Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A year.

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  • n. a year

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A year which consists of twelve calendar months.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A year, which consists of twelve calendar months.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days

Etymologies

From twelve + month. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yesterday makes one twelvemonth from the day on which I breakfasted with you & brought Dr Vs letter in my pocket — that transaction

    Letter 47

  • "He'll be hamesick ere a twelvemonth, laird," said the dominie; and the laird answered fretfully, "A twelvemonth is a big slice o 'life to fling awa in far countries."

    Scottish sketches

  • Judging from his character, do you think he will stand the "twelvemonth" test?

    Shakespeare Study Programs; The Comedies

  • "And I was in London a twelvemonth past," Corliss meditated.

    CHAPTER 25

  • And I was mad, mad with it all — I, from a twelvemonth of imprisonment at grey Nahala.

    ON THE MAKALOA MAT

  • It was arms around, and perpetual endearings, and all that I had missed for a weary twelvemonth.

    ON THE MAKALOA MAT

  • This also was verified by the general chorus, and likewise the statement that there were "mugs as lives the twelvemonth 'round in the spike an' never get a blessed bit o 'tommy other than spike skilly an' bread."

    THE SPIKE

  • Look about you, man, and think of the grub we've been defiling our bodies with for the last twelvemonth, and the way we've lived and worked like beasts!

    WHERE THE TRAIL FORKS

  • Montana Kid, however, was fresh from Salt Water, and they annexed him while they pitched camp, swamping him with questions concerning the outside, from which they had been cut off for a twelvemonth.

    AT THE RAINBOW'S END

  • In consequence of my engagement to George, which I imparted to Mr Fellows when in Suffolk, as well as in consequence of the great blessings that providence has shower'd upon me, I hereby engage to pay you, this time twelvemonth, that which our elder

    Letter 158

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  • "Two years ago people were asking if the wild rabbit had any future in Britain. Within a twelvemonth myxomatosis had ravaged the larger warrens of most if not all counties."

    Atricle entitled "Has the Rabbit a Future?" by one R.M. Lockley, in the British agricultural journal The Countryman, Vol LIII, Winter 1956, p.658.

    November 15, 2010

  • Citation on coal.

    June 28, 2008