Traducción: de espanol

the process of industrialization led to the creation of small banks

  • 1 abrigo

    m.
    1 coat, overcoat (item of clothing).
    abrigo de piel fur coat
    2 shelter (refugio).
    al abrigo de safe from; (peligro, ataque) sheltered from; (lluvia, viento) under the protection of (ley)
    3 south wind, Auster, souther.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: abrigar.
    * * *
    1 (prenda) coat, overcoat
    2 (refugio) shelter
    \
    al abrigo de protected from, sheltered from
    al abrigo de la ley under the protection of the law
    ser de abrigo figurado to be undesirable
    ropa de abrigo warm clothing, warm clothes plural
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) coat
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=prenda) coat
    2) (=protección)
    a) [contra el frío]

    ¿tienes suficiente abrigo? — are you warm enough?

    b) [contra el viento, la lluvia] shelter

    las rocas nos sirvieron de abrigo — the rocks sheltered us, the rocks gave us shelter

    3)

    al abrigo de —

    a) (=protegido por) [+ seto, roca] in the shelter of; [+ noche, oscuridad] under cover of; [+ ley, poder] under, under the protection of
    b) (=protegido de) [+ tormenta, viento] sheltered from; [+ escándalo, desgracias] protected from

    nos pusimos al abrigo del vientowe took shelter o we sheltered from the wind

    4) (Náut) natural harbour, natural harbor (EEUU), haven
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( prenda) coat

    un raído vestido era todo su abrigo — (liter) all she was wearing was a threadbare dress

    2) (refugio, protección) shelter

    al abrigo de algo/alguien: al abrigo de los árboles sheltered under the trees; al abrigo de la lumbre by the fireside; corrió al abrigo de su madre — she ran to her mother for protection

    * * *
    = coat, overcoat.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The technicolor coat of the academic library personnel officer: the evolution from paper-pusher to policy maker'.
    Ex. Sometimes I wonder if someday I will meet someone whose presence won't feel like an ill-fitting overcoat, like something heavy in my pocket that I should've left at home.
    ----
    * abrigo de pieles = fur coat.
    * al abrigo de = on the lee side of.
    * ropa de abrigo = warm clothing.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( prenda) coat

    un raído vestido era todo su abrigo — (liter) all she was wearing was a threadbare dress

    2) (refugio, protección) shelter

    al abrigo de algo/alguien: al abrigo de los árboles sheltered under the trees; al abrigo de la lumbre by the fireside; corrió al abrigo de su madre — she ran to her mother for protection

    * * *
    = coat, overcoat.

    Ex: The article is entitled 'The technicolor coat of the academic library personnel officer: the evolution from paper-pusher to policy maker'.

    Ex: Sometimes I wonder if someday I will meet someone whose presence won't feel like an ill-fitting overcoat, like something heavy in my pocket that I should've left at home.
    * abrigo de pieles = fur coat.
    * al abrigo de = on the lee side of.
    * ropa de abrigo = warm clothing.

    * * *
    A
    1 (prenda) coat
    abrigo de invierno/entretiempo winter/light coat
    un raído vestido era todo su abrigo ( liter); all she was wearing was a threadbare dress
    2
    (calor que brinda la ropa): este niño necesita más abrigo this child needs to be wrapped up warmer, this child needs some more clothes on
    yo con una manta no tengo suficiente abrigo I'm not warm enough with one blanket
    ropa de abrigo warm clothes
    de abrigo ( Esp fam): es un niño de abrigo he's a real handful ( colloq)
    le dieron una paliza de abrigo they gave him a real going-over ( colloq)
    B (refugio, protección) shelter
    al abrigo de algo/algn: al abrigo de los árboles, esperaron que pasara la lluvia they sheltered under the trees while they waited for the rain to stop
    comimos al abrigo de la lumbre we ate by the fireside
    siempre se pone al abrigo de los más poderosos he always makes sure he's in with the most influential people
    corrió al abrigo de su madre she ran to her mother for protection
    * * *

     

    Del verbo abrigar: ( conjugate abrigar)

    abrigo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    abrigó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    abrigar    
    abrigo
    abrigar ( conjugate abrigar) verbo transitivo
    1 ( con ropa) to wrap … up warm;

    2idea/esperanza to cherish;
    sospecha/duda› to harbor( conjugate harbor), entertain
    verbo intransitivo [ ropa] to be warm
    abrigarse verbo pronominal ( refl) to wrap up warm
    abrigo sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) ( prenda) coat



    con una manta no tengo suficiente abrigo I'm not warm enough with one blanket;
    ropa de abrigo warm clothes
    2 (refugio, protección) shelter;
    al abrigo de la lluvia/los árboles sheltered from the rain/under the trees;

    al abrigo de la lumbre by the fireside
    abrigar verbo transitivo & verbo intransitivo
    1 (dar calor) to keep warm: esta vieja manta ya no abriga mucho, this old blanket isn't very warm
    (tapar, cubrir, arropar) to wrap up: abriga bien al abuelo, keep grandfather wrapped up warm
    2 (resguardar) to protect, shelter
    3 (tener un deseo, un sentimiento) to cherish
    (una sospecha) to have, harbour, US harbor
    abrigo sustantivo masculino
    1 (prenda) coat, overcoat
    ropa de abrigo, warm clothes pl
    2 (lugar resguardado) shelter u (amparo) shelter
    ♦ Locuciones: al abrigo de, protected o sheltered from
    nos refugiamos al abrigo de los soportales, we took shelter under the arcades
    de abrigo: me echaron una bronca de abrigo, they kicked up an almighty row
    ' abrigo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    estado
    - ir
    - precio
    - puesta
    - puesto
    - quedarse
    - resguardo
    - rota
    - roto
    - si
    - solapa
    - trabilla
    - tres
    - airear
    - amplio
    - arrimar
    - batalla
    - cerrar
    - colgar
    - cruzado
    - desabotonarse
    - desabrochar
    - entretiempo
    - espléndido
    - forrado
    - forro
    - gabán
    - manga
    - modernizar
    - molo
    - paño
    - piel
    - salir
    - suelto
    - tapado
    English:
    buy
    - coat
    - cover
    - from
    - fur coat
    - grimy
    - hang
    - herself
    - himself
    - leave on
    - line
    - mink coat
    - off
    - overcoat
    - pick
    - ride up
    - shelter
    - warm
    - winnings
    - fur
    - get
    - keep
    - over
    - take
    * * *
    nm
    1. [prenda] coat
    abrigo de piel o pieles fur coat
    2. [defensa contra el frío]
    ropa de abrigo warm clothing;
    esta manta me es de mucho abrigo this blanket keeps me nice and warm
    3. [refugio] shelter;
    al abrigo de [peligro, ataque] safe from;
    [lluvia, viento] sheltered from; [ley] under the protection of;
    creció al abrigo de sus abuelos she was brought up in her grandparents' care
    de abrigo loc adj
    Esp Fam
    se organizó una pelea de abrigo a real free-for-all broke out;
    es un tipo de abrigo Br he's a dodgy character, US he's a piece of work;
    es un niño de abrigo he's a little scamp
    * * *
    m
    1 coat;
    2 ( protección) shelter;
    ropa de abrigo warm clothes;
    al abrigo de in the shelter of
    3
    :
    de abrigo fam real;
    un proyecto de abrigo a huge project
    * * *
    abrigo nm
    1) : coat, overcoat
    2) : shelter, refuge
    * * *
    1. (prenda) coat
    2. (protección) shelter

    Spanish-English dictionary > abrigo

  • 2 Banks

    m.
    Banks, Sir Joseph Banks.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Banks

  • 3 falso

    adj.
    1 false, fake, dummy, counterfeit.
    2 false, delusory, misleading.
    3 false, liar, deceitful, fake.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: falsar.
    * * *
    1 (no verdadero) false, untrue
    2 (moneda) false, counterfeit; (cuadro, sello) forged
    3 (persona) insincere, false; (sonrisa) false
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (persona) insincere person
    \
    dar un paso en falso (tropezar) to trip, stumble 2 (cometer un error) to make a mistake, make a wrong move
    en falso (con falsedad) falsely 2 (sin apoyo) without proper support
    jurar en falso to commit perjury
    falsa alarma false alarm
    * * *
    (f. - falsa)
    adj.
    1) false, untrue
    2) fake
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) [acusación, creencia, rumor] false

    falso testimonio — perjury, false testimony

    2) [firma, pasaporte, joya] false, fake; [techo] false; [cuadro] fake; [moneda] counterfeit
    3) (=insincero) [persona] false, insincere; [sonrisa] false
    4) [caballo] vicious
    5)

    en falso: coger a algn en falso — to catch sb in a lie

    dar un paso en falso — (lit) to trip; (fig) to take a false step

    2.
    SM CAm, Méx false evidence
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    1)
    a) < billete> counterfeit, forged; < cuadro> forged; < documento> false, forged; <diamante/joya> fake; <cajón/techo> false
    b) ( insincero) < persona> insincere, false; <sonrisa/promesa> false
    2)
    a) ( no cierto) <dato/nombre/declaración> false

    eso es falso — that is not true, that is untrue

    b)

    en falso: jurar en falso to commit perjury; golpear en falso — to miss the mark

    * * *
    = dummy, false, sham, spurious, unauthentic, faked, untrue, bogus, deceitful, pseudo, fake, two-faced, inauthentic, phony [phoney], meretricious, counterfeit, insincere, hocus pocus, specious, dishonest, mendacious, delusional.
    Ex. DOBIS/LIBIS, therefore, assigns them the dummy master number zero.
    Ex. The concept 'Senses' constitutes a false link in the chain.
    Ex. A sham catalog is a disservice to the user, and participating in the creation of a sham catalog is personally degrading to a professional.
    Ex. Examples would include giving a spurious impression of busyness at the reference desk.
    Ex. So, in the bicentennial spirit here's a three-point bill of particulars or grievances (in addition to what was mentioned previously with respect to offensive or unauthentic terms).
    Ex. Libri was accused of stealing manuscripts of unique importance and rarity from French provincial libraries in the 1840s and inserting faked notes of provenance, substituting Italian place names for French ones.
    Ex. Public library collections are of little use to scholars and have failed to provide the communications links that might prove this hypothesis untrue.
    Ex. The article 'A bogus and dismal science, or the eggplant that ate library schools' discusses the reasons for the perennial professional indentity crisis amongst librarians.
    Ex. Again, on the matter of the sources already consulted by the enquirer, the implication is not that he is unreliable or deceitful, but that in looking up the Encyclopedia Americana he may not be aware of the existence of the index.
    Ex. Sometimes authors write ' pseudo abstracts' to meet deadlines for articles or for talks to be delivered.
    Ex. This article deals with the detection of fake letters and documents.
    Ex. This course looks at this two-faced society with guided field trips to cemeteries and to the architecture of Edinburgh's underworld below the great banks and public buildings.
    Ex. Much of the culture of Western democracies has increasingly become inauthentic or phony.
    Ex. Much of the culture of Western democracies has increasingly become inauthentic or phony.
    Ex. The responsibility of the critic must be to maintain rigorous standards, and strive to alert the public to the implications for the future of a market flooded with meretricious productions.
    Ex. Criminal charges are to be brought against 3 people after the seizure of counterfeit copies of British Telecom's PhoneDisc, a CD-ROM database containing the company's 100 or so telephone directories.
    Ex. There is a point when participation may become mere meddling and insincere.
    Ex. The final section of her paper calls attention to the ' hocus pocus' research conducted on many campuses.
    Ex. This comparative frame of reference is specious and irrelevant on several counts.
    Ex. Mostly facsimiles are made without dishonest intent, although some have certainly been intended to deceive, and the ease with which they can be identified varies with the reproduction process used.
    Ex. I love movies like that -- where slowly, gradually, bit by bit, all the characters realize that the villain was really disastrously mendacious and criminal.
    Ex. Despite what false patriots tell us, we now have a delusional democracy, not one that citizens can trust to serve their interests.
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    * abeto falso = spruce.
    * alegación falsa = ipse dixit.
    * charlatanería falsa = cant.
    * crear falsas ilusiones = create + false illusions.
    * dar una falsa impresión = keep up + facade, put on + an act.
    * dar un paso en falso = make + a false move.
    * democracia falsa = travesty democracy.
    * diamante falso = rhinestone.
    * erradicar falsas ideas = erase + misconceptions.
    * erradicar una falsa idea = dispel + idea.
    * falsa alabanza = lip service.
    * falsa ilusión = delusion.
    * falsa política de integración de minorías = tokenism.
    * falsa pretensión = false pretence.
    * falsa sensación de seguridad = false sense of security.
    * falso pretexto = false pretence.
    * falso testimonio = perjury.
    * hablar en falso = speak with + a split tongue, speak with + a forked tongue, speak with + a twisted tongue.
    * hacer un movimiento en falso = make + a false move.
    * idea falsa = misconception, bogus idea, illusion.
    * movimiento en falso = false move.
    * nivel jerárquico falso = false link.
    * paso en falso = false move.
    * pista falsa = red herring.
    * resultar falso = prove + false.
    * sonar falso = have + a hollow ring.
    * toma falsa = outtake.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    1)
    a) < billete> counterfeit, forged; < cuadro> forged; < documento> false, forged; <diamante/joya> fake; <cajón/techo> false
    b) ( insincero) < persona> insincere, false; <sonrisa/promesa> false
    2)
    a) ( no cierto) <dato/nombre/declaración> false

    eso es falso — that is not true, that is untrue

    b)

    en falso: jurar en falso to commit perjury; golpear en falso — to miss the mark

    * * *
    = dummy, false, sham, spurious, unauthentic, faked, untrue, bogus, deceitful, pseudo, fake, two-faced, inauthentic, phony [phoney], meretricious, counterfeit, insincere, hocus pocus, specious, dishonest, mendacious, delusional.

    Ex: DOBIS/LIBIS, therefore, assigns them the dummy master number zero.

    Ex: The concept 'Senses' constitutes a false link in the chain.
    Ex: A sham catalog is a disservice to the user, and participating in the creation of a sham catalog is personally degrading to a professional.
    Ex: Examples would include giving a spurious impression of busyness at the reference desk.
    Ex: So, in the bicentennial spirit here's a three-point bill of particulars or grievances (in addition to what was mentioned previously with respect to offensive or unauthentic terms).
    Ex: Libri was accused of stealing manuscripts of unique importance and rarity from French provincial libraries in the 1840s and inserting faked notes of provenance, substituting Italian place names for French ones.
    Ex: Public library collections are of little use to scholars and have failed to provide the communications links that might prove this hypothesis untrue.
    Ex: The article 'A bogus and dismal science, or the eggplant that ate library schools' discusses the reasons for the perennial professional indentity crisis amongst librarians.
    Ex: Again, on the matter of the sources already consulted by the enquirer, the implication is not that he is unreliable or deceitful, but that in looking up the Encyclopedia Americana he may not be aware of the existence of the index.
    Ex: Sometimes authors write ' pseudo abstracts' to meet deadlines for articles or for talks to be delivered.
    Ex: This article deals with the detection of fake letters and documents.
    Ex: This course looks at this two-faced society with guided field trips to cemeteries and to the architecture of Edinburgh's underworld below the great banks and public buildings.
    Ex: Much of the culture of Western democracies has increasingly become inauthentic or phony.
    Ex: Much of the culture of Western democracies has increasingly become inauthentic or phony.
    Ex: The responsibility of the critic must be to maintain rigorous standards, and strive to alert the public to the implications for the future of a market flooded with meretricious productions.
    Ex: Criminal charges are to be brought against 3 people after the seizure of counterfeit copies of British Telecom's PhoneDisc, a CD-ROM database containing the company's 100 or so telephone directories.
    Ex: There is a point when participation may become mere meddling and insincere.
    Ex: The final section of her paper calls attention to the ' hocus pocus' research conducted on many campuses.
    Ex: This comparative frame of reference is specious and irrelevant on several counts.
    Ex: Mostly facsimiles are made without dishonest intent, although some have certainly been intended to deceive, and the ease with which they can be identified varies with the reproduction process used.
    Ex: I love movies like that -- where slowly, gradually, bit by bit, all the characters realize that the villain was really disastrously mendacious and criminal.
    Ex: Despite what false patriots tell us, we now have a delusional democracy, not one that citizens can trust to serve their interests.
    * abeto falso = spruce.
    * alegación falsa = ipse dixit.
    * charlatanería falsa = cant.
    * crear falsas ilusiones = create + false illusions.
    * dar una falsa impresión = keep up + facade, put on + an act.
    * dar un paso en falso = make + a false move.
    * democracia falsa = travesty democracy.
    * diamante falso = rhinestone.
    * erradicar falsas ideas = erase + misconceptions.
    * erradicar una falsa idea = dispel + idea.
    * falsa alabanza = lip service.
    * falsa ilusión = delusion.
    * falsa política de integración de minorías = tokenism.
    * falsa pretensión = false pretence.
    * falsa sensación de seguridad = false sense of security.
    * falso pretexto = false pretence.
    * falso testimonio = perjury.
    * hablar en falso = speak with + a split tongue, speak with + a forked tongue, speak with + a twisted tongue.
    * hacer un movimiento en falso = make + a false move.
    * idea falsa = misconception, bogus idea, illusion.
    * movimiento en falso = false move.
    * nivel jerárquico falso = false link.
    * paso en falso = false move.
    * pista falsa = red herring.
    * resultar falso = prove + false.
    * sonar falso = have + a hollow ring.
    * toma falsa = outtake.

