Translation: from spanish

on the top floor

  • 1 principal

    adj.
    1 main, principal.
    lo principal es… the main thing is…
    puerta principal front door
    2 chief, big-league, blue-chip, boss.
    m.
    first floor (British), second floor (United States) (plant).
    * * *
    1 main, chief
    1 (piso) first floor, US second floor
    * * *
    adj.
    2) main
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=más importante) [gen] principal, main; [crítico, adversario] foremost; [piso] first, second (EEUU)
    2) [persona, autoridad] illustrious
    2. SM
    1) (=persona) head, chief, principal
    2) (Econ) principal, capital
    3) (Teat) dress circle
    4) (=piso) first floor, second floor (EEUU)
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo <entrada/carretera/calle> main

    el papel principalthe main part o leading role

    lo principal es que... — the main thing is that...

    II
    a) (Fin) principal, capital
    b) (en teatro, cine) dress circle, mezzanine (AmE)
    * * *
    = capital, chief, dominant, essential, foremost, leading, main, major, primary, principal, top, key, lead, premier, overriding, prime, staple, number one, top-of-mind, cardinal, master.
    Ex. Following internal discussion, it was agreed that a new library should be given the University's top priority in any forthcoming capital building project.
    Ex. This section reviews the chief factors that must be taken into account in selecting an appropriate software package.
    Ex. English is the dominant language for the dissemination of information.
    Ex. The preceding chapter has introduced the essential characteristics of bibliographic descriptions.
    Ex. Foremost among those recommendations was one pertaining to the development of a UNIMARC format for authorities.
    Ex. In addition to her reputation as a leading expert in information control, Phyllis Richmond is another of ISAD's official reviewers of the AACR2's draft.
    Ex. The main rule, however, is do not have loose cables hanging all over the place -- not only is it unsightly but also extremely dangerous.
    Ex. This scheme aims for a more helpful order than the major schemes, by following the groupings of subjects as they are taught in schools.
    Ex. The primary components in this area are place of publication, publisher's name and date of publication (that is, the date of edition).
    Ex. If responsibility is shared between mor than three persons or corporate bodies (and no principal author is indicated), then entry is made under the title.
    Ex. ISI's indexes let you locate research in the world's top journals by citation, title word, author, institution, or journal.
    Ex. This meeting brought together representatives of the key organizations in the community.
    Ex. The United Nations declared 1990 as International Literacy Year (ILY) with Unesco designated as the lead agency for ILY.
    Ex. It is the country's premier research library for the natural sciences, engineering, technology and industrial property.
    Ex. Consequently, the overriding demand made by the academic community is bibliographical in nature.
    Ex. For instance, my sporting goods store is on the ground level and to the right -- prime mall location.
    Ex. UK libraries and the BBC Continuing Education have the same staple customer group.
    Ex. Eyestrain is the number one complaint of computer users.
    Ex. Computer security is a top-of-mind subject for both IT managers and their corporate bosses.
    Ex. To underestimate your enemy is committing the cardinal mistake and often the last you'll make!.
    Ex. The great significance of a fully developed network will be that it will relieve libraries of the necessity of maintaining their own copies of the master data base.
    ----
    * actividad principal = core activity.
    * actor principal = lead character, leading man.
    * actor principal, el = main character, the, main actor, the.
    * administrador principal = top administrator.
    * apartarse de los caminos principales = go + off-road.
    * asesor principal = senior adviser, senior consultant.
    * calle principal, la = high street, the, main street, the.
    * carretera principal = major road.
    * comida principal = main meal.
    * consejero principal = senior adviser, senior consultant.
    * director principal = senior director.
    * dormitorio principal = master bedroom, master suite.
    * el principal = the number one.
    * en la corriente principal de = in the mainstream of.
    * en la tendencia principal de = in the mainstream of.
    * frase que recoge el tema principal del artículo = topic sentence.
    * fuente principal de información = chief source of information.
    * guía principal = guiding principle.
    * la cosa principal = the number one thing.
    * la parte principal de = the bulk of.
    * motivo principal = prime cause.
    * papel principal = title role.
    * parte principal del texto = meat of the text.
    * personaje principal = lead character.
    * personaje principal, el = main character, the, main actor, the.
    * plato principal = entrée, main entrée.
    * ponencia principal = keynote presentation.
    * primero y principal = first and foremost.
    * principal razón = prime cause.
    * principal sospechoso = leading suspect.
    * principal sostén de la familia = breadwinner [bread winner].
    * programa principal = Core Programme.
    * protagonista principal = centrepiece [centerpiece, -USA], lead character.
    * protagonista principal, el = main character, the, main actor, the.
    * recurso principal = primary resource.
    * semiprincipal = semi-main.
    * ser lo principal de = be at the core of, be at the heart of.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo <entrada/carretera/calle> main

