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B {n} /b/ (musical note)  :: si {m}
B {symbol} (byte)  :: o (octet)
baa {n} /bæ]/ (bleating of sheep)  :: bêlement {m}
baa {v} (to make the cry of sheep)  :: bêler
Baba Yaga {prop} (hag who flies through the air in a mortar)  :: Baba Yaga {f}
babbittry {n} (narrow minded materialism)  :: matérialisme petit-bourgeois {m}
babble {n} /ˈbæb.əɫ]/ (idle talk)  :: babillage {m}, bavardage
babble {n} (inarticulate speech)  :: jargon {m}, charabia, galimatias
babble {n} (the sound of flowing water)  :: babil {m}, murmure
babble {v} (to make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow water running over stones.)  :: babiller, murmurer, susurrer
babble {v} (to talk much)  :: bavarder, papoter, caqueter, jaboter, jacasser,
babble {v} (to utter words indistinctly)  :: marmonner, marmotter, jargonner
babbler {n} /ˈbæb(ə)lə(ɹ)]/ (someone who babbles)  :: babillard {m}; babillarde {f}
babby {n} /ˈbæ.bi/ (baby) SEE: baby  ::
babe {n} /beɪb/ (baby or infant) SEE: baby  ::
babe {n} (darling) SEE: baby  ::
babehood {n} (babyhood) SEE: babyhood  ::
Bab el Mandeb {prop} (strait)  :: Bab-el-Mandeb
babesiosis {n} (parasitic disease)  :: babésiose, piroplasmose
babiroussa {n} (hoglike quadruped)  :: babiroussa {m}
babirusa {n} (a member of the genus Babyrousa)  :: babiroussa {m}
baboon {n} /bæˈbun/ (primate)  :: babouin {m}
babouche {n} (Turkish or oriental slipper)  :: babouche {f}
babushka {n} /bəˈbuːʃ.kə/ (matryoshka) SEE: Russian doll  ::
Babuza {prop} (language)  :: babuza {m}
baby {adj} (intended for babies)  :: pour bébé
baby {adj} (of a child)  :: petit
baby {adj} (of an animal)  :: petit [additionally, as in English, there are special terms for the young of some animals]
baby {n} /ˈbeɪbi/ (very young human being)  :: bébé {m}
baby {n} (form of address to a man or a woman considered to be attractive)  :: mon beau {m} [to a man], ma belle {f} [to a woman]
baby {n} (immature or infantile person)  :: bébé {m}
baby {n} (lastborn of a family)  :: benjamin {m}, benjamine {f}
baby {n} (pet project)  :: bébé {m}
baby {n} (term of endearment)  :: chou {m}, bébé {m}
baby {n} (young animal)  :: petit {m}, bébé {m}
baby boom {n} (any increase in the birth rate)  :: babyboom {m}
baby boom {n}  :: babyboom {m}
baby boom {n} (post-World War II baby boom (1946 to 1964))  :: babyboom {m}
baby boomer {n} (those born after Second World War)  :: bébé-boumeur {m} , bébé-boumeuse {f}
baby bottle {n} (bottle with a teat)  :: biberon {m}
baby boy {n} (very young male human being)  :: bébé {m}
baby carriage {n} (pram) SEE: pram  ::
baby doll {n} (doll)  :: poupon {m}
baby doll {n} (night-dress)  :: nuisette {f}
baby grand {n} (small grand piano)  :: crapaud {m}
babyish {adj} (like a baby)  :: bébête
Babylon {prop} /ˈbæbɪ.lɑn/ (capital of Babylonia)  :: Babylone {f}
Babylonia {prop} /bæbɪˈləʊnɪə]/ (ancient region and empire of southern Mesopotamia)  :: Babylonie {f}
baby massage {n} (massage therapy for infants) SEE: infant massage  ::
baby monitor {n} (Intercom system)  :: babyphone {m}
baby of the family {n} (youngest member of an immediate family)  :: benjamin {m} (for a male), benjamine {f}
baby seat {n} (child safety seat) SEE: child safety seat  ::
baby shower {n} (a party celebrating the pending or recent birth of a child)  :: fête prénatale {f}, baby shower {m}
babysit {v} /ˈbeɪbiː.sɪt/ (To watch or tend someone else's child for a period of time, often for money)  :: faire du baby-sitting
babysitter {n} (baby or child caretaker)  :: baby-sitter {f}, gardienne d’enfant {f}, bonne d’enfant {f}
babysitting {n} (work of a babysitter)  :: babysitting {m}
baby talk {n} (form of speech used when talking to babies)  :: langage enfantin {m}
baby tooth {n} (tooth which will be replaced) SEE: milk tooth  ::
baccarat {n} /ˈbækəræt/ (card game)  :: baccara
bacchic {adj} (of or relating to Bacchus)  :: bachique
Bach {prop} /baχ]/ (German composer)  :: Bach
bachelor {n} (bachelor's degree)  :: licence
bachelor {n} /ˈbætʃ.ə.lɚ/ (unmarried man)  :: célibataire {m}
bachelordom {n} (bachelorhood) SEE: bachelorhood  ::
bachelorette {n} (unmarried woman)  :: célibataire {f}, demoiselle {f}
bachelorette {n} (very small single room apartment)  :: chambre de bonne {f}, studio {m}
bachelorette party {n} (bachelorette party)  :: enterrement de vie de jeune fille {m}
bachelorhood {n} (the condition of being a bachelor)  :: célibat {m}
bachelor party {n} (party)  :: enterrement de vie de garçon {m}, enterrement de vie de jeune garçon {m}
bachelors' button {n} (plant and button) SEE: bachelor's button  ::
bachelorship {n} (bachelorhood) SEE: bachelorhood  ::
bacilliform {adj} (shaped like a bacillus; rod-shaped)  :: bacilliforme
bacillus {n} /bæˈsɪl.əs/ (any bacteria in the genus Bacillus)  :: bacille {m}
back {adj} /bæk/ (near the rear)  :: (door) de derrière
back {adj} (far from the main area)  :: écarté {m}
back {adj} (phonetics: produced in the back of the mouth)  :: postérieur
back {adv} (to or in a previous condition or place)  :: de retour
back {n} (a position behind most players on the team)  :: arrière {m}
back {n} (that which is farthest away from the front)  :: fond {m}
back {n} (the part of something that goes last)  :: fin {f}
back {n} (the rear of body)  :: dos {m}
back {n} (the reverse side)  :: derrière {m}, revers {m}
back {v} (to go in the reverse direction)  :: (person) reculer, (vehicle) faire marche arrière
back {v} (to support)  :: soutenir
backache {n} /ˈbækeɪk/ (any pain or ache in the back, see also: lumbago)  :: mal au dos {m}
back and forth {adv} (from one place to another and back again)  :: aller-retour {m}, va-et-vient {m}
back and forth {n} (movement (of someone or something) forward followed by a return to the same position)  :: va-et-vient {m}
backbencher {n} (member of Parliament who does not have cabinet rank)  :: député de l'arrière-ban {m}, député sans portefeuille {m}, députée sans portefeuille {f}, simple député {m}
backbite {v} (to make defamatory statements about another)  :: calomnier, salir, diffamer
backbone {n} (any fundamental support, structure, or infrastructure)  :: épine dorsale {f}
backbone {n} /ˈbækˌbəʊn/ (series of vertebrae that encloses the spinal cord)  :: colonne vertébrale {f}, rachis {m}, épine dorsale {f}
backchat {n} /ˈbæk.tʃæt/ (backtalk) SEE: backtalk  ::
backchat {v} (backtalk) SEE: backtalk  ::
back cover {n} (cover on the opposite side of the front cover)  :: quatrième de couverture {f}, quatrième de couv' {f}, dos {m}
backdoor {n} (backdoor (all definitions)) SEE: back door  ::
backdrop {n} (background of a historical event)  :: contexte {m}
backdrop {n} /ˈbæk.dɹɒp/ (stage scenery)  :: décor {m}, toile de fond {f}
back end {n} (computing: part of a system that is farthest from the user)  :: back-end {m}, arrière-plan {m}
back fire {n} (controlled fire)  :: contre-feu {m}
backfire {v} /bækˈfaɪə(ɹ)/ (fail)  :: se retourner contre, avoir l'effet inverse
backflip {n} /ˈbæk.flɪp/ (an act of rotating your body)  :: salto arrière {m}
back-formation {n} (linguistic process)  :: dérivation régressive {f}, dérivation inverse {f}, rétroformation {f}
backgammon {n} /ˈbæk.ɡæm.ən/ (board game)  :: backgammon {m}
background {n} (activity not visible to the user)  :: tâche de fond {f}, en arrière-plan
background {n} /ˈbæk.ɡɹaʊnd/ (social heritage)  :: milieu {m}, histoire {f}, passé {m}
background {n} (computer background)  :: fond d'écran {m}
background {n} (less important feature)  :: fond {m}
background {n} (part of picture)  :: arrière-plan {m}
background {n} (relevant information)  :: antécédents {m-p}, historique {m}
background music {n}  :: musique de fond {f}
backhand {n} /ˈbækhænd/ (stroke in tennis)  :: revers {m}
backheel {n} (soccer)  :: talonnade {f}
backhoe {n} (a multi-purpose tractor)  :: pelleteuse {f} , rétrocaveuse {f}
backhoe {n} /ˈbæk.həʊ/ (a piece of excavating equipment)  :: tractopelle {f} , rétrocaveuse {f}
backlash {n} /ˈbækˌlæʃ/ (violent or abrubt reaction)  :: retour de bâton {m}
backlash {n} (mechanical: distance of free movement between connected parts)  :: jeu {m}
backlight {n} /ˈbæk.laɪt/ (A light attached to an LCD display)  :: rétroéclairage {m}
backlight {n} (The rear window of a motor car)  :: lunette arrière {f}
backlight {v} (To illuminate something from behind)  :: éclairer par derrière {m}, rétro-éclairer {m}
backlit {adj} (Illuminated from behind)  :: rétro-éclairé, éclairé par derrière
backlog {n} /ˈbæk.lɒɡ/ (an accumulation or buildup)  :: arriéré {m} [work]
back matter {n} (parts of a book that appear after the text)  :: posttexte
backorder {n} (Order)  :: réapprovisionnement {m}
backpack {n} /ˈbæk.pæk/ (worn on a person's back, e.g., for hiking)  :: sac à dos {m}
backpackers {n} (hostel) SEE: hostel  ::
back page {n} (final page) SEE: back cover  ::
backrest {n} /ˈbækˌɹest/ (back piece of a chair)  :: dossier {n}
backronym {n}  :: rétro-acronyme {m}
back scrubber {n} (utensil for scrubbing the back while bathing)  :: lave-dos {m}
back seat {n} (seat)  :: siège arrière {m}
backseat driver {n} (passenger who insists on giving the driver instructions)  :: mouche du coche
backside {n} /ˈbækˌsaɪd/ (buttocks)  :: arrière {m}
backspace {n} /ˈbækˌspeɪs/  :: retour arrière
backstabber {n} (a traitor or hypocrite)  :: hypocrite
backstage {n} /bækˈsteɪdʒ/ (the area behind the stage)  :: coulisses {f-p}
backstroke {n} (a swimming stroke swum on one's back)  :: dos crawlé {m}, dos {m}
back-to-back {adj} /ˌbæk.təˈbæk/ (with one's back facing somebody else's back)  :: dos à dos
back-to-back {adj}  :: dos à dos
back-to-back {adv} (with back facing somebody else's back)  :: dos à dos
back to nature {adj} (turning away from urban environs and attitudes)  :: retour à la nature
back to square one {adj} (located back at the start, as after a dead-end or failure)  :: de retour à la case départ
back to square one {adv} (back to the start, as after a dead-end or failure)  :: de retour à la case départ
back up {v} (To copy as a security measure)  :: sauvegarder, faire une sauvegarde
back up {v} (To move a vehicle backwards)  :: reculer, faire marche arrière
back up {v} (To move backwards, especially for a vehicle to do so)  :: reculer
backup {n} /ˈbæk.ʌp/ (copy of file or record)  :: sauvegarde {f}
back vowel {n} (Any vowel sound produced in the back of the mouth)  :: voyelle postérieure {f}
backward {adj} /ˈbækwɚd/ (reluctant to advance)  :: arriéré
backward {adj} (undeveloped)  :: sous-développé
backward {adv} (in the direction towards the back)  :: en arrière
backward compatibility {n} (compatibility with older systems)  :: compatibilité descendante {f}, rétrocompatibilité {f}
backward compatible {adj} (compatible with older systems)  :: rétrocompatible {m} {f}
backwater {n} (a remote place; somewhere that remains unaffected by new events, progresses, ideas, etc.)  :: patelin {m}
backwoods {n} /ˈbakˌwʊdz/ (uncleared forest)  :: sous-bois
bacon {n} /ˈbeɪkən/ (cut of meat)  :: lardon {m}
bacon and eggs {n} (a dish consisting of bacon and eggs)  :: œufs au bacon {m-p}
Baconian {adj} /bəˈkəʊn.ɪən/ (of or pertaining to Francis Bacon)  :: baconien {m}
bacon rind {n} (skin of pork)  :: couenne
bacteria {n} /bækˈtɪɹ.i.ə/ (bacteria)  :: bactéries {f-p}
bacterial {adj} /bækˈtɪəɹɪəɫ]/ (of or caused by bacteria)  :: bactérien
bacteriologist {n} (microbiologist)  :: bactériologiste {m} {f}
bacteriology {n} /bækˌtɪəɹ.ɪˈɒlədʒi/ (scientific study of bacteria)  :: bactériologie {f}
bacteriophage {n} /bækˈtɪəɹ.ɪəʊˌfeɪdʒ/ (a virus that infects bacteria)  :: bactériophage {m}
bacterium {n} /bækˈtɪəɹ.ɪəm/ (single celled organism with no nucleus or organelles)  :: bactérie {f}
Bactria {prop} /ˈbæktɹɪə/ (Greek name for ancient country)  :: Bactriane {f}, Bactrie {f}
Bactrian camel {n} /ˈbæktɹɪən ˈkæməl/ (Camelus bactrianus)  :: chameau de Bactriane {m}
bad {adj} /bæd/ (not good)  :: mauvais, mal
bad {adj} (bold and daring, bad)  :: fonceur {m}, fonceuse {f}
bad {adj} (evil, wicked)  :: mauvais, méchant
bad {adj} (faulty; not functional)  :: défectueux
bad {adj} (not suitable or fitting)  :: mal
bad {adj} (of breath: malodorous)  :: mauvaise {f}
bad {adj} (seemingly non-appropriate, in manners)  :: mal
bad {adj} (serious; urgent)  :: urgent {m}
bad {adj} (spoilt, rotten, overripe) SEE: spoilt  ::
bad {adv} (badly) SEE: badly  ::
bad {n} (slang: error, mistake)  :: faute {f}, gaffe {f}
badass {adj} /ˈbædæs/ (having extreme appearance, attitude, or behavior that is considered admirable (slang))  :: dur à cuire {m}
bad breath {n} (unpleasant breath)  :: mauvaise haleine
baddie {n} (a person of bad character in a work of fiction)  :: méchant {m}
Baden-Württemberg {prop} (state of Germany)  :: Bade-Wurtemberg {m}
bad faith {n} (intent to deceive or mislead)  :: mauvaise foi {f}
badge {n} /bædʒ/ (distinctive mark)  :: plaque {f}, insigne {m}, décoration {f}, macaron {m}
badge {n} (nameplate)  :: porte-nom {m}, badge {m}
badge {v} (to mark or distinguish with a badge)  :: badge {m-f}
badger {n} /ˈbædʒɚ/ (mammal)  :: blaireau {m}
badger {n} (native or resident of Wisconsin) SEE: Wisconsinite  ::
badger {v} (fart) SEE: fart  ::
bad guy {n} (a villain)  :: mauvais garçon {m}
badinage {v} /ˌbɑd.ɪˈnɑʒ/ (engage in badinage)  :: badiner
bad luck {n} (misfortune)  :: malchance {f}, manque de bol {m} [informal], manque de cul {m} [vulgar]
badly {adv} /ˈbæd.li/ (in a bad manner)  :: mal, mauvaisement {m}
badminton {n} /ˈbæd.mɪn.tən/ (a racquet sport)  :: badminton {m}
bad news {n}  :: mauvaise nouvelle(s)
bad news {n} (news of unpleasant, unfortunate or sad events)  :: mauvaises nouvelles {f-p}
bad-tempered {adj} (showing anger)  :: de mauvaise humeur
bad trip {n} (psychedelic crisis)  :: mauvais délire, mauvais voyage, bad trip
badware {n} (malware) SEE: malware  ::
Baetic {adj}  :: Bétique
Baffin Bay {prop} (sea between Greenland and Nunavut)  :: baie de Baffin, mer de Baffin
Baffin Island {prop} (island)  :: île de Baffin {f}, Terre de Baffin {f}
baffle {v} /ˈbæfl̩/ (to totally bewilder; confuse or perplex)  :: déconcerter, dérouter
Bafut {prop} (language)  :: bafut {m}, fut {m}
bag {n} (backpack) SEE: backpack  ::
bag {n} /bæɡ/ (flexible container)  :: sac {m}, sachet {m}, [regional] poche {f}
bag {n} (suitcase) SEE: suitcase  ::
bag {v} (to put into a bag)  :: ensacher
bagel {n} /ˈbeɪɡəl/ (toroidal bread roll)  :: bagel
baggage {n} /ˈbæɡɪdʒ/ (luggage)  :: bagage {m}
baggage cart {n} (luggage cart) SEE: luggage cart  ::
Baghdad {prop} /bæɡˈdæd/ (city)  :: Bagdad
Baghdadi {n} (person from Baghdad)  :: Bagdadien {m} [recommended], Bagdadi {m}, Bagdadois {m}
Baghdadian {adj} (Baghdadi) SEE: Baghdadi  ::
Baghdadian {n} (Baghdadi) SEE: Baghdadi  ::
baglady {n} (bag lady) SEE: bag lady  ::
bag of bones {n} (a skinny person)  :: sac d'os {m}, paquet d'os {m}
bagpipe {n} /ˈbæɡ.paɪp/ (bagpipes) SEE: bagpipes  ::
bagpipes {n} /ˈbæɡ.pɑɪps/ (musical wind instrument)  :: cornemuse {f}
baguette {n} /bæˈɡɛt/ (a variety of bread that is long and narrow in shape)  :: baguette {f}
Bahamas {prop} /bəˈhɑː.məz/ (country in the Caribbean)  :: Bahamas {f-p}
Bahamian {adj} /bəˈheɪm.ɪən/ (pertaining to the Bahamas)  :: bahamien, bahaméen
Bahamian {n} (person from the Bahamas)  :: Bahaméen {m}, Bahamien {m}
Bahrain {prop} /bɑːˈɹeɪn/ (Country in the Middle East)  :: Bahreïn, Bahrayn
Bahraini {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Bahrain or the Bahraini people)  :: bahreïni
Bahraini {n} (a person from Bahrain or of Bahraini descent)  :: Bahreïni {m}, Bahreïnie {f}, Bahreïnien {m}, Bahreïnite {m} {f}
baht {n} /bɑːt/ (unit of currency)  :: baht {m}
Baikal {prop} /ˌbaɪˈkɑːl/ (a large lake in Russia)  :: Baïkal {m}
Baikonur {prop} /ˌbaɪ.kəˈnɪə(ɹ)/ (city and cosmodrome in Kazakhstan)  :: Baïkonour {m}
bail {n} /beɪ̯l/ (security)  :: caution {f}
bail {n} (bucket or scoop)  :: écope {f}
bail {n} (person providing such payment.)  :: caution {f}
bail {n} (release from imprisonment on payment of such money)  :: libération sous caution {f}, liberté sous caution {f}
bail {v} (to remove water)  :: écoper
bail bond {n} (surety posted as bail)  :: caution {f}
bailer {n} (a utensil)  :: écope {f}
bailiff {n}  :: bailli {m}
bailiff {n} /ˈbeɪlɪf/ (legal officer to whom some degree of authority, care or jurisdiction is committed)  :: huissier {m}, huissier de justice {m}
bailiwick {n} (area or subject of authority or involvement)  :: bailliage {m}, compétence, autorité
bailiwick {n} /ˈbeɪ.lɪ.wɪk/ (precincts within a bailiff has jurisdiction)  :: bailliage {m}
bail out {v} (To leave or not attend)  :: se tirer, se barrer
bail out {v} (To remove water from a boat by scooping it out)  :: écoper
bait {n} /beɪt/ (substance used in catching fish)  :: appât {m}
bait {v} (to attract with bait)  :: appâter
Bajan {adj} (Barbadian) SEE: Barbadian  ::
Bajan {prop} (Barbadian) SEE: Barbadian  ::
Bajocian {prop}  :: Bajocien
bake {v} /beɪk/ (to cook in an oven)  :: cuire (au four)
baked {adj} /beɪkt/ (cooked by baking)  :: cuit, cuit au four
baked beans {n} (food)  :: baked beans {m-p}, haricots blancs à la sauce tomate {m-p}
baked potato {n} (potato that has been baked)  :: pomme de terre au four {f}, pomme de terre en robe des champs {f}
Bakelite {n} /ˈbeɪk.ə.laɪt/ (a heat-resisting chemically inert resin)  :: Bakélite {f}
baker {n} /ˈbeɪ.kɚ/ (person who bakes and sells bread, etc)  :: boulanger {m}, boulangère {f}
baker's {n} (baker's)  :: boulangerie {f}
bakery {n} /ˈbeɪ.kə.ri/ (a shop in which bread and such is baked and sold)  :: boulangerie {f}
baking {n} /ˈbeɪkɪŋ(ɡ)/ (action of to bake)  :: cuisson {f}
baking powder {n} (a dry leavening agent used in baking)  :: levure chimique {f}
baking soda {n} (common name for sodium bicarbonate)  :: bicarbonate de soude {m}
baking tray {n} (oven-proof tray)  :: plaque à four {f}
baklava {n} /bəˈklɑː.və/ (sweet pastry)  :: baklava
baksheesh {n} /bækˈʃiːʃ/ (bribe or tip paid to speed up services in the Middle East and SW Asia)  :: bakchich {m}
Baku {prop} (the capital of Azerbaijan)  :: Bakou
Balachka {prop} (Russian regional dialect)  :: balatchka {m}
balaclava {n} /ˌbæl.əˈklɑː.və/ (headgear)  :: passe-montagne {m}, cagoule {f}
balalaika {n} /bæləˈlaɪkə/ (Russian instrument)  :: balalaïka {f}
balance {n} /ˈbæləns/ (scales)  :: balance {f}
balance {n} (equilibrium)  :: équilibre {m}
balance {n} (list of credits and debits)  :: solde {m}
balance {v} (make the credits and debits of (an account) correspond)  :: apurer
balanced {adj} (even)  :: équilibré
balance of power {n} (situation of equilibrium)  :: équilibre des puissances {m}
balance sheet {n} (summary of assets, liabilities and equity)  :: bilan {m}
balanitis {n} (inflammation of penis)  :: balanite {f}
balaphone {n} (balafon) SEE: balafon  ::
balconette bra {n} (balcony bra) SEE: balcony bra  ::
balcony {n} /ˈbælkəni/ (structure extending from a building)  :: balcon {m}
balcony {n} (structure overlooking a stage)  :: balcon {m}
balcony bra {n} (a half-cup bra, generally with a low horizontal cut)  :: balconnet {m}
bald {adj} /bɑld/ (having no hair)  :: chauve
bald {adj} ((of tyre) whose surface is worn away)  :: lisse
baldacchin {n} /ˈbaldəkɪn/ (canopy suspended over an altar or throne)  :: baldaquin {m}
bald eagle {n} (species of eagle native to North America)  :: pygargue à tête blanche {m}
balderdash {n} /ˈbɔːldə.dæʃ/ (nonsense)  :: bêtises {f-p}
baldie {n} (somebody bald)  :: crâne d’œuf {m}, chauve {m}
baldness {n} (The state of being bald)  :: calvitie {f}
baldrick {n} (broad belt)  :: baudrier {m}
Baldwin {prop} (given name)  :: Baudouin
bale {n} /beɪ̯l/ (rounded bundle of goods)  :: ballot {m}
bale {v} (to remove water from a boat) SEE: bail  ::
Balearic Islands {prop} (group of Mediterranean islands)  :: îles Baléares {p}, Baléares {p}
baleen {n} (plates in mouth of baleen whale)  :: fanon {m}
baleen whale {n} (whale of the Mysticeti suborder)  :: baleine à fanons {f}
baleful {adj} /ˈbeɪl.fəl/ (ominous)  :: sinistre
Bali {prop} /ˈbɑːli/ (name of island)  :: Bali {m}
Balinese {adj} (of, or relating to Bali, or its inhabitants, language)  :: balinais
Balinese {n} /ˈbɑːlɪniːz/ (language)  :: balinais
Balinese {n} (cat)  :: balinais
Balinese {n} (inhabitant)  :: Balinais
Balinesian {adj} (of Bali)  :: Balinais
balk {v} /bɔ(ː)k/ (to stop short and refuse to go on)  :: regimber
balk {v} (to refuse suddenly)  :: regimber
Balkanian {adj} (Balkan) SEE: Balkan  ::
Balkanization {prop} /ˌbɑl.kən.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ (fragmentation of a region into several small states)  :: balkanisation {f}
Balkanize {v} (to break up)  :: balkaniser
Balkans {prop} /ˈbɑl.kənz/ (geographical region in the southeast of Europe, see also: Balkan Peninsula)  :: Balkans {m}
ball {n} (ballistics: a solid nonexplosive missile)  :: balle {f}, boulet {m}
ball {n} (baseball: a pitch that falls outside the strike zone)  :: balle {f}
ball {n} /bɔl/ (solid or hollow sphere)  :: balle {f}, boule {f}
ball {n} (formal dance)  :: bal {m}
ball {n} (in plural - mildly vulgar slang - nonsense)  :: [vulgar] conneries {f-p}
ball {n} (in plural — slang — courage)  :: [vulgar] couilles {f-p}
ball {n} (mathematics: set of points in a metric space lying within a given distance of a given point)  :: boule {f}
ball {n} (object, generally spherical, used for playing games)  :: [small, such as a cricket ball] balle {f}, [large, such as a football] ballon {m}
ball {n} (quantity of string, thread, etc., wound into a spherical shape)  :: pelote {f}
ball {n} (testicle)  :: couille {f} [vulgar]
ballad {n} /ˈbæləd/ (narrative poem)  :: ballade {f}
ball-and-socket joint {n} (type of joint)  :: rotule {f}
ballast {n} /ˈbæl.əst/ (heavy material placed in the hold of a vessel)  :: lest {m}
ballast {n} (electronics)  :: ballast {m}
ballast {v} (to stabilize a ship with ballast)  :: ballaster
ball bearing {n} (bearing assembly with spherical balls)  :: roulement mécanique {m}
ball boy {n} (A male person responsible for retrieving balls)  :: ramasseur {m}
ball-breaker {n} (Something or someone annoying)  :: casse-couilles {m} {f}
ballerina {n} /ˌbæləɹˈiːnə/ (female ballet dancer)  :: ballerine {f}
ballet {n} /bæˈleɪ/ (classical form of dance)  :: ballet {m}
ballet {n} (theatrical presentation of such dancing)  :: ballet {m}
ball girl {n} (one who clears balls)  :: ramasseuse {f}
ballista {n} /bəˈlɪstə/ (crossbow-like military engine for hurling large missiles)  :: baliste {m}
ballistic missile {n} (missile)  :: missile balistique {m}
ballistics {n} /bəˈlɪst.ɪks/ (science of the study of falling objects)  :: balistique {f}
ballistic vest {n} (bulletproof vest) SEE: bulletproof vest  ::
ball lightning {n} (a short-lived, glowing ball sometimes observed to float in the air)  :: foudre en boule {f}
balloon {n} /bəˈluːn/ (inflatable object)  :: ballon {m}
balloon {n} (child’s toy)  :: ballon {m}, ballon de baudruche {m}, ballon en baudruche {m}, ballon gonflable {m}
balloon {n} (inflatable object to transport people through the air)  :: montgolfière {f}, ballon {m}
balloon {n} (speech bubble) SEE: speech bubble  ::
balloonfish {n} (blowfish) SEE: blowfish  ::
balloonist {n} (a person who flies in a (hot-air) balloon, balloons)  :: ballonniste {m} {f}
ballot {n} /ˈbælət/ (paper used for vote-casting)  :: bulletin de vote {m}, bulletin {m}
ballot {v} (to vote)  :: voter
ballot box {n} (a sealed box into which a voter puts his voting slip)  :: urne {f}, urne électorale {f}
ballot paper {n} (voting form)  :: bulletin de vote {m}
ball pen {n} (ballpoint pen) SEE: ballpoint pen  ::
ballpoint pen {n} (pen)  :: bic {m}, stylo à bille {m}
ballroom {n} (large room used for dancing)  :: salle de bal {f}
ballroom {n} (type of elegant dance)  :: danse de salon {f}
balls {adv} (Intensifier : very)  :: putain de
balls {n} /bɔːlz/ (follow the translations in the entry "ball") SEE: ball  ::
balls {n} (bravery)  :: couilles {f-p}
balls {n} (rubbish)  :: conneries {f-p}
balls {n} (testicles)  :: couilles {f-p}
balls-up {n} ( or maybe cock up) SEE: or maybe cock up  ::
ballsy {adj} /ˈbɔlzi/ (having balls)  :: couillu {m}
ballyhoo {n} /bæliˈhuː/ (sensational or clamorous advertising or publicity)  :: battage {m}
ballyhoo {n} (species of needlefish)  :: aiguillette {f}
balm {n} /bɑm/ (sweet-smelling oil or resin derived from some plants) SEE: balsam  ::
balm {n} (figurative: something soothing) SEE: balsam  ::
balm {n} (plant or tree yielding such substance) SEE: balsam  ::
balm {n} (soothing lotion) SEE: balsam  ::
balmy {adj} /ˈbɑː.mi/ (soothing or fragrant)  :: embaumant, suave
balmy {adj} (mild and pleasant)  :: doux
balneology {n} (study of baths and bathing)  :: balnéologie {f}
Balochistan {prop} (province of Pakistan)  :: Baloutchistan {m}
Balochistan {prop} (region on the Iranian plateau in south-western Asia)  :: Baloutchistan {m}
balrog {n} /ˈbɔːɫ.ɹɒɡ]/ (fiery demonic creature)  :: balrog {m}
balsam {n} (balsam fir) SEE: balsam fir  ::
balsam {n} /ˈbɔːlsəm/ (soothing ointment)  :: baume {m}
balsam {n} (flowering plant of the genus Impatiens)  :: balsamine {f}
balsam {n} (turpentine from the resin of balsam fir) SEE: Canada balsam  ::
balsam fir {n} (Abies balsamea)  :: sapin baumier {m}
balsamic vinegar {n} (a dark, sweet vinegar, made from reduced white wine)  :: vinaigre balsamique {m}
Balthazar {prop} (Babylonian king)  :: Balthazar
Baltic {adj} /ˈbɑl.tɪk/ (of the Baltic region or sea)  :: baltique
Baltic {adj} (pertaining to the Baltic languages)  :: baltique
Baltic {adj} (pertaining to the Balts)  :: baltique
Baltic {prop} (Baltic Sea) SEE: Baltic Sea  ::
Baltic herring {n} (Clupea harengus membras)  :: hareng de la Baltique
Baltic Sea {prop} (a sea)  :: mer Baltique {f}
Balto-Slavic {adj} (of or pertaining o the Balto-Slavic language, people or culture)  :: balto-slave
Balto-Slavic {prop} (Proto-Balto-Slavic language) SEE: Proto-Balto-Slavic  ::
balun {n} (electronic device)  :: balun {m}
baluster {n} /ˈbæl.ʌ.str/ (banister)  :: balustre {f}
balustrade {n} /ˈbæl.ə.streɪd/ (row of balusters)  :: balustrade {f}
Balzac {prop} (surname)  :: Balzac {m} {f}
Balzacian {adj} (pertaining to Balzac)  :: balzacien
Bambara {prop} (language)  :: bambara {m}
bamboo {adj} (made of bamboo)  :: de bambou
bamboo {n} /bæmˈbu/ (plant)  :: bambou {m}
bamboo {n} (wood)  :: bambou {m}
bamboo antshrike {n} (a passerine bird)  :: batara des bambous
Bamboo Curtain {prop} (political barrier between communist and capitalist in Asia)  :: Rideau de bambou
bamboo shoot {n} (edible part of some bamboo types)  :: pousses de bambou {p}
bamboozle {v} /bæm.ˈbuː.zəl/ (to con, defraud, trick)  :: embrouiller, moquer
ban {n} (prohibition)  :: interdiction
ban {v} /bæn/ (forbid)  :: interdire, proscrire
Banach space {n} (vector space)  :: espace de Banach {m}
banal {adj} /bəˈnɑːl/ (common)  :: banal
banalize {v} (to make something banal)  :: banaliser
banana {n} /bəˈnæ.nə/ (fruit)  :: banane {f}
banana {n} (plant)  :: bananier {m}
banana peel {n} (outermost layer of the banana)  :: peau de banane {f}
banana republic {n} (small country dependent on a single export commodity with a corrupt dictatorial government)  :: république bananière {f}
banana skin {n} (banana skin) SEE: banana peel  ::
banana split {n} (A dessert containing a banana cut in half)  :: banane Melba {f}
band {n} /bænd/ (group of musicians)  :: groupe {f}
bandage {n} /ˈbændɪdʒ/ (medical binding)  :: bandage {m}, pansement {m}, sparadrap {m}
band-aid {n} /ˈbændeɪd/ (adhesive bandage)  :: pansement {m}, sparadrap {m}
Bandar Seri Begawan {prop} (capital of Brunei)  :: Bandar Seri Begawan {m}
bandeaux {n} /ˈbændəʊ/ (a bandeau) SEE: bandeau  ::
banded anteater {n} (numbat) SEE: numbat  ::
banded mongoose {n} (Mungos mungo)  :: mangouste rayée {f}
banderilla {n} /ˌbæn.də.ˈriː.jə/ (stick with a sharp end used in bullfighting)  :: banderille {f}
banderillero {n} /ˌbændəɹiːˈjeəɹəʊ/ (one who sticks the banderillas in the bull's neck)  :: banderillero {m}, bandérilléro {m}
bandicoot {n} /ˈbændɪˌkuːt/ (small marsupial)  :: bandicoot {m}
bandit {n} /ˈbændɪt/ (one who robs others)  :: voleur {m}, bandit {m}
banditry {n} (acts characteristic of a bandit)  :: banditisme {m}
bandoleer {n} /ˌbændəˈlɪə(ɹ)/ (a pocketed belt)  :: bandoulière {f}, ceinture à munitions {f}
bandsaw {n} (a saw whose blade is a continuous band)  :: scie à ruban
band-tailed antshrike {n} (bird)  :: batara de Cayenne
bandwidth {n} /ˈbændwɪdθ/ (width of a frequency band)  :: bande passante
bandwidth {n} (measure of data flow rate in digital networks)  :: débit, bande passante
bandwidth {n} (width of the smallest frequency band within which the signal can fit)  :: bande passante
bandy {n} /ˈbændi/ (winter sport played on ice)  :: bandy {m}
bane {n} (killer) SEE: killer  ::
bane {v} (to (kill by) poison) SEE: poison  ::
baneful {adj} (Exceedingly harmful)  :: funeste {m} {f}
bang {interj} (verbal percussive sound)  :: pan
bang {n} (bangs) SEE: bangs  ::
bang {n} /beɪŋ/ (An explosion)  :: détonation {f}
bang {n} (The symbol !)  :: point d'exclamation {m}
bang {v}  :: cogner
bang {v} (slang: to engage in sexual intercourse)  :: baiser, niquer
bang {v} (to make sudden loud noises)  :: claquer
Bangalore {prop} /ˈbæŋɡəlɔː(ɹ)/ (state capital of Karnataka, India)  :: Bangalore {m}, Bengaluru {m}
Bangalore {prop}  :: Bengaluru, Bangalore
banger {n} /ˈbæŋ(ɡ)ə(ɹ)/ (car)  :: bagnole {f}
Bangkok {prop} /bæŋˈkɒk/ (the capital of Thailand)  :: Bangkok
Bangla {prop} (Bengali) SEE: Bengali  ::
Bangladesh {prop} /ˌbæŋ.ɡlə.ˈdɛʃ/ (country)  :: Bangladesh {m}
Bangladeshi {n} (person from Bangladesh or of Bangladeshi descent)  :: Bangladais {m}, Bangladeshi {m}
bang out {v} (to do something quickly)  :: bâcler
bangs {n} /bæŋz/ (hair that hangs down over the forehead)  :: frange {f}
Bangui {prop} (capital of the Central African Republic)  :: Bangui {m}
banish {v} /ˈbænɪʃ/ (to send someone away and forbid that person from returning)  :: bannir
banister {n} /ˈbænɪstə(ɹ)/ (the handrail on the side of a staircase)  :: rampe
banister {n} (one of the vertical supports of a handrail)  :: balustre {m}
banjax {v} /ˈbæn.d͡ʒæks/ (To ruin or destroy)  :: ruiner, détruire
banjo {n} /ˈbæn.dʒoʊ/ (a musical instrument)  :: banjo {m}
banjoist {n} (person who plays the banjo)  :: banjoïste {m} {f}
bank {n} (an underwater area of higher elevation, a sandbank)  :: banc {m}
bank {n} /bæŋk/ (institution)  :: banque {f}
bank {n} (branch office of such an institution)  :: banque {f}
bank {n} (edge of river or lake)  :: rive {f}
bank {n} (storage for important goods)  :: banque {f}
bankable {adj} (certain to bring profit)  :: bancable {m} {f}
bankable {adj} (reliable) SEE: reliable  ::
bank account {n} (fund deposited by a customer for safekeeping in a bank)  :: compte bancaire {m}
banker {n} /ˈbæŋkə(r)/ (one who conducts the business of banking)  :: banquier {m}
bank holiday {n} (a weekday granted to workers as a national holiday)  :: jour férié
bank machine {n} (automated teller machine) SEE: automated teller machine  ::
banknote {n} (paper currency)  :: billet (de banque) {m}
Bank of England {prop}  :: Banque d'Angleterre {f}
bankroll {n} (.A roll of banknotes.)  :: un rouleau de billets de banque
bankroll {n} (The monetary assets of a person or organization.)  :: fonds, capital,budget
bankroll {v} (to fund a project)  :: financer
bankrupt {adj} /ˈbæŋk.ɹəpt/ (having been legally declared insolvent)  :: en faillite, failli
bankruptcy {n} /ˈbæŋkrʌptsɪ/ (legally declared or recognized condition of insolvency)  :: faillite {f}, banqueroute
bank statement {n} (statement of transactions and balances)  :: relevé de compte {m}, relevé bancaire {m}
banner {n} (advertisement in a web page)  :: bannière {f}
banner {n} /ˈbænɚ/ (flag)  :: bannière {f}
banner {n} (cause or purpose; a campaign or movement)  :: bannière {f}
banner {n} (large piece of cloth with a device or motto borne in a procession)  :: banderole {f}
banner {n} (large sign)  :: banderole {f}
banner {n} (principal standard of a knight)  :: banière {f}
banneret {n} /ˌbænəɹˈet/ (nobleman)  :: banneret {m}
bannerette {n} (banneret) SEE: banneret  ::
bannister {n} /ˈbænɪstə(ɹ)/ (the handrail on the side of a staircase)  :: rampe {f}
bannock {n} /ˈbæ.nək/ (bread)  :: banique {f}
banns {n} (the announcement of a forthcoming marriage)  :: bans {m-p}
banquet {n} /ˈbæŋkwɪt/ (a large celebratory meal; a feast)  :: banquet {m}, festin {m}
banshee {n} /bænˈʃiː/ (in Irish folklore, a female spirit)  :: banshee {f}, banshie {f}
bantam {n} (sports age division)  :: minime {m} {f}
bantamweight {n} (weight in sports)  :: poids coq {m}
banter {n} /ˈbæntɚ/ (good humoured conversation)  :: plaisanterie {f} , badinage {m}
banter {v} (to engage in banter)  :: badiner
banter {v} (to play or do something amusing)  :: s'amuser
banter {v} (to tease mildly)  :: taquiner
banya {n} (a Russian steam bath)  :: bania {f}, banya {f}
banyan {n} /ˈbæn.jən/ (tropical Indian fig tree)  :: banian {m}
baobab {n} /ˈbaʊbæb/ (Adansonia digitata)  :: baobab {m}
baptise {v} /bæpˈtaɪz/ (baptize) SEE: baptize  ::
baptism {n} /ˈbæptɪzəm/ (Christian sacrament with water)  :: baptême {m}
baptismal {adj} (relating to baptism)  :: baptismal
baptismal font {n} (a church article)  :: fonts baptismaux {m-p}
baptism of fire {n} (the first experience of a severe ordeal)  :: baptême du feu {m}
Baptist {adj} (of the Baptist religious denomination)  :: baptiste
baptistry {n} (space where a baptismal font is located)  :: baptistère {m}
baptize {v} (Of rum, brandy, or any other spirits, to dilute with water)  :: baptiser, couper
baptize {v} (To dedicate or christen)  :: baptiser
baptize {v} (To sprinkle or pour water over, or to immerse in water)  :: baptiser
bar {n} /bɑɹ/ (solid object with uniform cross-section)  :: barre {f}
bar {n} (business licensed to sell intoxicating beverages)  :: bar {m}
bar {n} (counter of such a premises)  :: comptoir {m}, zinc {m} [informal]
bar {n} (cuboid piece of any commodity)  :: barre {f}
bar {n} (heraldry: one of the ordinaries) SEE: fess  ::
bar {n} (music: section of a staff)  :: mesure {f}
bar {n} (soccer: crossbar) SEE: crossbar  ::
bar {n} (unit of pressure)  :: bar {m}
bar {prep} (with the exception of) SEE: except  ::
bar {v} (to lock or bolt with a bar)  :: barrer
bar {v} (to obstruct the passage of)  :: bloquer
bar {v} (to prohibit)  :: interdire
