hilo


hilo
m.
1 thread (fibra, hebra).
al hilo in a row (seguidos) (Am)
colgar o pender de un hilo to be hanging by a thread
mover los hilos to pull some strings
hilo dental dental floss
2 linen (tejido).
3 wire.
sin hilos wireless
4 trickle.
entraba un hilo de luz por la ventana a thin shaft of light came in through the window
apenas le salía un hilo de voz he was barely able to speak
5 train.
perder el hilo to lose the thread
seguir el hilo to follow (the thread)
tomar o retomar el hilo (de la conversación) to pick up the thread (of the conversation)
esto viene al hilo de lo que dijimos ayer this relates to what we were saying yesterday
hilo argumental line of argument
6 line of thought, drift.
pres.indicat.
1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: hilar.
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hilo
nombre masculino
1 thread (grueso) yarn
2 (lino) linen
3 (alambre, cable) wire
4 figurado (de luz) thread, thin beam; (de líquido) trickle, thin stream
5 figurado (de historia, discurso) thread; (de pensamiento) train
6 figurado (de la vida) course
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FRASEOLOGÍA
al hilo on the grain
cortar al hilo to cut on the grain
coger el hilo figurado to catch the drift, get the drift
con un hilo de voz in a tiny voice, in a faint voice
estar colgando de un hilo figurado to be hanging by a thread
estar pendiente de un hilo figurado to be hanging by a thread
mover los hilos figurado to pull the strings
perder el hilo figurado to lose the thread
seguir el hilo figurado to follow
hilo musical piped music, Musak
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noun m.
1) thread
2) wire
3) linen
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SM
1) (Cos) thread, yarn

tela de hilo — Méx linen cloth

coser al hilo — to sew on the straight, sew with the weave

hilo dental — dental floss

hilo de perlas — string of pearls

hilo de zurcir — darning wool

2) (=cable) [de metal] thin wire; [de electricidad] wire, flex; [de teléfono] line

hilo de tierra — earth wire, ground wire (EEUU)

hilo directo — direct line, hot line

hilo musical — piped music

3) (=chorro) [de líquido] thin stream, trickle; [de gente] thin line

hilo de humo — thin line of smoke, plume of smoke

4) (Bot) fibre, fiber (EEUU), filament
5) (=lino) linen

traje de hilo — linen dress o suit

hilo de bramante — twine

hilo de Escocia — lisle, strong cotton

6) (=curso) [de conversación] thread; [de vida] course; [de pensamientos] train

el hilo conductor — the theme o leitmotiv

coger el hilo — to pick up the thread

perder el hilo — to lose the thread

seguir el hilo — [de razonamiento] to follow, understand

hilo argumental — story line, plot

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masculino
1)
a) (en costura) thread

al hilo — <cortar/coser> on the straight, with the weave; (uno tras otro) (AmL fam) in a row, on the trot (colloq)

mover los hilos: es lo que mueve los hilos de su política it is what controls their policy; el que mueve los hilos the one who's pulling the strings o calling the shots; pender or colgar de un hilo to hang by a thread; por el hilo se saca el ovillo — it's just a question of putting two and two together

b) (lino) linen
c) (de araña) thread
d) (fam) (de las judías) string
2) (Elec) wire
3) (de relato, conversación) thread

interrumpió el hilo de sus pensamientos — it interrupted his train of thought

4) (de sangre, agua) trickle

un hilo de luz — a thread of light (liter)

