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number

noun /ˈnambə/
(sometimes abbreviated to noplural noswhen 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
nombre; numéro
Seven was often considered a magic number Answer nos 1–10 of exercise 2.
a (large) quantity or group (of people or things)
un grand nombre de
He has a number of records There were a large number of people in the room.
one issue of a magazine
numéro
the autumn number.
a popular song or piece of music
numéro
He sang his most popular number.
numberless adjective very many.
innombrable
number-plate noun one of the metal plates carried on the front and back of a motor vehicle showing the registration number of the vehicle.
plaque d’immatriculation
his etc days are numbered he etc won’t last much longer
ses jours sont comptés
He’s seriously ill and his days are clearly numbered.
without number very many
innombrable
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.
(Definition of number from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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