barb {n} /bɑː(ɹ)b/ (beard or something that resembles a beard) SEE: beard  ::
barb {n} (bit for a horse) SEE: bit  ::
barb {n} (kingfish) SEE: kingfish  ::
Barbadian {adj} (of or relating to Barbados)  :: barbadien {m}
Barbadian {n} (person from Barbados)  :: Barbadien {m}, Barbadienne {f}
Barbados {prop} /bɑɹˈbeɪ.doʊs/ (country in the Caribbean)  :: Barbade {f}
Barbara {prop} (cognates and transliterations of female given name)  :: Barbara {f}, Barbe {f}
barbarian {adj} /bɑɹ.ˈbɛɹ.i.ən/ (uncivilized)  :: barbare
barbarian {n} (a derogatory term for someone from a developing country)  :: barbare
barbarian {n} (an uncivilized person)  :: barbare
barbarian {n} (a warrior associated with Sword and Sorcery stories)  :: barbare
barbaric {adj} /bɑː(ɹ)ˈbæɹɪk/ (uncivilised)  :: barbare
barbariousness {n} (barbarousness) SEE: barbarousness  ::
barbarism {n} /ˈbɑː(ɹ)bəɹɪzəm/ (error in language use)  :: barbarisme {m}
barbarity {n} /bɑː(ɹ)ˈbæɹɪti/ (state of being barbarous)  :: barbarie {f}
Barbary {prop} /ˈbɑː(ɹ)bəɹi/ (Mediterranean North Africa)  :: Berbérie {f}
Barbary ape {n} (tailless monkey) SEE: Barbary macaque  ::
barbary dove {n} (Streptopelia risoria) SEE: ringneck dove  ::
Barbary lion {n} (Panthera leo leo)  :: lion de barbarie, lion de l'Atlas
barbecue {n} /ˈbɑː(ɹ)bəkju/ (cooking instrument)  :: barbecue {m}
barbecue sauce {n} (type of sauce)  :: sauce barbecue {f}
barbed wire {n} (twisted strands of steel wire)  :: fil de fer barbelé {m}, fil barbelé {m}, barbelé {m}
barbel {n} /ˈbɑːbəl/ (fish)  :: barbeau {m}
barbell {n} (wide steel bar with premeasured weights)  :: haltère {m}
barber {n} /ˈbɑːbə/ (profession)  :: coiffeur {m}, coiffeuse {f}, barbier {m}
barberry {n} (Berberis)  :: épine-vinette {f}
barber shop {n} (business)  :: salon de coiffure
barbershop {n} (barber's shop)  :: salon de coiffure {m}
barbetism {n}  :: barbétisme {m}
barbican {n} /ˈbɑː(ɹ)bɪkən/ (A tower at the entrance to a castle or fortified town)  :: barbacane {f}
barbiturate {n} /ˌbɑɹˈbɪtʃu.ɪt/  :: barbiturique
Barcelona {prop} /ˌbɑɹsəˈloʊnə/ (capital of Catalonia)  :: Barcelone
Barcelonan {adj} (from Barcelona) SEE: Barcelonian  ::
Barcelonan {n} (someone from Barcelona) SEE: Barcelonian  ::
Barcelonian {adj} (from Barcelona)  :: barcelonais
barchan {n} /bɑːˈkɑːn/ (arc-shaped sand ridge)  :: barkhane {f}
barcode {n} /ˈbɑː(ɹ)kəʊd/ (set of machine-readable parallel bars)  :: code-barres {m}, code à barres {m}
bar-crested antshrike {n} (a passerine bird of the antbird family)  :: batara de Lafresnaye
bard {n} /bɑɹd]/ (professional poet and singer)  :: barde {m}
bardiche {n} /ˈbɑː(ɹ)diːʃ/ (weapon)  :: bardiche {f}
bardolatry {n} /ˈbɑː(ɹ).dɒlətrɪi/ (excessive worship of William Shakespeare)  :: bardolâtrie
bare {adj} /bɛɚ/ (naked, uncovered)  :: nu {m}, nue {f}
bare {adv} (barely) SEE: barely  ::
bare-arse {adj} (with the buttocks exposed)  :: cul-nu, nu-le-cul
bareback {adv} /ˈbɛə(ɹ)bæk/ (without a saddle)  :: à cru
bare-bottomed {adj} (having an unclothed rear)  :: cul-nu
bare-bum {adj} (with the bum exposed)  :: cul-nu, nu-le-cul
bare-butt {adj} (with the butt exposed)  :: cul-nu, nu-le-cul
barechested {adj} (shirtless)  :: torse nu
barefoot {adj} /ˈbɛɹfʊt/ (wearing nothing on the feet)  :: pieds nus
barefoot {adv} (wearing nothing on the feet)  :: pieds nus
barefoot doctor {n} (farmer with basic medical training)  :: médecin aux pieds nus {m}
barefooted {adj} /ˈbɛːfʊtɪd/ (wearing nothing on the feet)  :: pieds nus
bareheaded {adj} (having no covering on the head)  :: nu-tête
bareheaded {adv} (with no covering on the head)  :: nu-tête
barely {adv} /ˈbɛɹ.li/ (by a small margin)  :: à peine
Barents Sea {prop} (part of the Arctic Ocean)  :: mer de Barents {f}
barfly {n} /bɑrflaɪ/ (person who spends much time in a bar)  :: pilier de bar
bargain {n} /ˈbɑː(ɹ)ɡən/ (purchase, transaction)  :: accord {m}
bargain {v} (to make a bargain)  :: marchander
bargaining chip {n} (leverage at negotiations)  :: monnaie d'échange {f}
barge {n} /bɑː(ɹ)dʒ/ (flat-bottomed bulk carrier mainly for inland waters)  :: chaland {m}
barge in {v} (to intrude)  :: faire irruption, s'imposer, débouler [colloquial]
bari {n} (baritone saxophone) SEE: baritone saxophone  ::
Bari {prop} (province of Italy)  :: Bari {m}
Bari {prop} (town in Italy)  :: Bari {m}
barite {n} (mineral)  :: barite
baritone {n} (male voice)  :: baryton {m}
baritone horn {n} (baritone horn) SEE: baritone  ::
barium {n} /ˈbæɹɪəm/ (chemical element)  :: baryum {m}
bark {n} (exterior covering of a tree)  :: écorce {f}
bark {n} (in medicine) SEE: Jesuit's bark  ::
bark {n} (short, loud, explosive utterance)  :: aboiement {m}
bark {n} (three-masted vessel, foremast and mainmast square-rigged, mizzenmast schooner-rigged)  :: barque {f}
bark {v} /bɑː(ɹ)k/ (to make a loud noise (dogs))  :: aboyer, japper
bark {v} (to girdle) SEE: girdle  ::
bark {v} (to strip the bark from, to peel)  :: écorcer
barking dogs seldom bite {proverb} (people who make big threats never usually carry them out)  :: chien qui aboie ne mord pas
bark up the wrong tree {v} (bark up the wrong tree)  :: faire fausse route
barley {n} /ˈbɑɹli/ (Hordeum vulgare or its grains)  :: orge {f}
barley sugar {n} (sweet)  :: sucre d’orge {m}
barmaid {n} /ˈbɑː(ɹ)meɪd/ (woman who works in a bar)  :: barmaid {f}
barman {n} /'bɑːmən/ (bartender) SEE: bartender  ::
barn {n} /bɑɹn]/ (building)  :: grange {f}, fenil {m}
Béarn {prop} (former viscounty)  :: Béarn
Barnabas {prop} (An early Christian)  :: Barnabé
barnacle {n} (barnacle goose) SEE: barnacle goose  ::
barnacle {n} /ˈbɑː(ɹ)nəkəɫ/ (marine crustacean)  :: pouce-pied {m}
béarnaise sauce {n} (sauce resembling hollandaise, but sassier, using white wine)  :: béarnaise {f}
Barnaul {prop} (city in Russia)  :: Barnaoul {m}
barn owl {n} /ˈbɑːn ˌaʊl/ (An owl of the genus Tyto)  :: chouette effraie {f}
bar of chocolate {n} (slab of chocolate)  :: tablette de chocolat {f}
barometer {n} /bəˈɹɑməɾɚ/ (an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure)  :: baromètre {m}
barometric {adj} /ˌbæɹəˈmetɹɪk/ (of or pertaining to atmospheric pressure)  :: barométrique
baron {n} /ˈbæɹən/ (male ruler of a barony)  :: baron {m}
baroness {n} /ˌbæ.ɹəˈnɛs/ (female ruler of a barony)  :: baronne {f}
barony {n} /ˈbæ.ɹə.ni/ (a dominion ruled by a baron or baroness)  :: baronnie {f}
baroscope {n} (barometer) SEE: barometer  ::
barotrauma {n}  :: barotraumatisme {m}
barque {n} /bɑː(r)k/ (sailing vessel, all masts but sternmost square-rigged)  :: barque {f}
barrack {n} (a building for soldiers)  :: caserne {f}, chambrée {f}, quartier {m}
barracks {n} /ˈbæɹəks/ (buildings used by military personnel) SEE: barrack  ::
barrage {n} /bəˈɹɑːʒ/ (artificial obstruction, such as a dam, in a river)  :: barrage {m}
barre {n} (a handrail fixed to a wall)  :: barre {f}
barred antshrike {n} (a passerine bird)  :: batara rayé
barrel {n} /ˈbæɹəl/ (round vessel made from staves bound with a hoop)  :: tonneau, barrique {f}
barrel {n} (metallic tube of a gun)  :: canon {m}
barrel {n} (part of a clarinet)  :: barillet {m}
barrel {n} (unit of liquid measure equal to one-quarter of a pipe)  :: baril {m}
barrel organ {n} (pipe instrument with air controlled pins in a revolving barrel)  :: orgue de Barbarie {m}
barrel roll {n} (aerobatic maneuver)  :: tonneau {m}
barrel roll {n} (full 360° horizontal rotation by a car)  :: tonneau {m}
barricade {n} /ˌbæɹɪˈkeɪd/ (a barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defence)  :: barricade {f}
barricade {v} (to close or block a road etc., using a barricade)  :: barricader
barrier {n} /ˈbæɹɪə(ɹ)/ (structure that bars passage)  :: barrière
barrier {n} (boundary or limit)  :: limite, frontière
barrier {n} (obstacle or impediment)  :: barrière
barrister {n} /ˈbæ.ɹɪst.ə(ɹ)/ (lawyer with the right to speak as an advocate in higher lawcourts)  :: bâtonnier {m}
barrow {n} /ˈbæroʊ/ (mound of earth and stones raised over a grave)  :: tumulus {m}
barrow {n} (small vehicle used to carry a load and pulled or pushed by hand)  :: brouette
barse {n} (fish)  :: loup {m}
bar-tailed godwit {n} (bar-tailed godwit)  :: barge rousse {f}
bartender {n} /ˈbɑː(ɹ)ˌtendə(ɹ)/ (person who works in a bar)  :: barman {m}
barter {n} /ˈbɑɹtəɹ/ (an equal exchange)  :: troc {m}
barter {v} (exchange goods or services without involving money)  :: troquer
Bartholomew {prop} /bɑː(ɹ)ˈθɒləmju/ (the Apostle)  :: Barthélemy {m}
Bartholomew {prop} (male given name)  :: Barthélemy
Bartonian {prop}  :: Bartonien
Baruch {prop} (given name)  :: Baruch {m}
barycenter {n} (the center of a mass)  :: barycentre {m}
barycentre {n} (barycenter) SEE: barycenter  ::
baryon {n} /ˈbæɹɪɒn/ (heavy subatomic particle)  :: baryon {m}
baryonic {adj} (of or pertaining to baryons)  :: baryonique
barytes {n} (barite) SEE: barite  ::
basal metabolic rate {n} (amount of energy expended while at rest)  :: taux métabolique de base
basalt {n} /ˈbeɪsɔːlt/ (hard rock)  :: basalte
bascule bridge {n} (type of movable bridge)  :: pont basculant {m}
base {adj} (low)  :: bas, abject, indigne, ignoble
base {adj} (of inferior quality)  :: indigne, ignoble
base {n} (baseball: one of the three places that a runner can stand in safety)  :: base {f}, but {m}, coussin {m}
base {n} /beɪs/ (foundation)  :: base
base {n} (chemical compound that will neutralize an acid)  :: base
base {n} (electronics: controlling terminal of a transistor)  :: base {f}
base {n} (lower, horizontal line in a triangle or the horizontal plane of a 3D object)  :: base
base {n} (permanent structure for housing a military)  :: base, caserne {f}
base {n} (starting point)  :: base
base {v} (have as its foundation or starting point)  :: baser
baseball {n} (ball used in baseball-game)  :: balle de baseball {f}
baseball {n} /ˈbeɪs.bɔl/ (ball game)  :: baseball {m}, base-ball {m}
baseball bat {n} (device which is swung to try to make contact with baseballs)  :: batte de base-ball {f}
baseball cap {n} /ˈbeɪs.bɑl ˌkæp/ (cap)  :: casquette de baseball {f}
baseball player {n} (a person who plays baseball)  :: joueur de baseball {m}
baseboard {n} (panel or molding between floor and interior wall) SEE: skirting board  ::
base hit {n} ((baseball) a successful hit)  :: coup sûr {m}
Basel {prop} (city in Switzerland)  :: Bâle {f}
Basel-Country {prop} (canton)  :: Bâle-Campagne
baseless {adj} /ˈbeɪsləs/ (based on something that is not true) SEE: unfounded  ::
Basel-Stadt {prop} (canton)  :: Bâle-Ville
basement {n} /ˈbeɪsmənt/ (floor below ground level)  :: sous-sol {m}
Basenji {n} /bəˈsɛndʒi/ (Basenji)  :: basenji {m}
base station subsystem {n} ((telecommunications))  :: sous-système radio
bash {v} (collide) SEE: collide  ::
basha {n} /ˈbæʃə/ (tarpaulin)  :: bâche
Basheer {prop} /bəˈʃi˞/ (Bashir) SEE: Bashir  ::
bashful {adj} /ˈbʰæʃfəɫ]/ (inclined to avoid notice)  :: timide
Bashkir {prop} (language)  :: bachkir, bashkir
Bashkiria {prop} (Bashkortostan) SEE: Bashkortostan  ::
Bashkortostan {prop} (federal subject of Russia)  :: Bachkirie {f}
bashlyk {n} /ˈbæʃ.lɪk/ (protective cone-shaped hood)  :: bachlyk {m}
bash up {v} (assault someone with the intention of causing physical injury)  :: cogner
basic {adj} /ˈbeɪsɪk/ (necessary, essential for life or some process)  :: basique
basic {adj} (chemistry: of a base)  :: basique
basically {adv} /ˈbejsɨkliː/ (in a basic manner)  :: foncièrement, sommairement
basic research {n} (type of research)  :: recherche fondamentale {f}
basidium {n} /bəˈsɪdɪəm/ (small club shaped structure)  :: baside {f}
basil {n} /ˈbæzˌəl/ (plant)  :: basilic {m}
basil {n} (herb)  :: basilic {m}
Basil {prop} (male given name)  :: Basile {m}
basilean {n} /bəˈsɪlɪən/ (partisan of a king) SEE: royalist  ::
basileolatry {n} /basɪlɪˈɒlətɹi/ (basileiolatry) SEE: basileiolatry  ::
basilica {n} /bəˈsɪlɪkə/ (Christian church building having a nave)  :: basilique {f}
Basilicata {prop} (region of southern Italy)  :: Basilicate
basilisk {n} /ˈbæs.ɪ.lɪsk/ (snake-like dragon type)  :: basilic {m}
basilisk {n} (type of large brass cannon)  :: basilic {m}
basilisk {n} (type of lizard (genus Basiliscus))  :: basilic {m}
basilolatry {n} /basɪlˈɒlətɹi/ (basileiolatry) SEE: basileiolatry  ::
basin {n} (area of water that drains into a river)  :: bassin {m}
basin {n} /ˈbeɪsɪn/ (bowl for washing, often affixed to a wall)  :: cuvette {f}, bassine {f}, lavabo {m}
basin {n} (rock formation scooped out by water erosion)  :: bassin {m}
basion {n} ((anatomy) middle of the anterior margin of the foramen magnum of the skull)  :: basion {m}
basis {n}  :: base {f}
basis {n} /ˈbeɪsɪs/ (starting point for an argument)  :: base {f}
basis {n} (linearly independent set of vectors)  :: base {f}
basis {n} (underlying condition)  :: base {f}
basis point {n} (one hundredth of one percentage point)  :: point de base {m}
bask {v} /bɑːsk/ (to bathe in warmth; to be exposed to pleasant heat)  :: (colloquial) lézarder
basket {n} /ˈbæskɪt/ (container)  :: panier {m}
basket {n} (wire or plastic container for carrying articles for purchase) SEE: shopping basket  ::
basketball {n} /ˈbæs.kɪt.bɔːl/ (the sport)  :: basket-ball {m}, basketball {m}
basketball player {n} (person who plays basketball)  :: basketteur {m}, basketteuse {f}
basket case {n} (one made powerless or ineffective, as by nerves, panic or stress)  :: cas désespéré
basking shark {n} (Cetorhinus maximus)  :: requin pèlerin {m}
Basler {n} (someone from Basel)  :: Bâlois {m}, Bâloise {f}
Basmachi {prop} (a rebel against the Russian or Soviet rule in Central Asia)  :: basmatchi {m}
basophil {n} (cell)  :: basophile {m}
basque {n} /bæsk/ (part of waistcoat)  :: basque {f}
basque {n} (corset)  :: guêpière {f}
Basque {adj} (relative to the Basque people or their language)  :: basque
Basque {n} (member of a people)  :: Basque {m} {f}
Basque {prop} /bæsk/ (language)  :: basque {m}
Basque Country {prop} (autonomous community within Spain)  :: Pays basque {m}
Basque Country {prop} (geographical region in Spain and France)  :: Pays basque
Basque Shepherd Dog {n} (Basque Shepherd Dog)  :: berger basque {m}
Basra {prop} (city in Iraq)  :: Bassorah
Bas-Rhin {prop} (département)  :: Bas-Rhin {m}
bass {adj} /beɪs/ (low in pitch)  :: bas, grave
bass {n} /bæs/ (perch)  :: perche {m}
bass {n} (low spectrum of sound)  :: basse {f}
bass {n} (singer)  :: basse {f}
bass clarinet {n} (bass instrument in the clarinet family)  :: clarinette basse {f}
bass clef {n} /ˈbeɪsklɛf/ (music symbol)  :: clef basse {f}
bass drum {n} /ˈbeɪsdɽʌm/ (large drum with a low pitch)  :: grosse caisse {f}
Basseterre {prop} (capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis)  :: Basseterre {f}
basset horn {n} (alto instrument of the clarinet family)  :: cor de basset {m}
bass fiddle {n} (instrument) SEE: double bass  ::
bass guitar {n} /ˈbeɪsɡɪˈtɑːɹ/ (stringed musical instrument)  :: guitare basse {f}
bassoon {n} /bəˈsuːn/ (musical instrument in the woodwind family)  :: basson {m}
bassoonist {n} (person who plays the bassoon)  :: basson {m} [person], bassoniste {m} {f}
bass viol {n} (musical instrument) SEE: double bass  ::
bass violin {n} (instrument) SEE: double bass  ::
bastard {n} /ˈbæstəɹd/ (person born to unmarried parents)  :: bâtard {m}, enfant illégitime {m}
bastard {n}  :: bâtard {m}
bastard {n} (contemptible etc. person)  :: fils de pute {m}, salopard {m}, salaud
bastard {n} (humorously: man, fellow)  :: enculé {m}
bastard {n} (longsword) SEE: longsword  ::
bastard {n} (mongrel)  :: bâtard {m}
bastard sugar {n} (light brown sugar)  :: cassonade blanche, sucre bâtard
baste {v} /beɪst/ (To sew with long or loose stitches)  :: bâtir
Bastia {prop} (town)  :: Bastia
bastide {n} (mansion in Provence)  :: bastide {f}
bastide {n} (new town in Provence)  :: bastide {f}
bastille {n} /bæˈstɪəɫ]/ (prison or jail)  :: bastille
Bastille {prop} /bæˈstɪəɫ]/ (a prison in France)  :: Bastille {f}
Bastille Day {prop} (French national holiday)  :: Fête Nationale
bat {n} /bæt/ (small flying mammal)  :: chauve-souris {f}, chauvesouris {f}
bat {n} (club)  :: batte {f}, bâton {m}
batch {n} /bæt͡ʃ/ (quantity of baked goods made at one time)  :: fournée {f}
batch {n} (group or collection of things of the same kind)  :: jeu {m}
batch {n} (quantity of anything produced in one operation)  :: lot {m}
batch file {n} (file containing instructions for OS)  :: fichier batch {m}
bate {v} /beɪt/ (masturbate) SEE: masturbate  ::
bate {v} (simple past of beat) SEE: beat  ::
bath {n} (act of bathing)  :: bain {m}
bath {n} /bæθ/ (tub)  :: bain {m}, baignoire {f}
bath {n} (room)  :: salle de bains {f}
bathe {n} (act of bathing)  :: baignade {f}, [in compound words or expressions] bain {m}
bathe {v} /beɪð/ (to clean oneself)  :: prendre un bain
bathe {v} (to apply water to)  :: baigner
bathe {v} (to clean a person by immersion in water)  :: faire prendre un bain, baigner
bathe {v} (to cover or surround)  :: baigner
bathe {v} (to immerse oneself in water)  :: se baigner
bathe {v} (to sunbathe) SEE: sunbathe  ::
bather {n} /ˈbeɪðə(ɹ)/ (One who bathes or swims)  :: baigneur {m}, baigneuse {f}, nageur {m}, nageuse {f}
bathhouse {n} (a building with baths for communal use)  :: bains {m-p}
bathing {n} /ˈbeɪˌðɪŋ(ɡ)/ (act of bathing)  :: baignade {f}
bathing box {n} (beach hut) SEE: bathing hut  ::
bathing cap {n} (cap worn by swimmers) SEE: swim cap  ::
bathing suit {n} (tight fitting garment for swimming) SEE: swimsuit  ::
bathing trunks {n} (pair of shorts or briefs) SEE: swimming trunks  ::
Bathonian {prop}  :: Bathonien
bathos {n} (An abrupt change in style )  :: changement abrupte
bathos {n} (Apparent hyperbole or praise marked by comic dilution or digression.)  :: vanter excessivement
bathos {n} /ˈbeɪθɒs/ (Depth, bottom.)  :: profondeur {f}
bathos {n} (Overly sentimental and exaggerated pathos.)  :: mauvais pathos
bathos {n} (Triteness; triviality; banality.)  :: banalité {f}
bathrobe {n} /ˈbæθɹoʊb/ (terrycloth robe)  :: peignoir {m}, sortie de bain {f}
bathroom {n} (a room containing a toilet)  :: toilette {f}
bathroom {n} /ˈbæθɹuːm/ (a room containing a bath where one can bathe)  :: salle de bains {f}
Bathsheba {prop} /bæθˈʃiːbə/ (biblical character)  :: Bethsabée
Bathsheba {prop} (female given name)  :: Bethsabée
bathtub {n} /ˈbɑːθtʌb/ (large container in which a person may bathe)  :: baignoire
bathydemersal {n} (a demersed fish)  :: bathydémersal
bathymeter {n} (bathometer) SEE: bathometer  ::
bathymetric {adj} (of, pertaining to, or derived from bathymetry)  :: bathymétrique
bathymetry {n} (the measurement of the depths of the seas)  :: bathymétrie {f}
bathyscaphe {n} /ˈbæθɪˌskeɪv, ˈbæθɪˌskæf/ (self-propelled deep-sea submersible)  :: bathyscaphe {m}
bathysphere {n} /ˈbæθɪˌsfɪə(ɹ)/ (diving chamber)  :: bathysphère {f}
batik {n} /bəˈtʰiːk/ (A method of dyeing fabric)  :: batik
batman {n} /ˈbætmən/ (servant to an army officer)  :: ordonnance {m} {f}
Batman {prop} (the bat-themed hero)  :: Batman
baton {n} /bəˈtɑn/ (sports: object transferred by relay runners)  :: relai {m}, relais {m}
baton {n} (club of the police)  :: matraque {f}
baton {v} (to strike with a baton)  :: frapper avec une verge
Bats {prop} (a commune in France)  :: Bats
Bats {prop} (a Northeast Caucasian language spoken in Georgia)  :: Bats
battalion {n} (any large body of troops)  :: bataillon {m}
battalion {n} /bəˈtælɪən/ (army unit)  :: bataillon {m}
batter {n} /ˈbætə(ɹ)/ (player attempting to hit the ball)  :: batteur {m}, frappeur {m}
battering ram {n} (type of siege engine used to smash gates and walls)  :: bélier {m}
battery {n} /ˈbætəɹi/ (device producing electricity)  :: pile {f}
battery {n} (coordinated group of artillery)  :: batterie {f}
battery {n} (crime of striking another)  :: coups et blessures
battery {n} (set of cages for hens)  :: batterie {f}
batting {n}  :: ouate {f}
batting average {n} (cricket, baseball)  :: moyenne au bâton {f}, moyenne à la batte {f}
batting order {n}  :: ordre de frappe {m}
battle {n} /ˈbæɾl̩/ (general action, fight, or encounter; a combat)  :: lutte {f}, bataille {f}
battle {n} (struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life)  :: lutte {f}
battle {v} ((intransitive) to join in battle; to contend in fight)  :: lutter
battle-cruiser {n} (type of warship)  :: croiseur de bataille {m}
battle cry {n} (Something the troops yell out when going to war or battle)  :: cri de guerre {m}
battlefield {n} (field of a land battle)  :: champ de bataille {m}
battleground {n} /ˈbætəlˌɡraʊnd/ (location) SEE: battlefield  ::
battleground {n} (subject of dispute)  :: champ de bataille
battlement {n} /ˈbætəɫmənt]/ (indented parapet formed by a series of rising members)  :: rempart {m}
battleship {n}  :: cuirassé {m}
battleship {n} (guessing game)  :: bataille navale {f}
battleship {n} (warship)  :: cuirassé {m}
bauble {n} /ˈbɔbəl/ (cheap showy ornament piece of jewellery)  :: babiole {f}
bauble {n} (small shiny spherical decoration, commonly put on Christmas trees)  :: boule de Noël {f}
baud {n} /bɔːd/ (A rate defined as the number of signalling events per second)  :: baud {m}
Baumé {n}  :: baumé {m}
Baumé {n} (Baumé scale) SEE: Baumé scale  ::
bauxite {n} /ˈbɔːksaɪt/ (ore)  :: bauxite {f}
Bavaria {prop} /bəˈveəɹɪə/ (state in Germany)  :: Bavière {f}
Bavarian {adj} (of or pertaining to Bavaria)  :: bavarois
bavarois {n} /bævəɹˈwɑ/ (pudding)  :: bavarois {m}
bawdy {adj} /ˈbɔdi/ (obscene)  :: grivois, paillard
bawl {v} /bɔl/ ((intransitive) To shout or utter in a loud and intense manner)  :: hurler
bawl {v} ((intransitive) To wail; to give out a blaring cry)  :: hurler
bay {adj} (of reddish-brown color)  :: bai
bay {n} /beɪ/ (shrub)  :: laurier {m}
bay {n} (body of water)  :: baie {f}
bay {n} (compartment)  :: compartiment {m}, baie {f}
bay {n} (herb)  :: laurier {m}
bay {v} (to howl)  :: aboyer
bayard {adj} (reddish brown)  :: bai (more specific)
bay cat {n} (Pardofelis badia)  :: chat bai {m}
Bayesian {adj} /ˈbeɪzɪən/ (of or pertaining to Thomas Bayes)  :: bayésien
Bayeux {prop} /bajɶ/ (town in Normandy)  :: Bayeux
bay leaf {n} (herb)  :: feuille de laurier {f}
Bay of Bengal {prop} (Large bay in the northeastern Indian Ocean)  :: golfe du Bengale {m}
Bay of Biscay {prop} (gulf)  :: golfe de Gascogne {m}
bayonet {n} /ˈbeɪ.ɒn.ɛt/ (weapon)  :: baïonnette {f}
bazaar {n} /bəˈzɑɹ/ (marketplace)  :: bazar {m}, foire {f}, marché {m}
bazooka {n} /bəˈzuːkə/ (American shoulder fired rocket grenade launcher)  :: bazooka {m}
BBC {prop} (British Broadcasting Corporation)  :: BBC {f}
BBS {initialism} (bulletin board system)  :: SBE {m} (Systeme Babillard Electronique {m})
BC {initialism} (before Christ)  :: av. J.-C., av. JC (avant Jésus-Christ)
BCE {initialism} (before the common era)  :: AÈC, aèc, avant l'ère commune, AEC
béchamel sauce {n} (white sauce made with butter, flour and milk)  :: sauce béchamel {f}
Béchamp {prop} (Francophone surname)  :: Béchamp
be {v} ((archaic) used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs)  :: avoir
be {v} /bi/ (occupy a place)  :: être
be {v} (elliptical form of "be here", or similar)  :: aller, venir
be {v} (exist)  :: être
be {v} (occur, take place)  :: être
be {v} (used to connect a noun to an adjective that describes it)  :: être
be {v} (used to form future tenses, especially the future subjunctive)  :: Not used in French
be {v} (used to form the continuous forms of various tenses)  :: [not translated; use the equivalent simple tense, or the imperfect in the past]
be {v} (used to form the passive voice)  :: être
be {v} (used to indicate that the subject and object are the same)  :: être
be {v} (used to indicate that the subject has the qualities described by a noun or noun phrase)  :: être
be {v} (used to indicate that the subject plays the role of the predicate nominative)  :: être
be {v} (used to indicate that the values on either side of an equation are the same)  :: faire
be {v} (used to indicate weather, air quality, or the like)  :: faire
Bea {prop} /biː/ (diminutive of Beatrice)  :: Béa
be able to {v} (have ability to)  :: pouvoir, savoir (for a skill)
beach {n} /bitʃ/ (sandy shore)  :: plage {f}
beach ball {n} (a large light inflatable ball used in beach games)  :: ballon de plage {m}
beachcomber {n} (a seaman who hangs around port areas living off the charity of others)  :: batteur de grève {m}
beachgoer {n} (someone who goes to the beach)  :: plagiste
beach hut {n} (building for changing into swimming clothes) SEE: bathing hut  ::
beach soccer {n} (variant of soccer)  :: football de plage {m}, soccer de plage {m} [Canada]
beach volleyball {n} (sport)  :: beach-volley {m}, volleyball de plage {m}
beacon {n} /ˈbiːkən/ (signal fire)  :: balise
beacon {n} (high hill or similar)  :: amer {m}
beacon {n} (signaling or guiding mark erected as guide to mariners)  :: phare {m}
bead {n} /biːd/ (rosary ball)  :: grain {m}
bead {n} (pierced small round object)  :: perle {f}
bead {n} (small drop of liquid)  :: gouttelette {f}
beadle {n} /ˈbiːdəɫ]/ (a parish constable)  :: bedeau {m}, suisse {m}
bead tree {n} (Melia azedarach)  :: margousier {m}, lilas de Perse {m}, azédarach {m}
beagle {n} /biːɡəɫ]/ (dog)  :: briquet {m}
beak {n} /biːk/ (structure projecting from a bird's face)  :: bec {m}
beak {n} (metal point fixed on the bows of a war galley, used as a ram)  :: éperon {m}
beak {n} (similar structure in an octopus)  :: bec {m}
beak {n} (slang: human nose) SEE: schnozzle  ::
beaker {n} /ˈbiːkɚ/ (flat-bottomed vessel)  :: bécher {m}
beak-iron {n}  :: bigorne {f}
be all about {v} (deal with)  :: s'agir de
be-all and end-all {n} (Something considered to be of the utmost importance)  :: raison d'être {f}
be all ears {v} (to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate)  :: soyez tout ouïe
beam {n} (bar of a plow)  :: age {m}
beam {n} /biːm/ (large piece of timber or iron)  :: madrier {m}
beam {n} (connector of notes)  :: lien {m}, ligature {f}
beam {n} (pole of a carriage)  :: limon {m}, timon {m}
beam {n} (principal horizontal beam in a building)  :: poutre {f}
beam {n} (ray)  :: faisceau {m}
bean {n} /biːn/ (seed)  :: haricot {m}
bean {n} (guinea coin) SEE: guinea  ::
beanbag {n} /ˈbiːnbæɡ/ (piece of furniture)  :: fauteuil-sac {m}
beanpole {n} (tall, thin person)  :: [can be applied only to a man] escogriffe {m}, [can be applied to either a man or a woman] asperge {f}
bear {n} /bɛɚ/ (large mammal of family Ursidae)  :: ours {m}, ourse {f}
bear {n} (difficult problem)  :: ours {m}
bear {n} (investor who anticipates falling prices)  :: baissier {m}
bear {n} (large hairy man)  :: ours {m}
bear {v} (carry)  :: porter
bear {v} (give birth to)  :: accoucher
bear {v} (put up with)  :: supporter, tolérer
bearable {adj} /ˈbɛəɹəbəɫ/ (able to be borne)  :: vivable, supportable
bearberry {n} /ˈbɛə(ɹ)bɛɹi/ (the species Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)  :: bearberry
bearcat {n} (binturong) SEE: binturong  ::
bear cub {n} (young bear)  :: ourson {m}, oursonne {f}
beard {n} /bɪɹd/ (facial hair)  :: barbe {f}
bearded {adj} (having a beard)  :: barbu
bearded clam {n} (vulva)  :: moule {f}
bearded vulture {n} (vulture) SEE: lammergeier  ::
bearer {n} /ˈbɛəɹə(ɹ)/ (one who bears)  :: porteur
bearer {n} (possessor of a cheque, bond, etc.)  :: porteur {m}
bear fruit {v} (succeed in some task)  :: porter des fruits
bear garlic {n} (ramsons) SEE: ramsons  ::
bearing {adj} /ˈbɛɹɪŋ/ (carrying weight or load)  :: porteur
bearing {n} (mechanical device)  :: roulement {m}
bearing {n} (nautical sense)  :: azimut {m}
bear in mind {v} (remember, consider)  :: garder à l’esprit
bear meat {n} (meat from a bear)  :: viande d'ours {f}
bear the brunt {v} (to endure the worst part of something)  :: faire les frais de
be as silent as the grave {v} (say absolutely nothing)  :: muet comme une tombe, muet comme une carpe, muet comme un poisson
beast {n} /biːst/ (non-human animal)  :: bête {f}
beastmaster {n}  :: belluaire {m}
beast of burden {n} (animal that carries or pulls heavy loads)  :: bête de somme {f}, animal de trait {m}
beast of prey {n} (animal)  :: bête de proie {f}
beat {n} /biːt/ (pulse) SEE: pulse  ::
beat {v} (nautical)  :: remonter au vent
beat {v} (to hit, to knock, to pound, to strike)  :: battre
beat {v} (to whip)  :: battre, fouetter
beat {v} (to win against)  :: vaincre, battre
beat a dead horse {v} (continue far beyond reason) SEE: flog a dead horse  ::
beat around the bush {v} (to delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant)  :: tourner autour du pot ("circle around the pot")
beat around the bush {v} (to treat a topic but omit its main points)  :: tourner autour du pot ("circle around the pot")
beater {n} (an automobile in poor operating condition)  :: bazou
beater {n}  :: batteur {m}
beater {n} (stick to play a percussion instrument)  :: baguette de tambour, batteur {m}
beatify {v} /biːˈætɪfaɪ/ (take step in declaring a person a saint)  :: béatifier
beating {n} (action of the verb to beat)  :: battage {m}
beating {n} (the pulsation of the heart)  :: battement {m}
beat it {v} /ˈbiˌdɪt/ (to go away)  :: dégager, décamper, ficher le camp, décaniller, se tirer, se barrer, se tailler, se casser
Beatles {prop} /ˈbiːtl̩z/ (rock music quartet)  :: Beatles {m-p}
beatnik {n} /ˈbiːtnɪk/ (beatnik)  :: beatnik {m}
Beatrice {prop} /ˈbɪətɹɪs/ (female given name)  :: Béatrice
beat someone to the punch {v} (to do something before somebody else can)  :: devancer quelqu'un
beat to a pulp {v} (beat up)  :: en faire de la pâtée, en faire de la pâtée pour chien, en faire de la pâtée pour chat, en faire de la confiture, réduire en miettes, réduire en pièces
beat to a pulp {v} (defeat severely)  :: looser + prendre la pâtée, winner + battre à plate couture
beat up {v} (To give a beating to)  :: tabasser
beau {n} /boʊ/ (boyfriend)  :: sigisbée {m}
Beauceron {n} /ˈboʊsəˌɹɑn/ (Beauceron)  :: berger de Beauce {m}, berger beauceron {m}
beau monde {n} (the fashionable part of society)  :: beau monde {m}
beautician {n} /bjuːˈtɪʃən/ (one who does hair styling, manicures, and other beauty treatments)  :: esthéticien {m}, esthéticienne {f}
beautiful {adj} /ˈbjuːtɪfəɫ]/ (possessing charm and attractive)  :: beau {m}, belle {f}
beautiful {adj} (of weather: pleasant, clear)  :: beau {m}
beautifully {adv} (In a beautiful manner)  :: joliment
beautify {v} /ˈbjuː.tɪ.faɪ/ (to make beautiful or more beautiful)  :: embellir
beauty {n}  :: beauté {f}
beauty {n} (beautiful female)  :: beauté {f}
beauty {n} /ˈbjuːɾi]/ (quality of pleasing appearance)  :: beauté {f}
beauty contest {n} (beauty pageant) SEE: beauty pageant  ::
beauty mark {n} (dark spot on face)  :: grain de beauté {m}
beauty pageant {n} (competition on attractiveness)  :: concours de beauté {m}
beauty parlor {n} (salon with hairdressers and beauticians)  :: salon de beauté
beauty quark {n} (beauty quark)  :: quark beauty {m}, quark beauté {m}
beauty salon {n} (beauty salon) SEE: beauty parlor  ::
beauty sleep {n} (Extra sleep or a special nap)  :: sommeil réparateur {m} ("refreshing sleep")
beauty spot {n} (birthmark) SEE: mole  ::
beaver {n} /ˈbiːvɚ/ (aquatic mammal)  :: castor {m}, bièvre {m} [archaic]
beaver {n} (coarse slang: pubic hair/vulva of a woman)  :: chatte {f}, (fou)foune {f}, minou {m}
beavertail {n} (fried pastry)  :: queue de castor
beazle {n} /ˈbiːzəɫ]/ (bezel) SEE: bezel  ::
Bebel {prop} /ˈbeɪbəl/ (A German surname​)  :: Bebel
be born {v} (to come into existence through birth)  :: naître
be called {v} (to have a specific name)  :: s'appeler, se nommer
be careful {interj} (proceed with caution)  :: soyez prudent [formal, to a man], soyez prudente [formal, to a woman], sois prudent [informal, to a man], sois prudente [informal, to a woman]
because {adv} /biˈkɔz/ (on account)  :: à cause de
because {conj} (by or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that)  :: parce que, car
because of {prep} (on account of, by reason of, for the purpose of)  :: à cause de [negative implications], grâce à [positive implications], en raison de
Bechuanaland {prop} (formal name for Botswana)  :: Protectorat du Bechuanaland
beckon {v} /ˈbɛkən/ (to wave and/or to nod to somebody with the intention to make the person come closer)  :: faire signe
becloud {v} (cause to become obscure or muddled)  :: s'ennuager, se couvrir, s'assombrir
become {v} /bəˈkʌm/ (to begin to be)  :: devenir
becquerel {n} /bɛkəˈɹɛɫ]/ (unit of radioactive activity)  :: becquerel {m}
bed {n} /bɛd/ (piece of furniture)  :: lit {m}
bed {n} (garden plot)  :: lit {m}
bed {n} (prepared spot to spend the night in)  :: lit {m}
bed {n} (shaped piece of timber to hold a cask clear) SEE: pallet  ::
bed {n} (the bottom of a lake or other body of water)  :: lit {m}
bedbound {adj} (unable to leave one's bed) SEE: bedridden  ::
bedbug {n} (small nocturnal insects)  :: punaise des lits {f}
bedcover {n} (decorative cover for a bed) SEE: bedspread  ::
beddable {adj} (sexually attractive)  :: baisable, pinocumettable
bedding {n} /ˈbɛdɪŋ/ (material for animals to lie on)  :: litière {f}
beddy-bye {n} (bedtime for a toddler)  :: dodo {m}
bedevil {v} /bɪˈdɛvəɫ]/ (to harass)  :: tourmenter
bedfast {adj} (unable to leave one's bed) SEE: bedridden  ::
bedjacket {n} (a short jacket worn when sitting up in bed)  :: liseuse {f}
bedlam {n} (A place or situation of chaotic uproar, and where confusion prevails)  :: cour du roi Pétaud, pétaudière
bed of roses {n} /bɛd ʌv ˈɹəʊzəz/  :: partie de plaisir, long fleuve tranquille
bedouin {n} /ˈbɛd.wɪn/ (desert-dweller)  :: Bédouin {m}
bedpan {n} (chamber pot used while still in bed)  :: bassin hygiénique {m}
bedridden {adj} /ˈbɛdɹɪdən/ (confined to bed)  :: alité
bedrock {n} (underground solid rock)  :: roche mère {f}, roche-mère {f}
bedroll {n} (roll of bedding)  :: sac de couchage {m}
bedroom {n} (room in a house where a bed is kept for sleeping)  :: chambre {f}, chambre à coucher {f}, piaule {f} [slang]
bedroom community {n} (residential urban community of a nearby metropolis)  :: cité-dortoir {f}, ville-dortoir {f}, village-dortoir {m}
bed sheet {n} (sheet, a piece of cloth cut and finished as bedlinen)  :: drap {m}
bedsheet {n} (a sheet, a piece of cloth cut and finished as bedlinen)  :: drap {m}, drap de lit {m}
bedside table {n} (nightstand) SEE: nightstand  ::
bedsore {n} (Lesion caused by pressure)  :: escarre {f}
bedspread {n} (coverlet) SEE: coverlet  ::
bedspread {n} (topmost covering of a bed)  :: jeté {m}, couvre-lit {m}
