American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The ordinal number matching the number 20 in a series.
- n. One of 20 equal parts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Next after the nineteenth: an ordinal numeral.
- Being one of twenty equal parts into which anything is divided.
- n. The quotient of unity divided by twenty; one of twenty equal parts of anything.
- n. In early English law, a twentieth of the rents of the year, or of movables, or both, granted or levied by way of tax.
- adj. The ordinal form of number twenty.
- n. A person or thing in the twentieth position.
- n. One of twenty equal parts of a whole.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Next in order after the nineteenth; tenth after the tenth; coming after nineteen others; -- the ordinal of
- adj. Constituting, or being, one of twenty equal parts into which anything is divided.
- n. The next in order after the nineteenth; one coming after nineteen others.
- n. The quotient of a unit divided by twenty; one of twenty equal parts of one whole.
- adj. coming next after the nineteenth in position
- n. position 20 in a countable series of things
- twenty + -eth (Wiktionary)
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“For even in this odd and musty world of phantoms which we call the twentieth century, there are times when a man finds himself in a certain place at”
“Short stories mostly set in twentieth-century Mississippi but some also in Rome.”
“Showing on only 8 screens it entered the chart in twentieth place.”
“Mr. Hornblum calls him "one of the most denounced, slandered, and demonized figures in twentieth-century America," which may be excessive, but Harry Gold was certainly loathed by many.”
“It was Hegan, prolific of resource and suggestion, who opened Daylight's eyes to undreamed possibilities in twentieth-century warfare; and it was Daylight, rejecting, accepting, and elaborating, who planned the campaigns and prosecuted them.”
“Such trends are clearly seen in twentieth-century Mexico.”
“Note 6: Frye, pp. 66-67 and 240, identifies the local variant of hundis in twentieth-century Afghanistan as hawalas, and emphasizes the bilateral debt-settling nature of the device by referring to it as a draft drawn on a trading associate.”
“The invention and introduction of minzu has been one of several key terms adopted in twentieth-century China, as minzu not only serves as a key feature to identify individual Chinese but also has greatly shaped contemporary Chinese society. 9 When an ethnic group is officially assigned with the title minzu, it is automatically and officially inaugurated into the large Chinese national family.”
“Nationalism in twentieth-century Afghanistan is usefully considered by both Gregorian and Schinasi, while the growing literature on national historic cartography was in many ways mapped on to contemporary academic discourse through the work of Winichakul.”
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