Number

Num"ber

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Numbered (nm"brd); p. pr & vb. n. Numbering.] [OE. nombren, noumbren, F. nombrer, fr. L. numerare, numeratum. See Number, n.]
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1. To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate.
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If a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
Gen. xiii. 16.
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2. To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.
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He was numbered with the transgressors.
Is. liii. 12.
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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.
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4. To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand.
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Thy tears can not number the dead.
Campbell.
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Numbering machine, a machine for printing consecutive numbers, as on railway tickets, bank bills, etc.
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Syn. -- To count; enumerate; calculate; tell.
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