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NOUN (2)

1. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one;
[syn: three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace]

2. one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips;
[syn: trey, three]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. being one more than two;
[syn: three, 3, iii]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Three \Three\, n. 1. The number greater by a unit than two; three units or objects. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol representing three units, as 3 or iii. [1913 Webster] Rule of three. (Arith.) See under Rule, n. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Three \Three\ (thr[=e]), a. [OE. [thorn]re, [thorn]reo, [thorn]ri, AS. [thorn]r[imac], masc., [thorn]re['o], fem. and neut.; akin to OFries. thre, OS. thria, threa, D. drie, G. drei, OHG. dr[imac], Icel. [thorn]r[imac]r, Dan. & Sw. tre, Goth. [thorn]reis, Lith. trys, Ir., Gael. & W. tri, Russ. tri, L. tres, Gr. trei^s, Skr. tri. [root]301. Cf. 3d Drilling, Tern, a., Third, Thirteen, Thirty, Tierce, Trey, Tri-, Triad, Trinity, Tripod.] One more than two; two and one. "I offer thee three things." --2 Sam. xxiv. 12. [1913 Webster] Three solemn aisles approach the shrine. --Keble. [1913 Webster] Note: Three is often joined with other words, forming compounds signifying divided into, composed of, or containing, three parts, portions, organs, or the like; as, three-branched, three-capsuled, three-celled, three-cleft, three-edged, three-foot, three-footed, three-forked, three-grained, three-headed, three-legged, three-mouthed, three-nooked, three-petaled, three-pronged, three-ribbed, three-seeded, three-stringed, three-toed, and the like. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

three adj 1: being one more than two [syn: three, 3, iii] n 1: the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one [syn: three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce- ace] 2: one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips [syn: trey, three]