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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
IngleseItaliano
plural nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grammar: not singular form) (grammatica)plurale nm
 Some languages have no plural; nouns are the same whether you talk about one or many.
 Alcune lingue non hanno il plurale; il sostantivo resta lo stesso sia che si parli di uno o di più cose.
plural adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not singular, multiple)plurale agg
plural adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (grammar: denotes more than one)plurale agg
 The word children is the plural form of child.
 La parola "bambini" è la forma plurale di "bambino".
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
able seaman,
plural: able seamen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK, historical (navy: experienced sailor)marinaio scelto nm
 Thomas Jones was an able seaman on the Titanic.
able seaman,
plural: able seamen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(worker on ship's deck)marinaio di coperta nm
 The able seamen perform maintenance tasks and handle the ship's operations.
acetabulum,
plural: acetabula
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(hip socket) (anatomia)acetabolo nm
addendum,
plural: addenda
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(book: text added) (di libro)appendice nf
 An addendum at the back includes some later discoveries.
 Un'appendice in fondo elenca alcune scoperte successive.
addendum,
plural: addenda
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(agenda: item added)aggiunta nf
adult child,
plural: adult children
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(offspring: grown up)figlio adulto nm
 I have three adult children, two of whom have children of their own.
agon,
plural: agones
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
historical (ancient Greece: contest) (Antica Grecia)agone nm
agon,
plural: agones
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
literature (conflict protagonist and antagonist) (letteratura)agone nm
airman,
plural: airmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(air force pilot) (formale, poco usato)aviere, aviatore nm
  (di aereo)pilota nm
airwoman,
plural: airwomen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(female pilot)aviatrice nf
alderman,
plural: aldermen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(councillor) (in un ente locale)consigliere nm
alga,
plural: algae
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(seaweed: singular form)alga nf
 Kelp is a type of alga.
 La laminaria è un tipo di alga.
alky,
alkie,
plural: alkies
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
informal (alcoholic)alcolizzato nm
alumna,
plural: alumnae
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
Latin (female former or graduate student)ex allieva, ex alunna nf
Nota: The masculine form is "alumnus"
 Hillary Clinton is an alumna of Yale law school.
 Hillary Clinton è una ex allieva della facoltà di legge di Yale.
alumnus,
plural: alumni
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
Latin (male former student)ex allievo, ex alunno nm
alveolus,
plural: alveoli
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(anatomy: air sac in lungs) (polmonare)alveolo nm
alveolus,
plural: alveoli
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(anatomy: tooth socket) (dentale)alveolo nm
alveolus,
plural: alveoli
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(anatomy: small pit, cavity) (generico, anatomia)alveolo nm
amoeba,
also US: ameba,
plural: amoebae,
amoebas,
amebae,
amebas
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(single-celled life form)ameba nf
 An amoeba reproduces by splitting into two.
 Un'ameba si riproduce dividendosi in due.
ampulla,
plural: ampullae
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(ancient Rome: flask) (storico)ampolla nf
ampulla,
plural: ampullae
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(ecclesiastical: vessel for sacred uses) (chiesa)ampolla nf
ampulla,
plural: ampulae
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(anatomy: cavity) (anatomia)ampolla nf
antenna,
plural: antennae
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(insect: sense organ) (insetti)antenna nf
 The bug lay on its back, totally still except for its twitching antennae.
 L'insetto giaceva sulla schiena, immobile eccetto per le antenne che si muovevano convulsamente.
antenna,
plural: antennas
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(aerial) (elettronica)antenna nf
 We took the antenna off our house and put up a satellite dish.
 Abbiamo tolto l'antenna da sopra casa nostra e abbiamo messo una parabola satellitare.
antipasto,
plural: antipasti
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
Italian (food: appetizer)antipasto nm
 Beginning a meal with antipasto is nice, especially on hot summer days.
