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twenty

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noun twen·ty \ˈtwen-tē, ˈtwən-\

Simple Definition of twenty

  • : the number 20

  • : the 20th in a set or series

  • twenties : the numbers ranging from 20 to 29

Full Definition of twenty

plural twenties

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2 plural :  the numbers 20 to 29; specifically :  the years 20 to 29 in a lifetime or century

  3. 3 :  a 20-dollar bill

twen·ti·eth play \-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



TWENTIETH Defined for Kids

1

twentieth

adjective twen·ti·eth \ˈtwen-tē-əth\

Definition of twentieth

  1. :  coming right after 19th




2

twentieth

noun twen·ty

Definition of twentieth

  1. :  number 20 in a series





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