There are 2 translations of velar in English:

velar1

adjetivo/adjective

There are 2 translations of velar in English:

velar2

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 [difunto] to keep (a) vigil over, hold a wake over lo van a velar en su casa they're going to hold the wake at his home lo velaron en el Congreso his body lay in state in the Congress building 1.2 [enfermo] pasó la noche velando a su padre he spent the night at his father's bedside o/or watching over his father la veló todo el tiempo que estuvo enferma he watched over her o/or he never left her bedside throughout the whole of her illness

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 1 (permanecer despierto) to stay up o/or awake
  • 2 (cuidar)velar por algo/algn hemos de velar por que se respeten estas normas we must ensure that o/or see to it that these regulations are observed velamos por su bienestar we look after their welfare un organismo que vela por los derechos de los niños an organization which safeguards o/or protects the rights of children desde que murió su padre él vela por toda la familia since their father died he has looked after o/or watched over the interests of the whole family

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (velarse)

  • [película] to get fogged o/or exposed