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  • 1 noticia

    f.
    news.
    su hijo le dio la noticia his son broke the news to him
    me enteré de la noticia ayer I heard the news yesterday
    tener noticias to have news
    ¿tienes noticias suyas? have you heard from him?
    las noticias the news
    noticias de última hora the latest news
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: noticiar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: noticiar.
    * * *
    acaba de llegarnos la noticia de que... news is just coming in of...
    ¿has tenido noticias de Laura? have you had any news from Laura?, have you heard anything from Laura?
    1 the news
    \
    dar la noticia to break the news
    ¡primera noticia! that's news to me!
    ser noticia to be in the news
    noticia bomba bombshell
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=información) news

    ¿hay alguna noticia? — any news?

    estar atrasado de noticias — to be behind the times, lack up-to-date information

    ¡noticias frescas! — iró tell me a new one!

    noticia bomba* bombshell *

    noticia de portada — front-page news, headline news

    2) (=conocimiento)
    NOTICIA ► Para traducir la palabra noticia al inglés, hay que tener en cuenta que el sustantivo news es incontable y lleva el verbo en singular: Las noticias de hoy no son nada buenas Today's news isn't very good Cuando recibió la noticia se puso a llorar When she received the news she burst into tears ► Cuando queremos precisar que se trata de una noticia en particular o de un número determinado de noticias utilizamos la expresión piece/ pieces of news: Había dos noticias que nos parecieron preocupantes There were two pieces of news that we found worrying Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada
    * * *
    a) ( informe)

    buenas/malas noticias — good/bad news

    ¿quién le va a dar la noticia? — who's going to break the news to him?

    hacer noticiato hit the headlines

    b) noticias femenino plural ( referencias) news

    no tenemos noticias suyas — ( provenientes de él) we haven't heard from him; ( provenientes de otra persona) we haven't had (any) news of him

    c) (información, conocimiento)
    * * *
    = announcement, news, newswire, news item, item of news, news story, bit of information, news broadcast.
    Ex. Printed current awareness bulletins may be produced from similar facilities to those in above, except that here the announcement will relate only to newly added items.
    Ex. Next came the good news that war between member states had been rendered inconceivable, even though the prospect of war was on nobody's mind at the time.
    Ex. The number of full text data bases on-line is also increasing, providing instant access to newspapers and newswires, popular magazines and scholarly journals.
    Ex. From January 1981, the name will be 'Current Technology Index,' and the coverage will be increased, both in terms of journals indexed and other items included, eg news items.
    Ex. This item of news penetrated his heart like a stab = Esta noticia penetró su corazón como una puñalada.
    Ex. This a cross-cultural experiment on how well audiences remember news stories from newspaper, computer, television, and radio sources.
    Ex. Outside the portacabin there is a board with a few useful bits of information, such as the temperature of the water, visibility, and opening/closing times.
    Ex. They include books, letters, historical documents, photographs, news broadcasts, press statements and audiotapes of speeches = Contienen libros, cartas, documentos históricos, fotografías, noticias, conferencias de prensa, y casetes de discurso.
    ----
    * acaparar las noticias = grab + the headlines, hit + the headlines.
    * agencia de noticias = news office, news agency, newspaper agency, news organisation.
    * agencias de noticias = news media.
    * agente de noticias web = newsbot.
    * boletín de noticias = newsletter.
    * buenas noticas, las = good word, the.
    * buenas noticias = glad tidings.
    * buscar la noticia = grab at + a headline.
    * columnista de agencia de noticias = syndicated columnist.
    * conocer la noticia = learn + the news.
    * dar la noticia = give + the news.
    * difundir la noticia = spread + the word, spread + the good word, pass on + the good word, spread + the news.
    * difundir noticias = broadcast + news.
    * el mundo de las noticias = newsmaking.
    * enterarse de la noticia = learn + the news.
    * esperamos sus noticias = look forward to + hearing from you.
    * foro de noticias = newsgroup [news group].
    * impresión de noticias = news-printing.
    * indizador de noticias web = newsbot.
    * la buena noticia = the good news.
    * llegar noticias = come to + Posesivo + notice.
    * mantenerse al día de las noticias = keep up with + the news.
    * mantenerse al tanto de las noticias = keep up with + the news.
    * no tener noticias es buena señal = no news is good news.
    * noticia de periódico = newspaper account.
    * noticia de última hora = hot off the press(es).
    * noticia por cable = newswire.
    * noticias = news, news information.
    * noticias de actualidad = current events, current news events, current news.
    * noticias deportivas = sports news, sports score, sports results.
    * noticias de radio y/o televisión = broadcast news.
    * noticias de última hora = breaking news.
    * noticias diarias de interés = daily news alerts.
    * noticias + difundirse = news + spread.
    * noticias por cable = cable news.
    * noticia web en formato RSS = RSS feed.
    * parecido a las noticias = news-type.
    * programa de noticias = news programme.
    * publicación de una noticia dos veces = crossposting [cross-posting].
    * publicar una noticia en varias listas de correo = cross post [cross-post].
    * que no haya noticas es buena señal = no news is good news.
    * recibir noticias de = hear from.
    * resumen de noticias = roundup [round-up], roundup of news, roundup of news.
    * retransmitir noticias = broadcast + news.
    * servicio de noticias = news service.
    * tablón electrónico de noticias = electronic bulletin board (EEB), bulletin board system (BBS).
    * tener noticias de = hear from.
    * tipo noticias = news-type.
    * titular de noticias = news headline.
    * * *
    a) ( informe)

    buenas/malas noticias — good/bad news

    ¿quién le va a dar la noticia? — who's going to break the news to him?

    hacer noticiato hit the headlines

    b) noticias femenino plural ( referencias) news

    no tenemos noticias suyas — ( provenientes de él) we haven't heard from him; ( provenientes de otra persona) we haven't had (any) news of him

    c) (información, conocimiento)
    * * *
    = announcement, news, newswire, news item, item of news, news story, bit of information, news broadcast.

    Ex: Printed current awareness bulletins may be produced from similar facilities to those in above, except that here the announcement will relate only to newly added items.