con un hilo de voz — in a tiny voice

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= thread, strand, thread, linen, yarn.
Ex. Wronski remained silent for a moment, looking at the thin gray threads of smoke that were rising from his cigarette.
Ex. Vegetable fibres in their raw state contain the necessary strands of cellulose which can be converted into paper.
Ex. The thread linking these giants is the acknowledgement that libraries exist to serve their users.
Ex. The raw material of white paper was undyed linen -- or in very early days hempen -- rags, which the paper-maker bought in bulk, sorted and washed, and then put by in a damp heap for four or five days to rot.
Ex. This is the perfect yarn for knitting when the luxury and durability of pure new wool is desired.
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* encaje de hilo = tatting.
* grapadora de hilo de alambre = wire stapler, wire binder.
* hebra de hilo = strand of thread.
* hilo conductor = common thread.
* hilo de agua = trickle.
* hilo de bramante = twine.
* hilo dental = dental floss.
* hilo magnético = magnetic wire.
* hilo telegráfico = telegraph wire.
* limpiarse los dientes con hilo dental = floss + teeth.
* perder el hilo = lose + the plot, lose + the thread.
* retomar el hilo = pick up + the thread, take up + the thread.
* seguir el hilo = follow + the thread.
* tanga de hilo = G-string, gee-string.
* tanga de hilo dental = G-string, gee-string.
* vida + pender + de un hilo = live on + the line.
* vivir pendiendo de un hilo = live on + the line.
* * *
masculino
1)
a) (en costura) thread

al hilo — <cortar/coser> on the straight, with the weave; (uno tras otro) (AmL fam) in a row, on the trot (colloq)

mover los hilos: es lo que mueve los hilos de su política it is what controls their policy; el que mueve los hilos the one who's pulling the strings o calling the shots; pender or colgar de un hilo to hang by a thread; por el hilo se saca el ovillo — it's just a question of putting two and two together

b) (lino) linen
c) (de araña) thread
d) (fam) (de las judías) string
2) (Elec) wire
3) (de relato, conversación) thread

interrumpió el hilo de sus pensamientos — it interrupted his train of thought

4) (de sangre, agua) trickle

un hilo de luz — a thread of light (liter)

con un hilo de voz — in a tiny voice

* * *
= thread, strand, thread, linen, yarn.

Ex: Wronski remained silent for a moment, looking at the thin gray threads of smoke that were rising from his cigarette.

Ex: Vegetable fibres in their raw state contain the necessary strands of cellulose which can be converted into paper.
Ex: The thread linking these giants is the acknowledgement that libraries exist to serve their users.
Ex: The raw material of white paper was undyed linen -- or in very early days hempen -- rags, which the paper-maker bought in bulk, sorted and washed, and then put by in a damp heap for four or five days to rot.
Ex: This is the perfect yarn for knitting when the luxury and durability of pure new wool is desired.
* encaje de hilo = tatting.
* grapadora de hilo de alambre = wire stapler, wire binder.
* hebra de hilo = strand of thread.
* hilo conductor = common thread.
* hilo de agua = trickle.
* hilo de bramante = twine.
* hilo dental = dental floss.
* hilo magnético = magnetic wire.
* hilo telegráfico = telegraph wire.
* limpiarse los dientes con hilo dental = floss + teeth.
* perder el hilo = lose + the plot, lose + the thread.
* retomar el hilo = pick up + the thread, take up + the thread.
* seguir el hilo = follow + the thread.
* tanga de hilo = G-string, gee-string.
* tanga de hilo dental = G-string, gee-string.
* vida + pender + de un hilo = live on + the line.
* vivir pendiendo de un hilo = live on + the line.

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hilo
masculine
A
1 (en costura) thread
un carrete de hilo a reel of thread
¿tienes aguja e hilo? do you have a needle and thread?
al hilo ‹cortar/coser› on the straight, with the weave; (uno tras otro) (AmL fam) on the trot (colloq)
ganó tres partidos al hilo he won three games on the trot o in a row
se vio cuatro películas al hilo she saw four movies in a row o one after the other
mover los hilos: intereses económicos mueven los hilos de su política economic interests control their policy
todos conocen a quienes mueven los hilos everybody knows who's pulling the strings o calling the shots
pender or colgar de un hilo to hang by a thread
su vida pendía de un hilo his life was hanging by a thread
el futuro de la empresa pende de un hilo the company's future hangs by a thread
por el hilo se saca el ovillo it's just a question of putting two and two together
2 (lino) linen
una camisa de hilo a linen shirt
3 (de araña, gusano de seda) thread
4 (fam) (de las judías, del plátano) string
Compuesto:
hilo dental
dental floss
B (Elec) wire
Compuestos:
hilo conductor
(Elec) conductor wire; (de una novela) thread
hilo musical
(Esp) piped music
C (Inf) thread
D (de un relato, una conversación) thread
perdió el hilo de la conversación she lost the thread of the conversation
interrumpió el hilo de sus pensamientos it interrupted his train of thought
E (de sangre, agua) trickle
un hilo de luz a thread of light (liter)
con un hilo de voz in a tiny voice, in a thin little voice
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Del verbo hilar: (conjugate hilar)

hilo es:

