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There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time. It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be, either four thousand or twenty billion years ago.
Hannes Alfven

Meaning of "twenty" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TWENTY

Old English twēntig; related to Old High German zweinzug, German zwanzig.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TWENTY

twenty  [ˈtwɛntɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TWENTY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Twenty can act as a noun and a determiner.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The determinant is a modifier that provides context to the noun, often in terms of quantity and possession.

WHAT DOES TWENTY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

20 (number)

20 is the natural number following 19 and preceding 21. A group of twenty units may also be referred to as a score.

Definition of twenty in the English dictionary

The first definition of twenty in the dictionary is a numeral, 20, XX, etc, representing this number. Other definition of twenty is something representing, represented by, or consisting of 20 units. Twenty is also amounting to twenty.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TWENTY


aplenty
əˈplɛntɪ
cognoscenti
ˌkɒnjəʊˈʃɛntɪ
conoscenti
ˌkɒnəʊˈʃɛntɪ
diapente
ˌdaɪəˈpɛntɪ
divertimenti
dɪˌvɜːtɪˈmɛntɪ
dolente
dɒˈlɛntɪ
genty
ˈdʒɛntɪ
kente
ˈkɛntɪ
lentamente
ˌlɛntəˈmɛntɪ
Mindszenty
ˈmɪndsɛntɪ
parapente
ˈpærəˌpɛntɪ
perentie
pəˈrɛntɪ
perenty
pəˈrɛntɪ
plenty
ˈplɛntɪ
portamenti
ˌpɔːtəˈmɛntɪ
tentie
ˈtɛntɪ
untenty
ʌnˈtɛntɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TWENTY

twelve-tone
twelvefold
twelvemo
twelvemonth
twenties
twentieth
twenty-first
twenty-four hours
twenty-four-hour
twenty-four-hour service
twenty-four-seven
twenty-one
twenty-six counties
twenty-sixer
twenty-twenty
twenty-twenty vision
twenty-two metre line
Twenty20
twentyfold
twentyish

WORDS THAT END LIKE TWENTY

Bay of Plenty
benty
fromenty
frumenty
furmenty
horn of plenty
in plenty
parchmenty
seventy
studenty
suddenty
top twenty
twenty-twenty

Synonyms and antonyms of twenty in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «twenty» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TWENTY

Find out the translation of twenty to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of twenty from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «twenty» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

二十
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

veinte
570 millions of speakers

English

twenty
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बीस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عِشْرُون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

двадцать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vinte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vingt
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dua puluh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zwanzig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

二十
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

20
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rong puluh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hai mươi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இருபது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वीस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yirmi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

venti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dwadzieścia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

двадцять
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

douăzeci
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

είκοσι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

twintig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tjugo
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tjue
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of twenty

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TWENTY»

The term «twenty» is very widely used and occupies the 4.384 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TWENTY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about twenty

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10 QUOTES WITH «TWENTY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word twenty.
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Christopher Abbott
I loved movies growing up. I went to the movies with my uncle all the time. But being an actor? I didn't even think about it until I was about twenty years old. I took a class at the college I was at. I don't know why - I just wanted to take a class, and I kind of fell in love with it there.
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Hannes Alfven
There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time. It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be, either four thousand or twenty billion years ago.
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Randy Bachman
I remember having my father stand over me when I had driven over my own foot; one leg was out of the car and one leg was in the car. He looked at me and told me that I was a drunk and that he was ashamed to call me his son. That night, I stopped drinking and I never drank again; I was twenty four.
4
Berenice Bejo
I fell in love with Crawford because when she was twenty or twenty five, she would dance and talk and sing and do the things that Peppy's character needs to do.
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Amy Bloom
Short stories have no net. The writer cannot take a leisurely sixty pages to get things moving, or make a side trip onto a barely related subject, or slack off in the last forty pages. Everything is right now, right here, in the reader's grasp and mind's eye. The writer has twenty to thirty pages to entice, seduce, enter, and alter the reader.
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Lenny Bruce
If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
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Betty Buckley
For one thing, I teach my students what my teacher for twenty years, Paul Gavert, told me, 'The voice follows... the voice follows everything about you... who you are.'
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Robert Casey
We have had virtually unlimited access to abortion for nearly twenty years. Yet during that same period, more and more women and children have slipped into poverty.
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Robert Casey
For almost twenty years, abortion policy in America has been controlled by the courts.
10
Barry Corbin
I think for the last fifteen, twenty years or so, Hollywood has underestimated the appeal of the Western. I think there is still a huge market.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TWENTY»

