number
noun.
the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
the number of parameters is small|the figure was about a thousand
Synonym: figure
noun.
a concept of quantity involving zero and units
every number has a unique position in the sequence
noun.
a short 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
Synonym: act, bit, routine, turn
noun.
the number is used in calling a particular telephone
he has an unlisted number
noun.
a symbol used to represent a number
he learned to write the numerals before he went to school
Synonym: numeral
noun.
one of a series published periodically
she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room
Synonym: issue
noun.
a select company of people
I hope to become one of their number before I die
noun.
a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification and may be attached to accounts, memberships, etc.
she refused to give them her Social Security number
noun.
a clothing measurement
a number 13 shoe
noun.
a numbered item in a series
take the number 2 to the main square, then change to the number 5
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
noun.
an item of clothing
she preferred the black nylon number|this sweater is an all-wool number
verb.
add up in number or quantity
The bills amounted to $2,000|The bill came to $2,000
Synonym: add up, amount, come, total
verb.
give numbers to
You should number the pages of the thesis
verb.
enumerate
We must number the names of the great mathematicians
Synonym: list
verb.
put into a group
The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members
Synonym: count
verb.
determine the number or amount of
Can you count the books on your shelf?|Count your change
verb.
place a limit on the number of
Synonym: keep down