# Definição de 'number'

1. substantivo contável

A number is a word such as 'two', 'nine', or 'twelve', or a symbol such as 1, 3, or 47. You use numbers to say how many things you are referring to or where something comes in a series.

No, I don't know the room number.

Stan Laurel was born at number 3, Argyll Street.

The number 47 bus leaves in 10 minutes.

2. substantivo contável [adjective NOUN]

You use number with words such as 'large' or 'small' to say approximately how many things or people there are.

Quite a considerable number of interviews are going on. [+ of]

I have had an enormous number of letters from single parents. [+ of]

Growing numbers of people in the rural areas are too frightened to vote. [+ of]

3. substantivo singular

4. substantivo incontável

You can refer to someone's or something's position in a list of the most successful or most popular of a particular type of thing as, for example, number one or number two.

...the 19-year-old Norwegian who is already ranked world number one.

Before you knew it, the single was at Number 90 in the U.S. singles charts.

His book is number two in the best-seller lists.

5. verbo

If a group of people or things numbers a particular total, that is how many there are.

They told me that their village numbered 100. [V num]

This time the dead were numbered in hundreds, not dozens. [be VERB-ed + in]

[Also V n + in] 6. substantivo contável

7. substantivo contável

You can refer to a short piece of music, a song, or a dance as a number.

...'Unforgettable', a number that was written and performed in 1951.

Responsibility for the dance numbers was split between Robert Alton and the young
George Balanchine.

8. verbo

If someone or something is numbered among a particular group, they are believed to belong in that group.

[formal] The Leicester Swannington Railway is numbered among Britain's railway pioneers. [be V-ed + among]

He numbered several Americans among his friends. [V n + among]

9. verbo

If you number something, you mark it with a number, usually starting at 1.

He cut his paper up into tiny squares, and he numbered each one. [VERB noun]

Each factor has been numbered. [VERB noun]

10. See also opposite number, prime number, serial number

14. See also numbers game

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substantivo

1.

a symbol or word, or a group of either of these, showing how many or which one in a series

1, 2, 10, 101 (one, two, ten, one hundred and one) are called cardinal numbers; 1st, 2d, 10th, 101st (first, second, tenth, one hundred and first) are called ordinal numbers3.

the sum or total of persons or units; aggregate

5.

a. [often pl.]

a large group; many

cut down numbers of trees

b. [pl.]

numerical superiority

safety in numbers

6.

quantity, as consisting of units

a number of errors

7.

one of a series or group that is numbered or thought of as numbered

; specif.,a.

a single issue of a periodical

the winter number of a quarterly

b.

a single song, dance, skit, etc. in a program of entertainment

c. US, Slang

a pattern of behavior or thought, esp. one characteristic of a particular individual, group,
etc.

9. Grammar

a.

b.

the form a word takes to indicate this characteristic

c.

see also singular, dual number, plural any of the sets of such forms

verbo transitivo

11.

to total the number of persons or things in; count; enumerate

12.

to give a number to; designate by number

13.

to include as one of a group, class, or category

numbered among the missing

verbo intransitivo

16.

to total; count; enumerate

17.

to be numbered; be included

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substantivo

1.

a concept of quantity that is or can be derived from a single unit, the sum of a collection of units, or zero. Every number occupies a unique position in a sequence, enabling it to be used in counting. It can be assigned to one or more sets that can be arranged in a hierarchical classification: every number is a complex number; a complex number is either an imaginary number or a real number, and the latter can be a rational number or an irrational number; a rational number is either an integer or a fraction, while an irrational number can be a transcendental number or an algebraic number

complex number, imaginary number, real number, rational number, irrational number, integer, fraction, transcendental number, algebraic number, See also cardinal number, ordinal number2.

the symbol used to represent a number; numeral

3.

a telephone number

5.

the sum or quantity of equal or similar units or things

a large number of people

6.

7.

a.

a self-contained piece of pop or jazz music

9. slang, sometimes offensive

a person, esp a woman

who's that nice little number?

12.

13. any number of

14. by numbers

15. do a number on someone

16. get someone's number

17. in numbers

18. one's number is up

19. without number

verbo (mainly tr)

20.

to assign a number to

23. (also intr)

to put or be put into a group, category, etc

they were numbered among the worst hit

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Inglês Britânico: number
/ˈnʌmbə/ NOUN

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*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.

- Inglês Americano: number
- Árabe: رَقَمٌ
- Português Brasileiro: número
- Chinês: 数字
- Croata: broj
- Tcheco: číslo
- Dinamarquês: tal
- Holandês: nummer
- Espanhol Europeu: número
- Finlandês: numero
- Francês: numéro
- Alemão: Zahl
- Grego: αριθμός
- Italiano: numero
- Japonês: 数
- Coreano: 번호
- Norueguês: tall
- Polonês: liczba
- Português Europeu: número
- Romeno: număr
- Russo: число
- Espanhol: número
- Sueco: siffra
- Tailandês: ตัวเลข
- Turco: sayı
- Ucraniano: цифра
- Vietnamita: số

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