Synonyms of number in English:



  • 1
    numeral, integer, figure, digit; character, symbol; whole number, decimal number, decimal, unit; cardinal number, ordinal number; Roman number, Arabic number
    rare cipher
  • 2 they received a large number of complaints the number of accidents involving cyclists has increased
    amount, quantity; total, sum total, aggregate, tally; quota
  • 3 the men were celebrating the wedding of one of their number
    group, company, crowd, circle, party, body, band, crew, set
    informal gang, tribe
  • 4 a copy of the current number of the Society's quarterly magazine
    edition, issue, copy; printing, imprint, impression, publication
  • 5 in the background she could hear the band performing another number
    song, piece of music, musical item, piece, tune, track; turn, item, routine, sketch, dance, act
  • Phrases

    a number of

    there are a number of reasons why many crimes are not reported to the policeseveralvariousquite a fewsundrydiverse literarydivers

    number-one, number one

    heart disease is the number-one cause of death product knowledge is number one in this business
    [Antonyms] secondary subordinate
    primarymainchiefkeyprimecentralprincipaloverridingforemostfirstmost importantpredominantparamountmajorrulingdominantmastersupremecardinalpre-eminentultimate informaltop-notch

    looking after number one

    members are selfish and are looking after number oneself-interestedself-seekingself-servingself-regardingselfishegocentricegotisticegotisticalself-obsessedself-absorbedwrapped up in oneselfinward-looking


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  • 1 visitors to the cathedral numbered more than 2.25 million last year
  • 2 he numbers the editor of Vogue among his close friends
    include, count; reckon, deem, look on
  • 3 each paragraph is numbered consecutively
    assign a number to, categorize by number, specify by number, mark with a number; itemize, enumerate
  • 4 the number of published texts on the subject may be numbered on the fingers of both hands he numbers the fleet at a thousand
    count, add up, total, calculate, compute, enumerate, reckon, tell, tally; assess; Britishtot up
  • 5 his days are numbered
    limit, limit in number, restrict, fix
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