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band

  • 1 boy band

    Ex. We already knew these Irish lads were among the best boy bands out there, but they really hit it out of the park with this romantic song.
    * * *

    Ex: We already knew these Irish lads were among the best boy bands out there, but they really hit it out of the park with this romantic song.

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  • 2 girl band

    Ex. A singer from a girl band has been charged with causing bodily harm for failing to inform partners she was HIV positive.
    * * *

    Ex: A singer from a girl band has been charged with causing bodily harm for failing to inform partners she was HIV positive.

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  • 3 Ejército de Salvación, el

    = Salvation Army, the
    Ex. Prior to the gathering at the barracks the Salvation Army band, followed by lassies with tambourines, held an open air meeting in Diamond Street.

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  • 4 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    ► nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
    ————————
    A
    ► símbolo
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
    * * *
    prep.
    1) to
    2) into
    3) in
    4) at
    5) on
    6) with
    * * *
    SF = a (=letra) A, a
    * * *
    a femenino (pl aes) ( read as [a]) the letter A, a
    * * *
    = for, per, to.
    Ex. The fine policy matrix corresponds to the loan policy matrix, cell for cell.
    Ex. Indexing can thus be achieved at a detailed level, with often many terms per document, with almost no indexing effort.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la mano de = available at the fingertips of.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
    * a últ

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    a
    La preposición a suele emplearse precedida de ciertos verbos como empezar, ir, oler, sonar etc, en cuyo caso ver bajo el respectivo verbo.
    No se traduce cuando introduce el complemento directo de persona (ser humano, pronombres personales que lo representan como quien, alguien, etc) o un nombre con un objeto o animal personalizado: amo a mi patria = I love my country, pasear al perro = to walk the dog.
    En los casos en que precede al artículo definido el para formar la contracción al, ver bajo la siguiente entrada, donde también se encontrarán otros ejemplos y usos de a.
    A (en relaciones de espacio, lugar)
    voy a México/a la fiesta I'm going to Mexico/to the party
    voy a casa I'm going home
    dobla a la derecha turn right
    se cayó al río she fell into the river
    estaban sentados a la mesa they were sitting at the table
    a orillas del Ebro on the banks of the Ebro
    se sentó al sol he sat in the sun
    se sentó a mi derecha he sat down to the right of me o on my right
    a la vuelta de la esquina around the corner
    queda al norte de Toledo it's (to the) north of Toledo
    3
    (indicando distancia): está a diez kilómetros de aquí it's ten kilometers from here, it's ten kilometers away
    está a unos 20 minutos de aquí it takes o it's about 20 minutes from here, it's a 20 minute drive ( o walk etc) from here
    1 (señalando hora, momento, fecha) at
    abren a las ocho they open at eight o'clock
    ¿a qué hora vengo? what time shall I come?
    a eso de las dos at around o about two o'clock
    a mediados de abril in mid-April
    hoy estamos a 20 it's the 20th today
    al día siguiente the next o following day
    empezó a hablar a los diez meses he started talking when he was ten months old o at ten months
    llegó a la mañana/noche ( RPl); he arrived in the morning/at night
    2 al + INF:
    se cayó al bajar del autobús she fell as she was getting off the bus
    al verlo me di cuenta de que ya no lo quería when I saw him o on seeing him, I realized that I no longer loved him
    al salir de la estación torcí a la izquierda I turned left out of the station
    3
    (indicando distancia en el tiempo): a escasos minutos de su llegada (después) just a few minutes after she arrived; (antes) just a few minutes before she arrived
    trabajan de lunes a viernes/de una a cinco they work (from) Monday to Friday/from one to five
    a los diez minutos del primer tiempo ten minutes into the first half o after ten minutes of the first half
    estaré en París de martes a jueves I'll be in Paris from Tuesday until Thursday, I'll be in Paris Tuesday through Thursday ( AmE)
    C
    (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia): tres veces al día/a la semana three times a day/a week
    sale a 2.000 euros por cabeza it works out at 2,000 euros per person
    iban a 100 kilómetros por hora they were going (at) 100 kilometers per hour
    nos ganaron cinco a tres they beat us by five points to three, they beat us five three o ( AmE) five to three
    D
    (indicando modo, estilo): fuimos a pie/a caballo we walked/rode, we went on foot/on horseback
    pollo al horno/a la brasa roast/barbecued chicken
    un peinado a lo Rodolfo Valentino a Rudolph Valentino hairstyle
    a crédito on credit
    ilustraciones a todo color full-color illustrations
    una tela a rayas a piece of striped material
    1
    (introduciendo el complemento directo de persona): ¿viste a José? did you see José?
    la policía está buscando al asesino the police are looking for the murderer
    no he leído a Freud I haven't read (any) Freud
    busca una secretaria bilingüe he's looking for a bilingual secretary
    ]
    2
    (introduciendo el complemento indirecto): le escribió una carta a su padre he wrote a letter to his father, he wrote his father a letter
    dáselo/dáselos a ella give it/them to her
    les enseña inglés a mis hijos she teaches my children English
    suave al tacto soft to the touch
    agradable al oído pleasing to the ear
    3
    (indicando procedencia): se lo compré a una gitana I bought it from o ( colloq) off a gipsy
    F
    enséñale a nadar teach him to swim
    fue a preguntar he went to ask
    a que + SUBJ:
    los instó a que participaran he urged them to take part
    voy a ir a que me hagan un chequeo I'm going to go and have a checkup
    2 ( fam)
    (para): ¿a qué tanta ceremonia? what's all the fuss for?
    ¿a qué le fuiste a decir eso? what did you go and tell him that for?
    3
    a por ( Esp fam): bajo a por pan I'm going down to get some bread o for some bread ( colloq)
    ¿quién va a ir a por los niños? who's going to fetch o get the children?
    ¡a por ello! go for it!
    los puntos a tratar en la reunión de mañana the points to be discussed at tomorrow's meeting
    es una idea a tener en cuenta it's an idea to bear in mind o that should be borne in mind
    total a pagar total payable
    horario a convenir hours to be arranged
    H
    1
    (en órdenes): ¡a la cama, niños! off to bed, children!
    ¡a callar! shut up! ( colloq)
    vamos ¡a trabajar! come on, let's get some work done!
    a decir verdad to tell you the truth
    a juzgar por lo que tú dices judging from what you say
    3 ( fam)
    (en cuanto a): a tozudo no hay quien le gane when it comes to being stubborn there's nobody like him
    4
    (indicando causa): a petición del interesado ( frml); at the request of the interested party
    al + INF:
    al no saber idiomas está en desventaja as he doesn't speak any languages he is at a disadvantage, he's at a disadvantage not speaking any languages
    5
    (expresando desafío): ¿a que no sabes qué nota me puso? you'll never guess what mark she gave me!
    tú no te atreverías — ¿a que sí? you wouldn't dare — do you want to o a bet? ( colloq)
    ¡a que no puedes! bet you can't! ( colloq)
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    A    
    a
    A,
    ◊ a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

    a preposición Nota:
    La preposición a suele emplearse precedida de ciertos verbos como empezar, ir, oler, sonar etc, en cuyo caso ver bajo el respectivo verbo.No se traduce cuando introduce el complemento directo de persona (ser humano, pronombres personales que lo representan, como quien, alguien, algún etc) o un nombre con un objeto o animal personalizado: amo a mi patria = I love my country, paseo a mi perro = I walk my dog.En los casos en que precede al artículo definido el para formar la contracción al, ver bajo la siguiente entrada, donde también se encontrarán otros ejemplos y usos de a.
    1

    ◊ voy a México/la tienda I'm going to Mexico/to the shop;

    voy a casa I'm going home;
    se cayó al río she fell into the river


    a orillas del Ebro on the banks of the Ebro;
    se sentó al sol he sat in the sun;
    se sentó a mi derecha he sat down on my right


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


    a la hora de comer at lunch time;
    ¿a qué hora vengo? what time shall I come?;
    a mediados de abril in mid-April;
    al día siguiente the next o following day

