From Old Spanish puente, from Latin pontem, singular accusative of pōns, from Proto-Indo-European *pónteh₁s (“path, road”), from *pent- (“path”). Compare Catalan pont, French pont, Italian ponte, Occitan pònt, Portuguese ponte, Romanian punte, Romansch punt.
puente m (plural puentes)
- bridge (construction spanning a waterway, ravine, or valley from an elevated height)
- long weekend; a day which falls between two work-free days (holidays or weekend days), on which leave is preferred
- arch of a foot (curved part of the bottom of a foot)
- (nautical) bridge, bridge deck (elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain)
- (dentistry) bridge, denture (artificial replacement of one or more teeth)
In some archaic texts or expressions this noun may take the feminine gender instead.