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three-quarter time a musical meter having three quarter notes or their equivalent in each measure; three-four time.
three-ring circus a circus having simultaneous performances in three separate rings. [2 definitions]
three R's reading, writing, and arithmetic, considered as the fundamentals of education.
threescore being three times twenty in number; sixty.
threesome a group of three people or things, as in a golf game.
three-way designed to operate in three ways, esp. as a light bulb or electrical switch that operates on three different wattages.
three-wheeler a vehicle with three wheels, such as a tricycle or some early or experimental cars.
threnody a poem or song of mourning; lamentation; dirge.
thresh to separate the grain from the chaff of (a cereal such as wheat). [3 definitions]
thresher a person or machine that threshes grain. [2 definitions]
threshold the sill underneath a door; doorway. [3 definitions]
thresh out to discuss vigorously and at length until agreement is reached.
thresh over to discuss vigorously and at length until agreement is reached.
threw past tense of throw.
thrice in three instances; three times. [2 definitions]
thrift prudent management and saving of one's resources, esp. money; frugality. [3 definitions]
thrift institution a financial institution, such as a savings and loan bank or credit union, whose primary function is handling savings accounts.
thriftless lacking thrift; careless with money; improvident; wasteful.
thriftshop a store that sells used or second-hand goods at reduced prices, usu. to raise funds for a charity.
thrifty practicing thrift; economical. [2 definitions]
thrill to cause to feel a sudden, intense excitement, passion, or the like. [8 definitions]