pila


pila
f.
1 battery.
funciona a o con pilas it works o runs off batteries
ponerse las pilas (informal figurative) to get moving o cracking
pila alcalina alkaline battery
pila atómica atomic pile
pila recargable rechargeable battery
pila solar solar cell
2 pile.
tiene una pila de deudas he's up to his neck in debt
3 sink (fregadero).
pila bautismal (baptismal) font
4 pile (architecture).
5 stack.
6 pyla.
pres.indicat.
3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: pilar.
imperat.
2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: pilar.
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pila
nombre femenino
1 ELECTRICIDAD battery
2 (de fregar) sink
3 (de bautismo) font
4 familiar (montón) pile, heap
tengo una pila de cosas que hacer I've got piles of work to do
hace ya una pila de años que no voy I haven't been there for yonks
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FRASEOLOGÍA
ponerse las pilas familiar to get one's act together
pila bautismal font
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noun f.
1) battery
2) pile
3) sink
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I
SF
1) [de libros, juguetes] pile, stack
2) * [de deberes, trabajo] heap

una pila de — heaps of, piles of

tengo una pila de cosas que hacer — I have heaps o piles of things to do

una pila de años — ages

una pila de ladrones — a bunch of thieves

3) (Arquit) pile
II
SF
1) (=fregadero) sink; (=artesa) trough; (=abrevadero) drinking trough; [de fuente] basin; LAm (public) fountain

pila de cocina — kitchen sink

2) (Rel) (tb: pila bautismal) font

nombre de pila — Christian name, first name

pila de agua bendita — holy water stoup

3) (Elec) battery

aparato a pilas — battery-run apparatus, battery-operated apparatus

pila alcalina — alkaline battery, alkaline cell

pila atómica — atomic pile

pila (de) botón — watch battery, calculator battery

pila seca — dry cell

pila solar — solar battery

4)
5) Caribe (=grifo) tap, faucet (EEUU)
* * *
I
adjetivo invariable (AmC fam)

estar pila — (muerto) to be dead; (sin dinero) to be broke (colloq)

II
femenino
1) (Elec, Fís) battery

funciona a pila(s) or con pilas — it runs on batteries o is battery-operated

cargar las pilas — (fam) to recharge one's batteries (colloq)

ponerse las pilas — (fam) to get cracking (colloq)

2) (fregadero) sink; (de una fuente) basin, bowl
3)
a) (fam) (de libros, platos) pile, stack
b) (AmS fam) (de trabajo, amigos) loads (pl) (colloq)

hace una pila de años — eons ago (colloq)

4) (Inf) stack
* * *
I
adjetivo invariable (AmC fam)

estar pila — (muerto) to be dead; (sin dinero) to be broke (colloq)

II
femenino
1) (Elec, Fís) battery

funciona a pila(s) or con pilas — it runs on batteries o is battery-operated

cargar las pilas — (fam) to recharge one's batteries (colloq)

ponerse las pilas — (fam) to get cracking (colloq)

2) (fregadero) sink; (de una fuente) basin, bowl
3)
a) (fam) (de libros, platos) pile, stack
b) (AmS fam) (de trabajo, amigos) loads (pl) (colloq)

hace una pila de años — eons ago (colloq)

4) (Inf) stack
* * *
pila1
1 = heap, wadge, pile, stash, slew.

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: By meeting authors cold print takes on a human voice; wadges of paper covered with words turn into treasure troves full of interest.
Ex: However, it would be a time consuming task for the student or researcher to sit down with piles of periodicals, frantically scanning contents lists to try to trace articles on his chosen topic.
Ex: It tells the story of a young detective who stumbles across a stash of jewel thieves hiding out in an abandoned house.
Ex: His work includes 47 novels, and slews of essays, plays, reviews, poems, histories, and public speeches.
* una pila de = a pile of, a stack of, a sackful of, a whole slew of, a raft of, a mass of.

pila2
2 = battery.

Ex: Laptop batteries on planes are an accident waiting to happen: Terror without terrorists.

* a pilas = battery-operated.
* cargador de pilas = battery charger.
* pila de combustible = fuel cell.
* pila recargable = rechargeable battery.
* ponerse las pilas = buckle down to, pull up + Posesivo + socks, put + Posesivo + skates on, get + Posesivo + skates on, pull + (a/Posesivo) finger out.
* que funciona con pilas = battery-operated, battery-powered.

pila3
3 = font, fountain.

Ex: Although the Church proclaims one sacramental baptism, the font at the entrance of churches and the blessing of objects with holy water repeats this theme under the title of sacramental rather than sacrament.

