Traducción: de espanol

full-scale

  • 1 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
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    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
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    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
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    A
    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)
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    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

  • 2 a escala natural

    (adj.) = full-scale
    Ex. Obviously, staff will have to be instructed in the use of the new system, be it word processing or a full-scale circulation system.
    * * *
    (adj.) = full-scale

    Ex: Obviously, staff will have to be instructed in the use of the new system, be it word processing or a full-scale circulation system.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a escala natural

  • 3 a fondo

    adv.
    thoroughly, in depth, deeply, inside out.
    * * *
    (adjetival) thorough 2 (adverbial) thoroughly
    * * *
    (adj.) = fully, thoroughly, full-scale
    Ex. Although this may seem an obvious statement, there are many instances when the searcher is not fully aware of what can or might be retrieved.
    Ex. Analytical cataloguing is valuable in respect of any type of media, but many of ideas have been tested most thoroughly in the context of monographs and serials.
    Ex. Obviously, staff will have to be instructed in the use of the new system, be it word processing or a full-scale circulation system.
    * * *
    (adj.) = fully, thoroughly, full-scale

    Ex: Although this may seem an obvious statement, there are many instances when the searcher is not fully aware of what can or might be retrieved.

    Ex: Analytical cataloguing is valuable in respect of any type of media, but many of ideas have been tested most thoroughly in the context of monographs and serials.
    Ex: Obviously, staff will have to be instructed in the use of the new system, be it word processing or a full-scale circulation system.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a fondo

  • 4 afanosamente

    adv.
    1 enthusiastically, fervently, zealously.
    2 laboriously, busily.
    * * *
    1 keenly, zealously
    * * *
    ADV (=con esmero) diligently; (=apasionadamente) feverishly
    * * *
    = busily.
    Ex. However, it should be noted that at the same time DDC was busily involved in a full-scale revision of its retrieval and indexing terminology.
    * * *

    Ex: However, it should be noted that at the same time DDC was busily involved in a full-scale revision of its retrieval and indexing terminology.

    * * *
    ‹trabajar› painstakingly; ‹luchar› determinedly
    estudió afanosamente para el examen she studied very hard for the exam
    * * *
    eagerly, zealously;
    buscó afanosamente el libro she hunted high and low for the book
    * * *
    : zealously, industriously, busily

    Spanish-English dictionary > afanosamente

  • 5 ataque

    m.
    1 attack (acometida).
    ¡al ataque! charge!
    ataque aéreo air raid
    ataque preventivo pre-emptive strike
    2 attack (sport).
    3 attack.
    lanzó duros ataques contra el presidente she launched several harsh attacks on the president
    4 fit (acceso).
    le dio un ataque de risa he had a fit of the giggles
    ataque cardíaco o al corazón heart attack
    ataque epiléptico epileptic fit
    ataque de nervios attack of nerves
    ataque de pánico panic attack
    5 stroke.
    6 sudden start, pounce.
    7 bout, sudden spell of sickness, crisis.
    8 breakdown.
    pres.subj.
    1st person singular (yo) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: atacar.
    * * *
    1 attack
    2 MEDICINA fit
    \
    ataque aéreo air raid
    ataque de nervios nervous breakdown
    * * *
    noun m.
    - ataque de nervios
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Mil) attack

    un ataque a o contra algo/algn — an attack on sth/sb

    ¡al ataque! — charge!

    ataque aéreo — air raid, air strike

    ataque a superficie — ground attack, ground strike

    2) (Med) attack

    ataque al corazón, ataque cardíaco — heart attack

    ataque cerebralbrain haemorrhage o (EEUU) hemorrhage

    3) (=arranque) fit

    me entró o dio un ataque de risa — I got a fit of the giggles

    cuando se entere le da un ataque* she'll have a fit when she finds out *

    4) (=crítica) attack

    ataque a o contra algo/algn — attack on sth/sb

    un duro ataque a o contra la ley electoral — a fierce attack on the electoral law

    5) (Dep) attack
    * * *
    1)
    a) (Dep, Mil) attack
    b) ( verbal) attack

    lanzó un duro ataque contra el gobiernohe launched a sharp o fierce attack on the government

    2) ( acceso) fit

    un ataque de celos/ira — a fit of jealousy/rage

    * * *
    = attack, craze, outbreak, onslaught, gust, assault, bashing, burst, fulmination, swipe.
    Ex. The incentive to make library services more relevant to the community became increasingly urgent from the mid-seventies as the attacks on local government finance gathered momentum.
    Ex. The interest is not really in the craze itself but in the intense, socially binding effect it has on the individuals in the group.
    Ex. This article describes how a sporadic outbreak of mould in this section of the collection was treated with a special cleaning machine.
    Ex. Without language we would go bumping around in the dark and eventually take leave of our senses under the welter of the incomprehensible, withdrawing, as some people do, into a closed world in order to protect ourselves against the unbearable onslaught.
    Ex. His sudden gust of audacity was quickly extinguished by her words and by her glance.
    Ex. Crimes against the person include homicide, rape, assault and robbery.
    Ex. The persistent 'U.S. bashing' that goes on here is, however, imprecise and tiresome after a while.
    Ex. Fueled by inspiration, coffee and Benzedrine, Kerouac sat down at his typewriter and -- in one burst of creative energy -- wrote the novel that would make him the voice of his generation in just 20 days.
    Ex. Cobbe was the primary target of John Ruskin's well-known fulmination against women who meddle with theology in his book 'Sesame and Lilies'.
    Ex. In fact it is an exaltation of the Kyoto protocol and a thinly disguised swipe at those countries who have not signed up.
    ----
    * ataque aéreo = raid, air raid, air strike, blitz.
    * ataque al corazón = heart attack.
    * ataque brutal = vicious attack, brutal attack.
    * ataque con mortero = mortar fire.
    * ataque contra la seguridad = security attack.
    * ataque de ansiedad = panic attack, anxiety attack.
    * ataque de asma = asthma attack.
    * ataque de cólera = fit of rage, fit of anger.
    * ataque de desarticulación = spoiling attack.
    * ataque de + Enfermedad = bout of + Enfermedad.
    * ataque de furia = fit of rage, fit of anger.
    * ataque de histeria = attack of hysterics.
    * ataque de nervios = nervous breakdown, attack of hysterics.
    * ataque de + Nombre = fit of + Nombre.
    * ataque de pánico = panic attack.
    * ataque de risa = fit of laughter.
    * ataque de tos = coughing fit.
    * ataque epiléptico = stroke, epileptic seizure, epileptic fit.
    * ataque epilético = seizure.
    * ataque matutino = dawn raid.
    * ataque nuclear = nuclear attack.
    * ataque por sorpresa = surprise attack.
    * ataque preventivo = preemptive strike.
    * ataque relámpago = hit-and-run attack.
    * ataques = slings and arrows.
    * ataques de = fevers of, fevers of.
    * ataques de cólera = flaming.
    * ataque siquiátrico = psychiatric episode.
    * ataque sorpresa = surprise attack, sneak attack.
    * ataque terrorista = terror attack.
    * ataque violento = paroxysm.
    * ataque virulento = blistering attack.
    * ciberataque = cyberattack.
    * dar un ataque de nervios = have + an attack of hysterics.
    * defenderse de ataques = ward off + attacks.
    * el ataque es la mejor defensa = attack is the best form of defence.
    * liderar el ataque = lead + the charge.
    * preparar un ataque = mount + attack.
    * provocar un ataque = provoke + attack.
    * sobrevivir un ataque = survive + attack.
    * soportar un ataque = suffer + attack.
    * sufrir un ataque = be under attack, be under assault.
    * un ataque de = an access of, a shock of.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (Dep, Mil) attack
    b) ( verbal) attack

    lanzó un duro ataque contra el gobiernohe launched a sharp o fierce attack on the government

    2) ( acceso) fit

    un ataque de celos/ira — a fit of jealousy/rage

    * * *
    = attack, craze, outbreak, onslaught, gust, assault, bashing, burst, fulmination, swipe.

    Ex: The incentive to make library services more relevant to the community became increasingly urgent from the mid-seventies as the attacks on local government finance gathered momentum.

    Ex: The interest is not really in the craze itself but in the intense, socially binding effect it has on the individuals in the group.
    Ex: This article describes how a sporadic outbreak of mould in this section of the collection was treated with a special cleaning machine.
    Ex: Without language we would go bumping around in the dark and eventually take leave of our senses under the welter of the incomprehensible, withdrawing, as some people do, into a closed world in order to protect ourselves against the unbearable onslaught.
    Ex: His sudden gust of audacity was quickly extinguished by her words and by her glance.
    Ex: Crimes against the person include homicide, rape, assault and robbery.
    Ex: The persistent 'U.S. bashing' that goes on here is, however, imprecise and tiresome after a while.
    Ex: Fueled by inspiration, coffee and Benzedrine, Kerouac sat down at his typewriter and -- in one burst of creative energy -- wrote the novel that would make him the voice of his generation in just 20 days.
    Ex: Cobbe was the primary target of John Ruskin's well-known fulmination against women who meddle with theology in his book 'Sesame and Lilies'.
    Ex: In fact it is an exaltation of the Kyoto protocol and a thinly disguised swipe at those countries who have not signed up.
    * ataque aéreo = raid, air raid, air strike, blitz.
    * ataque al corazón = heart attack.
    * ataque brutal = vicious attack, brutal attack.
    * ataque con mortero = mortar fire.
    * ataque contra la seguridad = security attack.
    * ataque de ansiedad = panic attack, anxiety attack.
    * ataque de asma = asthma attack.
    * ataque de cólera = fit of rage, fit of anger.
    * ataque de desarticulación = spoiling attack.
    * ataque de + Enfermedad = bout of + Enfermedad.
    * ataque de furia = fit of rage, fit of anger.
    * ataque de histeria = attack of hysterics.
    * ataque de nervios = nervous breakdown, attack of hysterics.
    * ataque de + Nombre = fit of + Nombre.
    * ataque de pánico = panic attack.
    * ataque de risa = fit of laughter.
    * ataque de tos = coughing fit.
    * ataque epiléptico = stroke, epileptic seizure, epileptic fit.
    * ataque epilético = seizure.
    * ataque matutino = dawn raid.
    * ataque nuclear = nuclear attack.
    * ataque por sorpresa = surprise attack.
    * ataque preventivo = preemptive strike.
    * ataque relámpago = hit-and-run attack.
    * ataques = slings and arrows.
    * ataques de = fevers of, fevers of.
    * ataques de cólera = flaming.
    * ataque siquiátrico = psychiatric episode.
    * ataque sorpresa = surprise attack, sneak attack.
    * ataque terrorista = terror attack.
    * ataque violento = paroxysm.
    * ataque virulento = blistering attack.
    * ciberataque = cyberattack.
    * dar un ataque de nervios = have + an attack of hysterics.
    * defenderse de ataques = ward off + attacks.
    * el ataque es la mejor defensa = attack is the best form of defence.
    * liderar el ataque = lead + the charge.
    * preparar un ataque = mount + attack.
    * provocar un ataque = provoke + attack.
    * sobrevivir un ataque = survive + attack.
    * soportar un ataque = suffer + attack.
    * sufrir un ataque = be under attack, be under assault.
    * un ataque de = an access of, a shock of.

    * * *
    A
    1 ( Dep, Mil) attack
    ataque aéreo air raid
    ataque por sorpresa surprise attack
    ataque en tres frentes three-pronged attack
    2 (verbal) attack
    la oposición lanzó un duro ataque contra el gobierno the opposition launched a sharp o fierce o harsh attack on the government
    interpretó mis críticas como un ataque personal she took my criticisms personally o as a personal attack
    B (acceso) fit
    un ataque de celos/ira a fit of jealousy/rage
    si la ves te va a dar un ataque de risa you'll die laughing if you see her ( colloq)
    le dio un ataque de llanto he burst into tears
    le va a dar un ataque cuando vea esto ( fam); he's going to have a fit when he sees this ( colloq)
    me dio un ataque de rabia al ver tanta injusticia it made me furious o I was enraged to see so much injustice
    Compuestos:
    ataque cardíaco or al corazón
    heart attack
    anxiety attack
    si ese ruido continúa me va a dar un ataque de nervios if that noise carries on I'm going to have a fit
    me da un ataque de nervios cada vez que tengo que hablar en público each time I have to speak in public, I get into a panic
    panic attack
    * * *

    Del verbo atacar: ( conjugate atacar)

    ataqué es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    ataque es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    atacar    
    ataque
    atacar ( conjugate atacar) verbo transitivo
    to attack
    ataque sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) (Dep, Mil) attack;



    2 (Med) attack;

    ataque al corazón heart attack;
    ataque epiléptico epileptic fit;
    me dio un ataque de nervios I got into a panic;
    un ataque de risa a fit of hysterics
    atacar verbo transitivo to attack, assault
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar atacar los nervios, to lose one's cool
    ataque sustantivo masculino
    1 attack, assault
    ataque aéreo, air raid
    2 Med fit
    ataque al corazón, heart attack
    ataque de nervios/risa, fit of hysterics/laughter
    ' ataque' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acceso
    - acometida
    - borde
    - cardiaca
    - cardíaca
    - cardiaco
    - cardíaco
    - crisis
    - dar
    - entrar
    - golpe
    - histeria
    - inicial
    - lanzarse
    - nervio
    - novilunio
    - patatús
    - repeler
    - resistir
    - simular
    - arrollador
    - asalto
    - atentado
    - crítica
    - demoledor
    - despiadado
    - emprender
    - enérgico
    - feroz
    - frontal
    - lanzar
    - rechazar
    - refugiar
    - refugio
    - renovar
    - salvaje
    - simulacro
    - soponcio
    - sorpresa
    English:
    access
    - aim
    - air raid
    - appendicitis
    - assault
    - attack
    - barrage
    - blitz
    - bomb
    - bout
    - charge
    - crack up
    - destroy
    - DT
    - DTs
    - fend off
    - fierce
    - fit
    - full-scale
    - go
    - hysterics
    - jealousy
    - laughter
    - lay
    - lightning
    - on
    - onslaught
    - outburst
    - repel
    - savage
    - seizure
    - send
    - spearhead
    - stave off
    - stem
    - strike
    - throw
    - turn
    - unprovoked
    - verge
    - ward off
    - air
    - amok
    - bilious
    - crack
    - drive
    - have
    - heart
    - involvement
    - offense
    * * *
    nm
    1. [acometida] attack;
    ¡al ataque! charge!
    ataque aéreo [sobre ciudad] air raid; [sobre tropas] air attack; Bolsa ataque especulativo dawn raid;
    ataque preventivo pre-emptive strike
    2. Dep attack;
    una jugada de ataque an attack, an attacking move
    3. [crítica] attack;
    lanzó duros ataques contra el presidente she launched several harsh attacks on the president
    4. [acceso] fit;
    en un ataque de celos la mató he killed her in a fit of jealousy;
    Fam
    como no se calle me va a dar un ataque if he doesn't shut up I'm going to have a fit
    ataque cardíaco heart attack;
    ataque al corazón heart attack;
    ataque epiléptico epileptic fit;
    ataque de nervios attack of hysteria;
    ataque de pánico panic attack;
    ataque de risa: [m5] le dio un ataque de risa he had a fit of the giggles
    5. [de sustancia] corrosive effect
    * * *
    m
    1 ( agresión), DEP attack
    2 ( acceso) fit;
    le dio un ataque de risa she burst out laughing
    * * *
    ataque nm
    1) : attack, assault
    2) : fit
    ataque de risa: fit of laughter
    3)
    ataque de nervios : nervous breakdown
    4)
    ataque al corazón : heart attack
    * * *
    2. (de tos, risa, etc) fit

