American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To render in another language.
- v. To put into simpler terms; explain or interpret.
- v. To express in different words; paraphrase.
- v. To change from one form, function, or state to another; convert or transform: translate ideas into reality.
- v. To express in another medium.
- v. To transfer from one place or condition to another.
- v. To forward or retransmit (a telegraphic message).
- v. Ecclesiastical To transfer (a bishop) to another see.
- v. To convey to heaven without death.
- v. Physics To subject (a body) to translation.
- v. Biology To subject (messenger RNA) to translation.
- v. Archaic To enrapture.
- v. To make a translation.
- v. To work as a translator.
- v. To admit of translation.
- v. To be changed or transformed in effect. Often used with into or to: "Today's low inflation and steady growth in household income translate into more purchasing power” ( Thomas G. Exter).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In mech., to move (a solid body), or to cause (it) to be moved, in such a way that all lines which join different points (of it) are always parallel to the lines which joined these points when it was at rest.
- To bear, carry, or remove from one place to another; transfer; specifically, in mech., to impart to (a particle or body) a motion in which all its parts move in the same direction.
- To transfer from one office or charge to another. In ecclesiastical law: To remove from one see to another: said of a bishop.
- In Scottish Presbyterian churches, to transfer from one pastoral charge to another: said of a clergyman.
- To remove or convey to heaven without death.
- To put into an ecstasy; ravish; put out of or beside one's self.
- To cause to remove from one part of the body to another: as, to translate a disease.
- To change into another form; transform.
- To render into another language; express the sense of (something expressed in the words of one language) in the words of another language; interpret.
- To explain by using other words; express in other terms; hence, figuratively, to present in another form.
- To make clear or evident to the mind or to the senses without speech; convey to the mind or the senses, as by experience.
- To manufacture from old material; especially, in cheap shoemaking, to make (shoes or boots) by using parts of old ones.
- In telegraphy, to retransmit (a message). See translation, 7. Synonyms and
- To be engaged in translating, or practise translation.
- In telegraphy, to retransmit a message automatically over another line, or over a continuation of: the same line.
- v. transitive To change text (of a book, document, Web site, movie, anime, video game etc.) from one language to another.
- v. intransitive To have a translation into another language.
- v. transitive To change from one form or medium to another.
- v. intransitive To change from one form to another.
- v. transitive, physics To subject (a body) to translation, i.e., to move a body on a linear path with no rotation.
- v. transitive, archaic To move or carry from one place or position to another; to transfer.
- v. transitive, Christianity To remove to heaven without a natural death.
- v. transitive, Christianity To remove, as a bishop, from one see to another.
- v. transitive, obsolete To cause to lose senses or recollection; to entrance.
- v. transitive, music To rearrange a song from music genre to another.
- n. analysis (in Euclidean spaces) A set of points obtained by adding a given fixed vector to each point of a given set.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Archaic To bear, carry, or remove, from one place to another; to transfer.
- v. To change to another condition, position, place, or office; to transfer; hence, to remove as by death.
- v. To remove to heaven without a natural death.
- v. (Eccl.) To remove, as a bishop, from one see to another.
- v. To render into another language; to express the sense of in the words of another language; to interpret; hence, to explain or recapitulate in other words.
- v. To change into another form; to transform.
- v. (Med.) To cause to remove from one part of the body to another.
- v. obsolete To cause to lose senses or recollection; to entrance.
- v. To make a translation; to be engaged in translation.
- v. make sense of a language
- v. change from one form or medium into another
- v. express, as in simple and less technical language
- v. restate (words) from one language into another language
- v. be equivalent in effect
- v. be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way
- v. bring to a certain spiritual state
- v. change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation
- v. subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body
- v. determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
- Middle English translaten from Classical Latin translatus, past participle of transferre, from trans- “across” + latus, "borne", "carried", irregular perfect passive participle of verb ferre “to bear”. Displaced native Middle English awenden ("to change, translate") (from Old English āwendan), Middle English irecchen ("to explain, expound, interpret") (from Old English ġereccan), and Old English ġeþēodan ("to engage in, translate"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English translaten, from Old French translater, from Latin trānslātus, past participle of trānsferre, to transfer : trāns-, trans- + lātus, brought. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In fact, actually, these were poems (the title translate to Six Poems) that she made into songs.”
“Once in a Hebrew Bible class, I heard my teacher use a racial slur to translate a Hebrew word.”
“I didn't realize that the phrase the OP wanted to translate is from a song.”
“Brown is at least an able enough politician to know that Massachusetts lacks the mass of defiantly stupid people necessary to make an appearance with Palin translate into votes.”
“PESCA: Let me translate from the English for a second.”
“Big arm, but how his skills translate from a smaller college program (Delaware) to the NFL is anyone's guess.”
“The Professor must be very proud at having shattered the previous record, held by an Italian cardinal, Giuseppe Mezzofanti, who could translate from a very meagre, and frankly embarrassing, 114 languages.”
“(The titles translate as philosophical concepts of eternity, no great surprise for a band that named itself after an ancient Greek philosophical school and titled its most famous song "Veil of Maya.")”
“His desire to learn and translate is inflamed by it, to be certain -- but the learning itself, though facilitated by Asser, is still an instrument and manifestation of God.”
“In explaining her visions, and why God gave them to her, she writes and because I love you, I will translate from the Middle English: 'Know it well, love was his meaning.”
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