    * * *
    falso -sa
    A
    1 ‹billete› counterfeit, forged; ‹cuadro› forged
    2 ‹documento› (copiado) false, forged, fake; (alterado) false, forged
    3 (simulado) ‹diamante/joya› fake; ‹bolsillo/cajón/techo› false
    4 (insincero) ‹persona› insincere, false; ‹sonrisa› false; ‹promesa› false
    B
    1 (no cierto) ‹dato/nombre/declaración› false
    eso es falso, nunca afirmé tal cosa that is not true o that is untrue, I never said such a thing
    2
    en falso: jurar en falso to commit perjury
    golpear en falso to miss the mark
    esta tabla está en falso this board isn't properly supported
    la maleta cerró en falso the suitcase didn't shut properly
    el tornillo giraba en falso the screw wouldn't grip
    paso1 m C 1. (↑ paso (1))
    Compuestos:
    feminine false alarm
    feminine false modesty
    masculine ( Der) false testimony, perjury
    no levantar falso testimonio ( Relig) thou shalt not bear false witness
    * * *

     

    falso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo


    cuadro forged;
    documento false, forged;
    diamante/joya fake;
    cajón/techo false

    sonrisa/promesa false
    c) ( no cierto) ‹dato/nombre/declaración false;

    eso es falso that is not true o is untrue;

    falsa alarma false alarm;
    falso testimonio sustantivo masculino (Der) false testimony, perjury
    falso,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 false: eso que dices es falso, what you're saying is wrong
    había un puerta falsa, there was a false door
    nombre falso, assumed name
    2 (persona) insincere: Juan me parece muy falso, I think Juan is insincere
    3 (falsificado) forged
    dinero falso, counterfeit o bogus money
    II m (persona) insincere person, hypocrit
    ♦ Locuciones: en falso, false: jurar en falso, to commit perjury
    ' falso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cierta
    - cierto
    - falaz
    - falsa
    - fantasma
    - incierta
    - incierto
    - jurar
    - perjurar
    - testimonio
    - colar
    - supuesto
    English:
    absolutely
    - affected
    - bogus
    - counterfeit
    - deceitful
    - disingenuous
    - dud
    - fake
    - false
    - false move
    - faux pas
    - hollow
    - insincere
    - phoney
    - sham
    - slimy
    - spurious
    - two-faced
    - untrue
    - untruthful
    - smooth
    - spruce
    - sycamore
    - trumped-up
    - two
    * * *
    falso, -a
    adj
    1. [afirmación, información, rumor] false, untrue;
    eso que dices es falso what you are saying is not true;
    en falso [falsamente] falsely;
    [sin firmeza] unsoundly;
    si haces un movimiento en falso, disparo one false move and I'll shoot;
    dio un paso en falso y se cayó he missed his footing and fell;
    jurar en falso to commit perjury
    falsa alarma false alarm;
    falso testimonio [en juicio] perjury, false evidence;
    dar falso testimonio to give false evidence
    2. [dinero, firma, cuadro] forged;
    [pasaporte] forged, false; [joyas] fake;
    un diamante falso an imitation diamond
    3. [hipócrita] deceitful;
    no soporto a los falsos amigos que te critican a la espalda I can't stand false friends who criticize you behind your back;
    basta ya de falsa simpatía that's enough of you pretending to be nice;
    Fam Hum
    es más falso que Judas he's a real snake in the grass
    Ling falso amigo false friend;
    falsa modestia false modesty
    4. [simulado] false
    falsa costilla false rib;
    falso estuco [en bricolaje] stick-on plasterwork;
    falso muro false wall;
    falso techo false ceiling
    nm,f
    [hipócrita] hypocrite
    * * *
    adj
    1 false
    2 joyas fake; documento, firma forged; monedas, billetes counterfeit
    3
    :
    declarar en falso commit perjury
    4 persona false
    * * *
    falso, -sa adj
    1) falaz: false, untrue
    2) : counterfeit, forged
    * * *
    falso adj
    1. (en general) false
    2. (billete, cuadro) forged
    3. (joya) fake
    4. (persona) false / insincere

    Spanish-English dictionary > falso

  • 4 permanente2

    2 = lingering, perennial, permanent, lasting, enduring, non-volatile [nonvolatile], abiding, standing, enduringly + Adjetivo, continuing, ongoing [on-going].
    Ex. Another lingering misconception is that reference work is restricted to reference libraries.
    Ex. Housing has become a perennial problem in Britain.
    Ex. Abstracts planned primarily as alerting devices may be shorter than those abstracts which are to be stored for permanent reference.
    Ex. Only as his experience grew did this young man see that what he did was littered as much, if not more, with failure as it was crowned with success of a lasting kind.
    Ex. Archives are set of non-current archival documents preserved, with or without selection, by those responsible for their creation or by their successors for their own use or by other organizations because of their enduring value.
    Ex. A data warehouse is a subject-oriented, integrated, time-variant, nonvolatile collection of data in support of management's decision making process.
    Ex. The revision and correction of reference works is an abiding concern to the librarian and the user.
    Ex. A standing reproach to all librarians is the non-user.
    Ex. Thus we need money, intellectual property agreements, and library collaborations to build the massive and accessible collections of enduringly valuable cultural resources that I am proposing.
    Ex. They are likely to influence the future function of DC, and the way in which the scheme will evolve, but since there will be a continuing need for shelf arrangement, DC will remain necessary.
    Ex. This study has many implications for an ongoing COMARC effort beyond the present pilot project because it is evident that a very small number of libraries can furnish machine-readable records with full LC/MARC encoding.
    ----
    * conferencia permanente = standing conference.
    * decisión permanente = permanent arrangement.
    * hacer permanente = render + permanent.
    * más permanente = longer-lasting.
    * orden permanente de pago = standing account.
    * papel permanente = durable paper.
    * primer molar permanente = first molar.
    * PURL (Localizador Uniforme Permanente de Recursos) = PURL (Persistent Uniform Resource Locator).
    * ser algo permanente = be here to stay.
    * servicio de actualización permanente = current awareness, current-awareness service.

    Spanish-English dictionary > permanente2

  • 5 permanente

    adj.
    permanent.
    f.
    1 perm.
    hacerse la permanente to have a perm
    2 permanent, perm, permanent wave.
    * * *
    1 permanent, lasting
    1 (del pelo) permanent wave
    \
    servicio permanente 24-hour service
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ [gen] permanent; (=constante) constant; [color] fast; [comisión] standing
    2.
    SF [en pelo] permanent wave, perm *
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo permanent
    II
    1) ( en el pelo) perm

    hacerse la permanente — to have one's hair permed, to have a perm

    2) (Col) ( juzgado) emergency court ( for cases of violent crime)
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo permanent
    II
    1) ( en el pelo) perm

    hacerse la permanente — to have one's hair permed, to have a perm

    2) (Col) ( juzgado) emergency court ( for cases of violent crime)
    * * *
    permanente1

    Ex: The domains covered in the performance tests for the area of cosmetology were: hair cut, permanent wave, shampooing, wigs and hairpieces, skin care, hair conditioners (scalp and treatment), and manicuring.

    permanente2
    2 = lingering, perennial, permanent, lasting, enduring, non-volatile [nonvolatile], abiding, standing, enduringly + Adjetivo, continuing, ongoing [on-going].

    Ex: Another lingering misconception is that reference work is restricted to reference libraries.

    Ex: Housing has become a perennial problem in Britain.
    Ex: Abstracts planned primarily as alerting devices may be shorter than those abstracts which are to be stored for permanent reference.
    Ex: Only as his experience grew did this young man see that what he did was littered as much, if not more, with failure as it was crowned with success of a lasting kind.
    Ex: Archives are set of non-current archival documents preserved, with or without selection, by those responsible for their creation or by their successors for their own use or by other organizations because of their enduring value.
    Ex: A data warehouse is a subject-oriented, integrated, time-variant, nonvolatile collection of data in support of management's decision making process.
    Ex: The revision and correction of reference works is an abiding concern to the librarian and the user.
    Ex: A standing reproach to all librarians is the non-user.
    Ex: Thus we need money, intellectual property agreements, and library collaborations to build the massive and accessible collections of enduringly valuable cultural resources that I am proposing.
    Ex: They are likely to influence the future function of DC, and the way in which the scheme will evolve, but since there will be a continuing need for shelf arrangement, DC will remain necessary.
    Ex: This study has many implications for an ongoing COMARC effort beyond the present pilot project because it is evident that a very small number of libraries can furnish machine-readable records with full LC/MARC encoding.
    * conferencia permanente = standing conference.
    * decisión permanente = permanent arrangement.
    * hacer permanente = render + permanent.
    * más permanente = longer-lasting.
    * orden permanente de pago = standing account.
    * papel permanente = durable paper.
    * primer molar permanente = first molar.
    * PURL (Localizador Uniforme Permanente de Recursos) = PURL (Persistent Uniform Resource Locator).
    * ser algo permanente = be here to stay.
    * servicio de actualización permanente = current awareness, current-awareness service.

    * * *
    permanent
    servicio permanente de información 24-hour information service
    una amenaza permanente a permanent o constant threat
    ( Méx)
    permanente3 f A. (↑ permanente (3))
    hacerse la permanente to have one's hair permed, to have a perm
    B ( Col) (juzgado) emergency court ( for cases of violent crime)
    * * *

    permanente adjetivo
    permanent
    ■ sustantivo femenino
    1 ( en el pelo) perm;

    2 (Col) ( juzgado) emergency court ( for cases of violent crime)
    permanente
    I adjetivo permanent, constant
    II f (en peluquería) perm
    hacerse la permanente, to have a perm
    ' permanente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    expulsión
    - vado
    - cajero
    - coger
    - sustitución
    - sustituto
    English:
    abiding
    - have
    - perm
    - permanent
    - regular
    - reprieve
    - standing
    - standing order
    - ATM
    - cash
    - rinse
    * * *
    adj
    permanent;
    comisión permanente standing committee
    nf
    perm;
    hacerse la permanente to have a perm
    nm
    Méx perm;
    hacerse el permanente to have a perm
    * * *
    I adj permanent
    II f o Méx
    m ( moldeado) perm
    * * *
    1) : permanent
    2) : constant
    : permanent (wave)
    * * *
    permanente1 adj permanent
    permanente2 n perm

    Spanish-English dictionary > permanente

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    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
    ————————
    A
    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.
    ----
    * 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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    La preposición a suele emplearse precedida de ciertos verbos como empezar, ir, oler, sonar etc, en cuyo caso ver bajo el respectivo verbo.
    No se traduce cuando introduce el complemento directo de persona (ser humano, pronombres personales que lo representan como quien, alguien, etc) o un nombre con un objeto o animal personalizado: amo a mi patria = I love my country, pasear al perro = to walk the dog.
    En los casos en que precede al artículo definido el para formar la contracción al, ver bajo la siguiente entrada, donde también se encontrarán otros ejemplos y usos de a.
    A (en relaciones de espacio, lugar)
    voy a México/a la fiesta I'm going to Mexico/to the party
    voy a casa I'm going home
    dobla a la derecha turn right
    se cayó al río she fell into the river
    estaban sentados a la mesa they were sitting at the table
    a orillas del Ebro on the banks of the Ebro
    se sentó al sol he sat in the sun
    se sentó a mi derecha he sat down to the right of me o on my right
    a la vuelta de la esquina around the corner
    queda al norte de Toledo it's (to the) north of Toledo
    3
    (indicando distancia): está a diez kilómetros de aquí it's ten kilometers from here, it's ten kilometers away
    está a unos 20 minutos de aquí it takes o it's about 20 minutes from here, it's a 20 minute drive ( o walk etc) from here
    1 (señalando hora, momento, fecha) at
    abren a las ocho they open at eight o'clock
    ¿a qué hora vengo? what time shall I come?
    a eso de las dos at around o about two o'clock
    a mediados de abril in mid-April
    hoy estamos a 20 it's the 20th today
    al día siguiente the next o following day
    empezó a hablar a los diez meses he started talking when he was ten months old o at ten months
    llegó a la mañana/noche ( RPl); he arrived in the morning/at night
    2 al + INF:
    se cayó al bajar del autobús she fell as she was getting off the bus
    al verlo me di cuenta de que ya no lo quería when I saw him o on seeing him, I realized that I no longer loved him
    al salir de la estación torcí a la izquierda I turned left out of the station
    3
    (indicando distancia en el tiempo): a escasos minutos de su llegada (después) just a few minutes after she arrived; (antes) just a few minutes before she arrived
    trabajan de lunes a viernes/de una a cinco they work (from) Monday to Friday/from one to five
    a los diez minutos del primer tiempo ten minutes into the first half o after ten minutes of the first half
    estaré en París de martes a jueves I'll be in Paris from Tuesday until Thursday, I'll be in Paris Tuesday through Thursday ( AmE)
    C
    (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia): tres veces al día/a la semana three times a day/a week
    sale a 2.000 euros por cabeza it works out at 2,000 euros per person
    iban a 100 kilómetros por hora they were going (at) 100 kilometers per hour
    nos ganaron cinco a tres they beat us by five points to three, they beat us five three o ( AmE) five to three
    D
    (indicando modo, estilo): fuimos a pie/a caballo we walked/rode, we went on foot/on horseback
    pollo al horno/a la brasa roast/barbecued chicken
    un peinado a lo Rodolfo Valentino a Rudolph Valentino hairstyle
    a crédito on credit
    ilustraciones a todo color full-color illustrations
    una tela a rayas a piece of striped material
    1
    (introduciendo el complemento directo de persona): ¿viste a José? did you see José?
    la policía está buscando al asesino the police are looking for the murderer
    no he leído a Freud I haven't read (any) Freud
    busca una secretaria bilingüe he's looking for a bilingual secretary
    ]
    2
    (introduciendo el complemento indirecto): le escribió una carta a su padre he wrote a letter to his father, he wrote his father a letter
    dáselo/dáselos a ella give it/them to her
    les enseña inglés a mis hijos she teaches my children English
    suave al tacto soft to the touch
    agradable al oído pleasing to the ear
    3
    (indicando procedencia): se lo compré a una gitana I bought it from o ( colloq) off a gipsy
    F
    enséñale a nadar teach him to swim
    fue a preguntar he went to ask
    a que + SUBJ:
    los instó a que participaran he urged them to take part
    voy a ir a que me hagan un chequeo I'm going to go and have a checkup
    2 ( fam)
    (para): ¿a qué tanta ceremonia? what's all the fuss for?
    ¿a qué le fuiste a decir eso? what did you go and tell him that for?
    3
    a por ( Esp fam): bajo a por pan I'm going down to get some bread o for some bread ( colloq)
    ¿quién va a ir a por los niños? who's going to fetch o get the children?
    ¡a por ello! go for it!
    los puntos a tratar en la reunión de mañana the points to be discussed at tomorrow's meeting
    es una idea a tener en cuenta it's an idea to bear in mind o that should be borne in mind
    total a pagar total payable
    horario a convenir hours to be arranged
    H
    1
    (en órdenes): ¡a la cama, niños! off to bed, children!
    ¡a callar! shut up! ( colloq)
    vamos ¡a trabajar! come on, let's get some work done!
    a decir verdad to tell you the truth
    a juzgar por lo que tú dices judging from what you say
    3 ( fam)
    (en cuanto a): a tozudo no hay quien le gane when it comes to being stubborn there's nobody like him
    4
    (indicando causa): a petición del interesado ( frml); at the request of the interested party
    al + INF:
    al no saber idiomas está en desventaja as he doesn't speak any languages he is at a disadvantage, he's at a disadvantage not speaking any languages
    5
    (expresando desafío): ¿a que no sabes qué nota me puso? you'll never guess what mark she gave me!
    tú no te atreverías — ¿a que sí? you wouldn't dare — do you want to o a bet? ( colloq)
    ¡a que no puedes! bet you can't! ( colloq)
    * * *

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 7 adecuado

    adj.
    adequate, appropriate, becoming, apt.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: adecuar.
    * * *
    1→ link=adecuar adecuar
    1 adequate, suitable, appropriate
    * * *
    (f. - adecuada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=apropiado) [actitud, respuesta, ropa, tratamiento] appropriate; [documento, requisito] appropriate, relevant

    lo más adecuado sería... — the best thing o the most appropriate thing would be to...

    2) (=acorde)

    adecuado a algo: un precio adecuado a mis posibilidades — a price within my budget o reach

    3) (=suficiente) [dinero, tiempo] sufficient
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( apropiado)
    b) ( aceptable) adequate
    * * *
    = adequate, appropriate, apt, desirable, suitable, competent, convenient, correct, eligible, felicitous, fine [finer -comp., finest -sup.], fit [fitter -comp., fittest -sup.], proper, successful, timely, fitting, commensurate, accommodating, timely, fit for purpose, beffiting.
    Ex. There must be provision for changes necessary to keep the coverage of subjects adequate for new literature.
    Ex. Informative abstracts are appropriate for texts describing experimental work.
    Ex. By building upon a more apt conceptual framework the transfer of information technology can play a role, albeit limited, in the development process.
    Ex. It is desirable that they be treated as parts of a single serials record, since this will provide a 'one-stop' file containing all the relevant data, and will produce a file with a number of funtions.
    Ex. The approach which is suitable in specialised indexing tools for medical research will need to be very specific in order to differentiate between two closely related subjects.
    Ex. Those responsible in libraries must ensure that the users are given competent advice.
    Ex. The most convenient manual format for recording terms is to write each term on a card.
    Ex. If an entry with cross-references or notes must be corrected, add the correct form and then delete the incorrect form.
    Ex. And yet, everyone knows that historically only a very small portion of the eligible users have ever crossed the threshold of a public library.
    Ex. This is hardly a felicitous solution to be followed in other similar cases.
    Ex. The solution is fine when the qualifying term that the user seeks is present, and is used relatively consistently.
    Ex. That was considered to be a fit matter to be relegated to the machines.
    Ex. With proper authorization, you may request information about the status of the copies displayed.
    Ex. Someone's off-the-cuff idea may be the clue that will tap another's thought and lead to a successful solution.
    Ex. I believe that the issues brought forth and debated in the following papers and discussions are as timely today as they were when the institutes were first held.
    Ex. Since libraries are the lifeblood of research, it seems only fitting then that the education of librarians should include familiarity with research methodology.
    Ex. For their indifference, they were rewarded with personnel evaluations which reflected an imaginatively fabricated version of the truth, but which did afford the requisite ego boost and commensurate pay increase.
    Ex. Monitors tuned to television news may have to be located in areas that are less than accommodating to the large numbers of users who want to know the fast-breaking events which affect us all.
    Ex. I am not very good at fortune telling but I suspect it may be timely for people to communicate briefly on strategy and options with him.
    Ex. Commercial pressures are placing demands on the designer to provide solutions which are fit for purpose for all user groups.
    Ex. Since I write in English I should really refer to the city as Florence, but Firenze is such a phonically beautiful sounding word, far more befitting of the beautiful Italian city.
    ----
    * adecuado para = accommodative to, well suited to/for.
    * considerar adecuado = judge + suitable, consider + appropriate.
    * creer adecuado = see + fit, think + fit.
    * de forma adecuada = adequately, fitly, appropriately.
    * de un modo adecuado = appropriately, fitly.
    * el más adecuado = ideally suited.
    * el + Nombre + correcto al + Nombre + adecuado en el momento oportuno = the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * en el momento adecuado = at the right time.
    * estar en el lugar adecuado en el momento adecuado = be in the right place at the right time.
    * lo adecuado = adequacy.
    * no ser lo más adecuado para = ill suited to/for.
    * poco adecuado = unsuited, unsuitable, inapt.
    * prácticas más adecuadas = lessons learned [lessons learnt], best practices.
    * proporcionar el + Nombre + adecuado al + Nombre + adecuado en el m = provide + the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * resultar adecuado = prove + suitable.
    * ser adecuado = be right, stand up.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( apropiado)
    b) ( aceptable) adequate
    * * *
    = adequate, appropriate, apt, desirable, suitable, competent, convenient, correct, eligible, felicitous, fine [finer -comp., finest -sup.], fit [fitter -comp., fittest -sup.], proper, successful, timely, fitting, commensurate, accommodating, timely, fit for purpose, beffiting.

    Ex: There must be provision for changes necessary to keep the coverage of subjects adequate for new literature.

    Ex: Informative abstracts are appropriate for texts describing experimental work.
    Ex: By building upon a more apt conceptual framework the transfer of information technology can play a role, albeit limited, in the development process.
    Ex: It is desirable that they be treated as parts of a single serials record, since this will provide a 'one-stop' file containing all the relevant data, and will produce a file with a number of funtions.
    Ex: The approach which is suitable in specialised indexing tools for medical research will need to be very specific in order to differentiate between two closely related subjects.
    Ex: Those responsible in libraries must ensure that the users are given competent advice.
    Ex: The most convenient manual format for recording terms is to write each term on a card.
    Ex: If an entry with cross-references or notes must be corrected, add the correct form and then delete the incorrect form.
    Ex: And yet, everyone knows that historically only a very small portion of the eligible users have ever crossed the threshold of a public library.
    Ex: This is hardly a felicitous solution to be followed in other similar cases.
    Ex: The solution is fine when the qualifying term that the user seeks is present, and is used relatively consistently.
    Ex: That was considered to be a fit matter to be relegated to the machines.
    Ex: With proper authorization, you may request information about the status of the copies displayed.
    Ex: Someone's off-the-cuff idea may be the clue that will tap another's thought and lead to a successful solution.
    Ex: I believe that the issues brought forth and debated in the following papers and discussions are as timely today as they were when the institutes were first held.
    Ex: Since libraries are the lifeblood of research, it seems only fitting then that the education of librarians should include familiarity with research methodology.
    Ex: For their indifference, they were rewarded with personnel evaluations which reflected an imaginatively fabricated version of the truth, but which did afford the requisite ego boost and commensurate pay increase.
    Ex: Monitors tuned to television news may have to be located in areas that are less than accommodating to the large numbers of users who want to know the fast-breaking events which affect us all.
    Ex: I am not very good at fortune telling but I suspect it may be timely for people to communicate briefly on strategy and options with him.
    Ex: Commercial pressures are placing demands on the designer to provide solutions which are fit for purpose for all user groups.
    Ex: Since I write in English I should really refer to the city as Florence, but Firenze is such a phonically beautiful sounding word, far more befitting of the beautiful Italian city.
    * adecuado para = accommodative to, well suited to/for.
    * considerar adecuado = judge + suitable, consider + appropriate.
    * creer adecuado = see + fit, think + fit.
    * de forma adecuada = adequately, fitly, appropriately.
    * de un modo adecuado = appropriately, fitly.
    * el más adecuado = ideally suited.
    * el + Nombre + correcto al + Nombre + adecuado en el momento oportuno = the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * en el momento adecuado = at the right time.
    * estar en el lugar adecuado en el momento adecuado = be in the right place at the right time.
    * lo adecuado = adequacy.
    * no ser lo más adecuado para = ill suited to/for.
    * poco adecuado = unsuited, unsuitable, inapt.
    * prácticas más adecuadas = lessons learned [lessons learnt], best practices.
    * proporcionar el + Nombre + adecuado al + Nombre + adecuado en el m = provide + the right + Nombre + to the right + Nombre + at the right time.
    * resultar adecuado = prove + suitable.
    * ser adecuado = be right, stand up.

