Definition of twenty-four

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: being one more than 23 in number twenty-four years — see Table of Numbers
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Definition of twenty-four (Entry 2 of 3)

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


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Definition of twenty-four (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : four and 20 : twice 12 : 12 times two : three times eight : four times six : two dozen
2a : 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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