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Numbers

Noun

1 the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt [syn: Book of Numbers]
2 an illegal daily lottery [syn: numbers pool, numbers game, numbers racket]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

numbers
  1. Plural of number
  2. Many individuals as a group.

Quotations

  • 2001 — Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, p 50
    Unlike fairies who could produce only a single child every twenty years, Mud People bred like rodents. Numbers would subdue even magic.

Verb

numbers
  1. third-person singular of number

Extensive Definition

A number is a mathematical concept used to describe and assess quantity.
Number may also refer to:
Numbers may also refer to:
numbers in German: Numbers
numbers in French: Numbers
numbers in Japanese: ナンバーズ
numbers in Norwegian: Numbers

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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