dozen

Definitions:

  • A set of 12.
  • An indefinite, large number.
  • Twelve.
  • A collection of twelve things; twelve units: used with or without of: as, a <em>dozen</em> eggs, or a <em>dozen of eggs;</em> twelve <em>dozen</em> pairs of gloves.
  • In old <em>English law</em>, a municipal district consisting originally of twelve families or householders. Compare <em>tithing, riding</em>, <em>hundred.</em>
  • To make up into bundles of twelve, as certain kinds of dressed hides.
  • A collection of twelve objects; a tale or set of twelve; with or without <ex>of</ex> before the substantive which follows.
  • An indefinite small number.
  • thirteen; -- called also a <altname>long dozen</altname>.
  • A <xref>set</xref> of <xref>twelve</xref>.
  • A <xref>large</xref>, <xref>unspecified</xref> <xref>number</xref> of, comfortably estimated in small <xref>multiples</xref> of twelve, thus generally implied to be significantly more than ten or twelve, but less than perhaps one or two hundred; <xref>many</xref>.
  • An old English measure of <xref>ore</xref> containing 12 <xref>hundredweight</xref>.
  • the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one
  • denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units
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