Synonyms of number in English:

number


See definition of number

noun

1

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

amount, quantity

total, sum total, aggregate, tally

quota

3‘the men were celebrating the wedding of one of their number’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

edition, issue, copy

printing, imprint, impression, publication

5‘in the background she could hear the band performing another number’

SYNONYMS

song, piece of music, musical item, piece, tune, track

turn, item, routine, sketch, dance, act


verb

1‘visitors to the cathedral numbered more than 2.25 million last year’

SYNONYMS

add up to, amount to, total, come to

2‘he numbers the editor of Vogue among his close friends’

SYNONYMS

include, count

reckon, deem, look on

3‘each paragraph is numbered consecutively’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

count, add up, total, calculate, compute, enumerate, reckon, tell, tally

assess

British tot up

5‘his days are numbered’

SYNONYMS

limit, limit in number, restrict, fix


Phrases

    a number of

      ‘there are a number of reasons why many crimes are not reported to the police’

      SYNONYMS

      several, various, quite a few, sundry, diverse

      literary

      divers

      number
    number-one, number one

      ‘heart disease is the number-one cause of death’

      SYNONYMS

      primary, main, chief, key, prime, central, principal, overriding, foremost, first, most important, predominant, paramount, major, ruling, dominant, master, supreme, cardinal, pre-eminent, ultimate

      informal

      top-notch

      ANTONYMS

      secondary, subordinate

    looking after number one

      ‘members are selfish and are looking after number one’

      SYNONYMS

      self-interested, self-seeking, self-serving, self-regarding, selfish, egocentric, egotistic, egotistical, self-obsessed, self-absorbed, wrapped up in oneself, inward-looking