third

Definition (noun): one of three equal parts of a divisible whole

Example: it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement

Definition (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)

Example: he is playing third

Definition (noun): following the second position in an ordering or series

Example: a distant third

Definition (noun): following the second position in an ordering or series

Example: he answered the first question willingly, the second reluctantly, and the third with resentment

Definition (noun): the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it

Example: a simple harmony written in major thirds

Definition (noun): the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle

Example: you shouldn’t try to start in third gear

Definition (noun): the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball

Example: he was cut down on a close play at third

Definition (adjective): coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position

Definition (adverb): in the third place

Example: third we must consider unemployment

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