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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)  :: 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 food {n} (food designed for babies)  :: panade
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} /ˌbæbəˈloʊniə]/ (ancient region and empire of southern Mesopotamia)  :: Babylonie {f}, Babylone
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} /ˈbeɪbiˌsɪtɚ/ (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  ::
baccalaureate {n} /bækəˈlɔːɹɪət/ (bachelor degree) SEE: bachelor degree  ::
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} /ˌbætʃləˈɹɛt/ (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}
back away {v} (to retreat keeping the attention on front)  :: reculer, faire marche arrière
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)  :: origine {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} (music in a film, video game or other medium)  :: musique de fond {f}, musique de fosse {f}
background music {n} (music played in a public space)  :: musique d'ambiance {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}
backstory {n} (previous life and experiences of a fictional character)  :: toile de fond
backstroke {n} /ˈbækˌstɹoʊk/ (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 to the wall {n} (very difficult situation)  :: dos au mur
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}, trou perdu {m}
backwoods {n} /ˈbakˌwʊdz/ (uncleared forest)  :: sous-bois
backyard {n} /bækˈjɑːd/ (yard to the rear of a house)  :: arrière-cour
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 and his philosophical system)  :: 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 {adj} (tricky; stressful; unpleasant)  :: mauvais
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
bad check {n} (bad check) SEE: bounced cheque  ::
baddie {n} /ˈbædi/ (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} (card to grant access)  :: carte d'accès {f}
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}, guigne {f} [informal], poisse {f} [informal], manque de bol {m} [informal], manque de cul {m} [vulgar]
badly {adv} /ˈbæ (in a bad manner)  :: mal, mauvaisement {m} [old]
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
bagatelle {n} /ˌbæɡəˈtɛl/ (trifle)  :: bagatelle {f}, broutille {f}
bagel {n} /ˈbeɪɡəl/ (toroidal bread roll)  :: bagel
baggage {n} /ˈbæɡɪdʒ/ (luggage) SEE: luggage  ::
baggage cart {n} (luggage cart) SEE: luggage cart  ::
baggage handler {n}  :: bagagiste {m}
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}
Bahá'í Faith {prop} (religion)  :: bahaïsme {m}, foi bahá’íe {f}
Bahian {adj}  :: bahianais
Bahian {n}  :: Bahianais
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} (hoop, ring or handle)  :: anse {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/ (equivalent officers of the court in foreign contexts)  :: huissier {m}, huissier de justice {m}
bailiff {n} (steward) SEE: steward  ::
bailiwick {n} (area or subject of authority or involvement)  :: bailliage {m}, compétence, autorité
bailiwick {n} /ˈbeɪ.lɪ.wɪk/ (precincts within which 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
Bakuninist {adj}  :: bakouninien
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} (accounting: list of credits and debits)  :: solde {m}
balance {n} (astrology: Libra) SEE: Libra  ::
balance {n} /ˈbæləns/ (equilibrium)  :: équilibre {m}
balance {n} (scales)  :: balance {f}
balance {v} (accounting: to make credits and debits correspond)  :: apurer
balance {v} (to estimate) SEE: estimate  ::
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 {n} (bundle of compressed wool or hay)  :: botte {f}
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 or culture)  :: balinais
Balinese {n} /ˈbɑːlɪniːz/ (language)  :: balinais
Balinese {n} (cat)  :: balinais
Balinese {n} (inhabitant)  :: Balinais
Balinesian {adj} (of Bali)  :: Balinais
balk {v} /bɔk/ (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 {n} (material laid to form a bed for a road)  :: remblai {m}
ballast {v} (to stabilize a ship with ballast)  :: ballaster
ball bearing {n} (bearing assembly with spherical balls)  :: roulement mécanique {m}, roulement à billes {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 {adj} /bəˈlɪst.ɪk/ (relating to ballistics)  :: balistique
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/ (sweet-smelling oil or resin derived from some plants)  :: pommade {f}
balsam {n} (flowering plant of the genus Impatiens)  :: balsamine {f}
balsam {n} (soothing ointment)  :: baume {m}
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} (country)  :: 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} (anthropology: small group of people living in a simple society)  :: bande {f}
band {n} /bænd/ (group of musicians)  :: groupe {f}
band {n} (Canada: recognized group of aboriginals)  :: bande {f}
bandage {n} (adhesive bandage) SEE: band-aid  ::
bandage {n} /ˈbændɪdʒ/ (medical binding)  :: bandage {m}
bandage {v} (to apply a bandage to something)  :: panser
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 {adj} /ˈbændɪd/ (marked with bands of colour)  :: fascié
banded anteater {n} (numbat) SEE: numbat  ::
banded mongoose {n} (Mungos mungo)  :: mangouste rayée {f}
