Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Four more than twenty: a cardinal numeral.
  • noun The number made up of four and twenty.
  • noun A symbol representing this number, as 24, XXIV, or xxiv.
  • noun plural In printing:
  • noun A form of composed type or plates containing twenty-four pages properly arranged for printing and folding in consecutive order.
  • noun A sheet of paper printed from a form arranged as above described.
  • noun A book made up of sections of twenty-four pages.

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  • noun The cardinal number immediately following twenty-three and preceding twenty-five.

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  • adjective being four more than twenty
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty-three and one

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Examples

  • In the old days, FBI special agents were required to be on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, even when they were off duty, because, of course, special agents are never off duty.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • In the old days, FBI special agents were required to be on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, even when they were off duty, because, of course, special agents are never off duty.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • In the old days, FBI special agents were required to be on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, even when they were off duty, because, of course, special agents are never off duty.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • In the old days, FBI special agents were required to be on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, even when they were off duty, because, of course, special agents are never off duty.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • That library job looked easy now, compared to being on call twenty-four/seven.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom

  • That library job looked easy now, compared to being on call twenty-four/seven.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom

  • He thought it was a good way to create a feeling of cohesiveness among his coworkers since, during the month of daytime fasting and nights of festivities that their families will be experiencing at home, they will still have to be at work taking calls twenty-four hours a day.

    Your Call Is (Not That) Important to Us

  • • There were about three people who were on call twenty-four hours a day and they were falling apart.

    Share The Care

  • • There were about three people who were on call twenty-four hours a day and they were falling apart.

    Share The Care

  • From what I understand, detectives can be called twenty-four hours a day.

    The Brush Off

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