German translation of “number”
number noun /ˈnambə/
› (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. › 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. › one issue of a magazine
the autumn number. › a popular song or piece of music
He sang his most popular number. numberless adjective › very many.
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.
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
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.