Twelve+dozen

  • 1 Dozen — Doz redirects here. For the Afro Asiatic language, see DOZ. Dozens redirects here. For other uses, see Dozens (disambiguation). Group of twelve redirects here. For other uses, see Group of Twelve (disambiguation). A dozen (common abbreviated doz… …

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  • 2 Dozen — Doz en (d[u^]z n), n.; pl. {Dozen} (before another noun), {Dozens} (d[u^]z nz). [OE. doseine, dosein, OF. doseine, F. douzaine, fr. douze twelve, fr. L. duodecim; duo two + decem ten. See {Two}, {Ten}, and cf. {Duodecimal}.] 1. A collection of… …

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  • 3 Dozen — Doz en (d[u^]z n), n.; pl. {Dozen} (before another noun), {Dozens} (d[u^]z nz). [OE. doseine, dosein, OF. doseine, F. douzaine, fr. douze twelve, fr. L. duodecim; duo two + decem ten. See {Two}, {Ten}, and cf. {Duodecimal}.] 1. A collection of… …

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  • 4 dozen — doz‧en [ˈdʌzn] written abbreviation doz. noun dozens PLURALFORM or dozen [countable] a group of twelve things: • More than a dozen managers have come …

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  • 5 dozen — [duz′ən] n. pl. dozens or, esp. after a number, dozen [ME dozeine < OFr dozaine < douze, twelve < L duodecim, twelve < duo, TWO + decem, TEN] 1. a set of twelve: see also BAKER S DOZEN 2. [often pl.] a large number ☆ the do …

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  • 6 dozen — ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a group or set of twelve. ● talk nineteen to the dozen Cf. ↑talk nineteen to the dozen DERIVATIVES dozenth adjective. ORIGIN Old French dozeine, from Latin duodecim twelve …

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  • 7 dozen — c.1300, from O.Fr. dozaine a dozen, from doze (12c.) twelve, from L. duodecim twelve, from duo two + decem ten (see TEN (Cf. ten)). The O.Fr. fem. suffix aine is characteristically added to cardinals to form collectives in a precise sense (… …

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  • 8 Twelve — Twelve, n. 1. The number next following eleven; the sum of ten and two, or of twice six; twelve units or objects; a dozen. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol representing twelve units, as 12, or xii. [1913 Webster] {The Twelve} (Script.), the twelve… …

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  • 9 twelve — [twelv] adj. [ME twelfe < OE twelf, akin to Ger zwölf, Goth twalif < PGmc * twa lif < IE bases * dwōu (> TWO) & * likw < base * leikw , to leave behind > LOAN: orig. sense, two left (beyond ten): cf. ELEVEN] totaling two more… …

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  • 10 Twelve — Twelve, a. [OE. twelve, twelf, AS. twelf; akin to OFries. twelf, twelef, twilif, OS. twelif, D. twaalf, G. zw[ o]lf, OHG. zwelif, Icel. t[=o]lf, Sw. tolf, Dan. tolv, Goth. twalif, from the root of E. two + the same element as in the second part… …

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  • 11 Twelve Tables — Twelve Twelve, a. [OE. twelve, twelf, AS. twelf; akin to OFries. twelf, twelef, twilif, OS. twelif, D. twaalf, G. zw[ o]lf, OHG. zwelif, Icel. t[=o]lf, Sw. tolf, Dan. tolv, Goth. twalif, from the root of E. two + the same element as in the second …

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  • 12 Twelve-men's morris — Twelve Twelve, a. [OE. twelve, twelf, AS. twelf; akin to OFries. twelf, twelef, twilif, OS. twelif, D. twaalf, G. zw[ o]lf, OHG. zwelif, Icel. t[=o]lf, Sw. tolf, Dan. tolv, Goth. twalif, from the root of E. two + the same element as in the second …

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  • 13 dozen — is a collective noun used in two ways, (1) as dozen, preceded by a numeral, meaning a unit of twelve (two dozen eggs), and (2) as dozens, in informal use, meaning ‘very many’ (We made dozens of mistakes) …

    Modern English usage

  • 14 dozen — n. 1 (prec. by a or a number) (pl. dozen) twelve, regarded collectively (a dozen eggs; two dozen packets; ordered three dozen). 2 a set or group of twelve (packed in dozens). 3 colloq. about twelve, a fairly large indefinite number. 4 (in pl.;… …

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  • 15 dozen — doz|en W3S2 [ˈdʌzən] number plural dozen or dozens written abbreviation doz. [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: dozeine, from doze twelve ] 1.) twelve ▪ a dozen eggs …

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  • 16 dozen — [[t]dʌ̱z(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦ dozens (The plural form is dozen after a number, or after a word or expression referring to a number, such as several or a few .) 1) NUM: usu a/num NUM If you have a dozen things, you have twelve of them. ...a dozen eggs...… …

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  • 17 dozen — /ˈdʌzən / (say duzuhn) noun (plural dozen or dozens) 1. a group of twelve units or things: cheaper by the dozen. 2. (plural) a great number: dozens of birds in the tree. –adjective 3. amounting to a dozen in number: a dozen eggs. –phrase 4. daily …

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  • 18 dozen — 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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  • 19 dozen — / dVzFn/ written abbreviation doz determiner plural dozen or dozens 1 a dozen/two dozen/three dozen a group of twelve: a dozen eggs | half a dozen 2 dozens (of) informal a lot of: I ve been there dozens of times. | dozens and dozens: They… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 Twelve O'Clock High — Infobox Film | name =Twelve O Clock High caption = original film poster image size = 215px director = Henry King producer = Darryl F. Zanuck writer = Sy Bartlett Henry King Beirne Lay, Jr. starring = Gregory Peck Hugh Marlowe Gary Merrill Dean… …

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