dozen

  • 21dozen — (doz or dz)    a familiar unit of quantity equal to 12. Division into units of 12 rather than 10 has the advantage that 12 can be evenly divided into halves, thirds, or quarters. For this reason, units of 12 have been common since the earliest… …

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  • 22dozen — [ˈdʌz(ə)n] (plural dozen) determiner 1) a set of 12 things or people a dozen red roses[/ex] We need half a dozen (= six) eggs for the cake.[/ex] 2) dozens [plural] lots of things or people Dozens of people were injured.[/ex] …

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  • 23dozen — noun (plural dozens or dozen) Etymology: Middle English dozeine, from Anglo French duzeine, dozeyne, from duze twelve, from Latin duodecim, from duo two + decem ten more at two, ten Date: 13th century 1. a group of 12 2 …

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  • 24dozen — noun a) A set of twelve. Can I have a dozen eggs, please? b) 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… …

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  • 25dozen — Synonyms and related words: L, Sexagesima, boxcar, boxcars, duodecimo, eighty, eleven, fifteen, fifty, five and twenty, fortnight, forty, four and twenty, fourscore, fourscore and ten, fourteen, half a hundred, long dozen, ninety, nonagenarian,… …

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  • 26dozen — n. a baker s; round dozen * * * [ dʌz(ə)n] round dozen a baker s …

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  • 27dozen — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. twelve, baker s dozen, long dozen, handful, pocketful …

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  • 28dozen — / d z(ə)n/ noun a twelve ● to sell in sets of one dozen ♦ cheaper by the dozen the product is cheaper if you buy twelve at a time …

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  • 29dozen — dozen1 /duz euhn/, n., pl. dozens, (as after a numeral) dozen, adj. n. 1. a group of 12. 2. the dozens, Slang. a ritualized game typically engaged in by two persons each of whom attempts to outdo the other in insults directed against members of… …

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  • 30dozen — [13] Dozen traces its ancestry back to the Latin word for ‘twelve’, duodecim. This was a compound formed from duo ‘two’ and decem ‘ten’. This gradually developed in the postclassical period via *dōdece to *doze, which, with the addition of the… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 31dozen — noun 1》 (plural same) a group or set of twelve.     ↘informal a lot. 2》 (the dozens) a ritual exchange of insults among black Americans. Phrases talk nineteen to the dozen Brit. talk incessantly. Derivatives dozenth adjective Origin ME: from …

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  • 32dozen — [13] Dozen traces its ancestry back to the Latin word for ‘twelve’, duodecim. This was a compound formed from duo ‘two’ and decem ‘ten’. This gradually developed in the postclassical period via *dōdece to *doze, which, with the addition of the… …

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  • 33dozen'd — Cleveland Dialect List wrinkled or withered [of people, fruits, etc] …

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  • 34dozen — sb. Pol. S. 229 …

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  • 35dozen — doz·en || dÊŒzn n. twelve items, group of twelve …

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  • 36dozen — zoned …

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  • 37dozen — a. Twelve …

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  • 38dozen — doz·en …

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  • 39dozen — doz•en [[t]ˈdʌz ən[/t]] n. pl. doz•ens, (as after a numeral)doz•en, 1) a group of 12 2) cvb sts the dozens, Slang. a ritualized game in which the players attempt to outdo each other in insults (usu. used in the phrase play the dozens) 3)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 40dózen — zna o prid. (ọ̑) nanašajoč se na doza1: dozni pokrov / dozna vtičnica; dozno stikalo …

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