Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To count off or name one by one; list.
  • transitive verb To determine the number of; count.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To count; ascertain or tell over the number of; number; hence, to mention in detail; recount; recapitulate: as, to enumerate the stars in a constellation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To count; to tell by numbers; to count over, or tell off one after another; to number; to reckon up; to mention one by one; to name over; to make a special and separate account of; to recount.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To specify each member of a sequence individually in incrementing order.
  • verb To determine the amount of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb determine the number or amount of
  • verb specify individually

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ēnumerāre, ēnumerāt-, to count out : ē-, ex-, ex- + numerus, number; see nem- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Middle French enumeration, from Latin enumerationem ("a counting up").

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