Definition of dozen
1 : a group of 12
2 : an indefinitely large number dozens of times
3 dozens plural in form but singular in construction : a ritualized word game that consists of exchanging insults usually about the members of the opponent's family —used with the
dozenthplay \-zən(t)th\ adjective
Examples of dozen in a Sentence
dozens of new songs were auditioned and rejected
Recent Examples of dozen from the Web
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USA has been to the NCAA regionals a total of 25 times, narrowly missing out on the College World Series a half-dozen times back when there were eight six-team regionals and no Super Regional round.
Gallardo was among dozens of activists from around the country who canvassed over Memorial Day weekend in Austin.
It’s been seen about a dozen times, mostly near the Santa Barbara Channel.
Over the past decade, the Trump Organization has stockpiled golf courses, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to buy, remake and upgrade a dozen different clubs and resorts from the Hudson Valley to Doonbeg, Ireland.
Jeff Gordinier and Kevin Sintumuang are our lead barflies, drinking at dozens of places over the past year, with a lot of help from trusted friends.
The first celebratory deployment to New York was more than a century ago, and now half a dozen other cities—San Diego and San Francisco among them—also host parts of the Naval fleet.
It now is surrounded by 32 acres of pinot noir and 3 acres of chardonnay, which go into producing a dozen different bottlings of estate wines.
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DOZEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dozen for English Language Learners
: a group of 12 people or things
dozens : large numbers of people or things
DOZEN Defined for Kids
Definition of dozen for Students
: a group of twelve
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