Definitions

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  • noun The cardinal number occurring after twenty and before twenty-two, represented in Roman numerals as XXI and in Arabic numerals as 21.
  • noun card games Blackjack.
  • noun sports A basketball-based game in which players attempt to score exactly twenty-one points.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty and one
  • noun a gambling game using cards; the object is to hold cards having a higher count than those dealt to the banker up to but not exceeding 21
  • adjective being one more than twenty

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Examples

  • Until next year, when I shall be twenty-one, that is.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • Until next year, when I shall be twenty-one, that is.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • Until next year, when I shall be twenty-one, that is.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • Until next year, when I shall be twenty-one, that is.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • It was a daring bet, but we put our delegate operation into overdrive, and in the last week of May we turned over a list of twenty-one hundred delegates to Rob Gunnison, a political reporter and chief delegate counter for UPI.

    The Good Fight

  • The Selective Training and Service Act, signed into law by Roosevelt in September 1940, required that men between the ages of twenty-one and thirty-five register with local draft boards.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • It was a daring bet, but we put our delegate operation into overdrive, and in the last week of May we turned over a list of twenty-one hundred delegates to Rob Gunnison, a political reporter and chief delegate counter for UPI.

    The Good Fight

  • It was a daring bet, but we put our delegate operation into overdrive, and in the last week of May we turned over a list of twenty-one hundred delegates to Rob Gunnison, a political reporter and chief delegate counter for UPI.

    The Good Fight

  • Of white men aged twenty-one to thirty-four, weekly churchgoing rose from 28 percent in 1952 to 44 percent in 1964.

    American Grace

  • Twenty-one states require children to attend school until the age of 18; eight states require attendance until age 17; twenty-one states require attendance until age 16.

    Laura McNeal: Obama's Call to Action: Political Theatrics or Authentic School Reform?

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