Plural number
Plural Plu"ral, a. [L. pluralis, from plus, pluris, more; cf. F. pluriel, OF. plurel. See {Plus}.] Relating to, or containing, more than one; designating two or more; as, a plural word. [1913 Webster]

Plural faith, which is too much by one. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Plural number} (Gram.), the number which designates more than one. See {Number}, n., 8. [1913 Webster]


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  • Number — Num ber (n[u^]m b[ e]r), n. [OE. nombre, F. nombre, L. numerus; akin to Gr. no mos that which is dealt out, fr. ne mein to deal out, distribute. See {Numb}, {Nomad}, and cf. {Numerate}, {Numero}, {Numerous}.] 1. That which admits of being counted …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plural — Plu ral, a. [L. pluralis, from plus, pluris, more; cf. F. pluriel, OF. plurel. See {Plus}.] Relating to, or containing, more than one; designating two or more; as, a plural word. [1913 Webster] Plural faith, which is too much by one. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • number — num|ber1 [ nʌmbər ] noun *** ▸ 1 sign/word for amount ▸ 2 for showing position ▸ 3 telephone number ▸ 4 for marking something ▸ 5 a quantity ▸ 6 piece of music ▸ 7 someone/something attractive etc. ▸ 8 in linguistics ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a sign …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • plural — adj. & n. adj. 1 more than one in number. 2 Gram. (of a word or form) denoting more than one, or (in languages with dual number) more than two. n. Gram. 1 a plural word or form. 2 the plural number. Derivatives: plurally adv. Etymology: ME f. OF… …   Useful english dictionary

  • plural — /ploor euhl/, adj. 1. consisting of, containing, or pertaining to more than one. 2. pertaining to or involving a plurality of persons or things. 3. being one of such a plurality. 4. Gram. noting or pertaining to a member of the category of number …   Universalium

  • number one — I UK / US noun Word forms number one : singular number one plural number ones 1) [singular] the person or thing that is first in order or importance The team is number one in the regional game. 2) [countable] in popular music, the record that has …   English dictionary

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