cord
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cord(
kawrd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (type of rope)
a. la cuerda
(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).
We used a cord to tie up the boxes.Usamos una cuerda para atar las cajas.
b. el cordón
(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).
The cord for the curtains broke and they wouldn't open.El cordón de las cortinas se rompió, y no se abren.
2. (electronics)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cordón
(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).
My puppy chewed through the telephone cord.Mi perrito masticó el cordón del teléfono.
b. el cable
(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).
When a power cord is damaged, it should be replaced immediately to avoid risk of electrical shock.Cuando se daña un cable de alimentación, debe reemplazarse de inmediato para evitar el riesgo de una descarga eléctrica.
3. (anatomy)
a. la médula
(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).
The actor became paralyzed after he broke his spinal cord.El actor quedó paralizado cuando se rompió la médula espinal.
b. el cordón
(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).
The doctor cut the baby's umbilical cord once it was born.El doctor cortó el cordón umbilical del bebé cuando nació.
c. la cuerda
(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).
I injured my vocal cords and lost my voice.Me lesioné las cuerdas vocales y me quedé sin voz.
4. (type of fabric)
a. la pana
(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).
You can wear the gingham blouse with your cord skirt.Puedes llevar la blusa de gingán con tu falda de pana.
b. el corderoy
(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).
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
I just bought a pair of cord overalls at the mall this afternoon.Acabo de comprar un overol de corderoy en el centro comercial esta tarde.
c. el cotelé
(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).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Do you want to wear the cord or the denim jacket?¿Quieres llevar la chaqueta de cotelé o la de tela vaquera?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to fasten with a cord)
a. acordonar
As an alternative to buttons or a zipper, you could cord the blouse neckline for a more casual look.Como una alternativa a los botones o a una cremallera, puedes acordonar el cuello de la blusa para un look más informal.
cords
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (clothing)
a. los pantalones de pana
(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).
Do you think that cords are too casual to wear to an interview?¿Te parece que unos pantalones de pana son demasiado informales para llevar a una entrevista?
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cord
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (string)
a. el cuerda f, cordel
(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. (for curtains, pajamas)
a. el cordón
(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).
3. (electric)
a. el cable m, cordón
(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).
4. (corduroy)
a. la pana
(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).
a cord jacket/skirtuna chaqueta or
cordspantalones de pana
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cord [kɔːd]
noun
1 (thick string) cuerda (f); (for pyjamas, curtains, of window) cordón (m); (Electricity and Electronics) cable (m);
2 (also umbilical cord) cordón (m) umbilical
to cut or sever the cord soltar amarras
I love you but it's time to cut the cord. I want you to go away. I need time alone to think things out. It is never easy to bid farewell to old players who have served throughout one of the most successful periods in England's history, nevertheless the time has surely come to sever the cord
3 (material) pana (f);cords (trousers) pantalones (m) de pana
transitive verb
atar con cuerdas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "cord"
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spinal cord
la médula espinal
umbilical cord
el cordón umbilical
extension cord
el alargador
power cord
el cable de alimentación
wedding cord
el lazo
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