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(ˈtwɛn tiˈtu, ˈtwʌn-)

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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You and I will be twenty-six, Teddy, Beth twenty-four, and Amy twenty-two.
When she was twenty-two years old her father, who owned a harness repair shop, died suddenly.
Harrod's fort was then defended by only sixty-five men, and Boonsborough by twenty-two, there being no more forts or white men in the country, except at the Falls, a considerable distance from these, and all taken collectively, were but a handful to the numerous warriors that were every where dispersed through the country, intent upon doing all the mischief that savage barbarity could invent.
Though now but twenty-two years old (lacking some months, which are years in such a life), he had already been, first, a country schoolmaster; next, a salesman in a country store; and, either at the same time or afterwards, the political editor of a country newspaper.
How often she had named them over one by one and figured on them as she went to work--fifteen dollars for the hall, twenty-two dollars and a quarter for the ducks, twelve dollars for the musicians, five dollars at the church, and a blessing of the Virgin besides--and so on without an end
Clarence was twenty-two now, and was my head executive, my right hand.
He has not only taught her seventeen ways of breaking her neck, but twenty-two ways of avoiding it.
That is the way with those Goobra people - they can't seem to let a chance go by to throw it in your face that their day is three hundred and twenty-two of our years long.
Here I am all grown up and graduated,-- number three in a class of twenty-two, aunt Miranda,--and good positions offered me already.
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.
Then I put her through the following catechism: for a girl of twenty-two it was not injudicious.
Twenty-two friends of high public mark, twenty-one living and one dead, it had lopped the heads off, in one morning, in as many minutes.