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Definitions of number

  1. To count; mark with a number; amount to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To count: to reckon as one of a multitude: to mark with a number: to amount to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To count; reckon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To count; reckon; designate by number; amount to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To ascertain the units of any sum or multitude; to reckon among; to amount to; to mark with a number. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To reckon as one of a collection or multitude; to count; to calculate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; "he had a number of chores to do"; "the number of parameters is small"; "the figure was about a thousand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security number" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. (informal) a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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); "in English the subject and the verb must agree in number" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. the number is used in calling a particular telephone; "he has an unlisted number" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. a concept of quantity derived from zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. a select company of people; "I hope to become one of their number before I die" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. That which admits of being counted or reckoned; a unit, or an aggregate of units; a numerable aggregate or collection of individuals; an assemblage made up of distinct things expressible by figures. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Numerousness; multitude. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. The state or quality of being numerable or countable. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The distinction of objects, as one, or more than one (in some languages, as one, or two, or more than two), expressed (usually) by a difference in the form of a word; thus, the singular number and the plural number are the names of the forms of a word indicating the objects denoted or referred to by the word as one, or as more than one. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The measure of the relation between quantities or things of the same kind; that abstract species of quantity which is capable of being expressed by figures; numerical value. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To reckon as one of a collection or multitude. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To give or apply a number or numbers to; to assign the place of in a series by order of number; to designate the place of by a number or numeral; as, to number the houses in a street, or the apartments in a building. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; - chiefly used in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A unit; one, or more than one; a total of units; multitude; one of a series; in grammar, quality of a word by which it refers to one (singular number), or to more than one (plural number); poetry, meter, or verse: usually in plural; as, he wrote in numbers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. That by which things are counted or computed: a collection of things: more than one: a unit in counting: a numerical figure: the measure of multiplicity: sounds distributed into harmonies: metre, verse, esp. in pl.: (gram.) the difference in words to express singular or plural:-pl. the 4th book of the Old Test. from its having the numbers of the Israelites. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. NUMBERER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. A collection of things or persons; a unit; verse; in gram., difference expressing the singular or plural. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. A numeral. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. A unit or collection of units. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. The science of numerals. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Poetic measure; commonly in the plural. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. The form indicating the singular or plural. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. A unit; an assemblage of units; more than one; many; a multitude; one of a series; measure, or the order and quantity of syllables constituting feet; verse; the difference of termination of a word, to express unity or plurality. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. One, or more than one; many; a multitude; a collection of units or things of the same kind; the variations in the endings of words, as of nouns and verbs, to express sing, or plu.; division of a work published in parts; in the plu. numbers, poetic measure, or verse. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for number

  1. Now you can go and get your number – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  2. A number of warriors, however, seated themselves near the Delawares. – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
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