Definition of 'number'
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Example sentences containing 'number'
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The telephone numbers of councillors are plastered on the window. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These printed electronics could have any number of uses. Smithsonian Mag (2017)The aim of raising the salary threshold is to cut the number of visas granted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)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)First, though, he had a song and dance number to get off his chest. The Sun (2017)One said: 'There are a number of people on set who think it is quite insensitive to air something like this. The Sun (2016)The headline numbers suggest that people are divided over staying or leaving. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are wonderful dance numbers and spectacular new songs. The Sun (2013)Please include your address and daytime telephone number. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He trusted that the world number one would spot the winning tactic. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The total number of aircraft would remain the same. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This will cut the number of students by as much as a quarter. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But small group numbers are virtually meaningless in most small churches. Christianity Today (2000)In fact the largest of these numbers is the sum of the other three. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Horse number two on a race card can win for you. The Sun (2010)There are probably a large number of factors that contribute to this trend. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)Let us put some numbers into our example. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)This number must not be allowed to rise. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Our poet would also have liked the numbered list. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)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)Many focus on a limited number of high priorities and we already have a big agenda to raise academic standards. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The bald numbers say it all. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A spokesman said: 'There are a number of possibilities. The Sun (2012)
Synonyms of 'number'
amount to, come to, total, add up to
Trends of 'number'
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Translations for 'number'
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
Definition of number from the Collins English Dictionary
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