n (plural -ries)
- 1 countable/numerable (in radio, lamp) pila (feminine); (in car, motorcycle) batería (feminine) the battery is flat la batería está descargada battery-operated racing cars coches (masculine plural) de carrera a pila(s) or que funcionan con pilas to recharge one's batteries cargar* las baterías, recuperar la energía (before noun/delante del nombre) battery acid electrolito (masculine) battery charger cargador (masculine) de pilas [Cars/Automovilismo] cargador (masculine) de bateríasMore example sentences
- The redox reaction in the battery is the source of the electrical energy; batteries are voltaic cells.
- If there's no electricity, how do you get the energy to power the batteries for the cameras?
- The product is advertised to operate using static electricity only and requiring no batteries or other power sources.
- 2 countable/numerable (artillery) batería (feminine)More example sentences
- The disappearance of the classical front line required that artillery batteries fight as infantry in the defense of their guns.
- This consisted of 10 regular and 18 irregular regiments of cavalry, 74 regiments of infantry, and 22 artillery batteries.
- However, the Panzer Regiment destroyed a motorized column and an artillery battery before the French could withdraw.
- 3 countable/numerable [Agriculture/Agricultura] batería (feminine) (conjunto de jaulas instaladas para la explotación avícola intensiva); (before noun/delante del nombre) [eggs/hens] de criadero, de batería battery farming cría (feminine) intensivaMore example sentences
- The European Commission recently announced an end to the cramped conditions suffered by hens housed in battery cages.
- But, if animal welfare is the aim, Parliament should be legislating on intensive animal farming methods and battery chickens raised in windowless warehouses.
- Newer European battery cages with manure belts provide a system for daily clean out of manure.
- 4 countable/numerable (array, set) a battery of tests una serie de tests a battery of questions una sarta de preguntas he is advised by a battery of lawyers lo asesora un verdadero ejército de abogados
- 5 uncountable/no numerable (with physical harm) lesiones (feminine plural); (without physical harm) agresión (feminine), violencia (feminine); (of wife, child) malos tratos (masculine plural)More example sentences
- That would be a criminal action, namely assault (rather than battery which includes physical contact).
- Kantor has listed three of them in her complaint: assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
- In most cases of battery or actual bodily harm the causal connection will be plain, but cases involving drugs have presented difficulties.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.