Number Num"ber, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Numbered} (n[u^]m"b[~e]rd); p. pr & vb. n. {Numbering}.] [OE. nombren, noumbren, F. nombrer, fr. L. numerare, numeratum. See {Number}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate. [1913 Webster]

If a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. --Gen. xiii. 16. [1913 Webster]

2. To reckon as one of a collection or multitude. [1913 Webster]

He was numbered with the transgressors. --Is. liii. 12. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand. [1913 Webster]

Thy tears can not number the dead. --Campbell. [1913 Webster]

{Numbering machine}, a machine for printing consecutive numbers, as on railway tickets, bank bills, etc. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To count; enumerate; calculate; tell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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