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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.
figure, numeral
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character, digit, symbol
definition 3: a number or numeral used to label or name something.
Write down my telephone number.
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definition 4: total amount; sum.
The number of people in this room is eight.
amount, sum
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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.
amount, quantity
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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
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.
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confine, limit, restrict
definition 3: to exist in a certain amount.
These snakes number in the thousands in this region.
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amount to, total
definition 4: to amount to a total of.
Guests at the party numbered twenty.
definition 5: to be included.
She numbers as one of the few students who won a prize in the writing contest.
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derivation: numbered (adj.)
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a broader category that includes numbers
similar to a number
some actions associated with numbers
some descriptions of numbers
some kinds of numbers
some parts of numbers
some people who frequently use numbers
some qualities of numbers
some things that contain or use numbers