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large numbers like 250,000
Can you read the numbers on the chart?
As a tennis player, she rated number one (=the best) in the nation.
The local trains will be arriving on track number 4.
Her apartment number is 16C.
Your account number is printed on every check.
In order to get a job, you have to have a Social Security number.
a small number of stores
increasing numbers of drivers
This brings the total number of children to 12.
show-stopping numbers from Broadway musicals
She was wearing a little black number (=dress or outfit).
If the subject is plural, the verb has to be in the plural number.
She's written any number of good stories.
There could be any number of reasons why he's not home.
In the military, you learn to do things by the numbers.
The reviewers really did a number on that movie.
I've got your number – don't think you can fool me.
When the brakes failed, I thought my number was up.
Some of our number have had doubts about this.
A number of students (=more than a few, but not many) have part-time jobs.
We've met on a number of occasions.
Quite a number of paintings (=many paintings) have been sold.
I don't need an exact figure. Just tell me what it will cost in round numbers.
This is the American English definition of number. View British English definition of number.
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