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number

Pronunciation: /ˈnʌmbər; ˈnʌmbə(r)/

Translation of number in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (digit) número (masculine) in round numbers en números redondos a six-figure number un número de seis cifras
    Example sentences
    • We also counted the number of words, abbreviations, symbols, numbers, and values in each record.
    • Finding the ideal ratio of words to numbers may prove a fruitful area for further research.
    • The whole number part starts off your list of numbers for the continued fraction.
    1.2 (abstract quantity) número (masculine) a minus number un número negativo
  • 2 2.1 (for identification) número (masculine)
    (telephone number)
    número de teléfono wrong number número equivocado license o (British English/inglés británico) registration number número de matrícula or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) de placa or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) de patente identity number número de identificación page/room number número de página/de habitación I'm in number 17 estoy en la (habitación) 17 she lives at number 48 vive en el número 48 the England number 11 (British English/inglés británico) el número once inglés or de Inglaterra he was wearing number 9 llevaba el dorsal 9 her/my number is up le/me ha llegado la hora I thought my number was up creí que me había llegado la hora to do a number on sb (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot] hacérsela* buena a algn [colloquial/familiar] to do a number one/number two [colloquial/familiar] hacer* pis/caca [colloquial/familiar], hacer* del uno/del dos (Mexico/México) (Peru/Perú) [colloquial/familiar] [euphemistic/eufemístico] to do sth by the numbers (American English/inglés norteamericano) hacer* algo como Dios manda to have sb's number (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] tener* calado a algn [colloquial/familiar]
    2.2 (indicating rank) I'll need a reliable number two necesito un buen segundo de a bordo they are currently at number five ocupan el quinto lugar to be public enemy number one ser* el enemigo público número uno to look out for o after number one pensar* ante todo en el propio interés he's only interested in number one solo piensa en sí mismo (before noun/delante del nombre) he's hardly your number one fan no eres precisamente santo de su devoción Spain's number one shoe manufacturer el primer fabricante de zapatos or el fabricante de zapatos líder de España
    Example sentences
    • A brief name description and gene ID accession number is given to the right hand side of each ratio.
    • Sequences included in this study and their accession numbers are listed in table 1.
    • A minimum of one Lotto ticket serial number is drawn from all valid tickets each Lotto draw.
  • 3 3.1 countable/numerable (amount, quantity) número (masculine) student numbers el número de estudiantes in a large number of cases en un gran número de casos in a small number of cases en unos pocos casos, en contados casos guess the number of beads in the jar adivina cuántas cuentas hay en el frasco there are a number of reasons why you shouldn't go hay una serie de razones por las que no deberías ir I've mentioned it a number of times lo he mencionado varias veces on a number of occasions en varias ocasiones, varias veces any number of things could go wrong hay (una) cantidad de cosas or hay (una) infinidad de cosas que podrían fallar any number can play puede jugar cualquier número de personas times without number [literary/literario] innumerables veces actors of his talent are few in number actores como él hay pocos their superior numbers made victory certain su superioridad numérica les aseguró la victoria can you give me some idea of (the) numbers? ¿me puede dar una idea de cuántas personas serán? 3.2 (group) among o in their number entre ellos, en su grupo I spoke to one of their number hablé con uno de ellos she only invited us to make up the numbers solo nos invitó para hacer bulto
    Example sentences
    • Ham House's ghost tours are attracting an increasing number of visitors.
    • The battlefields of Normandy are drawing increasing numbers of British visitors as the anniversary of D-Day approaches.
    • Simply, step one involves estimating the expected number of substitutions per site accumulating between sampling times.
  • 4 countable/numerable 4.1 (song, tune) número (masculine) 4.2 (issue of magazine, journal) número (masculine) 4.3 (garment) [colloquial/familiar] modelo (masculine) she was wearing a smart little gray number llevaba un elegante modelito gris 4.4 (individual) [colloquial/familiar] tipo, (masculine, feminine) [colloquial/familiar], tío, (masculine, feminine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] she's a hot little number está buenísima [colloquial/familiar], es un cuero (Chile) (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] 4.5 (thing, situation, scene) [colloquial/familiar] some people think teaching is a cushy number algunos piensan que la enseñanza es Jauja or (in Spain also/en España también) un chollo [colloquial/familiar] this divorce has been a really heavy number for him [slang/argot] el divorcio ha sido un buen palo para él [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The dress was a sleek, black number with tiny, silvery sequins along the low neckline.
    • She pulled it off, to find a slinky black number, with thin spaghetti-straps and a jagged edge.
    • Her friend is one of those people who have no creativity so they just throw on some cat ears with some black slinky numbers.
    Example sentences
    • For her audition Natalie had to recite two drama pieces and perform three song and dance numbers.
    • The performers will also tackle solo songs and duets, group numbers, character dances, duologues and slapstick.
    • In one of the program's dance numbers, he performed Topeng Dalem with refined and deeply touching movements.
  • 5 uncountable/no numerable [Linguistics/Lingüística] número (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Countable nouns make a distinction between singular and plural number.
    • Human nouns have a distinct class marking mechanism based on number and gender.
    • There was a time a few years ago when the United States was spoken of in the plural number.
  • 6
    (numbers plural)
    (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] 6.1 (lottery) lotería (feminine); (illegal lottery) lotería (feminine) clandestina, ≈ chance (masculine) ([ en Col ]) to play the numbers jugar* a la lotería 6.2 (results) I can't say anything till I see the numbers no puedo decir nada hasta ver las cifras the show had spectacular numbers in New England el programa tuvo una audiencia enorme en Nueva Inglaterra
  • 7
    (Numbers)
    [Bible] (el libro de) Números

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (assign number to) [houses/pages/items] numerar a numbered (bank) account una cuenta (bancaria) numerada 1.2 (amount to) the spectators numbered 50,000 había (un total de) 50.000 espectadores, el número de espectadores ascendía a 50.000 they number thousands son miles, hay miles de ellos 1.3 (count) contar* the benefits are too many to be numbered los beneficios son innumerables they are worthy to be numbered among the saints merecen un lugar entre los santos, merecen que se los cuente entre los santos his days are numbered tiene los días contados

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (figure) figurar he numbers among the greats of rock music figura or está entre los grandes del rock 1.2 [Military/Militar] numerarse

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