dozen


dozen
01. He bought about a [dozen] CDs yesterday during the one-day sale.
02. Can you pick up a [dozen] eggs at the grocery store on the way home?
03. I picked up half a [dozen] bagels and some cream cheese to take on the picnic.
04. There were about a [dozen] people at the party when I arrived.
05. Eggs are on special for a dollar a [dozen] at the supermarket this week.
06. We got about a [dozen] books for the kids to read at the library today.
07. Her son has a big appetite and can eat about half a [dozen] hamburgers at a time.
08. Sophie brought a [dozen] comic books with her in the car to read during the trip.
09. Of the fifteen students in my class, about a [dozen] of them are Korean.
10. He gave his girlfriend a [dozen] red roses to celebrate the anniversary of their first date.
11. Police say [dozens] of people were injured when a fire broke out at a local nightclub.
12. Apples are on special for a dollar a [dozen] this week.
13. John Steinbeck once remarked that ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a [dozen].
14. There is a Chinese proverb which states that when one man tells a lie, [dozens] repeat it as the truth.
15. One small poison frog can produce enough toxin to arm up to four [dozen] arrow tips, which local South American Indians use to hunt monkeys and jaguars.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • 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 (… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dozen — (engl., spr. dösn), das Dutzend, als Zählgröße bei Stückgütern = 12, das long D. = 13 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   Dictionary of contemporary English