    Ex: Next came the good news that war between member states had been rendered inconceivable, even though the prospect of war was on nobody's mind at the time.
    Ex: The number of full text data bases on-line is also increasing, providing instant access to newspapers and newswires, popular magazines and scholarly journals.
    Ex: From January 1981, the name will be 'Current Technology Index,' and the coverage will be increased, both in terms of journals indexed and other items included, eg news items.
    Ex: This item of news penetrated his heart like a stab = Esta noticia penetró su corazón como una puñalada.
    Ex: This a cross-cultural experiment on how well audiences remember news stories from newspaper, computer, television, and radio sources.
    Ex: Outside the portacabin there is a board with a few useful bits of information, such as the temperature of the water, visibility, and opening/closing times.
    Ex: They include books, letters, historical documents, photographs, news broadcasts, press statements and audiotapes of speeches = Contienen libros, cartas, documentos históricos, fotografías, noticias, conferencias de prensa, y casetes de discurso.
    * acaparar las noticias = grab + the headlines, hit + the headlines.
    * agencia de noticias = news office, news agency, newspaper agency, news organisation.
    * agencias de noticias = news media.
    * agente de noticias web = newsbot.
    * boletín de noticias = newsletter.
    * buenas noticas, las = good word, the.
    * buenas noticias = glad tidings.
    * buscar la noticia = grab at + a headline.
    * columnista de agencia de noticias = syndicated columnist.
    * conocer la noticia = learn + the news.
    * dar la noticia = give + the news.
    * difundir la noticia = spread + the word, spread + the good word, pass on + the good word, spread + the news.
    * difundir noticias = broadcast + news.
    * el mundo de las noticias = newsmaking.
    * enterarse de la noticia = learn + the news.
    * esperamos sus noticias = look forward to + hearing from you.
    * foro de noticias = newsgroup [news group].
    * impresión de noticias = news-printing.
    * indizador de noticias web = newsbot.
    * la buena noticia = the good news.
    * llegar noticias = come to + Posesivo + notice.
    * mantenerse al día de las noticias = keep up with + the news.
    * mantenerse al tanto de las noticias = keep up with + the news.
    * no tener noticias es buena señal = no news is good news.
    * noticia de periódico = newspaper account.
    * noticia de última hora = hot off the press(es).
    * noticia por cable = newswire.
    * noticias = news, news information.
    * noticias de actualidad = current events, current news events, current news.
    * noticias deportivas = sports news, sports score, sports results.
    * noticias de radio y/o televisión = broadcast news.
    * noticias de última hora = breaking news.
    * noticias diarias de interés = daily news alerts.
    * noticias + difundirse = news + spread.
    * noticias por cable = cable news.
    * noticia web en formato RSS = RSS feed.
    * parecido a las noticias = news-type.
    * programa de noticias = news programme.
    * publicación de una noticia dos veces = crossposting [cross-posting].
    * publicar una noticia en varias listas de correo = cross post [cross-post].
    * que no haya noticas es buena señal = no news is good news.
    * recibir noticias de = hear from.
    * resumen de noticias = roundup [round-up], roundup of news, roundup of news.
    * retransmitir noticias = broadcast + news.
    * servicio de noticias = news service.
    * tablón electrónico de noticias = electronic bulletin board (EEB), bulletin board system (BBS).
    * tener noticias de = hear from.
    * tipo noticias = news-type.
    * titular de noticias = news headline.

    * * *
    1
    (informe): las noticias son alarmantes the news is alarming
    ¡qué noticia más deprimente! what a depressing piece of news!, what depressing news!
    la noticia de su muerte the news of his death
    traigo buenas/malas noticias I have some good/bad news
    tengo que darte una mala noticia I have some bad news for you
    ¿quién le va a dar la noticia? who's going to break the news to him?
    nos llega una noticia de última hora or de último momento some late news has just come in
    la última noticia del programa the final item on the news
    estar atrasado de noticias to be out of touch, be behind with the news
    hacer noticia to make news, hit the headlines
    ya hace un mes que se fue y seguimos sin noticias she left a month ago and we still haven't heard anything o had any news
    hace meses que no tenemos noticias suyas (provenientes de él) we haven't heard from him for months; (provenientes de otra persona) we haven't had (any) news of him for months
    3
    (información, conocimiento): no tenía noticia de que hubiera problemas I had no idea o I didn't know (that) there were problems
    Compuesto:
    ( fam):
    lo de su divorcio fue una noticia bomba the news of their divorce was a real bombshell ( colloq)
    traigo una noticia bomba I have some amazing o incredible news for you
    * * *

     

    noticia sustantivo femenino
    1 ( información):
    una noticia a piece o an item of news;

    buenas/malas noticias good/bad news;
    la última noticia del programa the final item on the news;
    una noticia de última hora a late o last-minute news item
    2
    noticias sustantivo femenino plural




    ( provenientes de otra persona) we haven't had (any) news of him
    b) (Rad, TV) news

    noticia sustantivo femenino
    1 news sing: es una buena/mala noticia, it's good/bad news
    mañana le daré la noticia, tomorrow I'll break the news to him
    2 voy a ver las noticias, I'm going to watch the news
    ' noticia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abultar
    - alcance
    - aliento
    - anuncio
    - callar
    - cobertura
    - conmocionar
    - dar
    - desplomarse
    - divulgarse
    - ensombrecerse
    - escopetazo
    - evidenciar
    - excesivamente
    - expandirse
    - filtrar
    - filtración
    - filtrarse
    - halagüeña
    - halagüeño
    - helada
    - helado
    - improviso
    - inflar
    - pregonar
    - producir
    - propagar
    - recibir
    - resonancia
    - respiración
    - resumir
    - ruidosa
    - ruidoso
    - rumor
    - sensación
    - sentar
    - silenciar
    - sumir
    - transmitir
    - última
    - último
    - voz
    - a
    - acoger
    - acogida
    - actualidad
    - afectar
    - aguardar
    - anunciar
    - aturdimiento
    English:
    announcement
    - bedlam
    - bit
    - blue
    - bombshell
    - brief
    - buckle
    - deny
    - development
    - earthshattering
    - encouraging
    - flash
    - flinch
    - front-page
    - get
    - get about
    - get out
    - headline
    - hit
    - impact
    - item
    - juicy
    - lead story
    - let out
    - me
    - news
    - newsflash
    - out
    - outrage
    - overjoyed
    - piece
    - public
    - red-hot
    - release
    - report
    - rock
    - sensational
    - shatter
    - shock
    - shocking
    - sink in
    - slant
    - spread
    - spring
    - story
    - stunning
    - suppress
    - thunderbolt
    - unreliable
    - unwelcome
    * * *
    1. [información, hecho] news [singular];
    una noticia a piece of news;
    tengo una buena/mala noticia I've got some good/bad news;
    me enteré de la noticia ayer I heard the news yesterday;
    su hijo le dio la noticia his son broke the news to him;
    noticias de última hora the latest news
    Fam noticia bomba bombshell;
    ¡noticia bomba!, ¡nos van a subir el sueldo! shock! horror! we're getting a pay Br rise o US raise!
    2.
    las noticias [en televisión] the news
    3. [conocimiento]
    ¿tienes noticias suyas? have you heard from him?;
    no tengo noticia de que se haya cambiado la fecha I haven't heard anything about the date being changed
    * * *
    f piece of news; en noticiario news story, item of news;
    tener noticia de algo have news of sth;
    noticias pl news sg ;
    no tengo noticias de él I haven’t had any news from him
    * * *
    1) : news item, piece of news
    2) noticias nfpl
    : news
    * * *
    1. (en general) news
    Recuerda que news es un nombre incontable, pero que existe la fórmula a piece of news
    2. (en periodismo) news item / story [pl. stories]
    ¿quién firma la noticia? who wrote the story?

