twenty-four

1 of 3

adjective

: being one more than 23 in number
twenty-four years
see Table of Numbers

twenty-four

2 of 3

pronoun, plural in construction

"
: 24 countable persons or things not specified but under consideration and being enumerated
twenty-four are here
twenty-four were found

twenty-four

3 of 3

noun

"
1
: four and 20 : twice 12 : 12 times two : three times eight : four times six : two dozen
2
a
: 24 units or objects
a total of twenty-four
b
: a group or set of 24
3
: the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 24
4
: the 24th in a set or series
especially : an article of clothing of the 24th size
wears a twenty-four
5
twenty-fours plural, archaic : twenty-fourmo

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“Twenty-four.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twenty-four. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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