Twenty Twen"ty, n.; pl. {Twenties}. 1. The number next following nineteen; the sum of twelve and eight, or twice ten; twenty units or objects; a score. [1913 Webster]

2. A symbol representing twenty units, as 20, or xx. [1913 Webster]

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  • twenty — O.E. twentig group of twenty, from twegen two (see TWO (Cf. two)) + tig group of ten (see TY (Cf. ty) (1)). Cognate with O.Fris. twintich, Du. twintig, O.H.G. zweinzug, Ger. zwanzig. Goth …   Etymology dictionary

  • Twenty — Twen ty, a. [OE. twenty, AS. tw?ntig, twentig; akin to OFris. twintich, OS. tw?ntig, D. & LG. twintig, OHG. zweinzug, G. zwanzig, Goth. twai tigjis; that is, two tens. See {Twain}, {Two}, and {Ten}.] 1. One more that nineteen; twice; as, twenty… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twenty — [twen′tē, twen′ē, twun′ē] adj. [ME twenti < OE twegentig, lit., two tens (akin to Ger zwanzig, Goth twai tigjus) < twegen, TWAIN + tig, TY2] two times ten n. pl. twenties 1. the cardinal number between nineteen and twenty one; 20; XX ☆ 2 …   English World dictionary

  • twenty — ► CARDINAL NUMBER (pl. twenties) ▪ ten less than thirty; 20. (Roman numeral: xx or XX.) DERIVATIVES twentieth ordinal number. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • twenty — n. & adj. n. (pl. ies) 1 the product of two and ten. 2 a symbol for this (20, xx, XX). 3 (in pl.) the numbers from 20 to 29, esp. the years of a century or of a person s life. 4 colloq. a large indefinite number (have told you twenty times). adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • twenty — noun (plural twenties) Etymology: Middle English, from twenty, adjective, from Old English twēntig, noun, group of 20, from twēn (akin to Old English twā two) + tig group of 10; akin to Old English tīen ten more at two, ten Date: 13th century 1.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • twenty — twen|ty [ˈtwenti] number, n [: Old English; Origin: twentig] 1.) the number 20 ▪ a small village twenty miles from Nairobi ▪ I m nearly twenty (=20 years old) . 2.) the twenties [plural] also the 20s, the 1920s the years from 1920 to 1929 ▪ In… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • twenty — /twen tee, twun /, n., pl. twenties, adj. n. 1. a cardinal number, 10 times 2. 2. a symbol for this number, as 20 or XX. 3. a set of this many persons or things. 4. Informal. a twenty dollar bill: Can you give me two tens for a twenty? 5.… …   Universalium

  • twenty — noun /ˈtwɛn.ti,ˈtwɛɾ̃i,ˈtwʌɾ̃i/ a) A banknote with a denomination of $20. The waiter’s face lit up when I gave him a twenty. b) 10 20 (location). What’s your twenty, good buddy? …   Wiktionary

  • twenty — /ˈtwɛnti / (say twentee) noun (plural twenties) 1. a cardinal number, ten times two. 2. a symbol for this number, as 20 or XX. 3. (plural) the numbers from 20 to 29 of a series, especially with reference to the years of a person s age, or the… …   Australian English dictionary

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