# Definitions for dozensdozens

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1. tons, dozens, heaps, lots, piles, scores, stacks, loads, rafts, slews, wads, oodles, gobs, scads, lashingsnoun

a large number or amount

"made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers"

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1. dozensnoun

A large number.

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1. dozens

A dozen (commonly abbreviated doz or dz) is a grouping of twelve. The dozen may be one of the earliest primitive integer 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 it has a maximal number of divisors among the numbers up to its double, a property only true of 1, 2, 6, 12, 60, 360, and 2520.The use of twelve as a base number, known as the duodecimal system (also as dozenal), originated in Mesopotamia (see also sexagesimal). Counting in base-12 can easily be accomplished on one's hands by counting each finger bone with one's thumb. Using this method, one hand can count to twelve, and two hands (with the second hand as a placeholder for representing units of twelve) can count to 144. Twelve dozen (122 = 144) are known as a gross; and twelve gross (123 = 1,728, the duodecimal 1,000) 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. Dozen may also be used to express a large quantity as in "several dozen" (e.g., dozens of people came to the party).Varying by country, some products are packaged or sold by the dozen, often foodstuff (a dozen eggs). According to one source, sales by the dozen may derive from English units, a system under which “one egg could be sold for a penny or 12 for a shilling, which was equal to 12 pennies.”

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1. dozens

Dozens is a numerical concept indicating groups or units of twelve. It is a unit of quantity often used in measurements or to describe a relatively large quantity of a certain item.

1. Dozens

of Dozen

1. zendos

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of dozens in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of dozens in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

### Examples of dozens in a Sentence

1. Over the past 15 years, I have worked with four DCYF directors and spent hours in General Assembly committee hearings. I had a marathon strategy session last year with Lt. Gov. Dan McKee. I have met with dozens of hardworking front-line staff, and listened to countless parents, experts, and advocates, all of whom echo the same refrain: the system is beyond repair.

2. I was on Long Island this weekend visiting a really dear friend, and I was really disturbed i saw dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with expletives against Joe Biden on the back of them, Trump flags, and in some cases just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing. Essentially the message was clear: This is my country. This is not your country. I own this.

3. Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea, yet he makes gods by the dozens.

4. Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens.

5. I was on Long Island this weekend visiting a really dear friend, and I was really disturbed. I saw, you know, dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with explicatives [sic] against Joe Biden on the back of them, Trump flags, and in some cases just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing … Essentially the message was clear. This is my country. This is not your country. I own this.

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