An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (made of cast-iron)
a. de hierro fundido
Jamal prefers to always cook with a cast-iron skillet.Jamal siempre prefiere cocinar con un sartén de hierro fundido.
b. de hierro colado
There was a cast-iron gate at the mouth of the driveway.Había una verja de hierro colado en la entrada.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. férreo
Hillary possesses the cast-iron will necessary to accomplish anything.Hillary posee la voluntad férrea que se necesita para lograr lo que sea.
b. irrefutable
The suspect's cast-iron alibi still wasn't enough to convince the detective.La coartada irrefutable del sospechoso no terminaba de convencer al detective.
c. irrebatible
No one could refute Mark's cast-iron arguments during the debate.Nadie pudo refutar los argumentos irrebatibles de Mark durante el debate.
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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. (general)
a. el hierro fundido or colado
(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).
2. (fig)
cast-iron alibi/guaranteecoartada f/garantía irrefutable
cast-iron [ˈkɑːstˌaɪən]
1 (hecho) de hierro fundido
2 [+will] inquebrantable; férreo; [+case] irrebatible; [+excuse] frente a la que no se puede decir nada
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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