
 pronunciation:
 nuhm
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 parts of speech:
 noun, verb
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part of speech: 
noun 
definition 1: 
A number is something that you use when you count and when you tell how many things there are. Numbers are ideas that can be represented in words or symbols, such as "four," "40," or "400."
We use numbers when we add, subtract, multiply, or divide.
 similar words:
 cardinal, digit, figure, numeral

definition 2: 
A number is symbol, like 5, 16, or 24 that represents the idea of a number.
Football players have numbers on their uniforms. synonyms:
 figure, numeral
 similar words:
 character, digit, symbol

definition 3: 
Something that uses numbers to name or identify something is also called a number. Your house or apartment number is like a name for the exact place where you live.
Mrs. Gomez teaches on the second floor. Her room number is 240.Do you know your own phone number? similar words:
 numeral

definition 4: 
The number of something is how many there are of those things. The number of books you have is the amount of books you have. The number of people in your family is how many people there are.
Our town's high school has a much larger number of students than the middle school. synonyms:
 amount, sum
 similar words:
 figure, total

definition 5: 
If there are a number of ducks in the pond, it means that there are some ducks in the pond. The number is not really important, but it sounds like there are at least a few, maybe more.
A lot of students will be performing at the talent show, and a number of them are going to play instruments. synonyms:
 amount, quantity
 similar words:
 army, crowd

definition 6: 
When a person sings a number, they sing one piece in a musical show.
The last number of the musical was loud and full of energy. similar words:
 composition, piece, routine, sketch, song

related words: 
dance, many, volume 

 
part of speech: 
verb 
inflections: 
numbers, numbering, numbered 
definition 1: 
When you number the pages of a book, it means that you put a number on each page so that it is clear which page follows the next.
Because the story that I wrote was long, the teacher said I should number the pages. 
definition 2: 
If the people at your party number ten, it means that there are a total of ten people at your party.
The students in this classroom number twenty. synonyms:
 total

related words: 
add 
derivation: 
numbered (adj.) 

a broader category that includes numbers 

mathematics 

similar to a number 

numeral 

some actions associated with numbers 

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

some descriptions of numbers 

even, odd, prime 

some kinds of numbers 

cardinal number, decimal, fraction, power, whole number 

some parts of numbers 

billions, billionths, digits, hundreds, hundredths 

some people who frequently use numbers 

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

some qualities of numbers 

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

some things that contain or use numbers 

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

