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 number number

noun

  • ( ) the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals  ( figure, number )
    the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
     the number of parameters is small
    the number of parameters is small
     the figure was about a thousand
    the figure was about a thousand
  • ( ) a concept of quantity involving zero and units  ( number )
    a concept of quantity involving zero and units
     every number has a unique position in the sequence
    every number has a unique position in the sequence
  • ( ) the number is used in calling a particular telephone  ( number, phone number, telephone number )
    the number is used in calling a particular telephone
     he has an unlisted number
    he has an unlisted number
  • ( ) a short performance that is part of a longer program  ( act, bit, number, routine, turn )
    a short performance that is part of a longer program
     he did his act three times every evening
    he did his act three times every evening
     she had a catchy little routine
    she had a catchy little routine
     it was one of the best numbers he ever did
    it was one of the best numbers he ever did
  • ( ) one of a series published periodically  ( issue, number )
    one of a series published periodically
     she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room
    she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room
  • ( ) a symbol used to represent a number  ( number, numeral )
    a symbol used to represent a number
     he learned to write the numerals before he went to school
    he learned to write the numerals before he went to school
  • ( ) a clothing measurement  ( number )
    a clothing measurement
     a number 13 shoe
    a number 13 shoe
  • ( ) a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification and may be attached to accounts, memberships, etc.  ( number )
    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
    she refused to give them her Social Security number
  • ( ) a select company of people  ( number )
    a select company of people
     I hope to become one of their number before I die
    I hope to become one of their number before I die
  • an item of clothing  ( number )
    an item of clothing
     she preferred the black nylon number
    she preferred the black nylon number
     this sweater is an all-wool number
    this sweater is an all-wool 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)  ( 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)
     in English the subject and the verb must agree in number
    in English the subject and the verb must agree in number
  • a numbered item in a series  ( number )
    a numbered item in a series
     take the number 2 to the main square, then change to the number 5
    take the number 2 to the main square, then change to the number 5
  • verb

  • ( ) add up in number or quantity  ( add up, amount, come, number, total )
    add up in number or quantity
     The bills amounted to $2,000
    The bills amounted to $2,000
     The bill came to $2,000
    The bill came to $2,000
  • ( ) give numbers to  ( number )
    give numbers to
     You should number the pages of the thesis
    You should number the pages of the thesis
  • ( ) enumerate  ( list, number )
    enumerate
     We must number the names of the great mathematicians
    We must number the names of the great mathematicians
  • place a limit on the number of  ( keep down, number )
    place a limit on the number of
  • determine the number or amount of  ( count, enumerate, number, numerate )
    determine the number or amount of
     Can you count the books on your shelf?
    Can you count the books on your shelf?
     Count your change
    Count your change
  • put into a group  ( count, number )
    put into a group
     The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members
    The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members


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