rib

rib(
rihb
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (anatomy)
a. la costilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The doctor said the car crash broke one of my ribs.El médico dijo que me había roto la costilla tras el accidente de coche.
2. (culinary)
a. la costilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
My favorite food is barbecue ribs with coleslaw and macaroni and cheese.Mi comida favorita es costillas a la barbacoa con ensalada de repollo y macarrones con queso.
3. (architecture)
a. el nervio
(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)
A large column supports each of the dome's ribs.Una robusta columna sustenta cada nervio de la cúpula.
b. la nervadura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The rib of the vault contains ancient Gothic inscriptions.La nervadura de la bóveda presenta antiguas inscripciones góticas.
4. (nautical)
a. la cuaderna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The ribs of my boat are made of oak.Las cuadernas de mi barco están hechas de madera de roble.
b. la costilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Some of the sailboat's ribs got damaged after we passed through the reef.Algunas costillas del velero se dañaron después de pasar por el arrecife.
5. (of an umbrella)
a. el nervio
(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)
You need an umbrella with stronger ribs if you are going to live in a windy city.Necesitas un paraguas que tenga nervios fuertes si intentas vivir en una ciudad con mucho viento.
6. (of a leaf)
a. el nervio
(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)
The drawing was so lifelike that you could even see the ribs of the leaves.El dibujo era tan realista que incluso se podían apreciar los nervios de las hojas.
7. (knitting)
a. el cordoncillo
(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)
Maria's grandmother taught her to knit a rib pattern for scarves.La abuela de María le enseñó a tejer un patrón de cordoncillo para bufandas.
b. el resorte
(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)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
My mother suggested that I use a rib stitch for the hat.Mi mamá me sugirió tejer con punto resorte para la gorra.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
8. (to tease)
a. tomar el pelo a
Stop ribbing your brother or you're going to your room.Deja de tomar el pelo a tu hermano o vas a ir a tu cuarto.
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rib
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of person, animal)
a. la costilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (of umbrella)
a. la varilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (colloquial)
a. tomar el pelo a (tease)
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rib [rɪb]
noun
1 (Anat) (Cookery) costilla (f)
2 [of umbrella] varilla (f); [of leaf] nervio (m); (Knitting) cordoncillo (m); (Archit) nervadura (f); (Náut) costilla (f); cuaderna (f);
transitive verb
(tease) tomar el pelo a; mofarse de
modifier
rib cage (n) tórax (m)
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