- the third part of the personal property of a deceased husband, which in certain circumstances goes absolutely to the widow.
- a widow's dower.
- a tone on the third degree from a given tone (counted as the first).
- the interval between such tones.
- the harmonic combination of such tones.
Origin of third
OTHER WORDS FROM thirdthirdly, adverb
Words nearby third
How to use third in a sentence
The third suspect, an 18-year-old named Hamyd Mourad, who turned himself in, is part of the same extended family.
Officials have said the war to reclaim upward of a third of Iraq and a quarter of Syria from ISIS could take years.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Third parties in turn quibbled with his accounts, and he was irritated, but not overly so.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The third problem is the evidence of corroborating witnesses.Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Murders are slightly down from 414 last year, but have fallen by about one—third since 2003.
But the Mexican caballeros had no notion of coming up to the scratch a third time.
This was somewhat tiresome; and, after a rather feeble attempt at a third laugh, Davy said, "I don't feel like it any more."Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
It occurred to him then, for the first time, that a third resource was open—he might cut the rope, and let the kite go free!
On the third day after the declaration of his recall, Ripperda took his official leave, and presented his son in his new office.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The third boat and kite had been damaged beyond repair, but the two left were sufficient.
British Dictionary definitions for third
- coming after the second and preceding the fourth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of three: often written 3rd
- (as noun)he arrives on the third; the third got a prize
- one of three equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, etc
- (as modifier)a third part