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  • 801 estúpido

    adj.
    1 stupid, foolish, dumb, empty-headed.
    2 stupid, foolish, inane, dumb.
    m.
    stupid, nitwit, fathead, numbskull.
    * * *
    1 stupid, silly
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 berk, idiot
    * * *
    1. (f. - estúpida)
    adj.
    2. (f. - estúpida)
    noun f.
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    1.
    ADJ stupid
    2.
    SM / F idiot
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.
    Ex. Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.
    Ex. We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex. It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex. In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex. Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex. When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex. Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex. I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex. Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex. Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex. The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex. The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex. She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex. I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.

    Ex: Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.

    Ex: We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex: It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex: In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex: When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex: Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex: When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex: Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex: I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex: Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex: Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex: The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex: The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex: She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex: I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.

    * * *
    estúpido1 -da
    ‹persona› stupid; ‹argumento› stupid, silly
    ay, qué estúpida, me equivoqué oh, how stupid of me, I've done it wrong
    un gasto estúpido a stupid waste of money
    es estúpido que vayamos las dos it's silly o stupid for us both to go
    estúpido2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    idiot, fool
    el estúpido de mi hermano my stupid brother
    * * *

     

    estúpido
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹ persona stupid;


    argumento stupid, silly;
    ¡ay, qué estúpida soy! oh, how stupid of me!

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    idiot, fool
    estúpido,-a
    I adjetivo stupid
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino idiot

    ' estúpido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    burra
    - burro
    - estúpida
    - animal
    - apendejarse
    - baboso
    - caballo
    - el
    - embromar
    - gafo
    - huevón
    - pendejo
    English:
    also
    - believe
    - bit
    - bonehead
    - bozo
    - damn
    - dopey
    - equally
    - foolish
    - goof
    - idiotic
    - mindless
    - obtuse
    - pretty
    - shame
    - soft
    - stupid
    - that
    - wonder
    - inane
    - jerk
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    adj
    stupid;
    ¡qué estúpido soy! me he vuelto a olvidar what an idiot I am! I've gone and forgotten again;
    sería estúpido no reconocerlo it would be foolish not to admit it
    nm,f
    idiot;
    el estúpido de mi vecino my idiot of a neighbour
    * * *
    I adj stupid
    II m, estúpida f idiot
    * * *
    estúpido, -da adj
    : stupid
    estúpido, -da n
    idiota: idiot, fool
    * * *
    estúpido1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    estúpido2 n stupid person / idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > estúpido

  • 802 eufórico

    adj.
    euphoric, ecstatic, elated, exhilarated.
    * * *
    1 euphoric, elated
    * * *
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo ecstatic, euphoric
    * * *
    = euphoric, ecstatic.
    Ex. The euphoric years of affluence and expansion in the decades immediately following the midpoint of the century have given way to traumatic years of austerity and contraction.
    Ex. The letter sent Tomas Hernandez into a frenzy of conflicting reactions: ecstatic jubilation and ego-tripping, wild speculation and outrageous fantasy, compounded by confusion and indirection.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo ecstatic, euphoric
    * * *
    = euphoric, ecstatic.

    Ex: The euphoric years of affluence and expansion in the decades immediately following the midpoint of the century have given way to traumatic years of austerity and contraction.

    Ex: The letter sent Tomas Hernandez into a frenzy of conflicting reactions: ecstatic jubilation and ego-tripping, wild speculation and outrageous fantasy, compounded by confusion and indirection.

    * * *
    elated, ecstatic, euphoric
    ¿contento? ¡estaba eufórico! happy? he was ecstatic o euphoric o over the moon! ( colloq)
    * * *

    eufórico
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    ecstatic, euphoric
    eufórico,-a adjetivo euphoric: me siento bastante eufórico tras saber que he sido admitido en Harvard, I'm feeling pretty euphoric after having heard that I have been accepted at Harvard

    ' eufórico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    eufórica
    English:
    elated
    - high
    - euphoric
    * * *
    eufórico, -a adj
    euphoric, elated;
    los aficionados saltaban eufóricos the fans were leaping up and down in excitement;
    me sentía eufórico I felt elated
    * * *
    adj euphoric
    * * *
    eufórico, -ca adj
    : euphoric, exuberant, joyous

    Spanish-English dictionary > eufórico

  • 803 eugenesia

    f.
    eugenics.
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino eugenics
    * * *
    Nota: Véanse bajo la entrada "-ics" otras palabras con la misma terminación y usadas en el singular.
    Ex. This article introduces an expert system the purpose of which is propose some candidate bull breeds for a cow to give birth to calves who might have improved properties in the point of eugenics.
    ----
    * eugenesia negativa = negative eugenics.
    * * *
    femenino eugenics
    * * *
    Nota: Véanse bajo la entrada "-ics" otras palabras con la misma terminación y usadas en el singular.

    Ex: This article introduces an expert system the purpose of which is propose some candidate bull breeds for a cow to give birth to calves who might have improved properties in the point of eugenics.

    * eugenesia negativa = negative eugenics.

    * * *
    eugenics
    * * *

    eugenesia f Biol eugenics
    * * *
    eugenics [singular]

    Spanish-English dictionary > eugenesia

  • 804 evidente

    adj.
    1 evident, obvious.
    2 sincere, plain, obvious, frank.
    * * *
    1 evident, obvious
    * * *
    adj.
    evident, obvious
    * * *
    ADJ obvious, clear, evident

    ¡evidente! — naturally!, obviously!

