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## num·ber

(nŭm′bər)
n.
1. Mathematics
a. A member of the set of positive integers; one of a series of symbols of unique meaning in a fixed order that can be derived by counting.
b. A member of any of the following sets of mathematical objects: integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and complex numbers. These sets can be derived from the positive integers through various algebraic and analytic constructions.
2. numbers Arithmetic.
3.
a. A symbol or word used to represent a number.
b. A numeral or a series of numerals used for reference or identification: his telephone number; the apartment number.
4.
a. A position in an ordered sequence that corresponds to one of the positive integers: the house that is number three from the corner; ranked number six in her class.
b. One item in a group or series considered to be in numerical order: an old number of a magazine.
5. A total; a sum: the number of feet in a mile.
6. An indefinite quantity of units or individuals: The crowd was small in number. A number of people complained.
7. numbers
a. A large quantity; a multitude: Numbers of people visited the fair.
8. Grammar The indication, as by inflection, of the singularity, duality, or plurality of a linguistic form.
9. numbers
a. Metrical feet or lines; verses: "These numbers will I tear, and write in prose" (Shakespeare).
b. Obsolete Poetic meter.
10. numbers Archaic Musical periods or measures.
11. numbers(used with a sing. or pl. verb) Games A numbers game.
12. Numbers(used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.
13. One of the separate offerings in a program of music or other entertainment: The band's second number was a march.
14. Slang A frequently repeated, characteristic speech, argument, or performance: suspects doing their usual number—protesting innocence.
15. Slang A person or thing singled out for a particular characteristic: a crafty number.
v. num·bered, num·ber·ing, num·bers
v.tr.
1. To assign a number to or mark with a number: Did you number the pages of the report?
2. To determine the number or amount of; count: Tickets sold for the show were numbered at 500.
3. To total in number or amount; add up to: The ships in the harbor number around 100.
4. To include in a group or category: He was numbered among the lost.
5. To limit or restrict in number: Our days are numbered.
v.intr.
1. To call off numbers; count: numbering to ten.
2. To have as a total; amount to a number: The applicants numbered in the thousands.
Idioms:
by the numbers
1. In unison as numbers are called out by a leader: performing calisthenics by the numbers.
2. In a strict, step-by-step or mechanical way.
do a number on Slang
To defeat, abuse, or humiliate in a calculated and thorough way.
get/have (someone's) number
To determine or know someone's real character or motives.
without/beyond number
Too many to be counted; countless: mosquitoes without number.

[Middle English nombre, from Old French, from Latin numerus; see nem- in Indo-European roots.]

num′ber·er n.
Usage Note: As a collective noun number may take either a singular or a plural verb. It takes a singular verb when it is preceded by the definite article the: The number of skilled workers is increasing. It takes a plural verb when preceded by the indefinite article a: A number of the workers have learned new skills.

## number

(ˈnʌmbə)
n
1. (Mathematics) a concept of quantity that is or can be derived from a single unit, the sum of a collection of units, or zero. Every number occupies a unique position in a sequence, enabling it to be used in counting. It can be assigned to one or more sets that can be arranged in a hierarchical classification: every number is a complex number; a complex number is either an imaginary number or a real number, and the latter can be a rational number or an irrational number; a rational number is either an integer or a fraction, while an irrational number can be a transcendental number or an algebraic number. See complex number, imaginary number, real number, rational number, irrational number, integer, fraction, transcendental number, algebraic number See also cardinal number, ordinal number
2. (Mathematics) the symbol used to represent a number; numeral
3. a numeral or string of numerals used to identify a person or thing, esp in numerical order: a telephone number.
4. the person or thing so identified or designated: she was number seven in the race.
5. the sum or quantity of equal or similar units or things: a large number of people.
6. one of a series, as of a magazine or periodical; issue
7. (Pop Music) a self-contained piece of pop or jazz music
8. (Classical Music) a self-contained part of an opera or other musical score, esp one for the stage
9. a group or band of people, esp an exclusive group: he was not one of our number.
10. slang a person, esp a woman: who's that nice little number?.
11. informal an admired article, esp an item of clothing for a woman: that little number is by Dior.
12. (Recreational Drugs) slang a cannabis cigarette: roll another number.
13. (Grammar) a grammatical category for the variation in form of nouns, pronouns, and any words agreeing with them, depending on how many persons or things are referred to, esp as singular or plural in number and in some languages dual or trial
14. any number of several or many
15. (Military) by numbers military (of a drill procedure, etc) performed step by step, each move being made on the call of a number
16. do a number on someone slang US to manipulate or trick someone
17. get someone's number have someone's number informal to discover someone's true character or intentions
18. in numbers in large numbers; numerously
19. one's number is up informal Brit one is finished; one is ruined or about to die
20. without number beyond number of too great a quantity to be counted; innumerable
vb (mainly tr)
21. to assign a number to
22. to add up to; total
23. (also intr) to list (items) one by one; enumerate
24. (also intr) to put or be put into a group, category, etc: they were numbered among the worst hit.
25. to limit the number of: his days were numbered.
[C13: from Old French nombre, from Latin numerus]