    ◊ hoy estamos a lunes/a 20 today is Monday/it's the 20th today

    c) al + inf:


    al enterarse de la noticia when he learnt o on learning the news



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

    sale a 100 euros cada uno it works out at 100 euros each;
    a 100 kilómetros por hora (at) 100 kilometers per hour;
    nos ganaron cinco a tres they beat us five three o (AmE) five to three
    4 (indicando modo, medio, estilo):
    ◊ a pie/a caballo on foot/on horseback;

    a crédito on credit;
    funciona a pilas it runs on batteries;
    a mano by hand;
    a rayas striped;
    vestirse a lo punk to wear punk clothes
    5

    ◊ ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

    no he leído a Freud I haven't read (any) Freud


    dáselo a ella give it to her;
    les enseña inglés a mis hijos she teaches my children English;
    le echó (la) llave a la puerta she locked the door

    ◊ se lo compré a una gitana I bought it from o (colloq) off a gipsy

    A, a f (letra) A
    'A' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    a. C.
    - a.m.
    - abajeña
    - abajeño
    - abanderada
    - abanderado
    - abandonar
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abanico
    - abarquillada
    - abarquillado
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abasto
    - abatida
    - abatido
    - abatirse
    - abdicar
    - aberración
    - abertura
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abigarrada
    - abigarrado
    - abigarrar
    - ablandar
    - ablusada
    - ablusado
    - abnegada
    - abnegado
    - abobada
    - abobado
    - abocada
    - abocado
    - abogacía
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abombada
    - abombado
    - abonar
    - abonada
    - abonado
    - abonarse
    - abono
    - abordar
    - abordaje
    - aborregar
    - abortar
    - abortiva
    English:
    A
    - A-level
    - a.m.
    - abandon
    - abandoned
    - abide by
    - ability
    - abject
    - abnormal
    - aboard
    - aborigine
    - abortion
    - abortive
    - about
    - above
    - above-board
    - above-mentioned
    - abrasive
    - abreast
    - abridged
    - abrupt
    - absent
    - absent-minded
    - absolute
    - absolutely
    - absorbed
    - abstemious
    - abstract
    - absurd
    - abundant
    - abuse
    - abusive
    - abysmal
    - academic
    - academy
    - accede
    - accent
    - acceptable
    - access
    - accident-prone
    - accidental
    - accidentally
    - acclimatized
    - accommodate
    - accommodation
    - accomplish
    - accomplished
    - account
    - account for
    - accountable
    * * *
    A
    1. (abrev de autopista) Br M, US freeway
    2. (abrev de alfil) [en notación de ajedrez] B
    A, a [a] nf
    [letra] A, a;
    si por a o por be… if for any reason…
    * * *
    a
    prp
    al este de to the east of;
    a casa home;
    ir a la cama/al cine go to bed/to the movies;
    ¡a trabajar! get to work!;
    vamos a Buenos Aires we’re going to Buenos Aires;
    voy a casa de Marta I’m going to Marta’s (house)
    a la mesa at the table;
    al lado de next to;
    a la derecha on the right;
    al sol in the sun;
    a treinta kilómetros de Cuzco thirty kilometers from Cuzco;
    está a cinco kilómetros it’s five kilometers away
    :
    ¿a qué hora llegas? what time do you arrive?;
    a las tres at three o’clock;
    de once a doce from eleven (o’clock) to twelve;
    estamos a quince de febrero it’s February fifteenth;
    a los treinta años at the age of thirty;
    a la llegada del tren when the train arrives
    :
    a la española the Spanish way;
    a mano by hand;
    a pie on foot;
    a 50 kilómetros por hora at fifty kilometers an hour
    :
    ¿a cómo o
    cuánto está? how much is it?;
    están a dos pesos el kilo they are two pesos a kilo
    :
    dáselo a tu hermano give it to your brother
    :
    vi a mi padre I saw my father
    :
    empezar a begin to;
    jugar a las cartas play cards;
    decidirse a hacer algo decide to do sth;
    voy a comprarlo I’m going to buy it;
    a decir verdad to tell the truth
    :
    ¿a que no lo sabes? I bet you don’t know;
    a ver OK, right;
    a ver lo que pasa ahora let’s see what happens now
    abr (= alias) aka (= also known as)
    * * *
    a nf
    : first letter of the Spanish alphabet
    a prep
    1) : to
    nos vamos a México: we're going to Mexico
    ¿llamaste a tu papá?: did you call your dad?
    como a usted le guste: as you wish
    3) : in the manner of
    papas a la francesa: french fries
    4) : on, by means of
    a pie: on foot
    5) : per, each
    tres pastillas al día: three pills per day
    enséñales a leer: teach them to read
    problemas a resolver: problems to be solved
    * * *
    a prep
    3. (distancia) away
    está a un kilómetro de aquí it's one kilometre from here / it's one kilometre away
    4. (tiempo) at
    5. (distribución, cantidad, medida, precio) a / at
    tocamos a 1.000 cada uno it works out at 1,000 each
    fui a pie I walked / I went on foot
    hecho a mano handmade / made by hand
    ¿has visto a Iván? have you seen Iván?
    9. (para) for
    10. (de) from

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 5 a cargo de una sola persona

    (n.) = one-man band
    Ex. This library housekeeping facility is aimed primarily at the small, one-man band type library.
    * * *

    Ex: This library housekeeping facility is aimed primarily at the small, one-man band type library.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a cargo de una sola persona

  • 6 a gran escala

    = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale
    Ex. It is in the development of such large-scale services that problems are seen most acutely.
    Ex. When the use of all synonymous terms would result in a massive duplication of A/Z subject index entries 'see references' are employed.
    Ex. Moder technology allows us to link computers in different centres and to transmit information on a wide scale.
    Ex. Many households are still without telephone, let alone equipped with the wide-band cable needed for fast, high-volume electronic communication.
    Ex. Without the stimuli of cooperative agencies, many programmes such as wide-scale interlibrary loan would not have developed so rapidly.
    Ex. Due to advantages such as access to information on a broad scale, networking is being increasingly adopted in Latin America and in the Caribbean.
    Ex. The United Nations (UN), its various information offices and its sister agencies are shifting into electronic publishing in a big way.
    Ex. A 'toxic combination' of poverty and social injustice is killing people on a grand scale, a World Health Organisation report said Thursday.
    * * *
    = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale

    Ex: It is in the development of such large-scale services that problems are seen most acutely.

    Ex: When the use of all synonymous terms would result in a massive duplication of A/Z subject index entries 'see references' are employed.
    Ex: Moder technology allows us to link computers in different centres and to transmit information on a wide scale.
    Ex: Many households are still without telephone, let alone equipped with the wide-band cable needed for fast, high-volume electronic communication.
    Ex: Without the stimuli of cooperative agencies, many programmes such as wide-scale interlibrary loan would not have developed so rapidly.
    Ex: Due to advantages such as access to information on a broad scale, networking is being increasingly adopted in Latin America and in the Caribbean.
    Ex: The United Nations (UN), its various information offices and its sister agencies are shifting into electronic publishing in a big way.
    Ex: A 'toxic combination' of poverty and social injustice is killing people on a grand scale, a World Health Organisation report said Thursday.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a gran escala

  • 7 a más largo plazo

    (n.) = longer-term
    Ex. Long-distance high-rate data transmission is possible at the present time by combining a number of narrow-band channels, but the longer-term solution is the installation of a new wide-band network.
    * * *

    Ex: Long-distance high-rate data transmission is possible at the present time by combining a number of narrow-band channels, but the longer-term solution is the installation of a new wide-band network.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a más largo plazo

  • 8 abarcar de ... a ...

    (v.) = range from... to..., stretch from... to...
    Ex. These options obviously range from the very informal to the very formal.
    Ex. In the middle range of authorship there is, then, quite a wide band of writing stretching from the scholarly to the market-orientated = En el nivel medio de autoría existe, pues, a una gran gama de producciones escritas que van desde lo científico a lo comercial.
    * * *
    (v.) = range from... to..., stretch from... to...

    Ex: These options obviously range from the very informal to the very formal.

