skeleton

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skeleton(
skeh
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lih
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tihn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (anatomy)
a. el esqueleto
(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)
Stan decorated the front porch with jack-o-lanterns and plastic skeletons for Halloween.Stan decoró el porche delantero con linternas de calabaza y esqueletos de plástico para Halloween.
The human skeleton is composed of 206 bones.El esqueleto humano se compone de 206 huesos.
2. (very thin person)
a. el esqueleto
(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)
He was little more than a skeleton at the end.Al final era poco más que un esqueleto.
3. (frame)
a. la estructura
(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 skeleton of the ship is formed by wooden ribs.La estructura de la embarcación está formada por costillas de madera.
b. el armazón
(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)
(of building)
They have begun work on the skeleton of the building.Ya han empezado a levantar el armazón del edificio.
4. (botany)
a. 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)
Only the skeletons of the leaves remained.De las hojas solo quedaban sus nervaduras.
5. (outline)
a. el esbozo
(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)
We saw a skeleton of the report before it was published.Vimos un esbozo del informe antes de su publicación.
b. la espina dorsal
(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)
These ideas form the skeleton of the film.Estas ideas conforman la espina dorsal de la película.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
6. (basic)
a. mínimo
The rail company runs a skeleton service during the strike.La compañía ferroviaria ofrece un servicio mínimo durante la huelga.
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skeleton
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of person)
a. el esqueleto
(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)
2. (of building)
a. la esqueleto m, estructura
(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)
3. (fig)
a.
a skeleton in the cupboard or closetun secreto vergonzante
skeleton crewtripulación mínima
skeleton keyllave maestra
skeleton staffpersonal mínimo
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skeleton [ˈskelɪtn]
noun
[of person] esqueleto (m); [of building] armazón (f); armadura (f); (structure) estructura (f); [of novel, report] esquema (m); bosquejo (m)
skeleton in the cupboard secreto (m) de familia
modifier
[+service] mínimo; [+outline] esquemático
skeleton key (n) llave (f) maestra
skeleton staff (n)
with a skeleton staff con un personal mínimo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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