- 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
How to use third in a sentence
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, that great damages result because of the division of jurisdiction between the Audiencia and captain-general.
It had been aroused a little by the stranger himself; secondly by their scared faces; thirdly by this close conference.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Steiner, thirdly, built on a higher model still, and his instruments have a thin piercing tone.Violins and Violin Makers|Joseph Pearce
And thirdly he knew that his adversary would cheat if he could and that his adversary suspected him of fraudulent designs.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Mark the order: First, the sproutage; second, seed-bearing herbs; and thirdly, fruit-bearing trees.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
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