American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A set of 12.
- n. An indefinite, large number: dozens of errands to run.
- adj. Twelve.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A collection of twelve things; twelve units: used with or without of: as, a dozen eggs, or a dozen of eggs; twelve dozen pairs of gloves. Like other numerical terms denoting more than a few, dozen is often used for an indefinitely great number: as, I have a dozen things to attend to at once. Abbreviated doz.
- n. In old English law, a municipal district consisting originally of twelve families or householders. Compare tithing, riding, hundred.
- To make up into bundles of twelve, as certain kinds of dressed hides.
- n. countable A set of twelve.
- n. A large, unspecified number of, comfortably estimated in small multiples of twelve, thus generally implied to be significantly more than ten or twelve, but less than perhaps one or two hundred; many.
- n. metallurgy An old English measure of ore containing 12 hundredweight.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A collection of twelve objects; a tale or set of twelve; with or without
ofbefore the substantive which follows.
- n. An indefinite small number.
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one
- adj. denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units
- From French douzaine ("a group of twelve"), from douze ("twelve") + -aine ("-ish"), from Latin duodecim ("twelve") (from duo ("two") + decem ("ten")) + -ana ("-ish") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English dozeine, from Old French dozaine, from doze, twelve, ultimately from Latin duodecim : duo, two; see dwo- in Indo-European roots + decem, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“They included half a dozen from the United Kingdom, several Canadiens, some Germans and three Americans.”
“They included half a dozen from the United Kingdom, several Canadians, some Germans and three Americans.”
“Similar research has been replicated in dozen of States, in Canada (2003,2006) and throughout the world (IASL).”
“Trainers at £10 a dozen from the sweat shop at £70 each in the shops.”
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“I just went a brought back a dozen from the Polish deli near my house.”
“Sure miss those free crawfish I used to scoop up by the dozen from the open ditches in New Orleans when I was a kid.”
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“A small boy's black Fruit Of The Loom T-shirt, thoroughly shrunken, a thin gray V-necked pullover purchased by the half-dozen from a supplier to New England prep schools, and a new and oversized pair of black 501's, every trademark carefully removed.”
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