la pluma
-the feather
See the entry for pluma.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (of a bird)
a. feather
El tocado de la bailarina tiene plumas y lentejuelas.The dancer's headdress has feathers and sequins.
b. plume (ornamental)
¡Mira qué plumas tiene este sombrero!Look at the plumes on this hat!
2. (object for writing)
a. pen
¿Me dejas una pluma para firmar el contrato?Would you lend me a pen to sign the contract?
b. quill (from a bird feather)
A ella todavía le gusta escribir sus cartas con tinta y pluma.She still likes to write her letters with ink and quill.
3. (author)
a. writer
¡Es la pluma del libro que más me gusta del mundo!He's the writer of my favorite book of all time!
4. (activity)
a. writing
La pluma siempre ha sido mi pasión, e Inglés mi clase preferida.Writing has always been my passion, and English my favorite class.
5. (crane)
a. boom
La grúa tiene una pluma telescópica para mover mercancías al buque de transporte.The crane has a telescopic boom to move goods to the shipping vessel.
6. (plumbing)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. faucet
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
A mi madre se le olvidó que había dejado la pluma de la bañadera abierta e inundó el baño.My mother forgot she had left the bathtub faucet on and flooded the bathroom.
b. tap
Si quieres beber agua de la pluma, asegúrate de hervirla por lo menos diez minutos.If you want to drink water from the tap, make sure to boil it for at least ten minutes.
7. (prostitute)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
a. hooker (pejorative)
Violó el código de ética de la empresa cuando se acostó con una pluma.He violated the company's code of ethics when he slept with a hooker.
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1. (de ave)
a. feather
un sombrero de plumasa feathered hat
2. (para escribir)
a. (fountain) pen
3. (de ave)
a. quill (pen)
4. (bolígrafo)
a. (ballpoint) pen
pluma estilográficafountain pen
5. (fig)
a. style
6. (escritor)
a. writer
7. (grifo)
a. tap (United Kingdom)
b. faucet
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
8. (colloquial)
tener plumato be camp
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (sports)
a. featherweight
peso plumafeatherweight
1 [de ave] feather; (como adorno) plume; feather
colchón de plumas feather bed
hacer a pluma y a pelo to be versatile; be ready to undertake anything
tener pluma (España) to be camp
2 (para escribir) (de metal, plástico) pen; (de ave) quill
y otras obras de su pluma and other works from his pen; dejar correr la pluma to write spontaneously
escribir algo a vuela pluma to scribble sth down
pluma atómica (México) ballpoint pen
pluma electrónica light pen
pluma esferográfica (Latinoamérica) ballpoint pen
pluma estilográfica pluma fuente fountain pen
3 (caligrafía) penmanship; writing
4 (Bádminton) (volante) shuttlecock
5 (Centroamérica) (mentira) fib; tale; (truco) hoax
6 (S. Cone) (puta) prostitute
7 (And) (Caribe) (S. Cone) (grifo) tap; faucet; (EEUU)
8 (S. Cone) (grúa) crane; derrick
9 (España) (peseta) one peseta
10 (España) (pene) prick (vulgar)
11 (España) (periodista) hack
(Dep) featherweight
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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