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acutely

  • 1 a gran escala

    = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale
    Ex. It is in the development of such large-scale services that problems are seen most acutely.
    Ex. When the use of all synonymous terms would result in a massive duplication of A/Z subject index entries 'see references' are employed.
    Ex. Moder technology allows us to link computers in different centres and to transmit information on a wide scale.
    Ex. Many households are still without telephone, let alone equipped with the wide-band cable needed for fast, high-volume electronic communication.
    Ex. Without the stimuli of cooperative agencies, many programmes such as wide-scale interlibrary loan would not have developed so rapidly.
    Ex. Due to advantages such as access to information on a broad scale, networking is being increasingly adopted in Latin America and in the Caribbean.
    Ex. The United Nations (UN), its various information offices and its sister agencies are shifting into electronic publishing in a big way.
    Ex. A 'toxic combination' of poverty and social injustice is killing people on a grand scale, a World Health Organisation report said Thursday.
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    = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale

    Ex: It is in the development of such large-scale services that problems are seen most acutely.

    Ex: When the use of all synonymous terms would result in a massive duplication of A/Z subject index entries 'see references' are employed.
    Ex: Moder technology allows us to link computers in different centres and to transmit information on a wide scale.
    Ex: Many households are still without telephone, let alone equipped with the wide-band cable needed for fast, high-volume electronic communication.
    Ex: Without the stimuli of cooperative agencies, many programmes such as wide-scale interlibrary loan would not have developed so rapidly.
    Ex: Due to advantages such as access to information on a broad scale, networking is being increasingly adopted in Latin America and in the Caribbean.
    Ex: The United Nations (UN), its various information offices and its sister agencies are shifting into electronic publishing in a big way.
    Ex: A 'toxic combination' of poverty and social injustice is killing people on a grand scale, a World Health Organisation report said Thursday.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a gran escala

  • 2 acuciadamente

    adj.
    diligently, keenly; hastily; longingly.
    adv.
    1 meticulously, conscientiously, diligently.
    2 yearningly, longingly.
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    ADV (=diligentemente) diligently, keenly; (=con prisa) hastily; (=con deseo) longingly
    * * *
    Ex. Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.
    * * *

    Ex: Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acuciadamente

  • 3 agudamente

    adv.
    1 sharply, lively, keenly.
    2 acutely, intensely.
    3 wittily, quick-wittedly.
    4 ingeniously, finely.
    5 clearly.
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    1 sharply
    * * *
    = acutely, keenly.
    Ex. Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.
    Ex. Those of us who deal with cooperatively produced catalogs and buy MARC tapes from a vendor will certainly feel the effects of all this keenly.
    * * *
    = acutely, keenly.

    Ex: Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.

    Ex: Those of us who deal with cooperatively produced catalogs and buy MARC tapes from a vendor will certainly feel the effects of all this keenly.

    Spanish-English dictionary > agudamente

  • 4 buque de pasajeros

    (n.) = cruise liner, transatlantic liner, ocean liner, cruise ship [cruiseship], cruise, cruiser
    Ex. The article 'Literacy on the high seas: cruise ship libraries flourish' discusses the recent upsurge in the development of libraries and library facilities on cruise liners.
    Ex. It was produced in earthenware, metalwork and bone china and in its heyday was used by the great transatlantic liners and by hotel and restaurant chains.
    Ex. This is a collection of ocean liner postcards from the late 19th and early 20th century.
    Ex. The world has many cruise ships, big and small, transporting passengers to the most exotic places.
    Ex. This ostensible comedy about two straight men on a gay cruise is acutely unfunny.
    Ex. The new generation of cruisers is much lighter, thanks to modern materials and manufacturers who care about reducing weight.
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    (n.) = cruise liner, transatlantic liner, ocean liner, cruise ship [cruiseship], cruise, cruiser

    Ex: The article 'Literacy on the high seas: cruise ship libraries flourish' discusses the recent upsurge in the development of libraries and library facilities on cruise liners.

    Ex: It was produced in earthenware, metalwork and bone china and in its heyday was used by the great transatlantic liners and by hotel and restaurant chains.
    Ex: This is a collection of ocean liner postcards from the late 19th and early 20th century.
    Ex: The world has many cruise ships, big and small, transporting passengers to the most exotic places.
    Ex: This ostensible comedy about two straight men on a gay cruise is acutely unfunny.
    Ex: The new generation of cruisers is much lighter, thanks to modern materials and manufacturers who care about reducing weight.

    * * *
    passenger ship

    Spanish-English dictionary > buque de pasajeros

  • 5 casualmente

    adv.
    by chance.
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    1 by chance, by accident
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    adv.
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    ADV by chance, fortuitously frm
    * * *
    adverbio as it happens
    * * *
    = coincidentally, incidentally, in a by-the-way fashion, fortuitously, accidentally.
    Ex. Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.
    Ex. When a schoolboy, coming to the library with nothing better than grades in mind, discovers incidentally the fascination of books that have nothing to do with his homework.
    Ex. A few minutes spent with teacher and pupils talking about books conversationally in a by-the-way fashion serves the double purpose of preparing the right set of mind for reading while at the same time attracting attention to books that might be enjoyed.
    Ex. On one of them, fortuitously, there was a note entered by the cataloger which said, 'Usually published under the title American Scholar'.
    Ex. As has been suggested elsewhere in this book, it is axiomatic that regular backup copies of data disks be taken, in order to ensure that data are not accidentally lost.
    * * *
    adverbio as it happens
    * * *
    = coincidentally, incidentally, in a by-the-way fashion, fortuitously, accidentally.

    Ex: Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.

    Ex: When a schoolboy, coming to the library with nothing better than grades in mind, discovers incidentally the fascination of books that have nothing to do with his homework.
    Ex: A few minutes spent with teacher and pupils talking about books conversationally in a by-the-way fashion serves the double purpose of preparing the right set of mind for reading while at the same time attracting attention to books that might be enjoyed.
    Ex: On one of them, fortuitously, there was a note entered by the cataloger which said, 'Usually published under the title American Scholar'.
    Ex: As has been suggested elsewhere in this book, it is axiomatic that regular backup copies of data disks be taken, in order to ensure that data are not accidentally lost.

    * * *
    as it happens
    casualmente vi el otro día uno igual as it happens o actually I saw one just like it the other day
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    casualmente adverbio by chance
    ' casualmente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    tropezarse
    - encontrar
    English:
    funnily
    - innocent
    - pick up
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    1. [por casualidad] by chance
    2. [precisamente] as it happens;
    casualmente, es vecino mío as it happens, he's a neighbour of mine;
    casualmente, iba buscando uno parecido as it happens, I was looking for something like that myself
    * * *
    adv by chance
    * * *
    : accidentally, by chance

    Spanish-English dictionary > casualmente

  • 6 crucero

    m.
    1 cruise (viaje).
    2 cruiser (barco).
    3 transept.
    4 crossroads, intersection, crossing.
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    1 (buque) cruiser
    2 (viaje) cruise
    3 ARQUITECTURA transept
    \
    hacer un crucero to go on a cruise
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    noun m.
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    SM
    1) (=barco) cruise ship, (cruise) liner; (Mil) cruiser

    crucero de lujo — luxury cruise ship, luxury (cruise) liner

    2) (=viaje) cruise

    crucero de placer, crucero de recreo — pleasure cruise

    3) (Arquit) [de templo] transept
    4) (=viga) crosspiece
    5) (Aut) [de carreteras] crossroads; (Ferro) crossing
    6) (=persona) crossbearer
    7) (Astron)
    8) (=misil) cruise missile
    * * *
    1) ( viaje) cruise
    2) ( barco de guerra) cruiser
    3) (Méx) ( de carreteras) crossroads; (Ferr) grade crossing (AmE), level crossing (BrE)
    * * *
    = cruise liner, transatlantic liner, ocean liner, cruise ship [cruiseship], cruise, boat cruise, cruiser.
    Ex. The article 'Literacy on the high seas: cruise ship libraries flourish' discusses the recent upsurge in the development of libraries and library facilities on cruise liners.
    Ex. It was produced in earthenware, metalwork and bone china and in its heyday was used by the great transatlantic liners and by hotel and restaurant chains.
    Ex. This is a collection of ocean liner postcards from the late 19th and early 20th century.
    Ex. The world has many cruise ships, big and small, transporting passengers to the most exotic places.
    Ex. This ostensible comedy about two straight men on a gay cruise is acutely unfunny.
    Ex. A matchmaking boat cruise open only to male millionaires and 'good-looking and desirable' women is slated to set sail later this month.
    Ex. The new generation of cruisers is much lighter, thanks to modern materials and manufacturers who care about reducing weight.
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    * crucero de batalla = battle cruiser.
    * crucero de combate = battle cruiser.
    * crucero del amor = love boat.
    * hacer un crucero = go on + a cruise.
    * * *
    1) ( viaje) cruise
    2) ( barco de guerra) cruiser
    3) (Méx) ( de carreteras) crossroads; (Ferr) grade crossing (AmE), level crossing (BrE)
    * * *
    = cruise liner, transatlantic liner, ocean liner, cruise ship [cruiseship], cruise, boat cruise, cruiser.

    Ex: The article 'Literacy on the high seas: cruise ship libraries flourish' discusses the recent upsurge in the development of libraries and library facilities on cruise liners.

    Ex: It was produced in earthenware, metalwork and bone china and in its heyday was used by the great transatlantic liners and by hotel and restaurant chains.
    Ex: This is a collection of ocean liner postcards from the late 19th and early 20th century.
    Ex: The world has many cruise ships, big and small, transporting passengers to the most exotic places.
    Ex: This ostensible comedy about two straight men on a gay cruise is acutely unfunny.
    Ex: A matchmaking boat cruise open only to male millionaires and 'good-looking and desirable' women is slated to set sail later this month.
    Ex: The new generation of cruisers is much lighter, thanks to modern materials and manufacturers who care about reducing weight.
    * crucero de batalla = battle cruiser.
    * crucero de combate = battle cruiser.
    * crucero del amor = love boat.
    * hacer un crucero = go on + a cruise.

    * * *
    A (viaje) cruise
    hizo un crucero por el Caribe he went on a Caribbean cruise
    C
    1 ( Arquit) crossing
    2 (cruz) stone cross
    D ( Méx) (de carreteras) crossroads; ( Ferr) grade crossing ( AmE), level crossing ( BrE)
    * * *

     

    crucero sustantivo masculino
    a) ( viaje) cruise;




    (Ferr) grade crossing (AmE), level crossing (BrE)
    crucero sustantivo masculino
    1 (viaje por mar) cruise
    hacer un crucero por el Mediterráneo, to go on a cruise in the Mediterranean
    2 (barco) cruise ship
    3 Arquit transept
    4 (cruz de piedra) stone cross
    ' crucero' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    potosí
    English:
    cruise
    - cruise missile
    - cruise ship
    - cruise speed
    - cruiser
    - grade
    - level
    * * *
    1. [viaje] cruise;
    hacer un crucero to go on a cruise
    2. [barco] (battle) cruiser
    3. [de iglesias] crossing
    4. [cruz de piedra] stone cross
    5. Méx [cruce] [viario] crossroads;
    [férreo] Br level crossing, US grade crossing
    * * *
    m
    1 cruise
    2 MIL cruiser
    3 ARQUI transept
    * * *
    1) : cruise
    2) : cruiser, warship
    3) Mex : intersection
    * * *
    crucero n (viaje) cruise

    Spanish-English dictionary > crucero

  • 7 extremedamante

    Ex. Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.
    * * *

    Ex: Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.

    Spanish-English dictionary > extremedamante

  • 8 fuertemente

    adv.
    strongly, lustily, firmly, fast, forcible, vehemently.
    * * *
    1 (con fuerza) strongly; (mucho) heavily
    * * *
    ADV
    1) (=con fuerza) [golpear] hard; [abrazar, apretar] tightly
    2) (=mucho) [apoyar, favorecer, contrastar] strongly; [aumentar, disminuir] sharply, greatly
    3) + adj
    * * *
    = acutely, drastically, heavily, powerfully, sharply, tightly, lustily.
    Ex. Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.
    Ex. Also many subjects were relocated and the index was drastically pruned.
    Ex. Regular overhaul of guiding is important, especially for the new user who may rely heavily upon it.
    Ex. All I wanted to underscore with these four horror stories is that the judicious, discretionary assignment of added entries can either powerfully inhibit or promote access to the documents.
    Ex. The paperback has cut sharply into fiction circulation, and Ennis is right in questioning this type of library.
    Ex. The urgency of his supplication was mirrored in the tense whiteness of his knuckles as he clasped his hands tightly in front of him.
    Ex. France's national anthem was lustily jeered by the crowd at the opening of a France-Tunisia friendly match in Paris last night.
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    * afectar fuertemente = hit + hard.
    * desear fuertemente que Algo desaparezca = will + Nombre + away.
    * fuertemente custodiado = heavily guarded.
    * fuertemente vigilado = heavily guarded.
    * sujetar fuertemente = keep + a tight hold on.
    * * *
    = acutely, drastically, heavily, powerfully, sharply, tightly, lustily.

