nido

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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (nesting or breeding place)
a. nest
El pajarito está buscando ramitas y hojas para construir su nido.The little bird is looking for twigs and leaves to build its nest with.
Dos golondrinas hicieron su nido debajo del arco.Two swallows built their nest under the arch.
2. (lair)
a. den
La banda de rateros tenían su nido en un teatro abandonado.The band of pickpockets had its nest in an abandoned theater.
3. (area for newborns)
a. nursery
La guardería tiene un nido muy lindo.The day-care center has a really lovely nursery.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(breeding ground)
a. nest
Algunos consideran que la bolsa de valores es un nido de corrupción.Some consider the stock market to be a nest of corruption.
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(home)
a. nest
Ahora que los hijos han dejado el nido, vamos a vender la casa e irnos de viaje.Now that the kids have flown the nest, we're going to sell the house and go traveling.
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nido
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (de animal)
a. nest
2. (fig)
a.
irse del nidoto leave the nest
3. (lugar de reunión)
a.
un nido de vicio/ladronesa den of vice/thieves
ese cuartel es un nido de conspiradoresthat barracks is crawling with conspirators
4. (fig)
a.
ser un nido de víborasto be a nest of vipers
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nido
1 (gen) nest
caer del nido to come down to earth with a bump
parece que se ha caído de un nido he's a bit wet behind the ears (familiar)
manchar el propio nido to foul one's own nest
nido de abeja (en tela) honeycomb pattern
nido de amor love-nest
nido de víboras nest of vipers
2 (escondrijo) hiding place
un nido de ladrones a den of thieves
3 [de conflictos] hotbed; [de discusiones] focus
el reparto de premios fue un nido de polémicas the prize giving gave rise to heated arguments
4 (en hospital) baby unit
5 [de bebé] (camita) cot; (corralito) play-pen
6 (emplazamiento)
nido de ametralladoras machine-gun nest
Pasamos cerca de un antiguo vestigio de la Guerra Civil ( un [nido de ametralladoras)] y continúa la fuerte subida.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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