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Definition of TWENTY

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Twenty \Twen"ty\ (tw[e^]n"t[y^]), a. [OE. twenty, AS. tw[=e]ntig, twentig; akin to OFries. twintich, OS. tw[=e]ntig, 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. [1913 Webster]

     2. An indefinite number more or less that twenty. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Maximilian, upon twenty respects, could not have been the man.                         --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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