twenty-one

noun
1. the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty and one (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑21, ↑XXI
Hypernyms: ↑large integer
2. a gambling game using cards; the object is to hold cards having a higher count than those dealt to the banker up to but not exceeding 21
Syn: ↑blackjack, ↑vingt-et-un
Hypernyms: ↑card game, ↑cards
adjective
being one more than twenty (Freq. 3)
Syn: ↑21, ↑xxi
Similar to: ↑cardinal

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