Definition of Half a dozen

1. Noun. The cardinal number that is the sum of five and one.

Exact synonyms: 6, Captain Hicks, Hexad, Sestet, Sextet, Sextuplet, Sise, Six, Sixer, Vi
Generic synonyms: Digit, Figure



Definition of Half a dozen

1. Number. six (6) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Half A Dozen

half-tracked
half-tracker
half-tracks
half-truth
half-truths
half-uncle
half-uncles
half-value layer
half-volley
half-width
half-widths
half-wit
half-wits
half-witted
half-yearly
half a dozen (current term)
half a mind
half adder
half amplitude pulse duration
half and half
half and half nail
half aunt
half axial view
half baked
half bath
half bathroom
half baths
half binding
half birthday

Literary usage of Half a dozen

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"... and this year had attempted in company with half a dozen students and local guides to go around the Big Bend of the Columbia Eiver. ..."

2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
"SIX OF ONE AND half a dozen OF THE OTHER. A TALE IN FOUR LETTERS. LETTER THE FIRST. Harry Payne to SHW NEW YORK, ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1893)
"With about half a dozen exceptions, the accompanying forms have been gathered from college students of both sexes, varying in age from eighteen to ..."

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