    Ex: In the middle range of authorship there is, then, quite a wide band of writing stretching from the scholarly to the market-orientated = En el nivel medio de autoría existe, pues, a una gran gama de producciones escritas que van desde lo científico a lo comercial.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abarcar de ... a ...

  • 9 acabarse

    pron.v.
    to finish, to stop, to come to an end; to die, to run out.
    ¡Se acabó it's all over
    * * *
    1 to end, finish, come to an end (no quedar) to run out
    * * *
    1) to finish, come to an end
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=terminarse) [acto, reunión] to finish, come to an end; [reservas] to run out

    todo se acabó para él — * he's had it *

    ¡se acabó! — that's it!

    ¡un minuto más y se acabó! — one more minute and that will be it!

    ¡te quedas aquí y se acabó! — you're staying here and that's that!

    -... y san se acabó
    2) [con complemento indirecto]

    se me acabó la paciencia — my patience is exhausted o at an end, I've run out of patience

    3) [con valor enfático]
    4) [persona] (=morir) to die; esp LAm (=cansarse) to wear o.s. out
    * * *
    (v.) = draw to + a close, peter out, run out, be gone, come to + an end, run out of, draw to + an end, wind down, be all gone
    Ex. In 1971 the experimental phase of PRECIS was drawing to a close as the system became operational in the British national bibliography.
    Ex. Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.
    Ex. He continued writing for two years until his ink ran out.
    Ex. Hard times lie ahead, the halcyon days are gone -- perhaps forever.
    Ex. The era of paper-based information systems is coming to an end.
    Ex. The philosophy of science lacks a time dimension and seems to have run out of language to cope with all the abstractions needed.
    Ex. As the war drew to an end, the horrendous scenes of misery and destitution came to light.
    Ex. As President Bush's second term winds down, this is no time for him to be making trouble for his successor.
    Ex. The hall is quiet, the band has packed up, and the munchies are all gone.
    * * *
    (v.) = draw to + a close, peter out, run out, be gone, come to + an end, run out of, draw to + an end, wind down, be all gone

    Ex: In 1971 the experimental phase of PRECIS was drawing to a close as the system became operational in the British national bibliography.

    Ex: Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.
    Ex: He continued writing for two years until his ink ran out.
    Ex: Hard times lie ahead, the halcyon days are gone -- perhaps forever.
    Ex: The era of paper-based information systems is coming to an end.
    Ex: The philosophy of science lacks a time dimension and seems to have run out of language to cope with all the abstractions needed.
    Ex: As the war drew to an end, the horrendous scenes of misery and destitution came to light.
    Ex: As President Bush's second term winds down, this is no time for him to be making trouble for his successor.
    Ex: The hall is quiet, the band has packed up, and the munchies are all gone.

    * * *

    ■acabarse verbo reflexivo to finish, come to an end: se nos acabó el aceite, we ran out of olive oil
    exclamación familiar ¡se acabó!, that's that!
    ' acabarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    terminarse
    - acabar
    English:
    draw
    - end
    - give out
    - go
    - run
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [agotarse] to be used up, to be gone;
    se nos ha acabado la gasolina we're out of petrol o US gas;
    se ha acabado la comida there's no more food left;
    se ha acabado la leche the milk has run out, we've run out of milk;
    no corras tanto, se te acabarán las fuerzas don't run so fast, you'll run out of energy
    2. [terminar] [guerra, película] to finish, to be over
    3. [consumir] [comida] to eat up;
    ¡acábatelo todo y no dejes ni una miga! make sure you eat it all up!
    4. RP, Ven Fam [tener un orgasmo] to come
    5. Comp
    ¡se acabó! [¡basta ya!] that's enough!;
    [se terminó] that's it, then!;
    ¡te quedarás en casa y (san) se acabó! you'll stay at home and that's that o that's the end of it!;
    se acabó lo que se daba that is/was the end of that;
    Méx Fam
    no acabársela: no me la acabo con la cantidad de trabajo que hay I can't deal with the amount of work we've got
    * * *
    v/r de actividad finish, end; de pan, dinero run out;
    se nos ha acabado el azúcar we’ve run out of sugar;
    ¡se acabó! that’s it!, that’s that!
    * * *
    vr
    terminarse: to come to an end, to run out
    se me acabó el dinero: I ran out of money
    * * *
    acabarse vb to run out [pt. ran; pp. run]
    ¡se acabó! that's it!

    Spanish-English dictionary > acabarse

  • 10 actuación

    f.
    1 behavior, behaviour, conduct.
    2 acting, play-acting.
    3 pretense, airs, show.
    4 judicial action, proceeding, action.
    * * *
    1 (en cine, teatro) performance
    2 (intervención) intervention, action
    3 DERECHO legal proceedings plural
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=intervención) [de cantante, deportista] performance; [de actor] acting

    actuación en directo, actuación en vivo — live performance

    2) (=espectáculo)
    3) (=acción) action
    4) (=conducta) behaviour, behavior (EEUU), conduct

    la actuación de la policía en la manifestación — the behaviour o conduct of the police at the demonstration

    5) pl actuaciones (Jur) (legal) proceedings
    * * *
    a) ( acción) action
    b) (Cin, Dep, Teatr) performance
    c) ( conducta) conduct
    d) (recital, sesión) performance, concert
    * * *
    = action, effort, initiative, performance, enactment, engagement, move, deed, action, implementation, measure.
    Ex. Americans, convinced that education could be the panacea for all their ills, answered with vigorous action.
    Ex. Co-operative, carefully planned and financed internationally backed efforts have been the keynote of more recent activity.
    Ex. These discussions will influence subsequent planning initiatives with regard to the design and layout of the new building.
    Ex. The totals and averages at the right-hand side if the screen give summary information about the performance of the vendor.
    Ex. To re-emphasize a point that cannot be over-emphasized: reading aloud to children of all ages is vital, if for no other reason, because this is the way we learn how to turn cold print into a dramatic enactment in the theater of our imagination.
    Ex. Any attempt to coerce a response without good reason based on that child's present predicament is to place in jeopardy the child's willing engagement now and in the future.
    Ex. This move has probably affirmed the future of DC.
    Ex. Books were kept for historical records of deeds done by the inhabitants: their worthy acts as well as their sins.
    Ex. Coates believed that in order to conceptualise an action it is necessary to visualise the thing on which the action is being performed.
    Ex. This software is important to the further implementation of the record format, especially in developing countries.
    Ex. If we as a society hope to deal with a very real and important issue, the implementation of this popular measure is a good place to start.
    ----
    * actuación académica = learning performance.
    * actuación como intermediario = mediating.
    * actuación común = concerted effort.
    * actuación concertada = concerted action.
    * actuación en vivo = live performance, live entertainment, live entertainment.
    * actuación estelar = star performance.
    * actuación legal = legal action, legal proceedings.
    * actuación militar = military action.
    * actuación musical = musical event, musical performance, music performance.
    * actuación positiva = positive action.
    * actuación relacionada con la información = information action.
    * actuación simbólica = symbolic action.
    * ámbito de actuación = sphere of activity, sphere of influence, arena for activity, extent of activity.
    * ámbito geográfico de actuación = catchment area.
    * área de actuación = area for action, area of policy, policy area.
    * calendario de actuación = time scale [timescale], action agenda.
    * calendario de actuaciones = action agenda.
    * campo de actuación = purview, scope, sphere of interest.
    * de actuación = for action.
    * decisión sobre qué política de actuación seguir = policy decision.
    * fase de actuación = implementation stage, stage of implementation.
    * línea de actuación = course of action, line of attack, operational line, action line, prong, line of direction.
    * llevar a cabo una actuación común = make + a concerted effort.
    * método de actuación = clinical practice.
    * organizar una actuación musical = put on + musical event.
    * pautas de actuación = best practices.
    * plan de actuación = action plan, business plan, plan of action, action statement, road map [roadmap], plan for action, response plan.
    * política de actuación = policy.
    * principio de actuación = governing principle.
    * programa de actuación = programme of action, action programme, action plan, operating programme.
    * * *
    a) ( acción) action
    b) (Cin, Dep, Teatr) performance
    c) ( conducta) conduct
    d) (recital, sesión) performance, concert
    * * *
    = action, effort, initiative, performance, enactment, engagement, move, deed, action, implementation, measure.

