meio


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meio sm (recurso)means nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (metade)middle adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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Traduções principais
InglêsPortuguês
moiety n formal (half)metade sf
  meio sm
a mite adv informal (slightly)meio advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  um pouco loc adv
 Aren't you a mite too old to be watching cartoons?
 Você não está meio velho pra assistir desenhos?
instrument of [sth] n figurative (means)instrumento sm
  meio sm
 The politician's corruption was the instrument of his downfall.
organ n figurative (means, medium, channel) (que serve de intermediário)órgão, meio sm
middle n (time: halfway point)meio sm
 I lost interest in the middle of the film.
middle adj (distance: halfway)meio sm
 He stopped to rest in the middle point of his journey.
 Ele parou para descansar no meio da jornada.
medium,
plural: media
n
(art form, material) (arte, material)meio sm
 He usually works in the medium of marble or glass.
half [sth] adj (about 50 per cent)metade adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  meia adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  meio adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Half the audience applauded, the other half booed.
 Metade do público aplaudiu e a outra vaiou.
medium,
plural: media
n
(substance for growing cells, etc.)meio sm
 All tests were conducted using a nutrient-rich artificial sea-water medium.
 Todos os testes foram conduzidos usando água marinha artificial rica em nutrientes como meio.
half adv (50 per cent)metade adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  meio adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The glass was half full.
 O copo está metade cheio.
half,
half-
adv
figurative (partly)parcialmente, meio advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 I am half-ready to go.
half- prefix (relation through one parent)meio prefixo
 For example: half-brother
 Por exemplo: meio-irmão
 
Traduções complementares
InglêsPortuguês
half adj figurative (incomplete)meio adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 She gave him a half smile after he told the stupid joke.
 Ela deu um meio sorriso depois que ele contou a piada idiota.
mid,
mid-
adj
(middle)meio adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The students took their midterm exams.
little adv formal (not very)meio advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  pouco advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 I am little inclined to accept such an offer.
 Estou meio inclinado a aceitar essa oferta.
middle n (centre) (centro)meio sm
 There is a dot in the middle of the circle.
middle n (halfway point) (no ponto médio)meio sm
  metade sf
 Put the coffee pot in the middle of them, so they can both reach it.
medium n (means) (de comunicação)meio sm
 By the medium of television, children see the world.
element n figurative (natural habitat) (ambiente)meio, elemento sm
 Jane is in her element at parties, being an extrovert.
the thick n (densest part)meio sm
  centro sm
 Wherever there was trouble, he was in the thick of it.
mean,
means
npl
(method)meio sm
 Earning a degree is a means to an end.
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a bit thin adj (person: skinny)meio magro loc adj
accommodation n (reconciliation)meio termo loc sm
  acordo sm
 The two parties were not able to arrive at any accommodation.
among prep (in the midst of) (rodeado por)entre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  no meio de loc prep
 Josiah's farm is situated among the cornfields of eastern Kansas.
 A fazenda do Josué se situa entre os milharais no leste do estado de Kansas.
among prep (counted with, member of)no meio de loc prep
  dentro de loc prep
 Pearls and gold coins were among the treasures in the chest. Among the victims of the earthquake was a 60-year-old man.
at midday adv (at 12 noon)ao meio-dia loc adv
 Monday to Friday, lunch is served at midday.
at noon adv (at 12 o'clock midday)ao meio-dia loc adv
 My brother is due to arrive at noon. The office closes at noon for lunch.
before noon adv (in advance of midday)antes do meio-dia loc adv
 I'll take my walk before noon so I'll be home in time for lunch. I hope you can arrive before noon.
betwixt adv literary (between) (literário)no meio loc adv
by means of prep (via)por meio de
by way of [sth] prep (by means of)através de, por meio de loc prep
curb,
UK: kerb
n
US (edge of pavement)meio-fio sm
 Juanita stepped off the curb into the street.
deterrent n ([sth] that deters)meio de impedir loc sm
  impedimento sm
 Nuclear weapons are held as a deterrent against nuclear attacks from other countries.
double adv (in half)pela metade loc adv
  no meio loc adv
 Grace folded the sheet double and then again.
environment n (the natural world)meio ambiente loc sm
 The environment is changing because of global warming.
