twelfth

Definitions

  • Life-Boat Capsize-Drill. Twelfth Second
    Life-Boat Capsize-Drill. Twelfth Second
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj twelfth coming next after the eleventh and just before the thirteenth in position
    • n twelfth one part in twelve equal parts
    • n twelfth position 12 in a countable series of things
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Despite the fact that federal spending on the drug war increased from $1.65 billion in 1982 to $17.7 billion in 1999, more than half of the students in the United States in 1999 tried an illegal drug before they graduated from high school. Additionally, 65% have tried cigarettes by 12th grade and 35% are current smokers, and 62% of twelfth graders and 25% of 8th graders in 1999 report having been drunk at least once.
    • Twelfth (Mus) An interval comprising an octave and a fifth.
    • Twelfth Constituting, or being one of, twelve equal parts into which anything is divided.
    • Twelfth Next in order after the eleventh; coming after eleven others; -- the ordinal of twelve.
    • Twelfth The next in order after the eleventh.
    • Twelfth The quotient of a unit divided by twelve; one of twelve equal parts of one whole.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • twelfth Next in order after the eleventh: an ordinal numeral.
    • twelfth Being one of twelve equal parts into which a whole is regarded as divided.
    • n twelfth One of twelve equal parts of anything; the quotient of unity divided by twelve.
    • n twelfth In early English law, a twelfth of the rents of the year, or of movables, or both, granted or levied by way of tax.
    • n twelfth In music, a tone twelve diatonic degrees above or below a given tone, or the interval between two such tones; a compound fifth.
    • n twelfth In organ-building, a stop giving tones a twelfth above the normal pitch of the digitals used.
    • n twelfth Twelfth-day.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Twelfth twelfth the last of twelve
    • n Twelfth one of twelve equal parts:
    • n Twelfth (mus.) a tone twelve diatonic degrees above or below a given tone
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. [Twelfth Night]”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For twelft, OE. twelfte, AS. twelfta,. See Twelve

Usage

In literature:

Though she had made up her mind to do so, it would only be at the last possible moment of the twelfth hour.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
The next we see of Lieutenant Glazier is in the city of Charleston, South Carolina, on the twelfth of September, 1864.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
It was while I was living on Twelfth Street that I first met Miss Margaret Edes, so well known in after years to Washingtonians.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
It is doubtful if anything of the nature of a house built of masonry was constructed in London before the twelfth century.
"Memorials of Old London" by Various
Kondakoff dates it in the eleventh or twelfth century.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
Will the British fail us at the twelfth hour?
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
On the twelfth General Bayard moved his cavalry down the river six miles, and was posted on picket.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
We put them up on the first of July and fly them till the twelfth, when we walk in procession through Monaghan.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The castle was built in the twelfth century, and many conflicts raged around it.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The pattern is twelfth century "metal work," embroidered in gold.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
The only question is, do we begin from the tenth or from the twelfth century?
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
The Twelfth Deep is the Truth, from whence all truths have sped forth.
"The Gnôsis of the Light" by F. Lamplugh
Divide the circle into sixths, then into twelfths.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
The chateau of Brodineuf (dating from the twelfth century) and that of Caradeuc are in good repair, but the latter is ancient only in parts.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
That new movement spread slowly across Europe, and till the middle of the twelfth century there was no general decline.
"Pot-Boilers" by Clive Bell
When the twelfth opened up, a number of people were seen to start away.
"Jack Winters' Baseball Team" by Mark Overton
This was early in the twelfth century.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
Conquest till the latter part of the twelfth century.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
The sides are dotted with black and brown, and there is a conspicuous hump on the top of the twelfth segment.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
On some day from the fifth to the twelfth after the birth the mother is purified and the child is named.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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In poetry:

