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dozen

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Noun

Singular
dozen

Plural
plural dozen when used attributively, dozens otherwise

dozen (plural dozen when used attributively, dozens otherwise)
  1. (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.
  2. (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.
  3. An old English measure of ore containing 12 hundredweight.
    Quotations
    • 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.

Synonyms

Synonyms

  • (followed by of: a large number of): few

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Dutch

Noun

dozen

  1. plural of doos

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