Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Three times.
  • adv. In a threefold quantity or degree.
  • adv. Archaic Extremely; greatly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. three times

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Three times.
  • adv. In a threefold manner or degree; repeatedly; very.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Three times.
  • Hence, in a general sense, repeatedly; emphatically; fully.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. three times

Etymologies

Middle English thries, adverbial genitive of thrie, from Old English thrīga; see trei- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English thries, from earlier thrie (from Old English þrīga) + adverbial -s. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • NSW, traditionally the bread basket of Aussie cricket, are the T20 champions, but Victoria won the title thrice in succession before the last edition.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Flashing twice means "I'm waiting for you;" and thrice translates to "I am home!"

    Sally Thorner: Flashing in East Africa

  • So what chance does Scot Ross have running against incumbent Doug LaFollette (Robert's first cousin thrice removed) in the fall Democratic primary for Secretary of State?

    He Follows the Flag Polls

  • After watching the young woman frown after I told her my name thrice, I spelled it out for her: Steve.

    What's in a Name?

  • So if winning thrice is a trend, what is winning four times?

    notes from the peanut gallery

  • And I say in the book, Grant would no more use the word thrice than Huck Finn would say the Lord ` s prayer.

    Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed America

  • The word thrice repeated rose softly on the night air, but struck like a hammer upon the ears of the man who, in studying the brain, had found himself often and inextricably entangled in the religions and mysteries of the East.

    Leonie of the Jungle

  • Upon the lowest platform he halted and lifted up his hands as in greeting, whereon up went painted shield and glittering spear and from the stalwart warriors rose a lusty shout, a word thrice repeated.

    Martin Conisby's Vengeance

  • I saw Alixe's lips frame my name thrice, though no word came forth, and my heart was bursting to cry out and clasp her to my breast.

    The Seats of the Mighty, Volume 2

  • He merely repeated the name thrice, but it gave her a moment of keen apprehension.

    Somehow Good

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