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
1. To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to
If a man can number the dust of the earth, then
shall thy seed also be numbered. --Gen. xiii.
2. To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.
He was numbered with the transgressors. --Is. liii.
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.
4. To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of;
as, the army numbers fifty thousand.
Thy tears can not number the dead. --Campbell.
Numbering machine, a machine for printing consecutive
numbers, as on railway tickets, bank bills, etc.
Syn: To count; enumerate; calculate; tell.