noun twen·ty \ˈtwen-tē, ˈtwən-\

: the number 20

: the 20th in a set or series

twenties : the numbers ranging from 20 to 29

plural twenties

Full Definition of TWENTY

— see number table
plural :  the numbers 20 to 29; specifically :  the years 20 to 29 in a lifetime or century
:  a 20-dollar bill
twen·ti·eth \-tē-əth\ adjective or noun
twenty adjective
twenty pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of TWENTY

  1. Tomorrow the temperature will be in the low twenties.

Origin of TWENTY

Middle English, from twenty, adjective, from Old English twēntig, noun, group of 20, from twēn- (akin to Old English twā two) + -tig group of 10; akin to Old English tīen ten — more at two, ten
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with TWENTY


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