of an engine; An interval consisting of the first and third notes in a scale; third base; One sixtieth of a second, i.e., the third in a series of fractional parts in a sexagesimal number system. ...
  14. (Thirds) Coarsest of all alpaca fiber with varying staple length. That fiber from the lower leg, belly, britch and apron which generally lack character and usually is shorter, coarser (strong) fiber. ...
  15. (Thirds) Hosiery that contains major imperfections such as runs, snags, breaks and obvious mends.
  16. (Thirds) bet on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd group of 12 numbers on the Roulette wheel.
  17. (thirds) tax equivalent to a third of the income paid on benefices after 1562
  18. (thirds) the pitch can be segmented roughly into a defensive, a midfield and attacking third all of which are approximately 35 yards (give or take a couple)
  19. (thirds) the practice of dividing the volume of air (in cubic feet or psi) into thirds: with one third for the penetration, one third for the exit, and one third for emergency use; also called the "rule of thirds".
  20. An interval of a third which can be major (e.g. C to E) or minor (e.g. C to Eb).
  21. on certain conditions, and after asking special permission, leave is granted for the reading of Latin translations of the Old Testament edited by heretics, and for the use of Bible-versions in the vernacular written by Catholics.
  22. Degree classification. The fourth highest grade.
  23. An intermediate gear used for increasing speed, climbing hills and sometimes for passing; but on a three speed transmission, it is the top gear.
  24. the failure of educators and of school boards to realize, due to lack of information as well as to lack of suitable films, how much moving pictures can assist in the educational process.  Educating the educators is perhaps the longest of all educational jobs.
  25. The third is the third player to play in a rinks game. The third is normally responsible, with his opponent, for deciding the result of an end, i.e. who is lying the shot and how many shots have been scored.