media


media
f.
1 average (Mat) (promedio).
media aritmética/proporcional arithmetic/proportional mean
media horaria hourly average
2 stocking, short stocking.
pres.indicat.
3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: mediar.
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media
nombre femenino
1 (media calza) stocking; (calcetín) sock
2 (promedio) average
3 MATEMÁTICAS mean
4 la media (hora) half past, half past the hour
llegó a la media en punto he arrived at exactly half past
al dar la media at half past the hour
nombre femenino plural medias
1 (enteras) tights, pantihose; (no enteras) stockings
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FRASEOLOGÍA
a medias (sin terminar) not finished, half done 2 (compartido) half each
ha dejado ese cuadro a medias he's left that painting half finished
compramos el ordenador a medias we went halves on the computer
hacer media to knit
ir/pagar a medias to go halves
media naranja better half
media pensión half board
medias enteras tights
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1. noun f.
1) average
2) stocking
2. f., (m. - medio)
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SF
1) pl medias (=hasta la cintura) tights, pantyhose sing (EEUU); [hasta el muslo] stockings

medias de compresión — support tights

medias de malla — [hasta el muslo] fishnet stockings; [hasta la cintura] fishnet tights

medias de red, medias de rejilla — = medias de malla

medias pantalón — Col tights pl

see PANTALONES, ZAPATOS, GAFAS
2) LAm (=calcetín) sock
3)

de media — [aguja] knitting antes de s ; [punto] plain

hacer media — to knit

4) (Dep) midfield
5) (=promedio) average

100 de media al día — an average of 100 a day

dan una media de cinco conciertos al mes — they give an average of five concerts a month

media aritmética — arithmetic mean

media ponderada — weighted average

6)

media de cerveza — 1/4 litre bottle of beer

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femenino
1) (Indum)
a) (hasta el muslo) stocking

medias con/sin costura — seamed/seamless stockings

b) medias femenino plural (hasta la cintura) panty hose (pl) (AmE), tights (pl) (BrE)
c) (AmL) (calcetín) sock

chuparle las medias a alguien — (CS fam) to lick somebody's boots (colloq)

2) (Mat) average

la media de velocidad — the average speed

una media de siete horas — an average of seven hours

3)

a medias — (loc adv)

a) (incompleto)

dejó el trabajo a medias — he left the work half-finished

me dijo la verdad a medias — she didn't tell me the whole truth o story

lo arregló a medias — he didn't fix it properly

b) (entre dos)

pagar a medias — to pay half each, go halves

lo hicimos a medias — we did it between us

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femenino
1) (Indum)
a) (hasta el muslo) stocking

medias con/sin costura — seamed/seamless stockings

b) medias femenino plural (hasta la cintura) panty hose (pl) (AmE), tights (pl) (BrE)
c) (AmL) (calcetín) sock

chuparle las medias a alguien — (CS fam) to lick somebody's boots (colloq)

2) (Mat) average

la media de velocidad — the average speed

una media de siete horas — an average of seven hours

3)

a medias — (loc adv)

a) (incompleto)

dejó el trabajo a medias — he left the work half-finished

me dijo la verdad a medias — she didn't tell me the whole truth o story

lo arregló a medias — he didn't fix it properly

b) (entre dos)

pagar a medias — to pay half each, go halves

lo hicimos a medias — we did it between us

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media1
1 = stocking, sock.

Ex: The book 'Legging it' overviews trends in male and female dress from the Middle Ages to the present, concentrating on leg coverings: breeches, trousers, stockings'.

Ex: To make room for your puppet's mouth, make a slit in the sock between your thumb and fingers.

media2
2 = average, mean.

Ex: The totals and averages at the right-hand side if the screen give summary information about the performance of the vendor.

Ex: It was therefore decided to re-index the documents with a mean of 3.8 entries each.
* desviación media = mean deviation.
* edad media = average age.
* edad media de las referencias = mean reference age.
* media aritmética = arithmetic mean.
* media armónica = harmonic mean.
* media de edad = mean age.
* media geométrica = geometric mean.
* media nacional = national average.
* método de la media ponderada = weighted means method.
* método de la media sin ponderar = unweighted means method.
* nota media = grade point average (GPA).
* por debajo de la media = sub-par, below-average.
* por encima de la media = above average.
* puntuación media = mean score.
* rendimiento por debajo de la media = under-performance.

