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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. (occupation)
a. el centinela
(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)
, la centinela
(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)
The lookout changes every eight hours.Hay cambio de centinela cada ocho horas.
b. el vigilante
(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)
, la vigilante
(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)
There is a lookout at every estrategic vantage point along the coastline.Hay un vigilante en cada posición estratégica a lo largo de la costa.
c. el vigía
(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)
, la vigía
(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)
We have lookouts posted at all of the major intersections.Tenemos vigías ubicados en todas las intersecciones principales.
2. (act of watching for)
a. la vigilancia
(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)
Lookout must be kept to warn us of marauders.Hay que mantener la vigilancia para alertarnos de los merodeadores.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm always on the lookout for bargains on vintage china sets.Yo siempre ando a la caza de gangas de juegos de porcelana antiguos.
If you want to find a job, keep a lookout for any vacancies that might arise in your field of work.Si quieres encontrar trabajo, estate atento a todas las vacantes que pudieran surgir en tu ámbito laboral.
3. (viewpoint)
a. el puesto de observación
(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)
You can see for a mile in each direction from the lookout.Se puede ver una milla en cada dirección desde el puesto de observación.
4. (outlook) (United Kingdom)
a. la perspectiva
(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)
The lookout for economic growth this year is good.La perspectiva de crecimiento económico este año es buena.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(concern) (United Kingdom)
a. el asunto
(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 he wants to risk his neck, that's his lookout. I have no need to follow him.Si quiere arriesgar el pescuezo, eso es asunto suyo, no tengo necesidad de hacer lo mismo.
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lookout
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (person)
a. el centinela mf, vigilante
(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)
la centinela mf, vigilante
(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)
to keep a lookout for something/somebodyestar alerta por si se ve algo/a alguien
to be on the lookout for something/somebodyestar buscando algo/a alguien
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
that's your lookout!¡allá tú!
lookout postpuesto de vigilancia
lookout toweratalaya f
lookout [ˈlʊkaʊt]
noun
1 (act) observación (f); vigilancia (f)
to keep a lookout for sth be on the lookout for sth estar atento a or al acecho de algo
keep a lookout for the postman estáte atento por si viene el cartero; to keep a sharp lookout estar ojo avizor
2 (viewpoint) mirador (m); (person) centinela (m); (place)
lookout post See culture box in entry lookout.
3 (prospect) perspectiva (f)
it's a grim or poor lookout for us/for education la perspectiva es desalentadora para nosotros/para la educación; that's his lookout! ¡eso es asunto suyo!; ¡allá él!
modifier
lookout post (n) atalaya (f); puesto (m) de observación
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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