dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


4 definitions found
 for translate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Translate \Trans*late"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Translated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Translating.] [f. translatus, used as p. p. of
     transferre to transfer, but from a different root. See
     Trans-, and Tolerate, and cf. Translation.]
     1. To bear, carry, or remove, from one place to another; to
        transfer; as, to translate a tree. [Archaic] --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              In the chapel of St. Catharine of Sienna, they show
              her head- the rest of her body being translated to
              Rome.                                 --Evelyn.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To change to another condition, position, place, or
        office; to transfer; hence, to remove as by death.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To remove to heaven without a natural death.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              By faith Enoch was translated, that he should not
              see death; and was not found, because God had
              translatedhim.                        --Heb. xi. 5.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. (Eccl.) To remove, as a bishop, from one see to another.
        "Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, when the king would have
        translated him from that poor bishopric to a better, . . .
        refused." --Camden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Translating into his own clear, pure, and flowing
              language, what he found in books well known to the
              world, but too bulky or too dry for boys and girls.
                                                    --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     6. To change into another form; to transform.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Happy is your grace,
              That can translatethe stubbornness of fortune
              Into so quiet and so sweet a style.   --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     7. (Med.) To cause to remove from one part of the body to
        another; as, to translate a disease.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     8. To cause to lose senses or recollection; to entrance.
        [Obs.] --J. Fletcher.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Translate \Trans*late\, v. i.
     To make a translation; to be engaged in translation.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  translate
      v 1: restate (words) from one language into another language; "I
           have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the
           U.S."; "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting
           dignitaries?"; "She rendered the French poem into English";
           "He translates for the U.N." [syn: translate,
           interpret, render]
      2: change from one form or medium into another; "Braque
         translated collage into oil" [syn: translate, transform]
      3: make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you
         read Greek?" [syn: understand, read, interpret,
         translate]
      4: bring to a certain spiritual state
      5: change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without
         rotation
      6: be equivalent in effect; "the growth in income translates
         into greater purchasing power"
      7: be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way; "poetry
         often does not translate"; "Tolstoy's novels translate well
         into English"
      8: subject to movement in which every part of the body moves
         parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the
         body
      9: express, as in simple and less technical language; "Can you
         translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?"; "Is
         there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?"
      10: determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its
          synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "translate":
     English, alter, assign, carry, carry over, change, communicate,
     consign, construe, convert, convey, decipher, decode, deliver,
     deport, diffuse, dispatch, disseminate, elucidate, expel, explain,
     export, extradite, forward, hand forward, hand on, hand over,
     impart, import, interpret, make over, metabolize, metamorphose,
     metaphrase, metastasize, metathesize, move, mutate, paraphrase,
     pass, pass on, pass over, pass the buck, perfuse, relay, render,
     reword, rewrite, send, ship, spell out, spread, switch, transcribe,
     transfer, transfer property, transfigure, transform, transfuse,
     transliterate, translocate, transmit, transmogrify, transmute,
     transplace, transplant, transport, transpose, transubstantiate,
     turn, turn into, turn over
  
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229