a\ number
noun
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

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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