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princely sum

  • 1 a la larga

    in the long run
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    = 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
    Ex. For a scheme to be successfull in the long term it is vital that there should be an organisational structure to support the scheme.
    Ex. This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex. This is time well invested since it saves money in the end and leads to a higher success rate in providing information = Éste es tiempo bien invertido ya que ahorra dinero en última instancia y permite ofrecer una información mucho más pertinente para el usuario.
    Ex. Eventually this work on citation orders came to fruition in the rather unlikely context of a new indexing systems, PRECIS.
    Ex. Thus, the public library in this country for the next few years and for the long pull may be presented with a first-rate opportunity for greater service to its community by defining its service with reference to some qualitative standards.
    Ex. The vibration may cause the chips to work loose over a period of time, and if they have to be pushed back into their sockets, it is very easy to bend or break one of the 'legs'.
    Ex. But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex. In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex. Moreover, these entries must ultimately direct the searcher to his desired specific subject in the classified file.
    Ex. By and by Tom's reading and dreaming about princely life wrought such a strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince unconsciously.
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    = 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

    Ex: For a scheme to be successfull in the long term it is vital that there should be an organisational structure to support the scheme.

    Ex: This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex: This is time well invested since it saves money in the end and leads to a higher success rate in providing information = Éste es tiempo bien invertido ya que ahorra dinero en última instancia y permite ofrecer una información mucho más pertinente para el usuario.
    Ex: Eventually this work on citation orders came to fruition in the rather unlikely context of a new indexing systems, PRECIS.
    Ex: Thus, the public library in this country for the next few years and for the long pull may be presented with a first-rate opportunity for greater service to its community by defining its service with reference to some qualitative standards.
    Ex: The vibration may cause the chips to work loose over a period of time, and if they have to be pushed back into their sockets, it is very easy to bend or break one of the 'legs'.
    Ex: But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex: In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex: Moreover, these entries must ultimately direct the searcher to his desired specific subject in the classified file.
    Ex: By and by Tom's reading and dreaming about princely life wrought such a
    strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince unconsciously
    .

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la larga

  • 2 adquirir

    v.
    1 to acquire, to purchase.
    Ricardo adquirió un televisor nuevo Richard acquired a new television set.
    Silvia adquirió experiencia Silvia acquired experience.
    2 to acquire (conseguir) (conocimientos, hábito, cultura).
    3 to incur in, to fall into.
    María adquirió una deuda Mary incurred in a debt.
    4 to get.
    5 to gain in.
    Elsa adquirió peso Elsa gained in weight.
    * * *
    (i changes to ie in stressed syllables)
    Present Indicative
    adquiero, adquieres, adquiere, adquirimos, adquirís, adquieren.
    Present Subjunctive
    adquiera, adquieras, adquiera, adquiramos, adquiráis, adquieran.
    Imperative
    adquiere (tú), adquiera (él/Vd.), adquiramos (nos.), adquirid (vos.), adquieran (ellos/Vds.).
    * * *
    verb
    1) to acquire, gain
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    VT
    1) (=comprar) [+ vivienda, billete] to purchase; (Econ) [+ derechos, acciones, empresa] to acquire, purchase
    2) (=conseguir) [+ cultura, conocimientos, dinero] to acquire; [+ fama] to gain, achieve
    3) (=adoptar) [+ costumbre] to adopt; [+ carácter, identidad] to take on, acquire; [+ nacionalidad] to acquire, obtain; [+ compromiso] to undertake; [+ color] to take on

    la palabra "enchufe" adquirió el sentido que todos conocemos — the word "enchufe" took on o acquired the sense we are all familiar with

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    verbo transitivo to acquire, obtain

    adquiera su nuevo coche antes del día 30purchase o buy your new car before the 30th

    adquirió renombre internacionalhe attained o achieved international renown

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    = acquire, assume, purchase, buy, attain, call + Nombre + Posesivo + own.
    Ex. Many libraries have special collections of foreign, unpublished or unusual materials which include items unlikely to be acquired by other libraries.
    Ex. A pseudonym is the name assumed by an author to conceal or obscure his or her identity.
    Ex. This mode of publication permits special libraries to purchase relevant parts and facilitates revision at a later date.
    Ex. Discount charges are available by contracting to buy a predetermined number of connect hours per year.
    Ex. A fully comparative account of recommendations for filing orders is likely to prove confusing until the reader has attained some familiarity with the general problems, and the solutions offered by one code.
    Ex. This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
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    * adquirir conocimiento = gain + knowledge, glean + knowledge, acquire + knowledge, build up + knowledge.
    * adquirir experiencia = gain + experience, cut + Posesivo + teeth (on).
    * adquirir fama = achieve + notoriety.
    * adquirir ímpetu = pick up + speed.
    * adquirir importancia = assume + importance, attain + importance, come up, take on + added weight, gain + significance, move up + the agenda, gain + importance, gain in + importance.
    * adquirir importancia histórica = make + history, go down in + history.
    * adquirir una idea = gain + impression.
    * adquirir una nueva dimensión = take on + new dimension.
    * adquirir un gusto por = get + a taste for.
    * adquirir un nuevo significado = take on + new dimension.
    * adquirir un valor añadido = take on + added weight.
    * gusto que se adquiere con el tiempo = acquired taste.
    * voz + adquirir + tono = voice + take on + quality.
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    verbo transitivo to acquire, obtain

    adquiera su nuevo coche antes del día 30purchase o buy your new car before the 30th

    adquirió renombre internacionalhe attained o achieved international renown

    * * *
    = acquire, assume, purchase, buy, attain, call + Nombre + Posesivo + own.

    Ex: Many libraries have special collections of foreign, unpublished or unusual materials which include items unlikely to be acquired by other libraries.

    Ex: A pseudonym is the name assumed by an author to conceal or obscure his or her identity.
    Ex: This mode of publication permits special libraries to purchase relevant parts and facilitates revision at a later date.
    Ex: Discount charges are available by contracting to buy a predetermined number of connect hours per year.
    Ex: A fully comparative account of recommendations for filing orders is likely to prove confusing until the reader has attained some familiarity with the general problems, and the solutions offered by one code.
    Ex: This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
    * adquirir conocimiento = gain + knowledge, glean + knowledge, acquire + knowledge, build up + knowledge.
    * adquirir experiencia = gain + experience, cut + Posesivo + teeth (on).
    * adquirir fama = achieve + notoriety.
    * adquirir ímpetu = pick up + speed.
    * adquirir importancia = assume + importance, attain + importance, come up, take on + added weight, gain + significance, move up + the agenda, gain + importance, gain in + importance.
    * adquirir importancia histórica = make + history, go down in + history.
    * adquirir una idea = gain + impression.
    * adquirir una nueva dimensión = take on + new dimension.
    * adquirir un gusto por = get + a taste for.
    * adquirir un nuevo significado = take on + new dimension.
    * adquirir un valor añadido = take on + added weight.
    * gusto que se adquiere con el tiempo = acquired taste.
    * voz + adquirir + tono = voice + take on + quality.

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    vt
    ‹artículo/propiedad› to acquire, obtain; ‹cultura/conocimientos› to acquire; ‹experiencia› to gain, acquire; ‹nacionalidad› to acquire, obtain; ‹lengua› to acquire
    ha adquirido el 13% de las acciones de Bianco he has acquired o obtained o purchased 13% of Bianco's shares
    adquiera su nuevo coche antes del día 30 purchase o buy your new car before the 30th
    ha adquirido renombre internacional he has attained o achieved international renown
    con el tiempo ha ido adquiriendo madurez y aplomo over the years he has gained in maturity and assurance
    derechos adquiridos vested o acquired rights
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    adquirir ( conjugate adquirir) verbo transitivocasa/coche to acquire, obtain;
    ( comprar) to purchase, buy;
    conocimientos/colección/fortuna to acquire;
    fama to attain, achieve;
    experiencia to gain;

    adquirir verbo transitivo
    1 to acquire
    2 frml (comprar) to purchase

    ' adquirir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    carta
    - contagiarse
    - empeñarse
    - iniciarse
    - soltarse
    - adquiera
    - agarrar
    - asentar
    - cobrar
    - coger
    - compromiso
    - ganar
    - hábito
    - hacer
    - tomar
    - vale
    English:
    acquire
    - come by
    - edition
    - gain
    - mail order
    - form
    - lapse
    - pick
    - purchase
    - take
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    1. [comprar] to acquire, to purchase;
    ya es posible adquirir pasajes de avión a través de Internet you can now buy air tickets on the Internet;
    adquirieron el 51 por ciento de las acciones de la empresa they acquired a 51 percent shareholding in the company
    2. [conseguir] [conocimientos, hábito, cultura] to acquire;
    [éxito, popularidad] to achieve; [libertad, experiencia] to gain; [fortuna] to acquire, to come by; [nacionalidad] to obtain;
    adquirió una reputación de inflexibilidad he gained o acquired a reputation for inflexibility;
    adquirieron el compromiso de ayudarse mutualmente they committed themselves to helping each other
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    v/t
    1 acquire
    2 ( comprar) buy, purchase fml
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    adquirir {4} vt
    1) : to acquire, to gain
    2) comprar: to purchase
    * * *
    1. (llegar a tener) to acquire
    2. (comprar) to buy [pt. & pp. bought]

    Spanish-English dictionary > adquirir

  • 3 bonita suma

    Ex. This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
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    Ex: This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.

