**nūmero**,

**1.** n. **(a)** Number, figure.

*E tuku i te nūmero ma‘ata ki runga ē te mea meangiti ki raro ka kiriti ei.*

Put the big number on top and the little one underneath when you are going to subtract; *‘E a‘a te nūmero o tērā mōtokā? *What is the number of that car? *TĒ ‘akaputuputu nūmero nei mātou.* We are adding the figures up; *Tāmaka nūmero ta‘i nga‘uru* *tē kā tano kiā Rae.* Size ten shoes will fit Rae; *‘E tangata nūmero ta‘i ‘aia i te tātā nūtipēpa. *He’s a number one journalist, an ace reporter; **(b)** a sum, mathematics. *E kimi mai i te tika i tēia nūmero.* Work out the answer to this sum; *‘E nūmero te ‘āpi‘i mua i tēia popongi.* Maths was the first lesson this morning.

**2.** (-*a*). To number something.

*Kua tārevakē tōku nūmero-‘anga i tēia au pi‘a ‘ānani. *

I made a mistake when I was putting the numbers on these boxes of oranges; *Kua nūmeroa te pi‘a?* Has the box been numbered? [Lat. numeros.]