Twen"ty (?), a. [OE. twenty, AS. twntig, twentig; akin to OFris. twintich, OS. twntig, 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 men.

2.

An indefinite number more or less that twenty.

Shak.

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

 

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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.

2.

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

 

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