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twelve

noun \ˈtwelv\

: the number 12

: the 12th in a set or series

: twelve o'clock

Full Definition of TWELVE

1
— see number table
2
capitalized
a :  the twelve original disciples of Jesus
b :  the books of the Minor Prophets in the Jewish Scriptures
3
:  the 12th in a set or series
4
:  something having 12 units or members
5
plural :  twelvemo
twelfth \ˈtwelf(t)th\ adjective or noun
twelve adjective
twelve pronoun, plural in construction
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Examples of TWELVE

  1. What time is it? It's twelve.
  2. I have lunch at twelve.

Origin of TWELVE

Middle English, from Old English twelf; akin to Old High German zwelif twelve, Old English twā two, -leofan (as in endleofan eleven) — more at two, eleven
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with TWELVE

TWELFTH Defined for Kids

1twelve

adjective \ˈtwelv\

Definition of TWELVE for Kids

:  being one more than eleven

2twelve

noun

Definition of TWELVE for Kids

:  one more than eleven :  three times four :  12

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