twenty-three

1 of 3

adjective

: being one more than 22 in number
twenty-three years
see Table of Numbers

twenty-three

2 of 3

pronoun, plural in construction

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

twenty-three

3 of 3

noun

"
1
: three and 20
2
a
: 23 units or objects
a total of twenty-three
b
: a group or set of 23
3
: the numerable quantity symbolized by the arabic numerals 23
4
: the 23d in a set or series
especially : an article of clothing of the 23d size
wears a twenty-three
5
: a railway telegraph signal for a message of greatest urgency
6
: the end : that's all compare twenty-three skiddoo

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“Twenty-three.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twenty-three. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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