    Spanish-English dictionary > ataque

  • 6 completo

    adj.
    1 complete, entire, integral, uncut.
    2 complete, total, exhaustive, out-and-out.
    3 complete, full-length, all-inclusive, all-round.
    4 complete, concluded, done, finished.
    5 square, hearty.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: completar.
    * * *
    1 (terminado) finished, completed
    2 (lleno) full
    \
    al completo full up, filled to capacity
    por completo completely
    * * *
    (f. - completa)
    adj.
    2) full
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=entero) [dieta] balanced; [colección] complete; [texto, informe] full, complete; [felicidad] complete, total; [panorama] full
    jornada 1), obra 2), b), pensión 3)
    2) (=lleno) full; [hotel] full, fully booked

    completo[en pensión, hostal] no vacancies; [en taquilla] sold out

    al completo: el tren está al completo — the train is full

    3) (=total) [éxito, fracaso] complete, total

    por completo[desaparecer, desconocer] completely

    su partido apoyaba por completo la iniciativa — his party fully supported the initiative, his party gave its full support to the initiative

    4) (=terminado)
    5) (=bien hecho)

    este libro es pequeño, pero bastante completo — this book is small, but quite comprehensive

    6) (=polifacético) [actor, deportista] all-round
    2.
    SM Chile hot dog ( with salad)
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) ( entero) complete
    b) (total, absoluto) complete, total
    c) ( exhaustivo) < explicación> detailed; <obra/diccionario> comprehensive; <tesis/ensayo> thorough
    d) <deportista/actor> complete, very versatile
    2) ( lleno) full

    completo — ( en hostal) no vacancies; ( en taquilla) sold out

    II
    masculino (Chi) hot dog (with all the trimmings)
    * * *
    = complete, comprehensive, entire, exhaustive, full [fuller -comp., fullest -sup.], full-blown, full-bodied, full-featured, full-fledged, full-length, full-scale, full-service, thorough, total, well-rounded, end to end, supine, enriched, all-round, whole, utter, all-inclusive, fully formed, fully featured, the works!, unmitigaged, fully blown.
    Ex. The main entry is the complete catalogue record of the document.
    Ex. One of the factors to consider in the selection of a data base is whether the data base is comprehensive or not.
    Ex. Plainly such representative sections may not be present in many documents, but sometimes an extract from the results, conclusions or recommendations of a document may serve to identify the key issues covered by the entire document.
    Ex. The enumeration of isolates should be exhaustive or complete for the subject area.
    Ex. Since recall goes up as precision goes down, it is clearly not possible to achieve in general a system which gives full recall at the same time as full precision.
    Ex. Reference transactions can range from the ready-reference, or short-answer question, to the full-blown research inquiry to establish methodology.
    Ex. By adulthood the child's literary consciousness has grown into a full-bodied appreciation of the work of the great imaginative writers.
    Ex. The EPIC service is a full-featured on-line reference system that provides subject access, and keyword and Boolean searching to a variety of databases.
    Ex. Once the functional and informal network seeks to widen its influence, it becomes a full-fledged institution.
    Ex. Plays and music performances put on by staff and children require less arduous preparation than a full-length public performance.
    Ex. Obviously, staff will have to be instructed in the use of the new system, be it word processing or a full-scale circulation system.
    Ex. In other words, they want us to start from scratch and come up with a plan for a full-service center, which might then be used as a model for the other regional centers.
    Ex. Timely and thorough planning is essential.
    Ex. This situation requires a very skilled information worker if total disaster is to be avoided.
    Ex. This has produced the matriarchal system in society on the one hand, and well-rounded libraries organized under the slogan 'Libraries are for wallowing in' on the other.
    Ex. Next morning the heap, now damp right through, was set up on one end of the horse (later called the bank), a bench long enough to take two piles of paper end to end, and about as high as the coffin of the press.
    Ex. 'I was saying that we shouldn't have a supine acceptance for temporary limitations'.
    Ex. Union Catalogues may also decide that they need more enriched records because of specific needs.
    Ex. The finest and most influential of these French italics were the work of Robert Granjon, an artist of the stature of his countryman and near-contemporary Garamont and one of the greatest all-round type designers of any period.
    Ex. One of them will take instructions and data from a whole roomful of girls armed with simple keyboard punches.
    Ex. There is little to be said for this grudging acceptance or utter rejection of pseudonyms.
    Ex. It is not an all-inclusive listing of materials on this topic.
    Ex. The film's supple structure, surprisingly light touch, and bravura performances make it perhaps the most fully formed, half-hearted goof ever.
    Ex. The technology has matured sufficiently that it's now cheap and relatively easy to set up a fully featured repository in quite a short time.
    Ex. Whole cities laid to waste, heroes falling in battle, death of gods, the works!.
    Ex. Only Bush could take a horrible situation and create an unmitigated disaster.
    Ex. This time it's a hairline fracture rather than a fully blown break of a metatarsal, however the result is the same.
    ----
    * alojamiento en régimen de pensión completa = full-board accommodation.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * base de datos completa = full-provision database.
    * base de datos de texto completo = full text database.
    * catalogación completa = full cataloguing.
    * catálogo de obras completas = back catalogue.
    * curso a tiempo completo = full-time course.
    * de forma completa = in full.
    * de página completa = full-page.
    * de pantalla completa = full-screen.
    * detenerse por completo = come to + a standstill, be at a standstill.
    * dominar por completo = sweep + the board.
    * edición completa = full edition.
    * el + Nombre + más completo = the + Nombre + to end all + Nombre.
    * estar al completo = overbook.
    * fuego + destruir por completo = fire + gut.
    * información de texto completo = full-text information.
    * letra cuya impresión en papel no está completa = broken letter.
    * nombre completo = full name.
    * obras completas = collected works.
    * pagar por completo = pay off.
    * pantalla de información completa = full information display, full information screen.
    * pararse por completo = come to + a standstill, be at a standstill.
    * pensión completa = food and board, bed and board, full board, full-board accommodation.
    * por completo = fully.
    * ser completo = be all inclusive.
    * texto completo = full text.
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) ( entero) complete
    b) (total, absoluto) complete, total
    c) ( exhaustivo) < explicación> detailed; <obra/diccionario> comprehensive; <tesis/ensayo> thorough
    d) <deportista/actor> complete, very versatile
    2) ( lleno) full

    completo — ( en hostal) no vacancies; ( en taquilla) sold out

    II
    masculino (Chi) hot dog (with all the trimmings)
    * * *
    = complete, comprehensive, entire, exhaustive, full [fuller -comp., fullest -sup.], full-blown, full-bodied, full-featured, full-fledged, full-length, full-scale, full-service, thorough, total, well-rounded, end to end, supine, enriched, all-round, whole, utter, all-inclusive, fully formed, fully featured, the works!, unmitigaged, fully blown.

    Ex: The main entry is the complete catalogue record of the document.

    Ex: One of the factors to consider in the selection of a data base is whether the data base is comprehensive or not.
    Ex: Plainly such representative sections may not be present in many documents, but sometimes an extract from the results, conclusions or recommendations of a document may serve to identify the key issues covered by the entire document.
    Ex: The enumeration of isolates should be exhaustive or complete for the subject area.
    Ex: Since recall goes up as precision goes down, it is clearly not possible to achieve in general a system which gives full recall at the same time as full precision.
    Ex: Reference transactions can range from the ready-reference, or short-answer question, to the full-blown research inquiry to establish methodology.
    Ex: By adulthood the child's literary consciousness has grown into a full-bodied appreciation of the work of the great imaginative writers.
    Ex: The EPIC service is a full-featured on-line reference system that provides subject access, and keyword and Boolean searching to a variety of databases.
    Ex: Once the functional and informal network seeks to widen its influence, it becomes a full-fledged institution.
    Ex: Plays and music performances put on by staff and children require less arduous preparation than a full-length public performance.
    Ex: Obviously, staff will have to be instructed in the use of the new system, be it word processing or a full-scale circulation system.
    Ex: In other words, they want us to start from scratch and come up with a plan for a full-service center, which might then be used as a model for the other regional centers.
    Ex: Timely and thorough planning is essential.
    Ex: This situation requires a very skilled information worker if total disaster is to be avoided.
    Ex: This has produced the matriarchal system in society on the one hand, and well-rounded libraries organized under the slogan 'Libraries are for wallowing in' on the other.
    Ex: Next morning the heap, now damp right through, was set up on one end of the horse (later called the bank), a bench long enough to take two piles of paper end to end, and about as high as the coffin of the press.
    Ex: 'I was saying that we shouldn't have a supine acceptance for temporary limitations'.
    Ex: Union Catalogues may also decide that they need more enriched records because of specific needs.
    Ex: The finest and most influential of these French italics were the work of Robert Granjon, an artist of the stature of his countryman and near-contemporary Garamont and one of the greatest all-round type designers of any period.
    Ex: One of them will take instructions and data from a whole roomful of girls armed with simple keyboard punches.
    Ex: There is little to be said for this grudging acceptance or utter rejection of pseudonyms.
    Ex: It is not an all-inclusive listing of materials on this topic.
    Ex: The film's supple structure, surprisingly light touch, and bravura performances make it perhaps the most fully formed, half-hearted goof ever.
    Ex: The technology has matured sufficiently that it's now cheap and relatively easy to set up a fully featured repository in quite a short time.
    Ex: Whole cities laid to waste, heroes falling in battle, death of gods, the works!.
    Ex: Only Bush could take a horrible situation and create an unmitigated disaster.
    Ex: This time it's a hairline fracture rather than a fully blown break of a metatarsal, however the result is the same.
    * alojamiento en régimen de pensión completa = full-board accommodation.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * base de datos completa = full-provision database.
    * base de datos de texto completo = full text database.
    * catalogación completa = full cataloguing.
    * catálogo de obras completas = back catalogue.
    * curso a tiempo completo = full-time course.
    * de forma completa = in full.
    * de página completa = full-page.
    * de pantalla completa = full-screen.
    * detenerse por completo = come to + a standstill, be at a standstill.
    * dominar por completo = sweep + the board.
    * edición completa = full edition.
    * el + Nombre + más completo = the + Nombre + to end all + Nombre.
    * estar al completo = overbook.
    * fuego + destruir por completo = fire + gut.
    * información de texto completo = full-text information.
    * letra cuya impresión en papel no está completa = broken letter.
    * nombre completo = full name.
    * obras completas = collected works.
    * pagar por completo = pay off.
    * pantalla de información completa = full information display, full information screen.
    * pararse por completo = come to + a standstill, be at a standstill.
    * pensión completa = food and board, bed and board, full board, full-board accommodation.
    * por completo = fully.
    * ser completo = be all inclusive.
    * texto completo = full text.

    * * *
    completo1 -ta
    A
    esta baraja no está completa this deck isn't complete, there's a card/there are some cards missing from this deck
    las obras completas de Neruda the complete works of Neruda
    la serie completa the whole series
    la gama más completa the fullest o most complete range
    2 (total, absoluto) complete, total
    no hay felicidad completa there's no such thing as complete happiness
    por completo completely
    lo olvidé por completo I completely forgot about it, I forgot all about it
    3
    (exhaustivo): una explicación muy completa a very full o detailed explanation
    uno de los diccionarios más completos one of the most comprehensive dictionaries
    un trabajo muy completo a very thorough piece of work
    4 ‹deportista/actor› complete, very versatile
    B (lleno) full
    el tren iba completo the train was full
    el hotel está completo the hotel is full o fully booked
    [ S ] completo (en un hostal) no vacancies; (en una taquilla) sold out
    ( Chi)
    * * *

     

    Del verbo completar: ( conjugate completar)

    completo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    completó es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    completar    
    completo
    completar ( conjugate completar) verbo transitivo

    b) (AmL) ‹cuestionario/impreso to complete, fill out o in

    completo
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    1


    b) (total, absoluto) complete, total;



    obra/diccionario comprehensive;
    tesis/ensayo thorough
    d)deportista/actor complete, very versatile

    2 ( lleno) ‹vagón/hotel full;
    ( on signs) completo ( en hostal) no vacancies;
    ( en taquilla) sold out
    completar verbo transitivo to complete
    completo,-a adjetivo
    1 (entero, total) complete
    2 (lleno) full
    3 (versátil) versatile, complete
    4 (exhaustivo) comprehensive
    ♦ Locuciones: al completo, full up o to capacity
    por completo, completely
    ' completo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    absoluta
    - absoluto
    - acabada
    - acabado
    - calcinar
    - completa
    - entera
    - entero
    - íntegra
    - íntegro
    - parcial
    - plena
    - pleno
    - radical
    - tiempo
    - toda
    - todo
    - alimento
    - integral
    - trabajar
    - trabajo
    English:
    book up
    - clam up
    - clean
    - collected
    - complete
    - completely
    - dedication
    - entirely
    - envelop
    - forge
    - full
    - full-time
    - groundwork
    - outright
    - slip
    - stranglehold
    - strength
    - utter
    - all
    - book
    - capacity
    - comprehensive
    - reversal
    - strict
    - uncut
    * * *
    completo, -a
    adj
    1. [entero] complete;
    nombre completo full name;
    las obras completas de un autor the complete works of an author;
    vino toda la familia al completo the entire family came
    2. [lleno] full;
    [en cartel] [hotel] no vacancies; [aparcamiento] full; [en taquilla] sold out
    el vagón está o [m5] va completo the Br carriage o US car is full;
    todos los hoteles de la ciudad están al completo all the hotels in town are full
    3. [perfecto] complete;
    un deportista muy completo an all-round athlete o Br sportsman;
    un espectáculo muy completo a very well-rounded production
    4. [rotundo] complete;
    un completo silencio complete o total silence;
    fue un completo éxito/fracaso it was a complete success/a complete o total failure;
    es un completo caballero he's an absolute o the complete gentleman;
    es un completo mentiroso he's a complete liar
    5. CSur [café, té, chocolate] = served with toast, butter, cakes and pastries
    nm
    Chile = hot dog with all the trimmings
    por completo loc adv
    completely;
    han desaparecido por completo they have completely disappeared;
    se dedica por completo a la música she devotes herself full-time to music
    * * *
    adj complete; autobús, teatro full;
    por completo completely;
    al completo whole, entire
    * * *
    completo, -ta adj
    1) : complete
    2) : perfect, absolute
    3) : full, detailed
    * * *
    1. (entero) complete
    2. (lleno) full

    Spanish-English dictionary > completo

  • 7 con todas las de la ley

    proper
    * * *
    (adj.) = full-bodied, full-fledged, full-scale
    Ex. By adulthood the child's literary consciousness has grown into a full-bodied appreciation of the work of the great imaginative writers.
    Ex. Once the functional and informal network seeks to widen its influence, it becomes a full-fledged institution.
    Ex. Obviously, staff will have to be instructed in the use of the new system, be it word processing or a full-scale circulation system.
    * * *
    (adj.) = full-bodied, full-fledged, full-scale

    Ex: By adulthood the child's literary consciousness has grown into a full-bodied appreciation of the work of the great imaginative writers.

