
 pronunciation:
 nuhm
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 parts of speech:
 noun, verb
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part of speech: 
noun 
definition 1: 
a unit in math with a fixed value that is used in counting or to tell the position of something in a series. "Four," "four tenths," and "four hundred" are all ways of saying numbers. Numbers can also be represented by numerals, such as 4, 0.4, and 400.
We use numbers when we add, subtract, multiply, or divide.
 similar words:
 cardinal, digit, figure, integer, numeral

definition 2: 
a numeral or symbol that stands for a number.
Football players wear numbers on their shirts. synonyms:
 figure, numeral
 similar words:
 character, digit, symbol

definition 3: 
a number or numeral used to label or name something.
Write down my telephone number. similar words:
 numeral

definition 4: 
total amount; sum.
The number of people in this room is eight. synonyms:
 amount, sum
 similar words:
 figure, tally, total

definition 5: 
a quantity that is equal to at least a few and perhaps more.
A number of icicles formed on the roof. synonyms:
 amount, quantity
 similar words:
 abundance, army, crowd, host, multitude

definition 6: 
one piece of a musical program.
The pianist played a lively number. similar words:
 composition, piece, routine, sketch, song

related words: 
dance, many, volume 

 
part of speech: 
verb 
inflections: 
numbers, numbering, numbered 
definition 1: 
to set apart or label with a number.
Please number your pages. 
definition 2: 
to limit in number or amount.
The sheriff told the outlaw that his days of stealing horses were numbered. similar words:
 confine, limit, restrict

definition 3: 
to exist in a certain amount.
These snakes number in the thousands in this region. similar words:
 amount to, total

definition 4: 
to amount to a total of.
Guests at the party numbered twenty. synonyms:
 total

definition 5: 
to be included.
She numbers as one of the few students who won a prize in the writing contest. similar words:
 belong

related words: 
add 
derivation: 
numbered (adj.) 

a broader category that includes numbers 

mathematics 

similar to a number 

numeral, symbol 

some actions associated with numbers 

add, average, average out, calculate, compute, count, divide, estimate, figure, measure, multiply, round, square, subtract 

some descriptions of numbers 

binary, even, irrational, odd, prime 

some kinds of numbers 

Arabic numeral, cardinal number, decimal, fraction, improper fraction, integer, mixed number, ordinal number, power, Roman numeral, root, whole number 

some parts of numbers 

billions, billionths, decimal point, digits, hundreds, hundredths, millions, millionths, thousands 

some people who frequently use numbers 

accountant, architect, astronaut, clerk, engineer, mathematician, navigator, pilot, scientist 

some qualities of numbers 

equal, infinite, large, maximum, minimum, negative, positive, small, unequal, zero 

some things that contain or use numbers 

address, area code, calendar, combination, coordinate, countdown, dice, grade, index, telephone, zip code 

