Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English treye, from Old French treie, from Latin tria, neuter of trēs, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • But Wade then found Jones for the long trey from the right wing and Alonzo Mourning, in foul trouble all night, came across the lane to swat away Larry Hughes 'final attempt to tie the game with eight seconds to go.

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  • "We knew they liked to run and lob the ball up for the 'trey' a lot," Maryland guard Chris McCray said.

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  • Here, you know, people stake their luck on a cardinal just as they nurse a 'trey' in the lottery, and if their cardinal proves the winning number and becomes pope they gain a fortune.

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  • Here, you know, people stake their luck on a cardinal just as they nurse a 'trey' in the lottery, and if their cardinal proves the winning number and becomes pope they gain a fortune.

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  • That worthy soul was nursing up a combination of three numbers called a "trey" in a lottery, and lotteries give no credit to their customers.

    The Two Brothers

  • That worthy soul was nursing up a combination of three numbers called a "trey" in a lottery, and lotteries give no credit to their customers.

    The Celibates

  • ..one quick finger compression is all it takes...like a roll of the loaded dice, it comes up an elliptic "trey" any & every time i need it...

    This Just In: Plugs and Deliberations

  • amd fan boi: do something useful for once if that is all possible, given your penchant for dead-end technologies, shore up the blogs firewall and the one on fsj's IP also. and for f**k's sake shut up about 'caledonia,' or i'll have 'trey' back here insinuating 'c**kf*g' at you for your effeminate use of 'boi'!

    Sumner Redstone keeps firing people

  • For more info check out www.treyanthonystudios.com or to contact trey, please email trey@treyanthonystudios.com.

    Trey Anthony: State of Emergency for Black Girls

  • For more info check out www.treyanthonystudios.com or to contact trey, please email trey@treyanthonystudios.com.

    Trey Anthony: State of Emergency for Black Girls

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