Help

Labels

Functional Labels

An italic label indicating a part of speech or some other functional classification follows the pronunciation or, if no pronunciation is given, the main entry. The eight traditional parts of speech: adjective, adverb, conjunction, interjection, noun, preposition, pronoun, and verb, are indicated as follows:

daily2 adjective . . . 
vagamente adverb . . . 
and . . . conjunction . . . 
huy interjection . . . 
jackal . . . noun . . . 
para preposition . . . 
neither3 pronoun . . . 
leer . . . verb . . . 

Verbs that are intransitive are labeled intransitive verb, and verbs that are transitive are labeled transitive verb. Entries for verbs that are both transitive and intransitive are labeled verb; if such an entry includes irregular verb inflections, it is labeled verb immediately after the main entry, with the labels intransitive verb and transitive verb serving to introduce transitive and intransitive subdivisions when both are present:

deliberar intransitive verb : to deliberate
necessitate . . . transitive verb -tated; -tating : necesitar, requerir
satisfy . . . verb -fied; -fying transitive verb . . . — intransitive verb . . . 

Two other labels are used to indicate functional classifications of verbs: auxiliary verb and impersonal verb.

may . . . auxiliary verb, past might. . .
haber1  . . . auxiliary verb 1 : have . . . —impersonal verb
1 hay : there is, there are . . . 

Gender Labels

In Spanish-to-English noun entries, the gender of the entry word is indicated by an italic masculine, feminine, or masculine or feminine:

magnesio masculine noun . . . 
galaxia feminine noun . . . 
turista masculine or feminine noun . . . 

If both the masculine and feminine forms are shown for a noun referring to a person, the label is simply noun:

director, -tora noun . . . 

Spanish noun equivalents of English entry words are also labeled for gender:

amnesia . . . noun : amnesia feminine
earache . . . noun : dolor masculine de oído
gamekeeper . . . noun : guardabosque masculine or feminine