## num•ber

(ˈnʌm bər)

n.
1. a mathematical unit used to express an amount, quantity, etc., usu. having precise relations with other such units: Six is an even number.
2. a numeral or group of numerals.
3. the sum, total, or aggregate of a collection of units: the number of people with reserved seats.
4. the particular numeral assigned to an object to designate its place in a series: a house number; a license number.
5. one of a series of things distinguished by or marked with numerals.
6. a certain collection or quantity not precisely reckoned, but considerable: a number of times.
7. a collection or company.
8. numbers,
a. a considerable quantity; many: Numbers came to the parade.
b. numerical strength or superiority.
c. metrical feet; verse.
e. Informal. the figures representing the actual cost, expense, profit, etc.
f. arithmetic.
9. a tune or arrangement for singing or dancing.
10. a distinct performance within a show, as a song or dance.
11. a single issue of a periodical.
12. a code of numerals, letters, or a combination of these, as that assigned to a particular telephone.
13. Gram. a category of inflection or other variation in the form of a word serving to indicate whether the word has one or more than one referent, as in the distinction between singular and plural and, in some languages, dual or trial.
14. Informal. person; individual: a cute number.
15. Informal. an article of merchandise, esp. of wearing apparel, offered for sale.
v.t.
16. to mark with or distinguish by numbers.
17. to amount to or comprise in number; total.
18. to consider or include in a number: I number myself among his friends.
19. to count over one by one; enumerate; tell.
20. to fix the number of.
21. to ascertain the amount or quantity of; count.
22. to apportion or divide.
v.i.
23. to make a total; reach an amount.
24. to count.
Idioms:
1. by the numbers,
a. according to standard procedures; by the book.
b. together or in unison to a called-out count.
2. do a number on, Slang. to undermine or humiliate.
3. without number, of unknown or countless number; vast.
[1250–1300; (n.) Middle English nombre < Old French < Latin numerus; (v.) Middle English nombren < Old French nombrer < Latin numerāre (derivative of numerus)]
num′ber•er, n.
usage: See amount, collective noun.

## number

Past participle: numbered
Gerund: numbering

Imperative
number
number
Present
I number
you number
he/she/it numbers
we number
you number
they number
Preterite
I numbered
you numbered
he/she/it numbered
we numbered
you numbered
they numbered
Present Continuous
I am numbering
you are numbering
he/she/it is numbering
we are numbering
you are numbering
they are numbering
Present Perfect
I have numbered
you have numbered
he/she/it has numbered
we have numbered
you have numbered
they have numbered
Past Continuous
I was numbering
you were numbering
he/she/it was numbering
we were numbering
you were numbering
they were numbering
Past Perfect
Future
I will number
you will number
he/she/it will number
we will number
you will number
they will number
Future Perfect
I will have numbered
you will have numbered
he/she/it will have numbered
we will have numbered
you will have numbered
they will have numbered
Future Continuous
I will be numbering
you will be numbering
he/she/it will be numbering
we will be numbering
you will be numbering
they will be numbering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been numbering
you have been numbering
he/she/it has been numbering
we have been numbering
you have been numbering
they have been numbering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been numbering
you will have been numbering
he/she/it will have been numbering
we will have been numbering
you will have been numbering
they will have been numbering
Past Perfect Continuous
Conditional
I would number
you would number
he/she/it would number
we would number
you would number
they would number
Past Conditional
I would have numbered
you would have numbered
he/she/it would have numbered
we would have numbered
you would have numbered
they would have numbered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

## number

noun
1. None of the doors have numbers on them.
2. I have had an enormous number of letters from concerned parents.
amount
3. People turned out to vote in huge numbers.
4. We had a stag night for one of our number who had decided to get married.
5. an article which appeared in the summer number of the magazine
verb
1. They told me that their village numbered 100 or so.
2. One widely cited report numbered the dead at over 10,000.
calculate
3. He numbered several Americans among his friends.
a number of Artillery fire had been heard in a number of border districts.

