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Meaning of "by the dozen" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BY THE DOZEN

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BY THE DOZEN

by one´s bootstraps
by reason of
by request
by return
by return of post
by right
by rights
by rote
by the balls
by the bye
by the lee
by the neck
by the same token
by the seat of one´s pants
by the skin of one´s teeth
by the vanload
by the way
by turns
by virtue of
by way of

WORDS THAT END LIKE BY THE DOZEN

a dime a dozen
baker´s dozen
Bozen
cozen
deepfrozen
dozen
frozen
half a dozen
half-dozen
half-frozen
lozen
nonfrozen
quick-frozen
refrozen
talk nineteen to the dozen
unfrozen

Synonyms and antonyms of by the dozen in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «by the dozen» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BY THE DOZEN

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The translations of by the dozen from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «by the dozen» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

按打
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

por la docena
570 millions of speakers

English

by the dozen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दर्जन से
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قبل اثني عشر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дюжинами
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pela dúzia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডজনের দ্বারা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à la douzaine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oleh sedozen
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

im Dutzend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ダース単位で
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

다스 에 의해
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dening rolas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

by the dozen
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டஜன் கணக்கானவை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डझनने
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Düzine kadar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

a dozzine
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przez kilkanaście
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дюжинами
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de duzina
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

από τη δωδεκάδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

deur die dosyn
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vid dussinet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ved dusin
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of by the dozen

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BY THE DOZEN»

The term «by the dozen» is very widely used and occupies the 6.993 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BY THE DOZEN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about by the dozen

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BY THE DOZEN»

Discover the use of by the dozen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to by the dozen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Cheaper by the Dozen
You can be sure they're not only cheaper, they're funnier by the dozen.
Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, 1950
2
Death by the Dozen
Melanie and Angie are determined to win the Challenge to the Chef to promote their Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery.
Jenn McKinlay, 2011
3
Dishcloths by the Dozen
These 12 knit and crochet designs are perfect for people who know one method and want to learn the other! Dishcloths are small, easy and quick. Beginners will love it!
Leisure Arts, 1998
4
Cheaper by the Dozen
A time-and-motion expert and his engineer wife use scientific principles to raise their twelve children.
Frank B. Gilbreth, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, 2003
5
If Children Are Cheaper by the Dozen, Can I Get a Discount ...
In her quirky, lighthearted memoir, If Children Are Cheaper by the Dozen, Can I Get a Discount on Six? Elizabeth Kathleen shares the mayhem of mothering a busy household.
Elizabeth Kathleen, 2010
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Making Time: Lillian Moller Gilbreth, a Life Beyond "Cheaper ...
Lillian Moller Galbraith's life story as mother to twelve, wife to an experimental engineer husband, adviser on women's issues to five U.S. presidents, and winner of the Hoover Medal for engineers is told in this account of a working mother ...
Jane Lancaster, 2004
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Booties by the Dozen: Crochet
Bedspread-weight cotton thread (size 10) works into footwear fashion for newborn to three-month-old babies. Styles range from high-top sneakers to dainty dress-ups. Booties By The Dozen (Leisure Arts #3243)
Kay Meadors, 2001
8
Belles on Their Toes
From the trials of the first year without Dad to the daily crises of a family with a double-digit headcount, the stories of Belles on Their Toes are wholesome, heartwarming, and always hilarious.
Frank B. Gilbreth, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, 2013
9
Murder by the Dozen
Chinese detective James Lee Wong investigates a kidnapping connected to a notorious crime lord and opium importer.
Hugh Wiley, 2007
10
Cheaper by the Dozen
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Barbara Reeves, Joyce Friedland, Rikki Kessler, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BY THE DOZEN»

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'The Overnight': Characters eccentricities make wild night Un to watch
Alex muses that maybe all dinner parties in California are like this, while Kurt buys white terrycloth robes by the dozen. The characters' ... «Belleville News-Democrat, Jul 15»
2
Vyapam Scam, an Acid Test for BJP in Madhya Pradesh
Even if Chouhan's argument about Special Task Force's (STF) fair inquiry is accepted, the deaths of the accused by the dozen have ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
3
Delran High School revels in Carli Lloyd's success
In a town where the tallest building is the steeple on the House of God Church and corn is sold by the dozen for $7 on the side of the road, the ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
4
Kill Thine Enemy: TV and Video Games Demonstrate the Road to …
Kill them, again and again, by the dozen or by the hundred, until the act of killing has little meaning. But sooner or later we must all face one ... «Human Events, Jul 15»
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Hilary Duff Net Worth: Star Reflects on Her Career, Grateful for …
After all these years, the 'Cheaper by the Dozen' star continues to have a thriving career, especially after bagging a role on TV Land's 'Younger ... «Christianity Daily, Jul 15»
6
Trophies by the dozen for Chelmsford Shotokan Karate Club
Chelmsford Shotokan Karate Club won 12 trophies at the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) Southern England Championship held in ... «Essex Chronicle, Jul 15»
7
Luring those fine, fluttering friends
He describes his garden, about 50 feet by 50 feet, as “an urban butterfly garden/habitat” that attracts butterflies by the dozen. They sip nectar ... «The Herald, Jul 15»
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'Cheaper by the Dozen' at Aldersgate Community Church Theatre
The Aldersgate Community Church Theatre effectively explored this theme with its production of Cheaper by the Dozen, adapted by ... «DC Metro Theater Arts, Jul 15»
9
Masala by the dozen
If you've been pining for Surti's famous bara handi this Ramzan, despair not. We have scoured the streets to find delectable dishes to replace ... «Mumbai Mirror, Jul 15»
10
Star-packed sideshow put in the shade
... little after 6pm - Judy Murray had defected to support her son from her usual place in the players' box - but they were still there by the dozen. «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. By the dozen [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/by-the-dozen>. Jun 2019 ».
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