noun Etymology: Middle English, from three, adjective, from Old English thrīe (masculine), thrēo (feminine & neuter); akin to Old High German drī three, Latin tres, Greek treis Date: before 12th century 1. — see number table 2. the third in a set or series <
the three of hearts
3. a. something having three units or members b. three-pointerthree adjectivethree pronoun, plural in construction

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