Definition of number in English English dictionary
- 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.
- To label (items) with numbers; to assign numbers to (items)
Number the baskets so that we can find them easily.
- An abstract entity used to describe quantity
Zero, one, -1, 2.5, and pi are all numbers.
- A numeral: a symbol for a non-negative integer
The number 8 is usually made with a single stroke.
- A telephone number
When I agreed to go surfing with him he said, “Great, can I have your number?” Well, I don’t give my number to guys I don’t know.
- 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.
- A person
He had to focus on the mission, staying alive and getting out, not on the sexy number rubbing up against him.
- A marijuana cigarette, or joint; also, a quantity of marijuana bought form a dealer
Back at his place again, Doc rolled a number, put on a late movie, found an old T-shirt, and sat tearing it up into short strips .
- Quantity
His army is vast in number.
- 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.
- A sequence of digits and letters used to register people, auotmobiles, and various other items
- An item of clothing, particularly a stylish one
I doubt the sexy number you wore earlier tonight fell from the sky..
- A member of one of several classes: natural numbers,integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, quaternions
The equation e^{i\pi}+1=0 includes the most important numbers: 1, 0, \pi, i, and e.
- Comparative form of numb: more numb
- Poetic metres; verses, rhymes
Griefe brought to numbers cannot be so fierce, / For, he tames it, that fetters it in verse.
- 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.
- {n} many units added, poetry, harmony
- {v} to count, tell over, reckon, add
- You use number with words such as `large' or `small' to say approximately how many things or people there are. Quite a considerable number of interviews are going on I have had an enormous number of letters from single parents Growing numbers of people in the rural areas are too frightened to vote
- A numeric valued data object The awk implementation uses double precision floating point to represent numbers
- He cut his paper up into tiny squares, and he numbered each one see also opposite number, prime number, serial number
- A numeric valued data object The gawk implementation uses double precision floating point to represent numbers
- If someone or something is numbered among a particular group, they are believed to belong in that group. The Leicester Swannington Railway is numbered among Britain's railway pioneers He numbered several Americans among his friends
- If you number something, you mark it with a number, usually starting at
- Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things
- A number is a word such as `two', `nine', or `twelve', or a symbol such as 1, 3, or
- the number of a noun or noun phrase generally corresponds to the number of real world entities referred to (e g singular NPs denote single individuals ( a table), plural NPs denote collections of individuals ( two tables) However the relationship between real number and grammatical number is not always straightforward - trousers is plural in form yet denotes a singular entity (as in the committee are considering that question this afternoon) and some nouns do not have distinct singular and plural forms ( sheep, salmon)
- safety in numbers: see safety. Basic element of mathematics used for counting, measuring, solving equations, and comparing quantities. They fall into several categories. The counting numbers are the familiar 1, 2, 3 . . . ; whole numbers are the counting numbers and zero; integers are the whole numbers and the negative counting numbers; and the rational numbers are all possible quotients formed by integers, including fractions. These numbers can be symbolically represented by terminating or repeating decimals. Irrational numbers cannot be represented by fractions of integers or repeating decimals and must be represented by special symbols such as SquareRoot(2), e, and . Together, the rational and irrational numbers constitute the real numbers, which form an algebraic field (see field theory), as do the complex numbers. While the counting numbers and rational numbers come about as the means of counting, calculating, and measuring, the others arose as means of solving equations. See also transcendental number. atomic number Avogadro's number complex number imaginary number International Standard Book Number irrational number number system number theory prime number rational number real number Reynolds number transcendental number
- an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number"
- stores number data with many different decimal and floating point subtypes
- If a group of people or things numbers a particular total, that is how many there are. They told me that their village numbered 100 This time the dead were numbered in hundreds, not dozens
- A non-negative integer with an entire range limited by the range of a C language signed integer (2,147,483,647 on a machine with 32 bit integers) Its acceptable value might further be limited by the context in which it is used
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- determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"
- Numerousness; multitude
- One or more arithmetical symbols representing a quantity calculated in units Example: 2, 97, XV
- add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"
- 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
- a concept that answers how many -- " the number one is usually written as a simple vertical bar " (11)
- a select company of people; "I hope to become one of their number before I die"
- Showing the rank 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
