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Definition of NUMBER

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Number \Num"ber\ (n[u^]m"b[~e]r), n. [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}.]
     1. 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. [1913 Webster]

     2. A collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a multitude; many. [1913 Webster]

              Ladies are always of great use to the party they espouse, and never fail to win over numbers.
                                                    --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     3. A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door. [1913 Webster]

     4. Numerousness; multitude.
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              Number itself importeth not much in armies where the people are of weak courage.           --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     5. The state or quality of being numerable or countable. [1913 Webster]

              Of whom came nations, tribes, people, and kindreds out of number.                        --2 Esdras iii. 7. [1913 Webster]

     6. Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things. [1913 Webster]

     7. That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; -- chiefly used in the plural. [1913 Webster]

              I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     8. (Gram.) 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. [1913 Webster]

     9. (Math.) 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. [1913 Webster]

     {Abstract number}, {Abundant number}, {Cardinal number}, etc. See under {Abstract}, {Abundant}, etc.

     {In numbers}, in numbered parts; as, a book published in numbers. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Number \Num"ber\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Numbered} (n[u^]m"b[~e]rd); p. pr & vb. n. {Numbering}.] [OE. nombren, noumbren, F. nombrer, fr. L. numerare, numeratum. See {Number}, n.] [1913 Webster]
     1. To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate. [1913 Webster]

              If a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.      --Gen. xiii.
                                                    16. [1913 Webster]

     2. To reckon as one of a collection or multitude. [1913 Webster]

              He was numbered with the transgressors. --Is. liii.
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     3. 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. [1913 Webster]

     4. To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand. [1913 Webster]

              Thy tears can not number the dead.    --Campbell. [1913 Webster]

     {Numbering machine}, a machine for printing consecutive numbers, as on railway tickets, bank bills, etc. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To count; enumerate; calculate; tell.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

301 Moby Thesaurus words for "number":
     G, M, a certain number, a few, a number, account, act, add up, add up to, afterpiece, aggregate, aggregate to, amount, amount to, apportion, army, art, article, back matter, back number, batch, beat, bevy, billion, bit, block out, blood, book, box score, brand, breed, budget, bunch, business, calculate, call off, call over, call the roll, calling, career, career building, careerism, cast, census, chapter, character, chaser, chiliad, chiliagon, chiliahedron, chiliarch, chiliarchia, chunk, cipher, clan, clause, clutch, collection, color, come, come to, company, comprise, compute, contain, copy, count, covey, craft, crowd, curtain, curtain call, curtain raiser, deal, decrease, denomination, description, designation, detail, difference, digit, divertimento, divertissement, divide, dose, dual, edition, enumerate, epilogue, exode, exodus, expository scene, fascicle, feather, few, figure, figure up, finale, fix, foliate, folio, form, front matter, game, gang, gathering, genre, genus, gob, grain, grand, group, handful, handicraft, heap, hoke act, horde, host, hundred, hunk, ilk, impression, include, increase, integer, interlude, intermezzo, intermission, introduction, issue, itemize, kidney, kilo, kilocycle, kilogram, kilohertz, kiloliter, kilometer, kin, kind, label, lakh, large amount, legions, library, library edition, lifework, lilt, line, line of business, line of work, loads, lot, make, manner, many, mark, mass, measure, mess, meter, metier, metrics, millennium, millepede, milligram, milliliter, million, mission, mob, mold, mount up to, movement, multitude, myriad, mystery, nature, numbers, numeral, numerate, occupation, one hundred thousand, one or two, outline, pack, page, paginate, paragraph, parcel, parse, part, party, passage, passel, persuasion, phrase, phylum, platoon, plural, poll, portion, practice, printing, product, profession, prologue, prosody, pursuit, quantify, quantity, quantize, race, racket, rate, ration, reckon, reckon up to, reckoning, reduce, resolve, rhythm, rhythmic pattern, routine, run into, run over, run to, scan, scene, schematize, school edition, score, section, sentence, series, set, several, shape, sheet, shtick, signature, singular, sketch, skit, slew, slews, small amount, song and dance, sort, specialization, specialty, species, stamp, stand-up comedy act, strain, stripe, striptease, style, sum, sum up, summation, swarm, swing, tale, tally, tell, ten thousand, text, the bottom line, the like of, the likes of, the story, the whole story, thou, thousand, tons, tot up, tot up to, total, tote up to, trade, trade book, trade edition, trial, tribe, troop, turn, two or three, type, umpteen, unitize, variety, verse, vocation, volume, walk, walk of life, whole, whole number, work, x number, yard


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