    Ex: Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.

    Ex: Also many subjects were relocated and the index was drastically pruned.
    Ex: Regular overhaul of guiding is important, especially for the new user who may rely heavily upon it.
    Ex: All I wanted to underscore with these four horror stories is that the judicious, discretionary assignment of added entries can either powerfully inhibit or promote access to the documents.
    Ex: The paperback has cut sharply into fiction circulation, and Ennis is right in questioning this type of library.
    Ex: The urgency of his supplication was mirrored in the tense whiteness of his knuckles as he clasped his hands tightly in front of him.
    Ex: France's national anthem was lustily jeered by the crowd at the opening of a France-Tunisia friendly match in Paris last night.
    * afectar fuertemente = hit + hard.
    * desear fuertemente que Algo desaparezca = will + Nombre + away.
    * fuertemente custodiado = heavily guarded.
    * fuertemente vigilado = heavily guarded.
    * sujetar fuertemente = keep + a tight hold on.

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    A
    1 ‹tirar/golpear/empujar› hard
    2 ‹llover› hard
    el viento soplaba fuertemente the wind blew hard o strongly
    3 ‹atacar›
    el virus lo atacó fuertemente the virus hit him hard
    B
    oler/saber fuertemente a algo to smell/taste strongly of sth, to have a strong smell/taste of sth
    * * *

    fuertemente adverbio tremendously, severely, hard: lo castigaron fuertemente, he was severely punished
    ' fuertemente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    estrechamente
    English:
    strongly
    - thump out
    - whack
    - grip
    - tightly
    * * *
    1. [con fuerza] hard;
    me apretó fuertemente he squeezed me hard
    2. [vehementemente] vehemently, intensely
    * * *
    fuertemente adv heavily

    Spanish-English dictionary > fuertemente

  • 9 grande

    adj.
    1 big, large.
    un gran artista a great artist
    el gran favorito the firm favorite
    una gran figura a big name
    una gran parte de mi trabajo implica… a large part of my job involves…
    una gran responsabilidad a heavy responsibility
    a lo grande in a big way, in style
    grandes almacenes department store
    Gran Bretaña Great Britain
    el Gran Cañón the Grand Canyon
    gran danés great Dane
    gran éxito smash (hit) (disco, libro)
    los Grandes Lagos the Great Lakes
    la Gran Muralla (China) the Great Wall (of China)
    el gran público the general public
    2 old (de edad). (Mexican Spanish, River Plate)
    3 fantastic(informal). ( River Plate)
    4 magnus, Mag, magnum.
    5 grand, formidable, majestical, stately.
    m.
    grandee (noble).
    * * *
    1 (tamaño) large, big
    2 (fuerte, intenso) great
    3 (mayor) grown-up, old, big
    \
    a lo grande on a grand scale, in a big way
    estar grande una cosa a alguien to be too big on somebody
    pasarlo en grande familiar to have a great time
    vivir a lo grande figurado to live in style
    Grande de España grandee Table 1 NOTA See also gran/Table 1
    * * *
    adj.
    1) big
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    ( antes de sm sing gran)
    1) [de tamaño] big, large; [de estatura] big, tall; [número, velocidad] high, great

    ¿cómo es de grande? — how big o large is it?, what size is it?

    en cantidades más grandesin larger o greater quantities

    grandísimo — enormous, huge

    un esfuerzo grandísimo — an enormous effort, a huge effort

    ¡grandísimo tunante! — you old rogue!

    hacer algo a lo grande — to do sth in style, make a splash doing sth *

    2) (=importante) [artista, hazaña] great; [empresa] big
    3) (=mucho, muy) great

    se estrenó con gran éxito — it was a great success, it went off very well

    4) [en edad]
    (=mayor)

    ya eres grande, Raúl — you are a big boy now, Raúl

    ¿qué piensas hacer cuando seas grande? — what do you want to do when you grow up?

    5)

    ¡qué grande! — Arg * how funny!

    2. SMF
    1) (=personaje importante)
    2) LAm (=adulto) adult
    3. SF
    1) Arg [de lotería] first prize, big prize
    2) And ** (=cárcel) clink **, jail
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo [ gran is used before singular nouns]
    1)
    a) ( en dimensiones) large, big; <boca/nariz> big
    b) ( en demasía) too big

    me queda or me está grande — it's too big for me

    quedarle grande a alguienpuesto/responsabilidad to be too much for somebody

    2) ( alto) tall
    3) (Geog)
    4) ( en edad)

    los más grandes pueden ir solosthe older o bigger ones can go on their own

    a) (notable, excelente) great

    un gran hombre/vino — a great man/wine

    b) ( poderoso) big
    6)
    a) (en intensidad, grado) great

    me llevé un susto más grande...! — I got such a fright!

    una temporada de gran éxitoa very o a highly successful season

    7)
    a) ( en número) < familia> large, big; < clase> big

    la gran parte or mayoría de los votantes — the great o vast majority of the voters

    b) ( elevado)

    a gran velocidadat high o great speed

    en grande: lo pasamos en grande — we had a great time (colloq)

    II
    masculino, femenino
    1) (de la industria, el comercio) big o leading name
    2)
    a) ( mayor)

    quiero ir con los grandes — I want to go with the big boys/girls

    b) ( adulto)
    * * *
    = vast [vaster -comp., vastest -sup.], big [bigger -comp., biggest -sup.], bulky, considerable, deep [deeper -comp., deepest -sup.], extensive, great [greater -comp., greatest -sup.], heavy [heavier -comp., heaviest -sup.], high [higher -comp., highest -sup.], huge, large [larger -comp., largest -sup.], large scale [large-scale], tremendous, wide [wider -comp., widest -sup.], goodly [goodlier -comp., goodliest -sup.], abysmal, heavyweight [heavy weight], broad [broader -comp., broadest -sup.], of the highest order.
    Ex. If you add to this other access points, such as collections housed in old people's homes or day centres, prisons, hospitals, youth clubs, playgroups etc the coverage is vast.
    Ex. Fiction is a big item for children and also just for ordinary public library users.
    Ex. Like all enumerative schedules, the LC schedules are bulky, extending to some 8000 pages.
    Ex. The need to become familiar with different command languages for different hosts is a considerable barrier to effective retrieval.
    Ex. The world's largest processing department's plans and policies are always of deep interest.
    Ex. The minutely detailed classification is of the type appropriate to an extensive collection.
    Ex. Clearly, great variations can be expected between different indexing languages for different databases.
    Ex. In fact, the area was well served by a very good neighbourhood advice centre which had a heavy workload of advice and information-giving.
    Ex. Lower specificity will be associated with lower precision but high recall.
    Ex. A user searching for Smith's 'History as Argument' who was not sure under which subject it would be entered, would have to prowl through a huge number of cards in a card catalog to find the entry under SMITH.
    Ex. Serial searching for a string of characters is usually performed on a small subset of a large file.
    Ex. It is in the development of such large-scale services that problems are seen most acutely.
    Ex. There has been tremendous growth in libraries since then, but, fundamentally, it has been possible to build on the foundation that nineteenth-century heroes constructed.
    Ex. The method is sufficiently flexible to allow for wide modifications.
    Ex. However, we must not forget the book which the critics acclaim and which also sells in goodly numbers.
    Ex. The major problem encountered in encouraging young adults to use public libraries is the abysmal lack of specialist young adult librarians = El principal problema que se encuentra para es incentivar a los jóvenes a usar las bibliotecas públicas es la enorme falta de bibliotecarios especialistas en temas relacionados con los adolescentes.
    Ex. Heavyweight information technology firms such as IBM are appearing in the market and challenging traditional players.
    Ex. In 'upper town' streets are broad, quiet, and tree-shaded; the homes are tall and heavy and look like battleships, each anchored in its private sea of grass.
    Ex. I've got to tell you, and I do say this affectionately, but we're talking about a geek of the highest order.
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    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * armar un gran revuelo = set + the cat among the pigeons, put + the cat among the pigeons.
    * a un gran coste = at (a) great expense.
    * avanzar con gran dificultad = grind on.
    * bastante grande = largish.
    * calabacín grande = marrow, marrow squash.
    * causar una gran sensación = make + a splash.
    * causar un gran alboroto = make + a splash.
    * causar un gran revuelo = set + the cat among the pigeons, put + the cat among the pigeons, make + a splash.
    * celebrar a lo grande = make + a song and dance about.
    * con gran capacidad = capacious.
    * con gran colorido = brightly coloured.
    * con gran densidad de población = densely populated.
    * con gran dificultad = with great difficulty.
    * con gran esplendor = grandly.
    * con gran iluminación = brightly illuminated.
    * con gran motivación = highly-motivated.
    * con gran sentimiento = earnestly.
    * conseguir en gran medida + Infinitivo = go + a long way (towards/to/in) + Gerundio.
    * contribuir en gran medida a + Infinitivo = go + a long way (towards/to/in) + Gerundio, go far in + Gerundio, go far towards + Gerundio.
    * con una gran cultura = well-read.
    * con una gran diferencia = by a huge margin.
    * con una gran tradición = long-standing.
    * con un gran número de lectores = widely-read.
    * con un gran suspiro = with a deep sigh.
    * convertirse en un gran problema = grow to + a crisis.
    * correr un gran riesgo = play (for) + high stakes.
    * crear con gran destreza = craft.
    * dar un gran paso adelante = reach + milestone.
    * de gran ahorro energético = energy-saving.
    * de gran belleza = scenic.
    * de gran calibre = high-calibre.
    * de gran calidad = high-quality, high-grade [high grade], high-calibre.
    * de gran capacidad = large-capacity, high capacity.
    * de gran colorido = brightly coloured.
    * de gran corazón = big-hearted.
    * de gran efecto = wide-reaching.
    * de gran éxito comercial = high selling.
    * de gran formato = oversized.
    * de gran impacto = high impact [high-impact].
    * de gran influencia = seminal.
    * de gran lucidez = clear-sighted.
    * de gran lujo = top-class.
    * de gran potencia = high-powered.
    * de gran repercusión = far-reaching, wide-reaching, far-ranging.
    * de gran talento = talented.
    * de gran valor = highly valued, highly valuable.
    * de gran valor histórico = of great historical value.
    * de gran venta = high selling.
    * demasiado grande = oversized.
    * describir a grandes rasgos = paint + a broad picture.
    * desplazarse grandes distancias = travel + long distances.
    * ejercer una gran influencia en = play + a strong hand in.
    * el gran hermano = big brother.
    * el todo es más grande que la suma de sus partes = the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
    * empresa de grandes derroches = high roller.
    * en gran cantidad = prodigiously.
    * en grandes cantidades = en masse, in good number, in bulk.
    * en grandes números = in record numbers, in record numbers.
    * en gran formato = oversize, oversized.
    * en gran medida = by and large, extensively, greatly, heavily, largely, to a considerable extent, to a high degree, to a large extent, tremendously, vastly, very much, to a great extent, in no small way, to any great degree, in many ways, in large part, in large measure, in no small measure, to a large degree, to a great degree.
    * en gran número = numerously.
    * en gran parte = largely, in large part, in large measure, for the most part, to a great extent, to a great degree.
    * en un gran aprieto = in dire straits.
    * en un gran apuro = in dire straits.
    * esperar una (gran) sorpresa = be in for a (big) surprise.
    * expresión típica de Gran Bretaña = Briticism.
    * extra grande = extra-large.
    * gestión de grandes extensiones para la cría de ganado = range management.
    * gran altura = high altitude.
    * gran aumento = heavy increase.
    * gran bebedor = heavy drinker.
    * gran belleza = scenic beauty.
    * Gran Bretaña = Britain, Great Britain.
    * gran calidad = high standard.
    * gran cantidad de = large crop of, mass of.
    * gran categoría = high standard.
    * gran cosa = big deal.
    * gran danés = Great Dane.
    * Gran Depresión, la = Depression, the, Great Depression, the.
    * grandes almacenes = department store.
    * grandes cantidades de = storerooms of, huge numbers of, huge numbers of, great numbers of.
    * grandes escritores, los = great imaginative writers, the.
    * grandes robles nacen de pequeñas bellotas = great oaks from little acorns grow.
    * grandes sumas de dinero = vast sums of money.
    * grande superficie = shopping mall, shopping complex, shopping centre.
    * grandes y pequeños = great and small.
    * grande y tenebroso = cavernous.
    * gran ducado = grand-duchy.
    * gran espectáculo = extravaganza.
    * gran extensión de tierra dedicada a la cría de animales de pasto = rangeland.
    * gran grupo = constellation.
    * gran mentira = big fat lie.
    * gran nivel = high standard.
    * gran número de = great numbers of.
    * gran pantalla de televisión = large-screen television.
    * gran parte = much.
    * gran parte de = much of.
    * gran peso = heavy weight.
    * gran placer = great pleasure.
    * gran potencia = great power.
    * gran salto adelante = giant leap, great leap forward.
    * gran tiburón blanco = great white shark.
    * gran titular = headline banner.
    * hacer grandes esfuerzos por = take + (great) pains to.
    * hacer grandes progresos = make + great strides.
    * hacer un gran esfuerzo = go out of + Posesivo + way to + Infinitivo.
    * hacer un gran negocio = make + a killing.
    * IGE (Integración a Gran Escala) = LSI (Large Scale Integration).
    * influir en gran medida = become + a force.
    * jaula grande para pájaros = aviary.
    * jugador de grandes apuestas = high roller.
    * la Gran Manzana = the Big Apple.
    * la gran mayoría de = the vast majority of, the bulk of.
    * levantar un gran revuelo = set + the cat among the pigeons, put + the cat among the pigeons.
    * llevarse una (gran) sorpresa = be in for a (big) surprise.
    * lo suficientemente grande = large enough, big enough.
    * más grande = greater.
    * muy grande = big time.
    * Nombre + a gran escala = broad scale + Nombre.
    * no ser gran cosa = not add up to much, add up to + nothing.
    * no ser una gran pérdida = be no great loss.
    * no significar gran cosa = not add up to much.
    * no suponer gran cosa = not add up to much.
    * no valer gran cosa = be no great shakes.
    * pago único y bien grande = fat lump sum.
    * para + Posesivo + gran sorpresa = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * pasarlo a lo grande = have + a ball, have + a whale of a time.
    * pasarlo en grande = have + a ball, have + a whale of a time.
    * pasárselo en grande = enjoy + every minute of, love + every minute of it.
    * Pedro el Grande = Peter the Great.
    * pensar a lo grande = think + big.
    * Pie Grande = Bigfoot, Sasquatch.
    * por un gran margen = by a huge margin.
    * producir con gran destreza = craft.
    * provocar un gran alboroto = make + a splash.
    * provocar un gran revuelo = set + the cat among the pigeons, put + the cat among the pigeons.
    * que le presta gran importancia a la cultura = culture-conscious.
    * recorrer grandes distancias = travel + long distances.
    * revista que tiene una gran demanda popular = mass-market journal.
    * ser de gran ayuda para = be a boon to.
    * ser de gran beneficio para = be of great benefit to.
    * ser una gran ayuda = be a tower of strength.
    * ser un gran alivio = be a welcome relief.
    * ser un gran apoyo = be a tower of strength.
    * ser un gran avance = be half the battle.
    * ser un gran paso adelante = be half the battle.
    * taza grande = mug.
    * tener en gran estima = have + a very high regard for.
    * tener gran éxito = hit + a home run, hit it out of + the park, knock it out of + the park.
    * tener gran importancia = be of high significance.
    * tener gran repercusión = be far reaching.
    * tener una gran tradición = have + a long ancestry.
    * tener un gran impacto = have + a big impact.
    * tomar un gran riesgo = play (for) + high stakes.
    * una gran cantidad de = a good deal of, a great deal of, a large degree of, a mass of, a plethora of, a supply of, a vast amount of, a city of, a wealth of, a sea of, a cascade of, an army of, a good many, a huge number of, a great number of, a multitude of, scores of, a host of, a vast corpus of, a whole host of.
    * una gran cantidad y variedad de = a wealth and breadth of.
    * una gran diversidad de = a wide range of, a broad variety of, a wide variety of, a broad range of.
    * una gran experiencia = a wealth of experience.
    * una gran extensión de = a sea of.
    * una gran gama de = a wide range of, a rich tapestry of, a wide band of, a broad variety of, a wide variety of, a broad range of, a whole gamut of.
    * una gran mayoría de = a large proportion of.
    * una gran parte de = a broad population of, a lion's share of.
    * una gran pérdida = a great loss.
    * una gran proporción de = a large proportion of.
    * una gran variedad de = a wide range of, a multiplicity of, a rich tapestry of, a plurality of, a broad variety of, a broad range of, a whole gamut of.
    * un gran espectro de = a wide band of.
    * un gran número de = a good deal of, a great deal of, a plethora of, a wide range of, a full roster of, a fair number of, a great number of, a broad variety of, a wide variety of, a broad range of, a vast corpus of.
    * un gran repertorio de = an arsenal of, an armoury of [armory].
    * un gran volumen de = a vast corpus of.
    * venirle Algo grande a Alguien = get + too big for + Posesivo + breeches.
    * WAN (red de gran alcance) = WAN (wide area network).
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo [ gran is used before singular nouns]
    1)
    a) ( en dimensiones) large, big; <boca/nariz> big
    b) ( en demasía) too big

