1. The plank, stone, or piece of timber, which lies under a door, especially of a dwelling house, church,
temple, or the like; the doorsill; hence, entrance; gate; door.
2. Fig.: The place or point of entering or beginning, entrance; outset; as, the threshold of life.
(Thresh"wold`) n. Threshold. [Obs.]
(Threste) v. t. [imp. Threste; p. p. & Threst.] To thrust. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Thret"teen`) a. Thirteen. [Obs. or Scot.]
(Thret"ty) a. Thirty. [Obs. or Scot.] Burns.
(Threw) imp. of Throw.
(Thrib"ble) a. Triple; treble; threefold. [Prov. Eng. or Colloq.] Halliwell.
(Thrice) adv. [OE. thries; thrie thrice (AS. þriga, þriwa) + - s, the adverbal suffix. See Three,
1. Three times. "Thrice in vain." Spenser.
Verily I say unto thee. That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.Matt. xxvi. 34.
2. In a threefold manner or degree; repeatedly; very.
Thrice noble lord, let me entreat of youShak.
To pardon me.
Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just.Shak.
Thrice is often used, generally with an intensive force, to form compounds which are usually of obvious
meaning; as, in thrice-blessed, thrice-favored, thrice-hallowed, thrice-happy, thrice-told, and the like.
(Thrice"cock`) n. (Zoöl.) The missel thrush. [Prov. Eng.]
(Thrid) a. Third. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Thrid), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thridded; p. pr. & vb. n. Thridding.] [A variant of thread.]
1. To pass through in the manner of a thread or a needle; to make or find a course through; to thread.
Some thrid the mazy ringlets of her hair.Pope.
And now he thrids the bramble bush.J. R. Drake.
To thrid the musky-circled mazes.
2. To make or effect (a way or course) through something; as, to thrid one's way through a wood.
(Thrid), n. Thread; continuous line. [Archaic]
I resume the thrid of my discourse.Dryden.
(Thri"fal`low) v. t. See Thryfallow, and Trifallow. [R.] Tusser.
(Thrift) n. [Icel. þrift. See Thrive.]