    Ex: Americans, convinced that education could be the panacea for all their ills, answered with vigorous action.

    Ex: Co-operative, carefully planned and financed internationally backed efforts have been the keynote of more recent activity.
    Ex: These discussions will influence subsequent planning initiatives with regard to the design and layout of the new building.
    Ex: The totals and averages at the right-hand side if the screen give summary information about the performance of the vendor.
    Ex: To re-emphasize a point that cannot be over-emphasized: reading aloud to children of all ages is vital, if for no other reason, because this is the way we learn how to turn cold print into a dramatic enactment in the theater of our imagination.
    Ex: Any attempt to coerce a response without good reason based on that child's present predicament is to place in jeopardy the child's willing engagement now and in the future.
    Ex: This move has probably affirmed the future of DC.
    Ex: Books were kept for historical records of deeds done by the inhabitants: their worthy acts as well as their sins.
    Ex: Coates believed that in order to conceptualise an action it is necessary to visualise the thing on which the action is being performed.
    Ex: This software is important to the further implementation of the record format, especially in developing countries.
    Ex: If we as a society hope to deal with a very real and important issue, the implementation of this popular measure is a good place to start.
    * actuación académica = learning performance.
    * actuación como intermediario = mediating.
    * actuación común = concerted effort.
    * actuación concertada = concerted action.
    * actuación en vivo = live performance, live entertainment, live entertainment.
    * actuación estelar = star performance.
    * actuación legal = legal action, legal proceedings.
    * actuación militar = military action.
    * actuación musical = musical event, musical performance, music performance.
    * actuación positiva = positive action.
    * actuación relacionada con la información = information action.
    * actuación simbólica = symbolic action.
    * ámbito de actuación = sphere of activity, sphere of influence, arena for activity, extent of activity.
    * ámbito geográfico de actuación = catchment area.
    * área de actuación = area for action, area of policy, policy area.
    * calendario de actuación = time scale [timescale], action agenda.
    * calendario de actuaciones = action agenda.
    * campo de actuación = purview, scope, sphere of interest.
    * de actuación = for action.
    * decisión sobre qué política de actuación seguir = policy decision.
    * fase de actuación = implementation stage, stage of implementation.
    * línea de actuación = course of action, line of attack, operational line, action line, prong, line of direction.
    * llevar a cabo una actuación común = make + a concerted effort.
    * método de actuación = clinical practice.
    * organizar una actuación musical = put on + musical event.
    * pautas de actuación = best practices.
    * plan de actuación = action plan, business plan, plan of action, action statement, road map [roadmap], plan for action, response plan.
    * política de actuación = policy.
    * principio de actuación = governing principle.
    * programa de actuación = programme of action, action programme, action plan, operating programme.

    * * *
    A
    1 (acción) performance
    el premio a la mejor actuación the prize for the best performance
    es un buen guión pero la actuación es pésima the script is good but the acting is appalling
    la brillante actuación del equipo/del abogado the team's/lawyer's brilliant performance
    criticó la actuación de la policía he criticized the conduct of the police
    2 (recital, sesión) performance
    3 ( Ling) performance
    B actuaciones fpl ( Der) proceedings (pl)
    podría dar lugar a actuaciones penales it could give rise to criminal proceedings
    * * *

     

    actuación sustantivo femenino

    b) (Cin, Dep, Teatr) performance;



    d) (recital, sesión) performance, concert

    actuación sustantivo femenino
    1 (interpretación, participación) performance
    2 (intervención) intervention, action: su actuación fue decisiva para que no murieran ahogados, her intervention was decisive in preventing them from drowning
    ' actuación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ámbito
    - arbitrariedad
    - broche
    - concertar
    - intervención
    - operación
    - papelón
    - teatralidad
    - aprobación
    - aprobar
    - bravo
    - brillante
    - cometido
    - desafortunado
    - deslucido
    - destacado
    - discreto
    - espontáneo
    - improvisación
    - irrepetible
    - lucido
    - magistral
    - notable
    - papel
    - pobre
    - precipitado
    - rematar
    - sobresaliente
    - valorar
    - vivo
    English:
    appearance
    - booking
    - gig
    - impromptu
    - match up
    - number
    - optimum
    - performance
    - scintillating
    - showing
    - spirited
    - unconvincing
    - uninspired
    - wooden
    - action
    - cameo
    - feature
    - highlight
    - star
    - venue
    * * *
    1. [conducta, proceder] conduct, behaviour
    2. [interpretación] performance;
    la actuación del protagonista es excelente the main character gives an excellent performance;
    esta tarde vamos a una actuación de unos cómicos we're going to a comedy show this evening;
    con la actuación estelar de… starring…;
    tuvo una actuación muy decepcionante she gave a very disappointing performance
    3. Der
    actuaciones proceedings
    4. Ling performance
    * * *
    f
    1 TEA performance
    2 ( intervención) intervention
    3
    :
    actuaciones pl JUR proceedings
    * * *
    1) : performance
    2) actuaciones nfpl
    diligencias: proceedings
    * * *
    1. (representación) performance
    2. (acción) action

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  • 11 agotarse

    pron.v.
    to become exhausted; to be finished.
    * * *
    1 (cansarse) to become exhausted, become tired out
    2 (gastarse) to run out
    3 COMERCIO to be sold out
    * * *
    1) to get exhausted, tire oneself out, wear oneself out
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=cansarse) to get exhausted, tire o.s. out, wear o.s. out

    me agoto pronto nadando — I soon get exhausted when I swim, I soon tire o wear myself out when I swim, swimming soon tires o wears me out

    2) [mercancía, artículo, género] to sell out

    ese producto se nos ha agotado — we've sold out of that product, that product is o has sold out

    3) [recursos, reservas] to run out
    4) [prórroga, tiempo] to run out
    * * *
    (v.) = run down, peter out, run + short (of), run out, go out of + print, sell out, dry up, run out of, run + dry, be all gone
    Ex. A closed system will be subject to entropy -- the tendency for a system to run down through the loss of differentiation.
    Ex. Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.
    Ex. The arguments are well known but we must realise that there was a very real fear that society would run short of manual labour = Los argumentos son bien conocidos pero debemos darnos cuenta de que había existía un miedo real de que la sociedad se quedase sin mano de obra.
    Ex. He continued writing for two years until his ink ran out.
    Ex. Zilg claims that his book 'Du Pont: Behind the nylon Curtain', which is highly critical of Du Pont, was allowed to go out of print prematurely as a direct result of pressure being brought to bear on the publisher by Du Pont.
    Ex. The first edition was quickly sold out, and I decided to revise it in the light of comments by colleagues and reviewers, and of developments in my own thinking.
    Ex. The article 'Slim chance for ethnic funding' explains how funding for library projects to provide assistance to ethnic minorities has almost dried up.
    Ex. The philosophy of science lacks a time dimension and seems to have run out of language to cope with all the abstractions needed.
    Ex. So stop fretting that UK unemployment is rising as the tax burden soars, consumers stop spending and North Sea oil runs dry.
    Ex. The hall is quiet, the band has packed up, and the munchies are all gone.
    * * *
    (v.) = run down, peter out, run + short (of), run out, go out of + print, sell out, dry up, run out of, run + dry, be all gone

    Ex: A closed system will be subject to entropy -- the tendency for a system to run down through the loss of differentiation.

    Ex: Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.
    Ex: The arguments are well known but we must realise that there was a very real fear that society would run short of manual labour = Los argumentos son bien conocidos pero debemos darnos cuenta de que había existía un miedo real de que la sociedad se quedase sin mano de obra.
    Ex: He continued writing for two years until his ink ran out.
    Ex: Zilg claims that his book 'Du Pont: Behind the nylon Curtain', which is highly critical of Du Pont, was allowed to go out of print prematurely as a direct result of pressure being brought to bear on the publisher by Du Pont.
    Ex: The first edition was quickly sold out, and I decided to revise it in the light of comments by colleagues and reviewers, and of developments in my own thinking.
    Ex: The article 'Slim chance for ethnic funding' explains how funding for library projects to provide assistance to ethnic minorities has almost dried up.
    Ex: The philosophy of science lacks a time dimension and seems to have run out of language to cope with all the abstractions needed.
    Ex: So stop fretting that UK unemployment is rising as the tax burden soars, consumers stop spending and North Sea oil runs dry.
    Ex: The hall is quiet, the band has packed up, and the munchies are all gone.

