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"
References in classic literature ?
"One hundred and twenty-two," she answered, looking deliberately at Mary.
And suddenly, from the mysterious and awful far-away world in which he had been living for the last twenty-two hours, Levin felt himself all in an instant borne back to the old every-day world, glorified though now, by such a radiance of happiness that he could not bear it.
In the year 1861 Barr Lassiter, a young man of twenty-two, lived with his parents and an elder sister near Carthage, Tennessee.
The fort also fell; but the Turks had to win it inch by inch, for the soldiers who defended it fought so gallantly and stoutly that the number of the enemy killed in twenty-two general assaults exceeded twenty-five thousand.
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.
'Ask number twenty-two, vether he'll have 'em now, or vait till he gets 'em,' was the reply.
Fogg was twenty-four hours late on reaching Yokohama, this time would no doubt be easily regained in the voyage of twenty-two days across the Pacific.
Besides a sufficient stock of pure brandy, he arranged two water-tanks, each of which contained twenty-two gallons.
Henrietta was about twenty-two years of age, Mary was about four- teen; and of all the mangled and emaciated creatures I ever looked upon, these two were the most so.
One thin envelope, from a robber magazine, contained for twenty-two dollars.
He then numbered off twenty-two of them, and put Eurylochus (who was one of his chief officers, and second only to himself in sagacity) at their head.
"Twenty-two thousand miles of sea," he continued, without directly answering my remark.