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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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. Don Felder:

    Within a twelve or fourteen month period, I went through a divorce from my wife of 29 years, which is devastating emotionally and earthshaking as far as your whole world being turned upside-down. And within that same twelve month period, I left the Eagles.

  2. Vance Havner:

    It's about time we quit playing church in these services that start at eleven o clock sharp and end at twelve o clock dull.

  3. Douglas Campbell:

    The contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months, aPCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the US-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement.

  4. Jack Benny:

    A scout troop consists of twelve little kids dressed like schmucks following a big schmuck dressed like a kid.

  5. Gudrun Carlisle:

    In nine or twelve months( refugee children) are speaking English fluently with little Yorkshire accents, which is lovely to see.

Images & Illustrations of twelve

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