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Wichtigste Übersetzungen
EnglishGerman
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (from: derivation, origin) (Ursprung)von Präp
 The label on the wine bottle read "Produce of Spain".
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (possession, connection) (Verbindung)von Präp
 She's a friend of my neighbour.
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (to qualify an adjective) (Qualifizierung: Adjektiv)zu Präp
  zum Präp
 The secretary is tired of typing.
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (ownership, authorship)von Präp
 I'm not familiar with the writings of Peirce.
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (formed from: material)aus Präp
 This bowl is made of plastic.
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (relation of part to whole) (Verhältnis)des Best Art, n
Anmerkung: Genitiv
 The back of the room was quiet.
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (connection between nouns)der Best Art, m
  des Best Art, n
Anmerkung: Genitiv
 The economy is the cause of the crisis.
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (relation of numbers, values, etc.) (Bezug von Nummern)von Präp
 We biked for a distance of 30 miles.
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (direction from) (Richtung)von Präp
 There is a city north of here.
 
Zusätzliche Übersetzungen
EnglishGerman
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (distance) (Distanz)von Präp
 There is a city within five miles of here.
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (time: before, to) (Uhrzeit: bevor)vor Präp
 It's five minutes of three o'clock.
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (separation) (Abschottung)von Präp
 He was deprived of his turn.
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (apposition)von Präp
 That fool of a repairman left a wrench in the pipe.
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (inclusion)von Präp
 John's colleagues make him feel like he's one of them.
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (indicating attributes)von Präp
 The Duchess was a woman of refinement.
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (on the part of)von Präp
 It was nice of you to give me a gift.
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in respect of, with reference to)über Präp
 I would like to talk to you of your future.
of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (indicates cause) (Grund anzeigend)an Präp
  durch Präp
 She died of a broken heart.
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WordReference English-German Dictionary © 2016:

