follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

twenty-five

[twen-tee-fahyv, twuhn-] /ˈtwɛn tiˈfaɪv, ˈtwʌn-/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 20 plus 5.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 25 or XXV.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 25 in number.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for twenty-five

tweener

noun

A person poised between two major categories: Yes, Bennett is a tweener, too small for fullback in most systems, but not Green Bay's, and too slow for halfback/ ''Tweeners'' aretrapped in asociological limbo-land, too big to be considered little kids but not old or mature enough to be looked upon as true adolescents

[1990s+; fr between]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for twenty-five

Ireland's national card game, related to the classic Spanish game of ombre. It was played under the name maw by the British King James I and was later called spoil five from one of its principal objectives. From it derives the Canadian game of forty-fives.

Learn more about twenty-five with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for twenty-five

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for twenty

12
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with twenty-five