    Ex: Once the functional and informal network seeks to widen its influence, it becomes a full-fledged institution.
    Ex: Obviously, staff will have to be instructed in the use of the new system, be it word processing or a full-scale circulation system.

    Spanish-English dictionary > con todas las de la ley

  • 8 crimen

    m.
    1 crime.
    cometer un crimen to commit a crime
    sería un crimen dejar al bebé solo (informal) it would be criminal o a crime to leave the baby on its own
    ¡ese corte de pelo es un crimen! (informal) that haircut is awful o criminal!
    crimen de guerra war crime
    crimen organizado organized crime
    crimen pasional crime of passion, crime passionnel
    2 transgression of the law, offense, evildoing, misdeed.
    3 delinquency, vitium, crime, wrongdoing.
    * * *
    1 (delito) crime
    2 (asesinato) murder
    \
    crimen pasional crime of passion
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=asesinato) murder; (=delito grave) crime

    crimen pasional — crime of passion, crime passionnel frm

    2) * (=barbaridad)
    * * *
    a) ( delito grave) serious crime; ( asesinato) murder
    b) (fam) (pena, lástima) crime (colloq)

    qué crimen!it's wicked o criminal

    * * *
    = crime, felony, criminality.
    Ex. Some headings are vague and without scope notes to define them: ROBBERS AND OUTLAWS; crime AND CRIMINALS; ROGUES AND VAGABONDS.
    Ex. Every state has its own statutes and codes that may make the theft or mutilation of library materials a misdemeanor or even a felony.
    Ex. Matters of civility rather than criminality are the focus of the discussion.
    ----
    * cometer un crimen = commit + murder.
    * crímen de guerra = war crime.
    * crimen organizado = organised crime.
    * escena del crimen = scene of the crime.
    * escenario del crimen = scene of the crime.
    * lugar del crimen = scene of the crime.
    * * *
    a) ( delito grave) serious crime; ( asesinato) murder
    b) (fam) (pena, lástima) crime (colloq)

    qué crimen!it's wicked o criminal

    * * *
    = crime, felony, criminality.

    Ex: Some headings are vague and without scope notes to define them: ROBBERS AND OUTLAWS; crime AND CRIMINALS; ROGUES AND VAGABONDS.

    Ex: Every state has its own statutes and codes that may make the theft or mutilation of library materials a misdemeanor or even a felony.
    Ex: Matters of civility rather than criminality are the focus of the discussion.
    * cometer un crimen = commit + murder.
    * crímen de guerra = war crime.
    * crimen organizado = organised crime.
    * escena del crimen = scene of the crime.
    * escenario del crimen = scene of the crime.
    * lugar del crimen = scene of the crime.

    * * *
    1 (delito grave) serious crime; (asesinato) murder
    2 ( fam) (pena, lástima) crime ( colloq)
    es un crimen tirar así la comida it's a crime to throw away food like that
    ¡qué crimen ponerle ese nombre a la criatura! it's wicked o criminal to give the child a name like that ( colloq)
    Compuestos:
    war crime
    violent crime
    la lucha contra el crimen organizado the fight against organized crime
    crime passionel, crime of passion
    * * *

    crimen sustantivo masculino ( delito grave) serious crime;
    ( asesinato) murder;

    crimen pasional crime of passion;
    es un crimen tirar esta comida it's a crime to throw away this food;
    ¡qué crimen! it's wicked o criminal
    crimen sustantivo masculino serious crime
    Esp murder

    ' crimen' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acordonar
    - alguna
    - alguno
    - autor
    - autora
    - confesar
    - consumarse
    - denunciar
    - desalmada
    - desalmado
    - desentrañar
    - escena
    - evidencia
    - exonerar
    - inducir
    - nefanda
    - nefando
    - pagar
    - siglo
    - testigo
    - brutal
    - cometer
    - compinche
    - escalofriante
    - esclarecer
    - espantoso
    - horroroso
    - involucrar
    - monstruoso
    - pasional
    - precintar
    - repugnante
    - resolver
    - suceso
    English:
    admission
    - admit
    - apprehend
    - associate
    - baffle
    - close
    - cold-blooded
    - commission
    - commit
    - copycat
    - cover
    - cover up
    - crime
    - disown
    - divorce
    - epidemic
    - eyewitness
    - foul
    - full-scale
    - grievous
    - haul
    - hideous
    - indiscriminate
    - innocent
    - involvement
    - mastermind
    - passion
    - plot
    - punishable
    - rampant
    - report
    - rope off
    - scene
    - sex crime
    - undiscovered
    - vicious
    - gang
    - hang
    - perpetrator
    - such
    * * *
    crimen nm
    1. [delito] crime [serious];
    el autor del crimen [de asesinato] the murderer;
    cometer un crimen to commit a crime
    crimen de Estado state crime;
    crimen de guerra war crime;
    crimen contra la humanidad crime against humanity;
    crimen organizado organized crime;
    crimen pasional crime of passion
    2. Fam [cosa horrible]
    es un crimen derrochar tanto dinero en una fiesta it's criminal to spend so much money on a party;
    ¡ese corte de pelo es un crimen! that haircut is awful o criminal!;
    sería un crimen dejar al bebé solo it would be criminal o a crime to leave the baby on its own
    * * *
    m crime;
    crimen sexual sex crime
    * * *
    crimen nm, pl crímenes : crime
    * * *
    1. (delito) crime
    2. (asesinato) murder

    Spanish-English dictionary > crimen

  • 9 derecho1

    1 = upright, straight [straighter -comp., straightest -sup.], standing.
    Ex. The letters are upright, narrow, and angular, standing on crooked feet, and the ascenders are usually decorated with barbs or thorns; f and p do not normally descend below the base line.
    Ex. The right tail of the Bradford distribution has been considered to be straight or drooping.
    Ex. Although this painting depicts a single standing man, his generalised features suggest that this was not meant as a portrait.
    ----
    * derecho hacia al norte = due north.
    * derecho hacia al sur = due south.
    * derecho hacia el este = due east.
    * derecho hacia el oeste = due west.
    * dos entuertos no hacen un derecho = two wrongs do not make a right.
    * hecho y derecho = full-bodied, full-scale, full-service, fully-fledged.
    * irse derecho a = make + a beeline for.

    Spanish-English dictionary > derecho1

  • 10 dibujo

    m.
    1 drawing.
    dibujo a lápiz/al carboncillo pencil/charcoal drawing
    dibujo anatómico anatomical drawing
    dibujo lineal (education) = drawing of geometrical figures
    dibujo técnico technical drawing
    2 pattern.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: dibujar.
    * * *
    1 (arte) drawing, sketching
    2 (imagen) drawing
    3 (motivo) pattern, design
    \
    academia de dibujo school of art, art school
    dibujo artístico artistic drawing
    dibujo lineal draughtsmanship (US draftsmanship)
    dibujos animados cartoons
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=actividad) drawing

    dibujo lineal, dibujo técnico — technical drawing

    2) (=representación gráfica) (Arte) drawing; (Téc) design; [en periódico] cartoon
    3) [en papel, tela] pattern

    dibujo escocés — tartan, tartan design

    4) (=descripción) description, depiction
    * * *
    a) ( arte) drawing
    b) ( representación) drawing

    un dibujo a lápiz/al carboncillo — a pencil/charcoal drawing

    c) ( estampado) pattern
    * * *
    = drawing, pattern.
    Ex. Forms of symbol used for presentation are: 1 language, eg Arabic; 2 mathematical, eg. graphs, formulae; 3 pictorial, eg drawings.
    Ex. The pattern of the laid mould is described by giving the spacing in millimetres of the chain-lines and wire-lines in the vicinity of the watermark.
    ----
    * colección de dibujos = drawing collection.
    * dibujo a lápiz = pencil drawing.
    * dibujo a pluma = pen drawing, pen drawing, pen drawing.
    * dibujo a tinta = ink drawing.
    * dibujo de la malla = wire pattern.
    * dibujo libre = free-hand drawing.
    * dibujo lineal = line drawing.
    * dibujo panorámico = panoramic drawing.
    * dibujos animados = animated cartoons.
    * dibujos animados japoneses = Anime.
    * dibujo técnico = architectural rendering, engineering drawing, technical drawing, architectural drawing.
    * libro táctil de dibujos = tactile picture book.
    * mesa de dibujo = drawing table, art-room table, art-room drawing table, drawing board.
    * película de dibujos animados = cartoon film.
    * * *
    a) ( arte) drawing
    b) ( representación) drawing

    un dibujo a lápiz/al carboncillo — a pencil/charcoal drawing

    c) ( estampado) pattern
    * * *
    = drawing, pattern.

    Ex: Forms of symbol used for presentation are: 1 language, eg Arabic; 2 mathematical, eg. graphs, formulae; 3 pictorial, eg drawings.

    Ex: The pattern of the laid mould is described by giving the spacing in millimetres of the chain-lines and wire-lines in the vicinity of the watermark.
    * colección de dibujos = drawing collection.
    * dibujo a lápiz = pencil drawing.
    * dibujo a pluma = pen drawing, pen drawing, pen drawing.
    * dibujo a tinta = ink drawing.
    * dibujo de la malla = wire pattern.
    * dibujo libre = free-hand drawing.
    * dibujo lineal = line drawing.
    * dibujo panorámico = panoramic drawing.
    * dibujos animados = animated cartoons.
    * dibujos animados japoneses = Anime.
    * dibujo técnico = architectural rendering, engineering drawing, technical drawing, architectural drawing.
    * libro táctil de dibujos = tactile picture book.
    * mesa de dibujo = drawing table, art-room table, art-room drawing table, drawing board.
    * película de dibujos animados = cartoon film.

    * * *
    1 (arte) drawing
    clase de dibujo drawing class
    el dibujo no es mi fuerte drawing is not my strong point
    un dibujo a lápiz/al carboncillo a pencil/charcoal drawing
    hacer dibujos ( Chi fam): hace dibujos con la plata para que le alcance she performs miracles in order to eke the money out
    hacen dibujos para pagar el colegio de los niños they make incredible sacrifices in order to pay their children's school fees
    3 (estampado) pattern
    un dibujo de flores/a rayas a floral/striped pattern
    Compuestos:
    line drawing
    commercial drawing
    mpl cartoons (pl)
    una película de dibujos animados a cartoon, an animated film
    technical drawing
    * * *

     

    Del verbo dibujar: ( conjugate dibujar)

    dibujo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    dibujó es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    dibujar    
    dibujo
    dibujar ( conjugate dibujar) verbo transitivo/intransitivo
    to draw;

    dibujo sustantivo masculino
    a) ( arte) drawing;


    dibujo lineal line drawing


    dibujos animados cartoons (pl)

    dibujar verbo transitivo to draw: dibújame un boceto de tu casa de campo, sketch your country house for me
    dibujo sustantivo masculino drawing
    dibujos animados, cartoons pl; dibujo artístico, (artistic) drawing, sketching
    dibujo lineal, technical drawing, draughtsmanship
    ' dibujo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    calcar
    - chiste
    - cuadriculada
    - cuadriculado
    - delinear
    - emplear
    - esbozar
    - escuadra
    - esquema
    - facultad
    - grabada
    - grabado
    - greca
    - lineal
    - perfilar
    - proyecto
    - pulso
    - retratar
    - singular
    - sombrear
    - tablero
    - tatuaje
    - tinta
    - trazar
    - trazo
    - boceto
    - borrador
    - borrar
    - carboncillo
    - caricatura
    - garabato
    - hacer
    - monigote
    - muñeco
    - proporcionado
    - representar
    - rupestre
    English:
    art
    - balloon
    - design
    - designer
    - drawing
    - figure
    - full-scale
    - of
    - pattern
    - picture
    - protractor
    - scale down
    - sketch
    - sketch-book
    - sketch-pad
    - small-scale
    - technical drawing
    - tread
    - line
    - match
    * * *
    dibujo nm
    1. [técnica, obra] drawing;
    no se le da bien el dibujo he's no good at drawing;
    el profesor de dibujo the drawing teacher;
    Esp Fam
    meterse en dibujos to complicate things unnecessarily
    dibujo anatómico anatomical drawing;
    dibujos animados cartoons;
    una película de dibujos animados a cartoon film, a feature-length cartoon;
    fue una jugada de dibujos animados [en fútbol] it was a piece of wizardry;
    dibujo artístico drawing [as school subject];
    dibujo al carboncillo charcoal drawing;
    dibujo a lápiz pencil drawing;
    dibujo lineal [asignatura] = drawing of geometrical figures;
    dibujo a mano alzada freehand drawing;
    dibujo técnico technical drawing
    2. [en tela, prenda] pattern;
    un dibujo a cuadros/de círculos a check/circle pattern
    * * *
    m arte drawing; ilustración drawing, sketch; estampado pattern;
    con dibujo(s) with illustrations
    * * *
    dibujo nm
    1) : drawing
    2) : design, pattern
    3)
    dibujos animados : (animated) cartoons
    * * *
    1. (en general) drawing
    2. (estampado) pattern
    hacer un dibujo de algo to draw a picture of something / to do a drawing of something

    Spanish-English dictionary > dibujo

  • 11 entrar en funcionamiento

    (v.) = go into + operation
    Ex. There have been various other interesting developments since the system first went into full-scale operation in the early 1970s.
    * * *
    (v.) = go into + operation

    Ex: There have been various other interesting developments since the system first went into full-scale operation in the early 1970s.

