Talking Numbers

Talking Numbers : Numbers have always fascinated mankind. The ancients attached mystical significance to numbers and believed they held all the mysterious to the origins and systematic functioning of the universe.

Indeed, numbers can talk if only we know how to decipher their secret meanings. The word number itself has many meanings, besides the regular mathematical definition, one of these being: a song, dance or other musical item, according to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary.

In this chapter, we will let numbers do the talking in unlocking the meaning of hitherto esoteric or meaningless words. The words on these pages are either directly derived from numbers or have numbers embedded in their etymology (roots) or meanings.

You are welcome to share your talking numbers with the rest of the world by submitting them to us. We will add those words in these lists.

Octogenarian : noun

A person between 80 and 89 years

Oligarchy : noun

A small group of persons having control of a state

A state governed by such a group

One-track mind : noun

(Informal) a person preoccupied with one subject especially sex

One-trick pony : noun

A person or thing with only one special feature, talent or area of expertise

One-upmanship : noun

(Informal) the technique of gaining an advantage or feeling superiority over another

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