 È bello cominciare un pasto con un antipasto, soprattutto nelle calde giornate estive.
antrum,
plural: antra
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(anatomy: natural cavity) (cavità naturale)antro nm
apeman,
plural: apemen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(apelike human ancestor) (storico: evoluzionismo)uomo scimmia nm
aperçu,
plural: aperçus
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(summary)riassunto, riepilogo nm
aperçu,
plural: aperçus
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(insight)approfondimento nm
apex,
plural: apices
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(summit)cima nf
  vertice, apice nm
 The hikers approached the apex of the mountain in the pouring rain.
 Gli escursionisti raggiunsero la cima della montagna sotto la pioggia battente.
appendix,
plural: appendices
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(to document)allegato nm
  appendice nf
 The interview data is included in the appendix to the report.
 I dati del sondaggio si trovano nell'allegato della relazione.
aqueous medium,
plural: aqueous media
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(water-based solution) (chimica)mezzo acquoso nm
 The experiment investigates the transformation of molecules in an aqueous medium.
areola,
plural: areolae
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(skin around nipple)areola nf
arris,
plural: arris,
arrises
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
technical (architecture: ridge) (architettura)spigolo nm
aspirin,
plural: aspirin,
aspirins
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(aspirin tablet) (medicina: pastiglia)aspirina nf
  pastiglia di aspirina, compressa di aspirina nf
 Take a couple of aspirin and lie down until your headache goes away.
 Prendi due aspirine e distenditi finché il mal di testa non passa.
automaton,
plural: automata,
automatons
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(robot, mechanical device)automa, robot nm
 The Victorians created many ingenious automatons, including a machine that drew spiral designs.
 I vittoriani crearono molti robot ingegnosi, tra cui una macchina in grado di disegnare figure a spirale.
axeman,
US: axman,
plural: axemen,
axmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(business: cost cutter) (figurato: chi fa tagli al bilancio)tagliatore di teste nm
axeman,
US: axman,
plural: axemen,
axmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
([sb] who wields axe)uomo con l'ascia nm
axeman,
US: axman,
plural: axemen,
axmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(music: guitarist)chitarrista nm
axis,
plural: axes
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(planet, etc.: line of rotation) (geometria)asse nm
 The earth rotates on its axis.
 La Terra ruota sul suo asse.
axis,
plural: axes
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative (alliance of countries) (politica)asse nm
 The Sino-American axis will be strengthened with this treaty.
 Questo trattato rafforzerà l'asse sino-americano.
axis,
plural: axes
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(geometry: reference line)asse nm
 The points were scattered along the y axis.
 I punti erano sparsi lungo l'asse y.
bacillus,
plural: bacilli
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(bacterium)bacillo nm
bacterium,
plural: bacteria
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(microorganism)batterio nm
banjo,
plural: banjos,
banjoes
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(music: string instrument)banjo, bangio nm
Nota: plurale: banjos
 A banjo can have four or five strings.
 Un banjo può avere quattro o cinque corde.
barracuda,
plural barracuda,
barracudas
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(large eel-like fish) (pesce)barracuda nm
 Attacks on humans by barracudas are rare.
 Gli attacchi all'uomo da parte dei barracuda sono rari.
baseman,
plural: basemen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (baseball: fielding player near base) (baseball: di una base)difensore nm
basis,
plural: bases
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(base or reason for [sth])fondamento nm
  base nf
 The basis for standardized testing in elementary schools is the need for all students to be at the appropriate level for their age.
 Il fondamento dei test standardizzati nelle scuole elementari è la necessità che tutti gli studenti siano ad un livello appropriato per la loro età.
basis,
plural: bases
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(occurrence, routine)frequenza nf
 Dogs need to be walked on a regular basis.
 I cani devono essere portati a spasso con frequenza regolare.
basis,
plural: bases
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(principle [sth] depends on) (figurato)base nf
  (figurato)fondamento nm
 Trust and communication are the basis of a good relationship.