Do you now ask at what I aim ?
From these I seek to know the name
Of that twelfth portion of the year
When Sol in Libra doth appear.
"Enigma XXXVII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
With Haakon Earl the times of old
Round Palnatoki gather;
Near Charles the Twelfth stands Tordenskjold,
Placid, and smiling rather,—
"To Sweden" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
And, now, behold the twelfth good shield,
And upon it a burning brand;
Is borne by stout Sir Vifferlin
Through many a prince’s land.
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
So Billy went up to the main-top gallant mast,
And down he fell on bended knee.
He scarce had come to the twelfth commandment
when up he jumps. "There's land I see:
"Little Billee" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Past seven o'clock: time to be gone;
Twelfth-night's over and dawn shivering up:
A hasty cut of the loaf, a steaming cup,
Down to the door, and there is Coachman John.
"Moonset" by Sir Henry Newbolt
Hot work; eh, Colonel, wasn't it? Ye mind that narrow front:
They called it the "Death-Angle"! Well, well, my lad, we won't
Fight that old battle over now: I only meant to say
I really can't engage to come upon the twelfth of May.
"The Old Major Explains" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

'Twelfth Night' at Shakespeare Santa Cruz.
This is their twelfth year to offer the freebie.
LIC's Secret Theatre's Twelfth Night boasts an impressive cast.
5041 N Twelfth Ave 32504 Pensacola FL USA Contact Person: Mandy Rigsby Navarre Chamber: Yes.
Pottsgrove Manor kicks off holiday season with 'Twelfth Night' tours.
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which I'm guessing you've heard of before, announced the dates for its twelfth annual installment.
700 W 125st St, New York, NY 10027 40.818099 -73.958333 at Twelfth Ave See Map Subway Directions 212-694-1777 Send to Phone.
Photos from the twelfth week in the NFL 2012 season.
The 50 Best Companies to Sell for Now For the twelfth year, the corporate research team at Selling Power has identified and ranked the best companies to sell for among the largest sales forces in the United States.
Local bands like Feufollet and Fights and a few singer/songwriters will compose to Shakespeare 's songs from works like Twelfth Night, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Northwest Film 1515 Twelfth Avenue Seattle, WA.
Twelfth and Spring Street s Paso Robles, CA.
Portland Playhouse and Festival Musicians Collaborate on Twelfth Night.
Joel Rosenberg returns with the second title in his New York Times best-selling Twelfth Imam series.
Human Race presents 'Twelfth Night.
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In science:

Zhao, Multi-polylogs at twelfth roots of unity and special values of Witten multiple zeta function attached to the exceptional Lie algebra G2 .
Witten volume formulas for semi-simple Lie algebras
In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Machine Learning, pp. - , Morgan Kaufmann.
Issues in Stacked Generalization
In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR’10), F.
Complex Optimization in Answer Set Programming
Categorical-units, in contrast, tend to have whole-digit prototype-like decoders, such as the third, eighth, and twelfth units on the top rows of figure 2(a,b).
Discriminative Recurrent Sparse Auto-Encoders
The twelfth candidate is an absorption feature at 60 keV.
BATSE Evidence for GRB Spectral Features
Moore, A. W., 2000, Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intel ligence 7.
Fast Algorithms and Efficient Statistics: N-point Correlation Functions
In Proceedings of Twelfth International Conference on Machine Learning, pp. { .
Improved Use of Continuous Attributes in C4.5
In Proceedings Twelfth International Conference on Machine Learning, pp.  {.
Improved Use of Continuous Attributes in C4.5
In Proceedings Twelfth International Conference on Machine Learning, pp. {.
Improved Use of Continuous Attributes in C4.5
In eleventh, twelfth, fourteenth, fifteenth rows Table I placed results for b and y of approximation of inverse width B (L) (13).
Scaling of crossing probabilities for the q-state Potts model at criticality
Figure 1: The eleven regions of L3 detectors as used in the energy measurement for the lep2 configuration. A twelfth region, 5, was present only in earlier set-ups.
Studies of Hadronic Event Structure in e+e- Annihilation from 30 GeV to 209 GeV with the L3 Detector
The eigenvalues of TZ,hc,4,1 are roots of a seventh-degree equation, an eighth-degree equation and a twelfth-degree equation.
Transfer Matrices for the Partition Function of the Potts Model on Toroidal Lattice Strips
Counting label led trees, volume 1969 of From lectures delivered to the Twelfth Biennial Seminar of the Canadian Mathematical Congress (Vancouver).
Large Deviations for Random Trees
This relation is applied to the nearest neighbors of the considered pixel, for example the fourth, eighth or twelfth nearest pixels.
Enhancing hyperspectral image unmixing with spatial correlations
Moreover, the kings of the twelfth dynasty used the water of the natural lake of Faiyum in the dry periods.
The decreasing level of Toshka Lakes seen from space
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