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Arithmetic.

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A symbol or word used to represent a number.

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A numeral or a series of numerals used for reference or identification: his telephone number; the apartment number.

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A position in an ordered sequence that corresponds to one of the positive integers: the house that is number three from the corner; ranked number six in her class.

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One item in a group or series considered to be in numerical order: an old number of a magazine.

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A total; a sum: the number of feet in a mile.

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An indefinite quantity of units or individuals: The crowd was small in number. A number of people complained.

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A large quantity; a multitude: Numbers of people visited the fair.

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Numerical superiority: The South had leaders, the North numbers.

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Grammar The indication, as by inflection, of the singularity, duality, or plurality of a linguistic form.

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Metrical feet or lines; verses: "These numbers will I tear, and write in prose” ( Shakespeare).

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Obsolete Poetic meter.

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Archaic Musical periods or measures.

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Games A numbers game.

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See Table at Bible.

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One of the separate offerings in a program of music or other entertainment: The band's second number was a march.

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Slang A frequently repeated, characteristic speech, argument, or performance: suspects doing their usual number—protesting innocence.

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Slang A person or thing singled out for a particular characteristic: a crafty number.

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To assign a number to.

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To determine the number or amount of; count.

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To total in number or amount; add up to.

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To include in a group or category: He was numbered among the lost.

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To mention one by one; enumerate.