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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (nautical)
a. pitching
Las cabezadas que daba el barco marearon a los pasajeros.The pitching of the ship made the passengers seasick.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
2. (movement of the head)
a. nod
Juan me indica con una cabezada que me vaya.With a nod, Juan indicates that I should leave.
3. (butt using the skull)
a. head butt
El delantero portugués todavía tiene un moretón en la mejilla provocado por una cabezada.The Portuguese forward still has a bruise on his cheek caused by a head butt.
4. (bang on the head)
a. blow to one's head
Tras la cabezada, Pedro perdió la conciencia.Pedro lost consciousness following the blow to his head.
5. (horseback riding)
a. head collar
El caballo no quiere que le ponga la cabezada.The horse doesn't want me to put on his head collar.
b. head stall
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El jinete está acostumbrado a colocar la cabezada del caballo a diario.The rider's used to putting the horse's head stall on it every day.
6. (nautical)
a. pitch
Cuando salimos del puerto, una cabezada violenta me hizo perder el equilibrio.When we left port, a violent pitch made me lose my balence.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(short sleep)
a. nap
Tienes sueño. Necesitas una cabezada.You're sleepy. You need a nap.
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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. (de sueño)
dar cabezadasto nod off
echar o dar una cabezadato have a nap
2. (golpe)
a. headbutt
1 (cabezazo) head butt; butt; (porrazo) blow on the head
darse de cabezadas to rack one's brains
2 (cabeceo) shake of the head; nod
dar cabezadas to nod (sleepily); doze; dar o echar una cabezada have a nap
3 (Náutica) pitch; pitching
dar cabezadas to pitch
4 (parte de arreos) head stall; [de bota] instep; [de zapato] vamp
5 (And) (S. Cone) saddle tree
6 (Caribe) (S. Cone) [de río] headwaters
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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