Zusammengesetzte Wörter:
EnglishGerman
a great deal of effort nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a lot of work)viel Arbeit Adj + Nf
  eine Menge Arbeit Rdw
  viel Mühen Adj + Npl
 I put a great deal of effort into this project, and I was really offended when management ignored it.
a lot of phrase (many)viel, viele adj
  viele adj
  (umgangssprachlich)eine Menge indef art, Nf
  (Jargon)haufenweise adj
a number of adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (several)eine Vielzahl von
  eine Anzahl an
  oft Adv
 He has broken the rules a number of times.
 New: Vor dem Laden steht eine Vielzahl von Leuten, die für das neue Telefon anstehen.
 Er hat oft die Regeln gebrochen.
a spot of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, UK (small amount of [sth])ein bisschen Adv
  ein wenig Adv
 Would you like a spot of tea?
 Möchten Sie ein bisschen Tee?
a touch of [sth],
a touch
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(small amount)einen Hauch Nm
 I added a touch of cinnamon to the recipe.
 Ich habe dem Rezept einen Hauch von Zimt beigefügt.
a waste of time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] not worthwhile)Zeitverschwendung Nf
  (übertragen)für die Katz Rdw
 Arguing with a drunk person is a waste of time.
a wealth of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (abundant amount of [sth])eine Vielzahl an
 There's a wealth of reasons why you should stay.
 Es gibt eine Vielzahl von Gründen, weshalb du bleiben solltest.
a world of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (a great amount of [sth])Welten Npl
 There is a world of difference between their politics.
 Es liegen Welten zwischen ihren politischen Auffassungen.
abuse of power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (using authority for own benefit)Machtmissbrauch Nm
 Violence against children is an abuse of power.
acknowledgment of receipt,
UK: acknowledgement of receipt
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (law: verification)Bestätigung Nf
  Beleg Nm
  Bescheinigung Nf
all of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (only)ganz Adv
 She took all of twenty minutes to complete the puzzle.
all sorts of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (many and varied)alle mögliche Adj + Adj
  allerhand Zahlwort
  alle möglichen Sorten Rdw
 The shelves were lined with all sorts of lotions and potions for the skin.
along the length of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (all along, alongside)der Länge nach Rdw
  entlang Adv
 She had strung miniature lights along the length of the patio for the party.
apple of [sb]'s eye exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (beloved person)Liebste Nn
  (übertragen)Aufapfel Nm
 Jenny loved her children, but her eldest child was the apple of her eye.
 New: Er behütete seine kleine Tochter wie seinen Augapfel.
as a matter of fact advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in fact, on the contrary)sogar Adv
  (formell)in der Tat Rdw
 I'm not ignoring your brother, as a matter of fact I invited him for dinner tonight.
as a result of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (due to, because of)aufgrund Adv
  (übertragen)dank Adv
 As a result of your disobedience, your parents punished you.
as of now advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (from this moment onwards)ab jetzt Präp + Adv
  ab diesem Zeitpunkt Rdw
  (gehoben)von nun an Rdw
 As of now, you are no longer welcome in my house.
as of now advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at this moment)jetzt gerade Adv + Adv
  zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt Rdw
  bis jetzt Präp + Adv
 As of now, we have collected nearly 80% of the funds we need to complete the project.
Bachelor of Science nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (BSc: undergraduate degree) (Anglizismus)Bachelor of Science Rdw
  (Abk, Anglizismus)BSc Nm
 Richard has a Bachelor of Science from Lancaster University.
Bachelor of Science nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (person with science degree) (Anglizismus)jemand, der einen Bachelor of Science hat Rdw
  (Angliz, ugs, vage)Bachelor Nm
 Kate is a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.
bail out of [sth],
UK: bale out of [sth]
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
informal, figurative (end involvement)aussteigen Partv tr, sepa
  abblasen Partv tr, sepa
 Eric bailed out of the project when the firm didn't pay him.
balance of power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (equilibrium of power between nations)Machtverhältnis Nn
 The balance of power shifted when the king became ill, with parliament becoming more independent.
balance of trade nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (difference: imports, imports)Handelsbilanz Nf
 The growth in imports has lead to a worsening of the balance of trade.
base of operations nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (military installation)Stützpunkt Nm
  (Kurzform)Basis Nf
  Operationsbasis Nf
 The Allies moved their base of operations from England to the coast of Normandy.
base of operations nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (business: administrative headquarters)Hauptverwaltung Nf
 The Hong Kong offices currently serve as the company's base of operations for global activities.
be of the opinion v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (believe, think) (umgangssprachlich)denken, finden Vi
  der Meinung sein Rdw
 My husband thinks autumn is the best season, but I am of the opinion that winter is better.
bear the name of [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be named after)nach etwas benannt sein Rdw
  den Namen tragen Rdw
 Many butterfly species bear the name of their discoverers.
beast of burden nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (animal used for heavy work)Lasttier Nn
  Nutztier Nn
 The water buffalo is the traditional beast of burden in Thailand.
beast of prey nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (animal: hunts, kills)Raubtier Nn
become aware of [sth/sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (notice)merken, bemerken Vt
  auffallen Partv i, sepa
 Sheila became aware of someone following her.
become of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (happen to)werden aus
 What ever became of Joe Hill? Do you know where he is now?
 Was ist aus Joe Hill geworden? Weißt du, wo er jetzt ist?
bill of exchange nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (order for payment) (Finanzwesen)Wechsel Nm
 The exporter sent a bill of exchange for the value of the goods.
bill of lading nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (shipment list)Lieferschein Nf
  Frachtbrief Nm
  (Seefahrt)Konnossement Nn
 The bill of lading listed all the contents of the shipment.
bird of prey nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (raptor: bird that hunts, kills)Raubvogel Nm
block of flats nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (apartment building)Etagenhaus Nn
