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

  • n. A card, die, or domino with three pips.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A playing card with the rank of three.
  • n. A score of three in cards, dice, or dominoes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Three, at cards, dice, or dominoes; a card, die, or domino of three spots or pips.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A card or die with three spots. Also tray.

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

  • n. one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips
  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one


Middle English treye, from Old French treie, from Latin tria, neuter of tr─ôs, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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