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Twelfth definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TWELFTH, a. The second after the tenth; the ordinal of twelve.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: coming next after the eleventh and just before the thirteenth in position [syn: twelfth, 12th] n
1: position 12 in a countable series of things
2: one part in twelve equal parts [syn: one-twelfth, twelfth, twelfth part, duodecimal]

Merriam Webster's

adjective or noun see twelve

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. 1 the position in a sequence corresponding to the number 12 in the sequence 1-12. 2 something occupying this position. 3 each of twelve equal parts of a thing. 4 Mus. a an interval or chord spanning an octave and a fifth in the diatonic scale. b a note separated from another by this interval. --adj. that is the twelfth. Phrases and idioms: Twelfth Day 6 Jan., the twelfth day after Christmas, the festival of the Epiphany. twelfth man a reserve member of a cricket team. Twelfth Night the evening of 5 Jan., the eve of the Epiphany. twelfth part = sense 3 of n. Derivatives: twelfthly adv. Etymology: OE twelfta (as TWELVE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Twelfth Twelfth, a. [For twelft, OE. twelfte, AS. twelfta. See Twelve.] 1. Next in order after the eleventh; coming after eleven others; -- the ordinal of twelve. 2. Consisting, or being one of, twelve equal parts into which anything is divided.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Twelfth Twelfth, n. 1. The quotient of a unit divided by twelve; one of twelve equal parts of one whole. 2. The next in order after the eleventh. 3. (Mus.) An interval comprising an octave and a fifth.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(twelfths) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. The twelfth item in a series is the one that you count as number twelve. ...the twelfth anniversary of the April revolution. ...a twelfth-century church. ORD 2. A twelfth is one of twelve equal parts of something. She is entitled to a twelfth of the cash. FRACTION



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