## Topic: MATHS

Date: | 1200-1300 |

Language: | Old French |

Origin: | nombre, from Latin numerus |

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number1 S1 W1

1 a word or sign that represents an amount or a quantity [↪ numeral, figure]: ➔ cardinal number, ordinal number, prime number, whole number

## number

[countable]HMNThey wrote various numbers on a large sheet of paper.

Five was her lucky number.

**be good/bad/no good with numbers**informal (=to be good, bad etc at calculating things using numbers)

2 a phone number :

## phone

[countable]HMNTCTMy new number is 502-6155.

3 a number used to show the position of something in an ordered set or list : ➔ E number among their own number.

## in a set/list

[countable]HMNAnswer question number 4.

a number 17 bus

18 the form of a word, depending on whether one thing or more than one thing is being talked about :

## grammar

[uncountable] technicalSLG'Horses' is plural in number, while 'horse' is singular.