    * * *

    ■agotarse verbo reflexivo
    1 (terminarse las existencias, la paciencia) to run out, be used up
    Com to be sold out
    2 (cansarse) to become exhausted o tired out
    ' agotarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agotar
    English:
    give out
    - go
    - run down
    - run out
    - short
    - wear
    - dry
    - run
    - sell
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [cansarse] to tire oneself out, to exhaust oneself;
    se agotó con la caminata the walk tired him out o exhausted him
    2. [acabarse] to run out;
    [libro, disco, entradas] to sell out;
    se nos agotaron las provisiones our provisions ran out;
    las entradas se agotaron en seguida the tickets sold out almost immediately;
    se nos ha agotado ese modelo that model has sold out;
    se me está agotando la paciencia my patience is running out o wearing thin
    3. [pila, batería] to go flat
    * * *
    v/r
    1 ( cansarse) get worn out, exhaust o.s.
    2 ( terminarse) run out, become exhausted
    3 ( venderse) sell out;
    la primera edición se ha agotado the first edition has sold out
    * * *
    vr
    * * *
    1. (en general) to run out [pt. ran; pp. run]
    2. (existencias) to sell out [pt. & pp. sold]

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  • 12 agrupar

    v.
    1 to group (together).
    Ricardo agrupa las flores rojas Richard groups red flowers.
    María agrupa a las chicas Mary groups the girls.
    2 to consolidate.
    El sufrimiento agrupa a las personas Suffering consolidates people.
    3 to join together, to herd together, to cluster together, to crowd together.
    Ricardo agrupa a los cadetes Richard joins the cadets together.
    * * *
    1 to group, put into groups
    1 to group together, form a group
    2 (asociarse) to associate
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.
    VT (=reunir en grupo) to group, group together; [+ gente, datos etc] to gather, assemble; (=amontonar) to crowd together
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( formar grupos) to put... into groups, to group
    b) ( reunir) <organizaciones/partidos> to bring together
    2.
    agruparse v pron
    a) ( formar un grupo) niños/policías to gather; partidos to come together
    b) ( dividirse en grupos) to get into groups
    * * *
    = bring together, categorise [categorize, -USA], draw together, fall into, group, group together, merge, pull together, put together, stack, encapsulate, coalesce, lump together, juxtapose, stand + together, pool, band, shuffle together.
    Ex. For example, Recreation, previously dispersed over several main classes, is now brought together as a new main class, and Space Science has been added between Astronomy and the Earth Sciences.
    Ex. It is widely recognised that it is difficult and unhelpful to categorise fiction according to a subject classification = Es un hecho ampliamente reconocido la dificultad y la poca utilidad de clasificar la literatura narrativa de acuerdo con una clasificación por materias.
    Ex. The application of the classification schemes, once constructed, involves synthesis, or the drawing together of the single concepts which are listed in the scheme from their different facets, in order to specify compound subjects.
    Ex. References will also be necessary, and will fall into the same types as those identified for personal authors, that is, 'see', 'see also', and explanatory references.
    Ex. There are a number of types of abstracts which will be grouped under the term 'mini-abstracts'.
    Ex. Some schools favor subject arrangement, other group together everything by publisher, and others sort everything out according to a theme.
    Ex. During the construction of a thesaurus, the computer can be enlisted to sort, merge, edit and compare terms.
    Ex. This library decided to launch an attack on illiteracy by pulling together a variety of approaches to learning to read.
    Ex. The way in which this scheme is put together in book form often causes some confusion at first.
    Ex. Cards are filed in drawers, approximately 1000 cards per drawer, which when stacked together may form a catalogue cabinet.
    Ex. The fundamental OOP technique is to encapsulate data with the operations/code that operate on that data into a single entity which is called an object.
    Ex. Mayo's conclusion was that 'the singling out of certain groups of employees for special attention had the effect of coalescing previously indifferent individuals into cohesive groups with a high degree of group ride or esprit-de-corps'.
    Ex. He also lumps himself and librarians together as 'devoted and in some instances veteran pursuers, preservers, and disseminators of truth'.
    Ex. We might consider that the key term, the one on which the others depend and which will juxtapose the document most usefully with others of a like kind, is Home Office.
    Ex. For instance, in reproduction of Renoir's work under the subject IMPRESSIONISM, Renoir's works would not stand together in the catalog but be spread out according to their titles.
    Ex. The results of two studies of the way reference librarians work were pooled to provide an understanding of the important features necessary in software for computerized reference work.
    Ex. The author advises banding retention policies to focus on a few clear options.
    Ex. This volume is in fact three books shuffled together under one luscious cover, unfurling as a fantasia on technique that explores, among other things, Mau's riffs on modernism.
    ----
    * agrupar los términos sinónimos = merge + synonyms.
    * agrupar palabras que tienen la misma raíz = merge + word forms.
    * agruparse = band together, cluster, team, partner.
    * agruparse (con) = team up (with).
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( formar grupos) to put... into groups, to group
    b) ( reunir) <organizaciones/partidos> to bring together
    2.
    agruparse v pron
    a) ( formar un grupo) niños/policías to gather; partidos to come together
    b) ( dividirse en grupos) to get into groups
    * * *
    = bring together, categorise [categorize, -USA], draw together, fall into, group, group together, merge, pull together, put together, stack, encapsulate, coalesce, lump together, juxtapose, stand + together, pool, band, shuffle together.

    Ex: For example, Recreation, previously dispersed over several main classes, is now brought together as a new main class, and Space Science has been added between Astronomy and the Earth Sciences.

    Ex: It is widely recognised that it is difficult and unhelpful to categorise fiction according to a subject classification = Es un hecho ampliamente reconocido la dificultad y la poca utilidad de clasificar la literatura narrativa de acuerdo con una clasificación por materias.
    Ex: The application of the classification schemes, once constructed, involves synthesis, or the drawing together of the single concepts which are listed in the scheme from their different facets, in order to specify compound subjects.
    Ex: References will also be necessary, and will fall into the same types as those identified for personal authors, that is, 'see', 'see also', and explanatory references.
    Ex: There are a number of types of abstracts which will be grouped under the term 'mini-abstracts'.
    Ex: Some schools favor subject arrangement, other group together everything by publisher, and others sort everything out according to a theme.
    Ex: During the construction of a thesaurus, the computer can be enlisted to sort, merge, edit and compare terms.
    Ex: This library decided to launch an attack on illiteracy by pulling together a variety of approaches to learning to read.
    Ex: The way in which this scheme is put together in book form often causes some confusion at first.
    Ex: Cards are filed in drawers, approximately 1000 cards per drawer, which when stacked together may form a catalogue cabinet.
    Ex: The fundamental OOP technique is to encapsulate data with the operations/code that operate on that data into a single entity which is called an object.
    Ex: Mayo's conclusion was that 'the singling out of certain groups of employees for special attention had the effect of coalescing previously indifferent individuals into cohesive groups with a high degree of group ride or esprit-de-corps'.
    Ex: He also lumps himself and librarians together as 'devoted and in some instances veteran pursuers, preservers, and disseminators of truth'.
    Ex: We might consider that the key term, the one on which the others depend and which will juxtapose the document most usefully with others of a like kind, is Home Office.
    Ex: For instance, in reproduction of Renoir's work under the subject IMPRESSIONISM, Renoir's works would not stand together in the catalog but be spread out according to their titles.
    Ex: The results of two studies of the way reference librarians work were pooled to provide an understanding of the important features necessary in software for computerized reference work.
    Ex: The author advises banding retention policies to focus on a few clear options.
    Ex: This volume is in fact three books shuffled together under one luscious cover, unfurling as a fantasia on technique that explores, among other things, Mau's riffs on modernism.
    * agrupar los términos sinónimos = merge + synonyms.
    * agrupar palabras que tienen la misma raíz = merge + word forms.
    * agruparse = band together, cluster, team, partner.
    * agruparse (con) = team up (with).

