Meaning of NUMERAL in English

NUMERAL

I. ˈn(y)üm(ə)rəl adjective

Etymology: Middle French, from Late Latin numeralis, from Latin numerus number + -alis -al — more at nimble

1. : of, relating to, or expressing numbers

numeral adjective

used the letters of their alphabet for numeral symbols — D.E.Smith

2. : consisting of numbers or numerals

numeral cipher

• nu·mer·al·ly -rəlē, -li adverb

II. noun

( -s )

1. : number 6

2. numerals plural : the numbers designating by year a school or college class

carried a banner with the class numerals on it in the reunion parade

won numerals in basketball, baseball, and track

— compare letter 6

Synonyms: see number

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.