sheath

sheath(
shith
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (cover)
a. la vaina
(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)
(for a sword or knife)
Hung on the wall was a ceremonial sword with a jeweled sheath.Colgada en la pared había una espada de ceremonias con una vaina incrustada de piedras preciosas.
b. la funda
(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)
(for a sword or knife)
He drew a knife from a sheath at his waist and began to carve the wood.Sacó de su funda un cuchillo que llevaba en la cintura y se puso a tallar la madera.
c. la cubierta
(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)
(for cables)
Cut the sheath around the wire to a distance of about one inch from the end.Corta aproximadamente una pulgada del extremo de la cubierta que envuelve el cable.
2. (clothing)
a. el vestido tubo
(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)
I decided a simple black sheath with a stole would be the most appropriate thing to wear.Decidí que lo más apropiado sería un sencillo vestido tubo negro con una estola.
3. (botany)
a. la vaina
(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 sheaths of the crocus buds had yet to open.Las vainas de los capullos del azafrán de primavera todavía no se habían abierto.
4.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(contraceptive) (United Kingdom)
a. el preservativo
(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)
They had not used a sheath or any other contraceptive measure.No habían usado preservativo ni ningún otro método anticonceptivo.
b. el condón
(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)
Unfortunately, the sheath tore and his girlfriend got pregnant.Por desgracia, el condón se rompió y su chica se quedó embarazada.
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sheath
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (for cable, knife)
a. la funda
(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)
sheath knifecuchillo de monte
2. (contraceptive)
a. el condón
(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)
sheath [ʃiːθ]
noun
sheaths (plural) [ʃiːðz]
1 (for sword) vaina (f); funda (f)
2 (around cable) cubierta (f)
3 (Bio) vaina (f)
4 (contraceptive) preservativo (m)
modifier
sheath dress (n) vestido (m) tubo
sheath knife (n) cuchillo (m) de monte
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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