1. third - noun
· one of three equal parts of a divisible whole; "it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement"
2. third - 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); "he is playing third"
3. third - noun
· 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 - noun
· the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it; "a simple harmony written in major thirds"
5. third - noun
· 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 - noun
· the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball; "he was cut down on a close play at third"
7. third - adjective
· coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position
8. third - adverb
· in the third place; "third we must consider unemployment"
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