  Wohnblock Nm
  (Anglizismus)Apartmenthaus Nn
 She lived on the third floor of a block of flats.
 Sie wohnte im dritten Stock eines Etagenhauses.
blow [sth] out of proportion v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (overdramatize) (übertragen)eine Mücke zum Elefanten machen Rdw
  übertreiben Partv i, fix
 Sure, it seems like a lot of snow, but don't blow it out of proportion -- we usually have several inches in April.
board of directors nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (business: governing committee)Vorstand Nm
  Firmenvorstand Nm
  Aufsichtsrat Nm
 The board of directors must approve any change in the company's constitution.
bottle of wine nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (glass bottle containing wine)Flasche Wein Nf + Nm
  Weinflasche Nf
 She brought a bottle of wine to the party.
bottle of wine nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (amount of wine in one bottle)Weinflasche Nf
  Flasche Wein Nf + Nm
 A bottle of red wine contains 635 calories.
bunch of flowers nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (floral bouquet)Blumenstrauß, Strauß Nm
 He brought her a bunch of flowers on their first date.
 Er hat ihr bei der ersten Verabredung einen Blumenstrauß mitgebracht.
by a show of hands advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with an impromptu vote)Übersetzung nicht verfügbar
 Our class decided to continue reading the novel by a show of hands.
by virtue of phrase (because of)wegen, aufgrund, durch, dank prep
  (formell)zwecks prep
  infolge prep
 By virtue of your mere presence, the theater's attendance doubled.
 Alleine aufgrund deiner Anwesenheit hat sich die Besucherzahl des Theaters verdoppelt.
by word of mouth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (from what others say)durch Hörensagen Präp + Nn
  aus dritter Hand Rdw
catch a glimpse of [sth/sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (perceive briefly)etwas kurz sehen Adj + Vt
  einen kurzen Blick erhaschen Rdw
  etwas kurz zu sehen bekommen Rdw
 I caught a glimpse of Peter as he walked past my house.
catch the eye of [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be noticed)das Interesse wecken Rdw
 Laura's performance in the show caught the eye of talent scouts.
center of activity,
UK: centre of activity
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (where action takes place)Zentrum des Geschehens Rdw
  Mittelpunkt des Geschehens Rdw
  der Ort, an dem etwas geschieht Rdw
 The Telegraph Station in Alice Springs became the centre of activity in the area.
center of attention,
UK: centre of attention
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (focal point)Hauptaugenmerk Nn
  Mittelpunkt des Interesses Rdw
  Zentrum der Aufmerksamkeit Rdw
 The UAE was the centre of attention as the region's biggest football tournament came to the country.
center of attention,
UK: centre of attention
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, figurative (focus of interest)Mittelpunkt Nm
  (betont)die Attraktion Best Art, f + Nf
 The painting was the centre of attention at the exhibition.
center of gravity,
UK: centre of gravity
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, formal (where weight is balanced)Schwerpunkt Nm
  Gravitationszentrum Nn
 The position of the centre of gravity affects the stability of an object.
center of gravity,
UK: centre of gravity
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, figurative (person: focus of activity)Mittelpunkt Nm
  Zentrum Nn
  Fokus Nm
 The Asia-Pacific region has become the centre of gravity for the world economy.
chain of command nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (hierarchy) (übertragen)Befehlskette Nf
 Orders travel along the chain of command from the headquarters to the soldiers in the field.
chairman of the board nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (head of governing committee)Vorstandsvorsitzender Nm
  Vorstandsvorsitzende Nf
  Vorstand des Komitees Rdw
 The chairman of the board oversees strategic planning for the company.
chamber of commerce nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (association of local business people)Handelskammer Nf
 The local chamber of commerce meets on the first Tuesday of each month.
change of pace nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (refreshing deviation from the usual)Abwechslung Nf
 The water fight was a wonderful change of pace after working in the garden. Tonight's dinner is a welcome change of pace from the usual meat and potatos.
change of scene nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (refreshing deviation from the usual)Abwechslung Nf
  (übertragen, ugs)Tapetenwechsel, Szenenwechsel Nm
 Jake was looking for a change of scene, and decided to apply for a job abroad.
clap of thunder nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sudden loud noise made by thunder)Donnern Nn
  Donnerschlag Nm
 A clap of thunder startled me.
clean bill of health nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (medical: [sb] is healthy)Entlassungsschreiben Nn
  Entlassungsbrief Nm
  eine ärztliche Bestätigung, dass jmd gesund ist Rdw
 The doctor has given me a clean bill of health.
clean bill of health nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (confirmation: [sth] is ok)Übersetzung nicht verfügbar
 It's good to see the building project has a clean bill of health.
clean bill of lading nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (no negative remarks) (Seefahrt)reines Konnossement Adj + Nn
clove of garlic nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (segment of a garlic bulb)Knoblauchzehe Nf
 Finely chop two cloves of garlic and fry gently in olive oil.
coat of arms nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (heraldic shield)Wappen Nn
 On his 18th birthday, his grandmother, Elizabeth II, granted Henry Prince of Wales his own personalised coat of arms.
 An seinem 18ten Geburtstag hat seine Großmutter, Elisabeth II, Henry Prinz von Wales sein eigenes persönliches Wappen zugestanden.
college of architecture nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (institution: teaches architecture)Hochschule für Architektur Rdw
  Architekturhochschule Nf
 Howard graduated from the college of architecture.
college of engineering nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (school: teaches engineering)Hochschule für Technik Rdw
  Ingenieurschule Nf
 Irene is studying at the college of engineering.
college of liberal arts nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (school teaching subjects of general cultural concern)geisteswissenschaftliche Hochschule Adj + Nf
  Hochschule für Geisteswissenschaften Rdw
 Keith is a lecturer at the college of liberal arts.
college of music nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (school: teaches music)Musikhochschule Nf
 Helen has a degree from the college of music.
with the compliments of the chef exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (restaurant food: free of charge)Empfehlung Nf
