a three-dimensional effect
business → another name for Big Four
three-stranded knitting wool
When talking about children's education, the three Rs are the basic skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic .
providing connections to three routes from a central point
a feature formerly found on the third page of the British tabloid newspaper The Sun newspaper, consisting of a photograph of a female model with naked breasts
designating or of a full-color printing process using three separate plates, each reproducing one primary color
a car with three doors : one to the driver's seat, one to the passenger's seat, and one to the boot or trunk ; hatchback
designating or of a musical rhythm with three quarter notes to a measure
→ a shortened form of three-line whip
(of an electrical system, circuit, or device) having, generating, or using three alternating voltages of the same frequency, displaced in phase by 120°
A three-piece suit is a set of three pieces of matching clothing, usually a man's jacket, waistcoat, and trousers .
having three sides
→ a former name for LP 1
three shouts of hurrah given in unison by a group to honour someone or celebrate something
of, relating to, or comprising a colour print or a photomechanical process in which a picture is reproduced by superimposing three prints from half-tone plates in inks corresponding to the three primary colours
anything having three levels or layers
In American English, people sometimes use three-fourths to mean → three-quarters .
(of a horse) having the three usual paces, the walk, trot, and canter
(of a piece of furniture ) having three legs or supports
→ another name for three (sense 5 )
a shot worth three points from beyond a line ( three point line ) that forms a semicircle around each basket
You can use three-quarter to describe something which is three fourths of the usual size or three fourths of a standard measurement .
a port in E Canada, in Quebec on the St Lawrence River: one of the world's largest centres of newsprint production . Pop: 46 264 (2001)
having a cross section that is an equilateral triangle
A three-wheeler is a bicycle or car with three wheels.
the three Rs:
the three skills regarded as the fundamentals of education ; reading, writing, and arithmetic
If you describe something such as a disagreement, competition, or game as three-cornered, you mean that it involves three people, groups, or teams.
Three-quarters is an amount that is three out of four equal parts of something.
Group of Three:
Japan, US, and Germany (formerly West Germany), regarded as the largest industrialized nations
reel of three:
(in Scottish country dancing ) a figure-of-eight movement danced by three people
rule of three:
a mathematical rule asserting that the value of one unknown quantity in a proportion is found by multiplying the denominator of each ratio by the numerator of the other
the three magi:
the wise men from the East who came to do homage to the infant Jesus ( Matthew 2:1–12) and traditionally called Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar
a dramatic production such as play or film which is divided into three acts or sections
a hit on which the batter reaches third base
A three-dimensional object is solid rather than flat, because it can be measured in three different directions, usually the height, length, and width . The abbreviation 3-D can also be used.
an electrical plug with three pins or metal projections to fit into a socket
the three Horatii:
three Roman brothers who were victorious against the three Curiatii in single combat to secure victory in the war with Alba Longa
a swindling game in which a certain card, after being shown, is palmed and then ostensibly made one of three cards placed face down and shifted about, with the victim challenged to bet on its location
a game in which players bet on which of three inverted playing cards is the queen
a triangular shaped hat which was popular in the 17th and 18th centuries; its turned up brim formed a gutter for catching rain
A three-course meal is a meal that consists of three parts served one after the other.
the sport of taking part in equestrian competitions (esp three-day events ), usually consisting of three sections: dressage, cross-country riding, and showjumping
a rider or horse that takes part in three-day eventing
participation in a three day equestrian competition consisting of dressage, cross-country jumping, and stadium jumping
a mild contagious viral disease, somewhat similar to measles, characterized by cough, sore throat, skin rash, and occasionally vomiting . It can cause congenital defects if caught during the first three months of pregnancy
a form of simple triple time in which there are three crotchet beats to the bar, indicated by the time signature 3 4
three jaw chuck:
a cut of beef extending from the neck to the shoulder blade
a race in which pairs of competitors run with their adjacent legs tied together
A three-line whip is a situation where the MPs in a political party are ordered to attend parliament and vote in a particular way on a particular issue .