bedstead {n} (bed framework)  :: châlit
bedtime {n} /ˈbɛdtaɪm/ (time when one goes to bed to sleep)  :: heure du coucher {f}
bedtime story {n} /ˈbɛdtaɪm ˈstɔːɹi/ (story read to children before they sleep)  :: histoire du soir {f}
bedwetter {n} /ˈbɛdwɛtɚ/ (Person who (habitually) urinates in his bed (during sleep).)  :: pisse-au-lit {m-f}
bedwetting {n} (involuntary urination while asleep)  :: énurésie nocturne {f}
bee {n} /biː/ (insect)  :: abeille {f}
beech {n} /biːt͡ʃ/ (tree of Fagus family)  :: hêtre {m}
beech marten {n} (Martes foina)  :: fouine {f}
beechnut {n} (nut of the beech tree)  :: faine {f}, faîne {f}
bee-eater {n} /ˈbɪjiːtə/ (bird in the family Meropidae)  :: guêpier {m}
beef {n} /biːf/ (meat)  :: bœuf {m}
beef {n} (cow, bull) SEE: cow, bull  ::
beef bourguignon {n} (beef dish)  :: bœuf bourguignon {m}
beefcake {n} /ˈbiːfˌkeɪk/ (muscular, desirable man)  :: bellâtre {m}
beefsteak {n} /ˈbiːfsteɪk/ (steak)  :: bifteck {m}
beef up {v} (to strengthen or reinforce) SEE: strengthen  ::
beefy {adj} /ˈbiːfi/ (muscular) SEE: muscular  ::
beefy {adj} (robust) SEE: robust  ::
beehive {n} /ˈbiːhaɪv/ (home of bees)  :: ruche {f}
beehive {n} (figurative: any place in which people are very busy)  :: ruche {f}, fourmilière {f}
beehive {n} (man-made structure in which bees are kept for their honey)  :: ruche {f}
beehive {n}  :: ruchée {f}
beekeeper {n} (someone who keeps bees)  :: apiculteur, apicultrice {f}
beekeeping {n} (raising bees)  :: apiculture {f}, industrie abeillère {f}
Beelzebub {prop} /biːˈɛlzɪbʌb/ (a Semitic deity, another name for the Devil)  :: Belzébuth {m}
beemer {n} (slang term for a BMW car or motorcycle)  :: [colloquial] BM {f}
been there, done that {phrase} (assertion that the speaker has personal experience or knowledge of a particular place or topic)  :: déjà vu, déjà fait
beep {n} /biːp/ (electronically produced tone)  :: bip
beer {n} /bɪɹ/ (alcoholic drink made of malt)  :: bière {f}
beer {n} (glass of beer)  :: bière {f}
beer belly {n} (protruding abdomen)  :: sac à bière {m}
beer gut {n} (beer belly) SEE: beer belly  ::
beer parlor {n} (beer parlour) SEE: beer parlour  ::
beer parlour {n} (a bar, selling beers, that has tables)  :: taverne {f}
bee's knees {n} (something excellent, outstanding)  :: c'est le must (colloquial), le nec plus ultra (standard)
beestings {n} /ˈbiːstɪŋz/ (first milk drawn from an animal) SEE: colostrum  ::
beeswax {n} /ˈbizwæks/ (wax secreted by bees)  :: cire d'abeille {f}
beet {n} /biːt/ (Beta vulgaris)  :: betterave {f}, bette {f}
beetle {n} (insect)  :: scarabée {m}
beetle-browed {adj} (making an unfriendly or sullen face)  :: sourcilleux
beetroot {n} /ˈbitrut/ (a normally deep red coloured cultivar of the beet)  :: betterave {f}
befit {v} (be fit for)  :: convenir à, être inapproprié pour
before {adv} (at an earlier time)  :: avant
before {conj}  :: avant que
before {prep} /bɪˈfɔːr/ (earlier than in time)  :: avant, avant que [+ clause]
before {prep} (in front of according to an ordering system)  :: avant
before {prep} (in front of in space)  :: devant
before dark {adv} (before night begins to fall)  :: avant la tombée de la nuit
beforehand {adv} (at an earlier time)  :: préalablement, à l'avance, auparavant
befriend {v} /bɪˈfɹɛnd/ (make friends) SEE: make friends  ::
beg {v} /beɪɡ/ (to request the help of someone, ask for money)  :: mendier, quêter, quémander
beg {v} (to supplicate, to plead with someone for help)  :: implorer, supplier
beget {v} /biˈɡɛt/ (to cause, to produce)  :: engendrer
beget {v} (to procreate)  :: procréer
begetter {n} (a procreator)  :: géniteur, procréateur
beggar {n} /ˈbɛɡɚ/ (person who begs)  :: mendiant {m}
beggar {n}  :: mendiant {m}, gueux {m}
beggars can't be choosers {proverb} (when resources are limited, one must accept even substandard gifts)  :: à cheval donné, on ne regarde pas la denture
beggar-ticks {n} (Bidens)  :: bident {m}
begin {v} /bɪˈɡɪn/ (To start, to initiate or take the first step into something.)  :: commencer
beginner {n} (someone who just recently started)  :: débutant {m}, débutante {f}
beginning {n} /bɪˈɡɪn.ɪŋ/ (act of doing that which begins anything)  :: début {m}, commencement {m}
beginning {n} (initial portion of some extended thing)  :: début {m}
beginning {n} (that which begins or originates something)  :: début {m}, commencement {m}
beginning {n} (that which is begun)  :: début {m}, ébauche {f}
begone {v} (begone)  :: ouste
begonia {n} /ˈbəɡəʊnɪiə/ (plants of the genus Begonia)  :: bégonia {m}
beguile {v} /bɪˈɡaɪl/ (to deceive or delude (using guile))  :: duper, tromper, induire en erreur
beguile {v} (charm, delight)  :: exalter, emporter, ravir
beguiling {adj} (that beguiles)  :: séduisant
behalf {n} /bɪˈhæf/ (stead) SEE: stead  ::
behave {v} /bɪˈheɪv/ (to act in a specific manner)  :: se comporter
behave {v}  :: se conduire, se comporter, se tenir
behave oneself {v} (to act in a polite or proper way) SEE: behave  ::
behavior {n} /bəˈheɪvjɚ]/ (way an animal or human behaves or acts)  :: comportement
behavior {n}  :: comportement {m}
behavioral {adj} (of or relating to behavior)  :: comportemental
behaviorism {n} (approach to psychology focusing on behavior)  :: béhaviorisme {m}, comportementalisme {m}
behaviour {n}  :: comportement {m}
behaviour {n} (the way matter moves or acts)  :: comportement {m}, conduite {f}
behaviour {n} (way an animal or human behaves or acts)  :: comportement
behavioural {adj} (of or pertaining to behaviour)  :: comportemental
behead {v} (to remove the head)  :: décapiter
beheadal {n} /bəˈhɛdəl/ (beheading) SEE: beheading  ::
beheader {n} (one who beheads or decapitates)  :: décapiteur {m}
beheading {n} (an instance of beheading)  :: décapitation
behemoth {n} /bəˈhi(ː)məθ/ (mighty beast in the Book of Job)  :: Béhémoth, Béhémot {m}
behemoth {n} (mighty monster)  :: béhémoth {m}, béhémot {m}
behest {n} /bɪˈhɛst/ (command, bidding)  :: demande {f}
behind {n} (butt, buttocks)  :: derrière {m}
behind {n} (rear, back-end)  :: revers {m}
behind {prep} (after, time- or motion-wise)  :: après
behind {prep} /bɪˈhaɪnd/ (at the back of)  :: derrière
behind {prep} (in support of)  :: derrière
behind {prep} (to the back of)  :: derrière
behind bars {prep} (in jail or prison)  :: derrière les barreaux
behind closed doors {prep} (in private)  :: à huis clos
behind someone's back {prep} (secretly)  :: dans le dos de quelqu'un
behind the scenes {prep} (in secret; out of public view)  :: en coulisse
behind the wheel {adj} (in control of a vehicle)  :: au volant
behold {v} /bɪˈhoʊld/ (to see, to look at)  :: regarder, voir
beholden {adj} /bɪˈhəʊl.dən/ (obligated, bound by moral obligation)  :: redevable
beholder {n} (someone who observes or beholds; an observer or spectator)  :: regardeur {m}
behoove {v} /bɨˈhuːv/ (to be necessary)  :: incomber
beige {adj} (having a slightly yellowish gray colour)  :: beige
beige {n} /beɪʒ]/ (colour)  :: beige
beignet {n} /bɛnjɛ/ (fritter)  :: beignet {m}
beignet {n} (donut)  :: beignet {m}
Beijing {prop} /beɪˈdʒɪŋ/ (capital of China)  :: Pékin {m}
Beijinger {prop} (Pekingese) SEE: Pekingese  ::
Beijingese {adj} (Pekingese) SEE: Pekingese  ::
Beijingese {n} (Pekingese) SEE: Pekingese  ::
Beijing opera {n} (Peking opera) SEE: Peking opera  ::
being {n} /ˈbiːŋ/ (a living creature)  :: créature {f}, être {m}
being {n} (the state or fact of existence)  :: existence
Beirut {prop} (capital of Lebanon)  :: Beyrouth
bel {n} /bɛl/ (measure of relative power)  :: bel {m}
Belarus {prop} /ˌbɛləˈɹus/ (country)  :: Biélorussie {f}, Bélarus {m}
Belarusian {n} (person from Belarus or of Belarusian descent)  :: Biélorusse {m} {f}
Belarusian {prop} /ˌbɛləˈruːʃən/ (language)  :: biélorusse {m}
belay {v} (to secure (a climber or rope) to)  :: assurer
belch {n} (sound one makes when belching)  :: rot {m}
belch {v} (expel gas from the stomach through the mouth)  :: roter, éructer
beleaguer {v} /bɪˈli.ɡɚ/ (to besiege; to surround with troops)  :: investir, assiéger
beleaguered {adj} /bɪˈliːɡəd/ (beset by trouble or difficulty)  :: en difficulté, mal en point, éprouvé, assiégé, à bout de souffle
Belfast {prop} /ˈbɛl.fæst/ (capital of Northern Ireland)  :: Belfast {m}
belfry {n} /ˈbɛlfri/ (moveable tower used in sieges)  :: beffroi {m}
belfry {n} (watchtower containing an alarm-bell)  :: beffroi {m}
Belgian {adj} (of or pertaining to Belgians or Belgian people)  :: belge
Belgian {adj} (of or pertaining to Belgium)  :: belge {m} {f}
Belgian {n} (Belgian, person from Belgium)  :: Belge {m} {f}
Belgian Limburg {prop}  :: Limbourg belge {m}
Belgian Sheepdog {n} (Belgian Groenendael) SEE: Belgian Groenendael  ::
Belgian Sheepdog {n} (Umbrella term for the four Belgian sheepdog variants)  :: berger belge {m}
Belgium {prop} /ˈbɛldʒəm/ (country in Europe)  :: Belgique {f}
Belgorod {prop} (a city in Russia)  :: Belgorod {m}
Belgrade {prop} /ˈbɛlɡreɪd/ (capital of Serbia)  :: Belgrade
Belgradian {n} (someone from Belgrade)  :: Belgradois {m}, Belgradoise {f}
belie {v} /bɪˈlaɪ/ (to contradict or show to be false)  :: démentir
belief {n} /bɪˈliːf/ (mental acceptance of a claim as truth)  :: croyance {f}
belief {n}  :: croyance {f}
belief {n} (religious faith)  :: foi {f}, croyance {f}
belief {n} (the quality or state of believing)  :: conviction {f}
believable {adj} (capable of being believed; credible)  :: croyable
believe {v} /bɪˈliːv/ (to accept that someone is telling the truth (object: person))  :: croire
believe {v} (to accept as true)  :: croire
believe {v} (to consider likely)  :: croire
believe {v} (to have religious faith; to believe in a greater truth)  :: croire
believe it or not {adv} (you may not believe the following, but it is true)  :: croyez-le ou non
believer {n} (person who believes)  :: croyant {m},
Belisarius {prop} (a general of the Byzantine Empire)  :: Bélisaire
belittle {v} /bɨˈlɪt.əl/ (to knowingly say that something is smaller or less important than it actually is)  :: déprécier
Belize {prop} /bəˈliːz/ (country)  :: Belize
Belizean {adj} (Pertaining to Belize)  :: bélizien
Belizean {n} (person from Belize)  :: Bélizien
Belizian {adj} (Belizean) SEE: Belizean  ::
Belizian {n} (Belizean) SEE: Belizean  ::
bell {n} /bɛl/ (percussive instrument)  :: cloche {f}
bell {n} (the flared end of a brass or woodwind instrument)  :: pavillon
belladonna {n} /ˌbɛləˈdɑnə/ (a plant, Atropa belladonna) SEE: deadly nightshade  ::
bell-bottoms {n} (pants that are flared from the knee downwards)  :: pantalon patte d'éléphant {m}, pantalon patte d'eph {m}, pantalon à jambes {m}
bellboy {n} (A male worker, usually at a hotel, who carries luggage and runs errands)  :: chasseur
belle {n} /bɛl/ (beautiful woman)  :: belle {f}, beauté {f}
belles-lettres {n} (literary works valued for their aesthetic qualities)  :: belles-lettres {f-p}
bellflower {n} (plant of genus Campanula)  :: campanule {f}
bell-gable {n} (an architectural element)  :: clocher-mur {m}
bellgirl {n} (a female bellhop)  :: chasseuse
bellicism {n} /ˈbɛlɪsɪzm̩/ (an inclination to war)  :: bellicisme
bellicist {adj} (of or relating to bellicism, bellicists)  :: belliciste
bellicist {n} (adherent of bellicism; one who is war-oriented)  :: belliciste {m}
bellicose {adj} (having the impulse to be combative)  :: béliqueux
bellicose {adj} (warlike in nature)  :: béliqueux
belligerent {adj} /bəˈlɪdʒ.ə.ɹənt/ (engaged in warfare)  :: belligérant
belligerent {adj}  :: belligérant
belligerent {n} (state or other armed participant in warfare)  :: belligérant {m}
bellow {v} /ˈbɛloʊ/ (to make a noise like the deep roar of a large animal)  :: mugir
bellow {v} (to shout or scream in a deep voice)  :: beugler
bellows {n} /ˈbɛloz/ (air blower)  :: soufflet {m}
bell pepper {n} (spicy-sweet vegetable)  :: poivron {m}
bells and whistles {n} (extra features added for show rather than function)  :: fioritures {f-p}, futilités {f-p}, frivolités {f-p}, tralala {m}, fanfreluche {f}
bell the cat {v} (to undertake a dangerous action in the service of a group)  :: attacher le grelot
bell tower {n} (tower in which a bell (or set of bells) is hung; a belfry)  :: beffroi {m}, clocher {m}
Belluno {prop} (province of Italy)  :: Belluno
Belluno {prop} (town and capital of Belluno)  :: Belluno
bellwether {n} /ˈbɛlwɛðɚ/ (the leading sheep of a flock, having a bell hung round its neck)  :: mouton meneur du troupeau {m}, meneur du troupeau {m}
belly {n} /bɛli/ (abdomen)  :: ventre {m}
bellyache {n} /ˈbɛlijeɪk/ (pain in the belly, stomach, or abdomen)  :: mal au ventre {m}
belly dance {n} (form of dance)  :: danse du ventre {f}
belly flop {n} (Style of diving into a body of water)  :: plat {m}
Belmopan {prop} (Belmopan)  :: Belmopan {m}
belong {v} (be accepted in a group)  :: trouver sa place, faire partie
belong {v} (be the property of)  :: appartenir à
belong {v} /bɪˈlɔŋ/ (have its proper place)  :: avoir sa place
belong {v} (set theory: be an element of)  :: appartenir à
belonging {n} (something physical that is owned)  :: possesion {f}, biens {m-p}
belonging {n} (the action of the verb to belong)  :: appartenance {f}
belongings {n} (plural form of belonging)  :: effets {m-p}, affaires {f-p}
beloved {adj} /bɪˈlʌvɪd/ (loved)  :: bien-aimé, chéri
beloved {n} (someone who is loved)  :: amant {m}, amante {f}
below {adv} (farther down)  :: ci-dessous
below {adv} (in a lower place)  :: au-dessous de
below {adv} (nautical: on a lower deck)  :: en bas
below {adv} (on a lower storey)  :: en bas
below {prep} /bɪˈloʊ/ (lower in spatial position than)  :: au-dessous, (writing on paper) ci-dessous
belowstairs {adv} (downstairs) SEE: downstairs  ::
belt {n} (band used for safety purposes)  :: ceinture {f}
belt {n} (band used in a machine to help transfer motion or power)  :: courroie {f}
belt {n} /bɛlt/ (band worn around the waist)  :: ceinture {f}
belt {n} (geographical region)  :: région {f}
beluga {n} /bəˈluː.ɡə/ (cetacean, Delphinapterus leucas)  :: béluga {m}, bélouga {m}
bemoan {v} /bɪˈmoʊn/ (to complain about)  :: déplorer
bemock {v} (mock) SEE: mock  ::
bemol {n} (bemol)  :: bémol {m}
be mother {v} (To pour out tea for others)  :: servir le thé
bemuse {v} /bɪˈmjuːz/ (to confuse or bewilder)  :: déconcerter, stupéfier
bemusement {n} (characteristic of being bemused)  :: préoccupation {f}
be my guest {v} (do as you wish)  :: [formal] servez-vous, je vous en prie, [informal] sers-toi, je t'en prie, vas-y, allez-y
bename {v} (to give a name, call)  :: appeler
bench {n} /bɛntʃ/ (long seat)  :: banc {m}
bench {n} (workbench) SEE: workbench  ::
benchlet {n} (stool) SEE: stool  ::
benchmark {n} (a standard for evaluating or measuring)  :: critère {m}
benchmark {n} (a surveyor's mark made on some stationary object and shown on a map)  :: point de référence {m}, repère {m}
bench press {n} /ˈbɛntʃ.pɹɛs/ (exercise)  :: développé couché {m}
bend {v} /bɛnd/ (to cause to shape into a curve)  :: courber
bend {v}  :: courber
bend down {v} (to bend one's legs while upright to get to a lower position)  :: se baisser
bender {n} (simple shelter) SEE: bender tent  ::
bender {n} (slang: bout of heavy drinking)  :: soûlerie {f}, beuverie {f}, murge {f} [slang], biture {f} [slang], cuite [slang], muflée {f} [slang]
bender {n} (slang: homosexual man)  :: tarlouze {f}, pédale {f}
bend over {v} (to bend one's upper body forward)  :: se pencher, replier
bends {n} (nautical: thickest and strongest planks on the sides of a ship) SEE: wales  ::
beneath {adv} /bɪˈniːθ/ (below or underneath)  :: dessous
beneath {prep} (below)  :: sous
Benedict {prop} /ˈbɛnədɪkt/ (male given name)  :: Benoît
Benedicta {prop} (feminine form of Benedict)  :: Bénédicte
Benedictine {adj} (of or pertaining to St. Benedict of Nursia)  :: bénédictin
Benedictine {n} (liqueur)  :: bénédictine
Benedictine {n} (monk or nun)  :: bénédictin {m}
benediction {n} (a short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually after a church worship service)  :: bénédiction {f}
benedictional {n} (book of benedictions)  :: bénédictionnaire
benefactive case {n} (case used to indicate beneficiary)  :: bénéfactif {m}
benefactor {n} (on who gives gifts or help)  :: bienfaiteur {m}, bienfaitrice {f}
beneficent {adj} /bəˈnɛf.ə.sənt/ (beneficent)  :: miséricordieux {m}, bienfaisant
beneficial {adj} (helpful or good to something or someone)  :: bienfaisante, bénéfique
beneficiary {n} /ˌbɛn.ɨˈfɪʃ.ɚ.i/ (one who benefits from the distribution, especially of an estate)  :: bénéficiaire {m}
benefit {n} /ˈbɛn.ə.fɪt/ (advantage, help or aid)  :: avantage {m}, bénéfice {m}
benefit {n} (payment, subsidy)  :: subvention {f}
benefit {v} (to receive a benefit)  :: profiter
Benelux {prop} (an economic and customs union made up of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg)  :: Bénélux {m}
Benevento {prop} (province of Italy)  :: Bénévent
Benevento {prop} (town and capital of Benevento)  :: Bénévent
benevolence {n} (disposition to do good)  :: bienveillance {f}, bénévolence
benevolent {adj} (having a disposition to do good)  :: bienveillant {m}, bienveillante {f}
Bengalese {adj} (person)  :: bengalais {m}, bengalaise {f}
Bengalese {n} (person)  :: Bengalais {m}, Bengalaise {f}
Bengal fox {n} (Vulpes bengalensis)  :: renard du Bengale {m}
Bengali {prop} (language)  :: bengali {m}
Bengal tiger {n} (Panthera tigris tigris)  :: tigre du Bengale {m}
Benghazi {prop} (Benghazi, Libya)  :: Benghazi
benign {adj}  :: bienveillant
benign {adj} /bɪˈnaɪn/ (kind, gentle, mild)  :: bénin
benign {adj} ((medicine) not posing any serious threat to health)  :: bénin
benign tumor {n} (tumor which can usually be removed without serious complications)  :: tumeur bénigne {f}
Benin {prop} /bɛnˈɪn/ (country)  :: Bénin {m}
Beninese {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Benin)  :: béninois
Beninese {n} (person)  :: Béninois
Benjamin {prop} /ˈbɛndʒəmɪn/ (the youngest son of Jacob)  :: Benjamin {m}
Benjamin {prop} (male given name)  :: Benjamin {m}
bent {adj} /bɛnt/ (folded)  :: courbé
benumb {v} (deaden) SEE: deaden  ::
benumb {v} (make numb) SEE: numb  ::
Ben Wa ball {n} (pair of balls used for vaginal stimulation)  :: boule de geisha {f}
benzaldehyde {n} (C6H5CHO)  :: benzaldéhyde {m}
benzene {n} /ˈbɛnziːn/ (aromatic compound C6H6)  :: benzène {m}
benzene {n} (the phenyl group) SEE: phenyl  ::
benzine {n} (benzene) SEE: benzene  ::
benzodiazepine {n} /ˌbɛnzoʊdaɪˈæzɨpiːn/ (any of a class of psychoactive drugs)  :: benzodiazépine {m}
benzoic {adj} (pertaining to, or obtained from, benzoin)  :: benzoïque
benzoic acid {n} (white crystalline organic acid, C6H5COOH)  :: acide benzoïque
benzoin {n} /ˈbɛnzəʊɪn/ (resinous substance from tree)  :: benjoin {m}
benzoin {n} (spicebush) SEE: spicebush  ::
benzoyl {n} (univalent radical)  :: benzoyle {m}
be one {v} (be fit)  :: être unanime
be prepared {phrase} (motto)  :: sois prêt {m}, sois prête {f}
bequeath {v} /bɪˈkwiːθ/ (to give or leave by will)  :: léguer
bequeath {v} (to give; to offer; to commit)  :: donner, offrir
bequeath {v} (to hand down; to transmit)  :: transmettre, passer
bequest {n} (will of the deceased)  :: testament {m}
be quiet {interj} (common imperative instructing the addressed to remain silent) SEE: silence  ::
berate {v} /bɪˈɹeɪt/ (chide vehemently)  :: réprimander, admonester, fustiger
Berber {n} (Member of northwest African ethnic group)  :: Berbère {m} {f}
Berber {prop} (a group of closely related languages)  :: berbère {m}
berdache {n} /bəɹˈdæʃ/ (person who identifies with a gender identity not exclusively corresponding to their biological sex) SEE: two-spirit  ::
bere {n} /bɪə/ (six-rowed barley)  :: escourgeon {m}
bereave {v} /bɪˈriːv/ (To take away someone or something important or close)  :: arracher
bereavement {n} (The state of being bereaved; deprivation; especially the loss of a relative by death)  :: privation {f}, deuil {m}
Berenice {prop} (female given name)  :: Bérénice
beret {n} /bəˈɹeɪ/ (type of brimless cap)  :: béret {m}
Bergamasco {n} (Bergamasco Shepherd Dog)  :: berger de bergame {m}
Bergamo {prop} /ˈbɝɡəˌmoʊ/ (province of Italy)  :: Bergame
Bergamo {prop} (town and capital of Bergamo)  :: Bergame
bergamot {n} /ˈbɝɡəˌmɑt/  :: bergamote
Bergen {prop} (city in Norway)  :: Bergen
Bergerac {prop} (surname)  :: Bergerac {m} {f}
bergshrund {n} (a large crack in a glacier)  :: rimaye {f}
beriberi {n} (pathology: ailment caused by deficiency of vitamin B)  :: béribéri {m}
Bering Sea {prop} (sea)  :: mer de Béring {f}
Bering Strait {prop} (strait between Russia and Alaska)  :: détroit de Béring {m}
berkelium {n} (transuranic chemical element)  :: berkélium {m}
Berlin {prop} /bɚˈlɪn]/ (capital city of Germany)  :: Berlin {m}
Berliner {n} /bɚˈlɪnɚ/ (native or inhabitant of Berlin)  :: Berlinois {m}, Berlinoise {f}
Berlinese {n} /bɜː(ɹ).lɪn.iːz/ (an inhabitant or a resident of the city of Berlin, Germany)  :: Berlinois
Berlin Wall {prop} (Berlin Wall)  :: mur de Berlin {m}
Bermuda {prop} /bɚˈmjuːdə/ (island group)  :: Bermudes {f-p}
Bermuda Triangle {prop} (any area where things mysteriously disappear)  :: Triangle des Bermudes
Bermuda Triangle {prop} (area in Atlantic Ocean)  :: Triangle des Bermudes {m}
Bermudian {adj} (of, from or pertaining to Bermuda)  :: bermudien, bermudais, bermudois
Bermudian {adj} (personal legal status equivalent)  :: bermudien, bermudais, bermudois
Bermudian {n} (person from Bermuda or of Bermudian descent)  :: Bermudien, Bermudais, Bermudois
Bern {prop} /bɜː(ɹ)n/ (city)  :: Berne {m}
Bern {prop} (canton)  :: canton de Berne {m}
Bernadette {prop} (female given name)  :: Bernadette {f}
Bernard {prop} /bəɹˈnɑɹd/ (male given name)  :: Bernard
Bernese {adj} /ˌbɜːˈniːz/ (of, from, or pertaining to Bern)  :: bernois
Bernese Alps {prop} (group of mountain ranges)  :: Alpes bernoises {p}
Bernice {prop} (female given name) SEE: Berenice  ::
Bernoulli's principle {prop} (principle)  :: principe de Bernoulli {m}
berry {n} /ˈbɛɹi/ (small fruit)  :: petit fruit {m}
berry {n} (soft fruit developing from a superior ovary and containing seeds not encased in pits)  :: baie {f}
berry sugar {n} (caster sugar) SEE: caster sugar  ::
berserk {adj} /bəˈzɜː(ɹ)k/ (injuriously, maniacally, or furiously violent or out of control)  :: fou furieux {m}
berth {n} /bɜ˞θ/ (bunk)  :: couchette
berth {n} (maneuvering room)  :: marge de manœuvre {f}
Bertha {prop} /ˈbɝθə/ (female given name)  :: Berthe
Bertram {prop} (male given name)  :: Bertrand
beryl {n} /ˈbɛrəl/ (gem)  :: béryl {m}
beryllium {n} /bəˈrɪliəm/ (chemical element)  :: béryllium {m}
beseech {v} /bɪˈsiːt͡ʃ/ (to beg)  :: prier, implorer, supplier
beside {prep} /biːˈsaɪd/ (next to)  :: auprès de
beside {prep} (not relevant to)  :: outre
beside oneself {adj} (consumed by an emotion)  :: ne plus se sentir de (quelque chose)
besides {adv} (also; in addition)  :: de plus, en plus en outre, de surcroît, par surcroît par ailleurs, d'un autre côté, d'autre part, au reste, du reste
besides {adv} (moreover; furthermore)  :: de plus, en plus en outre, de surcroît, par surcroît par ailleurs, d'un autre côté, d'autre part, au reste, du reste
besides {adv} (otherwise; else)  :: sinon
besides {prep} /bəˈsaɪdz/ (in addition to)  :: de plus, en plus en outre, de surcroît, par surcroît par ailleurs, d'un autre côté, d'autre part, au reste, du reste,
besides {prep} (other than; except for)  :: excepté, sauf
besiege {v} (to assail or ply)  :: assaillir
besiege {v} (to surround with armed forces)  :: assiéger
besmirch {v} /bɪˈsmɝːtʃ/ (To make dirty; to soil)  :: salir
besmirch {v} (To tarnish; to debase)  :: salir, avilir
bespectacled {adj} (wearing spectacles (glasses))  :: à lunettes
bespoke {adj} /bəˈspoʊk/ (individually or custom made)  :: taillé à sa mesure, fait sur mesure, personnalisé
Bessarabia {prop} (region)  :: Bessarabie {f}
best {adj} /bɛst/ (superlative of the adjective good)  :: [+ le] meilleur
best {adv} (superlative of the adverb well)  :: [+ le] mieux
best {n} (effort)  :: mieux {m}
best {n} (person)  :: élite, fleur, crème, dessus du panier, meilleur
best {v} (to beat)  :: battre, vaincre, surpasser, enfoncer, écraser, aplatir, dominer, défaire
best friend {n} (an especially close and trusted friend)  :: meilleur ami
bestiality {n} /ˌbɛstʃiˈælɪti/ (status of animal)  :: bestialité {f}
bestiality {n} (sexual activity)  :: zoophilie {f}, bestialité {f}
best man {n} (primary attendant to the groom)  :: témoin {m}
bestow {v} /bɪˈstoʊ/ (present a thing as a gift or honour)  :: accorder, remettre, conférer (in some formulations only)
best regards {n} (polite closing of a letter)  :: cordialement, amicalement
bestride {v} (dominate) SEE: dominate  ::
bestseller {n} (book or thing sold in large numbers)  :: bestseller {m}
bet {n} /ˈbɛt/ (a wager)  :: pari
bet {v} (To stake or pledge upon the outcome of an event)  :: parier
beta {n} /ˈbeɪtə/ (letter of the Greek alphabet)  :: bêta {m}
beta blocker {n} /ˈbeɪ.tə ˈblɔk.ɚ/ (blocking agent)  :: bêta-bloquant {m}
be taken ill {v} (to become ill) SEE: take sick  ::
betel {n} (either of two plants: the betel pepper or betel nut)  :: bétel {m}
Betelgeuse {prop} /ˈbiːtəldʒuːz/ (supergiant)  :: Bételgeuse {f}
betel nut {n} (An egg-shaped seed of the betel palm)  :: noix d’arec {f}
be that as it may {adv} (nevertheless)  :: quoi qu'il en soit
be the case {v}  :: être le cas
Bethlehem {prop} (City)  :: Bethléem
betony {n} (Stachys officinalis)  :: bétoine {f}, épiaire {f}
betray {v} (to deliver into the hands of an enemy)  :: trahir
betray {v} (to prove faithless or treacherous)  :: trahir
betray {v} (to violate the confidence of, by disclosing a secret)  :: trahir
betrayal {n} /bɪˈtɹeɪəl/ (treason) SEE: treason  ::
betrayer {n} (someone who betrays)  :: dénonciateur, indicateur, traître
betroth {v} /bəˈtroʊð/ (to promise to give in marriage)  :: fiancer
betroth {v} (to promise to take as a future spouse)  :: se fiancer
betrothal {n} (mutual promise)  :: accordailles {f-p}, fiançailles {f-p}
betrothed {n} /bɪˈtrəʊðd/ (agreed to be married)  :: fiancé {m}, fiancée {f}
better {adj} /ˈbɛtɚ/ (comparative of the adjectives good or well)  :: meilleur
better {adv} (comparative form of the adverb well)  :: mieux
betterer {n} (one who makes something better)  :: améliorateur
better half {n} (spouse or lover)  :: meilleure moitié {f}
better late than never {adv} (it’s better to do something late, than to never do it at all)  :: mieux vaut tard que jamais
betterment {n} (an improvement)  :: amélioration
better safe than sorry {proverb} (it is preferable to be cautious)  :: mieux vaut prévenir que guérir
betting shop {n}  :: boutique de paris
between {prep} /bɪˈtwin/ (in the position or interval that separates two things)  :: entre
between {prep} (one of, representing a choice)  :: entre
between {prep} (shared in confidence by)  :: entre
between a rock and a hard place {prep} (between a rock and a hard place)  :: entre le marteau et l'enclume (between the hammer and the anvil), entre l'arbre et l'écorce (between the tree and the bark)
between Scylla and Charybdis {prep} (idiomatic)  :: de Charybde en Scylla
between the hammer and the anvil {prep} (with the choice between two unpleasant or distasteful options)  :: entre le marteau et l'enclume
betwixt {prep} /bɪˈtwɪkst/ (between, specifically between two things)  :: entre
bevel {v} /ˈbɛvəl/ (give a canted edge to a surface)  :: aiguiser, biseauter, chanfrein
beverage {n} (a drink)  :: boisson {f}, breuvage {m}
bevy {n} /ˈbɛvi/ (large group of birds)  :: vol , passée
bewail {v} /bɪˈweɪl/ (to wail over)  :: pleurer, déplorer
Bewick's swan {n} (Bewick's swan)  :: cygne siffleur
bewilder {v} /bɪˈwɪldəɹ/ (confuse)  :: déconcerter, dérouter, abasourdir, confondre, désorienter
bewilder {v} (disorientate)  :: déconcerter, dérouter, abasourdir
bewilderment {n} /bɪˈwɪldəɹmənt/ (state of being bewildered)  :: ahurissement {m}
bewitch {v} /bɪˈwɪtʃ/ (to cast a spell)  :: ensorceler, envoûter
bewitched {adj} (Under a spell; entranced)  :: ensorcelé
bey {n} /beɪ/ (governor of a Turkish dominion)  :: bey {m}
beyond {prep} (further away than)  :: au delà de
bezant {n} /ˈbɛzənt/ (coin minted at Byzantium)  :: besant {m}
bezel {n} /ˈbɛz.əl/ (the rim and flange which encompasses and fastens a jewel or other object)  :: chaton {m}
bezel {n}  :: monture {f}
bezoar {n} /ˈbizɔɹ/ (mass of undigested matter)  :: bézoard {m}
B-flat {n} (musical note)  :: si bémol
B-flat major {n} (major key with B-flat as its tonic)  :: si bémol majeur
Bharat {prop} (India) SEE: India  ::
Bhubaneshwar {prop} (Bhubaneswar) SEE: Bhubaneswar  ::
Bhutan {prop} (Himalayan country)  :: Bhoutan
Bhutanese {adj} (pertaining to Bhutan)  :: bhoutanais
Bhutanese {n} /bu.təˈniːz/ (person from Bhutan)  :: Bhoutanais {m}, Bhoutanaise {f}
bi {adj} /baɪ/ (bisexual)  :: bi {m} {f}
bi- {prefix} (two-)  :: bi-
Biafran {n} (a person from Biafra)  :: Biafrais {m}
biannual {adj} (occurring every two years) SEE: biennial  ::
bias {n} /ˈbaɪəs/  :: préjugé {m}, parti-pris {m}
biathlete {n} (athlete in biathlon)  :: biathlète {m} {f}
biathlon {n} (winter sport)  :: biathlon {m}
biaxial {adj} (having two axes)  :: biaxial, biaxe
bib {n} /bɪb/ (item of clothing for babies)  :: bavoir {m}, bavette {f}
bib {n} (upper part of an apron or overalls)  :: bavette {f}
bibimbap {n} (Korean dish of white rice topped with vegetables, beef, a whole egg, and gochujang)  :: bibimbap {m}
bible {n} /ˈbaɪbəl/ (comprehensive manual)  :: Bible {f}
Bible {prop} /ˈbaɪbəl/ (Christian holy book)  :: Bible {f}
biblical {adj} /ˈbɪblɪkəl/ (of, or relating to, the Bible)  :: biblique
biblical {adj}  :: biblique
biblio- {prefix} (relating to books)  :: biblio-
bibliographic {adj} (of or pertaining to bibliography)  :: bibliographique
bibliography {n} /bɪbliɔːɡrəfi/ (section of a written work containing citations to all the books referenced in the work)  :: bibliographie {f}
bibliography {n} (list of books or documents relevant to a particular subject or author)  :: bibliographie {f}
bibliography {n} (study of the history of books)  :: habbo
bibliomancy {n} (divination by interpreting a passage from a book)  :: bibliomancie {f}
bibliophage {n} (person who loves books) SEE: bookworm  ::
bibliophile {n} (person who loves books)  :: bibliophile {m} {f}
bibliophily {n} (bibliophily) SEE: bibliophilia  ::
biblist {n} (a biblical scholar)  :: bibliste {m} {f}
biblist {n} /ˈbɪblɪst/ (one who holds the Bible as the sole rule of faith)  :: bibliste {m} {f}
bicameral {adj} /bʌɪˈkaməɹəl/ (having two separate legislative chambers)  :: bicaméral
bicameral {adj} ((typography, of a typeface or script) Having two cases: uppercase and lowercase)  :: bicaméral
bicameralism {n} (principle of dividing legislative body into two groups)  :: bicaméralisme {m}
bicarbonate {n} (chemistry)  :: bicarbonate {m}
bicarbonate {n} (of soda)  :: bicarbonate {m}
bicarbonate of soda {n} (sodium bicarbonate) SEE: sodium bicarbonate  ::
bicephalous {adj} (Having two heads)  :: bicéphale {m} {f}
biceps {n} /ˈbaɪ.sɛps/ (any muscle having two heads)  :: biceps {m}
biceps {n} (biceps brachii) SEE: biceps brachii  ::
biceps brachii {n} (biceps brachii)  :: muscle biceps brachial {m}
bichon {n} (Bichon Frisé) SEE: Bichon Frisé  ::
bichon {n} /biʃɔn/ (bichon)  :: bichon {m}, bichonne {f}
Bichon Frisé {n} /biʃɔnfɹiseː/ (Bichon Frisé)  :: bichon à poil frisé {m}
bicker {v} /ˈbɪkə/ (to quarrel in a tiresome manner)  :: se chamailler
bickern {n} /ˈbɪkən/ (type of anvil)  :: bigorne {f}
bi-curious {adj} /bʌɪˈkjʊəɹɪəs/ (Curious about one's bisexuality)  :: bi-curieux {m}
bicycle {n} /ˈbɑɪ.sɪ.kl̩]/ (vehicle)  :: vélo {m}, bicyclette {f}
bicycle {v} (to bicycle)  :: faire du vélo, faire de la bicyclette, rouler à vélo
bicycle kick {n} (kick)  :: bicyclette {f}
bicycle lane {n} (part of a roadway designated for use by cyclists)  :: bande cyclable {f}
bicycle path {n} (segregated path for the use of bicycles)  :: piste cyclable {f}
bicycle rack {n} (rack in which bicycles may be parked) SEE: bicycle stand  ::
bicycle stand {n} (device to which bicycles may be securely attached)  :: arceau à vélo {m}
bicyclist {n} (rider of bicycle) SEE: cyclist  ::
bid {n} (offer at an auction)  :: enchère {f}
bid {v} /bɪd/ (intransitive: to make an offer)  :: faire une enchère (at auction)
bid {v} (transitive: to offer as a price)  :: soumissionner (for contract)
bidder {n} /ˈbɪdɚ/ (someone who bids)  :: enchérisseur {m}, enchérisseuse {f}
bide one's time {v} (to wait, especially for a suitable opportunity)  :: attendre son heure
bidet {n} /bɨˈdeɪ]/ (low-mounted plumbing fixture for cleaning the genitalia and anus)  :: bidet {m}
bidimensional {adj} (two dimensional)  :: bidimensionnel
bidirectional {adj} (moving in two directions)  :: bidirectionnel
bidirectional {adj} (operating in two directions)  :: bidirectionnel
bid price {n} (bidding price) SEE: bidding price  ::
Biella {prop} (province of Italy)  :: Biella
Biella {prop} (town and capital of Biella)  :: Biella
biennale {n} (a biennial celebration or exhibition)  :: biennale {f}
biennial {adj} /baɪˈɛnɪəl/ (happening every two years)  :: bisannuel
bier {n} /bɪɹ/ (litter to transport the corpse of a dead person)  :: civière
bier {n} (platform or stand where a body or coffin is placed)  :: catafalque, lit mortuaire
biface {n} (tool)  :: biface {m}
bifurcation {n} /ˌbaɪfɚˈkeɪʃən/  :: bifurcation, division
big {adj} (adult)  :: grand
big {adj} /bɪɡ/ (of a great size, see also: large)  :: grand, gros
bigamist {n} /ˈbɪɡəmɪst/ (someone who practices bigamy)  :: bigame {m}
bigamy {n} /ˈbɪɡəmi/ (the state of having two (legal or illegal) spouses simultaneously)  :: bigamie {f}
Big Apple {prop} (a nickname for New York City)  :: Grosse Pomme {f}
Big Bad Wolf {n} (any fictional evil wolf that appears in fairy tales or fables)  :: grand méchant loup {m}
Big Bang {prop} (cosmic event)  :: Big Bang {m}
big brother {n} (a sibling's older brother) SEE: elder brother  ::
Big Brother {prop} (character in Nineteen Eighty-Four)  :: Big Brother
Big Brother {prop} (intrusive government surveillance)  :: Big Brother
big cheese {n} (an important figure)  :: big boss {m}, grand chef {m}, grosse légume {f}
Big Crunch {prop} (hypothetic eventual collapse of the universe)  :: Big Crunch {m}
big data {n} (collection of data sets)  :: mégadonnées {f-p}
big deal {interj} (so what)  :: la belle affaire {f} !, et puis ?, et alors ?
