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See the entry forcalado.
Past participle ofcalar.


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (drenched)
a. soaked
Estoy calado porque estaba lloviendo a mares.I am soaked because it was raining cats and dogs.
2. (sewing)
a. openwork
Las mangas caladas de esta camisa le dan un toque muy elegante.The openwork sleeves of this shirt give it an elegant touch.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (sewing)
a. openwork
El calado de este vestido encarece su precio.The openwork of this dress makes it more expensive.
4. (woodwork)
a. fretwork
El ebanista tardó dos meses en realizar este calado.It took two months for the woodworker to finish this fretwork.
5. (nautical)
a. draft
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El barco de gran calado encalló al llegar a puerto.The ship with the deep draft ran aground when she entered the harbor.
b. draught (United Kingdom)
Gracias al poco calado del barco, pudo cruzar el canal.Thanks to the shallow draught of the ship, she was able to crossed the canal.
6. (measurement)
a. depth of water
Los oficiales han decido ampliar el calado del puerto para poder acomodar a naves más grandes.Officials have decided to increase the depth of the water in the port to accommodate bigger ships.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. importance
Una noticia de gran calado ocupaba las portadas de todas las revistas.A piece of news of great importance was on the cover of every magazine.
b. significance
El calado social de la medida anunciada por el presidente fue enorme.The social significance of the measure announced by the prime minister was enormous.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (empapado)
a. soaked
calado hasta los huesossoaked to the skin
2. (en costura)
a. embroidered
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (nautical)
a. draft
4. (bordado)
a. openwork
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1 (mojado) soaked
estar calado (hasta los huesos) to be soaked (to the skin)
2 (Cos) openwork
manos, cubiertas por guantes calados del mismo encaje
3 [+gorro etc]
con la boina calada hasta las orejas with his beret pulled down over his ears
viste típico gorro de piel ruso calado hasta las orejas con su boina calada y las manos en los bolsillos
4 [+bayoneta] fixed
soldados, armados de fusiles con la bayoneta calada
1 (Técnica) fretwork; (Cos) openwork
2 (Náutica) depth of water; [de barco] draught; draft; (EEUU)
en iguales calados on an even keel
3 depth; (alcance) scope; (importancia) importance
una razón de mayor calado a more convincing reason; un descubrimiento de gran calado a very important discovery
4 (Mecánica) stall; stalling
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