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luz / light
 
luz   -noun feminine
1. (=claridad)   light
·una casa con mucha luz
·a very bright house,   a house that gets a lot of light
·necesito masculineánoun luz para leer
·I can't read in this light
a. a [media] luz
·la habitaciónoun estaba a media luz
·the room was in half-darkness
·estábamos allí tumbados a media luz
·we were lying there in the half-darkness
·poner una lámpara a media luz
·to dim a light
b. a [primera] luz =   at first light
c. [quitar] o [tapar] la luz a somebody, someone =   to be in somebody'noun light
·aparta de ahí, que me quitas o tapas la luz
·get out of the way, you're in my light
d. entre dos luces
(=al atardecer)   at twilight
(=al amanecer)   at dawn,   at daybreak
·estar entre dos luces
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(=borracho)   to be mellow,   be tipsy
e. hacer luz de gas a somebody, someone   to confuse somebody
f. negar la luz del día a somebody, someone   to concede absolutely nothing to somebody
g. ver la luz al final del túnel   to see light at the end of the tunnel
·luz cenital   light from above
·luz del día
·se despierta con la luz del día
she wakes up when it gets light o literary at first light
·con la luz del día lo veremos de otra manera
·we'll see things differently in the cold light of day
h. tan claro como la luz del día   as clear as daylight
·luz de (la) luna
·a la luz de la [luna]
·by the light of the moon,   by moonlight
·luz de las velas
·a la luz de las [velas]
·by candlelight
·luz del [sol]   sunlight
·me molesta la luz del sol
·the sunlight hurts my eyes
·luz eléctrica   electric light
·luz natural   natural light
·luz solar   sunlight
·luz ultravioleta   ultraviolet light
·luz y sombra   light and shade
·luz y sonido
·un espectáculo de luz y sonido
·a son et lumière show
2. (=lámpara, foco)   light
·me dejé la luz encendida
·I left the light on
·se ha fundido la luz de la cocina
·the light has gone in the kitchen
·las luces de la ciudad
·the city lights
a. [apagar] la luz =   to switch o turn o put the light off
b. [encender] o > [prender] o [poner] la luz
(Latin America)   to switch o turn o put the light on
c. hacer algo con luz y taquígrafos   to do something openly
·reunirse sin luz ni taquígrafos
·to meet behind closed doors
·luces cortas   dipped headlights,   low beams United States
·poner las luces cortas
·to dip one'noun headlights,   dim one'noun headlights United States
·luces de aterrizaje   (aeronautics)   landing lights
·luces de balizaciónoun   (aeronautics)   runway lights
·luces de carretera   full-beam headlights
·poner las luces de carretera
to put one'noun headlights on full beam o United States high beam
·luces de cruce   dipped headlights
·poner las luces de cruce
·to dip one'noun headlights,   dim one'noun headlights United States
·luces de detenciónoun   brake lights
·luces de estacionamiento   parking lights
·luces de frenado
·luces de freno   brake lights
·luces de gálibo   clearance lights
·luces de navegaciónoun   navigation lights
·luces de posiciónoun   sidelights
·luces de tráfico   traffic lights
·luces largas   luces de carretera
·luces traseras   rear lights,   tail lamps
·luz de Bengala   (military)   flare,   star-shell
(Latin America)
(=fuego de artificio)   sparkler
·luz de cortesía   courtesy light
(Central America)   sidelight
·luz de costado   sidelight
·luz de giro   direction indicator
·luz de situaciónoun   sidelight,   parking light
·luz intermitente   flashing light
·luz piloto   sidelight,   parking light
·luz relativeámpago   (photography)   flashlight
·luz roja   red light
·luz verde   green light
·dar luz verde a un proyecto
·to give a project the go-ahead o the green light
·recibir luz verde
·to get the go-ahead o the green light
·luz vuelta
(Mexicoéx)   direction indicator
traje  
3. (=suministro de electricidad)   electricity
·no hay luz en todo el edificio
·there'noun no electricity in the whole building
·les cortaron la luz
·their electricity (supply) was cut off
·se ha ido la luz
·the lights have gone out
·¿cuánto has pagado de luz este mes?
·how much was your electricity bill this month?
4. also luz pública
a. sacar a la luz
[+secreto]   to bring to light
[+libro, disco]   to bring out
b. salir a la luz
[secreto]   to come to light
[libro, disco]   to come out
·el año en que el periódico salió a la luz
·the year in which the newspaper first came out
·la última vez que el periódico salió a la luz
·the last time the newspaper was published
·ver la luz
[libro, disco]   to appear,   come out
5. (medicine)
a. [dar] a luz
[+niño]   to give birth
·acaba de dar a luz (a) una niña
·she has just given birth to a baby girl
6. (Cono Sur)
(=ventaja)
·dar luz a somebody, someone
·to give somebody a start
·te doy diez metros de luz
·I'll give you ten metres' start
7. (=aclaraciónoun)   light
·a la luz de lo que hemos visto
·in the light of what we've seen
·a la luz de un nuevo descubrimiento
·in the light of a new discovery
·[arrojar] luz sobre algo
·to cast o shed o throw light on something
·[estudiar] algo a nueva luz
·to study something in a new light
a. a todas luces   by any reckoning
8. (architecture)
a. [de puerta, hueco]   span
b. [de edificio]   window,   opening
c. [de puente]   span
9. luces
(=inteligencia)   intelligence singular
·corto de luces
·de pocas luces
·dim,   stupid
10. (history, literature)
·el Siglo de las Luces
·the Age of Enlightenment
11. (Cono Sur)
(=distancia)   distance between two objects
·luz al suelo   clearance under a vehicle
12. (Andes)   **   dough **,   money
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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