## number

noun
Arithmetic calculations.Used in plural:
arithmetic, computation, figure (used in plural).
verb
1. To note (items) one by one so as to get a total:
2. To come to in number or quantity:
Translations
أغْنِيَه شائِعَهرَقَمٌرَقْمعَدَد من جَريدَهعَدَد، مَجْموعَه
число
číslopočítatčíslovatčítatmnožství
taludgøreantalnummernummerere
numero
arv
numeronumeroidalukunumeraali
brojmnoštvo
megszámozsorolszámbesorol
fjöldilagnúmernúmeratala
번호
numerarenumeronumerus
be skaičiausbūti kokio skaičiausjo dienos suskaičiuotoskiekisnumerio skydelis
būt kopskaitānumurētnumursnumurs, izlaidumspieskaitīt
număr
številooštevilčitištevilka
heltalnummersiffratal
ตัวเลข
số

## number

[ˈnʌmbəʳ]
A. N
1. (Math) →
think of a number, any numberpiensa un número, uno cualquiera
an even/odd number
to do sth by numbers or > by the numbers (US) (fig) →
painting by numbers
to play the numbers (US) →
2. (= identification number) [of house, room, page, also Telec] → ; [of car] (also registration number) →
we live at number 15
my number is 414 3925mi (número de) teléfono es el 414 3925
the number 49 busel autobús número 49
I don't know her room numberno sé su número de habitación
did you get his number?¿has apuntado la matrícula?
his number came up (in lottery, raffle) →
reference numbernúmero de referencia
Number Ten (Brit) (Pol) la casa del Primer Ministro británico
you've got the wrong number (Telec) → se ha equivocado de número
to have sb's number I've got his number nowya lo tengo calado
his number is uple ha llegado la hora
3. (in hierarchy) it's (at) number three in the chartsestá tercero or es el número tres en la lista de éxitos
number one she's the world number onees la campeona mundial
the number one Spanish player
it's my number one priorityes lo más importante para mí
he's my number twoes mi inferior inmediato
to look after or look out for number one
he only thinks of number one
4. (= quantity, amount) →
equal numbers of women and men
the slump in student numbers
a number of (= several) → varios
on a number of occasionsen varias ocasiones
a number of people have mentioned itvarias personas lo han mencionado
in a large number of casesen muchos casos, en un gran número de casos
in a small number of cases
I've had a fair/an enormous number of lettershe recibido bastantes/muchísimas cartas
there must be any number of people in my positiondebe haber gran cantidad de personas en mi situación
any number can playpuede jugar cualquier número de personas
they were eight/few in numbereran ocho/pocos
to make up the numbers
times without number (liter) → un sinfín de veces
5. (= group) one of their numberuno de ellos
I include myself in their numberme considero uno de ellos
6. (= edition) →
the January numberel número de enero
7. (= song, act) →
and for my next number I shall singahora voy a cantar ...
to do a number on sb (US) → hacer una jugada a algn
8. (= item of clothing) →
that little number is by Diorese modelito es de Dior
9. (= person) she's a nice little numberestá como un tren, está más buena que el pan
10. (= product) this wine is a nice little numbereste vino no está nada mal
11. (= job, situation) a cushy numberun buen chollo (Sp)
12. (Gram) →
13. Numbers (in Bible) (the Book of) Numbers(el libro de) Números
B. VT
1. (= assign number to) → numerar
they are numbered from one to tenestán numerados del uno al diez
numbered (bank) accountcuenta f (bancaria) numerada
2. (= amount to) they number 700son 700, hay 700
the dead numbered several hundredel número de muertos ascendía a varios centenares
the library numbers 30,000 booksla biblioteca cuenta con 30.000 libros
3. (= include) → contar
to number sb among one's friendscontar a algn entre sus amigos
he numbered Beethoven among his pupilsBeethoven era uno de sus discípulos
to be numbered amongfigurar entre
4. (= count in numbers) → contar
his days are numbered
C. VI to number amongfigurar entre
D. CPD number cruncher N (= machine) → ; (= person) → encargado/a m/f de hacer los números
number crunching N
number plate N (Brit) (Aut) → matrícula f, placa f (esp LAm), chapa f (de matrícula) (S. Cone)
numbers game, numbers racket (US) N (= lottery) → ; (illegal) lotería clandestina
to play the numbers game (fig) (pej) →
number theory N

