Examples from the Web for twelve
Grindr currently has twelve ‘tribes,’ and for some people this just is not enough.
When twelve people are killed by violence, whoever they are, for whatever reason, that is a tragedy and a waste.
This game is only two hours of what promises to be a twelve hour series, so there is plenty of time to get bigger and badder.‘Game of Thrones’ Interactive FanFiction: Whoops, My Friend Was Speared in the Throat|Alec Kubas-Meyer|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Twelve incumbent governors who publicly support Common Core easily won re-election.
Heracles goes on his twelve labours, not to better mankind, but to achieve immortality and atone for his own sins.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By her own personal strength her twelve children were brought forth, and her own sensitive fibres and tissues felt the suffering.What a Young Husband Ought to Know|Sylvanus Stall
Twelve dollars a day was not too much to ask for board, room and guide services.Double Challenge|James Arthur Kjelgaard
I staid in the house until about twelve o'clock and then came home.Hydesville|Thomas Olman Todd
You were a girl of twelve or thirteen, going to school, and I never saw much of you.The Captain's Toll-Gate|Frank R. Stockton
The principal work is his series of Lectures in the Royal Academy, twelve in number, commenced in 1801.
British Dictionary definitions for twelve
- amounting to twelvetwelve loaves
- (as pronoun)twelve have arrived See also dozen Related adjective: duodecimal Related prefix: dodeca-
Word Origin for twelve
Word Origin and History for twelve
Old English twelf, literally "two left" (over ten), from Proto-Germanic *twa-lif-, a compound of the root of two + *lif-, root of the verb leave (see eleven). Cf. Old Saxon twelif, Old Norse tolf, Old Frisian twelef, Middle Dutch twalef, Dutch twaalf, Old High German zwelif, German zwölf, Gothic twalif. Outside Germanic, an analogous formation is Lithuanian dvylika, with second element -lika "left over."