    * * *
    1
    (apropiado): me parece poco adecuado para una ocasión así I don't think it is very suitable for such an occasion
    es la persona más adecuada para este trabajo she is the best person o the most suitable person for the job o to do the job
    éste no es el momento adecuado this is not the right moment
    no disponemos de los medios adecuados para realizar el trabajo we do not have adequate o the necessary resources to carry out the work
    2 (aceptable) adequate
    * * *

     

    Del verbo adecuar: ( conjugate adecuar)

    adecuado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    adecuado    
    adecuar
    adecuado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) ( apropiado) ‹vestido/regalo suitable;

    momento right;
    medios adequate;


    adecuar ( conjugate adecuar) verbo transitivo adecuado algo a algo to adapt sth to sth
    adecuado,-a adjetivo appropriate, suitable
    adecuar verbo transitivo to adapt
    ' adecuado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adecuada
    - aparente
    - apta
    - apto
    - corresponder
    - distribuir
    - encontrar
    - justa
    - justo
    - microclima
    - momento
    - pertinente
    - propia
    - propio
    - bien
    - indicado
    - planteamiento
    English:
    adequate
    - appropriate
    - beginner
    - due
    - fit
    - fitting
    - proper
    - suitable
    - undue
    - unsuitable
    - right
    - suited
    * * *
    adecuado, -a adj
    appropriate, suitable;
    muchos niños no reciben una alimentación adecuada many children do not have a proper diet;
    ponte un traje adecuado para la ceremonia wear something suitable for the ceremony;
    no es un hombre adecuado para ella he's not the right sort of man for her;
    el sistema actual no es el adecuado the current system isn't the right one;
    no creo que este sea el lugar más adecuado para discutir del tema I don't think this is the best o right place to discuss the matter;
    repartieron los fondos de forma adecuada they shared out the funds appropriately
    * * *
    adj suitable, appropriate
    * * *
    adecuado, -da adj
    1) idóneo: suitable, appropriate
    2) : adequate
    * * *
    adecuado adj right / suitable

    Spanish-English dictionary > adecuado

  • 8 antiguo

    adj.
    1 ancient, early, antique, long-standing.
    2 former, olden, one-time, sometime.
    3 outdated, of a bygone era, archaic, outmoded.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: antiguar.
    * * *
    1 (gen) ancient, old; (coche) vintage, old
    2 (en empleo) senior
    3 (pasado) old-fashioned
    4 (anterior) former
    1 the ancients
    \
    a la antigua in an old-fashioned way
    de antiguo since ancient times
    * * *
    (f. - antigua)
    adj.
    1) old
    * * *
    antiguo, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=viejo) [ciudad, costumbre] old; [coche] vintage; [mueble, objeto, libro] antique

    a la antigua (usanza) — in the old-fashioned way

    de o desde antiguo — from time immemorial

    en lo antiguo — in olden days liter, in ancient times

    chapado, música
    2) ( Hist) [civilización, restos] ancient

    el palacio árabe más antiguo — the oldest Arab palace, the most ancient Arab palace

    edad 2)
    3) (=anterior) old, former

    la antigua capilla, ahora sala de exposiciones — the old o former chapel, now an exhibition hall

    un antiguo novio — an old boyfriend, an ex-boyfriend

    mi antiguo jefe — my former boss, my ex-boss

    más antiguo — [cliente, socio] longest-standing; [empleado, prisionero] longest-serving

    el socio más antiguo — the most senior member, the longest-standing member, the oldest member

    alumno
    4) (=anticuado) [traje, estilo, persona] old-fashioned; [mentalidad] outdated
    2. SM / F
    1) (=anticuado)

    tu madre es una antigua — your mother is really old-fashioned, your mother is a real fuddy-duddy *

    2) (=veterano)
    3) ( Hist)
    * * *
    - gua adjetivo
    1)
    a) ( viejo) <ciudad/libro> old; <ruinas/civilización> ancient; <mueble/lámpara> antique, old; < coche> vintage, old; <costumbre/tradición> old
    b) ( veterano) old, long-standing

    de or desde antiguo — from time immemorial

    2) (delante del n) ( de antes) old (before n), former (before n)
    3) ( anticuado) old-fashioned
    * * *
    = ancient, early [earlier -comp., earliest -sup.], former, old [older -comp., oldest -sup.], long-standing, age-old, sometime + Nombre, erstwhile, overaged, olde, retrospective, timeworn, antique.
    Ex. But this traditional stance conceals an ancient feud between cataloguers and reference librarians over the true function of the library catalogue.
    Ex. Microforms are easy to use, although there were early reservations concerning the fact that users need to become familiar with any specific kind of microform and its reader.
    Ex. This person acted as the liaison with the former UNIMARC Working Group.
    Ex. These circumvent many of the problems that must be tackled in subject indexing such as the emergence of new terms and new meanings for old words.
    Ex. The struggle to make the library an integral part of the educational process is a long-standing one which has yet to be resolved.
    Ex. The current environment in higher education is providing an opportunity for librarians to define a future that will ensure their central role in the educational process and thus resolve these remaining age-old questions.
    Ex. One of the most successful is the system devised by Dyson, sometime editor of CA.
    Ex. This article relates the professional experiences of an erstwhile academic librarian.
    Ex. Bielefeld University is replacing its overaged mainframe data processing systems in the library.
    Ex. The article 'Ye olde smart card' presents an annotated list of information sources on the credit card industry.
    Ex. It seems appropriate to take a retrospective look at the evolution of our catalog and the ideology which has shaped it.
    Ex. But beyond the honeymoon hotels and resorts, Polynesian life goes on and timeworn traditions are preserved.
    Ex. A small cranberry tree surrounded by holly sits on an antique marble-top table.
    ----
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * antigua esposa = ex-wife.
    * antigua gloria = Posesivo + former glory.
    * antigua grandeza = Posesivo + former glory.
    * Antigua Grecia = Ancient Greece.
    * antigua novia = ex-girlfriend.
    * antigua Roma = ancient Rome.
    * antiguo alumno = alumnus [alumni, -pl.], alum.
    * antiguo esplendor = Posesivo + former glory.
    * antiguo periodista = ex-journalist.
    * antiguo régimen, el = ancient regime, the.
    * antiguos egipcios, los = ancient Egyptians, the.
    * antiguo soldado = ex-soldier.
    * Antiguo Testamento, el = Old Testament (O.T.), the.
    * asociación de antiguos alumnos = alumni association.
    * casco antiguo = old town.
    * casco antiguo de la ciudad, el = oldest part of the city, the.
    * chapado a la antigua = fuddy-duddy.
    * de antigua generación = low-end.
    * de antiguo = from time immemorial.
    * desde antiguo = from time immemorial.
    * desde muy antiguo = since olden times.
    * en el mundo antiguo = in antiquity.
    * impreso antiguo = old print.
    * ISBD(A) (Descripción Bibliográfica Normalizada Internacional - material anti = ISBD(A) (International Standard Bibliographic Description - Antiquarian).
    * ley antigua = ancient law.
    * libro antiguo = old book, rare book.
    * más antiguo = longest-serving.
    * más antiguo, el = seniormost, the.
    * muy antiguo = centuries-old.
    * obra antigua = ancient work.
    * periódicos antiguos = old newspapers.
    * recuperar + Posesivo + antigua grandeza = regain + Posesivo + former glory.
    * recuperar + Posesivo + antiguo esplendor = regain + Posesivo + former glory.
    * recuperar + Posesivo + antiguo gloria = regain + Posesivo + former glory.
    * red de antiguos compañeros = old boy network.
    * restituir Algo a su antigua grandeza = restore + Nombre + to + Posesivo + former glory.
    * reunión de antiguos alumnos = class reunion.
    * ser muy antiguo = go back + a long way.
    * vestido a la antigua = frumpy [frumpier -comp., frumpiest -sup.], frumpish.
    * * *
    - gua adjetivo
    1)
    a) ( viejo) <ciudad/libro> old; <ruinas/civilización> ancient; <mueble/lámpara> antique, old; < coche> vintage, old; <costumbre/tradición> old
    b) ( veterano) old, long-standing

    de or desde antiguo — from time immemorial

    2) (delante del n) ( de antes) old (before n), former (before n)
    3) ( anticuado) old-fashioned
    * * *
    = ancient, early [earlier -comp., earliest -sup.], former, old [older -comp., oldest -sup.], long-standing, age-old, sometime + Nombre, erstwhile, overaged, olde, retrospective, timeworn, antique.

    Ex: But this traditional stance conceals an ancient feud between cataloguers and reference librarians over the true function of the library catalogue.

    Ex: Microforms are easy to use, although there were early reservations concerning the fact that users need to become familiar with any specific kind of microform and its reader.
    Ex: This person acted as the liaison with the former UNIMARC Working Group.
    Ex: These circumvent many of the problems that must be tackled in subject indexing such as the emergence of new terms and new meanings for old words.
    Ex: The struggle to make the library an integral part of the educational process is a long-standing one which has yet to be resolved.
    Ex: The current environment in higher education is providing an opportunity for librarians to define a future that will ensure their central role in the educational process and thus resolve these remaining age-old questions.
    Ex: One of the most successful is the system devised by Dyson, sometime editor of CA.
    Ex: This article relates the professional experiences of an erstwhile academic librarian.
    Ex: Bielefeld University is replacing its overaged mainframe data processing systems in the library.
    Ex: The article 'Ye olde smart card' presents an annotated list of information sources on the credit card industry.
    Ex: It seems appropriate to take a retrospective look at the evolution of our catalog and the ideology which has shaped it.
    Ex: But beyond the honeymoon hotels and resorts, Polynesian life goes on and timeworn traditions are preserved.
    Ex: A small cranberry tree surrounded by holly sits on an antique marble-top table.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * antigua esposa = ex-wife.
    * antigua gloria = Posesivo + former glory.
    * antigua grandeza = Posesivo + former glory.
    * Antigua Grecia = Ancient Greece.
    * antigua novia = ex-girlfriend.
    * antigua Roma = ancient Rome.
    * antiguo alumno = alumnus [alumni, -pl.], alum.
    * antiguo esplendor = Posesivo + former glory.
    * antiguo periodista = ex-journalist.
    * antiguo régimen, el = ancient regime, the.
    * antiguos egipcios, los = ancient Egyptians, the.
    * antiguo soldado = ex-soldier.
    * Antiguo Testamento, el = Old Testament (O.T.), the.
    * asociación de antiguos alumnos = alumni association.
    * casco antiguo = old town.
    * casco antiguo de la ciudad, el = oldest part of the city, the.
    * chapado a la antigua = fuddy-duddy.
    * de antigua generación = low-end.
    * de antiguo = from time immemorial.
    * desde antiguo = from time immemorial.
    * desde muy antiguo = since olden times.
    * en el mundo antiguo = in antiquity.
    * impreso antiguo = old print.
    * ISBD(A) (Descripción Bibliográfica Normalizada Internacional - material anti = ISBD(A) (International Standard Bibliographic Description - Antiquarian).
    * ley antigua = ancient law.
    * libro antiguo = old book, rare book.
    * más antiguo = longest-serving.
    * más antiguo, el = seniormost, the.
    * muy antiguo = centuries-old.
    * obra antigua = ancient work.
    * periódicos antiguos = old newspapers.
    * recuperar + Posesivo + antigua grandeza = regain + Posesivo + former glory.
    * recuperar + Posesivo + antiguo esplendor = regain + Posesivo + former glory.
    * recuperar + Posesivo + antiguo gloria = regain + Posesivo + former glory.
    * red de antiguos compañeros = old boy network.
    * restituir Algo a su antigua grandeza = restore + Nombre + to + Posesivo + former glory.
    * reunión de antiguos alumnos = class reunion.
    * ser muy antiguo = go back + a long way.
    * vestido a la antigua = frumpy [frumpier -comp., frumpiest -sup.], frumpish.

    * * *
    A
    1 (viejo) ‹casa/ciudad› old; ‹ruinas/civilización› ancient; ‹mueble/lámpara› antique, old; ‹libro› old; ‹coche› vintage, old
    la parte antigua de la ciudad the old part of the city
    la antigua Roma ancient Rome
    una costumbre muy antigua an ancient o a very old custom
    es mejor no reavivar antiguas rencillas it's best not to revive old quarrels
    2 (veterano) old, long-standing
    es uno de nuestros más antiguos clientes he's one of our oldest customers
    3 ( en locs):
    a la antigua in an old-fashioned way
    se viste a la antigua she dresses in an old-fashioned way o style
    chapado a la antigua old-fashioned
    de or desde antiguo from time immemorial
    una tradición que viene de antiguo a tradition which dates from time immemorial
    Compuestos:
    masculine ancien régime
    masculine Old Testament
    B ( delante del n) (de antes) old ( before n), former ( before n)
    un antiguo novio an ex-boyfriend o old boyfriend
    visitamos mi antiguo colegio we visited my old school
    Río, antigua capital del Brasil Rio, the former capital of Brazil
    C (anticuado) ‹persona/estilo› old-fashioned
    tiene una cara muy antigua she has a very old-fashioned kind of face, her face seems to belong to another era
    * * *

     

    antiguo
    ◊ - gua adjetivo

    1
    a) ( viejo) ‹ciudad/libro old;

    ruinas/civilización ancient;
    mueble/lámpara antique, old;
    coche vintage, old;
    costumbre/tradición old;


    c) ( en locs)


    chapado a la antigua old-fashioned;
    de or desde antiguo from time immemorial
    2 ( delante del n) ( de antes) old ( before n), former ( before n);

    3 ( anticuado) old-fashioned
    antiguo,-a adjetivo
    1 old, ancient: Antiguo Testamento, Old Testament
    2 (pasado de moda) old-fashioned
    3 (empleado, cargo) senior
    4 (anterior) former
    ' antiguo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    antigua
    - casco
    - decana
    - decano
    - entre
    - restituir
    - sellar
    - testamento
    - ver
    - combatiente
    - viejo
    English:
    alumnus
    - ancient
    - antique
    - become
    - dissociate
    - encounter
    - ex-
    - flame
    - former
    - gramophone
    - imperial mile
    - long-standing
    - old
    - old-style
    - one
    - paper
    - take over
    - testament
    - erstwhile
    - further
    - long
    - past
    - sometime
    - veteran
    - vintage car
    * * *
    antiguo, -a
    adj
    1. [viejo] old;
    [inmemorial] ancient;
    un antiguo amigo/enemigo an old friend/enemy
    antiguo alumno [de colegio] ex-pupil, former pupil, US alumnus;
    el antiguo continente [Europa] Europe;
    la antigua Roma Ancient Rome;
    el Antiguo Testamento the Old Testament
    2. [anterior, previo] former;
    la antigua Unión Soviética the former Soviet Union
    el antiguo régimen the former regime; Hist the ancien régime
    3. [veterano]
    los miembros/empleados más antiguos tienen preferencia preference is given to the longest-serving members/employees;
    los vecinos más antiguos the neighbours who've been here longest
    4. [pasado de moda] old-fashioned;
    a la antigua in an old-fashioned way;
    chapado a la antigua stuck in the past, old-fashioned
    nm,f
    1. [persona] old-fashioned person;
    su tío es un antiguo her uncle is very old-fashioned
    2.
    los antiguos [de la Antigüedad] the ancients
    * * *
    adj old; del pasado remoto ancient;
    su antiguo novio her old o former boyfriend;
    a la antigua in the old-fashioned way;
    edad antigua ancient times pl
    * * *
    antiguo, - gua adj
    1) : ancient, old
    2) : former
    3) : old-fashioned
    a la antigua: in the old-fashioned way
    * * *
    antiguo adj
    1. (mueble, cuadro, etc) antique
    2. (casa, coche) old
    3. (idioma, cultura) ancient
    4. (anterior) former
    5. (en el trabajo) senior
    6. (anticuado) old fashioned
    ¡qué ideas más antiguas tienes! what old fashioned ideas you've got!

    Spanish-English dictionary > antiguo

  • 9 apropiado

    adj.
    1 appropriate, convenient, apt, fit.
    2 appropriate, correct.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: apropiar.
    * * *
    1→ link=apropiar apropiar
    1 suitable, fitting, appropriate
    * * *
    (f. - apropiada)
    adj.
    appropriate, suitable
    * * *
    suitable ( para for)
    * * *
    - da adjetivo suitable
    * * *
    = apposite, appropriate, apt, convenient, felicitous, fit [fitter -comp., fittest -sup.], proper, right, fitting, fertile, commensurate, rightful, seemly, accommodating, timely, beffiting.
    Ex. All terms may be included, and placed in the most apposite position in the hierarchy of the subject = Pueden incluirse todos los términos y colocarse en la posición más apropiada en la jerarquía de la materia.
    Ex. Informative abstracts are appropriate for texts describing experimental work.
    Ex. By building upon a more apt conceptual framework the transfer of information technology can play a role, albeit limited, in the development process.
    Ex. The most convenient manual format for recording terms is to write each term on a card.
    Ex. This is hardly a felicitous solution to be followed in other similar cases.
    Ex. That was considered to be a fit matter to be relegated to the machines.
    Ex. With proper authorization, you may request information about the status of the copies displayed.
    Ex. The last figure I saw was 828, but you're in the right realm.
    Ex. Since libraries are the lifeblood of research, it seems only fitting then that the education of librarians should include familiarity with research methodology.
    Ex. There is no doubt that these reforms have produced a fertile climate for the development of better information for patients.
    Ex. For their indifference, they were rewarded with personnel evaluations which reflected an imaginatively fabricated version of the truth, but which did afford the requisite ego boost and commensurate pay increase.
    Ex. Use of a library is a minority event since only a small segment of rightful users of a library really makes use of it.
    Ex. They were the first cloth bindings that were intended to compete with paper boards as seemly but inexpensive covers for ordinary books.
    Ex. Monitors tuned to television news may have to be located in areas that are less than accommodating to the large numbers of users who want to know the fast-breaking events which affect us all.
    Ex. I am not very good at fortune telling but I suspect it may be timely for people to communicate briefly on strategy and options with him.
    Ex. Since I write in English I should really refer to the city as Florence, but Firenze is such a phonically beautiful sounding word, far more befitting of the beautiful Italian city.
    ----
    * apropiado para = well suited to/for.
    * considerar apropiado = consider + appropriate.
    * de forma apropiada = fitly, appropriately.
    * de modo apropiado = appropriately.
    * de un modo apropiado = fitly.
    * lo apropiado = appropriateness.
    * momento apropiado para el aprendizaje, el = teachable moment, the.
    * no muy apropiado = wide of the mark.
    * poco apropiado = unsuited, unsuitable, inapt.
    * ser apropiado = be right.
    * vestimenta apropiada para la lluvia = raingear.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo suitable
    * * *
    = apposite, appropriate, apt, convenient, felicitous, fit [fitter -comp., fittest -sup.], proper, right, fitting, fertile, commensurate, rightful, seemly, accommodating, timely, beffiting.

    Ex: All terms may be included, and placed in the most apposite position in the hierarchy of the subject = Pueden incluirse todos los términos y colocarse en la posición más apropiada en la jerarquía de la materia.