    me queda or me está grande — it's too big for me

    quedarle grande a alguienpuesto/responsabilidad to be too much for somebody

    2) ( alto) tall
    3) (Geog)
    4) ( en edad)

    los más grandes pueden ir solosthe older o bigger ones can go on their own

    a) (notable, excelente) great

    un gran hombre/vino — a great man/wine

    b) ( poderoso) big
    6)
    a) (en intensidad, grado) great

    me llevé un susto más grande...! — I got such a fright!

    una temporada de gran éxitoa very o a highly successful season

    7)
    a) ( en número) < familia> large, big; < clase> big

    la gran parte or mayoría de los votantes — the great o vast majority of the voters

    b) ( elevado)

    a gran velocidadat high o great speed

    en grande: lo pasamos en grande — we had a great time (colloq)

    II
    masculino, femenino
    1) (de la industria, el comercio) big o leading name
    2)
    a) ( mayor)

    quiero ir con los grandes — I want to go with the big boys/girls

    b) ( adulto)
    * * *
    = vast [vaster -comp., vastest -sup.], big [bigger -comp., biggest -sup.], bulky, considerable, deep [deeper -comp., deepest -sup.], extensive, great [greater -comp., greatest -sup.], heavy [heavier -comp., heaviest -sup.], high [higher -comp., highest -sup.], huge, large [larger -comp., largest -sup.], large scale [large-scale], tremendous, wide [wider -comp., widest -sup.], goodly [goodlier -comp., goodliest -sup.], abysmal, heavyweight [heavy weight], broad [broader -comp., broadest -sup.], of the highest order.

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    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * armar un gran revuelo = set + the cat among the pigeons, put + the cat among the pigeons.
    * a un gran coste = at (a) great expense.
    * avanzar con gran dificultad = grind on.
    * bastante grande = largish.
    * calabacín grande = marrow, marrow squash.
    * causar una gran sensación = make + a splash.
    * causar un gran alboroto = make + a splash.
    * causar un gran revuelo = set + the cat among the pigeons, put + the cat among the pigeons, make + a splash.
    * celebrar a lo grande = make + a song and dance about.
    * con gran capacidad = capacious.
    * con gran colorido = brightly coloured.
    * con gran densidad de población = densely populated.
    * con gran dificultad = with great difficulty.
    * con gran esplendor = grandly.
    * con gran iluminación = brightly illuminated.
    * con gran motivación = highly-motivated.
    * con gran sentimiento = earnestly.
    * conseguir en gran medida + Infinitivo = go + a long way (towards/to/in) + Gerundio.
    * contribuir en gran medida a + Infinitivo = go + a long way (towards/to/in) + Gerundio, go far in + Gerundio, go far towards + Gerundio.
    * con una gran cultura = well-read.
    * con una gran diferencia = by a huge margin.
    * con una gran tradición = long-standing.
    * con un gran número de lectores = widely-read.
    * con un gran suspiro = with a deep sigh.
    * convertirse en un gran problema = grow to + a crisis.
    * correr un gran riesgo = play (for) + high stakes.
    * crear con gran destreza = craft.
    * dar un gran paso adelante = reach + milestone.
    * de gran ahorro energético = energy-saving.
    * de gran belleza = scenic.
    * de gran calibre = high-calibre.
    * de gran calidad = high-quality, high-grade [high grade], high-calibre.
    * de gran capacidad = large-capacity, high capacity.
    * de gran colorido = brightly coloured.
    * de gran corazón = big-hearted.
    * de gran efecto = wide-reaching.
    * de gran éxito comercial = high selling.
    * de gran formato = oversized.
    * de gran impacto = high impact [high-impact].
    * de gran influencia = seminal.
    * de gran lucidez = clear-sighted.
    * de gran lujo = top-class.
    * de gran potencia = high-powered.
    * de gran repercusión = far-reaching, wide-reaching, far-ranging.
    * de gran talento = talented.
    * de gran valor = highly valued, highly valuable.
    * de gran valor histórico = of great historical value.
    * de gran venta = high selling.
    * demasiado grande = oversized.
    * describir a grandes rasgos = paint + a broad picture.
    * desplazarse grandes distancias = travel + long distances.
    * ejercer una gran influencia en = play + a strong hand in.
    * el gran hermano = big brother.
    * el todo es más grande que la suma de sus partes = the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
    * empresa de grandes derroches = high roller.
    * en gran cantidad = prodigiously.
    * en grandes cantidades = en masse, in good number, in bulk.
    * en grandes números = in record numbers, in record numbers.
    * en gran formato = oversize, oversized.
    * en gran medida = by and large, extensively, greatly, heavily, largely, to a considerable extent, to a high degree, to a large extent, tremendously, vastly, very much, to a great extent, in no small way, to any great degree, in many ways, in large part, in large measure, in no small measure, to a large degree, to a great degree.
    * en gran número = numerously.
    * en gran parte = largely, in large part, in large measure, for the most part, to a great extent, to a great degree.
    * en un gran aprieto = in dire straits.
    * en un gran apuro = in dire straits.
    * esperar una (gran) sorpresa = be in for a (big) surprise.
    * expresión típica de Gran Bretaña = Briticism.
    * extra grande = extra-large.
    * gestión de grandes extensiones para la cría de ganado = range management.
    * gran altura = high altitude.
    * gran aumento = heavy increase.
    * gran bebedor = heavy drinker.
    * gran belleza = scenic beauty.
    * Gran Bretaña = Britain, Great Britain.
    * gran calidad = high standard.
    * gran cantidad de = large crop of, mass of.
    * gran categoría = high standard.
    * gran cosa = big deal.
    * gran danés = Great Dane.
    * Gran Depresión, la = Depression, the, Great Depression, the.
    * grandes almacenes = department store.
    * grandes cantidades de = storerooms of, huge numbers of, huge numbers of, great numbers of.
    * grandes escritores, los = great imaginative writers, the.
    * grandes robles nacen de pequeñas bellotas = great oaks from little acorns grow.
    * grandes sumas de dinero = vast sums of money.
    * grande superficie = shopping mall, shopping complex, shopping centre.
    * grandes y pequeños = great and small.
    * grande y tenebroso = cavernous.
    * gran ducado = grand-duchy.
    * gran espectáculo = extravaganza.
    * gran extensión de tierra dedicada a la cría de animales de pasto = rangeland.
    * gran grupo = constellation.
    * gran mentira = big fat lie.
    * gran nivel = high standard.
    * gran número de = great numbers of.
    * gran pantalla de televisión = large-screen television.
    * gran parte = much.
    * gran parte de = much of.
    * gran peso = heavy weight.
    * gran placer = great pleasure.
    * gran potencia = great power.
    * gran salto adelante = giant leap, great leap forward.
    * gran tiburón blanco = great white shark.
    * gran titular = headline banner.
    * hacer grandes esfuerzos por = take + (great) pains to.
    * hacer grandes progresos = make + great strides.
    * hacer un gran esfuerzo = go out of + Posesivo + way to + Infinitivo.
    * hacer un gran negocio = make + a killing.
    * IGE (Integración a Gran Escala) = LSI (Large Scale Integration).
    * influir en gran medida = become + a force.
    * jaula grande para pájaros = aviary.
    * jugador de grandes apuestas = high roller.
    * la Gran Manzana = the Big Apple.
    * la gran mayoría de = the vast majority of, the bulk of.
    * levantar un gran revuelo = set + the cat among the pigeons, put + the cat among the pigeons.
    * llevarse una (gran) sorpresa = be in for a (big) surprise.
    * lo suficientemente grande = large enough, big enough.
    * más grande = greater.
    * muy grande = big time.
    * Nombre + a gran escala = broad scale + Nombre.
    * no ser gran cosa = not add up to much, add up to + nothing.
    * no ser una gran pérdida = be no great loss.
    * no significar gran cosa = not add up to much.
    * no suponer gran cosa = not add up to much.
    * no valer gran cosa = be no great shakes.
    * pago único y bien grande = fat lump sum.
    * para + Posesivo + gran sorpresa = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * pasarlo a lo grande = have + a ball, have + a whale of a time.
    * pasarlo en grande = have + a ball, have + a whale of a time.
    * pasárselo en grande = enjoy + every minute of, love + every minute of it.
    * Pedro el Grande = Peter the Great.
    * pensar a lo grande = think + big.
    * Pie Grande = Bigfoot, Sasquatch.
    * por un gran margen = by a huge margin.
    * producir con gran destreza = craft.
    * provocar un gran alboroto = make + a splash.
    * provocar un gran revuelo = set + the cat among the pigeons, put + the cat among the pigeons.
    * que le presta gran importancia a la cultura = culture-conscious.
    * recorrer grandes distancias = travel + long distances.
    * revista que tiene una gran demanda popular = mass-market journal.
    * ser de gran ayuda para = be a boon to.
    * ser de gran beneficio para = be of great benefit to.
    * ser una gran ayuda = be a tower of strength.
    * ser un gran alivio = be a welcome relief.
    * ser un gran apoyo = be a tower of strength.
    * ser un gran avance = be half the battle.
    * ser un gran paso adelante = be half the battle.
    * taza grande = mug.
    * tener en gran estima = have + a very high regard for.
    * tener gran éxito = hit + a home run, hit it out of + the park, knock it out of + the park.
    * tener gran importancia = be of high significance.
    * tener gran repercusión = be far reaching.
    * tener una gran tradición = have + a long ancestry.
    * tener un gran impacto = have + a big impact.
    * tomar un gran riesgo = play (for) + high stakes.
    * una gran cantidad de = a good deal of, a great deal of, a large degree of, a mass of, a plethora of, a supply of, a vast amount of, a city of, a wealth of, a sea of, a cascade of, an army of, a good many, a huge number of, a great number of, a multitude of, scores of, a host of, a vast corpus of, a whole host of.
    * una gran cantidad y variedad de = a wealth and breadth of.
    * una gran diversidad de = a wide range of, a broad variety of, a wide variety of, a broad range of.
    * una gran experiencia = a wealth of experience.
    * una gran extensión de = a sea of.
    * una gran gama de = a wide range of, a rich tapestry of, a wide band of, a broad variety of, a wide variety of, a broad range of, a whole gamut of.
    * una gran mayoría de = a large proportion of.
    * una gran parte de = a broad population of, a lion's share of.
    * una gran pérdida = a great loss.
    * una gran proporción de = a large proportion of.
    * una gran variedad de = a wide range of, a multiplicity of, a rich tapestry of, a plurality of, a broad variety of, a broad range of, a whole gamut of.
    * un gran espectro de = a wide band of.
    * un gran número de = a good deal of, a great deal of, a plethora of, a wide range of, a full roster of, a fair number of, a great number of, a broad variety of, a wide variety of, a broad range of, a vast corpus of.
    * un gran repertorio de = an arsenal of, an armoury of [armory].
    * un gran volumen de = a vast corpus of.
    * venirle Algo grande a Alguien = get + too big for + Posesivo + breeches.
    * WAN (red de gran alcance) = WAN (wide area network).

