numbering machine


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Number \Num"ber\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Numbered
   (n[u^]m"b[~e]rd); p. pr & vb. n. Numbering.] [OE. nombren,
   noumbren, F. nombrer, fr. L. numerare, numeratum. See
   Number, n.]
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   1. To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to
      enumerate.
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            If a man can number the dust of the earth, then
            shall thy seed also be numbered.      --Gen. xiii.
                                                  16.
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   2. To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.
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            He was numbered with the transgressors. --Is. liii.
                                                  12.
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   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.
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   4. To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of;
      as, the army numbers fifty thousand.
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            Thy tears can not number the dead.    --Campbell.
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   Numbering machine, a machine for printing consecutive
      numbers, as on railway tickets, bank bills, etc.
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   Syn: To count; enumerate; calculate; tell.
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