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Welcome to the largest Spanish educational and research project on the Internet. This open and editable dictionary aims to offer a tool where, on the one hand, users broaden knowledge about the different meanings that each of the words and expressions of Spanish can adopt. And, on the other hand, give the same community the ability to expand the database with new words, unknown or unregistered, or expand the different meanings that can adopt the existing words. For identical words and according to which country of the world we move, it is very frequent to find completely different uses, that is why, once the official definition is mentioned, the dictionary allows users to expand it with new meanings or nuances. In short, a dictionary edited by users and for users. Daily among all the meanings uploaded by users will select one of them as word, expression or theme of the day. This meaning will appear on the home page just after this presentation for at least 24 hours. Finally, we have made the project extensible to words from other languages ??or disciplines, you can access these dictionaries through the drop-down that appears next to the search box and the operation is identical to the main dictionary. Hoping that the use of the dictionary is to his liking we say goodbye.

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Meaning of the day


Jorge Luis Tovar Díaz

hacer un catorce
  1

In Cali (Colombia) to make a fourteen is to do a favor.

  


New Meanings collected in the dictionary


Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez

etanim
  1

Among the Jewish community, it is the name of the seventh month. It is the name of the brightest star in the Draco or Dragon Constellation. The word is of Arabic origin and means Serpent. It is also called Etamin. Other names by which he identifies are: Ettanin, Etannin and Etamin.

  

Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez

kallisto
  1

In Greek mythology, Callisto or Kallisto was the mother with Zeus of Arcas, the eponym of the Arcadians. According to most, she was the daughter of Lycaion, King of Pelasgia (later called Arcadia). Asteroid name in Systems and Programming is the name of a program for quantifying the abundances of RNA-Seq transcripts by volume of data or single-cell, or more generally of target sequences using high-throughput sequence reads.

  

Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez

pastiche
  1

In Painting, it is the action of modifying some type of work or combining it with original characteristic elements to give it a new and independent appearance. It is a term of French origin (Gallicism).

  

Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez

pastiches
  1

Plural of pastiche . In Painting it is the action of modifying or altering a work giving it the appearance of being new and independent. It is combining original characteristic aspects of a work with new ones, giving it the appearance of originality.

  

Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez

colage
  1

It is a pictorial technique that consists of composing a plastic work by joining images, fragments, objects and materials from different origins. Glue pieces or fragments of various materials, giving it an artistic touch. It is a term of French origin (Collage).

  

Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez

pluviofilia
  1

Fascination or attraction to rain. Love for the rains.

  

Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez

veronal
  1

In medicine and pharmacology it is the name of a drug. Derived from barbiturate acid, used as a sleeping pill and tranquilizer.

  

Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez

picucho
  1

It means drunk, drunk. Drunk. A person who is drunk or consumes a lot of liquor. Drinker.

  

Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez

pichúo
  1

Among young Ticos, it means phenomenal, great, extraordinary, magnificent, stupendous, excellent.

  

furoya

poliandria
  1

A type of polygamy in which the wife has more than one husband. It has a Greek origin by 960; 959; 955; 965; 962; (polys "many") 945; 957; 948; 961; 959; 962; ( Andrós "adult male" ) . The term is used in botany for flowers with many stamens.

  

furoya

poliginia
  1

A type of polygamy in which the man has more than one wife. It has a Greek origin by 960; 959; 955; 965; 962; (polys "many") 947; 965; 957; 951; (gyné, "woman, wife"). The term is used in zoology for the male with many females, or in botany for flowers with many pistils.

  

furoya

poligamia
  1

1. A form of marriage in which one of the partners may have more than one spouse. From Greek 960; 959; 955; 965; 962; (polys "many") 947; 945; 956; 949; 969; (gameo "to marry") - 953; 945; ( -ia "action, quality") . See polyandry, polygyny, monogamy. By extension, it is also used for zoological and botanical relationships and reproduction.

  

furoya

monogamia
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A form of marriage (or animal partnership) in which each partner may not have more than one spouse. From Greek 956; 959; 957; 959; ( monkey "only, unique" ) 947; 945; 956; 949; 969; (gameo "to marry") - 953; 945; ( -ia "action, quality") .

