# Emily Dickinson Lexicon

## Dictionary: NUM'BERS – NUM'MU-LITE

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NUM'BERS, n.

The title of the fourth book of the Pentateuch.

NUMB'ING, ppr. [num'ming.]

Making torpid.

NUM'BLES, n. [Fr. *nombles*.]

The entrails of a deer. Bailey.

NUMB'NESS, n. [num'ness.]

Torpor that state of a living body in which it has not the power of feeling or motion, as when paralytic or chilled by cold.

NU'MER-A-BLE, a. [L. *numerabilis*.]

That may be numbered or counted.

NU'MER-AL, a. [Fr.; L. *numeralis*.]

- Pertaining to number; consisting of number. The dependence of a long train of numeral progressions. Locke.
- Expressing number; representing number; standing as a substitute for figures; as, numeral letters; as X for 10; L for fifty; C for 100; D for 500; M for 1000.
- Expressing numbers; as, numeral characters. The figures we now use to express numbers are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0. They are said to be of Arabian origin; but the Arabians might have received them from India. This is a controverted question.

NU'MER-AL-LY, adv.

According to number; in number.

NU'MER-A-RY, a.

Belonging to a certain number. A supernumerary canon, when he obtains a prebend, becomes a numerary canon. Ayliffe.

NU'MER-ATE, v.t.

To count or reckon in numbers; to calculate. [But enumerate is generally used.] Lancaster.

NU'MER-A-TED, pp.

Reckoned in numbers; calculated.

NU-MER-A'TION, n. [L. *numeratio*.]

- The act or art of numbering. Numeration is but still the adding of one unit more, and giving to the whole a new name or sign. Locke.
- In arithmetic, notation; the art of expressing in characters any number proposed in words, or of expressing in words any number proposed in characters; the act or art of writing or reading numbers. Thus we write 1000, for thousand, and 50, we read fifty.

NU'MER-A-TOR, n.

- One that numbers.
- In arithmetic, the number in vulgar fractions which shows how many parts of a unit are taken. Thus when a unit is divided into 9 parts, and we take 5, we express it thus, that is, five ninths; 5 being the numerator, and 9 the denominator.

NU-MER'IC, or NU-MER'IC-AL, a. [It. *numerico*; Fr. *numerique*; from L. *numerus*, number.]

- Belonging to number; denoting number; consisting in numbers; as, numerical algebra; numerical characters.
- Numerical difference, is that by which one individual is distinguished from another. The same numerical body is identically the same.

NU-MER'IC-AL-LY, adv.

- In numbers; as, parts of a thing numerically expressed.
- With respect to number or sameness in number; as, a thing is numerically the same, or numerically different.

NU'MER-IST, n.

One that deals in numbers. [Not used.] Brown.

NU-MER-OS'I-TY, n.

The state of being numerous. [Not used.] Brown.

NU'MER-OUS, a. [L. *numerosus*.]

- Being many, or consisting of a great number of individuals; as, a numerous army; a numerous body; a numerous people.
- Consisting of poetic numbers; melodious; musical. In prose, a style becomes numerous by the alternate disposition or intermixture of long and short syllables, or of long and short words; or by a judicious selection and disposition of smooth flowing words, and by closing the periods with important or well sounding words. Encyc.

NU'MER-OUS-LY, adv.

In or with great numbers; as, a meeting numerously attended.

NU'MER-OUS-NESS, n.

- The quality of being numerous or many; the quality of consisting of a great number of individuals; as, the numerousness of an army or of an assembly.
- The quality of consisting of poetic numbers; melodiousness; musicalness, Encyc.

NU-MIS-MAT'IC, a. [L. *numisma*, money, coin; Gr. νομισμα, from νομιζω, to suppose, to sanction, from νομος, law or custom.]

Pertaining to money, coin or medals.

NU-MIS-MAT'ICS, n.

The science of coins and medals.

One versed in the knowledge of coins and medals.

NU-MIS-MA-TOL'O-GY, n. [Gr. νομισμα, coin, and λογος, discourse.]

The branch of historical science which treats of coins and medals.

NUM'MU-LAR, a. [L. *nummus*, a coin.]

Pertaining to coin or money. Dict.

NUM'MU-LITE, n. [L. *nummus*, money, from its resemblance to coin.]

Fossil remains of a chambered shell of a flattened form, formerly mistaken for money. Ed. Encyc.