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number

num·ber

number

 
pronunciation:
nuhm br
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a unit in math with a fixed value that is used in counting or to tell the position of something in a series. Four, four tenths, and four hundred are all numbers. Numbers can also be written in numerals: 4, 0.4, 400.
similar words:
cardinal, digit, figure, integer, numeral
definition 2: a number or numeral used to label or name something.
Write down my telephone number.Football players wear numbers on their shirts.
similar words:
numeral
definition 3: total amount; sum.
The number of people in this room is eight.
synonyms:
amount, sum
similar words:
figure, tally, total
definition 4: a large quantity.
A number of icicles formed on the roof.
synonyms:
amount, quantity
similar words:
abundance, army, crowd, host, multitude
definition 5: one piece of a musical program.
The pianist played a lively number.
similar words:
composition, piece, routine, sketch, song
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: numbered, numbering, numbers
definition 1: to set apart or label with a number.
Please number your pages.
definition 2: to limit in number or amount.
The sheriff told the outlaw that his days of stealing horses were numbered.
similar words:
confine, limit, restrict
definition 3: to amount to a total of.
Guests at the party numbered twenty.
synonyms:
total
definition 4: to be included.
I am numbered among the students on the honor roll.
similar words:
belong
derivation: numbered (adj.)
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a broader category that includes numbers
similar to a number
some actions associated with numbers
some descriptions of numbers
some kinds of numbers
some parts of numbers
some people who frequently use numbers
some qualities of numbers
some things that contain or use numbers