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Definition of Number

Babylon English

mathematical value or its symbol; identifying numeral (e.g. of a house); indefinite amount, quantity of; sum, tally; act in a performance, musical piece; unit in a series; mathematics; quantity (Grammar); unique thing or person (Informal)
count; assign a number; equal in amount; limit, allot; be included in (a specific group); total, add up to
anesthetized; lacking sensitivity (to pain); in shock; senseless
Number Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
Kant Glossary
[A103] In the Aesthetic and Deduction Kant emphasizes that number is defined in terms of synthesis; in the Deduction in A he defines number as the "successive addition of unit to unit...the consciousness of this unity of synthesis"--this is given as an illustration to the general principle that the unity of a manifold of representation can only be imparted by consciousness, through synthesis.
Number Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.
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.
To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate.
To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand.
The state or quality of being numerable or countable.
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.
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.
That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; -- chiefly used in the plural.
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.
Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things.
Numerousness; multitude.
A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door.
A collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a multitude; many.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\num"ber\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. numbered (?); p. pr & vb. n. numbering.] [oe. nombren, noumbren, f. nombrer, fr. l. numerare, numeratum. see number, n.]
1. to count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate. if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. xiii. 16.
2. to reckon as one of a collection or multitude. he was numbered with the transgressors. liii. 12.
3. 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.
4. to amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand. thy tears can not number the dead. ampbell.

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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
numeral, figure: uimhir (pl.: uimhreacha) f.
calculation: áireamh m.
v., t., cuir uimhir f. ar, comhairmh
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Aelod = n. a limb, a number
Cyfanrif = n. total number
Cyfnifer = n. an even number
Cynnifer = a. of equal number
Cynniferedd = n. even number
Eirif = n. a number; a counting
Lliaws = n. a multitude, a number, a. many, frequent, much
Nemawr = n. a few in number
Ni = n. a number separate; pron. i. we, us, adv. not
Nifer = n. a number; a host
Niferu = v. to number
Rhif = n. what divides; number
Rhifo, Rhifnodi = v. to numerate, to number, to count, to reckon
Rhifyn = n. a single number
Australian Slang
1. article of clothing: “Her new dress is a cute little number”; 2. attractive woman: “that blonde number who lives out of town”; 3. theatrical piece; routine; 4. song; 5. meal: “nice pesto number”
cricket score of 111; thought by the English to be unlucky (because after his injuries Lord Nelson retained 1 arm, 1 leg, and 1 eye)
1. urination; 2. (navy) the first officer
defecation is in serious trouble; 2. one is due to die
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
see do a number
WordNet 2.0

1. 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"
(synonym) figure
(hypernym) amount
(hyponym) numerousness, numerosity, multiplicity
(derivation) keep down
2. a concept of quantity derived from zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
(hypernym) definite quantity
(hyponym) coordinate, co-ordinate
(derivation) keep down
3. 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"
(synonym) act, routine, turn, bit
(hypernym) performance, public presentation
(hyponym) show-stopper, showstopper, stopper
4. a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security number"
(synonym) identification number
(hypernym) positive identification
(hyponym) bank identification number, BIN, ABA transit number
(derivation) keep down
5. the number is used in calling a particular telephone; "he has an unlisted number"
(synonym) phone number, telephone number
(hypernym) signal, signaling, sign
6. a symbol used to represent a number; "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school"
(synonym) numeral
(hypernym) symbol
(hyponym) Arabic numeral, Hindu numeral, Hindu-Arabic numeral
(derivation) keep down
7. one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom"
(synonym) issue
(hypernym) periodical
(hyponym) edition
(member-holonym) series, serial, serial publication
8. a select company of people; "I hope to become one of their number before I die"
(hypernym) company
(derivation) count
9. 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"
(hypernym) grammatical category, syntactic category
10. an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number"
(hypernym) merchandise, wares, product
11. a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe"
(hypernym) size
(classification) colloquialism

1. add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"
(synonym) total, add up, come, amount
(hypernym) be
(hyponym) work out
(derivation) numeral
2. give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis"
(hypernym) designate, denominate
(hyponym) foliate, paginate, page
(derivation) numeral
3. enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"
(synonym) list
(hypernym) name, identify
(hyponym) itemize, itemise
(derivation) numeral
4. put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"
(synonym) count
(hypernym) classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate
5. determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"
(synonym) count, enumerate, numerate
(hypernym) determine, find, find out, ascertain
(hyponym) recount
(derivation) numeral
6. place a limit on the number of
(synonym) keep down
(hypernym) limit, circumscribe, confine
(derivation) numeral