    * * *
    agrupar [A1 ]
    vt
    agruparon a los niños por edades they divided o put the children into groups according to their ages
    agrupa esos libros por autores group those books by author
    la coalición agrupa a siete partidos distintos the coalition is made up of seven different parties
    agrupó a varias organizaciones ecologistas it brought together several ecologist groups
    ■ agruparse
    1 (formar un grupo) «niños/policías» to gather, form a group; «partidos» to come together, join forces
    2 (dividirse en grupos) to get into groups
    * * *

     

    agrupar ( conjugate agrupar) verbo transitivo
    a) ( formar grupos) to put … into groups, to group

    b) ( reunir) ‹organizaciones/partidos› to bring together

    agruparse verbo pronominal
    a) ( formar un grupo) [niños/policías] to gather;

    [ partidos] to come together

    agrupar verbo transitivo to group
    ' agrupar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aunar
    English:
    bracket
    - group
    - lump
    * * *
    ♦ vt
    to group (together);
    la red agrupa a veinte emisoras locales the network brings together o is made up of twenty local radio stations;
    la guía agrupa toda la información disponible sobre el tema the guide brings together all the available information on the subject;
    una asociación que agrupa a más de 10.000 médicos an association of more than 10,000 doctors
    * * *
    v/t group, put into groups
    * * *
    : to group together
    * * *
    agrupar vb to put into groups [pt. & pp. put]

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  • 13 agruparse

    pron.v.
    to form a group; to gather, to come together, to cluster.
    * * *
    1 to group together, form a group
    2 (asociarse) to associate
    * * *
    * * *
    VPR (Pol) to form a group; (=juntarse) to gather together, come together ( en torno a round)
    * * *
    (v.) = band together, cluster, team, partner
    Ex. For example, a group of neighbors bands together to buy their food in larger quantities so they can get it at a cheaper price.
    Ex. He added that in the early days of the city's development, the different ethnic groups had clustered in well-defined colonies.
    Ex. Information Today, Inc. and I are teaming to create a series of articles to be published in Computers in Libraries which will provide user ratings of library automation software.
    Ex. The article 'Let's partner as patriots' maintains that in recent years some people have begun to view the public library as an anachronism.
    * * *
    agruparse (con)

    Ex: Blackwells, for example, has teamed up with the highly successful CARL Uncover service in the US.

    (v.) = band together, cluster, team, partner

    Ex: For example, a group of neighbors bands together to buy their food in larger quantities so they can get it at a cheaper price.

    Ex: He added that in the early days of the city's development, the different ethnic groups had clustered in well-defined colonies.
    Ex: Information Today, Inc. and I are teaming to create a series of articles to be published in Computers in Libraries which will provide user ratings of library automation software.
    Ex: The article 'Let's partner as patriots' maintains that in recent years some people have begun to view the public library as an anachronism.

    * * *

    ■agruparse verbo reflexivo
    1 (reunirse varias personas) to group together, form a group
    2 (formar una sociedad) to associate
    ' agruparse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agrupar
    English:
    bunch together
    - bunch up
    - cluster
    - gather round
    - group
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [congregarse] to gather;
    varios curiosos se agruparon en torno al accidentado a crowd of onlookers gathered around the accident victim
    2. [unirse] to form a group;
    se agrupan en dos categorías diferentes they fall into two different categories
    * * *
    v/r form a group, gather
    * * *
    agruparse vb to get into groups

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  • 14 alarde

    m.
    1 show or display.
    hacer alarde de algo to show something off, to flaunt something
    2 pompous exhibition, display, show, show-off.
    3 boast, brag.
    * * *
    1 display, bragging, boasting
    \
    hacer alarde de to flaunt, show off, parade
    * * *
    noun m.
    display, show
    * * *
    SM

    • en un alarde de generosidad, me pagaron la cena — in a show o display of generosity they paid for my dinner

    • hacer alarde de, siempre hace alarde de sus riquezas — he is always showing off his wealth

    el grupo hizo alarde de su poder de convocatoria — the band demonstrated o displayed their pulling power, it was a demonstration of the pulling power of the band

    2) (Mil) † review
    3) pl alardes esp LAm (=jactancias) boasts
    * * *
    masculino show, display

    hacer alarde de fuerza/riqueza — to show off strength/wealth

    * * *
    = parade, bragging, boasting, bluff.
    Ex. An enquirer upstaged by a virtuoso parade of knowledge may be unwilling to venture into the limelight again.
    Ex. The war in Lebanon began with bragging and ended with bragging.
    Ex. Boasting is like lying because you are not telling the truth about yourself.
    Ex. The most dramatic way to spot a bluff is to look your opponent in the eye and attempt to sense his fear.
    ----
    * hacer alarde de = boast, flaunt, brag, show off.
    * * *
    masculino show, display

    hacer alarde de fuerza/riqueza — to show off strength/wealth

    * * *
    = parade, bragging, boasting, bluff.

    Ex: An enquirer upstaged by a virtuoso parade of knowledge may be unwilling to venture into the limelight again.

    Ex: The war in Lebanon began with bragging and ended with bragging.
    Ex: Boasting is like lying because you are not telling the truth about yourself.
    Ex: The most dramatic way to spot a bluff is to look your opponent in the eye and attempt to sense his fear.
    * hacer alarde de = boast, flaunt, brag, show off.

    * * *
    show, display
    haciendo alarde de su fuerza making a show of o showing off o displaying his strength
    * * *

    alarde sustantivo masculino
    show, display;

    alarde sustantivo masculino bragging, boasting: no puede evitar hacer alarde de sus conocimientos, she can't help showing off her knowledge

    ' alarde' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    despliegue
    English:
    air
    - boast
    - ostentation
    - parade
    - show off
    - display
    - extravaganza
    - razzmatazz
    * * *
    alarde nm
    show, display;
    hizo alarde de su inteligencia she showed off o flaunted her intelligence;
    en un alarde de generosidad, nos invitó a cenar in a display of generosity he invited us to dinner
    * * *
    m show, display;
    hacer alarde de make a show of
    * * *
    alarde nm
    1) : show, display
    2)
    hacer alarde de : to make show of, to boast about
    * * *
    hacer alarde de algo to show off about something [pt. showed; pp. shown]

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  • 15 alianza2

    2 = wedding ring, wedding band.
    Ex. In out search for Mom's wedding ring, we left no stone unturned.
    Ex. The custom of wearing a wedding band is European and has now spread widely across the world.

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  • 16 almorrana

    f.
    hemorrhoid, pile, abnormally enlarged vein in the rectum.
    * * *
    1 familiar pile
    * * *
    = haemorrhoid(s) [hemorrhoid(s), -USA].
    Ex. Rubber band ligation is a procedure in which the hemorrhoid is tied off at its base with rubber bands, cutting off the blood flow to the hemorrhoid.
    * * *
    = haemorrhoid(s) [hemorrhoid(s), -USA].

    Ex: Rubber band ligation is a procedure in which the hemorrhoid is tied off at its base with rubber bands, cutting off the blood flow to the hemorrhoid.

    * * *

    almorrana f fam pile, haemorrhoid

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  • 17 alta intensidad

    (adj.) = high-rate
    Ex. Long-distance high-rate data transmission is possible at the present time by combining a number of narrow-band channels, but the longer-term solution is the installation of a new wide-band network.
    * * *
    (adj.) = high-rate

    Ex: Long-distance high-rate data transmission is possible at the present time by combining a number of narrow-band channels, but the longer-term solution is the installation of a new wide-band network.

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  • 18 alta velocidad

    (adj.) = high-rate
    Ex. Long-distance high-rate data transmission is possible at the present time by combining a number of narrow-band channels, but the longer-term solution is the installation of a new wide-band network.
    * * *
    (adj.) = high-rate

    Ex: Long-distance high-rate data transmission is possible at the present time by combining a number of narrow-band channels, but the longer-term solution is the installation of a new wide-band network.