    Spanish-English dictionary > noticia

  • 2 apartado

    adj.
    1 remote, distant, far away, separate.
    2 distant, isolated, reclusive.
    3 reserved, set apart, laid apart.
    m.
    1 post office box, box number, P.O. Box.
    2 paragraph, sidebar, subsection.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: apartar.
    * * *
    1 post office box
    2 (párrafo) section
    ————————
    1→ link=apartar apartar
    1 (alejado) remote, distant; (aislado) isolated, cut off
    2 (retirado) retired
    1 post office box
    2 (párrafo) section
    \
    mantenerse apartado,-a de algo/alguien to keep away from something/somebody
    * * *
    1. noun m. - apartado postal 2. (f. - apartada)
    adj.
    1) remote, isolated
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=lejano) remote, isolated

    un pueblo muy apartadoa very remote o isolated village

    apartado de[lugar] far from; [persona] isolated from

    donde vivía, estaba apartado de todos nosotros — where he lived he was isolated from us all

    2) (=solitario) [vida, persona] solitary
    2. SM
    1) (Correos) (tb: apartado de correos, apartado postal) Post Office box, P.O. Box, box number

    apartado de correos 325 — P.O. Box 325

    2) (=sección) (Literat) section; (Jur) section, sub-section

    en el apartado de sanidad han aumentado los gastos — in the area of health, costs have increased

    3) (=sala) spare room, side room
    4) (Metal) extraction
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) <zona/lugar> isolated
    b) < persona>

    apartado de algo/alguien: se mantuvo apartado de la vida pública he stayed out of public life; vive apartado de la familia — he has little to do with his family

    II
    1) (Corresp) tb

    apartado de correos or apartado postal — post office box, P.O. Box

    2) (de artículo, capítulo) section
    * * *
    = secluded, section, alcove, remote, off the beaten track.
    Ex. Adequate security for expensive equipment must also be provided for in this decision, and a secluded back room, a remote phone cut-off switch, or a removable keyboard may be mandated.
    Ex. Plainly such representative sections may not be present in many documents, but sometimes an extract from the results, conclusions or recommendations of a document may serve to identify the key issues covered by the entire document.
    Ex. Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.
    Ex. The computer, once instructed on the desired filing order, is eminently suitable for filing, achieving a level of consistency which was a remote dream in the days of human filers.
    Ex. The article ' Off the beaten track. Small publishers in India' reviews the efforts of small and alternative presses in India in publishing the most exciting and innovative books for children.
    ----
    * apartado de comentarios = comments section.
    * apartado de correos = P.O. Box, post office box.
    * apartado postal = post office box.
    * camino apartado = byway.
    * muy apartado de = a long way removed from.
    * nada + estar + más apartado de la verdad = nothing + can + be further from the truth, nothing + can + be further from the truth.
    * por caminos apartados = off-road.
    * rincón apartado = secluded spot.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) <zona/lugar> isolated
    b) < persona>

    apartado de algo/alguien: se mantuvo apartado de la vida pública he stayed out of public life; vive apartado de la familia — he has little to do with his family

    II
    1) (Corresp) tb

    apartado de correos or apartado postal — post office box, P.O. Box

    2) (de artículo, capítulo) section
    * * *
    = secluded, section, alcove, remote, off the beaten track.

    Ex: Adequate security for expensive equipment must also be provided for in this decision, and a secluded back room, a remote phone cut-off switch, or a removable keyboard may be mandated.

    Ex: Plainly such representative sections may not be present in many documents, but sometimes an extract from the results, conclusions or recommendations of a document may serve to identify the key issues covered by the entire document.
    Ex: Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.
    Ex: The computer, once instructed on the desired filing order, is eminently suitable for filing, achieving a level of consistency which was a remote dream in the days of human filers.
    Ex: The article ' Off the beaten track. Small publishers in India' reviews the efforts of small and alternative presses in India in publishing the most exciting and innovative books for children.
    * apartado de comentarios = comments section.
    * apartado de correos = P.O. Box, post office box.
    * apartado postal = post office box.
    * camino apartado = byway.
    * muy apartado de = a long way removed from.
    * nada + estar + más apartado de la verdad = nothing + can + be further from the truth, nothing + can + be further from the truth.
    * por caminos apartados = off-road.
    * rincón apartado = secluded spot.

    * * *
    apartado1 -da
    1 ‹zona/lugar› isolated
    2 ‹persona› apartado DE algo/algn:
    se ha mantenido apartado de la vida pública he has stayed out of public life
    vive muy apartado de la familia he has very little to do with his family
    A ( Corresp) tb
    apartado de correos or apartado postal post office box, P.O. Box
    B (de un artículo, capítulo) section
    en el apartado de seguridad social, los logros del gobierno han sido mucho menores as far as social security is concerned o as for social security, the government's achievements have been much smaller
    * * *

     

