pista

f.
1 unsurfaced road (road).
pista forestal forest track
pista de tierra dirt road o track
2 court (superficie, terreno) (de tenis, squash).
pista de aterrizaje runway
pista de baile dance floor
pista de cemento hard court (en tenis)
pista de esquí ski slope
pista de hielo ice rink
pista de hierba grass court (en tenis)
pista de patinaje skating rink
pista de tierra batida clay court (en tenis)
3 clue (indicio).
te daré una pista I'll give you a clue
4 trail, track (rastro).
estar sobre la pista to be on the trail o track
seguir la pista a alguien to be on somebody's trail
5 track.
6 landing field, runway, strip, landing strip.
7 dance floor.
8 lane.
9 ring of the circus, ring.
10 circuit, sports track.
pres.indicat.
3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: pistar.
imperat.
2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: pistar.
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pista
nombre femenino
1 (rastro) trail, track
2 (indicio) clue
3 (de baile) dance floor
4 (camino) track
5 (de tenis) court
6 (de circo) ring
7 (de aterrizaje) runway
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FRASEOLOGÍA
seguirle la pista a alguien to be on somebody's trail
pista de aterrizaje (en aeropuerto) runway 2 (improvisado) landing strip
pista de baile dance floor
pista de esquí ski slope
pista de tenis tennis court
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noun f.
1) track
2) trail
3) clue
4) ring, court
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SF
1) (=rastro) track, trail; (Inform) track

estar sobre la pista — to be on the scent

estar sobre la pista de algn — to be on sb's trail o track, be after sb

seguir la pista de algn — [gen] to be on sb's trail o track; [de cerca] to shadow sb

2) (=indicio) clue

dame una pista — give me a clue

la policía tiene una pista ya — the police already have a lead

pista falsa — [gen] false trail; (=ardid) red herring

3) (Dep) [de atletismo] track; (=cancha) court; [de circo] ring; (Aut) carriageway; CAm (=avenida) avenue

reunión de pista cubierta — indoor athletics meeting

atletismo en pista — track athletics

pista de aprendizaje — nursery slope

pista de aterrizaje — [en aeropuerto] runway; [para aviones militares, privados] landing strip

pista de atletismo — athletics track

pista de baile — dance floor

pista de bolos — bowling alley

pista de carreras — racetrack

pista de ceniza — dirt track

pista de esquí — piste, ski run

pista de hielo — ice rink

pista de hierba — grass court

pista de patinaje — skating rink

pista de squash — squash court

pista de tenis — tennis court

pista de tierra batida — clay court

pista dura — hard court

pista forestal — forest trail

4) [de cinta] track
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femenino
1)
a) (rastro) trail, track

seguirle la pista a alguien — to be/get on somebody's trail

están sobre la pista — they're on the right track

pista falsa — false trail

b) (indicio) clue
2)
a) (carretera) road, track
b) (Chi) (carril) lane

se me/le puso pesada la pista — (Chi fam) I/he found it heavy o tough going

c) (Audio) track
3)
a) (en el circo) ring; (en el picadero) ring; (en el hipódromo) track (AmE), course (BrE)
b) (Esp) (de tenis) court

pista de hierba/de tierra batida — grass/clay court

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femenino
1)
a) (rastro) trail, track

seguirle la pista a alguien — to be/get on somebody's trail

están sobre la pista — they're on the right track

pista falsa — false trail

b) (indicio) clue
2)
a) (carretera) road, track
b) (Chi) (carril) lane

se me/le puso pesada la pista — (Chi fam) I/he found it heavy o tough going

c) (Audio) track
3)
a) (en el circo) ring; (en el picadero) ring; (en el hipódromo) track (AmE), course (BrE)
b) (Esp) (de tenis) court

pista de hierba/de tierra batida — grass/clay court

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pista1
1 = track, track, rink.
Nota: De patinaje.

Ex: Other physical details, including, as appropriate, type of recording, playing speed, groove characteristics, track configuration, number of tracks, number of sound channels, recording and reproduction characteristics.

Ex: Topics include trees, leaf coloration, buds, seeds, vertebrate animals, animal tracks, insects and other arthropods, earthworms, characteristics of living things, and microhabitats.
Ex: Mandatory helmet use by ice-skaters at indoor rinks should be implemented.
* pista de aterrizaje = landing field, landing strip, runway, airstrip.
* pista de atletismo = race track, athletic track.
* pista de automovilismo = auto race track.
* pista de baile = dance floor.
* pista de despegue = runway.
* pista de doma = dressage ring, dressage arena.
* pista de esquí = ski slope.
* pista de esquí artificial = dry slope, dry ski slope.
* pista de hielo = ice rink.
* pista de patinaje = skating rink.
* pista deportiva = playground.
* pista de rodadura = taxiway.
* pista de rodaje = taxiway.
* pista de squash = squash court.
* pista de tenis = tennis court.
* pista de tierra batida = clay tennis court.
* pista para trineos = toboggan run.
* pistas de golf = links course.
* zona de columpios y pistas deportivas = playground.

pista2
2 = clue, cue, lead.

Ex: Certainly it will always be necessary to examine the document content, concentrating particularly on the clues offered by the title, the contents page, chapter headings, and any abstracts, introduction, prefaces or other preliminary matter.

