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third

  

      adj   usually prenominal  
1   
a    coming after the second and preceding the fourth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc.; being the ordinal number of three: often written 3rd  
b    (as n.)  
he arrives on the third, the third got a prize     
2    rated, graded, or ranked below the second level  
3    denoting the third from lowest forward ratio of a gearbox in a motor vehicle  
      n  
4   
a    one of three equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
a third part     
5    the fraction equal to one divided by three (1/3)  
6    the forward ratio above second of a gearbox in a motor vehicle. In some vehicles it is the top gear  
7   
a    the interval between one note and another three notes away from it counting inclusively along the diatonic scale  
b    one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other  
   See also       interval       5       major       13a       minor       4d  
8      (Brit)   an honours degree of the third and usually the lowest class,   (Full term)    third class honours degree  
9    pl   goods of a standard lower than that of seconds  
      adv  
10      (Also)    thirdly   in the third place  
      sentence connector  
11      (Also)    thirdly   as the third point: linking what follows with the previous statements as in a speech or argument  
     (Old English thirda, variant of thridda; related to Old Frisian thredda, Old Saxon thriddio, Old High German drittio, Old Norse thrithi, Latin tertius)  
  thirdly      adv  


Picardy third  
      n     (Music)   a major chord used in the final chord of a piece of music in the minor mode,   (Also called)    tierce de Picardie  
     (translation of French tierce de Picardie, from its use in the church music of Picardy)  
Third Age  
      n   the. old age, esp. when viewed as an opportunity for travel, further education, etc.  
third classs  
      n  
1    the class or grade next in value, quality, etc., to the second  
      adj   third-class when prenominal  
2    of the class or grade next in value, quality, etc., to the second  
3    of or denoting the class of accommodation in a hotel, on a ship, etc., next in quality and price to the second: usually the cheapest  
4    (in the U.S. and Canada) of or relating to a class of mail consisting largely of unsealed printed matter  
5      (Brit)      See       third       8  
      adv  
6    by third-class mail, transport, etc.  
third degree  
      n  
Informal   torture or bullying, esp. used to extort confessions or information  
third-degree burn  
      n     (Pathol)      See       burn   1       22  
third dimension  
      n   the additional dimension by which a solid object may be distinguished from a two-dimensional drawing or picture of it or from any planar object  
third estate  
      n   the third order or class in a country or society divided into estates, esp. for representation in a parliament; the commons, townsmen, or middle class  
third eyelid  
      n      another name for       nictitating membrane  
third house  
      n     (U.S)   a political lobby for a special interest  
Third International  
      n      another name for       Comintern  
third man  
      n     (Cricket)  
a    a fielding position on the off side near the boundary behind the batsman's wicket  
b    a fielder in this position  
third man argument  
      n   (in the philosophy of Aristotle) the argument against the existence of Platonic Forms that since the Form of Man is itself a perfect man, a further form (the ``third'' man) would be required to explain this, and so ad infinitum  
Third Market  
      n   a market established by the London Stock Exchange in 1987 to trade in shares in companies required to provide less detailed information than that required by the main market or the unlisted securities market  
Third Order  
      n     (R.C. Church)   a religious society of laymen affiliated to one of the religious orders and following a mitigated form of religious rule  
third party  
      n  
1    a person who is involved by chance or only incidentally in a legal proceeding, agreement, or other transaction, esp. one against whom a defendant claims indemnity  
      adj  
2      (Insurance)   providing protection against liability caused by accidental injury or death of other persons or damage to their property  
third person  
      n   a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used when referring to objects or individuals other than the speaker or his addressee(s)  
third rail  
      n   an extra rail from which an electric train picks up current by means of a sliding collector to feed power to its motors  
third-rate  
      adj   not of high quality; mediocre or inferior  
  third-rater      n  
third reading  
      n     (in a legislative assembly)  
1      (Brit)   the process of discussing the committee's report on a bill  
2      (U.S.)   the final consideration of a bill  
Third Reich  
      n      See       Reich   1       4  
Third Republic  
      n   in France  
1    the governmental system established after the fall of Napoleon III in the Franco-Prussian War and lasting until the German occupation of 1940  
2    the period during which this governmental system functioned (1870--1940)  
Third Way  
      n  
a    a political ideology that seeks to combine egalitarian and individualist policies, and elements of socialism and capitalism  
b    (as modifier)  
Third Way government     
Third World  
      n   the less economically advanced countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America collectively, esp. when viewed as underdeveloped and as neutral in the East-West alignment. Also called: developing world  
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third  
      adj   usually prenominal  
1   
a    coming after the second and preceding the fourth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc.; being the ordinal number of three: often written 3rd  
b    (as n.)  
he arrives on the third, the third got a prize     
2    rated, graded, or ranked below the second level  
3    denoting the third from lowest forward ratio of a gearbox in a motor vehicle  
      n  
4   
a    one of three equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
a third part     
5    the fraction equal to one divided by three (1/3)  
6    the forward ratio above second of a gearbox in a motor vehicle. In some vehicles it is the top gear  
7   
a    the interval between one note and another three notes away from it counting inclusively along the diatonic scale  
b    one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other  
   See also       interval       5       major       13a       minor       4d  
8      (Brit)   an honours degree of the third and usually the lowest class,   (Full term)    third class honours degree  
9    pl   goods of a standard lower than that of seconds  
      adv  
10      (Also)    thirdly   in the third place  
      sentence connector  
11      (Also)    thirdly   as the third point: linking what follows with the previous statements as in a speech or argument  
     (Old English thirda, variant of thridda; related to Old Frisian thredda, Old Saxon thriddio, Old High German drittio, Old Norse thrithi, Latin tertius)  
  thirdly      adv  


