noun, plural thir·ties.
Examples from the Web for thirty
Along with her husband Kevin, she owns Thirty Acres, a seasonal farm-to-table restaurant in Jersey City.
Michaud spent thirty years as millworker and a member of the local union.
Thirty percent of those cleared by the Innocence Project had confessed to their crimes.
I don't mean he proved that a thirty- or forty-minute solo is necessarily better than a three-minute one.
When the car stopped rolling, I was laying thirty feet from the car unconscious and covered in blood.Miles Teller’s Movie Star Moment: From the Brink of Death to ‘Whiplash’|Marlow Stern|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The only redeeming feature was a better garden than most London houses have, a strip as wide as the house, and thirty yards long.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)|Charles Darwin
House-rent is recorded at the rate of thirty dollars a year.Quaker Hill|Warren H. Wilson
The position was an awkward one, and Winthrope weighed thirty or forty pounds more than Miss Leslie.Into the Primitive|Robert Ames Bennet
The expedition dispatched for the purpose of exploring the Colorado River has reached a point thirty miles from its mouth.
Some thirty others of the National party followed his example of defiance with a similar result.
British Dictionary definitions for thirty
noun plural -ties
- amounting to thirtythirty trees
- (as pronoun)thirty are broken
Word Origin for thirty
Word Origin and History for thirty
early 15c. metathesis of Old English þritig, from þri, þreo "three" + -tig "group of ten" (see -ty (1)). Cf. Old Frisian thritich, Old Saxon thritig, Dutch dertig, Old High German drizzug, German dreissig. Thirty Years' War (1842) was a religious power struggle waged 1618-48, mainly on German soil. The symbol -30- as printer and telegrapher's code to indicate the last sheet or line of copy or a dispatch is recorded from 1895. In 20c. jargon of journalism, it came to be a traditional sign-off signal and slang word for "the end."