number

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[numĀ·ber]

When you consider any amount or measurement, you use a number, like 1, 2, 3, 75, or 998,837,211.

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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.

Noun
an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number"

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a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe"

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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"

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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"

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a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security number"

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the number is used in calling a particular telephone; "he has an unlisted number"

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one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist''s waitingroom"

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a symbol used to represent a number; "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school"

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a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"

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a select company of people; "I hope to become one of their number before I die"

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a concept of quantity derived from zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"

Verb
place a limit on the number of

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enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"

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determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"

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give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis"

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add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"

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put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"


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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.

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A collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a multitude; many.

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A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door.

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Numerousness; multitude.

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The state or quality of being numerable or countable.

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Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things.

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That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; -- chiefly used in the plural.

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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.

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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.

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To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate.

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To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.

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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.

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To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand.


Number

Num"ber , n. [OE. nombre, F. nombre, L. numerus; akin to Gr. that which is dealt out, fr. to deal out, distribute. See Numb, Nomad, and cf. Numerate, Numero, Numerous.] 1. 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. 2. A collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a multitude; many.
Ladies are always of great use to the party they espouse, and never fail to win over numbers.
3. A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door. 4. Numerousness; multitude.
Number itself importeth not much in armies where the people are of weak courage.
5. The state or quality of being numerable or countable.
Of whom came nations, tribes, people, and kindreds out of number.
6. Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things. 7. That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; -- chiefly used in the plural.
I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came.
8. (Gram.) 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. 9. (Math.) 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. Abstract number, Abundant number, Cardinal number, etc. See under Abstract, Abundant, etc. -- In numbers, in numbered parts; as, a book published in numbers.

Number

Num"ber, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Numbered ; p. pr & vb. n. Numbering.] [OE. nombren, noumbren, F. nombrer, fr. L. numerare, numeratum. See Number, n.] 1. To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate.
If a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
2. To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.
He was numbered with the transgressors.
3. 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. 4. To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand.
Thy tears can not number the dead.
Numbering machine, a machine for printing consecutive numbers, as on railway tickets, bank bills, etc. Syn. -- To count; enumerate; calculate; tell.

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.

To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate.

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Usage Examples

Age for me is just a number.

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.

After all these years, it's still amazing what Obama is allowed to get away with. He says low gas prices in 2009 were caused by a terrible economy, but then claims that the lower number of illegal aliens crossing the border is because of his border policies, not the same lousy economy.

And then we watched an amazing number of movies from the late '60s and '70s, which is my favorite time, and we studied their camera movements, their stocks, the way they lit stuff, the colors they used.

A strategy is something like, an innovative new product globalization, taking your products around the world be the low-cost producer. A strategy is something you can touch you can motivate people with be number one and number two in every business. You can energize people around the message.

After a number of years dating, we decided we were good partners.

A number of cases have been reported in which a dying individual has a vision of a person about whose death he or she did not know.

All the pre-made sauces in a jar, and frozen and canned vegetables, processed meats, and cheeses which are loaded with artificial ingredients and sodium can get in the way of a healthy diet. My number one advice is to eat fresh, and seasonally.

A great many people experience the movement from one century to the next, but a minuscule number of people experience the movement from one millennium to the next.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

A growing number of young women who have the freedom to decide have decided that career can wait, and the delicious early years of their children's lives can't.

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.

After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.

A number of scientists with greatly different backgrounds can come up with completely different assessments. The discussions or controversies are endless. Once a year, we try to bring the most important discoverers together to exchange their experiences and knowledge.

A significant number of pages and sentences that the administration wants to keep in a classified status have already been released publicly, some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI.

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.

'I Am Number Four' is an action-packed adventure entwined with a romantic story. I play the role of John Smith. John wants to be a normal kid, but he is from a different planet and he has been given this destiny of becoming a warrior.

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.

A permanent base on Mars would have a number of advantages beyond being a bonanza for planetary science and geology. If, as some evidence suggests, exotic micro-organisms have arisen independently of terrestrial life, studying them could revolutionise biology, medicine and biotechnology.

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