big deal {n} (something very important)  :: problème {m}, drame {m} [concern], toute une affaire {f} [important, affirmative form], montagne {f} [difficult], en faire tout un plat
Big Dipper {prop} (bright circumpolar asterism of the northern sky)  :: Grande Casserole {f}, Grand Chariot {m}
big fat {adj} /ˈbɪɡ.fæt/ (complete)  :: gros, sacré, intégral
big fat {adj} (huge)  :: bon gros
bigger {adj} /ˈbɪɡɚ/ (comparative of big)  :: plus grand
bigger fish to fry {n} (more pressing issues to attend to)  :: avoir d'autres chats à fouetter (verb: = to have other cats to whip)
bighorn sheep {n} (a North American wild sheep)  :: mouflon du Canada {m}
big league {adj} (major league) SEE: major league  ::
big league {n} (major league) SEE: major league  ::
Big Mac {n} /bɪɡ mæk/ (burger)  :: Big Mac {m}
big mouth {n} (mouth of someone who talks too much)  :: grande gueule {f}
big mouth {n} (person who has such a "big mouth")  :: grande gueule {f}
bigmouth {n} (one who talks too much)  :: grande gueule {f}
bigot {n} /ˈbɪɡət/ (one obstinately or intolerantly devoted to their own opinions and prejudices)  :: fanatique
bigot {n} (one strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, politics, etc and intolerant of those who differ)  :: sectaire, intolérant
bigoted {adj} (being a bigot)  :: intolérant, sectaire
bigotedness {n} (bigotry) SEE: bigotry  ::
bigotry {n} /ˈbɪɡ.ə.tɹi/ (intolerance or prejudice)  :: bigoterie {f}
big screen {n} (surface)  :: grand écran {m}
big shot {n} (person with reputation or importance) SEE: big cheese  ::
big sister {n} (a sibling's older sister) SEE: elder sister  ::
big-time {adj} (bigtime) SEE: bigtime  ::
bigtime {adj} (of major significance)  :: sacré, de première, magistral
big-time {adv} (bigtime) SEE: bigtime  ::
bigtime {adv} (to a significant degree)  :: sacrément, vachement, carrément, magistralement
big toe {n} (largest of the toes of the foot of a human)  :: gros orteil, pouce du pied {m}
big wheel {n} (Ferris wheel) SEE: Ferris wheel  ::
bigwig {n} (A person of consequence)  :: grosse légume {f}, huile {f}, gros bonnet {m}
bijection {n} /baɪ.dʒɛk.ʃən/ (function that is both a surjection and an injection)  :: bijection {f}
bijective {adj} (both injective and surjective)  :: bijectif {m}
bike {n} (bicycle)  :: vélo {m}
bike {n} (motorcycle)  :: moto {f}
bike {n} (promiscuous woman)  :: pute {f}, traînée {f}
bike lane {n} (bicycle lane) SEE: bicycle lane  ::
bike path {n} (bicycle path) SEE: bicycle path  ::
biker {n} (A person whose lifestyle is centered on motorcycles, may be a member of an outlaw motorcycle club)  :: motocycliste {m} {f}, motard {m}, motarde {f}, , biker {m}, bikeur {m}, bikeuse {f}
biker {n} /ˈbaɪkɚ/ (A person who rides a bicycle)  :: cycliste {m} {f}, bikeur {m}, bikeuse {f}
bike rack {n} (bicycle stand) SEE: bicycle stand  ::
bikini {n} /bᵻˈkiːni/ (bathing suit)  :: bikini {m}
bikini line {n} (part of a woman's pubic region not covered by a swimsuit)  :: maillot {m}
bilabial {adj} (articulated with both lips)  :: bilabial
bilateral {adj} (having two sides)  :: bilatéral
bilberry {n} (type of blueberry from the cowberry family)  :: myrtille {f}
bile {n} (bitterness of temper; ill humour)  :: bile {f}
bile {n} (secretion produced by the liver)  :: bile {f}, fiel {m}
bile duct {n} (structure carrying bile)  :: voies biliaires {p}
bilge {n} /bɪldʒ/ (lowest inner part of a ship's hull)  :: fond de cale
bilinear {adj} ((mathematics) linear in each variable)  :: bilinéaire
bilingual {adj} /baɪˈlɪŋ.ɡwəl/ (speaking two languages)  :: bilingue
bilingual dictionary {n} (translation dictionary) SEE: translation dictionary  ::
bilingualism {n} (condition of being bilingual)  :: bilinguisme {m}
bilious {adj} /ˈbɪl.jəs/ (suffering from real or supposed liver disorder)  :: bilieux, insuffisant hépatique
bilious {adj} (irritable, irascible)  :: atrabilaire, bileux, colérique, coléreux
bilious {adj} (of or pertaining to bile)  :: bilieux {m}, bilieuse {f}, biliaire
bilirubin {n} (a bile pigment)  :: bilirubine {f}
bilk {v} /bɪlk/ (defraud, cheat)  :: laisser tomber (quelqu'un)
bill {n} (advertisement)  :: tract {m}
bill {n} (beaklike projection)  :: promontoire {m}
bill {n} (bill of exchange)  :: facture {f}
bill {n} (bird's beak)  :: bec {m}
bill {n} /bɪɫ/ (weapon of infantry)  :: hallebarde {f}
bill {n} (cutting instrument)  :: serpe {f}, serpette {f}
bill {n} (draft of a law)  :: projet de loi {m}
bill {n} (invoice)  :: facture {f}, addition {f} [Québec]
bill {n} (law: declaration made in writing, stating some wrong the complainant has suffered from the defendant)  :: greffe {m}
bill {n} (official statement)  :: note {f}, acte {m}
bill {n} (piece of paper money) SEE: banknote  ::
bill {n} (somebody armed with a bill)  :: hallebardier {m}
bill {v} (to work with a bill)  :: piocher
billboard {n} (a large advertising sign)  :: panneau d'affichage {m}
billet-doux {n} (love letter) SEE: love letter  ::
billeting {n} (The lodging of soldiers)  :: cantonnement {m}
billfold {n} (wallet) SEE: wallet  ::
Bill Gates' flower fly {n} (a species of fly)  :: éristale de Gates
billhook {n} (agricultural implement)  :: serpette {f}, serpe {f}
billiard {n} (a shot in billiards or snooker)  :: carambole {f} (only in french billiard, a.k.a. carambole)
billiard {num} (a million milliards)  :: billiard {m}
billiards {n} (a cue sport)  :: billards {m-p}
billion {num} (a million million; 1,000,000,000,000)  :: billion
billion {num} /ˈbɪljən/ (a thousand million; 1,000,000,000; a milliard)  :: milliard {m}, [obsolete] billion {m}
billion {num} ((plural) a very large number)  :: milliards {m-p}, millions {m-p}
billionaire {n} (wealth exceeding one billion (10⁹))  :: milliardaire {m} {f}
bill of lading {n} (acknowledgement of receipt of goods for transport)  :: bon de livraison {m}, connaissement {m}
billow {n} /ˈbɪloʊ/ (large wave)  :: flot {m}
billow {v} (to surge in billows)  :: ondoyer
billposting {n} (sticking of posters)  :: placardage {m}, affichage {m}
billycan {n} (lightweight pot)  :: gamelle {f}
billy goat {n} (male goat)  :: bouc {m}
bilocation {n} /baɪləʊˈkeɪʃən/ (paranormal ability)  :: bilocation {f}
bimbo {n} /ˈbɪmboʊ/ (physically attractive woman who lacks intelligence)  :: ravissante idiote {f}, gourde sexy {f}
bimbo {n} (stupid or foolish person)  :: idiot {m}, andouille {m}, couillon {m}, neuneu {m}
bimetallism {n} (a monetary standard)  :: bimétallisme {m}
bimillennial {adj} /baɪˈmɪlɛn.iəl/ (occurring every 2000 years)  :: bimillénaire
bimonthly {adv} (once every two months)  :: bimestriel
bimonthly {adv} (two times per month)  :: bimensuel
bin {n} /bɪn/ (container used for storage)  :: boîte {f}
bin {n} (container for rubbish)  :: poubelle {f}
binary {adj} (logic states)  :: binaire
binary {adj} (Not ASCII)  :: binaire
binary {adj} (on or off)  :: binaire
binary {adj} (using binary number system)  :: binaire
binary {n} (number system)  :: binarité {f}
binary operator {n} (operator taking two operands)  :: opérateur binaire {m}
binary relation {n} (relation)  :: relation binaire {f}
binary star {n} (stellar system in which two stars orbit their center of mass)  :: étoile binaire
binary star system {n} (binary star) SEE: binary star  ::
bind {v} /baɪnd/ (transitive connect)  :: lier
bind {v} (transitive put together in a cover, as of books)  :: relier
binder {n} /ˈbaɪndə/ (someone who binds, particularly someone who binds books; a bookbinder)  :: relieur {m}
binder {n} (cover or holder for unbound papers, pages etc.)  :: reliure {f}
binder {n} (dossier)  :: dossier {m}
binding {n} /ˈbaɪndiŋ/ (spine of a book)  :: reliure {f}
bindweed {n} /ˈbaɪndwiːd/ (Convolvulaceae)  :: liseron {m}
bingo {interj} (when finding something)  :: ça y est
bingo {n} /ˈbɪŋ.ɡoʊ/ (game of chance)  :: bingo {m}
bingo {n} (scrabble play)  :: scrabble {m}
binky {n} (pacifier) SEE: pacifier  ::
bin man {n} (garbage collector) SEE: garbage collector  ::
bino {n} (superpartner of gauge boson)  :: bino {m}
binoculars {n} /ˈbɪnˌɒk.jʊ.lə(ɹ)z/ (hand-held device for looking at a distance.)  :: jumelles {f} mostly plural or jumelle {f}
binomial {n} /baɪˈnoʊmiəl/ (algebra: polynomial with two terms)  :: binôme {m}
binomial name {n} (a scientific name at the rank of species)  :: nom binomial {f}
binomial nomenclature {n} (The scientific system of naming each species of organism with a Latinized name in two parts)  :: nom binominal {m}
bioaccumulation {n} (the process by which substances accumulate in the tissues of living organisms)  :: bioaccumulation {f}
bioaccumulative {adj} (tending to accumulate in organisms)  :: bioaccumulatif
biocatalysis {n} (catalysis using biological catalysts)  :: biocatalyse {f}
biocatalyst {n} (biochemical catalyst)  :: biocatalyseur {m}
biocatalytic {adj} (of, pertaining to, or employing biocatalysis)  :: biocatalytique {m} {f}
biocenosis {n} (biocoenosis) SEE: biocoenosis  ::
biochemical {adj} (involving chemical processes in living organisms)  :: biochimique
biochemical {adj} (of or relating to biochemistry)  :: biochimique
biochemist {n} (A chemist whose speciality is biochemistry)  :: biochimiste {m}
biochemistry {n} (the chemistry of those compounds that occur in living organisms, and the processes that occur in their metabolism and catabolism)  :: biochimie {f}
bioclimatology {n} (science that studies interaction between biosphere and atmosphere)  :: bioclimatologie
biocoenosis {n} (community of organisms)  :: biocénose {f}
biodegradable {adj} /baɪoʊdəˈɡɹeɪdəbl̩/ (capable of being decomposed by biological activity)  :: biodégradable
biodiversity {n} /ˌbaɪoʊdɑɪˈvɚsəti/ (diversity of flora and fauna)  :: biodiversité {f}
bioelectrical {adj} (bioelectric) SEE: bioelectric  ::
bioelectricity {n} (Electricity generated within an organism)  :: bioélectricité {f}
bioenergetic {adj} (related to bioenergetics)  :: bioénergétique {m} {f}
bioenergetics {n} (study of the energy transformations)  :: bioénergétique {f}
biofact {n}  :: biofact, écofact
biofilm {n} (aggregation of microorganisms)  :: biopellicule {m}
biogenesis {n} (biosynthesis) SEE: biosynthesis  ::
biogeography {n} (study of geographical distribution of living things)  :: biogéographie {f}
biographer {n} (the writer of a biography)  :: biographe
biographic {adj} (biographical) SEE: biographical  ::
biographical {adj} (relating to an account of a person's life)  :: biographique
biography {n} /baɪˈɑːɡɹəfi/ (personal life story)  :: biographie {f}
biohazard {n} (biological risk)  :: risque biologique
bioindustry {n} (industry associated with biotechnology)  :: bioindustrie {f}
bioinformatics {n} /ˌbaɪoʊˌɪnfɚˈmætɪks/ (field of science)  :: bioinformatique {f}
bioinspired {adj} (bio-inspired) SEE: bio-inspired  ::
bio-inspired {adj} (biologically inspired)  :: bio-inspiré, bioinspiré, inspiré du vivant
biological {adj} (consanguine)  :: biologique
biological {adj} (of biology)  :: biologique
biological clock {n}  :: horloge biologique {f}
biological father {n} (man from whom one inherits DNA)  :: père biologique {m}
biological mother {n} (woman from whom one inherits DNA)  :: mère biologique {f}
biological parent {n} (birth parent)  :: parent biologique {m}
biological warfare {n} (use of an organism as a weapon of war)  :: guerre biologique {f}
biologist {n} (student of biology)  :: biologiste {m} {f}, [obsolete] biologue {m} {f}
biology {n} /baɪˈɒlədʒi/ (study of living matter)  :: biologie {f}
bioluminescence {n} /ˌbaɪ̯oʊ̯ˌluməˈnɛsəns/ (emission of light by a living organism)  :: bioluminescence {f}
biomarker {n} /ˈbaɪoʊˌmɑɹkɚ/ (indicator of a biological state)  :: biomarquer {m}
biomass {n} (total mass of living things)  :: biomasse {f}
biomass {n} (vegetation used as fuel)  :: biomasse {f}
biomathematics {n} (application of mathematics to the study of biological systems)  :: biomathématiques {f-p}
biomechanical {adj} (of or pertaining to biomechanics)  :: biomécanique {f}
biomechanics {n}  :: biomécanique {f}
biomedical {adj} /ˌbaɪoʊˈmedɪkl/ (pertaining to biomedicine)  :: biomédical {m}
biomedicine {n} (a branch of medical science)  :: biomédecine {f}
biometrics {n} (measurement of biological data)  :: biométrie {f}
biometrics {n} (measurement of physical characteristics for use in personal identification)  :: biométrie {f}
biomimetic {adj} (related to biomimetics)  :: biomimétique {m} {f}
bionic ear {n} (cochlear implant) SEE: cochlear implant  ::
bionics {n} /ˈbaɪˌɒnɪks/ (engineering based on biological systems)  :: bionique {f}
biophilia {n} /ˈbaɪəʊˌfɪil.i.ə/ (love of nature and all living things)  :: biophilie
biophysics {n} (science)  :: biophysique {f}
biopsychology {n} (biological psychology) SEE: biological psychology  ::
biorefinery {n} (a facility that carries out such production)  :: bioraffinerie {f}
bioresource {n} (resource of biological origin)  :: bioressource {f}
bioscience {n} (sciences dealing with living organisms)  :: bioscience {f}
biosphere {n} (part of Earth capable of supporting life)  :: biosphère {f}
biostrome {n} (a horizontally bedded stratum of fossilized remains of sedentary organisms)  :: biostrome
biotechnology {n} (application of the principles and practices of engineering and technology to the life sciences)  :: biotechnologie {f}
biotechnology {n} /ˈbaɪəʊˌtɛk.nɒl.əʊ.dʒɪi/ (use of living organisms in industrial, agricultural, medical applications)  :: biotechnologie {f}
biotherapy {n}  :: biothérapie {f}
biotic {adj} /baɪˈɑ.tɪk/ (of, pertaining to, or produced by life or living organisms)  :: biotique
biotite {n} /ˈbaɪəˌtaɪt/ (dark brown mica)  :: biotite {f}
biotope {n} (geographical area)  :: biotope {f}
bipartite {adj}  :: biparti
bipedalism {n} (habit of standing and walking on two feet)  :: bipédie {f}
bipennate {adj} (pinnate with a pinnate leaflet) SEE: bipinnate  ::
biphenyl {n} (organic compound)  :: biphényle {m}
bipolar {adj} (involving both poles)  :: bipolaire {m} {f}
bipolar {adj} (relating to or having bipolar disorder)  :: bipolaire {m} {f}, maniaco-dépressif {m}
bipolar disorder {n} (psychiatric diagnostic category)  :: trouble bipolaire {m}
bipolaron {n} ((chemistry) doubly-charged polaron)  :: bipolaron {m}
bipolaron {n} ((physics) bound pair of polarons)  :: bipolaron {m}
birch {n} /bɝtʃ/ (tree)  :: bouleau {m}
birch {n} (punishment device)  :: badine {f}, baguette {f}
birch {v} (to punish with a birch)  :: verger
birch sap {n} (the sap extracted from a birch tree)  :: eau de bouleau {f}
bird {n} /bɜː(ɹ)d/ (animal)  :: oiseau {m}, oiselle {f}, [literary] oiselet {m}
bird {n} (girlfriend)  :: nana {f}, gonzesse {f}, poule {f}
bird {n} (penis)  :: petit oiseau {m}
bird {n} (person)  :: oiseau {m}
bird {n} (time in prison)  :: tôle {f}, taule {f}
bird {n} (vulgar hand gesture)  :: doigt d'honneur {m}
bird {n} (woman)  :: nana {f}, minette {f}, gonzesse {f}
birdbath {n} (basin for wild birds)  :: bain d’oiseaux
birdbrain {n} /ˈbɚd.bɹeɪn/ (someone who is not very smart or clever)  :: étourneau {m}
birdcage {n} (cage to keep birds in)  :: panier {m}, volière {f}
birdcall {n} (device used to imitate the cry of a bird)  :: appeau {m}
birdcatcher {n} (a person who catches or snares birds, wildfowl)  :: oiseleur {m}, oiseleuse {f}
birdcatching {n} (the catching of birds, wildfowl)  :: oisellerie {f}
bird cherry {n} (Prunus padus)  :: merisier à grappes {m}
bird dog {n} /ˈbɜːd dɒɡ/ (gun dog) SEE: gun dog  ::
bird dog {n} (tout) SEE: tout  ::
bird flu {n} (avian influenza) SEE: avian influenza  ::
birdhouse {n} (aviary) SEE: aviary  ::
birdhouse {n} (small house for birds)  :: nichoir {m}
birdie {n} (badminton: shuttlecock) SEE: shuttlecock  ::
birdie {n} /ˈbɝdi/ (bird, birdling)  :: oiselet {m}
birdlime {n} /ˈbɜːdlaɪm/ (sticky substance to catch birds)  :: glu {f}
birdlime {n} (serving of a prison sentence) SEE: time  ::
birdlime {v} (add birdlime)  :: engluer
birdling {n} /ˈbɜrd.lɪŋ/ (small bird, birdie)  :: oisillon {m}
bird of paradise {n} (bird)  :: paradisier {m}, oiseau de paradis {m}
bird of passage {n} (bird) SEE: migrant  ::
bird of prey {n} (carnivorous bird)  :: rapace {m}, oiseau de proie {m}
birds of a feather flock together {proverb} (people of similar character, etc. tend to associate)  :: qui se ressemble s'assemble [who resemble each other, assemble together]
birds of the feather flock together {proverb} (birds of a feather flock together) SEE: birds of a feather flock together  ::
birdsong {n} (musical sound made by a bird)  :: chant {m}
birdwatching {n} /ˈbɜː(ɹ)dˌwɒtʃ.ɪŋ/ (observing wild birds)  :: observation des oiseaux {f}
biro {n} /ˈbaɪˌɹəʊ/ (ballpoint pen) SEE: ballpoint pen  ::
Birobidzhan {prop} (city in Russia)  :: Birobidjan {m}
birth {n} /bɝθ/ (process of childbearing; beginning of life)  :: naissance {f}
birth {v} (to give birth (to))  :: accoucher
birth certificate {n} (official document certifying the details of a person's birth)  :: acte de naissance {m}
birth control {n} (voluntary control of the number of children conceived)  :: contrôle des naissances {m}
birthdate {n} (date of birth) SEE: date of birth  ::
birthday {n} /ˈbɝθˌdeɪ/ (anniversary)  :: anniversaire {m}, [Canada] fête {f}
birthday {n} /mwèː.nḛː/ (date of birth)  :: date de naissance {f}
birthday cake {n} (birthday cake)  :: gâteau d'anniversaire {m}
birthday card {n} (greeting card)  :: carte d'anniversaire {f}
birthday suit {n} (nakedness)  :: tenue d’Adam {f}, tenue d’Ève {f}
birthmark {n} (a mark on the skin formed before birth)  :: tache de naissance {f}, tache de vin {f}
birthplace {n} (location)  :: lieu de naissance {m}
birthrate {n} (rate of live births to population)  :: taux de natalité {m}
birthwort {n} (Aristolochia)  :: aristoloche {f}
biryani {n} (dish of spiced rice)  :: biryani {m}, biriani {m}, beriani {m}
Biscay {prop} (Bay of Biscay) SEE: Bay of Biscay  ::
Biscay {prop} (province of Spain)  :: Biscaye {f}
biscuit {n} /ˈbɪskɪt/ (cookie)  :: biscuit
biscuit {n} (form of earthenware)  :: biscuit {m}
biscuit {n} (ship's "bread")  :: biscuit {m}
bisector {n} (A line or curve that bisects or divides a line segment, angle, or other figure into two equal parts)  :: bissectrice {f}
bisexual {adj} /baɪˈsɛk.ʃu.‌əl/ (sexually attracted to persons of either sex)  :: bisexuel
bisexual {adj} (botany: having both male and female organs)  :: bisexué
bisexual {adj} (hermaphrodite) SEE: hermaphrodite  ::
bisexual {n} (bisexual person)  :: bisexuel {m}, bisexuelle {f}
bisexuality {n} (psychology)  :: bisexualité {f}
Bishkek {prop} /bɪʃˈkɛk/ (capital of Kyrgyzstan)  :: Bichkek {m}
bishop {n} /ˈbɪʃəp/ (church official, supervisor of priests and congregations)  :: évêque {m}
bishop {n} (chess piece)  :: fou {m}
bishopric {n} /ˈbɪʃ.ə.pɹɪk/ (diocese)  :: évêché {m}
bishopric {n} (function of being bishop)  :: épiscopat {m}
Bislama {prop} /bɪslɑmɑ/ (a creole spoken on the South Pacific island-nation of Vanuatu)  :: bichelamar {m}
bismuth {n} (chemical element)  :: bismuth {m}
bison {n} (A similar American animal, Bison bison)  :: bison {m}, bison d'Amérique du Nord {m}
bison {n} /ˈbaɪ̯sən/ (A wild ox, Bison bonasus)  :: bison, bison d'Europe {m}
bisphenol A {n} (4,4'-dihydroxy-2,2-diphenylpropane)  :: bisphénol A
bissextile {adj} /bɪˈsɛks.taɪəl/ (having an extra day)  :: bissextil
bissextile {n} (leap year)  :: année bissextile
bissextile year {n} (year with an extra day)  :: année bissextile {f}
bistro {n} /ˈbiː.stɹoʊ/ (small European-style restaurant)  :: bistro {m}
bistro {n} (small bar)  :: bistro {m}
bisyllabic {adj} /baɪ.sɪˈlæ.bɪk/ (comprising two syllables) SEE: disyllabic  ::
bit {n} /bɪt/ (metal in horse's mouth)  :: mors {m}
bit {n} (coin) SEE: coin  ::
bit {n} (math: binary digit)  :: bit {m}
bit {n} (rotary cutting tool)  :: foret {m}
bit {n} (small amount of something)  :: petit morceau {m}, peu {m}
bit by bit {adv} (small amount at a time)  :: petit à petit, peu à peu
bitch {n} /bɪtʃ/ (female canine)  :: chienne {f} (dog), louve {f} (wolf), renarde {f} (fox)
bitch {n} (complaint) SEE: complaint  ::
bitch {n} (difficult or confounding problem)  :: saleté {f}, saloperie {f} [vulgar]
bitch {n} (disagreeable, aggressive person, usually female)  :: garce {f}, rosse {f}, salope {f}
bitch {n} (playful variation on dog (sense "man")) SEE: dog  ::
bitch {v} (complain (about something) spitefully)  :: chialer, pester, râler, rouspéter
bite {n} (act of biting)  :: morsure {f}
bite {n} (mouthful)  :: bouchée {f}
bite {n} (swelling of one's skin caused by an insect's mouthparts or sting)  :: piqûre {f}
bite {n} (wound left behind after having been bitten)  :: morsure {f}
bite {v} /baɪt/ (to cut off a piece by clamping the teeth)  :: mordre
bite {v} (to attack with the teeth)  :: mordre
bite {v} (to bite a baited hook or other lure)  :: mordre
bite {v} (to sting)  :: mordre, piquer
bite me {interj} (expression of discontent or aggravation)  :: va te faire foutre !