    * * *
    adjetivo obvious, clear
    * * *
    = apparent, evident, notable, noticeable, plain [plainer -comp., plainest -sup.], perceptible, axiomatic, glaring, flagrant, visible, manifest, patent.
    Ex. Menu-based information retrieval system have found favour because of their apparent simplicity.
    Ex. Complete agreement had not been possible, but the numbers of rules where divergent practices were evident is limited.
    Ex. There are notable differences in practice between the United States and the United Kingdom.
    Ex. The most noticeable effect the advent of Islam had on Arab names was not so much on structure as on choice.
    Ex. To reiterate, there are two main categories of relationship: the syntactic relationships referred to in the last paragraph and plain, for example, in a topic such as 'sugar and health'.
    Ex. The library was found to have inadequate lighting for the partially sighted and a lack of a fire warning perceptible to the deaf.
    Ex. It is axiomatic that backup copies of software are made and stored safely, so that, should anything happen to the cassette or disk, the program is not lost.
    Ex. The lack of storage and display space, a glaring deficiency in seating capacity and physical limitations of the building all meant that the library was not adequately serving its patrons.
    Ex. In the past teachers and lecturers have been the most flagrant violators of the author's copyright.
    Ex. Since a software package is to be sold it must be visible on the marketplace.
    Ex. A close knowledge of the institution is also needed to distinguish between professed objectives, the official and manifest ones which appear in organizational preambles, and the practiced ones which are often latent in the operating program.
    Ex. It was patent that they could not compete on equal terms with the economic and social forces of a complex civilization.
    ----
    * es evidente = clearly.
    * evidente en = in evidence in.
    * evidente por sí mismo = self-evident.
    * hacerse evidente = become + apparent, come through.
    * poco evidente = unnoted.
    * prueba evidente = living proof.
    * * *
    adjetivo obvious, clear
    * * *
    = apparent, evident, notable, noticeable, plain [plainer -comp., plainest -sup.], perceptible, axiomatic, glaring, flagrant, visible, manifest, patent.

    Ex: Menu-based information retrieval system have found favour because of their apparent simplicity.

    Ex: Complete agreement had not been possible, but the numbers of rules where divergent practices were evident is limited.
    Ex: There are notable differences in practice between the United States and the United Kingdom.
    Ex: The most noticeable effect the advent of Islam had on Arab names was not so much on structure as on choice.
    Ex: To reiterate, there are two main categories of relationship: the syntactic relationships referred to in the last paragraph and plain, for example, in a topic such as 'sugar and health'.
    Ex: The library was found to have inadequate lighting for the partially sighted and a lack of a fire warning perceptible to the deaf.
    Ex: It is axiomatic that backup copies of software are made and stored safely, so that, should anything happen to the cassette or disk, the program is not lost.
    Ex: The lack of storage and display space, a glaring deficiency in seating capacity and physical limitations of the building all meant that the library was not adequately serving its patrons.
    Ex: In the past teachers and lecturers have been the most flagrant violators of the author's copyright.
    Ex: Since a software package is to be sold it must be visible on the marketplace.
    Ex: A close knowledge of the institution is also needed to distinguish between professed objectives, the official and manifest ones which appear in organizational preambles, and the practiced ones which are often latent in the operating program.
    Ex: It was patent that they could not compete on equal terms with the economic and social forces of a complex civilization.
    * es evidente = clearly.
    * evidente en = in evidence in.
    * evidente por sí mismo = self-evident.
    * hacerse evidente = become + apparent, come through.
    * poco evidente = unnoted.
    * prueba evidente = living proof.

    * * *
    obvious, clear
    resulta evidente que no tienen intención de aceptar la propuesta it is obvious o clear o ( frml) evident that they do not intend to accept the proposal, they clearly o obviously do not intend to accept the proposal
    si es muy caro no lo compres — ¡evidente! if it's very expensive, don't buy it — no, of course I won't o no, obviously!
    * * *

    evidente adjetivo
    obvious, clear
    evidente adjetivo obvious
    ' evidente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cantar
    - clara
    - claro
    - demostrar
    - meridiana
    - meridiano
    - notoria
    - notorio
    - patente
    - sensible
    - tres
    - visible
    - manifestar
    - palpable
    - visto
    English:
    apparent
    - blatant
    - conspicuous
    - consternation
    - crime
    - definite
    - dissatisfaction
    - evident
    - glaring
    - obvious
    - patent
    - perfectly
    - plain
    - self-evident
    - clear
    - obviously
    - self
    - visible
    * * *
    evident, obvious;
    es evidente que no les caemos bien it's obvious they don't like us;
    su enfado era evidente she was clearly o visibly angry;
    ¿te gustaría ganar más? – ¡evidente! would you like to earn more? – of course!
    * * *
    adj evident, clear
    * * *
    : evident, obvious, clear
    * * *
    evidente adj obvious

    Spanish-English dictionary > evidente

  • 805 ex profeso

    adv.
    1 intentionally, expressly.
    2 on purpose.
    3 purposely, intentionally, deliberately.
    * * *
    on purpose
    * * *
    ADV on purpose, deliberately
    * * *
    locución adverbial
    * * *
    Ex. I have purposely refrained from discussing the theory of comparative librarianship which has up to now characterized much of the writing on the subject.
    * * *
    locución adverbial
    * * *

    Ex: I have purposely refrained from discussing the theory of comparative librarianship which has up to now characterized much of the writing on the subject.

