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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (clothing)
a. breeches
El protagonista de la obra se llamaba Don Gil y llevaba calzas verdes.The protagonist of the play was called Don Gil and was wearing green breeches.
b. hose
El hombre del cuadro medieval llevaba calzas blancas.The man on the Medieval painting was wearing white hose.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
2. (holder)
a. chock
El mecánico colocó una calza contra la rueda para que el vehículo no se moviera.The mechanic put a chock against the wheel so that the vehicle wouldn't move.
b. wedge
Puse una calza a la puerta porque se cerraba continuamente.I put a wedge against the door because it kept closing.
c. block
La calza impidió que el camión se desplazara cuesta abajo.The block prevented the truck from going downhill.
3. (medicine)
Regionalism used in Colombia
a. filling
Mi dentista me puso una calza en la muela que me dolía.My dentist put a filling in the molar which was causing me pain.
4. (clothing)
a. stocking
Mi abuela prefería llevar calzas y falda en vez de pantalones.My grandmother preferred to wear stockings and a skirt rather than pants.
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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. (cuña)
a. wedge, block
2. (anticuado)
a. stocking
3. (en diente)
Regionalism used in Colombia
a. filling
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1 (Mecánica) wedge; chock
poner calza a to wedge; chock; scotch
2 (media) stocking
3 (Col) (Med) (empaste de dientes) filling
4 calzas (medias) hose
; (p)
(pantalón) breeches
estar en calzas prietas to be in a fix
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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