twelve

noun \ ˈtwelv \

Definition of twelve

1 :a number equal to one more than 11 — see Table of Numbers
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 twelves plural :twelvemo

twelfth

play \ˈtwelf(t)th\ adjective or noun

twelve

adjective

twelve

pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of twelve in a Sentence

  1. “What time is it?” “It's twelve.”

  2. I have lunch at twelve.

Origin and Etymology 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



TWELVE Defined for English Language Learners

twelve

noun

Definition of twelve for English Language Learners

  • : the number 12

  • : the 12th in a set or series

  • : twelve o'clock


TWELVE Defined for Kids

1

twelve

adjective \ ˈtwelv \

Definition of twelve for Students

:being one more than eleven

2

twelve

noun

Definition of twelve for Students

:one more than eleven :three times four :12


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