    * * *
    lo hizo ex profeso he did it deliberately o on purpose
    fue a Roma ex profeso para esa reunión she went to Rome expressly for that meeting
    * * *

    Del verbo profesar: ( conjugate profesar)

    profeso es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    profesó es:

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

    ex profeso adverbio on purpose, expressly: parece que dice esas cosas ex profeso para molestarme, it seems like he says those things just for the purpose of hurting me
    * * *
    intentionally, expressly

    Spanish-English dictionary > ex profeso

  • 806 excepto

    adv.
    except (for).
    prep.
    except, apart from, barring, but.
    Cualquiera excepto él! Anybody but him!
    * * *
    1 except (for), apart from, excepting
    * * *
    prep.
    except, save
    * * *
    PREP except, except for

    todos, excepto Juan — everyone, except (for) o apart from Juan

    voy cada día, excepto los martes — I go every day, except Tuesdays

    se lo perdono todo, excepto que me mienta — I'll forgive him anything, except lying to me

    * * *
    * * *
    = barring, except, except for, excepting, other than, save, but, with the exception of.
    Ex. All abstracts, barring possibly those of exceptional length, should consist of one paragraph only.
    Ex. After all, everyone except bibliographers and librarians have found the text on the title page adequate for the past 500 years.
    Ex. Although I have not done a complete analytical search of library literature for discussions of the structures of catalogs, preliminary searches have turned up little except for historical discussions.
    Ex. Close attention to the interaction of these two characters ( excepting the love scenes!) provides a glimpse of the world behind the reference desk.
    Ex. Non-book materials, then, may include any library information or resource centre materials, other than books or monographs.
    Ex. Vaguely blissful, but with nothing to occupy her save reflection, she sat in the cafeteria and gave herself up to the physical pleasures of coffee.
    Ex. Rotundas were widely used for all but the most formal texts in the fifteenth century, but fell out of fashion during the sixteenth century, surviving longest in Spain.
    Ex. With the exception of trailer libraries, mobile library stops are usually of too short a duration to allow for anything other than book lending transaction.
    ----
    * excepto en = save in.
    * excepto en el caso de que = except when.
    * hacerlo todo excepto = stop at + nothing short of.
    * nadie excepto = no one but.
    * todo excepto = everything except (for).
    * todos excepto = everyone except, everybody except.
    * todos excepto + Número = all but + Número.
    * * *
    * * *
    = barring, except, except for, excepting, other than, save, but, with the exception of.

    Ex: All abstracts, barring possibly those of exceptional length, should consist of one paragraph only.

    Ex: After all, everyone except bibliographers and librarians have found the text on the title page adequate for the past 500 years.
    Ex: Although I have not done a complete analytical search of library literature for discussions of the structures of catalogs, preliminary searches have turned up little except for historical discussions.
    Ex: Close attention to the interaction of these two characters ( excepting the love scenes!) provides a glimpse of the world behind the reference desk.
    Ex: Non-book materials, then, may include any library information or resource centre materials, other than books or monographs.
    Ex: Vaguely blissful, but with nothing to occupy her save reflection, she sat in the cafeteria and gave herself up to the physical pleasures of coffee.
    Ex: Rotundas were widely used for all but the most formal texts in the fifteenth century, but fell out of fashion during the sixteenth century, surviving longest in Spain.
    Ex: With the exception of trailer libraries, mobile library stops are usually of too short a duration to allow for anything other than book lending transaction.
    * excepto en = save in.
    * excepto en el caso de que = except when.
    * hacerlo todo excepto = stop at + nothing short of.
    * nadie excepto = no one but.
    * todo excepto = everything except (for).
    * todos excepto = everyone except, everybody except.
    * todos excepto + Número = all but + Número.

    * * *
    except
    está abierto todos los días excepto los lunes it is open every day except Mondays
    contesté todas las preguntas excepto las dos últimas I answered all the questions except (for) o apart from o ( AmE) aside from the last two
    todos ganaron algo excepto yo everybody won something except me, everyone but me won something
    voy todos los días excepto cuando hace mal tiempo I go every day except when the weather's bad
    todas las regiones de España excepto Galicia every region of Spain except (for) o but Galicia
    * * *

     

    excepto preposición
    except, apart from;

    excepto adverbio except (for): estamos todos de acuerdo excepto Juan, we're all in agreement except for Juan

    ' excepto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cien
    - salva
    - salvo
    - señor
    - sino
    - aparte
    - fuera
    - menos
    - San
    English:
    besides
    - except
    - excluding
    - apart
    - bar
    - but
    - save
    * * *
    excepto adv
    except (for);
    vinieron todos, excepto él they all came except (for) him o apart from him;
    todas cuestan lo mismo, excepto estas dos they all cost the same, except for these two;
    todos excepto tú everyone except you;
    me gusta hablar de todo excepto de política I like talking about any subject except politics;
    abierto excepto domingos y festivos [en letrero] closed on Sundays and holidays
    * * *
    prp except
    * * *
    excepto prep
    salvo: except
    * * *
    excepto prep except

    Spanish-English dictionary > excepto

  • 807 exceptuando

    = barring, excepting, to the exclusion of, except for, with the exception of.
    Ex. All abstracts, barring possibly those of exceptional length, should consist of one paragraph only.
    Ex. Close attention to the interaction of these two characters ( excepting the love scenes!) provides a glimpse of the world behind the reference desk.
    Ex. Many students use CD-ROM databases to the exclusion of other sources and are blissfully unaware of the information that they may be missing.
    Ex. Although I have not done a complete analytical search of library literature for discussions of the structures of catalogs, preliminary searches have turned up little except for historical discussions.
    Ex. With the exception of trailer libraries, mobile library stops are usually of too short a duration to allow for anything other than book lending transaction.
    * * *
    = barring, excepting, to the exclusion of, except for, with the exception of.

    Ex: All abstracts, barring possibly those of exceptional length, should consist of one paragraph only.

    Ex: Close attention to the interaction of these two characters ( excepting the love scenes!) provides a glimpse of the world behind the reference desk.
    Ex: Many students use CD-ROM databases to the exclusion of other sources and are blissfully unaware of the information that they may be missing.
    Ex: Although I have not done a complete analytical search of library literature for discussions of the structures of catalogs, preliminary searches have turned up little except for historical discussions.
    Ex: With the exception of trailer libraries, mobile library stops are usually of too short a duration to allow for anything other than book lending transaction.

