• WordNet 3.6
    • v translate change from one form or medium into another "Braque translated collage into oil"
    • v translate change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation
    • v translate make sense of a language "She understands French","Can you read Greek?"
    • v translate determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
    • v translate 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."
    • v translate 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?"
    • v translate bring to a certain spiritual state
    • v translate subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body
    • v translate be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way "poetry often does not translate","Tolstoy's novels translate well into English"
    • v translate be equivalent in effect "the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: French soldiers during World War I had the nickname "poilu" which translates to "hairy one."
    • Translate To bear, carry, or remove, from one place to another; to transfer; as, to translate a tree. "In the chapel of St. Catharine of Sienna, they show her head- the rest of her body being translated to Rome."
    • Translate To cause to lose senses or recollection; to entrance.
    • Translate (Med) To cause to remove from one part of the body to another; as, to translate a disease.
    • Translate To change into another form; to transform. "Happy is your grace,
      That can translate the stubbornness of fortune
      Into so quiet and so sweet a style."
    • Translate To change to another condition, position, place, or office; to transfer; hence, to remove as by death.
    • v. i Translate To make a translation; to be engaged in translation.
    • Translate To remove to heaven without a natural death. "By faith Enoch was translated , that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him."
    • Translate (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."
    • Translate 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. "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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word witch comes from the word "wicca" which translates to the "wise one."
    • translate In mech., to move (a solid body), or to cause (it) to be moved, in such a way that all lines which join different points (of it) are always parallel to the lines which joined these points when it was at rest.
    • translate To bear, carry, or remove from one place to another; transfer; specifically, in mech., to impart to (a particle or body) a motion in which all its parts move in the same direction.
    • translate To transfer from one office or charge to another. In ecclesiastical law: To remove from one see to another: said of a bishop.
    • translate In Scottish Presbyterian churches, to transfer from one pastoral charge to another: said of a clergyman.
    • translate To remove or convey to heaven without death.
    • translate To put into an ecstasy; ravish; put out of or beside one's self.
    • translate To cause to remove from one part of the body to another: as, to translate a disease.
    • translate To change into another form; transform.
    • translate To render into another language; express the sense of (something expressed in the words of one language) in the words of another language; interpret.
    • translate To explain by using other words; express in other terms; hence, figuratively, to present in another form.
    • translate To make clear or evident to the mind or to the senses without speech; convey to the mind or the senses, as by experience.
    • translate To manufacture from old material; especially, in cheap shoemaking, to make (shoes or boots) by using parts of old ones.
    • translate In telegraphy, to retransmit (a message). See translation, 7. Synonyms and
    • translate To be engaged in translating, or practise translation.
    • translate In telegraphy, to retransmit a message automatically over another line, or over a continuation of: the same line.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Bible has been translated into Klingon
    • v.t Translate trans-lāt′ to remove to another place: to render into another language: to explain: to transfer from one office to another: to transform
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  • Dante Alighieri
    “For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?”
  • John Donne
    “When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.”
  • Graffiti
    “Laughter translates into any language.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language, and forthwith it is something entirely different.”
  • Robert Frost
    “Poetry is what is lost in translation.”
  • Voltaire
    “It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
f. translatus, used as p. p. of transferre, to transfer, but from a different root. See Trans-, and Tolerate, and cf. Translation
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. trans, over, ferre, latum, to carry.


In literature:

"Famous Women: George Sand" by Bertha Thomas
Translated by EDITH V. B. MATTHEWS.
"A Likely Story" by William Dean Howells
Translated from the German by W. S. Dallas.
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
Translated from the French by J. N. Raphael.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
I will translate what he says.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Duplicates have been already sent with their translations.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX" by Various
The books contain both a number of translations and some original poems.
"Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark" by Jens Christian Aaberg
As it is, Sir Edwin Arnold has translated Sa'di and some one must translate Sir Edwin Arnold.
"A Critic in Pall Mall" by Oscar Wilde
Translated by Mrs. HUMPHRY WARD.
"The Girls and I" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
The first complete translation was published in 1620 and reprinted in the Tudor Translations in 1909.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin

In poetry:

Translated from the Turkish
Before you love,
Learn to run through snow
Leaving no footprint.
"A Proverb" by Edward Powys Mathers
And there they weave a song of Fate
That never slumbers:
A song some bard shall yet translate
In golden numbers.
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley
To me all beauty that I see
Is melody made visible:
An earth-translated state, may be,
Of music heard in Heaven or Hell.
"Transmutation" by Madison Julius Cawein
We are accused of terrorism:
if we refused an era
America became
the foolish, the rich, the mighty
translated, sworn
in Hebrew.
"I Am With Terrorism" by Nizar Qabbani
Of whom did Moses testify
He did not like his brethren die,
But taken from the things of time,
Translated , saw a heav'nly clime ?
"Enigma XXXVII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
"Let Warwick's Muse with Ashurst join,
And Ozell's with Lord Hervey's:
Tickell and Addison combine,
And P—pe translate with Jervas.
"Sandys Ghost ; A Proper Ballad on the New Ovid's Metamorphosis" by Alexander Pope

In news:

Will Le Bec -Fin's old-school charm translate to new world of restaurants.
Tejal Rao is a writer and translator from Northwest London, living in Brooklyn.
THE BOOK OF JOB Translation, introduction and notes by Raymond P Scheindlin.
A Visit to Grandma's Turns Political in Orhan Pamuk's Newly Translated Second Novel.
Stone patterns in Scottish church translated into musical score.
Port St Lucie author's investment book being translated into Chinese.
"Chick-a- dee - dee - dee ," which I believe translated to human language means "feed-me-me-me.".
Translated children's novels have a tough row to hoe.
History of Structuralism by François Dosse, translated by Deborah Glassman University of Minnesota Press, two volumes, 458 and 517 pp.
The Iron Tracks by Aharon Appelfeld, translated by Jeffrey M Green Schocken, 195 pp.
The placard, complete with a Braille translation, read.
Joseph Roth, Author, Michael Hormann, Translator, Michael Hofmann, Translator Overlook Press $23.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-87951-448-8.
Shahrnush Parsipur, Author, Jocelyn Sharlet, Translator, Kamran Talattof, Translator Syracuse University Press $22.95 (108p) ISBN 978-0-8156-0552-2.
Similar material appears in Human Rights: Continuing the Discussion by S. L Zivs, translated by Dudley Hagen, translated by Dmitri Belyavsky Distributed by Imported Publications, Chicago, 187 pp.
Thomas Teal has translated Tove Jansson's The Summer Book, Sun City, and Fair Play, for which he was awarded the Bernard Shaw Prize for translation from the Swedish for the years 2007–2009.

In science:

From Assumption 2.4, g is invariant under space translations in such a way that Dtg = −Lg = 0 and g is also invariant under time translations.
On homogenization of space-time dependent and degenerate random flows
If the theory is translationally invariant in all variables, the equality (43) is true, if the vacuum vector is unique, normalized, translationally invariant in the spatial coordinates.
Classical Theorems in Noncommutative Quantum Field Theory
Also using information made during the translation of the program, the debug interface has to translate the register names and the addresses used.
Cycle Accurate Binary Translation for Simulation Acceleration in Rapid Prototyping of SoCs
Therefore, the translated code containing the cycle information is much slower than the translated code without information as can be seen in Figure 5.
Cycle Accurate Binary Translation for Simulation Acceleration in Rapid Prototyping of SoCs
Using the translation approach, a more complex processor only results into a more complex architecture and instruction set description for the translator.
Cycle Accurate Binary Translation for Simulation Acceleration in Rapid Prototyping of SoCs