twelve
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English twelf; akin to Old High German zwelif twelve, Old English twā two, -leofan (as in endleofan eleven) — more at two, eleven Date: before 12th century 1. — see number table 2. capitalized a. the twelve original disciples of Jesus b. the books of the Minor Prophets in the Jewish Scriptures 3. the 12th in a set or series 4. something having 12 units or members 5. plural twelvemotwelfth adjective or nountwelve adjectivetwelve pronoun, plural in construction

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  • Twelve — may refer to: * 12 (film), 2007 film by Russian director and actor Nikita Mikhalkov * 12 (number), the number * 12, the year * December, the 12th month of a year * Twelve (novel), a 2002 novel by Nick McDonell * Twelve (Patti Smith album), 2007 * …   Wikipedia

  • Twelve — Twelve, n. 1. The number next following eleven; the sum of ten and two, or of twice six; twelve units or objects; a dozen. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol representing twelve units, as 12, or xii. [1913 Webster] {The Twelve} (Script.), the twelve… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twelve — bezeichnet: Twelve (Film), US amerikanischer Film von Joel Schumacher (2010) Twelve (Roman), Roman von Nick McDonell (2002) Twelve, Imprint der Hachette Book Group (seit 2007) Twelve ist der Name folgender Personen: John Twelve Hawks, US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • twelve — [twelv] adj. [ME twelfe < OE twelf, akin to Ger zwölf, Goth twalif < PGmc * twa lif < IE bases * dwōu (> TWO) & * likw < base * leikw , to leave behind > LOAN: orig. sense, two left (beyond ten): cf. ELEVEN] totaling two more… …   English World dictionary

  • Twelve — Twelve, a. [OE. twelve, twelf, AS. twelf; akin to OFries. twelf, twelef, twilif, OS. twelif, D. twaalf, G. zw[ o]lf, OHG. zwelif, Icel. t[=o]lf, Sw. tolf, Dan. tolv, Goth. twalif, from the root of E. two + the same element as in the second part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twelve — Патти Смит Дата выпуска 2007 Жанр Рок Длительность 56:41 …   Википедия

  • twelve — [twelv] number [: Old English; Origin: twelf] the number 12 ▪ He received a twelve month jail sentence. ▪ Come at twelve (=12 o clock) . ▪ Their son Dylan is twelve (=12 years old) . >twelfth adj pron ▪ her twelfth birthday ▪ in the twelfth… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • twelve — twelve; twelve·mo; twelve·pen·ny; twelve·fold; …   English syllables

  • twelve — [ twelv ] number the number 12 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • twelve — O.E. twelf, lit. two left (over ten), from P.Gmc. *twa lif , a compound of the root of TWO (Cf. two) + *lif , root of the verb leave (see ELEVEN (Cf. eleven)). Cf. O.S. twelif, O.N. tolf, O.Fris. twelef, M.Du. twalef …   Etymology dictionary

  • twelve — ► CARDINAL NUMBER ▪ two more than ten; 12. (Roman numeral: xii or XII.) ORIGIN Old English, from the base of TWO(Cf. ↑twofold) + a second element probably expressing the sense left over …   English terms dictionary

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