    Ex: Informative abstracts are appropriate for texts describing experimental work.
    Ex: By building upon a more apt conceptual framework the transfer of information technology can play a role, albeit limited, in the development process.
    Ex: The most convenient manual format for recording terms is to write each term on a card.
    Ex: This is hardly a felicitous solution to be followed in other similar cases.
    Ex: That was considered to be a fit matter to be relegated to the machines.
    Ex: With proper authorization, you may request information about the status of the copies displayed.
    Ex: The last figure I saw was 828, but you're in the right realm.
    Ex: Since libraries are the lifeblood of research, it seems only fitting then that the education of librarians should include familiarity with research methodology.
    Ex: There is no doubt that these reforms have produced a fertile climate for the development of better information for patients.
    Ex: For their indifference, they were rewarded with personnel evaluations which reflected an imaginatively fabricated version of the truth, but which did afford the requisite ego boost and commensurate pay increase.
    Ex: Use of a library is a minority event since only a small segment of rightful users of a library really makes use of it.
    Ex: They were the first cloth bindings that were intended to compete with paper boards as seemly but inexpensive covers for ordinary books.
    Ex: Monitors tuned to television news may have to be located in areas that are less than accommodating to the large numbers of users who want to know the fast-breaking events which affect us all.
    Ex: I am not very good at fortune telling but I suspect it may be timely for people to communicate briefly on strategy and options with him.
    Ex: Since I write in English I should really refer to the city as Florence, but Firenze is such a phonically beautiful sounding word, far more befitting of the beautiful Italian city.
    * apropiado para = well suited to/for.
    * considerar apropiado = consider + appropriate.
    * de forma apropiada = fitly, appropriately.
    * de modo apropiado = appropriately.
    * de un modo apropiado = fitly.
    * lo apropiado = appropriateness.
    * momento apropiado para el aprendizaje, el = teachable moment, the.
    * no muy apropiado = wide of the mark.
    * poco apropiado = unsuited, unsuitable, inapt.
    * ser apropiado = be right.
    * vestimenta apropiada para la lluvia = raingear.

    * * *
    suitable
    llevaba un vestido muy poco apropiado para una boda the dress she was wearing was very inappropriate o unsuitable for a wedding
    el discurso fue muy apropiado a la ocasión the speech was very fitting for the occasion
    la persona apropiada para el cargo the right person o a suitable person for the job
    este libro no es apropiado para tu edad this book is unsuitable for someone of your age
    ¡podrías haber elegido un momento más apropiado! you could have chosen a better o ( frml) more appropriate time
    * * *

     

    Del verbo apropiar: ( conjugate apropiar)

    apropiado es:

    el participio

    apropiado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    suitable;
    el discurso fue muy apropiado a la ocasión the speech was very fitting for the occasion;
    no era el momento apropiado it wasn't the right moment
    apropiado,-a adjetivo suitable, appropriate

    ' apropiado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    apropiada
    - digna
    - digno
    - vestir
    - adecuado
    - debido
    - recomendado
    English:
    appropriate
    - apt
    - becoming
    - dishwasherproof
    - fitting
    - happy
    - inappropriate
    - right
    - suit
    - suitability
    - suitable
    - suited
    - become
    - proper
    - unsuitable
    - where
    * * *
    apropiado, -a adj
    suitable, appropriate;
    su comportamiento no fue muy apropiado his behaviour was rather inappropriate;
    estos zapatos no son apropiados para la playa these shoes aren't very suitable for the beach;
    no es la persona apropiada para el puesto he's not the right person for the job
    * * *
    adj appropriate, suitable
    * * *
    apropiado, -da adj
    : appropriate, proper, suitable
    * * *
    apropiado adj appropriate / suitable

    Spanish-English dictionary > apropiado

  • 10 asaltar

    v.
    1 to attack.
    2 to rob.
    Ricardo asaltó a Pedro Richard held up Peter.
    3 to seize.
    iba a ir pero al final le asaltaron las dudas he was going to go, but he was seized by doubts at the last minute
    le asaltó el pánico he was overcome by panic
    4 to be assaulted by.
    Te asaltó el bandido You were assaulted by the bandit.
    5 to assault, to assail, to invade, to attack.
    Ricardo asalta bancos Richard assaults banks.
    * * *
    1 to assault, attack (para robar) to raid, rob
    2 (abordar) to approach, come up to
    3 figurado (surgir) to assail
    * * *
    verb
    2) mug, rob
    * * *
    VT
    1) [+ persona] to attack, assault; (Mil) to storm; [+ banco, tienda etc] to break into, raid; [en disturbios etc] to loot, sack

    anoche fue asaltada la joyería — the jeweller's was raided last night, last night there was a break-in at the jeweller's

    2) [dudas] to assail; [idea] to cross one's mind

    le asaltó una idea — he was struck by an idea, an idea crossed his mind

    3) [desastre, muerte] to fall upon, surprise, overtake
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( robar) <banco/tienda> to rob, hold up; < persona> to rob, mug
    b) ( tomar por asalto) <ciudad/embajada> to storm
    c) ( atacar) to attack, assault
    d) ( acosar) to accost, assail (frml)
    e) idea to strike

    me asaltó una dudaI was struck o seized by a sudden doubt

    * * *
    = raid, storm, break into, break in, mug, assail, hold up.
    Ex. The article ' Raiding the World Bank' explains how the World Bank operates, shareholding, the initiation of loan proposals, and lending to education projects.
    Ex. On October 6, 1976, an angry mob stormed the university to attack students who seemed to threaten the nation.
    Ex. A honeypot is a decoy computer system designed to look like a legitimate system an intruder will want to break into while, unbeknownst to the intruder, they are being covertly observed.
    Ex. The hacker broke in on the university dial-in lines through the library system.
    Ex. In that time, she relates, she had been mugged at gunpoint, punched in the face, and harassed.
    Ex. It's ridiculous to assail people who are making a code for abandoning all the principles which have been going strong for 100 years.
    Ex. The film starts with two small-time thieves who spontaneously decide to hold up a restaurant.
    ----
    * asaltar una diligencia = rob + a stagecoach.
    * dudas + asaltar = doubts + assail.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( robar) <banco/tienda> to rob, hold up; < persona> to rob, mug
    b) ( tomar por asalto) <ciudad/embajada> to storm
    c) ( atacar) to attack, assault
    d) ( acosar) to accost, assail (frml)
    e) idea to strike

    me asaltó una dudaI was struck o seized by a sudden doubt

    * * *
    = raid, storm, break into, break in, mug, assail, hold up.

    Ex: The article ' Raiding the World Bank' explains how the World Bank operates, shareholding, the initiation of loan proposals, and lending to education projects.

    Ex: On October 6, 1976, an angry mob stormed the university to attack students who seemed to threaten the nation.
    Ex: A honeypot is a decoy computer system designed to look like a legitimate system an intruder will want to break into while, unbeknownst to the intruder, they are being covertly observed.
    Ex: The hacker broke in on the university dial-in lines through the library system.
    Ex: In that time, she relates, she had been mugged at gunpoint, punched in the face, and harassed.
    Ex: It's ridiculous to assail people who are making a code for abandoning all the principles which have been going strong for 100 years.
    Ex: The film starts with two small-time thieves who spontaneously decide to hold up a restaurant.
    * asaltar una diligencia = rob + a stagecoach.
    * dudas + asaltar = doubts + assail.

    * * *
    asaltar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 (robar) ‹banco/tienda› to rob, hold up; ‹persona› to rob, mug
    2 ‹fortaleza/ciudad/embajada› to storm, attack
    3 (acosar) to accost, assail ( frml)
    lo asaltaron a preguntas they bombarded him with questions, they fired a barrage of questions at him
    4 «idea» to strike
    en el último momento me asaltó una duda/un temor at the last moment I was struck o seized by a sudden doubt/fear
    le asaltaban dudas acerca de su futuro he was plagued with o by doubts about his future
    * * *

    asaltar ( conjugate asaltar) verbo transitivo
    a) ( atracar) ‹banco/tienda to hold up, rob;

    persona to rob, mug
    b) ( tomar por asalto) ‹ciudad/embajada to storm



    me asaltó una duda I was struck o seized by a sudden doubt

    asaltar verbo transitivo to assault, attack
    (atracar un banco, una tienda) to rob
    fig (un pensamiento) to assail
    ' asaltar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acometer
    - atracar
    English:
    assault
    - attack
    - hold up
    - mug
    - raid
    - rush
    - engulf
    - hold
    - jump
    - ram
    - rob
    * * *
    1. [atacar] to attack;
    [castillo, ciudad] to storm;
    la policía asaltó el avión the police stormed the plane
    2. [robar] to rob;
    lo asaltaron con una navaja he was robbed o mugged at knifepoint
    3. [sujeto: dudas, pánico] to seize;
    iba a ir pero al final le asaltaron las dudas he was going to go, but he was seized by doubts at the last minute;
    me asalta una duda, ¿me llegará el dinero? I have one doubt, will I have enough money?;
    le asaltó el pánico he was overcome by o seized with panic
    4. [importunar]
    los periodistas asaltaron al actor a preguntas the journalists bombarded the actor with questions;
    los pabellones se vieron asaltados por visitantes the wards were overrun with visitors
    * * *
    v/t
    1 persona attack; banco rob
    2 fig
    :
    le asaltó una duda he was suddenly struck by doubt
    * * *
    1) : to assault
    2) : to mug, to rob
    3)
    asaltar al poder : to seize power
    * * *
    1. (banco) to rob [pt. & pp. robbed] / to raid
    2. (persona) to mug [pt. & pp. mugged]

    Spanish-English dictionary > asaltar

  • 11 asentarse

    1 (establecerse) to settle
    2 (aves) to perch
    * * *
    1) to stand, be situated
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=estar situado) [ciudad] to stand, be situated

    se asentaba sobre unos terrenos pantanososit stood o was situated on marshland

    2) (=posarse) [líquido, polvo] to settle; [ave] to alight
    3) (=sentarse) [persona] to sit down, seat o.s.
    4) (=consolidarse) to settle
    5) (=basarse)

    asentarse en o sobre algo — to be based on sth

    6) (Arquit) to subside
    7) LAm (=adquirir madurez) to settle down
    * * *
    (v.) = settle in, find + Posesivo + feet, settle, set up + camp
    Ex. She still had more than two weeks in which to return to Deuxville, settle in and find an apartment, and get to know the city.
    Ex. Although it may have taken a little while to find its feet, this collection is now a most significant resource in its own right, due in no small measure by the stimulation provided by Victorian historians.
    Ex. Chan illustrated 'Ghost Train', by Paul Yee, which honours the lives and souls of the Chinese who settled on the west coast of Canada.
    Ex. This popular annual funfair sets up camp in the area surrounding the Midi train station in Brussels.
    * * *
    (v.) = settle in, find + Posesivo + feet, settle, set up + camp

    Ex: She still had more than two weeks in which to return to Deuxville, settle in and find an apartment, and get to know the city.

    Ex: Although it may have taken a little while to find its feet, this collection is now a most significant resource in its own right, due in no small measure by the stimulation provided by Victorian historians.
    Ex: Chan illustrated 'Ghost Train', by Paul Yee, which honours the lives and souls of the Chinese who settled on the west coast of Canada.
    Ex: This popular annual funfair sets up camp in the area surrounding the Midi train station in Brussels.

    * * *

    ■asentarse verbo reflexivo
    1 (instalarse) to settle down, establish oneself
    2 (los posos en un líquido) to settle
    ' asentarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    asentar
    English:
    settle
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [instalarse] [comunidad, pueblo] to settle;
    se asentaron a la orilla de un río they settled on the banks of a river;
    no tardaron mucho en asentarse en el poder it didn't take them long to get used to holding the reins of government
    2. [sedimentarse] to settle;
    espera a que se asiente el polvo wait until the dust settles
    3. [madurar] [persona] to settle down
    * * *
    v/r settle
    * * *
    vr
    1) : to settle
    2) establecerse: to settle down, to establish oneself

    Spanish-English dictionary > asentarse

  • 12 atroz

    adj.
    1 terrible, awful.
    hace un frío atroz it's terribly o awfully cold
    2 atrocious, horrible, inhumane, abominable.
    3 agonizing, excruciating.
    * * *
    adjetivo (pl atroces)
    1 (bárbaro) atrocious, outrageous
    2 familiar (enorme) enormous, huge, awful
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=terrible) atrocious; (=cruel) cruel, inhuman; (=escandaloso) outrageous
    2) * (=enorme) huge, terrific; (=malísimo) dreadful, awful
    * * *
    adjetivo (brutal, cruel) appalling; ( uso hiperbólico) atrocious, awful
    * * *
    = dismal, atrocious, brutal, frightful, dire, abysmal, excruciating, hideous, gruesome, ferocious, god-awful, heinous.
    Ex. The persistence of a dismal image is a most worrying phenomenon and one which must change if progress is to be made by SLIS.
    Ex. The public library's selection of books for small boys is atrocious.
    Ex. Few, if any of us, want to be involved in murder, but the brutal act of one person killing another, the motives for doing so, the personal and social consequences, all hold our attention, as newspaper editors well know and exploit = Pocos, si existe alguien, desea verse implicado en un asesinato, pero el acto brutal de una persona asesinando a otra, los motivos para hacerlo, las consecuencias personales y sociales, todo capta nuestra atención, como bien saben y explotan los directores de periódicos.
    Ex. The book, written by a man who is not a military historian as such, is concerned above all with showing the war's hideousness, its frightful human cost, its pathos and loss, and its essential failure to achieve its objectives.
    Ex. Throughout the process of development, debate and enactment of the Digital Millennium Act in the USA, many dire forebodings were envisaged for the library profession.
    Ex. The communications infrastructure in Africa varies from very good to abysmal = La infraestructura de comunicaciones en †frica oscila entre muy buena y pésima.
    Ex. Loneliness can involve excruciating physical pain as well as harrowing mental suffering.
    Ex. The book focuses on images where hideous atrocities -- e.g., murder, blasphemy, wanton destruction and even cannibalism -- are shown to be part of the daily life of the common people of Paris during the revolution.
    Ex. We hear horrendous tales of shootings in schools and colleges and gruesome murder of parents.
    Ex. One by one, he wiped the floor with opponents who had spoken in the debate -- with a ferocious blend of rant, rhetoric and rumbustious counterattack.
    Ex. The director and deputies deserve the most recognition because they actually had to give up time with their families for the god-awful places we sent them.
    Ex. There are several different ways to make a stink bomb, all of which involving the use of chemicals which react in a way to create a particularly heinous odor.
    * * *
    adjetivo (brutal, cruel) appalling; ( uso hiperbólico) atrocious, awful
    * * *
    = dismal, atrocious, brutal, frightful, dire, abysmal, excruciating, hideous, gruesome, ferocious, god-awful, heinous.

    Ex: The persistence of a dismal image is a most worrying phenomenon and one which must change if progress is to be made by SLIS.

    Ex: The public library's selection of books for small boys is atrocious.
    Ex: Few, if any of us, want to be involved in murder, but the brutal act of one person killing another, the motives for doing so, the personal and social consequences, all hold our attention, as newspaper editors well know and exploit = Pocos, si existe alguien, desea verse implicado en un asesinato, pero el acto brutal de una persona asesinando a otra, los motivos para hacerlo, las consecuencias personales y sociales, todo capta nuestra atención, como bien saben y explotan los directores de periódicos.
    Ex: The book, written by a man who is not a military historian as such, is concerned above all with showing the war's hideousness, its frightful human cost, its pathos and loss, and its essential failure to achieve its objectives.
    Ex: Throughout the process of development, debate and enactment of the Digital Millennium Act in the USA, many dire forebodings were envisaged for the library profession.
    Ex: The communications infrastructure in Africa varies from very good to abysmal = La infraestructura de comunicaciones en †frica oscila entre muy buena y pésima.
    Ex: Loneliness can involve excruciating physical pain as well as harrowing mental suffering.
    Ex: The book focuses on images where hideous atrocities -- e.g., murder, blasphemy, wanton destruction and even cannibalism -- are shown to be part of the daily life of the common people of Paris during the revolution.
    Ex: We hear horrendous tales of shootings in schools and colleges and gruesome murder of parents.
    Ex: One by one, he wiped the floor with opponents who had spoken in the debate -- with a ferocious blend of rant, rhetoric and rumbustious counterattack.
    Ex: The director and deputies deserve the most recognition because they actually had to give up time with their families for the god-awful places we sent them.
    Ex: There are several different ways to make a stink bomb, all of which involving the use of chemicals which react in a way to create a particularly heinous odor.

    * * *
    1 (brutal, cruel) appalling, terrible
    2 (uso hiperbólico) atrocious, awful, dreadful ( BrE)
    tengo un dolor de cabeza atroz I have an atrocious o an awful headache
    * * *

    atroz adjetivo
    atrocious
    atroz adjetivo
    1 (pésimo, insoportable) atrocious
    2 fam (enorme) enormous, tremendous
    ' atroz' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    insensibilidad
    - barbaridad
    - muerte
    English:
    agonizing
    - appalling
    - atrocious
    - dreadful
    - excruciating
    - heinous
    - hell
    - hideous
    - raging
    - unspeakable
    - vicious
    - crippling
    - dire
    - terrible
    * * *
    atroz adj
    1. [cruel] [crimen, tortura] horrific, barbaric
    2. [enorme]
    hace un frío atroz it's terribly o bitterly cold;
    es de una fealdad atroz he's terribly o incredibly ugly
    3. [muy malo] atrocious, awful
    * * *
    adj
    1 appalling, atrocious
    2
    :
    un éxito atroz a smash hit
    * * *
    atroz adj, pl atroces : atrocious, appalling
    atrozamente adv
    * * *
    atroz adj
    1. (cruel) atrocious / appalling
    2. (enorme) terrible
    hace un frío atroz it's terribly cold / it's freezing

    Spanish-English dictionary > atroz

  • 13 aumentar

    v.
    1 to increase, to rise.
    aumentar la producción to increase production
    la lente aumenta la imagen the lens magnifies the image
    me han aumentado el sueldo my salary has been raised
    aumentó casi 10 kilos he put on almost 10 kilos
    aumentar de peso/tamaño to increase in weight/size
    aumentar de precio to go up o increase in price
    el desempleo aumentó en un 4 por ciento unemployment rose o increased by 4 percent
    El ejercicio aumenta el apetito Exercising increases the appetite.
    Aumentaron los gastos The expenses increased.
    Nos aumentaron las ganancias este año Our profits increased this year.
    2 to magnify, to amplify.
    El reportero aumentó la noticia The reporter magnified the news story.
    3 to enlarge.
    Vamos a aumentar la casa We will enlarge the house.
    4 to raise, to improve.
    El movimiento aumentó la temperatura Movement raised the temperature.
    5 to increase the size of, to enlarge.
    * * *
    1 to augment, increase (precios) to put up; (producción) to step up
    2 (óptica) to magnify
    3 (fotos) to enlarge
    4 (sonido) to amplify
    1 to rise, go up
    1 to increase, be on the increase (precios) to go up, rise
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ tamaño] to increase; (Fot) to enlarge; (Ópt) to magnify
    2) [+ cantidad] to increase; [+ precio] to increase, put up; [+ producción] to increase, step up
    3) [+ intensidad] to increase
    4) (Elec, Radio) to amplify
    2. VI
    1) [tamaño] to increase
    2) [cantidad, precio, producción] to increase, go up

    este semestre aumentó la inflación en un 2% — inflation has increased o gone up by 2% over the last 6 months

    3) [intensidad] to increase
    4)

    aumentar de peso[objeto] to increase in weight; [persona] to put on o gain weight

