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 (twĕn′tē, twŭn′-)
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twenties - the time of life between 20 and 30twenties - the time of life between 20 and 30  
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
adulthood, maturity - the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
2.twenties - the decade from 1920 to 1929twenties - the decade from 1920 to 1929  
decade, decennary, decennium - a period of 10 years
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العِشْرينات من القَرْندرجات الحَرارَه بين العِشْرين والثّلاثينفَتْرَة العِشْرينات من العُمْر
dvacátá létapřes dvacetteplota mezi 20 a 30
huszashuszas évek
milli tuttugu og òrjátíuòriîji áratugurinnòrítugsaldur
dvadsiate roky
20-30 arası asırlar20-30 arası dereceler20-30 yaşlar


[ˈtwɛntiz] npl
(= age) to be in one's twenties → avoir la vingtaine
a woman in her twenties → un femme d'une vingtaine d'années
I really enjoyed my early twenties → Je me suis beaucoup amusé quand j'avais vingt, vingt-cinq ans.
(= 1920s) the twenties → les années vingt
in the twenties → dans les années vingt
the late twenties → la fin des années vingt
the early twenties → le début des années vingt
(= temperature)
The temperature sometimes gets up to the high twenties → De temps en temps la température frôle les trente degrés.
It rarely gets warmer here than the low twenties → Ici la température dépasse rarement les vingt degrés.
in the twenties → dans les vingt degrés
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(ˈtwenti) noun
1. the number or figure 20.
2. the age of 20.
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.
having twenty (of something).
ˈtwenty-year-old noun
a person who is twenty years old.
(of a person or thing) twenty years old.
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Although I work my head off, there are still many things to do, many matters that need to be resolved, and many issues that need to be confronted - all these in my twenties.
Through my twenties I worked enthusiastically as a carpenter, plumber and electrician and helped build homes and businesses for people within our movement.
The other is in their twenties, horrified, and likely to have a pierced nipple.
Sato's narrative discussion of the daily lives of urban middle-class women during the twenties clearly situates ordinary young, working women and housewives within the modern milieu of Japan's rapidly rising consumer culture.