    el papel principalthe main part o leading role

    lo principal es que... — the main thing is that...

    II
    a) (Fin) principal, capital
    b) (en teatro, cine) dress circle, mezzanine (AmE)
    * * *
    = capital, chief, dominant, essential, foremost, leading, main, major, primary, principal, top, key, lead, premier, overriding, prime, staple, number one, top-of-mind, cardinal, master.

    Ex: Following internal discussion, it was agreed that a new library should be given the University's top priority in any forthcoming capital building project.

    Ex: This section reviews the chief factors that must be taken into account in selecting an appropriate software package.
    Ex: English is the dominant language for the dissemination of information.
    Ex: The preceding chapter has introduced the essential characteristics of bibliographic descriptions.
    Ex: Foremost among those recommendations was one pertaining to the development of a UNIMARC format for authorities.
    Ex: In addition to her reputation as a leading expert in information control, Phyllis Richmond is another of ISAD's official reviewers of the AACR2's draft.
    Ex: The main rule, however, is do not have loose cables hanging all over the place -- not only is it unsightly but also extremely dangerous.
    Ex: This scheme aims for a more helpful order than the major schemes, by following the groupings of subjects as they are taught in schools.
    Ex: The primary components in this area are place of publication, publisher's name and date of publication (that is, the date of edition).
    Ex: If responsibility is shared between mor than three persons or corporate bodies (and no principal author is indicated), then entry is made under the title.
    Ex: ISI's indexes let you locate research in the world's top journals by citation, title word, author, institution, or journal.
    Ex: This meeting brought together representatives of the key organizations in the community.
    Ex: The United Nations declared 1990 as International Literacy Year (ILY) with Unesco designated as the lead agency for ILY.
    Ex: It is the country's premier research library for the natural sciences, engineering, technology and industrial property.
    Ex: Consequently, the overriding demand made by the academic community is bibliographical in nature.
    Ex: For instance, my sporting goods store is on the ground level and to the right -- prime mall location.
    Ex: UK libraries and the BBC Continuing Education have the same staple customer group.
    Ex: Eyestrain is the number one complaint of computer users.
    Ex: Computer security is a top-of-mind subject for both IT managers and their corporate bosses.
    Ex: To underestimate your enemy is committing the cardinal mistake and often the last you'll make!.
    Ex: The great significance of a fully developed network will be that it will relieve libraries of the necessity of maintaining their own copies of the master data base.
    * actividad principal = core activity.
    * actor principal = lead character, leading man.
    * actor principal, el = main character, the, main actor, the.
    * administrador principal = top administrator.
    * apartarse de los caminos principales = go + off-road.
    * asesor principal = senior adviser, senior consultant.
    * calle principal, la = high street, the, main street, the.
    * carretera principal = major road.
    * comida principal = main meal.
    * consejero principal = senior adviser, senior consultant.
    * director principal = senior director.
    * dormitorio principal = master bedroom, master suite.
    * el principal = the number one.
    * en la corriente principal de = in the mainstream of.
    * en la tendencia principal de = in the mainstream of.
    * frase que recoge el tema principal del artículo = topic sentence.
    * fuente principal de información = chief source of information.
    * guía principal = guiding principle.
    * la cosa principal = the number one thing.
    * la parte principal de = the bulk of.
    * motivo principal = prime cause.
    * papel principal = title role.
    * parte principal del texto = meat of the text.
    * personaje principal = lead character.
    * personaje principal, el = main character, the, main actor, the.
    * plato principal = entrée, main entrée.
    * ponencia principal = keynote presentation.
    * primero y principal = first and foremost.
    * principal razón = prime cause.
    * principal sospechoso = leading suspect.
    * principal sostén de la familia = breadwinner [bread winner].
    * programa principal = Core Programme.
    * protagonista principal = centrepiece [centerpiece, -USA], lead character.
    * protagonista principal, el = main character, the, main actor, the.
    * recurso principal = primary resource.
    * semiprincipal = semi-main.
    * ser lo principal de = be at the core of, be at the heart of.

