pacific

USAGE NOTE
This word must begin with a capital letter in the senses shown in 2) - 4) and must be preceded by the definite article in the senses shown in 3) and 4).
pacific(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(peaceful)
a. pacífico
The pacific intentions of the small country were taken for weakness by the warlike nation.Las pacíficas intenciones del país pequeño fueron tomadas como debilidad por el país bélico.
2. (relating to the ocean)
a. Pacífico
The ship sailed across the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.El barco navegó a través de la inmensidad del Océano Pacífico.
b. del Pacífico
Twelve Pacific Rim nations reached agreement on a trade arrangement.Doce naciones de la Cuenca del Pacífico se pusieron de acuerdo sobre un arreglo comercial.
Pacific
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
3. (ocean)
a. el Pacífico
(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)
Hawaii is in the middle of the Pacific.Hawai está en medio del Pacífico.
4. (region)
a. el Pacífico
(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)
Many countries in the Pacific experience volcanic activity.Muchos de los países en el Pacífico sufren actividad volcánica.
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Pacific
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a.
the Pacific (Ocean)el (océano) Pacífico
the Pacific Rimlos países que bordean el Pacífico, sobre todo los asiáticos
Pacific Standard Timehora oficial de la costa del Pacífico en Estados Unidos
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pacific [pəˈsɪfɪk]
adjective
pacífico
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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