    Spanish-English dictionary > bonita suma

  • 4 bonito2

    2 = nice, handsome [handsomer -comp., handsomest -sup.], beautiful, lovely [lovelier - comp., loveliest -sup.], pretty, comely [comelier -comp., comeliest -sup.].
    Ex. One time he showed me a photograph in an art book of a woman's bare breasts and said ' Nice tits, uh?'.
    Ex. All these novels are about young women meeting handsome men, at first disliking them and then discovering that they love them, with the inescapable 'happy ending' which means matrimony in these cases.
    Ex. The store was gutted and rebuilt, according to his specifications, into a beautiful, modern facility, decorated in vibrant hues and furnished with the latest Herman Miller offerings.
    Ex. The article ' Lovely idea, but unlovely pricing' criticizes the pricing level of a new service aimed at research scientists in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology companies.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Virtual reality: tomorrow's information system, or just another pretty interface?'.
    Ex. He went in the tavern wearing an eye patch, crying 'ahoy, matey!' and eying the comely wenches.
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    * bonita suma = princely sum.
    * chica bonita y tonta = bimbo.
    * nada bonito = unlovely.
    * poner bonito = get + the rough edge of + Posesivo + tongue.
    * ser bonito + Verbo = be neat to + Verbo.

    Spanish-English dictionary > bonito2

  • 5 comprar

    v.
    1 to buy, to purchase.
    se lo compré a un vendedor ambulante I bought it from a street vendor o seller
    se lo compraron a Ignacio como regalo de despedida they bought it for Ignacio as a leaving present
    Ella compra para vender luego She shops to sell afterwards.
    2 to buy (off), to bribe.
    ¡el árbitro está comprado! they've bribed the referee!
    El equipo compró al árbitro The team bribed the referee.
    * * *
    1 to buy
    2 figurado (sobornar) to bribe, buy off
    \
    comprar al contado to pay cash
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    verb
    to buy, purchase
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    1. VT
    1) (=adquirir) [+ casa, comida, regalo] to buy, purchase frm

    ¿te has comprado por fin la bici? — did you buy the bike in the end?

    comprar algo a algn[para algn] to buy sth for sb, buy sb sth; [de algn] to buy sth from sb

    le compré un vestido a mi hija — I bought a dress for my daughter, I bought my daughter a dress

    si decides vender el coche, yo te lo compro — if you decide to sell the car, I'll buy it from o off you

    comprar algo al contado — to pay cash (for sth), pay sth in cash

    comprar algo al detalleto buy sth retail

    comprar algo al por mayorto buy sth wholesale

    comprar algo al por menorto buy sth retail

    comprar deudasto factor

    2) (=sobornar) to bribe, buy off *
    2.
    VI (=hacer la compra) to buy, shop

    nunca compro en grandes almacenesI never buy o shop in department stores

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    verbo transitivo
    1) <casa/regalo/comida> to buy, purchase (frml)

    comprarle algo a alguien — ( a quien lo vende) to buy something from somebody; ( a quien lo recibe) to buy something for somebody

    comprar algo al por mayor/al por menor or al detalle — to buy o purchase something wholesale/retail

    2) (fam) ( sobornar) to buy (colloq)

    un árbitro compradoa crooked o (esp BrE) bent referee

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    = buy, purchase, take over, shop, bribe, grease + Posesivo + palm, oil + Posesivo + palm, call + Nombre + Posesivo + own.
    Ex. Discount charges are available by contracting to buy a predetermined number of connect hours per year.
    Ex. This mode of publication permits special libraries to purchase relevant parts and facilitates revision at a later date.
    Ex. Pergamon-INFOLINE came into being in its present form in 1980 when it was taken over by Pergamon.
    Ex. Before shopping for a new computer, you should make a plan detailing what you can afford, what you expect to do with the computer, and how much the computer is worth to you.
    Ex. Local officials can easily be bribed by foreign pharmaceutical laboratories.
    Ex. The local bishop was under his thumb, our priest greased his palm well.
    Ex. The judge has to be bribed and if you can't afford to ' oil his palm' your case will never reach court.
    Ex. This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
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    * comprar a ciegas = buy + a pig in a poke.
    * comprar Algo = make + a purchase.
    * comprar Algo hecho en serie = buy + off-the-shelf.
    * comprar Algo ya hecho de antemano = buy + off-the-shelf.
    * comprar al por mayor = buy + in bulk.
    * comprar comparando productos = shop around, shopping around.
    * comprar directamente = buy + direct(ly).
    * comprar en cantidad = stock up.
    * comprar hasta caer muerto = shop 'til you drop.
    * comprar regularmente en una tienda = patronise + shop.
    * comprarse = change + hands.
    * comprar tiempo = buy + time.
    * comprar un producto comercial = buy + off-the-shelf.
    * darse el gusto de comprar = splurge on.
    * novelas o libros que se compran en el supermercado = self-help.
    * que se compra = priced.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1) <casa/regalo/comida> to buy, purchase (frml)

    comprarle algo a alguien — ( a quien lo vende) to buy something from somebody; ( a quien lo recibe) to buy something for somebody

    comprar algo al por mayor/al por menor or al detalle — to buy o purchase something wholesale/retail

    2) (fam) ( sobornar) to buy (colloq)

    un árbitro compradoa crooked o (esp BrE) bent referee

    * * *
    = buy, purchase, take over, shop, bribe, grease + Posesivo + palm, oil + Posesivo + palm, call + Nombre + Posesivo + own.

    Ex: Discount charges are available by contracting to buy a predetermined number of connect hours per year.

    Ex: This mode of publication permits special libraries to purchase relevant parts and facilitates revision at a later date.
    Ex: Pergamon-INFOLINE came into being in its present form in 1980 when it was taken over by Pergamon.
    Ex: Before shopping for a new computer, you should make a plan detailing what you can afford, what you expect to do with the computer, and how much the computer is worth to you.
    Ex: Local officials can easily be bribed by foreign pharmaceutical laboratories.
    Ex: The local bishop was under his thumb, our priest greased his palm well.
    Ex: The judge has to be bribed and if you can't afford to ' oil his palm' your case will never reach court.
    Ex: This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
    * comprar a ciegas = buy + a pig in a poke.
    * comprar Algo = make + a purchase.
    * comprar Algo hecho en serie = buy + off-the-shelf.
    * comprar Algo ya hecho de antemano = buy + off-the-shelf.
    * comprar al por mayor = buy + in bulk.
    * comprar comparando productos = shop around, shopping around.
    * comprar directamente = buy + direct(ly).
    * comprar en cantidad = stock up.
    * comprar hasta caer muerto = shop 'til you drop.
    * comprar regularmente en una tienda = patronise + shop.
    * comprarse = change + hands.
    * comprar tiempo = buy + time.
    * comprar un producto comercial = buy + off-the-shelf.
    * darse el gusto de comprar = splurge on.
    * novelas o libros que se compran en el supermercado = self-help.
    * que se compra = priced.

    * * *
    comprar [A1 ]
    vt
    A ‹casa/regalo/comida› to buy, purchase ( frml) comprarle algo A algn (a quien lo vende) to buy sth FROM sb; (a quien lo recibe) to buy sth FOR sb
    le compré estas flores a una gitana I bought these flowers from o ( colloq) off a gypsy
    ¿quieres vender el coche? ¡te lo compro! do you want to sell your car? I'll buy it from you!
    les compré caramelos a los niños I bought the children some candy, I bought some candy for the children
    se lo voy a comprar para su cumpleaños I'm going to buy it for his birthday
    comprar algo al por menor or al detalle to buy o purchase sth retail
    las compran al por mayor they buy o purchase them wholesale
    comprar dólares a plazo fijo to buy dollars forward
    B ( fam) (sobornar) to buy ( colloq)
    no se deja comprar he won't be bought
    un árbitro comprado a crooked o ( BrE colloq) bent referee
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    comprar ( conjugate comprar) verbo transitivo
    a)casa/regalo/comida to buy, purchase (frml);

    comprarle algo a algn ( a quien lo vende) to buy sth from sb;
    ( a quien lo recibe) to buy sth for sb
    b) (fam) ( sobornar) to buy (colloq)

    comprar verbo transitivo
    1 to buy: compramos el ordenador a plazos, we bought the computer on hire purchase
    le compra el periódico a Lucía, (para Lucía) he buys the newspaper for Lucia
    (Lucía lo vende) he buys the newspaper from Lucia
    2 figurado (sobornar) to bribe, buy off
    ' comprar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adquirir
    - barata
    - barato
    - barrio
    - concretamente
    - más
    - óbice
    - permitirse
    - plazo
    - prematura
    - prematuro
    - prohibir
    - regatear
    - adelantar
    - andar
    - así
    - colecta
    - dudar
    - granel
    - huevo
    - llevar
    - marca
    - rematar
    English:
    antibiotic
    - approach
    - book token
    - buy
    - buy off
    - buy out
    - cream
    - dip into
    - disinfectant
    - exercise
    - flour
    - foresight
    - gazump
    - get in
    - go ahead
    - groceries
    - hold off
    - individual
    - must
    - opportune
    - purchase
    - remember
    - set aside
    - stop
    - view
    - want
    - alone
    - any
    - certainly
    - door
    - get
    - hire
    - house
    - ill
    - installment
    - none
    - second-hand
    - some
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    1. [adquirir] to buy, to purchase;
    se lo compré a un vendedor ambulante I bought it from a street vendor o seller;
    se lo compraron a Ignacio como regalo de despedida they bought it for Ignacio as a leaving present;
    se lo compraron para Navidades they bought it for her for Christmas;
    comprar algo al contado [en metálico] to pay cash for sth;
    [en un plazo] to pay for sth all at once o Br on the nail;
    comprar a plazos o Am [m5] cuotas to buy on Br hire purchase o US an installment plan;
    comprar al por mayor to buy wholesale;
    Fam
    ¡cómprate un bosque y piérdete! go and play in the traffic!, take a hike!
    2. [sobornar] to buy (off), to bribe;
    ¡el árbitro está comprado! they've bribed the referee!
    * * *
    v/t buy, purchase
    * * *
    : to buy, to purchase
    * * *
    comprar vb to buy [pt. & pp. bought]
    ¿me compras un juego? will you buy me a game?

