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caballería
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caballería(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (military)
a. cavalry
La caballería británica sufrió una famosa derrota durante la batalla de Balaclava.The British cavalry suffered a famous defeat during the Battle of Balaclava.
La caballería atacó a la infantería enemiga por el flanco izquierdo.The cavalry charged the enemy infantry from the left flank.
2. (society)
a. chivalric order
El caballero se unió a la Caballería de la Rosa.The knight joined the Chivalric Order of the Rose.
3. (animal)
a. horse
El jinete se cayó de la caballería y se quebró la pierna.The rider fell of the horse and broke his leg.
b. mount
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Esa yegua azabache es una caballería buena y veloz.That black amber mare is a good, fast mount.
c. steed
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
El vaquero ensilló la caballería y partió hacia el pueblo.The cowboy saddled the steed and rode off to the town.
4. (unit of measurement)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. caballeria
Nuestro campo se extiende por más de 120 caballerías.Our ranch stretches for over 120 caballerias.
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caballería
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. mount, horse
2. (cuerpo militar)
a. cavalry
novela de caballeríacourtly romance
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caballería
1 (montura) mount; steed (literario); (caballo) horse; (mula) mule
caballería de carga beast of burden
2 (Mil) cavalry
caballería ligera light cavalry; light horse
3 (Hist) chivalry; (orden) order of chivalry
libros de caballerías books of chivalry
caballería andante knight errantry
4
andarse en caballerías to overdo the compliments
5 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (S. Cone) (México) (Agr) a land measurement of varying size (usually 42 hectares)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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