el pozo
-the well
See the entry for pozo.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (source of water or oil)
a. well
Tenemos dos pozos que nos abastecen con toda el agua que necesitamos.We have two wells that supply us with all the water we need.
2. (tunnel of a mine)
a. shaft
Entre más bajábamos por el pozo, más caliente se ponía.The deeper we went down the shaft, the hotter it got.
3. (deepest part)
a. deep part
Hay peces muy grandes en el pozo del río.There are really large fish in the deep part of the river.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
a. well
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
Ese viejito es un pozo de conocimiento sobre la pesca.That little old man is a well of fishing knowledge.
5. (pot)
a. pool
Cada jugador debe poner 5 dólares en el pozo.Each player must put 5 dollars in the pool.
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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. (de agua)
a. well
2. (de mina)
a. shaft
pozo negrocesspool
pozo de petróleooil well
ser un pozo de sabiduríato be a fountain of knowledge
3. (fig)
un pozo sin fondoa bottomless pit
1 [de agua] well
es un pozo de maldad he is wicked through and through; he is rotten to the core
ser un pozo de sabiduría to be a fount of wisdom
ser un pozo sin fondo to be a bottomless pit
caer en el pozo to fall into oblivion
pozo artesiano artesian well
pozo ciego cesspool
pozo de petróleo oil well
pozo de riego well used for irrigation
pozo negro cesspool
pozo petrolífero oil well
pozo séptico septic tank
2 [de río] deep part
3 (Minería) (hueco) shaft; (mina) pit; mine
pozo de aire air shaft
pozo de registro pozo de visita manhole
pozo de ventilación ventilation shaft
4 (Náutica) hold
5 (Latinoamérica) (Astronomía) black hole
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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