## number

[ˈnʌmbər]
n
(gen) (= numeral) →
861 is a three-figure number → 861 est un nombre à trois chiffres.
I can't read the second number → Je n'arrive pas à lire le deuxième chiffre.
(= quantity) →
a large number of people → un grand nombre de gens
a small number of → un petit nombre de
a number of (= some) →
in vast numbers → en grand nombre
any number of (= all sorts of) [+ things, reasons] → toutes sortes de
There must be any number of people in my position → Il doit y avoir bon nombre de gens dans ma situation.
[house, car, telephone] →
They live at number 5 → Ils habitent au numéro cinq.
What's your phone number? → Quel est votre numéro de téléphone?
wrong number (on telephone)
I dialled the wrong number → J'ai fait le mauvais numéro., Je me suis trompé de numéro.
You've got the wrong number → Vous vous êtes trompé de numéro.
the number 47 bus → le bus numéro 47
their album reached number twenty three → leur album a atteint la vingt-troisième place
[newspaper, magazine] →
(= song) → (= dance) →
vt
(= give a number to) [+ pages] → numéroter
(= include) → compter
to be numbered among → compter parmi
(= reach a total of) → compter
The force numbered almost a quarter of a million men → Les forces comptaient presque 250 000 hommes.
The staff numbers 20
BUT Le nombre d'employés s'élève à 20.
his days are numbered → ses jours sont comptésNumber 10 n10 Downing Street (résidence du Premier ministre)numbered account n (in bank)number one
n
(= the best) the world number one (athlete, sportsman)le numéro un mondial
to be number one [record, group, singer] → être numéro un
to be number one in the charts → être numéro un au hit-parade
(= oneself) to look out for number one, to look after number one → penser d'abord à soi
modif
(= first) [choice] → tout(e) premier/ère; [position] → premier/ère
(= most important) [priority, issue] → numéro un
to be sb's number one fan → être le plus grand fan de qnnumber plate n (British)plaque f d'immatriculationNumber Ten n (British) = Number 10number two n (in organization, hierarchy)numéro deux m

## number

n
(Math) → Zahl f; (= numeral)Ziffer f; the number of votes castdie abgegebenen Stimmen
(= quantity, amount)Anzahl f; a number of problems/applicantseine (ganze) Anzahl von Problemen/Bewerbern; large numbers of people/books(sehr) viele Leute/Bücher; on a number of occasionsdes Öfteren; boys and girls in equal numbersebenso viele Jungen wie Mädchen, Jungen und Mädchen zu gleicher Zahl (geh); in a small number of casesin wenigen Fällen; ten in numberzehn an der Zahl; they were few in numberes waren nur wenige; to be found in large numberszahlreich vorhanden sein, häufig zu finden sein; in small/large numbers; many in numberzahlreich; a fair number of times; times without number pl; any number can playbeliebig viele Spieler können teilnehmen; any number of cards etc (when choosing) → beliebig viele Karten etc; (= many)sehr viele Karten etc; I’ve told you any number of timesich habe es dir zigmal or x-mal gesagt (inf); to win by force of numbersaufgrund or auf Grund zahlenmäßiger Überlegenheit gewinnen; they have the advantage of numberssie sind zahlenmäßig überlegen; they were defeated by superior numberssie wurden von einer zahlenmäßigen Übermacht geschlagen
(of house, room, phone)Nummer f; (of page)Seitenzahl f; (of car)(Auto)nummer f; (Mil, of soldier etc) → Kennnummer f; at number 4(in) Nummer 4; Number Ten (Downing Street)Nummer zehn (Downing Street); the number 47 busdie Buslinie 47, der 47er (inf); I’ve got the wrong numberich habe mich verwählt; it was a wrong numberich/er etc war falsch verbunden; number to dialRufnummer f; the number one pop star/tennis player (inf)der Popstar/Tennisspieler Nummer eins (inf); the single went straight to or straight in at number onedie Single stieg gleich auf Nummer eins ein; he has never had a number one (inf)er hat nie einen Nummer-Eins-Hit gehabt; to take care of or look after number one (inf)(vor allem) an sich (acc)selbst denken; he’s my number two (inf)er ist mein Vize (inf) m; I’m (the) number two in the departmentich bin die Nummer zwei in der Abteilung; his number’s up (inf)er ist dran (inf); to do a number one/two (baby-talk) (baby-talk); I have to go number two (baby-talk)ich muss mal groß (baby-talk); to get somebody’s number (inf); to do something by (the US) numbersetw nach Schema F (esp pej)
(= song, act etc)Nummer f; (= issue of magazine etc)Ausgabe f, → Nummer f, → Heft nt; (= dress)Kreation f; the June numberdas Juniheft, die Juniausgabe or -nummer
(Gram) → Numerus m
(Eccl) The Book of Numbersdas Vierte Buch Mose, Numeri pl
(= company) one of their/our numbereine(r) aus ihren/unseren Reihen
numbers pl (= arithmetic)Rechnen nt
vt
(= give a number to)nummerieren; numbered accountNummernkonto nt
(= include)zählen (among zu)
(= amount to)zählen; the group numbered 50es waren 50 (Leute in der Gruppe); the library numbers 30,000 volumesdie Bibliothek hat 30.000 Bände
(= count)zählen; to be numbered (= limited)begrenzt sein; his days are numberedseine Tage sind gezählt
vi (Brit Mil etc: also number off) → abzählen

