### What does **number** mean?

# Definitions for number

ˈnʌm bərnum·ber

#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **number**.

### Princeton's WordNet

number, figurenoun

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"

numbernoun

a concept of quantity involving zero and units

"every number has a unique position in the sequence"

act, routine, number, turn, bitnoun

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, numbernoun

the number is used in calling a particular telephone

"he has an unlisted number"

numeral, numbernoun

a symbol used to represent a number

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

issue, numbernoun

one of a series published periodically

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

numbernoun

a select company of people

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

number, identification numbernoun

a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification

"she refused to give them her Social Security number"

numbernoun

a clothing measurement

"a number 13 shoe"

numbernoun

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"

numberverb

an item of merchandise offered for sale

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

total, number, add up, come, amountverb

add up in number or quantity

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

numberverb

give numbers to

"You should number the pages of the thesis"

number, listverb

enumerate

"We must number the names of the great mathematicians"

count, numberverb

put into a group

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

count, number, enumerate, numerateverb

determine the number or amount of

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

number, keep downverb

place a limit on the number of

### Webster Dictionary

Numbernoun

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

**Etymology:**[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.]Numbernoun

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

**Etymology:**[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.]Numbernoun

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

**Etymology:**[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.]Numbernoun

numerousness; multitude

**Etymology:**[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.]Numbernoun

the state or quality of being numerable or countable

**Etymology:**[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.]Numbernoun

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

**Etymology:**[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.]Numbernoun

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

**Etymology:**[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.]Numbernoun

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

**Etymology:**[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.]Numbernoun

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

**Etymology:**[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.]Numbernoun

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

**Etymology:**[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.]Numbernoun

to reckon as one of a collection or multitude

**Etymology:**[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.]Numbernoun

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

**Etymology:**[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.]Numbernoun

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

**Etymology:**[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

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.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Number

num′bėr,

*n.*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 fourth book of the Old Testament.—*v.t.*to count: to reckon as one of a multitude: to mark with a number: to amount to.—*n.***Num′berer**.—*adj.***Num′berless**, without number: more than can be counted.—*ns.***Numerabil′ity**,**Nū′merableness**.—*adj.***Nū′merable**, that may be numbered or counted.—*adv.***Nū′merably**.—*adj.***Nū′meral**, pertaining to, consisting of, or expressing number.—*n.*a figure or mark used to express a number, as 1, 2, 3, &c.: (*gram.*) a word used to denote a number.—*adv.***Nū′merally**, according to number.—*adj.***Nū′merary**, belonging to a certain number: contained within or counting as one of a body or a number—opp. to*Supernumerary*.—*v.t.***Nū′merāte**, to point off and read as figures: (*orig.*) to enumerate, to number.—*ns.***Nūmerā′tion**, act of numbering: the art of reading numbers, and expressing their values;**Nū′merātor**, one who numbers: the upper number of a vulgar fraction, which expresses the number of fractional parts taken.—*adjs.***Nūmer′ic**,**-al**, belonging to, or consisting in, number: the same both in number and kind.—*adv.***Nūmer′ically**.—*n.***Nūmeros′ity**, numerousness: harmonious flow.—*adj.***Nū′merous**, great in number: being many.—*adv.***Nū′merously**.—*n.***Nū′merousness**. [Fr.*nombre*—L.*numerus*, number.]

### Dictionary of Nautical Terms

number

The number on the ship's books is marked on the clothing of seamen; that on a man's hammock or bag corresponds with his number on the watch and station bill. The ships of the royal navy are denoted by flags expressing letters, and when passing or nearing each other the names are exchanged by signals.--Losing the number of the mess, is a phrase for dying suddenly; being killed or drowned.

### Editors Contribution

number

A known mathematical symbol.

Numbers are learnt and known.

Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020

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### British National Corpus

Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

Written Corpus Frequency

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

Nouns Frequency

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

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of number in Chaldean Numerology is:

**6**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of number in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**1**

### Examples of number in a Sentence

I am pleased to witness China’s golf development and we have young players like Wu Ashun and Li who are stepping up and producing outstanding performances, with the support from China Golf Association, the

**number**of young players are increasing and many have the potential to reach at a world class standard.Space is difficult. Rocket science is rocket science, i obviously would love to prove our critics wrong, and I'm reasonably confident that before Christmas, we will do so. I think once we're in space, we'll obviously need to do a

**number**of other test flights before I go up, and then before we start putting the... astronauts who signed up to go into space with us.He thought he could defend the return, i inferred from the conversation that he believed that it was a low