bite off more than one can chew {v} (To try to do too much)  :: avoir les yeux plus gros que le ventre
bite the bullet {v} (endure punishment with dignity or accept a negative aspect of a situation)  :: serrer les dents [clench the teeth]
bite the dust {v} (to die)  :: mordre la poussière
bite the dust {v} (to quit or fail)  :: mordre la poussière
Bithynia {prop} /bɪˈθɪniə/ (ancient region)  :: Bithynie {f}
bitness {n}  :: largeur {f}
Bitola {prop} (city)  :: Bitola
bit player {n} (actor with a minor role)  :: utilité {m}
bitstock {n} (drill bit-carrying crank for boring holes)  :: vilebrequin {m}, chignole {f}
bitter {adj} /ˈbɪtər/ (having an acrid taste)  :: amer
bitter {adj} (cynical and resentful)  :: amer
bitter {adj} (harsh, piercing or stinging)  :: dur, sévère
bitter {adj} (hateful or hostile)  :: haineux, haïssable, odieux, [hostile] hostile
bitterling {n} (fish)  :: bouvière {f}
bitter melon {n} (fruit)  :: margose {f}, momordique {f}, pomme de merveille {f}, melon amer {m}, poire balsamique {f}
bittern {n} /ˈbɪtərn/ (bird of the subfamily Botaurinae)  :: butor {m}
bitterness {n} /ˈbɪtənəs/ (quality of being bitter in taste)  :: amertume {f}
bitterness {n} (quality of feeling bitter)  :: amertume {f}
bitter orange {n} (fruit)  :: bigarade {f}, orange amère {f}
bitter orange {n} (tree)  :: bigaradier {m}
bittersweet {adj} (both bitter and sweet)  :: doux-amer, aigre-doux
bittersweet {adj} (expressing contrasting emotions of pain and pleasure)  :: mi-figue mi-raisin {n}, doux-amer
bitumen {n} /bɪˈtumən/ (Mineral pitch)  :: bitume {m}
bivalve {n} (Any mollusc of taxonomic class Bivalvia)  :: bivalve {m}
bivouac {n} /ˈbɪv.u.æk/ (encampment for the night, usually without tents or covering)  :: bivouac {m}
biweekly {adj} /baɪˈwiːkli/ (occurring every two weeks)  :: bimensuel
biweekly {adj} (occurring twice a week)  :: bihebdomadaire
biweekly {adv} (every two weeks)  :: toutes les deux semaines, tous les quinze jours
biweekly {adv} (twice a week)  :: bihebdomadairement, deux fois par semaine
biweekly {n} (something published or released once every two weeks)  :: bimensuel {m}, quinzomadaire {m}
bizarre {adj} /bɪˈzaɹ/ (strangely unconventional)  :: bizarre
BJT {initialism} ((electronics) bipolar junction transistor)  :: transistor bipolaire {m}
blab {n} /blæb/ (gossip) SEE: gossip  ::
black {adj} /blæk/ (absorbing all light)  :: noir
black {adj} (chess: said of the color opposing "white")  :: noir
black {adj} (Illegitimate, illegal or disgraced)  :: noir
black {adj} (overcrowded)  :: noir de monde
black {adj} (relating to persons of African descent)  :: noir
black {adj} (without milk)  :: noir
black {n} (colour/color)  :: noir
black {n} (person)  :: Noir {m}, Noire {f}
black {v} (to blacken) SEE: blacken  ::
black alder {n} (American winterberry) SEE: American winterberry  ::
black alder winterberry {n} (American winterberry) SEE: American winterberry  ::
black and white {adj} (black-and-white) SEE: black-and-white  ::
black-and-white {adj} (displaying images in shades of grey/gray)  :: noir et blanc
black-and-white {adj} (using shades of grey/gray)  :: noir et blanc
black antshrike {n} (bird)  :: batara noir
black-arched moth {n} (species of moth)  :: bombyx moine
black-backed jackal {n} (black-backed jackal)  :: chacal à chabraque {m}
black bag {n} (plastic bag for the disposal of household waste) SEE: garbage bag  ::
black bear {n} (American black bear)  :: ours noir {m}, baribal {m}
black bear {n} (Asiatic black bear)  :: ours noir d'Asie {m}, ours à collier du Tibet {m}
Blackbeard {prop} (pirate's name)  :: Barbe Noire
blackberry {n} (blackcurrant) SEE: blackcurrant  ::
blackberry {n} (fruit)  :: mûre (sauvage) {f}
blackberry {n} (shrub)  :: ronce {f}, mûrier {m}
blackbird {n} /ˈblækbəɹd/ (common thrush, Turdus merula)  :: merle {m}
blackboard {n} (a surface that can be written upon with chalk)  :: tableau {m}, tableau noir {m}, ardoise {f}
blackbody {n} (an idealized object that absorbs all electromagnetic radiation that falls on it)  :: corps noir {m}
black box {n} (recorders in an aircraft)  :: boîte noire {f}
black box {n} (theoretical construct or device)  :: boîte noire {f}
black cat {n} (Martes pennanti) SEE: fisher  ::
black chanterelle {n} (mushroom)  :: trompette de la mort {f}, trompette des morts {f}, corne d’abondance {f}, craterelle {f}
black coal {n} (high quality coal)  :: charbon bitumineux {m}, houille grasse {f}
black coffee {n} (coffee served without cream or milk)  :: café noir {m}
black-crested antshrike {n} (bird)  :: Batara huppé
blackcurrant {n} (berry)  :: cassis {m}
blackcurrant {n} (shrub)  :: cassissier {m}, groseillier noir {m}
Black Death {prop} (the Black Death)  :: peste noire {f}
Black Ditch {prop} (Taiwan Strait) SEE: Taiwan Strait  ::
black dwarf {n} (cooled white dwarf)  :: naine noire {f}
black earth {n} (chernozem) SEE: chernozem  ::
blacken {v} (become black)  :: noircir
blacken {v} (defame, sully)  :: noircir, salir
blacken {v} (make black)  :: noircir
blacken {v} (make dirty)  :: souiller
black eye {n} (bruised eye)  :: œil au beurre noir {m}
black-eyed pea {n} (cowpea bean)  :: cornille {f}, dolique à œil noir, pois à vache, niébé
Blackfoot {prop} (a Native American confederacy)  :: Pieds-Noirs {m-p}
black-footed cat {n} (Felis nigripes)  :: chat à pattes noires {m}
Black Forest {prop} (German forest and mountain range)  :: Forêt-Noire {f}
Black Forest gâteau {n} (type of gâteau originating in the Black Forest region of southwestern Germany)  :: forêt noire {f}
Black Friday {prop} (day after U.S. Thanksgiving Day)  :: vendredi fou {m}; vendredi noir {m}; Black Friday {m}
black gold {n} (petroleum)  :: or noir {m}
black grouse {n} /ˈblæk ɡɽɑʊs/ (Lyrurus tetrix)  :: tétras lyre {m}
blackguard {n} /ˈblæɡɚd/ (scoundrel) SEE: scoundrel  ::
black guillemot {n} (black guillemot)  :: guillemot à miroir {m}
blackhead {n} (skin blemish)  :: point noir {m}, comédon {m}
black-headed gull {n} (Chroicocephala ridibundus)  :: Mouette rieuse {f}, mouette rieuse {f}
black hole {n} (celestial body)  :: trou noir {m}
black-hooded antshrike {n} (passerine bird)  :: batara capucin
black humor {n} (subgenre of comedy)  :: humour noir {m}
black ice {n} (invisible film of ice)  :: verglas {m}, glace noire {f}
blacking {n} (shoe polish) SEE: shoe polish  ::
blackish-gray antshrike {n} (passerine bird)  :: batara demi-deuil
blackjack {n} /ˈblækdʒæk/ (Gambling card game)  :: vingt-et-un {m}
blackjack {n} (Flag traditionally flown by pirate ships)  :: pavillon de pirates {m}
black light {n} (light bulb that emits ultraviolet light )  :: lumière noire {f}
blacklist {n} /ˈblæklɪst/ (list or collection of people or entities to be shunned or banned)  :: liste noire {f}, [computing] blacklist {f}
blacklist {v} (to place on a blacklist)  :: blacklister
black lung {n} (coal dust pneumoconiosis)  :: silicose {f}
black magic {n} (magic derived from evil forces)  :: magie noire {f}
blackmail {n} (payment of money exacted by means of intimidation)  :: chantage {m}
blackmail {v} (to extort money)  :: faire du chantage, faire chanter
blackmailer {n} (someone who blackmails)  :: maître-chanteur {m}, maitre-chanteur {m}, maître chanteur {m}
black mamba {n} (A large venomous snake)  :: mamba noir {m}
black market {n} (trade that is in violation of restrictions, rationing or price controls)  :: marché noir {m}, économie souterraine
black mulberry {n} (fruit)  :: mûre noire {f}
black mulberry {n} (tree)  :: mûrier noir {m}
blackout {n} (A large-scale power failure)  :: blackout {m}
blackout {n} (The mandatory blinding of all light)  :: blackout {m}
blackout {n} (translations to be checked)  :: blackout {m}, étourdissement {m}
black pepper {n} (spice)  :: poivre noir {m}
black pudding {n} (a sausage)  :: boudin noir {m}
black scabbardfish {n} (Aphanopus carbo)  :: sabre noir {m}
Black Sea {prop} (an inland sea between southeastern Europe, Caucasus and Asia Minor)  :: mer Noire {f}
black sheep {n} (disliked person)  :: mouton noir {m}, brebis galeuse {f}
black sheep {n} (nonconformist)  :: mouton noir {m}, brebis galeuse {f}
blacksmith {n} /ˈblæk.smɪθ/ (iron forger)  :: forgeron {m}, forgeronne {f}, sidérurgiste {m} {f}
blacksmith {n} (farrier (colloquial))  :: maréchal-ferrant {m}
black swan {n} (Cygnus atratus)  :: cygne noir {m}
black tea {n} (tea leaves which have been "fermented")  :: thé noir {m}
blackthorn {n} (Prunus spinosa)  :: prunellier {m}
black-throated antshrike {n} (passerine bird)  :: batara à gorge noire
black vulture {n} (Aegypius monachus) SEE: Eurasian black vulture  ::
black vulture {n} (Coragyps atratus)  :: vautour moine {m}
black water {n} (contaminated waste water)  :: eaux noires
black widow {n} (a murderous woman)  :: veuve noire {f}
black widow {n} (species of venomous spider)  :: veuve noire {f}
black woodpecker {n} /ˈblækˈwʊdpɛkə(ɹ)/ (Dryocopus martius)  :: pic noir
bladder {n} (flexible sac in zoology)  :: vésicule {f}
bladder {n} (sealed plastic wine bag)  :: cubi
bladder {n} (urinary bladder) SEE: urinary bladder  ::
bladderwort {n} (Utricularia)  :: utriculaire {f}
blade {n} /bleɪd/ (sharp-edged or pointed working end of a tool or utensil)  :: lame {f}
blade {n} (slang term for a weapon such as a dagger)  :: lame {f}
blag {adj} (an armed robbery)  :: braquage {m}
blagger {n} (a persuasive person)  :: baratineur {m} [informal]
blagger {n} (a thief or robber)  :: braqueur {m}
Blagoveshchensk {prop} (city in Siberia)  :: Blagovechtchensk {m}
blah {n} /blɑː/ (nonsense talk)  :: bla-bla {m}, blabla {m}
blame {n} /bleɪm/ (censure) SEE: censure  ::
blame {n} (culpability) SEE: culpability  ::
blame {n} (responsibility) SEE: responsibility  ::
blame {n} (state of having caused a bad event)  :: coupabilité {f}, blâme {f}
blame {v} (place blame upon)  :: reprocher, blâmer
blanch {v} (to cook by dipping briefly into boiling water, then directly into cold water)  :: blanchir, monder
blanch {v} (to grow or become white)  :: blanchir
blanch {v} (to make white)  :: blanchir
Blanche {prop} (female given name)  :: Blanche
blancmange {n} /bləˈmɑn(d)ʒ/ (dessert)  :: blanc-manger {m}
bland {adj} /blænd/ (Mild; dull; soft; gentle; smooth in manner; suave)  :: doux {m}, douce {f}
bland {adj} (Having a soothing effect; not irritating or stimulating)  :: doux {m}, douce {f}
bland {adj} (Lacking in taste or vigor)  :: fade {m} {f}
blank {adj} /bleɪŋk/ (free from writing, printing or marks)  :: blanc, vierge
blank {n} (bullet that doesn't harm)  :: balle à blanc {f}, cartouche à blanc {f}
blank {n} (piece of metal)  :: préforme
blank {n} (piece or division of a piece)  :: préforme
blank {n} (space character)  :: espace
blank check {n} (grant of complete authority)  :: chèque en blanc {m}, carte blanche {f}
blank check {n} (signed check)  :: chèque en blanc {m}
blanket {adj} (covering or encompassing everything)  :: général
blanket {n} /ˈblæŋkɪt/ (fabric)  :: couverture {f}
blanket {v} (to cover)  :: recouvrir, couvrir
blare {n} (dazzling often garish brilliance)  :: éclat {m}, brillance {f}
Blasius {prop} (male given name)  :: Blaise
blaspheme {n} (blasphemy) SEE: blasphemy  ::
blaspheme {v} /ˈblæs.fim/ (to speak against God or religious doctrine)  :: blasphémer
blasphemer {n} (One who commits blasphemy)  :: blasphémateur {m}, blasphématrice {f}
blasphemous {adj} /ˈblæs.fəm.ʌs/ (lacking piety or respect for the sacred)  :: blasphématoire
blasphemy {n} /ˈblæs.fə.mɪ/ (Irreverence toward something sacred)  :: blasphème {m}
blast {n}  :: [1] bourrasque {f}, [2] souffle {m}, [3] explosion {f}
blast {n} /blæst/ (violent gust of wind)  :: rafale {f}
-blast {suffix} (an immature cell or tissue)  :: -blaste {m}
blasted {adj} /ˈblæst.ɪd/ (cursed)  :: fichu
blasted {adj} (heraldry, of a tree whose branches bear no leaves)  :: effeuillé, sec, mort
blast furnace {n} (furnace where iron ore is smelted)  :: haut fourneau {m}
blastoderm {n} /ˈblæstəˌdɚm/ (point from which the embryo develops)  :: blastoderme {m}
blastoma {n} (type of tumour)  :: blastome {m}
blatant {adj} /ˈbleɪtənt/ (obvious, on show)  :: flagrant, clair
blather {v} /blæðə(r)/ (to talk rapidly without making much sense)  :: déblatérer
blaxploitation {n} (genre of exploitation films of the 1970s that starred black actors.)  :: blaxploitation {f}, blacksploitation {f}
blaze {n} (fast-burning fire)  :: feu {m}, flambée {f}, embrasement {m}
blaze {v} (to be on fire)  :: brûler, flamber
blaze {v} (to mark or cut a route)  :: baliser
blaze {v} (to shine like a flame)  :: briller
blazer {n} (a jacket)  :: blazer {f}
blazon {n} /ˈbleɪzən/ (a description of a coat of arms)  :: blason, blasonnement
blazon {v} (to describe of a coat of arms)  :: blasonner, armorier
bleach {n} (chemical)  :: eau de Javel {f}, javel {f}
bleach {v} (to treat with bleach)  :: blanchir
bleachers {n} (tiered, exposed spectator seating)  :: place de tribune non-couverte, gradin {m},
bleaching agent {n} (whitening substance)  :: agent blanchissant {m}
bleak {n} /bliːk/ (small European river fish)  :: ablette {f}
bleat {n} (cry of a sheep or a goat)  :: (sheep's cry) bêlement {m}, (goat's cry) bêlement, béguètement {m}
bleat {v} (informal: to complain)  :: rouspéter
bleat {v} (to make the cry of a sheep or goat)  :: [sheep or goat] bêler, [goat] bégueter, chevroter
bleed {v} /ˈbliːd/ (lose blood)  :: saigner
bleed dry {v} (to bleed white) SEE: bleed white  ::
bleeding {n} /ˈbliːdɪŋ/ (the flow or loss of blood from a damaged blood vessel)  :: saignement, hémorragie
bleed white {v} (cause hardship by cutting supplies off)  :: saigner à blanc
bleep {n} (high-pitched sound)  :: bip
bleep censor {n} (software module)  :: censeur de bip {m}
blend {n} /blɛnd/ (mixture)  :: mélange {m}
blend {v} (to mix)  :: mélanger, mêler, mixer
blended family {n} (a stepfamily in which both new mates have one or more living children from prior partners)  :: famille recomposée
blender {n} /ˈblɛndɚ/ (machine)  :: mixeur {m}
blepharitis {n} /blɛfərˈaɪtɪs/ (inflammation of the eyelid)  :: blépharite {f}
bless {v} /blɛs/ (confer blessing on)  :: bénir
blessed {adj} /blɛst/ (having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing)  :: bienheureux
blessing {n} (act of declaring, seeking or bestowing favor)  :: bénédiction {f}
blessing {n} /ˈblɛs.ɪŋ/ (divine or supernatural aid or reward)  :: bénédiction {f}, grâce {f}
blessing {n} (group of unicorns)  :: troupeau {m}, harde {f}, horde {f}, groupe {m}
blessing {n} (prayer before a meal) SEE: grace  ::
blessing {n} (thing one is glad of)  :: bénédiction {f}
bless you {interj} (said to somebody who has sneezed)  :: à vos souhaits! [formal], à tes souhaits! [informal]
bless you {interj} (short for "God bless you") SEE: God bless you  ::
blet {v} /blɛt/ (To undergo bletting, a fermentation process in certain fruit beyond ripening)  :: blettir
blight {n} (anything that impedes growth or spoils something)  :: fléau
blight {n} /blaɪt/ (plant disease)  :: rouille {f}, cloque {f}
blight {v} (to cause to suffer blight)  :: abîmer
blight {v} (to spoil or ruin (something))  :: abîmer
blight {v} (to suffer blight)  :: être abîmé
blighter {n} (person)  :: tête à claques {f}
blimp {n} /blɪmp/ (airship)  :: ballon dirigeable {m}, dirigeable {m}
blind {adj} /blaɪnd/ (unable to see)  :: aveugle {m} {f}, mal-voyant {m}, mal-voyante {f}
blind {n} (covering for a window)  :: store {m}
blind {n} (forced bet in poker)  :: blind {m}
blind {v} (make temporarily or permanently blind)  :: aveugler
blind as a bat {adj} (nearly totally blind)  :: myope comme une taupe {m} {f}
blind carbon copy {n} (copy of an email message)  :: copie carbone invisible
blind date {n} (romantic meeting between two people who have never met before, see also: miai)  :: rencontre à l'aveugle {f}, rendez-vous surprise {m}
blinder {n} (horse's eye shield)  :: œillère {f}
blindfold {n} (a covering, usually a bandage, for the eyes)  :: bandeau {m} [sur les yeux]
blindfold {n}  :: bandeau {m}, voile {m}
blindfold {v} (To cover the eyes, in order to make someone unable to see)  :: bander les yeux
blind gut {n} (caecum) SEE: caecum  ::
blindingly {adv} (extremely) SEE: extremely  ::
blindly {adv} (sightlessly)  :: à l’aveuglette
blindness {n} (condition of being blind)  :: cécité {f}
blind spot {n} (part of the road that cannot be seen)  :: angle mort {m}
blind spot {n} (place where the optic nerve attaches to the retina)  :: point aveugle {m}, tache aveugle {f}
blind tiger {n} (speakeasy) SEE: speakeasy  ::
blindworm {n} (slowworm) SEE: slowworm  ::
blink {v} (to close and reopen both eyes quickly)  :: ciller, cligner des yeux
blink {v} (to flash headlights)  :: faire un appel de phares
blink {v} (to flash on and off at regular intervals)  :: clignoter
blinker {n} (eye shield)  :: œillère {f}
blink of an eye {n} (very short period of time)  :: clin d'œil {m}
bliss {n} /blɪs/ (perfect happiness)  :: béatitude {f}, félicité {f}, béatitude {f}, félicité {f}
blissful {adj} (full of joy)  :: bienheureux
blister {n} (bubble on a painted surface)  :: cloque {f}
blister {n} (bubble on the skin)  :: ampoule {f}, cloque {f}, boursouflure {f}
blister {v} (cause blisters to form)  :: cloquer, se couvrir d'ampoules
blister {v} (criticise severely)  :: critiquer, blâmer
blithe {adj} /blaɪð/ (happy, cheerful)  :: joyeux, gai, allègre, content
blithe {adj} (indifferent, careless, showing a lack of concern)  :: indifférent, négligent
blitzkrieg {n} (fast military offensive)  :: blitzkrieg {m}, guerre éclair {f}
blizzard {n} /ˈblɪz.əd/ (severe snowstorm)  :: blizzard {m}
BL Lac object {n} (type of galaxy with AGN)  :: objet BL Lacertae
bloat {v} /bloʊt/ (to fill soft substance with gas, water, etc)  :: gonfler, bouffir, boursoufler
bloated {adj} /ˈbloʊtɪd/ (swollen with fluid or gas)  :: gonflé
bloated {adj} (Excessively or extremely large or wealthy)  :: gigantesque, fortuné
bloatware {n} (software that is overpacked with features)  :: obésiciel {m}, (less common) obésitiel {m}, (less common) boufficiel {m}, (less common) inflagiciel {m}
Bloc {prop} (Bloc Québécois)  :: Bloc
block {n} /blɑk/ (substantial piece)  :: bloc {m}
block {n} (chopping block; cuboid base for cutting)  :: billot {m}
block {n} (computing: data storage unit)  :: bloc {m}
block {n} (distance from one street to another)  :: rue {f}, pâté de maison {m}
block {n} (group of buildings demarcated by streets)  :: pâté (de maisons) {m}
block {n} (residential building consisting of flats)  :: immeuble {m}
block {n} (set of paper sheets)  :: bloc {m}
block {n} (slang:human head)  :: tête, tronche {f}, ciboulot {m}
block {n} (something that prevents passing)  :: blocage {m}, obstruction {f}
block {n} (volleyball: defensive play)  :: blocage {m}
block {v} (to fill)  :: boucher
block {v} (to prevent an action)  :: contrer
block {v} (to prevent passing)  :: bloquer
blockade {n} (the isolation of something)  :: blocus {m}
blockbuster {n} (film or book, that sustains exceptional and widespread popularity and achieves enormous sales)  :: blockbuster {m}
blockhead {n} (stupid person)  :: imbécile, cancre {m} {f}
blockhouse {n} (a sturdy military fortification, often of concrete, with gunports)  :: casemate {f}
block of flats {n} (apartment building) SEE: apartment building  ::
blockquote {n} (quotation as block of text)  :: bloc de citation {m}
Bloc Québécois {prop} (federal political party in Canada)  :: Bloc québécois
Bloemfontein {prop} /ˈbluːmfɒnˌteɪn/ (city)  :: Bloemfontein {m}
blog {n} /blɑɡ/ (a personal or corporate website)  :: blog {m}, blogue {m}
blog {v} (to contribute to a blog)  :: faire du blogging
blogger {n} /ˈblɔ.ɡɚ/ (contributor to a blog)  :: blogueur {m}, blogueuse {f}
blogosphere {n} (the totality of blogs)  :: blogosphère {f}
bloke {n} /bləʊk/ (man)  :: gars {m}, type {m}, mec {m}
blond {adj} (of a pale golden colour)  :: blond {m}
blond {n} (a pale yellowish color)  :: blond {m}
blond {n} /blɑnd/ (fair-haired person)  :: blond {m}
blonde {adj} (blond) SEE: blond  ::
blonde {n} /blɑnd/ (blond) SEE: blond  ::
blood {n} /blʌd/ (vital liquid flowing in animal bodies)  :: sang {m}
blood {n} (family relationship due to birth, e.g. between siblings)  :: sang {m}
bloodbath {n} (indiscriminate killing or slaughter)  :: bain de sang
bloodbath {n} (upset)  :: massacre {m}, bain de sang {m}, boucherie {f}
blood blister {n} (blister filled with blood)  :: pinçon {m}
blood brother {n} (someone bound to another person in commitment and friendship by a ceremonial mingling of blood)  :: frère de sang {m}
blood cell {n} (any of the cells normally found in the blood)  :: cellule sanguine {f}, globule {f}
blood clot {n} (thrombus) SEE: thrombus  ::
blood corpuscle {n} (blood cell) SEE: blood cell  ::
blood group {n} (blood type) SEE: blood type  ::
bloodhound {n} /ˈblʌdhaʊnd/ (dog)  :: limier {m}
bloodhound {n} (informal: detective)  :: limier {m}, détective {m}
blood is thicker than water {proverb} (relationships are stronger within the family)  :: la voix du sang est la plus forte, les liens du sang sont les plus forts
bloodletter {n}  :: saigneur {m}
bloodletting {n} (ancient medical practice)  :: saignée {f}
bloodlust {n} /ˈblʌdˌlʌst/ (the desire for bloodshed)  :: soif de sang {f}
blood money {n} (blood money)  :: prix du sang {f}
blood orange {n} (type of orange)  :: orange sanguine {f}
blood poisoning {n} (presence of micro-organisms in bloodstream)  :: toxémie {f}, empoisonnement du sang {m}, septicémie {f}
blood pressure {n} (pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries and veins)  :: tension artérielle {f}
blood pudding {n} (blood sausage) SEE: blood sausage  ::
blood red {adj} (of a deep vivid red colour)  :: rouge sang
blood relative {n} (blood relation) SEE: blood relation  ::
bloodroot {n} (plant)  :: sanguinaire {f} [du Canada]
blood sausage {n} (a cooked sausage out of meat, blood and various other ingredients)  :: boudin {m}, boudin noir {m}
bloodshed {n} (carnage, destruction of life, slaughter)  :: carnage {m}
bloodshed {n} (shedding or spilling of blood)  :: effusion de sang {f}
bloodshot {adj} (reddenend and inflamed)  :: injecté
blood sister {n} (a female bound to another one in commitment and friendship by a ceremonial mingling of blood)  :: sœur de sang {f}
bloodstained {adj} (stained, spotted or otherwise discolored with blood)  :: taché de sang
bloodstream {n} /ˈblʌd.stɹɪim/ (flow of blood through the circulatory system of an animal)  :: afflux sanguin {m}
bloodsucker {n} (one who attempts to take as much from others as possible)  :: sangsue {f} (a leech)
bloodsucker {n} (one who drinks the blood of others)  :: suceur de sang {m}, suceuse de sang {f}
bloodsucker {n} (parasite) SEE: parasite  ::
bloodsucker {n} (vampire) SEE: vampire  ::
blood tax {n}  :: impôt du sang
blood test {n} (a serologic analysis of a sample of blood)  :: bilan sanguin {m}
bloodthirsty {adj} (eager to resort to violence)  :: sanguinaire
blood transfusion {n} (taking blood from one and giving it to another individual)  :: transfusion sanguine {f}, transfusion {f}
blood type {n} (blood classification)  :: groupe sanguin {m}
blood vessel {n} (component of the circulatory system that carries blood)  :: vaisseau sanguin {m}
bloodwork {n} (blood test) SEE: blood test  ::
bloody {adj} /ˈblʌ.di/ (covered in blood)  :: sanglant {m}, sanglante {f}, sanguinaire {m} {f}, sanguinaire {m} {f}, ensanglanté, ensanglanté
bloody {adj} (characterised by great bloodshed)  :: sanglant {m}, sanglante {f}
bloody {adj} (intensifier)  :: foutu {m}, foutue {f}, maudit {m}, maudite {f}
bloody hell {interj} (expression of dismay)  :: bon sang, purée
bloody mary {n} (A cocktail made from vodka and tomato juice)  :: bloody mary {m}
bloom {n} (blossom) SEE: blossom  ::
bloom {n} (delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves)  :: pruine {f}, velours {m}, duvet {m}
bloom {n} (flower) SEE: flower  ::
bloom {n} (mineralogy: a popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals)  :: fleur {f}
bloom {n} (state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor)  :: fleur {f}
bloom {n} (the state of blossoming)  :: floraison {f}, en fleurs, efflorescence {f}
bloom {n} (white area of cocoa butter)  :: voile {m}
bloomers {n}  :: bloomer {m}
blooming {adj} (euphemism for "bloody")  :: sacré {m}, sacrée {f}
blooming {adj} (opening in blossoms)  :: en fleur
blooming {adj} (thriving in health, beauty and vigor/vigour)  :: florissant {m}, florissante {f}
blooper {n} (an error)  :: perle {f}
Bloquiste {adj} (pertaining to the Bloc Québécois)  :: bloquiste
Bloquiste {n} (member of the Bloc Québécois)  :: bloquiste {m} {f}
blossom {n} /ˈblɑ.səm/ (flowers on trees)  :: fleur {f}
blossom {n} (state or season for such flowers)  :: floraison {f}
blossom {v} (begin to thrive or flourish)  :: s'épanouir
blossom {v} (have or open into blossoms)  :: fleurir
blot {n} /blɑt/ (blemish, spot or stain)  :: tache, (ink) pâté
blot {n} (Southern blot analysis) SEE: Southern blot analysis  ::
blot {n} (stain on someone's reputation or character)  :: souillure
blot {v} (to cause a blot)  :: tacher
blot out {v} (to obliterate)  :: effacer
blotter {n} (piece of blotting paper) SEE: blotting paper  ::
blotting paper {n} (absorbent paper used to dry ink)  :: buvard {m}
blouse {n} /blaʊs/ (an outer garment, usually loose, that is similar to a shirt)  :: chemisier {m}, corsage {m}
bloviate {v} (to speak or discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner)  :: parler en pompeux
blow {n} (act of striking or hitting)  :: coup {m}
blow {n} (cocaine) SEE: cocaine  ::
blow {v} (be very undesirable )  :: être nul {m}, faire chier
blow {v} (blossom) SEE: blossom  ::
blow {v} /bloʊ/ (to produce an air current )  :: souffler
blow {v} (to blow a musical instrument to make it give a sound )  :: jouer (de), souffler (dans)
blow {v} (to cause to explode )  :: faire sauter
blow {v} (to explode )  :: exploser
blow {v} (to fellate )  :: sucer, tailler une pipe (to hew, or to grave, a smoking pipe)
blow {v} (to leave )  :: se casser, se tirer, mettre les voiles
blow {v} (to squander )  :: claquer, flamber
blow-dryer {n} (an electrical device used for drying hair) SEE: hairdryer  ::
blower {n} (device)  :: ventilateur {m}
blower {n} (telephone) SEE: telephone  ::
blowfish {n} (any species of fish of the family Tetraodontidae that have the ability to inflate themselves to a globe)  :: poisson ballon {m}, poisson globe {m}
blowfly {n} (flies of the family Calliphoridae)  :: mouche à viande {f}
blowgun {n} (weapon)  :: sarbacane {f}
blowhole {n}  :: évent {m}
blowjob {n} /ˈbloʊdʒɑb/ (the act of fellatio)  :: fellation {f}; pipe {f}
blow one's nose {v} (to expel mucus from nose)  :: se moucher
blow one's top {v} (lose one's temper) SEE: lose one's temper  ::
blow over {v}  :: terminer, enterrer
blowpipe {n} (weapon) SEE: blowgun  ::
blowtorch {n} (tool)  :: chalumeau {m} lampe à souder {f}
blow up {v} (to explode (transitive))  :: faire sauter
blow up {v} (to inflate)  :: gonfler
blubber {v} (to make noises while crying)  :: pleurer comme un veau, chialer
bludgeon {n} /blʌdʒ.ən/ (short heavy club)  :: matraque {f}
bludgeon {v} (to club, hit with a bludgeon)  :: matraquer
bludgeon {v} (to force upon)  :: soutirer
blue {adj} /bluː/ (blue-colored)  :: bleu
blue {adj} (depressed)  :: bleus, blues, déprimé
blue {n} (argument) SEE: argument  ::
blue {n} (bluefish) SEE: bluefish  ::
blue {n} (blue uniform) SEE: blues  ::
blue {n} (bluing) SEE: bluing  ::
blue {n} (colour)  :: bleu {m}
blue {n} (sky, literally or figuratively) SEE: sky  ::
blue {v} (to make blue)  :: bleuter
blue {v} (to passivate steel)  :: bleuter
blue {v} (to turn blue)  :: bleuir
Blue Banana {prop} (corridor)  :: banane bleue {f}
Bluebeard {prop} (the famous fairytale)  :: Barbe-Bleue {f}
Bluebeard {prop} (the title character)  :: Barbe-Bleue {f}
blue beret {n} (UN peacekeeper)  :: casque bleu
blueberry {n} /ˈblu.ˌbɛ.ri/ (fruit)  :: myrtille {f}, bleuet {m} [Canada]
blueberry {n} (plant)  :: myrtille {f}
bluebottle {n} (blue ant) SEE: blue ant  ::
bluebottle {n} (cornflower) SEE: cornflower  ::
bluebottle {n} (man-of-war) SEE: man-of-war  ::
blue card {n} (European work permit)  :: carte bleue {f}
blue cheese {n} (kind of cheese with bluish mold)  :: fromage bleu {m}, bleu {m}
blue devils {n} (low spirits)  :: idée noire
blue-eyed boy {n} (someone's favourite, especially a young one)  :: chouchou {m}
bluefin tuna {n} (tuna species)  :: thon rouge {m}
bluefish {n} (voracious fish)  :: tassergal {m}
blue giant {n} (very luminous star)  :: géante bleue {f}
blue green {adj} (colour/color)  :: bleu-vert
blue-green alga {n} (member of cyanobacteria)  :: algue bleu-vert {f}
blue jay {n} (Species of North American jay)  :: geai bleu {m}
blue jeans {n} (denim trousers, see also: jeans)  :: bluejean {m}
blue mussel {n} (Mytilus edulis)  :: moule bleue {f}
blue peter {n} (signal flag)  :: pavillon de partance
Blue Planet {n} (Earth)  :: planète bleue {f}
blueprint {n} /ˈbluːˌpɹɪnt/ (cyanotype reproduction process)  :: blueprint {m}, cyanotypie {f}
blueprint {n}  :: modèle {m}
blues {n} /bluːz/ (musical form)  :: blues {m}
blue screen {n} (blue screen of death) SEE: blue screen of death  ::
blue screen {n} (film technique) SEE: chromakey  ::
blue screen of death {n} (screen indicating a system error)  :: écran bleu de la mort {m}
blue state {n} (blue state in the United States)  :: État bleu {m}
bluestone {n} (basalt) SEE: basalt  ::
bluestone {n} (limestone) SEE: limestone  ::
bluestone {n} (slate) SEE: slate  ::
blue supergiant {n} (A large blue giant)  :: supergéante bleue {f}
bluethroat {n} (bird)  :: gorge-bleue à miroir {f}
blue tit {n} (bird)  :: mésange bleue {f}
bluetongue {n} (disease of ruminants)  :: fièvre catarrhale {f}, maladie de la langue bleue {f}
blue-tongued skink {n} (blue-tongue lizard) SEE: blue-tongue lizard  ::
blue whale {n} (a whale, Balaenoptera musculus)  :: baleine bleue {f}, rorqual bleu, rorqual de Sibbald
blue wildebeest {n} (Connochaetes taurinus)  :: gnou bleu {m}
bluff {v} /blʌf/ (to make a bluff)  :: bluffer
bluish {adj} (somewhat blue in color)  :: bleuâtre, bleuté, légèrement bleu
bluishness {n} (the quality of somewhat blue)  :: bleuâtreté {f}
blunder {n} /ˈblʌn.dɚ/ (mistake)  :: [colloquial] gaffe {f}, [colloquial] impair {m}, faux pas {m}, maladresse {f}, bourde {f}
blunderbuss {n} /ˈblʌndəɹbʌs/ (old style of firearm with a distinctive large opening at the muzzle)  :: tromblon {m}, espingole {f}
blunt {adj} (Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious)  :: abrupt
blunt {adj} /blʌnt/ (Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument)  :: émoussé
blunt {adj} (Dull in understanding; slow of discernment)  :: sot, obtus, idiot
blunt {v} (To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker)  :: émousser
blunt {v} (To repress or weaken)  :: réprimer
bluntly {adv} (In a blunt manner)  :: abruptement, à brûle-pourpoint
blur {n} (A smear, smudge or blot)  :: tache {f}, salissure {f}, marque {f}
blur {n} (Something that appears hazy or indistinct)  :: flou {m}
blur {v} (become indistinct)  :: s'estomper
blur {v} /blɜr/ (make indistinct or hazy, to obscure or dim)  :: estomper, brouiller {m}
blur {v}  :: flou
blurb {n} /blɝ(ː)b/ (a short description of a book, film, musical work)  :: quatrième de couverture {f}
blurred {adj} /blɝd/ (Out of focus)  :: flou
blurry {adj} (Not clear, crisp, or focused; having fuzzy edges)  :: flou
blurt {v} /blɝrt/ (to speak suddenly and unadvisedly)  :: lâcher, laisser échapper
blurt out {v} (blurt) SEE: blurt  ::
blush {n} /blʌʃ/ (an act of blushing)  :: rougeur {f}
blush {n} (makeup)  :: fard {m}, fard à joues {m}, blush {m}
blush {v} (to redden in the face from shame, excitement or embarrassment)  :: rougir, s'empourprer, cramoisir
blustery {adj} (blowing in loud and abrupt bursts)  :: bruyant, tumultueux
B major {n} (the major chord with a root of B)  :: si majeur {m}
B major {n} (the major key with B as its tonic)  :: si majeur {m}
B minor {n} (the minor chord with a root of B)  :: si mineur {m}
B minor {n} (the minor key with B as its tonic)  :: si mineur {m}
B-movie {n}  :: série B
BMW {initialism} (colloquial names and pronunciations, apart from the romanised "BMW")  :: BMW [read as French: BMV or BMW]
boa {n} /ˈboʊ.ə/ (snake)  :: boa {m}
boa constrictor {n} (snake)  :: boa constricteur {m}
boar {n} /bɔːɹ/ (wild boar) SEE: wild boar  ::
boar {n} (male pig)  :: verrat {m}
board {n} (blackboard, whiteboard, etc.)  :: tableau {m}, plateau {m}, planche {f}
board {n} /bɔː(r)d/ (piece of wood or other material)  :: planche {f}
board {n} (committee)  :: conseil d'administration {m}
board {n} (device containing electrical switches)  :: compteur {m}
board {v} (nautical: to capture an enemy ship)  :: aborder
board {v} (to step or climb)  :: monter (à bord de), embarquer
board game {n} (game played on a board)  :: jeu de société {m}
boarding {n} (act of attacking an enemy ship)  :: abordage {m}
boarding {n} (embarkation)  :: embarquement {m}
boarding house {n} (private house for paying guests)  :: pensionnat {m}
boarding pass {n} /ˈboʊrdɪŋ ˌpɑs/ (a document to board a plane, ship, etc.)  :: carte d'embarquement {f}
boarding school {n} (school which provides board and lodging)  :: pensionnat {m} (internat {m} is the word used for the lodging of some of the pupils in a normal school)
board of directors {n} (group of people elected by stockholders)  :: conseil d'administration {m}
boast {n} (brag)  :: vantardise {f}, fanfaronnade {f}
boast {v} (to brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself)  :: se vanter
boastful {adj} (tending to boast or brag)  :: vantard
boat {n} /boʊt/ (water craft)  :: bateau {m}
boater {n} /ˈboʊ.tɚ/ (someone who travels by boat)  :: canoteur {m}
boater {n} (straw hat)  :: canotier {m}
boatman {n} (a man in charge of a small boat)  :: passeur {m}, batelier {m}
boat shoe {n} (type of shoe)  :: chaussure bateau {f}
boatswain {n} /ˈbəʊsn̩/ (the officer (or warrant officer) in charge of sails, rigging, anchors, cables etc. and all work on deck of a sailing ship)  :: bosco {m}
bob {n} (bobber) SEE: float  ::
bob {n} (curtsey) SEE: curtsey  ::
bob {v} /bɑb/ (move vertically at surface of water)  :: ballotter
bobber {n} (buoyant fishing device) SEE: float  ::
bobbin {n} (small spool in a sewing machine)  :: bobine {f}, canette {f}
bobbin {n} (spool around which wire is coiled)  :: bobine {f}
bobble {n} (elasticated band for securing hair)  :: élastique à cheveux {m}
bobble {n} (furry ball attached on top of a hat)  :: pompon {m}
bobby {n} (police officer)  :: bobby {m}
bobby pin {n} (type of hair pin) SEE: hairgrip  ::
bobcat {n} /ˈbɒbkæt/ (a North American wild cat, Lynx rufus)  :: lynx roux {m}
bob haircut {n} (a haircut)  :: coiffure à la garçonne {f}, carré {m}
bobsled {n} (the sled) SEE: bobsleigh  ::
bobsled {n} (the sport) SEE: bobsleigh  ::
bobsledder {n} (someone who participates in bobsled)  :: bobeur {m}, euse
bobsleigh {n} (sled)  :: bobsleigh {m}
bobsleigh {n} (sport)  :: bobsleigh {m}
Bob's your uncle {phrase} ("the solution is simple", "there you have it")  :: le tour est joué
bocce {n} /ˈbɑtʃi/ (A game similar to bowls or pétanque)  :: bocce {p}
Boche {n} (derogatory: German) SEE: Fritz  ::
Boche {n} (German) SEE: German  ::
bodger {n} (One who works in a slipshod manner)  :: bâcleur {m}
bodice {n} /ˈbɑːdɪs/ (kind of under waist stiffened with whalebone)  :: corsage {m}
bodily {adj} (relating to the body)  :: corporel
bodily fluid {n} (biofluid)  :: humeur {m}, liquide biologique {m}, fluide corporel {m}
body {n} (any physical object or material thing)  :: corps {m}
body {n} /ˈbɑdi/ (physical structure of a human or animal)  :: corps {m}
body {n}  :: carrosserie {f}
body {n} (collection of knowledge)  :: corpus {m}
body {n} (corpse)  :: corps {m}, cadavre {m}, corps sans vie {m} [euphemism]
body {n} (fleshly or corporeal nature of a human)  :: corps {m}
body {n} (organisation, company or other authoritative group)  :: organisation {f}