Ex: This process is similar to the way jets of water in illuminated fountains trap the light from underwater light sources.
* inicial del primer nombre de pila = first initial.
* inicial del segundo nombre de pila de una persona = middle initial.
* nombre de pila = Christian name, first name, given name.
* nombre de pila segundo = middle name.
* pila bautismal = baptismal font.
* pila del agua bendita = holy water font.

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pila1
adj inv
(AmC fam): estar pila (muerto) to be dead, to be pushing up daisies (colloq hum) (sin dinero) to be broke (colloq)
pila2
feminine
A (Elec, Fís) battery
funciona a pila(s) or con pilas it runs on batteries, it is battery-operated
cargar las pilas (fam); to recharge one's batteries (colloq)
ponerse las pilas (fam); to get one's act together (colloq), to get cracking (colloq)
Compuestos:
pila seca
dry battery
pila solar
solar battery
B
1 (fregadero) sink; (de una fuente) basin, bowl
2 (fuente — ornamental) (Andes) fountain; (— para beber) (Chi) drinking fountain nombre
Compuestos:
pila bautismal
baptismal font
pila de agua bendita
stoup
C
1 (fam) (de libros, papeles, platos) pile, stack
2 (AmS fam) (gran cantidad) loads (pl) (colloq)
tengo pilas or una pila de trabajo I have stacks o mountains o loads of work (colloq)
había pilas de gente there were loads o (AmE) scads o (BrE) masses of people there (colloq)
hace una pila de años eons ago (colloq), donkey's years ago (BrE colloq)
D (Inf) stack
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pila sustantivo femenino
1 (Elec, Fís) battery;
funciona a pila(s) or con pilas it runs on batteries, it's battery-operated
2 (fregadero) sink;
(de una fuente) basin, bowl;
pila bautismal baptismal font

3 (fam) (de libros, platos) pile, stack
pila sustantivo femenino
1 Elec battery: funciona a pilas, battery operated
pila de botón, watch battery
2 (de fregar) sink
3 (de lavabo) basin
pila bautismal, font
4 (montón de cosas) pile, heap
5 (cantidad grande) loads
♦ Locuciones: cargar pilas, to recharge one's batteries
ponerse las pilas, get one's act together
como una pila, very nervous, nombre de pila, Christian name, first name
'pila' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
cargador
- columna
- descargada
- descargado
- descargarse
- lavabo
- llamar
- montón
- nombre
- recargar
- señor
- agotado
- agotar
- cambiar
- descargar
- duración
- lavadero
- recargable
- señorita
English:
battery
- cell
- charge
- Christian name
- first name
- font
- forename
- life
- low
- mound
- pile up
- run down
- sir
- stack
- batch
- first
- given
- heap
- lot
- run
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pila
nf
1. [generador] battery;
funciona a o [m5]con pilas it works o runs off batteries;
Comp
Fam
cargar las pilas to recharge one's batteries;
Comp
Fam
ponerse las pilas to get moving o cracking
Comp
pila alcalina alkaline battery;
pila atómica atomic pile;
pila botón watch battery;
pila de larga duración long-life battery;
pila recargable rechargeable battery;
pila seca dry cell;
pila solar solar cell
2. [montón] pile;
una pila de libros a pile of books
3. Fam [cantidad]
una pila de masses of;
tengo una pila de trabajo I've got a mountain of o masses of work;
tiene una pila de deudas he's up to his neck in debt
4. [fregadero] sink;
[de agua bendita] stoup, holy water font
Comp
pila bautismal (baptismal) font
5. Informát stack
6. Arquit pile
7. Andes [fuente] fountain
8. Cuba [grifo] Br tap, US faucet
adv
RP Fam masses;
la quiere pila o [m5]pilas he loves her a hell of a lot;
tengo pila o [m5]pilas de ganas de verla I'm really dying to see her;
hace pila o [m5]pilas que no voy al cine I haven't been to the cinema for ages o Br yonks
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pila
f
1 EL battery;
cargar las pilas fig fam recharge one’s batteries;
se le acabaron o
agotaron las pilas fig fam he ran out of steam
2 (montón) pile
3 (fregadero) sink
* * *
pila nf
1) batería: battery
pila de linterna: flashlight battery
2) montón: pile, heap
3) : sink, basin, font
pila bautismal: baptismal font
pila para pájaros: birdbath
* * *
pila n
1. (montón) pile
una pila de libros a pile of books
2. (eléctrica) battery [pl. batteries]
esta radio funciona con pilas this radio works on batteries
3. (fregadero) sink
la pila de la cocina the kitchen sink

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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