A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (staff used for walking)
a. cane
Mi abuela necesita un bastón para caminar.My grandma needs a cane to walk.
b. walking stick
Uso un bastón cuando hago senderismo.I use a walking stick when I go hiking.
2. (sports)
a. ski pole
Se me perdieron los bastones mientras bajé la montaña.I lost my ski poles as I skied down the mountain.
3. (anatomy)
a. rod
Las células de la retina llamadas bastones nos facilitan ver en la oscuridad.Retina cells called rods allow us to see in the dark.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(authority symbol)
a. baton
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
Cedió el bastón después de seis años en el poder.He gave up the baton after six years in power.
5. (heraldry)
a. vertical bar
El escudo de armas de Aragón está compuesto por bastones rojos y amarillos.The coat of arms of the Crown of Aragon has yellow and red vertical bars.
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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. (para andar)
a. walking stick
usar bastónto walk with a stick
2. (de mando)
a. baton
3. (fig)
empuñar el bastónto take the helm
4. (para esquiar)
a. ski stick
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1 (para andar) (walking) stick
necesita llevar bastón para andar he needs a stick for walking
bastón alpino bastón de alpinista alpenstock
bastón de esquí ski stick
bastón de estoque swordstick
bastón de montaña alpenstock
2 [de policía] truncheon; billy (club); (EEUU) [de militar] baton
empuñar el bastón to take command
meter el bastón to intervene
bastón de mando baton; sign of authority
3 (Heráldica) vertical bar; pallet
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