bedrock

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled “bed-rock.”
bedrock(
behd
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rak
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (geology)
a. el lecho de roca
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The oil derrick was built on caissons that reach down to the bedrock.La torre de perforación petrolera se construyó sobre pozos de cimentación que llegan hasta el lecho de roca.
b. la roca firme
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The engineers put pilings down to the bedrock to support the structure.Los ingenieros pusieron pilotes hasta la roca firme para sostener la estructura.
2. (foundation)
a. los cimientos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The bedrock of a prosperous community is safe, affordable housing.Los cimientos de una comunidad próspera es la vivienda segura y asequible.
b. la base
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A well-informed and educated public is the bedrock of democracy.Una ciudadanía bien informada y culta es la base de la democracia.
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bedrock
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (geology)
a. el lecho rocoso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (fig)
a. el base f, fondo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of beliefs, faith)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
bedrock [ˈbedrɒk]
noun
(Geol) lecho (m) de roca; lo fundamental; base (f)
to get down to bedrock ir a lo fundamental
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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