reef

reef(
rif
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (geology)
a. el arrecife
(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)
Changes in water temperature and acidity can seriously harm coral reefs.Cambios en la temperatura y acidez del agua pueden causar daños serios a los arrecifes de coral.
We traveled to New Zealand to visit the coral reefs.Viajamos a Nueva Zelanda para visitar los arrecifes de coral.
2. (nautical)
a. el rizo
(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)
Please untie the reef and hoist the sail again.Por favor, desata el rizo e iza la vela de nuevo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (nautical)
a. arrizar
Reef the mainsail before the wind capsizes the boat.Arriza la vela mayor antes de que el viento tumbe el velero.
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reef
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el arrecife
(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)
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reef [riːf]
noun
(Geog) arrecife (m)
reef [riːf]
noun
(sail) rizo (m)
to let out a reef largar rizos; aflojar el cinturón; to take in a reef tomar rizos; apretarse el cinturón
transitive verb
arrizar
modifier
reef knot (n) nudo (m) de rizo
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