half-dozen


half-dozen
n. six; half of a dozen; group of six adj. consisting of six

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • half-dozen — UK US noun [S] (also half a dozen, also half a dozen) ► a set of six things or a group of six people: »The company is based in the UK but also has large operations across half a dozen European countries …   Financial and business terms

  • half-dozen — (also half a dozen) ► NOUN ▪ a group of six …   English terms dictionary

  • half dozen — adjective denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑six, ↑6, ↑vi, ↑half dozen • Similar to: ↑cardinal * * * half dozen, a group of six. –half´ doz´e …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-dozen — /haf ˈdʌzən/ (say hahf duzuhn) adjective 1. six: *yellow newspapered shelves holding a half dozen pairs of dust laden women s shoes –serge liberman, 1985. –noun 2. six: *Unarmed, they had been shot, a half dozen in a group –olaf ruhen, 1958 …   Australian English dictionary

  • half-dozen — adjective denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units • Syn: ↑six, ↑6, ↑vi, ↑half dozen • Similar to: ↑cardinal …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-dozen — /half duz euhn, hahf /, n. 1. one half of a dozen; six. adj. 2. considering six as a unit; consisting of six. [1375 1425; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • half-dozen — half′ doz′en n. 1) cvb one half of a dozen; six 2) cvb considering six as a unit; consisting of six • Etymology: 1375–1425 …   From formal English to slang

  • half dozen — noun A set of six. Syn: half a dozen …   Wiktionary

  • half-dozen — (also half a dozen) noun a group of six …   English new terms dictionary

  • six of one, half dozen of the other — six of one, half (a) dozen of the other (US) (or chiefly Brit six of one and half a dozen of the other) informal used to say that you do not see any real difference between two possible choices “Which do you prefer?” “I don t care; it s six of… …   Useful english dictionary


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