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Dictionary definition for: Number

1. (v) add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000" "The bill came to $2,000"

2. (n) 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"

3. (v) give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis"

4. (n) a concept of quantity derived from zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"

5. (v) enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"

6. (n) 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"

7. (v) put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"

8. (n) a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security number"

9. (n) the number is used in calling a particular telephone; "he has an unlisted number"

10. (v) determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?" "Count your change"

11. (n) a symbol used to represent a number; "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school"

12. (v) place a limit on the number of

13. (n) one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist''s waitingroom"

14. (n) a select company of people; "I hope to become one of their number before I die"

15. (n) 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"

16. (n) an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number" "this sweater is an all-wool number"

17. (n) a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe"

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