    * * *
    ‹entrada› main; ‹carretera/calle› main
    el papel principal lo hacía Azucena Romero the main part o leading role was played by Azucena Romero
    el personaje principal se suicida al final the main character commits suicide at the end
    lo principal es que no se hizo daño the main thing is that he didn't hurt himself
    lo principal es la salud there's nothing more important than your health
    1 ( Fin) principal, capital
    2 (en un teatro, cine) upper balcony ( AmE), upper circle ( BrE)
    * * *

     

    principal adjetivo
    main;
    papel leading ( before n);
    lo principal es que… the main thing is that…

    principal adjetivo main, principal

    ' principal' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    central
    - constreñir
    - dirección
    - director
    - directora
    - eclipsar
    - maestra
    - maestro
    - mayor
    - nudo
    - puerta
    - requerir
    - sita
    - sito
    - soler
    - subdirector
    - subdirectora
    - mayordomo
    - mayoritario
    - plato
    - portón
    - protagonista
    English:
    already
    - anchor
    - attraction
    - averse
    - bed
    - body
    - bomb
    - bread-and-butter
    - by
    - central
    - chief
    - dash
    - deputy
    - dinner
    - do
    - enjoy
    - flagship
    - foremost
    - head
    - high
    - high road
    - imagine
    - irony
    - lead
    - lead off from
    - lead story
    - leading
    - leading lady
    - leading man
    - main
    - mainland
    - mainstay
    - master
    - mind
    - objective
    - on
    - opposed
    - premier
    - primary
    - prime
    - principal
    - road
    - runaway
    - title role
    - trunk road
    - upstage
    - course
    - limb
    - major
    - rat
    * * *
    adj
    1. [más importante] main, principal;
    me han dado el papel principal de la obra de teatro I've been given the leading o lead role in the play;
    puerta principal front door;
    lo principal the main thing
    2. [oración] main
    nm
    1. [piso] Br first floor, US second floor
    2. Fin principal
    * * *
    I adj main, principal;
    lo principal the main o most important thing
    II m second floor, Br
    first floor
    * * *
    1) : main, principal
    2) : foremost, leading
    : capital, principal
    * * *
    principal1 adj main
    principal2 n first floor

    Spanish-English dictionary > principal

  • 2 piso2

    2 = floor, level, storey [story, -USA], story [storey, -UK].
    Ex. The library, which is of split-level design on 2 floors, includes a lending collection, children's library, study area, and audio-visual section.
    Ex. The other rooms on the third, second and first levels have a mixture of stacking chairs with writing board arms.
    Ex. The library is situated on the top two floors of a six storey building.
    Ex. The vista of main street shows in addition to the jumble and squeeze of shops, a 12- story skyscraper, several impressive banks, and a few elderly housing units.
    ----
    * aparcamiento de varios pisos = multi-storey car park.
    * autobús de dos pisos = double-decker bus.
    * con varios pisos = multi-storey [multistorey/multistory].
    * de piso llano = flat-floor.
    * en el piso de abajo = downstairs.
    * en el piso de arriba = upstairs.
    * piso de diseño abierto = open floor.
    * piso húmedo = wet floor.

    Spanish-English dictionary > piso2

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