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media1
feminine
A (Indum)
1 (hasta el muslo) stocking
medias con costura seamed stockings
medias sin costura seamless stockings
2 medias fpl (hasta la cintura) panty hose (pl) (AmE), tights (pl) (BrE)
3 (AmL) (calcetín) sock
chuparle las medias a algn (RPl fam); to suck up to sb (colloq), to lick sb's boots (colloq)
Compuestos:
medias bombacha(s) (RPl) or (Col) pantalón
fpl panty hose (pl) (AmE), tights (BrE) (pl)
medias elásticas
fpl surgical stockings (pl)
medias veladas
fpl (Col) nylon stockings (pl)
media tobillera
(Col) anklet (AmE), ankle sock (BrE)
B (Mat) average
la media de velocidad es 80 km/h the average speed is 80 kph
duerme una media de siete horas on average she sleeps seven hours a night, she sleeps an average of seven hours a night
Compuestos:
media aritmética
arithmetic mean
media de edad
average age
media móvil
(Fin) moving average
C
a medias (loc adv)
1
(de manera incompleta): dejó el trabajo a medias he left the work half-finished
me dijo la verdad a medias she didn't tell me the whole truth o story
lo arregló a medias he didn't fix it properly
2
(entre dos): voy a comprar un número de lotería ¿vamos a medias? I'm going to buy a lottery ticket. Do you want to go halves?
pagar a medias to pay half each, go halves
lo hicimos a medias we did it between us
media2
mpl
media (pl)
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Del verbo mediar: (conjugate mediar)

media es:

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

2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

Del verbo medir: (conjugate medir)

medía es:

1ª persona singular (yo) imperfecto indicativo

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

Multiple Entries:
media    
mediar    
medir
media sustantivo femenino
1 (Indum)
a) (hasta el muslo) stocking;

medias con/sin costura seamed/seamless stockings

b)

medias sustantivo femenino plural (hasta la cintura) panty hose (pl) (AmE), tights (pl) (BrE);

medias bombacha(s) (RPl) or (Col, Ven) pantalón panty hose (pl) (AmE), tights (BrE) (pl)
c) (AmL) (calcetín) sock

2 (Mat) average;
la media de velocidad the average speed

3
a medias (loc adv)

a) (incompleto):

dejó el trabajo a medias he left the work half-finished;

me dijo la verdad a medias she didn't tell me the whole truth o story
b) (entre dos):

pagar a medias to pay half each, go halves;

lo hicimos a medias we did half (of it) each
mediar (conjugate mediar) verbo intransitivo
a) (intervenir) to mediate;

media EN algo ‹en conflicto/negociaciones› to mediate in sth, to act as mediator in sth
b) (interceder) media POR algn to intercede for sb;

media ANTE algn to intercede o intervene with sb
medir (conjugate medir) verbo transitivo
1habitación/distancia/velocidadto measure
2 (tener ciertas dimensiones) to be, measure;
mido 60 cm de cintura I measure o I'm 60 cm round the waist;

¿cuánto mide de alto/largo? how tall/long is it?;
mide casi 1,90 m he's almost 1.90 m (tall)
3 (calcular, considerar) to consider, weigh up;
media los pros y contras de algo to weigh up the pros and cons of sth.

