Translation of number in Spanish:


número, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈnʌmbə//ˈnəmbər/


  • 1

    • 1.1(digit)

      número masculine
      in round numbers en números redondos
      • a six-figure number un número de seis cifras
      • Note that the allelic state for a pair of lineages is represented by two numbers in brackets.
      • A child with a math disability has problems with numbers and math symbols.
      • She said they enjoy coming up with different combinations of numbers.
      • We also counted the number of words, abbreviations, symbols, numbers, and values in each record.
      • Hyphenated words, symbols, numbers, and abbreviations were counted as one word.
      • Finding the ideal ratio of words to numbers may prove a fruitful area for further research.
      • These are combined and shown both in actual numbers and as ratios in the bar graph.
      • The real number system consists of all numbers that can be represented by infinite decimals.
      • For most purposes this number system could represent all the numbers which might arise in normal day to day life.
      • We need to think more carefully about numbers and the mathematics we use to work with them.
      • Vedic scholars did not use figures for big numbers in their numerical notation.
      • Book 3 contains a description of how to carry out arithmetic with irrational numbers.
      • He is perhaps best known for playing a role in the development of the ASCII code for representing English characters as numbers.
      • He considered computation with irrational numbers and polynomials to be part of algebra.
      • According to Bellavitis, the plane does not just provide a means to represent complex numbers.
      • It made possible the standardization of texts as well as symbols, numbers, and figures.
      • The whole number part starts off your list of numbers for the continued fraction.
      • Is it the numerator of a Bernoullian number, or one occurring in some continued fraction?
      • It is a personal state of being that cannot be reduced to numbers and decimal points.
      • For our geometrical problem, g is a positive number so the first value is the one we want.

    • 1.2(abstract quantity)

      número masculine
      a minus number un número negativo
      • The numbers grow more staggering everyday, making the recovery from Hurricane Charley seem even more daunting.
      • Instead, a limited number of substitutions occur at each site.
      • The EP has rejected the Council's common position on only a limited number of occasions.
      • All but one trial assigned an equal number of participants to the intervention and control groups.
      • Metrolink had opened in 1992 and doubled its passenger numbers over the next nine years.
      • As our numbers grow too high, we bring down the excess population ourselves.
      • To cope with the expected huge numbers of arrests 14 police garages are being converted into lock-up cages.
      • He said: " I'm alarmed by the growing number of occasions when guns are used.
      • Five of the 10 harvested fruits were cut transversely to calculate the average locule number per fruit and average fruit.
      • Simply, step one involves estimating the expected number of substitutions per site accumulating between sampling times.
      • The museum has exceeded expected visitor numbers and hit its 300,000 annual target within its first six months.
      • However, the numbers have dwindled to less than a quarter what they once were.
      • To date, the duo have sold two-and-a-half million albums and about the same number of singles.
      • Ham House's ghost tours are attracting an increasing number of visitors.
      • What do you do when people aren't flocking to dance music in the numbers they used to?
      • The battlefields of Normandy are drawing increasing numbers of British visitors as the anniversary of D-Day approaches.
      • The airport will need to be able to facilitate quick flight turnarounds as well as deal with growing passenger numbers.
      • Both airports claim they need a new runway to cope with increasing passenger numbers.
      • But, such debates could attract only limited number of people and erudite scholars.
      • Many departments already have instituted changes to methodology that have drawn growing numbers to literary studies.

  • 2

    • 2.1(for identification)

      número masculine
      telephone number número de teléfono
      • wrong number número equivocado
      • license / registration number número de placa
      • 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 el número once inglés / 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 hacérsela buena a algn
      • to do a number one/number two hacer pis/caca
      • to do sth by the numbers hacer algo como Dios manda
      • to have sb's number tener calado a algn
      • A minimum of one Lotto ticket serial number is drawn from all valid tickets each Lotto draw.
      • If the numbers are different or the label is missing, then the unit has almost certainly been stolen and reprogrammed.
      • I cannot produce statistical data of vehicle numbers and velocities to corroborate these assertions, but I have no doubts.
      • Her third round opponent is none other than the Belgian number two seed Kim Clijsters.
      • A brief name description and gene ID accession number is given to the right hand side of each ratio.
      • Greater Manchester Police issued a number for friends or relatives to contact.
      • At the moment I'm wrestling with huge combinations of ISBN numbers and country codes.
      • Why not just send them a phone book of every classified number in Great Britain.
      • He will revert to the bench with his number eight slot assumed by skipper Kay.
      • When travelling to the US, it pays to remember the combination numbers on your suitcase.
      • In a tense final he was beaten by the championship's number two seed Bobby Brook.
      • The club has also issued a hotline number which residents can call if they have any complaints about the event.
      • Relieved of the number three slot, Dravid had the occasional opportunity to play finisher.
      • Of course, many of my books are British editions with slightly different page numbers.
      • At the Munich Lions he wears the number eight jersey.
      • Sequences included in this study and their accession numbers are listed in table 1.
      • She has helped take George to the number three slot in the UK clothing market.
      • Soon I had scribbled down phone numbers of five different institutions teaching English in Hong Kong.
      • I can't abide rock, not least because it has 7 different E numbers in it and smells horrible.
      • Number eight seed Guillermo Coria upset Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian to reach the semi-finals.

