a word or symbol that represents an amount or a quantity
Think of a number and multiply it by two.
高位 / 低位数
a high/low number
even numbers (= 2, 4, 6, etc.)
odd numbers (= 1, 3, 5, etc.)
You owe me 27 dollars? Make it 30, that's a good round number .
position in series
used before a figure to show the position of sth in a series
They live at number 26.
The song reached number 5 in the charts.
often in compounds
a number used to identify sth or communicate by telephone, fax , etc.
My phone number is 266998.
I'm sorry, I think you have the wrong number (= wrong telephone number) .
What is your account number, please?
a quantity of people or things
A large number of people have applied for the job.
The number of homeless people has increased dramatically.
Huge numbers of (= very many) animals have died.
A number of (= some) problems have arisen.
I could give you any number of (= a lot of) reasons for not going.
We were eight in number (= there were eight of us).
Nurses are leaving the profession in increasing numbers.
Sheer weight of numbers (= the large number of soldiers) secured them the victory.
员工 / 学生数量
group of people
a group or quantity of people
one of our number (= one of us)
The prime minister is elected by MPs from among their number.
the version of a magazine, etc. published on a particular day, in a particular month, etc.
the October number of ‘Vogue’
a song or dance, especially one of several in a performance
They sang a slow romantic number.
following one or more adjectives
a thing, such as a dress or a car, that is admired
She was wearing a black velvet number.
the form of a word, showing whether one or more than one person or thing is being talked about
The word ‘men’ is plural in number.
The subject of a sentence and its verb must agree in number.
following a set of simple instructions identified by numbers
painting by numbers
following closely the accepted rules for doing sth
to know what sb is really like and what they plan to do
He thinks he can fool me but I've got his number.
the time has come when you will die or lose everything
a way of considering an activity, etc. that is concerned only with the number of people doing sth, things achieved, etc., not with who or what they are
MPs were playing the numbers game as the crucial vote drew closer.
an easy job; a pleasant situation that other people would like
a person who does the same job as you in another organization
The Foreign Secretary is currently having talks with his opposite number in the White House.
being in a group makes you safer and makes you feel more confident
the combined power, strength or influence of a group
They won the argument by sheer weight of numbers.
make a series
to give a number to sth as part of a series or list
All the seats in the stadium are numbered.
Number the car's features from 1 to 10 according to importance.
I couldn't work out the numbering system for the hotel rooms.
make sth as total
to make a particular number when added together
The crowd numbered more than a thousand.
We numbered 20 (= there were 20 of us in the group) .
to include sb/sth in a particular group; to be included in a particular group
I number her among my closest friends.
He numbers among the best classical actors in Britain.
a person or thing will not continue to live, exist or be successful for much longer
His days as leader of the party are numbered.
an item of merchandise offered for sale
- she preferred the black nylon number
- this sweater is an all-wool number
a clothing measurement
- a number 13 shoe
the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
- he had a number of chores to do
- the number of parameters is small
- the figure was about a thousand
the grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural)
- in English the subject and the verb must agree in number
a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification
- she refused to give them her Social Security number
近义词: identification number
the number is used in calling a particular telephone
- he has an unlisted number
近义词: phone number,telephone number
one of a series published periodically
- she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room
a symbol used to represent a number
- he learned to write the numerals before he went to school
a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
- he did his act three times every evening
- she had a catchy little routine
- it was one of the best numbers he ever did
a select company of people
- I hope to become one of their number before I die
a concept of quantity involving zero and units
- every number has a unique position in the sequence
place a limit on the number of
近义词: keep down
- We must number the names of the great mathematicians
determine the number or amount of
- Can you count the books on your shelf?
- Count your change
give numbers to
- You should number the pages of the thesis
add up in number or quantity
- The bills amounted to $2,000
- The bill came to $2,000
近义词: total,add up,come,amount
put into a group
- The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members