    Spanish-English dictionary > entrar en funcionamiento

  • 12 escala

    f.
    1 scale.
    escala Celsius Celsius (temperature) scale
    escala de Richter Richter scale
    escala salarial salary scale
    escala de valores set of values
    2 scale.
    un dibujo a escala natural a life-size drawing
    a escala mundial on a worldwide scale
    a gran escala on a large scale
    3 stopover.
    hacer escala to stop over
    sin escala non-stop
    escala técnica refueling stop
    4 scale (Music).
    5 ladder (escalera).
    6 intermediate stop.
    7 staging post.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: escalar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: escalar.
    * * *
    1 (escalera - de mano) ladder; (- de tijera) stepladder
    3 (mapa, plano, etc) scale
    4 (port) port of call; (airport) stopover
    5 MÚSICA scale
    6 MILITAR promotion list
    \
    a gran escala / en gran escala on a large scale
    en pequeña escala on a small scale
    hacer escala (en barco) to put in (en, at); (en avión) to stop over (en, in)
    escala de gato rope ladder
    escala de valores scale of values
    escala móvil sliding scale
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) [en medición, gradación] scale

    a escala — [dibujo, mapa, maqueta] scale antes de s

    un mapa hecho a escala — a map drawn to scale, a scale map

    a escala reallife-size antes de s

    reproducir algo a escala — to reproduce sth to scale

    escala de colores — colour spectrum, color spectrum (EEUU)

    escala de tiempo — (Geol) time scale

    escala de valores — set of values, scale of values

    escala móvil — (Téc) sliding scale; (Econ) sliding salary scale

    escala social — social ladder, social scale

    2) [de importancia, extensión]

    un problema a escala mundial — a global problem, a problem on a worldwide scale

    a o en gran escala — on a large scale

    a o en pequeña escala — on a small scale

    un caso de corrupción a pequeña escala — a case of small-scale corruption, a case of corruption on a small scale

    3) (=parada en ruta)
    a) (Aer) stopover

    hacer escala — to stop over

    b) (Náut) port of call

    escala técnicarefuelling o (EEUU) refueling stop

    4) (=escalera de mano) ladder

    escala de cuerda, escala de viento — rope ladder

    5) (Mús) scale
    * * *
    1) ( para mediciones) scale
    2) (Mús) scale
    4)
    a) (de mapa, plano) scale

    una reproducción a escala naturala life-size o life-sized reproduction

    b) (de fenómeno, problema) scale

    a escala nacionalon a nationwide o national scale

    a or en gran escala — on a large scale

    5) (Aviac, Náut) stopover
    6) ( escalera) ladder
    * * *
    = echelon, magnitude, range, scale, scale, shade, spectrum [spectra, -pl.], continuum, gradation, stopover, rating scale, port of call, rating, sliding scale.
    Ex. Involvement of lower echelon personnel in planning has the advantage of getting the practical point of view of those closer to the scene of the operations.
    Ex. Only those who have attempted to edit the proceedings of a conference can appreciate the magnitude and scope of such an enterprise.
    Ex. Overall, the library media specialists experienced stress in the mild to moderate range.
    Ex. The scale of a map is the distance as shown on the map in relation to actual distance.
    Ex. Various scales of relevance ratings may be established.
    Ex. Partly because of the fact that documents have shades of relevance to a given topic this is an impossible objective.
    Ex. As one respondent from this end of the information spectrum put it, 'Context is all in the information world'.
    Ex. At the other end of the continuum is the form of hack writing typified by the poorest quality of adventure stories (often mildly pornographic).
    Ex. Until the mid nineteen hundreds, this community presented an almost feudal pattern of wealthy merchants and factory hands, with several gradations between these extremes.
    Ex. This article discusses the strategic location of the Islands as a stopover and spring-board for more far-flung explorations along the African coast.
    Ex. This process will allow institutional evaluators to compare their individual evaluations using a standardized format and rating scale.
    Ex. ' Ports of Call' is an enchanting, lovely, scary and sad book, as good as any.
    Ex. But the rater must not be afraid to give negative ratings.
    Ex. For insulin dosing, use a sliding scale based on patient weight as well as on blood sugar values.
    ----
    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * 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 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 menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a un extremo de la escala = at one end of the scale.
    * en el otro extremo de la escala = at the other extreme.
    * en el otro extremo de la escala = at the other end of the scale, at the other end of the spectrum.
    * en otra escala = on a different plane.
    * en un extremo de la escala = at one extreme.
    * escala de ampliación = enlargement ratio.
    * escala de grises = grey scale [gray scale].
    * escala de reducción = reduction ratio.
    * escala de tarifas según los ingresos = sliding fee scale.
    * escala de valores = graded range, set of values.
    * escala de Wechsler = Wechsler scale.
    * escala móvil = sliding scale.
    * escala que consta de nueve grados = nine-point scale.
    * escala salarial = salary scale, pay scale, salary schedule, salary range, salary band, sliding pay scale.
    * escala temporal = time continuum.
    * estar hecho a escala = be to scale.
    * hacer escala = stop over.
    * IGE (Integración a Gran Escala) = LSI (Large Scale Integration).
    * IME (Integración a Media Escala) = MSI (Medium Scale Integration).
    * IPE (Integración a Pequeña Escala) = SSI (Small Scale Integration).
    * mención de escala = statement of scale.
    * Nombre + a gran escala = broad scale + Nombre.
    * puerto de escala = port of call.
    * seguir una escala = fall along + a continuum.
    * * *
    1) ( para mediciones) scale
    2) (Mús) scale
    4)
    a) (de mapa, plano) scale

    una reproducción a escala naturala life-size o life-sized reproduction

    b) (de fenómeno, problema) scale

    a escala nacionalon a nationwide o national scale

    a or en gran escala — on a large scale

    5) (Aviac, Náut) stopover
    6) ( escalera) ladder
    * * *
    = echelon, magnitude, range, scale, scale, shade, spectrum [spectra, -pl.], continuum, gradation, stopover, rating scale, port of call, rating, sliding scale.

    Ex: Involvement of lower echelon personnel in planning has the advantage of getting the practical point of view of those closer to the scene of the operations.

    Ex: Only those who have attempted to edit the proceedings of a conference can appreciate the magnitude and scope of such an enterprise.
    Ex: Overall, the library media specialists experienced stress in the mild to moderate range.
    Ex: The scale of a map is the distance as shown on the map in relation to actual distance.
    Ex: Various scales of relevance ratings may be established.
    Ex: Partly because of the fact that documents have shades of relevance to a given topic this is an impossible objective.
    Ex: As one respondent from this end of the information spectrum put it, 'Context is all in the information world'.
    Ex: At the other end of the continuum is the form of hack writing typified by the poorest quality of adventure stories (often mildly pornographic).
    Ex: Until the mid nineteen hundreds, this community presented an almost feudal pattern of wealthy merchants and factory hands, with several gradations between these extremes.
    Ex: This article discusses the strategic location of the Islands as a stopover and spring-board for more far-flung explorations along the African coast.
    Ex: This process will allow institutional evaluators to compare their individual evaluations using a standardized format and rating scale.
    Ex: ' Ports of Call' is an enchanting, lovely, scary and sad book, as good as any.
    Ex: But the rater must not be afraid to give negative ratings.
    Ex: For insulin dosing, use a sliding scale based on patient weight as well as on blood sugar values.
    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * 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 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 menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a un extremo de la escala = at one end of the scale.
    * en el otro extremo de la escala = at the other extreme.
    * en el otro extremo de la escala = at the other end of the scale, at the other end of the spectrum.
    * en otra escala = on a different plane.
    * en un extremo de la escala = at one extreme.
    * escala de ampliación = enlargement ratio.
    * escala de grises = grey scale [gray scale].
    * escala de reducción = reduction ratio.
    * escala de tarifas según los ingresos = sliding fee scale.
    * escala de valores = graded range, set of values.
    * escala de Wechsler = Wechsler scale.
    * escala móvil = sliding scale.
    * escala que consta de nueve grados = nine-point scale.
    * escala salarial = salary scale, pay scale, salary schedule, salary range, salary band, sliding pay scale.
    * escala temporal = time continuum.
    * estar hecho a escala = be to scale.
    * hacer escala = stop over.
    * IGE (Integración a Gran Escala) = LSI (Large Scale Integration).
    * IME (Integración a Media Escala) = MSI (Medium Scale Integration).
    * IPE (Integración a Pequeña Escala) = SSI (Small Scale Integration).
    * mención de escala = statement of scale.
    * Nombre + a gran escala = broad scale + Nombre.
    * puerto de escala = port of call.
    * seguir una escala = fall along + a continuum.

    * * *
    Compuestos:
    Beaufort scale
    escala centígrada or Celsius
    [ Vocabulary notes (Spanish) ] centigrade o Celsius scale
    set of values
    [ Vocabulary notes (Spanish) ] Fahrenheit scale
    Mercalli scale
    sliding scale
    Richter scale
    salary o wage scale
    B ( Mús) scale
    Compuestos:
    chromatic scale
    diatonic scale
    musical scale
    C
    (escalafón): la escala social the social scale
    D
    1 (de un mapa, plano) scale
    un dibujo hecho a escala a scale drawing, a drawing done to scale
    una reproducción a escala natural a life-size o life-sized reproduction
    la maqueta reproduce el teatro a escala it's a scale model of the theater
    2 (de un fenómeno, problema) scale
    a escala nacional/mundial on a nationwide o national/on a worldwide scale
    el negocio empezó a or en pequeña escala the business began on a small scale
    todo lo hacen a or en gran escala they do everything on a large scale
    es un ladrón en pequeña escala he's a small-time thief ( colloq)
    E ( Aviac, Náut) stopover
    tras una escala de tres horas en Atenas after a three-hour stopover in Athens
    hicimos/el avión hizó escala en Roma we/the plane stopped over in Rome
    un vuelo sin escalas a direct flight
    la primera escala será Tánger the first port of call will be Tangiers
    Compuesto:
    refueling* stop
    el aparato tuvo que hacer una escala técnica en París the plane had to make a refueling stop o to stop for refueling in Paris
    F (escalera) ladder
    Compuestos:
    escala de cuerda or de viento
    rope ladder
    royal flush
    extending ladder
    * * *

     

    Del verbo escalar: ( conjugate escalar)

    escala es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente indicativo

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    escala    
    escalar
    escala sustantivo femenino
    1 ( en general) scale;
    escala centígrada/Fahrenheit centigrade o Celsius/Fahrenheit scale;

    escala de valores set of values;
    escala musical (musical) scale;
    la escala social the social scale;
    hecho a escala done to scale;
    a gran escala on a large scale
    2 (Aviac, Náut) stopover;

    escalar ( conjugate escalar) verbo transitivomontaña/pared to climb, scale;
    (en jerarquía, clasificación) to climb (up)
    verbo intransitivo (Dep) to climb, go climbing
    escala sustantivo femenino
    1 (serie, gradación) scale: la maqueta se realizó a escala, the model was made to scale
    la escala decimal, decimal scale
    2 (de colores) range
    escala de valores, set of values
    3 (parada provisional) Náut port of call
    Av stopover: el avión hace escala en Barcelona, the plane stops over in Barcelona
    escala técnica, refuelling stop
    4 (escalera portátil) ladder, stepladder
    5 (clasificación del personal de una empresa) position: subió de escala en la organización, he was promoted to a higher position in the company
    6 (Mús) scale: tocó una escala muy alta, difícil de seguir con la voz, she played a very high scale which was difficult to sing
    escalar
    I verbo transitivo to climb, scale
    II adjetivo Elec
    ♦ Locuciones: magnitud escalar, scalar quantitity
    ' escala' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bastante
    - do
    - fa
    - la
    - re
    - sol
    - abajo
    - arriba
    - descendente
    - mayor
    - modelo
    - nivel
    - tarifa
    English:
    call in
    - full-scale
    - grade
    - kit
    - ladder
    - large-scale
    - model
    - nationally
    - nationwide
    - originate
    - point
    - port of call
    - price range
    - put in
    - range
    - Richter scale
    - rise
    - scale
    - scale down
    - sliding scale
    - small-scale
    - stop
    - stop off
    - stop over
    - stopover
    - wholesale
    - country
    - full
    - global
    - put
    - rope
    - sliding
    - time
    * * *
    escala nf
    1. [para medir, ordenar] scale;
    [de colores] range; [de cargos militares] scale of ranks;
    subió varios puestos en la escala social he climbed several rungs of the social ladder
    escala Celsius Celsius (temperature) scale;
    escala centígrada Celsius scale;
    escala Fahrenheit Fahrenheit scale;
    Informát escala de grises grayscale;
    escala Kelvin Kelvin scale;
    Mat escala logarítmica logarithmic scale;
    escala de popularidad popularity stakes;
    escala de Richter Richter scale;
    escala salarial pay o salary scale;
    escala de valores set of values
    2. [de dibujo, mapa] scale;
    un mapa a escala 1/3000 a 1/3000 scale map;
    un dibujo a escala natural a life-size drawing
    3. [de trabajo, plan, idea] scale;
    pretenden crear una casa de discos a escala reducida they aim to set up a small-scale record company;
    a escala nacional/mundial on a national/worldwide scale;
    una ofensiva a gran escala a full-scale offensive
    4. Mús scale;
    la escala musical the musical scale
    escala cromática chromatic scale;
    escala diatónica diatonic scale
    5. [en un vuelo] stopover;
    [en un crucero] port of call;
    un vuelo a Estambul con escala en Roma a flight to Istanbul with a stopover in Rome;
    hacer escala (en) to stop over (in);
    sin escala non-stop;
    un vuelo sin escalas a non-stop flight
    escala de repostaje refuelling stop;
    escala técnica refuelling stop;
    haremos escala técnica en Londres we will make a refuelling stop in London
    6. [escalera] ladder
    Náut escala de cuerda rope ladder; Náut escala de viento rope ladder
    * * *
    f
    1 tb
    MÚS scale;
    a escala to scale, life-sized;
    a escala mundial on a world scale;
    en o
    a gran escala large-scale atr, on a large scale
    2 AVIA stopover;
    hacer escala en stop over in
    * * *
    escala nf
    1) : scale
    2) escalera: ladder
    3) : stopover
    * * *
    una escala de 1:50 a scale of of 1:50
    2. (parada) stopover

    Spanish-English dictionary > escala

  • 13 esmeradamente

    adv.
    1 nicely, correctly, accurately.
    2 with great care, elegantly, carefully.
    * * *
    1 carefully, neatly
    * * *
    ADV carefully, neatly
    * * *
    adverbio carefully, painstakingly
    * * *
    = painstakingly, busily, studiously.
    Ex. The audience interaction with the speakers at all three meetings has been painstakingly transcribed and edited.
    Ex. However, it should be noted that at the same time DDC was busily involved in a full-scale revision of its retrieval and indexing terminology.
    Ex. It was a boring performance in the sense that nothing happened except what was studiously prepared in advance.
    * * *
    adverbio carefully, painstakingly
    * * *
    = painstakingly, busily, studiously.

