third
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third(
thuhrd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ordinal number)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (in a series)
a. el tercero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la tercera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (in dates)
a. el tres
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (fraction)
a. el tercio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. la tercera parte
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (music)
a. la tercera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
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third
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fraction)
a. el tercio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (in series)
a. el tercero(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la tercero(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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3. (of month)
a. el tres
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
the third of Mayel tres de mayo
we're leaving on the thirdnos vamos el (día) tres
4. (music)
a. la tercera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (university) (United Kingdom)
a.
to get a thirdlicenciarse con una media de aprobado raspado
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (general)
a. tercero(a)
7. (before masculine singular noun)
a. tercer
the third centuryel siglo tercero or tres
I was third in the racellegué el tercero en la carrera
8. (medicine)
a.
third degree burnsquemaduras de tercer grado
9. (colloquial)
a.
to give somebody the third degreesometer a alguien a un duro interrogatorio
10. (law)
a.
third partytercero m
third party coverseguro a terceros
the Third Worldel Tercer Mundo
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third [θɜːd]
adjective
tercero; (before m sing noun) tercer
third time lucky! ¡a la tercera va la vencida!
noun
1 (in series) terceroatercera (m) (f);a tercera
2 (fraction) tercio (m); tercera parte (f)
two thirds of the votes dos tercios de los votos; two thirds of those present las dos terceras partes de los asistentes
3 (Mús) tercera (f)
4 (Britain) (Univ) tercera clase (f)
5 (Aut) tercera (f) velocidad; tercera (f)
in third en tercera
adverb
en tercer lugar
to finish third (in race) llegar en tercer lugar; to travel third viajar en tercera clase
modifier
third degree (n)
third estate (n) estado (m) llano
third party (n) tercero (m); tercera persona (f)
there was no third party involved
third party insurance (n) seguro (m) a terceros
third person (n) (Ling) tercera persona (f)
third way (n) (Pol) tercera vía (f)
...the so-called third way - appeasing the right while reaching out to middle England ...which foresaw a hazy third way for Romania, neither capitalist nor socialist But Ben stayed behind and invented The Third Way, a path he called `Caring Capitalism"
Third World (n) Tercer Mundo (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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