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number

num·ber

number

 
 
pronunciation:
nuhm br
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
without number
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mathematical unit that has a fixed value and a fixed position in a series, used in counting.
similar words:
cardinal, cipher, digit, figure, integer, numeral, ordinal
definition 2: a numeral or symbol that stands for such a unit.
synonyms:
cipher, figure, numeral
similar words:
character, digit, symbol
definition 3: a numeral that labels or identifies something.
the number of my home addressmy telephone number
similar words:
numeral
definition 4: total amount; sum.
The number of people in this room is eight.
synonyms:
amount, quantity, sum
similar words:
aggregate, figure, tally, total
definition 5: an unspecified quantity.
a great number of people
synonyms:
amount, quantity
similar words:
abundance, army, crowd, host, multitude
definition 6: (pl.) arithmetic.
She is good at numbers.
synonyms:
arithmetic, figures, math
similar words:
mathematics
definition 7: an element or unit in a series.
The next number is nine.
similar words:
element, one, unit
definition 8: one piece of a musical program.
The last number was performed well.
similar words:
composition, piece, routine, sketch, song
definition 9: (informal) a person or thing singled out for some trait.
She is a stylish number.
definition 10: (slang) a characteristic, habitual behavior, argument, or the like.
He is doing his poor-me number again.
synonyms:
routine
definition 11: in grammar, a category of inflections of nouns, pronouns, and verbs that indicates whether these refer to one, or more than one, person, thing, or the like.
similar words:
plural, singular
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phrase: without number
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: numbered, numbering, numbers
definition 1: to determine the number of.
synonyms:
count, enumerate, numerate
similar words:
calculate, cipher, compute, figure, sum, tally, tot
definition 2: to distinguish or label with a number or numeral.
similar words:
foliate, paginate
definition 3: to count or list one at a time; enumerate.
synonyms:
count, enumerate
similar words:
list, numerate, recite
definition 4: to limit in number or amount.
The manager numbers our vacation days so the job will be finished on time.
similar words:
confine, limit, restrict
definition 5: to amount to a total of.
Guests at the party numbered twenty.
synonyms:
aggregate, total
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be included.
similar words:
belong
definition 2: to constitute an amount or total.
Members number in the hundreds.
similar words:
amount to, total
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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