AskDefine | Define twenty

Dictionary Definition

twenty adj : denoting a quantity consisting of 20 items or units [syn: 20, xx]


1 the cardinal number that is the sum of nineteen and one [syn: 20, XX]
2 a United States bill worth 20 dollars [syn: twenty dollar bill]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /twɛntiː/, (RP)
  • Rhymes: -ɛnti


Old English twentiġ from Germanic *twaintigaz, an old compound of *twain- (see two) and *-tigaz

Cardinal number

  1. The cardinal number occurring after nineteen and before twenty-one, represented in Roman numerals as XX and in Arabic numerals as 20. Ordinal: twentieth.


cardinal number
in other scripts


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


a banknote with a denomination of $20
  • Hungarian: húszas
CB slang - location

Extensive Definition

"Twenty" redirects here. For the village in England, see Twenty, Lincolnshire.
20 (twenty) is the natural number following 19 and preceding 21. A group of twenty units may also be referred to as a score.
twenty in Dutch: 20 (getal)
twenty in Japanese: 20
twenty in Neapolitan: Vinte
twenty in Norwegian: 20 (tall)
twenty in Norwegian Nynorsk: Talet 20
twenty in Polish: 20 (liczba)
twenty in Portuguese: Vinte
twenty in Russian: 20 (число)
twenty in Simple English: Twenty
twenty in Slovenian: 20 (število)
twenty in Finnish: 20 (luku)
twenty in Swedish: 20 (tal)
twenty in Thai: 20
twenty in Vietnamese: 20 (số)
twenty in Vlaams: 20 (getal)
twenty in Wu Chinese: 20
twenty in Yiddish: צוואנציק
twenty in Yoruba: Õgún
twenty in Contenese: 20
twenty in Chinese: 20
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