machete

See also: Machete

EnglishEdit

 
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a machete

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish machete, diminutive of macho (sledgehammer), from Latin mattea, possibly from mactare (slaughter in sacrifice); cognate with Old French machier, French massue, English mace.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /məˈʃɛ.ti/, /məˈtʃɛ.ti/
  • (file)

NounEdit

machete (plural machetes)

  1. A sword-like tool used for cutting large plants with a chopping motion, or as a weapon. The blade is usually 50 to 65 centimeters long, and up to three millimeters thick.

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VerbEdit

machete (third-person singular simple present machetes, present participle macheting or macheteing, simple past and past participle macheted)

  1. To cut or chop with a machete.
    After some hours of intense work, we had macheted a path through the jungle to the bank of the river.
  2. To hack or chop crudely with a blade other than a machete.
    You can't just machete about with a rapier and expect to succeed; you need to thrust properly.

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish machete.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌmɑˈʃɛ.tə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ma‧che‧te
  • Rhymes: -ɛtə

NounEdit

machete m (plural machetes)

  1. machete
    Synonym: kapmes

Eastern Huasteca NahuatlEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish machete

NounEdit

machete

  1. machete.

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish machete.

NounEdit

machete

  1. machete

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

macho +‎ -ete

NounEdit

machete m (plural machetes)

  1. machete
  2. mediocre method for obtaining somewhat accurate results; shortcut

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from Spanish machete.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

machete m (invariable)

  1. machete

ReferencesEdit

  • machete in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish machete

NounEdit

machete m (definite singular macheten, indefinite plural macheter, definite plural machetene)

  1. a machete

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish machete

NounEdit

machete m (definite singular macheten, indefinite plural machetar, definite plural machetane)

  1. a machete

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish machete.

NounEdit

machete m (plural machetes)

  1. machete

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

macho +‎ -ete

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maˈt͡ʃete/, [maˈt͡ʃe.t̪e]
  • (file)

NounEdit

machete m (plural machetes)

  1. machete
  2. mediocre method for obtaining somewhat accurate results; shortcut

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DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit


Zacatlán-Ahuacatlán-Tepetzintla NahuatlEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish machete.

NounEdit

machete

  1. machete

ReferencesEdit

  • Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C. (2006) Pequeño diccionario ilustrado: Náhuatl de los municipios de Zacatlán, Tepetzintla y Ahuacatlán[1], segunda edición edition, Tlalpan, D.F. México: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 22