    Ex: The audience interaction with the speakers at all three meetings has been painstakingly transcribed and edited.

    Ex: However, it should be noted that at the same time DDC was busily involved in a full-scale revision of its retrieval and indexing terminology.
    Ex: It was a boring performance in the sense that nothing happened except what was studiously prepared in advance.

    * * *
    carefully, painstakingly
    objetos esmeradamente restaurados lovingly restored objects
    * * *
    painstakingly, with extreme care

    Spanish-English dictionary > esmeradamente

  • 14 exhaustivo

    adj.
    1 exhaustive, thoroughgoing, thorough, all-out.
    2 tiring, wearing.
    Este trabajo es exhaustivo This job is very tiring
    3 comprehensive.
    * * *
    1 exhaustive, thorough, comprehensive
    \
    de modo exhaustivo thoroughly
    * * *
    ADJ exhaustive, thorough
    * * *
    - va adjetivo exhaustive
    * * *
    = comprehensive, exhausting, exhaustive, in-depth [in depth], thoroughgoing.
    Ex. One of the factors to consider in the selection of a data base is whether the data base is comprehensive or not.
    Ex. A computer search will explore every avenue in a network of cross references in a manner that would prove both exhausting and time-consuming if pursued in a manual search.
    Ex. The enumeration of isolates should be exhaustive or complete for the subject area.
    Ex. She organized the library's program of in-depth seminars on how to use the library for faculty in the social sciences and humanities.
    Ex. The project was not an end but merely a step along the road to more thoroughgoing bibliographic control.
    ----
    * de un modo exhaustivo = comprehensively, in depth, exhaustively.
    * servicio exhaustivo = service in-depth.
    * * *
    - va adjetivo exhaustive
    * * *
    = comprehensive, exhausting, exhaustive, in-depth [in depth], thoroughgoing.

    Ex: One of the factors to consider in the selection of a data base is whether the data base is comprehensive or not.

    Ex: A computer search will explore every avenue in a network of cross references in a manner that would prove both exhausting and time-consuming if pursued in a manual search.
    Ex: The enumeration of isolates should be exhaustive or complete for the subject area.
    Ex: She organized the library's program of in-depth seminars on how to use the library for faculty in the social sciences and humanities.
    Ex: The project was not an end but merely a step along the road to more thoroughgoing bibliographic control.
    * de un modo exhaustivo = comprehensively, in depth, exhaustively.
    * servicio exhaustivo = service in-depth.

    * * *
    ‹lista/datos› exhaustive, comprehensive; ‹investigación› exhaustive
    analizó el tema de forma exhaustiva he made a comprehensive o thorough analysis of the subject
    * * *

    exhaustivo
    ◊ -va adjetivo

    exhaustive
    exhaustivo,-a adjetivo exhaustive, thorough: quiero una investigación exhaustiva del banco, I'd like a thorough investigation of the bank

    ' exhaustivo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    completa
    - completo
    - exhaustiva
    English:
    comprehensive
    - examination
    - exhaustive
    - full-scale
    - in-depth
    - saturation
    - extensive
    * * *
    exhaustivo, -a adj
    exhaustive
    * * *
    adj exhaustive
    * * *
    exhaustivo, -va adj
    : exhaustive

    Spanish-English dictionary > exhaustivo

  • 15 fondo1

    1 = background, backing, quid, crux, fundus.
    Ex. In the background has often been the need, at a time of declining financial resources, to demonstrate the relevance of the library to all sectors of society and there can sometimes be detected an element of patronization.
    Ex. A picture is a two-dimensional visual representation accessible to the naked eye and generally on an opaque backing.
    Ex. The important moral crux at the heart of the novel 'The debt collector' is that the odds are stacked against the rehabilitation of violent criminals.
    Ex. The crux of the process is the development of multiple models.
    Ex. This is an extremely valuable clinical test that provides information about the circulatory system of the ocular fundus (the back of the eye) not attainable by routine examination.
    ----
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * al fondo (de) = at the bottom (of).
    * artículo de fondo = feature article.
    * corredor de fondo = long-distance runner.
    * en el fondo = at heart, deep down, in the back of + Posesivo + mind, in the back of + Posesivo + head, at the back of + Posesivo + head, bottom line, the, in the bottom.
    * en el fondo de = at the root of.
    * esquiador de fondo = cross-country skier.
    * esquí de fondo = cross-country skiing.
    * fondo del mar = sea bottom, seafloor [sea floor], ocean floor, seabed [sea bed].
    * fondo del océano = ocean bed, ocean floor.
    * fondo marino = deep-sea floor.
    * forma de doble fondo = double-faced mould.
    * forma de un solo fondo = single-faced mould.
    * forma de un solo fondo para papel verjurado = single-faced laid mould.
    * limpiar a fondo = spring-clean, clear out.
    * limpieza a fondo = spring cleaning.
    * llegar al fondo de la cuestión = see to the + bottom of things.
    * llegar al fondo de una Cuestión = get to + the bottom of, get to + the root of.
    * mar de fondo = groundswell.
    * material de fondo = backing.
    * movimiento de fondo = groundswell.
    * negro sobre fondo blanco = black on white.
    * pez de fondo = groundfish, bottom fish.
    * pozo sin fondo = bottomless pit.
    * ruido de fondo = background noise.
    * servir de telón de fondo = set + the backdrop.
    * sin fondo = bottomless.
    * telón de fondo = background, backdrop.
    * teniendo como telón de fondo = against + background of.
    * teniendo esto como telón de fondo = against this background.
    * tocar fondo = bottom out, hit + rock-bottom, reach + rock-bottom, touch + rock bottom, strike + bottom.

    Spanish-English dictionary > fondo1

  • 16 generalizado

    adj.
    generalized, endemic.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: generalizar.
    * * *
    1→ link=generalizar generalizar
    1 widespread, common
    * * *
    (f. - generalizada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ [crisis, creencia, guerra] widespread

    existe la creencia generalizada de que... — it is commonly o widely believed that..., there is a widely held belief that...

    * * *
    - da adjetivo < opinión> widespread
    * * *
    = generalised [generalized, -USA], all-pervasive [all pervasive], wide-scale, widespread, all-embracing, embracing, all-encompassing, encompassing.
    Ex. Although it is coy about admitting the fact it is only mentioned twice in the whole of the thirty pages of publicity material it is in effect a generalized and modernized Thesaurofacet: a facetted classification with a thesaurus structure forming an integral part.
    Ex. Countries should adopt strategies to prepare themselves for the all-pervasive influence of IT in people's lives in the 21st century.
    Ex. Without the stimuli of cooperative agencies, many programmes such as wide-scale interlibrary loan would not have developed so rapidly.
    Ex. Comment published so far is favourable, but the code still awaits widespread adoption.
    Ex. Some databases are very all-embracing in their coverage and attempt to provide comprehensive coverage of entire disciplines.
    Ex. What is needed is an embracing approach to guarantee freedom for Palestine and legitimacy for Israel.
    Ex. In publishing itself there is little use made of the all-encompassing schemes such as Dewey or the Library of Congress.
    Ex. By drawing Russia into an encompassing coalition with Europe and other powers, the risk of conflict will be diminished.
    ----
    * formato generalizado para la codificación de documentos web = generalised markup format.
    * muy generalizado = commonly-held, widely held.
    * protesta generalizada = public outcry.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo < opinión> widespread
    * * *
    = generalised [generalized, -USA], all-pervasive [all pervasive], wide-scale, widespread, all-embracing, embracing, all-encompassing, encompassing.

    Ex: Although it is coy about admitting the fact it is only mentioned twice in the whole of the thirty pages of publicity material it is in effect a generalized and modernized Thesaurofacet: a facetted classification with a thesaurus structure forming an integral part.

    Ex: Countries should adopt strategies to prepare themselves for the all-pervasive influence of IT in people's lives in the 21st century.
    Ex: Without the stimuli of cooperative agencies, many programmes such as wide-scale interlibrary loan would not have developed so rapidly.
    Ex: Comment published so far is favourable, but the code still awaits widespread adoption.
    Ex: Some databases are very all-embracing in their coverage and attempt to provide comprehensive coverage of entire disciplines.
    Ex: What is needed is an embracing approach to guarantee freedom for Palestine and legitimacy for Israel.
    Ex: In publishing itself there is little use made of the all-encompassing schemes such as Dewey or the Library of Congress.
    Ex: By drawing Russia into an encompassing coalition with Europe and other powers, the risk of conflict will be diminished.
    * formato generalizado para la codificación de documentos web = generalised markup format.
    * muy generalizado = commonly-held, widely held.
    * protesta generalizada = public outcry.

    * * *
    widespread
    una opinión generalizada entre la gente joven an opinion widely held among young people, a widespread opinion among young people
    * * *

    Del verbo generalizar: ( conjugate generalizar)

    generalizado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    generalizado    
    generalizar
    generalizado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    widespread
    generalizar ( conjugate generalizar) verbo intransitivo
    to generalize, make generalizations
    generalizarse verbo pronominal
    to spread
    generalizar verbo transitivo
    1 to generalize: no todos son así, no se puede generalizar, not all of them are like that, you can't generalize
    2 (extender, propagar) to spread

    ' generalizado' also found in these entries:
    English:
    full-scale
    - massive
    - widespread
    - general
    - mass
    - popular
    * * *
    generalizado, -a adj
    widespread
    * * *
    generalizado, -da adj
    : generalized, widespread
    * * *
    generalizado adj widespread

    Spanish-English dictionary > generalizado

  • 17 guerra

    f.
    declarar la guerra to declare war
    en guerra at war
    guerra sin cuartel all-out war
    guerra atómica nuclear war
    guerra civil civil war
    guerra fría cold war
    guerra de guerrillas guerrilla warfare
    guerra mundial world war
    guerra de nervios war of nerves
    guerra nuclear nuclear war
    guerra psicológica psychological warfare
    guerra química chemical warfare
    guerra santa Holy War
    guerra sucia dirty war
    * * *
    1 war
    \
    dar guerra familiar to cause problems, cause trouble
    declarar la guerra a to declare war on
    en guerra at war
    ser de antes de la guerra familiar to be donkey's years old
    guerra bacteriológica / guerra biológica germ warfare
    guerra civil civil war
    guerra comercial trade war
    guerra de Cuba Spanish-American War
    guerra de la Independencia Spanish War of Independence
    guerra de los Treinta Años Thirty Years' War
    guerra de nervios war of nerves
    guerra fría cold war
    guerra mundial world war
    guerra nuclear nuclear war
    guerra psicológica psychological warfare
    guerra química chemical warfare
    guerra santa holy war
    guerra total all-out war
    la Primer Guerra Mundial World War I, the First World War, World War I
    la Segunda Guerra Mundial World War II, the Second World War
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) war
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Mil, Pol) war; (=arte) warfare

    de guerra — military, war antes de s

    Ministerio de Guerra — Ministry of War, War Office, War Department (EEUU)

    guerra bacteriana, guerra bacteriológica — germ warfare

    guerra caliente — hot war, shooting war

    guerra de agotamiento, guerra de desgaste — war of attrition

    Guerra de la Independencia LAm War of Independence; Esp Peninsular War

    guerra relámpago — blitzkrieg, lightning war (EEUU)

    guerra santa — holy war, crusade

    declarar 1., 1)
    2) (=problemas)

    dar guerra[gen] to be a nuisance (a to)

    make trouble (a for) [niño] to carry on

    pedir o querer guerra — [gen] to look for trouble; [sexualmente] * to feel randy o horny *

