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    number - Dictionary definition and meaning for word number

    Definition
    (noun) the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
    Synonyms : figure
    Example Sentence
    • he had a number of chores to do
    • the number of parameters is small
    • the figure was about a thousand
    Definition
    (noun) a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    Example Sentence
    • every number has a unique position in the sequence
    Definition
    (noun) a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
    Synonyms : act , bit , routine , turn
    Example Sentence
    • he did his act three times every evening
    • she had a catchy little routine
    • it was one of the best numbers he ever did
    Definition
    (noun) the number is used in calling a particular telephone
    Example Sentence
    • he has an unlisted number
    Definition
    (noun) a symbol used to represent a number
    Synonyms : numeral
    Example Sentence
    • he learned to write the numerals before he went to school
    Definition
    (noun) one of a series published periodically
    Synonyms : issue
    Example Sentence
    • she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room
    Definition
    (noun) a select company of people
    Example Sentence
    • I hope to become one of their number before I die
    Definition
    (noun) a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification
    Example Sentence
    • she refused to give them her Social Security number
    Definition
    (noun) a clothing measurement
    Example Sentence
    • a number 13 shoe
    Definition
    (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)
    Example Sentence
    • in English the subject and the verb must agree in number
    Definition
    (noun) an item of merchandise offered for sale
    Example Sentence
    • she preferred the black nylon number
    • this sweater is an all-wool number
    Definition
    (verb) add up in number or quantity
    Synonyms : add up , amount , come , total
    Example Sentence
    • The bills amounted to $2,000
    • The bill came to $2,000
    Definition
    (verb) give numbers to
    Example Sentence
    • You should number the pages of the thesis
    Definition
    (verb) enumerate
    Synonyms : list
    Example Sentence
    • We must number the names of the great mathematicians
    Definition
    (verb) put into a group
    Synonyms : count
    Example Sentence
    • The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members
    Definition
    (verb) determine the number or amount of
    Synonyms : count , enumerate , numerate
    Example Sentence
    • Can you count the books on your shelf?
    • Count your change
    Definition
    (verb) place a limit on the number of
    Synonyms : keep down
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