buraco

GalicianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

buraco m (plural buracos)

  1. hole

Derived termsEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly from Old Portuguese furaco, from Latin forāmen (aperture, opening).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

buraco m (plural buracos)

  1. pit; hole (hollow spot in a surface)
  2. burrow (a tunnel or hole dug by a creature)
  3. (figuratively, depreciative) a very filthy, crude or precarious house
  4. (billiards, pool, snooker) pocket (cavity with a sack at each corner and one centered on each side of a pool or snooker table)
  5. hole (an opening in a solid)
  6. (figuratively) gap (a vacant time)
  7. (figuratively) an emotional gap caused by someone’s death or absence
  8. (slang) a difficult situation financially
  9. (card games) canasta, especially its Brazilian variant

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • buraco-branco
  • buraco-cinza
  • buraco-negro
  • sair do buraco
  • tapa-buraco
  • tapar buraco

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

buraco

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of buracar
Last modified on 16 February 2014, at 23:17