1. make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
(synonym) benumb, blunt, dull
(hypernym) desensitize, desensitise

1. lacking sensation; "my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"
(synonym) asleep(p), benumbed
(similar) insensible
2. (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; "passersby were dead to our plea for help"; "numb to the cries for mercy"
(synonym) dead(p), numb(p)
(similar) insensitive
3. so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; "petrified with fear"; "she was petrified by the eerie sound"; "too numb with fear to move"
(synonym) petrified
(similar) afraid(p)
Number Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of infinity
Fear of numbers
Fear of numbers
Dream Symbols
Numbers in dreams have the same meaning as they do in numerology. A number in a dream may also indicate that particular age in the dreamer's life. For example, a dream of three women arguing can indicate that the dreamer witnessed arguments with her mother at the age 3. Use this list as a reference.

1 - A male number indicating a request to develop ones individuality / creativity or indicating that the dreamer is selfish with respect to the subject matter of the dream.

2 - A female number indicating balance, sharing, give and take, two way communication. The number two is important for channels (mediums) and as such they will often have dreams which are littered with the number two (eg. weddings, twins, 2 of anything, etc.). Dreaming of the the number 2 is not enough in itself to indicate that the dreamer is a channel but it is a good indicator.

3 - This number always has to do with commitment and as such it should be placed in the I Need column. It stands for mind, body and spirit and is a request to commit yourself, mind body and spirit, to improving yourself in the direction indicated in the dream. The number 3 will often appear in dreams about the heart as people who have closed off their heart to others often lack commitment. A triangle or pyramid also indicate commitment and request the dreamer to meditate on the subject matter of the dream.

4 - This number indicates limitation. For example, catching the number 4 bus would indicate the dreamer is limiting their life journey through their actions / thoughts. A box or square also indicate limitation.

5 - Another male number indicating sensuality, the five senses, Karma (literally learning your lessons through the five senses).

6 - Another female number, 6 indicates Dharma, Christ Consciousness, Grace, love, forgiveness, compassion. It indicates a reqeust to go beyond the five senses and Karma and develop compassion etc. within yourself.

7 - This number always indicates Spiritual Enlightenment. Our Spiritual Centre is our 7th Chakra. For example, a dream where you catch the number 37 bus to Church is a request to commit (number 3) yourself to developing your Spiritual side (number 7 and church). Paying $47 for something indicates that the dreamer is limiting (number 4) their Spiritual nature (number 7) by not putting enough energy (paying for something) into developing it.

8 - This number 8 is a perfectly balance symbol (imagine it on its side ¥) and indicates expansion through balance (infinity symbol = expansion). It also features in dreams about the circulatory system (8 is two circles).

9 - This number is not very common in dreams and indicates that the dreamer is Spiritually advanced. It is a request that the dreamer follow their life purpose because within this lifetime they can finish with learning the lessons of the Earth. These people would find themselves naturally drawn to learning about Spiritual matters.

0 - This is the perfect symbol with no beginning or end. It indicates God / ideals. For example, 70 would indicate Spiritual ideals.

10 - Having used up all the individual numbers 10 indicates completion.

12 - This number indicates the dreamer is judgmental. There are twelve people on a jury.
Dream Interpretation & Dream Theories
In the Quantitative Coding System a number can refer to either an individual or a group of individuals is present in a dream.
See also: characters  
Number Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
A string of decimal digits that uniquely indicates the public network termination point. The number contains the information necessary to route the call to this termination point. A number can be in a format determined nationally or in an international format. The international format is known as the International Public Telecommunication Number which includes the country code and subsequent digits, but not the international prefix.
Number Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
- class java.lang..Number 
public abstract class Number extends Object implements Serializable 
Tree:java.lang.Object - java.lang.Number
The abstract class Number is the superclass of classes Byte, Double, Float, Integer, Long, and Short.
- Constructor for class java.lang.Number 
public Number ()
Number Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A number is a mathematical object used to count, measure and label. The original examples are the natural numbers , , , and so forth. 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 (as with telephone numbers), for ordering (as with serial numbers), and for codes (as with ISBNs). In common usage, the term number may refer to a symbol, a word or a mathematical abstraction.

