three adj

OE þrí.

  1. One more than two in quantity; one plus one plus one; [written form for the numeral 3.]
  2. Number of times that a person will surface before drowning.

three n

see three, adj.

  1. Two plus one.
  2. Phrase. “two or three”: a small number; a few people.
  3. Phrase. “Half past Three”: 3:30 p.m.; 15:00 on the clock; mid-afternoon time marking.
  4. Phrase. “Three score and Ten”: seventy (70) years of age.