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Webster 1913 Edition


Twenty

Twen′ty

(twĕn′ty̆)
,
Adj.
[OE.
twenty
, AS.
twēntig
,
twentig
; akin to OFries.
twintich
, OS.
twēntig
, D. & LG.
twintig
, OHG.
zweinzug
, G.
zwanzig
, Goth.
twai tigjis
; that is, two tens. See
Twain
,
Two
, and
Ten
.]
1.
One more than nineteen; twice ten;
as,
twenty
men
.
2.
An indefinite number more or less that twenty.
Shak.
Maximilian, upon
twenty
respects, could not have been the man.
Bacon.

Twen′ty

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Twenties
.
1.
The number next following nineteen; the sum of twelve and eight, or twice ten; twenty units or objects; a score.
2.
A symbol representing twenty units, as 20, or xx.

Webster 1828 Edition


Twenty

TWEN'TY

,
Adj.
[L. decem.]
1.
Twice ten; as twenty men; twenty years.
2.
Proverbially, an indefinite number.
Maximilian, upon twenty respects, could not have been the man.

Definition 2022


twenty

twenty

English

English numbers
 <  19 20 21  > 
2
    Cardinal : twenty
    Ordinal : twentieth
    Multiplier : twentyfold

Alternative forms

  • Arabic numerals: 20 (see for numerical forms in other scripts)
  • Roman numerals: XX

Numeral

twenty

  1. The cardinal number 20, occurring after nineteen and before twenty-one.

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Translations

Noun

twenty (plural twenties)

  1. (colloquial) A banknote with a denomination of 20.
    The waiter’s face lit up when I gave him a twenty.
  2. (CB slang) 10-20 (location).
    What’s your twenty, good buddy?
  3. (military) A set of twenty push-ups.
    Drop and give me twenty, Ric! (Recruit.)

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