    3) (=juego) billiards
    GUERRA CIVIL ESPAÑOLA Spain's political climate was extremely volatile in the 1930s. The elections of February 1936 were won by a coalition of socialist and anarchist groups known as the Frente Popular or FP, and were followed by a period of social disorder. On July 18 of that year, General Francisco Franco led a military coup. In the ensuing war Franco's side was known as the Nacionales and the government forces as the Republicanos. Neither army was well-equipped, so foreign support was a decisive factor: the USSR sent aid to the Republicans and volunteers from all over Europe formed Brigadas Internacionales (International Brigades) to fight for the Republican side. Fascist Italy and Germany sent troops and weapons to Franco. The fighting was bitter and protracted, and the Nationalists' superior firepower finally triumphed. The war ended officially on April 1, 1939, when Franco proclaimed himself Jefe del Estado, a position he held for the next 36 years.
    See:
    * * *
    1) (Mil, Pol) war
    2) (fam) ( problemas) trouble, hassle (colloq)
    * * *
    = war, warfare.
    Ex. For example, at Woking, the stock has been split into about thirty sections, such as Health and welfare, war and warfare, retaining the Dewey sequence within each section.
    Ex. For example, at Woking, the stock has been split into about thirty sections, such as Health and welfare, War and warfare, retaining the Dewey sequence within each section.
    ----
    * amenaza de guerra = threat of war.
    * anterior a la guerra = pre-war [prewar], antebellum.
    * anterior a la Guerra Civil = pre-Civil War.
    * arrasado por la guerra = war-torn.
    * arte de la guerra = warfare.
    * avezado en la guerra = battle-hardened.
    * baja de guerra = war casualty.
    * barco de guerra = warship, naval ship, war vessel.
    * botín de guerra = war booty.
    * botín de guerra, el = spoils of war, the, victor's spoils.
    * buque de guerra = warship.
    * causar una guerra = precipitate + war.
    * centro social para veteranos de guerra = Veterans' centre.
    * comienzo de la guerra = outbreak of the war, breakout of + the war.
    * consejo de guerra = courts-martial, court martial.
    * corresponsal de guerra = war correspondent, war journalist, war reporter.
    * crímen de guerra = war crime.
    * criminal de guerra = war criminal.
    * danza de guerra = war dance.
    * dar guerra = act up, play up.
    * de antes de la guerra = pre-war [prewar].
    * declaración de guerra = declaration of war.
    * declarar la guerra = break out into + declared war, go to + war, take up + arms.
    * declarar la guerra a = declare + war on.
    * declarar la guerra a muerte a = declare + open season on.
    * declararse en guerra = go to + war.
    * de la guerra = wartime [wart-time].
    * desatar una guerra = precipitate + war.
    * desenterrar el hacha de guerra = take up + the tomahawk, dig up + the tomahawk, dig up + the hatchet, dig up + the war axe.
    * despojos de la guerra, los = spoils of war, the.
    * destrozado por la guerra = war-ravaged.
    * devastado por la guerra = war-torn.
    * disturbio ocasionado por la guerra = war riot.
    * durante la guerra = during wartime, wartime [wart-time], war years, the.
    * efecto de la guerra = effect of war.
    * embates de la guerra, los = ravages of war, the.
    * en contra de la guerra = antiwar [anti-war].
    * en épocas de guerra = in time(s) of war.
    * en guerra = war-torn, at war.
    * en pie de guerra = on the warpath.
    * en son de guerra = on the warpath.
    * enterrar el hacha de guerra = bury + the hatchet, bury + the tomahawk, bury + the war axe.
    * en tiempo de guerra = wartime [wart-time].
    * en tiempos de guerra = in time(s) of war.
    * escenario de la guerra = theatre [theater, -USA], theatre of war.
    * estar en guerra con = be at war with.
    * estragos de la guerra, los = ravages of war, the.
    * frente de guerra, el = war front, the.
    * ganar una guerra = win + war.
    * grito de guerra = battle cry, war cry.
    * guerra árabe-israelí, la = Arab Israeli war, the.
    * guerra asimétrica = asymmetric war, asymmetric warfare.
    * guerra a través de la red = netwar.
    * guerra civil = civil war.
    * guerra contra el despilfarro = war on waste.
    * guerra contra el terrorismo = war on terror, war on terrorism, war against terrorism.
    * guerra contra las drogas = war on drugs.
    * guerra cósmica = cosmic war.
    * guerra de almohadas = pillow fight.
    * guerra de Bosnia, la = Bosnian War, the.
    * guerra de desgaste = war of attrition.
    * guerra de guerrillas = guerrilla warfare, guerrilla war.
    * Guerra de la Independencia = War of Independence.
    * guerra de la información = information warfare.
    * guerra de las estrellas = battle of the stars.
    * Guerra de las Galaxias = Star Wars.
    * Guerra del Golfo, la = Gulf War, the.
    * Guerra del Golfo Persa, la = Persian Gulf War, the.
    * Guerra de los Boers, la = Anglo-Boer War, the.
    * guerra de nervios = war of nerves.
    * guerra de precios = pricing competition, price war.
    * guerra en red = netwar.
    * Guerra entre España y los Estados Unidos, la = Spanish-American War, the, Spanish-American War, the.
    * guerra + estallar = war + break out.
    * guerra fría, la = cold war, the.
    * guerra fronteriza = border war.
    * guerra legal = legal battle.
    * guerra mundial = world war.
    * guerra nuclear = nuclear warfare, nuclear war.
    * guerra religiosa = religious war.
    * Guerras Médicas, las = Persian Wars, the.
    * guerra sucia = dirty war.
    * guerra tribal = tribal war.
    * Guerra Zulú, la = Zulu War, the.
    * hacer estallar un guerra = ignite + war.
    * hacer la guerra = make + war.
    * hacha de guerra = tomahawk.
    * héroe de guerra = fallen hero, war hero.
    * ir a la guerra = go to + war.
    * juego de guerra = war game [wargame].
    * juzgar en consejo de guerra = court-martial.
    * libro trofeo de guerra = trophy book.
    * los avatares de la guerra = the tides of war.
    * males de la guerra, los = evils of war, the.
    * Marina de Guerra = Royal Navy.
    * misión de guerra = wartime mission.
    * nave de guerra = naval ship.
    * navío de guerra = warship.
    * ocasionar una guerra = precipitate + war.
    * pasión por la guerra = rage militaire.
    * perder una guerra = lose + war.
    * perro de guerra = dog of war, war dog.
    * ponerse en pie de guerra = dig up + the tomahawk, dig up + the hatchet, dig up + the war axe.
    * Primera Guerra Mundial = First World War (World War I), World War I [First World War].
    * prisionero de guerra = prisoner of war, war prisoner.
    * provocar una guerra = ignite + war, precipitate + war.
    * reportero de guerra = war journalist, war correspondent, war reporter.
    * Segunda Guerra Mundial = 2nd World War, World War II [Second World War], Second World War [World War II].
    * tras las guerra = in the postwar period.
    * tribunal de guerra = court martial.
    * veterano de guerra = war veteran.
    * víctima de guerra = casualty of war, war casualty.
    * viuda de guerra = war widow.
    * zona de guerra = war zone.
    * * *
    1) (Mil, Pol) war
    2) (fam) ( problemas) trouble, hassle (colloq)
    * * *
    = war, warfare.

    Ex: For example, at Woking, the stock has been split into about thirty sections, such as Health and welfare, war and warfare, retaining the Dewey sequence within each section.

    Ex: For example, at Woking, the stock has been split into about thirty sections, such as Health and welfare, War and warfare, retaining the Dewey sequence within each section.
    * amenaza de guerra = threat of war.
    * anterior a la guerra = pre-war [prewar], antebellum.
    * anterior a la Guerra Civil = pre-Civil War.
    * arrasado por la guerra = war-torn.
    * arte de la guerra = warfare.
    * avezado en la guerra = battle-hardened.
    * baja de guerra = war casualty.
    * barco de guerra = warship, naval ship, war vessel.
    * botín de guerra = war booty.
    * botín de guerra, el = spoils of war, the, victor's spoils.
    * buque de guerra = warship.
    * causar una guerra = precipitate + war.
    * centro social para veteranos de guerra = Veterans' centre.
    * comienzo de la guerra = outbreak of the war, breakout of + the war.
    * consejo de guerra = courts-martial, court martial.
    * corresponsal de guerra = war correspondent, war journalist, war reporter.
    * crímen de guerra = war crime.
    * criminal de guerra = war criminal.
    * danza de guerra = war dance.
    * dar guerra = act up, play up.
    * de antes de la guerra = pre-war [prewar].
    * declaración de guerra = declaration of war.
    * declarar la guerra = break out into + declared war, go to + war, take up + arms.
    * declarar la guerra a = declare + war on.
    * declarar la guerra a muerte a = declare + open season on.
    * declararse en guerra = go to + war.
    * de la guerra = wartime [wart-time].
    * desatar una guerra = precipitate + war.
    * desenterrar el hacha de guerra = take up + the tomahawk, dig up + the tomahawk, dig up + the hatchet, dig up + the war axe.
    * despojos de la guerra, los = spoils of war, the.
    * destrozado por la guerra = war-ravaged.
    * devastado por la guerra = war-torn.
    * disturbio ocasionado por la guerra = war riot.
    * durante la guerra = during wartime, wartime [wart-time], war years, the.
    * efecto de la guerra = effect of war.
    * embates de la guerra, los = ravages of war, the.
    * en contra de la guerra = antiwar [anti-war].
    * en épocas de guerra = in time(s) of war.
    * en guerra = war-torn, at war.
    * en pie de guerra = on the warpath.
    * en son de guerra = on the warpath.
    * enterrar el hacha de guerra = bury + the hatchet, bury + the tomahawk, bury + the war axe.
    * en tiempo de guerra = wartime [wart-time].
    * en tiempos de guerra = in time(s) of war.
    * escenario de la guerra = theatre [theater, -USA], theatre of war.
    * estar en guerra con = be at war with.
    * estragos de la guerra, los = ravages of war, the.
    * frente de guerra, el = war front, the.
    * ganar una guerra = win + war.
    * grito de guerra = battle cry, war cry.
    * guerra árabe-israelí, la = Arab Israeli war, the.
    * guerra asimétrica = asymmetric war, asymmetric warfare.
    * guerra a través de la red = netwar.
    * guerra civil = civil war.
    * guerra contra el despilfarro = war on waste.
    * guerra contra el terrorismo = war on terror, war on terrorism, war against terrorism.
    * guerra contra las drogas = war on drugs.
    * guerra cósmica = cosmic war.
    * guerra de almohadas = pillow fight.
    * guerra de Bosnia, la = Bosnian War, the.
    * guerra de desgaste = war of attrition.
    * guerra de guerrillas = guerrilla warfare, guerrilla war.
    * Guerra de la Independencia = War of Independence.
    * guerra de la información = information warfare.
    * guerra de las estrellas = battle of the stars.
    * Guerra de las Galaxias = Star Wars.
    * Guerra del Golfo, la = Gulf War, the.
    * Guerra del Golfo Persa, la = Persian Gulf War, the.
    * Guerra de los Boers, la = Anglo-Boer War, the.
    * guerra de nervios = war of nerves.
    * guerra de precios = pricing competition, price war.
    * guerra en red = netwar.
    * Guerra entre España y los Estados Unidos, la = Spanish-American War, the, Spanish-American War, the.
    * guerra + estallar = war + break out.
    * guerra fría, la = cold war, the.
    * guerra fronteriza = border war.
    * guerra legal = legal battle.
    * guerra mundial = world war.
    * guerra nuclear = nuclear warfare, nuclear war.
    * guerra religiosa = religious war.
    * Guerras Médicas, las = Persian Wars, the.
    * guerra sucia = dirty war.
    * guerra tribal = tribal war.
    * Guerra Zulú, la = Zulu War, the.
    * hacer estallar un guerra = ignite + war.
    * hacer la guerra = make + war.
    * hacha de guerra = tomahawk.
    * héroe de guerra = fallen hero, war hero.
    * ir a la guerra = go to + war.
    * juego de guerra = war game [wargame].
    * juzgar en consejo de guerra = court-martial.
    * libro trofeo de guerra = trophy book.
    * los avatares de la guerra = the tides of war.
    * males de la guerra, los = evils of war, the.
    * Marina de Guerra = Royal Navy.
    * misión de guerra = wartime mission.
    * nave de guerra = naval ship.
    * navío de guerra = warship.
    * ocasionar una guerra = precipitate + war.
    * pasión por la guerra = rage militaire.
    * perder una guerra = lose + war.
    * perro de guerra = dog of war, war dog.
    * ponerse en pie de guerra = dig up + the tomahawk, dig up + the hatchet, dig up + the war axe.
    * Primera Guerra Mundial = First World War (World War I), World War I [First World War].
    * prisionero de guerra = prisoner of war, war prisoner.
    * provocar una guerra = ignite + war, precipitate + war.
    * reportero de guerra = war journalist, war correspondent, war reporter.
    * Segunda Guerra Mundial = 2nd World War, World War II [Second World War], Second World War [World War II].
    * tras las guerra = in the postwar period.
    * tribunal de guerra = court martial.
    * veterano de guerra = war veteran.
    * víctima de guerra = casualty of war, war casualty.
    * viuda de guerra = war widow.
    * zona de guerra = war zone.

