mound
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geography)
a. el montículo
(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 slag heaps that surrounded the mine are now grassy mounds.Las escombreras que había alrededor de la mina son ahora montículos cubiertos de hierba.
b. la colina
(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 solitary mound in the distance was the only thing that relieved the flatness of the landscape.Una colina solitaria a lo lejos era lo único que rompía la monotonía del llano paisaje.
2. (for burial or defense)
a. el túmulo
(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).
There is a circle of standing stones around the burial mound.Un círculo de menhires rodea el túmulo funerario.
3. (pile)
a. el montón
(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).
Mounds of garbage accumulated in the streets during the strike.Durante la huelga se acumularon montones de basura en las calles.
4. (sports)
a. el montículo
(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).
You never know what to expect from that pitcher when he steps on the mound.Nunca se sabe qué esperar de ese lanzador cuando sube al montículo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to form into a mound)
a. amontonar
This year I'm going to try mounding the soil to plant my potatoes.Este año voy a probar amontonar la tierra para plantar las patatas.
b. apilar
If you mound the rice in the middle of the plate, you can arrange the garnish all around it.Si apilas el arroz en el medio del plato, puedes colocar la guarnición todo alrededor.
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mound
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (hill)
a. la colina
(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).
2. (of earth, sand)
a. el montículo
(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).
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mound [maʊnd]
noun
1 (pile) montón (m)
2 (hillock) montículo (m); (burial mound) túmulo (m); (earthwork) terraplén (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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