Definition of Dozen

1. Noun. The cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one.

Exact synonyms: 12, Twelve, Xii
Generic synonyms: Large Integer
Specialized synonyms: Boxcars



2. Adjective. Denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units.
Exact synonyms: 12, Twelve, Xii
Similar to: Cardinal

Definition of Dozen

1. n. A collection of twelve objects; a tale or set of twelve; with or without of before the substantive which follows.

Definition of Dozen

1. Noun. A set of twelve. ¹

2. Noun. (context: as plural only always followed by ''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. ¹

3. Noun. (metallurgy) An old English measure of ore containing 12 hundredweight. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dozen

1. to stun [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: stun

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dozen

doyen
doyenne
doyennes
doyens
doyleite
doyley
doyleys
doylies
doyly
doys
doz
doz.
doze
doze off
dozed
dozen (current term)
dozenal
dozened
dozening
dozens
dozenth
dozenths
dozer
dozers
dozes
dozier
doziest
dozily
doziness
dozinesses

Literary usage of Dozen

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1870)
"Three dozen railway carriage paid to all England and Wales. ... Three dozen rail pald._W. D. WATSON, Wine Merchant, 72 and 73, Great Russell Street,corner ..."

2. Bulletin by Federal Board for Vocational Education, United States (1917)
"TO 1 of each of various kinds of battery, 33 J per cent 2 hydrometers .30 .60 1 dozen test tubes 1 lead-burning outfit 31. SO 31.50 1 battery voltmeter and ..."

3. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative by Richard Henry Dana (1895)
"More than a dozen of these were owned by men on the beach, and were allowed to run loose among the hills, with a long lasso attached to them, ..."

4. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"... saloon-keeper consented to serve in the legislature or the board of aldermen. Youthful ambition hardly THE MAN WHO HAD KILLED A dozen. aspired so much ..."

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