escalón

escalón(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (stair)
a. step
Los escalones de madera de la escalera crujían cuando los pisaba.The wooden steps of the stairway creaked as I stepped on them.
¡Guau! ¿Cuántos escalones tiene esa escalera? - Más de cien.Wow! How many steps does that stairway have? - More than a hundred.
b. rung (on a ladder)
Los escalones de la escalera de metal que lleva al techo están resbaladizos debido al rocío.The rungs on the metal ladder that leads to the roof are slippery because of the dew.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(rank)
a. stage
El tenista checo avanza otro escalón en el torneo.The Czech tennis player moves to the next stage of the competition.
b. level
En el próximo escalón del torneo de póquer, cada jugador recibe cien mil dólares.In the next level of the poker tournament, each player receives a hundred thousand dollars.
c. stepping stone
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
La residencia es un escalón necesario para convertirse en médico.The residency is a stepping stone to becoming a doctor.
d. echelon (in society or an organization)
Macedo obtuvo un puesto en los escalones más altos de la empresa.Macedo landed a position in the upper echelons of the company.
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escalón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (peldaño)
a. step
2. (travesaño)
a. rung
3. (categoría, nivel)
a. grade
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escalón
1 (peldaño) (gen) step; stair; [de escalera de mano] rung; (nivel) level
el indio -diezmado o integrado en el escalón más bajo de la civilización los oligarcas que se reparten este país: González, Guerra, Aznar, Cuevas, Arzalluz y Pujol (los banqueros son el segundo escalón)
[de cohete] stage
escalón de hielo ice step
2 (al avanzar) (paso) step; (al éxito) stepping stone
3 (Mil) echelon
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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