    * * *
    A
    1 (en dimensiones) large, big
    se mudaron a una casa más grande they moved to a larger o bigger house
    sus grandes ojos negros her big dark eyes
    un tipo grande, ancho de hombros a big, broad-shouldered guy
    una chica grandota, fortachona ( fam); a big, strong girl, a strapping lass ( BrE colloq)
    tiene la boca/nariz grande she has a big mouth/nose
    2 (en demasía) too big
    ¿esto será grande para Daniel? do you think this is too big for Daniel?
    estos zapatos me quedan or me están grandes these shoes are too big for me
    quedarle or ( Esp) venirle grande a algn «puesto/responsabilidad» to be too much for sb
    B (alto) tall
    ¡qué grande está Andrés! isn't Andrés tall!, hasn't Andrés gotten* tall!
    C ( Geog):
    el Gran Buenos Aires/Bilbao Greater Buenos Aires/Bilbao
    D
    1
    ( esp AmL) ‹niño/chico› (en edad): los más grandes pueden ir solos the older o bigger ones can go on their own
    ya eres grande y puedes comer solito you're a big boy now and you can feed yourself
    cuando sea grande quiero ser bailarina when I grow up I want to be a ballet dancer
    mis hijos ya son grandes my children are all grown up now
    2
    ( Arg) (maduro, mayor): es una mujer grande she isn't a young woman o she's a mature woman
    está saliendo con un tipo grande she's going out with an older guy
    1 (notable, excelente) great
    un gran hombre/artista/vino a great man/artist/wine
    la gran dama del teatro the grande dame of the theater
    los grandes bancos/industriales the big banks/industrialists
    los grandes señores feudales the great feudal lords
    a lo grande in style
    3
    (en importancia): son grandes amigos they're great friends
    grandes fumadores heavy smokers
    F ( fam)
    (increíble): ¡qué cosa más grande! ¡ya te he dicho 20 veces que no lo sé! this is unbelievable! I've told you 20 times already that I don't know!
    ¿no es grande que ahora me echen la culpa a mí? ( iró); and now they blame me; great, isn't it? ( iro)
    G
    1 (en intensidad, grado) great
    me causó una gran pena it caused me great sadness
    me has dado una gran alegría you have made me very happy
    comió con gran apetito she ate hungrily o heartily
    un día de gran calor a very hot day
    los grandes fríos del 47 the great o big freeze of '47
    me llevé un susto más grande … I got such a fright
    para mi gran vergüenza to my great embarrassment
    se produjo una gran explosión there was a powerful explosion
    es un gran honor para mí it is a great honor* for me
    ha sido una temporada de gran éxito it has been a very o a highly successful season
    no corre gran prisa it is not very urgent
    las paredes tienen gran necesidad de una mano de pintura the walls are very much in need of a coat of paint
    2
    (uso enfático): eso es una gran verdad that is absolutely o very true
    ésa es la mentira más grande que he oído that's the biggest lie I've ever heard
    ¡qué gran novedad! ( iró); you don't say! o what a surprise! ( iro)
    H
    1 (en número) ‹familia› large, big; ‹clase› big
    la gran mayoría de los votantes the great o vast majority of the voters
    dedican gran parte de su tiempo a la investigación they devote much of o a great deal of their time to research
    esto se debe en gran parte a que … this is largely due to the fact that …
    2
    (elevado): a gran velocidad at high o great speed
    volar a gran altura to fly at a great height
    un edificio de gran altura a very tall building
    un gran número de personas a large number of people
    objetos de gran valor objects of great value
    en grande: lo pasamos or nos divertimos en grande we had a great time ( colloq)
    Compuestos:
    masculine wide-angle lens
    el gran capital big business
    masculine Great Dane
    la Gran Depresión the Great Depression
    ( Astron): la gran explosión the Big Bang
    la Gran Guerra the Great War
    masculine Big Brother
    el gran hermano te observa or te vigila Big Brother is watching you
    masculine Grand Master
    masculine grand master
    masculine international grand master
    feminine grand opera
    masculine Grand Prix
    el gran público the general public
    el gran simpático the sympathetic nervous system
    feminine ( Esp) large supermarket, hypermarket ( BrE)
    mpl department store
    masculine, feminine
    A (de la industria, el comercio) big o leading name, leading player
    uno de los tres grandes de la industria automovilística one of the big three names o one of the big three in the car industry
    B ( esp AmL)
    1
    (mayor): quiero ir con los grandes I want to go with the big boys/girls
    la grande ya está casada their eldest (daughter) is already married
    2 (adulto) grown-up
    Compuesto:
    (Spanish) grandee o nobleman
    ( RPl)
    la grande the big prize, the jackpot
    sacarse la grande (literal) to win the big prize o the jackpot
    se sacó la grande con ese marido she hit the jackpot with that husband
    * * *

     

    grande adjetivo
    gran is used before singular nouns

    1
    a) ( en dimensiones) ‹casa/área/nariz big, large;


    unos grande almacenes a department store


    c) ( en número) ‹ familia large, big;

    clase big;
    la gran parte or mayoría the great majority
    2
    a) ( alto) tall;

    ¡qué grande está Andrés! isn't Andrés tall!

    b) ( en edad):


    ya son grandes they are all grown up now
    3 (Geog):

    4 ( delante del n)
    a) (notable, excelente) great;


    b) ( poderoso) big;


    a lo grande in style
    5
    a) (en intensidad, grado) ‹pena/honor/ventaja great;

    explosión powerful;
    ¡me llevé un susto más grande … ! I got such a fright!;

    una temporada de gran éxito a very o a highly successful season;
    son grandes amigos they're great friends;
    eso es una gran verdad that is absolutely true;
    ¡qué mentira más grande! that's a complete lie!
    b) ( elevado):

    a gran velocidad at high o great speed;

    volar a gran altura to fly at a great height;
    un gran número de personas a large number of people;
    objetos de gran valor objects of great value;
    en grande: lo pasamos en grande we had a great time (colloq)
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    a) ( mayor):


    b) ( adulto):


    grande adjetivo
    1 (tamaño) big, large
    grandes almacenes, department stores
    2 (cantidad) large
    3 fig (fuerte, intenso) great: es un gran músico, he is a great musician
    ♦ Locuciones: a lo grande, in style
    figurado pasarlo en grande, to have a great time
    ' grande' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abarcar
    - alfombra
    - ampliar
    - ampliación
    - armatoste
    - así
    - bastante
    - bestial
    - bloque
    - buena
    - bueno
    - cabezón
    - cabezona
    - cabezudo
    - cajón
    - calabacín
    - campeonato
    - cantidad
    - canto
    - ciudad
    - colosal
    - consideración
    - fenomenal
    - formidable
    - gran
    - hermosa
    - hermoso
    - incalculable
    - ingeniosa
    - ingenioso
    - mía
    - mío
    - monstruosa
    - monstruoso
    - monumental
    - nuestra
    - nuestro
    - pila
    - puerta
    - quedar
    - señor
    - suficientemente
    - suma
    - sumo
    - terraza
    - tirada
    - tremenda
    - tremendo
    - venir
    - bailar
    English:
    abnormally
    - above
    - ample
    - army
    - awful
    - bag
    - baggy
    - bay
    - big
    - boat
    - border
    - box
    - breaker
    - brush
    - bulk
    - carve
    - cauldron
    - cushion
    - deposit
    - enough
    - extend
    - grand
    - great
    - grow
    - hers
    - in
    - integrate
    - large
    - lion
    - manufacturer
    - marrow
    - mighty
    - mine
    - outrank
    - overgrown
    - paving stone
    - place
    - roller
    - set on
    - set upon
    - slight
    - spanking
    - style
    - tablespoonful
    - tea urn
    - temptation
    - terrific
    - time
    - to
    - tub
    * * *
    grande gran is used instead of grande before singular nouns (e.g. gran hombre great man).
    adj
    1. [de tamaño] big, large;
    este traje me está o [m5] me queda grande this suit is too big for me;
    el gran Buenos Aires/Santiago greater Buenos Aires/Santiago, the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires/Santiago;
    Fig
    el cargo le viene grande he's not up to the job;
    Fam
    pagó con un billete de los grandes he paid with a large note
    grandes almacenes department store; Fot gran angular wide-angle lens;
    la Gran Barrera de Coral the Great Barrier Reef;
    Gran Bretaña Great Britain;
    gran danés Great Dane;
    Hist la Gran Depresión the Great Depression;
    gran ducado grand duchy;
    la Gran Explosión the Big Bang;
    la Gran Guerra the Great War;
    los Grandes Lagos the Great Lakes;
    gran maestro [en ajedrez] grand master;
    Hist Gran Mogol Mogul;
    la Gran Muralla (China) the Great Wall (of China);
    Dep Gran Premio Grand Prix; Hist el Gran Salto Adelante the Great Leap Forward;
    gran slam [en tenis] grand slam;
    Esp Com gran superficie hypermarket
    2. [de altura] tall;
    ¡qué grande está tu hermano! your brother's really grown!
    3. [en importancia] great;
    una gran mujer a great woman;
    los grandes bancos the major banks;
    la gran mayoría está a favor del proyecto the great o overwhelming majority are in favour of the project;
    el éxito se debe en gran parte a su esfuerzo the success is largely due to her efforts, the success is in no small measure due to her efforts
    4. [en intensidad] great;
    es un gran mentiroso he's a real liar;
    ¡qué alegría más grande! what joy!
    5. Fam [adulto]
    cuando sea grande quiere ser doctora she wants to be a doctor when she grows up;
    me dijeron que todavía no soy grande como para salir solo they told me I'm not big enough to go out on my own yet
    6. Méx, RP [de edad]
    cuando se casó ya era grande she was already quite old when she got married;
    siempre se llevó bien con gente más grande he always got on well with older people
    7. RP Fam [fantástico] fantastic, Br brilliant
    8. RP Irónico [genial] great;
    ayer le hice un favor y hoy me vuelve la espalda, ¡grande! great! I did him a favour and now he doesn't want to know!
    9. Comp
    Fam
    hacer algo a lo grande to do sth in a big way o in style;
    vivir a lo grande to live in style;
    pasarlo en grande to have a great time
    nm
    1. [noble] grandee
    Grande de España = one of highest-ranking members of Spanish nobility
    2. [persona, entidad importante]
    uno de los grandes del sector one of the major players in the sector;
    los tres grandes de la liga the big three in the league;
    uno de los grandes de la literatura mexicana one of the big names in Mexican literature
    3. Fam
    grandes [adultos] grown-ups
    nf
    RP [en lotería] first prize, jackpot;
    sacarse la grande [en lotería] to win first prize o the jackpot;
    se sacó la grande con ese trabajo [tuvo buena suerte] she hit the jackpot with that job;
    con esa nuera que tiene le tocó la grande [tuvo mala suerte] you've got to feel sorry for her having a daughter-in-law like that
    interj
    RP Fam [fantástico] great!
    * * *
    I adj
    1 big, large;
    me viene grande the jacket is too big for me;
    el cargo le viene grande the job is too much for him
    2
    :
    a lo grande in style;
    pasarlo en grande have a great time
    II m/f
    1 L.Am. ( adulto) grown-up, adult;
    grandes y pequeños young and old
    2 ( mayor) eldest
    * * *
    1) : large, big
    un libro grande: a big book
    2) alto: tall
    3) notable: great
    un gran autor: a great writer
    con gran placer: with great pleasure
    5) : old, grown-up
    hijos grandes: grown children
    * * *
    grande adj
    1. (tamaño) big [comp. bigger; superl. biggest]
    ¿es muy grande el jardín? is the garden very big?
    2. (número, cantidad) large
    3. (importante) great

