Lexicon: number – nut

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number (-s, -'s), n. [OFr.]

  1. Constellation; galaxy; solar system; Milky Way; objects in outer space.
  2. Group; any collection of things or people.
  3. [fig.] Poetry.

number (-ed), v. [OFr < L. 'to numerate'.]


numeral (-s), n. [L. numerus, number.']

Reckoning; [fig.] calendar.

numerous, adj. [L.]

  1. Plentiful.
  2. Full; expansive; choragic; melodious; musical.

Numidian, proper adj. [Of Numidia.]

Coming from an ancient Berber kingdom; pertaining to a former country in North Africa that included Carthage; [fig.] exotic; colorful; royal; imperial.

nun, n. [OE < L. 'monk', 'wet nurse', 'foster father'.]

Virgin; holy woman; saintly maiden; female recluse; one who is devoted to a religious life under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience; [fig.] poet; scribe; writer of meditations.

nuptial, n. [Fr, or L. nupt-, nuběre, to wed.]

Wooing; courtship; wedding song; marriage music; [fig.] bird call.

nurse, n. [ME < OFr nurice, L. nūtrīre , to nourish.]

  1. Medical assistant; helper of the sick.
  2. Nanny; nurturer; caretaker; childcare provider; surrogate mother.

nurture (-ed), v. [OFr norreture < L. nūtrīre , to nourish.]

Foster; develop; educate; train; school; cultivate; bring up.

nut (-s), n. [Germanic, *knud, nut.]

Casing; seed pod; outer shell; [fig.] body; mortal frame.