adjective
(1) Denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units
noun
(2) The cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one
Etymology
From from , an old compound of and < .
Cardinal number
twelve
- The cardinal number occurring after eleven and before thirteen, represented in Roman numerals as XII and in Arabic numerals as 12.
- There are twelve months in a year.
- Ordinal: twelfth (12th).
- Symbolic: 12
- Greek: ιβʹ
- Roman: XII
Noun
- A group of twelve items.
- Fractions would be a little easier if we counted by twelves.