Dear 3rd grader, here you have your magic 3rd grade Spelling Words list, containing words suitable for you.
Use this list to train for the spelling bee, organize quizzes at school and improve your vocabulary.
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Afterwards, you will be able to understand if you have those words at your grasp and whether or not you can move to the 3rd grade spelling words’ list.
As you jump into this spelling words list targeted towards 3rd grade students, you’ll see that the words are getting a bit longer.
Remember, these lists are prepared after thorough research on different national level spelling bee competitions.
Hence, the words are carefully chosen to help 3rd graders with their spelling, vocabulary, and for their future spelling bee endeavors.
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3rd grade Spelling words definitions
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|Fuzz||To make drunk. – Fine, light particles or fibers; loose, volatile matter. – To fly off in minute particles.|
|Prop||A shell, used as a die. See Props. – To support, or prevent from falling, by placing something under or against; as, to prop up a fence or an old building; (Fig.) to sustain; to maintain; as, to prop a declining state. – That which sustains an incumbent weight; that on which anything rests or leans for support; a support; a stay; as, a prop for a building.|
|Barefoot||With the feet bare; without shoes or stockings.|
|Batch||The quantity of bread baked at one time. – A quantity of anything produced at one operation; a group or collection of persons or things of the same kind; as, a batch of letters; the next batch of business.|
|Grip||The griffin. – A small ditch or furrow. – To trench; to drain. – An energetic or tenacious grasp; a holding fast; strength in grasping. – A peculiar mode of clasping the hand, by which members of a secret association recognize or greet, one another; as, a masonic grip. – That by which anything is grasped; a handle or gripe; as, the grip of a sword. – A device for grasping or holding fast to something. – To give a grip to; to grasp; to gripe.|
|Hammer||An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the like, consisting of a head, usually of steel or iron, fixed crosswise to a handle. – Something which in firm or action resembles the common hammer – That part of a clock which strikes upon the bell to indicate the hour. – The padded mallet of a piano, which strikes the wires, to produce the tones. – The malleus. – That part of a gunlock which strikes the percussion cap, or firing pin; the cock; formerly, however, a piece of steel covering the pan of a flintlock musket and struck by the flint of the cock to ignite the priming. – Also, a person of thing that smites or shatters; as, St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies. – To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to hammer iron. – To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating. – To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor; — usually with out. – To be busy forming anything; to labor hard as if shaping something with a hammer. – To strike repeated blows, literally or figuratively.|
|Harvest||The gathering of a crop of any kind; the ingathering of the crops; also, the season of gathering grain and fruits, late summer or early autumn. – That which is reaped or ready to be reaped or gath//ed; a crop, as of grain (wheat, maize, etc.), or fruit. – The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward. – To reap or gather, as any crop.|
|Howled||To utter a loud, protraced, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do. – To utter a sound expressive of distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail. – To make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast. – To utter with outcry. – The protracted, mournful cry of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound. – A prolonged cry of distress or anguish; a wail.|
|Claw||A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird. – The whole foot of an animal armed with hooked nails; the pinchers of a lobster, crab, etc. – Anything resembling the claw of an animal, as the curved and forked end of a hammer for drawing nails. – A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, as the base of petals of the pink. – To pull, tear, or scratch with, or as with, claws or nails. – To relieve from some uneasy sensation, as by scratching; to tickle; hence, to flatter; to court. – To rail at; to scold. – To scrape, scratch, or dig with a claw, or with the hand as a claw.|
|Thorn||A hard and sharp-pointed projection from a woody stem; usually, a branch so transformed; a spine. – Any shrub or small tree which bears thorns; especially, any species of the genus Crataegus, as the hawthorn, whitethorn, cockspur thorn. – Fig.: That which pricks or annoys as a thorn; anything troublesome; trouble; care. – The name of the Anglo-Saxon letter /, capital form /. It was used to represent both of the sounds of English th, as in thin, then. So called because it was the initial letter of thorn, a spine. – To prick, as with a thorn.|
|Compost||A mixture; a compound. – A mixture for fertilizing land; esp., a composition of various substances (as muck, mold, lime, and stable manure) thoroughly mingled and decomposed, as in a compost heap. – To manure with compost. – To mingle, as different fertilizing substances, in a mass where they will decompose and form into a compost.|
|Topical||Of or pertaining to a place; limited; logical application; as, a topical remedy; a topical claim or privilege. – Pertaining to, or consisting of, a topic or topics; according to topics. – Resembling a topic, or general maxim; hence, not demonstrative, but merely probable, as an argument.|
|Limp||To halt; to walk lamely. Also used figuratively. – A halt; the act of limping. – A scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve. – Flaccid; flabby, as flesh. – Lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat.|
|Tulip||Any plant of the liliaceous genus Tulipa. Many varieties are cultivated for their beautiful, often variegated flowers.|
|Dull||Slow of understanding; wanting readiness of apprehension; stupid; doltish; blockish. – Slow in action; sluggish; unready; awkward. – Insensible; unfeeling. – Not keen in edge or point; lacking sharpness; blunt. – Not bright or clear to the eye; wanting in liveliness of color or luster; not vivid; obscure; dim; as, a dull fire or lamp; a dull red or yellow; a dull mirror. – Heavy; gross; cloggy; insensible; spiritless; lifeless; inert. – Furnishing little delight, spirit, or variety; uninteresting; tedious; cheerless; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; as, a dull story or sermon; a dull occupation or period; hence, cloudy; overcast; as, a dull day. – To deprive of sharpness of edge or point. – To make dull, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy, as the senses, the feelings, the perceptions, and the like. – To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish. – To deprive of liveliness or activity; to render heavy; to make inert; to depress; to weary; to sadden. – To become dull or stupid.|
|Usher||An officer or servant who has the care of the door of a court, hall, chamber, or the like; hence, an officer whose business it is to introduce strangers, or to walk before a person of rank. Also, one who escorts persons to seats in a church, theater, etc. – An under teacher, or assistant master, in a school. – To introduce or escort, as an usher, forerunner, or harbinger; to forerun; — sometimes followed by in or forth; as, to usher in a stranger; to usher forth the guests; to usher a visitor into the room.|
|Vast||Waste; desert; desolate; lonely. – Of great extent; very spacious or large; also, huge in bulk; immense; enormous; as, the vast ocean; vast mountains; the vast empire of Russia. – Very great in numbers, quantity, or amount; as, a vast army; a vast sum of money. – Very great in importance; as, a subject of vast concern. – A waste region; boundless space; immensity.|
|Eyelid||The cover of the eye; that portion of movable skin with which an animal covers or uncovers the eyeball at pleasure.|
|Fireplace||The part a chimney appropriated to the fire; a hearth; — usually an open recess in a wall, in which a fire may be built.|
|Padlock||A portable lock with a bow which is usually jointed or pivoted at one end so that it can be opened, the other end being fastened by the bolt, — used for fastening by passing the bow through a staple over a hasp or through the links of a chain, etc. – Fig.: A curb; a restraint. – To fasten with, or as with, a padlock; to stop; to shut; to confine as by a padlock.|
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