Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “twelfth”

See all translations

twelfth

ordinal number uk   /twelfθ/ us  
12th written as a word: Our next meeting is on the twelfth (of May).

twelfth

noun [C] uk   /twelfθ/ us  
one of twelve equal parts of something: An inch is one twelfth of a foot.
Translations of “twelfth”
in Korean 열두 번째, 12번째…
in Arabic الثاني عَشَر…
in Portuguese duodécimo…
in Catalan dotzè…
in Japanese (12th の文字表記)12番目の, 第12の…
in Italian dodicesimo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 第十二(的)…
in Russian двенадцатый…
in Turkish onikinci…
in Chinese (Simplified) 第十二(的)…
in Polish dwunasty…
(Definition of twelfth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of twelfth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “twelfth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cracker

a thin, flat, hard biscuit, especially one eaten with cheese

Word of the Day

Party Talk (The language of party chat)

by Kate Woodford,
December 23, 2014
​​​ With the party season in full swing (= at its busiest now), we consider the language of socializing (= enjoying yourself with other people). We’re looking especially at words and phrases which are used to describe the different ways that people behave at a party and the sort of conversations that party

Read More 

tweleb noun

December 22, 2014
informal a Twitter celebrity; (more specifically, someone who has more than 1,000 followers on Twitter) There were a few old and a few new faces, including a tweleb or two. Expect to see and hear more from these cool kids.

Read More