Definition of "three" []

  • The cardinal number equal to 2 + 1. (noun)
  • The third in a set or sequence. (noun)
  • Something having three parts, units, or members. (noun)
  • The cardinal number that is the sum of two and one and is a prime number (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A numeral, 3, III, (iii), representing this number (noun)
  • The amount or quantity that is one greater than two (noun)
  • Something representing, represented by, or consisting of three units such as a playing card with three symbols on it (noun)
  • Three hours after noon or midnight (noun)
  • Amounting to three (determiner)
  • (as pronoun) (determiner) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "three" in a sentence
  • "While she browsed the audio books' shelves, I decided to browse the nearby poetry shelves -- all three of them Tsk, Copperfield: I wish you'd game up on your poetry selection overly-weighted on *three* shelves with Rumi, not that there's anything wrong with Rumi of course."
  • "There were at least three fire engines -- why _three?"
  • "Chin was eventually subdivided into three statelets: Mahan, Chinhan, and Pynhan (known collectively as Samhan or the “three Hans”)."