mainstay

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mainstay(
meyn
-
stey
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (nautical)
a. el estay mayor
(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)
The mainstay is one of the most important parts of the ship.El estay mayor es una de las partes más importantes de la nave.
2. (principal support)
a. el pilar
(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)
Manufacturing is the mainstay of our city's economy.La fabricación es el pilar de la economía de nuestra ciudad.
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mainstay
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of economy, philosophy)
a. el pilar fundamental
(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)
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mainstay [ˈmeɪnsteɪ]
noun
(Náut) estay (m) mayor; sostén (m) principal; pilar (m);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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