    • 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 / after number one pensar ante todo en el propio interés
      • he's only interested in number one solo piensa en sí mismo
      • before noun 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 / el fabricante de zapatos líder de España

  • 3

    • 3.1(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 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
      • any number of things could go wrong hay (una) cantidad de cosas / hay (una) infinidad de cosas que podrían fallar
      • any number can play puede jugar cualquier número de personas
      • times without number 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 / in their number entre ellos
      • 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

  • 4

    • 4.1(song, tune)

      número masculine
      • Chadha's film joyously embraces the elaborate song and dance numbers that are the mainstay of Bollywood.
      • Dance and music numbers were the major highlights of the programme.
      • Charlie Smyth and the Cast of Cinderella will also perform a few numbers from their sell-out pantomime.
      • The cast were great and some of the upbeat numbers and high-energy dance routines were a joy to watch.
      • Perhaps not as funny as they're intended to be, the song and dance numbers are highly entertaining just the same.
      • Intended for comic relief, the song and dance numbers come across as uninspired and robotic.
      • In one of the program's dance numbers, he performed Topeng Dalem with refined and deeply touching movements.
      • Skits, songs and dance numbers will be among the highlights of the show.
      • Chow throws in big dance numbers, songs, humour and chase scenes that play like Wiley E Coyote trying to catch Roadrunner.
      • For her audition Natalie had to recite two drama pieces and perform three song and dance numbers.
      • Basically what we have here is a nice, sentimental excuse for lots and lots of song and dance numbers.
      • In summary: the major disappointment of Revenge of the Lisp is that there are no big song and dance numbers.
      • The directional effects here are utilized fully when the songs and dance numbers come into play.
      • One afternoon was filled with poetry readings, theatrical performances and dance numbers.
      • The performers will also tackle solo songs and duets, group numbers, character dances, duologues and slapstick.
      • This engineering graduate has carved a niche for himself in Malayalam music with his melodious numbers.
      • The sets and costumes are brilliant, as are the dance numbers and musical performances.
      • While you eat, Burmese dancers perform some traditional numbers accompanied by music of their own.
      • I certainly had lumps in my throat - but only when I wasn't marvelling at the many spectacular dance numbers.
      • In Glasgow, pantos are a series of song and dance numbers strung together with a bit of patter.

    • 4.2(issue of magazine, journal)

      número masculine

    • 4.3informal (garment)

      modelo masculine
      she was wearing a smart little gray number llevaba un elegante modelito gris
      • The dress was a sleek, black number with tiny, silvery sequins along the low neckline.
      • Their new away shirt, launched this week, is a natty white number featuring an orange sash.
      • Her friend is one of those people who have no creativity so they just throw on some cat ears with some black slinky numbers.
      • Or maybe it's a racy nouvelle vague number, all headscarves and bicycles made for two.
      • Made of silky nylon and soft mesh, these little numbers feel so comfortable you may not want to take them off.
      • She pulled it off, to find a slinky black number, with thin spaghetti-straps and a jagged edge.
      • He found the car, a sleek little black number, and slid behind the wheel.
      • Carhartt's roomy over-the-head numbers in soft red or mid-blue have equally roomy front pocket.
      • Last weekend, the Crown was packed with dinner jackets, black ties and pretty girls in scanty numbers.
      • Noteworthy numbers were the knitted fur cardigans and the silver foil fur-lined jackets.

    • 4.4informal (individual)

      tipo masculine informal
      tipa feminine informal
      tío masculine Spain informal
      tía feminine Spain informal
      she's a hot little number está buenísima informal

    • 4.5(thing, situation, scene)

      some people think teaching is a cushy number algunos piensan que la enseñanza es un chollo Spain informal
      • this divorce has been a really heavy number for him el divorcio ha sido un buen palo para él

  • 5

    número masculine
  • 6

    • 6.1

      (lottery) lotería feminine
      (illegal lottery) lotería clandestina feminine
      (illegal lottery) chance masculine
      to play the numbers jugar a la lotería

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    • 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

    (el libro de) Números

transitive verb

  • 1

    (assign number to)
    (items/pages/houses) numerar
    a numbered (bank) account una cuenta (bancaria) numerada
    • Countable nouns make a distinction between singular and plural number.
    • It has a dual number, so nouns and verbs must be learned in singular, dual, and plural.
    • 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.
    • Nouns are marked for gender, number, and case as well as for definite and indefinite forms.
  • 2

    (amount to)
    the spectators numbered 50,000 había (un total de) 50.000 espectadores
    • they number thousands son miles
  • 3

    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
    • his days are numbered tiene los días contados

intransitive verb

  • 1

    he numbers among the greats of rock music figura / está entre los grandes del rock
  • 2