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Definition 1: 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) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where third or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is playing third

Synonyms for third in the sense of this definition

(third is a kind of ...) (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

"what position does he play?"

(... is a member of third) a team that plays baseball

Definition 2: the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where third or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you shouldn't try to start in third gear

Synonyms for third in the sense of this definition

(third is a kind of ...) a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

(... is part of third) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

Definition 3: the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where third or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was cut down on a close play at third

Synonyms for third in the sense of this definition

(third is a kind of ...) a place that the runner must touch before scoring

"he scrambled to get back to the bag"

Definition 4: the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where third or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a simple harmony written in major thirds

(third is a kind of ...) the difference in pitch between two notes

Definition 5: one of three equal parts of a divisible whole - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where third or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement

Synonyms for third in the sense of this definition

(third is a kind of ...) the quotient of two integers

Definition 6: following the second position in an ordering or series - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where third or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a distant third
  • he answered the first question willingly, the second reluctantly, and the third with resentment

(third is a kind of ...) relative status

"his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"

Definition 7: in the third place - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where third or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • third we must consider unemployment

Synonyms for third in the sense of this definition

Definition 8: coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for third in the sense of this definition

(third is similar to ...) being or denoting a numerical order in a series

"ordinal numbers" "held an ordinal rank of seventh"

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