twelve, 12, XII, dozen(adj)
the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one
twelve, 12, xii, dozen(adj)
denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units
A group of twelve items.
Fractions would be a little easier if we counted by twelves.
A twelve-bore gun.
Origin: From twelf, from twalif-, an old compound of twa- and -lif, from leikw-.
one more that eleven; two and ten; twice six; a dozen
the number next following eleven; the sum of ten and two, or of twice six; twelve units or objects; a dozen
a symbol representing twelve units, as 12, or xii
Twelve is an album by Patti Smith, released April 17, 2007 on Columbia Records. As the title suggests, the album contains twelve tracks, all of which are cover versions. It debuted on Billboard 200 at number 60, with 11,000 copies sold in its first week. A promotional EP entitled Two More was also released, featuring two tracks that are not on the album: "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed and "Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect" by The Decemberists.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
twelv, adj. ten and two.—n. the number next after eleven: the figures representing twelve: (pl.) same as duodecimo.—ns. Twelve′-mo, same as duodecimo, written 12mo; Twelve′-month, twelve months: a year.—adjs. Twelve′-penn′y, worth a shilling: trifling, insignificant; Twelve′score, twelve times twenty, or two hundred and forty.—n. twelvescore yards, a common range in archery, used also in measurements.—Twelve-day writ, a writ in actions on bills, &c., warning defendant to appear within twelve days, otherwise judgment would go against him; Twelve Tables, the name given to the earliest code of Roman law, civil, criminal, and religious, made by the decemvirs in 451-449 B.C.—Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, a work of the 2d century after Christ, in which, on the model of Jacob's blessing of the tribes in Genesis xlix., discourses and prophecies of Christ are put into the mouths of the fathers of Israel; The Twelve, the twelve apostles. [A.S. twelf (Ger. zwölf, and Goth. twa-lif), that is 'two and ten' (for twá-, cf. Two; and for -lif, cf. Eleven).]
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Rank popularity for the word 'Twelve' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2658
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Rank popularity for the word 'Twelve' in Written Corpus Frequency: #339
The numerical value of Twelve in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Twelve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of Twelve in a Sentence
I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot.
Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion.
A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet, and two wings.
Too many church services start at eleven sharp and end at twelve dull.
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawer.
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Translations for Twelve
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- ዐሥራ ሁለትAmharic
- اِثْنَا عَشَرَArabic
- tunka payaniAymara
- on ikiAzerbaijani
- ун икеBashkir
- བཅུ་གཉིསTibetan Standard
- dotzeCatalan, Valencian
- дъва на дєсѧтєOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- un deg dau, undeg dwy, deuddegWelsh
- zwölf, zwGerman
- dek duEsperanto
- tolve, tolfWestern Frisian
- dó dhéagIrish
- dà dheug, dhà dheugScottish Gaelic
- daa yeigManx
- שְׁתֵּים־עֶשְׂרֵה, תרעסר, שנים שְׁנֵים־עָשָׂר, תרתעסראHebrew
- douzHaitian Creole
- dua belasIndonesian
- он екіKazakh
- aqqaniq-marlukKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- ೧೨, ಹನ್ನೆರಡುKannada
- 십이, 十二, 열둘Korean
- он экиKyrgyz
- tekau mā rua, ngahuru mā ruaMāori
- арван хоёр, ᠑᠒Mongolian
- sepuluh dua, dua belas, satu puluh duaMalay
- ata ma aroNauru
- naakitsʼáadahNavajo, Navaho
- khumi n'ziwiriChichewa, Chewa, Nyanja
- ashi-niizhOjibwe, Ojibwa
- ୧୨, ବାରOriya
- ਬਾਰਾਂPanjabi, Punjabi
- dwanaście, dwanaścioroPolish
- chunka iskayniyuqQuechua
- два́нае̄ст, dvánaēstSerbo-Croatian
- දොළහSinhala, Sinhalese
- on ikiTurkmen
- on ikiTurkish
- ئون ئىككىUyghur, Uighur
- oʻn ikkiUzbek
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