# Dozen vs. Kilogram

## Dozen and Kilogram Definitions

#### Dozen

Pl. dozen Abbr. doz. or dz. A set of 12.

#### Kilogram

Abbr. kg The base unit of mass in the International System, equal to 1,000 grams (2.2046 pounds). See Table at measurement.

#### Dozen

Dozens An indefinite, large number
Dozens of errands to run.

Kilogram force.

Twelve.

#### Kilogram

In the International System of Units, the base unit of mass; conceived of as the mass of one litre of water, but now defined by taking the fixed numerical value of the Planck constant h to be 6.626 070 15 × 10-34 when expressed in units of kg⋅m2⋅s−1. Symbol: kg

#### Dozen

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.

#### Kilogram

(proscribed) The unit of weight such that a one-kilogram mass is also a one-kilogram weight.

#### Dozen

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.

#### Kilogram

A measure of weight, being a thousand grams, equal to 2.2046226 pounds avoirdupois (15,432.34 grains). It is equal to the weight of a cubic decimeter of distilled water at the temperature of maximum density, or 39° Fahrenheit.

#### Dozen

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

#### Kilogram

One thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites;
A kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds

(bingo) twelve

#### Dozen

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

#### Dozen

An indefinite small number.

#### Dozen

The cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one

#### Dozen

Denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units