Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “nail” en inglés

See all translations

nail

noun [C] uk   /neɪl/ us  

nail noun [C] (METAL)

B2 a small, thin piece of metal with one pointed end and one flat end that you hit into something with a hammer, especially in order to fasten or join it to something else: a three-inch nail I stepped on a nail sticking out of the floorboards. Hammer a nail into the wall and we'll hang the mirror from it.
More examples

nail noun [C] (BODY PART)

B2 a thin, hard area that covers the upper side of the end of each finger and each toe: Stop biting your nails! nail clippers a nail file
More examples

nail

verb uk   /neɪl/ us  

nail verb (FASTEN)

[T + adv/prep] to fasten something with nails: She had nailed a small shelf to the door. A notice had been nailed up on the wall. The lid of the box had been nailed down.

nail verb (CATCH)

[T] slang to catch someone, especially when they are doing something wrong, or to make it clear that they are guilty: The police had been trying to nail those guys for months.
Traducciones de “nail”
en coreano 못, 손톱…
en árabe مِسْمار, ظِفْر…
en francés ongle, clou…
en turco çivi, tırnak…
en italiano chiodo, unghia…
en chino (tradicionál) 金屬, 釘,釘子…
en ruso гвоздь, ноготь…
en polaco gwóźdź, paznokieć…
en español uña, clavo…
en portugués prego, unha…
en alemán der Nagel, nagel…
en catalán clau, ungla…
en japonés くぎ, (手足の)つめ…
en chino (simplificado) 金属, 钉,钉子…
(Definition of nail from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de nail
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “nail” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Palabra del día

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Aprende más 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Aprende más