Translation of "shelf" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ʃelf/ us /ʃelf/ plural shelves /ʃelvz/ /ʃelvz/

A2 a board used to put things on, often attached to a wall

kitchen shelves

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


noun /ʃelf/ (plural shelves /ʃelvz/)

a board for laying things on

There are shelves on the kitchen walls
I’m thinking of putting up a set of shelves in he study.

a rock surface shaped like a shelf, especially on a mountain or under water.

shelve /ʃelv/ verb

to put aside, usually for consideration, completion etc later

quedar arrinconado
The project has been shelved for the moment.

to put up shelves in.

poner en el estante/estantería

(of land) to slope gradually

formar declive
The land shelves towards the sea.
on the shelf

(of an unmarried woman) no longer likely to attract a man enough for him to want to marry her

quedarse para vestir santos
She didn’t want to be left on the shelf.

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