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three

1. the cardinal number that is the sum of two and one and is a prime number
2. a numeral, 3, III, (iii), representing this number
3. the amount or quantity that is one greater than two
4. something representing, represented by, or consisting of three units such as a playing card with three symbols on it
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three

symbolizes good luck; most holy of all numbers. [World Culture: Jobes, 1563–1566]
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