a number meaning

  "a number" in a sentence
[American slang]
n. A rather large number; numbers. Used when there arc more than several and fewer than many. The parents were invited to see the program, and a number came. We knew the Smiths rattier well; we had visited them a number of times. Used like an adjective before "less", "more". We have not set up enough folding chairs; we need a number more.
Compare: QUITE A FEW.


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  1. a number x is called an almost upper bound of a.
  2. a number of factors contribute to this.
  3. a number of houses were burnt down in the fire.
  4. businesses operate in a number of environments.
  5. we have lived here quite a number of years.

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