    Spanish-English dictionary > comprar

  • 6 con el tiempo

    in the course of time, with time
    * * *
    = in time, over the years, with time, with the passage of time, eventually, in due course, over a period of time, in due time, over time, in the process of time, as time passed (by), as time passes (by), as time goes by, as time went by, by and by
    Ex. The census report clearly shows that the increase in foreign population is alarming, and that in time the preponderance in our city at least will be largerly in their favor.
    Ex. Thus, over the years it has been used to index reports, trade Literature, periodical articles and other similar documents.
    Ex. As a word drops out of vogue, the concept that it represents will, with time, gradually be described by a new term.
    Ex. Such recommendations can be viewed as attempts to shortcircuit a system which has creaked more noticeably with the passage of time.
    Ex. Eventually this work on citation orders came to fruition in the rather unlikely context of a new indexing systems, PRECIS.
    Ex. In due course, the following 19 ideas were found scribbled on six sheets of paper which were taped to the walls of the room.
    Ex. The vibration may cause the chips to work loose over a period of time, and if they have to be pushed back into their sockets, it is very easy to bend or break one of the 'legs'.
    Ex. Whatever carrier you use, for long-term preservation (over decades) you have to refresh and migrate data carriers in due time.
    Ex. A search can be extended over time by cycling, that is, starting with a source document, identifying those documents which it cites, and then identifying those documents which the original cited document cites, and so on.
    Ex. For we see that all things which, in the process of time, being created by the work of Divine Providence, were produced by the operation of God.
    Ex. As time passed by, she realised that most South Africans preferred orange squash to the bitter tangy taste of lemon squash.
    Ex. As time passes by, our collections grow ever larger and the problems of storage and retrieval become ever more pressing.
    Ex. As time goes by, the modern inventive mind multiplies these media and the bibliographical picture becomes increasingly complicated.
    Ex. As time went by, the colors started to fade and the paint began to flake from the heat and light of the sun.
    Ex. By and by Tom's reading and dreaming about princely life wrought such a strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince unconsciously.
    * * *
    = in time, over the years, with time, with the passage of time, eventually, in due course, over a period of time, in due time, over time, in the process of time, as time passed (by), as time passes (by), as time goes by, as time went by, by and by

    Ex: The census report clearly shows that the increase in foreign population is alarming, and that in time the preponderance in our city at least will be largerly in their favor.

    Ex: Thus, over the years it has been used to index reports, trade Literature, periodical articles and other similar documents.
    Ex: As a word drops out of vogue, the concept that it represents will, with time, gradually be described by a new term.
    Ex: Such recommendations can be viewed as attempts to shortcircuit a system which has creaked more noticeably with the passage of time.
    Ex: Eventually this work on citation orders came to fruition in the rather unlikely context of a new indexing systems, PRECIS.
    Ex: In due course, the following 19 ideas were found scribbled on six sheets of paper which were taped to the walls of the room.
    Ex: The vibration may cause the chips to work loose over a period of time, and if they have to be pushed back into their sockets, it is very easy to bend or break one of the 'legs'.
    Ex: Whatever carrier you use, for long-term preservation (over decades) you have to refresh and migrate data carriers in due time.
    Ex: A search can be extended over time by cycling, that is, starting with a source document, identifying those documents which it cites, and then identifying those documents which the original cited document cites, and so on.
    Ex: For we see that all things which, in the process of time, being created by the work of Divine Providence, were produced by the operation of God.
    Ex: As time passed by, she realised that most South Africans preferred orange squash to the bitter tangy taste of lemon squash.
    Ex: As time passes by, our collections grow ever larger and the problems of storage and retrieval become ever more pressing.
    Ex: As time goes by, the modern inventive mind multiplies these media and the bibliographical picture becomes increasingly complicated.
    Ex: As time went by, the colors started to fade and the paint began to flake from the heat and light of the sun.
    Ex: By and by Tom's reading and dreaming about princely life wrought such a
    strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince unconsciously
    .

    Spanish-English dictionary > con el tiempo

  • 7 de príncipe

    (adj.) = princely
    Ex. By and by Tom's reading and dreaming about princely life wrought such a strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince unconsciously.
    * * *
    (adj.) = princely

    Ex: By and by Tom's reading and dreaming about princely life wrought such a
    strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince unconsciously
    .

    Spanish-English dictionary > de príncipe

  • 8 espléndido

    adj.
    splendid, abundant, grand, plentiful.
    * * *
    1 (magnífico) splendid, magnificent
    2 (generoso) generous, lavish
    * * *
    (f. - espléndida)
    adj.
    1) splendid, great
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=magnífico) splendid, magnificent
    2) (=generoso) lavish, generous
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) <fiesta/comida> splendid, magnificent; <día/tiempo> splendid, marvelous*; <regalo/joya/abrigo> magnificent
    b) ( generoso) < persona> generous; < regalo> lavish, generous
    * * *
    = generous, lavish, splendid, gorgeous, princely.
    Ex. Many libraries have built I & R services into their budgets on a fairly generous scale.
    Ex. Library staffing levels were lavish and opening hours long.
    Ex. She wanted to suggest some course of action splendid and decisive, and was perturbed to find that she could not.
    Ex. The hotel features 428 newly renovated guest rooms with upscale southwestern décor and private balconies with gorgeous mountain views = El hotel ofrece 428 habitaciones renovadas recientemente con una decoración de lujo al estilo del suroeste del país y balcones con magníficas vistas a las montañas.
    Ex. By my most delightful excursion was to Hamilton itself, one of the most princely places I have ever visited.
    ----
    * una espléndida variedad de = a panoply of.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) <fiesta/comida> splendid, magnificent; <día/tiempo> splendid, marvelous*; <regalo/joya/abrigo> magnificent
    b) ( generoso) < persona> generous; < regalo> lavish, generous
    * * *
    = generous, lavish, splendid, gorgeous, princely.

    Ex: Many libraries have built I & R services into their budgets on a fairly generous scale.

    Ex: Library staffing levels were lavish and opening hours long.
    Ex: She wanted to suggest some course of action splendid and decisive, and was perturbed to find that she could not.
    Ex: The hotel features 428 newly renovated guest rooms with upscale southwestern décor and private balconies with gorgeous mountain views = El hotel ofrece 428 habitaciones renovadas recientemente con una decoración de lujo al estilo del suroeste del país y balcones con magníficas vistas a las montañas.
    Ex: By my most delightful excursion was to Hamilton itself, one of the most princely places I have ever visited.
    * una espléndida variedad de = a panoply of.

    * * *
    1 ‹fiesta› splendid, magnificent; ‹día/tiempo› splendid, marvelous*, glorious; ‹regalo/joya/abrigo› magnificent
    nos había preparado una espléndida comida he had prepared a splendid meal for us
    es una ocasión espléndida para poder reunirnos it's a splendid o marvelous opportunity for us to meet
    estaba espléndida con aquel vestido she looked magnificent o wonderful in that dress
    2 (generoso) ‹persona› generous; ‹regalo› lavish, generous
    * * *

    Del verbo esplender: ( conjugate esplender)

    esplendido es:

    el participio

    espléndido
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a)fiesta/comida splendid, magnificent;

    día/tiempo splendid, marvelous( conjugate marvelous);
    regalo/joya/abrigo magnificent
    b) ( generoso) ‹ persona generous;

    regalo lavish, generous
    espléndido,-a adjetivo
    1 (estupendo) splendid
    2 (generoso) generous
    ' espléndido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    espléndida
    - hermosa
    - hermoso
    - liberal
    - soberbia
    - soberbio
    - súper
    English:
    glorious
    - lavish
    - princely
    - splendid
    - superb
    - gorgeous
    - grand
    - royal
    * * *
    espléndido, -a adj
    1. [maravilloso] splendid, magnificent;
    hace un día espléndido it's a beautiful o glorious day;
    hace un tiempo espléndido the weather is beautiful o glorious;
    me parece un tipo espléndido I think he's a wonderful guy;
    desperdició una oportunidad espléndida he wasted a golden o wonderful opportunity;
    este arroz está espléndido this rice is wonderful;
    estás espléndida con ese vestido you look magnificent in that dress
    2. [generoso] [persona] generous;
    [obsequio] generous, lavish
    3. [lujoso] magnificent, lavish;
    espléndidos decorados magnificent o lavish sets
    * * *
    adj
    1 splendid, magnificent
    2 ( generoso) generous
    * * *
    espléndido, -da adj
    1) : splendid, magnificent
    2) : generous, lavish
    * * *
    1. (estupendo) splendid
    2. (generoso) generous

    Spanish-English dictionary > espléndido

  • 9 estar en venta

    Ex. This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
    * * *

    Ex: This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.

    Spanish-English dictionary > estar en venta

  • 10 excelente

    adj.
    excellent.
    intj.
    excellent, super, just fine.
    m.
    excellent grade, A plus.
    * * *
    1 excellent, first-rate
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    * * *
    adjetivo excellent
    * * *
    = excellent, fantastic, outstanding, supine, superb, vintage, sterling, upscale, fantastical, fantastical, tip-top, great, princely.
    Ex. The use of clear armoured glass walls gives excellent visual supervision in the Rare Book Room and in the Manuscript and Local History Reading Room.
    Ex. GODORT has done a fantastic job of dealing with and solving documents problems.
    Ex. The PRECIS indexing system is a set of procedures for producing index entries which in theoretical terms represents an advance outstanding for its highly formularized approach to citation order and reference, or added entry, generation.
    Ex. His point is apparently that the public library needs to be more than a supine service.
    Ex. The image of the reference librarian, as portrayed by Katherine Hepburn in the film, 'Desk Set,' suggests the superb flair and intellectual acumen with which reference librarians would like to dazzle their patrons.
    Ex. Indeed, advantage was taken of the tenth anniversary of British membership to make 1983 a vintage year for monographs on the European Communities.
    Ex. It does not seem to me to be a nine days wonder but a fundamental change of heart that is rejuvenating traditional reference services which have done sterling service over the years.
    Ex. The hotel features 428 newly renovated guest rooms with upscale southwestern décor and private balconies with gorgeous mountain views = El hotel ofrece 428 habitaciones renovadas recientemente con una decoración de lujo al estilo del suroeste del país y balcones con magníficas vistas a las montañas.
    Ex. Adorno's distinction between fantastical thought & the commodification of fantasy in the form of literature is addressed.
    Ex. Adorno's distinction between fantastical thought & the commodification of fantasy in the form of literature is addressed.
    Ex. It's a tip-top place from top to bottom with no letdowns whatsoever.
    Ex. Click on 'add new experience', provide as much details as you can, and let us know why you think they are so great.
    Ex. By my most delightful excursion was to Hamilton itself, one of the most princely places I have ever visited.
    ----
    * ejemplo excelente = shining example.
    * en excelente estado = in tip-top condition, in tip-top form.
    * en excelentes condiciones = in tip-top condition, in tip-top form.
    * forma excelente = commanding form.
    * sentirse excelente = feel + tip-top.
    * ser un + Nombre + excelente = be a prince of a + Nombre.
    * * *
    adjetivo excellent
    * * *
    = excellent, fantastic, outstanding, supine, superb, vintage, sterling, upscale, fantastical, fantastical, tip-top, great, princely.

