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- Rhymes: -ʌzən
- (countable) A set of twelve.
- Can I have a dozen eggs, please?
- There shouldn't be more than two dozen Christmas cards left to write.
- Pack the shirts in dozens, please.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) dozens of or dozens and dozens of: 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.
- There must have been dozens of examples just on the first page.
- An old English measure of ore containing 12 hundredweight.
- 1957: The dozen as a measure for iron ore remained almost completely constant at 12 cwts. during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. — H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 139.
- (followed by of: a large number of): a great deal of, a lot of, heaps of, hundreds of, loads of, lots of, many, millions of, scores of, scads of, thousands of
- (followed by of: a large number of): few
dozens: a large number
- plural of doos
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