Meaning of “twelve” in the English Dictionary

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"twelve" in British English

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uk /twelv/ us /twelv/

A1 the number 12:

The cafeteria opens for lunch at twelve (o'clock).
a twelve-seater minibus
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  • I'm catering for twelve on Sunday, all the family are coming.
  • Our office floor space measured twelve metres by ten.
  • Hotel guests are requested to vacate their rooms by twelve noon.
  • The competition is open to children between six and twelve years of age.
  • We need a deposit of £165 followed by twelve monthly payments of £60.

(Definition of “twelve” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"twelve" in American English

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us /twelv/


Casey is twelve.
a twelve-volume set

Twelve can also mean twelve o’clock.

(Definition of “twelve” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)