    Spanish-English dictionary > exceptuando

  • 808 exceso en el presupuesto

    (n.) = budget overrun, overrun [over-run], cost overrun
    Ex. Problems like delay, budget overruns, sub-standard performance or even complete failure still occur frequently in IT projects.
    Ex. Findings show that both the Cobol and Natural projects experienced similar overruns.
    Ex. Following cost overruns of 330 million pounds on the British Library, the government's record of building procurement is being examined.
    * * *
    (n.) = budget overrun, overrun [over-run], cost overrun

    Ex: Problems like delay, budget overruns, sub-standard performance or even complete failure still occur frequently in IT projects.

    Ex: Findings show that both the Cobol and Natural projects experienced similar overruns.
    Ex: Following cost overruns of 330 million pounds on the British Library, the government's record of building procurement is being examined.

    Spanish-English dictionary > exceso en el presupuesto

  • 809 exfoliación

    f.
    exfoliation, shedding of cells.
    * * *
    1 exfoliation
    * * *
    SF (Cos) exfoliation frm
    * * *
    femenino exfoliation
    * * *
    Ex. This is the ultimate -- a complete body exfoliation, a massage, manicure or pedicure and a facial.
    * * *
    femenino exfoliation
    * * *

    Ex: This is the ultimate -- a complete body exfoliation, a massage, manicure or pedicure and a facial.

    * * *
    exfoliation
    * * *

    exfoliación sustantivo femenino exfoliation, flaking (off)
    * * *
    exfoliation
    * * *
    f exfoliation

    Spanish-English dictionary > exfoliación

  • 810 exhaustivo

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

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

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

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

    exhaustivo
    ◊ -va adjetivo

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > exhaustivo

  • 811 experiencia profesional

    f.
    vocational experience.
    * * *
    (n.) = career experience, expertise, staff expertise, professional skills, professional expertise, professional experience
    Ex. The program's purpose is to enable U.S. librarians and publishers to enrich and broaden their career experience through a short period of overseas service.
    Ex. Its primary function is to provide a centre for software and hardware expertise for its members.
    Ex. By centralizing stock and staff it is possible for everyone to have access to a wider range of staff expertise.
    Ex. Chapter 1 provides an overview of today's reference services, suggesting the rich possibilities for applying basic professional skills.
    Ex. This article points the way to success through marketing, professional expertise and the personal touch.
    Ex. Data on doctoral graduates are discussed in terms of socioeconomic factors, educational background, position held, prior professional experience, salaries, professional membership, and publications.
    * * *
    (n.) = career experience, expertise, staff expertise, professional skills, professional expertise, professional experience

    Ex: The program's purpose is to enable U.S. librarians and publishers to enrich and broaden their career experience through a short period of overseas service.

    Ex: Its primary function is to provide a centre for software and hardware expertise for its members.
    Ex: By centralizing stock and staff it is possible for everyone to have access to a wider range of staff expertise.
    Ex: Chapter 1 provides an overview of today's reference services, suggesting the rich possibilities for applying basic professional skills.
    Ex: This article points the way to success through marketing, professional expertise and the personal touch.
    Ex: Data on doctoral graduates are discussed in terms of socioeconomic factors, educational background, position held, prior professional experience, salaries, professional membership, and publications.

    Spanish-English dictionary > experiencia profesional

  • 812 experimental

    adj.
    experimental.
    * * *
    1 experimental
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    * * *
    adjetivo experimental
    * * *
    = experimental, tentative.
    Ex. Informative abstracts are appropriate for texts describing experimental work, and document with a central theme.
    Ex. In 1943, he was offered a three-month appointment by the Director of the Library of Congress' Processing Department, the purpose of which was to make a tentative study of the ALA rules of description.
    ----
    * ciencia experimental = hard sciences, the.
    * estación experimental agrícola = agricultural experiment station.
    * investigador experimental = experimentalist.
    * proyecto experimental = experimental project.
    * * *
    adjetivo experimental
    * * *
    = experimental, tentative.

    Ex: Informative abstracts are appropriate for texts describing experimental work, and document with a central theme.

    Ex: In 1943, he was offered a three-month appointment by the Director of the Library of Congress' Processing Department, the purpose of which was to make a tentative study of the ALA rules of description.
    * ciencia experimental = hard sciences, the.
    * estación experimental agrícola = agricultural experiment station.
    * investigador experimental = experimentalist.
    * proyecto experimental = experimental project.

    * * *
    experimental
    de manera experimental on an experimental o a trial basis
    * * *

    experimental adjetivo
    experimental
    experimental adjetivo experimental
    ' experimental' also found in these entries:
    English:
    experimental
    - fringe theatre
    - pilot
    - pilot scheme
    - test
    * * *
    experimental;
    en fase experimental at the experimental stage
    * * *
    adj experimental
    * * *
    : experimental

    Spanish-English dictionary > experimental

  • 813 expresamente

    adv.
    1 expressly.
    2 specifically.
    3 explicitly, in plain English, in so many words.
    * * *
    1 (específicamente) specifically, expressly
    2 (deliberadamente) on purpose, deliberately
    * * *
    adv.
    * * *
    ADV (=concretamente) expressly; (=a propósito) on purpose, deliberately; (=claramente) clearly, plainly
    * * *
    a) ( explícitamente) <decir/pedir/prohibir> specifically, expressly (frml)

    ¿viniste expresamente a eso? — did you come specially for that?

    * * *
    = expressly, purposefully.
    Ex. The computer operates by indexing under every word with which it is provided unless expressly instructed to do otherwise.
    Ex. Only then, within the framework of inter-institutional accord, will academic library cooperative activities move forward more rapidly and purposefully.
    ----
    * construido expresamente = purpose-built.
    * construido expresamente para tal fin = purpose-built.
    * hecho expresamente para = intended for.
    * * *
    a) ( explícitamente) <decir/pedir/prohibir> specifically, expressly (frml)

    ¿viniste expresamente a eso? — did you come specially for that?

    * * *
    = expressly, purposefully.

    Ex: The computer operates by indexing under every word with which it is provided unless expressly instructed to do otherwise.

