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twelve meaning

EN[twɛlv]
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WTwelve
  • NounPLtwelves
    1. A group of twelve items.
      1. Fractions would be a little easier if we counted by twelves.
    2. A twelve-bore gun.
      1. (law) COL A jury (normally composed of twelve persons).
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The mallet is made of a hard heavy wood resembling ebony, is about twelve inches in length, and perhaps two in breadth, with a rounded handle at one end  [ …] .
          • She went from the arms of the football captain to the dry-handed grasp of Mr. Depopolus, who'd retired from the faculty when she was twelve years old.
          • The liftoff will occur in exactly twelve seconds. ‎
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Twelve spot two five pounds sterling. (ie. £12.25)
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Fractions would be a little easier if we counted by twelves.
          • To annualise net profit, divide the year-to-date net profit by the number of completed months, and multiply by twelve.

      Meaning of twelve for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "twelve" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a numeral.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Numerals
          Difficultness: Level 1
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          Definiteness: Level 9
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