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Translation of "number" - English-Spanish 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 número 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 número the autumn number. a popular song or piece of music tema 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.
(Definition of number from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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