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twenty-one

[twen-tee-wuhn, twuhn-] /ˈtwɛn tiˈwʌn, ˈtwʌn-/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 20 plus 1.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 21 or XXI.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
4.
Also, 21.Also called blackjack. a gambling game at cards, in which the object is to obtain from the dealer cards whose values add up to, or close to, 21 but which do not exceed it.
adjective
5.
amounting to 21 in number.
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  • Some say when he was twenty-one, as soon as his wife presented him with twins, in 1585.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • "I'm twenty-one and she's eighteen," hummed the ward under its breath.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The barytone was still singing; but now it was "I'm twenty-one, and she's eighteen."

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • There are forty-one of these ribs, twenty-one on the upper and twenty on the lower plane.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • All the sales of sheep and lambs are by the "clad score" which contains twenty-one.

British Dictionary definitions for twenty-one

twenty-one

noun
1.
another name (esp US) for pontoon2 (sense 1)
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