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