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Meaning of “third” in the English Dictionary

"third" in British English

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thirdordinal number [S]

uk   /θɜːd/  us   /θɝːd/
A2 3rd written as a word: the third ​road on the ​right the third ​time "What's the ​date today?" "It's the third (ofJuly)." She was/came third in the ​competition.

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thirdnoun

uk   /θɜːd/  us   /θɝːd/
  • third noun (QUALIFICATION)

(also third-class degree) [C] an undergraduatedegree from a ​university in the UK and some other ​countries that is below a ​second-classdegree
  • third noun (BASEBALL)

[C usually singular] informal →  third base
(Definition of third from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"third" in American English

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thirdadjective, adverb, noun [C]

 us   /θɜrd/
(a ​person or thing) coming ​immediately after the second and before all ​others: My ​horsefinished third in the ​race. [C] They were ​married on the third of ​November. A third is one of three ​equalparts of something.
(Definition of third from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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