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twelve

 (twĕlv)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to the sum of 11 + 1.
2. The twelfth in a set or sequence.
3. Twelve Bible
a. The twelve original disciples of Jesus.
b. The books of the Minor Prophets in the Hebrew Scriptures.

[Middle English, from Old English twelf; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

twelve adj. & pron.

twelve

(twɛlv)
n
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and two. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 12, XII, etc, representing this number
3. something represented by, representing, or consisting of 12 units
4. Also called: twelve o'clock noon or midnight
determiner
a. amounting to twelve: twelve loaves.
b. (as pronoun): twelve have arrived. See also dozenduodecimaldodeca-
[Old English twelf; related to Old Frisian twelif, Old High German zwelif, Old Norse tolf, Gothic twalif]

twelve

(twɛlv)

n.
1. a cardinal number, 10 plus 2.
2. a symbol for this number, as 12 or XII.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4.
a. the Twelve, the 12 apostles chosen by Christ.
b. the 12 books of the Minor Prophets.
adj.
5. amounting to 12 in number.
[before 900; Middle English twelve, inflected form of twelf, Old English twelfe literally, (ten and) two left, c. Old Frisian twelef, twelf, Old High German zwelif, Old Norse tōlf; see two, leave1, eleven]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twelve - the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and onetwelve - the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
boxcars - (usually plural) an expression used when two dice are thrown and both come up showing six spots
Adj.1.twelve - denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or unitstwelve - denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"

twelve

determiner
Related words
adjective duodecimal
combining form dodeca-
Translations
twaalf
اثنا عشراِثْنَا عَشَرَالرَّقم 12العدد 12عُمْر ال 12
дванадесет
dvanáctdvanáct letdvanáctiletý
tolv
dek du
kaksteist
دوازده
kaksitoista
dvanaest
tizenkettõtizenkettő
tólftólf ára
十二
12
duodecim
dvylikadvylikametisdvylikosdvylikos metųdvylikos metų amžius
divpadsmitdivpadsmit gadu vecumsdivpadsmit gadus vecs
dvanásťdvanásť rokov
dvanajst
дванаест
tolv
สิบสอง
on ikion iki yaş
mười hai

twelve

[twelv]
A. ADJdoce
B. Ndoce m
see five for usage
C. CPD twelve inch N (Mus) → maxisingle m

twelve

[ˈtwɛlv] numdouze
She's twelve → Elle a douze ans.
at twelve, at twelve o'clock (= midday) → à midi; (midnight)à minuit

twelve

adjzwölf; twelve noonzwölf Uhr (mittags)
nZwölf f ? also six

twelve

:
twelve-mile limit
nZwölfmeilenzone f
twelvemonth
n (old)zwölf Monate pl, → ein Jahr nt
twelve-tone
adj (Mus) → Zwölfton-; twelve musicZwölftonmusik f

twelve

[twɛlv] adj & ndodici (m) inv
at twelve → alle dodici, a mezzogiorno (midnight) → a mezzanotte
for usage see five

twelve

(twelv) noun
1. the number or figure 12.
2. the age of 12.
adjective
1. 12 in number.
2. aged 12.
twelve-
having twelve (of something). a twelve-week delay.
ˈtwelfth (-fθ) noun
1. one of twelve equal parts.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of twelve (people, things etc); (the) next after the eleventh.
ˈtwelve-year-old noun
a person or animal who is twelve years old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is twelve years old.

twelve

اِثْنَا عَشَرَ dvanáct tolv zwölf δώδεκα doce kaksitoista douze dvanaest dodici 十二 12 twaalf tolv dwanaście doze двенадцать tolv สิบสอง on iki mười hai 十二
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If I wasn't too old for such things, I'd rather like to play it over again," said Amy, who began to talk of renouncing childish things at the mature age of twelve.
When he was twelve years old he went to the old Bentley place to live.
She's not much older than you, twelve or thirteen, maybe, and she's as bright as a new dollar.
On the contrary, during one period of my life religion took a firm hold upon me; after I was twelve and until-until--why, I suppose until now, though I never thought much about it--just driven along by habit.
Or, seein' ez they're city folks, the boys would do the square thing with pistols at twelve paces.
Hepzibah blundered to and fro about her small place of business, committing the most unheard-of errors: now stringing up twelve, and now seven, tallow-candles, instead of ten to the pound; selling ginger for Scotch snuff, pins for needles, and needles for pins; misreckoning her change, sometimes to the public detriment, and much oftener to her own; and thus she went on, doing her utmost to bring chaos back again, until, at the close of the day's labor, to her inexplicable astonishment, she found the money-drawer almost destitute of coin.
That blubber is something of the consistence of firm, close-grained beef, but tougher, more elastic and compact, and ranges from eight or ten to twelve and fifteen inches in thickness.
You see," he said, with a wise look, "I am twelve years old; I know a great deal, and I can tell you there is not a better place for a horse all round the country than this.
How often she had named them over one by one and figured on them as she went to work--fifteen dollars for the hall, twenty-two dollars and a quarter for the ducks, twelve dollars for the musicians, five dollars at the church, and a blessing of the Virgin besides--and so on without an end
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Then he saw before him a stately palace, and, entering, he found in a large hall a table set for twelve persons.