    Del verbo apartar: ( conjugate apartar)

    apartado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    apartado    
    apartar
    apartado 1
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a)zona/lugar isolated

    b) persona›:


    vive apartado de la familia he has little to do with his family
    apartado 2 sustantivo masculino
    1 (Corresp) tb apartado de correos or apartado postal post office box, P.O. Box
    2 (de artículo, capítulo) section
    apartar ( conjugate apartar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) ( alejar) to move … away;


    apartó los ojos he averted his eyes
    b) obstáculo to move, move … out of the way

    c) (frml) ( de un cargo) to remove


    2 (guardar, reservar) to set aside;

    apartarse verbo pronominal ( refl)

    b) (alejarse, separarse):

    apártate de ahí get/come away from there;

    no se aparta de su lado he never leaves her side;
    ¡apártate de mi vista! get out of my sight!;
    se apartó de su familia she drifted away from her family;
    nos estamos apartando del tema we're getting off the subject
    apartado,-a
    I adj (lugar alejado) remote, isolated: manténganse apartados de las vías, keep off the track
    II sustantivo masculino
    1 (párrafo) section, paragraph 2 apartado de correos, Post Office Box
    apartar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (alejar) to move away, remove
    apartar la vista, to look away
    2 (guardar) to put aside
    II verbo intransitivo ¡aparta!, move out of the way!
    ' apartado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    apartada
    - apdo.
    - capítulo
    - retirada
    - retirado
    - rincón
    - sección
    - rubro
    English:
    aloof
    - isolated
    - off
    - Post Office Box
    - set back
    - solitary
    - stand back
    - track
    - box
    - by
    - out
    - secluded
    * * *
    apartado, -a
    adj
    1. [separado]
    apartado de away from;
    hoy día vive apartado del mundo del teatro nowadays he has very little to do with the theatre
    2. [alejado] remote;
    nuestra casa está bastante apartada del centro our house is quite far from the centre
    nm
    [párrafo] paragraph; [sección] section Col, Ecuad apartado aéreo Post Office box, PO Box;
    apartado de correos Post Office box, PO Box;
    apartado postal Post Office box, PO Box
    * * *
    I adj isolated
    II m section
    * * *
    1) : section, paragraph
    2)
    apartado postal : post office box
    * * *
    apartado1 adj (lugar) remote
    apartado2 n paragraph / section
    apartado de correos post office box / PO box

    Spanish-English dictionary > apartado

  • 3 emitir

    v.
    1 to emit (rayos, calor, sonidos).
    El aparato emite sonidos horribles The apparatus emits horrible sounds.
    2 to issue (moneda, sellos, bonos).
    3 to express (expresar) (juicio, opinión).
    4 to broadcast (radio & television).
    La estación emite las noticias The station broadcasts the news.
    * * *
    1 (sonido, luz) to emit; (olor) to give off
    2 (manifestar) to express
    3 (bonos, monedas, sellos) to issue
    4 RADIO TELEVISIÓN to broadcast, transmit
    1 RADIO TELEVISIÓN to transmit
    \
    emitir un fallo DERECHO to pronounce judgement
    emitir un juicio to express an opinion
    emitir una sentencia DERECHO to pass sentence
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ sonido, olor] to emit, give off, give out
    2) (Econ) [+ dinero, sellos, bonos] to issue; [+ dinero falso] to circulate; [+ préstamo] to grant, give
    3) (=expresar) [+ opinión] to express; [+ veredicto] to return, issue, give; [+ voto] to cast
    4) (Radio, TV) to broadcast; [+ señal] to send out
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <sonido/luz/señal> to emit, give out; <acciones/sellos> to issue; < programa> to broadcast; < película> to show; < comunicado> to issue; < veredicto> to deliver, announce; < voto> to cast
    * * *
    = emit, give out, issue, air, vent, give off, billow out, spout.
    Ex. A girl stroked its keys and it emitted recognizable speech.
    Ex. Similarly, equipment such as this can often give out quite a lot of heat which has to be adequately dissipated.
    Ex. Once a user is registered, a password will be issued which provides access to all or most of the data bases offered by the host as and when the user wishes.
    Ex. Because TV had very few channels the value of TV was very high so only things of very broad interest could be aired on those few channels.
    Ex. Mount Etna in Sicily is currently venting white steam clouds.
    Ex. Once the fronds have given off their spores, they die and can be cut back.
    Ex. Nearly everyone has seen a factory's smokestack billowing out black sooty smoke that dirties the air and blackens buildings.
    Ex. The weather cleared enough that we could get in to the volcanic islands (still spouting plumes of smoke) by copter in safety.
    ----
    * emitir fluorescencias = fluoresce, fluoresce.
    * emitir gases = gas.
    * emitir luz = emit + light.
    * emitir + Posesivo + voto = cast + Posesivo + vote.
    * emitir una señal = beam + signal, emit + signal.
    * emitir un informe = issue + statement.
    * emitir un juicio de valor = exercise + value judgment, pass + value judgement.
    * emitir un pitido = beep, bleep.
    * emitir un sonido = emit + sound.
    * emitir un voto = cast + ballot, take + vote.
    * gesticular palabras con la boca sin emitir sonido = mouth.
    * sin emitir humo = smokeless.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <sonido/luz/señal> to emit, give out; <acciones/sellos> to issue; < programa> to broadcast; < película> to show; < comunicado> to issue; < veredicto> to deliver, announce; < voto> to cast
    * * *
    = emit, give out, issue, air, vent, give off, billow out, spout.

    Ex: A girl stroked its keys and it emitted recognizable speech.

    Ex: Similarly, equipment such as this can often give out quite a lot of heat which has to be adequately dissipated.
    Ex: Once a user is registered, a password will be issued which provides access to all or most of the data bases offered by the host as and when the user wishes.
    Ex: Because TV had very few channels the value of TV was very high so only things of very broad interest could be aired on those few channels.
    Ex: Mount Etna in Sicily is currently venting white steam clouds.
    Ex: Once the fronds have given off their spores, they die and can be cut back.
    Ex: Nearly everyone has seen a factory's smokestack billowing out black sooty smoke that dirties the air and blackens buildings.
    Ex: The weather cleared enough that we could get in to the volcanic islands (still spouting plumes of smoke) by copter in safety.
    * emitir fluorescencias = fluoresce, fluoresce.
    * emitir gases = gas.
    * emitir luz = emit + light.
    * emitir + Posesivo + voto = cast + Posesivo + vote.
    * emitir una señal = beam + signal, emit + signal.
    * emitir un informe = issue + statement.
    * emitir un juicio de valor = exercise + value judgment, pass + value judgement.
    * emitir un pitido = beep, bleep.
    * emitir un sonido = emit + sound.
    * emitir un voto = cast + ballot, take + vote.
    * gesticular palabras con la boca sin emitir sonido = mouth.
    * sin emitir humo = smokeless.

