Num·ber, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Numbered p. pr & vb. n. Numbering.]
1. To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate.
If a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. --Gen. xiii. 16.
2. To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.
He was numbered with the transgressors. --Is. liii. 12.
3. To give or apply a number or numbers to; to assign the place of in a series by order of number; to designate the place of by a number or numeral; as, to number the houses in a street, or the apartments in a building.
4. To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand.
Thy tears can not number the dead. --Campbell.
Numbering machine, a machine for printing consecutive numbers, as on railway tickets, bank bills, etc.
Syn: -- To count; enumerate; calculate; tell.