1: 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" [syn: figure]
2: a concept of quantity derived from zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
3: 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" [syn: act, routine, turn, bit]
4: a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security number" [syn: identification number]
5: the number is used in calling a particular telephone; "he has an unlisted number" [syn: phone number, telephone number]
6: a symbol used to represent a number; "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school" [syn: numeral]
7: one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom" [syn: issue]
8: a select company of people; "I hope to become one of their number before I die"
9: 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"
10: an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number"
11: a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe"
1: add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000" [syn: total, add up, come, amount]
2: give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis"
3: enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians" [syn: list]
4: put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members" [syn: count]
5: determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change" [syn: count, enumerate, numerate]
6: place a limit on the number of [syn: keep down]
Adjacent words: nullify | nullipara | nulliparae | nulliparae | nullity | numb | numbat | number | number 1 | number agreement | number cruncher | number crunching | number one | number one wood | number representation system | number system