A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (for goods)
a. container
El barco lleva contenedores cargados de cereales.The ship is carrying containers loaded with cereals.
2. (for recycling or waste)
a. bin
¿Ves algún contenedor de reciclaje por aquí?Can you see a recycling bin around here?
b. garbage can
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Puedes poner los platos usados en ese contenedor negro.You can put the used plates in that black garbage can.
c. rubbish bin (United Kingdom)
En el contenedor azul se deposita papel y cartón.Paper and cardboard should be deposited in the blue rubbish bin.
d. dumpster
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g. iPod).
(registered trademark)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hay un gran contenedor en la carretera.There's a big dumpster on the highway.
e. skip (large) (United Kingdom)
Tendremos que alquilar un contenedor para los escombros.We'll need to hire a skip for the rubble.
3. (receptacle)
a. container
Fabricamos pequeños contenedores de plástico.We manufacture small plastic containers.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (that contains; used with "de")
a. containing
El paciente presenta un tumor benigno contenedor de tejido fibroso.The patient has a benign tumor containing fibrous tissue.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. containing
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (recipiente grande)
a. container
3. (para escombros)
a. skip
contenedor de basuralarge wheelie bin
contenedor de vidriobottle bank
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1 (gen) container
contenedor de basura(s) rubbish skip
Posteriormente, un grupo más reducido, de entre 50 y 100 personas, prendió fuego a unos [contenedores de basura.]
contenedor de escombros skip; builder's skip
contenedor de vidrio bottlebank
2 (Náutica) container ship
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