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Definition of Number

Number

  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.
  5. The state or quality of being numerable or countable.
  6. Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things.
  7. That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; -- chiefly used in the plural.
  8. 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.
  9. The measure of the relation between quantities or things of the same kind; that abstract species of quantity which is capable of being expressed by figures; numerical value.
  10. To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate.
  11. To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.
  12. 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.
  13. To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand.

Number Quotations

The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.
Steve Ballmer

I look for these qualities and characteristics in people. Honesty is number one, respect, and absolutely the third would have to be loyalty.
Summer Altice

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Samuel Ullman

My number one goal is to love, support and be there for my son.
Farrah Fawcett

To all those mothers and fathers who are struggling with teen-agers, I say, just be patient: even though it looks like you can't do anything right for a number of years, parents become popular again when kids reach 20.
Marian Wright Edelman
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Number Translations

number in Afrikaans is nommer, aantal
number in Danish is antal, nummer, tal
number in Dutch is aantal, getal, tal
number in Finnish is numero
number in German is numerieren, Zahl, Anzahl {f}, Nummer, Nummer
number in Italian is novero, numerare, numero, numero
number in Latin is numerus
number in Norwegian is nummer
number in Swedish is antal, tal, nummer

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