Twenty

  • 1Twenty 1 — Studio album by Chicago Released January 29, 1991 …

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  • 2twenty — 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

  • 3Twenty — 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

  • 4twenty — [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 …

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  • 5Twenty — 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6twenty — ► CARDINAL NUMBER (pl. twenties) ▪ ten less than thirty; 20. (Roman numeral: xx or XX.) DERIVATIVES twentieth ordinal number. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 7twenty — 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 …

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  • 8twenty — 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

  • 9twenty — 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

  • 10twenty — /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.… …

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  • 11twenty — 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? …

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  • 12twenty — /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

  • 13twenty — [OE] Twenty is etymologically ‘two tens’. The second syllable, ty, is related to ten, and twen goes back to the same source as two, although its precise ancestry is not clear. => TEN, TWO …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 14twenty — [[t]twe̱nti[/t]] ♦ twenties 1) NUM Twenty is the number 20. 2) N PLURAL When you talk about the twenties, you are referring to numbers between 20 and 29. For example, if you are in your twenties, you are aged between 20 and 29. If the temperature …

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  • 15twenty — twen•ty [[t]ˈtwɛn ti, ˈtwʌn [/t]] n. pl. ties, adj. 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) cvb inf a twenty dollar bill 5) twenties, the numbers from 20 through 29, as… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16twenty — [OE] Twenty is etymologically ‘two tens’. The second syllable, ty, is related to ten, and twen goes back to the same source as two, although its precise ancestry is not clear. Cf.⇒ TEN, TWO …

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  • 17twenty — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. twentieth, vicenary, twentyfold, vicennial …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18Twenty — Twentyfm 1.jungeDame(jungerMann)vomzwanzigstenLebensjahran.DasWortistindieserBedeutunginEnglandunbekannt.1955ff. 2.doppelterTwenty=Vierzigjährige(r).1955ff …

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  • 19twenty — twen|ty [ twenti ] number the number 20 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20twenty — RG. 440 …

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