    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <precio/sueldo> to increase, raise; <cantidad/velocidad/tamaño> to increase; <producción/dosis> to increase, step up; dolor/miedo/tensión to increase
    b) < puntos> ( en tejido) to increase
    2.
    aumentar vi temperatura/presión to rise; velocidad to increase; precio/producción/valor to increase, rise

    aumentar de algode volumen/tamaño to increase in something

    aumentó de pesohe put on o gained weight

    * * *
    = accelerate, augment, become + large, enhance, enlarge, escalate, expand, grow + larger, increase, raise, rise, strengthen, accentuate, grow, add to, deepen, mushroom, intensify, wax, swell, pump up, bump up, step up, spike, crank up, ramp up, move it up + a gear, notch it up + a gear, take it up + a gear, take it up + a notch, crank it up + a notch, crank it up + a gear, move it up + a notch, ratchet up, amp up, turn up.
    Ex. In recent years, the pace of change has accelerated with the introduction of on-line information retrieval.
    Ex. These sources which form the basis of the intellectual selection of terms may be augmented by the machine selection of terms.
    Ex. If the number of categories becomes large, cross-references will be necessary between individual files.
    Ex. An introduction explaining the nature and scope of the indexing language will enhance its value.
    Ex. Here entry is made under the original author of an edition that has been revised, enlarged, updated, condensed, and so on by another person.
    Ex. Over the past two to three years the numbers of full text data bases and data banks has started to escalate considerably.
    Ex. As the quantity of knowledge expands the need to organise it becomes more pressing.
    Ex. As the system grows larger it's more difficult to maintain that control.
    Ex. Recall is inversely proportional to precision, and vice versa, or in other words, as one increases, the other must decrease.
    Ex. The speaker said that James estimated people function at only 20% of their capacity, and concluded that they could raise this percentage considerable if they knew how to manage their time more efficiently.
    Ex. If suppliers are forced out of business, there will be less software to lend and prices will rise with the lack of competition.
    Ex. He proposes a research agenda that could strengthen archival appraisal and the profession's ability to document society.
    Ex. However, future trends may tend to accentuate this division.
    Ex. No true reader can be expected to grow on a diet of prescribed texts only regardless of how well chosen they are.
    Ex. In addition, Britain has one of the most extensive bodies of legislation in the world, which is added to daily and encrusted with myriad rules and regulations.
    Ex. One of the effects of reading in children is that their appreciation of the processes and function of literature is deepened.
    Ex. The use of electronic mail systems has mushroomed in the last 5 years in industrialised nations.
    Ex. Whilst these achievements are commendable, there is a catch in them -- there can be used to 'intensify' the economic exploitation of women.
    Ex. The population waxed again slightly, then waned again, until it finally stabilized around its present 55,000.
    Ex. Reference work has been ill-served in the past by its expositors and theoreticians: its extensive literature of several hundred papers and books is swollen by a mass of the transient and the trivial.
    Ex. The article ' Pump up the program...' identifies the costs and benefits of undertaking a software upgrade.
    Ex. Most librarians will admit that they could probably increase the use made of their lending libraries and bump up their annual loans by stocking more romances and thrillers and fewer serious novels, but they do not do this.
    Ex. The intensity of marketing to schools and parents will have to be stepped up by publishers if they are to succeed in the more competitive market.
    Ex. Baby boomers are desperately trying to hold onto their salad days -- plastic surgery, vitamins and drugs like Viagra have spiked in public demand.
    Ex. Refiners are cranking up diesel output to meet rising global demand.
    Ex. EGND has hit a home run with the introduction of a new product line, increasing sales projections, and ramping up production schedules.
    Ex. Liverpool and Chelsea are grabbing all the headlines, but Arsenal have quietly moved it up a gear scoring 10 goals in their last three league games.
    Ex. Start gently, ease yourself in by breaking the workout down into three one minute sessions until you are ready to notch it up a gear and join them together.
    Ex. There was not much to separate the sides in the first ten minutes however Arsenal took it up a gear and got the goal but not without a bit of luck.
    Ex. We have a good time together and we're good friends.. but I'd like to take it up a notch.
    Ex. David quickly comprehended our project needs and then cranked it up a notch with impactful design.
    Ex. Went for a bike ride with a mate last week, no problems so will crank it up a gear and tackle some hills in the next few weeks.
    Ex. After a regular walking routine is established, why not move it up a notch and start jogging, if you haven't already.
    Ex. The health department has ratcheted up efforts to prevent or slow down the spread of swine flu in schools.
    Ex. In order to gain strength fast, you need to immediately begin amping up your strength thermostat in your mind.
    Ex. Cytokines are small proteins used to communicate messages between the immune cells in the immune system to either turn up or down the immune response.
    ----
    * aumentar de importancia = grow in + importance, grow in + significance.
    * aumentar de tamaño = grow in + size, grow + larger, increase in + size.
    * aumentar de valor = increase in + value.
    * aumentar el conocimiento = expand + Posesivo + knowledge, deepen + awareness.
    * aumentar el control = tighten (up) + control.
    * aumentar el esfuerzo = increase + effort.
    * aumentar el precio = mark up + price, jack up + the price.
    * aumentar el presupuesto = add + monies to + budget.
    * aumentar en cantidad = increase in + quantity.
    * aumentar en número = grow in + numbers, increase in + numbers.
    * aumentar en variedad = grow in + kind.
    * aumentar la confusión = add to + the confusion.
    * aumentar la experiencia = deepen + experience.
    * aumentar la productividad = increase + productivity, boost + Posesivo + productivity.
    * aumentar las diferencias entre... y = widen + the gap between... and.
    * aumentar las posibilidades = increase + the odds.
    * aumentar las probabilidades = shorten + the odds.
    * aumentar las ventas = boost + sales.
    * aumentar la velocidad = grow + faster.
    * aumentar los costes = cost + rise.
    * aumentar los impuestos = increase + taxes.
    * aumentar los ingresos = boost + Posesivo + income.
    * aumentar rápidamente = snowball.
    * crisis + aumentar = crisis + deepen.
    * estar aumentando = be on the increase.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <precio/sueldo> to increase, raise; <cantidad/velocidad/tamaño> to increase; <producción/dosis> to increase, step up; dolor/miedo/tensión to increase
    b) < puntos> ( en tejido) to increase
    2.
    aumentar vi temperatura/presión to rise; velocidad to increase; precio/producción/valor to increase, rise

    aumentar de algode volumen/tamaño to increase in something

    aumentó de pesohe put on o gained weight

    * * *
    = accelerate, augment, become + large, enhance, enlarge, escalate, expand, grow + larger, increase, raise, rise, strengthen, accentuate, grow, add to, deepen, mushroom, intensify, wax, swell, pump up, bump up, step up, spike, crank up, ramp up, move it up + a gear, notch it up + a gear, take it up + a gear, take it up + a notch, crank it up + a notch, crank it up + a gear, move it up + a notch, ratchet up, amp up, turn up.

    Ex: In recent years, the pace of change has accelerated with the introduction of on-line information retrieval.

    Ex: These sources which form the basis of the intellectual selection of terms may be augmented by the machine selection of terms.
    Ex: If the number of categories becomes large, cross-references will be necessary between individual files.
    Ex: An introduction explaining the nature and scope of the indexing language will enhance its value.
    Ex: Here entry is made under the original author of an edition that has been revised, enlarged, updated, condensed, and so on by another person.
    Ex: Over the past two to three years the numbers of full text data bases and data banks has started to escalate considerably.
    Ex: As the quantity of knowledge expands the need to organise it becomes more pressing.
    Ex: As the system grows larger it's more difficult to maintain that control.
    Ex: Recall is inversely proportional to precision, and vice versa, or in other words, as one increases, the other must decrease.
    Ex: The speaker said that James estimated people function at only 20% of their capacity, and concluded that they could raise this percentage considerable if they knew how to manage their time more efficiently.
    Ex: If suppliers are forced out of business, there will be less software to lend and prices will rise with the lack of competition.
    Ex: He proposes a research agenda that could strengthen archival appraisal and the profession's ability to document society.
    Ex: However, future trends may tend to accentuate this division.
    Ex: No true reader can be expected to grow on a diet of prescribed texts only regardless of how well chosen they are.
    Ex: In addition, Britain has one of the most extensive bodies of legislation in the world, which is added to daily and encrusted with myriad rules and regulations.
    Ex: One of the effects of reading in children is that their appreciation of the processes and function of literature is deepened.
    Ex: The use of electronic mail systems has mushroomed in the last 5 years in industrialised nations.
    Ex: Whilst these achievements are commendable, there is a catch in them -- there can be used to 'intensify' the economic exploitation of women.
    Ex: The population waxed again slightly, then waned again, until it finally stabilized around its present 55,000.
    Ex: Reference work has been ill-served in the past by its expositors and theoreticians: its extensive literature of several hundred papers and books is swollen by a mass of the transient and the trivial.
    Ex: The article ' Pump up the program...' identifies the costs and benefits of undertaking a software upgrade.
    Ex: Most librarians will admit that they could probably increase the use made of their lending libraries and bump up their annual loans by stocking more romances and thrillers and fewer serious novels, but they do not do this.
    Ex: The intensity of marketing to schools and parents will have to be stepped up by publishers if they are to succeed in the more competitive market.
    Ex: Baby boomers are desperately trying to hold onto their salad days -- plastic surgery, vitamins and drugs like Viagra have spiked in public demand.
    Ex: Refiners are cranking up diesel output to meet rising global demand.
    Ex: EGND has hit a home run with the introduction of a new product line, increasing sales projections, and ramping up production schedules.
    Ex: Liverpool and Chelsea are grabbing all the headlines, but Arsenal have quietly moved it up a gear scoring 10 goals in their last three league games.
    Ex: Start gently, ease yourself in by breaking the workout down into three one minute sessions until you are ready to notch it up a gear and join them together.
    Ex: There was not much to separate the sides in the first ten minutes however Arsenal took it up a gear and got the goal but not without a bit of luck.
    Ex: We have a good time together and we're good friends.. but I'd like to take it up a notch.
    Ex: David quickly comprehended our project needs and then cranked it up a notch with impactful design.
    Ex: Went for a bike ride with a mate last week, no problems so will crank it up a gear and tackle some hills in the next few weeks.
    Ex: After a regular walking routine is established, why not move it up a notch and start jogging, if you haven't already.
    Ex: The health department has ratcheted up efforts to prevent or slow down the spread of swine flu in schools.
    Ex: In order to gain strength fast, you need to immediately begin amping up your strength thermostat in your mind.
    Ex: Cytokines are small proteins used to communicate messages between the immune cells in the immune system to either turn up or down the immune response.
    * aumentar de importancia = grow in + importance, grow in + significance.
    * aumentar de tamaño = grow in + size, grow + larger, increase in + size.
    * aumentar de valor = increase in + value.
    * aumentar el conocimiento = expand + Posesivo + knowledge, deepen + awareness.
    * aumentar el control = tighten (up) + control.
    * aumentar el esfuerzo = increase + effort.
    * aumentar el precio = mark up + price, jack up + the price.
    * aumentar el presupuesto = add + monies to + budget.
    * aumentar en cantidad = increase in + quantity.
    * aumentar en número = grow in + numbers, increase in + numbers.
    * aumentar en variedad = grow in + kind.
    * aumentar la confusión = add to + the confusion.
    * aumentar la experiencia = deepen + experience.
    * aumentar la productividad = increase + productivity, boost + Posesivo + productivity.
    * aumentar las diferencias entre... y = widen + the gap between... and.
    * aumentar las posibilidades = increase + the odds.
    * aumentar las probabilidades = shorten + the odds.
    * aumentar las ventas = boost + sales.
    * aumentar la velocidad = grow + faster.
    * aumentar los costes = cost + rise.
    * aumentar los impuestos = increase + taxes.
    * aumentar los ingresos = boost + Posesivo + income.
    * aumentar rápidamente = snowball.
    * crisis + aumentar = crisis + deepen.
    * estar aumentando = be on the increase.

    * * *
    aumentar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹precio› to increase, raise, put up; ‹sueldo› to increase, raise; ‹cantidad/velocidad/tamaño› to increase; ‹producción/dosis› to increase, step up
    el microscopio aumenta la imagen the microscope enlarges o magnifies the image
    no hizo más que aumentar su dolor/miedo all it did was increase her pain/fear
    esto aumentó la tensión this added to o increased the tension
    2 ‹puntos› (en tejido) to increase
    ■ aumentar
    vi
    «temperatura» to rise; «presión» to rise, increase; «velocidad» to increase; «precio/producción/valor» to increase, rise
    el niño aumentó 500 gramos the child put on o gained 500 grams
    su popularidad ha aumentado his popularity has grown, he has gained in popularity
    el costo de la vida aumentó en un 3% the cost of living rose by 3%
    la dificultad de los ejercicios va aumentando the exercises get progressively more difficult
    aumentará el frío durante el fin de semana it will become colder over the weekend
    aumentar DE algo to increase IN sth
    aumentó de volumen/tamaño it increased in volume/size
    ha aumentado de peso he's put on o gained weight
    * * *

     

    aumentar ( conjugate aumentar) verbo transitivo

    precio/sueldo to increase, raise
    b) (Opt) to magnify

    verbo intransitivo [temperatura/presión] to rise;
    [ velocidad] to increase;
    [precio/producción/valor] to increase, rise;

    aumentar de algo ‹de volumen/tamaño› to increase in sth;
    aumentó de peso he put on o gained weight
    aumentar
    I verbo transitivo to increase
    Fot to enlarge
    Ópt to magnify
    II vi (una cantidad) to go up, rise
    (de valor) to appreciate

    ' aumentar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alargar
    - engordar
    - explorar
    - separar
    - separarse
    - doblar
    - elevar
    - multiplicar
    - redoblar
    English:
    add to
    - appreciate
    - augment
    - boost
    - build up
    - deepen
    - efficiency
    - enhance
    - escalate
    - gain
    - grow
    - heighten
    - improve
    - increase
    - intensify
    - jack up
    - jump
    - magnify
    - mark up
    - mount
    - odds
    - put up
    - quantity
    - raise
    - rise
    - snowball
    - step up
    - surge
    - swell
    - up
    - add
    - develop
    - go
    - put
    - soar
    - strengthen
    * * *
    vt
    to increase;
    aumentar la producción to increase production;
    los enfrentamientos aumentaron la tensión en la zona the clashes increased the tension in the zone;
    me han aumentado el sueldo my salary has been increased o raised;
    la lente aumenta la imagen the lens magnifies the image;
    aumentó casi 10 kilos he put on almost 10 kilos
    vi
    [temperatura, precio, gastos, tensión] to increase, to rise; [velocidad] to increase;
    aumentar de tamaño to increase in size;
    aumentar de precio to go up o increase in price;
    el desempleo aumentó en un 4 por ciento unemployment rose o increased by 4 percent;
    con lo que come, no me sorprende que haya aumentado de peso it doesn't surprise me that he's put on weight, considering how much he eats
    * * *
    I v/t increase; precio increase, raise, put up
    II v/i de precio, temperatura rise, increase, go up
    * * *
    acrecentar: to increase, to raise
    : to rise, to increase, to grow
    * * *
    1. (hacer subir) to increase / to raise
    2. (subir) to rise [pt. rose; pp. risen] / to increase
    3. (con lupa, microscopio) to magnify [pt. & pp. magnified]

    Spanish-English dictionary > aumentar

  • 14 ayudante

    adj.
    assistant.
    ayudante de laboratorio laboratory assistant
    f. & m.
    1 assistant, helper, auxiliary, aide.
    2 attendant.
    * * *
    1 assistant
    2 MILITAR adjutant
    \
    ayudante de dirección (en teatro, cine) production assistant
    * * *
    noun mf.
    assistant, helper
    * * *
    SMF (=que ayuda) helper, assistant; (Mil) adjutant; (Téc) technician; (Golf) caddie; (Escol, Univ) assistant

    ayudante de dirección — (Teat etc) production assistant

    ayudante de laboratorio — lab(oratory) assistant, lab(oratory) technician

    ayudante del electricista — electrician's assistant, electrician's helper (EEUU)

    ayudante de realización — (TV) production assistant

    * * *
    masculino y femenino assistant
    * * *
    = assistant, attendant, helper, helpmate, wizard, legman [legmen, -pl.], aider.
    Ex. I believe Mr. Freedman hired about 11 student assistants to go through this intentionally dirty file and clean it up.
    Ex. However, most of the attendants of scientific meetings held overseas believe that the most important aspect of the meetings was the opportunity of making informal contacts.
    Ex. Once again careful planning pays dividends, and plenty of time and helpers are needed.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Microcomputer library resources: headache or helpmate?.
    Ex. The database can be created either manually or by using a wizard, which prompts the user with questions that moves them through the creation process.
    Ex. The article 'Elmore Leonard's legman' describes the work of Gregg Sutter, the full time researcher of the US mystery writer Elmore Leonard.
    Ex. One of the primary psychological aiders of the Taliban is al-Jazeera TV who is constantly feeding the Arab and Islamic world Taliban propaganda.
    ----
    * ayudante de abogado = paralegal [para-legal].
    * ayudante de biblioteca = assistant librarian.
    * ayudante de hospital = hospital attendant.
    * ayudante de investigación = research assistant.
    * ayudante del shérif = deputy sheriff.
    * profesor ayudante = teacher aide.
    * * *
    masculino y femenino assistant
    * * *
    = assistant, attendant, helper, helpmate, wizard, legman [legmen, -pl.], aider.

    Ex: I believe Mr. Freedman hired about 11 student assistants to go through this intentionally dirty file and clean it up.

    Ex: However, most of the attendants of scientific meetings held overseas believe that the most important aspect of the meetings was the opportunity of making informal contacts.
    Ex: Once again careful planning pays dividends, and plenty of time and helpers are needed.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Microcomputer library resources: headache or helpmate?.
    Ex: The database can be created either manually or by using a wizard, which prompts the user with questions that moves them through the creation process.
    Ex: The article 'Elmore Leonard's legman' describes the work of Gregg Sutter, the full time researcher of the US mystery writer Elmore Leonard.
    Ex: One of the primary psychological aiders of the Taliban is al-Jazeera TV who is constantly feeding the Arab and Islamic world Taliban propaganda.
    * ayudante de abogado = paralegal [para-legal].
    * ayudante de biblioteca = assistant librarian.
    * ayudante de hospital = hospital attendant.
    * ayudante de investigación = research assistant.
    * ayudante del shérif = deputy sheriff.
    * profesor ayudante = teacher aide.

    * * *
    assistant
    ayudante de laboratorio laboratory assistant
    ayudante de cocina kitchen assistant
    Compuestos:
    aide-de-camp
    assistant professor ( AmE), (junior) lecturer ( BrE)
    assistant to the director, director's assistant
    production assistant
    personal digital assistant, PDA
    ( Esp) Registered Nurse
    * * *

    ayudante sustantivo masculino y femenino
    assistant;

    ayudante de cocina kitchen assistant
    ayudante mf assistant

    ' ayudante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    asistente
    - ATS
    - script
    English:
    aide
    - assistant
    - bulk
    - busboy
    - confidential
    - deputy
    - dresser
    - helper
    - mate
    - PA
    - willing
    - motion
    * * *
    adj
    assistant
    nmf
    assistant
    Mil ayudante de campo aide-de-camp; Cine ayudante de dirección director's assistant; Cine ayudante del electricista best boy;
    ayudante de investigación research assistant;
    ayudante de laboratorio laboratory assistant;
    Esp ayudante técnico sanitario qualified nurse
    * * *
    m/f assistant
    * * *
    : helper, assistant
    * * *
    ayudante n assistant

    Spanish-English dictionary > ayudante

  • 15 añicos

    m.pl.
    bits, small pieces, smithers, smithereens.
    * * *
    1 bits, pieces
    \
    hacer añicos to smash to pieces
    hacerse añicos to shatter, smash to bits
    * * *
    SMPL pieces, fragments

    estar hecho añicos(=cansado) to be worn out, be shattered *

    * * *
    masculino plural
    * * *
    Ex. It is hoped that the sisterhood that was forged in the latter part of the 20th century will not be fragmented into smithereens in the new millennium.
    ----
    * hacer añicos = shatter, blow + Nombre + to bits, smash + Nombre + to bits, tear + Nombre + to bits.
    * hacer estallar en añicos = blow + sky high.
    * hecho añicos = shattered.
    * que no se hace añicos = shatterproof.
    * * *
    masculino plural
    * * *

    Ex: It is hoped that the sisterhood that was forged in the latter part of the 20th century will not be fragmented into smithereens in the new millennium.

    * hacer añicos = shatter, blow + Nombre + to bits, smash + Nombre + to bits, tear + Nombre + to bits.
    * hacer estallar en añicos = blow + sky high.
    * hecho añicos = shattered.
    * que no se hace añicos = shatterproof.

