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Definition of Third


  1. Next after the second; coming after two others; -- the ordinal of three; as, the third hour in the day.
  2. Constituting or being one of three equal parts into which anything is divided; as, the third part of a day.
  3. The quotient of a unit divided by three; one of three equal parts into which anything is divided.
  4. The sixtieth part of a second of time.
  5. The third tone of the scale; the mediant.
  6. The third part of the estate of a deceased husband, which, by some local laws, the widow is entitled to enjoy during her life.

Third Quotations

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
Winston Churchill

There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.
Niccolo Machiavelli

There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

If somebody is gracious enough to give me a second chance, I won't need a third.
Pete Rose
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Third Translations

third in Afrikaans is derde
third in Danish is tredje
third in Dutch is derde
third in Finnish is kolmas
third in German is dritter, dritte, dritte, Dritte, Drittel
third in Italian is terza, terzo, terzo
third in Latin is tertius
third in Norwegian is tredje
third in Portuguese is terceiro
third in Spanish is tercero, tercio
third in Swedish is tredje
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