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Dozen vs. Many

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Dozennoun

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.’;

Manydeterminer

An indefinite large number of.

‘many people enjoy playing chess;’; ‘there are many different ways to cook a meal’;

Dozennoun

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.’;

Manypronoun

A collective mass of people.

‘Democracy must balance the rights of the few against the will of the many’; ‘A great many do not understand this.’;

Dozennoun

(metallurgy) An old English measure of ore containing 12 hundredweight.

Manypronoun

An indefinite large number of people or things.

‘Many are called, but few are chosen.’;

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Dozennoun

A collection of twelve objects; a tale or set of twelve; with or without of before the substantive which follows.

Manynoun

A multitude; a great aggregate; a mass of people; the generality; the common herd.

Dozennoun

An indefinite small number.

Manynoun

A considerable number.

Dozennoun

the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one

Manynoun

A retinue of servants; a household.

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Dozenadjective

denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units

Manynoun

The populace; the common people; the majority of people, or of a community.

‘After him the rascal many ran.’;

Dozen

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.

Manynoun

A large or considerable number.

‘A many of our bodies shall no doubtFind native graves.’; ‘Seeing a great many in rich gowns.’; ‘It will be concluded by many that he lived like an honest man.’; ‘He is liable to a great many inconveniences.’;

Manyadjective

Consisting of a great number; numerous; not few.

‘Thou shalt be a father of many nations.’; ‘Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.’;

Manyadjective

a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number;

‘many temptations’; ‘the temptations are many’; ‘a good many’; ‘a great many’; ‘many directions’; ‘take as many apples as you like’; ‘too many clouds to see’; ‘never saw so many people’;

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