    Spanish-English dictionary > grande

  • 10 heterosexual

    adj.
    heterosexual.
    * * *
    1 heterosexual
    1 heterosexual
    * * *
    ADJ SMF heterosexual
    * * *
    adjetivo/masculino y femenino heterosexual
    * * *
    = heterosexual, straight man, straight.
    Ex. The advent of the AIDS virus into both homosexual and heterosexual populations means that sexual ignorance can now result in death.
    Ex. This ostensible comedy about two straight men on a gay cruise is acutely unfunny.
    Ex. The assailants, he said, did not know 'if I was straight or gay, I just happened to pass by and got whacked on the head'.
    ----
    * heterosexuales = straight people.
    * * *
    adjetivo/masculino y femenino heterosexual
    * * *
    = heterosexual, straight man, straight.

    Ex: The advent of the AIDS virus into both homosexual and heterosexual populations means that sexual ignorance can now result in death.

    Ex: This ostensible comedy about two straight men on a gay cruise is acutely unfunny.
    Ex: The assailants, he said, did not know 'if I was straight or gay, I just happened to pass by and got whacked on the head'.
    * heterosexuales = straight people.

    * * *
    adj/mf
    heterosexual
    * * *

    heterosexual adjetivo, masculino y femenino
    heterosexual
    heterosexual adjetivo & mf heterosexual
    ' heterosexual' also found in these entries:
    English:
    heterosexual
    - straight
    * * *
    adj
    heterosexual
    nmf
    heterosexual
    * * *
    adj heterosexual
    * * *
    heterosexual adj & nmf
    : heterosexual
    * * *
    heterosexual adj n heterosexual

    Spanish-English dictionary > heterosexual

  • 11 indefenso

    adj.
    undefended, defenceless, defenseless, helpless.
    * * *
    1 defenceless, helpless
    * * *
    (f. - indefensa)
    adj.
    defenseless, helpless
    * * *
    ADJ defenceless, defenseless (EEUU)
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo <niño/animal> defenseless*; < fortaleza> undefended
    * * *
    = defenceless [defenseless, -USA], helpless, unprotected, vulnerable.
    Ex. From the skimming he had given their writings he knew that something like a chemical agent was working in Balzac's defenseless mind, and that the hapless fellow was trying not to succumb to it.
    Ex. In imposing penalties for book stealing libraries are particularly helpless.
    Ex. Society is falling apart at the seams, causing individuals who have not been able to cope with the changes to feel unprotected and hopeless.
    Ex. Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.
    ----
    * dejar indefenso = leave + unprotected.
    * indefensos, los = little guy, the.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo <niño/animal> defenseless*; < fortaleza> undefended
    * * *
    = defenceless [defenseless, -USA], helpless, unprotected, vulnerable.

    Ex: From the skimming he had given their writings he knew that something like a chemical agent was working in Balzac's defenseless mind, and that the hapless fellow was trying not to succumb to it.

    Ex: In imposing penalties for book stealing libraries are particularly helpless.
    Ex: Society is falling apart at the seams, causing individuals who have not been able to cope with the changes to feel unprotected and hopeless.
    Ex: Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.
    * dejar indefenso = leave + unprotected.
    * indefensos, los = little guy, the.

    * * *
    ‹niño/animal› defenseless*; ‹fortaleza› undefended
    * * *

    indefenso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo ‹niño/animal› defenseless( conjugate defenseless);


    fortaleza undefended
    indefenso,-a adjetivo defenceless, helpless
    ' indefenso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    indefensa
    English:
    defenceless
    - helpless
    - defenseless
    * * *
    indefenso, -a adj
    defenceless
    * * *
    adj defenseless, Br
    defenceless
    * * *
    indefenso, -sa adj
    : defenseless, helpless
    * * *
    indefenso adj defenceless / helpless

    Spanish-English dictionary > indefenso

  • 12 irónicamente

    adv.
    ironically, with one's tongue in one's cheek, wryly.
    * * *
    1 ironically
    2 (con burla) mockingly
    * * *
    * * *
    = ironically, with tongue in cheek, tongue-in-cheek, wryly.
    Ex. Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.
    Ex. Rober Oppenheimer, with his tongue in cheek, said, some years ago, that if the American 'Physical review' went on expanding at its present rate, it would be fifteen times heavier than the earth by the end of the century!.
    Ex. This is a tongue-in-cheek report concerned with reducing not only the 'growth rate' of library collections but also their actual size.
    Ex. William A Katz has commented wryly that 'the introduction of the machine into the reference process will force even the most reluctant librarian to participate as one human being interacting with another'.
    * * *
    = ironically, with tongue in cheek, tongue-in-cheek, wryly.

    Ex: Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.

    Ex: Rober Oppenheimer, with his tongue in cheek, said, some years ago, that if the American 'Physical review' went on expanding at its present rate, it would be fifteen times heavier than the earth by the end of the century!.
    Ex: This is a tongue-in-cheek report concerned with reducing not only the 'growth rate' of library collections but also their actual size.
    Ex: William A Katz has commented wryly that 'the introduction of the machine into the reference process will force even the most reluctant librarian to participate as one human being interacting with another'.

    * * *
    ironically
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    ironicamente    
    irónicamente
    ironicamente adverbio ironically
    ' ironicamente' also found in these entries:
    English:
    dig
    - sardonically
    - ironically
    * * *
    ironically

    Spanish-English dictionary > irónicamente

  • 13 muy

    adv.
    1 very.
    muy bueno/cerca very good/near
    es muy hombre he's very manly, he's a real man
    muy de mañana very early in the morning
    ¡muy bien! OK!, all right!; (vale) very good!, well done! (qué bien)
    eso es muy de ella that's just like her
    eso es muy de los americanos that's typically American
    ¡el muy fresco! the cheeky devil!
    ¡la muy tonta! the silly idiot!
    Muy Sr. mío dear Sir
    te cuidarás muy mucho de hacerlo just make absolutely sure you don't do it
    no cabe ahí, es muy grande it won't fit in there, it's too big
    * * *
    1 very
    \
    muy de mañana very early in the morning
    ser muy hombre/mujer familiar to be a real man/woman
    por muy... no matter how..., however...
    * * *
    adv.
    1) very
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=mucho) very

    muy bien/tarde/mucho — very well/late/much

    muy bien, que venga — all right, he can come (along)

    muy pero que muy guapo — really, really handsome

    muy de, muy de noche — very late at night

    es muy de sentirfrm it is much to be regretted

    el/la muy, el muy tonto de Pedro — that great idiot Pedro

    ¡el muy bandido! — the rascal!

    por muy, por muy cansado que estés — however tired you are, no matter how tired you are

    2) (=demasiado) too
    3) [con participio] greatly, highly
    2.
    SF (=lengua) tongue; (=boca) trap **, mouth
    * * *
    a) very