    * * *
    emitir [I1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹sonido/luz/señal› to emit, give out
    2 ‹acciones/bonos/sellos› to issue
    3 ( Telec) ‹película/programa› to broadcast
    emitir en abierto to broadcast free-to-air
    4 ‹comunicado› to issue; ‹veredicto› to deliver, announce, hand down ( AmE)
    5 ‹voto› to cast
    * * *

     

    emitir ( conjugate emitir) verbo transitivosonido/luz/señal to emit, give out;
    acciones/sellos/comunicado to issue;
    programa to broadcast;
    película to show;
    veredicto to deliver, announce;
    voto to cast
    emitir verbo transitivo
    1 to emit, send out
    (un sonido inarticulado) to emit
    (una señal sonora) to beep
    2 (un parecer, una opinión) to express
    (un veredicto) to bring in
    3 (moneda, papel oficial) to issue
    4 Rad TV to broadcast: emitirán en directo la final del campeonato, they'll broadcast the championship final live
    ' emitir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    brillar
    - chillar
    - parecer
    English:
    broadcast
    - cast
    - discharge
    - emit
    - float
    - give off
    - issue
    - judgement
    - judgment
    - pass
    - return
    - send out
    - shed
    - air
    - bleep
    - deliver
    - give
    - poll
    - screen
    - send
    * * *
    vt
    1. [rayos, calor, sonido] to emit;
    [gases, humos, dioxinas] to emit, to give off
    2. [monedas, sellos, acciones] to issue
    3. [programa de radio o TV] to broadcast
    4. [juicio, opinión] to express;
    [veredicto] to return, to give; [sentencia] to pronounce; [comunicado, manifiesto] to issue; [voto] to cast;
    el fallo emitido por el jurado the jury's decision
    vi
    to broadcast
    * * *
    v/t
    1 calor, sonido give out, emit
    2 moneda issue
    3 opinión express, give; veredicto deliver
    4 RAD, TV broadcast
    5 voto cast
    * * *
    emitir vt
    1) : to emit, to give off
    2) : to broadcast
    3) : to issue
    4) : to cast (a vote)
    * * *
    emitir vb
    1. (programa) to broadcast [pt. & pp. broadcast]
    2. (billetes, sellos) to issue
    3. (gases, calor, luz, ruido) to give out [pt. gave; pp. given]

    Spanish-English dictionary > emitir

  • 4 gran pantalla de televisión

    Ex. Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.
    * * *

    Ex: Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.

    Spanish-English dictionary > gran pantalla de televisión

  • 5 hueco1

    1 = gap, slot, hollow, recess, alcove, cavity.
    Ex. New editions will be essentially cumulations and therefore a longer gap will exist between editions.
    Ex. These frames are of different types and have slots also of different types, which can be filled by other frames.
    Ex. It can certainly be status-conferring to let it be known in social conversation that one has read the latest Fay Weldon book, but if the group one is in never reads Fay Weldon anyway and could not care less what she has written then the victory is a somewhat hollow one.
    Ex. He then dropped the metal suddenly into the mouth of the mould, and at the same instant gave it a jerk or toss to force the metal into the recesses of the matrix (the precise form of the jerk varying with the different letters).
    Ex. Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.
    Ex. His sculptures were made by making casts of the cavities left in snow onto which the artist and a collaborator had urinated.
    ----
    * dejar un hueco = leave + gap.
    * encontrar un hueco = find + a home.
    * hacer hueco = make + room (for).
    * hacerse un hueco en la vida = get on in + life.
    * hueco de la escalera = stairwell.
    * hueco de servicio = service core.
    * llenar un hueco = fill + gap, fill in + gap, fill + the breach.

    Spanish-English dictionary > hueco1

  • 6 nicho

    m.
    1 niche.
    2 recessed tomb, wall tomb.
    * * *
    1 (funerario) wall tomb
    \
    * * *
    SM [gen] niche; (=receso) recess
    * * *
    * * *
    = niche, alcove.
    Ex. Under the author each work has a particular niche where all the editions translations, and related works are listed together.
    Ex. Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.
    * * *
    * * *
    = niche, alcove.

    Ex: Under the author each work has a particular niche where all the editions translations, and related works are listed together.

    Ex: Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.

    * * *
    1 (hornacina) niche
    3 (en un mercado, sistema) niche
    Compuesto:
    niche
    * * *

    nicho sustantivo masculino (Arquit) niche;
    ( en cementerio) deep recess in a wall used as a tomb
    nicho sustantivo masculino niche
    ' nicho' also found in these entries:
    English:
    niche
    * * *
    nicho nm
    1. [hueco] niche
    nicho de mercado niche (market)
    2. [en cementerio] niche [for coffin]
    3. nicho biológico biological niche, niche;
    nicho ecológico ecological niche
    * * *
    m niche
    * * *
    nicho nm
    : niche

    Spanish-English dictionary > nicho

  • 7 noticias por cable

    Ex. Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.
    * * *

    Ex: Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.

    Spanish-English dictionary > noticias por cable

  • 8 receso

    m.
    1 adjournment.
    2 recess, retreat, break.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: recesar.
    * * *
    1 recess
    * * *
    SM
    1) LAm (Parl) recess
    2) (Econ)
    * * *
    masculino (AmL) recess

    estar/entrar en receso — to be/go into recess

    * * *
    = recess, alcove, adjournment, slowdown.
    Ex. One of the supervisor's jobs is to see that work is prepared for the duty librarian to do during recess and lunchtime.
    Ex. Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.
    Ex. The US then called for an adjournment of talks in order to reevaluate its policy.
    Ex. A new solution to the problem of predicting cyclical highs and lows in the economy enables one to gauge whether an incipient economic downswing will turn out to be a slowdown in economic growth or a real recession.
    ----
    * colocado en un receso = alcoved.
    * * *
    masculino (AmL) recess

    estar/entrar en receso — to be/go into recess

    * * *
    = recess, alcove, adjournment, slowdown.

    Ex: One of the supervisor's jobs is to see that work is prepared for the duty librarian to do during recess and lunchtime.

    Ex: Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.
    Ex: The US then called for an adjournment of talks in order to reevaluate its policy.
    Ex: A new solution to the problem of predicting cyclical highs and lows in the economy enables one to gauge whether an incipient economic downswing will turn out to be a slowdown in economic growth or a real recession.
    * colocado en un receso = alcoved.

