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three

number
noun
adjective
pronoun
1 number in counting, telephone numbers, scorelines etca trí  c m utwo, three, four a dó, a trí, a ceathairwhat number comes before three? cén uimhir a thagann roimh a trí?number three uimhir a tríto count in threes comhaireamh i dtríonna, cuntas i dtríonnaring extension nine seven three glaoigh ar fholíne a naoi a seacht a tríshe won three nil bhuaigh sí a trí a náid 2 number MATH general use in mathematicstrí  c m ua trí  c m u
► (in calculations)
a trí  c m uthree and three is six a trí agus a trí, sin a sétwenty minus three makes seventeen fiche lúide a trí, sin a seacht déagdivide the result by three roinn an toradh ar a trímultiply five by three iolraigh a cúig faoi a tríthree times four is twelve a ceathair faoi a trí, sin a dó dhéag
► (in decimals)
a trí  c m uthree point two three a trí ponc a dó a trí, a trí pointe a dó a trí
► (in powers)
a trí  c m uto the power of three i gcumhacht a trí
► (in percentages)
trí  c m uthree per cent trí faoin gcéad
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3 number in time expressionsa trí  c m uit's three o'clock tá sé a trí a chlogit starts at three tosaíonn sé ar a trí, tosaíonn sé ag a tríit happened at three in the morning tharla sé ar a trí ar maidin, tharla sé ag a trí ar maidintwenty to three fiche chun a trí, fiche go dtí a tríquarter past three ceathrú i ndiaidh a trí, ceathrú tar éis a tríat three forty-five ag a trí daichead a cúig 4 number in calendar expressionstrí  c m uin three thirteen i dtrí chéad a trí déagin the year three sixty-two sa bhliain trí seasca a dó
noun
5 noun as a nountrí masc4  c m uthe three is missing tá an trí ar iarraidhhow many threes are there? cá mhéad trí atá ann?there's a zero after the three tá náid i ndiaidh an tríhe needs a double three tá trí dúbailte ag teastáil uaidh 6 noun GAMES in cardstrí masc4  c m uhe has two threes and a king tá dhá thrí agus rí aigethe three of diamonds an trí muileata
adjective
7 adjective when counting thingstrí  c m u
► (followed predominantly by singular noun in Irish)
three days trí láthree numbers trí uimhirit has three parts tá trí chuid annwe lost by three points chailleamar le trí phointethey answered three questions d'fhreagair siad trí cheistthree heavy boxes trí bhosca trom, trí bhosca thromathe three red apples na trí úll dearg, na trí úll dheargathree busy months trí mhí ghnóthach, trí mhí ghnóthachathe three cold nights na trí oíche fhuar, na trí oíche fhuarait cost three or four dollars chosain sé trí nó ceathair de dhollair
► (with certain nouns in Irish which take a plural form after the number 3)
three times trí huairethree busy weeks trí seachtaine gnóthachathree small ones trí cinn bheagathe three critical years na trí bliana criticiúla
8 adjective when counting peopletriúr  c m utrí  c m uthere were three women bhí triúr ban ann, bhí trí bhean annwe have three teachers tá triúr múinteoirí againn, tá trí mhúinteoir againnthe three runners remaining an triúr reathaithe atá fágtha, na trí reathaí atá fágtha 9 adjective as ordinal numbera trí  c m upart three of the course cuid a trí den chúrsaat the beginning of chapter three ag tús chaibidil a trícontestant number three iomaitheoir uimhir a tríin year three i mbliain a tríthis is day three of the protest is é seo an tríú lá den agóid 10 adjective in age expressionstrí bliana d'aoishe's three years old tá sé trí bliana d'aoisshe's three tá sí a tríchildren under the age of three páistí faoi bhun trí bliana d'aois 11 adjective MEAS in measurementstrí  c m uit's three cm long tá sé trí cm ar fadit weighs three kilograms tá trí chileagram meáchain annthree litres of fuel trí lítear breoslait's three miles from here tá sé trí mhíle as seo 12 adjective MEAS, CLOTH in clothing sizes etca trí  c m usize three shoes bróga de mhéid a tríshe's a size three méid a trí a chaitheann sí, a trí a thógann sído you have them in size three? an bhfuil siad agaibh i méid a trí?
pronoun
13 pronoun three thingstrí cinn  c m utriúr  c m uI read three of the stories léigh mé trí cinn de na scéalta, léigh mé triúr de na scéaltathree of his horses are sick tá trí cinn dá chuid capall tinn, tá triúr dá chuid capall tinnthat's three of them sin trí cinn acu, sin triúr acushe only wants three níl ach trí cinn uaithi, níl ach triúr de dhíth uirthigive me two or three more tabhair dhá cheann nó trí cinn eile dom, tabhair péire nó trí cinn eile dom, tabhair beirt nó triúr eile dom 14 pronoun three peopletriúr  c m uthere are three of us tá triúr againn annhe met three of the staff bhuail sé le triúr den fhoireannthree of them are qualified tá triúr díobh cáilithe, tá triúr acu cáilitheonly three turned up níor tháinig ach triúrI'll call two or three more glaofaidh mé ar bheirt nó triúr eilethe Irish three came third tháinig triúr na hÉireann sa tríú háit

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