A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (headrest)
a. small pillow
En la cama prefiero tener dos almohadillas que una almohada.In bed, I prefer to have two small pillows than a big one.
b. cushion
Apoya la cabeza sobre la almohadilla para no hacerte daño en el cuello.Lay your head on the cushion so you don't hurt your neck.
2. (animal anatomy)
a. pad
Los gatos andan de forma muy silenciosa gracias a las almohadillas en sus patitas.Cats walk very quietly thanks to the pads on their feet.
3. (telecommunications)
a. hash key
Para pedir cita por teléfono, marque su fecha de nacimiento y pulse almohadilla.To make an appointment by phone, enter your birth date and press the hash key.
4. (social media)
a. hashtag
En Twitter puedes usar la almohadilla para marcar un tema importante.On Twitter you can use a hashtag to label an important topic.
5. (sewing)
a. pincushion
Mi abuela tenía la costumbre de pinchar los alfileres en una almohadilla para no perderlos mientras cosía.My grandma used to stick pins in a pincushion so she wouldn't lose them when she was sewing.
6. (ink-soaked material)
a. inkpad
El hombre del banco selló el documento impregnando el sello en la almohadilla.The man in the bank sealed the document charging the stamp on the inkpad.
7. (architecture)
a. boss
La fachada del edificio es muy característica porque está cubierta de almohadillas.The façade of the building is very distinctive because it is covered with bosses.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cojín)
a. small cushion
2. (de animal)
a. pad
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1 (almohada pequeña) small pillow
2 (cojincillo) (para alfileres) pincushion
En el costurero está la almohadilla con los alfileres
(para sellos) inkpad
almohadilla de entintar inkpad
3 (Telec) hash key
4 (Latinoamérica) (agarrador) holder for iron; (for iron)
5 (Archit) boss
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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