- 1[countable] (abbreviation doz.) a group of twelve of the same thing Give me a dozen, please. two dozen eggs three dozen red roses see also baker's dozen
- 2[countable] a group of approximately twelve people or things several dozen/a few dozen people The company employs no more than a couple of dozen people. Only about half a dozen people turned up. There was only space for a half-dozen tables.
- 3dozens [plural] (informal) a lot of people or things They arrived in dozens (= in large numbers). dozen of something I've been there dozens of times. Idioms
noun, determinerjump to other results
very common and therefore not valuable
a dime a dozenjump to other results
used to say that there is not much real difference between two possible choices
it's six of one and half a dozen of the other (saying)jump to other results