(Twelfth"-cake`) n. An ornamented cake distributed among friends or visitors on the festival
(Twelfth"-day`) n. See Twelfthtide.
(Twelfth"-night`) n. The evening of Epiphany, or the twelfth day after Christmas, observed
as a festival by various churches.
(Twelfth"-sec`ond) n. (Physics) A unit for the measurement of small intervals of time,
such that 1012 (ten trillion) of these units make one second.
(Twelfth"tide`) n. The twelfth day after Christmas; Epiphany; called also Twelfth-day.
Twelve-men's morris. See the Note under Morris. Twelve Tables. (Rom. Antiq.) See under
(Twelve) a. [OE. twelve, twelf, AS. twelf; akin to OFries. twelf, twelef, twilif, OS. twelif, D.
twaalf, G. zwölf, OHG. zwelif, Icel. tlf, Sw. tolf, Dan. tolv, Goth. twalif, from the root of E. two +
the same element as in the second part of E. eleven. See Two, and Eleven.] One more that eleven; two
and ten; twice six; a dozen.
1. The number next following eleven; the sum of ten and two, or of twice six; twelve units or objects; a
2. A symbol representing twelve units, as 12, or xii.
The Twelve (Script.), the twelve apostles. Matt. xxvi. 20.
(Twelve"mo) a. & n. See Duodecimo.
(Twelve"month) n. A year which consists of twelve calendar months.
I shall laugh at this a twelvemonth hence.Shak.
(Twelve"pence) n. A shilling sterling, being about twenty-four cents.
(Twelve"pen*ny) a. Sold for a shilling; worth or costing a shilling.
(Twelve"score`) n. & a. Twelve times twenty; two hundred and forty.
(Twen"ti*eth) a. [From Twenty; cf. AS. twentigoa. See Twenty.]
1. Next in order after the nineteenth; tenth after the tenth; coming after nineteen others; the ordinal of
2. Consisting, or being, one of twenty equal parts into which anything is divided.
1. The next in order after the nineteen; one coming after nineteen others.
2. The quotient of a unit divided by twenty; one of twenty equal parts of one whole.
(Twen"ty) a. [OE. twenty, AS. twntig, twentig; akin to OFris. twintich, OS. twntig, D. & LG.
twintig, OHG. zweinzug, G. zwanzig, Goth. twai tigjis; that is, two tens. See Twain, Two, and Ten.]