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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 or reckoned; a unit, or
        an aggregate of units; a numerable aggregate or collection
        of individuals; an assemblage made up of distinct things
        expressible by figures.
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     2. A collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a
        multitude; many.
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              Ladies are always of great use to the party they
              espouse, and never fail to win over numbers.
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     3. A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to
        put a number on a door.
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     4. Numerousness; multitude.
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              Number itself importeth not much in armies where the
              people are of weak courage.           --Bacon.
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     5. The state or quality of being numerable or countable.
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              Of whom came nations, tribes, people, and kindreds
              out of number.                        --2 Esdras
                                                    iii. 7.
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     6. Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate
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     7. That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as
        divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry,
        verse; -- chiefly used in the plural.
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              I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came. --Pope.
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     8. (Gram.) The distinction of objects, as one, or more than
        one (in some languages, as one, or two, or more than two),
        expressed (usually) by a difference in the form of a word;
        thus, the singular number and the plural number are the
        names of the forms of a word indicating the objects
        denoted or referred to by the word as one, or as more than
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     9. (Math.) The measure of the relation between quantities or
        things of the same kind; that abstract species of quantity
        which is capable of being expressed by figures; numerical
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     Abstract number, Abundant number, Cardinal number, etc.
        See under Abstract, Abundant, etc.
     In numbers, in numbered parts; as, a book published in
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