Synonyms of third


1. one-third, third, tierce, common fraction, simple fraction

usage: one of three equal parts of a divisible whole; "it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement"

2. third base, third, position

usage: 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"

3. third, rank

usage: 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"

4. third, interval, musical interval

usage: the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it; "a simple harmony written in major thirds"

5. third gear, third, gear, gear mechanism

usage: 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"

6. third base, third, base, bag

usage: the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball; "he was cut down on a close play at third"


1. third, 3rd, tertiary, ordinal (vs. cardinal)

usage: coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position


1. third, thirdly

usage: in the third place; "third we must consider unemployment"

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Definition and meaning of third (Dictionary)