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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (elections)
a. polls
La ciudadanía irá a las urnas en dos semanas.Citizens will go to the polls in two weeks' time.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
2. (politics)
a. ballot box
Las urnas se abren cuando acaba la votación.The ballot boxes are opened once voting is finished.
3. (case for exhibiting items)
a. glass case
Cuando Julio terminó de armar el velero en miniatura, lo colocó en una urna en el comedor.When Julio finished making the model sailboat, he put it in a glass case in the dining room.
b. display case
El collar y los pendientes están expuestos en una urna de cristal en el museo.The necklace and earrings are displayed in a glass display case at the museum.
4. (vase)
a. urn
Muchas personas guardan las cenizas de sus seres queridos en urnas funerarias.Many people keep the ashes of their loved ones in funerary urns.
5. (box for interment)
Regionalism used in Chile
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. coffin
Los hombres llevaron a hombros la pequeña urna blanca al cementerio.The men carried the little white coffin to the cemetery on their shoulders.
b. casket
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Primero, hay que colocar el cadáver en la urna.First, we need to put the body in the casket.
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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. (caja de cristal)
a. glass case
2. (para votar)
a. ballot box
acudir a las urnasto go to the polls
3. (vasija)
a. urn
urna cinerariaurn
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(vasija) urn; [de cristal] glass case; (Política) (also urna electoral) ballot box
acudir a las urnas to vote; go to the polls
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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