(noun, adjective, numeral)


1. being one more than two

Similar word(s): cardinal


1. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

Similar word(s): leash, tercet, ternary, ternion, terzetto, tierce, trey, triad, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika

Definition categories: quantity, digit, figure

2. one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips

Similar word(s): trey

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with three as a noun:

- Put all the threes in a separate container.

- All the threes will go in Mrs. Smith's class, while I'll take the fours and fives.


1. (cardinal) A numerical value after two and before four. Represented in Arabic digits as 3; This many dots (•••).

2. (of a set or group) Having three elements.