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 for third
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Third \Third\, n.
     1. The quotient of a unit divided by three; one of three
        equal parts into which anything is divided.
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     2. The sixtieth part of a second of time.
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     3. (Mus.) The third tone of the scale; the mediant.
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     4. pl. (Law) The third part of the estate of a deceased
        husband, which, by some local laws, the widow is entitled
        to enjoy during her life.
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     Major third (Mus.), an interval of two tones.
  
     Minor third (Mus.), an interval of a tone and a half.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Third \Third\ (th[~e]rd), a. [OE. thirde, AS. [thorn]ridda, fr.
     [thorn]r[imac], [thorn]re['o], three; akin to D. derde third,
     G. dritte, Icel. [thorn]ri[eth]i, Goth. [thorn]ridja, L.
     tertius, Gr. tri`tos, Skr. t[.r]t[imac]ya. See Three, and
     cf. Riding a jurisdiction, Tierce.]
     1. Next after the second; coming after two others; -- the
        ordinal of three; as, the third hour in the day. "The
        third night." --Chaucer.
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     2. Constituting or being one of three equal parts into which
        anything is divided; as, the third part of a day.
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     Third estate.
        (a) In England, the commons, or the commonalty, who are
            represented in Parliament by the House of Commons.
        (b) In France, the tiers ['e]tat. See Tiers ['e]tat.
  
     Third order (R. C. Ch.), an order attached to a monastic
        order, and comprising men and women devoted to a rule of
        pious living, called the third rule, by a simple vow if
        they remain seculars, and by more solemn vows if they
        become regulars. See Tertiary, n., 1.
  
     Third person (Gram.), the person spoken of. See Person,
        n., 7.
  
     Third sound. (Mus.) See Third, n., 3.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  third
      adv 1: in the third place; "third we must consider unemployment"
             [syn: third, thirdly]
      adj 1: coming next after the second and just before the fourth
             in position [syn: third, 3rd, tertiary]
      n 1: one of three equal parts of a divisible whole; "it contains
           approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement"
           [syn: one-third, third, tierce]
      2: 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" [syn: third base, third]
      3: 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: the musical interval between one note and another three notes
         away from it; "a simple harmony written in major thirds"
      5: 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" [syn: third gear, third]
      6: the base that must be touched third by a base runner in
         baseball; "he was cut down on a close play at third" [syn:
         third base, third]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "third":
     consecutive intervals, degree, diapason, diatessaron,
     diatonic interval, diatonic semitone, divide in thirds,
     enharmonic diesis, enharmonic interval, fifth, fourth, half step,
     halftone, interval, irregular, less semitone, melodic interval,
     note, octave, parallel octaves, schlock, schmatte, second,
     semitone, seventh, sixth, step, tertiary, tierce, tone,
     trichotomize, trifurcate, unison interval, whole step
  
  

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