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Translation of "number" - English-German dictionary

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 die Nummer Seven was often considered a magic number Answer nos 1–10 of exercise 2.
a (large) quantity or group (of people or things) die (An)Zahl He has a number of records There were a large number of people in the room.
one issue of a magazine die Ausgabe the autumn number.
a popular song or piece of music der Schlager He sang his most popular number.
numberless adjective
very many. zahllos
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. das Nummernschild
his etc days are numbered
he etc won’t last much longer seine, etc. Tage sind gezählt He’s seriously ill and his days are clearly numbered.
without number
very many unzählige Male 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-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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