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diamond

Pronunciation: /ˈdaɪəmənd/

Translation of diamond in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 c and u [Mining] diamante (masculine); (cut) brillante (masculine), diamante (masculine) diamond cut diamond (British English/inglés británico) duelo (masculine) de titanes (before noun/delante del nombre) diamond ring anillo (masculine) or sortija (feminine) de brillantes or diamantes
    Example sentences
    • Boucheron won the day, and will be auctioning an exquisite brooch of diamonds, rock crystal, topaz and emeralds, with the cash donated to the new foundation.
    • Gemstones such as diamonds, opals, sapphires, and rubies are produced in Brazil.
    • The country is also blessed with plenty of precious minerals such as diamonds, gold, emeralds, amethyst which are all waiting to be exploited.
    1.2 countable/numerable (precious person) joya (feminine), alhaja (feminine) he's a diamond in the rough o (British English/inglés británico) a rough diamond no es muy pulido, pero tiene buenas cualidades
  • 2 (shape) rombo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Score the inner side in a diamond pattern with the tip of a small, sharp knife and then cut into 5cm / 2inch squares.
    • When trying to widen a space, square tiles should be laid in a diamond pattern and rectangular tiles should be laid in a brick or herringbone pattern.
    • She looked overhead and noticed on top of the clock tower, a giant crystal, not as round or red as the one the ship, but a triangular blue diamond shape.
  • 3 [Games/Juegos] 3.1 (card) diamante (masculine) 3.2
    (diamonds)
    (suit) (+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural) diamantes (masculine plural) diamonds is o are trumps triunfan diamantes
    Example sentences
    • This is a valid tractor because four in a suit other than diamonds is the next rank above ace.
    • Because of the difference in score, clubs and diamonds are called the minor suits and hearts and spades are the major suits.
    • The familiar suits of hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades were introduced by French cardmakers in the late fifteenth century.
    Example sentences
    • Regardless of the suit a joker played ‘high’ will defeat any diamond.
    • The six cards in each fail suit are ranked like the six lowest diamonds.
  • 4 (in baseball) 4.1 (area inside bases) diamante (masculine), cuadro (masculine) 4.2 (entire field) campo (masculine) (de béisbol)
    Example sentences
    • Baseball diamonds were bustling with activity all weekend as there were 44 registered teams competing.
    • Enter ABC skate shop and the baseball diamond at Tompkin's Square.
    • There's an area in front of the baseball diamonds and soccer fields for Frisbee golf.
    Example sentences
    • I agree with the idea of having each one of the four buttons on the gamepad correspond to their respective bases on the baseball diamond.
    • The Mets would love to add Furcal, even though they would have to convince him to move to the right on the infield diamond and play second base.
    • The playing area is delineated by two perpendicular lines that converge at the home plate, the focus point of the diamond made up of four bases - home, first, second and third.

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