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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 play \-tē-əth\ adjective or noun
twenty adjective
twenty pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of twenty in a sentence

  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



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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