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velum [ˈviːləm]
noun
vela (plural) [ˈviːlə] velo (m) del paladar
vela
feminine noun
1. candle (para dar luz)
  • estar a dos velas (informal figurative) not to have two halfpennies to rub together
  • quedarse a dos velas (informal figurative) to be left none the wiser
  • ¿quién te ha dado vela en este entierro? (informal figurative) who asked you to butt in?, who asked you to stick your oar in? (British)
2. sail (de barco)
  • a toda vela under full sail
  • vela mayor mainsail
3. sailing (sport)
  • hacer vela to go sailing
  • vela deportiva sailing
4. vigil (vigilia)
  • pasar la noche en vela to stay awake all night; (adrede) to have a sleepless night (desvelado)
velas
plural feminine noun
1. snot (informal) (mocos)
vela
1 [de cera] candle
estar a dos velas (sin enterarse) to be in the dark; (sin dinero) to be broke (familiar)
encender o poner una vela a Dios y otra al diablo to have it both ways
no se puede encender o poner una vela a Dios y otra al diablo
¿quién te dio vela en este entierro? who asked you to butt in?
vela de sebo tallow candle
2 (vigilia)
estar en vela to be unable to get to sleep; pasar la noche en vela to have a sleepless night
3 (moco) bogey (familiar)
4 (Taur) horn
5 (trabajo nocturno) night work; (Mil) (period of) sentry duty
6 (Latinoamérica) (velorio) wake
7 (S. Cone) (molestia) nuisance
¡qué vela! what a nuisance!
aguantar la vela (soportar) to put up with it; (plantar cara) to face the music (familiar)
8 (Caribe) (México) (bronca) telling-off (familiar)
vela
(Náutica) sail; (deporte) sailing
barco de vela sailing ship
darse o hacerse a la vela largar las velas to set sail; get under way
hacer vela to go sailing
a toda vela a velas desplegadas under full sail; vigorously; energetically
arriar o recoger velas (retractarse) to back down; (abandonar) to give up; chuck it in (familiar)
estar a dos velas to be broke (familiar); be skint (muy_familiar)
estar entre dos velas
ir a la vela
to be half-seas over (muy_familiar)
ir como las velas (S. Cone) to drive very fast
plegar velas to slow down
vela balón spinnaker
vela mayor mainsail
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