    Ex: Only then, within the framework of inter-institutional accord, will academic library cooperative activities move forward more rapidly and purposefully.
    * construido expresamente = purpose-built.
    * construido expresamente para tal fin = purpose-built.
    * hecho expresamente para = intended for.

    * * *
    1 (explícitamente) ‹decir/pedir› specifically
    me pidió expresamente que te lo enviara she expressly ( frml) o specifically asked me to send it to you
    la mencionó a ella expresamente he specifically mentioned her
    dijo expresamente que no quería inmiscuirse he specifically o particularly o expressly said that he did not wish to get involved
    no lo dijo expresamente, pero lo dio a entender she didn't say it in so many words, but it was obvious what she meant
    2
    (precisamente, exclusivamente): expresamente con fines delictivos purely for criminal purposes
    ¿te viniste expresamente a eso? did you come specially for that?
    * * *

    expresamente adverbio specifically, expressly
    ' expresamente' also found in these entries:
    English:
    expressly
    - specifically
    - specially
    * * *
    1. [a propósito] expressly;
    he venido expresamente para verte I've come specially to see you;
    una sociedad creada expresamente para fomentar las artes a body specifically set up to foster the arts
    2. [explícitamente] explicitly, specifically;
    pidió expresamente que su nombre no figurara en el contrato she specifically asked that her name not be mentioned in the contract;
    no se dirigió expresamente a nadie he wasn't talking to anyone in particular
    * * *
    adv specifically, expressly
    * * *
    : expressly, on purpose
    * * *
    1. (específicamente) specifically
    2. (especialmente) especially

    Spanish-English dictionary > expresamente

  • 814 expresar desacuerdo

    (v.) = register + disagreement
    Ex. Later in the same year, Sir Stephen Gaselee registerd his complete disagreement with this viewpoint.
    * * *
    (v.) = register + disagreement

    Ex: Later in the same year, Sir Stephen Gaselee registerd his complete disagreement with this viewpoint.

    Spanish-English dictionary > expresar desacuerdo

  • 815 expresarse en detalle

    (v.) = express + Reflexivo + at length
    Ex. The enquirer should be encouraged to express himself freely and if necessary at length, so that we have as complete a statement as he is able to give of what he wants, in his own words.
    * * *
    (v.) = express + Reflexivo + at length

    Ex: The enquirer should be encouraged to express himself freely and if necessary at length, so that we have as complete a statement as he is able to give of what he wants, in his own words.

    Spanish-English dictionary > expresarse en detalle

  • 816 extasiado

    adj.
    ecstatic, enraptured, enrapt, spellbound.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: extasiar.
    * * *
    1→ link=extasiar extasiar
    1 ecstatic
    \
    quedarse extasiado,-a to go into ecstasies, go into raptures
    * * *
    ADJ in ecstasies, in raptures

    quedarse extasiado ante/con — to be mesmerized by

    * * *
    - da adjetivo in ecstasies, captivated
    * * *
    = rapturous, ecstatic.
    Ex. Then I had a romantic taste in poetry; I thought it ought to be dreamy and rapturous and inspiring.
    Ex. The letter sent Tomas Hernandez into a frenzy of conflicting reactions: ecstatic jubilation and ego-tripping, wild speculation and outrageous fantasy, compounded by confusion and indirection.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo in ecstasies, captivated
    * * *
    = rapturous, ecstatic.

    Ex: Then I had a romantic taste in poetry; I thought it ought to be dreamy and rapturous and inspiring.

    Ex: The letter sent Tomas Hernandez into a frenzy of conflicting reactions: ecstatic jubilation and ego-tripping, wild speculation and outrageous fantasy, compounded by confusion and indirection.

    * * *
    in ecstasies, captivated
    * * *

    Del verbo extasiar: ( conjugate extasiar)

    extasiado es:

    el participio

    extasiado,-a adjetivo ecstatic: estaba extasiado, I was ecstatic
    ' extasiado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    extasiada
    English:
    ecstatic
    * * *
    extasiado, -a adj
    enthralled, enraptured;
    quedarse extasiado to be enthralled o enraptured

    Spanish-English dictionary > extasiado

  • 817 extender

    v.
    1 to spread (out) (tela, plano, alas).
    me extendió la mano she held out her hand to me
    2 to spread (mantequilla).
    3 to extend, to widen.
    extendieron el castigo a todos los alumnos the punishment was extended to include all the pupils
    María extendió el mapa Mary extended the map.
    María extendió el discurso Mary extended the discourse.
    El banco extendió el plazo The bank extended the deadline.
    4 to draw up (document).
    le extenderé un cheque I'll write you (out) a check, I'll make out a check to you
    5 to outstretch, to spread-eagle.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ ENTENDER], like link=entender entender
    1 (mapa, papel) to spread (out), open (out)
    2 (brazo etc) to stretch (out); (alas) to spread
    3 (mantequilla etc) to spread
    4 (documento) to draw up; (cheque) to make out; (pasaporte, certificado) to issue
    5 figurado (hacer mayor) to extend, enlarge
    6 figurado (idea, creencia, noticia) to spread
    1 (durar) to extend, last
    el periodo que estudiaremos se extiende entre los siglos XVIII y XIX the period we're going to study goes from the 18th century to the 19th century
    2 (terreno) to stretch
    3 figurado (difundirse) to spread, extend
    4 figurado (al hablar) to enlarge, expand, go into detail
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=desplegar) [+ manta, mantel] to spread out; [+ alas] to spread, stretch out; [+ brazo, pierna, tentáculo] to stretch out

    extendió el mapa encima de la mesahe opened out o spread out the map on the table

    la corriente del Golfo extiende su acción beneficiosa hasta el norte de Europa — the beneficial effects of the Gulf Stream reach as far as northern Europe

    extender la mano a algn — to hold out one's hand to sb, extend one's hand to sb frm

