Translation of litter in Spanish:


basura, n.

Pronunciation /ˈlɪdər//ˈlɪtə/


  • 1

    basura feminine
    desperdicios masculine
    don't drop litter no tire basura
    • a litter of toys lay on the floor había un montón de juguetes desparramados / tirados por el suelo
    • Even at 9am the town centre doesn't appear to have had the industrial cleaners cleaning up from the previous day's rubbish and litter, and so it goes on.
    • We are not going to stop people putting litter on the ground.
    • Be a bit more eco-friendly and leave less litter around the place.
    • Certainly the public has the primary responsibility not to drop litter and efforts can be intensified to clean up littered areas.
    • And it will become an offence to drop litter anywhere, not just on public land as has been the case until now.
    • However, he admitted chewing gum litter was a nationwide problem.
    • Anyone caught dropping litter in Manchester is liable to the £50 fine.
    • Last week the town council passed a motion to spend a day picking up litter around the town.
    • From April 1, anyone over the age of 10 caught dropping litter could face a fine under the 1990 Environment Protection Act.
    • In addition to rubbish collection and street sweeping, they clear litter from the open spaces in twelve of the council's estates.
    • We all can put an end to litter in Kerry by simply disposing of rubbish in our bin and not leaving or throwing litter in a public place.
    • The council introduced on-the-spot £50 fines for people dropping litter on the streets.
    • If I throw litter in my town, I am saying I do not care whether it is dirty.
    • This new council administration which took over following the last election claims to be the party who will clean the borough up and get tough on the general public who drop litter in our streets.
    • Members of the public are also entitled to make complaints against pedestrians discarding rubbish and against those discarding papers or other litter from cars.
    • Remember all people caught dropping litter will be fined on the spot.
    • Unless we catch them throwing a bottle or dropping litter all we can do is ask them to leave.
    • Money galore can be pumped into cleanliness but you cannot stop Joe Public from undoing all the hard work by dropping litter or dumping rubbish.
    • Every time the bridge opens, any litter dropped on the deck will automatically roll into special traps.
    • They removed an estimated 700 pounds of litter and other rubbish.
  • 2

    camada feminine
    cría feminine
    • The number of sires per litter ranged from one to five, with 58% of all litters sired by more than one male.
    • The age of gingival emergence was determined by closely spaced (approximately every other day) repeated observations of 14 young from three litters.
    • Individual litters of cubs can have up to four different fathers.
    • Of the 169 litters born during the study period, 73 failed to produce any offspring to weaning.
    • The leopard cat got over her loneliness long enough to produce a litter of kittens.
    • They are apparently social, with young sometimes remaining with the parents while subsequent litters are born and raised.
    • Two to five cubs are born in a litter, blind and helpless.
    • Twenty litters were obtained, born within a 5-day span.
    • We expected her to have a big litter because of how big she was, but we never expected it to be 12.
    • Almost weekly she arrives at work to find a litter of puppies left anonymously.
    • They'd had a litter of pups recently but sadly deserted them.
    • As he walks again, he sees Collie and a litter of puppies.
    • Females produce one litter a year, numbering from one to six kits and averaging four or five; they live for 10 to 13 years in the wild.
    • These were very unusual as they were all white in colour, but alas the mother of the litter died and Jimmy is looking for a foster mother.
    • They already had produced two litters of kittens before between them both.
    • So a litter of pups with no value is a loss because it's one less litter a champion bitch can have.
    • High juvenile mortality often leads to conception of a second litter of offspring, born from December to April.
    • Over the 3-year study period, we captured young from 37 litters.
    • Again, to take into account repeated sampling of different litters born to the same mother in the same territory, I used the mothers nested to the territory as random terms in the analysis.
    • Females nurse their young, but will also nurse the young of their female relatives in the pride if litters are born close together.
  • 3

    (for horses, cows) lecho de paja masculine
    (for cats) arena higiénica feminine
    • In other news: tonight I caved and bought the expensive cat litter.
    • Larvae cluster in dark corners under manure or litter, under feed sacks or under feed in feed storage areas.
    • And you do wonder - especially when Adam overturns a tray of cat litter on his spouse - why did these people ever get married?
    • They can selectively attract and soak up liquids and gases at the molecular level, making them useful in products from cat litter to water treatment.
    • Do you buy more than 50 pounds of cat litter a month?
    • If you go into a supermarket today you will probably find the brand as toothpaste, liquid laundry soap, cat litter, dental care gum and a deodorant/antiperspirant.
    • Many laboratories use absorbent cat litter for immediate control of spills.
    • I changed the box, as I said I would, and then had to run off to buy cat litter - the folks were out.
    • In either case, the amount of manure or used litter accumulated over a year's time is quite surprising.
    • Just let me go stock up on livestock and cat litter.
    • If you are invited please bring cat litter, a bag of chips and your hockey stick.
    • Burn the straw litter from infected herds or allow long term manuring [greater than 1 year] to occur before spreading it onto land used to produce food for animal consumption.
    • Porcelain commodes and cat litter are among the substances setting off radiation alarms designed to sniff out nuclear terror at ports and border crossings.
    • I'm sure for a while I'll be finding her fur matted to my socks or bits of cat litter in the corners of the kitchen.
    • In south Wales, for instance, it operates an imaginative scheme with a local cattery, whereby unwanted books are shredded for use as cat litter.
    • I don't find the image of a woman digging through cat litter for a dropped pill amusing.
    • All equipment, food, cat litter and costs are met by the branch.
    • I'm told I also need a shovel, cat litter, energy bars, extra water, wool socks, and hand warmers.
    • Does anyone know of a cheap alternative to odour-free cat litter?
    • Avoid changing cat litter and eating raw and poorly cooked meat during pregnancy.
    • Apply baits after floor litter and manure have been removed.
    • In most cases, dilution of the manure with litter means that a higher application rate can be used than for cage layer manure.
    • Don't flush paper towels, feminine sanitary products and other slow-to-degrade materials, like cat litter, in the toilet.
    • Scents are now worked into many products besides perfumes; they are in air fresheners, deodorisers, cosmetic products, tissues, washing powders, detergents and cat litter.
    • I told my parents and friends that I must have got the infection from cleaning my cat litter.
  • 4