    muy bien, sigamos adelante — OK o fine, let's go on

    por muy cansado que estéshowever o no matter how tired you are

    b) ( demasiado) too

    quedó muy dulceit's rather o too sweet

    * * *
    = highly, very, eminent + Nombre, deeply, expansively, darn.
    Ex. Even for those items that are designated relevant some may be judged to be highly relevant, whilst others may be regarded as partially relevant or only marginally relevant.
    Ex. I have been very embarrassed at their embarrassment at the kinds of subject headings used.
    Ex. 'I think it makes eminent sense, for the reasons I've outlined,' he said and started toward the door.
    Ex. I have found in reading extracts from Scott's diary of his trip to the South Pole that pupils interrupted all the time to ask questions, until the final entries were reached, when everyone went very quiet, moved deeply by Scott's words and unwilling to bruise the emotion they felt.
    Ex. Their survey is expansively scripted and probes for a variety of information from the interviewee = Su encuesta está muy detallada y obtiene una gran variedad de información de los encuestados.
    Ex. However, as someone else said, people are pretty darn sensitive about terrorism, and the days of left-luggage may be over.
    ----
    * acento muy pronunciado = heavy accent.
    * algo muy agradable de oír = music to + Posesivo + ears.
    * algo muy diferente de = a far cry from.
    * algo muy difícil = a tough sell.
    * algo muy distinto de = a far cry from.
    * algo ya muy conocido y usado = old nag.
    * andar (muy) apurado de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) apurado de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar (muy) corto de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) corto de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar (muy) escaso de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) escaso de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar (muy) falto de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) falto de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * apuntar muy alto = reach for + the stars, shoot for + the stars.
    * a un precio muy razonable = at a very reasonable cost, at a very reasonable cost, at very reasonable cost.
    * avanzar muy despacio = creep, creep along.
    * como muy tarde = at the latest.
    * con las manos muy largas = light-fingered.
    * con lazos muy estrechos = close-knit.
    * con medios muy escasos = on a shoestring (budget).
    * con medios muy exiguos = on a shoestring (budget).
    * con muy poca antelación = at (a) very short notice.
    * con muy poca anticipación = at (a) very short notice.
    * con muy poca frecuencia = all too seldom.
    * con muy pocas excepciones = with a few exceptions.
    * con muy pocos medios = on a shoestring (budget).
    * con un plazo de tiempo muy corto = at (a) very short notice.
    * curva muy abierta = sweeping curve.
    * curva muy cerrada = hairpin bend, hairpin curve, hairpin turn.
    * curva muy pronunciada = hairpin bend, hairpin curve, hairpin turn.
    * de forma muy similar a = in much the same way as.
    * de muy lejos = from afar.
    * de ritmo muy acelerado = hard-driving.
    * desde muy antiguo = since olden times.
    * desde muy lejos = from afar.
    * de un modo muy general = crudely, crudely.
    * encontrar muy difícil = be hard-pushed to.
    * en muy poco tiempo = before long.
    * en un pasado muy lejano = in the dim and distant past.
    * estar muy acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
    * estar muy agradecido a = be indebted to.
    * estar muy alejado de = be a long way from.
    * estar muy arraigado en = be well embedded in.
    * estar muy bajo = be way down.
    * estar muy cerca de = be one step away from, be steps away from, come + very close to.
    * estar muy convencido de = have + strong feelings about.
    * estar muy emocionado con/por = be excited about.
    * estar muy lejano = be far off.
    * estar muy lejos = be far off.
    * estar muy por delante de = be way out ahead of.
    * estar muy por delante de su tiempo = be years ahead of + Posesivo + time.
    * estar muy separado = set + far apart.
    * estar muy usado = be well thumbed.
    * evaluar muy positivamente según unos criterios establecido = rate + Nombre + high on + criteria.
    * gente muy trabajadora = hard-working people.
    * haber de muy diversos tipos = come in + all/many (sorts of) shapes and sizes.
    * hablar muy bien de = rant and rave.
    * hacer Algo muy bien = do + an excellent job of.
    * hasta hace muy poco = up until recently.
    * ignorancia es muy atrevida, la = ignorance is very daring.
    * ir muy atrasado = be way behind schedule.
    * ir muy por detrás de = be far behind.
    * llegar muy lejos = go + a long way, come + a long way.
    * lo que es muy importante = importantly.
    * muy abreviado = highly-abbreviated.
    * muy activo = afire.
    * muy a diferencia de = in marked contrast to/with.
    * muy + Adjetivo = extremely + Adjetivo, grossly + Adjetivo, rather + Adjetivo, severely + Adjetivo, tightly + Adjetivo, wildly + Adjetivo, extraordinarily + Adjetivo, incredibly + Adjetivo, ludicrously + Adjetivo, seriously + Adjetivo, disappointingly + Adjetivo, not least + Adjetivo, heavily + Adjetivo, much + Adjetivo, mighty + Adjetivo, prohibitively + Adjetivo, sorely + Adjetivo, supremely + Adjetivo, vastly + Adjetivo, vitally + Adjetivo, immensely + Adjetivo, hugely + Adjetivo, significantly + Adjetivo, most + Adjetivo, impressively + Adjetivo, bloody + Adjetivo.
    * muy + Adjetivo/Adverbio = quite + Adjetivo/Adverbio.
    * muy + Adjetivo/Participio = keenly + Adjetivo/Participio.
    * muy admirado = much-admired.
    * muy + Adverbio = ever so + Adverbio.
    * muy agustito = snugly.
    * muy alejado de = a long way removed from.
    * muy al principio = in very early days, at the very outset.
    * muy amado = much-loved.
    * muy a menudo = more often than not, very often, most often than not.
    * muy antiguo = centuries-old.
    * muy anunciado = well-publicised [well-publicized, -USA].
    * muy apartado de = a long way removed from.
    * muy a + Posesivo + pesar = to + Posesivo + chagrin.
    * muy apreciado = highly appreciated, long-revered.
    * muy apreciado desde hace tiempo = long-revered.
    * muy arraigado = deep-rooted, well established, long-established.
    * muy a tiempo = in good time.
    * muy atrás = far behind.
    * muy atrasado = in the backwoods.
    * muy avanzado = well-developed, well-advanced.
    * muy beneficioso = high-payoff.
    * muy bien = nicely.
    * ¡muy bien! = the way to go!.
    * muy bien cuidado = well-kept.
    * muy bien pagado = highly paid.
    * muy bien + podría + Verbo = might + well + Verbo.
    * muy bien + puede + Verbo = may well + Verbo.
    * muy bien remunerado = highly paid.
    * muy bien tramado = carefully crafted.
    * muy bien urdido = carefully crafted.
    * muy caliente = piping hot, baking hot.
    * muy cambiado = much-changed, much-changed.
    * muy caro = high priced [high-priced].
    * muy cerca = close-by.
    * muy claramente = in no uncertain terms.
    * muy completo = populated.
    * muy concurrido = well-used [well used], well attended [well-attended].
    * muy condicionado = well-conditioned.
    * muy condimentado = spicy [spicier -comp., spiciest -sup.].
    * muy conseguido = slick, licked, well-crafted.
    * muy criticado = much-criticised [much-criticized, USA].
    * muy crítico = highly critical.
    * muy custodiado = heavily guarded.
    * muy de cerca = not far behind.
    * muy desarrollado = well-developed.
    * muy despacio = very slowly.
    * muy de tarde en tarde = once in a blue moon.
    * muy diferente de = far different... from, in marked contrast to/with.
    * muy difícil de traducir = defy + translation.
    * muy dispuesto a = all ready to.
    * muy divulgado = well-publicised [well-publicized, -USA].
    * muy documentado = well-informed.
    * muy duro = as hard as nails.
    * muy eficaz = powerful.
    * muy endeudado = heavily indebted.
    * muy escandaloso = highly visible.
    * muy especializado = highly specialised.
    * muy estimado = highly regarded, highly esteemed, highly reputed.
    * muy estrecho = poky [pokier -comp., pokiest -sup.].
    * muy estructurado = highly-structured.
    * muy extendido = commonly-held, widely held.
    * muy famoso = highly acclaimed, widely acclaimed, well-acclaimed.
    * muy frecuentado = heavily used.
    * muy frecuentemente = so often, most often than not.
    * muy frecuente y rápido = rapid-fire.
    * muy gastado = worn-out.
    * muy generalizado = commonly-held, widely held.
    * muy grande = big time.
    * muy iluminado = brightly illuminated.
    * muy importante = critical, very importantly, big time.
    * muy informado = well-informed.
    * muy leído = widely-read.
    * muy lejano = far off.
    * muy lejos = far away, far off.
    * muy lejos de = a long way from, a long way removed from.
    * muy lejos de conseguir = a long way toward.
    * muy lentamente = very slowly.
    * muy lluvioso = rain-soaked.
    * muy logrado = slickly produced.
    * muy mal tiempo = severe weather.
    * muy mayor = over the hill.
    * muy moderno = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * muy motivado = highly-motivated.
    * muy necesario = much needed [much-needed], long overdue.
    * muy nervioso = in a state of agitation, highly-strung.
    * muy nervioso, histérico = high-strung.
    * muy notorio = highly visible.
    * muy parecido a = much like.
    * muy + Participio = badly + Participio.
    * muy + Participio Pasado = widely + Participio Pasado, extensively + Participio Pasado.
    * muy peculiar = highly distinctive.
    * muy pertinente para = central to.
    * muy poblado = heavily populated.
    * muy poco = minimally.
    * muy polémico = highly controversial.
    * muy popular = widely-read, highly popular.
    * muy por delante de = far ahead of.
    * muy por detrás = far behind.
    * muy por el contrario = in marked contrast.
    * muy por encima de = far beyond.
    * muy por encima de todo = over and above all.
    * muy posiblemente = for all you know, for all we know.
    * muy practicado = much practised.
    * muy preciado = much prized, highly prized.
    * muy preciso = much needed [much-needed].
    * muy probablemente = most likely, most probably.
    * muy pronto = before long, pretty soon.
    * muy propio = highly distinctive.
    * muy provechoso = high-payoff.
    * muy pulido = licked, slick.
    * muy querido = much-loved.
    * muy rápidamente = like a house on fire, in short order.
    * muy rara vez = all too seldom, all too seldom, once in a blue moon.
    * muy recomendado = highly recommended.
    * muy reconocido = highly regarded, highly esteemed, highly reputed.
    * muy resistente = heavy-duty.
    * muy respetado = highly regarded, highly esteemed, highly reputed, widely-respected.
    * muy sazonado = spicy [spicier -comp., spiciest -sup.].
    * muy similar a = much like.
    * muy sistemático = highly-structured.
    * muy solicitado = in great demand.
    * muy trabajado = well-crafted.
    * muy trabajador = committed.
    * muy unido = close-knit, tight-knit, closely knit, well-connected, tightly knit.
    * muy usado = shabby [shabbier -comp., shabbiest -sup.], high-use, well-used [well used], well-worn, well-worn, heavily used, much-used.
    * muy útil = highly valuable.
    * muy valioso = highly valuable, highly prized.
    * muy valorado = highly valued, highly appreciated.
    * muy venerado = long-revered.
    * muy venerado desde hace tiempo = long-revered.
    * muy vigilado = heavily guarded.
    * no andar muy equivocado = be in the right realm.
    * no estar muy lejos de = be just one step away from.
    * nombre muy conocido = household name, household word.
    * no muy bien informado = not-too-well-informed.
    * no muy despierto = slow.
    * no muy lejos = within easy travelling distance, not far behind, not far off, not far away, not far, not too far.
    * no tener que ir muy lejos = not have to look far.
    * pasarlo muy mal = have + a tough time, have + a hard time.
    * persona muy trabajadora = hard-working person.
    * poner un precio a Algo muy alto = overprice.
    * por muy + Adjetivo + be = Adjetivo + though + Nombre + be.
    * por muy difícil que parezca = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
    * por muy extraño que parezca = strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough.
    * por muy increíble que parezca = incredible though it may seem, incredibly, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, although it may seem incredible.
    * por muy mentira que parezca = incredibly, incredible though it may seem, strangely enough, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, although it may seem incredible.
    * por muy raro que parezca = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * posibilidades muy variadas = rich possibilities.
    * puede muy bien ser = could well be.
    * puede muy bien ser que = it may well be that.
    * regla muy precisa = finely graduated scale.
    * repasar Algo muy detenidamente = go over + Nombre + with a fine toothcomb.
    * sangre muy diluida = thin blood.
    * sentido muy desarrollado de su propio territorio = territoriality.
    * ser algo muy claro = be a dead giveaway.
    * ser algo muy fácil de conseguir = be there for the taking.
    * ser Algo muy importante = loom + large.
    * ser algo muy obvio = be a dead giveaway.
    * ser algo muy poco frecuente = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo muy raro = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo muy revelador = be a giveaway.
    * ser muy aconsejable que = be well advised to.
    * ser muy amigo de = be pally with.
    * ser muy antiguo = go back + a long way.
    * ser muy buena señal = bode + well.
    * ser muy conocido por = be well known for.
    * ser muy diferente de = be quite apart from.
    * ser muy difícil, no ser nada fácil = be hard-pushed to.
    * ser muy escaso = be at a premium.
    * ser muy gracioso = be a right laugh.
    * ser muy melindroso = be picky.
    * ser muy necesario = be long overdue.
    * ser muy particular = be picky.
    * ser muy poco probable = be remote.
    * ser muy popular = have + mass appeal.
    * ser muy probable = chances + be.
    * ser muy prometedor = promise + great possibilities, bode + well.
    * ser muy provechoso = pay off + handsomely.
    * ser muy quisquilloso = be picky.
    * ser muy rápido = be quick off + Posesivo + feet.
    * ser muy revelador = speak + volumes, be an eye-opener.
    * ser muy superior a los demás = be way above all the others.
    * ser muy superior a los otros = be way above all the others.
    * ser muy usado = be heavily used.
    * servir muy bien = take + Nombre + a long way.
    * tejido muy delicado = gossamer.
    * tener algo muy vivo en la mente de uno = be strong in + mind.
    * tener muy mala cara = look like + death warmed (over/up).
    * tenerse muy en cuenta por = carry + weight with.
    * tener un día muy largo = have + a long day.
    * tiempo muy malo = severe weather.
    * una probabilidad muy alta = a sporting chance.
    * venir muy bien = fit + the bill.
    * verse muy afectado por = have + a high stake in.
    * vigilar Algo muy de cerca = keep + a watchful eye.
    * * *
    a) very

    muy bien, sigamos adelante — OK o fine, let's go on

    por muy cansado que estéshowever o no matter how tired you are

    b) ( demasiado) too

    quedó muy dulceit's rather o too sweet

    * * *
    = highly, very, eminent + Nombre, deeply, expansively, darn.

    Ex: Even for those items that are designated relevant some may be judged to be highly relevant, whilst others may be regarded as partially relevant or only marginally relevant.