    2) (=esparcir) [+ sellos, arena] to lay out, spread out

    extendimos el tabaco al solwe laid o spread the tobacco out in the sun

    3) (=untar) [+ crema, mantequilla] to spread
    4) (=difundir) [+ noticia, rumor] to spread; [+ influencia, poder] to extend
    5) frm (=rellenar) [+ cheque, receta] to make out, write out; [+ certificado] to issue

    extendí un cheque a su nombreI made out o wrote out a cheque to him

    6) (=ampliar) [+ oferta, contrato] to extend
    7) (Téc) [+ alambre] to draw
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) <periódico/mapa> to open... up o out
    2) < brazos> to stretch out; < alas> to spread
    3) <pintura/mantequilla> to spread
    4) ( ampliar) <poderes/influencia> to broaden, extend; <plazo/permiso> to extend
    5) (frml) <factura/cheque> to issue (frml); < receta> to make out, write; <documento/escritura> to issue

    ¿a nombre de quién extiendo el cheque? — to whom do I make the check payable?

    2.
    extenderse v pron
    a) (propagarse, difundirse) fuego/epidemia/noticia to spread
    b) (abarcar, ocupar) territorio stretch
    c) influencia/autoridad to extend
    a) época/período to last
    b) (en explicación, discurso)

    se extendió demasiado en or sobre ese tema — he spent too much time on that subject

    ¿quisiera extenderse en or sobre ese punto? — would you like to expand on that point?

    * * *
    = broaden, extend, lengthen, widen, stretch, unfold, stretch out.
    Ex. The program's purpose is to enable U.S. librarians and publishers to enrich and broaden their career experience through a short period of overseas service.
    Ex. The term author is normally extended to include writers, illustrator, performers, producers, translators, and others with some intellectual or artistic responsibility for a work.
    Ex. It is needless to lengthen the list.
    Ex. The quality of machine indexing can be enhanced by widening the indexing field.
    Ex. He glanced casually at the ill-balanced frontages of the buildings ahead that stretched on and on until they melded in an indistinguishable mass of gray at Laurence Street.
    Ex. This algorithm handles cyclic graphs without unfolding the cycles nor looping through them.
    Ex. Everyone knows the benefits of stretching out both before and after your workouts.
    ----
    * cada vez más extendido = spreading.
    * extender la influencia = spread + influence.
    * extender la mano = put out + Posesivo + hand, reach out, put forth + Posesivo + hand.
    * extender la mano para coger algo = hand + reach for.
    * extenderse = spread (over/throughout), gain + currency, spread over, take off, catch on, ricochet, sweep through, sprawl.
    * extenderse a = pervade.
    * extenderse a modo de abanico = fan out.
    * extenderse como el fuego = spread like + wildfire.
    * extenderse como un reguero de pólvora = spread like + wildfire.
    * extenderse de... a... = stretch from... to....
    * extenderse por todas partes = reach + far and wide, extend + far and wide, stretch + far and wide.
    * extenderse por todos lados = extend + far and wide, reach + far and wide, stretch + far and wide.
    * extender un cheque = issue + check.
    * que se extiende sobre una zona muy amplia = sprawling.
    * reputación + extenderse = reputation + spread.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) <periódico/mapa> to open... up o out
    2) < brazos> to stretch out; < alas> to spread
    3) <pintura/mantequilla> to spread
    4) ( ampliar) <poderes/influencia> to broaden, extend; <plazo/permiso> to extend
    5) (frml) <factura/cheque> to issue (frml); < receta> to make out, write; <documento/escritura> to issue

    ¿a nombre de quién extiendo el cheque? — to whom do I make the check payable?

    2.
    extenderse v pron
    a) (propagarse, difundirse) fuego/epidemia/noticia to spread
    b) (abarcar, ocupar) territorio stretch
    c) influencia/autoridad to extend
    a) época/período to last
    b) (en explicación, discurso)

    se extendió demasiado en or sobre ese tema — he spent too much time on that subject

    ¿quisiera extenderse en or sobre ese punto? — would you like to expand on that point?

    * * *
    = broaden, extend, lengthen, widen, stretch, unfold, stretch out.

    Ex: The program's purpose is to enable U.S. librarians and publishers to enrich and broaden their career experience through a short period of overseas service.

    Ex: The term author is normally extended to include writers, illustrator, performers, producers, translators, and others with some intellectual or artistic responsibility for a work.
    Ex: It is needless to lengthen the list.
    Ex: The quality of machine indexing can be enhanced by widening the indexing field.
    Ex: He glanced casually at the ill-balanced frontages of the buildings ahead that stretched on and on until they melded in an indistinguishable mass of gray at Laurence Street.
    Ex: This algorithm handles cyclic graphs without unfolding the cycles nor looping through them.
    Ex: Everyone knows the benefits of stretching out both before and after your workouts.
    * cada vez más extendido = spreading.
    * extender la influencia = spread + influence.
    * extender la mano = put out + Posesivo + hand, reach out, put forth + Posesivo + hand.
    * extender la mano para coger algo = hand + reach for.
    * extenderse = spread (over/throughout), gain + currency, spread over, take off, catch on, ricochet, sweep through, sprawl.
    * extenderse a = pervade.
    * extenderse a modo de abanico = fan out.
    * extenderse como el fuego = spread like + wildfire.
    * extenderse como un reguero de pólvora = spread like + wildfire.
    * extenderse de... a... = stretch from... to....
    * extenderse por todas partes = reach + far and wide, extend + far and wide, stretch + far and wide.
    * extenderse por todos lados = extend + far and wide, reach + far and wide, stretch + far and wide.
    * extender un cheque = issue + check.
    * que se extiende sobre una zona muy amplia = sprawling.
    * reputación + extenderse = reputation + spread.

