number
number /ˈnʌmbɝ/
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
(
phone number
, telephone number
, 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
(
bit
, turn
, routine
, act
, number
)
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
(
number
, issue
)
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
(
numeral
, number
)
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

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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

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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 allwool number
this sweater is an allwool number

The grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular, 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, 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
, come
, amount
, 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

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Give numbers to
(
number
)
give numbers to
You should number the pages of the thesis
You should number the pages of the thesis

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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
(
number
, keep down
)
place a limit on the number of

Determine the number or amount of
(
enumerate
, number
, numerate
, count
)
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
(
number
, count
)
put into a group
The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members
The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members