gloss
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gloss(
glas
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (shine)
a. el brillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
As you age, your hair tends to lose its natural gloss.Con la edad, el pelo tiende a perder su brillo natural.
b. el lustre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
To get a perfect gloss, apply three coats.Para obtener un lustre perfecto, aplica tres capas.
2. (paint)
a. la pintura de esmalte
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Gloss is often used for interior woodwork like baseboards and window frames.La pintura de esmalte se usa a menudo para la carpintería de interior, como los zócalos y los marcos de ventana.
b. el esmalte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I painted the doors with a satin gloss.Pinté las puertas con un esmalte satinado.
3. (superficial appearance)
a. el barniz
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Behind the gloss of fame was a very lonely man.Bajo el barniz de la fama se ocultaba un hombre muy solo.
4. (explanation)
a. la glosa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If there is no adequate translation for a word, we can use a gloss to explain the meaning.Si no existe una traducción adecuada para una palabra, podemos utilizar una glosa explicando su significado.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (shiny)
a. brillante
The varnish is available in matt, satin, or gloss finishes.El barniz viene en acabado mate, satinado o brillante.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to add shine to)
a. dar brillo a
He uses a special gel to gloss his hair.Usa un gel especial para dar brillo a su cabello.
b. dar lustre a
Ice glossed the surface of the lake.El hielo daba lustre a la superficie del lago.
7. (to give an explanation for)
a. glosar
We can gloss this term as "a traditional Galician dish."Podemos glosar este témino como "un plato gallego tradicional".
b. comentar
You can appreciate that the manuscript has been glossed by another hand.Puede apreciarse que el manuscrito fue comentado en distinta letra.
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gloss
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of paint, finish)
a. el lustre m, brillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(& fig)
to take the gloss off somethingdeslucir algo
gloss paintpintura (con acabado) brillo
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gloss [ɡlɒs]
noun
1 (shine) brillo (m); lustre (m)
2 (also gloss paint) pintura (f) de esmalte
transitive verb
lustrar; pulir
modifier
gloss finish (n) (paint) acabado (m) brillante; (on photo) brillo (m) satinado
gloss paper (n) papel (m) satinado
gloss [ɡlɒs]
noun
(note) glosa (f)
transitive verb
glosar; comentar
gloss over
intransitive verb
1 (excuse) disculpar
2 (play down) paliar; restar importancia a
3 (cover up) [+mistake etc] encubrir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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