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eighty-three

  • adjective satellite being three more than eighty
    lxxxiii; 83.
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fifty-three

  • adjective satellite being three more than fifty
    53; liii.
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forty-three

  • adjective satellite being three more than forty
    43; xliii.
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ninety-three

  • adjective satellite being three more than ninety
    93; xciii.
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prayer of azariah and song of the three children

  • noun an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel
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Rule of three

  • (Arith.), that rule which directs, when three terms are given, how to find a fourth, which shall have the same ratio to the third term as the second has to the first; proportion. See Proportion, 5 (b).
Webster 1913

seventy-three

  • adjective satellite being three more than seventy
    73; lxxiii.
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sixty-three

  • adjective satellite being three more than sixty
    63; lxiii.
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Space of three dimensions

  • extension which has length, breadth, and thickness; a solid.
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the three estates

  • noun a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
    estate; estate of the realm.
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thirty-three

  • adjective satellite being three more than thirty
    33; xxxiii.
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three hundred

  • adjective satellite being one hundred more than two hundred
    300; ccc.
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three kings' day

  • noun twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus
    January 6; Epiphany; Epiphany of Our Lord; Twelfth day.
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three times

  • adverb by a factor of three
    threefold.
    • our rent increased threefold in the past five years
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three year old

  • noun a racehorse that is three years old
    three year old.
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three-bagger

  • noun a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
    three-bagger; triple.
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three-banded armadillo

  • noun South American armadillo with three bands of bony plates
    Tolypeutes tricinctus; apar.
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three-base hit

  • noun a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
    three-bagger; triple.
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three-card monte

  • noun a gambling card game of Spanish origin; 3 or 4 cards are dealt face up and players bet that one of them will be matched before the others as the cards are dealt from the pack one at a time
    monte; four-card monte.
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three-centered arch

  • noun a round arch whose inner curve is drawn with circles having three centers
    basket-handle arch.
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three-coat

Three"-coat` adjective
Definitions
  1. (Arch.) Having or consisting of three coats; -- applied to plastering which consists of pricking-up, floating, and a finishing coat; or, as called in the United States, a scratch coat, browning, and finishing coat.
Webster 1913

three-cornered

  • adjective satellite having three corners
    • a three-cornered hat
  • adjective satellite involving a group or set of three
    • a three-cornered race
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Three"-cor`nered adjective
Definitions
  1. Having three corners, or angles; as, a three-cornered hat.
  2. (Bot.) Having three prominent longitudinal angles; as, a three-cornered stem.
Webster 1913

three-cornered leek

  • noun European leek naturalized in Great Britain; leaves are triangular
    Allium triquetrum; triquetrous leek.
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three-d

  • noun a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance
    3-D; 3D.
  • noun having a three-dimensional form or appearance
    3-D; 3D.
    • aren't dreams always in 3-D?
  • adjective satellite involving or relating to three dimensions or aspects; giving the illusion of depth
    3-dimensional; three-d; third-dimensional.
    • lifelike three-dimensional characters
    • a three-dimensional account of conditions under the new government
    • they shot the movie in three-D
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three-day event

  • noun an equestrian competition; the first day is dressage; the second is cross-country jumping; the third is stadium jumping
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three-day measles

  • noun a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester
    rubella; German measles; epidemic roseola.
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three-decker

  • noun made with three slices of usually toasted bread
    triple-decker; club sandwich.
  • noun any ship having three decks
  • noun a warship carrying guns on three decks
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Three"-deck`er noun
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) A vessel of war carrying guns on three decks.
Webster 1913

three-dimensional

  • adjective satellite involving or relating to three dimensions or aspects; giving the illusion of depth
    3-dimensional; three-d; third-dimensional.
    • lifelike three-dimensional characters
    • a three-dimensional account of conditions under the new government
    • they shot the movie in three-D
  • adjective having three dimensions
    cubic.
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three-dimensional figure

  • noun a three-dimensional shape
    solid figure.
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three-dimensional radar

  • noun radar that will report altitude as well as azimuth and distance of a target
    3d radar.
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three-dimensionality

  • noun the property of having three dimensions
    third-dimensionality.
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three-figure

  • adjective satellite (of numbers) written with three figures
    • 100 through 999 are three-figure numbers
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three-flowered

Three"-flow`ered adjective
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Bearing three flowers together, or only three flowers.
Webster 1913

three-fold

  • adjective satellite three times as great or many
    treble; threefold; triple.
    • a claim for treble (or triple) damages
    • a threefold increase
  • adjective satellite having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson
    treble; twofold; two-fold; double; threefold; dual.
    • a double (or dual) role for an actor
    • the office of a clergyman is twofold
    • every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison
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three-fourths

  • noun three of four equal parts
    three-fourths.
    • three-fourths of a pound
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three-handed

Three"-hand`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Said of games or contests where three persons play against each other, or two against one; as, a three-handed game of cards.
Webster 1913

three-hitter

  • noun a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only 3 hits
    3-hitter.
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three-hundredth

  • adjective satellite the ordinal number of three hundred in counting order
    300th.
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three-lane

  • adjective satellite having a lane for traffic in each direction and a center lane for passing
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three-leafed

