Translation of thread in Spanish:

thread

Pronunciation: /θred/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 c and u (filament) hilo (masculine); (length) hebra (feminine), hilo (masculine) a spool of thread (American English/inglés norteamericano) un carrete or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) carretel de hilo I need a longer thread necesito una hebra más larga or un hilo más largo with double thread con hilo doble, con doble hebra you have a thread hanging te cuelga un hilo or una hilacha to hang by a thread pender de un hilo
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    • Woven gauzes are manufactured from cotton yam or threads and woven like fabric.
    • She sighed and let her hands rest on her lap, her fingers absently playing with a loose thread of cotton.
    • Asbestos is the name of a group of minerals that occur naturally as masses of strong, flexible fibers that can be separated into thin threads and woven.
    1.2 countable/numerable (strand, sequence) hilo (masculine) to follow the thread of a plot/conversation seguir* el hilo de una trama/conversación to lose the thread perder* el hilo to pick o take up the thread(s) of sth (of story, plot) retomar el hilo de algo he tried to pick up the threads of his former life trató de rehacer su vida to gather up the threads (of story, life) atar cabos sueltos
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    • I know there are other threads on this subject, but they are more specific in nature.
    • One of the unexpected benefits of posting the article to a newsgroup was that a thread developed on the subject of competition on the London to Manchester route.
    • If you have any problems that aren't resolved here, then you can post on the forum thread by clicking here
    1.3 countable/numerable [Computing/Informática] (linked messages) hilo (masculine)
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    • Multiple streams of data are characteristic of applications which execute multiple threads and processes in parallel.
    • It solves the performance problem by executing all requests as threads in one process, or in a load-balanced system, in one process per server in the cluster.
    • All processes are considered threads by the operating system.
    1.4 countable/numerable (of screw) rosca (feminine), filete (masculine)
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    • This can be done either by putting a screw thread of the correct pitch on the barrel's axle or, more often, by shifting a lever.
    • She took a standard coffee pot and put a perforated cylinder - similar to a sieve - in the middle, into which she put a plunger on a screw thread.
    • A gouge auger is similar, but instead of a screw thread there is a sharp-ended tube with a slot cut in the side.
    1.5
    (threads plural)
    (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] (clothes) trapos (masculine plural) [colloquial/familiar], pilchas (feminine plural) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Besides, what's the point of wearing the coolest threads of the season if your jacket doesn't say it all?
    • I'd love to dress up in the latest threads from designer brands, but I'm a student and just cannot afford it.
    • The new womenswear and menswear designer emporiums showcase threads from cutting edge houses, but you can still buy tartan shortbread in the food hall.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [needle/sewing machine] enhebrar; [bead] ensartar to thread sth onto sth ensartar algo en algo to thread sth through sth pasar algo por algo he threaded his shoelaces wrong (se) acordonó mal los zapatos to thread one's way abrirse* paso she threaded her way through the crowd/between the tables se abrió paso entre la multitud/por entre las mesas
  • 2 [Technology/Tecnología] [screw/pipe] roscar*

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