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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

twentieth

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twenty

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twenty

pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of twenty in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology 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



TWENTY Defined for Kids

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twenty

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adjective twen·ty \ˈtwen-tē\

Definition of twenty for Students

  1. :  being one more than 19 <One dollar equals twenty nickels.>




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twenty

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noun twen·ty

Definition of twenty for Students

  1. :  one more than 19 :  four times five :  20





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