Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun number

11 senses of number

Sense 1
number, figure -- (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")
       => amount -- (the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion; "an adequate amount of food for four people")

Sense 2
number -- (a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence")
       => definite quantity -- (a specific measure of amount)

Sense 3
act, routine, number, turn, bit -- (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")
       => performance, public presentation -- (a dramatic or musical entertainment; "they listened to ten different performances"; "the play ran for 100 performances"; "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity")

Sense 4
phone number, telephone number, number -- (the number is used in calling a particular telephone; "he has an unlisted number")
       => signal, signaling, sign -- (any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped")

Sense 5
numeral, number -- (a symbol used to represent a number; "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school")
       => symbol -- (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Sense 6
issue, number -- (one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room")
       => periodical -- (a publication that appears at fixed intervals)

Sense 7
number -- (a select company of people; "I hope to become one of their number before I die")
       => company -- (a social gathering of guests or companions; "the house was filled with company when I arrived")

Sense 8
number, identification number -- (a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security number")
       => positive identification -- (evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance; "a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people")

Sense 9
number -- (a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe")
       => size -- (the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing); "he wears a size 13 shoe")

Sense 10
number -- (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")
       => grammatical category, syntactic category -- ((grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties)

Sense 11
number -- (an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number")
       => merchandise, ware, product -- (commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb number

6 senses of number

Sense 1
total, number, add up, come, amount -- (add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
number -- (give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis")
       => designate, denominate -- (assign a name or title to)

Sense 3
number, list -- (enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians")
       => name, identify -- (give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months")

Sense 4
count, number -- (put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members")
       => classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate -- (arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?")

Sense 5
count, number, enumerate, numerate -- (determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change")
       => determine, find, find out, ascertain -- (establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize")

Sense 6
number, keep down -- (place a limit on the number of)
       => limit, circumscribe, confine -- (restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day")

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