girdle
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girdle(
guhr
-
duhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (corset)
a. la faja
(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).
I was wearing a girdle under my dress and I could hardly breathe.Llevaba una faja debajo del vestido y casi no podía respirar.
2. (belt)
a. el cinturón
(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).
The priest tied the girdle around his waist and headed into the church.El cura se ató el cinturón por la cintura y entró en la iglesia.
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(circle)
a. el cinturón
(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).
The Milky Way is a girdle of stars that stretches across the night sky.La Vía Láctea es un cinturón de estrellas que se extiende a través del cielo nocturno.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to surround)
a. rodear
A high wall girdled the town and kept the inhabitants safe.Una muralla alta rodeaba la ciudad y protegía a los habitantes.
b. ceñir
The dress girdled her waist tightly.El vestido le ceñía la cintura.
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girdle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (corset)
a. la faja
(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 transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (literary)
a. ceñir
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girdle [ˈɡɜːdl]
noun
(corset) faja (f); (belt) cinturón (m); also
transitive verb
ceñir; rodear; alsowith con;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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