    * * *
    Guerra Civil (↑ guerra a1), Guerras de Independencia (↑ guerra a1)
    A ( Mil, Pol) war
    nos declararon la guerra they declared war on us
    están en guerra they are at war
    hacerle la guerra a algn to wage war on o against sb
    cuando estalló la guerra when war broke out
    los soldados se iban a la guerra the soldiers were going off to war o to fight in the war
    los niños jugaban a la guerra the children were playing soldiers
    le tienen declarada la guerra a la pornografía they've declared war on pornography
    Compuestos:
    open warfare
    fight to the death
    asymmetrical warfare
    guerra bacteriológica or biológica
    germ o biological warfare
    civil war
    trade war
    conventional warfare
    (Arg, Chi) pillow fight
    low intensity warfare
    war of attrition
    guerrilla war
    Hundred Years' War
    Six Day War
    war of nerves
    price war
    war of religion, religious war
    American Civil War
    War of Spanish Succession
    trench warfare
    cold war
    just war
    world war
    la Primera/Segunda Guerra Mundial the First/Second World War
    nuclear war
    psychological warfare
    chemical warfare
    blitzkrieg
    holy war
    all-out war
    fpl Persian Wars (pl)
    fpl Punic Wars (pl)
    dirty war
    total war
    B ( fam) (problemas) trouble, hassle ( colloq)
    estos niños me dan mucha guerra these kids give me a lot of hassle o trouble
    quieren/buscan guerra they're looking for trouble
    * * *

     

    guerra sustantivo femenino
    1 (Mil, Pol) war;

    estar en guerra to be at war;
    hacerle la guerra a algn to wage war on o against sb;
    guerra bacteriológica or biológica germ o biological warfare;
    guerra civil civil war;
    guerra fría cold war;
    guerra mundial world war;
    guerra nuclear nuclear war;
    guerra química chemical warfare
    2 (fam) ( problemas) trouble, hassle (colloq);

    guerra sustantivo femenino war: nos declararon la guerra, they declared war on us
    estamos en guerra, we are at war
    guerra bacteriológica, germ warfare
    guerra civil/mundial, civil/world war
    guerra fría, cold war
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar dar guerra, (dar problemas, trabajo) to give problems
    (dar la lata) to be a pain
    enterrar el hacha de guerra, to bury the hatchet
    en pie de guerra, on the warpath
    nombre de guerra, nom de guerre
    ' guerra' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adscribirse
    - bacteriológica
    - bacteriológico
    - buque
    - cuando
    - declararse
    - desastre
    - desnaturalizar
    - durante
    - enterrar
    - estado
    - estallido
    - fantasma
    - guerrilla
    - haber
    - hacer
    - hornada
    - intensificación
    - ración
    - sangrienta
    - sangriento
    - secuela
    - umbral
    - unirse
    - venir
    - vencedor
    - vencedora
    - asolar
    - barco
    - borde
    - botín
    - caído
    - consejo
    - continuar
    - corresponsal
    - crimen
    - crucero
    - declaración
    - declarar
    - desencadenar
    - durar
    - embromar
    - entrar
    - estallar
    - estragos
    - ganar
    - horror
    - lisiado
    - marina
    - miseria
    English:
    act up
    - alleged
    - assume
    - atrocity
    - badly
    - battle-cry
    - blissful
    - brink
    - capture
    - ceasefire
    - civil war
    - cold war
    - court martial
    - danger
    - declaration
    - declare
    - diminish
    - drag on
    - ensue
    - escalate
    - fight
    - flatten
    - for
    - full-scale
    - germ warfare
    - go on
    - guerilla
    - guerrilla
    - in
    - intervene
    - long
    - monstrosity
    - monument
    - neutrality
    - nuclear war
    - orphan
    - outbreak
    - over
    - P.O.W.
    - pen name
    - play up
    - prewar
    - prisoner
    - ravage
    - refugee
    - shell-shocked
    - shellshock
    - start
    - stem
    - through
    * * *
    guerra nf
    [conflicto] war; [referido al tipo de conflicto] warfare; [pugna] struggle, conflict; [de intereses, ideas] conflict;
    nombre de guerra nom de guerre;
    declarar la guerra to declare war;
    Fig
    le tiene declarada la guerra a García he's at daggers drawn with García, he really has it in for García;
    en guerra at war;
    ir a la guerra to go to war;
    dar guerra to be a pain, to be annoying;
    los niños han estado todo el día dando guerra the children have been misbehaving all day;
    ¡la guerra que da este niño! this child is such a handful!;
    Fam
    de antes de la guerra ancient, prehistoric;
    buscar o [m5] pedir guerra [problemas] to look for trouble;
    Fam [sexualmente] to be looking to get laid, Br to be up for it guerra abierta open warfare;
    guerra atómica nuclear war;
    guerra bacteriológica germ warfare;
    la Guerra de los Cien Años the Hundred Years War;
    guerra de cifras war of numbers;
    guerra civil civil war;
    la Guerra Civil española the Spanish Civil War;
    guerra comercial trade war;
    guerra convencional conventional warfare;
    la Guerra de Crimea the Crimean War;
    guerra sin cuartel all-out war;
    guerra espacial star wars;
    la guerra del fletán the halibut war [between Spain and Canada over halibut fishing in the North Atlantic];
    guerra fría cold war;
    la guerra del Golfo the Gulf War;
    guerra de guerrillas guerrilla warfare;
    las guerras médicas the Persian Wars;
    guerra mundial world war;
    guerra de nervios war of nerves;
    guerra nuclear nuclear war;
    guerra de precios price war;
    guerra psicológica psychological warfare;
    las guerras púnicas the Punic Wars;
    guerra química chemical warfare;
    guerra relámpago blitzkrieg;
    guerra santa Holy War;
    la Guerra de Secesión the American Civil War;
    la Guerra de los Seis Días the Six Day War;
    la Guerra de Sucesión the War of (the) Spanish Succession;
    guerra sucia dirty war;
    la Guerra de los Treinta Años the Thirty Years War;
    la Guerra de Troya the Trojan War;
    la Guerra de Vietnam the Vietnam War
    * * *
    f war;
    dar guerra a alguien fam give s.o. trouble
    * * *
    guerra nf
    1) : war
    declarar la guerra: to declare war
    guerra sin cuartel: all-out war
    2) : warfare
    3) lucha: conflict, struggle
    * * *
    guerra n war
    dar guerra a alguien to give somebody trouble / to be a handful

    Spanish-English dictionary > guerra

  • 18 hecho y derecho

    = full-bodied, full-scale, full-service, fully-fledged
    Ex. By adulthood the child's literary consciousness has grown into a full-bodied appreciation of the work of the great imaginative writers.
    Ex. Obviously, staff will have to be instructed in the use of the new system, be it word processing or a full-scale circulation system.
    Ex. In other words, they want us to start from scratch and come up with a plan for a full-service center, which might then be used as a model for the other regional centers.
    Ex. From 1892 to 1932, this small library was directed by Genevieve Walton, who developed a one-room, one-person operation into a fully-fledged academic library.
    * * *
    = full-bodied, full-scale, full-service, fully-fledged

    Ex: By adulthood the child's literary consciousness has grown into a full-bodied appreciation of the work of the great imaginative writers.

    Ex: Obviously, staff will have to be instructed in the use of the new system, be it word processing or a full-scale circulation system.
    Ex: In other words, they want us to start from scratch and come up with a plan for a full-service center, which might then be used as a model for the other regional centers.
    Ex: From 1892 to 1932, this small library was directed by Genevieve Walton, who developed a one-room, one-person operation into a fully-fledged academic library.

    Spanish-English dictionary > hecho y derecho

  • 19 hecho2

    Ex. What was pinned up ranged from sheets of paper with nothing more written on them than a title and author to elaborate and beautifully executed illustrations.
    ----
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * bien hecho = well-rendered, well done.
    * cartón hecho de paja = strawboard.
    * comprar Algo hecho en serie = buy + off-the-shelf.
    * comprar Algo ya hecho de antemano = buy + off-the-shelf.
    * cosa hecha = plain sailing, walkover.
    * dado por hecho = foregone.
    * dando por hecho que = based on the understanding that, on the understanding that.
    * dar por hecho = take for + granted.
    * dejar hecho polvo = screw + Nombre + up.
    * dicho y hecho = no sooner said than done.
    * estar hecho a escala = be to scale.
    * estar hecho con la intención de = be intended for/to.
    * estar hecho con la mismas dimensiones que el original = be to scale.
    * estar hecho el uno para el otro = be two of a kind, be a right pair.
    * estar hecho para = be geared to, be intended for/to, mean, be cut out for.
    * estar hecho polvo = be + wreck.
    * estar hecho un desastre = be a shambles, look like + the wreck of the Hesperus, look like + drag + through a hedge backwards, be (in) a mess.
    * estar hecho un esqueleto = be a bag of bones.
    * frase hecha = bound phrase, cliche, formulaic words, formulaic phrase.
    * hecho a base de parches = patchwork.
    * hecho a mano = hand-made, hand-drawn, handcrafted.
    * hecho a máquina = machine-made.
    * hecho a medida = customised [customized, -USA], purpose-designed, tailored, tailor-made [tailormade], custom-made, custom-built [custom built], custom-designed [custom designed], custom-tailored [custom tailored], bespoke, made to measure, fitted, made-to-order.
    * hecho añicos = shattered.
    * hecho a propósito = tailor-made [tailormade], custom-made, custom-built [custom built], custom-designed [custom designed], custom-tailored [custom tailored].
    * hecho cisco = wrecked.
    * hecho como de pasada = throwaway.
    * hecho de antemano = off-the-peg, ready-made.
    * hecho de encaje = lacy.
    * hecho de grava = metalled [metaled, -USA].
    * hecho de trozos = piecewise.
    * hecho de un modo gratuito = pro bono.
    * hecho en América = American-built.
    * hecho en casa = homespun, homemade.
    * hecho en el extranjero = foreign-made.
    * hecho en el Reino Unido = British-made.
    * hecho en lugar de otra persona = delegated.
    * hecho exclusivamente para = born and bred.
    * hecho exclusivamente para la web = Web-centric.
    * hecho expresamente para = intended for.
    * hecho para una situación específica = niche-specific.
    * hecho para una única ocasión = one shot.
    * hecho polvo = wrecked, dog tired.
    * hecho por el autor = author-designated, author-prepared.
    * hecho por el hombre = man-made.
    * hecho por encargo = tailor-made [tailormade], bespoke, custom-made, custom-built [custom built], custom-designed [custom designed], custom-tailored [custom tailored], made-to-order, made to measure.
    * hecho por la OCLC = OCLC-produced.
    * hecho por la propia biblioteca = in-house [inhouse].
    * hecho por multicopista = mimeographed.
    * hecho por uno mismo = home-grown [home grown/homegrown], home-produced, self-made.
    * hecho puré = mashed.
    * hecho recientemente = fresh-made.
    * hechos el uno para el otro = made for each other.
    * hecho una salsa = saucy [saucier -comp., sauciest -sup.].
    * hecho una sopa = drenched to the skin, wringing wet, soaked to the skin, soaking wet, wet through to the skin.
    * hecho un desastre = in shambles, like the wreck of the Hesperus, upside down.
    * hecho un toro = as strong as an ox.
    * hecho y derecho = full-bodied, full-scale, full-service, fully-fledged.
    * ir hecho un desastre = look like + drag + through a hedge backwards, look like + the wreck of the Hesperus.
    * lo hecho hecho está = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk.
    * mal hecho para = ill suited to/for.
    * medio hecho = halfway done, half done.
    * menos hecho = rarer.
    * páguese por el uso hecho = pay-as-you-go.
    * papel hecho a mano = hand-made paper.
    * papel hecho a máquina = machine-made paper.
    * papel verjurado hecho a máquina = machine-made laid paper.
    * ponerse hecho una fiera = go + ballistic, go + berserk, go + postal, lose + Posesivo + temper.
    * ponerse hecho una furia = go + berserk, go + postal, lose + Posesivo + temper.
    * ponerse hecho un basilisco = go + ballistic, go + berserk, go + postal, lose + Posesivo + temper.
    * ponerse hecho un energúmeno = go + ballistic.
    * recién hecho = hot off the griddle.
    * resumen hecho para una disciplina concreta = discipline-oriented abstract.
    * sistema informático hecho por encargo = tailored system.
    * solución hecha = cut-and-dried solution.
    * tener Algo hecho a la medida de uno = have + Nombre + cut out.
    * tenerlo todo hecho = have + an easy ride.
    * un trabajo bien hecho = a job well done.

    Spanish-English dictionary > hecho2

  • 20 investigación

    f.
    1 investigation, research.
    2 investigation, search, inquiry, probe.
    * * *
    1 (indagación) investigation, enquiry
    2 (estudio) research
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) investigation, inquiry
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de accidente, delito] [por la policía] investigation; [por un comité] inquiry
    2) [científica, académica] research

    un trabajo de investigación sobre el barroco — a research project on the baroque, a piece of research on the baroque

    investigación operativa — operational research, operations research

    * * *
    1)
    a) (de caso, delito) investigation; ( por comisión especial) inquiry

    llevar a cabo una investigación — to carry out an investigation, to hold an inquiry

