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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twelve, 12, XII, dozenadjective

    the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one

  2. twelve, 12, xii, dozenadjective

    denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units

Wiktionary

  1. twelvenoun

    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. twelvenoun

    A twelve-bore gun.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Twelveadjective

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

  2. Twelvenoun

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

  3. Twelvenoun

    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. Samsungs Mark Quiroz:

    Throughout the last twelve months, weve closely monitored interior design and technology trends to shape the product planning and development of The Wall Luxury, we set out to create a product unlike anything else matching the lifestyle and taste of those looking for the most exclusive and premium visual experiences in their homes.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Ausgezeichneten Unterricht auf situative Führung in einem Hollywood-Film "Twelve O'Clock High" von 1949 angeboten, mit Gregory Peck. In diesem Film, ein tough-minded allgemein (geegory picken) übernimmt eine Bombereinheit mit niedriger Moral, und wandelt diese Einheit in eine Star-Team mit herausragenden Leistung. Ich lernte viel über Führung aus diesem Film - lange vor meiner MBA-Studiengang zum Thema Führung. Sie sehen, wie ein wahrer Führer schreitet die Anhänger über ihre normalen Grenzen, im Laufe ihres Verbandes, indem zunächst erzählen, dann verkaufen, gefolgt von der Zusammenarbeit, und schließlich die Übertragung der Aufgaben. Ein wahrer Führer schafft und pflegt viele Next-Generation-Führer; Die Lektion, die ich gelernt und immer erfolgreich als engagierter Führer gefolgt. Dank '00.00 high' für eine solche wunderbare Lektionen in Führung.

  3. Paul Sadler:

    Why Paul God already had called twelve apostles of the kingdom Although Judas had fallen in transgression, the seat of his apostolic office was filled by Matthias preceding the day of Pentecost. Insofar as Paul was unconverted at the time, he could not have possibly fulfilled the qualificatios set down by the Holy Spirit to be numbered with the twelve (Acts 121-26). Of course, there are many dispensationalists who would agree with this interpretation, but teach that God ordained Paul to be the thirteenth apostle of the kingdom. Perhaps you have heard the saying, 'They jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.' In other words, we have gone from bad to worse, which is certainly the case with this view. the number twelve is stamped throughout the pages of prophecy, thus eliminating the possibility of a thirteenth apostolic office (Matt. 1928 cf. Rev. 12-21). What logical explanation then can we give for Paul's apostleship Before the foundation of the world, God foreordained that He would raise up a new apostle to reveal His eternal purpose for the parenthetical age of Grace in which we now live. Hence, Paul says 'But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the heathen Gentiles...' (Gal. 115.16). When God temporarily rolled up the building plans of prophecy and placed them aside, He made known a secret set of plans. With this program came a completely new set of blueprints. According to the counsel of His will, He had predetermined to call Paul as the masterbuilder of the project. So then, the instructions for our building program are found in Paul's epistles. Little wonder the apostles says 'I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.' (1 Cor. 310). It is essential to use Pauline constructio materials (grace doctrines), simply because someday soon the Building Inspector will examine our workmanship to determine if we followed His codes.

  4. Kim Reynolds:

    This is not the same country it was a year ago, the president tried to paint a different picture tonight, but his actions over the last twelve months don’t match the rhetoric. It’s not what he promised when he took office. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There is an alternative.

  5. Jerry Bostick:

    It was a can-do attitude, we were very sober and somber in what we were doing. We took it very seriously. We worked very hard. But at the same time it was fun, we really didn't think of it as a job, even though we were working twelve hours a day at least, six days a week. We didn't understand the magnitude of what we were doing, the gee-whiz aspects.

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