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Meaning of "number" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NUMBER

From Old French nombre, from Latin numerus.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NUMBER

number  [ˈnʌmbə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NUMBER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Number is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb number in English.

WHAT DOES NUMBER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Number

A number is a mathematical object used to count, label, and measure. In mathematics, the definition of number has been extended over the years to include such numbers as 0, negative numbers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, real numbers, and complex numbers. Mathematical operations are certain procedures that take one or more numbers as input and produce a number as output. Unary operations take a single input number and produce a single output number. For example, the successor operation adds 1 to an integer, thus the successor of 4 is 5. Binary operations take two input numbers and produce a single output number. Examples of binary operations include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and exponentiation. The study of numerical operations is called arithmetic. A notational symbol that represents a number is called a numeral. In addition to their use in counting and measuring, numerals are often used for labels, for ordering, and for codes. In common usage, the word number can mean the abstract object, the symbol, or the word for the number.

Definition of number in the English dictionary

The first definition of number in the dictionary is the symbol used to represent a number; numeral. Other definition of number is a numeral or string of numerals used to identify a person or thing, esp in numerical order. Number is also the person or thing so identified or designated.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO NUMBER

PRESENT

Present
I number
you number
he/she/it numbers
we number
you number
they number
Present continuous
I am numbering
you are numbering
he/she/it is numbering
we are numbering
you are numbering
they are numbering
Present perfect
I have numbered
you have numbered
he/she/it has numbered
we have numbered
you have numbered
they have numbered
Present perfect continuous
I have been numbering
you have been numbering
he/she/it has been numbering
we have been numbering
you have been numbering
they have been numbering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I numbered
you numbered
he/she/it numbered
we numbered
you numbered
they numbered
Past continuous
I was numbering
you were numbering
he/she/it was numbering
we were numbering
you were numbering
they were numbering
Past perfect
I had numbered
you had numbered
he/she/it had numbered
we had numbered
you had numbered
they had numbered
Past perfect continuous
I had been numbering
you had been numbering
he/she/it had been numbering
we had been numbering
you had been numbering
they had been numbering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will number
you will number
he/she/it will number
we will number
you will number
they will number
Future continuous
I will be numbering
you will be numbering
he/she/it will be numbering
we will be numbering
you will be numbering
they will be numbering
Future perfect
I will have numbered
you will have numbered
he/she/it will have numbered
we will have numbered
you will have numbered
they will have numbered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been numbering
you will have been numbering
he/she/it will have been numbering
we will have been numbering
you will have been numbering
they will have been numbering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would number
you would number
he/she/it would number
we would number
you would number
they would number
Conditional continuous
I would be numbering
you would be numbering
he/she/it would be numbering
we would be numbering
you would be numbering
they would be numbering
Conditional perfect
I would have number
you would have number
he/she/it would have number
we would have number
you would have number
they would have number
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been numbering
you would have been numbering
he/she/it would have been numbering
we would have been numbering
you would have been numbering
they would have been numbering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you number
we let´s number
you number
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to number
Past participle
numbered
Present Participle
numbering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NUMBER


amber
ˈæmbə
chamber
ˈtʃeɪmbə
Columba
kəˈlʌmbə
cucumber
ˈkjuːˌkʌmbə
December
dɪˈsɛmbə
Humber
ˈhʌmbə
lumbar
ˈlʌmbə
lumber
ˈlʌmbə
member
ˈmɛmbə
November
nəʊˈvɛmbə
outnumber
ˌaʊtˈnʌmbə
remember
rɪˈmɛmbə
renumber
ˌriːˈnʌmbə
rumba
ˈrʌmbə
samba
ˈsæmbə
September
sɛpˈtɛmbə
slumber
ˈslʌmbə
timber
ˈtɪmbə
umber
ˈʌmbə
Zumba
ˈzʊmbə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NUMBER

numbat
Number 10
number crunching
number eight wire
number line
number off
number one
Number Ten
number theory
number two
number work
number-cruncher
numberable
numbered account
numberer
numbering
numbering machine
numberless
numberlessly
numberlessness

WORDS THAT END LIKE NUMBER

accession number
account number
call number
climber
contact number
cool as a cucumber
f-number
house number
mobile number
order number
phone number
plumber
prime number
random number
reference number
registration number
serial number
social security number
street number
telephone number
VAT number

Synonyms and antonyms of number in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NUMBER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «number» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of number

Translation of «number» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NUMBER

Find out the translation of number to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of number from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «number» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

数字
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

número
570 millions of speakers

English

number
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संख्या
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رَقَمٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

число
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

número
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সংখ্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

numéro
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nombor
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zahl
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

번호
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nomer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

số
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संख्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

numara
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

numero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

liczba
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

цифра
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

număr
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αριθμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aantal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

siffra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tall
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of number

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NUMBER»

The term «number» is very widely used and occupies the 547 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of number
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «number».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NUMBER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «number» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «number» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about number

