Synonyms of number
1 numeralDictionary • None of the doors have numbers on them.
numeral • a flat, square wristwatch with roman numerals
figure • Deduct the second figure from the first.
character • Chinese characters inscribed on a plaque
digit • Her telephone number differs from mine by one digit.
2 amountDictionary • I have had an enormous number of letters from concerned parents.
amount • I still do a certain amount of work for them.
quantity • a vast quantity of food
total • The companies have a total of 1,776 employees.
sum • The sum of all the angles of a triangle is 180 degrees.
aggregate • society viewed as an aggregate of individuals
3 crowdDictionary • People turned out to vote in huge numbers.
crowd • It took some two hours before the crowd was fully dispersed.
horde • A horde of people was screaming for tickets.
multitude • the multitudes that surround the Pope
throng • An official pushed through the throng.
4 groupDictionary • We had a stag night for one of our number who had decided to get married.
group • The trouble involved a small group of football supporters.
company • He was a notable young actor in a company of rising stars.
set • the popular watering hole for the literary set
band • bands of government soldiers
crowd • All the old crowd from my university days were there.
gang • Come on over; we've got lots of the old gang here.
coterie • The songs he recorded were written by a small coterie of dedicated writers.
1 amount toDictionary • They told me that their village numbered 100 or so.
total • Their exports will total £85 million this year.
add up to
2 calculateDictionary • One widely cited report numbered the dead at over 10,000.
calculate • From this we can calculate the total mass in the galaxy.
account • The first day of the event was accounted a success.
reckon • The 'normal' by-election swing against a government is reckoned at about 5 per cent.
compute • I tried to compute the cash value of the ponies and horse boxes.
enumerate • They enumerated the casualties.
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accountIf you say that something is accounted a particular thing, you are reporting someone's judgment or opinion that it is that thing.
• The first day of the event was accounted a success.
aggregateAn aggregate is a number of people or things that are being considered as a single thing.
• society viewed as an aggregate of individuals
amountThe amount of something is how much there is, or how much you have, need, or get.
• I still do a certain amount of work for them.
Thesaurus for number from the Collins English Thesaurus
a concept of quantity that is or can be derived from a single unit, the sum of a collection of units, or zero. Every number occupies a unique position in a sequence, enabling it to be used in counting. It can be assigned to one or more sets that can ...