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number
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 13
1. That which admits of being counted or reckoned; a unit, or an aggregate of units; a numerable aggregate or collection of individuals; an assemblage made up of distinct things expressible by figures.
2. A collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a multitude; many.
3. A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door.
4. Numerousness; multitude.
8. To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate.
10. To give or apply a number or numbers to; to assign the place of in a series by order of number; to designate the place of by a number or numeral; as, to number the houses in a street, or the apartments in a building.
11. To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand.
12. That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; - chiefly used in the plural.
13. The distinction of objects, as one, or more than one ( in some languages, as one, or two, or more than two), expressed ( usually) by a difference in the form of a word; thus, the singular number and the plural number are the names of the forms of a word indicating the objects denoted or referred to by the word as one, or as more than one.
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