banderilla {n} /ˌbæn.də.ˈriː.jə/ (decorated barbed stick 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}, cartouchière {f}, ceinture à munitions {f}
bandolier {n} /ˌbændəˈlɪə(ɹ)/ (an ammunition belt)  :: bandoulière {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} /beɪn/ (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} /beɪŋ/ (An explosion)  :: détonation {f}
bang {n} (hair that hangs down over the forehead)  :: frange {f}
bang {n} (The symbol !)  :: point d'exclamation {m}
bang {v} (slang: to engage in sexual intercourse)  :: baiser, niquer
bang {v} (to hit hard)  :: cogner
bang {v} (to make sudden loud noises)  :: claquer, cogner
Bangalore {prop} /ˈbæŋɡəlɔːr/ (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
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/ (baptise) 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 by fire {n} (trying ordeal)  :: baptême du feu {m}
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} (Perform the Christian sacrament of baptism)  :: baptiser
baptize {v} (To dedicate or christen)  :: baptiser
bar {n} /bɑɹ/ (solid object with uniform cross-section)  :: barre {f}
bar {n} (business licensed to sell intoxicating beverages)  :: bar {m}
bar {n} (collective term for lawyers)  :: barreau {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} (music: vertical line across a staff) SEE: bar line  ::
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 {v} (grill) SEE: grill  ::
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/ (person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customers' hair and beards)  :: 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} /ˈbɛəbæk/ (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}
barista {n} /baˈrista/  :: barista {m} {f}
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} /bɑːk/ (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 deer {n} (muntjac) SEE: muntjac  ::
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}
bar line {n} (vertical line across a staff)  :: barre de mesure {f}
barmaid {n} /ˈbɑː(ɹ)meɪd/ (woman who serves in a bar)  :: barmaid {f}
barman {n} /'bɑːmən/ (bartender) SEE: bartender  ::
barn {n} /bɑɹn]/ (building)  :: grange {f}, fenil {m}
barn {n} (dialect: child) SEE: child  ::
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} (jar) SEE: jar  ::
barrel {n} (metallic tube of a gun)  :: canon {m}
barrel {n} (part of a clarinet)  :: barillet {m}
barrel {n} (quantity)  :: baril {m}
barrel {n} (tube) SEE: tube  ::
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}
barren {adj} /ˈbæɹən/ (unable to bear children; sterile)  :: stérile
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} (physics: 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
barysphere {n}  :: barysphère {f}
barytes {n} (barite) SEE: barite  ::
basal layer {n} (the deepest layer of the epidermis)  :: stratum germinativum {m}, stratum basale {m}
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  ::
baseline {n} /ˈbeɪslaɪn/ (datum used as the basis for calculation or for comparison)  :: référence
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} /bæʃ/ (collide) SEE: collide  ::
basha {n} /ˈbæʃə/ (tarpaulin)  :: bâche
Basheer {prop} /bəˈʃi˞/ (Bashir) SEE: Bashir  ::
bashful {adj} /ˈbʰæʃfəɫ]/ (inclined to avoid notice)  :: timide
Bashkir {prop} /bɑːʃˈkɪəɹ/ (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 the bishop {v} (slang for masturbate (male) )  :: étrangler le borgne, s'astiquer le manche, se tutoyer, s'astiquer le poireau, se crosser [Quebec], se taper une queue
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} /ˈbæz.əl/ (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 land 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} /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
basketful {n} (the amount that will fit into a basket)  :: hottée {f}
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)  :: clé de fa {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}
bassinet {n} /ˌbæsɪnˈet/ (a newborn baby's bed, typically made of woven reeds or straw)  :: bercelonnette {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, faufiler
Bastia {prop} (town)  :: Bastia
bastide {n} (mansion in Provence)  :: bastide {f}
bastide {n} (new town in Provence)  :: bastide {f}
bastille {n} /bæˈstɪəɫ]/ (fortress) SEE: fortress  ::
bastille {n} (citadel) SEE: citadel  ::
bastille {n} (prison) SEE: prison  ::
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 used for striking the ball in sports)  :: 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  ::
bathometer {n} (instrument)  :: bathymètre, bathomètre
Bathonian {prop}  :: Bathonien
bathos {n} (anticlimax) SEE: anticlimax  ::
bathos {n} /ˈbeɪθɒs/ (depth) SEE: depth  ::
bathos {n} (nadir) SEE: nadir  ::
bathos {n} (overdone pathos)  :: mauvais pathos
bathos {n} (unintentional failure at artistic effect)  :: bathos
bathrobe {n} /ˈbæθɹoʊb/ (terrycloth robe)  :: peignoir {m}, sortie de bain {f}
bathroom {n} (a room containing a toilet)  :: toilette {f}
bathroom {n} /ˈbɑːθɹuːm/ (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
bath towel {n} (towel for drying the body)  :: serviette de bain {f}