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  • 19 ancho

    adj.
    1 broad, wide.
    2 latus.
    3 large-waist.
    4 permissive, lax, loose.
    m.
    width, breadth.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: anchar.
    * * *
    ► adjetivo
    1 (gen) broad, wide
    2 (prenda - holgada) loose-fitting; (- grande) too big
    1 (anchura) breadth, width
    ■ ¿qué ancho tiene? how wide is it?
    2 (en costura) width
    \
    a sus anchas familiar comfortable, at ease
    a lo ancho breadthwise, across
    estar más ancho,-a que largo,-a to be full of oneself
    estar muy ancho,-a to have plenty of space, have plenty of room
    ponerse más ancho,-a que largo,-a to swell with pride
    quedarse tan ancho,-a familiar to behave as if nothing had happened, not bat an eyelid
    ————————
    1 (anchura) breadth, width
    ■ ¿qué ancho tiene? how wide is it?
    2 (en costura) width
    * * *
    1. noun m.
    breadth, width
    2. (f. - ancha)
    adj.
    1) broad, wide
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=amplio) [camino, puente, habitación] wide; [calle, sonrisa, manos] broad; [muro] thick

    • a lo ancho de algo — across sth

    • por todo el ancho mundo — throughout the whole wide world, the world over

    Castilla, largo 1., 6)
    2) (=holgado) [chaqueta, pantalón] loose, loose-fitting; [falda] full; [manga] wide

    quedar o Esp estar o Esp venir ancho a algn — to be too wide for sb

    esta camisa me viene ancha — this shirt is too big for me, this shirt is on the big side *

    a sus anchas —

    ponerse a sus anchas — to make o.s. comfortable, spread o.s.

    manga 1)
    3) Esp (=cómodo, confortable)

    en dos coches iremos más anchos — we'll be more comfortable in two cars, we'll have more room if we go in two cars

    quedarse tan ancho, quedarse más ancho que largo —

    pancho
    4) (=liberal) liberal, broad-minded

    • ancho de conciencia — Esp not overscrupulous

    • ancho de miras — broad-minded

    5) (=orgulloso) proud
    2. SM
    1) (=anchura) [de camino, ventana] width; [de río] width, breadth

    ¿cuál es el ancho de la mesa? — what is the width of the table?

    • de ancho, tiene doce metros de ancho — it is twelve metres wide

    doble 1., 1)
    2) (Ferro) (tb: ancho de vía) gauge, gage (EEUU)

    • ancho europeo — European gauge

    • ancho normal — standard gauge

    * * *
    I
    - cha adjetivo
    1)
    a) <camino/río/mueble> wide

    a lo ancho — breadthways o (BrE) widthways

    b) <manos/cara/espalda> broad
    c) < ropa> loose-fitting, loose
    2) (fam) (ufano, orgulloso) proud
    3) (cómodo, tranquilo)

    allí estaremos más anchos — (Esp) we'll have more room there

    qué ancho me quedé después de decírselo! — (Esp) I felt really good after I'd told him

    estar/sentirse/ponerse a sus anchas — to be/feel/make oneself at home

    quedarse tan ancho — (Esp fam) ver pimpante

    II
    masculino width

    ¿cuánto tiene or mide de ancho? — how wide is it?

    tiene or mide 6 metros de ancho — it's 6 meters wide

    * * *
    = broad [broader -comp., broadest -sup.], loose fitting, wide [wider -comp., widest -sup.], baggy [baggier -comp., baggiest -sup.], saggy [saggier -comp., saggiest -sup.].
    Ex. In 'upper town' streets are broad, quiet, and tree-shaded; the homes are tall and heavy and look like battleships, each anchored in its private sea of grass.
    Ex. Documents should be kept in acid free boxes with loose fitting tops on shelves preferably made from baked enamel steel.
    Ex. Located in an isolated section of the Southwest, Los Pasos sits under the brassy sun on a wide plain below a low range of hills.
    Ex. After he returned from the outing, students were complaining that he was wearing the same baggy pants, minus boxers and with zipper undone.
    Ex. The most overlooked secret to perfect skin is avoiding conditions that lead to wrinkling, age spots, saggy skin and in general all around skin damage.
    ----
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * ancho de banda = bandwidth.
    * ancho de caderas = pear-shaped, wide-hipped.
    * ancho de espaldas = broad-shouldered.
    * anchos de diferentes tamaños = graded widths.
    * cinta adhesiva ancha para libros = book tape.
    * cinta ancha adhesiva plateada = duct tape.
    * corbata ancha de colorines = kipper tie.
    * de caderas anchas = wide-hipped.
    * de espaldas anchas = broad-shouldered.
    * meter de ancho = take in.
    * Número + de ancho = Número + wide.
    * pantalones anchos = baggy pants.
    * sombrero de alas anchas = broad-brimmed hat.
    * * *
    I
    - cha adjetivo
    1)
    a) <camino/río/mueble> wide

    a lo ancho — breadthways o (BrE) widthways

    b) <manos/cara/espalda> broad
    c) < ropa> loose-fitting, loose
    2) (fam) (ufano, orgulloso) proud
    3) (cómodo, tranquilo)

    allí estaremos más anchos — (Esp) we'll have more room there

    qué ancho me quedé después de decírselo! — (Esp) I felt really good after I'd told him

    estar/sentirse/ponerse a sus anchas — to be/feel/make oneself at home

    quedarse tan ancho — (Esp fam) ver pimpante

    II
    masculino width

    ¿cuánto tiene or mide de ancho? — how wide is it?

    tiene or mide 6 metros de ancho — it's 6 meters wide

    * * *
    = broad [broader -comp., broadest -sup.], loose fitting, wide [wider -comp., widest -sup.], baggy [baggier -comp., baggiest -sup.], saggy [saggier -comp., saggiest -sup.].

    Ex: In 'upper town' streets are broad, quiet, and tree-shaded; the homes are tall and heavy and look like battleships, each anchored in its private sea of grass.

    Ex: Documents should be kept in acid free boxes with loose fitting tops on shelves preferably made from baked enamel steel.
    Ex: Located in an isolated section of the Southwest, Los Pasos sits under the brassy sun on a wide plain below a low range of hills.
    Ex: After he returned from the outing, students were complaining that he was wearing the same baggy pants, minus boxers and with zipper undone.
    Ex: The most overlooked secret to perfect skin is avoiding conditions that lead to wrinkling, age spots, saggy skin and in general all around skin damage.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * ancho de banda = bandwidth.
    * ancho de caderas = pear-shaped, wide-hipped.
    * ancho de espaldas = broad-shouldered.
    * anchos de diferentes tamaños = graded widths.
    * cinta adhesiva ancha para libros = book tape.
    * cinta ancha adhesiva plateada = duct tape.
    * corbata ancha de colorines = kipper tie.
    * de caderas anchas = wide-hipped.
    * de espaldas anchas = broad-shouldered.
    * meter de ancho = take in.
    * Número + de ancho = Número + wide.
    * pantalones anchos = baggy pants.
    * sombrero de alas anchas = broad-brimmed hat.