    Ex: The use of clear armoured glass walls gives excellent visual supervision in the Rare Book Room and in the Manuscript and Local History Reading Room.

    Ex: GODORT has done a fantastic job of dealing with and solving documents problems.
    Ex: The PRECIS indexing system is a set of procedures for producing index entries which in theoretical terms represents an advance outstanding for its highly formularized approach to citation order and reference, or added entry, generation.
    Ex: His point is apparently that the public library needs to be more than a supine service.
    Ex: The image of the reference librarian, as portrayed by Katherine Hepburn in the film, 'Desk Set,' suggests the superb flair and intellectual acumen with which reference librarians would like to dazzle their patrons.
    Ex: Indeed, advantage was taken of the tenth anniversary of British membership to make 1983 a vintage year for monographs on the European Communities.
    Ex: It does not seem to me to be a nine days wonder but a fundamental change of heart that is rejuvenating traditional reference services which have done sterling service over the years.
    Ex: The hotel features 428 newly renovated guest rooms with upscale southwestern décor and private balconies with gorgeous mountain views = El hotel ofrece 428 habitaciones renovadas recientemente con una decoración de lujo al estilo del suroeste del país y balcones con magníficas vistas a las montañas.
    Ex: Adorno's distinction between fantastical thought & the commodification of fantasy in the form of literature is addressed.
    Ex: Adorno's distinction between fantastical thought & the commodification of fantasy in the form of literature is addressed.
    Ex: It's a tip-top place from top to bottom with no letdowns whatsoever.
    Ex: Click on 'add new experience', provide as much details as you can, and let us know why you think they are so great.
    Ex: By my most delightful excursion was to Hamilton itself, one of the most princely places I have ever visited.
    * ejemplo excelente = shining example.
    * en excelente estado = in tip-top condition, in tip-top form.
    * en excelentes condiciones = in tip-top condition, in tip-top form.
    * forma excelente = commanding form.
    * sentirse excelente = feel + tip-top.
    * ser un + Nombre + excelente = be a prince of a + Nombre.

    * * *
    excellent
    * * *

     

    excelente adjetivo
    excellent
    excelente adjetivo excellent, superb: el vino es excelente, the wine is superb
    ' excelente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    insuperable
    - maestra
    - maestro
    - sobresaliente
    - cabo
    - estupendo
    - grande
    - perfecto
    - privilegiado
    English:
    acclaim
    - ducky
    - excellent
    - exercise
    - fine
    - first-class
    - first-rate
    - groovy
    - mean
    - mime
    - overall
    - sterling
    - vintage
    - wash down
    - work
    - admirable
    - credit
    - golden
    - piece
    - prime
    - rate
    - recall
    - tip
    * * *
    excellent
    * * *
    adj excellent
    * * *
    : excellent
    * * *
    excelente adj excellent

    Spanish-English dictionary > excelente

  • 11 hacerse de

    v.
    1 to acquire, to buy, to get, to get hold of.
    María se hizo de un vestido blanco Mary acquired a white dress.
    2 to be made of.
    El adorno se hace de arcilla The ornament is made of clay.
    3 to pluck up, to pluck out.
    María se hizo de valor Mary plucked up courage.
    * * *
    = avail + Reflexivo + of, grab, buy in, snag, call + Nombre + Posesivo + own
    Ex. This paper deals with the advantages of optical publishing for information providers and traditional publishers, and how they can avail themselves of the technology.
    Ex. If we move fast, we can grab the space for the library.
    Ex. Yet the genuine stockholding bookseller is committed to holding good stocks of books for the customers' benefit which means that he does not aim simply at buying in the books with the quickest turnover.
    Ex. For sunny days, snag yourself a cute terry cloth hat and revel in the shade.
    Ex. This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
    * * *
    = avail + Reflexivo + of, grab, buy in, snag, call + Nombre + Posesivo + own

    Ex: This paper deals with the advantages of optical publishing for information providers and traditional publishers, and how they can avail themselves of the technology.

    Ex: If we move fast, we can grab the space for the library.
    Ex: Yet the genuine stockholding bookseller is committed to holding good stocks of books for the customers' benefit which means that he does not aim simply at buying in the books with the quickest turnover.
    Ex: For sunny days, snag yourself a cute terry cloth hat and revel in the shade.
    Ex: This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.

    Spanish-English dictionary > hacerse de

  • 12 importante

    adj.
    1 important (destacado, significativo).
    2 considerable.
    3 significant, considerable, sizable.
    * * *
    1 (gen) important; (por su gravedad) serious; (por su cantidad) considerable
    2 (influyente) important
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=trascendental) [información, persona] important; [acontecimiento] significant, important; [papel, factor, parte] important, major; [cambio] significant, major

    un paso importante para la democraciaan important o a big o a major step for democracy

    dárselas de importante — to give o.s. airs

    lo importante es... — the main thing is...

    poco importante — unimportant

    es importante queit is important that

    2) [como intensificador] [cantidad, pérdida] considerable; [herida] serious; [retraso] considerable, serious
    * * *
    a) <noticia/persona> important; <acontecimiento/cambio> important, significant

    ¿qué dice la carta? - nada importante — what does the letter say? - nothing of any importance o nothing much

    lo importante es... — the important thing is...

    dárselas de or hacerse el importante — to give oneself airs

    b) < pérdidas> serious, considerable; < daños> severe, considerable; < cantidad> considerable, significant
    * * *
    = considerable, important, major, notable, prominent, relevant, remarkable, significant, significantly, substantial, weighty, consequential, solid, acute, appreciable, major, mighty [mightier -comp., mightiest -sup.], goodly [goodlier -comp., goodliest -sup.], key, meaningful, vital, hefty [heftier -comp., heftiest -sup.], of consequence, meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.], seminal.
    Ex. The need to become familiar with different command languages for different hosts is a considerable barrier to effective retrieval.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
    Ex. This scheme aims for a more helpful order than the major schemes, by following the groupings of subjects as they are taught in schools.
    Ex. There are notable differences in practice between the United States and the United Kingdom.
    Ex. Classification is also prominent in the physical arrangement of documents.
    Ex. Most such bulletins list titles or abstracts, together with citations of relevant new documents in the subject area.
    Ex. Two remarkable features of the BM code are its acceptance of corporate authorship, and its use of form headings.
    Ex. With online display, the alphabetical arrangement can become less significant, since all look-ups can be achieved with the computer, and there is less need for the scanning of alphabetical lists.
    Ex. The problem of their citation looms less significantly in abstracting and indexing products than that of the citation of periodical articles.
    Ex. This data base will eventually become a very substantial bibliographic data base.
    Ex. Whether the juxtaposition of language with literature is as weighty an advantage as has on occasion been claimed is, I think, debatable.
    Ex. The democratisation of Russian intellectual life was one of the most consequential of the dramatic social and political changes that took place in Russia in the 1860s.
    Ex. There is no doubt that the ideas put forward by Coates and their implementation in BTI have been a solid step forward in the theory of alphabetical subject headings.
    Ex. In some areas of study, notably the social sciences, the problems vocabulary are acute.
    Ex. Cannabis often shows no appreciable effects the first time it is taken.
    Ex. In the face of present priorities and staff commitments, the Library feels that it cannot undertake a comprehensive study of the subject heading system that would pave the way for a major restructuring of the system.
    Ex. The October 2002 issue of CONVERGE magazine lists their picks for the 'Shapers of the Future 2002' -- 'today's leaders and innovators who have dreamed and accomplished mighty things in technology and education'.
    Ex. However, we must not forget the book which the critics acclaim and which also sells in goodly numbers.
    Ex. This meeting brought together representatives of the key organizations in the community.
    Ex. Each operator has a filing value which has been designate in order to ensure that terms appear in the index string in an order that will produce a meaningful set of index entries.
    Ex. The pressures of the marketplace mean that any vital facility must be offered by all of the major hosts.
    Ex. Research publication had to adopt the same economic model as trade publication, and research libraries the world over paid the hefty price = Las publicaciones científicas tuvieron que adoptar el mismo modelo económico que las publicaciones comerciales y las bibliotecas universitarias de todo el mundo pagaron un precio elevado.
    Ex. We have the right and responsibility to make wise decisions in 'times of consequence'.
    Ex. We want Robyn to write about really meaty issues every week, instead of talking about spousal abuse.
    Ex. He has published seminal papers on automated cataloging and authority control in Library Journal, Library Quarterly, and Journal of Library Automation.
    ----
    * acontecimiento importante = milestone, red carpet event.
    * considerar importante = hold + Nombre + dear.
    * continuar siendo importante = remain + big.
    * economizar en cosas importantes y derrochar en nimiedades = penny wise, pound foolish.
    * el último pero no el menos importante = the last but by no means least.
    * es importante destacar = importantly.
    * evento importante = milestone.
    * hacer que sea importante = render + important.
    * hacerse cada vez más importante = increase in + importance.
    * la parte más importante = the heart of.
    * llegar a un momento importante en + Posesivo + historia = reach + milestone.
    * lo más importante = most of all.
    * lo que es más importante = most importantly, more importantly, most of all, most important.
    * lo que es muy importante = importantly.
    * más importante = foremost.
    * más importante aun = more significantly.
    * menos importante, el = least, the.
    * muy importante = critical, very importantly, big time.
    * poco importante = small-time.
    * por último pero no menos importante = last but not least.
    * sentirse importante = feel + important.
    * ser Algo muy importante = loom + large.
    * ser cada vez más importante = increase in + importance.
    * ser importante = be of importance, be of consequence.
    * suceso importante = critical incident.
    * suma importante = princely sum.
    * último pero no el menos importante, el = final and not the least important, the.
    * uno de los + Nombre + más importante = not the least + Nombre, not the least of + Nombre.
    * * *
    a) <noticia/persona> important; <acontecimiento/cambio> important, significant

    ¿qué dice la carta? - nada importante — what does the letter say? - nothing of any importance o nothing much

    lo importante es... — the important thing is...

    dárselas de or hacerse el importante — to give oneself airs

    b) < pérdidas> serious, considerable; < daños> severe, considerable; < cantidad> considerable, significant
    * * *
    = considerable, important, major, notable, prominent, relevant, remarkable, significant, significantly, substantial, weighty, consequential, solid, acute, appreciable, major, mighty [mightier -comp., mightiest -sup.], goodly [goodlier -comp., goodliest -sup.], key, meaningful, vital, hefty [heftier -comp., heftiest -sup.], of consequence, meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.], seminal.

