Hay 3 definiciones de spruce en inglés:

spruce1

Silabificación: spruce
Pronunciación: /spro͞os
 
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sustantivo

  • A widespread coniferous tree that has a distinctive conical shape and hanging cones, widely grown for timber, pulp, and Christmas trees.
    • Genus Picea, family Pinaceae: many species
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    • The best trees to plant with wildlife in mind are cherry and mulberry for their fruits, pines and spruces for their seed-bearing cones and deciduous trees that vary in size and density.
    • This nest is usually in a spruce or other conifer and may be 4'40 feet up.
    • ‘I wanted my husband to plant a big spruce so that at Christmas I could decorate it with lights,’ she says.

Origen

late Middle English (denoting Prussia or something originating in Prussia): alteration of obsolete Pruce 'Prussia.' The application to the tree dates from the early 17th century.

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Pronunciación: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
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Hay 3 definiciones de spruce en inglés:

spruce2

Silabificación: spruce
Pronunciación: /
 
spro͞os/

adjetivo

verbo

[with object] (spruce someone/something up) Volver al principio  
  • Make a person or place smarter or tidier: the fund will be used to spruce up historic buildings
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    • The existing factory buildings have been spruced up to house exhibition, workshop and office spaces.
    • A further £200,000 will be spent sprucing up the city's war memorials and a plaque will be put up by the Cenotaph - listing, for the first time, soldiers killed on active duty since the Second World War.
    • The council has adopted a 12-month strategy aimed at sprucing up the city's streets.
    Sinónimos
    smarten (up), tidy, neaten, declutter, put in order, clean, upgrade, renovate
    informal do up, gussy up

Derivativos

sprucely

adverbio
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  • The boys were sprucely dressed in the customary costume of shirt, breeches, stockings and shiny black shoes.
  • He is dressed sprucely, except for his rubber overshoes, evidences of the chill, watery Parisian spring.
  • At a glance one would have described them as middle-class and lower middle-class men with their wives and children sprucely dressed in their Sunday best.

spruceness

sustantivo
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  • But then Adam is a theatrical impresario, and dresses with all the dapper spruceness of a, well, theatrical impresario.

Origen

late 16th century: perhaps from spruce1 in the obsolete sense 'Prussian', in the phrase spruce (leather) jerkin.

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Hay 3 definiciones de spruce en inglés:

spruce3

Saltos de línea: spruce

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verbo

[no object] British informal , • dated
  • 1Engage in pretence or deception, especially by feigning illness: he’s no fool; he’d have known if she was sprucing
  • 1.1 [with object] Deceive: they spruced you proper

Derivativos

sprucer

sustantivo

Origen

early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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