Definition of Number in English :
Define Number in English
Number meaning in English
Meaning of Number in English
Pronunciation of Number in English
Number pronunciation in English
Pronounce Number in Englishsee synonyms of number
1. figure, number
the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
Example Sentences:'he had a number of chores to do''the number of parameters is small''the figure was about a thousand'
a concept of quantity involving zero and units
Example Sentences:'every number has a unique position in the sequence'
a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
Example Sentences:'he did his act three times every evening''she had a catchy little routine''it was one of the best numbers he ever did'
the number is used in calling a particular telephone
Example Sentences:'he has an unlisted number'
5. number, numeral
a symbol used to represent a number
Example Sentences:'he learned to write the numerals before he went to school'
6. issue, number
one of a series published periodically
Example Sentences:'she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room'
a select company of people
Example Sentences:'I hope to become one of their number before I die'
8. identification number, number
a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification
Example Sentences:'she refused to give them her Social Security number'
a clothing measurement
Example Sentences:'a number 13 shoe'
the grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural)
Example Sentences:'in English the subject and the verb must agree in number'
an item of merchandise offered for sale
Example Sentences:'she preferred the black nylon number''this sweater is an all-wool number'
add up in number or quantity
Example Sentences:'The bills amounted to $2,000''The bill came to $2,000'
give numbers to
Example Sentences:'You should number the pages of the thesis'
14. list, number
Example Sentences:'We must number the names of the great mathematicians'
15. count, number
put into a group
Example Sentences:'The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members'
determine the number or amount of
Example Sentences:'Can you count the books on your shelf?''Count your change'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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