Picardy third  
      n     (Music)   a major chord used in the final chord of a piece of music in the minor mode,   (Also called)    tierce de Picardie  
     (translation of French tierce de Picardie, from its use in the church music of Picardy)  
Third Age  
      n   the. old age, esp. when viewed as an opportunity for travel, further education, etc.  
third classs  
      n  
1    the class or grade next in value, quality, etc., to the second  
      adj   third-class when prenominal  
2    of the class or grade next in value, quality, etc., to the second  
3    of or denoting the class of accommodation in a hotel, on a ship, etc., next in quality and price to the second: usually the cheapest  
4    (in the U.S. and Canada) of or relating to a class of mail consisting largely of unsealed printed matter  
5      (Brit)      See       third       8  
      adv  
6    by third-class mail, transport, etc.  
third degree  
      n  
Informal   torture or bullying, esp. used to extort confessions or information  
third-degree burn  
      n     (Pathol)      See       burn   1       22  
third dimension  
      n   the additional dimension by which a solid object may be distinguished from a two-dimensional drawing or picture of it or from any planar object  
third estate  
      n   the third order or class in a country or society divided into estates, esp. for representation in a parliament; the commons, townsmen, or middle class  
third eyelid  
      n      another name for       nictitating membrane  
third house  
      n     (U.S)   a political lobby for a special interest  
Third International  
      n      another name for       Comintern  
third man  
      n     (Cricket)  
a    a fielding position on the off side near the boundary behind the batsman's wicket  
b    a fielder in this position  
third man argument  
      n   (in the philosophy of Aristotle) the argument against the existence of Platonic Forms that since the Form of Man is itself a perfect man, a further form (the ``third'' man) would be required to explain this, and so ad infinitum  
Third Market  
      n   a market established by the London Stock Exchange in 1987 to trade in shares in companies required to provide less detailed information than that required by the main market or the unlisted securities market  
Third Order  
      n     (R.C. Church)   a religious society of laymen affiliated to one of the religious orders and following a mitigated form of religious rule  
third party  
      n  
1    a person who is involved by chance or only incidentally in a legal proceeding, agreement, or other transaction, esp. one against whom a defendant claims indemnity  
      adj  
2      (Insurance)   providing protection against liability caused by accidental injury or death of other persons or damage to their property  
third person  
      n   a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used when referring to objects or individuals other than the speaker or his addressee(s)  
third rail  
      n   an extra rail from which an electric train picks up current by means of a sliding collector to feed power to its motors  
third-rate  
      adj   not of high quality; mediocre or inferior  
  third-rater      n  
third reading  
      n     (in a legislative assembly)  
1      (Brit)   the process of discussing the committee's report on a bill  
2      (U.S.)   the final consideration of a bill  
Third Reich  
      n      See       Reich   1       4  
Third Republic  
      n   in France  
1    the governmental system established after the fall of Napoleon III in the Franco-Prussian War and lasting until the German occupation of 1940  
2    the period during which this governmental system functioned (1870--1940)  
Third Way  
      n  
a    a political ideology that seeks to combine egalitarian and individualist policies, and elements of socialism and capitalism  
b    (as modifier)  
Third Way government     
Third World  
      n   the less economically advanced countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America collectively, esp. when viewed as underdeveloped and as neutral in the East-West alignment. Also called: developing world  

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n.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
n.
at what times you climb for class today
[UK]
n.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees also known as The UN Refugee Agency is a United Nations agency mandated to protect and support refugees at the request of a government or the UN itself and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.
In more than six decades, UNHCR has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. The UNHCR has won two Nobel Peace Prizes. unhcr.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNHCR
n.
A scally is a working class youth who wears designer sports clothes as a status symbol
Colloquial Very similar to a chav (but chavs are more extreme in their appearance than scallies)
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
exp.
expression used when referring to someone's profession, background, social class or life experience
E.g: People from all walks of life will participate to the event

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