WordNetOnline
Free dictionary and thesaurus of English. Definitions, synonyms, antonyms and more...
Hint: doubleclick any word to get it searched!
number  [an error occurred while processing this directive] 
Noun number has 11 senses
 number, figure  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"
_{1} is a kind of amount
_{1} has particulars:
 number  a concept of quantity derived from zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
_{2} is a kind of definite quantity
_{2} has particulars:  coordinate, coordinate; pagination, folio, page number, paging; decimal; constant; oxidation number, oxidation state; count; factor; Fibonacci number; prime, prime quantity; composite number; score; record; compound number; ordinal number, ordinal, no.; cardinal number, cardinal; base, radix; floatingpoint number; fixedpoint number; atomic number; baryon number; quota; linage, lineage; natural number; integer, whole number; addend; augend; minuend; subtrahend; remainder, difference; complex number, complex quantity, imaginary number; square, second power; cube, third power; biquadrate, biquadratic, quartic, fourth power; root; dividend; divisor; quotient; remainder; multiplier, multiplier factor; multiplicand 
 act, routine, number, turn, bit  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"
_{3} is a kind of performance, public presentation
_{3} has particulars: showstopper, showstopper, stopper
 number, identification number  a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security number"
_{4} is a kind of positive identification
_{4} has particulars:
 phone number, telephone number, number  the number is used in calling a particular telephone; "he has an unlisted number"
_{5} is a kind of signal, signaling, sign
 numeral, number  a symbol used to represent a number; "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school"
_{6} is a kind of symbol
_{6} has particulars:
 issue, number  one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom"
_{7} is a kind of periodical
_{7} is a member of series, serial, serial publication
_{7} has particulars: edition
 number  a select company of people; "I hope to become one of their number before I die"
_{8} is a kind of company
 number  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"
_{9} is a kind of grammatical category, syntactic category
 number  an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an allwool number"
_{10} is a kind of merchandise, wares, product
 number  a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe"
_{11} is a kind of size
Verb number has 6 senses
 total, number, add up, come, amount  add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"
_{1} is one way to be
Sample sentence:
Something s something
 number  give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis"
_{2} is one way to designate, denominate
Sample sentences:
Somebody s something
Somebody s somebody
 number, list  enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"
_{3} is one way to name, identify
Sample sentences:
Somebody s something
Somebody s somebody
Something s somebody
Something s something
 count, number  put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"
_{4} is one way to classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate
Sample sentences:
Somebody s somebody PP
Somebody s something PP
 count, number, enumerate, numerate  determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"
_{5} is one way to determine, find, find out, ascertain
Sample sentences:
Somebody s something
Somebody s somebody
Something s something
 number, keep down  place a limit on the number of
_{6} is one way to limit, circumscribe, confine
Sample sentences:
Somebody s something
Something s something