 La fiducia e la comunicazione stanno alla base di una buona relazione.
batsman,
plural: batsmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(sportsman who is batting) (sport)battitore nm
 The batsman wears a protective helmet and padded gloves.
 Il battitore indossa un casco protettivo e guanti imbottiti.
bay leaf,
plural: bay leaves
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(aromatic leaf used in cooking)foglia d'alloro nm
 Whenever I make a casserole I add a bay leaf from my garden.
 Quando cucino in casseruola aggiungo sempre una fogli d'alloro del mio giardino.
beano,
plural: beanos
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK, slang (party, celebration)festa nf
  party nm
beau,
plural: beaux,
beaus
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
dated, French (boyfriend)spasimante, corteggiatore nm
 Apparently she has a new beau who she met online.
 A quanto pare ha un nuovo spasimante che ha conosciuto su internet.
bellman,
plural: bellmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (hotel porter) (in albergo)fattorino nm
billet doux,
plural: billets-doux
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
dated, French (love letter)lettera d'amore nf
bk.,
bk,
plural: bks.,
bks
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
written, abbreviation (book)libro nm
blenny,
plural: blennies
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(saltwater fish) (tipo di pesci)blennioidei nmpl
boar,
plural: boar,
boars
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(wild pig)cinghiale nm
 While hiking, Danny saw a boar in the forest.
 Durante l'escursione Danny ha visto un cinghiale nel bosco.
boatman,
plural: boatmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(worker on boat) (specifico: che lavora in una barca)marinaio nm
  (desueto)barcaiolo nm
bondman,
plural: bondmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
archaic (unpaid male servant) (storico, servo non pagato)schiavo nm
bondsman,
plural: bondsmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
([sb]: provides bail, bond) (che paga una cauzione)garante nm
bowman,
plural: bowmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(male archer)arciere nm
bravo,
plural: bravos,
bravoes
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
from Italian (shout of approval) (interiezione riportata)bravo nm
 The singer received several bravos from the audience.
 Il cantante ricevette numerosi bravo dal pubblico.
bronchus,
plural: bronchi
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(bronchial tube, airway) (anatomia)bronco nm
bucko,
plural: buckoes,
buckos
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
Irish, informal (young man)ragazzo nm
Nota: Bucko is often used as a form of address.
burbot,
plural: burbots,
burbot
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(freshwater fish) (tipo di pesce)bottatrice nf
  (tipo di pesce)lota lota nm
bus,
plural: buses,
busses
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(passenger vehicle)autobus nm
 There is a bus leaving for London at three o'clock.
 C'è un autobus che parte per Londra alle tre.
bus,
plural: buses,
busses
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(computer: connector) (informatica)bus nm
 This computer has a completely redesigned bus for faster data transfer.
 Questo computer ha un bus completamente ridisegnato per un trasferimento di dati più rapido.
bushbuck,
boschbuck,
plural: bushbuck,
bushbucks,
boschbuck,
boschbucks
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(small antelope: southern Africa) (tipo di antilope)tragelafo striato nm
bushman,
plural: bushmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(male in Australian outback)persona che vive nell'outback australiano nf
businessman,
plural: businessmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(male: works in commerce)uomo d'affari nm
  imprenditore nm
 Local businessmen were invited to inspect the new offices.
 Gli uomini d'affari locali sono stati invitati a visitare i nuovi uffici.
businessperson,
plural: businesspeople
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(commercial executive)uomo d'affari nm
businesswoman,
plural: businesswomen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(female: works in commerce)imprenditrice nf
 The first speaker at the conference was a noted businesswoman.
 Il primo oratore della conferenza era una nota imprenditrice.
cactus,
plural: cacti,
cactuses
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(spiky desert plant)cactus nm
Nota: Resta invariato al plurale
 The only plants the hiker could see from the top of the mesa were many sizes and forms of cacti.