    Ex: The need to become familiar with different command languages for different hosts is a considerable barrier to effective retrieval.

    Ex: Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
    Ex: This scheme aims for a more helpful order than the major schemes, by following the groupings of subjects as they are taught in schools.
    Ex: There are notable differences in practice between the United States and the United Kingdom.
    Ex: Classification is also prominent in the physical arrangement of documents.
    Ex: Most such bulletins list titles or abstracts, together with citations of relevant new documents in the subject area.
    Ex: Two remarkable features of the BM code are its acceptance of corporate authorship, and its use of form headings.
    Ex: With online display, the alphabetical arrangement can become less significant, since all look-ups can be achieved with the computer, and there is less need for the scanning of alphabetical lists.
    Ex: The problem of their citation looms less significantly in abstracting and indexing products than that of the citation of periodical articles.
    Ex: This data base will eventually become a very substantial bibliographic data base.
    Ex: Whether the juxtaposition of language with literature is as weighty an advantage as has on occasion been claimed is, I think, debatable.
    Ex: The democratisation of Russian intellectual life was one of the most consequential of the dramatic social and political changes that took place in Russia in the 1860s.
    Ex: There is no doubt that the ideas put forward by Coates and their implementation in BTI have been a solid step forward in the theory of alphabetical subject headings.
    Ex: In some areas of study, notably the social sciences, the problems vocabulary are acute.
    Ex: Cannabis often shows no appreciable effects the first time it is taken.
    Ex: In the face of present priorities and staff commitments, the Library feels that it cannot undertake a comprehensive study of the subject heading system that would pave the way for a major restructuring of the system.
    Ex: The October 2002 issue of CONVERGE magazine lists their picks for the 'Shapers of the Future 2002' -- 'today's leaders and innovators who have dreamed and accomplished mighty things in technology and education'.
    Ex: However, we must not forget the book which the critics acclaim and which also sells in goodly numbers.
    Ex: This meeting brought together representatives of the key organizations in the community.
    Ex: Each operator has a filing value which has been designate in order to ensure that terms appear in the index string in an order that will produce a meaningful set of index entries.
    Ex: The pressures of the marketplace mean that any vital facility must be offered by all of the major hosts.
    Ex: Research publication had to adopt the same economic model as trade publication, and research libraries the world over paid the hefty price = Las publicaciones científicas tuvieron que adoptar el mismo modelo económico que las publicaciones comerciales y las bibliotecas universitarias de todo el mundo pagaron un precio elevado.
    Ex: We have the right and responsibility to make wise decisions in 'times of consequence'.
    Ex: We want Robyn to write about really meaty issues every week, instead of talking about spousal abuse.
    Ex: He has published seminal papers on automated cataloging and authority control in Library Journal, Library Quarterly, and Journal of Library Automation.
    * acontecimiento importante = milestone, red carpet event.
    * considerar importante = hold + Nombre + dear.
    * continuar siendo importante = remain + big.
    * economizar en cosas importantes y derrochar en nimiedades = penny wise, pound foolish.
    * el último pero no el menos importante = the last but by no means least.
    * es importante destacar = importantly.
    * evento importante = milestone.
    * hacer que sea importante = render + important.
    * hacerse cada vez más importante = increase in + importance.
    * la parte más importante = the heart of.
    * llegar a un momento importante en + Posesivo + historia = reach + milestone.
    * lo más importante = most of all.
    * lo que es más importante = most importantly, more importantly, most of all, most important.
    * lo que es muy importante = importantly.
    * más importante = foremost.
    * más importante aun = more significantly.
    * menos importante, el = least, the.
    * muy importante = critical, very importantly, big time.
    * poco importante = small-time.
    * por último pero no menos importante = last but not least.
    * sentirse importante = feel + important.
    * ser Algo muy importante = loom + large.
    * ser cada vez más importante = increase in + importance.
    * ser importante = be of importance, be of consequence.
    * suceso importante = critical incident.
    * suma importante = princely sum.
    * último pero no el menos importante, el = final and not the least important, the.
    * uno de los + Nombre + más importante = not the least + Nombre, not the least of + Nombre.

    * * *
    1 ‹noticia/persona› important; ‹acontecimiento/cambio› important, significant
    tengo algo importante que decirte I have something important to tell you
    ¿qué dice la carta? — nada importante what does the letter say? — nothing of any importance o nothing much
    lo importante es participar the important thing is to take part
    es importante que vayas it's important that you go
    2 ‹pérdidas› serious, considerable; ‹cantidad› considerable, significant
    una importante suma de dinero a large o considerable o significant sum of money
    la tormenta causó importantes daños the storm caused severe o considerable damage
    un número importante de ciudadanos a significant o considerable o large number of citizens
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    algo importante    
    importante
    importante adjetivo
    a)noticia/persona important;

    acontecimiento/cambio important, significant;
    dárselas de or hacerse el importante to give oneself airs

    daños severe, considerable;
    cantidad considerable, significant
    importante adjetivo important, significant: un importante geólogo dará la conferencia, a noted geologist will give the lecture
    una cantidad importante, a considerable amount
    ' importante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bonita
    - bonito
    - categoría
    - ciudad
    - comodidad
    - consignar
    - cosa
    - cualquiera
    - despreciable
    - eje
    - eslabón
    - floricultura
    - gorda
    - gordo
    - historia
    - histórica
    - histórico
    - inmediatez
    - menos
    - nada
    - núcleo
    - opinar
    - personaje
    - pintar
    - poderosa
    - poderoso
    - reseñar
    - sabrosa
    - sabroso
    - salario
    - señalada
    - señalado
    - señor
    - suma
    - sustancial
    - sustantiva
    - sustantivo
    - tomo
    - viso
    - indiferente
    - notable
    - papel
    - parecer
    - personalidad
    - pez
    - que
    - trascendental
    - trascendente
    - un
    - visita
    English:
    amount to
    - appreciable
    - armory
    - armoury
    - assassin
    - assassination
    - big
    - consideration
    - depreciate
    - edit
    - flagship
    - grain
    - grand
    - great
    - head-hunt
    - high
    - if
    - important
    - increasingly
    - large
    - last
    - leading
    - least
    - major
    - mean
    - morality
    - prominent
    - significant
    - sponsor
    - thing
    - VIP
    - weighty
    - assassinate
    - come
    - considerable
    - feature
    - feel
    - first
    - foremost
    - name
    - priority
    - strongly
    - substantial
    * * *
    1. [destacado, significativo] important;
    el descontento está adquiriendo proporciones importantes dissatisfaction is becoming widespread;
    ocupa un cargo importante en el ministerio he has an important job at the ministry;
    ella es muy importante para mí she's very important to me;
    lo importante es hacerlo despacio the important thing is to do it slowly;
    no te preocupes, lo importante es que tengas buena salud don't worry, the most important thing is for you to be healthy;
    dárselas de importante, hacerse el/la importante to give oneself airs, to act all important
    2. [cantidad] considerable;
    [lesión] serious;
    una cantidad importante de dinero a significant o considerable sum of money;
    * * *
    adj important
    * * *
    : important
    * * *
    1. (en general) important
    2. (considerable) considerable

    Spanish-English dictionary > importante

  • 13 magnífico

    adj.
    1 magnificent, grand, splendid, super-duper.
    2 excellent, wonderful, marvelous, very good.
    intj.
    excellent, fine.
    * * *
    1 magnificent, splendid
    * * *
    (f. - magnífica)
    adj.
    magnificent, superb
    * * *
    ADJ magnificent, wonderful

    ¡magnífico! — excellent!, splendid!

    rector magnífico Esp (Univ) honourable Chancellor, honorable Chancellor (EEUU)

    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) (excelente, estupendo) <edificio/panorama> magnificent, superb; <espectáculo/escritor> marvelous*, wonderful, superb; < oportunidad> wonderful, marvelous*
    b) ( suntuoso) magnificent, splendid
    c) ( en títulos) honorable*
    * * *
    = exciting, magnificent, superb, splendid, fabulous, glorious, gorgeous, many splendoured, princely.
    Ex. Finally, I wish to thank all of the speakers, reactors, and attendees who made these institutes so memorable, exciting, and rewarding.
    Ex. Although the work of the CRG makes fascinating reading, and magnificent contributions were made towards the clarification of the principles of classification, much work remain to be done.
    Ex. The image of the reference librarian, as portrayed by Katherine Hepburn in the film, 'Desk Set,' suggests the superb flair and intellectual acumen with which reference librarians would like to dazzle their patrons.
    Ex. She wanted to suggest some course of action splendid and decisive, and was perturbed to find that she could not.
    Ex. The whole question of the language used in folk stories and the qualities to look for is studied at length by Elizabeth Cook in 'The Ordinary and the fabulous', a book of inexhaustible value to teachers and all those engaged in storytelling and reading aloud.
    Ex. In other words, compare the glorious statements made about the purpose of libraries in 1849 with the opening of Manchester Public Library, with one ceremony for the working class and one for the 'nobs'.
    Ex. The hotel features 428 newly renovated guest rooms with upscale southwestern décor and private balconies with gorgeous mountain views = El hotel ofrece 428 habitaciones renovadas recientemente con una decoración de lujo al estilo del suroeste del país y balcones con magníficas vistas a las montañas.
    Ex. In the article 'Love is a many splendoured thing' a selection of 13 writers of romance, both new and veteran, all on the rise in their field, discuss their craft and the challenges of today's market.
    Ex. By my most delightful excursion was to Hamilton itself, one of the most princely places I have ever visited.
    ----
    * ejemplo magnífico = shining example.
    * ser magnífico + Gerundio = be terrific at + Gerundio.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) (excelente, estupendo) <edificio/panorama> magnificent, superb; <espectáculo/escritor> marvelous*, wonderful, superb; < oportunidad> wonderful, marvelous*
    b) ( suntuoso) magnificent, splendid
    c) ( en títulos) honorable*
    * * *
    = exciting, magnificent, superb, splendid, fabulous, glorious, gorgeous, many splendoured, princely.

