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lanza
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lanza(
lahn
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sah
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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. (weaponry)
a. lance (of knights or soldiers)
El soldado se defendía con una lanza.The soldier defended himself with a lance.
b. spear (of hunters or warriors)
Los masai cazaban con lanzas.The Masai hunted with spears.
2. (cart's pole)
a. shaft
El granjero ató los caballos a la lanza.The farmer attached the horses to the shaft.
3. (spout)
a. nozzle
El agua sale de la manguera mejor dirigida con una lanza.The water from the hose is directed better through a nozzle.
4.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(soldier with lance)
a. lancer
Las lanzas combatían con valentía.Lancers fought bravely.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (swindler)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. cheat
Resultó ser un lanza que se quedó con todo el dinero del supuesto negocio.He turned out to be a cheat who kept all the money for the supposed business.
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).
6. (friend)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. buddy
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tengo un lanza que trabaja en esa tienda.One of my buddies works in that store.
b. mate (United Kingdom)
¿Viene alguno de tus lanzas esta noche?Are any of your mates coming tonight?
7. (robber)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. thief
El lanza escapó corriendo del supermercado.The thief ran out from the supermarket.
b. pickpocket (from pockets or purses)
Atraparon al lanza que robaba a la gente en el metro.The pickpocket who robbed people in the subway was arrested.
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lanza
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (arma; arrojadiza)
a. spear
2. (en justas, torneos)
a. lance
3. (de carruaje)
a. shaft
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lanza
1 (Mil) lance; spear
estar lanza en ristre to be ready for action
medir lanzas to cross swords
romper una lanza por algn to back sb to the hilt
romper lanzas por
ser una lanza (ser hábil) to be pretty sharp; (México) to be sly; be a rogue
2 (en carruajes) shaft
3 [de manguera] nozzle
1 (Latinoamérica) (estafador) cheat; shark (familiar)
2 (Chile) (ratero) pickpocket; thief; (S. Cone) (tironista) bag-snatcher
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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