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «NUMBER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word number.
1
Steve Albini
A lot of musicians are good cooks, and a lot of cooks are musicians, but I think that may just be a result of the creative impulse finding several means of expression. Probably an equivalent number are visual artists, woodworkers or compulsive liars.
2
Lloyd Alexander
There's this huge number of desperate people.
3
Eric Alterman
Over one in five American children is living in poverty, and the number is rising.
4
Eve Arnold
Lesson number one: Pay attention to the intrusion of the camera.
5
Spencer Bachus
As the number of available jobs has decreased in border states like Texas, cities halfway across America have begun to see an influx of illegal immigrants in search of employment.
6
Bob Barker
I think that age as a number is not nearly as important as health. You can be in poor health and be pretty miserable at 40 or 50. If you're in good health, you can enjoy things into your 80s.
7
Marion Bartoli
Anna Kournikova will always be better paid than Lindsay Davenport. The first left the circuit without having won a single title while the second was world number one.
8
David Cassidy
I've had a great metamorphosis in my life. I struggled for a number of years because I was identified with that image of the Seventies.
9
William E. Conway, Jr.
If I'm going to create 1,000 jobs, or 10,000 jobs, or whatever the number is, wouldn't we all be better off?
10
Joe Cronin
A season is a season, regardless of the number of games.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NUMBER»

Discover the use of number in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to number and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Number
Provides an introduction to the grammatical category of number surveying many of the world's languages.
Greville G. Corbett, 2000
2
Number: From Ahmes to Cantor
" "Number will be indispensable for all those who enjoy mathematical recreations and puzzles, and for those who delight in numeracy."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Midhat J. Gazalé, 2000
3
Number Talks: Helping Children Build Mental Math and ...
"This resource supports new and experienced educators who want to prepare for and design purposeful number talks for their students; the author demonstrates how to develop grade-level-specific strategies for addition, subtraction, ...
Sherry Parrish, 2010
4
Advanced Number Theory
Moreover, the book abounds with numerical examples and more concrete, specific theorems than are found in most contemporary treatments of the subject. The book is divided into three parts.
Harvey Cohn, 1980
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Number
A look at the history of numbers traces the variety of mathematical concepts through world history, describing math's influence on architecture, time, sex, and more.
John McLeish (Ph. D.), 1991
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Bed Number Ten
A patient's personal view of long term care. Seen through the eyes of a patient totally paralyzed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, this moving book takes you through the psychological and physical pain of an eleven month hospital stay.
Sue Baier, Mary Zimmeth Schomaker, 1989
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A Course in Number Theory and Cryptography
This is a revised and updated introduction to arithmetic topics, both ancient and modern, that have been at the center of interest in applications of number theory, particularly in cryptography.
NEAL Koblitz, 1994
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Algebraic Number Theory
The present book gives an exposition of the classical basic algebraic and analytic number theory and supersedes my Algebraic Numbers, including much more material, e. g. the class field theory on which 1 make further comments at the ...
Serge Lang, 1994
9
Number the Stars
A powerful story set in Nazi occupied Denmark in 1943.
Lois Lowry, Susan Elliott Larche, 1996
10
Algebraic Number Theory
This book provides a brisk, thorough treatment of the foundations of algebraic number theory on which it builds to introduce more advanced topics.
A. Fröhlich, M. J. Taylor, Martin J. Taylor, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NUMBER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term number is used in the context of the following news items.
1
CPS slashes number of bus stops for special schools, will place …
Chicago Public Schools plans to cut its number of bus stops for selective enrollment and magnet students by more than half in an effort to save ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
2
San Francisco 49ers: All-Time Top Players for Each Uniform …
While only 12 numbers have actually been retired by the team, almost every uniform number has a great player attached to it when you go back ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
3
What number will Michael Conforto wear for the Mets?
The "Free Conforto" calls have finally been answered. The Mets called up top hitting prospect Michael Conforto Friday after placing outfielder ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
4
Little Mix's Black Magic conjures up a second week at Number 1
Charli XCX's I Love It, logging a single week at Number 1 in July 2013. ... chart-topper Are You With Me climbs back up a place to Number 2. «Official Charts Company, Jul 15»
5
Three runs is magic number for Minnesota Twins
Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki has struggled this season but he has a .325 average since 2013 against American League East teams. «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
6
How Did OMI Go From Obscurity To Having The Number One In The …
In fact, by the time it hit number one on the Hot 100 last week, it had matched the feat in over a dozen countries across the globe, including ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
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This is the 201st time that triple of any number have been drawn. It is just the 48th time it has happened during the day compared to 153 times ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
8
Number of children visiting libraries drops by a quarter in 5 years
The number who had made a trip to their library at some point over the previous 12 months had fallen from 76.4 per cent in 2010 to 67.7 per ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
9
Colts' 15 for '15 Number 8: Defensive Lineman Kendall Langford
And, granted, number eight might be a bit high for him on a list like this - but the reality remains that, if the Colts want to get to and win the Super ... «Stampede Blue, Jul 15»
10
Number of for-profit colleges declines as enrollments wither
Data released by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics Thursday show that 3,436 for-profit colleges participated ... «Inside Higher Ed, Jul 15»

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