pedestal
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pedestal(
peh
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dihs
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tul
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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. (support structure)
a. el pedestal
(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 was an ancient Egyptian amphora on a pedestal in the middle of the room.Había un ánfora egipcia sobre un pedestal en medio de la sala.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(unrealistic esteem)
a. el pedestal
(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).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Poor Lucas had placed Ana on a pedestal, only to find out that she was fickle and treacherous.El pobre Lucas había puesto a Ana sobre un pedestal, pero descubrió que era caprichosa y traidora.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (having a pedestal)
a. de pie
I can't decide if I should get a table lamp or a pedestal lamp.No me puedo decidir entre comprar una lámpara de mesa o una lámpara de pie.
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pedestal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el pedestal
(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).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to put somebody on a pedestalponer a alguien en un pedestal
pedestal lamplámpara de pie
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pedestal [ˈpedɪstl]
noun
pedestal (m); basa (f)
to put sb on a pedestal poner a algn sobre un pedestal
to knock sb off his pedestal bajar los humos or el copete a algn (informal)
modifier
pedestal basin (n) lavabo (m) or lavamanos (m) con pie central
pedestal desk (n) escritorio (m) con cajones a ambos lados
pedestal lamp (n) lámpara (f) de pie
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
pedestal
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
pedestal(
peh
-
dehs
-
tahl
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (support structure)
a. pedestal
En el pedestal de la columna había una inscripción.There was an inscription on the pedestal of the column.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(unrealistic esteem)
a. pedestal
Analía ha puesto a este hombre en un pedestal y no lo ve por quien realmente es.Analia has placed this man on a pedestal and she can't see him for what he really is.
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pedestal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. pedestal, stand
poner/tener a alguien en un pedestalto put somebody on a pedestal
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pedestal
pedestal; stand
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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