tercio
masculine noun
1. third (tercera parte)
2. regiment (military)
  • tercio de la guardia civil -> Civil Guard division
3. stage (bullfighting) (of bullfight)
4. bottle of beer (de cerveza) (of bullfight)(0.33 liter)

tercio [terr’-the-o]
noun
1. The third part (tercera parte). (m)
2. Half a load. (m)
3. Regiment of infantry in ancient Spanish warfare. (m)
4. Third part of a horse-course. (m)
5. Third part of the rosary; third part of a sword. (m)
6. Pack, package, bale. (Ante Meridian & Latin American) (m)
7. Fellow (hombre). (Caribbean) (m)
  • Hacer buen tercio -> to do good to a person
  • Hacer tercio -> to join an association
  • Hacer mal tercio -> to do a bad turn, to serve ill
noun, plural
8. Height of horses, measured by hands.
9. Robust or strong limbs of a man.

tercio
1 (tercera parte) third
dos tercios two thirds
2 (Taur) stage; part (of the bullfight)
cambiar de tercio (Taur) to enter the next stage of the bullfight; (cambiar de tema) to change the subject
aunque sea cambiar de tercio, vamos a hablar de política cambiando completamente de tercio voy a hablarles de otro tema -Desde noviembre del 86 hemos cortado en seco la compraventa de viviendas de protección oficial que no fueran para residencia habitual. [-Cambiemos de tercio.] Está cerca la Semana Santa, ¿cómo nos vamos a encontrar las carreteras durante los desplazamientos de las vacaciones?
3 (Mil) (Hist) regiment; corps
tercio de la guardia civil division of the civil guard
tercio extranjero foreign legion
4
hacer buen tercio a algn (hacer favor) to do sb a service; (ser útil) to serve sb well; be useful to sb; hacer mal tercio a algn to do sb a bad turn
estar mejorado en tercio y quinto to come out of it very well
5 (Latinoamérica) (fardo) pack; bale
6 (Caribe) (hombre) fellow; guy (familiar)

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