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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.
b. Numerical superiority: The South had leaders, the North numbers.
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•a•ble, adj.
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
I had numbered
you had numbered
he/she/it had numbered
we had numbered
you had numbered
they had numbered
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
I had been numbering
you had been numbering
he/she/it had been numbering
we had been numbering
you had been numbering
they had been numbering
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:
Noun1.number - the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individualsnumber - the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; "he had a number of chores to do"; "the number of parameters is small"; "the figure was about a thousand"
amount - the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion; "an adequate amount of food for four people"
preponderance, prevalence - a superiority in numbers or amount; "a preponderance of evidence against the defendant"
countlessness, innumerableness - a number beyond counting
bulk, majority - the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part; "the majority of his customers prefer it"; "the bulk of the work is finished"
minority - being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts; "when the vote was taken they were in the minority"; "he held a minority position"
fewness - the quality of being small in number
roundness - the quality of being round numbers; "he gave us the results in round numbers, but their roundness didn't affect the point he was making"
2.number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
arity - the number of arguments that a function can take
coordinate, co-ordinate - a number that identifies a position relative to an axis
folio, page number, pagination, paging - the system of numbering pages
definite quantity - a specific measure of amount
decimal - a number in the decimal system
constant - a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context; "the velocity of light is a constant"
oxidation number, oxidation state - the degree of oxidation of an atom or ion or molecule; for simple atoms or ions the oxidation number is equal to the ionic charge; "the oxidation number of hydrogen is +1 and of oxygen is -2"
cardinality - (mathematics) the number of elements in a set or group (considered as a property of that grouping)
count - the total number counted; "a blood count"
factor - any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
Fibonacci number - a number in the Fibonacci sequence
prime, prime quantity - a number that has no factor but itself and 1
composite number - an integer that is divisible without remainder by at least one positive integer other than itself and one
score - a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; "the score was 7 to 0"
record - the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had; "at 9-0 they have the best record in their league"
compound number - a quantity expressed in two different units; "one hour and ten minutes"
no., ordinal, ordinal number - the number designating place in an ordered sequence
cardinal number, cardinal - the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
radix, base - (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place; "10 is the radix of the decimal system"
floating-point number - a number represented in floating-point notation
fixed-point number - a number represented in fixed-point notation
atomic number - the order of an element in Mendeleyev's table of the elements; equal to the number of protons in the nucleus or electrons in the neutral state of an atom of an element
baryon number - a number equal to the difference between the number of baryons and the number of antibaryons in any subatomic structure; it is conserved in all types of particle interactions
quota - a prescribed number; "all the salesmen met their quota for the month"
linage, lineage - the number of lines in a piece of printed material
natural number - the number 1 and any other number obtained by adding 1 to it repeatedly
integer, whole number - any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero; "an integer is a number that is not a fraction"
addend - a number that is added to another number (the augend)
augend - a number to which another number (the addend) is added
minuend - the number from which the subtrahend is subtracted
subtrahend - the number to be subtracted from the minuend
remainder, difference - the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend
complex number, complex quantity, imaginary, imaginary number - (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1
second power, square - the product of two equal terms; "nine is the second power of three"; "gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"
third power, cube - the product of three equal terms
biquadrate, biquadratic, fourth power, quartic - an algebraic equation of the fourth degree
root - a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number
dividend - a number to be divided by another number
divisor - the number by which a dividend is divided
quotient - the number obtained by division
remainder - the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor
multiplier, multiplier factor - the number by which a multiplicand is multiplied
multiplicand - the number that is multiplied by the multiplier
3.number - a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer programnumber - a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
performance, public presentation - a dramatic or musical entertainment; "they listened to ten different performances"; "the play ran for 100 performances"; "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"
showstopper, show-stopper, stopper - an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
4.number - the number is used in calling a particular telephonenumber - the number is used in calling a particular telephone; "he has an unlisted number"
signal, signaling, sign - any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
5.number - a symbol used to represent a numbernumber - a symbol used to represent a number; "he learned to write the numerals before he went to school"
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
Arabic numeral, Hindu numeral, Hindu-Arabic numeral - one of the symbols 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0
Roman numeral - a symbol in the old Roman notation; I,V,X,L,C,D,M represent 1,5,10,50,100,500,1000 respectively in Arabic notation
antilog, antilogarithm - the number of which a given number is the logarithm
6.number - one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room"
periodical - a publication that appears at fixed intervals
serial publication, serial, series - a periodical that appears at scheduled times
edition - an issue of a newspaper; "he read it in yesterday's edition of the Times"
7.number - a select company of people; "I hope to become one of their number before I die"
company - a social gathering of guests or companions; "the house was filled with company when I arrived"
8.number - a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security number"
ABA transit number, bank identification number, BIN - an identification number consisting of a two-part code assigned to banks and savings associations; the first part shows the location and the second identifies the bank itself
license number, registration number - the number on the license plate that identifies the car that bears it
Social Security number - the number of a particular individual's Social Security account
positive identification - evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance; "a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people"
personal identification number, PIN number, PIN - a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
9.number - a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe"
size - the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing); "he wears a size 13 shoe"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
10.number - the grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural); "in English the subject and the verb must agree in number"
grammatical category, syntactic category - (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties
11.number - an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number"
merchandise, product, ware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
Verb1.number - add up in number or quantitynumber - add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"
work out - be calculated; "The fees work out to less than $1,000"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
outnumber - be larger in number
average, average out - amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain; "The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"
make - add up to; "four and four make eight"
2.number - give numbers to; "You should number the pages of the thesis"
paginate, page, foliate - number the pages of a book or manuscript
denominate, designate - assign a name or title to
3.number - enumerate; "We must number the names of the great mathematicians"
itemise, itemize - place on a list of items; "itemize one's tax deductions"
identify, name - give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
4.number - put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"
class, classify, sort out, assort, sort, separate - arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
5.number - determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"
recount - count again; "We had to recount all the votes after an accusation of fraud was made"
ascertain, determine, find out, find - establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
miscount - count wrongly
census - conduct a census; "They censused the deer in the forest"
add together, summate, tot, tot up, tote up, total, add up, sum, sum up, tally, add - determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
6.number - place a limit on the number of
circumscribe, confine, limit - restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

number

noun
1. numeral, figure, character, digit, integer None of the doors have numbers on them.
2. amount, quantity, collection, total, count, sum, aggregate I have had an enormous number of letters from concerned parents.
amount want, lack, shortage, scarcity, insufficiency, scantiness
3. crowd, horde, multitude, throng People turned out to vote in huge numbers.
4. group, company, set, band, crowd, gang, coterie We had a stag night for one of our number who had decided to get married.
5. issue, copy, edition, imprint, printing an article which appeared in the summer number of the magazine
verb
1. amount to, come to, total, add up to They told me that their village numbered 100 or so.
2. calculate, account, reckon, compute, enumerate One widely cited report numbered the dead at over 10,000.
calculate guess, conjecture, theorize
3. include, count He numbered several Americans among his friends.
a number of several, a few, various 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:
Idiom: add up to.
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
číslomať dohromadyočíslovať
številooštevilčitištevilka
heltalnummersiffratal
ตัวเลข
sayısayı/adet/miktarsevilen parçatoplam olarak……-e varmak
số

number

[ˈnʌmbəʳ]
A. N
1. (Math) → número m
think of a number, any numberpiensa un número, uno cualquiera
an even/odd numberun número par/impar
to do sth by numbers or > by the numbers (US) (fig) → hacer algo como es debido
painting by numberspintar siguiendo los números
to play the numbers (US) → jugar a la lotería
see also lucky A2
see also prime D
see also round A
2. (= identification number) [of house, room, page, also Telec] → número m; [of car] (also registration number) → matrícula f
we live at number 15vivimos en el número 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) → su número salió premiado
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
see also registration B
see also serial, telephone
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 playerel mejor jugador español, el número uno de los jugadores españoles
I'm your number one fansoy su más rendido admirador
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 oneanteponer el propio interés
he only thinks of number onesólo piensa en sí mismo
see also opposite C3
see also public A2
4. (= quantity, amount) → número m
equal numbers of women and menel mismo número de mujeres y hombres
the slump in student numbersla caída en picado del número de estudiantes
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 casesen contados or unos pocos casos
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 numbershacer bulto
times without number (liter) → un sinfín de veces
see also force A1
see also safety A
5. (= group) one of their numberuno de ellos
I include myself in their numberme considero uno de ellos
6. (= edition) → número m
the January numberel número de enero
see also back F
7. (= song, act) → número m
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) → modelo m
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) → número m
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 numberedtiene los días contados
C. VI to number amongfigurar entre
D. CPD number cruncher N (= machine) → procesador m de números; (= person) → encargado/a m/f de hacer los números
number crunching Ncálculo m numérico
number plate N (Brit) (Aut) → matrícula f, placa f (esp LAm), chapa f (de matrícula) (S. Cone)
numbers game, numbers racket (US) N (= lottery) → lotería f; (illegal) lotería clandestina
to play the numbers gamejugar a la lotería (fig) (pej) → dar cifras
number theory Nteoría f numérica

