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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.