number number  /ˈnəm bər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
  2. (n) a concept of quantity involving zero and units
  3. (n) a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
  4. (n) the number is used in calling a particular telephone
  5. (n) a symbol used to represent a number
  6. (n) one of a series published periodically
  7. (n) a select company of people
  8. (n) a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification
  9. (n) a clothing measurement
  10. (n) 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)
  11. (n) an item of merchandise offered for sale
  12. (v) add up in number or quantity
  13. (v) give numbers to
  14. (v) enumerate
  15. (v) put into a group
  16. (v) determine the number or amount of
  17. (v) place a limit on the number of

Usage(s):

  1. PTI takes a close look at America -- by the numbers.
  2. The Census Bureau updates its estimate of the number of Americans people in the United States who lack health insurance.
  3. Then the number travels with you forever.

News

  1. Number of school bus accidents in Unified steadily decreasing

    RACINE — The number of Racine Unified school bus accidents is on a roll — downhill.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Journal Times

  2. Number of the day

    Number of the day 329,374 That's the number of pounds of hydrochloric acid released in Albany County in 2011, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's 2011 Toxic Release Inventory. That made the air pollutant the top-ranked chemical released locally. Here are the rest of the top five: Ammonia 99,998 Toluene 82,343 Methanol 47,053 Phenol 5,816
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  3. Number of homeless in So. Nevada keeps dropping

    Officials say the number of people homeless in Clark County keeps falling from its peak in 2009. Authorities say they counted 7,355 homeless people during a two-day census in January. That included
    on June 15, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Las Vegas

Quotes

  1. "It's almost a mythical number in our game," Goydos said. "I've gone from clubbing a ball in the backyard all the way to the moon, and missed all the steps in between."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Paul Goydos Source: AFP

  2. "I think this announcement is as convincing an answer to the efforts undertaken by Tehran over the last few days as any we could provide," Clinton said at the Senate panel START treaty hearing today. "There are a number of unanswered...
    on May 18, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Politico (blog)

  3. "I look forward to playing alongside LeBron, Chris Bosh and our teammates, and together representing the great city of Miami. There's magic in the number 3," he said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Dwyane Wade Source: CNN International

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /