Translation of "number" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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numbernoun

uk /ˈnʌm.bər/ us /ˈnʌm.bɚ/

number noun (SYMBOL)

A1 [ C ] (a sign or symbol representing) a unit that forms part of the system of counting and calculating

数字
25, 300, and a billion are all numbers. 25 300和10亿都是数字。
She's very good with numbers (= good at adding, subtracting, etc.). 她非常擅长数字运算。

A1 [ C ] written abbreviation no. a number that is used to mark a particular example of something

号码;…号
They live at number 34 Orchard Street. 他们住在果园街34号。
Please write your credit card number on this form. 请把你的信用卡号写在这张表格上。
What's our flight number? 我们的航班号是多少?

A1 [ C ] written abbreviation no. a phone number

电话号码
I gave him my number. 我把自己的电话号码给了他。

More examples

  • It's been number one in the charts for six weeks.
  • Is he contactable at his home number?
  • Think of a number and divide it by two.
  • What is the number on the jar?
  • The document number is in the top left-hand corner.

number noun (AMOUNT)

B1 [ S, + sing/pl verb ] an amount or total

数目;总数
The number of people killed in traffic accidents fell last month. 上个月,死于交通事故的人数有所下降。
There has been an increasing number of cases of the disease. 患这种病的人数持续上升。
A small number of children are educated at home. 少数孩子在家接受教育。
A large number of invitations has been sent. 大量请柬已经发出。
Letters of complaint were surprisingly few in number (= there were not many of them). 投诉信出乎意料地少。
numbers [ plural ]

a number of a particular description

数量
Small numbers of children are educated at home. 少数孩子在家接受教育。
Large numbers of invitations were sent. 大量请柬已经发出。
Newspapers are produced in vast numbers. 报纸发行量巨大。
a number of things

B2 several of a particular type of thing

几个,若干
I decided not to go, for a number of reasons. 我决定不去,有几个理由。

More examples

  • The last ten years have seen a dramatic fall in the number of adoptions.
  • The number of people claiming unemployment benefit has risen sharply this month.
  • It was an unpopular policy and caused a number of conflicts within the party.
  • The number of business failures rose steeply last year.
  • The mud flats attract large numbers of birds.

number noun (PARTICULAR THING)

[ C ] a particular copy of a magazine

(杂志的)期,号
Do you have last week's number of the New Yorker? 你有上周的那期《纽约客》杂志吗?
He's got all the back numbers (= previous copies) of the magazine. 他保存了这本杂志过去的所有刊本。

[ C ] informal a piece of clothing, especially a dress, that you admire

(令人欣赏的)衣服,(尤指)连衣裙
She was wearing a stylish Dior number. 她身穿一条时尚的迪奥长裙。

[ C ] US slang a person with a particular characteristic

具有…特征的人
He's a real sexy number, don't you think? 他真性感,你不觉得吗?

[ C ] a short tune or song

短曲;短歌
Sing one of those romantic numbers. 唱一支那种情歌吧。

[ C usually singular ] mainly US informal something that is often said

常说之事
He tried the usual/that old number about how his wife didn't understand him. 他又故技重施,诉说妻子如何不理解他。

numberverb

uk /ˈnʌm.bər/ us /ˈnʌm.bɚ/

number verb (WRITE SYMBOL)

C1 [ T ] to give something a number in a series and usually to write this number on it

给…编号;给…标号码
All the folders have been carefully numbered and filed away. 所有文件夹都被精心编号归档。
Number the pages from one to ten. 从1到10标上页码。

number verb (AMOUNT)

C2 [ L only + noun ] If people or things number a particular amount, there are this many of them.

(数量)多达,共计有
After the hurricane the homeless numbered over 200,000. 飓风过后,无家可归者总计超过20万人。

(Translation of “number” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)