Definitions for numberˈnʌm bər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. number, figure(noun)

    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"

  2. number(noun)

    a concept of quantity involving zero and units

    "every number has a unique position in the sequence"

  3. act, routine, number, turn, bit(noun)

    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"

  4. phone number, telephone number, number(noun)

    the number is used in calling a particular telephone

    "he has an unlisted number"

  5. numeral, number(noun)

    a symbol used to represent a number

    "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school"

  6. issue, number(noun)

    one of a series published periodically

    "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room"

  7. number(noun)

    a select company of people

    "I hope to become one of their number before I die"

  8. number, identification number(noun)

    a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification

    "she refused to give them her Social Security number"

  9. number(noun)

    a clothing measurement

    "a number 13 shoe"

  10. number(noun)

    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"

  11. number(verb)

    an item of merchandise offered for sale

    "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number"

  12. total, number, add up, come, amount(verb)

    add up in number or quantity

    "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"

  13. number(verb)

    give numbers to

    "You should number the pages of the thesis"

  14. number, list(verb)

    enumerate

    "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"

  15. count, number(verb)

    put into a group

    "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"

  16. count, number, enumerate, numerate(verb)

    determine the number or amount of

    "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"

  17. number, keep down(verb)

    place a limit on the number of

Webster Dictionary

  1. Number(noun)

    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

  2. Number(noun)

    a collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a multitude; many

  3. Number(noun)

    a numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door

  4. Number(noun)

    numerousness; multitude

  5. Number(noun)

    the state or quality of being numerable or countable

  6. Number(noun)

    quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things

  7. Number(noun)

    that which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; -- chiefly used in the plural

  8. Number(noun)

    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

  9. Number(noun)

    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

  10. Number(noun)

    to count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate

  11. Number(noun)

    to reckon as one of a collection or multitude

  12. Number(noun)

    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

  13. Number(noun)

    to amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand

  14. Origin: [OE. nombre, F. nombre, L. numerus; akin to Gr. no`mos that which is dealt out, fr. ne`mein to deal out, distribute. See Numb, Nomad, and cf. Numerate, Numero, Numerous.]

Freebase

  1. Number

    A number is a mathematical object used to count, label, and measure. In mathematics, the definition of number has been extended over the years to include such numbers as 0, negative numbers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, and complex numbers. Mathematical operations are certain procedures that take one or more numbers as input and produce a number as output. Unary operations take a single input number and produce a single output number. For example, the successor operation adds 1 to an integer, thus the successor of 4 is 5. Binary operations take two input numbers and produce a single output number. Examples of binary operations include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and exponentiation. The study of numerical operations is called arithmetic. A notational symbol that represents a number is called a numeral. In addition to their use in counting and measuring, numerals are often used for labels, for ordering, and for codes. In common usage, the word number can mean the abstract object, the symbol, or the word for the number.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'number' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #166

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'number' in Written Corpus Frequency: #216

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'number' in Nouns Frequency: #18


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