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Meaning of twenty by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Alternative forms

    English cardinal numbers < 192021 > Cardinal : twenty
    Ordinal : twentieth


    From Old English twentiġ, from Proto-Germanic *twai tigiwiz ( “twaintigaz” ), an old compound of *twain- ( see two ) and *-tigaz


    • ( UK, US ) IPA: /ˈtwɛn.ti/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈtwɛ̃.ɾi/, /ˈtwʌ̃.ɾi/, /ˈtwʊ̃.ɾi/
    • Rhymes: -ɛnti, -ɛni, -ʌni

    Related terms


    twenty ( plural: twenties )

    1. ( colloquial ) A banknote with a denomination of 20 .
      The waiter’s face lit up when I gave him a twenty .
    2. ( CB slang ) 10-20 ( location ) .
      What’s your twenty, good buddy?
    3. ( military ) A set of twenty push-ups .
      Drop and give me twenty, Ric! ( Recruit. )


Explanation of twenty by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. denoting a quantity consisting of 20 items or units

    1. a United States bill worth 20 dollars

    2. the cardinal number that is the sum of nineteen and one

    Definition of twenty by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Twenty ( twĕnt ), a. [OE. twenty, AS. twēntig, twentig; akin to OFries. twintich, OS. twēntig, D. & LG. twintig, OHG. zweinzug, G. zwanzig, Goth. twai tigjis; that is, two tens. See Twain, Two, and Ten.]
      1. One more than nineteen; twice ten; as, “twenty men”.

      2. An indefinite number more or less that twenty. Shak.

      Maximilian, upon twenty respects, could not have been the man. Bacon.

    2. Twenty, n.; pl. Twenties
      1. The number next following nineteen; the sum of twelve and eight, or twice ten; twenty units or objects; a score.

      2. A symbol representing twenty units, as 20, or xx.