- a concept of quantity derived from zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
- 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"
- 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
- Text (30) A user-visible identifier of the Accession Typically an integer, but may include alphanumeric characters as prefix, suffix, and separators R I
- number of colour in the sequence
- You can refer to someone's or something's position in a list of the most successful or most popular of a particular type of thing as, for example, number one or number two. the world number one, Tiger Woods Before you knew it, the single was at Number 90 in the US singles charts
- a symbol used to represent a number; "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school"
- 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"
- The number of non-null values found in the data selected
- tests whether its argument is a number
- A nonnegative integer with an entire range limited by the range of a C language signed integer (2,147,483,647 on a machine with 32-bit integers) Its acceptable value might further be limited by the context in which it is used
- 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 quality attached to a noun or pronoun that indicates a category of how many individuals are being referred to Both English and Welsh have two numbers: singular (one individual) and plural (more than one individual)
- put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"
- To reckon as one of a collection or multitude
- 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
- If you say that someone's or something's days are numbered, you mean that they will not survive or be successful for much longer. Critics believe his days are numbered because audiences are tired of watching him
- enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"
- In computer operations, (a) amount of units by count, (b) a magnitude or quantity represented by group of digits
- You use numbers to say how many things you are referring to or where something comes in a series. No, I don't know the room number Stan Laurel was born at number 3, Argyll Street The number 47 bus leaves in 10 minutes
- To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate
- The singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular
- {f} count; assign a number; equal in amount; limit, allot; be included in (a specific group); total, add up to
- The state or quality of being numerable or countable
- Quite simply, the number a road has Roads in the UK come in two basic types, classified and unclassified If it's classified, that means it has a number, and its number will be prefixed by a letter - A, B or M Road numbers provide a simple way to refer to a road and to describe a journey through the network Each road number is unique through the network - though a different letter prefix means a different road For example, there exist an A621, B621 and M621 and all are different roads in different parts of the country See A-roads; B-roads; C-roads; motorway; Ax(M); unclassified; zones; "misplaced" number
- A numeric valued data object The gawk implementation uses double precision floating point to represent numbers Very old awk implementations use single precision floating point
- If there are a number of things or people, there are several of them. If there are any number of things or people, there is a large quantity of them. I seem to remember that Sam told a number of lies There must be any number of people in my position
- equals from to
- If you refer to the numbers game, the numbers racket, or the numbers, you are referring to an illegal lottery or illegal betting. see also numbers game
- Number 10
- The office of the British Prime Minister; the UK Government
There are honourable people in the government and principled advisers working in Number 10, even if their unheralded service is obscured by the crass antics of spin doctors and the demagoguery of some ministers.
- number 2
- Alternative spelling of number two
- number 2 pencil
- A pencil which produces a specific shade of dark gray. One can usually identify a number 2 pencil by looking for the number "2" conspicuously emblazoned on the pencil. Often required for test-taking and the completion of official forms
Mrs. Landry, I forgot to bring my number two pencils! Does that mean I flunk this test? Big tears filled Joey's eyes.
- number 2 pencil
- A standard, ordinary pencil; one which is not colored or mechanical or in any other way unusual
I do the actual writing on my computer, of course, but I find that jotting down notes with a number 2 pencil gets my brain working in a new way, helps me see the facts from a different angle.
- number cruncher
- An accountant or other person who deals with the calculation of numbers as a profession
- number crunchers
- plural form of number cruncher
- number eight
- A player in the scrum, who controls the movement of the scrum, and can pick up the ball exiting the scrum
- number eleven
- the batsman who bats last; the worst batsman in the side
- number field
- A field which includes the rational numbers and has finite dimension as a vector space over the rational numbers
- number fields
- plural form of number field
- number games
- The use of inappropriate statistics to reflect a desired result (usually misleading, or omitting critical assumptions.)
- number line
- A line that graphically represents the real numbers as a series of points whose distance from an origin is proportional to their value
- number lines
- plural form of number line
- number needed to harm
- The number, statistically, of people who are exposed to something in order that one of them experience some adverse effect thereof
- number one
- First; foremost; best
Commuting to work is the number one reason to own a car.