    Ex: I have been very embarrassed at their embarrassment at the kinds of subject headings used.
    Ex: 'I think it makes eminent sense, for the reasons I've outlined,' he said and started toward the door.
    Ex: I have found in reading extracts from Scott's diary of his trip to the South Pole that pupils interrupted all the time to ask questions, until the final entries were reached, when everyone went very quiet, moved deeply by Scott's words and unwilling to bruise the emotion they felt.
    Ex: Their survey is expansively scripted and probes for a variety of information from the interviewee = Su encuesta está muy detallada y obtiene una gran variedad de información de los encuestados.
    Ex: However, as someone else said, people are pretty darn sensitive about terrorism, and the days of left-luggage may be over.
    * acento muy pronunciado = heavy accent.
    * algo muy agradable de oír = music to + Posesivo + ears.
    * algo muy diferente de = a far cry from.
    * algo muy difícil = a tough sell.
    * algo muy distinto de = a far cry from.
    * algo ya muy conocido y usado = old nag.
    * andar (muy) apurado de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) apurado de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar (muy) corto de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) corto de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar (muy) escaso de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) escaso de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * andar (muy) falto de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) falto de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * apuntar muy alto = reach for + the stars, shoot for + the stars.
    * a un precio muy razonable = at a very reasonable cost, at a very reasonable cost, at very reasonable cost.
    * avanzar muy despacio = creep, creep along.
    * como muy tarde = at the latest.
    * con las manos muy largas = light-fingered.
    * con lazos muy estrechos = close-knit.
    * con medios muy escasos = on a shoestring (budget).
    * con medios muy exiguos = on a shoestring (budget).
    * con muy poca antelación = at (a) very short notice.
    * con muy poca anticipación = at (a) very short notice.
    * con muy poca frecuencia = all too seldom.
    * con muy pocas excepciones = with a few exceptions.
    * con muy pocos medios = on a shoestring (budget).
    * con un plazo de tiempo muy corto = at (a) very short notice.
    * curva muy abierta = sweeping curve.
    * curva muy cerrada = hairpin bend, hairpin curve, hairpin turn.
    * curva muy pronunciada = hairpin bend, hairpin curve, hairpin turn.
    * de forma muy similar a = in much the same way as.
    * de muy lejos = from afar.
    * de ritmo muy acelerado = hard-driving.
    * desde muy antiguo = since olden times.
    * desde muy lejos = from afar.
    * de un modo muy general = crudely, crudely.
    * encontrar muy difícil = be hard-pushed to.
    * en muy poco tiempo = before long.
    * en un pasado muy lejano = in the dim and distant past.
    * estar muy acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
    * estar muy agradecido a = be indebted to.
    * estar muy alejado de = be a long way from.
    * estar muy arraigado en = be well embedded in.
    * estar muy bajo = be way down.
    * estar muy cerca de = be one step away from, be steps away from, come + very close to.
    * estar muy convencido de = have + strong feelings about.
    * estar muy emocionado con/por = be excited about.
    * estar muy lejano = be far off.
    * estar muy lejos = be far off.
    * estar muy por delante de = be way out ahead of.
    * estar muy por delante de su tiempo = be years ahead of + Posesivo + time.
    * estar muy separado = set + far apart.
    * estar muy usado = be well thumbed.
    * evaluar muy positivamente según unos criterios establecido = rate + Nombre + high on + criteria.
    * gente muy trabajadora = hard-working people.
    * haber de muy diversos tipos = come in + all/many (sorts of) shapes and sizes.
    * hablar muy bien de = rant and rave.
    * hacer Algo muy bien = do + an excellent job of.
    * hasta hace muy poco = up until recently.
    * ignorancia es muy atrevida, la = ignorance is very daring.
    * ir muy atrasado = be way behind schedule.
    * ir muy por detrás de = be far behind.
    * llegar muy lejos = go + a long way, come + a long way.
    * lo que es muy importante = importantly.
    * muy abreviado = highly-abbreviated.
    * muy activo = afire.
    * muy a diferencia de = in marked contrast to/with.
    * muy + Adjetivo = extremely + Adjetivo, grossly + Adjetivo, rather + Adjetivo, severely + Adjetivo, tightly + Adjetivo, wildly + Adjetivo, extraordinarily + Adjetivo, incredibly + Adjetivo, ludicrously + Adjetivo, seriously + Adjetivo, disappointingly + Adjetivo, not least + Adjetivo, heavily + Adjetivo, much + Adjetivo, mighty + Adjetivo, prohibitively + Adjetivo, sorely + Adjetivo, supremely + Adjetivo, vastly + Adjetivo, vitally + Adjetivo, immensely + Adjetivo, hugely + Adjetivo, significantly + Adjetivo, most + Adjetivo, impressively + Adjetivo, bloody + Adjetivo.
    * muy + Adjetivo/Adverbio = quite + Adjetivo/Adverbio.
    * muy + Adjetivo/Participio = keenly + Adjetivo/Participio.
    * muy admirado = much-admired.
    * muy + Adverbio = ever so + Adverbio.
    * muy agustito = snugly.
    * muy alejado de = a long way removed from.
    * muy al principio = in very early days, at the very outset.
    * muy amado = much-loved.
    * muy a menudo = more often than not, very often, most often than not.
    * muy antiguo = centuries-old.
    * muy anunciado = well-publicised [well-publicized, -USA].
    * muy apartado de = a long way removed from.
    * muy a + Posesivo + pesar = to + Posesivo + chagrin.
    * muy apreciado = highly appreciated, long-revered.
    * muy apreciado desde hace tiempo = long-revered.
    * muy arraigado = deep-rooted, well established, long-established.
    * muy a tiempo = in good time.
    * muy atrás = far behind.
    * muy atrasado = in the backwoods.
    * muy avanzado = well-developed, well-advanced.
    * muy beneficioso = high-payoff.
    * muy bien = nicely.
    * ¡muy bien! = the way to go!.
    * muy bien cuidado = well-kept.
    * muy bien pagado = highly paid.
    * muy bien + podría + Verbo = might + well + Verbo.
    * muy bien + puede + Verbo = may well + Verbo.
    * muy bien remunerado = highly paid.
    * muy bien tramado = carefully crafted.
    * muy bien urdido = carefully crafted.
    * muy caliente = piping hot, baking hot.
    * muy cambiado = much-changed, much-changed.
    * muy caro = high priced [high-priced].
    * muy cerca = close-by.
    * muy claramente = in no uncertain terms.
    * muy completo = populated.
    * muy concurrido = well-used [well used], well attended [well-attended].
    * muy condicionado = well-conditioned.
    * muy condimentado = spicy [spicier -comp., spiciest -sup.].
    * muy conseguido = slick, licked, well-crafted.
    * muy criticado = much-criticised [much-criticized, USA].
    * muy crítico = highly critical.
    * muy custodiado = heavily guarded.
    * muy de cerca = not far behind.
    * muy desarrollado = well-developed.
    * muy despacio = very slowly.
    * muy de tarde en tarde = once in a blue moon.
    * muy diferente de = far different... from, in marked contrast to/with.
    * muy difícil de traducir = defy + translation.
    * muy dispuesto a = all ready to.
    * muy divulgado = well-publicised [well-publicized, -USA].
    * muy documentado = well-informed.
    * muy duro = as hard as nails.
    * muy eficaz = powerful.
    * muy endeudado = heavily indebted.
    * muy escandaloso = highly visible.
    * muy especializado = highly specialised.
    * muy estimado = highly regarded, highly esteemed, highly reputed.
    * muy estrecho = poky [pokier -comp., pokiest -sup.].
    * muy estructurado = highly-structured.
    * muy extendido = commonly-held, widely held.
    * muy famoso = highly acclaimed, widely acclaimed, well-acclaimed.
    * muy frecuentado = heavily used.
    * muy frecuentemente = so often, most often than not.
    * muy frecuente y rápido = rapid-fire.
    * muy gastado = worn-out.
    * muy generalizado = commonly-held, widely held.
    * muy grande = big time.
    * muy iluminado = brightly illuminated.
    * muy importante = critical, very importantly, big time.
    * muy informado = well-informed.
    * muy leído = widely-read.
    * muy lejano = far off.
    * muy lejos = far away, far off.
    * muy lejos de = a long way from, a long way removed from.
    * muy lejos de conseguir = a long way toward.
    * muy lentamente = very slowly.
    * muy lluvioso = rain-soaked.
    * muy logrado = slickly produced.
    * muy mal tiempo = severe weather.
    * muy mayor = over the hill.
    * muy moderno = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * muy motivado = highly-motivated.
    * muy necesario = much needed [much-needed], long overdue.
    * muy nervioso = in a state of agitation, highly-strung.
    * muy nervioso, histérico = high-strung.
    * muy notorio = highly visible.
    * muy parecido a = much like.
    * muy + Participio = badly + Participio.
    * muy + Participio Pasado = widely + Participio Pasado, extensively + Participio Pasado.
    * muy peculiar = highly distinctive.
    * muy pertinente para = central to.
    * muy poblado = heavily populated.
    * muy poco = minimally.
    * muy polémico = highly controversial.
    * muy popular = widely-read, highly popular.
    * muy por delante de = far ahead of.
    * muy por detrás = far behind.
    * muy por el contrario = in marked contrast.
    * muy por encima de = far beyond.
    * muy por encima de todo = over and above all.
    * muy posiblemente = for all you know, for all we know.
    * muy practicado = much practised.
    * muy preciado = much prized, highly prized.
    * muy preciso = much needed [much-needed].
    * muy probablemente = most likely, most probably.
    * muy pronto = before long, pretty soon.
    * muy propio = highly distinctive.
    * muy provechoso = high-payoff.
    * muy pulido = licked, slick.
    * muy querido = much-loved.
    * muy rápidamente = like a house on fire, in short order.
    * muy rara vez = all too seldom, all too seldom, once in a blue moon.
    * muy recomendado = highly recommended.
    * muy reconocido = highly regarded, highly esteemed, highly reputed.
    * muy resistente = heavy-duty.
    * muy respetado = highly regarded, highly esteemed, highly reputed, widely-respected.
    * muy sazonado = spicy [spicier -comp., spiciest -sup.].
    * muy similar a = much like.
    * muy sistemático = highly-structured.
    * muy solicitado = in great demand.
    * muy trabajado = well-crafted.
    * muy trabajador = committed.
    * muy unido = close-knit, tight-knit, closely knit, well-connected, tightly knit.
    * muy usado = shabby [shabbier -comp., shabbiest -sup.], high-use, well-used [well used], well-worn, well-worn, heavily used, much-used.
    * muy útil = highly valuable.
    * muy valioso = highly valuable, highly prized.
    * muy valorado = highly valued, highly appreciated.
    * muy venerado = long-revered.
    * muy venerado desde hace tiempo = long-revered.
    * muy vigilado = heavily guarded.
    * no andar muy equivocado = be in the right realm.
    * no estar muy lejos de = be just one step away from.
    * nombre muy conocido = household name, household word.
    * no muy bien informado = not-too-well-informed.
    * no muy despierto = slow.
    * no muy lejos = within easy travelling distance, not far behind, not far off, not far away, not far, not too far.
    * no tener que ir muy lejos = not have to look far.
    * pasarlo muy mal = have + a tough time, have + a hard time.
    * persona muy trabajadora = hard-working person.
    * poner un precio a Algo muy alto = overprice.
    * por muy + Adjetivo + be = Adjetivo + though + Nombre + be.
    * por muy difícil que parezca = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
    * por muy extraño que parezca = strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough.
    * por muy increíble que parezca = incredible though it may seem, incredibly, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, although it may seem incredible.
    * por muy mentira que parezca = incredibly, incredible though it may seem, strangely enough, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, although it may seem incredible.
    * por muy raro que parezca = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * posibilidades muy variadas = rich possibilities.
    * puede muy bien ser = could well be.
    * puede muy bien ser que = it may well be that.
    * regla muy precisa = finely graduated scale.
    * repasar Algo muy detenidamente = go over + Nombre + with a fine toothcomb.
    * sangre muy diluida = thin blood.
    * sentido muy desarrollado de su propio territorio = territoriality.
    * ser algo muy claro = be a dead giveaway.
    * ser algo muy fácil de conseguir = be there for the taking.
    * ser Algo muy importante = loom + large.
    * ser algo muy obvio = be a dead giveaway.
    * ser algo muy poco frecuente = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo muy raro = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo muy revelador = be a giveaway.
    * ser muy aconsejable que = be well advised to.
    * ser muy amigo de = be pally with.
    * ser muy antiguo = go back + a long way.
    * ser muy buena señal = bode + well.
    * ser muy conocido por = be well known for.
    * ser muy diferente de = be quite apart from.
    * ser muy difícil, no ser nada fácil = be hard-pushed to.
    * ser muy escaso = be at a premium.
    * ser muy gracioso = be a right laugh.
    * ser muy melindroso = be picky.
    * ser muy necesario = be long overdue.
    * ser muy particular = be picky.
    * ser muy poco probable = be remote.
    * ser muy popular = have + mass appeal.
    * ser muy probable = chances + be.
    * ser muy prometedor = promise + great possibilities, bode + well.
    * ser muy provechoso = pay off + handsomely.
    * ser muy quisquilloso = be picky.
    * ser muy rápido = be quick off + Posesivo + feet.
    * ser muy revelador = speak + volumes, be an eye-opener.
    * ser muy superior a los demás = be way above all the others.
    * ser muy superior a los otros = be way above all the others.
    * ser muy usado = be heavily used.
    * servir muy bien = take + Nombre + a long way.
    * tejido muy delicado = gossamer.
    * tener algo muy vivo en la mente de uno = be strong in + mind.
    * tener muy mala cara = look like + death warmed (over/up).
    * tenerse muy en cuenta por = carry + weight with.
    * tener un día muy largo = have + a long day.
    * tiempo muy malo = severe weather.
    * una probabilidad muy alta = a sporting chance.
    * venir muy bien = fit + the bill.
    * verse muy afectado por = have + a high stake in.
    * vigilar Algo muy de cerca = keep + a watchful eye.

