# Nomber vs. Number — Which is Correct Spelling?

Edited by Tayyaba Rehman — By Fiza Rafique — Updated on March 28, 2024

**Nomber is an incorrect spelling of number. A number represents a mathematical value or count.**

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## Which is correct: Nomber or Number

How to spell Number?

### Nomber

Incorrect Spelling

### Number

Correct Spelling

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## Key Differences

Remember: "Number" rhymes with "lumber," both ending in "-ber."

Avoid the "om" in "nomber," numbers make you numb, not "om."

"Number" and "math" both contain an "m," linking mathematical numbers to the correct spelling.

Recall: "Count the number," both words end in "t."

Think of "numb," which is the beginning of "number."

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## How Do You Spell Number Correctly?

Incorrect: He couldn't remember the locker nomber.

Correct: He couldn't remember the locker number.

Incorrect: The nomber of participants has increased.

Correct: The number of participants has increased.

Incorrect: She wrote down the wrong nomber on the form.

Correct: She wrote down the wrong number on the form.

Incorrect: Can you tell me your phone nomber?

Correct: Can you tell me your phone number?

Incorrect: What's your favorite nomber?

Correct: What's your favorite number?

## Number Definitions

A number can be whole, fractional, or decimal.

Seven is a whole number.

Your number represents your position in a line or order.

His jersey had the number 23.

Number refers to the count of items or entities.

A large number of people attended.

A member of the set of positive integers; one of a series of symbols of unique meaning in a fixed order that can be derived by counting.

A member of any of the following sets of mathematical objects

Integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and complex numbers. These sets can be derived from the positive integers through various algebraic and analytic constructions.

Numbers Arithmetic.

A symbol or word used to represent a number.

A numeral or a series of numerals used for reference or identification

His telephone number.

The apartment number.

A position in an ordered sequence that corresponds to one of the positive integers

The house that is number three from the corner.

Ranked number six in her class.

One item in a group or series considered to be in numerical order

An old number of a magazine.

A total; a sum

The number of feet in a mile.

An indefinite quantity of units or individuals

The crowd was small in number. A number of people complained.

A large quantity; a multitude

Numbers of people visited the fair.

Numerical superiority

The South had leaders, the North numbers.

(Grammar) The indication, as by inflection, of the singularity, duality, or plurality of a linguistic form.

Metrical feet or lines; verses

"These numbers will I tear, and write in prose" (Shakespeare).

(Obsolete) Poetic meter.

Numbers(Archaic) Musical periods or measures.

Numbers (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Games A numbers game.

Numbers (used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.

One of the separate offerings in a program of music or other entertainment

The band's second number was a march.

(Slang) A frequently repeated, characteristic speech, argument, or performance

Suspects doing their usual number—protesting innocence.

(Slang) A person or thing singled out for a particular characteristic

A crafty number.

To assign a number to or mark with a number

Did you number the pages of the report?.

To determine the number or amount of; count

Tickets sold for the show were numbered at 500.

To total in number or amount; add up to

The ships in the harbor number around 100.

To include in a group or category

He was numbered among the lost.

To limit or restrict in number

Our days are numbered.

To call off numbers; count

Numbering to ten.

To have as a total; amount to a number

The applicants numbered in the thousands.

(countable) An abstract entity used to describe quantity.

Zero, one, −1, 2.5, and pi are all numbers.

(countable) A numeral: a symbol for a non-negative integer.

The number 8 is usually made with a single stroke.

An element of one of several sets: natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, and sometimes extensions such as hypercomplex numbers, etc.

The equation $e^\{i\backslash pi\}+1=0$ includes the most important numbers: 1, 0, $\backslash pi$, $i$, and $e$.

(Followed by a numeral; used attributively) Indicating the position of something in a list or sequence. Abbreviations: No or No., no or no. (in each case, sometimes written with a superscript "o", like Nº or №). The symbol "#" is also used in this manner.

Horse number 5 won the race.

Quantity.

Any number of people can be reading from a given repository at a time.

A sequence of digits and letters used to register people, automobiles, and various other items.

Her passport number is C01X864TN.

A telephone number.

(grammar) Of a word or phrase, the state of being singular, dual or plural, shown by inflection.

Adjectives and nouns should agree in gender, number, and case.

Poetic metres; verses, rhymes.

(countable) A performance; especially, a single song or song and dance routine within a larger show.

For his second number, he sang "The Moon Shines Bright".

A person.

An item of clothing, particularly a stylish one.

A marijuana cigarette, or joint; also, a quantity of marijuana bought from a dealer.

(dated) An issue of a periodical publication.