    * * *
    extender [E8 ]
    vt
    A ‹periódico/mapa› to open … up o out
    extendió la toalla sobre la arena he spread the towel out on the sand
    B ‹brazos› to stretch out; ‹alas› to spread
    le extendió la mano he held out his hand to her
    C ‹pintura/mantequilla/pegamento› to spread
    extender bien la crema por todo el rostro y cuello spread the cream over the face and neck
    D (ampliar) ‹poderes/influencia› to broaden, extend; ‹plazo/permiso› to extend
    quiere extender su esfera de influencia he wants to broaden o extend o expand his sphere of influence
    se habla de extender estas reformas a los institutos privados there is talk of these reforms being extended to (apply to) private schools
    E ( frml); ‹factura› to issue ( frml); ‹cheque› to issue ( frml), to make out, write, write out; ‹receta› to make out, write; ‹documento/escritura› to issue
    ¿a nombre de quién extiendo el cheque? to whom do I make the check payable?, who do I make o write the check out to?
    1 (propagarse, difundirse) «fuego/epidemia» to spread; «tumor» to spread; «noticia/costumbre/creencia» to spread
    la humedad se ha extendido a la habitación de al lado the dampness has spread to the next room
    2 (abarcar, ocupar) «territorio» stretch; «influencia/autoridad» to extend
    se extiende hasta el río it extends o stretches down to the river
    inmensos campos de olivos se extendían ante nuestros ojos ( liter); vast olive groves stretched out before us
    extenderse A algo to extend TO sth
    mis conocimientos no se extienden a ese campo my knowledge does not extend to that field
    1 «época/período» to last
    el período que se extiende hasta la Revolución Francesa the period up to the French Revolution
    el invierno se ha extendido mucho this winter has gone on o lasted a long time, it has been a long winter
    2
    (en una explicación, un discurso): ya nos hemos extendido bastante sobre este tema we have already spent enough time on this subject
    ¿quisiera extenderse sobre ese punto? would you like to expand o enlarge on that point?
    * * *

     

    extender ( conjugate extender) verbo transitivo
    1periódico/mapa› to open … up o out;
    mantel/toallato spread … out
    2 brazos to stretch out;
    alas to spread;

    3pintura/mantequilla to spread
    4 ( ampliar) ‹poderes/plazo/permiso to extend
    5 (frml) ‹factura/cheque/escritura to issue;
    receta to make out, write
    extenderse verbo pronominal
    1 ( en el espacio)
    a) [fuego/epidemia/noticia] to spread

    b) [territorio/propiedad] to stretch;


    c) [influencia/autoridad] to extend;

    extenderse a algo to extend to sth
    2 ( en el tiempo)
    a) [época/debate] to last

    b) [ persona]:


    ¿quisiera extenderse sobre ese punto? would you like to expand on that point?
    extender verbo transitivo
    1 to extend
    (un territorio) to enlarge
    2 (desplegar, estirar) to spread (out), open (out)
    (una mano, las piernas, etc) to stretch (out)
    3 (untar) to spread
    4 (expedir) (un cheque) to make out
    (un documento) to draw up
    (un certificado) to issue
    ' extender' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alargar
    - ampliar
    - extensor
    - extensora
    - generalizar
    - repartir
    - tender
    English:
    enlarge
    - expand
    - extend
    - go
    - make out
    - open out
    - prolong
    - roll out
    - shoot out
    - spread
    - stretch
    - thrust out
    - unfold
    - write
    - write out
    - stick
    * * *
    vt
    1. [tela, plano, periódico] to spread (out);
    [brazos, piernas] to stretch out; [alas] to spread (out);
    extendió el mantel sobre la hierba he spread the blanket (out) on the grass;
    me extendió la mano she held out her hand to me
    2. [mantequilla, pegamento, barniz] to spread;
    [objetos] to spread out
    3. [ampliar] to extend, to widen;
    extendieron el castigo a todos los alumnos the punishment was extended to include all the pupils
    4. [documento] to draw up;
    [cheque] to make out, to write (out); [certificado] to issue; [factura] to make out; [receta] to write (out);
    le extenderé un cheque I'll write you (out) a cheque, I'll make out a cheque to you
    5. [prolongar] to prolong, to extend
    6. [propagar] to spread;
    extender una creencia to spread a belief
    * * *
    v/t
    1 brazos stretch out; tela, papel spread out;
    me extendió la mano she held out her hand to me
    2 ( untar) spread
    3 ( ampliar) extend
    * * *
    extender {56} vt
    1) : to spread out, to stretch out
    2) : to broaden, to expand
    extender la influencia: to broaden one's influence
    3) : to draw up (a document), to write out (a check)
    * * *
    1. (repartir) to spread [pt. & pp. spread]
    2. (desplegar) to spread out
    3. (ampliar) to extend
    4. (brazo, etc) to stretch out

    Spanish-English dictionary > extender

  • 818 extensión bibliotecaria

    (n.) = extension activity, outreach [out-reach], library outreach
    Ex. A variety of extension activities, such as book clubs, competitions and quizzes also help to publicize the stock and the work of the library.
    Ex. Community education is another form of outreach that aims to educate the public about the availability of services that can help them, about their entitlement to benefits, or about their rights under the law.
    Ex. The author looks at library outreach services for children and emphasizes the value of 'partnering': the process of 2 or more entities coming together for the purpose of developing synergistic solutions to their challenges.
    * * *
    (n.) = extension activity, outreach [out-reach], library outreach

    Ex: A variety of extension activities, such as book clubs, competitions and quizzes also help to publicize the stock and the work of the library.

    Ex: Community education is another form of outreach that aims to educate the public about the availability of services that can help them, about their entitlement to benefits, or about their rights under the law.
    Ex: The author looks at library outreach services for children and emphasizes the value of 'partnering': the process of 2 or more entities coming together for the purpose of developing synergistic solutions to their challenges.

