Definition of Numbers

1. Noun. The fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt.

Exact synonyms: Book Of Numbers
Generic synonyms: Book
Group relationships: Old Testament, Laws, Pentateuch, Torah



2. Noun. An illegal daily lottery.
Exact synonyms: Numbers Game, Numbers Pool, Numbers Racket
Generic synonyms: Drawing, Lottery

Definition of Numbers

1. n. pl. of Number. The fourth book of the Pentateuch, containing the census of the Hebrews.

Definition of Numbers

1. Proper noun. The Book of Numbers, the fourth of the Books of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible, the fourth book in the Torah. ¹

2. Noun. (plural of number) ¹

3. Noun. (plurale tantum) Many individuals as a group. ¹

4. Verb. (third-person singular of number) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Numbers

1. number [v] - See also: number

Numbers Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Numbers

numbered list
numberer
numberers
numberest
numbereth
numberful
numbering
numberings
numberless
numberlessly
numberlessness
numberlike
numberous
numberplate
numberplates
numbers
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numbers games
numbers juggling
numbers needed to harm
numbers pool
numbers racket
numberwork
numbest
numbfish
numbfishes
numbing
numbingly
numbles
numbly

Literary usage of Numbers

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1892)
"(A Descriptive List of all the numbers is given at the end of this book. ... The following numbers, given in the order of their simplicity, have been found ..."

2. Lectures on the Theory of Functions of Real Variables by James Pierpont (1906)
"The rational numbers are subdivided into integers and fractions. Besides the real numbers there is another class of numbers currently employed in modern ..."

3. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"The first series of numbers is 8 : 12 : : 18 : 27, or the cubes of 2 and 3 with their mean proportionals. The first harmony is ( * x 5)* - i oo x |? ..."

4. College Algebra by Henry Lewis Rietz, Arthur Robert Crathorne (1919)
"Numbers. In counting the objects of a group the child makes his first acquaintance with numbers. These are the numbers called positive integers. ..."

5. Introduction to Infinitesimal Analysis: Functions of One Real Variable by Oswald Veblen, Nels Johann Lennes (1907)
"Rational and Irrational Numbers. The real number system may be classified as follows: () All integral numbers, both positive and negative, including zero. ..."

6. Analytic Geometry by Norman Colman Riggs (1910)
"It is convenient to think of these points as representing the numbers, or of the numbers as representing the points. Thus a point 7 units from O may be ..."

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