## number

:
number block
n (Comput) → Nummernblock m
number cruncher
n (Comput) → Numbercruncher m, → Number Cruncher m, → Supercomputer m; (= person)Zahlenzauberer m, → Zahlenzauberin f
number crunching
n (Comput) → Numbercrunching nt, → Number Crunching nt, das Ausführen umfangreicher und komplexer numerischer Berechnungen

## number

:
numberless
n (Comput) → Ziffernblock m
numberplate
n (Brit) → Nummernschild nt, → Kennzeichen nt
number pool
n (US) → nt

## number

[ˈnʌmbəʳ]
1. n
a. (Math) → numero; (figure) →
in round numbers →
even/odd number →
the Book of Numbers (Bible) →
b. (quantity) → numero, quantità f inv
a number of people →
a fair number of (reasons, mistakes, people) → una buona quantità di
on a number of occasions →
any number of → una gran quantità di, moltissimi
they were 15 in number → erano in 15
times without number → tantissime volte
one of their number → uno di loro
c. (of house) → numero
at number 15 → al (numero) 15
his number's up! (fam) →
to look after number one (fam) → fare solo i propri interessi
he's my number two →
d. (issue, of magazine) → numero
e. (song, act) → numero; (piece of music) → pezzo
2. vt
a. (count, include) → contare
to number sb among one's friends → considerare qn un amico
b. (amount to) → ammontare a
they numbered 10 in all → erano 10 in tutto
c. (assign number to) → numerare
his days are numbered (fig) → ha i giorni contati

## number

(ˈnambə) noun
1. (sometimes abbreviated to no plural nos when written in front of a figure) a word or figure showing eg how many of something there are, or the position of something in a series etc. Seven was often considered a magic number; Answer nos 1–10 of exercise 2.
2. a (large) quantity or group (of people or things). He has a number of records; There were a large number of people in the room.
3. one issue of a magazine. the autumn number.
4. a popular song or piece of music. He sang his most popular number.
verb
1. to put a number on. He numbered the pages in the top corner.
2. to include. He numbered her among his closest friends.
3. to come to in total. The group numbered ten.
very many.
ˈnumber-plate noun
one of the metal plates carried on the front and back of a motor vehicle showing the registration number of the vehicle.
his etc days are numbered
he etc won't last much longer.
without number
very many. I've told him times without number (= very often) not to do that.

a number of , meaning `several', is plural: A number of boys are absent today .
the number of , meaning `the total quantity of' is singular: The number of girls in the class is small .

## number

číslo tal numero broj 번호 siffra ตัวเลข số

## num·ber

n. número, cifra.

## number

n número, cifra; — one (euph, urination) (el) orinar; — two (euph, defecation) (el) defecar; to do — one orinar, hacer del uno (euph); to do — two defecar, hacer del dos (euph)
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