    * * *
    1 very
    muy poca gente very few people
    soy muy consciente de mis limitaciones I'm very o acutely aware of my limitations
    es muy trabajador he's a very hard worker, he works very hard
    son muy amigos they're great friends
    está muy bien escrito it's extremely o very well written
    su carne es muy apreciada its meat is highly prized
    muy admirado much admired
    muy respetado highly respected
    muy bien, sigamos adelante OK o fine, let's go on
    muy bien, si eso es lo que tú quieres very well, if that's what you want
    estoy muy, pero muy disgustado I'm very, very upset
    es un gesto muy suyo it's a typical gesture of his
    ella es muy de criticar a los demás she's very fond of criticizing others
    por muy cansado que estés however o no matter how tired you are
    ¿sabes lo que hizo el muy sinvergüenza? do you know what he did, the swine?
    te ha quedado muy dulce it's rather o too sweet
    no me gusta sentarme muy adelante I don't like sitting too near the front/too far forward
    * * *

     

    muy adverbio
    a) very;


    son muy amigos they're great friends;
    muy admirado much admired;
    muy respetado highly respected;
    muy bien, sigamos adelante OK o fine, let's go on;
    por muy cansado que estés however o no matter how tired you are
    b) ( demasiado) too;

    quedó muy dulce it's rather o too sweet

    muy adverbio
    1 (modificando a un adjetivo o adverbio) very: muy pronto llegará, he will arrive very soon
    muy tierno, very tender
    2 (modificando al sustantivo) es muy española, she's a real Spaniard
    3 (demasiado) está muy caliente, it's too hot
    ' muy' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abertura
    - abisal
    - abominable
    - abrigada
    - abrigado
    - acalorada
    - acalorado
    - acaramelada
    - acaramelado
    - accidentada
    - accidentado
    - acertada
    - acertado
    - achacosa
    - achacoso
    - ácida
    - ácido
    - acto
    - actual
    - aferrada
    - aferrado
    - agitada
    - agitado
    - agradecida
    - agradecido
    - ahora
    - alentador
    - alentadora
    - amena
    - ameno
    - amiga
    - amigo
    - ancha
    - ancho
    - antojadiza
    - antojadizo
    - aparte
    - aperreada
    - aperreado
    - apretada
    - apretado
    - apurada
    - apurado
    - arraigada
    - arraigado
    - auspicio
    - avenida
    - avenido
    - baja
    - bajo
    English:
    abandon
    - abject
    - abominable
    - abrupt
    - abysmal
    - actual
    - afield
    - Afro
    - aggressive
    - agony
    - also
    - ambience
    - appealing
    - appreciative
    - arch
    - archaic
    - argument
    - article
    - articulate
    - aware
    - baby
    - bad
    - badly
    - baking
    - be
    - bear
    - beating
    - become
    - behind
    - big
    - blare
    - boiling
    - bolt
    - bookmobile
    - boom
    - boy
    - brilliant
    - burn
    - burning
    - businesslike
    - bustle
    - candid
    - capable
    - celebrity
    - chance
    - charmer
    - chart
    - chirpy
    - civil
    - clever
    * * *
    muy adv
    1. [en alto grado] very;
    muy bueno/cerca very good/near;
    estoy muy cansado I'm very tired;
    es muy hombre he's very manly, he's a real man;
    muy de mañana very early in the morning;
    ¡muy bien! [vale] OK!, all right!;
    [qué bien] very good!, well done!;
    eso es muy de ella that's just like her;
    eso es muy de los americanos that's typically American;
    ¡el muy fresco! the cheeky devil!;
    ¡la muy tonta! the silly idiot!;
    me gusta muy mucho I really, really like it;
    te cuidarás muy mucho de hacerlo just make absolutely sure you don't do it
    2. [demasiado] too;
    no cabe ahí, es muy grande it won't fit in there, it's too big;
    ahora ya es muy tarde it's too late now
    * * *
    adv
    1 very;
    muy valorado highly valued;
    Muy Señor mío Dear Sir
    2 ( demasiado) too
    * * *
    muy adv
    1) : very, quite
    es muy inteligente: she's very intelligent
    muy bien: very well, fine
    eso es muy americano: that's typically American
    2) : too
    es muy grande para él: it's too big for him
    * * *
    muy adv very
    muy bien (de acuerdo) OK / fine (para felicitar) very good / well done
    por muy... que however...

    Spanish-English dictionary > muy

  • 14 no homosexual

    (n.) = straight man
    Ex. This ostensible comedy about two straight men on a gay cruise is acutely unfunny.
    * * *

    Ex: This ostensible comedy about two straight men on a gay cruise is acutely unfunny.

    Spanish-English dictionary > no homosexual

  • 15 paradójicamente

    adv.
    paradoxically.
    * * *
    * * *
    = ironically, paradoxically.
    Ex. Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.
    Ex. Paradoxically enough, it might be the coming of computerised reference work that will finally clinch the argument that the reference process is far more than mechanistic question-answering.
    * * *
    = ironically, paradoxically.

    Ex: Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.

    Ex: Paradoxically enough, it might be the coming of computerised reference work that will finally clinch the argument that the reference process is far more than mechanistic question-answering.

    * * *
    paradoxically
    * * *
    paradoxically

    Spanish-English dictionary > paradójicamente

  • 16 por casualidad

    * * *
    = by chance, coincidentally, fortuitously, by accident, by happenstance, happen to + Infinitivo, chance to + Infinitivo, accidentally, by a fluke, by luck, by a stroke of (good) luck
    Ex. If, by chance, the newly entered item is identical to one already in the file, DOBIS/LIBIS ignores the new entry.
    Ex. Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.
    Ex. On one of them, fortuitously, there was a note entered by the cataloger which said, 'Usually published under the title American Scholar'.
    Ex. Discoveries are sometimes made by accident; they are never made by the dismayed or disheartened = A veces los descubrimientos se hacen por casualidad y nunca por los abatidos o los desmotivados.
    Ex. To date, the replacement of old technologies by new technologies has occurred largely by happenstance.
    Ex. So far we have only provided for the user who happens to consult the A/Z subject index under the term 'Conservative'.
    Ex. During a trip to Italy, he chanced to see a production of Cavalleria.
    Ex. As has been suggested elsewhere in this book, it is axiomatic that regular backup copies of data disks be taken, in order to ensure that data are not accidentally lost.
    Ex. The study revealed that most of the deformities are caused by a fluke.
    Ex. Machiavelli insisted that the Prince be aware that he was Prince mostly by luck and his job was to never admit it.
    Ex. The stream suddenly swept him away, and it was only by a stroke of luck that they found him.
    * * *
    = by chance, coincidentally, fortuitously, by accident, by happenstance, happen to + Infinitivo, chance to + Infinitivo, accidentally, by a fluke, by luck, by a stroke of (good) luck

    Ex: If, by chance, the newly entered item is identical to one already in the file, DOBIS/LIBIS ignores the new entry.

    Ex: Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.
    Ex: On one of them, fortuitously, there was a note entered by the cataloger which said, 'Usually published under the title American Scholar'.
    Ex: Discoveries are sometimes made by accident; they are never made by the dismayed or disheartened = A veces los descubrimientos se hacen por casualidad y nunca por los abatidos o los desmotivados.
    Ex: To date, the replacement of old technologies by new technologies has occurred largely by happenstance.
    Ex: So far we have only provided for the user who happens to consult the A/Z subject index under the term 'Conservative'.
    Ex: During a trip to Italy, he chanced to see a production of Cavalleria.
    Ex: As has been suggested elsewhere in this book, it is axiomatic that regular backup copies of data disks be taken, in order to ensure that data are not accidentally lost.
    Ex: The study revealed that most of the deformities are caused by a fluke.
    Ex: Machiavelli insisted that the Prince be aware that he was Prince mostly by luck and his job was to never admit it.
    Ex: The stream suddenly swept him away, and it was only by a stroke of luck that they found him.

    Spanish-English dictionary > por casualidad

  • 17 por cierto

    by the way
    * * *
    * * *
    = coincidentally, incidentally, by the way, anecdotally, by the by(e), speaking of which
    Ex. Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.
    Ex. Incidentally, this book was about the invasion of Denmark.
    Ex. It is not wise, by the way, to approach the author by telephone for this puts him on the spot and he may refuse simply in self-defense and especially if you happen to butt in when he is struggling with an obstinate chapter in a new book.
    Ex. Anecdotally, it is often assumed that users preferring print are among the most senior in academic rank and/or years.
    Ex. Zenobia, by-the-by, as I suppose you know, is merely her public name.
    Ex. Speaking of which, Chertoff recently lifted restrictions that have confined airline passengers to their seats for a half hour after taking off and before landing.
    * * *
    = coincidentally, incidentally, by the way, anecdotally, by the by(e), speaking of which

    Ex: Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.

    Ex: Incidentally, this book was about the invasion of Denmark.
    Ex: It is not wise, by the way, to approach the author by telephone for this puts him on the spot and he may refuse simply in self-defense and especially if you happen to butt in when he is struggling with an obstinate chapter in a new book.
    Ex: Anecdotally, it is often assumed that users preferring print are among the most senior in academic rank and/or years.
    Ex: Zenobia, by-the-by, as I suppose you know, is merely her public name.
    Ex: Speaking of which, Chertoff recently lifted restrictions that have confined airline passengers to their seats for a half hour after taking off and before landing.

    Spanish-English dictionary > por cierto

  • 18 profundamente

    adv.
    1 profoundly, deeply, highly, acutely, high.
    2 soundly.
    Dormir profundamente Sleep soundly.
    * * *
    1 profoundly, deeply
    * * *
    ADV
    1) [con verbos] [creer, meditar, desconfiar] deeply, profoundly; [dormir] deeply, soundly
    2) [con adjetivos] [religioso, afectado] deeply, profoundly; [dividido] deeply; [conservador] extremely
    * * *
    adverbio <emocionado/afectado> profoundly, deeply
    * * *
    = intensively, profoundly, deeply, intensely.
    Ex. I would suggest another intensively practical reason for author main entries over strict title entries.
    Ex. Then suddenly he extinguished his smile and arranged his countenance so that his listener should suppose him to be profoundly disturbed.
    Ex. I have found in reading extracts from Scott's diary of his trip to the South Pole that pupils interrupted all the time to ask questions, until the final entries were reached, when everyone went very quiet, moved deeply by Scott's words and unwilling to bruise the emotion they felt.
    Ex. Such special duty can be intensely challenging, freeing creative energies that would otherwise lie dormant.
    ----
    * profundamente arraigado = deeply ingrained, deeply grounded, deeply rooted, deep-seated.
    * * *
    adverbio <emocionado/afectado> profoundly, deeply
    * * *
    = intensively, profoundly, deeply, intensely.

    Ex: I would suggest another intensively practical reason for author main entries over strict title entries.

    Ex: Then suddenly he extinguished his smile and arranged his countenance so that his listener should suppose him to be profoundly disturbed.
    Ex: I have found in reading extracts from Scott's diary of his trip to the South Pole that pupils interrupted all the time to ask questions, until the final entries were reached, when everyone went very quiet, moved deeply by Scott's words and unwilling to bruise the emotion they felt.
    Ex: Such special duty can be intensely challenging, freeing creative energies that would otherwise lie dormant.
    * profundamente arraigado = deeply ingrained, deeply grounded, deeply rooted, deep-seated.

    * * *
    ‹emocionado/afectado› profoundly, deeply
    influyó profundamente en el proceso he influenced the process greatly, he had a profound influence on the process
    estudiaron el tema profundamente they studied the subject in depth
    respire profundamente breathe deeply
    estaba profundamente dormido he was sound asleep, he was in a deep sleep
    * * *
    deeply;
    lamento profundamente lo que ha pasado I deeply regret what has happened;
    dormía profundamente she was fast asleep;
    * * *
    profundamente adv deeply

    Spanish-English dictionary > profundamente

  • 19 pronunciadamente

    adv.
    pronouncedly, markedly, acutely.
    * * *
    Ex. Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.
    * * *

    Ex: Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.

    Spanish-English dictionary > pronunciadamente

  • 20 sin nada de gracia

    (adj.) = unfunny
    Ex. This ostensible comedy about two straight men on a gay cruise is acutely unfunny.
    * * *
    (adj.) = unfunny

    Ex: This ostensible comedy about two straight men on a gay cruise is acutely unfunny.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sin nada de gracia

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