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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (situated on or coming from one side)
a. side
El piso tiene una entrada principal y otra lateral junto al ascensor.The apartment has a main entrance and a side entrance next to the elevator.
b. lateral
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g., exposition).
El mouse tiene un rodillo que detecta el movimiento lateral y otro para el movimiento de avance y retroceso.The mouse has one roller that detects lateral movement and another for forward and backward movement.
2. (genealogy)
a. indirect
En palacio se recurrió a la sucesión lateral del rey porque no había tenido descendencia.Because the king had no heirs, the palace invoked the system of indirect succession.
3. (linguistics)
a. lateral
Al pronunciar una consonante lateral como "ele", el aire sale por los lados de la boca.When pronouncing a lateral consonant like the letter "l", the air comes out from the sides of the mouth.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (sports)
a. winger (in rugby or ice hockey)
El entrenador cambió al lateral derecho porque se lesionó al hacer de defensa.The coach substituted the right winger because he got injured while defending.
b. wing (in rugby or ice hockey)
El lateral defendió el área pateando el balón muy lejos.The wing defended the goal area, kicking the ball way down the field.
c. wide midfielder (in soccer) (United Kingdom)
El lateral Crosby tuvo una buena actuación ayer: anotó un gol de penal en el último minuto.The wide midfielder Crosby had a good game yesterday, scoring a penalty goal in the last minute.
d. outside midfielder (in soccer)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Johnson juega con igual facilidad como lateral o como delantero.Johnson can play equally well as an outside midfielder or a striker.
e. outside linebacker (in American football)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Como soy bueno en ataque y defensa juego de lateral.Since I'm good in attack and defense, I play outside linebacker.
5. (side part of something)
a. side
Hay otra entrada en el lateral del edificio.There's another entrance at the side of the building.
6. (road on the side)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
En las laterales de la avenida 9 de Julio solo se permite la circulación de automóviles.Cars are the only vehicles allowed on the roadways of the Avenida 9 de Julio.
Los laterales de la avenida principal estaban flanqueados por árboles.The roadways each side of the median on the main avenue were flanked by trees.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (theater)
a. wings (plural)
Los técnicos de iluminación colocaron focos en los laterales del escenario.The lighting technicians placed spotlights in the wings.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (del lado)
a. lateral
2. (puerta, pared)
a. side
3. (indirecto)
a. indirect
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (lado)
a. side
5. (sports)
lateral derecho/izquierdoright/left back
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1 [+calle, puerta, salida] side
2 (en genealogía) [+línea, parentesco] indirect
3 (Fonética) (Técnica) lateral
1 [de avenida] side street
2 laterales (Teat) wings
(Dep) winger
lateral derecho right winger
lateral izquierdo left winger
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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