Noun Definition


1.Definition: 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"

Category: General

2.Definition: one of three equal parts of a divisible whole

"It contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement"

Related Noun(s):tierce

Category: General

3.Definition: the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball

"He was cut down on a close play at third"

Category: Objects

4.Definition: 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"

Category: General

5.Definition: the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it

"A simple harmony written in major thirds"

Category: General

6.Definition: the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle

"You shouldn't try to start in third gear"

Category: Objects