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Dozen vs Things - What's the difference?

dozen | things |

As nouns the difference between dozen and things

is that dozen is (countable) a set of twelve while things is .




  • (countable) A set of twelve.
  • Can I have a dozen eggs, please?
    I ordered two dozen doughnuts.
    There shouldn't be more than two dozen Christmas cards left to write.
    Pack the shirts in dozens , please.
  • 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.
  • There must have been dozens of examples just on the first page.
    There were dozens''' and '''dozens of applicants before the job was posted.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author=Lee A. Groat , title=Gemstones , volume=100, issue=2, page=128 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are diamond, ruby and sapphire, emerald and other gem forms of the mineral beryl, chrysoberyl, tanzanite, tsavorite, topaz and jade.}}
  • (metallurgy) An old English measure of ore containing 12 hundredweight.
  • * 1957 , H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry , p. 139
  • The dozen as a measure for iron ore remained almost completely constant at 12 cwts. during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.


    * a great deal of, a lot of, heaps of, hundreds of, loads of, lots of, many, millions of, scores of, scads of, thousands of


    * few

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from dozen) * baker's dozen * banker's dozen * Botany Bay dozen * cheaper by the dozen * daily dozen * dime a dozen * double dozen * doz (abbreviation ) * dozenal * dozenth * half dozen * long dozen * nineteen to the dozen * * twenty to the dozen

    See also

    * gross



    (wikipedia things)


  • One's clothes, furniture, luggage, or possessions collectively; stuff
  • Ole Golly just had indoor things and outdoor things.... She just had yards and yards of tweed which enveloped her like a lot of discarded blankets, which ballooned out when she walked, and which she referred to as her Things.'' —Louise Fitzhugh, ''Harriet the Spy (1964)


    * stuff