# Twelve vs Twelveish - What's the difference?

twelve | twelveish |

## As nouns the difference between twelve and twelveish

is that twelve is a group of twelve items while twelveish is (colloquial) any time close to twelve o'clock.

## As a numeral twelve

is the cardinal number occurring after eleven and before thirteen, represented in arabic numerals as 12 and in roman numerals as xii.

# twelve

## English

(wikipedia twelve)

### Alternative forms

* Arabic numerals: * Roman numerals: XII

### Numeral

• The cardinal number occurring after eleven and before thirteen, represented in Arabic numerals as 12 and in Roman numerals as XII.
• There are twelve months in a year.

* Last: eleven. Next: thirteen

### Noun

(en noun)
• A group of twelve items.
• Fractions would be a little easier if we counted by twelves .
• A twelve-bore gun.
• * 1982 , (Lawrence Durrell), Constance'', Faber & Faber 2004 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 880:
• In this way Von Esslin â€˜inheritedâ€™ two fine hammerless twelves which he used once or twice for duck on the Camargue.
• (legal) (colloquial) A jury (normally composed of twelve persons).

* dozen

### Statistics

* English cardinal numbers

# twelveish

## English

### Noun

(-)
• (colloquial) Any time close to twelve o'clock.

* noonish