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number

 
Noun number has 11 senses
  1. 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:
     numerousness, numerosity, multiplicity; preponderance, prevalence; innumerableness, countlessness; majority, bulk; minority; fewness
    Derived forms: verb number6, verb number5, verb number3, verb number2, verb number1
  2. 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, co-ordinate; 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; floating-point number; fixed-point 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
    Derived forms: verb number6, verb number5, verb number3, verb number2, verb number1
  3. 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: show-stopper, showstopper, stopper
  4. 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:
     bank identification number, BIN, ABA transit number; license number, registration number; Social Security number; personal identification number, PIN, PIN number
    Derived forms: verb number6, verb number5, verb number3, verb number2
  5. 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
  6. 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:
     Arabic numeral, Hindu numeral, Hindu-Arabic numeral; Roman numeral; antilogarithm, antilog
    Derived forms: verb number6, verb number5, verb number3, verb number2, verb number1
  7. 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
  8. number - a select company of people; "I hope to become one of their number before I die"
    --8 is a kind of
    company
    Derived form: verb number4
  9. 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
  10. number - an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number"
    --10 is a kind of
    merchandise, wares, product
  11. number - a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe"
    --11 is a kind of
    size
Verb number has 6 senses
  1. 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
    Derived forms: noun number6, noun number2, noun number1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. number - give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis"
    --2 is one way to
    designate, denominate
    Derived forms: noun number6, noun number4, noun number2, noun number1, noun numbering1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. number, list - enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"
    --3 is one way to name, identify
    Derived forms: noun number6, noun number4, noun number2, noun number1, noun numbering1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  4. 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
    Derived form: noun number8
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  5. 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
    Derived forms: noun number6, noun number4, noun number2, noun number1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  6. number, keep down - place a limit on the number of
    --6 is one way to limit, circumscribe, confine
    Derived forms: noun number6, noun number4, noun number2, noun number1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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