    Ex: Finally, I wish to thank all of the speakers, reactors, and attendees who made these institutes so memorable, exciting, and rewarding.

    Ex: Although the work of the CRG makes fascinating reading, and magnificent contributions were made towards the clarification of the principles of classification, much work remain to be done.
    Ex: The image of the reference librarian, as portrayed by Katherine Hepburn in the film, 'Desk Set,' suggests the superb flair and intellectual acumen with which reference librarians would like to dazzle their patrons.
    Ex: She wanted to suggest some course of action splendid and decisive, and was perturbed to find that she could not.
    Ex: The whole question of the language used in folk stories and the qualities to look for is studied at length by Elizabeth Cook in 'The Ordinary and the fabulous', a book of inexhaustible value to teachers and all those engaged in storytelling and reading aloud.
    Ex: In other words, compare the glorious statements made about the purpose of libraries in 1849 with the opening of Manchester Public Library, with one ceremony for the working class and one for the 'nobs'.
    Ex: The hotel features 428 newly renovated guest rooms with upscale southwestern décor and private balconies with gorgeous mountain views = El hotel ofrece 428 habitaciones renovadas recientemente con una decoración de lujo al estilo del suroeste del país y balcones con magníficas vistas a las montañas.
    Ex: In the article 'Love is a many splendoured thing' a selection of 13 writers of romance, both new and veteran, all on the rise in their field, discuss their craft and the challenges of today's market.
    Ex: By my most delightful excursion was to Hamilton itself, one of the most princely places I have ever visited.
    * ejemplo magnífico = shining example.
    * ser magnífico + Gerundio = be terrific at + Gerundio.

    * * *
    1 (excelente, estupendo) ‹edificio/panorama› magnificent, marvelous*, superb; ‹espectáculo/escritor› marvelous*, superb, wonderful; ‹oportunidad› wonderful, marvelous*, splendid
    hace un día magnífico it's a beautiful day
    ha llegado el señor Díaz — ¡magnífico! Mr. Díaz has arrived — splendid o excellent!
    es un magnífico escritor he's a superb writer
    Galán estuvo magnífico, ganando en un tiempo de 5:31:27 Galán was magnificent o superb, winning in a time of 5:31:27
    2 (suntuoso) magnificent, splendid
    3 (en títulos) honorable*
    * * *

     

    Del verbo magnificar: ( conjugate magnificar)

    magnifico es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    magnificó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    magnificar    
    magnífico
    magnífico
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    a) ( estupendo) ‹edificio/panorama magnificent, superb;

    espectáculo/escritor/oportunidad› marvelous( conjugate marvelous), wonderful;
    ¡magnífico! excellent!


    magnificar vtr (exagerar) to exaggerate: el diario local magnificó los acontecimientos, the newspaper blew the events out of proportion
    magnífico,-a adjetivo splendid, wonderful: hace una tarde magnífica, it's a magnificent evening
    ' magnífico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    colosal
    - magnificar
    - magnífica
    - hermoso
    - soberbio
    English:
    absolutely
    - fine
    - glorious
    - golf course
    - gorgeous
    - grand
    - great
    - magnificent
    - workmanship
    - fabulous
    - splendid
    - superb
    * * *
    magnífico, -a adj
    1. [muy bueno] [idea, invento, oportunidad] wonderful, magnificent;
    una habitación con magníficas vistas al mar a room with a magnificent view of the sea;
    tus amigos son una gente magnífica your friends are wonderful;
    llegaré a las ocho – ¡magnífico! I'll be there at eight – splendid!
    2. [grandioso, espléndido] great, fantastic;
    ¡con esa falda estás magnífica! you look great o fantastic in that skirt!
    3. [tratamiento] Honourable;
    el Rector Magnífico de la Universidad the Honourable Chancellor of the University
    * * *
    adj wonderful, magnificent
    * * *
    magnífico, -ca adj
    esplendoroso: magnificent, splendid
    * * *
    magnífico adj wonderful

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  • 14 principesco

    adj.
    princely.
    * * *
    1 princely
    * * *
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo princely
    * * *
    Ex. By and by Tom's reading and dreaming about princely life wrought such a strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince unconsciously.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo princely
    * * *

    Ex: By and by Tom's reading and dreaming about princely life wrought such a
    strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince unconsciously
    .

    * * *
    princely
    * * *
    principesco, -a adj
    princely
    * * *
    adj princely

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  • 15 príncipe

    m.
    1 prince.
    2 Principe, Principe Island.
    * * *
    1 prince
    \
    edición príncipe first edition
    príncipe azul Prince Charming
    príncipe de las tinieblas Prince of Darkness
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    1.

    príncipe azul — Prince Charming, knight in shining armour

    2.
    ADJ INV
    * * *
    masculino prince
    * * *
    = prince.
    Nota: Femenino princess.
    Ex. Prince Schwarzenberg, honorary member of the Verband Osterreichischer Archivare (Austrian Archivists' Association), died in Apr '86.
    ----
    * de príncipe = princely.
    * Isla del Príncipe Eduardo = Prince Edward Island.
    * príncipe azul = white knight, knight in shining armour.
    * príncipe azul, el = Prince Charming.
    * príncipe heredero = crown prince.
    * * *
    masculino prince
    * * *
    Nota: Femenino princess.

    Ex: Prince Schwarzenberg, honorary member of the Verband Osterreichischer Archivare (Austrian Archivists' Association), died in Apr '86.

    * de príncipe = princely.
    * Isla del Príncipe Eduardo = Prince Edward Island.
    * príncipe azul = white knight, knight in shining armour.
    * príncipe azul, el = Prince Charming.
    * príncipe heredero = crown prince.

    * * *
    prince
    Compuestos:
    Prince Charming ( hum)
    prince consort
    crown prince
    prince regent
    * * *

     

    príncipe sustantivo masculino
    prince;

    príncipe sustantivo masculino prince
    príncipe azul, Prince Charming
    príncipe heredero, crown prince

    ' príncipe' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    consorte
    - suceder
    - heredero
    - Puerto Príncipe
    English:
    crown prince
    - prince
    - Prince Charming
    - crown
    * * *
    adj
    [edición] first, original
    nm
    prince
    el Príncipe de Asturias the Prince of Asturias, = the Spanish crown prince;
    príncipe azul Prince Charming;
    príncipe consorte prince consort;
    príncipe heredero crown prince;
    príncipe regente prince regent;
    príncipe de las tinieblas Prince of Darkness
    * * *
    m prince
    * * *
    : prince
    * * *
    príncipe n prince

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  • 16 suma

    f.
    1 addition (Mat) (acción).
    2 total, sum (conjunto) (de conocimientos, datos).
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: sumar.
    pres.subj.
    1st person singular (yo) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: sumir.
    * * *
    1 (cantidad) sum, amount
    2 MATEMÁTICAS sum, addition
    3 (resumen) summary
    \
    en suma in short
    suma total sum total
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) sum, amount
    * * *
    1. SF
    1) (Mat) (=acción) addition, adding, adding up; (=cantidad) total, sum; (=dinero) sum

    ¿cuánto es la suma de todos los gastos? — what are the total expenses?

    hacer sumas — to add up, do addition

    suma y sigue — (Com) "carried forward"; (fig) * and it's still going on

    2) (=resumen) summary
    2.
    SM
    * * *
    1) ( cantidad) sum
    2)
    a) (Mat) addition

    hacer sumas — to do addition, to do sums (BrE)

    b) ( conjunto) combination
    * * *
    = aggregation, sum, summation, addition, accrual.
    Ex. We should realize that a library is not simply an aggregation of discrete recorded materials; rather, it represents a collection, or more precisely collection of works.
    Ex. In an application where weighted term logic is the primary search logic, search profiles are framed by combining index terms in a simple logical sum.
    Ex. The summation of human experience is being expanded at a prodigious rate, and the means we use for threading through the consequent maze to the momentarily important item is the same as was used in the days of square-rigged ships.
    Ex. Computers have circuits for performing arithmetic operations, such as: addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and exponentiation.
    Ex. Calcium and possibly vitamin D intake throughout childhood and adolescence may enhance bone mineral accrual.
    ----
    * bonita suma = princely sum.
    * buena suma de dinero = hefty sum of money.
    * de suma importancia = of utmost importance.
    * de suma + Nombre = vitally + Adjetivo.
    * el todo es más grande que la suma de sus partes = the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
    * en suma = in short, in sum, in a word.
    * grandes sumas de dinero = vast sums of money.
    * la suma total de = the total sum of, the sum total of.
    * más que la suma de sus partes = Comparativo + than the sum of its parts.
    * pagar una suma de dinero = pay + sum.
    * sabrosa suma de dinero, una = handsome sum of money, a.
    * suma de capital = capital sum.
    * suma de dinero = sum of money.
    * suma global = lump sum.
    * suma importante = princely sum.
    * suma lógica = logical sum.
    * suma simbólica de dinero = symbolic sum of money.
    * suma total = sum total, total, grand total, count.
    * * *
    1) ( cantidad) sum
    2)
    a) (Mat) addition

    hacer sumas — to do addition, to do sums (BrE)

    b) ( conjunto) combination
    * * *
    = aggregation, sum, summation, addition, accrual.