    • 4.1(stretcher)

      camilla feminine
      • The gantries can be stowed in two positions so the cabin can be configured for ten crashworthy seats or six litters.
      • In the medical evacuation role, the aircraft can transport 24 litters (stretcher patients) and four medical crew.
      • In the medical evacuation role, the aircraft can carry 24 casualties on litters and four medical attendants.
      • Progress became impossible, and the little band of survivors, carrying their injured on litters, struggled into the jungle for relief from the rain.
      • Each evening Navy corpsmen would carry litters down to the hospital theater so the men could watch a movie.
      • In a medical evacuation role the helicopter can carry three medical crew and six litters or stretcher patients.
      • The cabin provides accommodation for 11 fully equipped troops or four litters (stretcher patients) with a medical officer for medical evacuation missions.
      • Evacuation vehicles must provide adequate room between litters to allow on-board medical crew personnel sufficient room to provide enroute care.
      • The aircraft provided a stable platform with ample room for around 70 litters (stretcher beds) and specialist medical teams to carry out life-saving work.

    • 4.2History

      litera feminine
      • He was carried about on a litter and coached soccer.
      • Panting, I fleetingly envied a couple being carried on litters like lords, an expensive yet terrifying (what if a porter slipped?) option.
      • Liveried slaves carried the litter of a wealthy man, and vanished with a wave of his hand after he descended.
      • Gloucester, reporting ‘a plot of death’ against the King, arranges for him to be carried in a litter to Dover.
      • Large judicial minkisi such as Mangaaka were treated as though they were chiefs, even carried in litters, and therefore sometimes wear miniature ngongi as earrings, a mnemonic of the respect due them.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (lie scattered)
    there were books littered all over the room había libros tirados / desparramados por toda la habitación
    • mistakes littered the text el texto estaba plagado / lleno de errores
    • to be littered with sth estar lleno de algo
    • history is littered with such examples la historia está llena / poblada de tales / semejantes ejemplos
    • her article is littered with inaccuracies su artículo está lleno / plagado de errores
  • 2

    (make untidy)
    to litter sth (with sth)
    • don't litter the streets no tire basura por la calle
    • he had littered his room with toys había desparramado juguetes por toda la habitación
    • Soon the whole place was littered with clothes and magazines and cosmetics.
    • The place is absolutely littered with homemade bombs and land mines.
    • Rather than play down the danger, he happily reported that the entire area is littered with countless land mines.
    • He started the cultivation scheme five years ago to beautify a street often littered with trash.
    • The gullies are littered with wreckage from vessels that have had their bellies ripped out by the pinnacle tops.
    • The surrounding area was littered with unexploded ammunition.
    • Soon enough we came to a block littered with rubble and abandoned houses.
    • The pavements are littered with the corpses of good men who've tried.
    • The paint was faded and stained; the fixtures were covered with dust; the floor was littered with trash.
    • Pavements were littered with rubble and shattered glass.
    • Discarded clothes and old newspapers covered the bed; dirty plates and empty bottles littered the floor.
    • The Devon landscape is now littered with foot and mouth warning signs and straw mats soaked in disinfectant.
    • The houses were run-down, with peeling paint and broken windows, the glass still littering the ground.
    • Three days after the earthquake and devastating tsunami, bodies still litter the streets.
    • Dovercourt Railway Station's track has been littered with cans and rubbish.
    • Because the runway was littered with wreckage, the patient's plane was forced to land in a field.
    • The entire area was also littered with beer cans and chip boxes.
    • "Some of our rural roads are in terrible condition, littered with potholes.
    • The whole place is littered with monuments to the useless.
    • The area is still littered with landmines and unexploded ordnance.
  • 3

    (paper/books) tirar
    • Creation is littered with examples like this, at all kinds of levels.
    • But the figures were littered with inaccuracies.
    • Its dense rows of tabulated figures are littered with footnotes as the compilers struggle to incorporate new food knowledge into old.
    • History, past and present, is littered with examples of all that.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (drop refuse)
    tirar basura
    • The subway tunnel was half-lit as garbage was littered literally everywhere.
    • Glass bottles, newspapers, food, and wrappers were littered everywhere.
    • The drains are all open and garbage is littered everywhere.
    • A tiny object compared with the size of galaxy blew through the funnel furiously, littering molten debris behind its wake.
  • 2

    (give birth)