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horn(
horn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal anatomy)
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).
(M)
The horns of bulls are thicker than those of cows.Los cuernos de los toros son más gruesos que los de las vacas.
b. el asta
(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).
(F)
My grandfather makes pipes carved from deer horn.Mi abuelo hace pipas de asta de ciervo.
c. el cacho
(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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The handle of the walking stick is carved from horn.La empuñadura del bastón está hecha de cacho.
2. (automobile)
a. el claxon
(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).
(M)
When it was announced that the war was over, all the motorists honked their horns.Cuando se anunció que la guerra había terminado, todos los automovilistas tocaban el claxon.
b. la bocina
(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).
(F)
Nick gave a furious blast on his horn. He had been waiting in the car for half an hour.Nick tocó con furia la bocina. Llevaba media hora esperando en el auto.
3. (music)
a. la trompa
(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).
(F)
(French horn)
He plays the horn in the Berlin Philharmonic.Toca la trompa en la Filarmónica de Berlín.
b. 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).
(M)
(instrument made of horn)
The sound of a horn announced that a viking ship was invading the village.El sonido de un cuerno anunciaba que un barco vikingo iba a invadir la aldea.
4. (utensil to put shoes on)
a. el calzador
(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).
(M)
If you can't get your shoes on, use a horn.Si no te puedes poner los zapatos, usa el calzador.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (bullfighting)
a. cornear
The crowd gasped as they witnessed the bull horn the matador through the shoulder.La multitud dejó escapar un grito ahogado cuando vio que el toro corneaba al torero en el hombro.
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horn
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of animal)
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).
(M)
2. (musical instrument)
a. la trompa
(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).
(F)
3. (on car)
a. el bocina f, claxon
(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).
(M)
to sound one's horntocar la bocina or el claxon
4. (idioms)
a.
to be on the horns of a dilemmaestar entre la espada y la pared
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horn [hɔːn]
noun
1 [of bull] cuerno (m); cacho (m); (LAm) [of deer] asta (f); cacho (m); (LAm) [of snail] cuerno (m); (material) cuerno (m); carey (m)
the Horn of Africa el Cuerno de África; horn of plenty cuerno (m) de la abundancia; cornucopia (f); to be on the horns of a dilemma estar entre la espada y la pared; to draw in one's horns (back down) volverse atrás; (with money) hacer economías
2 (Mús) trompa (f); cuerno (m)
to play the horn tocar la trompa or el cuerno
3 (Aut) bocina (f); claxon (m); especially (LAm)
to blow or sound one's horn tocar la bocina or el claxon
4 (shoe horn) calzador (m)
5 (US) teléfono (m)
to get on the horn to sb llamar a algn (por teléfono)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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