    Ex: We should realize that a library is not simply an aggregation of discrete recorded materials; rather, it represents a collection, or more precisely collection of works.

    Ex: In an application where weighted term logic is the primary search logic, search profiles are framed by combining index terms in a simple logical sum.
    Ex: The summation of human experience is being expanded at a prodigious rate, and the means we use for threading through the consequent maze to the momentarily important item is the same as was used in the days of square-rigged ships.
    Ex: Computers have circuits for performing arithmetic operations, such as: addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and exponentiation.
    Ex: Calcium and possibly vitamin D intake throughout childhood and adolescence may enhance bone mineral accrual.
    * bonita suma = princely sum.
    * buena suma de dinero = hefty sum of money.
    * de suma importancia = of utmost importance.
    * de suma + Nombre = vitally + Adjetivo.
    * el todo es más grande que la suma de sus partes = the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
    * en suma = in short, in sum, in a word.
    * grandes sumas de dinero = vast sums of money.
    * la suma total de = the total sum of, the sum total of.
    * más que la suma de sus partes = Comparativo + than the sum of its parts.
    * pagar una suma de dinero = pay + sum.
    * sabrosa suma de dinero, una = handsome sum of money, a.
    * suma de capital = capital sum.
    * suma de dinero = sum of money.
    * suma global = lump sum.
    * suma importante = princely sum.
    * suma lógica = logical sum.
    * suma simbólica de dinero = symbolic sum of money.
    * suma total = sum total, total, grand total, count.

    * * *
    una importante/módica suma de dinero a considerable/modest sum of money
    B
    1 ( Mat) addition
    hacer sumas to do addition, to do sums ( BrE)
    hagamos la suma de todo lo que hemos gastado let's add up o ( colloq) tot up everything we've spent, let's do a reckoning of everything we've spent
    2 (conjunto) combination
    la suma de estos incidentes the combination of these events
    en suma in short
    * * *

     

    Del verbo sumar: ( conjugate sumar)

    suma es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Del verbo sumir: ( conjugate sumir)

    suma es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

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

    Multiple Entries:
    suma    
    sumar    
    sumir
    suma sustantivo femenino
    1 ( cantidad) sum
    2 (Mat) addition;

    sumar ( conjugate sumar) verbo transitivo


    8 y 5 suman 13 8 and 5 add up to o make 13

    verbo intransitivo
    to add up
    sumarse verbo pronominal
    a) ( agregarse) sumase A algo:

    esto se suma a los problemas ya existentes this comes on top of o is in addition to any already existing problems

    b) ( adherirse) sumase A algo ‹a protesta/celebración to join sth

    sumir ( conjugate sumir) verbo transitivo
    1 ( sumergir) suma algo/a algn EN algo ‹en tristeza/desesperación› to plunge sth/sb into sth
    2 (Col, Méx) ( abollar) to dent, make a dent in
    sumirse verbo pronominal
    1 ( hundirse) sumase EN algo ‹ en tristeza› to plunge into sth;
    en pensamientos› to become lost in sth
    2 (Col, Méx) ( abollarse) to get dented
    sumo,-a adjetivo
    1 (muy grande) extreme: es tóxico, manéjalo con sumo cuidado, it's toxic, handle it with extreme care
    de suma importancia, extremely important
    2 (máximo en una jerarquía) supreme
    ♦ Locuciones: a lo sumo, at the most
    Rel Sumo Pontífice, the Pope
    suma sustantivo femenino
    1 Mat addition: la suma de cinco y dos da siete, the sum of five plus two is five
    hacer sumas, to do sums, US addition ➣ Ver nota en sumar 2 (cantidad) sum: ganó una suma importante con ese negocio, she earnt a considerable sum of money for having closed the deal
    la suma total, the total amount
    sumar verbo transitivo
    1 Mat to add (up): seis y dos suman ocho, six and o plus two add up to o make eight
    2 (la cuenta, la factura) la factura suma tres mil pesetas, the bill comes to three thousand pesetas
    3 (añadir, incorporar) si al terremoto sumas las inundaciones, el desastre fue total, the earthquake, taken in conjunction with the flooding, meant total disaster
    ¿Cómo se dice 2 + 3 = 5?
    Two and three is/equals five.
    Two plus three is/equals five.
    What's two and three?

    sumir verbo transitivo
    1 (sumergir) to submerge, sink
    2 figurado la noticia le sumió en la tristeza, the news plunged him into sadness
    ' suma' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cantidad
    - defraudar
    - respetable
    - sabrosa
    - sabroso
    - sumar
    - sumo
    - toda
    - todo
    - abultado
    - apreciable
    - cobrar
    - conclusión
    - desgravar
    - despreciable
    - enorme
    - insignificante
    - integrar
    - nómina
    - número
    - sacar
    - traspaso
    English:
    addition
    - amount
    - appropriate
    - check
    - inaccurate
    - paltry
    - paramount
    - remittance
    - substantial
    - sum
    - tendency
    - add
    - all
    - combined
    - fee
    - head
    - less
    - utmost
    * * *
    nf
    1. [operación matemática] addition;
    hacer una suma to do an addition
    2. [conjunto] [de conocimientos, datos] total, sum;
    [de dinero] sum;
    es la suma del trabajo de varios investigadores it is the product of the work of several researchers;
    la suma de los gastos asciende a 4.000 pesos total expenditure was 4,000 pesos
    Informát suma de comprobación checksum; Informát suma de control checksum
    en suma loc adv
    [en resumen] in short
    * * *
    f sum;
    en suma in short
    * * *
    suma nf
    1) cantidad: sum, quantity
    2) : addition
    * * *
    suma n sum

    Spanish-English dictionary > suma

  • 17 suma importante

    Ex. This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
    * * *

    Ex: This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.

    Spanish-English dictionary > suma importante

  • 18 suntuoso

    adj.
    sumptuous, grand, lavish, palatial.
    * * *
    1 sumptuous, magnificent
    * * *
    (f. - suntuosa)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ (=magnífico) sumptuous, magnificent; (=lujoso) lavish, rich
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo < palacio> magnificent, splendid; < decoración> sumptuous, lavish; < vestimentas> sumptuous, splendid
    * * *
    = sumptuous, lush, luxurious, luxury, plush, princely.
    Ex. Again, the convoy of 80 coaches, headed by a police escort, transported approximately 2800 conference participants to a sumptuous banquet.
    Ex. Near the hotel is the entrance to Mljet National Park with lush vegetation surrounding three inland lakes.
    Ex. The book has been described as 'an essay with illustrations' and a ' luxurious collector's edition'.
    Ex. This luxury seafront licensed hotel is 'one of the best places to stay in the world'.
    Ex. She was a beautiful woman living in a plush residence in Mayfair and notorious for her loose life.
    Ex. By my most delightful excursion was to Hamilton itself, one of the most princely places I have ever visited.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo < palacio> magnificent, splendid; < decoración> sumptuous, lavish; < vestimentas> sumptuous, splendid
    * * *
    = sumptuous, lush, luxurious, luxury, plush, princely.

    Ex: Again, the convoy of 80 coaches, headed by a police escort, transported approximately 2800 conference participants to a sumptuous banquet.

    Ex: Near the hotel is the entrance to Mljet National Park with lush vegetation surrounding three inland lakes.
    Ex: The book has been described as 'an essay with illustrations' and a ' luxurious collector's edition'.
    Ex: This luxury seafront licensed hotel is 'one of the best places to stay in the world'.
    Ex: She was a beautiful woman living in a plush residence in Mayfair and notorious for her loose life.
    Ex: By my most delightful excursion was to Hamilton itself, one of the most princely places I have ever visited.

    * * *
    ‹palacio› magnificent, splendid; ‹decoración› sumptuous, lavish; ‹vestimentas› sumptuous, splendid; ‹fiesta› lavish, sumptuous
    * * *

    suntuoso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    sumptuous;

    palacio magnificent
    suntuoso,-a adjetivo sumptuous
    una suntuosa mansión, a magnificent mansion
    ' suntuoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    rica
    - rico
    - suntuosa
    - magnífico
    English:
    lush
    - palatial
    - rich
    - sumptuous
    * * *
    suntuoso, -a adj
    sumptuous, magnificent
    * * *
    adj sumptuous
    * * *
    suntuoso, -sa adj
    : sumptuous, lavish

    Spanish-English dictionary > suntuoso

  • 19 ático

    adj.
    attic.
    m.
    1 attic, top floor, mansard.
    2 Ático.
    * * *
    1 (vivienda) penthouse, attic flat
    2 ARQUITECTURA attic, loft
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM (=desván) attic; (=apartamento) penthouse
    * * *
    a) ( apartamento) top-floor apartment o (BrE) flat; ( de lujo) penthouse; ( de techo bajo) garret (AmE), attic flat (BrE)
    b) ( desván) attic, loft (BrE)
    * * *
    = attic, attic room, penthouse.
    Ex. Librarians also provide some assistance with that most familiar and awkward-to-handle enquiry from library users concerning the possible value of Grandpa's old Bible or other old book unearthed in the attic during a clear-out.
    Ex. Armed with a skeleton key that unlocks every door, she discovers a hidden attic room that holds a deadly and terrifying secret.
    Ex. This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
    * * *
    a) ( apartamento) top-floor apartment o (BrE) flat; ( de lujo) penthouse; ( de techo bajo) garret (AmE), attic flat (BrE)
    b) ( desván) attic, loft (BrE)
    * * *
    = attic, attic room, penthouse.

