a number

a number  {n.}
A rather large number; numbers. — Used when there are 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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