 Your dessert today comes compliments of the chef.
consist of [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (be made of)aus etwas bestehen Rdw
  aus etwas gemacht sein Rdw
 What does life really consist of?
consist of [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (be made up of, comprise)aus etwas bestehen Rdw
  aus etw zusammengesetzt sein Rdw
 This family consists of a husband, a wife, and a child.
corner of the world nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (geographic area)Ecke der Welt Rdw
 I hope all is well in your corner of the world.
 Ich hoffe, in deiner Ecke der Welt ist alles in Ordnung.
cost of living nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cost of basic necessities)laufenden Kosten V Part Präs + Npl
  Lebenshaltungskosten Npl
 The cost of living is outrageous in this city.
course of treatment nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (therapy to cure [sth])Behandlungsverlauf Nm
court of appeal,
Replace: Court of Appeal
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(reviews decisions of an inferior court)Berufungsinstanz Nf
  Berufungsgericht Nn
  Appelationsgericht Nn
 Mrs Drummond took the case to the Court of Appeal.
date of maturity nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bond)Verfalltag Nm
  Fälligkeitsdatum Nn
 The date of maturity for this bond is December 31, 2014.
date of maturity nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mortgage)Fälligkeitsdatum Nn
 The date of maturity for the mortgage on the property is still many years away.
day of reckoning nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (religious: day everyone will be judged)Tag der Abrechnung Rdw
 On the day of reckoning, Jesus Christ is coming to judge whatever we might have done.
day of reckoning nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (day to deal with [sth] unpleasant) (übertragen)Tag der Abrechnung Rdw
 On the day of reckoning, it will be interesting to see how the team performs against the league leaders.
day of rest nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (religious: Sabbath)Ruhetag Nm
 Sabbath is for Jews a day of rest.
day of rest nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (day free of work)freier Tag Adj + Nm
 Today he had a day of rest from work.
debt of honor,
UK: debt of honour
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (debt secured by promise only)Ehrenschulden Npl
declaration of war nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (formal announcement of war)Kriegserklärung Nf
 Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Declaration of War in December of 1941.
difference of opinion nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (disagreement)Meinungsverschiedenheit Nf
  unterschiedliche Meinung Adj + Nf
 We had a difference of opinion over the subject of capital punishment.
dismiss [sth] out of hand v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (disregard)als Unfug abtun Rdw
  von vornherein ablehnen Rdw
 I know it sounds like a conspiracy theory, but I beg you not to dismiss it out of hand.
division of labor,
UK: division of labour
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (delegation of tasks)Arbeitsteilung Nf
  Aufteilung der Arbeit Rdw
 Assembly lines are extreme examples of division of labor.
dream of (doing) [sth] vi + prep figurative (aspire)von etwas träumen
 Many teenagers dream of becoming pop stars, but few have the talent to make it happen.
dream of doing [sth] vi + prep figurative (conceive)träumen lassen
  (übertragen)ausmalen Partv tr, sepa
  vorstellen Partv tr, sepa
 They wouldn't dream of going to Paris without seeing Michel!
dregs of society nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." figurative (undesirable people)Abschaum Nm
  Bodensatz der Gesellschaft Rdw
  Gesindel Nn
 Mrs. Worthington thinks that homeless people are the dregs of society, and she avoids them as much as possible.
drop of water nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (water: small amount)Tropfen Nm
  Wassertropfen Nm
ear of corn nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (seed bearing spike of corn)Maiskolben Nm
  (Landwirtschaft)Kornähre Nf
 She was so hungry that she ate three ears of corn.
 Sie war so hungrig, dass Sie drei Maiskolben vertilgte.
elbow [sb] out of the way v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (push [sb] aside)aus dem Weg schubsen Rdw
 An old lady elbowed Dan out of the way as he was trying to get on the bus.
elixir of life nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (potion believed to make one immortal)Lebenselixier Nn
 The search for the elixir of life dates back thousands of years.
end up on the scrap heap of history v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal, figurative (be forgotten)in Vergessenheit geraten Rdw
  (informell)alte Kamelle sein Rdw
 His well-intentioned efforts have ended up on the scrap heap of history.
enjoy the use of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have available)haben Vt
  (formell)über etwas verfügen Präp + Vi
 The property enjoys the use of a marina and tennis court.
enjoy the use of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (take pleasure in)Spaß an etwas haben Rdw
  Freude an etwas haben Rdw
 We are enjoying the use of our swimming pool.
equal protection of the law nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (law: 14th Amendment clause) (umgangssprachlich)Antidiskriminierungsgesetz Nn
  Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz Adj + Nn
figment of the imagination nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] imagined)Einbildung Nf
  Hirngespinst Nn
  Fantasievorstellung Nf
figure of speech nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (idiom)Redewendung, Redensart Nf
 Should I interpret that literally or is it only a figure of speech?
first of all advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to start with)zuerst, zunächst Präp
  (informell)zunächst einmal Präp + Adv
 First of all, I welcome all those who came today.
first of all advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (primarily)in erster Linie Rdw
  (informell)zunächst einmal Präp + Adv
  zuerst, zunächst Präp
 "Our priority," said a police spokesman, "is first of all to ensure the safety of the hostages."
for the sake of [sb/sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (for the good of)wegen etwas, wegen jemandem Präp + Pron
  jemandem zuliebe Pron + Adv
 Some couples stay together for the sake of their children. She gave up smoking for the sake of her health.
for the sake of [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (because of, for)wegen etwas Präp + Pron
  für etwas Präp + Pron
 The mugger attacked the old man for the sake of a few pounds.
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of [ɒv, əv] präp
  • 1. allg von
  • 2. zur Bezeichnung des Genitivs:
    the tail of the dog der Schwanz des Hundes;
    the tail of a dog der Hundeschwanz