- number one
- The main goalkeeper of a team, so-called because they wear the number 1 on the back of their kit
- number one
- the single that has sold the most in a given period
- number one
- Urine; urination
- number one
- oneself, being considered foremost, as by an egoist
- number one
- the most important person, notably who is in charge
- number one with a bullet
- superlative; impossible to beat
- number plate
- Either of a pair of rectangular metal plates, containing a mixture of letters and numbers fixed to the front and rear of a motor car showing that its identity has been registered with the DVLA
- number plates
- plural form of number plate
- number sign
- ]] used to represent the word number; the hash sign; also called the pound sign in the US
- number sign
- The character [[Appendix: Unsupported titles/Number sign|
- number signs
- plural form of number sign
- number system
- A set of numerals for representing numbers
- number theoretician
- A number theorist
- number theoreticians
- plural form of number theoretician
- number theorist
- A mathematician who specializes in number theory
- number theorists
- plural form of number theorist
- number theory
- The branch of pure mathematics concerned with the properties of integers
Factorization has driven many great discoveries in number theory.
- number two
- a first mate
- number two
- primary assistant; vice-leader
After showing great promise over the last 10 years, he made her his number two'.
- number two
- Feces; the act of defecation
I need to go number two.
- number-cruncher
- Alternative spelling of number cruncher
- number-crunching
- Any computing application that requires large amounts of numerical calculation
- number-theoretical
- Of or relating to number theory
The simple question of which numbers are divisible by others leads directly into many deep number-theoretical questions.
- number-theoretically
- In a manner which employs number theory
- number sign
- Number sign (or sometimes number symbol) is a name for the symbol #, which is used for a variety of purposes including, in some countries, the designation of a number (for example, "#1" stands for "number one")
- number symbol
- Number sign (or sometimes number symbol) is a name for the symbol #, which is used for a variety of purposes including, in some countries, the designation of a number (for example, "#1" stands for "number one")
- Numbers
- The Book of Numbers, the fourth of the Books of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible, the fourth book in the Torah
For in the book of Numbers is it writ, when the man dies, let the inheritance descend unto the daughter.
- numb
- To cause to become numb
The dentist gave me novocaine to numb my tooth before drilling, thank goodness.
- numb
- Without the power of sensation and motion or feeling; insensible
- numbering
- Present participle of number
- numbers
- Third-person singular simple present indicative form of number
- numbers
- Many individuals as a group
- numbers
- plural form of number
- numb
- To make numb; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion; to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy
- numb
- {a} benumbed, torpid, cold, chill, dead
- numb
- {v} to make numb, chill, stupify, deaden
- numberless
- {a} not to be numbered, innumerable
- numbers
- {n} the fourth book of the Old Testament
- Numbers
- {i} fourth book of the Old Testament (Biblical)
- Numbers
- Num
- a number
- digit
- numb
- If cold weather, a drug, or a blow numbs a part of your body, you can no longer feel anything in it. An injection of local anaesthetic is usually given first to numb the area She awoke with a numbed feeling in her left leg
- numb
- {s} anesthetized; lacking sensitivity (to pain); in shock; senseless
- numb
- make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses
- numb
- (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; "passersby were dead to our plea for help"; "numb to the cries for mercy"
- numb
- If an event or experience numbs you, you can no longer think clearly or feel any emotion. For a while the shock of Philippe's letter numbed her The horror of my experience has numbed my senses. see also mind-numbing + numbed numbed I'm so numbed with shock that I can hardly think. the sort of numbed hush which usually follows an automobile accident
- numb
- without the power of sensation and motion or feeling, insensible
- numb
- make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
- numb
- If a part of your body is numb, you cannot feel anything there. He could feel his fingers growing numb at their tips My legs felt numb and my toes ached. + numbness numb·ness I have recently been suffering from pain and numbness in my hands
- numb
- lacking sensation; "my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"
- numb
- If you are numb with shock, fear, or grief, you are so shocked, frightened, or upset that you cannot think clearly or feel any emotion. The mother, numb with grief, has trouble speaking I was so shocked I went numb. + numbness numb·ness Many men become more aware of emotional numbness in their 40s. + numbly numb·ly He walked numbly into the cemetery
- numb
- {f} cause to be numb, make insensitive (to pain), anesthetize
- numb
- Enfeebled in, or destitute of, the power of sensation and motion; rendered torpid; benumbed; insensible; as, the fingers or limbs are numb with cold
- numb
- Producing numbness; benumbing; as, the numb, cold night
- numb
- so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; "petrified with fear"; "she was petrified by the eerie sound"; "too numb with fear to move"
