# Definitions for dozenˈdʌz əndozen

### Princeton's WordNet(3.50 / 4 votes)Rate this definition:

the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one

denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units

### Wiktionary(5.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

1. dozen(Noun)

A set of twelve.

Etymology: From douzaine, from duodecim, from duo + decem

2. dozen(Noun)

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 hundred; many.

Etymology: From douzaine, from duodecim, from duo + decem

3. dozen(Noun)

An old English measure of ore containing 12 hundredweight.

Etymology: From douzaine, from duodecim, from duo + decem

### Webster Dictionary(4.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

1. Dozen

of Dozen

Etymology: [OE. doseine, dosein, OF. doseine, F. douzaine, fr. douze twelve, fr. L. duodecim; duo two + decem ten. See Two, Ten, and cf. Duodecimal.]

2. Dozen(noun)

a collection of twelve objects; a tale or set of twelve; with or without of before the substantive which follows

Etymology: [OE. doseine, dosein, OF. doseine, F. douzaine, fr. douze twelve, fr. L. duodecim; duo two + decem ten. See Two, Ten, and cf. Duodecimal.]

3. Dozen(noun)

an indefinite small number

Etymology: [OE. doseine, dosein, OF. doseine, F. douzaine, fr. douze twelve, fr. L. duodecim; duo two + decem ten. See Two, Ten, and cf. Duodecimal.]

### Freebase(5.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

1. Dozen

A dozen is a grouping of twelve. The dozen may be one of the earliest primitive groupings, perhaps because there are approximately a dozen cycles of the moon or months in a cycle of the sun or year. Twelve is convenient because its multiples and divisors are convenient: 12 = 2 × 2 × 3, 3 × 4 = 12, 2 × 6 = 12, 60 = 12 × 5, 360 = 12 × 30. The use of twelve as a base number, known as the duodecimal system, probably originated in Mesopotamia. This could come from counting on one's fingers by counting each finger bone with one's thumb. Using this method, one hand can count to twelve, and two hands can count to 144. Twelve dozen are known as a gross; and twelve gross are called a great gross, a term most often used when shipping or buying items in bulk. A great hundred, also known as a small gross, is 120 or ten dozen. A baker's dozen, also known as a long dozen, is thirteen.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Dozen

duz′n, adj. two and ten, or twelve.—n. a collection of twelve articles.—adj. Doz′enth.—Baker's dozen, Devil's dozen, thirteen. [O. Fr. dozeine—L. duodecimduo, two, and decem, ten.]

### British National Corpus

1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'dozen' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3738

2. Written Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'dozen' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2355

3. Nouns Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'dozen' in Nouns Frequency: #1222

1. zoned

2. zendo

1. Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
Indian

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of dozen in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of dozen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

### Examples of dozen in a Sentence

1. This is easily going to spill over into the second quarter, there isn't a day that goes by now without half a dozen companies expecting some sort of negative effect.

3. We have over a dozen cases in which Telegram accounts have been compromised, through ways that sound like basically coordination with the cellphone company.

4. And we need it, as Americans, for half a dozen reasons, one is, the Russians tried to interfere with our elections. Two, the Russians are not only bad actors, but they live off of chaos that they continue to try to create in our country.

5. I have a dozen clients who would immediately transfer their assets back to Brazil, pay the amount due and have their lives in order.

### Popularity rank by frequency of use

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## Translations for dozen

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• dosyne, dosyn
• دزينة, دستة
• тузін
• дузина, десетки
• tucet
• dusin
• Dutzend
• ντουζίνα
• dozeno
• docena
• tosin
• دوجین
• tusinoittain, kymmenisen, kymmenen, sata, tusina
• dizaine, douzaine
• dusan
• ducia
• dussan
• תריסר
• दर्जन
• douzèn
• tucat
• դյուժին
• dozzina, migliaio, centinaio
• תריסר
• ダース
• 다스
• дузина
• dusin
• dozijn, tientallen
• dusin
• tuzin
• dúzia
• duzină
• десяток, дюжина, множество, уйма
• туце, туцет, tuce, tucet
• tucet
• ducat
• dussin
• dazani
• โหล
• düzine
• дюжина
• درجن
• degtelat

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