dozen definition

  • noun:
    • A set of 12.
    • An indefinite, large number: dozens of errands to operate.
    • a couple of twelve.
    • A large, unspecified quantity of, easily determined in tiny multiples of twelve, thus generally speaking implied becoming more than ten or twelve, but significantly less than maybe several hundred; many.
    • An old English measure of ore containing 12 hundredweight.
    • an accumulation of twelve objects; an account or pair of twelve; with or without of ahead of the substantive which uses.
    • An indefinite small number.
    • an accumulation twelve things; twelve units: combined with or without of: as, several eggs, or several of eggs; twelve dozen sets of gloves.
    • In old English legislation, a municipal region consisting originally of twelve households or householders. Compare tithing, operating, hundred.
    • the cardinal quantity that is the sum of eleven and another
  • adjective:
    • Twelve.
    • denoting a quantity comprising 12 things or devices
  • others:
    • which will make up into packages of twelve, as certain types of clothed hides.

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