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dial

['daɪǝl]

  1. N

    1. [of clock] esfera f , carátula f (Mex); [of instrument] esfera f , cuadrante m ; [of radio] dial m ; (Aut) (on dashboard) cuadrante m ; (=tuner) selector m ; [of telephone] disco m

    2. * (=face) jeta * f , cara f

  2. VT (Telec) marcar, discar (LAm)

  3. (Telec) marcar, discar (LAm)

    1. CPD

Examples from texts

The ass-wipe went inanimate as a subtle beep-beep-beep replaced the phone’s dial tone.
El maldito asno se quedó inerte mientras un sutil beep-beep-beep reemplazaba al tono de marcación del teléfono.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
'To answer your question, we had a lot of crude gauge and dial instrumentation and the LM computer we depended on to guide our butts to the surface had a total capacity of only thirty-nine thousand words . . .'
Para responder a tu pregunta, gran parte del instrumental de calibración y de medición estaba muy anticuado, y el ordenador del que dependíamos para llegar a la superficie tenía una capacidad total de sólo treinta y nueve palabras.
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons
If she shows any signs of distress, dial star-Z on the phone, okay?
Si muestra algún signo de dolor, pulsa asterisco Z en el teléfono, ¿de acuerdo?
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
The temperature in the house dropped by twenty degrees, like someone had cranked a central-air unit on so the dial read, Freeze Your Nuts Off .
La temperatura de la casa bajó veinte grados, como si alguien hubiera encendido el aire acondicionado central y hubiera puesto el dial en «Para congelarse las pelotas».
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
Ignoring the sure-to-be terrifying impact of the middle-of-the-night call, he picked up the telephone and dialed his ex-wife's number.
Ignorando el terrible sobresalto que supone recibir una llamada en mitad de la noche, cogió el teléfono y marcó el número de su ex mujer.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
I dialed the new number and another recording told me to wait.
Marqué el nuevo número y otra grabación me dijo que esperara.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman
When she had finished her juice she called Huntsville again, but this time she dialed the sheriff's number.
Cuando se acabó el zumo volvió a telefonear a Huntville, pero esta vez marcó el número del sheriff.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
He dialed a fourth number and waited for the phone to be picked up.
Marcó el cuarto número y esperó a que descolgaran.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
The attendant had not dialed two zero two.
El auxiliar no había marcado el 202.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach

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'daɪǝlFeminine nounesfera; carátula; esfera; cuadrante; dial; cuadrante; selector; disco

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Word forms

dial

noun
SingularPlural
Common casedialdials
Possessive casedial'sdials'

dial

verb
Basic forms
Pastdialed, dialled
Imperativedial
Present Participle (Participle I)dialing, dialling
Past Participle (Participle II)dialed, dialled
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I dialwe dial
you dialyou dial
he/she/it dialsthey dial
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am dialing, diallingwe are dialing, dialling
you are dialing, diallingyou are dialing, dialling
he/she/it is dialing, diallingthey are dialing, dialling
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have dialed, dialledwe have dialed, dialled
you have dialed, dialledyou have dialed, dialled
he/she/it has dialed, dialledthey have dialed, dialled
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been dialing, diallingwe have been dialing, dialling
you have been dialing, diallingyou have been dialing, dialling
he/she/it has been dialing, diallingthey have been dialing, dialling
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I dialed, dialledwe dialed, dialled
you dialed, dialledyou dialed, dialled
he/she/it dialed, dialledthey dialed, dialled
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was dialing, diallingwe were dialing, dialling
you were dialing, diallingyou were dialing, dialling
he/she/it was dialing, diallingthey were dialing, dialling
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had dialed, dialledwe had dialed, dialled
you had dialed, dialledyou had dialed, dialled
he/she/it had dialed, dialledthey had dialed, dialled
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been dialing, diallingwe had been dialing, dialling
you had been dialing, diallingyou had been dialing, dialling
he/she/it had been dialing, diallingthey had been dialing, dialling
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will dialwe shall/will dial
you will dialyou will dial
he/she/it will dialthey will dial
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be dialing, diallingwe shall/will be dialing, dialling
you will be dialing, diallingyou will be dialing, dialling
he/she/it will be dialing, diallingthey will be dialing, dialling
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have dialed, dialledwe shall/will have dialed, dialled
you will have dialed, dialledyou will have dialed, dialled
he/she/it will have dialed, dialledthey will have dialed, dialled
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been dialing, diallingwe shall/will have been dialing, dialling
you will have been dialing, diallingyou will have been dialing, dialling
he/she/it will have been dialing, diallingthey will have been dialing, dialling
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would dialwe should/would dial
you would dialyou would dial
he/she/it would dialthey would dial
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be dialing, diallingwe should/would be dialing, dialling
you would be dialing, diallingyou would be dialing, dialling
he/she/it would be dialing, diallingthey would be dialing, dialling
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have dialed, dialledwe should/would have dialed, dialled
you would have dialed, dialledyou would have dialed, dialled
he/she/it would have dialed, dialledthey would have dialed, dialled
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been dialing, diallingwe should/would have been dialing, dialling
you would have been dialing, diallingyou would have been dialing, dialling
he/she/it would have been dialing, diallingthey would have been dialing, dialling
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am dialed, dialledwe are dialed, dialled
you are dialed, dialledyou are dialed, dialled
he/she/it is dialed, dialledthey are dialed, dialled
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being dialed, dialledwe are being dialed, dialled
you are being dialed, dialledyou are being dialed, dialled
he/she/it is being dialed, dialledthey are being dialed, dialled
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been dialed, dialledwe have been dialed, dialled
you have been dialed, dialledyou have been dialed, dialled
he/she/it has been dialed, dialledthey have been dialed, dialled
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was dialed, dialledwe were dialed, dialled
you were dialed, dialledyou were dialed, dialled
he/she/it was dialed, dialledthey were dialed, dialled
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being dialed, dialledwe were being dialed, dialled
you were being dialed, dialledyou were being dialed, dialled
he/she/it was being dialed, dialledthey were being dialed, dialled
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been dialed, dialledwe had been dialed, dialled
you had been dialed, dialledyou had been dialed, dialled
he/she/it had been dialed, dialledthey had been dialed, dialled
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be dialed, dialledwe shall/will be dialed, dialled
you will be dialed, dialledyou will be dialed, dialled
he/she/it will be dialed, dialledthey will be dialed, dialled
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been dialed, dialledwe shall/will have been dialed, dialled
you will have been dialed, dialledyou will have been dialed, dialled
he/she/it will have been dialed, dialledthey will have been dialed, dialled