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Number Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Number Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Number Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Smith's Bible Dictionary

Like most Oriental nations, it is probable that the Hebrews in their written calculations made use of the letters of the alphabet. That they did so in post-Babylonian times we have conclusive evidence in the Maccabaean coins; and it is highly probable that this was the ease also in earlier times. But though, on the one hand, it is certain that in all existing MSS of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament the numerical expressions are written at length, yet, on the other, the variations in the several versions between themselves and from the Hebrew text, added to the evident inconsistencies in numerical statement between certain passages of that text itself seems to prove that some shorter mode of writing was originally in vogue, liable to be misunderstood, and in fact misunderstood by copyists and translators. These variations appear to have proceeded from the alphabetic method of writing numbers. There can be little doubt, however, that some at least of the numbers mentioned in Scripture are intended to be representative rather than determinative. Certain numbers, as 7,10,40,100, were regarded as giving the idea of completeness. Without entering into St. Augustine's theory of this usage, we may remark that the notion of representative numbers in certain cases is one extremely common among eastern nations, who have a prejudice against counting their possessions accurately; that it enters largely into many ancient systems of chronology, and that it is found in the philosophical and metaphysical speculations not only of the Pythagorean and other ancient schools of philosophy, both Greek and Roman, but also in those of the later Jewish writers, of the Gnostics, and also of such Christian writers se St. Augustine himself. We proceed to give some instances of numbers used, (a) representatively, and thus probably by design indefinitely, or, (b) definitely, but, as we may say, preferentially, i.e. because some meaning (which we do not in all cases understand) was attached to them.
→ Seven as denoting either plurality or completeness, perhaps because seven days completed the week is so frequent as to make a selection only of instances necessary, e.g. seven fold (Genesis 4:24) seven times, i.e. completely, (Leviticus 26:24; Psalms 12:6) seven (i.e. many) ways, (28:25)
→ Ten as a preferential number is exemplified in the Ten Commandments and the law of tithe.
→ Seventy, as compounded of 7 X 10, appears frequently e.g. seventy fold. (Genesis 4:24; Matthew 18:22) Its definite use appears in the offerings of 70 shekels, (Numbers 7:13,19) ff,; the 70 elders, ch. (Numbers 11:16) 70 Years of captivity. (Jeremiah 25:11)
→ Five appears in the table of punishments, of legal requirements, (Exodus 22:1; Leviticus 5:16; 22:14; 27:15; Numbers 5:7; 18:16) and in the five empires of Daniel. (Daniel 2:1) ...
→ Four is used in reference to the 4 winds, (Daniel 7:2) and the so-called 4 corners of the earth; the creatures, each with 4 wings and 4 faces, of Ezekiel, (Ezekiel 1:5) ff.; 4 Rivers of Paradise (Genesis 2:10) 4 Beasts, (Daniel 7:1) ... and Reve 4:6 The 4 equal-sided temple-chamber. (Ezekiel 40:47)
→ Three was regarded, by both the Jews and other nations as a specially complete and mystic number.
→ Twelve (3X4) appears in 12 tribes 12 stones in the high priest's breastplate, 12 apostles, 12 foundation-stones, and 12 gates. (Revelation 21:19-21)
→ Lastly, the mystic number 666. (Revelation 13:18)
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
book; scribe; number
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Number People usually think of number as merely a varying multiplicity of units, a plurality of individuals, which is correct enough. Yet "Number lies at the root of the manifested Universe: numbers and harmonious proportions guide the first differentiations of homogeneous substance into heterogeneous elements; and number and numbers set limits to the formative hand of Nature" (Blavatsky) -- a strictly Pythagorean vision and conception. Our reasoning minds lend a spurious reality to abstractions; and from this viewpoint the genuine realities appear in the guise of such abstraction. Number is such an apparent abstraction; we know it only by its effects in that world which seems to us so real, and of which we regard number as an attribute. Yet nothing can be more fundamental than number. As Balzac said, number is an entity, a divinity; the creative Logos itself is called the Number, meaning number one, arising out of no-number or the zero. After this we have the duad, triad, etc. For the Pythagoreans number was a creative, emanationally formative power, and the Hebrew Sepher Yetsirah (Numbers of Creation) gives out the whole process of evolution in numbers, while in China the I Ching speaks of celestial numbers. All esoteric systems set great store by numbers -- some systems more so than others. For "we see the figures 1, 3, 5, 7, as perfect, because thoroughly mystic, numbers playing a prominent part in every Cosmogony and evolution of living Beings" (SD 2:35). See also SEPHIROTH