body {n} (substance, material presence)  :: corps {m}
body {n} (torso)  :: torse {m}
bodybuilder {n} /ˈbɑː.diˌbɪl.dɚ/ (a person who uses diet and exercise to build an aesthetically muscular physique)  :: culturiste {m} {f}
bodybuilding {n} /ˈbɑːdiˌbɪldɪŋ/ (sport of muscle development)  :: culturisme {m}
bodybuilding {n} (work done to construct or repair the body of an automobile)  :: carrosserie {f}
bodyguard {n} /ˈbɑːdiɡɑːrd/ (person responsible for protecting an individual)  :: garde du corps {m}
body hair {n} (androgenic hair)  :: poils du corps {m-p}, poils androgéniques {m-p}
body language {n} (nonverbal communication)  :: langage du corps {m}
body linen {n} (linen)  :: linge de corps {m}
body odour {n} (unpleasant smell on a perons's body)  :: odeur corporelle {f}
body of water {n} (significant accumulation of water)  :: étendue d'eau {f}
body part {n} (anatomy: part of organism)  :: partie du corps {f}
body shop {n} (body shop)  :: carrosserie {f}
bodysuit {n} (a one-piece, skin-tight garment rather like a leotard)  :: body {m}
body temperature {n} (the current temperature of the body of a person or animal)  :: température corporelle {f}
bodywork {n} (exterior body of a motor vehicle)  :: carrosserie {f}
bodywork {n} (repair of the exterior body of a motor vehicle)  :: carrosserie {f}
Boeotia {prop} /biːˈəʊʃə/ (a district in Greece)  :: Béotie {f}
Boeotian {adj} /biːˈəʊʃən/ (pertaining to Boeotia)  :: béotien
Boeotian {adj} (stupid, foolish)  :: béotien
Boeotian {n} (inhabitant of Boeotia)  :: Béotien
Boeotian {n} (simpleton)  :: béotien
Boer {n} /bʊə/ (South African of Dutch descent)  :: Boer
bog {n} /bɑɡ/ (expanse of marshland)  :: tourbière {f}
bog {n} (coarse slang: a toilet)  :: chiottes {f-p}
bogatyr {n} (medieval Russian heroic warrior)  :: bogatyr {m}
bog down {v} (to become stuck)  :: s'enliser
bogey {n} (a score of one over par in golf)  :: bogey , boguey
bogey {n} (one of two sets of wheels under a train car)  :: boggie {m}
bogey {n} (piece of solid or semisolid mucus in or removed from the nostril) SEE: booger  ::
bogeyman {n} (menacing, ghost-like monster in children's stories)  :: croque-mitaine {m}
boggle {v} /ˈbɑ.ɡəl/ (to be bewildered, dumbfounded, or confused)  :: être époustouflé, être confus
boggle {v} (to confuse or mystify; overwhelm)  :: troubler, épater
boggy {adj} (having the qualities of a bog)  :: marécageux
bog myrtle {n} (Myrica gale) SEE: gale#Etymology 3  ::
Bogomil {n} /ˈbɒɡəmɪl/ (member of a dualist Christian sect)  :: bogomile {m} {f}
Bogotá {prop} (Bogota) SEE: Bogota  ::
Bogota {prop} (capital of Colombia)  :: Bogota {f}
bog roll {n} (toilet paper)  :: papier-cul {m}, PQ {m}, [vulgar] torche-cul
bog rosemary {n} (Andromeda)  :: andromède {f}
bogue {n} (bayou) SEE: bayou  ::
bogue {n} (Boops boops)  :: bogue {f}
bogus {adj} /ˈboʊ.ɡəs/ (counterfeit or fake; not genuine)  :: faux, falsifié, truqué, maquillé, trafiqué, colloquial: bidouillé
bogus {adj} (incorrect; useless; broken)  :: hors d'usage, fichu, colloquial: foutu, slang: niqué, gâté
Bohemia {prop} (The region of the Czech Republic)  :: Bohême {f}
bohemium {n} (rhenium) SEE: rhenium  ::
bohrium {n} (chemical element)  :: bohrium {m}
boid {n} (snake)  :: boïdé
boil {n} /bɔɪl/ (accumulation of pus)  :: furoncle {m}
boil {v} (begin to turn into a gas)  :: bouillir
boil {v} (cook in boiling water)  :: faire bouillir
boil {v} (heat (a liquid) until it begins to turn into a gas)  :: faire bouillir, porter à l'ébullition
boiled {adj} (angry) SEE: angry  ::
boiled {adj} (cooked in hot water)  :: bouilli
boiled {adj} (drunk) SEE: drunk  ::
boiled egg {n} (boiled egg (generic))  :: œuf bouilli {m}
boiled egg {n} (hard-boiled egg)  :: œuf dur {m}
boiled egg {n} (soft-boiled egg)  :: œuf à la coque {m}
boiler {n} /ˈbɔɪlə(r)/ (device for heating circulating water)  :: chaudière {f}
boiler suit {n} (one-piece suit)  :: combinaison {f}
boiling {adj} (that boil(s))  :: bouillant {m}
boiling {n} (process of changing the state of a substance)  :: ébullition {f}
boiling point {n} (temperature at which a liquid boils)  :: point d'ébullition {m}
boisterous {adj} /ˈbɔɪstəɹəs/ (full of energy; noisy)  :: bruyant, tapageur
boisterous {adj} (characterized by violence and agitation; wild; stormy)  :: turbulent {m}, turbulente {f}
bok choy {n} (Chinese cabbage, Brassica rapa chinensis)  :: pe-tsaï {m}, chou chinois {m}, chou de Pékin {m}
Bokmål {prop} (language)  :: bokmål {m}
bold {adj} /boʊld/ (courageous, daring)  :: hardi, effronté
bold {adj} (having thicker strokes than the ordinary form of the typeface)  :: gras
bold {adj} (presumptuous) SEE: presumptuous  ::
boldly {adv} (in a bold manner)  :: hardiment
boldness {n} (courage)  :: audace {f}
bolete {n} (type of mushrooms)  :: bolet {m}
bolide {n} /ˈbo.laɪd/ (extremely bright meteor)  :: bolide {m}
Bolivarian {adj} (of or relating to Simon Bolívar)  :: bolivarien
Bolivia {prop} /boʊˈlɪv.i.ə/ (country in South America)  :: Bolivie {f}
Bolivian {adj} (pertaining to Bolivia)  :: bolivien
Bolivian {n} /bəˈlɪv.i.ən/ (Bolivian person)  :: Bolivien {m}, Bolivienne {f}
Bolivian slaty antshrike {n} (passerine bird of the antbird family)  :: batara de Bolivie
boll {n} /boʊl/  :: graine {f} (du cotonnier)
bollard {n} /ˈbɒlɑːd/ (post to secure mooring lines)  :: bollard {m} [rarely used], bitte d'amarrage {f} (mooring bollard), bitte {f} [rarely used as bitte used alone is a widely used slang word for penis]
bollard {n} (post preventing vehicles from entering pedestrian area)  :: borne {f}
bollock {n} ((vulgar, slang) testicle)  :: couille
bollock {v} ((vulgar, slang) to reprimand grossly)  :: engueuler
bollocks {interj} (expressing anger, frustration)  :: les boules, merde, putain
bollocks {n} (an idiot or disagreeable person)  :: couillon
bollocks {n} (nonsense or information deliberately intended to mislead)  :: conneries {f-p}
bollocks {n} (testicles)  :: couilles {f-p}
bollocks {v} (to fail (a task))  :: foirer
boll weevil {n} (beetle)  :: anthonome {m}
Bollywood {prop} (Indian film industry)  :: Bollywood {m}
Bologna {prop} /bəˈlɒnjə/ (province)  :: Bologne
Bologna {prop} (city)  :: Bologne
bolognese {n} (Italian sauce)  :: sauce bolognaise {f}
bolometric magnitude {n} ((astronomy) magnitude of a star)  :: magnitude bolométrique {f}
bolon {n} (traditional Malian harp)  :: bolon {m}
Bolon {n} (Manding language spoken in Burkina Faso)  :: bolon {m}
Bolshevik {n} (Bolshevik)  :: bolchevik {m}, bolchévique {m}, bolchevique {m}
bolster {n} /ˈbəʊlstə/ (a large cushion or pillow)  :: traversin {m}
bolt {n} /boʊlt/ (metal fastener)  :: boulon {m}
bolt {n} (short, stout, blunt-headed arrow)  :: carreau {m}
bolt {n} (sliding pin or bar in a lock)  :: verrou {m}
bolt {v} (of a plant, to grow quickly)  :: monter en graine, monter
bolt {v} (to connect pieces using a bolt)  :: boulonner
bolt cutter {n} (large pair of pliers to cut bolts)  :: coupe-boulon {m}
bolt from the blue {n} (something totally unexpected)  :: tomber des nues
bolus {n} (round mass of food)  :: bol {m}
Bolzano {prop} (province of Italy)  :: Bolzano
Bolzano {prop} (town and capital of Bolzano)  :: Bolzano, Bolzane (historical)
bomb {n} (a jump into water for maximum splashing)  :: bombe {f}
bomb {n} /bɑm/ (device filled with explosives)  :: bombe {f}
bomb {n} (success) SEE: success  ::
bomb {n} (very attractive woman)  :: bombe, bombe sexuelle {f}
bomb {v} (attack with bombs)  :: bombarder
bombard {n} (medieval primitive cannon)  :: bombarde
bombard {v} (to attack something or someone by directing objects at them)  :: bombarder
bombard {v} (to attack something with bombs, artillery shells, or other missiles)  :: bombarder
bombard {v} (to direct at a substance an intense stream of high-energy particles, usually sub-atomic or made of at most a few atoms)  :: bombarder
bombardment {n} (act of bombing, esp towns or cities)  :: bombardement {m}
bombardment {n}  :: bombardement
bombastic {adj} /bɑmˈbæs.tʰɪk/ (pompous or overly wordy)  :: ampoulé, enflé, boursouflé, pompeux
bombastic {adj} (high-sounding but with little meaning)  :: verbeux, abscons
Bombay {n} (Mumbai) SEE: Mumbai  ::
Bombay cat {n} (Bombay) SEE: Bombay  ::
bomber {n} (aircraft)  :: bombardier {m}
bomber {n} (bomb maker)  :: artilleur {m}, poseur de bombes {m}
bombing {n} (action of dropping bombs from the air)  :: bombardement {m}
bombproof {n} (air-raid shelter) SEE: air-raid shelter  ::
bombshell {n} (a bomb or artillery shell designed to explode on impact)  :: bombe {f}, obus {m}
bombshell {n} (someone who is very attractive)  :: bombe {f} [slang]
bombshell {n} (something that is very surprising, shocking, amazing or sensational)  :: surprise {f}, bombe {f} [colloquial]
bomb shelter {n} (air-raid shelter) SEE: air-raid shelter  ::
bona fide {adj} /ˌboʊnəˈfaɪdi/ (done in good faith)  :: de bonne foi
bona fide {adj} (genuine)  :: véritable, authentique, non contrefait
bona fides {n} (good faith) SEE: good faith  ::
bon appétit {interj} /ˌboʊn æpeɪˈtiː/ (used to wish someone enjoyment of the meal they are about to eat)  :: bon appétit
bond {n} (bail bond) SEE: bail bond  ::
bond {n} (binding agreement, a covenant)  :: alliance {f}
bond {n} (documentary obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract)  :: obligation {f}
bond {n} (in chemistry, a link or force between neighbouring atoms in a molecule)  :: liaison
bond {n} (link, connection or union)  :: lien
bond {n} (specific pattern of bricklaying.)  :: appareil {m}
bond {n} (that which binds, a band)  :: lien {m}, entrave {f}
bond {v} (to connect, secure, or tie)  :: lier
bond {v} (To lay bricks in a specific pattern.)  :: appareiller
bondage {n} (The practice of tying people up for sexual pleasure)  :: bondage {m}
bondage {n} (The state of being enslaved or the practice of slavery)  :: esclavage {m}, servitude {f}
bondage {n} (The state of lacking freedom; constraint)  :: esclavage {m}
bondman {n} (man bound in servitude)  :: esclave {m}, serf {m}
bond market {n} (financial market)  :: marché obligataire {m}
bone {n} /boʊn]/ (material)  :: os {m}
bone {n} (component of a skeleton)  :: os {m}
bone {n} (corset part)  :: baleine {f}
bone {n} (fishbone)  :: arête {f}
bone {v} (slang: have sexual intercourse with)  :: fourrer, emmancher
bone {v} (to remove bones)  :: désosser
bone density {n} (bone mineral density)  :: densité minérale osseuse {f}
bone dry {adj} (bone-dry) SEE: bone-dry  ::
bone marrow {n} (bone marrow)  :: moelle osseuse {f}, moelle {f}
bone of contention {n} /ˈboʊn əv kənˈtɛnʃən/ (Something that continues to be disputed)  :: pomme de discorde {f}
boner {n} /ˈboʊ.nɚ/ (erect penis)  :: trique {f}, gaule {f}
bones {n} (plural of bone) SEE: bone  ::
bone tissue {n} (osseous tissue) SEE: osseous tissue  ::
bonfire {n} /ˈbɑnfaɪɚ/ (fire to burn unwanted items or people)  :: bûcher {m}
bonfire {n} (large, outdoor controlled fire)  :: feu de joie {m}
bong {n} /bɒŋ/ (vessel used in smoking various substances)  :: bang {m}
bongo {n} (mammal)  :: bongo {m}
bongo drum {n} (bongo) SEE: bongo  ::
bonheur du jour {n} (lady's writing desk)  :: bonheur-du-jour {m}
bonhomie {n} /boʊnəˈmiː/ (geniality)  :: bonhomie {f}
Boniface {prop} (male given name) SEE: Bonifatius  ::
Bonifatius {prop} (male given name)  :: Boniface
bonito {n} (Katsuwonus pelamis) SEE: skipjack tuna  ::
bonjour {interj} (hello) SEE: hello  ::
bonk {n} (bump on the head)  :: bosse {f}
bonk {n} (minor collision)  :: choc {m}, heurt {m}
bonk {n} (sexual intercourse)  :: coït {m}
bonk {v} /bɒŋk/ (to strike or collide)  :: heurter
bonk {v} (to have sexual intercourse)  :: faire l'amour
bonkers {adj} (irrational, crazy)  :: fou, délirant, irrationnel, zinzin [colloquial], chtarbé {m} [slang]
Bonn {prop} (a city in Germany)  :: Bonn
bonnet {n} /ˈbɒn.ɪt/ (cover over the engine of a motor car)  :: capot {m}
bonobo {n} (pygmy chimpanzee)  :: bonobo {m}
bonsai {n} (a miniaturized tree or plant)  :: bonsaï {m}
bonus {n} /ˈboʊ.nəs/ (something extra that is good)  :: boni {m}
bon vivant {n} (person who enjoys the good things in life, especially good food and drink)  :: bon vivant
bon voyage {interj} (wish of good journey)  :: bon voyage
bony {adj} (resembling, having the appearance or consistence of, or relating to bone)  :: osseux
bonze {n} (a Buddhist priest in Japan)  :: bonze {m}
boo {interj} (exclamation used by a member of an audience)  :: bouh
boo {interj} (loud exclamation intended to scare someone)  :: bouh
boo {v} (to shout boos derisively (intransitive))  :: huer
boob {n} /ˈbuːb/ (breast (colloquial))  :: nichon {m}, lolo {m}, néné {m}
boo-boo {v} /ˈbuːˌbuː/ (A minor injury)  :: bobo
boob tube {n} (slightly derogative term for television)  :: téloche {f}
booby {n} (woman’s breast)  :: néné {m}, nibard {m}, nichon {m}, robert {m}
booby trap {n} (antipersonnel device deliberately hidden or disguised as a harmless object)  :: piège {m}, objet piégé {m}
booger {n} /ˈbʊɡɚ/ (a piece of solid or semisolid mucus)  :: crotte de nez {f}, mickey {m}
book {n} /bʊk/ (collection of sheets of paper bound together containing printed or written material)  :: livre {m}, bouquin {m}
book {n} (ebook) SEE: e-book  ::
book {v} (to reserve)  :: réserver
bookbinder {n} (person whose profession is binding books)  :: relieur {m}, relieuse {f}
bookcase {n} (furniture displaying books)  :: bibliothèque {f}
bookend {n} (object designed to keep books upright)  :: serre-livre {m}
bookie {n} /ˈbʊki/ (bookmaker) SEE: bookmaker  ::
booking {n} (A reservation for a service, such as accommodation in an hotel)  :: réservation {f}
booking {n} (The issuing of a caution)  :: réserve {f}
bookish {adj} /ˈbʊk.ɪʃ/ (given to reading; fond of study)  :: bouquineur , rat de bibliothèque
bookish {adj} (characterized by a method of expression generally found in books)  :: scolaire, pédant, formaliste, littéraire, cuistre
bookjacket {n} (jacket of a book) SEE: dust jacket  ::
booklet {n} (small book)  :: livret {m}, brochure {f}, [Quebec] pamphlet {m}
bookmaker {n} /ˈbʊkmeɪkəɹ/ (a person who calculates odds and accepts bets; a bookie)  :: bookmaker {m}
bookmark {n} /ˈbʊkmɑrk/ (strip used to mark a place in a book)  :: marque-page {m}, signet {m}
bookmark {n} (record of the address of a file or page)  :: favori {m}, marque-page {m}, signet {m}
bookmobile {n} (bookmobile)  :: bibliobus
bookplate {n} (piece of paper pasted on a book to show ownership)  :: ex-libris {m}
book-scorpion {n} (pseudoscorpion) SEE: pseudoscorpion  ::
bookseller {n} /ˈbʊksɛlɚ/ (person engaged in the business of selling books)  :: libraire {m} {f}
bookshelf {n} (shelf for storing books)  :: bibliothèque {f}, étagère {f}
bookshop {n} (shop that sells books)  :: librairie {f}
Books of Moses {prop} (five books)  :: Livres de Moïse {m-p}
bookstore {n} (bookshop) SEE: bookshop  ::
bookworm {n} (avid reader)  :: rat de bibliothèque
Boolean {adj} /ˈbuliən/ (logic: pertaining to data items that have values “true” and “false”)  :: booléen, boolien
Boolean {n} (logic: a variable)  :: variable booléenne {f}
Boolean algebra {n} (algebraic structure)  :: algèbre de Boole {f}, algèbre booléenne {f}
Boolean function {n} (function based on AND, OR and NOT operations)  :: fonction booléenne {f}
boom {interj} (sound of explosion)  :: boum
boom {n} /buːm/ (abrupt, low-pitched sound)  :: boum
boom {n}  :: hausse , gui
boom {n} (horizontal member of a crane)  :: mat {m}
boom {n} (period of prosperity)  :: boom {m}
boom {n} (spar extending the foot of a sail)  :: bôme {f}
boom {v} (to be prosperous)  :: prospérer
boom box {n} (portable audio system)  :: radiocassette {m}, ghettoblaster {m}
boomerang {n} /ˈbuməɹæŋ/ (flat curved airfoil)  :: boomerang {m}
boomslang {n} (Dispholidus typus)  :: boomslang {m}
boon {n} /buːn/ (A blessing or benefit)  :: aubaine {f}
boondock {n} (rural area)  :: cambrousse {f}
boor {n} (an uncultured person)  :: mufle {m}, pignouf {m}, rustre {m}
boor {n} /bɔɹ/ (a peasant)  :: rustre
boorish {adj} (behaving as a boor)  :: grossier
booster {n} (A booster dose)  :: rappel {m}
boot {n} (bootleg recording)  :: copie pirate {f}
boot {n} /buːt/ (heavy shoe that covers part of the leg)  :: botte {f} [high], bottine {f} [to the ankle]
boot {n} (kick) SEE: kick  ::
boot {n} (luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car) SEE: trunk  ::
boot {v} (computing: disconnect, to be involuntarily removed from an online conversation)  :: déconnecter
boot {v} (forcibly eject)  :: expulser
boot {v} (kick)  :: botter
boot {v} (to start a system)  :: démarrer
boot {v} (vomit)  :: vomir
bootblack {n} (shoeshiner) SEE: shoeshiner  ::
bootee {n} (Shoe cover)  :: bottillon {m}
booth {n} (An enclosure just big enough to accommodate one standing person)  :: cabine {f}, guérite {f}
booth {n} /buːθ/ (A small stall for the display and sale of goods)  :: stand {m}, échoppe {f}
bootleg {adj} (illegally produced, transported or sold)  :: non-officiel {m}
bootlegger {n} (illegal trader)  :: bootlegger
bootlicker {n} (bootlick)  :: lèche-bottes {m} {f}
boot loader {n} (A program that initiates the bootstrap process)  :: bootloader {m}
bootmaker {n} (a maker of boots, a cobbler)  :: bottier {m}
bootstrap {n} (a loop at the top of a boot to help in pulling it on)  :: languette, tirant {m}
bootstrap {n} (a means of advancing oneself or accomplishing something)  :: amorçage
bootstrap {v}  :: amorcer, se débrouiller, lancer
bootstrap {v} (to help (oneself) without the aid of others)  :: se débrouiller
booty {n} (A woman, considered as sexual partner or sex object)  :: plan cul {m}
booty {n} (plunder)  :: dépouille {f}
booty {n} (The buttocks)  :: fesses {f-p}, [vulgar] cul {m}, [literary] séant {m}
booze {n} /buːz/ (any alcoholic beverage)  :: bibine
bopomofo {prop} (Zhuyin fuhao) SEE: Zhuyin fuhao  ::
boracic {adj} (of or relating to boron alias borax)  :: [dated] boracique {m} {f}, borique {m} {f}
boracic {adj} (penniless)  :: fauché {m}, fauchée {f}
borate {n} (salt of boric acid)  :: borate {m}
borax {n} ((chemistry) Na2B4O7)  :: borax {m}
borax {n} (crystalline salt)  :: borax {m}
borborigmus {n} /bɔːbəˈrɪɡməs/ (rumbling sound)  :: borborygme {m}
borborygmus {n} /bɔːbəˈrɪɡməs/ (the rumbling sounds in the intestines)  :: borborygme {m}
Bordeaux {prop} (a city in France)  :: Bordeaux {m}
bordello {n} (brothel) SEE: brothel  ::
border {n} (a decorative strip around the edge of something)  :: bordure
border {n} /bɔrdər/ (the outer edge of something)  :: bord {m}, bordure {f}
border {n} (the line or frontier area separating regions)  :: frontière {f}
border {v} ((transitive) to lie on, or adjacent to a border)  :: border
Border Collie {prop} (Border Collie) SEE: border collie  ::
borderline {adj} (not clearly on one side or other of a boundary)  :: limite
borderline {n} (boundary)  :: "sur les bords" (familiar)
bordure {n} (contrasting border round a shield)  :: bordure {f}
bore {n}  :: mascaret {m}
bore {v} /bɔː(ɹ)/ (to make a hole)  :: percer
bore {v} (to inspire boredom)  :: ennuyer, barber
boreal {adj} /ˈbɔɹiəl/ (relating to the north)  :: boréal {m}
Boreal {n}  :: Boréal
boreal owl {n} (Tengmalm's owl) SEE: Tengmalm's owl  ::
boreas {n}  :: borée {m}, aquilon {m}
bored {adj} (suffering from boredom)  :: ennuyé {m}, ennuyée {f}
boredom {n} /ˈbɔɹ.dəm/ (state of being bored)  :: ennui {m}
Borgesian {adj} (characteristic of Jorge Luis Borges)  :: borgésien, borgien
boric {adj} (pertaining to the element boron)  :: borique {m} {f}, [dated] boracique {m} {f}, borico-
boric acid {n} (White crystalline solid soluble as a weak acid)  :: acide borique {m}
boring {adj} /ˈbɔːrɪŋ/ (inciting boredom)  :: ennuyeux {m}, ennuyeuse {f}, barbant
Boris {prop} (male given name)  :: Boris
Borjomi {prop} (resort town)  :: Borjomi
born {adj} (given birth to)  :: {m}, née {f}
born {v} /ˈbɔɹn/ (be born) SEE: be born  ::
born-again {adj} (renewed commitment to Jesus Christ)  :: né(e) à nouveau/de nouveau, rené (rare)
Borneo {prop} (island)  :: Bornéo {m}
born with a silver spoon in one's mouth {adj} (born rich or in a wealthy family)  :: né avec une cuillère d'argent dans la bouche
boro {v} (borrow) SEE: borrow  ::
boron {n} /ˈbɔːɹɒn/ (chemical element)  :: bore {m}
borough {n} /ˈbʌɹoʊ/ (municipal burough)  :: arrondissement {m}
borreliosis {n} (infection)  :: borréliose {f}
borrow {v} /ˈbɔroʊ/ (receive temporarily)  :: emprunter
borrow {v} (in a subtraction)  :: retenir
borrow {v} (to copy a word from another language)  :: emprunter
borrower {n} /ˈbɔrəuə/ (one who borrows)  :: emprunteur {m}, emprunteuse {f}
borrowing {n} (loanword) SEE: loanword  ::
borscht {n} /bɔrʃt/ (beetroot soup)  :: bortsch {m}, borsch {m}
borstal {n} (juvenile institution) SEE: reform school  ::
borzoi {n} /ˈbɔːzɔɪ/ (breed of dog)  :: barzoï {m}
Bose-Einstein condensate {n} (gaseous superfluid)  :: condensat de Bose-Einstein {m}
Bosnia {prop} /ˈbɑz.ni.ə/ (northern part of the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a geographic and historical entity)  :: Bosnie {f}
Bosnia {prop} (short for 'Bosnia and Herzegovina')  :: Bosnie
Bosnia and Herzegovina {prop} /ˈbɒzniə ænd ˌhɜrtsɨɡoʊˈviːnə/ (country on the Balkan peninsula)  :: Bosnie-Herzégovine {f}, [rare] Bosnie-et-Herzégovine {f}
Bosniak {n} (person from Bosnia and Herzegovina)  :: Bosniaque {m} {f}
Bosnian {n} /ˈbɑːzniən/ (the people)  :: Bosnien {m}
Bosnian {prop} (the standardized variety of Serbo-Croatian)  :: bosnien {m}
bosom {n} /ˈbʊz(ə)m/ (chest, breast)  :: sein {m}
bosom friend {n} (very close friend)  :: ami(e) intime {m} {f}
boson {n} /ˈbəʊzɒn/ (particle)  :: boson {m}
Bosphorus {prop} /ˈbɑs.fɚ.əs/ (A strait that passes through Istanbul)  :: Bosphore {m}
boss {n} /bɔs/ (person in charge)  :: patron {m}, chef {m}
boss {n} (enemy in video game)  :: boss {m-f}
boss {n} (leader, head of an organised team)  :: chef {m}, patron {m}
boss {n} (term of address to a man)  :: patron {m}, chef {m}
bossy {adj} /ˈbɔsi/ (tending to give orders to others)  :: autoritaire
Boston {prop} /ˈbɒstən/ (place name)  :: Boston
bosun's chair {n} (boatswain's chair) SEE: boatswain's chair  ::
bot {n} /bɒt/ (robot) SEE: robot  ::
botanic {adj} (pertaining to botany) SEE: botanical  ::
botanical {adj} (Of or pertaining to botany)  :: botanique {m} {f}
botanical garden {n} (a place where a variety of plants are grown for scientific reasons)  :: jardin botanique {m}
botanic garden {n} (botanical garden) SEE: botanical garden  ::
botanist {n} /ˈbɒt.ən.ɪst/ (a person engaged in botany)  :: botaniste {m} {f}
botanize {v} (do the work of a botanist)  :: botaniser
botany {n} /ˈbɒtənɪ/ (scientific study of plants)  :: botanique {f}
botch {v} /bɑːt͡ʃ/ (to perform (a task) in an unacceptable or incompetent manner)  :: saccager, rater
botch {v} (to do something without skill, without care, or clumsily)  :: bâcler, rater
botch up {v} (ruin, mess up)  :: bousiller, gâter
Boötes {prop} /boʊˈoʊtiːz/ (a constellation)  :: Bouvier {m}
botfly {n} (insect)  :: œstre {m}
both {determiner} /boʊθ/ (each of two; one and the other)  :: tous les deux {p}
bother {interj} (mild expression of annoyance)  :: zut!
bother {v} /ˈbɑðɚ]/ (to annoy, disturb)  :: embêter, gêner, déranger
bother {v} (make or take trouble)  :: bâdrer
bother {v} (to do something which is of negligible inconvenience)  :: daigner
Bothnian Bay {prop} (northern part of the Gulf of Bothnia)  :: baie de Botnie {f}
Bothnian Sea {prop} (southern part of the Gulf of Bothnia)  :: mer de Botnie {f}
Botswana {prop} (Republic of Botswana)  :: Botswana
Botswanan {n} (person from Botswana)  :: Botswanais {m}, Botswanéen {m} [rare]
bottle {n} /ˈbɑtəl/ (container)  :: bouteille {f}
bottle {n} (container with a rubber nipple) SEE: baby bottle  ::
bottle {n} (contents of such a container)  :: bouteille {f}
bottle {n} (nerve, courage)  :: culot {m}
bottle {v} (feed (an infant) baby formula)  :: donner le biberon à, nourrir au biberon
bottle {v} (seal (a liquid) into a bottle for later consumption)  :: embouteiller, mettre en bouteille
bottled water {n} (drinking water sold in a bottle)  :: eau en bouteille {f}, eau embouteillée {f}
bottleneck {n} (any delay; part of a process that is too slow or cumbersome)  :: goulet d’étranglement {m}
bottleneck {n} (neck of a bottle)  :: goulot {m}, goulot de bouteille {m}, tête de bouteille {f}
bottle opener {n} (device to open bottle)  :: décapsuleur {m}, ouvre-bouteille {m}
bottle out {v}  :: craquer, se dégonfler
bottle shop {n} (liquor store, bottle shop)  :: magasin de vins et spiritueux {m}
bottom {n} (abyss) SEE: abyss  ::
bottom {n} /ˈbɑtəm/ (lowest part)  :: fond {m}, bas {m}, dessous {m}
bottom {n} (euphemistic: buttocks or anus)  :: arrière-train {m}, derrière {m}, cul {m}
bottom {n} (gay sexual slang: penetrated part in anal sex)  :: passif
bottom {n} (physics: bottom quark) SEE: bottom quark  ::
bottomonium {n} (meson)  :: bottomonium {m}
bottom quark {n} (bottom quark)  :: quark bottom {m}
bottomry {n}  :: prêt à la grosse aventure {m}
bottoms up {interj} (Cheers!)  :: cul sec, à fond [Belgium]
botulinum toxin {n} (neurotoxic protein produced by Clostridium botulinum)  :: toxine botulique {f}
botulism {n} (medical condition)  :: botulisme {m}
Bouaké {prop} (city)  :: Bouaké
Bouches-du-Rhône {prop} (département)  :: Bouches-du-Rhône
boudoir {n} /ˈbuːdwɑː/ (woman's private room) SEE: bower  ::
bougainvillea {n} /ˌbu.ɡənˈvɪl.jə/ (flower)  :: bougainvillier {f}
bough {n} /baʊ/ (tree branch)  :: branche {f}, rameau {m}
bouillabaisse {n} (a type of French fish soup)  :: bouillabaisse {f}
bouillon {n} (a clear seasoned broth)  :: bouillon {m}
boulder {n} /ˈboʊldəɹ/ (large mass of stone)  :: rocher {m}
boules {n} (games played with metal balls)  :: boules {f}, pétanque {f}
boulevard {n} /ˈbʊlɨvɑɹd/ (broad, landscaped thoroughfare)  :: boulevard {m}
bounce {n} (change of direction of motion after hitting an obstacle)  :: rebond
bounce {n} (movement up and down)  :: rebond
bounce {v} /baʊns/ (to change direction of motion after hitting an obstacle)  :: rebondir
bounce {v} (to move quickly up and down)  :: bondir, sauter
bounce house {n} (bouncy castle) SEE: bouncing castle  ::
bouncer {n} /ˈbaʊnsə˞/ (member of security personnel)  :: videur {m}
bouncing castle {n} (inflatable object)  :: jeu gonflable {m}
bouncy castle {n} (inflatable structure) SEE: bouncing castle  ::
bound {adj} /ˈbaʊnd/ (obliged to)  :: obligé, tenu
bound {n} (boundary, border of territory)  :: frontière {f}, borne {f}
bound {n} (mathematics: value greater (or smaller) than a given set)  :: limite
bound {n} (sizeable jump)  :: bond {f}, saut {m}
bound {v} (to leap)  :: bondir, sauter
bound {v} (to surround a territory)  :: délimiter, entourer
boundary {n} /ˈbaʊndəɹi/ (dividing line or location between two areas)  :: frontière {f}, limite {f}
boundary {n} ((topology) the set of points in the closure, not belonging to the interior)  :: frontière {f}
bounded {adj} (type of set)  :: borné
bounded function {n} (function )  :: fonction bornée {f}
boundless {adj} (without bounds, unbounded)  :: illimité
bound morpheme {n} (type of morpheme)  :: morphème lié {m}
bound variable {n} (variable that has an allocated storage location)  :: variable liée {f}
bounty {n} /ˈbaʊn.ti/ (generosity) SEE: generosity  ::
bounty {n} (pay to naval volunteers)  :: prime {f}
bounty {n} (reward)  :: prime {f}
bounty {n} (something given liberally)  :: don {m}
bounty hunter {n} (person who catches criminals in return for a reward)  :: chasseur de primes
bouquet {n} /boʊˈkeɪ/ (bunch of flowers)  :: bouquet
bouquet {n} (scent of wine)  :: bouquet {m}
bourbon {n} (A type of whiskey)  :: bourbon {m}
bourdon {n} /ˈbʊədən/ (bumblebee) SEE: bumblebee  ::
bourgeois {adj} /buɹʒ.ˈwɑː/ (of or relating to the middle class)  :: bourgeois
bourgeois {adj} (conventional, conservative and materialistic)  :: bourgeois
bourgeoisie {n} /ˌbʊəɹʒwɑˈzi/ (middle class)  :: bourgeoisie {f}
boutique {n} /buːˈtiːk/ (a small shop, especially one that sells fashionable clothes, jewelry and the like)  :: boutique {f}
bouzouki {n} (lute)  :: bouzouki {m}
bovarism {n}  :: bovarysme
bovine {adj} /ˈboʊvaɪn/ (of, relating to or resembling cattle)  :: bovin {m}, bovine {f}
bovine {n} (animal of the tribe Bovini)  :: bovin {m}
bovine spongiform encephalopathy {n} (bovine spongiform encephalopathy)  :: encéphalopathie spongiforme bovine {f}
bow {n} /baʊ/ (front of a boat or ship)  :: étrave, proue {f}
bow {n} (bend in a rod or planar surface)  :: arc {m}
bow {n} /boʊ/ (weapon used for shooting arrows)  :: arc {m}
bow {n} (gesture made by bending forward at the waist)  :: révérence {f}
bow {n} (musical bow) SEE: musical bow  ::
bow {n} (rod used for playing stringed instruments)  :: archet {m}
bow {v} /baʊ/ (to bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deference)  :: s'incliner, faire une révérence
bow {v} (to become bent)  :: fléchir, courber
bow {v} (to bend a thing)  :: courber
bow and arrow {n} /bəʊ(.)ən(d.)ærəʊ/ (weapon)  :: arc et flèche
bowdlerize {v} /ˈbaʊd.lə.ˌɹaɪz/ (to remove or alter parts of a text considered offensive)  :: censurer
bowel {n} /baʊl/ (large intestine)  :: gros intestin {m}
bowels {n} (intestines)  :: entrailles {f-p}, boyaux {m-p}
bower {n} /baʊ.əɹ/ (a woman's bedroom or private apartments, especially in a medieval castle)  :: boudoir {m}
bower bird {n} (Australasian bird)  :: jardinier
bowhead whale {n} (a whale, Balaena mysticetus) SEE: bowhead  ::
bowl {n} (as much as is held by a bowl) SEE: bowlful  ::
bowl {n} /boʊl/ (container)  :: bol {m}
bowl {n} (haircut) SEE: bowl cut  ::
bowl {n} (lawn bowls) SEE: bowls  ::
bowleg {n} (leg that curves outward from the knee)  :: genu varum {m}, jambe arquée {f}
bowler {n} /ˈboʊ.lɚ/ (pitcher) SEE: pitcher  ::
bowler {n} (bowler hat) SEE: bowler hat  ::
bowler hat {n} (hard round black felt hat)  :: chapeau melon {m}
bowline {n} (knot)  :: bouline {f}, nœud de chaise {m}
bowling {n} /ˈboʊliŋ/ (a game played by rolling a ball down an alley)  :: bowling {m}
bowling {n}  :: bowling {m}
bowling alley {n} (a building which contains bowling lanes)  :: bowling {m}
bowling ball {n} (ball for bowling)  :: boule de quille {f}
bowls {n} (precision sport)  :: boulingrin {m}
bowman {n} /ˈboʊmən/ (archer) SEE: archer  ::
bow out {v} /baʊaʊt/ (To resign, or leave)  :: s'incliner
bow saw {n} (for woodworking, frame saw, turning saw)  :: sciotte {m}
bow shock {n} /ˈbaʊʃɑk/ (astronomy)  :: onde de shock
bowsprit {n} (spar projecting over the prow of a sailing vessel)  :: arbre de beaupré {m}
bowstring {n} (string of an archer's bow)  :: corde {f}
bowtie {adj} (shaped like a bow-tie)  :: en nœud papillon
bowtie {n} /boʊˈtaɪ/ (necktie shaped like a bow)  :: nœud papillon, nœud pap' {m} [familiar]
bow wow {n} (sound of a dog barking)  :: mouarf
bow-wow {interj} (bow wow) SEE: bow wow  ::
box {n} (any of various evergreen shrubs or trees)  :: buis {m}
box {n} (as much as fills a box)  :: boîte {f}
box {n} /bɑːks/ (cuboid container)  :: boîte {f}
box {n} (blow with the fist)  :: coup de poing {m}
box {n} (compartment of a storage furniture)  :: case {f}
box {n} (compartment to sit in)  :: [in a theater] loge {f}
box {n} (cricket: hard protector for the genitals)  :: coquille {f}, protège-sexe {m}
box {n} (input field on an electronic display) SEE: text box  ::
box {n} (rectangular border around a section of text)  :: encadré {m}
box {n} (slang: with "the": television)  :: téloche {f}
box {n} (small area on a document for a tick mark)  :: case {f}
box {n} (small rectangular shelter)  :: guérite {f}
box {v} (fight against (a person) in a boxing match)  :: boxer
box {v} (place inside a box)  :: emboîter, mettre en boîte
box {v} (strike with the fists)  :: boxer
box {v} (to hem in) SEE: hem in  ::
box calf {n} (calfskin)  :: box-calf {m}
boxcutter {n} (utility knife) SEE: utility knife  ::
boxer {n} /ˈbɑːksɚ/ (participant in a boxing match)  :: boxeur {m}
boxer {n} (breed of dog)  :: boxer {m}
boxers {n} (boxer shorts) SEE: boxer shorts  ::
boxer shorts {n} (underwear)  :: caleçon {m}
boxful {n} (as much as a box will hold)  :: boîte {f}
boxing {n} /ˈbɒksɪŋ/ (the sport of boxing)  :: boxe {f}
Boxing Day {n} (Boxing Day)  :: Boxing Day {m}
boxing glove {n} (padded mitten worn in boxing)  :: gant de boxe {m}
box office {n} /ˈbɑksˌɑfɪs/ (ticket office)  :: billetterie {f}, guichet {m}
box-office bomb {n} (a motion picture that generates relatively low revenue at the box office)  :: flop {m}
box plot {n}  :: boîte à moustaches {f}
box spring {n} (frame of spiral springs)  :: sommier {m}
box tree {n} (tree of the genus Buxus)  :: buis {m}
boxwood {n} (Buxus sempervirens)  :: buis {m}
boy {n} (adult male found attractive)  :: garçon {m}
boy {n} /bɔɪ/ (male servant)  :: garçon {m}, boy {m} [formerly, African male servant in colonies]
boy {n} (historical: non-white male servant)  :: boy {m}
boy {n} (male friend)  :: garçon {m}, gars {m}
boy {n} (male of any age, used as a friendly diminutive)  :: gars {m} (informal)
boy {n} (young male)  :: garçon {m}
boyar {n} /ˈbɔɪɑː/ (rank of aristocracy)  :: boyard {m}, boïard {m}, barine {m}, barynia {f}
boyard {n} ( A member of a Russian aristocratic order)  :: boyard {m}
boyau {n} /ˈbwɑːjəʊ/ (passage connecting two trenches)  :: boyau {m}
boycott {n} (the act of boycotting)  :: boycott {m}, boycottage {m}
boycott {v} /ˈbɔɪkɑt/ (to abstain from dealing with a person or organisation as a protest)  :: boycotter
boycotter {n} (someone who engages in a boycott)  :: boycotteur {m}, boycotteuse {f}
boyfriend {n} /ˈbɔɪ.ˌfrɛnd/ (male partner in a romantic relationship)  :: chum {m} [Quebec], copain {m}, petit ami {m}, amoureux {m}
boyfriend {n} (male friend)  :: ami {m}, copain {m}
boy genius {n} (wunderkind) SEE: wunderkind  ::
boyish {adj} (like a boy)  :: de garçon
boykin {n} /ˈbɔɪkən/ (a little boy)  :: garçonnet {m}
Boy Scout {n} (a member of the Scout Movement)  :: scout {m}, éclaireur {m}
boyshorts {n} (underwear)  :: shorty {m}
boy's name {n} (A name given to a male)  :: nom de fils
boys will be boys {proverb} (boys are mischievous by nature)  :: les garçons seront toujours des garçons
Bps {initialism} (bytes per second)  :: o/s
bra {n} /brɑː/ (brassiere)  :: soutien-gorge {m}, [popular] soutif, [dated] brassière {f}
Brabant {prop} (former province of central Belgium)  :: Brabant {m}
Brabant {prop} (historical region)  :: Brabant {m}
Brabantian {adj} (pertaining to Brabant)  :: brabançon
Brabantian {n} (Brabantian person)  :: Brabançon {m}, Brabançonne {f}
brace {n} /bɹeɪs/ (measure of length representing a person's outstretched arms)  :: toise {f}
brace {n} (bitstock) SEE: bitstock  ::
brace {n} (curved, pointed typographic line)  :: accolade {f}
brace {n} (harness) SEE: harness  ::
brace {n} (structural piece used for support, often diagonal)  :: fiche {f}
brace {n} (system to correct crooked teeth) SEE: braces  ::
brace {n} (two goals in one game)  :: doublé {m}
brace {v} (to prepare oneself for an impact)  :: retenir son souffle
brace {v} (to swing round the yards)  :: brasser
bracelet {n} (a band or chain worn around the wrist as jewelry or an ornament)  :: bracelet {m}
bracelet {n} (strap of a wristwatch)  :: bracelet {m}
braces {n} (device for straightening teeth)  :: appareil {m}, appareil orthodontique {m}, faux-palais
braces {n} (handcuffs) SEE: handcuffs  ::
braces {n} (keyboard symbols)  :: accolades {f}
braces {n} (pair of straps holding trousers, see also: suspender)  :: bretelles {f-p}
brachial {adj} (pertaining or belonging to the arm)  :: brachial
brachiosaurus {n} (herbivorous dinosaur)  :: brachiosaure {m}
brachium {n} (upper arm) SEE: upper arm  ::
brachygrapher {n} (stenographer) SEE: stenographer  ::
brachyuran {adj} /ˌbɹæk.iˈju.ɹən/ (of or pertaining to crabs)  :: brachyurien
bracken {n} (any of several coarse ferns)  :: ptéridium {m}
bracket {n} ("[" and "]")  :: crochet {m}
bracket {n} ("(" and ")")  :: parenthèse {f}
brackish {adj} (slightly salty)  :: saumâtre {m} {f}
braconid {n} (any of several parasitic wasps)  :: braconide
bract {n} (leaf or leaf-like structure)  :: bractée {f}
bradoon {n} (type of snaffle bit) SEE: bridoon  ::