1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

hiló es:

3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

Multiple Entries:
hilar    
hilo
hilar (conjugate hilar) verbo intransitivo
to spin;
hilo fino to split hairs

verbo transitivo
a)algodón/lanato spin;

[araña] to spin
b)ideas/hechosto string together

hilo sustantivo masculino
1
a) (en costura) thread;

hilo dental dental floss

b) (lino) linen

c) (de araña) thread

d) (fam) (de las judías) string

2 (Elec) wire;
hilo musical (Esp) piped music

3 (de relato, conversación) thread
4 (de sangre, agua) trickle
hilar verbo transitivo & verbo intransitivo
1 (hacer hilo) to spin
2 (relacionar datos) to string together, link
♦ Locuciones: hilar fino, to split hairs
hilo sustantivo masculino
1 Cost thread
(de perlé, de tejer) yarn
(tela de hilo) linen
2 fig (argumento) thread
(del pensamiento) train
hilo musical, background music
3 (cable) wire
♦ Locuciones: familiar mantener al hilo, to keep posted
pender/colgar de un hilo, to hang by a thread o to be in imminent danger
perder el hilo, to lose the thread
'hilo' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
carrete
- enrollar
- estambre
- hebra
- hilar
- pita
- alambre
- bobina
- delgado
- devanar
- doble
- embrollar
- filamento
- fino
- hacer
- madeja
- nudo
English:
balance
- ball
- cord
- cotton
- dental floss
- dribble
- floss
- length
- line
- ply
- spin
- strand
- string
- tangle
- thread
- track
- train
- trickle
- wind
- yarn
- knife
- linen
- piped music
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hilo nm
1. [fibra, hebra] thread;
Comp
Am
al hilo in a row;
me leí cinco libros al hilo I read five books one after the other o in a row;
Comp
colgar o [m5]pender de un hilo to be hanging by a thread;
Comp
mover los hilos to pull some strings;
es él quien mueve los hilos de la empresa he's the person who really runs the firm
Comp
hilo de bramante twine;
hilo dental [para la boca] dental floss;
Am [bañador] G-string
2. [tejido] linen;
un mantel de hilo a linen tablecloth
3. [cable] wire;
sin hilos wireless;
Comp
tener hilo directo con alguien to have direct access to sb
4. [de agua, sangre] trickle;
entraba un hilo de luz por la ventana a thin shaft of light came in through the window;
apenas le salía un hilo de voz he was barely able to speak
5. Mús hilo musical piped music
6. [de pensamiento] train;
[de discurso, conversación] thread;
perder el hilo to lose the thread;
seguir el hilo to follow (the thread);
tomar o [m5]retomar el hilo (de la conversación) to pick up the thread (of the conversation);
el hilo conductor del argumento de la película the central strand of the film's plot;
Comp
al hilo de [a propósito de] following on from;
esto viene al hilo de lo que dijimos ayer this relates to what we were saying yesterday
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hilo
m
1 para coser thread;
colgar o
pender de un hilo fig hang by a thread;
mover los hilos fig pull strings;
perder el hilo fig lose the thread
2
:
sin hilos TELEC cordless
3
:
con un hilo de voz fig in a barely audible voice
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hilo nm
1) : thread
colgar de un hilo: to hang by a thread
hilo dental: dental floss
2) lino: linen
3) : (electric) wire
4) : theme, thread (of a discourse)
5) : trickle (of water, etc.)
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hilo n
1. (hebra) thread
el hilo se utiliza para coser we use thread for sewing
2. (alambre, cable) wire
hilo telefónico telephone wire
perder el hilo to lose the thread [pt. & pp. lost]

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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