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〔 ˋnʌmbZ 〕


〔 ˊnʌmbә 〕

Overview of noun number

The noun number has 11 senses

  • number, figure -- (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")

  • number -- (a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence")

  • act, routine, number, turn, bit -- (a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did")

  • phone number, telephone number, number -- (the number is used in calling a particular telephone; "he has an unlisted number")

  • numeral, number -- (a symbol used to represent a number; "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school")

  • issue, number -- (one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room")

  • number -- (a select company of people; "I hope to become one of their number before I die")

  • number, identification number -- (a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security number")

  • number -- (a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe")

  • 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")

  • number -- (an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number")

Overview of verb number

The verb number has 6 senses

  • total, number, add up, come, amount -- (add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000")

  • number -- (give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis")

  • number, list -- (enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians")

  • count, number -- (put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members")

  • count, number, enumerate, numerate -- (determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change")

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