Associations to the word «Third»

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THIRD, adjective. The ordinal form of the cardinal number three; Coming after the second.
THIRD, noun. The person or thing in the third position.
THIRD, noun. One of three equal parts of a whole.
THIRD, noun. (uncountable) The third gear of an engine.
THIRD, noun. (music) An interval consisting of the first and third notes in a scale.
THIRD, noun. (baseball) third base
THIRD, noun. (archaic) One sixtieth of a second, i.e., the third in a series of fractional parts in a sexagesimal number system. Also formerly known as a tierce.
THIRD, verb. To agree with a proposition or statement after it has already been seconded.
THIRD, verb. To divide into three equal parts.
THIRD BASE, noun. (baseball) The base after second base in a counter-clockwise path around a baseball infield.
THIRD BASE, noun. (blackjack) The betting spot located immediately to the right of the dealer, which is last to act.
THIRD BASE, noun. (colloquial) Touching a man's or woman's genitals in a sexual manner; mutual masturbation.
THIRD BASEMAN, noun. (baseball) The infield defensive player that stands near third base.
THIRD BASEMEN, noun. Plural of third baseman
THIRD BASES, noun. (rare) plural of third base
THIRD CAMP, noun. (politics) A socialist ideology, originating in Trotskyism, which aims to support the organised working class, as opposed to capitalism, or another prominent force, originally Stalinism and in the 1990s and 2000s often Islamism.
THIRD CAMP, noun. Alternative letter-case form of third camp
THIRD CLASS, noun. (US) a reduced-rate mail service for printed matter
THIRD CLASS, noun. (British) formerly the cheapest accommodation on a train
THIRD CONDITIONAL, noun. (grammar) A structure used to talk about unreal or unfulfilled events in the past, containing an "if" clause and a main clause.
THIRD COUSIN, noun. A person whose closest common ancestor with another person is a great-great-grandparent.
THIRD COUSINS, noun. Plural of third cousin
THIRD CULTURE KID, noun. (sociology) A young person who has lived for a significant period outside their birth (or passport) country due to parental work-related migration. "Third culture" refers to a distinct way of life different from those of the birth or host countries, that is common to fellow expats. Abbreviation: TCK. [from the mid-20th c.]
THIRD CULTURE KIDS, noun. Plural of third culture kid Abbreviation: TCKs.
THIRD DEGREE, noun. (idiomatic) intensive rough interrogation in order to extract information or a confession
THIRD DIMENSION, noun. The quality, of depth or thickness, that differentiates a solid object from a two-dimensional image of it
THIRD DOWN, noun. (American football) The third down in a series that has a maximum of four downs; traditionally the last running/passing play before punting.
THIRD ESTATE, noun. (originally) The caste of commoners in France prior to 1789.
THIRD ESTATE, noun. (by extension) The commoners, collectively, in any society.
THIRD EYE, noun. A personal source of psychic visions and clairvoyance according to certain New Age beliefs.
THIRD EYES, noun. Plural of third eye
THIRD FINGER, noun. (British) The ring finger.
THIRD FINGER, noun. (US) The middle finger.
THIRD FINGERS, noun. Plural of third finger
THIRD FREEDOM RIGHTS, noun. The right of an airline of one country to land in a different country and deplane passengers coming from the airline’s own country.
THIRD GEAR, noun. The third gear of an engine.
THIRD GEARS, noun. Plural of third gear
THIRD GENDER, noun. (anthropology) A category (a gender), present in societies which recognize three or more genders, which is neither male nor female; in some societies, the category may contain individuals who are intersex or androgynous, while other societies may categorize transgender people into it. (Compare fourth gender.)
THIRD GENDERS, noun. Plural of third gender
THIRD GRADE, noun. (US) (education) The period in school that comes after second grade and before fourth grade.
THIRD GRADES, noun. Plural of third grade
THIRD HAND, adjective. (idiomatic) Not new, having more than one previous owner.
THIRD INVERSION, noun. (music) a position of a seventh chord when the seventh of the chord is the lowest note
THIRD INVERSIONS, noun. Plural of third inversion
THIRD ISLAND CHAIN, proper noun. (politics) (India) The Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands, Sumatra; from Burma in the north to either the Indonesian Archipelago, or Australia in the south.
THIRD ISLAND CHAIN, proper noun. (politics) (US) The Aleutian Islands, Emperor Seamounts, Hawaiian Islands, Line Islands, New Zealand; from Alaska to New Zealand or Tasmania and Australia.
THIRD LEG, noun. (humorous) (slang) A penis; specifically a long one.
THIRD LEGS, noun. Plural of third leg
THIRD MAN, noun. (cricket) a fielding position on the off side, behind square, near the boundary; a fielder in that position
THIRD MEN, noun. Plural of third man
THIRD NORMAL FORM, noun. (databases) A stage in the normalization of a relational database in which a database is in second normal form and all non-key attributes are mutually independent (no transient dependencies.)
THIRD OFFICER, noun. A relief aircrew member, often used on long-distance flights.
THIRD ORDER STREAM, noun. A stream formed by the confluence of two second order streams, or of a second order stream and a third order stream.
