A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (religious)
a. godmother
Sería un honor ser la madrina de tu bebé.It would be an honor to be your baby's godmother.
2. (at a wedding)
a. maid of honor (unmarried woman)
La madrina organizó una fiesta de despedida en Las Vegas.The maid of honor organized a bachelorette party in Las Vegas.
b. matron of honor (married woman)
Mi hermana va a ser la madrina en mi boda.My sister will be the matron of honor at my wedding.
3. (sponsor)
a. patroness
La madrina dio el discurso de inauguración.The patroness gave the inaugural speech.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. snitch
No hables del plan en frente de esa madrina.Don't talk about the plan in front of that snitch.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de bautizo)
a. godmother
2. (de boda)
a. ≃ matron of honor
3. (de barco)
a. woman who launches ship
1 [de bautizo] godmother; [de boda] matron of honour; [de asociación, inauguración] patron; patroness
La Sauquillo, madrina de tantas cosas y de tantas causas soy madrina de la Cruz Roja y de la Asociación en Favor de los Leprosos
2 (Archit) prop; shore
3 (Técnica) brace
4 (Agr) lead mare
5 (Latinoamérica) (animal) tame animal used in breaking in or catching others; (used in breaking in or catching others)
6 (México) police informer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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