twelvemonth


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twelve·month

 (twĕlv′mŭnth′)
n.
A year.

twelvemonth

(ˈtwɛlvˌmʌnθ)
n
chiefly Brit an archaic or dialect word for year

twelve•month

(ˈtwɛlvˌmʌnθ)

n.
Chiefly Brit. a year.
[before 1050]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twelvemonth - a period of time containing 365 (or 366) daystwelvemonth - a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days; "she is 4 years old"; "in the year 1920"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
Christian year, church year - the year in the ecclesiastical calendar; especially feast days and special seasons
Holy Year - (Roman Catholic Church) a period of remission from sin (usually granted every 25 years)
New Year - the calendar year just begun
365 days, common year - a year that is not a leap year
366 days, bissextile year, intercalary year, leap year - in the Gregorian calendar: any year divisible by 4 except centenary years divisible by 400
off year - a year in which no major political elections are held
off year - a year in which productivity is low or inferior
calendar year, civil year - the year (reckoned from January 1 to December 31) according to Gregorian calendar
financial year, fiscal year - any accounting period of 12 months
annum - (Latin) year; "per annum"
decade, decennary, decennium - a period of 10 years
year of grace - any year of the Christian era
Y2K - the year 2000 in the Gregorian calendar

twelvemonth

noun
A period of time of approximately 12 months, especially that period during which the earth completes a single revolution around the sun:
Translations

twelvemonth

(archaic) [ˈtwelvmʌnθ] Naño m
this day twelvemonthde hoy en un año
we've not seen him for a twelvemonthhace un año que no le vemos
References in classic literature ?
Twas a foolish, ignorant whim of his crazy, widowed mother, who died when he was only a twelvemonth old.
But sometimes he is like the old juggling fellow, formerly a patient of mine in Ceylon, that making believe swallow jack-knives, once upon a time let one drop into him in good earnest, and there it stayed for a twelvemonth or more; when I gave him an emetic, and he heaved it up in small tacks, d'ye see.
Within the twelvemonth I be- came her worshiper; and ours was the dearest and perfectest comradeship that ever was.
If I had studied a twelvemonth, I could never have made any thing like it.
But the fortune, which had been so tardy in coming, was his only one twelvemonth.
The malady will wear out by and by, the doctors say, but in the meantime she has to lie down for a twelvemonth.
It were always a pity as I was so awful dull; but it's no more of a pity now, than it was - this day twelvemonth - don't you see?
If he went on in that way, he would lose Miss Nancy Lammeter; for it was well known that she had looked very shyly on him ever since last Whitsuntide twelvemonth, when there was so much talk about his being away from home days and days together.
did not receive my letter until a twelvemonth after
I promise you that to-morrow twelvemonth, I shall be waiting under these trees to give myself up to you.
and if so, you may dismount and safely reckon upon any quantity of sleeplessness under this roof for a twelvemonth, not to say for a single night.
If you fast till you get aught out of me, you'll go hungry for the next twelvemonth.