    b) (Educ, Med, Tec) research
    2) Investigaciones femenino plural ( en Chi) criminal investigation department
    * * *
    = enquiry [inquiry, -USA], exploration, inquiry [enquiry, -UK], investigation, probe, research, scholarship, line of enquiry, a piece of + research, research activity, research effort, academic study.
    Ex. A threshold weight appropriate to the specificity of the searcher's enquiry must be established.
    Ex. This section goes no further than the exploration of ideas which are important for the appropriate support of software packages.
    Ex. Several possible rules governing the reference interview are examined; one calls for inquiry into client's underlying wants, 'the face value rule', another for inquiry into underlying needs, 'the purpose rule'.
    Ex. An improved awareness of existing work should strengthen the foundations of new investigations, and reduce the degree of duplication.
    Ex. From 1985-89, a probe into library services took place into about 7,300 public and school libraries with some 53 million items in stock.
    Ex. Abstracts may be submitted for editing and inclusion in bibliographies and bulletins by staff engaged in research.
    Ex. The most important of the functions of librarians is the collection, preservation and affording access to the materials of scholarship.
    Ex. The reviewer's place in citation chains is an important one because conceivably a carefully done critical review could make or break a line of enquiry or alter the direction of a chain of citations.
    Ex. Part of library legend is now a steel manufacturer's after-dinner statement that if a piece of research cost less than $100,000, it was cheaper to repeat it than to try to find out if it had already been done.
    Ex. Bibliometric analyses confirmed that review articles on topics that are generating high levels of research activity tend to have relatively voluminous bibliographies made up of a disproportionate number of citations to source materials of very recent vintage.
    Ex. With renewed geologic interest in the Arctic and Antarctic, polar libraries are becoming increasingly important to support the research efforts in these areas.
    Ex. Cyberculture is emerging as an interdisciplinary subject of academic study.
    ----
    * ARL (Asociación de Bibliotecas de Investigación) = ARL (Association of Research Libraries).
    * artículo de investigación = research paper, research article, research contribution.
    * ayudante de investigación = research assistant.
    * base de datos de investigación = research database.
    * beca de investigación = research grant.
    * becario de investigación = research grantee, research student.
    * biblioteca de investigación = research library.
    * biblioteconomía especializada en las bibliotecas de investigación = research librianship.
    * centro de investigación = research centre, research unit.
    * colaboración en la investigación = cooperative research.
    * colaborador de investigación = research fellow.
    * colección de investigación = research collection.
    * comisión de investigación = commission of enquiry, investigating committee, investigation committee.
    * contribución a la investigación = research contribution.
    * dedicado a la investigación = research-oriented.
    * de investigación = exploratory.
    * departamento de investigación = research unit.
    * documentos producto de investigación = research materials.
    * empresa de investigación = research firm.
    * equipo de investigación = research team.
    * estrategia de investigación = research strategy.
    * frente de investigación = research front.
    * grupo de investigación = research group.
    * Grupo de Investigación sobre la Clasificación (CRG) = Classification Research Group (CRG).
    * herramienta de investigación = research tool.
    * informe del resultado de una investigación = research report.
    * iniciar una investigación = launch + investigation.
    * institución de investigación = research institution.
    * instituto de investigación = research institute.
    * instituto para la investigación y el desarrollo = research and development institute.
    * investigación-acción = action research.
    * investigación aplicada = action research.
    * investigación biomédica = biomedical research.
    * investigación científica = academic research, scientific research, scientific enquiry, scholarly research.
    * investigación clínica = clinical research.
    * investigación cooperativa = cooperative research.
    * investigación criminal = criminal investigation.
    * investigación cualitativa = qualitative research.
    * investigación cuantitativa = quantitative research.
    * investigación de campo = intervention research, field research.
    * investigación de despacho = desk research.
    * investigación de mercado = market research, consumer research.
    * investigación educativa = educational research.
    * investigación empírica = empirical research.
    * investigación en biblioteconomía y documentación = library and information science research.
    * investigación en biblioteconomía = library research.
    * investigación en biomedicina = biomedical research.
    * investigación en ciencias de la documentación = information science research.
    * investigación en colaboración = collaborative research.
    * investigación en documentación = information science research.
    * investigación en educación = educational research.
    * investigación en equipo = team research.
    * investigación en medicina = medical research.
    * investigaciones = research evidence.
    * investigaciones, las = research literature, literature of research.
    * investigaciones operativas = operations research.
    * investigación genética = genetic research.
    * investigación histórica = historical research.
    * investigación industrial = industrial research.
    * investigación mediante sondeos = survey research.
    * investigación médica = medical research.
    * investigación operativa = operational research.
    * investigación para la creación de innovaciones = innovation research.
    * investigación pedagógica = educational research.
    * investigación y desarrollo (I+D) = research and development (R&D).
    * línea de investigación = line of enquiry, line of research, line of enquiry, research front, avenue (for/of) research, research avenue, avenue of investigation, research line.
    * línea de investigación futura = avenue (for/of) future research.
    * línea de investigación posible = avenue for further research.
    * metodología de investigación = research methodology.
    * no dedicado a la investigación = non-research.
    * periodismo de investigación = investigative reporting, investigative journalism.
    * permiso sabático para dedicarse a la investigación = research leave.
    * producción científica de investigación = research literature.
    * programa de investigación = research agenda.
    * propuesta de proyecto de investigación = research proposal.
    * protocolo de investigación = research protocol.
    * proyecto de investigación = research project, research initiative.
    * realizar una investigación = carry out + research, conduct + investigation, conduct + research, do + research, undertake + investigation, undertake + research.
    * Red Informativa de las Bibliotecas de Investigación en USA = RLIN.
    * rendimiento en la investigación = research performance.
    * revista de investigación = research periodical.
    * RLG (Grupo de Bibliotecas de Investigación) = RLG (Research Libraries Group).
    * técnica de investigación = research technique.
    * tema de investigación = area of enquiry [area of inquiry], research question, research topic.
    * trabajo de investigación = investigative work, research paper, research work.
    * visita por motivos de investigación = research trip, research visit.
    * visita por razones de investigación = research trip, research visit.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (de caso, delito) investigation; ( por comisión especial) inquiry

    llevar a cabo una investigación — to carry out an investigation, to hold an inquiry

    b) (Educ, Med, Tec) research
    2) Investigaciones femenino plural ( en Chi) criminal investigation department
    * * *
    = enquiry [inquiry, -USA], exploration, inquiry [enquiry, -UK], investigation, probe, research, scholarship, line of enquiry, a piece of + research, research activity, research effort, academic study.

    Ex: A threshold weight appropriate to the specificity of the searcher's enquiry must be established.

    Ex: This section goes no further than the exploration of ideas which are important for the appropriate support of software packages.
    Ex: Several possible rules governing the reference interview are examined; one calls for inquiry into client's underlying wants, 'the face value rule', another for inquiry into underlying needs, 'the purpose rule'.
    Ex: An improved awareness of existing work should strengthen the foundations of new investigations, and reduce the degree of duplication.
    Ex: From 1985-89, a probe into library services took place into about 7,300 public and school libraries with some 53 million items in stock.
    Ex: Abstracts may be submitted for editing and inclusion in bibliographies and bulletins by staff engaged in research.
    Ex: The most important of the functions of librarians is the collection, preservation and affording access to the materials of scholarship.
    Ex: The reviewer's place in citation chains is an important one because conceivably a carefully done critical review could make or break a line of enquiry or alter the direction of a chain of citations.
    Ex: Part of library legend is now a steel manufacturer's after-dinner statement that if a piece of research cost less than $100,000, it was cheaper to repeat it than to try to find out if it had already been done.
    Ex: Bibliometric analyses confirmed that review articles on topics that are generating high levels of research activity tend to have relatively voluminous bibliographies made up of a disproportionate number of citations to source materials of very recent vintage.
    Ex: With renewed geologic interest in the Arctic and Antarctic, polar libraries are becoming increasingly important to support the research efforts in these areas.
    Ex: Cyberculture is emerging as an interdisciplinary subject of academic study.
    * ARL (Asociación de Bibliotecas de Investigación) = ARL (Association of Research Libraries).
    * artículo de investigación = research paper, research article, research contribution.
    * ayudante de investigación = research assistant.
    * base de datos de investigación = research database.
    * beca de investigación = research grant.
    * becario de investigación = research grantee, research student.
    * biblioteca de investigación = research library.
    * biblioteconomía especializada en las bibliotecas de investigación = research librianship.
    * centro de investigación = research centre, research unit.
    * colaboración en la investigación = cooperative research.
    * colaborador de investigación = research fellow.
    * colección de investigación = research collection.
    * comisión de investigación = commission of enquiry, investigating committee, investigation committee.
    * contribución a la investigación = research contribution.
    * dedicado a la investigación = research-oriented.
    * de investigación = exploratory.
    * departamento de investigación = research unit.
    * documentos producto de investigación = research materials.
    * empresa de investigación = research firm.
    * equipo de investigación = research team.
    * estrategia de investigación = research strategy.
    * frente de investigación = research front.
    * grupo de investigación = research group.
    * Grupo de Investigación sobre la Clasificación (CRG) = Classification Research Group (CRG).
    * herramienta de investigación = research tool.
    * informe del resultado de una investigación = research report.
    * iniciar una investigación = launch + investigation.
    * institución de investigación = research institution.
    * instituto de investigación = research institute.
    * instituto para la investigación y el desarrollo = research and development institute.
    * investigación-acción = action research.
    * investigación aplicada = action research.
    * investigación biomédica = biomedical research.
    * investigación científica = academic research, scientific research, scientific enquiry, scholarly research.
    * investigación clínica = clinical research.
    * investigación cooperativa = cooperative research.
    * investigación criminal = criminal investigation.
    * investigación cualitativa = qualitative research.
    * investigación cuantitativa = quantitative research.
    * investigación de campo = intervention research, field research.
    * investigación de despacho = desk research.
    * investigación de mercado = market research, consumer research.
    * investigación educativa = educational research.
    * investigación empírica = empirical research.
    * investigación en biblioteconomía y documentación = library and information science research.
    * investigación en biblioteconomía = library research.
    * investigación en biomedicina = biomedical research.
    * investigación en ciencias de la documentación = information science research.
    * investigación en colaboración = collaborative research.
    * investigación en documentación = information science research.
    * investigación en educación = educational research.
    * investigación en equipo = team research.
    * investigación en medicina = medical research.
    * investigaciones = research evidence.
    * investigaciones, las = research literature, literature of research.
    * investigaciones operativas = operations research.
    * investigación genética = genetic research.
    * investigación histórica = historical research.
    * investigación industrial = industrial research.
    * investigación mediante sondeos = survey research.
    * investigación médica = medical research.
    * investigación operativa = operational research.
    * investigación para la creación de innovaciones = innovation research.
    * investigación pedagógica = educational research.
    * investigación y desarrollo (I+D) = research and development (R&D).
    * línea de investigación = line of enquiry, line of research, line of enquiry, research front, avenue (for/of) research, research avenue, avenue of investigation, research line.
    * línea de investigación futura = avenue (for/of) future research.
    * línea de investigación posible = avenue for further research.
    * metodología de investigación = research methodology.
    * no dedicado a la investigación = non-research.
    * periodismo de investigación = investigative reporting, investigative journalism.
    * permiso sabático para dedicarse a la investigación = research leave.
    * producción científica de investigación = research literature.
    * programa de investigación = research agenda.
    * propuesta de proyecto de investigación = research proposal.
    * protocolo de investigación = research protocol.
    * proyecto de investigación = research project, research initiative.
    * realizar una investigación = carry out + research, conduct + investigation, conduct + research, do + research, undertake + investigation, undertake + research.
    * Red Informativa de las Bibliotecas de Investigación en USA = RLIN.
    * rendimiento en la investigación = research performance.
    * revista de investigación = research periodical.
    * RLG (Grupo de Bibliotecas de Investigación) = RLG (Research Libraries Group).
    * técnica de investigación = research technique.
    * tema de investigación = area of enquiry [area of inquiry], research question, research topic.
    * trabajo de investigación = investigative work, research paper, research work.
    * visita por motivos de investigación = research trip, research visit.
    * visita por razones de investigación = research trip, research visit.

    * * *
    A
    1 (de un caso, un delito) investigation
    30 agentes trabajan en la investigación del caso Torosa 30 officers are investigating the Torosa case
    la policía ha abierto una investigación sobre el caso the police have started o opened o launched an investigation into the case
    el senador exige que se lleve a cabo una investigación the senator is demanding an inquiry o an investigation
    2 ( Educ, Med, Tec) research
    investigación científica scientific research
    realizó una investigación sobre esta terapia he carried out research into o a study of this therapy
    Compuestos:
    tests to establish paternity (pl)
    market research
    operations research
    research and development
    B Investigaciones fpl (en Chi) criminal investigation department
    * * *

     

    investigación sustantivo femenino
    a) (de caso, delito) investigation;

    ( por comisión especial) inquiry
    b) (Educ, Med, Tec) research;


    investigación de mercados market research
    investigación sustantivo femenino
    1 (pesquisa, indagación) investigation
    2 (estudio riguroso) research
    ' investigación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adelante
    - beca
    - Cesid
    - consejo
    - escrupulosa
    - escrupuloso
    - estancar
    - estancada
    - estancado
    - estudio
    - exhaustiva
    - exhaustivo
    - F.B.I
    - puntera
    - puntero
    - relevante
    - rigurosa
    - riguroso
    - someterse
    - terrena
    - terreno
    - abrir
    - archivar
    - centrar
    - cuidadoso
    - dedicar
    - destinar
    - detenido
    - dirigir
    - encuesta
    - examen
    - expediente
    - fondo
    - fruto
    - hacer
    - meticuloso
    - minucioso
    - objeto
    - potenciar
    - realizar
    English:
    aid
    - appropriate
    - behind
    - bureau
    - CID
    - compass
    - consumer research
    - diligent
    - enquiry
    - fellowship
    - full-scale
    - grant
    - hush-hush
    - in-house
    - inquest
    - inquiry
    - institute
    - investigation
    - province
    - research
    - scope
    - screening
    - survey
    - thorough
    - vet
    - allocate
    - fact
    - investigate
    - line
    - market
    - means
    - narrow
    - probe
    - screen
    - station
    - way
    * * *
    1. [estudio] research;
    estoy haciendo una investigación sobre los incas I'm doing a research project o I'm doing some research on the Incas
    investigación científica scientific research;
    investigación y desarrollo research and development;
    investigación de mercado market research
    2. [indagación] investigation, inquiry;
    la investigación de un atentado the investigation into an attack;
    se ha abierto una investigación sobre el incidente an inquiry o an investigation into the incident has been opened;
    comisión de investigación committee of inquiry
    investigación judicial judicial inquiry
    * * *
    f
    1 policial investigation
    2 EDU, TÉC research;
    investigación genética genetic research
    * * *
    1) encuesta, indagación: investigation, inquiry
    2) : research
    * * *
    1. (policial) investigation
    2. (gubernamental, pública) inquiry [pl. inquiries]
    3. (científica, académica) research

    Spanish-English dictionary > investigación

Mira otros diccionarios:

  • full-scale — adj [only before noun] 1.) as complete or thorough as possible full scale attack/war/riot etc full scale study/review etc ▪ The government will conduct a full scale inquiry into the crash. 2.) a full scale drawing, model etc is the same size as… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • full-scale — full ,scale adjective 1. ) complete or not limited in any way: a full scale investigation into the murder a full scale emergency 2. ) a full scale model or drawing of something is as big as the real thing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • full-scale — [fool′skāl′] adj. 1. of or according to the original or standard scale or measure [a full scale drawing] 2. to the utmost limit, degree, etc.; complete and thorough; all out [full scale war] …   English World dictionary

  • full-scale — adj. using all available resources; of actions; as, a full scale effort to find the perpetrator. Syn: all out. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • full-scale — UK US /ˌfʊlˈskeɪl/ adjective [before noun] ► complete, or using all available methods, equipment, money, etc.: »Insurers were relieved by the FSA s refusal to launch a full scale review of past endowment sales. »We have created full scale… …   Financial and business terms

  • full-scale — full′ scale′ adj. 1) having the exact size or proportions of the original: a full scale replica[/ex] 2) using all possible means, facilities, etc.; complete: a full scale investigation[/ex] • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • full-scale — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a model or representation) of the same size as the thing represented. 2) unrestricted in extent or intensity: a full scale invasion …   English terms dictionary

  • full-scale — [adj] total, all out all encompassing, comprehensive, exhaustive, extensive, fullblown*, full dress*, full out*, in depth, major, proper, sweeping, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unlimited, wide ranging; concepts 531,772 Ant. incomplete,… …   New thesaurus

  • Full Scale — Starting out as Full Scale Deflection in 1998, Full Scale was an alternative metal band from Perth, Western Australia. The band moved to Melbourne in the year 2000 and released two EPs, White Arrows and Black Arrows and toured the east coast… …   Wikipedia

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  • Full scale — In electronics and signal processing, full scale or full code represents the maximum amplitude a system can present. Electronics and signal processing In digital systems, a signal is said to be at digital full scale when it has reached the… …   Wikipedia


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