1. Number.
  2. Account; estimation; regard; heed.
  3. Speech; language.
  4. A speech; a statement; talk; conversation; discourse.
  5. A count; declaration.
  6. Numbering; enumeration; reckoning; account; count.
  7. A number of things considered as an aggregate; sum.
  8. A report of any matter; a relation; a version.
  9. An account of an asserted fact or circumstance; a rumour; a report, especially an idle or malicious story; a piece of gossip or slander; a lie.
  10. A rehearsal of what has occurred; narrative; discourse; statement; history; story.
  11. A number told or counted off; a reckoning by count; an enumeration.
  12. The fraudulent opportunity presented by a confidence man to the mark (sense 3.3) of a confidence game.

Noun (etymology 2)


  1. To speak; discourse; tell tales.
  2. To reckon; consider (someone) to have something.

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