Ex: The computer is programmed to recognise cues such as prepositions and punctuation.
Ex: I would appreciate any feedback or leads.
* dar indicios y pistas = drop + hints and clues.
* dar pistas = throw + hints.
* dar pistas falsas = throw out + false leads.
* dar una pista = give + a hint.
* dejar una pista = leave + a trace.
* obtener pistas sobre = get + an indication of.
* perder la pista de = lose + track of.
* pista falsa = red herring.
* seguir la pista = follow up, track, follow through, shadow, track down.
* seguir la pista a un documento = chase + item.
* seguir la pista de = keep + track of.
* sin pistas = clueless.
* tras la pista de = on the trail of, on the track of.

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pista
feminine
A
1 (rastro) trail, track
la policía sigue la pista del asesino or le sigue la pista al asesino the police are on the trail o track of the murderer
están sobre la pista they're on the right track
pista falsa false trail
2 (indicio) clue
dame una pista give me a clue
B
1 (carretera) road, track
2 (Chi) (carril) lane
pista sólo buses (Chi); bus lane
se me/le puso pesada la pista (Chi fam); the going got tough, I/he found it heavy o tough going
C (Audio) track
D
1 (en el circo) ring
2 (en el picadero) ring
3 (en el hipódromo) track (AmE), course (BrE)
4 (Esp) (de tenis) court
pista de hierba/de tierra batida grass/clay court
Compuestos:
pista cubierta
indoor track
pista de aterrizaje
runway, landing strip
pista de atletismo
athletics track
pista de baile
dance floor
pista de carreteo
(CS) taxiway
pista de esquí
ski slope, ski run, piste
pista de hielo
ice rink
pista de patinaje
skating rink
pista de rodadura or de rodaje
taxiway
pista de saltos
showjumping ring o arena
pista de squash
(Esp) squash court
pista de tenis
(Esp) tennis court
pista de trineo
toboggan run
pista dura
(Esp) hard court
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pista sustantivo femenino
1
a) (rastro) trail, track;

seguirle la pista a algn to be/get on sb's trail

b) (indicio) clue

2
a) (carretera) road, track

b) (Chi) (carril) lane

c) (Audio) track

3
a) (en el circo) ring;

(en el picadero) ring;
(en el hipódromo) track (AmE), course (BrE);
pista de aterrizaje runway, landing strip;

pista de baile dance floor;
pista de esquí ski slope, piste;
pista de hielo/de patinaje ice/skating rink
b) (Esp) (de tenis) court

pista sustantivo femenino
1 (indicio) clue
2 (rastro) track, trail: le he perdido la pista a María, I've lost track of Maria
siguen la pista del asesino, they are on the killer's trail
pista falsa, false trail
3 (de casete, vídeo, etc) track
4 Dep (de carreras) track
pista de atletismo, athletics track
(de tenis, etc) court
pista de tierra batida, clay court
pista cubierta, indoor track
pista de hielo/ patinaje, ice/skating rink
pista de hierba, grass court
5 pista de baile, dance floor
6 pista de aterrizaje/ despegue, landing strip/runway
'pista' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
aplanar
- aterrizaje
- calle
- clave
- despistar
- rastrear
- circuito
- esquí
- rastro
- sobre
English:
act on
- airstrip
- apron
- arena
- circuit
- clue
- con
- court
- dance floor
- follow up
- grass court
- guy
- hint
- ice rink
- landing strip
- lead
- lose
- obstacle course
- off-piste
- overshoot
- piste
- racetrack
- ring
- rink
- run
- running
- runway
- scent
- skating rink
- ski run
- ski slope
- tarmac
- taxi
- tennis court
- track
- trail
- air
- bowling
- course
- divided highway
- dual
- floor
- ice
- landing
- lane
- pointer
- put
- race
- red
- skating
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pista nf
1. [carretera] unsurfaced road
Comp
pista forestal forest track;
pista de tierra dirt road o track
2. [superficie, terreno] pista de atletismo athletics track;
pista de baile dance floor;
Esp pista de cemento [en tenis] hard court;
pista cubierta indoor track;
atletismo en pista cubierta indoor athletics;
pista de esquí piste, ski slope;
pista de hielo ice rink;
Esp pista de hierba [en tenis] grass court;
pista de patinaje skating rink;
Esp pista de tenis tennis court; Esp pista de tierra batida [en tenis] clay court
3. [para aviones] pista de aterrizaje runway;
una pista de aterrizaje en mitad de la selva a landing strip in the middle of the jungle
4. [de circo] ring;
pista de rodaje taxiway
5. Informát & Mús track
6. [indicio] clue;
te daré una pista I'll give you a clue
7. [rastro] trail, track;
estar sobre la pista to be on the trail o track;
seguir la pista a alguien to be on sb's trail
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pista
f
1 vía track, trail;
seguir la pista a alguien be on the trail of s.o. estar sobre la buena pista be on the right track
2 de atletismo track; de tenis etc court
3 de circo ring
4 (indicio) clue;
dar una pista give a clue
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pista nf
1) rastro: trail, track
siguen la pista de los sospechosos: they're on the trail of the suspects
2) : clue
3) camino: road, trail
4) : track, racetrack
5) : ring, arena, rink
6)
pista de aterrizaje : runway, airstrip
7)
pista de baile : dance floor
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pista n
1. (huella, rastro) track / trail
los cazadores siguieron la pista del oso the hunters followed the bear's trail
2. (indicio) clue
¿me das una pista? can you give me a clue?
3. (de atletismo) track
los atletas ya están en la pista the athletes are already on the track
4. (de tenis, squash) court
5. (de avión) runway
el avión está en la pista the plane is on the runway
pista de baile dance floor
pista de esquí ski slope
pista de patinaje skating rink

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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