cradle
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cradle(
krey
-
duhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (bed for an infant)
a. la cuna
(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 baby was sleeping peacefully in her cradle.El bebé dormía tranquilamente en su cuna.
2. (place of origin)
a. la cuna
(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).
Africa is believed to be the cradle of humanity.Se cree que África es la cuna de la humanidad.
3. (part of a telephone)
a. la horquilla
(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 butler returned the receiver to the cradle and brought the news to the count.El mayordomo devolvió el auricular a su horquilla y llevó la noticia al conde.
4. (construction) (United Kingdom)
a. el andamio colgante
(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).
Four workers went up to the eighth floor of the building in the cradle.Cuatro obreros subieron hasta el octavo piso del edificio en el andamio colgante.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to hold carefully)
a. acunar (a baby)
The mother cradled her baby in her arms.La madre acunaba a su bebé en sus brazos.
b. mecer (a baby)
When the baby gets restless, his father cradles him to calm him.Cuando el bebé se inquieta, su padre lo mece para calmarlo.
c. sostener (a guitar or an arm)
He cradled his wounded arm to his chest.Sostenía el brazo herido contra el pecho.
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cradle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of child, civilization)
a. la cuna
(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).
from the cradle to the gravede la cuna a la sepultura
2. (for cleaning windows)
a. el andamio colgante
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. acunar
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cradle [ˈkreɪdl]
noun
1 (cot, birthplace etc) cuna (f)
from the cradle to the grave desde que nació, nacen etc hasta que murió, mueren etc
to rob the cradle casarse con una persona mucho más joven
2 [of telephone] soporte (m); horquilla (f)
3 (Constr) andamio (m) volante
transitive verb
[+child] mecer; acunar; [+object] abrazar
to cradle a child in one's arms mecer un niño en los brazos
modifier
cradle snatcher (n)
she's a cradle snatcher siempre va detrás de los jovencitos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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