 O meio ambiente está mudando devido ao aquecimento global.
field study n (observation of nature in the wild) (observação da natureza)estudo do meio loc sm
 it was essential to conduct a field study to get to know the bird species better in their own habitat.
field study n (observation off-site)estudo do meio loc sm
  trabalho de campo loc sm
flip [sb] off vtr phrasal sep US, slang (gesture obscenely)mostrar o dedo do meio loc vt
 I was extremely offended when the boy who stepped out in front of my car flipped me off.
half blood,
half-blood
n
(sibling with one parent in common)meio-irmão sm
half brother n (male sibling who shares one parent)meio-irmão sm
 My half brother has a different father than I.
half time n (sport: break at mid point) (esporte: intervalo no meio do jogo)intervalo sm
  meio-tempo sm
 At half-time the home team was winning easily.
halfpenny n historical, obsolete (coin worth half of one penny) (moeda inglesa)meio-pêni sm
halftone n (light and dark: middle value)meio-tom sm
halftone adj (light and dark: of middle value)de meio-tom loc adj
halfway adj (at the midpoint)intermédio adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  meio caminho loc adj
 We're at the halfway mark in our fundraising.
Happy hump day! interj slang (Wednesday greeting) (EUA, cumprimento de quarta-feira)boa quarta-feira! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  (informal)bom meio de semana! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
hereby adv formal (in this act) (formal: por este meio)pelo presente loc adv
  por meio deste loc adv
 The head juror stood up and said, "The jury hereby declares the defendant guilty."
inside adj (from a position of knowledge) (que procede de informação oficial)de dentro, do meio loc adj
  de cocheira loc adj
 The inside rumour was that he was going to be sacked.
jackknife,
jack-knife
vi
figurative (fold in half) (fig.,)dobrar-se ao meio loc vp
living n (job) (trabalho)meio de vida loc sm
 What do you do for a living? I am a dentist.
magnum n (1.5-litre wine bottle) (capacidade de 1 litro e meio)meio garrafão loc sm
midday n (12 noon) (12:00 hs)meio-dia sm
 The conference will break at midday for lunch.
middle ground n (compromise) (compromisso, acordo)ponto intermediário loc sm
  meio-termo sm
 He wants a city break whereas I want a beach holiday, so we will have to find some middle ground.
middle name n (second or additional given name) (nome próprio adicional)nome do meio loc sm
 I never use my middle name. His first name was Michael, but everyone called him by his middle name, John.
middle of the road,
middle-of-the-road
n
literal (centre of a street) (literal)meio da rua loc sm
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 The child froze in the middle of the street as the car sped towards him.
midstream adv (mid-flow)meio da correnteza loc adv
midterms,
midterm exams
npl
US (exams at midterm)prova do meio do período expres
 I can't go out tonight because I have to study for midterms.
midway adj (point: halfway)meio do caminho loc adj
 The gas station is the midway point between towns.
natural environment n (habitat) (hábitat)ambiente natural, meio ambiente loc sm
 Fish die outside their natural environment.
stringer n US, informal (journalist: part-time employee of news organization)jornalista de meio período loc smf
  correspondente sm
the middle of nowhere n figurative (remote place) (lugar remoto)no meio do nada exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
the sticks npl informal (remote rural place) (inf., lugar remoto rural)onde Judas perdeu as botas exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  no meio do mato loc sm
  (inf, longe no interior)no fim do mundo loc sm
through prep (indicating time)no meio advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 She quit midway through nursing school.
 Ela desistiu no meio do curso de enfermagem.
twelve o'clock,
12 o'clock
n
(12 noon, 1200 hours, midday)meio-dia sm
  doze horas loc sf
welterweight n (boxer or wrestler of certain weight) (boxe)peso meio-médio loc sm
 Robinson used to fight as a welterweight.
whereby conj (through which)pelo qual, por meio do qual loc conj
 The bank manager was at a loss to understand the means whereby the thieves had entered the vault.
whereof conj formal, literary (of what) (literária)por meio de que loc conj
  a partir do qual loc conj
 Thomas knew whereof he spoke.
wherewith adv archaic (with which) (arcaico)com o que loc adv
  por meio de que loc adv
 I presented them with some strings of beads to wear upon the neck, wherewith they were much delighted.
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