dozen

  • 1Dozen — Doz en (d[u^]z n), n.; pl. {Dozen} (before another noun), {Dozens} (d[u^]z nz). [OE. doseine, dosein, OF. doseine, F. douzaine, fr. douze twelve, fr. L. duodecim; duo two + decem ten. See {Two}, {Ten}, and cf. {Duodecimal}.] 1. A collection of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Dozen — Doz en (d[u^]z n), n.; pl. {Dozen} (before another noun), {Dozens} (d[u^]z nz). [OE. doseine, dosein, OF. doseine, F. douzaine, fr. douze twelve, fr. L. duodecim; duo two + decem ten. See {Two}, {Ten}, and cf. {Duodecimal}.] 1. A collection of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3dozen — doz‧en [ˈdʌzn] written abbreviation doz. noun dozens PLURALFORM or dozen [countable] a group of twelve things: • More than a dozen managers have come …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4dozen — is a collective noun used in two ways, (1) as dozen, preceded by a numeral, meaning a unit of twelve (two dozen eggs), and (2) as dozens, in informal use, meaning ‘very many’ (We made dozens of mistakes) …

    Modern English usage

  • 5dozen — ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a group or set of twelve. ● talk nineteen to the dozen Cf. ↑talk nineteen to the dozen DERIVATIVES dozenth adjective. ORIGIN Old French dozeine, from Latin duodecim twelve …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6dozen — [duz′ən] n. pl. dozens or, esp. after a number, dozen [ME dozeine < OFr dozaine < douze, twelve < L duodecim, twelve < duo, TWO + decem, TEN] 1. a set of twelve: see also BAKER S DOZEN 2. [often pl.] a large number ☆ the do …

    English World dictionary

  • 7dozen — c.1300, from O.Fr. dozaine a dozen, from doze (12c.) twelve, from L. duodecim twelve, from duo two + decem ten (see TEN (Cf. ten)). The O.Fr. fem. suffix aine is characteristically added to cardinals to form collectives in a precise sense (… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8Dozen — (engl., spr. dösn), das Dutzend, als Zählgröße bei Stückgütern = 12, das long D. = 13 …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9Dozen — Doz redirects here. For the Afro Asiatic language, see DOZ. Dozens redirects here. For other uses, see Dozens (disambiguation). Group of twelve redirects here. For other uses, see Group of Twelve (disambiguation). A dozen (common abbreviated doz… …

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  • 10dozen — 01. He bought about a [dozen] CDs yesterday during the one day sale. 02. Can you pick up a [dozen] eggs at the grocery store on the way home? 03. I picked up half a [dozen] bagels and some cream cheese to take on the picnic. 04. There were about… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11dozen — doz|en W3S2 [ˈdʌzən] number plural dozen or dozens written abbreviation doz. [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: dozeine, from doze twelve ] 1.) twelve ▪ a dozen eggs …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12dozen — [[t]dʌ̱z(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦ dozens (The plural form is dozen after a number, or after a word or expression referring to a number, such as several or a few .) 1) NUM: usu a/num NUM If you have a dozen things, you have twelve of them. ...a dozen eggs...… …

    English dictionary

  • 13dozen — / dVzFn/ written abbreviation doz determiner plural dozen or dozens 1 a dozen/two dozen/three dozen a group of twelve: a dozen eggs | half a dozen 2 dozens (of) informal a lot of: I ve been there dozens of times. | dozens and dozens: They… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14dozen */ — UK [ˈdʌz(ə)n] / US determiner Word forms dozen : plural dozen 1) a) a set of 12 things or people a dozen red roses half a dozen (= six): We need half a dozen (= six) eggs for the cake. b) a set of about 12 things or people A few dozen protesters… …

    English dictionary

  • 15dozen — doz|en [ dʌzn ] (plural doz|en) determiner * 1. ) a set of 12 things or people: a dozen red roses half a dozen (=six): We need half a dozen eggs for the cake. a ) a set of about 12 things or people: A few dozen protesters waved placards. half a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16dozen — n. 1 (prec. by a or a number) (pl. dozen) twelve, regarded collectively (a dozen eggs; two dozen packets; ordered three dozen). 2 a set or group of twelve (packed in dozens). 3 colloq. about twelve, a fairly large indefinite number. 4 (in pl.;… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17dozen — /ˈdʌzən / (say duzuhn) noun (plural dozen or dozens) 1. a group of twelve units or things: cheaper by the dozen. 2. (plural) a great number: dozens of birds in the tree. –adjective 3. amounting to a dozen in number: a dozen eggs. –phrase 4. daily …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 18dozen — See: BY THE DOZEN, DAILY DOZEN, DIME A DOZEN, SIX OF ONE AND HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 19dozen — See: BY THE DOZEN, DAILY DOZEN, DIME A DOZEN, SIX OF ONE AND HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 20dozen — See: by the dozen, daily dozen, dime a dozen, six of one and half a dozen of the other …

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