[ twen-tee-three, twuhn- ]


  1. a cardinal number, 20 plus 3.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 23 or XXIII.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.


  1. amounting to 23 in number.

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Example Sentences

At 10:05 the south tower shuddered and collapsed; twenty-three minutes later the north tower fell as well.

After all we were not so much to blame; Geneviève was eighteen, Boris was twenty-three, and I not quite twenty-one.

The Jamaican Bobsled team is back, having already won about twenty-three golds in Kickstarting.

Twenty-three plaintiffs in the class-action suit against the NFL died this year.

Her words are promising, of course, to me at a ripe twenty-three years of age.

An explosion took place in the Blackheath coal mines, Virginia; by which of the twenty-three workmen only one escaped death.

Given in Madrid, November twenty-seven, one thousand six hundred and twenty-three.

On being fused with twenty-three libras of lead, nothing was obtained from the said assay.

The notches for him then counted twenty-three years, and number one he notched for me.

This is the people whom Nabuchodonosor carried away captive: in the seventh year, three thousand and twenty-three Jews.





Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seatwenty-twenty