Translation of "metal" - English-Spanish dictionary

metal

noun uk /ˈmet·əl/ us /ˈmet̬·əl/

B1 a hard, shiny material such as iron, gold, or silver

metal

(Translation of “metal” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

metal

noun, adjective /ˈmetl/

(of) any of a group of substances, usually shiny, that can conduct heat and electricity and can be hammered into shape, or drawn out in sheets, bars etc

metal
Gold, silver and iron are all metals.

(of) a combination of more than one of such substances

metal
Brass is a metal made from copper and zinc.
metallic /-ˈtӕ-/ adjective

made of metal

metálico
a metallic element.

like a metal (eg in appearance or sound)

metálico
metallic blue
a metallic noise.
metal detector /-/ noun

a piece of electronic equipment that you use to find metal objects buried in the ground.

detector de metales

a piece of electronic equipment used, for example at an airport, to see if people are carrying metal objects such as weapons.

detector de metales

(Translation of “metal” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)