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1. pl. dozen Abbr. doz. or dz. A set of 12.
2. dozens An indefinite, large number: dozens of errands to run.

[Middle English dozeine, from Old French dozaine, from doze, twelve, ultimately from Latin duodecim : duo, two; see dwo- in Indo-European roots + decem, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

doz′enth (-ənth) adj.


pl n
(usually foll by of) informal a lot: I've got dozens of things to do.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dozens - a large number or amountdozens - a large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
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(ˈdazn) plurals ˈdozens (after a number or a word signifying a quantity) ˈdozen noun
a group of twelve. two dozen handkerchiefs; These eggs are 50 cents a dozen; Half-a-dozen eggs, please.
dozens (of)
very many. I've been there dozens of times.
References in classic literature ?
You have seen it on dozens of girls, and you never found out that it was pretty till now?
And all along it, wherever it looped or ran, the sunflowers grew; some of them were as big as little trees, with great rough leaves and many branches which bore dozens of blossoms.
There were dozens of houses that way in Packingtown.
I never did see ladies doin' no sich; my old Missis nor Miss Marie never did, and I don't see no kinder need on 't;" and Dinah stalked indignantly about, while Miss Ophelia piled and sorted dishes, emptied dozens of scattering bowls of sugar into one receptacle, sorted napkins, table-cloths, and towels, for washing; washing, wiping, and arranging with her own hands, and with a speed and alacrity which perfectly amazed Dinah.
I met dozens of people, imaginative and unimaginative, cultivated and uncultivated, who had come from far countries and roamed through the Swiss Alps year after year--they could not explain why.
She had been actually happy all the time; and dozens and dozens of the tiny, pale green points were to be seen in cleared places, looking twice as cheerful as they had looked before when the grass and weeds had been smothering them.
Here are ship-captains, criminals, poets, men of science, peers, peasants, political economists, and representatives of dozens of degrees.
Dozens of empty bottles clinked together in corners to the rolling of the ship.
They hang up the rats' tails in a row or the barn door, to show how many they have caught--dozens and dozens of them.
As he was going out, he met Passepartout, who asked him if it would not be well, before taking the train, to purchase some dozens of Enfield rifles and Colt's revolvers.
Dozens of them seemed to be crawling here and there, in the sombre light, among the foliated sheets of intense green.
Because Mercedes is a very fine girl, and fine girls never lack followers; she particularly has them by dozens.