ruff

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ruff(
ruhf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (clothing)
a. la gorguera
(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)
Elizabeth I appears in the painting wearing a ruff around her neck.Isabel I aparece en el cuadro llevando una gorguera en el cuello.
b. la gola
(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 bishop donned his ruff for the mass.El obispo se atavió con su gola para la misa.
2. (animal anatomy)
a. el collar
(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 bird is easily distinguished by its colorful ruff.El ave se distingue fácilmente por su collar colorido.
3. (animal)
a. el combatiente
(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 feathers that surround the male ruff's head are used to attract a mate.Las plumas que rodean la cabeza del combatiente macho sirven para atraer a una hembra.
4.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(music)
a. el drag
(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 percussionist was practicing his ruffs and rolls.El percusionista practicaba los drags y redobles.
5. (cards)
a. el triunfo
(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)
Fred gave a ruff to his partner.Fred le dio un triunfo a su pareja.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (cards)
a. matar con un triunfo
Brenda played a trick, so Mike ruffed a spade.Brenda jugó una baza, entonces Mike mató con un triunfo una pica.
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ruff
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (on costume)
a. la golilla
(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)
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ruff [rʌf]
noun
1 (Dressmaking) gorguera (f); gola (f)
2 (Orn) (Zool) collarín (m)
ruff [rʌf] (Cards)
noun
1 (game) viejo juego de cartas similar al whist
2 (act of trumping) fallo (m)
transitive verb
fallar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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