twenty-two


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twen•ty-two

(ˈtwɛn tiˈtu, ˈtwʌn-)

n.
1. a cardinal number, 20 plus 2.
2. a symbol for this number, as 22 or XXII.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. a.22-caliber handgun or its cartridge.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twenty-two - the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty-one and onetwenty-two - the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty-one and one
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
2.twenty-two - a .22 caliber firearm (pistol or rifle)twenty-two - a .22 caliber firearm (pistol or rifle)
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
twenty-two pistol - a .22-caliber pistol
twenty-two rifle - a .22-caliber rifle
Adj.1.twenty-two - being two more than twentytwenty-two - being two more than twenty    
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
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One thin envelope, from a robber magazine, contained for twenty-two dollars.
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Ask number twenty-two, vether he'll have 'em now, or vait till he gets 'em,' was the reply.
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But the visitors did not reflect that besides the couple of hours during which they saw their host, there were also twenty-two hours in the day during which the private and intimate life of the house continued.