ola

ola(
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lah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (sea)
a. wave
A ella le encanta sentir las olas romper sobre sus pies.She loves feeling the waves crash over her feet.
2. (abundance)
a. wave
Hubo una ola de atracos cuando despidieron a los guardias.There was a wave of robberies when the guards were fired.
3. (weather)
a. front
Una ola de frío bajó del noroeste del país.A cold front moved down from the northwest of the country.
4. (disease)
a. outbreak
Hubo una ola del virus ébola en la capital el mes pasado.There was an Ebola outbreak in the capital last month.
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ola
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. wave
una ola de atentados terroristasa wave o spate of terrorist attacks
una ola de visitantesa flood of tourists
la nueva olathe New Wave
ola de calorheatwave
ola de delincuenciacrime wave
ola de fríocold spell
la ola (mexicana)the Mexican wave
ola
1 [de mar] wave
la ola (en un estadio) the Mexican wave
la nueva ola [de moda] the new wave
Aún faltaba un cuarto de hora para empezar y la [ola] ya había dado cinco vueltas seguidas al estadio.
batir las olas to ply the seas
estar en la cresta de la ola to be on the crest of a wave
Umbral está en la cresta de la ola" estrellas como Crosby, Stills y Nash, todavía en la cresta de la ola ya no me sitúan en la cresta de la ola, sino en # el ojo del huracán
hacer olas to make waves; rock the boat; [de personas] the new generation; (Música) (Cine) the new wave
ola de marea tidal wave
ola sísmica tidal wave
2 (abundancia) [de indignación, prosperidad] wave; [de atentados, huelgas] spate; [de gripe] (sudden) outbreak
ola de calor heat wave
ola de frío cold spell; cold snap
ola delictiva crime wave
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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