    Ex: Librarians also provide some assistance with that most familiar and awkward-to-handle enquiry from library users concerning the possible value of Grandpa's old Bible or other old book unearthed in the attic during a clear-out.

    Ex: Armed with a skeleton key that unlocks every door, she discovers a hidden attic room that holds a deadly and terrifying secret.
    Ex: This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.

    * * *
    1 (apartamento) top-floor apartment o flat; (de lujo) penthouse; (de techo bajo) garret ( AmE), attic flat ( BrE)
    2 (desván) attic, loft, garret ( AmE)
    * * *

    ático sustantivo masculino
    a) ( apartamento) top-floor apartment o (BrE) flat;

    ( de lujo) penthouse;
    ( de techo bajo) garret (AmE), attic flat (BrE)
    b) ( desván) attic, loft (BrE)

    ático sustantivo masculino
    1 (desván) attic
    2 (última casa) penthouse
    ' ático' also found in these entries:
    English:
    attic
    - penthouse
    * * *
    ático nm
    1. [piso] = attic Br flat o US apartment, usually with a roof terrace
    2. [desván] attic
    * * *
    m piso top floor; apartamento top floor apartment o Br
    flat; ( desván) attic
    * * *
    ático nm
    1) : penthouse
    2) buhardilla, desván: attic
    * * *
    ático n (piso) top floor flat

    Spanish-English dictionary > ático

  • 20 bonito

    adj.
    nice, pretty, cute, handsome.
    m.
    bonito, bonito fish, striped tunny.
    * * *
    1 lovely, nice
    ————————
    1 (pez) bonito, Atlantic bonito
    * * *
    (f. - bonita)
    adj.
    nice, pretty
    * * *
    I
    1. ADJ
    1) (=bello) pretty

    es un bebé muy bonito — he's a very pretty baby, he's a lovely baby

    un hombre bonito Cono Sur a handsome man

    ¡qué bonito! ¡contestarle así a tu padre! — iró that's nice, answering your father back like that!

    ¡bonito follón se armó! — * iró there was certainly a bit of a row!

    lo bonito, lo bonito sería que no hubiera guerras — it would be nice if there were no wars

    quedar bonito, ese cuadro queda ahí muy bonito — that picture looks very nice there

    2) (=considerable)

    una bonita cantidad o suma — a tidy little sum *, a pretty penny *

    2.
    ADV LAm * nicely
    II
    SM (=pez) tuna, bonito
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1) ( hermoso) <vestido/flor> pretty, nice; <mujer/niño> pretty; <canción/apartamento> nice, lovely

    la has hecho llorar! ¿te parece bonito? — you've made her cry, I suppose you think that's clever!

    2) (delante del n) <suma/cantidad> nice, tidy (before n)
    II
    adverbio (CS) <bailar/cantar> nicely, well
    III
    masculino tuna, bonito
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1) ( hermoso) <vestido/flor> pretty, nice; <mujer/niño> pretty; <canción/apartamento> nice, lovely

    la has hecho llorar! ¿te parece bonito? — you've made her cry, I suppose you think that's clever!

    2) (delante del n) <suma/cantidad> nice, tidy (before n)
    II
    adverbio (CS) <bailar/cantar> nicely, well
    III
    masculino tuna, bonito
    * * *
    bonito1

    Ex: Monitoring these compounds in the open seas, using skipjack tuna as a bioindicator, is needed to further understand the future trend of contamination.

    bonito2
    2 = nice, handsome [handsomer -comp., handsomest -sup.], beautiful, lovely [lovelier - comp., loveliest -sup.], pretty, comely [comelier -comp., comeliest -sup.].

    Ex: One time he showed me a photograph in an art book of a woman's bare breasts and said ' Nice tits, uh?'.

    Ex: All these novels are about young women meeting handsome men, at first disliking them and then discovering that they love them, with the inescapable 'happy ending' which means matrimony in these cases.
    Ex: The store was gutted and rebuilt, according to his specifications, into a beautiful, modern facility, decorated in vibrant hues and furnished with the latest Herman Miller offerings.
    Ex: The article ' Lovely idea, but unlovely pricing' criticizes the pricing level of a new service aimed at research scientists in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology companies.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Virtual reality: tomorrow's information system, or just another pretty interface?'.
    Ex: He went in the tavern wearing an eye patch, crying 'ahoy, matey!' and eying the comely wenches.
    * bonita suma = princely sum.
    * chica bonita y tonta = bimbo.
    * nada bonito = unlovely.
    * poner bonito = get + the rough edge of + Posesivo + tongue.
    * ser bonito + Verbo = be neat to + Verbo.

    * * *
    bonito1 -ta
    A (hermoso) ‹vestido/flor› pretty, nice; ‹mujer/niño› pretty; ‹canción/apartamento› nice, lovely
    es bonita, pero no es una belleza she's pretty but she's not what I'd call beautiful
    un bonito pueblo de Vermont a pretty village in Vermont
    le quedaba muy bonito it really suited her, she looked lovely o very nice in it
    ¡la has hecho llorar! ¿te parece bonito? you've made her cry, I suppose you think that's clever!
    así que me habías mentido, ¿muy bonito, eh? ( iró); so you'd lied to me; that was nice, wasn't it? ( iro)
    B ( delante del n) ‹suma/cantidad› nice, tidy ( before n)
    había conseguido ahorrar una bonita cantidad he'd managed to save a tidy o nice little sum of money
    (CS) ‹bailar/cantar› nicely, well
    borda muy bonito she does lovely embroidery
    tuna, bonito
    * * *

     

    bonito 1
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    pretty;

    canción/apartamento nice, lovely
    bonito 2 sustantivo masculino
    tuna, bonito
    bonito,-a 1 adjetivo
    1 (gracioso, lindo) pretty, nice
    2 (correcto, elegante) no me parece muy bonito que le grites al niño, I don't think it's very nice of you to shout at the child
    3 (importante, considerable) nice, tidy
    4 adv LAm well: espero que te vaya bonito, I hope it all goes well for you
    bonito 2 m Zool tuna
    ' bonito' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - aparente
    - bonita
    - chula
    - chulo
    - ésta
    - éste
    - expositor
    - expositora
    - linda
    - lindo
    - mona
    - monada
    - mono
    - ver
    - chicho
    - encachado
    - tanto
    English:
    A
    - bonny
    - cheap
    - it
    - nice
    - outfit
    - pretty
    - tuna
    * * *
    bonito1 nm
    bonito
    bonito de altura skipjack tuna;
    bonito del norte long-finned tuna, albacore
    bonito2, -a
    adj
    1. [lindo] pretty;
    [agradable] nice;
    tu hermana es bastante bonita your sister is quite pretty;
    salió un día muy bonito it turned out to be a nice day;
    es la canción más bonita del disco it's the most beautiful song on the album
    2. Fam [grande]
    recibió una bonita suma de sus padres she got a tidy sum of money from her parents
    3. Irónico
    ¡muy bonito! great!, wonderful!;
    ¿te parece bonito lo que has hecho? are you proud of what you've done, then?
    adv
    Am
    1. [bien] well;
    baila muy bonito she's a very good dancer
    2. [mucho] a lot;
    ha crecido bonito he's really grown
    * * *
    I adj pretty
    II m ZO tuna
    III adv L.Am.
    well
    * * *
    bonito adv
    : nicely, well
    ¡qué bonito canta tu hermana!: your sister sings wonderfully!
    bonito, -ta adj
    lindo: pretty, lovely
    tiene un apartamento bonito: she has a nice apartment
    bonito nm
    : bonito (tuna)
    * * *
    bonito adj
    1. (en general) nice / lovely [comp. lovelier; superl. loveliest]
    2. (de vista) pretty [comp. prettier; superl. prettiest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > bonito

См. также в других словарях:

  • princely sum — noun singular a large amount of money. This word or expression is usually used humorously to talk about an amount that you think is very small or not enough …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • a princely sum — a princely/tidy sum ► a large amount of money: »She sold her story to the tabloids for a princely sum. »We have made a tidy sum on our investments. Main Entry: ↑sum …   Financial and business terms

  • the princely sum of sth — ► used in a humorous way to refer to an unexpectedly small amount of money: »The book was first published in the UK in 1972 for the princely sum of 40p. Main Entry: ↑sum …   Financial and business terms

  • (a) princely sum — a/the/princely sum phrase a large amount of money. This word or expression is usually used humorously to talk about an amount that you think is very small or not enough. Thesaurus: large amounts of moneysynonym Main entry: princely …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) princely sum — a/the/princely sum phrase a large amount of money. This word or expression is usually used humorously to talk about an amount that you think is very small or not enough. Thesaurus: large amounts of moneysynonym Main entry: princely …   Useful english dictionary

  • sum — ▪ I. sum sum 1 [sʌm] noun [countable] 1. an amount of money: • Large sums of money are spent on advertising campaigns. • The company was sold for a sum estimated at $2.3 billion. ˌcapital ˈsum 1 …   Financial and business terms

  • sum — sum1 W2S3 [sʌm] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(money)¦ 2 the sum of something 3 greater/more/better etc than the sum of its parts 4¦(calculation)¦ 5 do your sums 6 in sum ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: summe, from Latin s …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • princely — [[t]prɪ̱nsli[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A princely sum of money is a large sum of money. It ll cost them the princely sum of seventy five pounds. Syn: handsome 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Princely means belonging to a prince or suitable for a prince. It …   English dictionary

  • sum — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 amount of money ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, generous, good, great, handsome, hefty, high, large, not inconsiderable (esp. BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • sum — 1 /sVm/ noun 1 MONEY (C) an amount of money: a large/small sum (of): Sid was left a large sum of money by his aunt. | for the sum of: It was mine for the sum of 20. see also: lump sum, princely sum princely (1) 2 the sum of the total produced… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • princely — adjective 1 princely sum an expression meaning a large amount of money, often used jokingly to mean a very small amount of money: My Dad offered me the princely sum of ten pence to wash his car! 2 formal fine, splendid, or generous;: a princely… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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