dozens


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doz·en

 (dŭz′ən)
n.
1. pl. dozen Abbr. doz. or dz. A set of 12.
2. dozens An indefinite, large number: dozens of errands to run.
adj.
Twelve.

[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.

dozens

(ˈdʌzənz)
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
Translations
دَزّينات من، مَرّات كَثيرَه
számtalanszor

dozen

(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 ?
But a commander in chief, especially at a difficult moment, has always before him not one proposal but dozens simultaneously.
These forms were like the cunning tables used by mathematicians, which may be entered from top, bottom, right, and left, which entrances consist of scores of lines and dozens of columns, and from which may be drawn, without reasoning or thinking, thousands of different conclusions, all unchallengably precise and true.
For instance, after a dozen middle figures there would always occur a dozen or so outer ones.
As I watched them disposing of the mangled remains of M'ling, I heard a light footfall behind me, and turning quickly saw the big Hyena-swine perhaps a dozen yards away.
In the end, he gave in to a month, which was well, for in two weeks he was transferred, with half a dozen other drivers, to work from the big stables of Corberly and Morrison in West Oakland.
From a dozen places--one close at hand--a long, level stream of light seemed to shoot out towards the clouds.
DEAR MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH, -Bwikov has just informed me that I must have at least three dozen linen blouses; so I must go at once and look for sempstresses to make two out of the three dozen, since time presses.
And he backed this opinion to the extent of grub-staking half a dozen parties of prospectors across the big divide into the Indian River region.
Quickly Kaviri designated a dozen warriors to accompany Tarzan.
Even the Cock-lane ghost had been laid only a round dozen of years, after rapping out its messages, as the spirits of this very year last past(supernaturally deficient in originality) rapped out theirs.
There were half a dozen flies or more from the Woking station standing in the road by the sand pits, a basket- chaise from Chobham, and a rather lordly carriage.
It was only of polished brass, continued the circular, though it was invariably mistaken for solid gold, and the shade that accompanied it (at least it accompanied it if the agent sold a hundred extra cakes) was of crinkled crepe paper printed in a dozen delicious hues, from which the joy-dazzled agent might take his choice.