bradycardia {n} (condition of having a slow heartbeat)  :: bradycardie {f}
bradyon {n} (tardyon)  :: bradyon {m}
brag {n} (boast) SEE: boast  ::
brag {n} (card game)  :: brag {m}
brag {v} (to boast)  :: fanfaronner, se vanter
braggadocio {n} /braɡaˈdoːt͡ʃio/ (braggart) SEE: braggart  ::
braggart {n} (one who boasts)  :: vantard {m}, fanfaron {m}
bragger {n} (person who brags)  :: vantard {m}
brahman {n} (member of the first of the four castes of Hinduism)  :: brahmane {m}
Brahman {prop} (Brahmin) SEE: Brahmin  ::
braid {n} (weave of three or more strands)  :: tresse {f}, natte {f}
braid {v} /bɹeɪd/ (intertwine)  :: tresser
braille {n} (system of writing using raised dots)  :: braille {m}, Braille {m}
brain {n} /bɹeɪn/ (organ)  :: cerveau {m}, [pejorative or when used as food] cervelle {f}, encéphale {m}
brain {n} (person providing intelligence)  :: cerveau {m}
brain cancer {n} (cancer of the brain)  :: cancer du cerveau {m}
braincase {n} (the part of the skull containing the brain)  :: boite crânienne {f}
brain cell {n} (cell in brain)  :: cellule du cerveau {f}
brainchild {n} /ˈbɹeɪn.tʃaɪld/ (creation)  :: création {f}
brain drain {n} (emigration of educated people)  :: fuite des cerveaux {f}, exode des cerveaux {m} [Quebec], drainage des cerveaux {m}, exode des compétences {m}
brain fart {n} (Something ill-considered said or done impulsively)  :: trou de mémoire {m}
brainless {adj} (unintelligent; having little or no common sense)  :: sans cervelle
brain mushroom {n} (fungus)  :: fausse morille {f}t
brains {n} (as food)  :: cervelle {f}
brains {n} ((informal) intelligence, aptitude)  :: cervelle {f}
brain stem {n} (part of the brain that connects the spinal cord to the forebrain and cerebrum)  :: tronc cérébral {m}
brainstorm {n} (brainstorming) SEE: brainstorming  ::
brainstorming {v} (method of problem solving)  :: remue-méninge {m}, brainstorming {m}
brain-teaser {n} (a complex riddle or puzzle)  :: casse-tête {m}
brainwash {n} /ˈbreɪnwɒʃ/ (effect upon one's memory, belief or ideas)  :: lavage de cerveau {m}
brainwash {v} (to affect one's mind)  :: décerveler, laver le cerveau, bourrer le crâne
brain-washing {n} (form of indoctrination)  :: lavage de cerveau {m}
braise {v} /bɹeɪz/ (To cook in a small amount of liquid)  :: braiser
brake {n} /bɹeɪk/ (device used to slow or stop a vehicle)  :: frein {m}
brake {v} (to operate brakes)  :: freiner
brake assembly {n} (the collective replacement parts used to repair an automobile's worn down brakes)  :: pièces de driction
brake pad {n} (friction element in a disc brake)  :: plaquette de frein {f}
brake pedal {n} (the pedal in a vehicle which operates the brakes)  :: pédale de frein {f}
braking {v} (operating the brakes)  :: freinage {m}
bramble {n} /ˈbɹæmbəl/ (blackberry)  :: ronce {f}
bramble {n}  :: roncier {m}
bran {n} /ˈbɹæn/ (outside layer of a grain)  :: son {m}
branch {n} /bɹæntʃ/ (woody part of a tree arising from the trunk and usually dividing)  :: branche {f}, rameau {m}
branch {n}  :: branche {f}
branch {n} (office of an organization with several locations)  :: filiale {f}
branch {v} (to jump to a different location in a program, especially as the result of a conditional statement)  :: brancher
branchial {adj} (of, pertaining to or resembling gills)  :: branchial
branchy {adj} (having many branches)  :: branchu
brand {n} (a specific product, service, or provider so distinguished)  :: marque {f}
brand {n} /bɹænd/ (burning wood, ember)  :: tison
brand {n} (marker for cattle) SEE: branding iron  ::
brand {n} (mark made by burning)  :: marque {f}
brand {n} (name, symbol, logo)  :: marque {f}
brand {n} (style, manner)  :: style {m}
brand {v} (burn the flesh)  :: flétrir
brand {v} (impress on the memory or senses)  :: graver
brand {v} (mark with proof of ownership)  :: marquer
brand {v} (stigmatize)  :: cataloguer, flétrir
brandade {n} (puree of salted cod, olive oil, and milk)  :: brandade
Brandenburg {prop} (city)  :: Brandebourg
Brandenburg {prop} (state)  :: Brandebourg
brandish {v} /ˈbrændɪʃ/ (to move a weapon)  :: brandir
brand name {n} (trade name) SEE: trade name  ::
brand new {adj} (utterly new)  :: flambant neuf
brand spanking new {adj} (utterly new)  :: flambant neuf
branduct {n}  :: branduit {m}
brandy {n} /ˈbrændi/ (liquor)  :: cognac {m}, brandy {m}, eau-de-vie
brant {n} /bɹænt/ (wild geese of the genus Branta)  :: oie {f}
brash {adj} (impetuous or rash)  :: irréfléchi
brash {adj} (impudent or shameless)  :: culotté [familiar], gonflé [familiar]
brash {adj} (insensitive or tactless)  :: agressif
brashness {n} (characteristic of being brash)  :: toupet {m}, culot {m} [familiar]
Brasilia {prop} /bɹɑˈsiːliə/ (The capital of Brazil)  :: Brasília, Brasilia
brass {adj} (colour of brass)  :: couleur de laiton
brass {n} /bɹæs/ (alloy of copper and zinc)  :: laiton {m}
brass {n} (class of wind instruments)  :: cuivres {m-p}
brass {n} (high-ranking military officers)  :: galonnés {m-p}
brass {n} (made of brass (attributive use))  :: en laiton
brass {n} (spent shell casings)  :: douille {f}
brass band {n} (group of musicians who play brass instruments)  :: fanfare {f}
brassic {adj} (boracic) SEE: boracic  ::
brassic {adj} /ˈbræsɪk/ (of or relating to brassicas)  :: brassique {m} {f}
brassica {n} /ˈbɹæs.ɪ.kə/ (cabbage family)  :: brassique {f}
brassiere {n} /brəˈzɪr/ (bra) SEE: bra  ::
brass instrument {n} (musical instrument)  :: instrument de cuivre {m}
brass knuckles {n} (weapon which reinforces the fist)  :: poing américain {m}
brat {n} /bɹæt/ (a selfish, spoiled, or unruly child)  :: peste {f}, morveux {m}, morveuse {f}, sale gosse {m}
brat {n} /bɹɑt/ (bratwurst) SEE: bratwurst  ::
Bratislava {prop} /ˌbrætɨˈslɑːvə/ (city)  :: Bratislava, Pressbourg
bratwurst {n} (A small pork sausage)  :: crépinette {f}
Braunschweig {prop} (Brunswick) SEE: Brunswick  ::
brave {adj} /breɪv/ (strong in the face of fear)  :: courageux
bravely {adv} /ˈbreɪvli/ (in a brave manner)  :: bravement
brave new world {n} (ambitious, often utopian, vision of the future)  :: meilleur des mondes
bravery {n} (being brave)  :: courage {m}
bravo {interj} (interjection)  :: bravo
bravo {n} /ˈbɹɑvoʊ/ (the letter "B")  :: Berthe
brawl {n} /bɹɔl/ (A fight or quarrel)  :: bagarre {f}, rixe {f}, [France, slang] baston {f}
brawl {v} (fight or quarrel)  :: se bagarrer
brawn {n} (terrine)  :: pâté de cochon {m}
brawny {adj} (characterized by brawn)  :: balèze, balaise
bray {n} (the cry of a donkey)  :: braiment {m}
bray {v} /bɹeɪ/ (to make the cry of a donkey)  :: braire
brazen {adj} /ˈbɹeɪzən/ (pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass)  :: cuivreux,
brazen {adj} (Extremely strong.)  :: dur comme de la pierre, impénétrable
brazen {adj} (Impudent, immodest, or shameless)  :: grossier {m}, grossière {f}, brutal {m}, brutale {f}, éhonté {m}, éhontée {f}
brazen {adj} ( Sounding harsh and loud.)  :: aigu {m}, aigue {f}
brazen-faced {adj} /ˈbreɪ.zənˌfeɪst/ (Impudent)  :: impudent
Brazil {prop} /bɹəˈzɪl/ (Portuguese-speaking country in South America)  :: Brésil {m}
Brazilian {adj} (pertaining to Brazil)  :: brésilien, auriverde
Brazilian {n} /brəˈzɪlɪən/ (person from Brazil)  :: Brésilien {m}, Brésilienne {f}
brazil nut {n} (nut)  :: noix du Brésil {m}
brazilwood {n} (timber tree)  :: pernambouc {m}
breach {n} /bɹiːtʃ]/ (break of a law or obligation)  :: infraction {f}, violation {f}
breach {n} (breaking up of amicable relations)  :: brouille {f}
breach {n} (gap)  :: brèche {f}
bread {n} /breːd/ (baked dough made from cereals)  :: pain {m}
bread {n} (countable: any variety of bread)  :: pain {m}
bread {n} (slang: money)  :: fric {m}, blé {m}
bread {v} (to bread)  :: paner
bread and circuses {n} (food and entertainment provided by the state)  :: du pain et des jeux
breadbasket {n} (stomach) SEE: stomach  ::
breadcrumb {n} (Internet) SEE: breadcrumbs  ::
breadcrumb {n} (tiny piece of bread)  :: miette {f}; panure {f};
breadcrumbs {n} (trail of hyperlinks)  :: fil d’Ariane
breadfruit {n} (fruit)  :: fruit à pain {m}
breadfruit {n} (tree)  :: arbre à pain {m}, artocarpus {m}, artocarpe {m}
bread machine {n} (household appliance which makes dough) SEE: bread maker  ::
bread maker {n} (household appliance which makes bread)  :: robot boulangeur {m}
breadmaker {n} (baker) SEE: baker  ::
breadmaker {n} (bread maker) SEE: bread maker  ::
bread roll {n} (round piece of bread)  :: petit pain {m}
breadstick {n} (slander loaf of crisp bread)  :: gressin {m}
breadth {n} (width) SEE: width  ::
breadwinner {n} (primary income-earner in a household)  :: gagne-pain {m}, pain {m}
break {n} (physical space that opens up in something or between two things)  :: espace {m}, ouverture {f}
break {n} (rest or pause, usually from work)  :: pause {f}
break {v} /bɹeɪk/ (intransitive: to separate into (to end up in) two or more pieces)  :: se rompre, se casser, se briser
break {v} (intransitive, of a bone: to crack)  :: se casser
break {v} (intransitive: to stop functioning properly or altogether)  :: se casser
break {v} (of a voice, to alter in type)  :: muer
break {v} (to counter-attack)  :: riposter, contre-attaquer
break {v} (to divide (money) into smaller units)  :: diviser
break {v} (to do better than a record)  :: battre [un record]
break {v} (to reduce the military rank of)  :: dégrader
break {v} (transitive: to cause (a bone) to crack)  :: casser
break {v} (transitive: to cause to stop functioning)  :: casser
break {v} (transitive: to do that which is forbidden by (something))  :: outrepasser
break {v} (transitive: to separate into (to cause to end up in) two or more pieces)  :: rompre, casser, briser
breakable {adj} (fragile) SEE: fragile  ::
break a law {v} (to violate a law)  :: enfreindre une loi
break a leg {v} (to perform well)  :: dire merde
break a sweat {v} (to put effort into something)  :: [without ...] sans broncher, [without ...] sans sourciller
break a sweat {v} (to start sweating)  :: se mettre à transpirer, commencer à transpirer
breakaway {adj} (having broken away from a larger unit)  :: séparatiste, sécessioniste
break bad {v} /bɹeɪk bæd/ (to go wrong, to turn toward immorality or crime)  :: mal tourner
break bread {v} (Christianity)  :: partager le pain {m}
break bread {v} (to eat a meal, especially shared)  :: casser la croûte (familiar)
breakdancing {n} (Style of dance)  :: breakdance {m}
break down {v} (to become unstable, mentally or otherwise)  :: craquer
break down {v} (to decay)  :: se décomposer
break down {v} (to divide into parts for analysis)  :: analyser, décomposer
break down {v} (to fail)  :: tomber en panne
breakdown {n} (breaking of chemical bonds within a compound)  :: dégradation {f}
breakdown {n}  :: collapse {m}, crise nerveuse, détail {m}
breakdown {n} (failure, particularly mechanical)  :: panne
breakdown {n} (lapse of mental stability)  :: crise de nerfs {f}
breakdown {n} (listing or categorization in great detail)  :: détail {m}
breaker {n} (breakdancer) SEE: breakdancer  ::
breaker {n} /ˈbreɪkɚ/ (something that breaks)  :: casseur {m}
breaker {n} (machine for breaking rocks or coal)  :: concasseuse {f}
breaker {n} (wave)  :: lame {f}
break even {v} (to neither gain nor lose money)  :: rentrer dans ses frais, s'en sortir sans perte
break-even point {n} (The point where total costs equal total sales revenue)  :: seuil de rentabilité {m}
breakfast {n} /ˈbɹɛkfəst/ (first meal of the day)  :: petit déjeuner {m} [France], déjeuner {m} [Belgium, Switzerland, Cajun and Canadian French]
breakfast {v} (to eat the morning meal)  :: prendre le petit-déjeuner
breakfast cereal {n} (food)  :: céréale de petit déjeuner {f}, céréale {f}, céréales {f-p}
break in {v} (to enter by force or illicitly)  :: pénétrer par effraction
break in {v} (to make something new function well through use)  :: roder, casser, se faire
break-in {n} (the act of entering with the intent to steal)  :: effraction {f}
breaking news {n} (news that just happened or is happening)  :: nouvelles de dernière minute
break new ground {v} (To begin excavating and levelling earth for a new building)  :: creuser un nouveau terrain
break new ground {v} (To initiate a new venture)  :: ouvrir de nouvelles voies
break of dawn {n} (daybreak) SEE: daybreak  ::
break off {v} (end abruptly)  :: interrompre
break one's fast {v} (archaic: to eat breakfast)  :: prendre le petit déjeuner
break out {v} (to escape, especially forcefully or defiantly)  :: s'échapper
break point {n} (situation in which if the receiver wins the next point, (s)he will win the game)  :: balle de break {f}
breakpoint {n} ((computing) point in a program where operation may be interrupted)  :: point d'arrêt {m}
break someone's heart {v} (to cause a person to feel grief or sadness)  :: casser cœur [add pronouns mon, ton, etc., e.g. casser mon cœur - "to break my heart"]
break the deadlock {v} (score the first goal)  :: ouvrir la marque
break the ice {v} /ˈbɹeɪk ðiː ˈaɪs/ (to start to get to know people, by avoiding awkwardness)  :: briser la glace
break the Sabbath {v} (to break the Sabbath)  :: violer le sabbat, profaner le sabbat
breakthrough {adj} /ˈbreɪkθruː/ (characterized by major progress)  :: capital, primordial, décisif
breakthrough {n} (major progress)  :: percée {f}, avancée {f}
breakthrough {n} (military advance)  :: percée {f}, trouée {f}
breakthrough {n} ((sports) penetration of the opposition defence)  :: trouée {f}, percée {f}
break up {v} (to end a relationship)  :: rompre
breakup {n} (breakdown) SEE: breakdown  ::
breakwater {n} /bɹeɪkwɔːtə/ (construction in or around a harbour)  :: brise-lames {m}
break wind {v} (to fart)  :: lâcher, en lâcher un (to let one loose)
bream {n} (Abramis brama)  :: brème {f}, brème commune {f}
bream {n} /bɹiːm/ (fish of the genus Abramis)  :: brème {f}
bream {n} (marine sparoid fish of the genus Pagellus, and allied genera)  :: pageot {m}
breast {n} (animal's thorax)  :: poitrine {f}, poitrail {m}
breast {n} /brɛst/ (female organ)  :: sein {m}
breast {n} (chest)  :: poitrine {f}
breast {n} (choice cut of meat from poultry or other animals)  :: blanc {m}
breast {n} (seat of emotions)  :: poitrine {f}
breast augmentation {n} (cosmetic procedure)  :: augmentation mammaire {f}
breastbone {n} (the central narrow bone in the front of the chest)  :: sternum {m}
breast cancer {n} (cancer of the breast)  :: cancer du sein {m}
breastfeed {v} (feed a baby milk via the breasts)  :: allaiter, donner la tétée
breastfeeding {n} (activity)  :: allaitement {m}
breast implant {n} (medical prosthesis)  :: implant mammaire {m}
breast milk {n} (milk produced by humans)  :: lait maternel {m}
breastplate {n} (armor)  :: cuirasse
breast pump {n} (device used to extract breast milk)  :: tire-lait {m}
breaststroke {n} (swimming stroke)  :: brasse {f}
breath {n} (air expelled from the lungs)  :: haleine {f}, souffle {m}
breath {n} (a single act of breathing in and out)  :: souffle {m}, respiration {f}
breath {n} /brɛθ/ (act or process of breathing)  :: respiration {f}
breathe {v} /bɹiːð/ (to draw air in and out)  :: respirer, inspirer, expirer
breathe {v} (to exchange gases)  :: respirer
breathe down someone's neck {v} (to follow or supervise too closely)  :: avoir quelqu'un sur le dos
breathlessness {n} (state of being breathless or out of breath)  :: essoufflement {m}, halètement {m}
breathtaking {adj} /ˈbɹɛθˌteɪ.kɪŋ/ (stunningly beautiful)  :: époustouflant {m}
breathtaking {adj} (very surprising or shocking)  :: époustouflant {m}
breech {n} /bɹiːtʃ/ (Garment that clothes the buttocks)  :: culotte {f}
breeches {n} /bɹiːtʃəz/ (a garment worn by men, covering the hips and thighs)  :: culotte {f}, haut-de-chausses {m}
breed {n} (race or lineage)  :: race {f}
breed {v} /briːd/ (to sexually produce offspring)  :: se reproduire, engendrer
breed {v}  :: se reproduire
breed {v} (to take care of in infancy and through childhood)  :: élever
breeder {n} (professional plants or animal breeder)  :: éleveur {m}, éleveuse {f}
breeding-ground {n} (figuratively)  :: vivier {m}, pépinière {m}
breeze {n} (activity that is easy)  :: gâteau {m}
breeze {n} (a light, gentle wind)  :: brise {f}
breeze-block {n} (building block)  :: parpaing {m}, bloc de béton {m}
breezefly {n} (horsefly) SEE: horsefly  ::
breezy {adj} (exposed to the breezes)  :: aéré {m}
Bremen {prop} (city)  :: Brême {m}
Bremen {prop} (state)  :: Brême {m}
Brescia {prop} /ˈbɹɛʃə/ (city and province of Italy)  :: Brescia
Breslau {prop} (Wroclaw) SEE: Wroclaw  ::
brethren {n} /ˈbrɛðrən/ (the body of members)  :: confrères {m-p}, frères {m-p}
Breton {adj} (pertaining to Brittany)  :: breton
Breton {n} /ˈbɹɛtən/ (person from Brittany)  :: Breton {m}, Bretonne {f}
Breton {prop} (the language)  :: breton {m}
breviary {n} /ˈbrɛv.i.ɛɹ.i/ (a book containing prayers and hymns)  :: bréviaire {m}
brevity {n} /ˈbɹɛv.ɪ.ti/ (the quality of being brief in duration)  :: concision {f}, brièveté {f}
brevity {n} (succinctness; conciseness)  :: concision {f}, laconisme {m}
brew {v} /bruː/ (to prepare liquor)  :: brasser
brewer {n} /ˈbɹuː.ə(ɹ)/ (someone who brews)  :: brasseur {m}, brasseuse {f}
brewery {n} (building where beer is produced)  :: brasserie {f}
brewmaster {n} (person in charge of beer production at a brewery)  :: maître brasseur
Brezhnev {prop} (surname)  :: Brejnev
briar {n} /bɹʌɪə/ (thorny plant)  :: églantier {m}
briar {n} (pipe)  :: pipe en bruyère {f}
briar {n} (white heath)  :: bruyère {f}
bribe {n} /braɪb/ (inducement to dishonesty)  :: pot-de-vin {m}
bribe {v} (to give a bribe)  :: verser un pot-de-vin, soudoyer, corrompre
bribery {n} /ˈbɹaɪbəɹi/ (making of illegal payment)  :: corruption {f}
BRIC {prop} (Brazil, Russia, India, and China)  :: BRIC {m}
brick {adj} (made of brick(s))  :: en brique
brick {n} (a building material)  :: brique
brick {n} /bɹɪk/ (hardened block used for building)  :: brique
bricklayer {n} (craftsman)  :: maçon {m}
brickyard {n} (factory where bricks are produced or distributed)  :: briqueterie
bride {n} /bɹaɪd/ (bride)  :: jeune mariée {f}, future mariée {f}, mariée {f}, future épouse {f}, épouse {f}
bridegroom {n} (bridegroom, groom)  :: jeune marié {m}, futur marié {m}, marié {m}, futur époux {m}, époux {m}
bridesmaid {n} (woman who attends the bride at a wedding ceremony)  :: demoiselle d'honneur {f}
bridge {n} /bɹɪd͡ʒ/ (construction or natural feature that spans a divide)  :: pont {m}
bridge {n} (card game)  :: bridge {m}
bridge {n} (communications)  :: pont
bridge {n} (nautical)  :: passerelle {f}
bridge {n} (piece on string instruments)  :: chevalet {m}
bridge {n} (replacement for teeth)  :: bridge {m}, [Canada] pont {m}
bridgehead {n} /ˈbɹɪdʒhɛd/ (area of ground on the enemy's side of an obstacle)  :: tête de pont {f}
Bridget {prop} (female given name)  :: Brigitte
bridgetender {n} (someone who maintains and/or operates a bridge)  :: pontier {m}
Bridgetown {prop} /ˈbɹɪdʒˌtaʊn/ (capital of Barbados)  :: Bridgetown {f}
bridle {n} (headgear for horse)  :: bride
bridle {v} (To check, restrain.)  :: brider, refréner
bridle {v} (To put a bridle on.)  :: brider
bridle {v} (To show hostility.)  :: être susceptible, réagir de manière piquée
bridoon {n} (type of snaffle bit)  :: le filet de mors de bride
brie {n} /bɹiː/ (mild French cheese)  :: brie {m}
brief {adj} /bɹiːf/  :: bref
briefcase {n} /ˈbriːfˌkeɪs/ (case used for carrying documents)  :: portefeuille {m}, serviette {f}, porte-documents {m}
briefing {n} (a short and concise summary of a situation)  :: revue {f} de presse
briefly {adv} (in a brief manner)  :: brièvement, concisément
briefs {n} (male underwear)  :: [Europe] slip {m}, [Quebec] bobettes {f-p}
brier {n} /ˈbraɪə/  :: bruyère {f}
brig {n} (naval military jail or guardhouse)  :: cachot {m}
brig {n} (two-masted vessel)  :: brigantin {m}
brigadier {n} (an army rank)  :: brigadier {m}, brigadière {f}
brigadier general {n} (an officer commanding a brigade)  :: brigadier-général
brigand {n} /ˈbɹɪɡ.ənd/ (bandit)  :: brigand {m}, bandit {m}
bright {adj} /bɹaɪt/ (visually dazzling, luminous, radiant)  :: brillant, luisant, clair
bright {adj} (happy)  :: heureux {m}
bright {adj} (intelligent)  :: intelligent, brillant {m}
bright {adj} (vivid)  :: vivide {m} {f}, brillant {m}
brightly {adv} (in a bright manner)  :: clairement, précisément
brightness {n} (intelligence, cleverness)  :: intelligence
brightness {n} (the perception elicited by the luminance of an object)  :: luminosité {f}
brightness {n} (the quality of being bright)  :: brillance
brill {n} /bɹɪl/ (Scophthalmus rhombus')  :: barbue {f}
brilliant {adj} /ˈbɹɪljənt/ (shining brightly)  :: brillant
brilliant {adj} (highly intelligent)  :: brillant
brilliant {adj} (magnificent or wonderful (primarily UK usage))  :: brillant
brilliant {adj} (of a colour: both light and saturated)  :: brillant
brilliant {adj} (of a voice or sound: having a sharp, clear tone)  :: brillant
brilliant {adj} (surpassing excellence (primarily UK usage))  :: brillant
brillig {n} /ˈbɹɪ.lɪɡ/ (nonce word)  :: brilgue
brimstone {n} (sulphur)  :: soufre {m}
Brindisi {prop} (province)  :: Brindisi
Brindisi {prop} (town)  :: Brindisi
brindled gnu {n} (Connochaetes taurinus)  :: gnou bleu {m}
brine {n} /braɪn/ (salt water)  :: saumure {f}
bring {v} /ˈbɹiːŋ/ (to transport toward somebody/somewhere)  :: apporter, amener
bring about {v}  :: accomplir, achever, effectuer, réaliser
bring about {v} (To accomplish)  :: réaliser
bring about {v} (To cause to take place)  :: provoquer, causer, occasionner
bring forth {v}  :: générer, produire
bring forth {v} (to give birth) SEE: give birth  ::
bring home the bacon {v} (informal: to make a living)  :: gagner sa vie
bring to a boil {v} (heat something until it reaches boiling point)  :: porter à ébullition
bring to heel {v} (compel someone to obey)  :: mettre au pas
bring to light {v} (expose)  :: mettre au jour, mettre au grand jour
bring up {v} (to raise children)  :: élever
brinjal {n} (an aubergine) SEE: eggplant  ::
brink {n} (edge)  :: bord {m}, lisière {f}
brioche {n} (type of bun)  :: brioche {f}
briquet {n} /brɪˈkɛt/ (small brick)  :: briquette {f}
briquet {n} (cigarette lighter)  :: briquet {m}
brisance {n} /ˈbɹiːzɑ̃s/ (shattering effect of the energy released in an explosion)  :: brisance {f}
Brisbane {prop} /ˈbɹɪzbən/ (Capital of Queensland, Australia)  :: Brisbane {m}
brisk {adj} /bɹɪsk/ (full of liveliness and activity)  :: animé
brisk {adj} (full of spirit of life)  :: vif
brisk {adj} (stimulating or invigorating)  :: stimulant
brisket {n} (a cut of meat from an animal chest)  :: poitrine {f}
brisket {n} (the chest of an animal)  :: poitrine {f}, poitrail {m}
briskly {adv} (fast, quickly, swiftly)  :: vivement
bristle {n} /ˈbrɪs.əl/ (the hair or straws that make up a brush, broom, or similar item)  :: poil
Bristol {prop} /ˈbɹɪstəl/ (city in south-west England)  :: Bristol
Brit {abbr} /bɹɪt/ (British person) SEE: Briton  ::
Britain {prop} (Brittany) SEE: Brittany  ::
Britain {prop} /ˈbɹɪ.tn̩/ (island (see also the translations of Great Britain and British Isles))  :: Grande-Bretagne {f} [only full name is used for the island]
Britain {prop} (United Kingdom) SEE: United Kingdom  ::
britches {n} /bɹɪtʃəz/ (breeches) SEE: breeches  ::
britches {n} (pants) SEE: pants  ::
Briticism {n} (word or expression used in Britain)  :: anglicisme {m}
British {adj} (of Britain)  :: britannique {m} {f}
British {prop} /ˈbɹɪt.ɪʃ/ (citizens or inhabitants of Britain)  :: Britannique {m} {f}
British {prop} (the British English language)  :: anglais britannique {m}
British {prop} (the citizens or inhabitants of the UK)  :: Britannique {m} {f}
British Broadcasting Corporation {prop} (BBC)  :: Corporation britannique de radiodiffusion
British Columbia {prop} /ˈbɹɪt.ɪʃ ˌkə.lʌm.bi.ə/ (Province in western Canada)  :: Colombie-Britannique {f}
British Columbian {adj}  :: britanno-colombien
British Columbian {n}  :: Britanno-Colombien
British Commonwealth {prop} (Commonwealth of Nations) SEE: Commonwealth of Nations  ::
British Empire {prop} (the United Kingdom together with its dominions, colonies, dependencies, trust territories and protectorates)  :: Empire britannique {m}
British English {prop} (English language as in Britain, especially in England)  :: Anglais Britannique {m}
Britisher {n} /ˈbrɪtɪʃə/ (British subject)  :: Britannique
British Indian Ocean Territory {prop} (UK overseas territory)  :: Territoire britannique de l'océan Indien {f}
British Isles {prop} /ˌbɹɪ.tɪʃ ˈaɪlz/ (a group of islands off the northwest coast of mainland Europe)  :: les îles Britanniques {f-p}
British Virgin Islands {prop} (a British overseas territory in the Caribbean)  :: Îles Vierges britanniques {f-p}
Briton {n} /ˈbrɪtən/ (inhabitant of Great Britain)  :: Britannique {m} {f}
Brittany {prop} /ˈbɹɪt(ə)ni/ (region of North West France)  :: Bretagne {f}
brittle {adj} /ˈbɹɪtl̩/ (able to break or snap easily under stress or pressure)  :: fragile
brittle {n} (confection of caramelized sugar and nuts)  :: croquant {m}
broach {n} /bɹoʊtʃ/ (brooch) SEE: brooch  ::
broach {v} (begin discussion about)  :: s'adresser à, aborder un sujet
broach {v} (make a hole in)  :: perforer, percer un tonneau
broad {adj} /bɹɔːd/ (wide) SEE: wide  ::
broad {adj} (having a specified width)  :: large
broad {adj} (strongly regional)  :: fort
broad {n} (colloquial term for a woman or girl)  :: gonzesse {f}, meuf {f}
broad {n} (whore) SEE: whore  ::
broad bean {n}  :: fève {f}, fèverole {f}
broadcast {n} /ˈbrɔːdkæst/ (a radio or TV transmission on air)  :: émission {f}
broadcast {v} (to transmit a message or signal via radio waves or electronic means)  :: diffuser, radiodiffuser
broadcasting {n} (business or profession of radio and television)  :: radiodiffusion {f}, émission {f}
broaden {v} (to become broad)  :: s'élargir
broadleaf {adj} (having leaves)  :: feuillu
broad-leaved epiphyllum {n} (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)  :: Epiphyllum à large feuilles
broad shoulders {n} (the ability to take criticism or accept responsibility)  :: (avoir les) épaules solides
broadsword {n} /ˈbɹɔːd.sɔːd/ (a longsword with a broad cutting blade)  :: estramaçon {m}
broad-winged hawk {n} (Buteo platypterus)  :: petite buse {f}
brocade {n} (fabric)  :: brocart {m}
brocard {n} /ˈbɹoʊkɚd/ (A legal principle usually expressed in Latin)  :: brocard {m}
broccoli {n} /ˈbɹɑ.kə.li/ (plant Brassica oleracea var. italica)  :: brocoli {m}
brochure {n} /bɹoʊˈʃʊɚ/ (booklet of printed informational matter)  :: brochure {f}
brocket {n} /ˈbɹɒkɪt/ (young stag with straight horns)  :: daguet {m}
broke {adj} /broʊk/ (lacking money; bankrupt)  :: fauché, à sec [invariable], [formally] désargenté
brokeback {adj} (derelict) SEE: derelict  ::
brokeback {adj} (hunchbacked) SEE: hunchbacked  ::
broken {adj} /ˈbrəʊkən/ (fragmented)  :: cassé, brisé, rompu
broken {adj} (completely defeated and dispirited)  :: brisé
broken {adj} (disconnected)  :: coupé
broken {adj} (having no money)  :: fauché
broken {adj} (having the bone in pieces, fractured)  :: cassé, fracturé
broken {adj} (meteorology: five eighths to seven eighths obscured by clouds)  :: fragmenté
broken {adj} (not working properly)  :: cassé, [slang] niqué, [unformal] pété
broken {adj} (of a line: dashed)  :: discontinu, traitillé
broken {adj} (of software: badly designed or implemented)  :: buggé
broken {adj} (poorly spoken)  :: approximatif, petit-nègre
broken-down {adj} (no longer in working order)  :: en panne {m} {f}, hors-service {m} {f}, H.S. {m} {f}
broken heart {n} (broken heart)  :: cœur blessé {m}
brokenhearted {adj} (grieved and disappointed)  :: ayant le cœur brisé
broker {n} (mediator between a buyer and seller)  :: courtier {m}, représentant {m}, démarcheur {m}
broker {v} (to mediate in a sale or transaction)  :: négocier
brokerage {n} (company whose business is to act as a broker)  :: courtier {m}
brokerage {n} (the commission paid to a broke)  :: courtage {m}
bromance {n} (close but non-sexual relationship between two men)  :: bromance {f}
bromate {n} (salt of bromic acid)  :: bromate {m}
bromide {n} /ˈbɹoʊ.maɪd/ (chemistry: binary compound of bromine and another element)  :: bromure {m}
bromide {n} (platitude) SEE: platitude  ::
bromine {n} /ˈbroʊmin/ (nonmetallic chemical element)  :: brome {m}
bromoform {n} (CHBr3)  :: bromoforme {m}
bronchitis {n} (inflammation of the lungs)  :: bronchite {f}
bronchus {n} (Either or two branches of the trachea)  :: bronche
bronze {adj} (tanned; darkened as a result of exposure to the sun)  :: hâlé, bronzé, tanné par le soleil
bronze {n} /bɹɑnz/ (alloy)  :: bronze {m}, airain {m}
bronze {n} (bronze medal) SEE: bronze medal  ::
bronze {n} (colour)  :: bronze
bronze {v} (to tan) SEE: tan  ::
Bronze Age {prop} (archaeology)  :: âge du bronze {m}
bronze medal {n} (medal made of, or having the colour of, bronze)  :: médaille de bronze {f}
bronze medalist {n} (bronze medal winner)  :: médaillé de bronze {m}, médaillée de bronze {f}
bronzewing pigeon {n} (Australian pigeon) SEE: bronzewing  ::
brooch {n} /bɹoʊtʃ/ (jewellery with pin)  :: broche {f}
brood {n} /bruːd/  :: couvée {f}
brood {v} (to dwell upon moodily and at length)  :: se morfondre, broyer du noir
brood {v} (to keep an egg warm)  :: couver
brooder {n} (heated box used for chicks or premature babies)  :: couveuse {f}
brook {n} /bɹʊk/ (a small stream)  :: ruisseau {m}
brook alder {n} (American winterberry) SEE: American winterberry  ::
brooklet {n} (a little brook)  :: ruisselet {m}
broom {n} /bɹuːm/ (domestic utensil)  :: balai {m}
broom {n} (domestic utensil)  :: Picard: ramon {m}
broom {n} (Fabaceae shrub)  :: genêt {m}
broom {v} (to sweep)  :: balayer
broomrape {n} (plant of the genus Orobanche)  :: orobanche {f}
broom wagon {n} (vehicle)  :: voiture-balai {f}
broth {n} (soup made from broth)  :: bouillon {m}, soupe {f}
broth {n} (water in which food (meat or vegetable etc) has been boiled)  :: bouillon {m}
brothel {n} (house of prostitution)  :: bordel {m}, lupanar {m}, maison close {f}, [Belgium] privé {m}, maison de tolérance {f}
brother {n} /ˈbɹʌðɚ/ (male sibling)  :: frère {m}
brother {n} (male fellow member of a religious community)  :: frère {m}
brother {n} (male having parents in common)  :: frère {m}
brother {n} (peer)  :: pair {m}, semblable {m} {f}
brother {v} (to treat as a brother)  :: fraterniser
brotherhood {n} (an association of any purpose, a fraternity)  :: confrérie {f}
brotherhood {n} (persons of a like kind)  :: fraternité {f}
brotherhood {n} (state of being brothers or a brother)  :: fraternité {f}
brother-in-arms {n} (fellow combatant or soldier)  :: frère d'armes {m}
brother-in-law {n} /ˈbɹʌðɚ ɪn ˌlɔ/ (one's husband's brother)  :: beau-frère {m}
brother-in-law {n} (one's husband's sister's husband)  :: beau-frère {m}
brother-in-law {n} (one's sister's husband)  :: beau-frère {m}
brother-in-law {n} (one's wife's brother)  :: beau-frère {m}
brother-in-law {n} (one's wife's sister's husband)  :: beau-frère {m}
brothers {n} /ˈbrʌðə(ɹ)z/ (male siblings)  :: frères {m-p}
brouhaha {n} /ˈbɹuː.hɑː.hɑː/ (fuss, uproar)  :: brouhaha {m}
brow {n} /braʊ/ (eyebrow) SEE: eyebrow  ::
brow {n} (forehead)  :: front
brow {n}  :: sourcil
browbeat {v} /ˈbraʊ.biːt/ (to bully in an intimidating way)  :: intimider
brown {adj} (having a brown colour)  :: brun, marron
brown {n} /braʊn/ (colour)  :: marron, brun
brown {v} (to become brown)  :: brunir
brown {v} (to cook until brown)  :: faire dorer, faire roussir
brown {v} (to tan) SEE: tan  ::
brown bear {n} (Ursus arctos)  :: ours brun {m}
brown coal {n} (lignite) SEE: lignite  ::
brown dwarf {n} (starlike object)  :: naine brune {f}
brown falcon {n}  :: faucon bérigora
brown hare {n} (brown hare) SEE: European hare  ::
Brownian motion {n} (random motion of particles suspended in a fluid)  :: mouvement brownien {m}
brownish {adj} (of a colour which resembles brown; somewhat brown)  :: brunâtre
brownnose {v} (fawn) SEE: fawn  ::
brownnose {v} (to flatter in obsequious manner)  :: lécher le cul [vulgar], flagorner [literary], cirer les pompes [colloquial], lécher les bottes [colloquial]
brown noser {n} (one who brownnoses)  :: lèche-bottes, lèche-cul, cireur de pompes {m}, cire-pompes {m} {f}
brown rat {n} (Rattus norvegicus)  :: surmulot {m}
brownstone {n}  :: grés brun
brown sugar {n} (partially refined sugar)  :: cassonade {f}
brown thumb {n} (lack of skill at growing plants)  :: pouce brun {m} [Quebec]
browse {v} (move about while eating parts of plants)  :: brouter
browse {v} (navigate through hyperlinked documents)  :: naviguer
browse {v} (scan, casually look through)  :: feuilleter
browser {n} /ˈbɹaʊzə(ɹ)/ (web browser) SEE: web browser  ::
BRT {initialism} (bus rapid transit)  :: SRB
brucellosis {n} (infection by the bacterium, Brucella)  :: brucellose {f}
Bruges {prop} /bɹuːʒ/ (city in Belgium)  :: Bruges {m}
bruise {n} (mark on fruit)  :: [rare] talure {f}, cotissure {f}, meurtrissure {f}
bruise {n} (medical: mark on the skin)  :: bleu {m}, contusion {f}, ecchymose {f}, meurtrissure {f}
bruise {v} /bɹuːz/ (strike (a person), giving them a bruise)  :: contusionner, meurtrir
bruise {v} (cause fruit to bruise)  :: taler, cotir
bruise {v} (of fruit, to gain bruises)  :: se taler, se cotir, s'abîmer
bruise {v} (to get bruised)  :: se faire un bleu
Brumaire {prop} (month)  :: brumaire
brunch {n} (a meal)  :: brunch {m}
Brunei {prop} (A country in Southeast Asia)  :: Brunei
Bruneian {adj} (pertaining to Brunei)  :: brunéien, de Brunei
Bruneian {n} (person from Brunei)  :: Brunéien, de Brunei
brunette {adj} /bɹʊnɛt/ (Of a woman having brown or black hair)  :: brune {f}
brunette {n} (A girl or woman with brown or black hair)  :: brune {f}
brunette {n} (often with dark eyes and a relatively dark or olive complexion)  :: brune {f}
brunion {n} (nectarine) SEE: nectarine  ::
Bruno {prop} (male given name)  :: Bruno {m}
Bruno {prop} (surname)  :: Bruno {m} {f}
Brunswick {prop} (Braunschweig, Germany)  :: Brunswick
brush {n} (act of brushing)  :: brossage {m}
brush {n} /bɹʌʃ/ (implement)  :: brosse {f}
brush {n} (short experience)  :: accrochage {m}
brush {v} (to apply)  :: peindre, peinturer
brush {v} (to clean (with a brush))  :: brosser
brush {v} (to remove)  :: brosser
brush {v} (to untangle/arrange)  :: (se) brosser
brushtail {n} (brushtail possum) SEE: brushtail possum  ::
brushtail possum {n} (Trichosurus vulpecula)  :: phalanger-renard {m}, phalanger vulpin {m}
brushwood {n} (fallen branches and twigs)  :: brindilles {p}
brusque {adj} /bɹʌsk/ (rudely abrupt, unfriendly)  :: brusque
Brusselian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to, Brussels)  :: bruxellois {m}
Brusselian {n} (someone from Brussels)  :: Bruxellois {m}
Brussels {prop} /ˈbɹʌsəlz/ (capital of Belgium)  :: Bruxelles {f}
Brussels Capital Region {prop} (region of Belgium)  :: Région de Bruxelles-Capitale {f}
Brussels sprout {n} (vegetable)  :: chou de Bruxelles {m}
brutal {adj} (savagely violent)  :: brutal
brutalise {v} (to inflict violence)  :: brutaliser
brutalise {v} (to make brutal)  :: abrutir
brutality {n} (a state of being brutal)  :: brutalité {f}
brutalize {v} (brutalise) SEE: brutalise  ::
brutally {adv} (in a brutal manner)  :: brutalement
brute {n} /bɹuːt/ (brutal person)  :: brute {f}
Brutus {prop} /ˈbrutəs/ (Roman cognomen)  :: Brutus
bruxism {n} /ˈbɹʌk.sɪz.əm/ (The habit of grinding the teeth)  :: bruxisme {m}
bruxomania {n} (compulsive grinding of the teeth)  :: bruxomanie {f}
Bryansk {prop} (city in Russia)  :: Briansk {m}
bryophyte {n} /ˈbɹʌɪəfʌɪt/ (member of the Bryophyta; moss, liverwort, or hornwort)  :: bryophyte {m}
Brythonic {adj} (of or relating to the Brythonic language subgroup)  :: brittonique
bête noire {n} /bɛt ˈnwɑɹ/ (an anathema)  :: bête noire {f}
bubble {n} /ˈbʌb.əl/ (spherically contained volume of air or other gas)  :: bulle {f}
bubble {n} (Greek) SEE: Greek  ::
bubble {n} (period of intense speculation in a market)  :: bulle {f}
bubble {n} (small spherical cavity in a solid)  :: trou {m}
bubble {n} (someone who has been fooled) SEE: dupe  ::