**number**and he'd look savvy.We have evacuated 81 victims and they match with the

**number**of passengers in the manifest.It's a positive step, but it's too early to tell where this is going, you still have a small

**number**of companies, small fields and we need more interesting players.

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## Translations for **number**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- ахыҧхьаӡараAbkhaz
- aantal, getaalAfrikaans
- عدد, رقمArabic
- nömrə, say, rəqəm, ədədAzerbaijani
- лічба, нумар, лік, лічэбнікBelarusian
- число, номерBulgarian
- সংখ্যা, নম্বরBengali
- niver, niverenn, niverenniñBreton
- nombre, número, xifra, numerar, comptar, sumarCatalan, Valencian
- množství, číslo, číslice, číslovat, počítatCzech
- rhif, niferWelsh
- talDanish
- Zahl, Anzahl, Nummer, Ziffer, nummerieren, zählenGerman
- πλήθος, αριθμός, ποσότητα, νούμερο, ψηφίο, αριθμώGreek
- numero, nombro, cifero, nombri, numeriEsperanto
- número, cantidad, serie, numerarSpanish
- arvEstonian
- zenbakiBasque
- عدد, شماره, نمره, رقم, تعدادPersian
- numero, luku, ohjelmanumero, lukumäärä, määrä, nousta, numeroida, ollaFinnish
- nombre, nombre entier, numéro, entier, chiffre, numéroterFrench
- uimhir, uimhrighIrish
- àireamhScottish Gaelic
- númeroGalician
- નંબરGujarati
- earrooManx
- כמות, מספר, ספרהHebrew
- संख्या, नंबरHindi
- nimewoHaitian Creole
- szám, megszámoz, kitesz egy mennyiséget, valamennyit számlálHungarian
- թիվ, համար, քանակ, թվանշանArmenian
- numero, numerarInterlingua
- nomor, angka, bilangIndonesian
- numero, numbroIdo
- tala, númer, fjöldi, tölustafur, tölusetja, númeraIcelandic
- cifra, numero, quantità, numerare, ammontareItalian
- 番号, 数, 番, 数字, 多寡Japanese
- რაოდენობა, რიცხვი, ნომერიGeorgian
- сан, нөмірKazakh
- លេខគណនីKhmer
- 번호, 番號, 수, 번, 番, 數Korean
- ژمارهKurdish
- niverCornish
- номер, санKyrgyz
- numerus, numero, numerareLatin
- ZuelLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ເລກLao
- skaičiusLithuanian
- skaits, skaitlis, numurs, numurētLatvian
- цифра, количина, број, количество, бројка, нумерира, избројува, набројуваMacedonian
- дугаар, дүгээрMongolian
- bilangan, nombor, angkaMalay
- numruMaltese
- နံပါတ်Burmese
- nummerNorwegian
- aantal, hoeveelheid, nummer, getal, nummerenDutch
- nummerNorwegian Nynorsk
- tal, antall, tall, numerus, nummerNorwegian
- námboo, ánéeltʼeʼ, ákwíígíí, nóombaNavajo, Navaho
- ସଂଖ୍ୟାOriya
- numer, liczba, cyfra, ilość, numerowaćPolish
- quantidade, número, numerarPortuguese
- yupayQuechua
- numer, nomerRomansh
- număr, cantitate, număr întreg, numerota, număraRomanian
- число, номер, цифра, числительное, количество, имя числительное, исчисляться, насчитывать, нумероватьRussian
- संख्याSanskrit
- númunu, númeruSardinian
- број, broj, число, мноштво, mnoštvo, čisloSerbo-Croatian
- අංක, ගණනSinhala, Sinhalese
- číslo, množstvoSlovak
- številko, številoSlovene
- numërAlbanian
- numerär, tal, numerus, heltal, nummer, antal, numreraSwedish
- nambariSwahili
- எண்Tamil
- శ్రేణి, మొత్తము, సంఖ్య, ఒంటరి, ఒకటిగాTelugu
- теъдод, шумора, рақам, ададTajik
- เลข, จำนวนThai
- san, nomerTurkmen
- bilangTagalog
- rakam, sayı, adet, numara, saymak, numaralamakTurkish
- санTatar
- نومۇرUyghur, Uighur
- номер, число, числівник, цифраUkrainian
- نمبر, تعداد, عددUrdu
- son, raqamUzbek
- sốVietnamese
- נומער, צאָלYiddish

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