  

furoya

fotograma
  1

It is each of the frames that make up a film and when projected successively they create the illusion of animation. It is a word with Greek etymology for 966; 969; 962; , 966; 969; 964; 959; 962; (phoos, pootós "light, of light") 947; 961; 945; 956; 956; 945; (gramma "drawing, letter") .

  

furoya

kinetoscopio
  1

A precursor machine to cinematographic projectors whose animations were viewed on a single screen. The name is taken from the Greek 954; 953; 957; 951; 963; 953; 962; (kinesis "movement") 963; 954; 959; 960; 949; 953; 957; (scopein "observe"). See nickelodeon.

  

furoya

cinematógrafo
  1

1º_ Apparatus that projects or films films. From Greek 954; 8055; 957; 951; 956; 945; 964; 959; 962; ( kinematos "of movement" ) 954; 953; 957; 951; 956; 945; 964; 959; 962; ( Grafein "Record, Write" ) . 2º_ Also the projection room, even when the origin is not in film but in video.

  

furoya

zoopraxiscopio
  1

It is a precursor of the cinematographic projectors created in 1879 by Eadweard Muybridge (pseudonym of the photographer Edward James Muggeridge) that initially served to settle an argument between American tycoons about the trotting of horses: Leland Stanford said that at some point the animal had its four legs in the air and his friend James Keene that he always trotted with at least one hoof on the ground. Using an ingenious mechanism of sequenced cameras, Muybridge photographed a galloping horse and stitched the shots together on a glass disc that he spun in front of a lamp, thus projecting an animation where Stanford could be seen to be right. This method was used with other animals for its study and the invention was called 'zoopraxiscope', from the Greek 950; 969; 959; 957; (zoon "living being, animal") 960; 961; 945; 958; 953; 962; (praxis "action, movement") 963; 954; 959; 960; 949; 953; 957; (scopein "observe"). See kinetoscope, nickelodeon.

  

Felipe Lorenzo del Río

beguinas
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A community of lay women that arose in Liège in the twelfth century, perhaps in the milieu of the priest and reformer Lambert le Begue (the stutterer), who cared for the most needy, also devoting themselves to contemplation and manual work, perhaps in contact with the mendicant orders independent of the Church and other authorities. in full autonomy. A current novel "The Mirror of Souls" speaks of the beguines.

  

Jorge Luis Tovar Díaz

hacer un catorce
  1

In Cali (Colombia) to make a fourteen is to do a favor.

  

GARCÍA ALBERTO ENRIQUE

ababras-
  1

ababras, belonging to a type of gourd that is native to Portugal.

  

GARCÍA ALBERTO ENRIQUE

albarraz-matapiojo
  1

It is an annual plant, of the Ranunculaceae family, with erect and hairy stems of 1m high, large leaves, intense blue flowers, fruits in black and rough capsules, with seeds inside that, like all parts of the plant, are extremely toxic. a product that was used to combat lice-

  

GARCÍA ALBERTO ENRIQUE

abásico,ca-
  1

abasic, ca-pertaining to or related to abasia, lack of coordination in their movements that an individual exhibits when walking-

  

GARCÍA ALBERTO ENRIQUE

selinur-
  1

Selinur- is the asteroid discovered by astronomer M. F . Wolf on January 16, 1903-

  

GARCÍA ALBERTO ENRIQUE

caras-
  1

Indigenous American people of the Aymara Kingdoms or Lordships, with habitat in Potosí, Bolivia

  

Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez

carnívoro
  1

It refers to the animal that preferentially feeds on meat.

  

Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez

eltanin
  1

It is also called Etamin. Other names by which he identifies are: Ettanin, Etannin, Etanim and Etamin. It is the name of the brightest star in the Draco or Dragon Constellation. The word is of Arabic origin and means Serpent.

  

Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez

mut
  1

It is a surname with Egyptian roots. The word means Mother. Also known as Maut or Mout, she was the mother goddess, worshipped throughout Ancient Egypt.

