masculine noun
1. mess (comida)
2. ranch (granja del Oeste)
3. shack, shanty (en la ciudad) (CSur, Venezuelan Spanish)
4. = small farmhouse and outbuildings

rancho [rahn’-cho]
1. Food given dully to a set of persons, as soldiers or convicts. (m)
2. Mess, a set of persons who eat and drink together. (m)
3. A free clear passage. (m)
  • Hacer rancho -> to make room
4. A friendly meeting of persons to discuss a question. (m)
5. Restroom; mess. (Nautical) (m)
  • Rancho de enfermería -> mess-room for the sick
6. Each of the divisions of the crew. (m)
7. Provision of food for a voyage. (m)
8. Hut in which peasants are sheltered overnight (cobertizo). (m)
9. A stock-farm; a small farm (granja), a ranch. (Mexico) (m)
10. A place consisting of a few huts, where travelers may find provisions. (America) (m)

1 (México) (granja) ranch; small farm
2 (Latinoamérica) (choza) hut; thatched hut; (casa de campo) country house; villa
3 (Caribe) (chabola) shanty; shack
ranchos (And) (Caribe) shanty town
4 (Náutica) crew's quarters
; (p)
5 (campamento) camp; settlement
6 (Mil) mess; communal meal; (comida) bad food; grub (familiar)
asentar el rancho (preparar la comida) to prepare a meal; (organizarse) to settle in; get things organized; hacer el rancho to have a meal
hacer rancho aparte to set up on one's own; go one's own way
7 (S. Cone) (sombrero) straw hat

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