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  1. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: figure

  2. [noun] a concept of quantity derived from zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"

  3. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: act, routine, turn, bit

  4. [noun] a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security number"
    Synonyms: identification

  5. [noun] the number is used in calling a particular telephone; "he has an unlisted number"
    Synonyms: phone telephone

  6. [noun] a symbol used to represent a number; "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school"
    Synonyms: numeral

  7. [noun] one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom"
    Synonyms: issue

  8. [noun] a select company of people; "I hope to become one of their number before I die"

  9. [noun] 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"

  10. [noun] an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number"

  11. [noun] a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe"

  12. [verb] add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"
    Synonyms: total, add up, come, amount

  13. [verb] give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis"

  14. [verb] enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"
    Synonyms: list

  15. [verb] put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"
    Synonyms: count

  16. [verb] determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"
    Synonyms: count, enumerate, numerate

  17. [verb] place a limit on the number of
    Synonyms: keep down


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