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

  • transitive v. To enumerate; count.
  • adj. Able to think and express oneself effectively in quantitative terms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to count
  • adj. Having the ability to understand number and perform arithmetic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To divide off and read according to the rules of numeration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To count; reckon; read (an expression in figures) according to the rules of numeration; enumerate.
  • Counted.

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

  • v. read out loud as words written numbers
  • adj. able to understand and use numbers
  • v. determine the number or amount of


Latin numerāre, numerāt-, from numerus, number; see number.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin numerātus, past participle of numerō. (Wiktionary)



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