Date: | 1200-1300 |

Language: | Old French |

Origin: | nombre, from Latin numerus |

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1## number

[countable]HMN a word or sign that represents an amount or a quantity [↪ numeral, figure]: ** be good/bad/no good with numbers** informal (=to be good, bad etc at calculating things using numbers) ➔ cardinal number, ordinal number, prime number, whole number

They wrote various numbers on a large sheet of paper.

Five was her lucky number.

2## phone

[countable]HMNTCT a phone number :

My new number is 502-6155.

3## in a set/list

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

Answer question number 4.

a number 17 bus

18## grammar

[uncountable] technicalSLG the form of a word, depending on whether one thing or more than one thing is being talked about :

'Horses' is plural in number, while 'horse' is singular.

Definition of number from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic NUMBERS

the topic NUMBERS

add
addition
bi-
billion
calculate
constant
D
demi-
division
eight
eleven
equal(a)
equal(v)
even
factor(n)
factor(v)
fifth
fig.
figure
five
four
fourth
gross
hundred
L
M
million
multiple
-nd
negative
nine
No.
nos.
number
O
one
pi
plot
point
positive
product
-rd
root
round
score
second
set
six
square(n)
square(v)
-st
sum
take
ten
thousand
three
tri-
twenty
twice
unit
V
X
zero

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