Definition for THIRD

THIRD, n. [thurd.]

  1. The third part of any thing. A man takes land and tills it for one third of the produce; the owner taking two thirds.
  2. The sixtieth part of a second of time.
  3. In music, an interval containing three diatonic sounds; the major composed of two tones, called by the Greeks ditone, and the minor called hemiditone, consisting of a tone and a half. Rousseau. Busby.

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