  • 3. Ort: bei: the battle of Hastings
  • 4. Entfernung, Trennung, Befreiung:
    a) von: south of (within ten miles of) London; cure (rid) of sth; free of
    b) +gen:
    robbed of his purse seiner Börse beraubt

    c) um: cheat sb of sth
  • 5. Herkunft: von, aus: of good family; Mr. X of London
  • 6. Teil: von oder +gen: the best of my friends;
    a friend of mine ein Freund von mir, einer meiner Freunde;
    that red nose of his diese rote Nase, die er hat

  • 7. Eigenschaft: von, mit: a man of courage;
    a man of no importance ein unbedeutender Mensch

  • 8. Stoff: aus, von:
    a dress of silk ein Kleid aus oder von Seide, ein Seidenkleid;
    (made) of steel aus Stahl (hergestellt), stählern, Stahl…

  • 9. Urheberschaft, Art und Weise: von: the works of Byron; it was clever of him;
    of o.s. von selbst, von sich aus

  • 10. Ursache, Grund:
    a) von, an (+dat):
    die of cancer an Krebs sterben

    b) aus: of charity
    c) vor (+dat): afraid of
    d) auf (+akk): proud of
    e) über (+akk): ashamed of
    f) nach: smell of
  • 11. Beziehung: hinsichtlich (+gen):
    quick of eye flinkäugig;
    nimble of foot leichtfüßig

  • 12. Thema:
    a) von, über (+akk): speak of sth
    b) an (+akk): think of sth
  • 13. Apposition, im Deutschen nicht ausgedrückt:
    a) the city of London; the University of Oxford; the month of April; the name of Smith
    b) Maß: two feet of snow; a glass of wine; a piece of meat
  • 14. Genitivus objectivus:
    a) zu: the love of God
    b) vor (+dat):
    the fear of God die Furcht vor Gott, die Gottesfurcht

    c) bei: an audience of the king
  • 15. Zeit:
    a) an (+dat), in (+dat), meist +gen:
    of an evening eines Abends;
    of late years in den letzten Jahren

    b) von:
    your letter of March 3rd Ihr Schreiben vom 3. März

    c) US umg vor (bei Zeitangaben): ten minutes of three
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