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

    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

    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
    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