    * * *
    ( AmL)
    recess
    el Congreso está/entró en receso Congress is in/has gone into recess
    el abogado pidió al juez un receso de tres días the lawyer asked the judge for a three-day adjournment
    Compuesto:
    receso judicial/parlamentario
    ( AmL) court/parliamentary recess
    * * *

    receso sustantivo masculino (AmL) recess
    receso sustantivo masculino
    1 (breve interrupción) break, recess
    2 Pol recess
    ' receso' also found in these entries:
    English:
    recess
    * * *
    receso nm
    1. [separación] withdrawal
    2. [descanso] [en juicio] adjournment;
    [parlamentario] recess; [en teatro] interval; [en reunión] break
    * * *
    receso nm
    : recess, adjournment

    Spanish-English dictionary > receso

  • 9 rincón

    m.
    corner, nook.
    * * *
    1 corner
    2 figurado (lugar) spot, place; (espacio pequeño) little space; (lugar apartado) remote spot, little place
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=ángulo) corner ( inside)
    2) (=escondrijo) corner, nook; (=retiro) retreat
    3) esp LAm (=terreno) patch of ground
    * * *
    1) ( de habitación) corner
    2) ( lugar)
    3) (en boxeo, lucha) corner
    * * *
    = corner, nook, alcove, hideaway, secluded spot.
    Ex. The easy chairs are however often tucked into odd corners where you could not put a full table and chair anyway.
    Ex. But he was wiry and wily, too, and he would often hide in some nook of the station to save the fare.
    Ex. Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.
    Ex. This the perfect hideaway for newlyweds.
    Ex. Nestled among the majestic white pines in central Wisconsin are 17 lakeside cabins located on a secluded spot on beautiful Castle Rock Lake.
    ----
    * rincón apartado = secluded spot.
    * rincón de la lectura = classroom reading corner.
    * rincón del cuento, el = storycorner, the.
    * rincón de lectura = book corner.
    * rincón del libro = book corner.
    * último rincón, el = nooks and crannies.
    * * *
    1) ( de habitación) corner
    2) ( lugar)
    3) (en boxeo, lucha) corner
    * * *
    = corner, nook, alcove, hideaway, secluded spot.

    Ex: The easy chairs are however often tucked into odd corners where you could not put a full table and chair anyway.

    Ex: But he was wiry and wily, too, and he would often hide in some nook of the station to save the fare.
    Ex: Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.
    Ex: This the perfect hideaway for newlyweds.
    Ex: Nestled among the majestic white pines in central Wisconsin are 17 lakeside cabins located on a secluded spot on beautiful Castle Rock Lake.
    * rincón apartado = secluded spot.
    * rincón de la lectura = classroom reading corner.
    * rincón del cuento, el = storycorner, the.
    * rincón de lectura = book corner.
    * rincón del libro = book corner.
    * último rincón, el = nooks and crannies.

    * * *
    B
    (lugar): interesantes rincones de nuestra geografía interesting spots in our country
    un rincón aislado y tranquilo a remote, peaceful spot o place
    aún le quedaba un rincón para la ternura she still retained some trace of tenderness
    registraron hasta el último rincón de la casa they searched absolutely everywhere in the house o every nook and cranny of the house
    C (en boxeo, lucha) corner
    Compuesto:
    neutral corner
    * * *

     

    rincón sustantivo masculino
    1 (de habitación, armario) corner
    2 ( lugar) spot, place;
    bellos rincones de Perú beautiful places o spots in Peru;

    registraron hasta el último rincón de la casa they searched every nook and cranny of the house
    rincón sustantivo masculino
    1 (ángulo de una estancia) corner
    2 (espacio pequeño) small space: puedes guardar tu ropa en este rincón, you may keep your clothes in this corner
    3 (lugar apartado) spot: se marchó a un lejano rincón de África, she went to a distant corner of Africa
    4 (espacio privado) corner: éste es el rincón de papá, this is dad's corner
    ' rincón' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ángulo
    - arrinconar
    - mirar
    - alumbrar
    English:
    corner
    - nook
    - pout
    - hide
    - inch
    * * *
    1. [esquina] corner [inside]
    2. [lugar apartado] corner;
    vive en un rincón apartado del mundo she lives in a remote spot;
    lo guardo en algún rincón de mi memoria I keep it tucked away in a corner of my memory;
    recorrimos todos los rincones de la ciudad we explored every nook and cranny of the city
    3. [lugar pequeño] corner;
    te he dejado un rincón para que guardes tus cosas I've given you a corner to keep your things in
    * * *
    m corner
    * * *
    rincón nm, pl rincones : corner, nook
    * * *
    rincón n corner

    Spanish-English dictionary > rincón

  • 10 sección de últimos números de publicaciones periódicas

    Ex. Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.
    * * *

    Ex: Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sección de últimos números de publicaciones periódicas

  • 11 servicio de noticias

    (n.) = news service
    Ex. Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.
    * * *

    Ex: Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.

    Spanish-English dictionary > servicio de noticias

  • 12 hueco

    adj.
    1 hollow.
    2 soulless.
    3 empty, meaningless.
    m.
    hole, gap, cavity, chuckhole.
    * * *
    1 hollow
    pared hueca hollow wall, stud wall
    2 (vacío) empty
    3 (cóncavo) concave
    4 (sonido) hollow; (voz) deep
    5 (mullido) spongy, soft
    6 figurado (presumido) vain, conceited
    7 (estilo etc) affected, empty
    1 (cavidad) hollow, hole
    2 (de tiempo) slot, free time; (de espacio) empty space
    4 ARQUITECTURA opening
    \
    dejar un hueco to leave a gap
    hacer un hueco a alguien to make room for somebody
    llenar un hueco figurado to fill a need, fill a gap
    hueco de la ventana window recess
    hueco del ascensor lift shaft, (US elevator shaft)
    ————————
    1 (cavidad) hollow, hole
    2 (de tiempo) slot, free time; (de espacio) empty space
    4 ARQUITECTURA opening
    * * *
    1. (f. - hueca)
    adj.
    2. noun m.
    1) hole, hollow
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) [árbol, tubo] hollow
    2) [lana, tierra] soft
    3) [blusa, chaqueta] loose
    4) [sonido] hollow; [voz] booming, resonant
    5) (=insustancial) [palabras, promesas, retórica] empty
    6) (=pedante) [estilo, lenguaje] pompous
    7) [persona] (=orgulloso) proud; (=engreído) conceited, smug

    la típica rubia huecapey the usual blonde bimbo *

    2. SM
    1) (=agujero) [en valla, muro] hole

    el hueco del ascensorthe lift o (EEUU) elevator shaft

    2) (=espacio libre) space; [entre árboles] gap, opening

    el hueco que quedaba entre las dos mesasthe gap o space between the two tables

    solo hay huecos en la primera filathe only places o spaces are in the front row

    hacer (un) hueco a algn — to make space for sb

    ¿me haces un hueco? — can you make some room for me?

