Definitions for number

Definitions for (noun) number

Main entry: number

Definition: an item of merchandise offered for sale

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

Main entry: number

Definition: a clothing measurement

Usage: a number 13 shoe

Main entry: number, figure

Definition: the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals

Usage: he had a number of chores to do; the number of parameters is small; the figure was about a thousand

Main entry: number

Definition: 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)

Usage: in English the subject and the verb must agree in number

Main entry: identification number, number

Definition: a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification

Usage: she refused to give them her Social Security number

Main entry: number, telephone number, phone number

Definition: the number is used in calling a particular telephone

Usage: he has an unlisted number

Main entry: number, issue

Definition: one of a series published periodically

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

Main entry: number, numeral

Definition: a symbol used to represent a number

Usage: he learned to write the numerals before he went to school

Main entry: turn, act, bit, number, routine

Definition: a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program

Usage: he did his act three times every evening; she had a catchy little routine; it was one of the best numbers he ever did

Main entry: number

Definition: a select company of people

Usage: I hope to become one of their number before I die

Main entry: number

Definition: a concept of quantity involving zero and units

Usage: every number has a unique position in the sequence

Definitions for (verb) number

Main entry: number, keep down

Definition: place a limit on the number of

Main entry: list, number

Definition: enumerate

Usage: We must number the names of the great mathematicians

Main entry: count, number, numerate, enumerate

Definition: determine the number or amount of

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

Main entry: number

Definition: give numbers to

Usage: You should number the pages of the thesis

Main entry: number, total, come, add up, amount

Definition: add up in number or quantity

Usage: The bills amounted to $2,000; The bill came to $2,000

Main entry: number, count

Definition: put into a group

Usage: The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members

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