from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A set of 12.
- n. An indefinite, large number: dozens of errands to run.
- adj. Twelve.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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. An old English measure of ore containing 12 hundredweight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A collection of twelve objects; a tale or set of twelve; with or without of before the substantive which follows.
- n. An indefinite small number.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make up into bundles of twelve, as certain kinds of dressed hides.
- 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.
- n. In old English law, a municipal district consisting originally of twelve families or householders. Compare tithing, riding, hundred.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one
- adj. denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units
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.
What do you call a dozen MSM talking heads chained together at the bottom of the ocean?
Such a simpe list of ingredients - I think 15 dozen is a fairly hefty amount to make, but I'm sure it's a joy to make with a trusted, loved friend.
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.
The smart dozen is out of roughly 500 advertisers a month, most of whom do OK or well.
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.