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Twelfth meaning

twelfth - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. Next in order after the eleventh; coming after eleven others; -- the ordinal of twelve.
  2. 2. Consisting, or being one of, twelve equal parts into which anything is divided.
  3. 3. The quotient of a unit divided by twelve; one of twelve equal parts of one whole.
  4. 4. The next in order after the eleventh.
  5. 5. An interval comprising an octave and a fifth.
  6. 6. Next in order after the eleventh.
  7. 7. One of twelve equal parts; the ordinal of twelve.
  8. 8. The ordinal of twelve.

twelfth - examples of usage

  1. The ladies coming out to lunch on the Twelfth- and the day half over; they must be out of their senses!" - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  2. " Well," she said, in an undertone, so that no one should overhear, " you know, on the Twelfth, with such still weather as we have had for the last week or two, the birds are never wild; you needn't be in the least anxious; you won't be called upon for snap- shots at all; you can afford to take plenty of time and get well on to the birds before you fire. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. To be on a grouse- moor on the Twelfth, and not go out? - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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