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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. (architecture)
a. pillar
La renovación de los pilares debe preservar el estilo original del edificio. The pillar renovations must be in keeping with the original style of the building.
b. pier (of a bridge)
El estado compró los pilares del puente a una empresa boliviana.The state bought the bridge piers from a Bolivian company.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. pillar
El reverendo Jackson es un pilar importante de nuestra comunidad.Reverend Jackson is an important pillar of our community.
b. mainstay
La ganadería es un pilar de la economía de Nicaragua.Cattle ranching is a mainstay of the Nicaraguan economy.
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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. (también fig)
a. pillar
1 (poste) post; pillar; (mojón) milestone; [de puente] pier;
2 pillar; mainstay
un pilar de la monarquía a mainstay of the monarchy
[de fuente] basin; bowl
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