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puerto
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puerto(
pwehr
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (nautical)
a. port
El barco entró al puerto para refugiarse de la tormenta de alta mar.The ship entered the port to shelter from the storm on the open sea.
b. harbor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El puerto recibe este fin de semana dos cruceros con miles de turistas a bordo.This weekend the harbor will be playing host to two cruise ships with thousands of tourists on board.
c. harbour (United Kingdom)
Escuché que los pescadores pescaron un calamar gigante en el puerto.I heard that fishermen caught a giant squid in the harbour.
2. (geography)
a. pass
Los viajeros franceses cruzaron el Puerto de Ibañeta para entrar en España.The French travelers crossed over the Roncesvalles Pass to enter Spain.
3. (computing)
a. port
Me faltan puertos en la computadora para todos mis dispositivos USB.My computer doesn't have enough ports for all my USB devices.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(safe place)
a. haven
Este pueblo fronterizo se ha convertido en puerto seguro para los refugiados.This frontier town has become a safe haven for refugees.
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puerto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de mar)
a. port
llegar a puertoto come into port
puerto deportivomarina
puerto franco o librefree port
puerto pesquerofishing port
2. (de montaña)
a. pass
subir/bajar un puertoto go up/down a mountain pass
3. (computers)
a. port
puerto paralelo/serieparallel/serial port
4. (refugio)
a. haven
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puerto
1 (para embarcaciones) port; harbour; harbor; (EEUU)
entrar a o tomar puerto to enter (into) port
llegar a buen puerto to get over a difficulty; come through safely
puerto comercial trading port
puerto de contenedores container port
puerto de entrada port of entry
puerto de escala port of call
puerto de gran calado deep-water port
puerto de mar seaport
puerto de origen home port
puerto deportivo marina; yachting harbour
puerto franco puerto libre free port
puerto naval naval port; naval harbour
puerto pesquero fishing port
2 (also puerto de montaña) pass
3 (Informática) port
puerto de expansión expansion port
puerto de serie serial port
puerto (de transmisión en) paralelo parallel port
puerto (de transmisión en) serie puerto en serie serial port
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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