- number line
- A line on which every point represents a real number
- number line
- A line in which points all correspond to numbers
- number line
- a line used to compare and work with numbers geometrically -- " from the number line it can be seen that 4 > 1 " (50)
- number line
- A line that graphically expresses the real numbers as a series of points distributed about a point arbitrarily designated as zero and in which the magnitude of each number is represented by the distance of the corresponding point from zero
- number one
- best, unmatched, cream of the crop
- number one
- a reference to yourself or myself etc
- number one
- `take care of number one' means to put your own interests first
- number one
- In popular music, the number one is the best selling CD in any one week, or the group or person who has made that CD. Paula is the only artist to achieve four number ones from a debut album
- number one
- Number one means better, more important, or more popular than anything else of its kind. The economy is the number one issue by far By the way, I'm your number-one fan
- numbered
- {s} counted; assigned a number; limited, allotted a specific amount; included
- numbered
- denominated
- numbered
- past of number
- numbering
- {i} counting, enumerating, totaling
- numbering
- a numbered list
- numbering
- The number assigned each print It comprises two figures separated by a stroke The first indicates the progressive number of the print in the print-run while the second indicates the extent of that print-run
- numbering
- The system releases are numbered consecutively from 1 to 20, see Table 4 2 Table 4 2: Numbered system releases
- numbering
- The action of counting or ordering with numbers
- numbering
- Putting a sequential number on each copy Usually used for accounting or tracing purposes
- numbering
- Sequentially printed numbers
- numbering
- The action of creating or assigning such a sequence for identification
- numbering
- A sequence of numbers indicating order or otherwise used for identification
- numbering
- The numbering of a yarn serves to designate its fineness (thickness) For natural silk, filament yarns and spun fibres, the fineness is expressed in decitex (dtex = grammes/10,000 m); the fineness of spun fibre warns made of synthetic and natural fibres, on the other hand, is often still stated in metric numbers In metric numbering, the higher the yarn number is, the finer the yarn is In accordance with the law on standard sizes, the yarn fineness is stated in tex Tex is the weight of 1,000 m yarn Tex is one tenth dtex
- numbering
- printing characters in a consecutive order
- numberless
- {s} too much to count; not numbered
- numberless
- too numerous to be counted; "incalculable riches"; "countless hours"; "an infinite number of reasons"; "innumerable difficulties"; "the multitudinous seas"; "myriad stars"; "untold thousands"
- numberless
- Innumerable; countless
- numberless
- Without number; having too many to count
- numberless
- If there are numberless things, there are too many to be counted. numberless acts of personal bravery by firefighters and rescue workers. = countless. too many to be counted = countless
- numbers
- an illegal daily lottery
- numbers
- representations of integers, rationals, approximation to the reals by floating point
- numbers
- O T
- numbers
- make qualitative statements and are therefore between myth and reality, partly discovered and partly invented 1-10 are archetypes Mediators of human and higher world
- numbers
- 1, 2, 3, etc
- numbers
- 7 n in math, an indefinite whole number 8 n the fourteenth in a series 9 n a Roman numeral for 90
- numbers
- 00-11-01 Diseases/Causes of Death00-11-01 Military Terminology00-11-01 Titles/Occupations00-11-01
- numbers
- A player's score after the subtraction of his or her handicap from the Gross Score is the Net Score Adding strokes for each Mulligan yields the True Score If whiffs and fluffs are also counted, the resulting tabulation is the Real Score If strokes for lost balls, improved lies, and shots hit out of bounds are included as well, the grand total is the Actual Score This number, when adjusted upward to reflect all gimme putts, becomes the Correct Score When all the strokes made in sand traps and around obstructions are tacked on, this larger sum is the Absolute, Final, Honest-to-Goodness Score, which is usually only a halfdozen or so strokes lower than the total number of shots the player in fact made
- numbers
- plural of number
- numbers
- third-person singular of number
- numbers
- of Number
- numbers
- pl
- numbers
- Bemidbar In the Desert
- numbers
- The fourth book of the Pentateuch, containing the census of the Hebrews
- numbers
- the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt
- numbers
- Spell out numbers from one to ten except for these situations: When a sentence begins with a number When the numbers have technical significance or need to stand out for quick comprehension (such as tables, statistical material, money amounts, clock time, proportions and ratios, percentages, sports scores, academic grades, highway designations, abbreviations and symbols, technical reference to age, periods of time, page numbers, lists of recipe ingredients, and numbers referred to as numbers) When a range of two or more related numbers are used, at least one of which is higher than ten (example: from 6 to 15 people attended)
- numbers
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