    3) [en texto] gap, blank
    4) [en mercado, organización] gap

    abrirse o hacerse un hueco — to carve o create a niche for oneself

    aspiran a abrirse un hueco en el mundo de la música popthey are hoping to carve o create a niche for themselves in the pop world

    llenar u ocupar un hueco — to fill a gap

    5) (=cavidad) hollow
    6) (=nicho) recess, alcove
    7) (=en una empresa) vacancy
    8) [de tiempo]

    hizo un hueco en su programa para recibirlos — he made space in his schedule to see them, he managed to fit them into his schedule

    9) Méx ** (=homosexual) queer **, faggot (EEUU) **
    10) (Tip) = huecograbado
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo
    1)
    a) [estar] <árbol/bola> hollow; < nuez> empty, hollow

    tienes la cabeza hueca — (fam & hum) you've got a head full of sawdust (colloq & hum)

    b) [ser] ( vacío) < palabras> empty; < estilo> superficial; < persona> shallow, superficial
    c) ( esponjoso) < lana> soft; < colchón> soft, spongy
    d) <sonido/tos> hollow; < voz> resonant
    2) ( orgulloso) proud
    II
    1)
    a) ( cavidad)
    b) ( espacio libre) space

    ¿no puedes hacer un huequito para verlo hoy? — can't you squeeze o fit him in somewhere today?

    2) ( concavidad) hollow
    3) (Andes, Ven) (agujero, hoyo) hole; ( en la calle) hole, pothole
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo
    1)
    a) [estar] <árbol/bola> hollow; < nuez> empty, hollow

    tienes la cabeza hueca — (fam & hum) you've got a head full of sawdust (colloq & hum)

    b) [ser] ( vacío) < palabras> empty; < estilo> superficial; < persona> shallow, superficial
    c) ( esponjoso) < lana> soft; < colchón> soft, spongy
    d) <sonido/tos> hollow; < voz> resonant
    2) ( orgulloso) proud
    II
    1)
    a) ( cavidad)
    b) ( espacio libre) space

    ¿no puedes hacer un huequito para verlo hoy? — can't you squeeze o fit him in somewhere today?

    2) ( concavidad) hollow
    3) (Andes, Ven) (agujero, hoyo) hole; ( en la calle) hole, pothole
    * * *
    hueco1
    1 = gap, slot, hollow, recess, alcove, cavity.

    Ex: New editions will be essentially cumulations and therefore a longer gap will exist between editions.

    Ex: These frames are of different types and have slots also of different types, which can be filled by other frames.
    Ex: It can certainly be status-conferring to let it be known in social conversation that one has read the latest Fay Weldon book, but if the group one is in never reads Fay Weldon anyway and could not care less what she has written then the victory is a somewhat hollow one.
    Ex: He then dropped the metal suddenly into the mouth of the mould, and at the same instant gave it a jerk or toss to force the metal into the recesses of the matrix (the precise form of the jerk varying with the different letters).
    Ex: Our news service is delivered by a large-screen television that broadcasts continuous cable news in a special alcove adjacent to the library's current periodicals and reference areas.
    Ex: His sculptures were made by making casts of the cavities left in snow onto which the artist and a collaborator had urinated.
    * dejar un hueco = leave + gap.
    * encontrar un hueco = find + a home.
    * hacer hueco = make + room (for).
    * hacerse un hueco en la vida = get on in + life.
    * hueco de la escalera = stairwell.
    * hueco de servicio = service core.
    * llenar un hueco = fill + gap, fill in + gap, fill + the breach.

    hueco2
    2 = hollow.
    Nota: Adjetivo.

    Ex: The other helpful procedure is venoclysis, the slow drop-by-drop introduction into a vein, through a hollow needle, of a salt or a sugar solution.

    * cabeza hueca = empty-headed, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, bonehead, nong, ning-nong.
    * en hueco = punched.

    * * *
    hueco1 -ca
    A
    1 [ ESTAR] ‹árbol/bola› hollow; ‹nuez› empty, hollow
    tienes la cabeza hueca ( fam hum); you've got a head full of sawdust ( colloq hum)
    2 [ SER] (vacío) ‹palabras› empty; ‹estilo› superficial; ‹persona› shallow, superficial
    3 (esponjoso) ‹lana› soft; ‹colchón› soft, spongy
    4 ‹sonido› hollow; ‹voz› resonant; ‹tos› hollow
    B ( Esp) (orgulloso) proud
    iba tan hueco con sus nietos he looked so proud as he walked along with his grandchildren
    A
    1
    (cavidad): detrás de la tabla hay un hueco there's a cavity behind the board, it's hollow behind the board
    aquí la pared suena a hueco the wall sounds hollow here
    el hueco del ascensor the lift shaft
    un hueco para aparcar a parking space
    este hueco es para la lavadora this space is for the washing machine
    a ver si me hacen un hueco para sentarme can you make a bit of space o room so I can sit down?
    si no entiendes alguna palabra, deja un hueco if you don't understand a word, just leave a blank o a space
    3
    (en una organización): para llenar el hueco existente en este campo to fill the gap which exists in this field
    deja un hueco que será difícil llenar he leaves a gap which will be hard to fill
    tengo un hueco entre las dos clases I have a free period between the two classes
    ¿no puedes hacer un huequito or un huequecito para verlo hoy? can't you make a bit of time to see him today?, can't you squeeze o fit him in somewhere today? ( colloq)
    B (concavidad) hollow
    en el hueco de la mano in the hollow of his/her hand
    hacer un hueco en la harina make a well o hollow in the flour
    C (Andes, Ven) (agujero, hoyo) hole; (en la calle) hole, pothole
    el acné le dejó la cara llena de huecos his face was pitted by acne
    los huecos que dejaron las balas en la pared the bulletholes left in the wall
    * * *

     

    hueco 1
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    a) [estar] ‹árbol/bola hollow;

    nuez empty, hollow;

    hum) you've got a head full of sawdust (colloq & hum)
    b) [ser] ( vacío) ‹ palabras empty;

    estilo superficial;
    persona shallow, superficial
    c) ( esponjoso) ‹ lana soft;

    colchón soft, spongy
    d)sonido/tos hollow;

    voz resonant
    hueco 2 sustantivo masculino
    a) (cavidad en árbol, roca) hollow;

    ( de ascensor) shaft;

    el hueco de la escalera the stairwell
    b) ( espacio) space;