    Spanish-English dictionary > extensión bibliotecaria

  • 819 extenuante

    adj.
    completely exhausting, draining.
    * * *
    1 exhausting
    * * *
    adjetivo exhausting
    * * *
    = strenuous, backbreaking [back-breaking], fatiguing, gruelling [grueling, -USA].
    Ex. This article outlines the strenuous efforts to renew the library after the books had been destroyed by enemy action during World War II (the periodicals had already been evacuated).
    Ex. His book plumbs the elusive depths of slaves' resistance by showing how they created opportunities for autonomy even while immersed in backbreaking work.
    Ex. These fatiguing illnesses were similarly distributed in the four regions, being somewhat more common in rural than in urban areas.
    Ex. He has become one of the first people in the world to complete a gruelling foot race involving four deserts on four different continents.
    * * *
    adjetivo exhausting
    * * *
    = strenuous, backbreaking [back-breaking], fatiguing, gruelling [grueling, -USA].

    Ex: This article outlines the strenuous efforts to renew the library after the books had been destroyed by enemy action during World War II (the periodicals had already been evacuated).

    Ex: His book plumbs the elusive depths of slaves' resistance by showing how they created opportunities for autonomy even while immersed in backbreaking work.
    Ex: These fatiguing illnesses were similarly distributed in the four regions, being somewhat more common in rural than in urban areas.
    Ex: He has become one of the first people in the world to complete a gruelling foot race involving four deserts on four different continents.

    * * *
    exhausting
    * * *
    completely exhausting, draining
    * * *
    adj exhausting

    Spanish-English dictionary > extenuante

  • 820 extravagante

    adj.
    1 eccentric, outlandish.
    2 extravagant, conspicuous, eccentric, highly unconventional.
    3 outrageous.
    f. & m.
    deviate.
    * * *
    1 (comportamiento) extravagant outrageous; (persona, ropa) flamboyant
    1 flamboyant person
    * * *
    ADJ [ideas, ropa, persona] extravagant, outlandish
    * * *
    adjetivo <comportamiento/ideas> outrageous, extravagant; <persona/ropa> flamboyant, outrageous
    * * *
    = extravagant, fancy, fanciful, outrageous, flamboyant, outlandish, way out in left field, freakish, quirky [quirkier -comp., quirkiest -sup.].
    Ex. The claims that ISBD will make the entries produced in any country 'easily understood' in any other country and integrable with the entries produced in any other country are obviously and incredibly extravagant.
    Ex. This kind of research, whether on processes of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot, should produce results to show that, with due respect to all the fancy mathematics, the specific arts of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot are being done as well as can be expected.
    Ex. Their terminology is confusing and unrealistic, and the ideas about education for librarianship are fanciful but unoriginal.
    Ex. The letter sent Tomas Hernandez into a frenzy of conflicting reactions: ecstatic jubilation and ego-tripping, wild speculation and outrageous fantasy, compounded by confusion and indirection.
    Ex. Nathan was known for being the most flamboyant DJ in the area.
    Ex. This book discusses some of the most outlandish myths and fantastic realities of medical history.
    Ex. From this chance observation, Kazantsev drew two conclusions: one dead on target, the other, way out in left field.
    Ex. 1816 was one of several years during the 1810s in which numerous crops failed during freakish summer cold snaps after volcanic eruptions that reduced incoming sunlight.
    Ex. 'Why are barns frequently painted red?' -- These are the curious, slightly bizarre and somewhat quirky kinds of questions librarians deal with.
    ----
    * extravagante, lo = fanciful, the.
    * * *
    adjetivo <comportamiento/ideas> outrageous, extravagant; <persona/ropa> flamboyant, outrageous
    * * *
    = extravagant, fancy, fanciful, outrageous, flamboyant, outlandish, way out in left field, freakish, quirky [quirkier -comp., quirkiest -sup.].

    Ex: The claims that ISBD will make the entries produced in any country 'easily understood' in any other country and integrable with the entries produced in any other country are obviously and incredibly extravagant.

    Ex: This kind of research, whether on processes of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot, should produce results to show that, with due respect to all the fancy mathematics, the specific arts of cataloging, acquisitions, or whatnot are being done as well as can be expected.
    Ex: Their terminology is confusing and unrealistic, and the ideas about education for librarianship are fanciful but unoriginal.
    Ex: The letter sent Tomas Hernandez into a frenzy of conflicting reactions: ecstatic jubilation and ego-tripping, wild speculation and outrageous fantasy, compounded by confusion and indirection.
    Ex: Nathan was known for being the most flamboyant DJ in the area.
    Ex: This book discusses some of the most outlandish myths and fantastic realities of medical history.
    Ex: From this chance observation, Kazantsev drew two conclusions: one dead on target, the other, way out in left field.
    Ex: 1816 was one of several years during the 1810s in which numerous crops failed during freakish summer cold snaps after volcanic eruptions that reduced incoming sunlight.
    Ex: 'Why are barns frequently painted red?' -- These are the curious, slightly bizarre and somewhat quirky kinds of questions librarians deal with.
    * extravagante, lo = fanciful, the.

    * * *
    1 ‹comportamiento/ideas› outrageous, extravagant; ‹persona› flamboyant
    2 ‹ropa› flamboyant, outrageous, outlandish
    * * *

    extravagante adjetivo ‹comportamiento/ideas outrageous, extravagant;
    persona/ropa flamboyant, outrageous
    extravagante adjetivo odd, outlandish
    ' extravagante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    colgada
    - colgado
    English:
    fanciful
    - fancy
    - flamboyant
    - outlandish
    - outrageous
    - extravagant
    * * *
    1. [excéntrico] eccentric
    2. [raro] outlandish
    * * *
    I adj eccentric
    II m/f eccentric
    * * *
    : extravagant, outrageous, flamboyant
    * * *
    extravagante adj eccentric / flamboyant

    Spanish-English dictionary > extravagante

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