French translation of 'number'
1. (gen) nombre m
(= numeral) chiffre m
861 is a three-figure number. 861 est un nombre à trois chiffres.
I can’t read the second number. Je n’arrive pas à lire le deuxième chiffre.
2. (= quantity) nombre m
a large number of people un grand nombre de gens
a small number of un petit nombre de
a number of (= some) un certain nombre de
in vast numbers en grand nombre
any number of (= all sorts of) [things, reasons] toutes sortes de
There must be any number of people in my position. Il doit y avoir bon nombre de gens dans ma situation.
4. [of house, car, telephone] numéro m
They live at number 5. Ils habitent au numéro cinq.
What’s your phone number? Quel est votre numéro de téléphone ?
wrong number (on telephone) mauvais numéro
I dialled the wrong number. J’ai fait le mauvais numéro. ⧫ Je me suis trompé de numéro.
You’ve got the wrong number. Vous vous êtes trompé de numéro.
the number 47 bus le bus numéro 47
their album reached number twenty three leur album a atteint la vingt-troisième place
5. [of newspaper, magazine] numéro m
(= song) chanson f
(= dance) danse f
1. (= give a number to) [pages] numéroter
2. (= include) compter
to be numbered among compter parmi
3. (= reach a total of) compter
The force numbered almost a quarter of a million men. Les forces comptaient presque 250 000 hommes.
The staff numbers 20. Le nombre d’employés s’élève à 20.
his days are numbered ses jours sont comptés
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Example Sentences Including 'number'
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Our poet would also have liked the numbered list.The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
He says a number of the funds closed to new business because they were in no position to take on fresh liabilities.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Let us put some numbers into our example.Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)
He trusted that the world number one would spot the winning tactic.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Horse number two on a race card can win for you.The Sun (2010)
Large numbers died from disease and malnutrition.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
My number one tipple over the holidays is mulled wine.The Sun (2016)
The telephone numbers of councillors are plastered on the window.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This means the total number of victims and offences could be much higher than the figures on the charge sheet.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
A spokesman said: 'There are a number of possibilities.The Sun (2012)
First, though, he had a song and dance number to get off his chest.The Sun (2017)
In fact the largest of these numbers is the sum of the other three.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Many focus on a limited number of high priorities and we already have a big agenda to raise academic standards.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Ministers are concerned by the growing number of people with a gambling problem.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
One said: 'There are a number of people on set who think it is quite insensitive to air something like this.The Sun (2016)
Please include your address and daytime telephone number.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The clinics would be set up in areas of the country with high numbers of heroin users.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The headline numbers suggest that people are divided over staying or leaving.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The total number of aircraft would remain the same.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
There are wonderful dance numbers and spectacular new songs.The Sun (2013)
These printed electronics could have any number of uses.Smithsonian Mag (2017)
This will cut the number of students by as much as a quarter.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You compare your numbers to how many friends other people have.The Sun (2011)
The aim of raising the salary threshold is to cut the number of visas granted.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The bald numbers say it all.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
This number must not be allowed to rise.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
But small group numbers are virtually meaningless in most small churches.Christianity Today (2000)
Class components can be used for a number of similar tasks but do not apply to all tasks.Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)
There are probably a large number of factors that contribute to this trend.Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)
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'number' in Other Languages
British English: number /ˈnʌmbə/ NOUN
A number is a word such as `two', `nine', or `twelve', or a symbol such as 1, 3, or 47, which is used in counting something.
I don't know the room number.
- American English: number
- Arabic: رَقَمٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: número
- Chinese: 数字
- Croatian: broj
- Czech: číslo
- Danish: tal
- Dutch: nummer
- European Spanish: número
- Finnish: numero
- French: numéro
- German: Zahl
- Greek: αριθμός
- Italian: numero
- Japanese: 数
- Korean: 번호
- Norwegian: tall
- Polish: liczba
- European Portuguese: número
- Romanian: număr
- Russian: число
- Spanish: número
- Swedish: siffra
- Thai: ตัวเลข
- Turkish: sayı
- Ukrainian: цифра
- Vietnamese: số
Translation of number from the Collins English to French Dictionary