    ( entre dos dientes) gap;

    hazme un hueco make room for me;
    llenar un hueco en el mercado to fill a gap in the market

    hueco,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (vacío) empty, hollow
    cabeza hueca, empty-headed
    palabras huecas, empty words
    2 (voz, sonido) resonant
    II sustantivo masculino
    1 (cavidad vacía) hollow, hole
    2 (rato libre) free time
    3 (sitio libre) empty space
    ♦ Locuciones: hacer un hueco, (de tiempo) to make time
    (de espacio) to make room
    ' hueco' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    hueca
    - mella
    - montante
    - rellenar
    - tapiar
    - vacía
    - vaciar
    - vacío
    - escalera
    - rendija
    - sonar
    - tapar
    - tubo
    English:
    bay
    - gap
    - gaping
    - hollow
    - niche
    - recess
    - shaft
    - solid
    - stairwell
    - well
    - alcove
    - neatly
    - socket
    - stair
    * * *
    hueco, -a
    adj
    1. [vacío] hollow
    2. [sonido] resonant, hollow
    3. [sin ideas] empty;
    su discurso fue hueco there was no substance to his speech;
    eso no son más que palabras huecas those are just empty words;
    Fam
    es una cabeza hueca she's an airhead
    4. [mullido, esponjoso] [bizcocho] light and fluffy;
    lleva el pelo muy hueco she has a very bouffant hairstyle
    5. Esp [orgulloso] proud;
    se puso muy hueco cuando anunciaron su triunfo he swelled with pride when they announced his victory
    nm
    1. [cavidad] hole;
    [en pared] recess;
    suena a hueco it sounds hollow
    2. [espacio libre] space, gap;
    [de ascensor] shaft;
    el hueco de la escalera the stairwell;
    no había ni un hueco en el teatro there wasn't an empty seat in the theatre;
    hazme un hueco en el sofá make a bit of room for me on the sofa;
    estoy buscando un hueco para aparcar I'm looking for a parking space;
    la marcha de los hijos dejó un hueco en sus vidas the children leaving left a gap in their lives;
    deja un hueco que será difícil de llenar she leaves a gap that will be hard to fill;
    se abrió hueco entre la masa de curiosos he made his way through the crowd of onlookers;
    un producto que se ha abierto un hueco en el mercado a product that has carved out a niche in the market
    3. [rato libre] spare moment;
    tengo un hueco a la hora del almuerzo I've got a moment at lunchtime;
    te puedo hacer un hueco esta tarde I can fit o squeeze you in this afternoon
    4. [vacante] vacancy;
    ha quedado un hueco vacante en la cúpula del partido there's a vacancy in the party leadership
    * * *
    I adj hollow; ( vacío) empty; fig: persona shallow
    II m
    1 en pared, escrito gap
    2 ( agujero) hole; de ascensor shaft
    * * *
    hueco, -ca adj
    1) : hollow, empty
    2) : soft, spongy
    3) : hollow-sounding, resonant
    4) : proud, conceited
    5) : superficial
    hueco nm
    1) : hole, hollow, cavity
    2) : gap, space
    3) : recess, alcove
    * * *
    hueco1 adj hollow
    hueco2 n
    1. (espacio) space
    2. (abertura, espacio en blanco) gap
    3. (sitio) room
    4. (rato libre) time
    si tengo un hueco, te llamaré I'll phone you if I have time

    Spanish-English dictionary > hueco

  • 13 Guerra del Golfo Persa, la

    = Persian Gulf War, the
    Ex. The Persian Gulf War provided a unique opportunity to examine the relationship between censorship and the emotional and critical tone of television news.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Guerra del Golfo Persa, la

  • 14 INSALUD (Instituto Nacional de la Salud)

    Ex. In addition to the usual roundup of news from the past month, it takes a close look at the Congressional approval of the NIH (National Institutes of Health) public access plan.

    Spanish-English dictionary > INSALUD (Instituto Nacional de la Salud)

  • 15 Instituto Nacional de la Salud (INSALUD)

    Ex. In addition to the usual roundup of news from the past month, it takes a close look at the Congressional approval of the NIH (National Institutes of Health) public access plan.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Instituto Nacional de la Salud (INSALUD)

  • 16 Jenofonte

    m.
    Xenophon.
    * * *
    * * *
    Ex. Xenophon learnt the news while he was making a sacrifice to the gods.
    * * *

    Ex: Xenophon learnt the news while he was making a sacrifice to the gods.

    * * *
    Xenophon
    * * *
    Jenofonte n pr
    Xenophon

    Spanish-English dictionary > Jenofonte

  • 17 Nueva Inglaterra

    f.
    New England State, New England.
    * * *
    * * *
    Ex. News of boundless timber reserves spread, and before long lumberjacks from the thinning hardwood forests of New England swarmed into the uncharted area with no other possessions than their axes and brawn and the clothing they wore.
    * * *

    Ex: News of boundless timber reserves spread, and before long lumberjacks from the thinning hardwood forests of New England swarmed into the uncharted area with no other possessions than their axes and brawn and the clothing they wore.

    * * *
    New England

    Spanish-English dictionary > Nueva Inglaterra

  • 18 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
    ————————
    A
    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.
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    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

  • 19 a toda máquina

    at full blast
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.

    Ex: The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda máquina

  • 20 a toda pastilla

    familiar (velocidad) at full speed, at full tilt 2 (volumen) at full blast
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.
    Ex. The article ' On the fast track or the road to nowhere' points to the growing practice of subsuming public libraries into larger departments headed by non-librarians = El artículo " A la vanguardia o en un camino sin rumbo" pone de manifiesto la costumbre cada vez más frecuente de incluir las bibliotecas públicas dentro de órganismos más grandes dirigidos por personal no bibliotecario.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Internet overdrive. No place for Sunday drivers'.
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. The results appear there and then not only on the VDU screen but also on a roll of paper which spills out of the attached printer at a rate of knots.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.

    Ex: The article ' On the fast track or the road to nowhere' points to the growing practice of subsuming public libraries into larger departments headed by non-librarians = El artículo " A la vanguardia o en un camino sin rumbo" pone de manifiesto la costumbre cada vez más frecuente de incluir las bibliotecas públicas dentro de órganismos más grandes dirigidos por personal no bibliotecario.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Internet overdrive. No place for Sunday drivers'.
    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: The results appear there and then not only on the VDU screen but also on a roll of paper which spills out of the attached printer at a rate of knots.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda pastilla

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