Numbernoun

(countable) An abstract entity used to describe quantity.

‘Zero, one, -1, 2.5, and pi are all numbers.’;

Plethoranoun

}} An excessive amount or number; an abundance.

‘The menu offers a plethora of cuisines from around the world.’;

Numbernoun

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

‘The number 8 is usually made with a single stroke.’;

Plethoranoun

An excess of red blood cells or bodily humours.

Numbernoun

A member of one of several classes: natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, quaternions.

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

Plethoranoun

Overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the blood vessels; repletion; that state of the blood vessels or of the system when the blood exceeds a healthy standard in quantity; hyperæmia; - opposed to anæmia.

Numbernoun

(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.’;

Plethoranoun

State of being overfull; excess; superabundance.

‘He labors under a plethora of wit and imagination.’;

Numbernoun

Quantity.

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

Plethoranoun

extreme excess;

‘an embarrassment of riches’;

Numbernoun

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

‘Her passport number is C01X864TN.’;

Numbernoun

A telephone number.

Numbernoun

(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.’;

Numbernoun

Poetic metres; verses, rhymes.

Numbernoun

(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".’;

Numbernoun

A person.

Numbernoun

An item of clothing, particularly a stylish one.

Numbernoun

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

Numbernoun

(dated) An issue of a periodical publication.

‘the latest number of a magazine’;

Numberverb

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

‘Number the baskets so that we can find them easily.’;

Numberverb

(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.’;

Numbernoun

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.

Numbernoun

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.’;

Numbernoun

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

Numbernoun

Numerousness; multitude.

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

Numbernoun

The state or quality of being numerable or countable.

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

Numbernoun

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

Numbernoun

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.’;

Numbernoun

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.

Numbernoun

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.

Numberverb

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.’;

Numberverb

To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.

‘He was numbered with the transgressors.’;

Numberverb

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.

Numberverb

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

‘Thy tears can not number the dead.’;

Numbernoun

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’;

Numbernoun

a concept of quantity derived from zero and units;

‘every number has a unique position in the sequence’;

Numbernoun

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’;

Numbernoun

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

‘she refused to give them her Social Security number’;

Numbernoun

the number is used in calling a particular telephone;

‘he has an unlisted number’;

Numbernoun

a symbol used to represent a number;

‘he learned to write the numerals before he went to school’;

Numbernoun

one of a series published periodically;

‘she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom’;

Numbernoun

a select company of people;

‘I hope to become one of their number before I die’;

Numbernoun

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’;

Numbernoun

an item of merchandise offered for sale;

‘she preferred the black nylon number’; ‘this sweater is an all-wool number’;

Numbernoun

a clothing measurement;

‘a number 13 shoe’;

Numberverb

add up in number or quantity;

‘The bills amounted to $2,000’; ‘The bill came to $2,000’;

Numberverb

give numbers to;

‘You should number the pages of the thesis’;

Numberverb

enumerate;

‘We must number the names of the great mathematicians’;

Numberverb

put into a group;

‘The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members’;

Numberverb

determine the number or amount of;

‘Can you count the books on your shelf?’; ‘Count your change’;

Numberverb

place a limit on the number of

Number

A number is a mathematical object used to count, measure, and label. The original examples are the natural numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and so forth.