medirse verbo pronominal
1 (refl) to measure oneself;
caderas/pechoto measure
2 (Col, Méx, Ven) (probarse) to try on
medio,-a
I adjetivo
1 (mitad) half: sólo queda medio melón, there is only half a melon left
una hora y media, an hour and a half
2 (no extremo) middle
a media tarde, in the middle of the afternoon
clase media, middle class
punto medio, middle ground
3 (prototípico) average: la calidad media es baja, the average quality is poor
la mujer media, the average woman
II adverbio half: el trabajo está medio hecho, the work is half done
III sustantivo masculino
1 (mitad) half
2 (centro) middle
en medio de la batalla, in the midst of the battle
en medio de los árboles, among the trees
(entre dos) in between the trees
un barco en medio del desierto, a ship in the middle of the desert
sal de ahí en medio, get out of the way
3 (instrumento, vía) means: el fin no justifica los medios, the aim doesn't justify the means
4 (entorno) enviroment
un medio hostil, a hostile enviroment
media sustantivo femenino
1 (hasta el muslo) stocking
2 (hasta la cintura) (pair of) tights
3 (calcetín alto) long socks
4 (cantidad proporcional) average: camino una media de dos horas diarias, I walk an average of two hours a day
ahora saca la media, now calculate the average
♦ Locuciones: a medias, (no del todo) unfinished: me convence a medias, I'm only half convinced
(a partes iguales) half and half: hicimos el trabajo a medias, we did the essay between us
mediar verbo intransitivo
1 (arbitrar, intervenir) to mediate: España mediará en el conflicto, Spain will mediate in the conflict
2 (interceder) to intercede: mediará por ti, she'll intercede on your behalf
3 (interponerse) media la circunstancia de que..., you must take into account that...
4 (periodo de tiempo) to pass: mediaron un par de días, two days passed
medir
I verbo transitivo
1 (dimensiones) to measure
2 (ponderar) to weigh up: deberías medir los riesgos, you should weigh up the risks
II verbo intransitivo to measure, be: mide dos metros de alto, he is two metres tall
mide cinco metros de ancho, it is five metres wide
'media' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
A
- abismo
- alargarse
- almorzar
- almuerzo
- ambientar
- asta
- atusarse
- carrera
- clase
- comunicóloga
- comunicólogo
- datar
- debajo
- edad
- esperar
- hora
- inferior
- jornada
- luna
- mediar
- medio
- mediodía
- melena
- naranja
- onda
- sala
- vasallaje
- ver
- voz
- vuelta
- bota
- burgués
- burguesía
- caña
- ciencia
- correr
- diadema
- difusión
- docena
- encima
- enganchar
- enseñanza
- entrada
- mañana
- penumbra
- piano
- pie
- promedio
- retraso
English:
A
- about-face
- about-turn
- age
- average
- average out at
- back off
- barbecue
- board
- class
- earnings
- fly
- gap
- give
- GMT
- GPA
- half
- half-a-dozen
- half-an-hour
- half-board
- half-day
- half-holiday
- half-hourly
- half-mast
- half-moon
- half-pay
- half-pint
- hour
- mass media
- mean
- media
- media studies
- medium
- mid
- Middle Ages
- middle-class
- midmorning
- nelson
- past
- raise
- round
- standard
- stocking
- turn about
- turn around
- above
- around
- by
- come
- crescent
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media
nf
1.
medias [prenda interior] [hasta la cintura] Br tights, US pantyhose;
[hasta medio muslo] stockings
Comp
RP medias bombacha Br tights, US pantyhose; RP medias cancán Br tights, US pantyhose;
medias elásticas surgical stockings;
RP medias largas Br tights, US pantyhose; Col media pantalón Br tights, US pantyhose
2. [calcetín] [hasta la rodilla] (knee-length) sock;
Am [de cualquier longitud] sock;
Comp
CSur Fam
chupar las medias a alguien to lick sb's boots
Comp
Col media media [hasta la rodilla] knee-length sock; [calcetín corto] ankle sock; Col medias rodilleras knee-length socks; Col medias tobilleras [calcetines cortos] ankle socks; RP medias tres cuartos knee-length socks
3. [promedio] average, mean
Comp
media aritmética arithmetic mean;
media geométrica geometric mean;
media horaria hourly average;
media ponderada weighted mean;
media proporcional proportional mean
4. [hora]
al dar la media on the half-hour
nmpl
[medios de comunicación] media
a medias loc adv
1. [sin completar]
hacer algo a medias to half-do o half-finish sth;
la central está funcionando sólo a medias the power station is operating at only half its full capacity;
se ve perfectamente que este trabajo está hecho a medias it's perfectly obvious that this piece of work is only half-finished;
me contó la verdad a medias he only told me half the truth
2. [por la mitad]
dejaron la comida a medias they left their food half-eaten
3. [a partes iguales]
pagar a medias to go halves, to share the cost;
el alquiler lo pagamos a medias we split the rent;
¿por qué no compramos el libro a medias? why don't we go halves on the book?
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media
f
1 hasta el muslo stocking;
medias pl pantyhose pl, Br tights pl
2 L.Am. calcetín
sock
3 MAT mean
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media nf
1) calcetín: sock
2) : average, mean
3) medias nfpl
: stockings, hose, tights
4)
a medias : by halves, half and half, halfway
ir a medias: to go halves
verdad a medias: half-truth
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media n
1. (promedio) average
la media de edad es de 20 años the average age is 20
2. (mitad) half [pl. halves]
son las diez y media it's half past ten
a medias unfinished
dejó el trabajo a medias she left the work unfinished
pagar algo a medias to go halves on something
pagan los gastos a medias they go halves on the expenses

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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