What does Twelve mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twelve, 12, XII, dozen(adj)

    the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one

  2. twelve, 12, xii, dozen(adj)

    denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units

Wiktionary

  1. twelve(Noun)

    A group of twelve items.

    Fractions would be a little easier if we counted by twelves.

    Etymology: From twelf, from twalif-, an old compound of twa- and -lif, from leikw-.

  2. twelve(Noun)

    A twelve-bore gun.

    Etymology: From twelf, from twalif-, an old compound of twa- and -lif, from leikw-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Twelve(adj)

    one more that eleven; two and ten; twice six; a dozen

  2. Twelve(noun)

    the number next following eleven; the sum of ten and two, or of twice six; twelve units or objects; a dozen

  3. Twelve(noun)

    a symbol representing twelve units, as 12, or xii

Freebase

  1. Twelve

    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

  1. Twelve

    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).]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Twelve' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2658

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Twelve' in Written Corpus Frequency: #339

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How to say Twelve in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Twelve in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Twelve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Twelve in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Excellentes leçons sur le leadership situationnel sont offerts dans un film Hollywoodien "Twelve O'Cllock High" de 1949, mettant en vedette Gregory Peck. Dans ce film, un général inflexibles (Geegory Peck) prend en charge une unité de bombardier avec un moral bas, et transforme cette unité dans une équipe étoile brillante performance. I beaucoup appris sur le leadership de ce film - bien avant mon cours de MBA sur le leadership. Vous pouvez voir comment un vrai leader avance les adeptes au-delà de leurs limites normales, au cours de leur association, en premier révélateur, puis la vente, suivie par la collaboration, et enfin déléguer les tâches. Un vrai leader crée et nourrit de nombreux leaders de la prochaine génération; la leçon que je appris et ai toujours suivi avec succès comme un leader engagé. grâce à «Twelve O'Clock High» pour ces merveilleuses leçons de leadership.

  2. Mark Benson Madsen:

    My grandfather was my hero and my friend long before I knew that he had been the secretary of agriculture or was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

  3. Prosecutor George Brauchler:

    He made a decision to massacre, and he did, twelve dead from the community. Can anything outweigh that? No. No.

  4. Brad Sherman:

    I served with Mike Pence in Congress for twelve years and I disagree with him on just about everything, i never dreamed I would author a measure that would put him in the White House.

  5. Barbara Ehrenreich:

    Upscale young men seem to go for the kind of woman who plays with a full deck of credit cards, who won't cry when she's knocked to the ground while trying to board the six o clock Eastern shuttle, and whose schedule doesn't allow for a sexual encounter lasting more than twelve minutes.

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