[twen-tee-fawr, -fohr, twuhn-]


a cardinal number, 20 plus 4.
a symbol for this number, as 24 or XXIV.
a set of this many persons or things.


amounting to 24 in number. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for twenty-four

Contemporary Examples of twenty-four

Historical Examples of twenty-four

  • Twenty-four hours have now passed, and we are still tossing about on the ocean.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • How many hours in the twenty-four do you devote to your needle?

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • He rests it seems not above six hours in the twenty-four—any more than you.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • "I wish I was a constable for twenty-four hours," cried Mrs. Bartlett.

  • After twenty-four years they still mourned the little one they had lost.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola