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Language: Old English
Origin: thridda, thirdda

third

1 adjective
     
third1
1HM coming after two other things in a series:
in the third century
her third birthday
2

third time lucky

British English, (the) third time's the charm American English spoken used when you have failed to do something twice and hope to be successful the third time
third pronoun:
I'm planning to leave on the third (=the third day of the month).
thirdly adverb

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