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twelve

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noun \ˈtwelv\

Simple Definition of twelve

  • : the number 12

  • : the 12th in a set or series

  • : twelve o'clock

Full Definition of twelve

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2 capitalized a :  the twelve original disciples of Jesusb :  the books of the Minor Prophets in the Jewish Scriptures

  3. 3 :  the 12th in a set or series

  4. 4 :  something having 12 units or members

  5. 5 plural :  twelvemo

twelfth play \ˈtwelf(t)th\ adjective or noun
twelve adjective
twelve pronoun, plural in construction

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

1

twelfth

adjective \ˈtwelfth\

Definition of twelfth

  1. :  coming right after eleventh <December is the twelfth month of the year.>




2

twelfth

noun

Definition of twelfth

  1. :  number twelve in a series





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