A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (clothing)
a. bra
Patty compró un sostén deportivo para tener mejor soporte al hacer ejercicio.Patty bought a sports bra to get better support during exercising.
b. brassiere
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
Su blusa era casi transparente y se le veia el sostén.Her blouse was quite sheer and we could see her brassiere.
2. (help)
a. support
Mi familia y amigos han sido mi sostén durante estos tiempos difíciles.My family and friends have been my support during these difficult times.
3. (architecture)
a. support
Los sostenes se aflojaron y la estantería se cayó de la pared.The supports came loose and the shelf fell off the wall.
4. (food)
a. sustenance
Llévate unas nueces o frutas secas que te sirvan de sostén durante la excursión.Take some nuts or dry fruit with you for sustenance during your hike.
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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. (apoyo)
a. support
2. (sustento)
a. main support
3. (alimento)
a. sustenance
4. (sujetador)
a. bra, brassiere
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1 (Archit) support; prop
2 (prenda femenina) bra; brassiere
3 (alimento) sustenance
4 (apoyo) support
el único sostén de su familia the sole support of his family; el principal sostén del gobierno the mainstay of the government
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