Definitions of number

  1. To count; mark with a number; amount to.
  2. To count: to reckon as one of a multitude: to mark with a number: to amount to.
  3. To count; reckon.
  4. To count; reckon; designate by number; amount to.
  5. determine the number or amount of; " Can you count the books on your shelf?"; " Count your change"
  6. enumerate; " We must number the names of the great mathematicians"
  7. To ascertain the units of any sum or multitude; to reckon among; to amount to; to mark with a number.
  8. To reckon as one of a collection or multitude; to count; to calculate.
  9. 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"
  10. a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; " she refused to give them her Social Security number"
  11. one of a series published periodically; " she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom"
  12. an item of merchandise offered for sale; " she preferred the black nylon number"; " this sweater is an all- wool number"
  13. ( informal) a clothing measurement; " a number 13 shoe"
  14. 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"
  15. a concept of quantity derived from zero and units; " every number has a unique position in the sequence"
  16. a clothing measurement; " a number 13 shoe"
  17. a select company of people; " I hope to become one of their number before I die"
  18. give numbers to; " You should number the pages of the thesis"
  19. 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.
  20. A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door.
  21. Numerousness; multitude.
  22. The state or quality of being numerable or countable.
  23. Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.
  27. 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.
  28. To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand.
  29. That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; - chiefly used in the plural.
  30. A unit; one, or more than one; a total of units; multitude; one of a series; in grammar, quality of a word by which it refers to one ( singular number), or to more than one ( plural number); poetry, meter, or verse: usually in plural; as, he wrote in numbers.
  31. That by which things are counted or computed: a collection of things: more than one: a unit in counting: a numerical figure: the measure of multiplicity: sounds distributed into harmonies: metre, verse, esp. in pl.: ( gram.) the difference in words to express singular or plural:- pl. the 4th book of the Old Test. from its having the numbers of the Israelites.
  33. A collection of things or persons; a unit; verse; in gram., difference expressing the singular or plural.
  34. A numeral.
  35. A unit or collection of units.
  36. The science of numerals.
  37. Poetic measure; commonly in the plural.
  38. The form indicating the singular or plural.
  39. A unit; an assemblage of units; more than one; many; a multitude; one of a series; measure, or the order and quantity of syllables constituting feet; verse; the difference of termination of a word, to express unity or plurality.
  40. One, or more than one; many; a multitude; a collection of units or things of the same kind; the variations in the endings of words, as of nouns and verbs, to express sing, or plu.; division of a work published in parts; in the plu. numbers, poetic measure, or verse.