number meaning

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number verb
1. (designate) give numbers to
  • "You should number the pages of the thesis"
2. (name) enumerate
Related: list
  • "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"
3. (limit) place a limit on the number of
Related: keep_down
number noun
1. (amount) the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
Related: figure
  • "the number of parameters is small"
  • "the figure was about a thousand"
2. (definite_quantity) a concept of quantity involving zero and units
  • "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
3. (company) a select company of people
  • "I hope to become one of their number before I die"
4. (positive_identification) a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification and may be attached to accounts, memberships, etc.
  • "she refused to give them her Social Security number"
5. (size) a clothing measurement
  • "a number 13 shoe"
6. (item) a numbered item in a series
  • "take the number 2 to the main square, then change to the number 5"
7. (grammatical_category) 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"
8. (merchandise) an item of clothing
  • "she preferred the black nylon number"
  • "this sweater is an all-wool number"
act noun
1. (performance) a short performance that is part of a longer program
Related: routine, number, turn, bit
  • "he did his act three times every evening"
  • "she had a catchy little routine"
  • "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
issue noun
1. (periodical) one of a series published periodically
Related: number
  • "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room"
total verb
1. (be) add up in number or quantity
Related: number, add_up, come, amount
  • "The bills amounted to $2,000"
  • "The bill came to $2,000"
count verb
1. (classify) put into a group
Related: number
  • "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"
2. (determine) determine the number or amount of
Related: number, enumerate, numerate
  • "Can you count the books on your shelf?"
  • "Count your change"
numeral noun
1. (symbol) a symbol used to represent a number
Related: number
  • "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school"
phone_number noun
1. (signal) the number is used in calling a particular telephone
Related: telephone_number, number
  • "he has an unlisted number"
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