pleno
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pleno(
pleh
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noh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (complete)
a. full
El congreso otorgó plenos poderes al presidente para negociar el tratado.The congress gave the president full powers to negotiate the treaty.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(having a great amount; used with "de")
a. full of
A esa temprana edad, aún se encontraba plena de esperanza.At that young age, she was still full of hope.
3. (used for emphasis)
a. the middle of
El motor falló en pleno vuelo.The engine failed in the middle of the flight.
b. broad (daylight)
El público estaba atónito de que los terroristas cometieran tales atrocidades a plena luz del día.The public was stunned that the terrorists committed such atrocities in broad daylight.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Desviar el tráfico en plena temporada turística fue una mala idea.Diverting the traffic at the height of the tourist season was a bad idea.
No me molesta que fumen, pero no en plena cara.I don't mind them smoking, but not right in my face.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (meeting)
a. plenary
Tenemos que plantear esa pregunta al pleno.We have to put that question to the plenary.
b. plenary session
El salón estaba lleno en espera del inicio del pleno.The auditorium was full waiting for the start of the plenary session.
c. plenary meeting
El comité tiene dos plenos al mes.The committee has two plenary meetings a month.
5. (bowling)
a. strike
Hizo un pleno en su primer lanzamiento.He bowled a strike in his first shot.
6. (soccer pool)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. correct forecast
Un malagueño acertó el pleno de la quiniela.Someone from Malaga got the correct forecast in the soccer pools.
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pleno
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (completo)
a. full, complete
en pleno uso de sus facultadesin full command of his faculties
en plena formaon top form
la reunión en plenothe meeting as a whole, everyone at the meeting
miembro de pleno derechofull member
pleno empleofull employment
plenos poderesplenary powers
2. (para enfatizar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
en pleno díain broad daylight
en pleno inviernoin the middle of winter
en plena naturalezain the middle of the country(side)
en plena guerrain the middle of the war
le dio en plena carahe hit him right in the face
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (reunión)
a. plenary meeting
4. (en las quinielas)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. full claim
pleno al quincefull claim
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pleno
adjective
full
pleno empleo full employment; plenos poderes full powers
en pleno día a plena luz del día in broad daylight
en pleno verano in the middle of the summer; vive en pleno centro de Bilbao he lives right in the center of Bilbao
a pleno sol
le dio en plena cara she hit him full in the face; en plena vista in full view
1 (reunión) plenary; plenary session
2 (en las quinielas) maximum number of points
3
en pleno: el gobierno en pleno asistió al funeral the entire Cabinet attended the funeral; ha dimitido la junta directiva en pleno the board of directors resigned en masse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "pleno"
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en pleno
in full
en pleno día
in broad daylight
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