Three"-leafed`, Three"-leaved` adjective (Also<
  • Three-leafed
  • Three-leaved
)
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) (a) Producing three leaves; as, three-leaved nightshade. (b) Consisting of three distinct leaflets; having the leaflets arranged in threes.
Webster 1913

three-legged

  • adjective satellite having or as if having three legs
    • a three-legged stool
    • a three-legged race
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three-lipped

  • adjective satellite having three lips
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three-lobed

  • adjective satellite (of a leaf shape) divided into three lobes
    trilobated; trilobed; trilobate.
  • adjective satellite having three lobes
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Three"-lobed` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having three lobes.
Webster 1913

three-membered

  • adjective satellite of a chemical compound having a ring with three members
    3-membered.
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three-mile limit

  • noun the limit of a nation's territorial waters
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three-needled

  • adjective satellite (of conifers) having three needles
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three-nerved

Three"-nerved` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having three nerves.
Webster 1913

three-parted

Three"-part`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Divided into, or consisting of, three parts; tripartite.
Webster 1913

three-party

  • adjective satellite involving three parties or elements
    three-party; tripartite.
    • a tripartite treaty
    • a tripartite division
    • a three-way playoff
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three-petaled

  • adjective satellite (of flowers) having three petals
    three-petaled.
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three-petalled

  • adjective satellite (of flowers) having three petals
    three-petaled.
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three-piece

  • adjective (of clothing) made in or consisting of three parts or pieces; jacket and trousers and vest"
    • the standard three-piece business suit
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three-piece suit

  • noun a business suit consisting of a jacket and vest and trousers
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three-pile

Three"-pile` noun
Definitions
  1. An old name for the finest and most costly kind of velvet, having a fine, thick pile.
    I have served Prince Florizel and in my time wore three-pile. Shak.
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three-piled

Three"-piled` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having the quality of three-pile; best; most costly. R.
    Thou art good velvet; thou 'rt three-piled piece. Shak.
  2. Fig.: Extravagant; exaggerated; high-flown. "Three-piled hyperboles." Shak.
  3. Accustomed to wearing three-pile; hence, of high rank, or wealth. Obs. "Three-piled people." Beau. & Fl.
Webster 1913

three-ply

  • adjective satellite having a thickness made up of three layers or strands
    • three-ply cloth
    • three-ply yarn
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Three"-ply` adjective
Definitions
  1. Consisting of three distinct webs inwrought together in weaving, as cloth or carpeting; having three strands; threefold.
Webster 1913

three-point landing

  • noun a landing in which all three wheels of the aircraft touch the ground at the same time
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three-point switch

  • noun an electric switch that has three terminals; used to control a circuit from two different locations
    three-point switch.
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three-point turn

  • noun the act of turning a vehicle around in a limited space by moving in a series of back and forward arcs
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three-pointed

Three"-point`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Having three acute or setigerous points; tricuspidate.
Webster 1913

three-pronged

  • adjective satellite having three prongs
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three-quarter

Three"-quar`ter adjective
Definitions
  1. (Paint.) Measuring thirty inches by twenty-five; -- said of portraitures.
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three-quarter binding

  • noun the spine and much of the sides are a different material from the rest of the cover
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three-quarters

  • noun three of four equal parts
    three-fourths.
    • three-fourths of a pound
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three-ring circus

  • noun a circus with simultaneous performances in three rings
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three-score

Three"-score` adjective
Definitions
  1. Thrice twenty; sixty.
Webster 1913

three-seeded

  • adjective satellite having three seeds
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three-seeded mercury

  • noun weedy herb of eastern North America
    Acalypha virginica.
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three-sided

  • adjective satellite having three sides
    trilateral; triangular.
    • a trilateral figure
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Three"-sid`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having three sides, especially three plane sides; as, a three-sided stem, leaf, petiole, peduncle, scape, or pericarp.
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three-spined stickleback

  • noun of rivers and coastal regions
    Gasterosteus aculeatus.
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three-square

Three"-square` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a cross section in the form of an equilateral triangle; -- said especially of a kind of file.
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three-toed sloth

  • noun a sloth that has three long claws on each forefoot and each hindfoot
    ai; Bradypus tridactylus.
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three-valved

Three"-valved` adjective
Definitions
  1. Consisting of, or having, three valves; opening with three valves; as, a three-valved pericarp.
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three-way

  • adjective satellite involving three parties or elements
    three-party; tripartite.
    • a tripartite treaty
    • a tripartite division
    • a three-way playoff
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Three"-way` adjective
Definitions
  1. Connected with, or serving to connect, three channels or pipes; as, a three-way cock or valve.
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three-way calling

  • noun a way of adding a third party to your conversation without the assistance of a telephone operator
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three-way switch

  • noun an electric switch that has three terminals; used to control a circuit from two different locations
    three-point switch.
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three-wheel

  • adjective of or relating to vehicles having three wheels
    three-wheel.
    • a three-wheel bike
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three-wheeled

  • adjective of or relating to vehicles having three wheels
    three-wheel.
    • a three-wheel bike
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three-year-old

  • adjective satellite three years of age
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three-year-old horse

  • noun a racehorse that is three years old
    three year old.
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twenty-three

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty-two and one
    XXIII; 23.
  • adjective satellite being three more than twenty
    xxiii; 23.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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