- 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.
- third age,
- third amendment,
- third base,
- third baseman,
- third class
Origin of third
Examples from the Web for thirdly
And, thirdly, even if you are moving pieces of wreckage, there are eyes in the sky watching it all from satellites.MH17 Is the World’s First Open-Source Air Crash Investigation|Clive Irving|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thirdly, economic agreements must be forged between regional states, particularly Rwanda and Congo.
Thirdly, Obama should be frank about the “credibility” issue.
Thirdly, all the spoons are attached to a single ring, which can be hung from a hook, making them easier to find.
And thirdly, Chaz Ebert endured the debilitating role as his constant caregiver because she listened to her doctor.
Thirdly, by words we have it in our power to make such combinations as we cannot possibly do otherwise.
Thirdly, I was convinced that there would be a war between us and Germany.Men, Women and Guns|H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
Or, thirdly, straight in the upper part, and concave in the under.A Treatise on Painting|Leonardo Da Vinci
Thirdly, the external lines of junction between the transverse terminal loops being smooth or not serrated.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)|Charles Darwin
In every syllogism is first a fundamental proposition; secondly, another deduced from it; and, thirdly, the consequence.
adjective (usually prenominal)
- 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
Word Origin for third
Old English metathesis of þridda, from Proto-Germanic *thridjas (cf. Old Frisian thredda, Old Saxon thriddio, Middle Low German drudde, Dutch derde, Old High German dritto, German dritte, Old Norse þriðe, Gothic þridja), from PIE *tritjos (cf. Sanskrit trtiyas, Avestan thritya, Greek tritos, Latin tertius, Old Church Slavonic tretiji, Lithuanian trecias, Old Irish triss).
Related to Old English þreo (see three). Metathesis of thrid into third is attested from c.950 in Northumbria, but thrid was prevalent up to 16c. The noun meaning "third part of anything" is recorded from late 14c. Third rail in electric railway sense is recorded from 1890. Third World War as a possibility first recorded 1947. Third-rate "of poor quality" is from 1814, ultimately from classification of ships (1640s); third class in railway travel is from 1839. Third Reich (1930) is a partial translation of German drittes Reich (1923). Third party in law, insurance, etc., is from 1818.