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twen·ty

 (twĕn′tē, twŭn′-)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to 2 × 10.
2. twenties
a. A decade or the numbers from 20 to 29: The children are now in their twenties. The temperature dipped into the twenties.
b. often Twenties The decade from 20 to 29 in a century.
3. A twenty-dollar bill.

[Middle English, from Old English twēntig; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

twen′ty adj. & pron.

twenty

(ˈtwɛntɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the product of ten and two; a score. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 20, XX, etc, representing this number
3. something representing, represented by, or consisting of 20 units
determiner
a. amounting to twenty: twenty questions.
b. (as pronoun): to order twenty.
[Old English twēntig; related to Old High German zweinzug, German zwanzig]

twen•ty

(ˈtwɛn ti, ˈtwʌn-)

n., pl. -ties,
adj. n.
1. a cardinal number, 10 times 2.
2. a symbol for this number, as 20 or XX.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. a twenty-dollar bill.
5. twenties, the numbers from 20 through 29, as in referring to the years of a lifetime or of a century or to degrees of temperature.
adj.
6. amounting to 20 in number.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English twēntig, c. Old Frisian tw(e)intich, Old High German zweinzug, Gothic twai tigjus; see twin, -ty1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twenty - the cardinal number that is the sum of nineteen and onetwenty - the cardinal number that is the sum of nineteen and one
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
2.twenty - a United States bill worth 20 dollarstwenty - a United States bill worth 20 dollars
bank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, Federal Reserve note, government note, greenback, bill, note - a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"
Adj.1.twenty - denoting a quantity consisting of 20 items or unitstwenty - denoting a quantity consisting of 20 items or units
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"

twenty

determiner
Related words
adjectives vicenary, vigesimal
combining form icosa-
Translations
الرَّقِم 20العَدَد 20عِشْرُونعُمْر 20 سَنَهفي عُمْر العِشْرين
двадесет
vint
dvacetdvacet letdvacetiletý
tyve
dudek
kakskümmend
kaksikymmentä
dvadeset
húszhúsz évhúszas
tuttugututtugu ára
二十
20
viginti
dvidešimtasdvidešimtasisdvidešimtiesdvidešimties metųdvidešimties metų amžius
divdesmitdivdesmit gadu vecumsdivdesmit gadus vecs
douăzeci
dvadsať rokovdvajset
dvajset
двадесет
tjugo
ishirini
ยี่สิบ
yirmiyirmi yaşyirmi yaşında
двайцять
hai mươi

twenty

[ˈtwentɪ]
A. ADJveinte
twenty-two metre line (Rugby) → línea f de veintidós metros
twenty-twenty visionvisión f normal
B. Nveinte m
the twenties (eg 1920s) → los años veinte
to be in one's twentiestener veintitantos (años), ser un veinteañero
see fifty for usage

twenty

[ˈtwɛnti] numvingt
He's twenty → Il a vingt ans.
twenty-one → vingt et untwenty-first [ˌtwɛntiˈfɜːrst] n (also twenty-first birthday) → vingt et unième anniversaire mtwenty-four hours npl (= whole day) → vingt-quatre heures fpl
twenty-four hours a day advvingt-quatre heures sur vingt-quatretwenty-twenty vision n
to have twenty-twenty vision → avoir dix dixièmes à chaque œil

twenty

adjzwanzig
nZwanzig f; (= banknote)Zwanziger m ? also sixty

twenty

:
twentyfold
adj, adv (old)zwanzigfach
twenty-four seven
n Geschäft, das sieben Tage die Woche und 24 Stunden am Tag geöffnet hat
adjrund um die Uhr; twenty serviceService, der rund um die Uhr zur Verfügung steht
twenty-twenty vision
n100-prozentige Sehschärfe

twenty

[ˈtwɛntɪ]
1. adjventi inv
2. nventi m inv
for usage see fifty

twenty

(ˈtwenti) noun
1. the number or figure 20.
2. the age of 20.
adjective
1. 20 in number.
2. aged 20.
ˈtwenties noun plural
1. the period of time between one's twentieth and thirtieth birthdays.
2. the range of temperatures between twenty and thirty degrees.
3. the period of time between the twentieth and thirtieth years of a century.
ˈtwentieth noun
1. one of twenty equal parts.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of twenty (people, things etc); (the) next after the nineteenth.
twenty-
having twenty (of something).
ˈtwenty-year-old noun
a person who is twenty years old.
adjective
(of a person or thing) twenty years old.

twenty

عِشْرُون dvacet tyve zwanzig είκοσι veinte kaksikymmentä vingt dvadeset venti 二十 20 twintig tjue dwadzieścia vinte двадцать tjugo ยี่สิบ yirmi hai mươi 二十
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And if turning up my hair makes me one, I'll wear it in two tails till I'm twenty," cried Jo, pulling off her net, and shaking down a chestnut mane.
Wing Biddlebaum, forever frightened and beset by a ghostly band of doubts, did not think of himself as in any way a part of the life of the town where he had lived for twenty years.
He has come across some old manuscripts, or ancient document records, referring to this valley, and they state, according to this article he has written for the magazine, that somewhere in the valley is a wonderful city, traces of which have been found twenty to forty feet below the surface, on which great trees are growing, showing that the city was covered hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago.
I DO NOT REMEMBER our arrival at my grandfather's farm sometime before daybreak, after a drive of nearly twenty miles with heavy work-horses.
We said the country should be ours from the place where the water runs up no longer on this stream, to a river twenty sun's journey toward the summer.
But if there should by any chance happen to be a woman who is single at seven and twenty, I should not think Colonel Brandon's being thirty-five any objection to his marrying HER.
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For you see he was barely twenty, and to have met your ideal so early in life is apt to rob the remainder of the journey of something of its zest.
That I knew the ingredients very well, which were cheap and common; I understood the manner of compounding them, and could direct his workmen how to make those tubes, of a size proportionable to all other things in his majesty's kingdom, and the largest need not be above a hundred feet long; twenty or thirty of which tubes, charged with the proper quantity of powder and balls, would batter down the walls of the strongest town in his dominions in a few hours, or destroy the whole metropolis, if ever it should pretend to dispute his absolute commands.
The reader must know that the ghost had calmly been paid his first twenty thousand francs.
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