Translation of "number" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈnʌm·bər/ us /ˈnʌm·bər/

A1 a symbol or word used in a counting system

Think of a number between 1 and 100.

A1 a group of numbers that represents something

What is your phone number?

B1 an amount

We contacted a large number of people.
a number of…


There have been a number of problems.
verb uk /ˈnʌm·bər/ us /ˈnʌm·bər/

to give something a number

I numbered the pages.

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


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

Seven was often considered a magic number
Answer nos 1–10 of exercise 2.

a (large) quantity or group (of people or things)

gran número de, grupo
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

innumerable, sin número
numberless attempts to get his book published.
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.

matrícula, placa
his etc days are numbered

he etc won’t last much longer

tiene los días contados
He’s seriously ill and his days are clearly numbered.
without number

very many

un sinfín de
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.

(Translation of “number” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)