    * * *
    tiró el florero y lo hizo añicos he knocked the vase over and smashed it to smithereens o and it smashed to pieces
    el parabrisas se hizo añicos en el choque the windshield shattered in the collision
    estoy hecho añicos I'm shattered ( colloq)
    la noticia la dejó hecha añicos she was devastated by the news
    * * *

    añicos sustantivo masculino plural:

    tiró el florero y lo hizo añicos he knocked the vase over and smashed it to smithereens
    añicos mpl smithereens
    hacer añicos, to smash to smithereens

    ' añicos' also found in these entries:
    English:
    shatter
    - dash
    - smash
    - smithereens
    * * *
    añicos nmpl
    hacer algo añicos to smash sth to pieces o smithereens;
    la explosión hizo añicos los cristales the explosion smashed the windows to smithereens o shattered the windows;
    el asesinato hizo añicos el proceso de paz the murder shattered the peace process;
    hacerse añicos to shatter, to smash to pieces;
    el jarrón se cayó y se hizo añicos the vase fell and smashed to pieces o shattered;
    estoy hecho añicos I'm utterly exhausted
    * * *
    mpl
    :
    hacer añicos fam smash to smithereens;
    estar hecho añicos fig be shattered
    * * *
    añicos nmpl
    : smithereens, bits
    hacer(se) añicos: to shatter
    * * *
    añicos npl pieces

    Spanish-English dictionary > añicos

  • 16 banco comercial

    m.
    commercial bank, merchant bank, bank of discount, trade bank.
    * * *
    commercial bank
    * * *
    (n.) = commercial bank, business bank
    Ex. Information systems technology plays a critical role in both the strategic and tactical operations of commercial banks.
    Ex. It used to be rare to find good small business banks.
    * * *
    (n.) = commercial bank, business bank

    Ex: Information systems technology plays a critical role in both the strategic and tactical operations of commercial banks.

    Ex: It used to be rare to find good small business banks.

    Spanish-English dictionary > banco comercial

  • 17 bolsa de trabajo

    (en periódico) job section, situations vacant
    * * *
    * * *
    (n.) = labour exchange, job opportunities, employment bureau, employment centre, employment opportunity, job centre, job pool
    Ex. The paper presents and discusses labour-exchange systems in a small community of 90 peasant families in Santiago Island, Cape Verde.
    Ex. This article examines why job opportunities remain limited for women librarians.
    Ex. He analyzes the job seeker and the influence of mediating agencies, such as unions, employment bureaus, and help-wanted advertising in the hiring process.
    Ex. This database provides access to a wide range of information, including local news, the housing and employment markets, weather and local events, through some 400 public terminals located in public libraries, employment centres, town-halls, and schools.
    Ex. This article was published in a special issue devoted to various aspects of library services for career planning, job searching, and employment opportunities.
    Ex. As a result, job centres must treat employers looking for a prostitute in the same way as those looking for a dental nurse.
    Ex. Most people don't realise that a large percentage of jobs never get advertised and these jobs make up what I call the hidden job pool.
    * * *
    * * *
    (n.) = labour exchange, job opportunities, employment bureau, employment centre, employment opportunity, job centre, job pool

    Ex: The paper presents and discusses labour-exchange systems in a small community of 90 peasant families in Santiago Island, Cape Verde.

    Ex: This article examines why job opportunities remain limited for women librarians.
    Ex: He analyzes the job seeker and the influence of mediating agencies, such as unions, employment bureaus, and help-wanted advertising in the hiring process.
    Ex: This database provides access to a wide range of information, including local news, the housing and employment markets, weather and local events, through some 400 public terminals located in public libraries, employment centres, town-halls, and schools.
    Ex: This article was published in a special issue devoted to various aspects of library services for career planning, job searching, and employment opportunities.
    Ex: As a result, job centres must treat employers looking for a prostitute in the same way as those looking for a dental nurse.
    Ex: Most people don't realise that a large percentage of jobs never get advertised and these jobs make up what I call the hidden job pool.

    * * *
    employment exchange

    Spanish-English dictionary > bolsa de trabajo

  • 18 borde

    adj.
    1 rude, impolite, rough.
    2 stupid.
    f. & m.
    ratbag(informal) (unfriendly). (peninsular Spanish)
    m.
    1 edge.
    (lleno) hasta el borde full to the brim
    al borde del mar by the sea
    estoy al borde de un ataque de nervios I'm going to go off my head in a minute
    estar al borde del abismo (figurative) to be on the brink of ruin o disaster
    2 border, borderline.
    3 rim.
    4 hem.
    5 outskirt.
    6 brim, brim of the cup.
    7 threshold, brink, verge.
    8 rough person, uncouth person.
    9 stupid, stupid person.
    10 margin, acies, labrum, ora.
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: bordar.
    * * *
    1 (tonto) stupid
    ¡no seas borde! don't be so stupid!
    2 (antipático) unpleasant; (malhumorado) stroppy
    1 idiot
    ————————
    1 (extremo) edge
    2 (de vaso, copa) rim
    3 (de barco, carretera) side; (de río) bank; (de mar) shore
    \
    estar al borde de to be on the verge of
    * * *
    noun m.
    border, edge, brink
    * * *
    I
    SM
    1) [de asiento, andén, pañuelo] edge; [de plato] rim, lip; [de vaso, sombrero] brim; [de carretera, camino] side; [de ventana] ledge; [de río] edge, bank

    borde de ataque — (Aer) leading edge

    borde de la acera — kerb, curb (EEUU)

    borde de salida — (Aer) trailing edge

    2)

    al borde de — [+ precipicio, lago, cráter] at o on the edge of; [+ quiebra, histeria, crisis] on the verge of

    están al borde de los cuarenta años — they're close to forty, they're hitting o pushing forty *

    al borde del marbeside the sea

    al borde de la muerteat death's door

    II Esp
    1. ADJ
    1) ** (=antipático) nasty

    estuvo toda la mañana en plan bordehe was in a strop ** o in a foul mood * all morning

    2) [planta, árbol] wild
    3) †† [niño] illegitimate
    2.
    SMF **

    ¡eres un borde! — you're a nasty piece of work! *

    * * *
    masculino (de mesa, cama) edge; (de moneda, pieza, plato) edge, rim; (de taza, vaso) rim; (de andén, piscina) edge

    al borde de algo<de la guerra/locura> on the brink of something; <del caos/ruina> on the verge of something

    * * *
    = edge, rim, fringe, brim, verge.
    Ex. As used in an index each card acts as a surrogate for one document, and the index terms for that document are encoded around the edge of the card.
    Ex. Standing in the early morning on the balcony of her apartment, she was smote as she always was by the grandeur of the sky turning to scarlet as the rim of darkness in the east released the sun for its sluggish trek through the heavens.
    Ex. The university is located 15 miles from the center of town on the southern fringe.
    Ex. The pot was placed in a pit dug in the soil such that brim of the pot is in line with the surface of soil.
    Ex. The verges of these minor roads have had, in some cases, hundreds of years for native flora to become established.
    ----
    * al borde de = on the verge of, on the brink of, at the side of, on the edge of.
    * al borde de la carretera = at the roadside.
    * al borde de la extinción = on the verge of extinction, on the edge of extinction.
    * al borde de la ley = on the edge of the law.
    * al borde del camino = at the roadside.
    * al borde del mar = at the seaside.
    * borde de la carretera = roadside.
    * borde de la carretera ajardinado = parkway strip.
    * borde del camino = roadside, wayside.
    * borde del río = river bank [riverbank].
    * borde superior = top edge.
    * estar al borde de = teeter + on the edge of.
    * ficha de borde perforado = edge notch card.
    * llenar hasta el borde = fill + Nombre + to the brim.
    * lleno hasta el borde = full to the brim.
    * repleto hasta el borde = full to the brim.
    * vivir al borde de la pobreza = live on + the poverty line.
    * * *
    masculino (de mesa, cama) edge; (de moneda, pieza, plato) edge, rim; (de taza, vaso) rim; (de andén, piscina) edge

    al borde de algo<de la guerra/locura> on the brink of something; <del caos/ruina> on the verge of something

    * * *
    = edge, rim, fringe, brim, verge.

    Ex: As used in an index each card acts as a surrogate for one document, and the index terms for that document are encoded around the edge of the card.

    Ex: Standing in the early morning on the balcony of her apartment, she was smote as she always was by the grandeur of the sky turning to scarlet as the rim of darkness in the east released the sun for its sluggish trek through the heavens.
    Ex: The university is located 15 miles from the center of town on the southern fringe.
    Ex: The pot was placed in a pit dug in the soil such that brim of the pot is in line with the surface of soil.
    Ex: The verges of these minor roads have had, in some cases, hundreds of years for native flora to become established.
    * al borde de = on the verge of, on the brink of, at the side of, on the edge of.
    * al borde de la carretera = at the roadside.
    * al borde de la extinción = on the verge of extinction, on the edge of extinction.
    * al borde de la ley = on the edge of the law.
    * al borde del camino = at the roadside.
    * al borde del mar = at the seaside.
    * borde de la carretera = roadside.
    * borde de la carretera ajardinado = parkway strip.
    * borde del camino = roadside, wayside.
    * borde del río = river bank [riverbank].
    * borde superior = top edge.
    * estar al borde de = teeter + on the edge of.
    * ficha de borde perforado = edge notch card.
    * llenar hasta el borde = fill + Nombre + to the brim.
    * lleno hasta el borde = full to the brim.
    * repleto hasta el borde = full to the brim.
    * vivir al borde de la pobreza = live on + the poverty line.

    * * *
    ( Esp fam)
    1 (grosero) rude, vulgar, crude; (antipático) rude, stroppy ( BrE colloq)
    2 (tonto) stupid
    ( Esp fam)
    1
    (grosero): los camareros son unos bordes the waiters are so rude
    2 (tonto) idiot, jerk ( colloq), prat ( BrE colloq)
    (de una mesa, cama) edge; (de una moneda, pieza, un plato) edge, rim; (de una taza, un vaso) rim
    no te acerques tanto al borde del andén don't go so near the edge of the platform
    llenó el vaso hasta el borde she filled the glass to the brim
    la página tiene ilustraciones en el borde inferior the page has illustrations along the bottom
    nos sentamos al borde de la piscina we sat down at o by the edge of the swimming pool
    paramos al borde de la carretera we stopped at the roadside o at the side of the road
    había un sauce al borde del río there was a willow tree at the edge of the river o on the river bank
    estar al borde de la locura to be on the brink of madness
    al borde de la muerte on the point of death, at death's door
    al borde de las lágrimas on the verge of tears
    Compuesto:
    leading edge
    * * *

     

    Del verbo bordar: ( conjugate bordar)

    bordé es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    borde es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

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

    Multiple Entries:
    bordar    
    borde
    bordar ( conjugate bordar) verbo transitivosábana/blusa to embroider;

    borde sustantivo masculino (de mesa, cama, acantilado) edge;

    (de moneda, taza, vaso) rim;

    al borde de algo ‹de la guerra/locura on the brink of sth;

    de las lágrimas/del caos/de la ruina on the verge of sth;

    bordar verbo transitivo
    1 (una interpretación, un trabajo) to do excellently
    2 Cost to embroider
    borde 1 sustantivo masculino (de una mesa, un camino) edge
    (de una taza, etc) rim, brim
    ♦ Locuciones: al borde de, (muy cerca de): tiene una casa al borde del mar, he has got a house at the seaside
    figurado estuvo al borde de la muerte, she was at death's door
    (a punto de) estamos al borde de un ataque de nervios, we are on the brink of a nervous breakdown
    borde 2
    I m,f fam crude, stupid person
    II adj fam stroppy, rude: ¡no seas borde y ven al cine! don't be rude and come along to the movies!

    ' borde' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abismo
    - bordear
    - canto
    - exasperación
    - rasa
    - raso
    - umbral
    - afilado
    - filo
    - flecos
    - mellado
    - salir
    - sobresalir
    English:
    border
    - brim
    - brink
    - edge
    - fill up
    - fringe
    - hang over
    - lip
    - madness
    - perforated
    - rim
    - roadside
    - stroppy
    - surround
    - verge
    - away
    - curb
    - edging
    - from
    - keep
    - perch
    - road
    * * *
    borde1 nm
    [límite] edge; [de carretera] side; [de río] bank; [de vaso, botella] rim; Méx
    borde (de la banqueta) Br kerb, US curb;
    lleno hasta el borde full to the brim;
    al borde del mar by the sea;
    no dejes que se acerquen al borde de la piscina don't let them go near the edge of the swimming pool;
    el delantero fue derribado al borde del área the forward was brought down on the edge of the area;
    estoy al borde de un ataque de nervios I'm going to go out of o Br off my head in a minute;
    el proceso de paz está al borde del colapso the peace process is on the brink of collapse;
    estar al borde del abismo to be on the brink of ruin o disaster
    adj
    [antipático]
    eres muy borde you're a real Br ratbag o US s.o.b.;
    no seas borde y deja que venga ella también don't be such Br a ratbag o US an s.o.b., and let her come too;
    no te pongas borde que casi no te he tocado there's no need to get in a huff o Br strop, I hardly touched you
    nmf
    [antipático] Br ratbag, US s.o.b.;
    si encuentro al borde que me ha robado la bicicleta lo mato if I find the rat that stole my bike, I'll kill him
    * * *
    1 adj fam
    persona rude, uncouth
    2 m edge;
    al borde de fig on the verge o
    brink of
    * * *
    borde nm
    1) : border, edge
    2)
    al borde de : on the verge of
    estoy al borde de la locura: I'm about to go crazy
    * * *
    borde1 adj unpleasant
    borde2 n
    1. (en general) edge
    2. (de vaso, taza) rim

    Spanish-English dictionary > borde

  • 19 cambio1

    1 = adaptive response, alteration, change, editing, modulation, move, recasting, redesign, rotation, shift, transfer, transformation, changeover [change-over], disturbance, mutation, permeability, reformation, switchover, reverse, shift away from, shifting, changing of the guard, swing, bartering, switch, switching, change.
    Ex. It is too early to assess the success of the adaptive responses which have been instituted in most SLIS.
    Ex. A musical adaptation is a musical work that represents a distinct alteration of another work (e.g. a free transcription), a work that paraphrases parts of various works or the general style of another composer, or a work that is merely based on other music (e.g. variations on a them).
    Ex. These changes have meant modifications, some very time-consuming, to serials catalogues in libraries.
    Ex. To ensure further that all the index entries generated by chain procedure are indeed helpful, the initial analysis of the chain may require editing.
    Ex. There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex. Better flexibility is achieved if the heating, ventilation and lighting can accommodate this move without the need for any alterations.
    Ex. This kind of large-scale recasting offers an opportunity for the scheme to go forward rather than stagnate until it is completely taken by events.
    Ex. This action was the redesign of the enquiry form in order to elicit more information from the enquirer.
    Ex. The entries that result from the rotation mechanism have standard layout, punctuation and typography, all of which have been pre-programmed.
    Ex. Transitory circumstances of daily life are what cause these shifts.
    Ex. When the record transfer is complete, the catalog summary screen is shown for the new record so that the user can review and update it.
    Ex. Hungary faces far-reaching socio-economic transformation which will inevitably affect libraries as well.
    Ex. The changeover has resulted in more rapid machine-editing of input and reduced costs for cataloguing.
    Ex. A centralised system was chosen to ensure speedy receipt and dissemination with minimal disturbances.
    Ex. The very meanings of words like 'library' and 'university' are about to undergo mutations too radical to conceive, much less predict = Los significados mismos de palabras como "biblioteca" y "universidad" están a punto de experimentar cambios demasiado radicales de concevir y cuanto mucho menos de predecir.
    Ex. There is greater permeability than before between different types of library at the start of a career but, once settled in a post, fewer librarians than before change from one type of library to another.
    Ex. The author presents suggestions for the reformation of medical library education.
    Ex. The transition date for the switchover is 1 Oct 2000.
    Ex. Moreover, we conclude that the process of placing a feminist stamp on working relations is both far from complete and subject to reverses.
    Ex. This article discusses the effects of changes in the economy on the distribution of work in libraries which indicate a shift away from its female origins.
    Ex. This article considers the use of a spreadsheet in the shifting of periodicals collections in order to save time.
    Ex. The recent reorganization has resulted in a merger of the academic and public divisions and a changing of the guard among the company's top officials.
    Ex. The addition of new feedback techniques produced a significant swing in favour of the application.
    Ex. Holdings will become increasingly important as a bartering tool to gain additional access benefits.
    Ex. Office automation have brought about a switch to a paperless office.
    Ex. These 'spuriously loyal' customers are not willing to churn just because of switching costs.
    Ex. Most libraries maintain a small cash float for the giving of change and, in addition, money/ is received in payment of fines.
    ----
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * aceptar el cambio = embrace + change.
    * aceptar un cambio = accommodate + change.
    * adaptarse al cambio = accommodate to + change, adapt to + change.
    * adaptarse a los cambios = flow with + the tides.
    * adoptar un cambio = adopt + change, accommodate + change.
    * agente de cambio = agent of(for) change, force for change, force of change.
    * agente del cambio = change agent.
    * aires de cambio = wind(s) of change, the, seas of change, the.
    * cambio a = flight to.
    * cambio brusco = revulsion, flip-flop.
    * cambio brusco de velocidad del viento = wind shear.
    * cambio climático = climate change, climatic change.
    * cambio cualitativo = step change, qualitative change.
    * cambio cuantitativo = quantitative change.
    * cambio cultural = cultural change.
    * cambio de actitud = change in attitude, change of heart.
    * cambio de aires = change of scenery, change of air and scene, change of air, change of scene, greener pastures, pastures new.
    * cambio de ambiente = change of scenery, change of air and scene, change of air, change of scene.
    * cambio de aspecto = lick of paint.
    * cambio de ciudadanía = change of citizenship.
    * cambio de dirección = change of hands.
    * cambio de dueño = change of hands.
    * cambio de énfasis = shift of emphasis, shift in emphasis.
    * cambio de entorno = change of scenery, change of air and scene, change of air, change of scene.
    * cambio de hora estacional = daylight saving time.
    * cambio de idea = change of heart, change of mind.
    * cambio de imagen = makeover [make-over], makeover [make-over].
    * cambio de instalación eléctrica = rewiring.
    * cambio de la guardia = changing of the guard.
    * cambio de look = lick of paint.
    * cambio de lugar = relocation.
    * cambio de manos = change of hands.
    * cambio de mirada = gaze-shift.
    * cambio demográfico = population trend.
    * cambio de nacionalidad = change of citizenship.
    * cambio de nombre = rebranding.
    * cambio de opinión = change of heart, change of mind.
    * cambio de orientación = paradigm change, paradigm shift.
    * cambio de paradigma = paradigm change, paradigm shift.
    * cambio de parecer = change of heart, change of mind.
    * cambio de procedimiento = procedural change.
    * cambio de propietario = change of hands.
    * cambio de proveedor = churn.
    * cambio de registro = code switching.
    * cambio de residencia = resettlement.
    * cambio de servicio = churn.
    * cambio de sexo = sex change.
    * cambio de título = title change.
    * cambio escénico = scene changing.
    * cambio estacional = seasonal change.
    * cambio hormonal = hormonal change.
    * cambio inesperado = twist.
    * cambio institucional = institutional change.
    * cambio metereológico = weather modification.
    * cambio + ocurrir = change + take place.
    * cambio + producirse = change + come about.
    * cambio profundo = profound change.
    * cambio radical = revulsion, sea change, radical change.
    * cambio radical de postura = about-face.
    * cambio revolucionario = revolutionary change.
    * cambios = second thoughts, ebb and flow.
    * cambio social = social change, societal change.
    * cambio + suceder = change + take place.
    * cambio + tener lugar = change + take place.
    * cambio total = turnabout [turn-about], turnaround.
    * cambio transformador = transformative change, transforming change.
    * cambio traumático = traumatic change.
    * cambio vertiginoso = spiral of change.
    * clima de cambio = climate of change.
    * efectuar cambios = wreak + changes.
    * efectuar un cambio = effect + change.
    * elemento de cambio = agent of(for) change.
    * en cambio = by contrast, in contrast, instead, shifting, by comparison.
    * en constante cambio = ever-changing [ever changing], ever-fluid, on the move, fast changing [fast-changing], ever-shifting.
    * en continuo cambio = constantly shifting, ever-changing [ever changing], ever-shifting.
    * en estado de cambio = in a state of flux.
    * enfrentarse a los cambios = cope with + change.
    * en proceso de cambio = changing.
    * estado de cambio = state of flux.
    * estar en estado de cambio = be in flux.
    * estar en proceso de cambio = be in flux.
    * estar sujeto a cambios = be written in sand, not stone, be subject to change.
    * experimentar un cambio = bring about + change, undergo + modification, undergo + change, undergo + transition.
    * experimentar un cambio + Adjetivo = take + a + Adjetivo + turn.
    * hacer cambios en la búsqueda = renegotiate + search.
    * hacer cambios indebidamente = tamper (with).
    * hacer el cambio = make + the change.
    * hacer frente al cambio = manage + change.
    * hacer frente a un cambio = meet + change.
    * hacer un cambio = make + change.
    * impulsor del cambio = driver of change.
    * introducir un cambio = bring + change.
    * libre cambio = laissez-faire.
    * línea internacional de cambio de fecha, la = International Date Line, the.
    * lograr un cambio = accomplish + change.
    * los constantes cambios de = the changing face of, the changing nature of.
    * momento clave del cambio = tipping point.
    * moneda de cambio = bargaining chip.
    * mostrar por medio de cambio de intensidad en el brillo = flash up.
    * motor del cambio = driver of change.
    * no hacer ningún cambio = stand + pat.
    * no sufrir cambios = remain + normal.
    * ocasionar un cambio = bring about + change, trigger + change.
    * operación de cambio de sexo = sex-change surgery, sex-change operation.
    * permanecer sin cambios = remain + unchanged.
    * proceso de cambio = process of change.
    * producir un cambio = effect + change, produce + change, trigger + change.
    * provocar cambios = wreak + changes.
    * provocar un cambio = bring about + change.
    * reacio al cambio = resistant to change.
    * realizar un cambio = make + alteration, implement + change.
    * repercusiones del cambio = impact of change.
    * resistente al cambio = resistant to change.
    * ritmo del cambio = rate of change, pace of change.
    * ser susceptible de cambios = be subject to change.
    * sin cambio = inviolate.
    * sin cambios = monotone, stable, undisturbed, unchanged, unmodified, unaltered, unedited.
    * subsidio para cambio de residencia = resettlement allowance.
    * suceder un cambio = occur + change.
    * sucesión de cambios bruscos = roller coaster ride, roller coaster.
    * sufrir un cambio = experience + change, undergo + change.
    * suponer un cambio = bring about + change.
    * trabajar a cambio de nada = work for + nothing.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cambio1

