lair
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lair
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal's den)
a. la guarida
(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).
When night falls, the wolf leaves its lair and goes prowling about the village.Cuando cae la noche, el lobo sale de su guarida y se va a merodear la aldea.
b. el cubil
(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 hunter was astounded to see the amount of animal bones in the lion's lair.El cazador quedó pasmado al ver la cantidad de huesos de animales en el cubil del león.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(hideaway)
a. la guarida
(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 phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
"Welcome to my lair, Mr. Jones! You're just in time!" said the criminal."¡Bienvenido a mi guarida, Señor Jones! ¡Llega justo a tiempo!" dijo el criminal.
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lair
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la guarida
(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).
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lair [lɛəʳ]
noun
guarida (f); cubil (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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