feeler
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feeler(
fi
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luhr
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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. (animal anatomy)
a. la antena
(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 bird nipped the bug's feeler off, but the bug got away.Un pájaro mordió la antena del bicho, pero el insecto se escapó.
2. (something ventured to ascertain the views of others)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Henrietta put out feelers before deciding to run for office again.Henrietta hizo un sondeo antes de decidir volver a postularse de nuevo para un cargo.
Ralph put a feeler out to see if anyone would pay him to sing.Ralph tanteó el terreno para ver si alguien le pagaría para cantar.
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feeler
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of insect)
a. la antena
(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).
2. (of snail)
a. el cuerno
(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. (fig)
a.
to put out feelerstantear el terreno
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
feeler [ˈfiːləʳ]
noun
1 (Zool) [of insect, snail] antena (f)
2 sondeo (m)
to put out feelers hacer un sondeo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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