number

[ˈnʌmbər]
n
(gen)nombre m (= numeral) → chiffre m
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) → nombre m
a large number of people → un grand nombre de gens
a small number of → un petit nombre de
a number of (= some) → un certain nombre de
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] → numéro m
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)mauvais numéro
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] → numéro m
(= song) → chanson f (= dance) → danse f
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)compte m numéroténumber 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 numbersin kleinen/großen Mengen; many in numberzahlreich; a fair number of timesziemlich oft; times without numberunzählige Male 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)or Stellvertreter 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)klein/groß machen (baby-talk); I have to go number two (baby-talk)ich muss mal groß (baby-talk); to get somebody’s number (inf)jdn einschätzen or einordnen or durchschauen; to do something by (the US) numbersetw nach Schema F (esp pej)or rein mechanisch erledigen
(= 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
number pad
n (Comput) → Ziffernblock m
numberplate
n (Brit) → Nummernschild nt, → Kennzeichen nt
number pool
n (US) → ˜ Zahlenlotto nt

number

[ˈnʌmbəʳ]
1. n
a. (Math) → numero; (figure) → cifra, numero
in round numbers → in cifra tonda
even/odd number → numero pari/dispari
the Book of Numbers (Bible) → i Numeri
b. (quantity) → numero, quantità f inv
a number of people → un certo numero di persone, diversa gente
a fair number of (reasons, mistakes, people) → una buona quantità di
on a number of occasions → diverse volte, in diverse occasioni
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) → è venuta la sua ora!
to look after number one (fam) → fare solo i propri interessi
he's my number two → è il mio vice
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.
ˈnumberless adjective
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

رَقَمٌ číslo tal Zahl αριθμός número numero numéro broj numero 번호 nummer tall liczba número число siffra ตัวเลข sayı số 数字

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)
References in classic literature ?
Why, you pile up your hands, choose a number, and draw out in turn, and the person who draws at the number has to answer truly any question put by the rest.
He had once been quite handsome and a number of women had been in love with him.
You see the European war has called for the use of a large number of aeroplanes, and as the pilots of them frequently have to fight, and so can not give their whole attention to the machines, some form of automatic stabilizer is needed to prevent them turning turtle, or going off at a wrong tangent.
There were a number of bath-houses along the beach, of rough but solid construction, built with small, protecting galleries facing the water.
By uniting the several detachments of his command, this officer might have arrayed nearly double that number of combatants against the enterprising Frenchman, who had ventured so far from his reinforcements, with an army but little superior in numbers.
In the decline of the day, near Kentucke river, as we ascended the brow of a small hill, a number of Indians rushed out of a thick cane-brake upon us, and made us prisoners.
Against this rude form of domesticity were opposed the chromo-tinted dresses and extravagant complexions of a few single unattended women--happily seen more often at night behind gilded bars than in the garish light of day--and an equal number of pale-faced, dark-moustached, well-dressed, and suspiciously idle men.
Thither, too, thronged the plebeian classes as freely as their betters, and in larger number.
Two or three of their number, as I was assured, being gouty and rheumatic, or perhaps bed-ridden, never dreamed of making their appearance at the Custom-House during a large part of the year; but, after a torpid winter, would creep out into the warm sunshine of May or June, go lazily about what they termed duty, and, at their own leisure and convenience, betake themselves to bed again.
Upon entering the place I found a number of young seamen gathered about a table, examining by a dim light divers specimens of skrimshander.
Well, so'd I; but I'd like to see him, anyway -- and track him out -- to his Number Two.
This idea admits not of precise demonstration, because there is no rule by which we can measure the momentum of civil power necessary to the government of any given number of individuals; but when we consider that the island of Britain, nearly commensurate with each of the supposed confederacies, contains about eight millions of people, and when we reflect upon the degree of authority required to direct the passions of so large a society to the public good, we shall see no reason to doubt that the like portion of power would be sufficient to perform the same task in a society far more numerous.