- a cardinal number, 20 plus 2.
- a symbol for this number, as 22 or XXII.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- amounting to 22 in number.
- a rifle or pistol using a cartridge .22 inch in diameter and of varying length.
- the cartridge itself.
Origin of .22
First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for twenty-two
A couple of years ago I had twenty-two posts by Christmas, and I think I still led the league in goals that year.Gordie Howe Hockey’s Greatest War Horse
May 31, 2014
Twenty-two years ago a revival of the beloved musical Guys and Dolls captured the affection of theatergoers in New York.
Twenty-two years ago, the quintessential Broadway musical ‘Guys and Dolls’ returned to Broadway.
The state of Georgia once had twenty-two minor-league towns; now it has only three.The Great Paul Hemphill Celebrates the Long Gone Birmingham Barons
March 29, 2014
More than twenty-two grape varieties flourish including Mission, Syrah, Petit Syrah, Alicante Bouchet and Zinfandel.The Pleasures of America’s Oldest Vines
February 22, 2014
Perhaps never in his twenty-two years had young Drummond been so near a thrashing.
He was acting like a crazy boy, and he was a man, all of twenty-two!
I have had my salary raised and am now rejoicing in twenty-two dollars a week.
Just when I had all my ideas fixed for fifteen, I get twenty-two and have to reassemble them.
Ulysses took command of the remaining twenty-two men, in person.Tanglewood Tales