  • 20 camino

    m.
    1 path, track (sendero).
    camino de Santiago Milky Way; (astronomy) = pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela (religion)
    camino trillado well-trodden path
    2 way.
    el camino de la estación the way to the station
    camino de on the way to
    está camino de la capital it's on the way to the capital
    a estas horas ya estarán en camino they'll be on their way by now
    me pilla de camino it's on my way
    en el o de camino on the way
    por este camino this way
    3 journey (viaje).
    nos espera un largo camino we have a long journey ahead of us
    ponerse en camino to set off
    4 road, footpath, pathway, track.
    5 cart track, cart road.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: caminar.
    * * *
    1 (vía) path, track
    2 (ruta) way, route
    3 (viaje) journey
    \
    a medio camino half-way
    abrir camino to clear the way (a, for)
    abrir el camino to clear the way (a, for)
    abrirse camino to make one's way
    abrirse camino en la vida to get on in life
    coger de camino / pillar de camino to be on the way
    estar en camino to be on the way
    ir camino de to be on one's way to
    ir por (el) buen/mal camino figurado to be on the right/wrong track
    llevar buen camino to be on the right track
    llevar camino de to be on the way to, be heading for, look set to
    ponerse en camino to set off (on a journey)
    camino de herradura bridle path
    camino forestal forest track
    el camino del éxito figurado the road to success
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) road, path, track
    2) way
    * * *
    SM
    1) [sin asfaltar] track; (=sendero) path; (=carretera) road

    Caminos, Canales y Puertos — (Univ) Civil Engineering

    camino de ingresos, camino de peaje — toll road

    camino de rosas, la vida no es ningún camino de rosas — life's no bed of roses

    camino forestal — forest track; [para paseos] forest trail

    = Camino de Santiago

    camino trillado, caminos turísticos no trillados — tourist routes that are off the beaten track

    experimentan con nuevas técnicas, huyen de los caminos trillados — they are experimenting with new techniques and avoiding conventional approaches o the well-trodden paths

    este escritor ha recorrido los caminos trillados de sus antecesores — this writer has been down the well-trodden paths followed by his predecessors

    2) (=ruta)
    a) (lit) way, route; (=viaje) journey

    ¿sabes el camino a su casa? — do you know the way to his house?

    ¿cuánto camino hay de aquí a San José? — how far is it from here to San José?

    abrirse camino entre la multitud — to make one's way through the crowd

    de camino a, lo puedo recoger de camino al trabajo — I can collect it on my way to work

    echar camino adelante — to strike out

    en el camino — on the way, en route

    tienen dos niños, y otro en camino — they have two children, and another on the way

    a medio camino — halfway (there)

    a medio camino paramos para comer — halfway there, we stopped to eat

    se quedaron a mitad de camino — they only got halfway (there)

    b) (fig) (=medio) path, course

    el camino a seguir, yo te explico el camino a seguir — I'll tell you the way o route

    allanar el camino —

    ir camino de —

    traer a algn por buen camino(=orientar) to put sb on the right track o road; (=desengañar) to set sb straight

    quedarse en el camino —

    un 70% sacó el diploma y el resto se quedó en el camino — 70 per cent of them got the diploma, the rest didn't make it

    no me fijo en mis rivales, yo sigo por mi camino — I don't take any notice of what my rivals are doing, I just do my own thing

    3) (Inform) path
    4) And, Cono Sur (=alfombra, tapete) runner, strip of carpet o matting
    CAMINO DE SANTIAGO The Camino de Santiago is a medieval pilgrim route stretching from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain, where tradition has it that the body of Saint James the Apostle (Spain's patron saint) is buried. Those who had made the long, dangerous journey returned proudly wearing on their hat or cloak the venera or concha (scallop shell) traditionally associated with this pilgrimage - Saint James' body had reportedly been found covered in scallops. Today this symbolic shell can still be seen all along the Camino de Santiago, carved on ancient buildings and painted on modern-day road signs marking the historic route for the benefit of tourists and pilgrims. In astronomy the Camino de Santiago is another name for the Vía Láctea (Milky Way), hence the title of Buñuel's famous satirical film about the route to Compostela.
    * * *
    1) ( de tierra) track; ( sendero) path; ( en general) road

    abrir nuevos caminosto break new o fresh ground

    allanar or preparar or abrir el camino — to pave the way, prepare the ground

    el camino trilladothe well-worn o well-trodden path

    la vida no es un camino de rosaslife is no bed of roses

    tener el camino trillado: tenía el camino trillado he'd had the ground prepared for him; todos los caminos llevan or conducen a Roma — all roads lead to Rome

    2)
    a) (ruta, dirección) way

    me salieron al camino asaltantes they blocked my path o way; amigos/niños they came out to meet me

    el camino a la famathe road o path to fame

    se me fue por mal camino or por el otro camino — it went down the wrong way

    abrir camino a algoto clear the way for something

    abrirse caminoto make one's way

    buen/mal camino: este niño va por mal camino or lleva mal camino this boy's heading for trouble; ibas por or llevabas buen camino pero te equivocaste you were on the right track but you made a mistake; las negociaciones van por or llevan muy buen camino the negotiations are going extremely well; llevar a alguien por mal camino to lead somebody astray; cruzarse en el camino de alguien: superó todos los obstáculos que se le cruzaron en el camino he overcame all the problems that arose; errar el camino to be in the wrong job o the wrong line of work; tirar por el camino de en medio — to take the middle path

    b) (trayecto, viaje)

    llevamos 300 kms/una hora de camino — we've done 300 kms/been traveling for an hour

    todavía estamos a o nos quedan dos horas de camino — we still have two hours to go

    paramos a mitad de camino or a medio camino — we stopped halfway

    cortar o acortar camino — to take a shortcut

    a mitad de or a medio camino — halfway through

    camino de/a: me encontré con él camino del or al mercado I ran into him on the o on my way to the market; ya vamos camino del invierno winter's on the way o on its way; llevar or ir camino de algo: una tradición que va camino de desaparecer a tradition which looks set to disappear; de camino on the way to; pilla de camino it's on the way; me queda de camino I pass it on my way; de camino a on the way; está de camino a la estación it is on the way to the station; en el camino or de camino al trabajo on my/his/her way o the way to work; en camino on the way; tiene un niño y otro en camino she has one child and another on the way; deben estar ya en camino they must be on their way already; por el camino — on the way

    * * *
    = avenue, path, road, route, footpath, lane, pathway, way.
    Ex. In the attempt to match the above criteria, there are two fundamentally distinct avenues to the construction of the schedules of a classification scheme.
    Ex. It can be in only one place, unless duplicates are used; one has to have rules as to which path will locate it, and the rules are cumbersome.
    Ex. Use of Woolston Library has declined slightly: the area is isolated by the River Itchen, a busy main road, and a natural escarpment.
    Ex. Each packet includes the address of the final destination, and the packets travel separately, perhaps taking different routes through the network.
    Ex. Equivalence relationships normally imply the selection of one form as the preferred term, as we have seen, so we make a cross-reference pointing from the non-preferred term to the preferred term: footpaths See Trails; Bovines USE Cattle.
    Ex. The title of the article is 'Changing lanes on the information superhighway: academic libraries and the Internet'.
    Ex. This system automates the scientific task of determining the pathway of steps underlying a chemical reaction.
    Ex. He has chosen self-denial and altruism as the way to follow.
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    * abrir camino a = make + way (for).
    * abrir nuevos caminos = break + new ground, push + Nombre + into new latitudes, break + ground, blaze + trail.
    * abrirse camino = plough through, elbow + Posesivo + way into, elbow into, foist + Posesivo + way into, make + Posesivo + way in the world.
    * abrirse camino (a empujones) = push + Posesivo + way across/into.
    * abrirse camino en el mundo = make + Posesivo + way in the world.
    * abrirse camino en la vida = get on in + life.
    * abrir un camino = chart + direction.
    * al borde del camino = at the roadside.
    * alto en el camino = stopover.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * 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....
    * andar camino trillado = tread + well-worn ground.
    * apartarse del buen camino = go off + the rails, stray from + the straight and narrow.
    * apartarse del camino de la verdad = stray from + the straight and narrow.
    * apartarse de los caminos principales = go + off-road.
    * borde del camino = roadside, wayside.
    * buen camino, el = straight and narrow (path), the.
    * buscar el camino = wind + Posesivo + way.
    * cambiar de opinión a mitad de camino = change + horses in midstream.
    * cambiar de parecer a mitad de camino = change + horses in midstream.
    * cambiar de política a mitad de camino = change + horses in midstream.
    * camino apartado = byway.
    * camino a seguir, el = way forward, the.
    * camino correcto, el = way forward, the.
    * camino de acceso = approach path.
    * camino definido = charted route.
    * camino de herradura = bridle path, bridleway.
    * camino de la verdad, el = straight and narrow (path), the.
    * camino de tierra = dirt track, dirt road.
    * camino elevado = causeway.
    * camino hacia el estrellato = road to stardom.
    * camino hacia la fama = road to stardom.
    * camino largo y difícil = long haul.
    * camino largo y tortuoso = long and winding road.
    * camino lleno de baches = bumpy road.
    * camino más fácil, el = path of least resistance, the.
    * camino muy largo = circuitous route.
    * camino pecuario = cattle lane.
    * camino por recorrer, el = road ahead, the.
    * camino rural = country lane, country road.
    * camino seguro al desastre = blueprint for disaster.
    * camino seguro al éxito = blueprint for success.
    * camino seguro al fracaso = blueprint for failure.
    * camino sin rumbo = the road to nowhere.
    * camino trillado = worn path, beaten road.
    * camino vecinal = country road, minor road, back road.
    * construcción de caminos = road construction.
    * continuar + Posesivo camino = continue on + Posesivo + way.
    * cruce de caminos = crossroads, fork in the road.
    * cruzar en el camino de Alguien = cross + Posesivo + path.
    * cruzársele a Uno en el camino = come + Posesivo + way.
    * de camino = on the way, while we're at it.
    * de camino a = en route for, on + Posesivo + way to, en route to.
    * descanso en el camino = rest stop.
    * desviarse del buen camino = go off + the rails.
    * detener en el camino = waylay.
    * detenerse en el camino = stop along + the way.
    * detenerse en el lado del camino = pull over.
    * el camino a seguir = the way ahead, the way to go.
    * el camino correcto = the way ahead, the way to go.
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está lleno de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está plagado de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * el camino por recorrer = the way ahead.
    * el camino que lleva a = a/the doorway to.
    * el camino recorrido = the road travelled so far.
    * el camino se hace andando = actions speak louder than words.
    * elegir el camino más fácil = take + the path of least resistance.
    * en camino = on the way.
    * encontrar el camino = wayfinding.
    * encontrar el camino de vuelta = find + Posesivo + way back.
    * en el camino = along the way, en route, in the process.
    * estar a medio camino entre... y... = lie + midway between... and....
    * estar de camino a = be on the road to.
    * estar en camino de = be on the way to.
    * fuera de los caminos trillados = off the beaten track.
    * hacerse camino = foist + Posesivo + way into.
    * hacer una parada en el camino = stop along + the way.
    * hallar el camino de la verdad = think + Posesivo + way to the truth.
    * indicar el camino a seguir = point + the way forward.
    * indicar el camino a seguir para = point + the way to.
    * indicar el camino correcto = point + Nombre + in the right direction.
    * ingeniería de caminos = civil engineering.
    * ingeniero de caminos = civil engineer.
    * ir por buen camino = be on the right track.
    * ir por el buen camino = be right on track.
    * ir por mal camino = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * junto al camino = by the roadside.
    * lado del camino = wayside.
    * ¡la vida no es un camino de rosas! = the course of true love never did run smooth!.
    * llevar camino de enfrentamiento con = be on a collision course with.
    * llevar por el camino de = lead + Pronombre + down the road to.
    * llevar por el mal camino = lead + astray.
    * llevar por mal camino = mislead.
    * mantener Algo en el buen camino = keep + Nombre + on track.
    * marcar el camino correcto = point + Nombre + in the right direction.
    * mostrar el camino = blaze + the way, light + the way.
    * mostrar el camino a seguir = point + the way forward.
    * mostrar el camino para = point + the way to, show + the way to.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.
    * parada en el camino = rest stop, stop along the way.
    * parapeto del camino = road bank.
    * pararse en el lado del camino = pull over.
    * perderse por los caminos secundarios = go + off-road.
    * por buen camino = a step in the right direction.
    * por caminos apartados = off-road.
    * por mal camino = astray.
    * preparar el camino = set + the scene, smooth + the way, open + the way, set + the stage, pave + the path (for/towards/to), pave + the way (for/towards/to), pave + the road (for/towards/to).
    * preparar el camino para = smooth + the path of.
    * quedarse en el camino = fall by + the wayside.
    * retomar el camino = get back on + Posesivo + path.
    * retomar su camino = get back on + track.
    * seguir el buen camino = keep on + the right track, keep on + the straight and narrow.
    * seguir el camino de la verdad = keep on + the straight and narrow.
    * seguir el camino más ético = take + the high ground, take + the high road.
    * seguir este camino = go along + this road.
    * seguir por el buen camino = keep out of + trouble, keep on + the right track.
    * seguir un camino = take + path, take + direction, tread + path, walk + path.
    * seguir un camino diferente = strike out on + a different path.
    * tener mucho camino que recorrer = have + a long way to go.
    * un alto en el camino = a stop on the road, a pit stop on the road.
    * un camino largo y difícil = a long haul.
    * volver a su camino = get back on + track, get back on + Posesivo + path.
    * * *
    1) ( de tierra) track; ( sendero) path; ( en general) road

    abrir nuevos caminosto break new o fresh ground

    allanar or preparar or abrir el camino — to pave the way, prepare the ground

    el camino trilladothe well-worn o well-trodden path

    la vida no es un camino de rosaslife is no bed of roses

    tener el camino trillado: tenía el camino trillado he'd had the ground prepared for him; todos los caminos llevan or conducen a Roma — all roads lead to Rome

    2)
    a) (ruta, dirección) way

    me salieron al camino asaltantes they blocked my path o way; amigos/niños they came out to meet me

    el camino a la famathe road o path to fame

    se me fue por mal camino or por el otro camino — it went down the wrong way

    abrir camino a algoto clear the way for something

    abrirse caminoto make one's way

    buen/mal camino: este niño va por mal camino or lleva mal camino this boy's heading for trouble; ibas por or llevabas buen camino pero te equivocaste you were on the right track but you made a mistake; las negociaciones van por or llevan muy buen camino the negotiations are going extremely well; llevar a alguien por mal camino to lead somebody astray; cruzarse en el camino de alguien: superó todos los obstáculos que se le cruzaron en el camino he overcame all the problems that arose; errar el camino to be in the wrong job o the wrong line of work; tirar por el camino de en medio — to take the middle path

    b) (trayecto, viaje)

    llevamos 300 kms/una hora de camino — we've done 300 kms/been traveling for an hour

    todavía estamos a o nos quedan dos horas de camino — we still have two hours to go

    paramos a mitad de camino or a medio camino — we stopped halfway

    cortar o acortar camino — to take a shortcut

    a mitad de or a medio camino — halfway through

    camino de/a: me encontré con él camino del or al mercado I ran into him on the o on my way to the market; ya vamos camino del invierno winter's on the way o on its way; llevar or ir camino de algo: una tradición que va camino de desaparecer a tradition which looks set to disappear; de camino on the way to; pilla de camino it's on the way; me queda de camino I pass it on my way; de camino a on the way; está de camino a la estación it is on the way to the station; en el camino or de camino al trabajo on my/his/her way o the way to work; en camino on the way; tiene un niño y otro en camino she has one child and another on the way; deben estar ya en camino they must be on their way already; por el camino — on the way

    * * *
    = avenue, path, road, route, footpath, lane, pathway, way.

    Ex: In the attempt to match the above criteria, there are two fundamentally distinct avenues to the construction of the schedules of a classification scheme.

