derecho

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English[edit]

Line of clouds along a derecho.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish derecho (straight), this term seems to have been coined by Gustavus Detlef Hinrichs in 1888 to contrast derechos from tornadoes, which twist[1][2]; compare the etymology of tornado. Doublet of direct.

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Noun[edit]

derecho (plural derechos)

  1. (US) A windstorm with strong straight-line winds.

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

derecho

  1. neuter of derechu

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *dērēctus, from Latin dīrectus.

Adjective[edit]

derecho (Latin spelling, feminine derecha)

  1. straight, simple

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Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish derecho.

Noun[edit]

derecho

  1. the right to
  2. (civil) right
  3. claim
  4. tax

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *dērēctus, from Latin dīrectus[1]. Doublet of directo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /deˈɾet͡ʃo/, [d̪eˈɾe.t͡ʃo]
  • Hyphenation: de‧re‧cho
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -etʃo

Adjective[edit]

derecho (feminine derecha, masculine plural derechos, feminine plural derechas)

  1. straight (not crooked or bent; having a constant direction throughout its length)
    Synonym: recto
  2. straight; upright (perfectly horizontal or vertical; not diagonal or oblique)
    sentarse derechoto sit upright
  3. right, right-hand (designating the side of the body which is positioned to the east if one is facing north)
    la mano derechathe right hand
  4. correct, appropriate, right

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Noun[edit]

derecho m (plural derechos)

  1. right (a legal, just or moral entitlement)
    el derecho al votothe right to vote
    derechos humanoshuman rights
  2. law, jurisprudence (the study of laws)
  3. law (the profession of dealing with laws (as lawyers, judges, etc.))
  4. right (the outward or most finished surface, as of a coin, piece of cloth, a carpet, etc.)
    1. (textiles) right side (The side of a fabric that is intended to face outward on a finished project)
      • 2014, Juliana Vaquero González, Planchado y arreglo de ropa en alojamientos, Ideaspropias Editorial, →ISBN, page 163:
        Las puntadas que se realizan no deben traspasar la tela y, por lo tanto, no debe verse por el derecho.
        The stitches made should not go through the fabric, and, therefore, should not be seen on the right side.
  5. (in the plural) duties, taxes, fees, charges
  6. (rare) path, road
    Synonyms: sendero, camino

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: derecho
  • Papiamentu: derecho, drechi

Adverb[edit]

derecho

  1. straight (of a direction relative to the subject, precisely; as if following a direct line)
    Synonym: recto
    Sigue derecho.Keep going [straight].
  2. straight (directly; without pause, delay or detour)
    Synonym: directamente

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