 Le uniche piante che lo scalatore riuscì a vedere dalla cima della mesa erano cactus di diversa dimensione e forma.
calf,
plural: calves
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(baby cow, bull) (zoologia)vitello nm
 A cow and her calf are grazing in the field.
 Una mucca e il suo vitello stanno pascolando sul campo.
calf,
plural: calves
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(human anatomy: fleshy lower leg)polpaccio nm
 Jeff frequently gets cramps in his calf.
 Spesso Jeff ha dei crampi al polpaccio.
calf,
elephant calf,
plural: elephant calves
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(baby elephant)cucciolo di elefante nm
 The elephant looked around warily, guarding her calf.
 L'elefante proteggeva il suo cucciolo e si guardava intorno con cautela.
calf,
whale calf,
plural: whale calves
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(baby whale)balenottero nm
 A new calf was spotted in the pod of whales.
 Un nuovo balenottero è stato avvistato nel branco di balene.
calf,
seal calf,
plural: seal calves
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(baby seal)cucciolo di foca nm
 The seal left her calf on the ice while she went hunting.
 La foca lasciò il suo cucciolo sul ghiaccio mentre era a caccia.
cameraman,
plural: cameramen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(male film-camera operator)cameraman nm
  (desueto)cineoperatore nm
 A reporter and two cameramen are at the scene.
 Un giornalista e due cameraman sono sulla scena.
camerawoman,
plural: camerawomen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(TV, film: female camera operator)operatrice di ripresa, operatrice TV nf
Canada goose,
plural: Canada geese
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(bird)oca canadese nf
 You know it´s autumn when the Canada geese start flying south.
 Si capisce che è arrivato l'autunno quando le oche canadesi iniziano a migrare verso sud.
capias,
plural: capiases
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(law: arrest warrant) (legale)mandato di arresto nm
car salesman,
plural: car salesmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(male: sells automobiles)venditore di auto nm
 A good car salesman will not let you walk away without buying a car.
 Un buon venditore di auto non vi lascia andare via senza averne comprata una.
castrato,
plural: castrati
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
historical (male singer castrated in youth) (storico: cantante)castrato nm
catachresis,
plural: catachreses
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(misuse of words)catacresi nf
catena,
plural: catenae
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(linked readings, comments)serie in successione nf
cattleman,
plural: cattlemen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(cowboy)mandriano nm
cavalryman,
plural: cavalrymen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(soldier on horseback)cavalleggero, soldato a cavallo nm
caveman,
cave man,
plural: cavemen,
cave men
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(prehistoric man)cavernicolo, uomo delle caverne nm
 Contrary to popular culture, cavemen did not exist at the same time as dinosaurs.
 Contrariamente alla cultura popolare, gli uomini delle caverne non esistevano nel periodo dei dinosauri.
cavy,
plural: cavies
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(S. American rodent) (tipo di roditori)cavidi nmpl
chairman,
plural: chairmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(head of company) (azienda)presidente del consiglio di amministrazione, presidente del C.d.A. nm
 Bill took over as chairman after his father died.
 Bill divenne presidente del consiglio di amministrazione quando il padre morì.
chairman,
plural: chairmen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(head of committee) (di un'assemblea)presidente nm
 The chairman of the planning committee requested an emergency meeting.
 Il presidente della commissione per la pianificazione ha indetto una riunione d'emergenza.
chamois,
shammy,
plural: chamois,
shammies
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(soft cleaning cloth)panno di camoscio nf
chamois,
plural: chamois
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
invariable (small antelope) (animale)camoscio nm
chattel personal,
personal chattel,
plural: chattels personal,
personal chattels
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
often plural (law: tangible good or intangible right)beni mobili materiali e immateriali nmpl
chef-d'oeuvre,
plural: chefs-d'oeuvre
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
French (masterpiece)capolavoro nm
chela,
plural: chelae
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(claw of crab, scorpion, etc)chela nf
chela,
plural: chelas
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(disciple: Hindu) (Induismo: discepolo)chela nm
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