    * * *
    A
    1 ‹camino› wide; ‹río› wide, broad; ‹cama/mesa› wide
    la entrada no es lo suficientemente ancha the entrance is not wide enough
    pusieron barricadas a todo lo ancho de la carretera they put barricades right across the road
    doblar el papel a lo ancho fold the paper breadthways o ( BrE) widthways
    2 ‹manos/cara/espalda› broad
    es ancho de espaldas he's broad-shouldered
    3 ‹pared› thick
    4 ‹pantalones/chaqueta› loose-fitting, loose
    la falda me está or queda or viene ancha de cintura the skirt is too big around the waist for me
    B ( fam) (ufano, orgulloso) proud
    iba todo ancho del brazo de su hija he was very proud o bursting with pride as he walked arm-in-arm with his daughter
    C
    (cómodo, tranquilo): vamos en mi coche, así estaremos más anchos ( Esp); we'll take my car, that way we'll have more room
    ¡qué ancho me quedé después de decírselo! ( Esp); I felt really good o I felt I'd got(ten) a real weight off my chest after I'd told him
    estar/sentirse/ponerse a sus anchas to be/feel/make oneself at home
    en su casa me siento a mis anchas I feel at home o at ease at his house
    ahora podemos charlar a nuestras anchas now we can relax and have a good chat
    llegó al hotel y se puso a sus anchas he arrived at the hotel and made himself comfortable o made himself at home o settled himself in
    quedarse tan ancho ( Esp fam): lo dijo mal y se quedó tan ancho he said it wrong but just carried on regardless o as if nothing had happened o but he wasn't at all fazed
    lo echaron del trabajo y se quedó tan ancho they fired him but he wasn't the least bit bothered o worried o but he was totally unpertubed
    casi se mata y se queda tan ancho he nearly kills himself and then behaves o acts as if nothing had happened, he nearly kills himself and he doesn't bat an eyelash ( AmE) o ( BrE) eyelid o turn a hair
    me llamó mentirosa y se quedó tan ancho he called me a liar, quite unashamedly
    dijo que se iba a vivir con él, así tan ancha she quite boldly o calmly said she was going to go and live with him, she said she was going to go and live with him, quite brazenly o unashamedly
    1 width
    mide el ancho de la alfombra measure the width of the carpet
    ¿cuánto tiene or mide de ancho? how wide is it?
    tiene or mide 6 metros de largo por 3 de ancho it's 6 meters long by 3 meters wide
    2 ( Tex) width doble1 adj A. (↑ doble (1))
    Compuestos:
    bandwidth
    gauge
    ( Ferr) Spanish broad gauge
    ( Ferr) standard gauge
    * * *

     

    ancho 1
    ◊ - cha adjetivo

    1
    a) ‹camino/río/mueble› wide;


    a lo ancho breadthways o (BrE) widthways
    b) ‹manos/cara/espalda› broad;


    c) ‹ ropa› loose-fitting, loose;


    2 (cómodo, tranquilo):

    estar/sentirse/ponerse a sus anchas to be/feel/make oneself at home
    ancho 2 sustantivo masculino
    width;
    ◊ ¿cuánto mide de ancho? how wide is it?;

    tiene 6 metros de ancho it's 6 meters wide
    ancho,-a
    I adjetivo wide, broad
    ese vestido te está muy ancho, that dress is too big for you
    II sustantivo masculino
    1 (anchura) width, breadth: ¿qué ancho tiene?, how wide is it?
    la mesa tiene un metro de ancho, the table is a metre wide
    2 Cost width
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar quedarse tan ancho (tranquilo): llega tarde y se queda tan ancha, she is always late but never shows any sign of remorse
    a lo ancho: mide la cocina a lo ancho, measure the kitchen widthways
    familiar a mis/tus/sus anchas, at ease, comfortable
    Empleamos wide (ancho) para hablar de distancias físicas: Vivimos en una calle ancha. We live in a wide street. El coche no entra, es demasiado ancho. The car won't go in, it's too wide.
    Broad
    (amplio) es más abstracto y lo usamos en ciertas expresiones (plena luz de día, broad daylight; liberal, broad-minded) o en estilo literario para describir ríos, valles u otros elementos geográficos: Al otro lado del ancho valle se encuentra el castillo. On the other side of the broad valley stands the castle.

    ' ancho' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amplia
    - amplio
    - ancha
    - interlineal
    - medir
    - sacar
    - tener
    - de
    - espalda
    - impresión
    - por
    English:
    across
    - breadth
    - broad
    - frame
    - gauge
    - in
    - wide
    - width
    - baggy
    - coast
    - depth
    - how
    - length
    * * *
    ancho, -a
    ♦ adj
    1. [abertura, carretera, río] wide;
    mídelo a lo ancho measure it crosswise;
    a lo ancho de across (the width of);
    había rocas a lo ancho de la carretera there were rocks across the middle of the road;
    es ancho de hombros he's broad-shouldered;
    en este asiento se está muy ancho this seat is nice and wide
    2. [muro] thick
    3. [ropa] loose-fitting;
    te va o [m5] está ancho it's too big for you;
    este vestido me viene ancho de cintura this dress is too big for me around the waist;
    venirle ancho a alguien to be too big for sb;
    el puesto de director le viene ancho he doesn't have what it takes for the job of manager
    4. [persona] [cómoda] comfortable;
    estaremos más anchos si nos vamos al jardín we'll have more room if we go into the garden;
    a mis/tus anchas at ease;
    ponte a tus anchas make yourself at home
    5. Esp [persona] [satisfecha, orgullosa] smug, self-satisfied;
    [desahogada] relieved;
    estar/ponerse muy ancho to be/become conceited;
    yo tan preocupada y él, tan ancho I was so worried whereas he didn't seem at all bothered o the least bit concerned;
    quedarse tan ancho not to care less;
    lo dijo delante de todos y se quedó tan ancho he said it in front of everyone, just like that;
    ¡qué ancho me he quedado después del examen! I'm so relieved to have got the exam over with!;
    Irónico
    ¡se habrá quedado ancho con la tontería que ha dicho! he must be delighted with himself for making that stupid remark
    ♦ nm
    width;
    ¿cuánto mide o [m5] tiene de ancho? how wide is it?;
    tener 5 metros de ancho to be 5 metres wide
    Informát ancho de banda bandwidth; Ferroc ancho de vía gauge
    * * *
    I adj
    1 wide, broad
    :
    a sus anchas at ease, relaxed;
    quedarse tan ancho fam carry on as if nothing had happened
    :
    ponerse muy ancho be very proud
    4
    :
    venir ancho a be too much for;
    le viene ancho el cargo the job is too much for her
    II m width;
    dos metros de ancho two meters wide
    * * *
    ancho, - cha adj
    1) : wide, broad
    2) : ample, loose-fitting
    ancho nm
    : width, breadth
    * * *
    ancho1 adj
    1. (en general) wide
    2. (ropa) baggy [comp. baggier; superl. baggiest] / loose
    3. (hombros, espalda) broad
    estar muy ancho to have plenty of space / to have plenty of room
    quedarse tan ancho not to be at all bothered / not to bat an eyelid
    lo hizo todo mal y se quedó tan ancho he did it all wrong, but he wasn't at all bothered
    ancho2 n width
    a mis anchas comfortable / at home

    Spanish-English dictionary > ancho

  • 20 anchura

    f.
    width.
    * * *
    1 breadth, width
    \
    anchura de pecho/cintura/caderas bust/waist/hip measurement
    * * *
    noun f.
    breadth, width
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=amplitud) [de camino, ventana] width; [de río] width, breadth

    de anchura: un tronco de un metro de anchura — a metre wide trunk

    2) (Cos) [de falda] fullness
    3) Esp * (=descaro) cheek *
    * * *
    a) (de camino, río, mueble) width
    b) ( de pared) thickness
    * * *
    = breadth, width.
    Ex. Other topics cover the breadth of letters from the 14th-15th centuries arranged by group.
    Ex. If the book has an unusual shape then both the height and the width of the book will be given.
    ----
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * con la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * longitud y anchura = length and breadth.
    * * *
    a) (de camino, río, mueble) width
    b) ( de pared) thickness
    * * *
    = breadth, width.

    Ex: Other topics cover the breadth of letters from the 14th-15th centuries arranged by group.

    Ex: If the book has an unusual shape then both the height and the width of the book will be given.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * con la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * longitud y anchura = length and breadth.

    * * *
    1 (de un camino) width; (de un río) width, breadth; (de una cama, mesa) width
    2 (de una pared) thickness
    Compuesto:
    bandwidth
    * * *

     

    anchura sustantivo femenino
    a) (de camino, río, mueble) width

    b) ( medida):


    anchura sustantivo femenino width, breadth
    ' anchura' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ancha
    - ancho
    - estrechez
    English:
    breadth
    - how
    - wide
    - width
    * * *
    1. [de abertura, carretera, río] width
    2. [de muro] thickness
    * * *
    f width, breadth
    * * *
    : width, breadth
    * * *
    anchura n width
    ¿qué anchura tiene? how wide is it?

    Spanish-English dictionary > anchura

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