a это:

[eı] n (pl As, 's, as [eız])
1. 1-я буква английского алфавита
2. (A) высшая отметка, «отлично»

an A in history - «отлично» по истории

straight A - круглое «отлично»

3. первый номер по порядку

company A in an infantry battalion - первая рота пехотного батальона

4. редк. кнопка телефона-автомата (используется при междугородной связи в Великобритании)
5. несовр.
1) кинофильм, на который дети и подростки допускаются только в сопровождении взрослых
2) фильм только для взрослых
6. предмет высшего сорта, класса и т. п.

grade A flour - мука высшего сорта

7. 1) малая полнота обуви
2) первый или второй номер бюстгальтера
8. полигр. буква или литера A или a
9. группа крови A
10. (a) мат. a (обозначение известного числа)
11. муз. ля
12. в грам. знач. прил. (тж. как компонент сложных слов) (A) имеющий форму буквы А; А-образный

A-frame - тех. А-образная опора

A-line - трапециевидный (о юбке, силуэте одежды и т. п.)

from A to Z - от альфы до омеги, от а до я; с самого начала до самого конца

to know smth. from A to Z - ≅ знать что-л. как свои пять пальцев; знать что-л. в совершенстве

from A to B - из точки A в точку B

not to know A from B - ≅ не знать (аза в глаза); быть невежественным /неграмотным/

Новый большой англо-русский словарь. 2001.

Смотреть что такое "a" в других словарях:

  • A — ([.a] emph. [=a]). 1. [Shortened form of an. AS. [=a]n one. See {One}.] An adjective, commonly called the indefinite article, and signifying one or any, but less emphatically. At a birth ; In a word ; At a blow . Shak. Note: It is placed before… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ä — or ä , is a character which represents either a letter from several extended Latin alphabets, or the letter A with umlaut or diaeresis. As an independent letter The letter Ä occurs in the Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, and Slovak alphabets, where i …   Wikipedia

  • Â — (a circumflex) is a letter of the Romanian and Vietnamese alphabets. This letter also appears in Croatian, French, Portuguese, Serbian, Frisian, Welsh Language, Friulian, Turkish and Walon language as a variant of the letter “a”.Usage in various… …   Wikipedia

  • A — (named [=a] in the English, and most commonly [ a] in other languages). The first letter of the English and of many other alphabets. The capital A of the alphabets of Middle and Western Europe, as also the small letter (a), besides the forms in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A — ([.a]), prep. [Abbreviated form of an (AS. on). See {On}.] 1. In; on; at; by. [Obs.] A God s name. Torn a pieces. Stand a tiptoe. A Sundays Shak. Wit that men have now a days. Chaucer. Set them a work. Robynson (More s Utopia). [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A++ — stands for abstraction plus reference plus synthesis which is used as a name for the minimalistic programming language that is built on ARS.ARS is an abstraction from the Lambda Calculus , taking its three basicoperations, and giving them a more… …   Wikipedia

  • Á — (a acute) is a letter of the Czech, Faroese, Hungarian, Icelandic, and Slovak languages. This letter also appears in Irish, Occitan, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese as a variant of the letter “a”.Usage in various languagesChineseIn Chinese… …   Wikipedia

  • Ã — Ã/ã (a tilde) is a letter used in some languages, generally considered a variant of the letter A.In Portuguese, Ã/ã represents a nasal central unrounded vowel, normally transcribed in IPA as IPA|/ɐ̃/ (its exact height varies from open to mid… …   Wikipedia

  • A- — A, as a prefix to English words, is derived from various sources. (1) It frequently signifies on or in (from an, a forms of AS. on), denoting a state, as in afoot, on foot, abed, amiss, asleep, aground, aloft, away (AS. onweg), and analogically,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A — [From AS. of off, from. See {Of}.] Of. [Obs.] The name of John a Gaunt. What time a day is it ? Shak. It s six a clock. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A — A barbarous corruption of have, of he, and sometimes of it and of they. So would I a done A brushes his hat. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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