Numeral meaning

no͝omər-əl, nyo͝o-
Frequency:
The definition of a numeral is a figure or letter that represents a number.

An example of a numeral is 13.

noun
3
0
Numeral means relating to numbers.

An example of numeral used as an adjective is in the phrase "numeral equation" which means an equation that has numbers in it.

adjective
1
0
A symbol or mark used to represent a number.
noun
0
0
Of, relating to, or representing numbers.
adjective
0
0
Of, expressing, or denoting a number or numbers.
adjective
0
0
Advertisement
A figure or letter, or a group of figures or letters, expressing a number.
noun
0
0
A cloth representation of the graduation year of one's class, awarded for participation in sports or other activities.
noun
0
0
A symbol or mark used to represent a number.
0
0
A symbol that is not a word and represents a number, such as the Arabic numerals 1, 2, 3 and the Roman numerals I, V, X, L.
noun
0
0
(linguistics) A word or symbol representing a number.

The word “fifteen", the Arabic numeral “15", and the Roman numeral “XV" are all numerals representing the number fifteen.

noun
0
0
Advertisement
(card games) A card whose rank is a number (usually including the ace as 1).

Jacks, queens, and kings are not numerals.

noun
0
0
Of or relating to numbers; numerical.
adjective
0
0

Origin of numeral

  • From Middle English of number from Late Latin numerālis from Latin numerus number number

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French numeral, from Latin numerālis (“pertaining to a number"), from numerus (“a number").

    From Wiktionary