Three a. One more than two; two and one. “I offer thee three things.”
Three solemn aisles approach the shrine. --Keble.
Note: ☞ Three is often joined with other words, forming compounds signifying divided into, composed of, or containing, three parts, portions, organs, or the like; as, three-branched, three-capsuled, three-celled, three-cleft, three-edged, three-foot, three-footed, three-forked, three-grained, three-headed, three-legged, three-mouthed, three-nooked, three-petaled, three-pronged, three-ribbed, three-seeded, three-stringed, three-toed, and the like.
1. The number greater by a unit than two; three units or objects.
2. A symbol representing three units, as 3 or iii.
Rule of three. Arith. See under Rule, n.
adj : being one more than two [syn: 3, iii]
n : the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
[syn: 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash,
troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion,
triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace]