# twelfth

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## twelfth

(twĕlfth)
n.
1. The ordinal number matching the number 12 in a series.
2. One of 12 equal parts.

[Middle English twelfthe, alteration of Old English twelfta; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

## twelfth

(twɛlfθ)
(Mathematics) (usually prenominal)
a. coming after the eleventh in number or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of twelve: often written 12th
b. (as noun): the twelfth of the month.
n
1. (Mathematics)
a. one of 12 equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, measurement, etc
b. (as modifier): a twelfth part.
2. (Mathematics) the fraction equal to one divided by 12 ()
3. (Music, other) music
a. an interval of one octave plus a fifth
b. one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other
c. an organ stop sounding a note one octave and a fifth higher than that normally produced by the key depressed
[from Old English twelfta]
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## twelfth

(twɛlfθ)

1. next after the eleventh; being the ordinal number for 12.
2. being one of 12 equal parts.
n.
3. a twelfth part, esp. of one (1/12).
4. the twelfth member of a series.
[before 900; Middle English twelfthe, twelfte, Old English twelfta=twelf twelve + -ta -th2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 twelfth - position 12 in a countable series of thingsrank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority" 2 twelfth - one part in twelve equal partscommon fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers Adj. 1 twelfth - coming next after the eleventh and just before the thirteenth in position12thordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"
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Translations
الثاني عَشَرالثَّانِي عَشَرَجُزْء من 12
dvanáctýdvanáctina
tolvte
kaheteistkümnes
kahdestoista
dvanaesti
tizenkettediktizenkettedrész
tólfti

열두 번째의
duodecimus
dvanajstidvanajstina
tolfte
ลำดับที่สิบสอง
on ikincionikide bir1/1212.nci
thứ mười hai

## twelfth

[twelfθ]
B. N (in series) → duodécimo/a m/f; (= fraction) →
see fifth for usage
C. CPD Twelfth Night NDía m de Reyes, Reyes mpl
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## twelfth

[ˈtwɛlfθ]
(in order, series)douzième
the twelfth floor → le douzième étage
(date) the twelfth of August → le douze août
n (= fraction) → douzième mtwelfth-grader [ˌtwɛlfθˈgreɪdər] nélève mf de terminaleTwelfth Night nla fête des Rois
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## twelfth

adjzwölfte(r, s); a twelfth partein Zwölftel nt
n (in series) → Zwölfte(r, s); (= fraction)Zwölftel nt ? also sixth
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## twelfth

[twɛlfθ]
2. n (in series) → dodicesimo/a; (fraction) → dodicesimo
for usage see fifth
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

## twelve

(twelv) noun
1. the number or figure 12.
2. the age of 12.
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.
(of a person, animal or thing) that is twelve years old.
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## twelfth

dvanáctý tolvte kahdestoista dvanaesti 十二番目の 열두 번째의 tolfte ลำดับที่สิบสอง thứ mười hai
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References in classic literature ?
Also the eleventh and twelfth are both excellent, alike for shearing sheep and for reaping the kindly fruits; but the twelfth is much better than the eleventh, for on it the airy-swinging spider spins its web in full day, and then the Wise One (42), gathers her pile.
At the twelfth he rested his lean hand-baggage upon the step and wiped the dust from his hatband and forehead.
The Caporali families date back to the twelfth century.
Tim's head being powdered like a twelfth cake, and his spectacles copied with great nicety, strangers detected a close resemblance to him at the first glance, and this leading them to suspect that the other must be his wife, and emboldening them to say so without scruple, Mrs Linkinwater grew very proud of these achievements in time, and considered them among the most successful likenesses she had ever painted.
Think not, is my eleventh commandment; and sleep when you can, is my twelfth -- So here goes again.
Let us examine this in one example; for instance, in the behaviour of the great audience on that scene which Nature was pleased to exhibit in the twelfth chapter of the preceding book, where she introduced Black George running away with the L500 from his friend and benefactor.
In the twelfth room they found the Mother Dragon seated on a diamond throne.
Salton was delighted when Adam's reply arrived and sent a groom hot-foot to his crony, Sir Nathaniel de Salis, to inform him that his grand-nephew was due at Southampton on the twelfth of June.
So she cried out, 'The king's daughter shall, in her fifteenth year, be wounded by a spindle, and fall down dead.' Then the twelfth of the friendly fairies, who had not yet given her gift, came forward, and said that the evil wish must be fulfilled, but that she could soften its mischief; so her gift was, that the king's daughter, when the spindle wounded her, should not really die, but should only fall asleep for a hundred years.
* An ancient copper coin, the forty-fourth part of a sou or the twelfth part of a farthing.
On the twelfth of June, 1812, the forces of Western Europe crossed the Russian frontier and war began, that is, an event took place opposed to human reason and to human nature.
And while the flames in the fireplace that worked, the triumphant strains of the Twelfth Mass rolled forth.

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