verb (used with object), nu·mer·at·ed, nu·mer·at·ing.

  1. to represent numbers by symbols.
  2. enumerate(def 2).


  1. able to use or understand numerical techniques of mathematics.

adjective (ˈnjuːmərɪt)

  1. able to use numbers, esp in arithmetical operationsCompare literate

verb (ˈnjuːməˌreɪt) (tr)

  1. to read (a numerical expression)
  2. a less common word for enumerate

1721, “to count,” from Latin numeratus “counted out,” past participle of numerare “to count, to number,” from numerus “a number” (see number). Related: Numerated; numerating.

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