The latest number of a magazine

A large amount, in contrast to a smaller amount; numerical preponderance.

A large amount of damage

(transitive) To label (items) with numbers; to assign numbers to (items).

Number the baskets so that we can find them easily.

(intransitive) To total or count; to amount to.

I don’t know how many books are in the library, but they must number in the thousands.

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.

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

Ladies are always of great use to the party they espouse, and never fail to win over numbers.

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

Numerousness; multitude.

Number itself importeth not much in armies where the people are of weak courage.

The state or quality of being numerable or countable.

Of whom came nations, tribes, people, and kindreds out of number.

Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things.

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

I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came.

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.

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.

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

If a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.

He was numbered with the transgressors.

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.

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

Thy tears can not number the dead.

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

A concept of quantity derived from zero and units;

Every number has a unique position in the sequence

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

A numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification;

She refused to give them her Social Security number

The number is used in calling a particular telephone;

He has an unlisted number

A symbol used to represent a number;

He learned to write the numerals before he went to school

One of a series published periodically;

She found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom

A select company of people;

I hope to become one of their number before I die

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

An item of merchandise offered for sale;

She preferred the black nylon number

This sweater is an all-wool number

A clothing measurement;

A number 13 shoe

Add up in number or quantity;

The bills amounted to $2,000

The bill came to $2,000

Give numbers to;

You should number the pages of the thesis

Enumerate;

We must number the names of the great mathematicians

Put into a group;

The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members

Determine the number or amount of;

Can you count the books on your shelf?

Count your change

Place a limit on the number of

A number is a symbol in counting or calculations.

Write down the number that represents your age.

A number can be an identifier, like a phone number.

She gave him her number.

## Number Meaning in a Sentence

She always chooses the number seven in games of chance.

Can you count the number of people in the room?

Please enter your account number on the keypad.

The number of stars in the sky is unimaginable.

The recipe calls for a large number of eggs.

The bus number you need to take is 14.

The number of reasons to be happy is endless.

The serial number is unique to each device.

They exchanged phone numbers after the meeting.

I've lost the number of times I've visited this place.

He dialed the number slowly, trying to calm his nerves.

The house number was barely visible in the dim light.

The number of errors in the document was surprising.

The number on his jersey is 23.

The number of applicants has doubled since last year.

Each book in the series has a different number.

Each student was assigned a number for the school trip.

What's the model number of your laptop?

She's looking for shoes in number 8.

The library card has a number for identification.

He was the number one player on the team.

Your ticket number does not match any of the winning numbers.

The number of attendees exceeded our expectations.

The number of chapters in the book makes it a lengthy read.

The project received a significant number of positive feedback.

## Number Idioms & Phrases

#### A number of

A phrase used to indicate that there are several items or instances.

A number of people have expressed interest in the event.

## Common Curiosities

#### What is the verb form of Number?

Number (e.g., The pages are numbered).

#### What is the pronunciation of Number?

/ˈnʌmbər/

#### What is the root word of Number?

The Latin word "numerus."

#### Which preposition is used with Number?

"Of" as in "number of times."

#### Which vowel is used before Number?

“A” as in "a number."

#### Is Number an abstract noun?

Yes.

#### Why is it called Number?

Derived from the Latin "numerus," referring to a count or quantity.

#### What is the singular form of Number?

Number.

#### Which conjunction is used with Number?

No specific conjunction is used with “number.”

#### Which article is used with Number?

"A" or "the."

#### What is the plural form of Number?

Numbers.

#### Is the Number term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically.

#### Is the word Number imperative?

No.

#### What part of speech is Number?

It can be a noun or a verb.

#### Is Number an adverb?

No.

#### Is Number a vowel or consonant?

It is a word, not a vowel or consonant.

#### Is Number a countable noun?

Yes.

#### How many syllables are in Number?

Two.

#### Is Number a collective noun?

No.

#### What is another term for Number?

Figure or digit.

#### What is the first form of Number?

Number.

#### What is the second form of Number?

Numbered.

#### What is the third form of Number?

Numbered.

#### Is Number a noun or adjective?

It can be both.

#### Is Number a negative or positive word?

Neutral.

#### Is the word Number a Gerund?

No.

#### Is the word “Number” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

It can be either, depending on sentence construction.

#### How do we divide Number into syllables?

Num-ber.

#### What is a stressed syllable in Number?

Num.

#### What is the opposite of Number?

There is no exact opposite.

#### Which determiner is used with Number?

Any determiner can be used, depending on context (e.g., "the," "a," "every").

#### How is Number used in a sentence?

"Each locker had a number for identification."

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