    Ex: It can be in only one place, unless duplicates are used; one has to have rules as to which path will locate it, and the rules are cumbersome.
    Ex: Use of Woolston Library has declined slightly: the area is isolated by the River Itchen, a busy main road, and a natural escarpment.
    Ex: Each packet includes the address of the final destination, and the packets travel separately, perhaps taking different routes through the network.
    Ex: Equivalence relationships normally imply the selection of one form as the preferred term, as we have seen, so we make a cross-reference pointing from the non-preferred term to the preferred term: footpaths See Trails; Bovines USE Cattle.
    Ex: The title of the article is 'Changing lanes on the information superhighway: academic libraries and the Internet'.
    Ex: This system automates the scientific task of determining the pathway of steps underlying a chemical reaction.
    Ex: He has chosen self-denial and altruism as the way to follow.
    * abrir camino a = make + way (for).
    * abrir nuevos caminos = break + new ground, push + Nombre + into new latitudes, break + ground, blaze + trail.
    * abrirse camino = plough through, elbow + Posesivo + way into, elbow into, foist + Posesivo + way into, make + Posesivo + way in the world.
    * abrirse camino (a empujones) = push + Posesivo + way across/into.
    * abrirse camino en el mundo = make + Posesivo + way in the world.
    * abrirse camino en la vida = get on in + life.
    * abrir un camino = chart + direction.
    * al borde del camino = at the roadside.
    * alto en el camino = stopover.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * 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....
    * andar camino trillado = tread + well-worn ground.
    * apartarse del buen camino = go off + the rails, stray from + the straight and narrow.
    * apartarse del camino de la verdad = stray from + the straight and narrow.
    * apartarse de los caminos principales = go + off-road.
    * borde del camino = roadside, wayside.
    * buen camino, el = straight and narrow (path), the.
    * buscar el camino = wind + Posesivo + way.
    * cambiar de opinión a mitad de camino = change + horses in midstream.
    * cambiar de parecer a mitad de camino = change + horses in midstream.
    * cambiar de política a mitad de camino = change + horses in midstream.
    * camino apartado = byway.
    * camino a seguir, el = way forward, the.
    * camino correcto, el = way forward, the.
    * camino de acceso = approach path.
    * camino definido = charted route.
    * camino de herradura = bridle path, bridleway.
    * camino de la verdad, el = straight and narrow (path), the.
    * camino de tierra = dirt track, dirt road.
    * camino elevado = causeway.
    * camino hacia el estrellato = road to stardom.
    * camino hacia la fama = road to stardom.
    * camino largo y difícil = long haul.
    * camino largo y tortuoso = long and winding road.
    * camino lleno de baches = bumpy road.
    * camino más fácil, el = path of least resistance, the.
    * camino muy largo = circuitous route.
    * camino pecuario = cattle lane.
    * camino por recorrer, el = road ahead, the.
    * camino rural = country lane, country road.
    * camino seguro al desastre = blueprint for disaster.
    * camino seguro al éxito = blueprint for success.
    * camino seguro al fracaso = blueprint for failure.
    * camino sin rumbo = the road to nowhere.
    * camino trillado = worn path, beaten road.
    * camino vecinal = country road, minor road, back road.
    * construcción de caminos = road construction.
    * continuar + Posesivo camino = continue on + Posesivo + way.
    * cruce de caminos = crossroads, fork in the road.
    * cruzar en el camino de Alguien = cross + Posesivo + path.
    * cruzársele a Uno en el camino = come + Posesivo + way.
    * de camino = on the way, while we're at it.
    * de camino a = en route for, on + Posesivo + way to, en route to.
    * descanso en el camino = rest stop.
    * desviarse del buen camino = go off + the rails.
    * detener en el camino = waylay.
    * detenerse en el camino = stop along + the way.
    * detenerse en el lado del camino = pull over.
    * el camino a seguir = the way ahead, the way to go.
    * el camino correcto = the way ahead, the way to go.
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está lleno de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está plagado de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * el camino por recorrer = the way ahead.
    * el camino que lleva a = a/the doorway to.
    * el camino recorrido = the road travelled so far.
    * el camino se hace andando = actions speak louder than words.
    * elegir el camino más fácil = take + the path of least resistance.
    * en camino = on the way.
    * encontrar el camino = wayfinding.
    * encontrar el camino de vuelta = find + Posesivo + way back.
    * en el camino = along the way, en route, in the process.
    * estar a medio camino entre... y... = lie + midway between... and....
    * estar de camino a = be on the road to.
    * estar en camino de = be on the way to.
    * fuera de los caminos trillados = off the beaten track.
    * hacerse camino = foist + Posesivo + way into.
    * hacer una parada en el camino = stop along + the way.
    * hallar el camino de la verdad = think + Posesivo + way to the truth.
    * indicar el camino a seguir = point + the way forward.
    * indicar el camino a seguir para = point + the way to.
    * indicar el camino correcto = point + Nombre + in the right direction.
    * ingeniería de caminos = civil engineering.
    * ingeniero de caminos = civil engineer.
    * ir por buen camino = be on the right track.
    * ir por el buen camino = be right on track.
    * ir por mal camino = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * junto al camino = by the roadside.
    * lado del camino = wayside.
    * ¡la vida no es un camino de rosas! = the course of true love never did run smooth!.
    * llevar camino de enfrentamiento con = be on a collision course with.
    * llevar por el camino de = lead + Pronombre + down the road to.
    * llevar por el mal camino = lead + astray.
    * llevar por mal camino = mislead.
    * mantener Algo en el buen camino = keep + Nombre + on track.
    * marcar el camino correcto = point + Nombre + in the right direction.
    * mostrar el camino = blaze + the way, light + the way.
    * mostrar el camino a seguir = point + the way forward.
    * mostrar el camino para = point + the way to, show + the way to.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.
    * parada en el camino = rest stop, stop along the way.
    * parapeto del camino = road bank.
    * pararse en el lado del camino = pull over.
    * perderse por los caminos secundarios = go + off-road.
    * por buen camino = a step in the right direction.
    * por caminos apartados = off-road.
    * por mal camino = astray.
    * preparar el camino = set + the scene, smooth + the way, open + the way, set + the stage, pave + the path (for/towards/to), pave + the way (for/towards/to), pave + the road (for/towards/to).
    * preparar el camino para = smooth + the path of.
    * quedarse en el camino = fall by + the wayside.
    * retomar el camino = get back on + Posesivo + path.
    * retomar su camino = get back on + track.
    * seguir el buen camino = keep on + the right track, keep on + the straight and narrow.
    * seguir el camino de la verdad = keep on + the straight and narrow.
    * seguir el camino más ético = take + the high ground, take + the high road.
    * seguir este camino = go along + this road.
    * seguir por el buen camino = keep out of + trouble, keep on + the right track.
    * seguir un camino = take + path, take + direction, tread + path, walk + path.
    * seguir un camino diferente = strike out on + a different path.
    * tener mucho camino que recorrer = have + a long way to go.
    * un alto en el camino = a stop on the road, a pit stop on the road.
    * un camino largo y difícil = a long haul.
    * volver a su camino = get back on + track, get back on + Posesivo + path.

    * * *
    camino Camino de Santiago (↑ camino a1)
    A (de tierra) track; (sendero) path; (en general) road
    sigan por ese camino continue along that path ( o road etc)
    han abierto/hecho un caminito a través del bosque they've opened up/made a path o little track through the wood
    están todos los caminos cortados all the roads are blocked
    abrir nuevos caminos to break new o fresh ground
    allanar or preparar or abrir el camino to pave the way, prepare the ground
    el camino trillado the well-worn o well-trodden path
    la vida no es un camino de rosas life is no bed of roses, life isn't a bowl of cherries
    tener el camino trillado: tenía el camino trillado he'd had the ground prepared for him
    todos los caminos llevan or conducen a Roma: por todos los caminos se va a Roma all roads lead to Rome
    el camino del infierno está empedrado de buenas intenciones the road to hell is paved o strewn with good intentions
    Compuestos:
    bridle path
    towpath
    ( Hist) highway
    Caminos, Canales y Puertos
    civil engineering ingeniero
    B
    1 (ruta, dirección) way
    tomamos el camino más corto we took the shortest route o way
    ¿sabes el camino para ir allí? do you know how to get there?, do you know the way there?
    me salieron al camino «asaltantes» they blocked my path o way;
    «amigos/niños» they came out to meet me
    afrontaron todas las dificultades que se les presentaron en el camino they faced up to all the difficulties in their path
    éste es el mejor camino a seguir en estas circunstancias this is the best course to follow in these circumstances
    por ese camino no vas a ninguna parte you won't get anywhere that way o like that
    al terminar la carrera cada cual se fue por su camino after completing their studies they all went their separate ways
    sigue caminos muy diferentes de los trazados por sus predecesores he is taking very different paths from those of his predecessors
    se me fue por mal caminoor por el otro camino it went down the wrong way
    abrir(le) camino (a algo/algn) to clear the way (for sth/sb)
    los vehículos que abrían camino a los corredores the vehicles that were clearing the way for the runners
    abrirse camino to make one's way
    se abrió camino entre la espesura/a través de la multitud she made her way through the dense thickets/through the crowds of people
    no es fácil abrirse camino en esa profesión it's not easy to carve a niche for oneself in that profession
    estas técnicas se están abriendo camino entre nuestros médicos these techniques are gaining ground o are beginning to gain acceptance with our doctors
    tuvo que luchar mucho para abrirse camino en la vida he had to fight hard to get on in life
    buen/mal camino: este niño va por mal caminoor lleva mal camino this boy's heading for trouble
    ya tiene trabajo, va por buen camino he's found a job already, he's doing well
    ibas por or llevabas buen camino pero te equivocaste aquí you were on the right track o lines, but you made a mistake here
    las negociaciones van por or llevan muy buen camino the negotiations are going extremely well o very smoothly
    llevar a algn por mal camino to lead sb astray
    cruzarse en el camino de algn: la mala suerte se cruzó en su camino he ran up against o came up against some bad luck
    supo superar todos los obstáculos que se le cruzaron en el camino he was able to overcome all the problems which arose o which he came across
    errar el camino to be in the wrong job o the wrong line of work
    2
    (trayecto, viaje): emprendimos el camino de regreso we set out on the return journey
    se me hizo muy largo el camino the journey seemed to take forever
    lo debí perder en el camino de casa al trabajo I must have lost it on my o on the way to work
    se pusieron en camino al amanecer they set off at dawn
    llevamos ya una hora de camino we've been traveling for an hour now, we've been on the road for an hour now
    estamos todavía a dos horas de camino we still have two hours to go o two hours ahead of us
    paramos a mitad de caminoor a medio camino a descansar we stopped halfway to rest
    por aquí cortamos or acortamos camino we can take a shortcut this way o this way's shorter
    hizo todo el camino a pie he walked the whole way, he did the whole journey on foot
    se ha avanzado mucho en este campo, pero queda aún mucho camino por recorrer great advances have been made in this field, but there's still a long way to go
    el camino será largo y difícil, pero venceremos the road will be long and difficult, but we shall be victorious
    quedarse a mitad de or a medio camino: iba para médico, pero se quedó a mitad de camino he was studying to be a doctor, but he never completed the course o he gave up halfway through the course
    el programa de remodelación se quedó a medio camino the renovation project was left unfinished
    no creo que terminemos este año, ni siquiera estamos a mitad de camino I don't think we'll finish it this year, we're not even half way through yet
    3 ( en locs):
    camino de/a: me encontré con él camino del or al mercado I ran into him on the o on my way to the market
    ya vamos camino del invierno winter's coming o approaching, winter's on the way o on its way
    llevar or ir camino de algo: un actor que va camino del estrellato an actor on his way o on the road to stardom, an actor heading for stardom, an actor who looks set for stardom
    van camino de la bancarrota they are on the road to o heading for bankruptcy, they look set to go bankrupt
    una tradición que va camino de desaparecer a tradition which looks set to disappear
    de camino: tu casa me queda de camino I pass your house on my way, your house is on my way
    ve por el pan y, de camino, compra el periódico go and get the bread and buy a newspaper on the way o your way
    de camino a: íbamos de camino a Zacatecas we were on our way o the way to Zacatecas
    está de camino a la estación it is on the way to the station
    en el caminoor de camino al trabajo paso por tres bancos I pass three banks on my way o the way to work
    en camino: deben estar ya en camino they must be on the o on their way already
    tiene un niño y otro en camino she has one child and another on the way
    por el camino on the way
    te lo cuento por el camino I'll tell you on the way
    Compuestos:
    Inca trail
    el Camino de Santiago ( Hist, Relig) the pilgrims' road to Santiago;
    ( Astron) the Milky Way
    * * *

     

    Del verbo caminar: ( conjugate caminar)

    camino es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    caminó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    caminar    
    camino
    caminar ( conjugate caminar) verbo intransitivo
    1 ( andar) to walk;

    podemos ir caminando we can walk, we can go on foot;
    camino hacia algo ‹hacia meta/fin› to move toward(s) sth
    2 (AmL) [reloj/motor] to work;

    verbo transitivo ‹ distancia to walk
    camino sustantivo masculino
    1 ( en general) road;
    ( de tierra) track;
    ( sendero) path;

    2
    a) (ruta, dirección) way;


    me salieron al camino [ asaltantes] they blocked my path o way;

    [ amigos] they came out to meet me;

    el camino a la fama the road o path to fame;
    se abrió camino entre la espesura she made her way through the dense thickets;
    abrirse camino en la vida to get on in life;
    buen/mal camino: este niño va por mal camino this boy's heading for trouble;
    ibas por buen camino pero te equivocaste you were on the right track but you made a mistake;
    llevar a algn por mal camino to lead sb astray
    b) (trayecto, viaje):


    se pusieron en camino they set off;
    todavía nos quedan dos horas de camino we still have two hours to go
    c) ( en locs)

    camino de/a … on my/his/her way to …;

    ir camino de algo: una tradición que va camino de desaparecer a tradition which looks set to disappear;
    de camino on the way;
    pilla de camino it's on the way;
    me queda de camino I pass it on my way;
    de camino a la estación on the way to the station;
    en camino on the way;
    deben estar ya en camino they must be on their way already;
    por el camino on the way;
    a mitad de or a medio camino halfway through
    caminar
    I verbo intransitivo to walk
    II verbo transitivo (recorrer a pie) to cover,walk: camino un par de kilómetros diarios, I walk two kilometres every day
    camino sustantivo masculino
    1 (estrecho, sin asfaltar) path, track
    (en general) road
    2 (itinerario, ruta) route, way
    3 (medio, modo) way
    ♦ Locuciones: coger o pillar de camino, to be on the way
    estar en camino, to be on the way
    ir camino de, to be going to
    figurado ir por buen/mal camino, to be on the right/wrong track
    ponerse en camino, to set off
    a medio camino, halfway: lo deja todo a medio camino, she drops everything she starts halfway through
    figurado una casa de turismo rural es un sitio a medio camino entre un hotel y una casa de labranza, a rural tourism house is something halfway between a hotel and a farmhouse
    de camino a, on the way to
    ' camino' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abrirse
    - acceso
    - ahorrar
    - andar
    - baja
    - bajo
    - bifurcación
    - borde
    - caminar
    - como
    - conducir
    - cruzarse
    - desbloquear
    - desviarse
    - dificultosa
    - dificultoso
    - división
    - empinada
    - empinado
    - enderezar
    - enfilar
    - enrevesada
    - enrevesado
    - enseñar
    - entorpecer
    - escultórica
    - escultórico
    - franca
    - franco
    - ir
    - guiar
    - horqueta
    - indicar
    - interponerse
    - intersectarse
    - intrincada
    - intrincado
    - lado
    - marcha
    - margen
    - media
    - mitad
    - mostrar
    - obstáculo
    - orientar
    - orilla
    - paso
    - pillar
    - por
    - promedio
    English:
    astray
    - blaze
    - bridle path
    - circuitous
    - claw
    - concrete
    - devious
    - dirt road
    - drive
    - driveway
    - en route
    - fight
    - footpath
    - guide
    - half-way
    - lane
    - midway
    - passable
    - path
    - pathway
    - pave
    - road
    - rocky
    - rough
    - set off
    - set out
    - show
    - signpost
    - sloping
    - stray
    - strike out
    - struggle on
    - thrust aside
    - towpath
    - track
    - up
    - uphill
    - wade through
    - way
    - wayside
    - weave
    - wind
    - winding
    - work
    - work up to
    - bound
    - by
    - continue
    - direct
    - do
    * * *
    camino nm
    1. [sendero] path, track;
    [carretera] road;
    han abierto un camino a través de la selva they've cleared a path through the jungle;
    acorté por el camino del bosque I took a shortcut through the forest;
    Univ
    Caminos(, Canales y Puertos) [ingeniería] civil engineering;
    la vida no es un camino de rosas life is no bed of roses;
    todos los caminos llevan a Roma all roads lead to Rome
    camino de acceso access road; Fam Fig camino de cabras rugged path;
    camino forestal forest track;
    camino de grava gravel path;
    camino de herradura bridle path;
    camino de hierro railway, US railroad;
    Am camino de mesa table runner; Hist camino real king's highway;
    Camino de Santiago Rel = pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela;
    Astron Milky Way;
    camino de sirga towpath;
    Fig camino trillado well-trodden path; Fig
    tiene el camino trillado the hard work has already been done for him;
    camino vecinal country lane
    2. [ruta, vía] way;
    el camino de la estación the way to the station;
    equivocarse de camino to go the wrong way;
    indicar el camino a alguien to show sb the way;
    no recuerdo el camino de vuelta I can't remember the way back;
    iremos por el camino más corto we'll go by the shortest route, we'll go the quickest way;
    está camino de la capital it's on the way to the capital;
    me encontré a Elena camino de casa I met Elena on the way home;
    de camino [de paso] on the way;
    ve a comprar el periódico, y de camino sube también la leche go for the newspaper and bring the milk up while you're at it;
    me pilla de camino it's on my way;
    a estas horas ya estarán en camino they'll be on their way by now;
    en el camino on the way;
    por este camino this way
    3. [viaje] journey;
    nos espera un largo camino we have a long journey ahead of us;
    se detuvieron tras cinco horas de camino they stopped after they had been on the road for five hours;
    estamos casi a mitad de camino we're about halfway there;
    pararemos a mitad de camino we'll stop halfway;
    hicimos un alto en el camino para comer we stopped (along the way) to have a bite to eat;
    también Fig
    todavía nos queda mucho camino por delante we've still got a long way to go;
    ponerse en camino to set off
    4. [medio] way;
    el camino para conseguir tus propósitos es la honestidad the way to get what you want is to be honest
    5. Comp
    abrir camino a to clear the way for;
    el hermano mayor ha abierto camino a los pequeños the older brother cleared the way for the younger ones;
    dos jinetes abrían camino a la procesión two people rode ahead to clear a path for the procession;
    abrirse camino to get on o ahead;
    se abrió camino entre la maraña de defensas he found a way through the cluster of defenders;
    abrirse camino en el mundo to make one's way in the world;
    le costó mucho abrirse camino, pero ahora tiene una buena posición it wasn't easy for him to get on, but he's got a good job now;
    allanar el camino to smooth the way;
    atravesarse o [m5] cruzarse o [m5] interponerse en el camino de alguien to stand in sb's way;
    no permitiré que nadie se cruce en mi camino I won't let anyone stand in my way;
    Fam
    tienen un bebé en camino they've got a baby on the way;
    ir por buen camino to be on the right track;
    ir por mal camino to go astray;
    con su comportamiento, estos alumnos van por mal camino the way they are behaving, these pupils are heading for trouble;
    fueron cada cual por su camino they went their separate ways;
    van camino del desastre/éxito they're on the road to disaster/success;
    va o [m5] lleva camino de convertirse en estrella she's on her way to stardom;
    a medio camino halfway;
    siempre deja todo a medio camino she always leaves things half-done;
    estar a medio camino to be halfway there;
    está a medio camino entre un delantero y un centrocampista he's somewhere between a forward and a midfielder;
    quedarse a medio camino to stop halfway through;
    el proyecto se quedó a medio camino por falta de presupuesto the project was left unfinished o was abandoned halfway through because the funds dried up;
    iba para estrella, pero se quedó a mitad de camino she looked as if she would become a star, but never quite made it;
    traer a alguien al buen camino to put sb back on the right track
    CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
    The Galician city of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, traditionally held to be the burial site of the Apostle St James, was one of the most important Christian pilgrimage centres in Europe during the Middle Ages, second only to Rome. Countless pilgrims made the journey from different parts of Europe to Santiago along recognized pilgrimage routes. The main one crosses the north of Spain from the Pyrenees to Galicia and is known as the Camino de Santiago. Although its religious significance has declined, it has become a popular tourist route attracting a wide range of travellers: nature lovers on day trips, hikers and cyclists, and even latter-day pilgrims, whether solitary walkers or on package tours. Many of them avail themselves of the free or low-cost accommodation provided along the way by local councils and religious institutions.
    * * *
    m
    1 ( senda) path;
    no es (todo) un camino de rosas it isn’t all a bed of roses
    2 INFOR path
    3 ( ruta) way;
    a medio camino halfway;
    de camino a on the way to;
    por el camino on the way;
    camino de on the way to;
    abrirse camino fig make one’s way;
    estar en camino be on the way;
    abrirse camino en la vida get on;
    ir por buen/mal camino fig be on the right/wrong track;
    abrir camino hacia algo fig pave the way for sth;
    mitad de camino fig leave sth half finished
    * * *
    camino nm
    1) : path, road
    2) : journey
    ponerse en camino: to set off
    3) : way
    a medio camino: halfway there
    * * *
    1. (sendero) path
    2. (ruta, medio) way
    camino de on the way / on your way
    ponerse en camino to set off [pt. & pp. set]

    Spanish-English dictionary > camino

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