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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (device used to indicate the direction of the wind)
a. weather vane
La veleta empezó a girar cada vez más rápido cuando se aproximó el tornado.The weather vane started spinning faster and faster as the tornado got closer.
b. weathervane
Un típico granero tiene una veleta de gallo en el techo.A typical barn has a rooster weathervane on the roof.
c. weathercock
Según la veleta, el viento va hacia el oeste.According to the weathercock, the wind is blowing to the west.
2. (fishing)
a. float
Cuando el pescador vio que la veleta se había sumergido, supo que había atrapado algo grande.When the fisherman saw that the float had submerged, he knew he had caught something big.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
3. (unstable person)
a. fickle person
Susana es una veleta. Nunca sé qué es lo que quiere.Susana is a fickle person. I never know what she wants.
b. weathercock
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g., cat, groovy).
Siempre le dicen a Gabriel que es una veleta porque se la pasa cambiando de opinión.People are always telling Gabriel that he's a weathercock because he's always changing his mind.
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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. (general)
a. weather vane
2. (general)
a. capricious person
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1 [de edificio] weather vane; weathercock
2 (Pesca) float
(persona) fickle person; weathercock
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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