cloth

USAGE NOTE
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 4).
cloth(
klath
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (material)
a. la tela
(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)
My sister chose a beautiful taffeta cloth for the bridesmaids' dresses.Mi hermana escogió una tela hermosa de tafetán para los vestidos de las damas de honor.
b. el paño
(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)
Jackie is wearing a jacket made with dark cloth and trimmed with faux fur.Jackie lleva una chaqueta hecha de paño oscuro y adornada con piel de imitación.
c. el tejido
(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)
Yolanda bought several bolts of cloth to make the costumes of the participants on the float.Yolanda compró varios rollos de tejido para hacer los disfraces de los participantes en el carro alegórico.
2. (piece of cloth)
a. el trapo
(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)
Put some wet cloths on his forehead to lower the fever.Ponle unos trapos mojados en la frente para bajarle la fiebre.
b. la bayeta
(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)
(for cleaning)
I use this cloth to clean the bookshelf.Utilizo esta bayeta para limpiar el librero.
3. (cover on a table)
a. el mantel
(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 church's altar is covered with a white cloth.El altar de la iglesia está cubierto con un mantel blanco.
4. (religious)
a. el clero
(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 bishop said that the cloth must emphasize the church's message of love for all.El obispo dijo que el clero debe hacer hincapié en el mensaje de la iglesia de amor para todos.
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cloth
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (material)
a. el tela f, tejido
(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)
a man of the clothun ministro de Dios
2. (individual piece)
a. el trapo
(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)
cloth [klɒθ]
noun
1 (material) paño (m); tela (f)
bound in cloth encuadernado en tela
2 (for cleaning) trapo (m)
3 (tablecloth) mantel (m)
to lay the cloth poner la mesa
4 (Rel)
the cloth el clero; a man of the cloth un clérigo
modifier
cloth cap (n) (Britain) gorra (f) de paño
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