bubble {v} (to cheat, delude) SEE: cheat  ::
bubble {v} (to cry, weep) SEE: weep  ::
bubble {v} (to rise up in bubbles)  :: bouillonner
bubble bath {n} (bath in which an additive is poured into the water to create bubbles)  :: bain moussant {m}
bubble level {n} (tool) SEE: spirit level  ::
bubble tea {n} (sweet tea drink)  :: thé aux perles {m}, thé aux bulles {m}
bubble wrap {n} (cushioning material)  :: papier bulle {m}
bubo {n} /ˈbu.boʊ/ (inflamed lymph node)  :: bubon {m}
bubonic {adj} (of or pertaining to buboes)  :: bubonique
bubonic plague {n} (disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis)  :: peste bubonique {f}
buccaneer {n} (a group of seamen)  :: boucanier {m}
Bucharest {prop} (The capital of Romania)  :: Bucarest {m}
Bucharestian {n} (someone from Bucharest)  :: Bucarestois {m}, Bucarestoise {f}
buck {n} /bʌk/ (male deer, goat, etc.)  :: bouc
buck {n} (informal: dollar)  :: piasse {f} [Quebec]
buck {n} (ram) SEE: ram  ::
buck {v} (of a horse: to leap upward arching its back, kicking out hind legs)  :: ruer
bucket {n} (basketball: basket)  :: panier
bucket {n} /ˈbʌkɪt/ (container)  :: seau {m}, [Quebec] chaudière {f}
bucket {n} (old car)  :: tacot {m}, [Quebec] bazou {m}, [Quebec] minoune {f}, [France] guimbarde
bucket {v} (rain heavily)  :: pleuvoir à verse
bucket hat {n} (a casual hat often worn at the beach)  :: bob {m}
bucket of bolts {n} (machinery that is not worth more than its scrap value)  :: tas de ferraille
bucking {n} (act of kicking both hind legs upward)  :: ruade {f}
Buckingham Palace {prop} (the official London residence of the British monarch)  :: palais de Buckingham {m}
buckle {n} (belt clasp)  :: boucle {f}
buckle {v} (to fasten)  :: boucler
buckler {n} /ˈbʌk.lə/ (shield)  :: bouclier {m}
buckshot {n} (lead shot used in shotgun cartridges)  :: chevrotine {f}
buckthorn {n} (plant of the genus Rhamnus)  :: nerprun
buckthorn {n} (Rhamnus cathartica)  :: nerprun purgatif {m}
buckwheat {n} /ˈbʌkwiːt/ (fruit of this plant as cereal)  :: blé sarrasin {m}, blé noir {m}, sarrasin {m}
bucolic {adj} /bjuˈkɑlɪk/ (rustic, pastoral, country-styled)  :: bucolique
bucolic {adj} (pertaining to herdsmen or peasants)  :: pastoral
bud {n} /bʌd/ (newly formed leaf or flower that has not yet unfolded)  :: bourgeon {m}, bouton {m}
bud {n} (slang: buddy)  :: pote {m} {f}
bud {n} (slang: potent cannabis)  :: beu {f}
bud {v} (to form buds)  :: bourgeonner
Budapest {prop} /ˈbuːdəpɛst/ (the capital city of Hungary)  :: Budapest {m}
Buddha {n} /buːdə/ (Buddha)  :: Bouddha {m}
Buddha's hand {n} (citrus fruit)  :: main de Bouddha {f}
Buddhism {n} /ˈbu.dɪ.zəm/ (religion and philosophy)  :: bouddhisme {m}
Buddhist {adj} (of, relating to, or practicing Buddhism)  :: bouddhiste
Buddhist {n} (practitioner of Buddhism)  :: bouddhiste {m} {f}
Buddhistic {adj} (of, relating to Buddhism)  :: bouddhique
buddy {n} /bʌ.di/ (friend or casual acquaintance)  :: compagnon {m}, pote {m}, copain {m}
buddy {n} (informal address to a stranger)  :: camarade {m}, mec {m}
buddy {n} (partner for a particular activity)  :: copain {m}, pote {m} {f}
budgerigar {n} (species of parakeet)  :: perruche ondulée {f}
budget {adj} (of, or relating to a budget)  :: budgétaire
budget {n} /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/ (amount of money or resources)  :: budget {m}
budget {n} (itemized summary of intended expenditure)  :: budget {m}
budgetary {adj} (of or pertaining to a budget)  :: budgétaire
Buenos Aires {prop} (capital of Argentina)  :: Buenos Aires
buff {adj} (Of the color of buff leather, a brownish yellow)  :: chamois
buff {n} (A brownish yellow colour)  :: chamois
buff {n} (a person who is very interested in a particular subject)  :: mordu
buffalo {n} /ˈbʌf.ə.loʊ/ (Old World mammals)  :: buffle {m}
buffalo {n} (North American bison)  :: bison {m}
Buffalo {prop} (a city in New York State)  :: Buffalo
buffalo wing {n} (cooked chicken wing in spicy sauce)  :: aile Buffalo , aile de poulet Buffalo , aile piquante Buffalo
buffer {n} /ˈbʌfɚ/ (portion of memory in computing)  :: tampon {m}
buffer solution {n} (buffer solution)  :: solution tampon
buffer zone {n} (neutral area)  :: zone tampon {f}
bufflehead {n} /ˈbʌfl.hɛd/ (a duck in the goldeneye genus, Bucephala albeola)  :: garrot albéole, petit garrot
buffoon {n} (one who acts in a silly or ridiculous fashion)  :: bouffon {m}
bug {n} (a colloquial name for insect)  :: insecte {m}
bug {n} (an electronic listening device)  :: mouchard {m}, micro {m}, écoute {f}
bug {n} (an enthusiasm for something)  :: virus {m}, manie {f}
bug {n} (a small image placed in a corner of a television program)  :: logo {m}
bug {n} (a small or invisible image on a World Wide Web page)  :: pixel de tracking {m}, traceur {m}
bug {n} /bʌɡ/ (an insect of the order Hemiptera)  :: insecte {m}, punaise {f}
bug {n} (contagious illness, bacteria, virus)  :: microbe {m}, virus {m}
bug {n} (problem that needs fixing (especially in computing))  :: bogue {m}, bug
bug {n} (various species of marine crustaceans)  :: cigale de mer {f}
bug {v} (to annoy)  :: ennuyer, embêter, agacer, enquiquiner, [vulgar] emmerder
bug {v} (to install an electronic listening device in)  :: poser un mouchard, un micro, mettre sur écoute
bugger {n} /ˈbʌɡɚ/ (heretic) SEE: heretic  ::
bugger {n} (whippersnapper) SEE: whippersnapper  ::
bugger {v} (to have anal intercourse with)  :: empaffer
bugger factor {n} (Murphy's law) SEE: Murphy's law  ::
bugger off {interj} (go away) SEE: get lost  ::
buggy {n} /bʌ.ɡi/ (pushchair) SEE: pushchair  ::
bughouse chess {n} (variant of chess)  :: Blitz à quatre
bugle {n} (music: simple brass instrument)  :: clairon {m}, clairons {m-p}
bugler {n} (someone who plays the bugle)  :: clairon {m}
build {n} (physique)  :: carrure {f}
build {v} /bɪld/ ((transitive) to form by combining materials or parts)  :: construire, édifier
build castles in the air {v} (to have an idea unlikely to be realized)  :: bâtir des châteaux en Espagne, bâtir des plans sur la comète, tirer des plans sur la comète
builder {n} (a bodybuilder) SEE: bodybuilder  ::
builder {n} /ˈbɪl.dɚ/ (a person who builds or constructs things)  :: constructeur {m}, bâtisseur {m}
building {n} (act or process of building)  :: construction {f}
building {n} (closed structure with walls and a roof)  :: immeuble {m}, édifice {m}, bâtiment {m}
building site {n} (place where a building is located, under consruction, or will be erected)  :: chantier
building worker {n} (construction worker) SEE: construction worker  ::
Bujumbura {prop} (capital of Burundi)  :: Bujumbura
Bukhara {prop} /buˈkɑːɹə/ (one of the major cities of Uzbekistan, capital of the Bukhara region)  :: Boukhara {m}
bulb {n} /bʌlb/ (rounded solid object)  :: bulbe {m}
bulb {n} (bulb-shaped root)  :: bulbe {m}
bulb {n} (light bulb) SEE: light bulb  ::
Bulgaria {prop} /bʌlˈɡɛɹ.i.ə/ (country)  :: Bulgarie {f}
Bulgarian {adj} /bʌlˈɡɛɹiən/ (relating to Bulgaria, its people or the Bulgarian language)  :: bulgare
Bulgarian {n} (native of Bulgaria)  :: Bulgare
Bulgarian {prop} (language)  :: bulgare {m}
bulge {n} (Something sticking out)  :: protubérance {f}, bosse {f}, bombement {m}
bulge {v} (to stick out from)  :: bomber, déformer
bulimia {n} (eating disorder)  :: boulimie {f}
bulimia nervosa {n} (eating disorder)  :: boulimie {f}
bulimic {adj} (of, or relating to, bulimia nervosa)  :: boulimique
bulimic {adj} (suffering from bulimia nervosa)  :: boulimique
bulimic {n} (person suffering from bulimia)  :: boulimique {m} {f}
bulk {n} /bʌlk/ (size, mass or volume)  :: masse, en gros
bulk {n} (major part of something)  :: majeure partie {f}
bulk {n} (unpackaged goods in transport)  :: vrac {m}
bulk carrier {n} (watercraft)  :: vraquier {m}
bulkhead {n} (partition on ship)  :: cloison {f}
bulky {adj} /ˈbʌlki/ (large in size, mass, or volume)  :: gros, corpulent (of a person)
bull {adj} (male)  :: mâle
bull {n} (adult male animal)  :: mâle {m}
bull {n} /bʊl/ (uncastrated adult male bovine)  :: taureau {m}
bull {n} (document)  :: bulle {f}
bull {n} (nonsense)  :: bêtises {f-p}
bull {n} (seal)  :: sceau {m}
bull {n} (slang: policeman)  :: vaches {f-p} (cows), bœufs {m-p} (oxen) [Canada], chiens {m-p} (dogs) [Canada], poulet {m} (chicken), cognes {m-p} (the beat)
bull {v} (lie) SEE: lie  ::
bullcrap {n} (bullshit) SEE: bullshit  ::
bulldog {n} (breed of dog)  :: bouledogue {m}
bulldog {n} (British bulldog) SEE: British bulldog  ::
bulldozer {n} /ˈbʊldoʊzɚ/ (tractor)  :: bulldozer {m}
bullet {n} /bʊl.ɪt/ (projectile)  :: balle {f}
bullet {n} (typography: printed symbol in the form of a solid circle)  :: puce {m}
bulleted list {n} (list)  :: liste à puces {f}
bulletin {n} (A short news report)  :: bulletin {m}
bulletin {n} /ˈbʊlɪtɪn/ (A short report)  :: bulletin {m}
bulletin board {n} (a board)  :: panneau d'affichage {m}
bulletin board system {n} (computer system to exchange messages and data)  :: système babillard electronique {f}
bulletproof {adj} /bʊl.ɪtpɹuːf/ (capable of withstanding a bullet)  :: pare-balle, blindé
bulletproof {adj} (reliable, infallible)  :: à toute épreuve, inattaquable {m} {f}, infaillible {m} {f}
bulletproof vest {n} (bulletproof vest)  :: gilet pare-balles {m}
bullet train {n} (a Japanese high-speed train)  :: shinkansen {m}
bull fiddle {n} (instrument) SEE: double bass  ::
bullfight {n} (public spectacle)  :: corrida {f}, spectacle de tauromachie {m}
bullfighter {n} (a toreador or matador)  :: torero {m}, toréro {m}, toréador {m}, matador {m}
bullfighting {n} (a sport popular in Spain and Mexico)  :: tauromachie {f}, corrida {f}
bullfinch {n} (bird)  :: bouvreuil {m}
bullfrog {n} (bullfrog)  :: grenouille-taureau, ouaouaron [Canadian and Louisiana French]
bullhead {n} /ˈbʌlˌhɛd/ (Europe, Asia: the European bullhead) SEE: European bullhead  ::
bullhead {n} (rail transport: bullhead rail) SEE: bullhead rail  ::
bullhook {n} (ankus) SEE: ankus  ::
bullhorn {n} (portable device which electronically amplifies a person’s natural voice)  :: mégaphone {m}
bullion {n} /ˈbʊljən]/ (bulk quantity of precious metal)  :: lingot {m}
bullpen {n} (enclosed area to hold bulls)  :: toril {m}
bull ring {n} (bullring) SEE: bullring  ::
bullring {n} (area in which a bullfight is competed)  :: arène {f}
bullroarer {n} (musical instrument)  :: rhombe {m}
bullseye {interj} (A cry)  :: dans le mille
bullseye {n} /ˈbʊlzaɪ/ (The centre of a target)  :: mille {m}
bullseye {n} (thick glass set into the side of a ship to let in light)  :: hublot {m}
bullseye {n} (thick glass window)  :: cul-de-bouteille {m}
bull shark {n} (Carcharhinus leucas)  :: requin-bouledogue {m}
bullshit {interj} (expression of disbelief)  :: mon œil
bullshit {n} /ˈbʊlʃɪt/ (deceitful statements, etc)  :: conneries {f-p}
bullshit {v} (to tell lies, exaggerate)  :: dire des conneries
bull thistle {n} (spear thistle) SEE: spear thistle  ::
bully {interj} (well done!)  :: bravo
bully {n} /ˈbʊli/ (person who is cruel to others)  :: tyran {m}, brute {f}
bully {n} (bully beef) SEE: bully beef  ::
bully {n} (pimp) SEE: pimp  ::
bully {v} (act aggressively towards)  :: tourmenter, terroriser, maltraiter
bullying {n} (act of intimidating a weaker person)  :: harcèlement {m}
bullying {n} (persistent acts intended to make life unpleasant)  :: harcèlement {m}
bulrush {n} (Any of several wetland plants)  :: scirpe {m}
bulwark {n} (a breakwater)  :: jetée {f}, brise-lames {m}
bulwark {n} /ˈbʊlwɝk/ (a defensive wall or rampart)  :: rempart {m}
bulwark {n} ((nautical) the planking or plating along the sides of a nautical vessel above her gunwale)  :: bastingage
bum {n} (anus specifically)  :: cul {m}, trou du cul {m}
bum {n} (informal: buttocks or anus)  :: cul {m}
bum {n} (informal: butt(ocks) specifically)  :: fesses {f-p}
bum {n} (player or racer who performs poorly)  :: tocard {m}
bum bag {n} (pouch attached to a belt)  :: banane {f}
bumblebee {n} /ˈbʌmbl̩bi/ (genus of bee)  :: bourdon {m}
bumfodder {n} (toilet paper) SEE: toilet paper  ::
bumfuck {n} (assfuck) SEE: assfuck  ::
bumfuck {n} (sodomy) SEE: sodomy  ::
bumfuck {v} (sodomize) SEE: assfuck  ::
bummer {interj} (a disappointment, a pity, a shame)  :: déception {f}, flop {m}
bump {n} (a protuberance on a level surface)  :: bosse {f}, saillie {f}
bump {n} (a swelling on the skin caused by illness or injury)  :: bosse {f}
bump {n} /bʌmp/ (a light blow or jolting collision)  :: bourrade {f}
bump {n} (the sound of such a collision)  :: boum {m}
bump {n} (the swollen abdomen of a pregnant woman)  :: ballon {m}
bumper {n} /ˈbʌmpə(ɹ)/ (impact absorber on a vehicle)  :: pare-choc {m}
bumper {n} (mechanical device to absorb impact)  :: heurtoir {m}
bumper {n} (side wall of a pool table)  :: bande {f}
bumper car {n} (vehicle)  :: auto tamponneuse {f}
bumpkin {n} (yokel)  :: plouc {m}, péquenaud
bumpy {adj} /ˈbʌmpi/ (jumpy; causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements)  :: accidenté {m}, accidentée {f}
bum's rush {n} (to be forcibly ejected)  :: course à l'échalote {f}
bun {n} (A drunken spree)  :: biture
bun {n} (A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head)  :: chignon {m}
bun {n} /bʌn/ (A small bread roll, often sweetened or spiced)  :: friand, pain
bun {n} (newbie) SEE: newbie  ::
bunch {n} (a group of a number of similar things)  :: groupe {m}, bouquet {m}, botte {f}
bunch {n} (a group of logs tied together for skidding)  :: javelle {f}
bunch {n} (an informal body of friends)  :: bande {f}, peloton {m}
bunch {n} (an unfinished cigar)  :: poupée {f}, poupe {f}
bunch {n} (an unusual concentration of ore)  :: poche {f}, poche minéralisée {f}, poche de minerai {f}, mouche {f}, nid {m}
bunch {n} (reserve yarn on the filling bobbin)  :: réserve {f}
bunch {v} (to gather into a bunch)  :: grouper, empiler, mettre en masse, mettre en banc
bunch of fives {n} (slang: a punch)  :: pain {m}, patate {f}, pêche {f}, bugne {f}
bundle {n}  :: ballot (of goods), baluchon, fagot (of sticks), liasse (wad of notes), paquet, amas.
bundle {n} (group of objects held together by wrapping or tying)  :: faisceau {m}, fagot {m}
bundle {n} (package wrapped or tied up for carrying)  :: paquet {m}
bundt cake {n} (ring-shaped cake)  :: kouglof {m}
bung {n} /ˈbʌŋ/ (bribe) SEE: bribe  ::
bungee {n} /ˈbʌn.d͡ʒi/ (elastic strap for securing luggage)  :: tendeur {m}, sandow {m}
bungee {n} (elastic cord used in bungee jumping) SEE: bungee rope  ::
bungee cord {n} (elastic cord used in bungee jumping) SEE: bungee rope  ::
bungee cord {n} (elastic strap with hooks) SEE: bungee  ::
bungee jump {v} (to participate in bungee jumping)  :: sauter à l’élastique
bungee jumper {n} (a person who participates in bungee jumping)  :: sauteur à l'élastique {m}, sauteuse à l'élastique {f}
bungee jumping {n} (jumping from a great height with a cord)  :: saut à l’élastique {m}
bungee line {n} (elastic cord used in bungee jumping) SEE: bungee rope  ::
bungee rope {n} (elastic cord used in bungee jumping)  :: élastique de saut {m}, élastique {m}
bungle {v} /ˈbʌŋɡl/ (to botch up, bumble or incompetently perform a task)  :: foirer
bungler {n} (one who makes mistakes)  :: bousilleur {m}, bousilleuse {f}
bunion {n} /ˈbʌnjən/ (bump on the big toe)  :: oignon
bunk {n} /bʌŋk/ (one of a series of berth in tiers)  :: couchette {f}
bunk bed {n} (two or more beds fixed on top of one another)  :: lit superposé {m}
bunkbed {n} (bunk bed) SEE: bunk bed  ::
bunny {n} /ˈbʌ.ni/ (young rabbit)  :: lapereau {m}
bunny girl {n} (club hostess in provocative costume suggestive of a rabbit)  :: bunny girl {f}
bunny hug {n} (sweatshirt with hood) SEE: hoodie  ::
Bunsen burner {n} (a small laboratory gas burner)  :: bec Bunsen {m}
bunt {n} (baseball: ball intentionally hit softly)  :: amorti {m}
buoy {n} /ˈbuː.i/ (nautical: a moored float)  :: bouée, flotteur, balise
buoyance {n} (buoyancy) SEE: buoyancy  ::
buoyancy {n} /ˈbɔɪ.ən.si/ (physics: upward force on an immersed body)  :: poussée d'Archimède {f}, flottabilité {f}
buoyant {adj} (able to float)  :: flottant {m}, flottante {f}
bur {n} (prickly husk) SEE: burr  ::
burbot {n} (a freshwater fish: Lota lota)  :: lote {f}, lotte {f} [Canada]
burden {n} /ˈbɝdn/ (heavy load)  :: charge {f}, fardeau {m}
burden {n} (cause of worry)  :: fardeau {m}
burden {n} (responsibility, onus)  :: fardeau {m}
burden of proof {n} (duty of a party in a legal proceeding)  :: charge de la preuve {f}
burdensome {adj} /ˈbɝ.dən.səm/ (of or like a burden; arduous or demanding)  :: pénible, ardu, pesant, fastidieux, écrasant, chiant, casse-cul, prise de tête, emmerdant
Burdigalian {prop}  :: Burdigalien
burdock {n} (any of the species of biennial thistles in the genus Arctium)  :: bardane
bureau {n} /ˈbjʊɹ.əʊ/ (office)  :: agence {f}, bureau {m}
bureau {n} (chest of drawers for clothes)  :: chiffonnier {m}, commode {f}
bureau {n} (desk)  :: secrétaire {m}, bureau {m}
bureaucracy {n} /bjʊˈrɑːkrəsi/ (structure and regulations in place to control activity)  :: bureaucratie {f}
bureaucrat {n} /ˈbjʊrəkræt/ (An official in a bureaucracy)  :: bureaucrate {m}
bureau de change {n} /ˈbjʊː(ɹ).əʊ.dəˌʃɒ̃ʒ/ (a place where foreign currency can be exchanged)  :: bureau de change {m}
burette {n} (glass tube with fine gradations and a stopcock used for titration, etc.)  :: burette {f}
burgeon {v} /ˈbɝː.d​͡ʒən/ (of plants, to bloom, bud)  :: fleurir
burger {n} (informal: hamburger)  :: burger {m}
burgher {n} /ˈbɝɡɚ/ (prosperous member of the community)  :: bourgeois {m}
burglar {n} (thief who steals from premises)  :: cambrioleur {m}, cambrioleuse {f}
burglary {n} (the crime of breaking into)  :: cambriolage {m}
burgle {v} (to commit burglary)  :: cambrioler
burgomaster {n} (the mayor of a town in certain countries)  :: bourgmestre {m}
Burgundian {adj} (pertaining to Burgundy, its people or its language)  :: bourguignon
Burgundian {prop} /bɜːrˈɡʌndɪən/ (an inhabitant of Burgundy)  :: Bourguignon {m}, Bourguignonne {f}
Burgundian {prop} (the old Burgundian language)  :: Burgonde {m}
Burgundian {prop} (а member of the Burgundians, an East Germanic tribe)  :: Burgonde {m} {f}
burgundy {adj} (color)  :: bordeaux
burgundy {n} /ˈbɝ.ɡən.di/ (color)  :: bordeaux
Burgundy {n} (wine)  :: bourgogne {m}
Burgundy {prop} /ˈbɝːɡəndi/ (region)  :: Bourgogne {f}, Burgondie
burial {n} (interment)  :: enterrement, inhumation, sépulture
burial ground {n} (cemetery) SEE: cemetery  ::
buried {adj} /ˈbɛ.ɹid/ (Placed in a grave at a burial)  :: enterré {m}, enseveli {m}
buried {adj} (Concealed, hidden)  :: enfoui {m}, enfouie {f}, enseveli {m}
burka {n} (female garment that covers the whole body)  :: burqa
burkinabe {adj} (from Burkina Faso)  :: burkinabè
burkinabe {n} (person from Burkina Faso)  :: Burkinabè
Burkina Faso {prop} /bəː(r)ˈkːinə ˈfɑsoʊ/ (country)  :: Burkina Faso {m}
burl {n} /bɝl/ (tree growth)  :: loupe {f}
burl {n} (mottled wood)  :: loupe {f}
burlap {n} /ˈbɹ̩ˌlæp/ (strong cloth)  :: toile de jute {f}
burlesque {adj} (burlesque)  :: burlesque
burlesque {n} (parody)  :: parodie
burly {adj} /ˈbɜːli/ (well-built)  :: fort, solide, robuste
Burma {prop} /ˈbɝmə/ (Myanmar) SEE: Myanmar  ::
Burma {prop} (Southeast Asian country (former name))  :: Birmanie
Burmese {adj} /bɜː(ɹ)ˈmiːz/ (Of, from, or pertaining to Burma)  :: birman {m}, birmane {f}
Burmese {n} (a person from Myanmar or of Burmese descent)  :: Birman {m}, Birmane {f}
Burmese {prop} (language)  :: birman {m}
burn {n} /bɝn/ (physical injury)  :: brûlure {f}
burn {v} (be consumed by fire)  :: brûler
burn {v} (cause to be consumed by fire)  :: brûler
burn {v} (injure (a person or animal) with heat or caustic chemicals)  :: brûler
burn {v} (sunburn) SEE: sunburn  ::
burn {v} (write data)  :: graver
burner {n} /ˈbɝnɚ/ (element on a kitchen stove)  :: brûleur {m}
burner {n} (computing:device that allows data or music to be stored on a CD)  :: graveur {m}
burn one's bridges {v} (burn one's bridges)  :: faire sauter les ponts, couper les ponts, brûler les ponts
burn one's candle at both ends {v} (work extremely hard)  :: brûler la chandelle par les deux bouts
burnoose {n} /bɝˈnus/ (a thick hooded cloak)  :: burnous {m}
burnout {n} (experience of long-term exhaustion)  :: surmenage {m}
burnt {adj} /ˈbɜrnt/  :: brûlé
burn the midnight oil {v} (work through the night)  :: travailler tard le soir
buro {n} (desk)  :: secrétaire {m}, bureau {m}
buro {n} (office)  :: agence {f}, bureau {m}
burocracy {n} /bjʊˈrɑːkrəsi/ (structure and regulations in place to control activity)  :: bureaucratie {f}
burp {n} /bɝp/ (a softer belch)  :: rot {m}, renvoi {m}, éructation {f}
burp {v} (to burp someone)  :: faire faire son rot (à un bébé)
burp {v} (to emit a burp)  :: roter, faire un rot, éructer
burqa {n} (burka) SEE: burka  ::
burr {n} (material left on an edge after cutting)  :: barbe {f}
burr {n} (seed pod with sharp features)  :: bardane {f}
burrow {n} (A tunnel or hole)  :: terrier {m}, clapier {m} (rabbit burrow)
bursiform {adj} /ˈbɝsɪfɔɹm/ (Shaped like a purse or bag)  :: bursiforme {m} {f}
bursitis {n} (inflammation of a bursa)  :: bursite {f}, hygroma {m}
burst {v} /bɝst/ (to break from internal pressure)  :: éclater
burst out laughing {v} (suddenly start laughing intensely)  :: éclater de rire
Burundi {prop} (A country in Eastern Africa)  :: Burundi {m}
Burundian {n} (person from Burundi)  :: Bouroundais {m}, Burundais {m}
bury {v} /ˈbɛ.ɹi/ (inter a corpse in a grave or tomb)  :: enterrer, ensevelir
bury {v} (hide or conceal as if by covering with earth)  :: enterrer
bury {v} (place in the ground)  :: enterrer
Buryatia {prop} (Buryatia, Russia)  :: Bouriatie {f}
bury one's head in the sand {v} (to deliberately ignore the reality of a situation)  :: faire l'autruche
bury the hatchet {v} (to stop fighting or arguing)  :: enterrer la hache de guerre
bus {n} /bʌs/ (vehicle)  :: autobus {m}, bus {m}
Busan {prop} (Busan, South Korea)  :: Pusan {m}
busbar {n} (electrical conductor)  :: jeu de barres {m}, barre omnibus {f}
bus driver {n} (driver of a bus)  :: chauffeur de bus {m}
bush {n} /bʊʃ/ (category of woody plant)  :: buisson {m}, arbrisseau {m}
bush {n} (pubic hair)  :: touffe {f}
bush {n} (Remote undeveloped and uncultivated rural area)  :: maquis {m}, cambrousse {f}, brousse {f}
bush antelope {n} (bushbuck) SEE: bushbuck  ::
bush dog {n} (a wild canine animal)  :: chien des buissons {m}
bushed {adj} /bʊʃt/ (very tired; exhausted)  :: crevé
bushel {n} /ˈbʊʃəl/ (dry measure)  :: boisseau {m}
bushel {n} (vessel of capacity of a bushel)  :: boisseau {m}
bush hammer {n} (a square-headed hammer with spikes)  :: boucharde {f}
Bushism {prop} (political philosophy)  :: bushisme {m}
bush pilot {n} (pilot)  :: pilote de brousse
business {n} /ˈbɪzˌnəs/ (commercial enterprise or establishment)  :: entreprise {f}
business {n} (occupation, work or trade of a person)  :: affaire
business analyst {n} (person who analyzes the operations)  :: analyste d'affaires {m} {f}
business as usual {n} (The normal course of an activity, in circumstances that are out of the ordinary)  :: comme si de rien n'était
business card {n} (a small card with a person’s name and professional information)  :: carte de visite {f}
businessman {n} (a man in business, one who works at a commercial institution)  :: homme d'affaires {m}, businessman {m}
businessperson {n} (a person in business)  :: homme d'affaires {m}, femme d'affaires {f}
business plan {n} (a summary of how a business owner, manager, or entrepreneur intends to organize an entrepreneurial endeavor)  :: business plan
business trip {n} (business trip)  :: voyage d'affaires {m}
businesswoman {n} (woman of business)  :: femme d'affaires {f}, businesswoman {f}
busk {n} /bʌsk/ (stiffening strip in the front of a corset)  :: busc {m}
bus rapid transit {n} (form of rapid transit)  :: service rapide par bus {m}, bus à haut niveau de service {m}
bus route {n} (set route of bus service)  :: ligne de bus {f}
bus station {n} (major bus stop, one that serves as a transfer point between a large number of routes)  :: gare routière {f}
bus stop {n} (a stop for public transport buses)  :: arrêt de bus {m}
bust {n} (breasts and upper thorax of a woman)  :: buste {m}
bust {n} /ˈbʌst/ (sculptural portrayal of a person's head and shoulders)  :: buste {m}
bust {n} ((slang) act of arresting someone for a crime, or raiding a suspected criminal operation)  :: arrestation {f}
bust {n} ((slang) failed enterprise)  :: fiasco {m}
bust {v} (alteration of burst)  :: éclater
bust {v} ((slang) to arrest for a crime)  :: attraper, arrêter
bust {v} ((slang) to catch someone in the act of doing something wrong, socially and morally inappropriate, or illegal)  :: pincer, choper, prendre sur le fait, prendre la main dans le sac [slang]
bust {v} (to break something)  :: bouziller, niquer
bustard {n} /ˈbʌs.təd/ (any of several birds of the family Otididae)  :: outarde {f}
busted {adj} /ˈbʌstəd/ (broken)  :: bouzillé {m}
busting {adj} (urgently needing to urinate) SEE: bursting  ::
bustle {n} (A frame worn underneath a woman's skirt)  :: tournure {f}
bustle {n} (An excited activity; a stir)  :: affairement {m}, branlebas {m}, remue-ménage {m}
bustle {v} (To move busily and energetically)  :: s'affairer
bustle {v} (To teem or abound (with))  :: s'activer
bust one's ass {v} (to work very hard)  :: se casser le cul
bust one's butt {v} (to work exceptionally hard)  :: se casser le cul
busty {adj} (having large breasts)  :: pulpeuse {f}, à la poitrine planteuse
busy {adj} /ˈbɪzi/ (doing a great deal)  :: occupé
busy {adj} (engaged)  :: occupé
busy {v} (to keep busy with)  :: se livrer
busybody {n} (someone who interferes with others)  :: fouineur {m}, fouine {f} (fig.), mêle-tout {m}, touche-à-tout {m} {f} (antiq.)
but {conj} (although)  :: mais
but {conj} /bʌt/ (except)  :: sauf
but {conj} (rather)  :: mais, cependant
but {conj} (solely, only, merely)  :: que, seulement
butane {n} (the organic compound)  :: butane {m}
butanol {n} (alcohol of butane)  :: butanol {m}
butanone {n} (the simple aliphatic ketone: CH3CH2COCH3)  :: butanone
butch {adj} /bʊtʃ/ (of a man)  :: hommasse
butch {n} (masculine lesbian)  :: gouine {f}, [slang] hommasse, camionneuse {f}
butcher {n} /ˈbʊt͡ʃ.ɚ/ (a person who prepares and sells meat)  :: boucher {m}, bouchère {f}
butcher {v} (to kill brutally)  :: abattre
butcher {v} (To ruin something)  :: charcuter
butcher {v} (To slaughter animals and prepare meat for market)  :: abattre
butcherbird {n} (Cracticus)  :: cassican {m}
butcher's {n} /ˈbʊtʃə(ɹ)z/ (butcher's shop)  :: boucherie {f}
butchery {n} (abattoir) SEE: abattoir  ::
butene {n} (any of several forms of butylene)  :: butène {m}
butler {n} /ˈbʌt.lɚ]/ (manservant)  :: sommelier {m}
butler {n} (chief male servant)  :: majordome {m}
butt {n} /bʌt/ (buttocks)  :: cul {m}, derrière {m}
butt {n} (butt hinge) SEE: butt hinge  ::
butt {n} (butt joint) SEE: butt joint  ::
butt {n} (larger or thicker end of anything; e.g., the blunt end of a rifle)  :: crosse {f}
butt {n} (remnant of a smoked cigarette or cigar)  :: mégot {m}
butt chin {n} (cleft chin) SEE: cleft chin  ::
buttcrack {n} (anal cleft) SEE: anal cleft  ::
butter {n} /ˈbʌ.tɚ/ (soft foodstuff made from milk)  :: beurre {m}
butter {n} (other foodstuffs like butter)  :: beurre {m}
butter {v} (to spread butter on, see also: spread, see also: butter)  :: beurrer
buttercup {n} /ˈbʌt.ɚ.kʌp/ (herb of the genus Ranunculus)  :: bouton-d'or {m}, renoncule, grenouillette, fleur de l'impatience, gobet du diable
buttercup {n} (flower of the genus Narcissus) SEE: daffodil  ::
butter dish {n} (specialised dish in which butter is served)  :: beurrier {m}
butterfish {n} /ˈbʌtəɹfɪʃ/ (Maccullochella macquariensis) SEE: trout cod  ::
butterfly {n} /ˈbʌɾɚflaɪ]/ (insect)  :: papillon {m}
butterfly {n} (swimming stroke) SEE: butterfly stroke  ::
butterfly effect {n} (technical notion of sensitive dependence on initial conditions in chaos theory)  :: effet papillon {m}
butterfly knife {n} (folding pocket knife)  :: balisong {m}
butterfly net {n} (net used to collect butterflies)  :: filet à papillons {m}
butterfly stroke {n} (swimming stroke)  :: papillon {m}
butter knife {n} (dull-edged knife for spreading butter)  :: couteau à beurre {m}
buttermilk {n} (traditional buttermilk)  :: babeurre {m}
butternut {n} (butternut squash) SEE: butternut squash  ::
butternut {n} (tree)  :: noyer cendré {m}, noyer à beuure {m}
butternut squash {n} (Cucurbita moschata cultivar)  :: doubeurre
butter up {v} (to flatter)  :: flatter
butterwort {n} (plant of the genus Pinguicula)  :: grassette {f}
buttfuck {n} (assfuck) SEE: assfuck  ::
buttfuck {n} (sodomy) SEE: sodomy  ::
buttfuck {v} (sodomize) SEE: assfuck  ::
butt in {v} (join conversation)  :: ramener sa fraise [familiar], s’incruster [familiar]
buttkisser {n} (someone who kisses ass) SEE: asslicker  ::
buttlicker {n} (a contemptible person) SEE: asslicker  ::
buttock {n} /ˈbʌtək/ (each of the two large fleshy halves of the posterior part of the body)  :: fesse {f}
button {n} (a badge worn on clothes)  :: badge {m}, macaron {m}
button {n} (a mechanical device meant to be pressed with a finger)  :: bouton {m}
button {n} (a raised pavement marker)  :: clou {m}
button {n} (botany: a bud)  :: bouton {m}, bourgeon {m}
button {n} /ˈbʌt.n̩/ (knob or small disc serving as a fastener)  :: bouton {m}
button {n} (in computer software, an on-screen control that can be selected)  :: bouton {m}
button {v} (to fasten with a button)  :: boutonner
buttonbush {n} (common buttonbush) SEE: common buttonbush  ::
buttonhole {n} (hole for a button)  :: boutonnière {f}
button man {n} (professional assassin) SEE: contract killer  ::
button mushroom {n} (Agaricus bisporus)  :: champignon de Paris {m}
buttonwood {n} (American sycamore) SEE: American sycamore  ::
buttonwood {n} (California sycamore) SEE: California sycamore  ::
buttonwood {n} (mangrove) SEE: mangrove  ::
butt plug {n} /ˈbʌtplʌɡ/ (A sex toy for the anus and rectum)  :: plug {m}
buttress {n} (anything that serves to support something)  :: appui {m} , corroboration
buttress {n} /ˈbʌtrɪs/ (brick or stone structure built against another structure to support it)  :: arc-boutant {m} contrefort {m}
buttress {v} (support something or someone by supplying evidence)  :: corroborer
buttress {v} (support something physically with, or as if with, a buttress)  :: arc-bouter
butylene {n} (isomeric aliphatic alkene)  :: butylène {m}
butyric acid {n} (normal butyric acid)  :: acide butyrique {m}
buxom {adj} /ˈbʌksəm/ (having a full, voluptuous figure)  :: bien en chair, aux formes généreuses
buy {n} (purchase) SEE: purchase  ::
buy {v} /baɪ/ (to obtain something with money)  :: acheter
buy {v} (to accept as true)  :: gober
buyable {adj} (that can be bought)  :: achetable
buyback {n} (repurchase of something previously sold)  :: rétrocession {f}
buyer {n} /ˈbaɪ.ə(ɹ)/ (person who makes purchases)  :: acheteur {m}
buy the farm {v} (to die)  :: passer l'arme à gauche, casser sa pipe
buzz {n} (telephone call)  :: coup de fil {m}
buzz {v} (to make a low, humming or sibilant sound)  :: bourdonner
buzzard {n} (American black vulture) SEE: black vulture  ::
buzzard {n} /ˈbʌzəɹd/ (Genus Buteo)  :: buse {f}
buzzard {n} (slang or derogatory term for a person)  :: sale bougre {m}, sale bougresse {f}
buzzard {n} (turkey vulture) SEE: turkey vulture  ::
buzzer {n} /ˈbʌzəɹ/ (device)  :: bipeur {m}
buzzing {n} (The sound produced by something that buzzes)  :: bourdonnement {m}, vrombissement
buzzword {n} (word drawn from or imitative of technical jargon)  :: mot à la mode {m}, mot en vogue {m}, buzzword {m}
by {prep} /baɪ/ (near, or next to)  :: à côté de
by {prep} (indicates a means)  :: par, en (+ present participle), au moyen de
by {prep} (indicates creator of a work)  :: de
by {prep} (indication of passive voice)  :: par
by {prep} (some time before the given time)  :: avant
by {prep} (steady progression)  :: par
by {prep} (with the authority of)  :: par
by accident {adv} (accidentally) SEE: accidentally  ::
by all accounts {prep}  :: de toute évidence
by and by {adv} (soon) SEE: soon  ::
by and large {adv} (mostly, generally; with few exceptions)  :: en majeure partie
Byblos {prop} (port city in Lebanon)  :: Byblos
by chance {prep} (Accidental(ly) or unexpected(ly))  :: par hasard
bycoket {n} (type of ancient cap or headdress)  :: bicoquet {m}
by default {prep} (in absence of any opposing action)  :: par défaut
by dint of {prep} (because of) SEE: because of  ::
by dint of {prep} (by means of) SEE: by means of  ::
bye {interj} /baɪ/ (short for goodbye)  :: salut
by ear {adv} (using principally sound)  :: à l'oreille
bye-bye {n} (bedtime for a toddler)  :: dodo {m}
bye-bye {n} (goodbye)  :: au revoir, salut
byelection {n} (election to fill a vacant political office)  :: élection partielle {f}
by-election {n} (special election)  :: élection partielle {f}
Byelorussian SSR {prop} (Bolshevik Belarus)  :: Rss biélorusse
by far {prep} (to a large extent)  :: de loin, loin s’en faut
by foot {adv} (on foot) SEE: on foot  ::
by God {adv} (oath)  :: pardieu
by God {interj} (surprise)  :: pardieu, mon Dieu
bygone {adj} /ˈbaɪɡɑn/ (in the far past)  :: d'autrefois, passé {m}
by hand {prep} (manually)  :: à la main
by hand {prep} (manually) SEE: manually  ::
by heart {prep} (knowing completely)  :: par cœur
by Jove {interj} (exclamation indicating surprise or emphasis)  :: parbleu
bylaw {n} /ˈbaɪ.lɔ/ (law or rule governing the internal affairs of an organization)  :: arrête {f}
bylina {n} /bəˈliːnə/ (traditional East Slavic oral epic narrative poem)  :: byline {f}
by means of {prep} (By using)  :: au moyen de
by mistake {prep} (mistakenly) SEE: mistakenly  ::
by no means {prep} (certainly not)  :: en aucun cas, aucunement
by oneself {prep}  :: tout seul
by oneself {prep} (without company)  :: solo, seul
by oneself {prep} (without help)  :: tout seul
bypass {n} (a circumvention)  :: contournement {m}
bypass {n} (an alternative passage created to divert a bodily fluid around a damaged organ)  :: pontage {m}
bypass {n} (a road that passes around something)  :: déviation {f}, contournement {m}
bypass {v} (to avoid an obstacle etc, by constructing or using a bypass)  :: contourner
bypass {v} (to ignore the usual channels or procedures)  :: contourner, passer outre
byproduct {n} (secondary or additional product)  :: sous-produit {m}
by-product {n} (secondary product)  :: sous-produit {m}, co-produit {m}, produit dérivé {m}
by-product {n} (side effect)  :: sous-produit {m}
byre {n} (a barn, especially one used for keeping cattle)  :: étable {f}
by rights {prep} (properly, in justice)  :: proprement
bystander {n} (a person who, although present at some event, does not take part in it; an observer or spectator)  :: passant {m}
byte {n} /baɪt/ (unit)  :: octet {m}
by the Grace of God {prep} (By divine right)  :: par la Grâce de Dieu
by the same token {prep}  :: de même, de la même manière, de la même façon, dans le même esprit, pour les mêmes raisons, dans le même ordre d'idées
by the skin of one's teeth {prep} (barely, closely)  :: de justesse, [colloquial] d’un poil, par le chas de l'aiguille
by the time {phrase} (when)  :: au moment où, avant que
by the time {phrase} (when) SEE: when  ::
by the way {prep} (incidentally)  :: soit dit en passant, tout bien considéré; at beginning of a sentence: à propos, au fait, d'ailleurs
by turns {adv} ( is in turn a synonym? in this case: one after the other) SEE: is in turn a synonym? in this case: in turn  ::
by walking {adv} (on foot) SEE: on foot  ::
byword {n} /ˈbaɪ.wɚd/ (a proverb)  :: proverbe {m}
Byzantine {adj} /ˈbɪzəntiːn/ (of or pertaining to Byzantium)  :: byzantin {m}
Byzantine {adj} (overly complex or intricate)  :: byzantin
Byzantine {n} (native of Byzantine Empire)  :: Byzantin {m}
Byzantine Empire {prop} (an ancient Greek-speaking empire of Eastern Europe)  :: Empire byzantin {m}
Byzantium {prop} (Byzantine Empire) SEE: Byzantine Empire  ::
Byzantium {prop} /bɪˈzæntiəm/ (ancient Greek city)  :: Byzance
Bézier curve {n} (kind of parametric curve)  :: courbe de Bézier {f}