thirty

Definitions

  • Going about thirty, are we
    Going about thirty, are we
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj thirty being ten more than twenty
    • n thirty the cardinal number that is the product of ten and three
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Thirty percent of all bingo players are under the age of 35
    • Thirty A symbol expressing thirty, as 30, or XXX.
    • a Thirty Being three times ten; consisting of one more than twenty-nine; twenty and ten; as, the month of June consists of thirty days.
    • Thirty The sum of three tens, or twenty and ten; thirty units or objects.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When Burger King introduced the Whopper Sandwich in 1957, it cost only thirty-seven cents
    • n thirty In printing and telegraphy, the last sheet, word, or line of copy or of a despatch.
    • thirty Being thrice ten, three times ten, or twenty and ten.
    • n thirty The number which consists of three times ten.
    • n thirty A symbol representing thirty units, as 30, XXX, or xxx.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The ocean sunfish can produce thirty million eggs at once
    • adj., n Thirty thėr′ti three times ten
    • n Thirty a thirtieth part
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Quotations

  • Steve Kangas
    Steve Kangas
    “In my twenties, my pleasures tended to be physical. In my thirties, my pleasures tended to be intellectual. I can't say which was more exquisite.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “He who does not have common sense at age thirty will never have it.”
  • James A. Froude
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    “No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty.”
  • Nicholas Butler
    Nicholas Butler
    “The epitaphs on tombstones of a great many people should read: Died at thirty, and buried at sixty.”
  • Duchess Loelia
    Duchess Loelia
    “Anyone seen on a bus after age thirty has been a failure in life.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.”

Idioms

Problem is thirty - If a problem is 30, the problem is the person who sits 30 cm from the computer screen. It is used to describe people that lack technical knowledge and can be used when you insult someone who's having computer problems.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. thritty, AS. þrītig, þrittig,; akin to D. dertig, G. dreissig, Icel. þrjātīu, þrjātigi, þrir teger, Goth. þreis tigjus, i.e., three tens. See Three, and Ten, and cf. Thirteen

Usage

In literature:

Six-thirty came and passed.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Thirty miles from the bay it began making up for lost time.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
It wuz thirty years ago.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
He selected thirty men of approved valour for this undertaking.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
They arrived at their haven on the evening of the 1st of August, after a sail of thirty-six hours.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
She was thirty-five, and had nothing, while he was sixty-five, and was very rich.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Including our family, there were thirty in all.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
Twenty or thirty boats must be constructed to raft down the inland rivers.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
Twice he reached thirty and broke down; once he reached thirty-one and broke down.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
Certainly at no time more numerous than thirty thousand souls all told, including children.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
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In poetry:

The people said that she was blue:
But I was green, and loved her dearly.
She was approaching thirty-two;
And I was then eleven, nearly.
"Gemini And Virgo" by Charles Stuart Calverley
"Now thirty years are gane and past,
I am come frae a foreign land:
I am come to tell thee my love at last -
O Ladye, gie me thy hand!"
"The Lang Coortin'" by Lewis Carroll
"Nae use, nae use for sighs and tears:
Nae use at all to fret:
Sin' ye've bided sae well for thirty years,
Ye may bide a wee langer yet!"
"The Lang Coortin'" by Lewis Carroll
His fifty warriors let him guide,
Wi' thirty leil I'll meet him here;
Justice and heaven are on our side,
The base alane hae cause to fear!
"The Pastoral, Or Lyric Muse Of Scotland. Canto Third. Dornock Ha'. A Ballad" by Hector MacNeill
Full thirty frosts since thou wert young
Have chilled the withered grove,
Thou wretch! and hast thou lived so long,
Nor yet forgot to love?
"Upon A Venerable Rival" by William Cowper
John o' Brigham there was slain,
And John o' Barlow, as I hear say;
And thirty mae o' the captain's men,
Lay bleeding on the grund that day.
"Jamie Telfer" by Andrew Lang

In news:

A seasoned officer can tell in the first thirty seconds whether the trainer is credible or not.
Thirty local and regional artists display their work during the 2nd annual Dauphin Island Art Trail on Saturday, Oct 13, 2012, in Dauphin Island, Ala. Enlarge Mike Kittrell mkittrell@al.com Clay artist Marla Stroup of Milton, Fla.
Albert Brooks' 'Twenty Thirty' isn't that far off .
Albert Brooks' 'Twenty Thirty' isn't that far off.
NBC is out shopping the finale of the fifteen-year-old hospital drama series, ER, and is asking $425,000 for a thirty-second spot during the television event.
Thirty years after it was erected, however, it became apparent that the flagpole 's location with the Main Street right-of-way was becoming problematic.
Thirty thousand people have died in Syria's civil war—and the killing is only intensifying.
Skin-Care Treatments for Your Twenties, Thirties, and Forties .
It is the first biographical account of Mill for some thirty years.
Thirty minutes of the 90-minute class is spent paddling (excellent for the core, back and arms) and the rest is yoga practice on the board.
Thirty percent of men in Japan sit while they pee , and Sweden and Taiwan just put through proposals to encourage men to follow suit.
Thirty-two-year-old United midfielder Branko Boskovic wasn't too happy about being yanked in more.
Thirty Years of the (Original) Suzuki Katana Time Machine.
The following letter was recently sent to Thailand's Prime Minister Thanin Kraivichien by a group of thirty-eight American specialists on Thailand.
On the thirty-first anniversary of the Islamic revolution, Iran is marked by ongoing turmoil.
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In science:

On the other hand, qualitatively similar behaviour for dark matter halos has been expected for some thirty years: a virialized halo at a given epoch is approximately 200 times denser than the critical density at that epoch, whatever its mass (Gunn & Gott 1972).
Evolution in the structural properties of early-type Brightest Cluster Galaxies at small lookback time and dependence on the environment
Saia, Spectral analysis of data, Proceedings of the thirty-third annual ACM symposium on Theory of computing (New York, NY, USA), ACM, 2001, pp. 619–626.
Matrix Completion from a Few Entries
Nevertheless it took nearly thirty years until such populations could be found at z ∼ 2 –7, thanks in particular to instruments with large field of view (FOV) and 4-8m class telescopes (see e.g.
On The Origin of Lyman-alpha Absorption in Nearby Starbursts and Implications for Other Galaxies
This kind of elemental excitations due to the magneto-dielectric interaction was theoretically predicted more than thirty years ago [316], but no other experimental observation have been made until very recently [317-336].
Multiferroicity, The coupling between magnetic and polarization
The study of stochastic processes in random media has been a focal point of mathematical physics and probability for the past thirty years.
Simple Random Walk on Long Range Percolation Clusters II: Scaling Limits
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