Discover the use of twenty in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to twenty and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pearl Jam Twenty
Published to commemorate the influential band's twentieth anniversary, an illustrated portrait covers their achievements while sharing reproductions of rare archival memorabilia, personal photos, and tour notes.
Pearl Jam, 2011
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Ruhlman's Twenty: 20 Techniques, 200 Recipes, A Cook's Manifesto
Presents twenty basic elements of cooking and explains their importance in order to become a better cook, from proper salting techniques to mastering such basic ingredients as eggs and butter.
Michael Ruhlman, 2011
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Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation
Claims to have accomplished this are made from time to time, but only rarely do they receive support when carefully examines. In this volume Dr. Stevenson presents detailed reports of two cases taht seem authentic.
Ian Stevenson, 1980
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Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Janet Evanovich's Top Secret Twenty-One.
Janet Evanovich, 2013
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Leadership for the Twenty-first Century
He develops a new definition and paradigm for leadership in this volume that distinguishes leadership from management in fundamental ways. The ethics of leadership from a postindustrial perspective completes the paradigm.
Joseph Clarence Rost, 1993
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American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: ...
This thoroughly revised edition brings the volume up to date on key topics of enduring interest.
Philip G. Altbach, Patricia J. Gumport, Robert O. Berdahl, 2011
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Intonation Systems: A Survey of Twenty Languages
The volume introduces a system for the multilingual transcription of intonation patterns, and the chapters are organized with the same general outline to highlight the differences between languages.
Daniel Hirst, Albert Di Cristo, 1998
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty's findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.
Thomas Piketty, 2014
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Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century
From the ecclesiastical courts of seventeenth century Lima to the cell blocks of Abu Grahib, the essays draw from Omi and Winant’s influential theory of racial formation and adapt it to the various criticisms, challenges, and changes of ...
Daniel Martinez HoSang, Oneka LaBennett, Laura Pulido, 2012
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Transitional Justice in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond ...
Based on studies in ten countries, this book analyzes how some combine multiple institutions, others experiment with community-level initiatives that draw on traditional law and culture, whilst others combine internal actions with ...
Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Javier Mariezcurrena, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TWENTY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term twenty is used in the context of the following news items.
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Snapshots of News Corp and Twenty-First Century Fox leaders …
Murdoch is preparing to hand over the CEO job at Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. to his ... CURRENT TITLE: CEO and chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox and ... «News1130, Jun 15»
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Twenty One Pilots Earn First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart
Twenty One Pilots flies in for its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as the duo's new effort, Blurryface, wings its way to a chart-topping debut. The set ... «Billboard, May 15»
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Pizza or pie? Or neither? Pizza Hut's Four'N Twenty pie-pizza thing …
The latest Frankenfood may be great for the paralytically drunk or hungover – but in the cold light of day, will this new 'pizza' pass the Guardian taste test? «The Guardian, May 15»
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Will Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) Stock be Helped by 'American …
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA - Get Report) shares are up 0.18% to $32.83 in trading on Monday after the company announced that ... «TheStreet.com, May 15»
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Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) Earnings Report: Q1 2015 …
The following Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX - Get Report) conference call took place on May 6, 2015, 04:30 PM ET. This is a transcript of that earnings call:. «TheStreet.com, May 15»
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Most twenty-somethings are actually saving for retirement
And 28% of twenty-somethings surveyed are stashing away more than 10% of their salary into a 401(k) or similar plan. Related: 4 ways to get Millennials to save ... «CNNMoney, May 15»
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Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) Stock Rated New 'Buy' Today at …
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about ... «TheStreet.com, Mar 15»
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Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) Stock Slightly Up Today After …
New York City-based Twenty-First Century Fox, formerly News Corp, is a diversified global media and entertainment company that operates industry segments ... «TheStreet.com, Feb 15»
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Twenty First Century Fox (FOXA) Stock Declines Today on Reduced …
TheStreet Ratings team rates TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their ... «TheStreet.com, Feb 15»
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Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) Stock Lower Ahead of First-Quarter …
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA - Get Report) were falling 4.9% to $32.67 Tuesday ahead of the media company's fiscal first ... «TheStreet.com, Nov 14»

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