Definition of ** Number** in English :

Define ** Number** in English

** Number** meaning in English

Meaning of ** Number** in English

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** Number** pronunciation in English

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## Number

see synonyms of number#### Noun

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'*

2.
**number**

a concept of quantity involving zero and units

**Example Sentences:***'every number has a unique position in the sequence'*

3.
act, bit, **number**, routine, turn

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'*

4.
**number**, phone number, telephone number

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'*

7.
**number**

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'*

9.
**number**

a clothing measurement

**Example Sentences:***'a number 13 shoe'*

10.
**number**

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'*

11.
**number**

an item of merchandise offered for sale

**Example Sentences:***'she preferred the black nylon number'**'this sweater is an all-wool number'*

#### Verb

12.
add up, amount, come, **number**, total

add up in number or quantity

**Example Sentences:***'The bills amounted to $2,000'**'The bill came to $2,000'*

13.
**number**

give numbers to

**Example Sentences:***'You should number the pages of the thesis'*

15.
count, **number**

put into a group

**Example Sentences:***'The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members'*

16.
count, enumerate, **number**, numerate

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.

## Number

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## Number

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## Number

see synonyms of number*n.*

**1.**

*Mathematics*

**a.**A member of the set of positive integers; one of a series of symbols of unique meaning in a fixed order that can be derived by counting.

**b.**A member of any of the following sets of mathematical objects: integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and complex numbers. These sets can be derived from the positive integers through various algebraic and analytic constructions.

**2.**

**numbers**Arithmetic.

**3.**

**a.**A symbol or word used to represent a number.

**b.**A numeral or a series of numerals used for reference or identification:

*his telephone number; the apartment number.*

**4.**

**a.**A position in an ordered sequence that corresponds to one of the positive integers:

*the house that is number three from the corner; ranked number six in her class.*

**b.**One item in a group or series considered to be in numerical order:

*an old number of a magazine.*

**5.**A total; a sum:

*the number of feet in a mile.*

**6.**An indefinite quantity of units or individuals:

*The crowd was small in number. A number of people complained.*

**7.**

**numbers**

**a.**A large quantity; a multitude:

*Numbers of people visited the fair.*

**b.**Numerical superiority:

*The South had leaders, the North numbers.*

**8.**

*Grammar*The indication, as by inflection, of the singularity, duality, or plurality of a linguistic form.

**9.**

**numbers**

**a.**Metrical feet or lines; verses:

*"These numbers will I tear, and write in prose"*

*(Shakespeare).*

**b.**

*Obsolete*Poetic meter.

**10.**

**numbers**

*Archaic*Musical periods or measures.

**11.**

**numbers**

*(used with a sing. or pl. verb)*

*Games*A numbers game.

**13.**One of the separate offerings in a program of music or other entertainment:

*The band's second number was a march.*

**14.**

*Slang*A frequently repeated, characteristic speech, argument, or performance:

*suspects doing their usual number—protesting innocence.*

**15.**

*Slang*A person or thing singled out for a particular characteristic:

*a crafty number.*

*v.*

**num·bered**,

**num·ber·ing**,

**num·bers**

*v.*

*tr.*

**1.**To assign a number to or mark with a number:

*Did you number the pages of the report?*

**2.**To determine the number or amount of; count:

*Tickets sold for the show were numbered at 500.*

**3.**To total in number or amount; add up to:

*The ships in the harbor number around 100.*

**4.**To include in a group or category:

*He was numbered among the lost.*

**5.**To limit or restrict in number:

*Our days are numbered.*

*v.*

*intr.*

**1.**To call off numbers; count:

*numbering to ten.*

**2.**To have as a total; amount to a number:

*The applicants numbered in the thousands.*

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