THIRD PARTIES, noun. Plural of third party
THIRD PARTY, noun. Someone not directly involved in a transaction. A third entity in the Seller (first party) and Customer (second party) relationship. A Seller may employ a third party to perform specific services to augment the value of a product. For example, a manufacturer may employ a third party to pack and distribute a product. A computer manufacturer may augment their product with software from a third-party supplier.
THIRD PARTY, noun. Someone only incidentally or tangentially connected to an incident or dispute; someone other than the principals; a bystander or independent witness.
THIRD PARTY, noun. A political party in opposition to the main parties in a two-party system
THIRD PARTY PROCESSOR, noun. A company that is contracted, by a bank etc., to conduct some part of a financial transaction process; especially a company that provides software or hardware for such a process
THIRD PENNY, noun. (UK) (legal) (obsolete) A third part of the profits of fines and penalties imposed at the country court, which was among the perquisites enjoyed by the earl.
THIRD PERSON, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see third,‎ person.
THIRD PERSON, noun. (linguistics) (with the) The words, word-forms, and grammatical structures, taken collectively, that are normally used of people or things other than the speaker or the audience.
THIRD PERSON, noun. (grammar) the form of a verb used when the subject of a sentence is not the audience or the one making the statement. In English, pronouns used with the third person include he, she, it, one, they, and who.
THIRD PERSON, noun. A form of narrative writing using verbs in the third person in order to give the impression that the action is happening to another person.
THIRD PERSON, noun. (legal) Someone not associated with a particular matter; a third party.
THIRD RAIL, noun. The electrified rail that runs beside or between train tracks to power electric trains.
THIRD RAIL, noun. (by extension) anything that is dangerous to come into contact with, or is best avoided.
THIRD RAILS, noun. Plural of third rail
THIRD RATE, noun. Alternative spelling of third-rate
THIRD RATE, adjective. Alternative spelling of third-rate
THIRD REICH, proper noun. Germany under the Nazi regime, beginning in January 1933 and ending in May 1945. Literally “third empire” or “third realm”.
THIRD SCREEN, noun. (marketing) (business) The screen of a mobile device (as opposed to earlier television and computer screens), regarded as a means of transmitting advertisements etc.
THIRD SECTOR, proper noun. The economic sector consisting of non-governmental nonprofits.
THIRD SESSION, noun. (cricket) the session of a day's play between tea and close of play
THIRD SLIP, noun. (cricket) a fielding position to the off side of second slip; a fielder in that position
THIRD SLIPS, noun. Plural of third slip
THIRD STREAM, noun. (music) A form of jazz created in the 1950s, performed in ensembles in a style influenced by Western classical music, such as by using musical notation and eschewing improvisation.
THIRD STREAM, noun. Alternative form of third stream
THIRD STRING, adjective. (idiomatic) Of a decidedly lower quality or condition.
THIRD STRING, adjective. (sports) A unit of players that plays behind the first and second strings; a junior varsity team.
THIRD UMPIRE, noun. (cricket) A match official who uses TV replays to assist the two umpires in the case of close decisions.
THIRD UMPIRES, noun. Plural of third umpire
THIRD WAY, noun. Alternative letter-case form of third way
THIRD WAY, noun. An approach or solution which strives for an alternative to or middle ground between two opposing viewpoints. [from 17th c.]
THIRD WAY, noun. (politics) An ideology which seeks to find middle ground between right- and left-wing politics, associated during the 1990s with various centre-left political parties in Europe, North America and Australia. [from 20th c.]
THIRD WHEEL, noun. (idiomatic) A person or thing that serves no useful purpose.
THIRD WHEEL, noun. (idiomatic) An unwanted third party accompanying two people on a date.
THIRD WHEELS, noun. Plural of third wheel
THIRD WORLD, noun. Those countries not aligned with the west or the east during the Cold War.
THIRD WORLD, noun. (sometimes pejorative) The developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
THIRD WORLD, noun. Alternative spelling of Third World
THIRD WORLD WAR, proper noun. World War III

Dictionary definition

THIRD, noun. One of three equal parts of a divisible whole; "it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement".
THIRD, noun. 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".
THIRD, noun. 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".
THIRD, noun. The musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it; "a simple harmony written in major thirds".
THIRD, noun. 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".
THIRD, noun. The base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball; "he was cut down on a close play at third".
THIRD, adverb. In the third place; "third we must consider unemployment".
THIRD, adjective. Coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position.

Wise words

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Kahlil Gibran