  

GARCÍA ALBERTO ENRIQUE

jía manzanilla,ababuy
  1

Chamomile jia, ababuy-refers to a species of plum tree, wild shrub, small, thorny, with bright green oval leaves with a strong aroma of almonds, pale flowers, yellow or orange-red fruits, pleasant flavor. Generally, it has its habitat in forested regions.

  

GARCÍA ALBERTO ENRIQUE

yubo
  1

Yubo is a herbaceous plant species of the Caprifoliaceae family, native to southern and central Europe and Southeast Asia. generic name Sambucus ebulos, which can reach 2 to 5m in height, erect stems, usually without branches, with opposite dark green leaves and strong smell, white or pink flowers, with a small, dark and very toxic fruit; It is used in medicine for its cardiotonic, sudorific, diuretic and laxative properties.

  

GARCÍA ALBERTO ENRIQUE

la popa
  3

La Popa-is said to be a constellation located in the cosmic zone of the southern or southern hemisphere.

  

GARCÍA ALBERTO ENRIQUE

kallisto
  1

Kallisto- is the asteroid discovered by astronomer J. Palisa on October 8, 1879-

  

GARCÍA ALBERTO ENRIQUE

automisofobia
  1

Automisophobia - refers to the aversion, hatred, or fear that certain people have of getting dirty; lack of cleanliness or odor-

  

furoya

amorismo
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It is a neologism that does not yet have a definition assigned to it, because it lends itself to various interpretations. It clearly refers to some kind of 'love' by adding the suffix -ism, which denotes a militancy or a philosophical stance, but they also associate it with a suffering of 'toxic love', a deformation, transformation or evolution between different degrees of affection, or even a contraction of love and selfishness.

  

furoya

ojímetro
  1

Irony by "calculation by eye, according to personal criteria". It names a supposed measuring instrument using the suffix -meter, but attached to 'eye', as the only tool used and which of course lacks precision.

  

furoya

tokenización
  1

It is a Spanish version of the English neologism tokenization, which can be used in our language because the word token already circulates in many environments, although with various interpretations. In principle, it would be the "effect of tokenizing, converting or giving symbol value to something or someone" that is used in sociology, especially for cases in which a merely formal or decorative position, position or category is given, just to show that it is taken into account and on many occasions for a matter of image. such as when it comes to including representatives of a minority or a traditionally discriminated group. It is precisely for this last reason that there is an ironic equivalent as "florism" (or "tokenism"). However, there are other, more technical uses, such as converting data to a token (information that represents data but does not contain in itself any meaning that relates to the original), and it is an alternative to encryption.

  

furoya

cultileído
  1

It is a neologism that unites the words cultured and read for the cultured person and at the same time reader, although it is also used as a mockery or irony for those who presume it.

  

furoya

aptrónimo
  1

It is a neologism for a person's surname or first name that has some relation to their appearance, their occupation, their history. Sometimes it appears as 'aptonym', or its interpretation 'characteronym', although in Spanish there is already 'ipsónimo' which has a broader meaning but perfectly includes proper nouns. The origin is in the English aptronym, a play on the word patronym ("patronymic") with apt ("fit, with aptitude for something"). See inaptronym .

  

furoya

fusilánime
  1

Humorous neologism invented by Marcos Mundstock for the play "The Commission. ( Hymns ) " (Les Luthiers, 1996). It means "cowardly or faint-hearted for fear of being shot."

  

furoya

payasofía
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It is a neologism coming from the group of Payamédicos , where they unite clown ("artist who makes a humorous act") with philosophy, using their apheresis "sophia". It is a way of facing life not only through humour and health care, but also with tolerance, respect for others and resilience.

  

furoya

fungólogo
  1

I don't know if this word really has a use, because there is mycologist, which etymologically is more appropriate for "who studies fungi". Still, this Greco-Latin pastiche is not an absurdity either, since the Latin fungus, i means "mushroom" and the Greek 955; 959; 947; 959; 962; (logos) indicates a "relationship or theme".

  

Anónimo

ya apareció el peine
  1

When someone arrives who had been sworn for many days

  

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