Definition of Twelve

1. Noun. The cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one.

Exact synonyms: 12, Dozen, Xii
Generic synonyms: Large Integer
Specialized synonyms: Boxcars
Derivative terms: Dozen

2. Adjective. Denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units.
Exact synonyms: 12, Dozen, Xii
Similar to: Cardinal
Derivative terms: Dozen

Definition of Twelve

1. a. One more that eleven; two and ten; twice six; a dozen.

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

Definition of Twelve

1. Cardinal numeral. The cardinal number occurring after eleven and before thirteen, represented in Arabic numerals as 12 and in Roman numerals as XII. ¹

2. Noun. A group of twelve items. ¹

3. Noun. A twelve-bore gun. ¹

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Definition of Twelve

1. a number [n -S]

Medical Definition of Twelve

1. 1. The number next following eleven; the sum of ten and two, or of twice six; twelve units or objects; a dozen. 2. A symbol representing twelve units, as 12, or xii. The Twelve, the twelve apostles. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Twelve Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twelve

twelfth-year molar
twelfth cranial nerve
twelfth grade
twelfth grades
twelfth man
twelve (current term)
twelve-bar blues
twelve-ounce curls
twelve-penny nail
twelve-step program
twelve-step programs
twelve-tone music
twelve-tone system
twelve-tone technique
twelve hundred
twelve noon
twelve o'clock

Literary usage of Twelve

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"But the substance of the twelve Tables waa adapted to the state of the city ; and the ... 26) maintains that the twelve tables were of brass — cereal; ..."

2. Household Stories, from the Collection of the Bros: Grimm by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm (1883)
"Now the King said to the Queen one day, " If our thirteenth child should be a girl the twelve boys shall die, so that her riches may be the greater, ..."

3. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1902)
"twelve specimens of Squash : 1st, AE Hartshorn, §2; 2d, EL Lewis, ... twelve of any other variety : 1st, C. Scully, $3; 2d, EL Lewis, 92; 3d, HR Kinney, 81. ..."

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