Pronunciation of number: N AH1 M B ER0 ('nəmbər)
Number of syllables of number: 2

Definition of number
 (n): an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an allwool number"
 (n): a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe"
 (n): the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; "he had a number of chores to do"; "the number of parameters is small"; "the figure was about a thousand"
 (n): the grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural); "in English the subject and the verb must agree in number"
 (n): a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security number"
 (n): the number is used in calling a particular telephone; "he has an unlisted number"
 (n): one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist''s waitingroom"
 (n): a symbol used to represent a number; "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school"
 (n): a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
 (n): a select company of people; "I hope to become one of their number before I die"
 (n): a concept of quantity derived from zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
 (v): place a limit on the number of
 (v): enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"
 (v): determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"
 (v): give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis"
 (v): add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"
 (v): put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"

Examples of number
 The number of rays in the brooches varies between five and twelve.
 The squawk code is a four digit octal number.
 The pentad was a Pythagorean term for the number five.
 The number of SRAMs depended on the amount of cache.
 The number of the krisnitorya is impair, usually between five and eleven.
 Nelonen, in Finnish, means the glyph of the number four.
 The amount per blob increases in increments determined on the number of tricks.
 The reverse of number four is the actually the same.
 Basic Chromosome Number of Four in the Subfamily Panicoideae of the Gramineae.
 Subtract the smaller number from the bigger number.