bathtub {n} /ˈbæθtʌb/ (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/ (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} /ˈbætmæn/ (the bat-themed hero)  :: Batman
baton {n} /bəˈtɑn/ (music: conductor's stick)  :: baguette {f}
baton {n} (club of the police)  :: matraque {f}
baton {n} (sports: object transferred by relay runners)  :: relai {m}, relais {m}, témoin {m}
baton {v} (to strike with a baton)  :: frapper avec un bâton
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} /ˈbæɾɚ/ (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} (array of similar things)  :: batterie {f}
battery {n} /ˈbætəɹi/ (device producing electricity)  :: pile {f}, batterie {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} /ˈbætɪŋ/  :: ouate {f}
batting average {n} (cricket, baseball)  :: moyenne au bâton {f}, moyenne à la batte {f}
batting order {n} (the order in which players go to bat)  :: ordre de frappe {m}
battle {n} /ˈbætl̩/ (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-ax {n} (other senses) SEE: battle axe  ::
battle axe {n} (belligerent woman) SEE: battle-ax  ::
battle axe {n} (electric guitar) SEE: electric guitar  ::
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}
Baudelairean {adj} /bəʊdəˈleəɹɪən/  :: baudelairien
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
Bay {prop}  :: La Baie
bayan {n} (a Russian accordion)  :: bayan {m}
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}
bayou {n} /ˈbaɪ.uː/ (slow-moving creek or swamp)  :: bayou {m}, marécages {m-p}
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} (Have a certain age)  :: avoir
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), être capable de
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}
beakhead {n} (protruding part at the bow of a sailing ship)  :: poulaine, éperon, guibre
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}
bean curd {n} (tofu) SEE: tofu  ::
beanie {n} /ˈbiː.ni/ (cap that fits the head closely)  :: bonnet {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}
bean sprout {n} (a sprout grown out of a bean)  :: graine germée {f}
bean sprout {n} (the vegetarian food)  :: graine germée {f}
beany {adj} (beanlike) SEE: beanlike  ::
bear {n} /bɛɚ/ (large mammal of family Ursidae)  :: ours {m}, ourse {f}
bear {n} (investor who sells in anticipation of falling prices)  :: baissier {m}
bear {n} (large hairy man)  :: ours {m}
bear {n} (rough, unmannerly, uncouth person)  :: ours {m}
bear {v} (to carry)  :: porter
bear {v} (to give birth) SEE: give birth  ::
bear {v} (to put up with)  :: supporter, tolérer
bear {v} (to support or sustain)  :: supporter
bearable {adj} /ˈbɛəɹəbəɫ/ (able to be borne)  :: vivable, supportable
bearberry {n} /ˈbɛəbɛɹi/ (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}, coussinet {m}, palier {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 oneself {v} (behave and conduct oneself) SEE: carry oneself  ::
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}
beast {n} (domestic animal)  :: bête {f}
beastie {n} /ˈbiːsti/ (beast, animal)  :: bestiole {f}
beastmaster {n}  :: belluaire {m}
beast of burden {n} (animal that carries or pulls heavy loads)  :: bête de somme {f}, animal de trait {m}, bête de charge {f}
beast of prey {n} (animal)  :: bête de proie {f}
beat {n} (act of reporting before a rival) SEE: scoop  ::
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)
beaten {adj} /ˈbit(ə)n/ (defeated) SEE: defeated  ::
beater {n} (an automobile in poor operating condition)  :: bazou
beater {n}  :: batteur {m}
beater {n} /ˈbitɚ/ (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} /ˈbiːtɪŋ/ (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} /ˈbiːətɹɪs/ (female given name)  :: Béatrice
beat to a pulp {v} (beat up)  :: passer à tabac, tabasser
beat to a pulp {v} (defeat severely)  :: battre à plate couture, mettre la pâtée
beat to the punch {v} (to do something before somebody else can)  :: devancer quelqu'un
beat up {v} (To give a beating to)  :: tabasser
beau {n} /boʊ/ (boyfriend) SEE: boyfriend  ::
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} /ˈbjuɾi]/ (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} /ˈbiːvə/ (aquatic rodent)  :: 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
becak {n} (cycle rickshaw) SEE: cycle rickshaw  ::
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} /ˌbɛtʃuˈɑːnəlænd/ (former 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
become {v} (to look attractive on, be suitable for)  :: aller bien
becquerel {n} /bɛkəˈɹɛɫ]/ (unit of radioactive activity)  :: becquerel {m}
bed {n} /bɛːd/ (piece of furniture)  :: lit {m}
bed {n} (deposit of ore, coal etc.)  :: gisement {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
bedlinen {n} (cloth items used to make up a bed)  :: linge de lit {m}
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, cloué au lit
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}
bee {n} (name of the letter B, b)  :: {m}
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} /ˈbiˌkipɚ/ (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}, demi {m}
beer belly {n} (protruding abdomen)  :: sac à bière {m}
beer gut {n} (beer belly) SEE: beer belly  ::
beer mat {n} (mat, often with an advertisement for a brewery on it, to rest one's glass)  :: sous-bock
beer parlor {n} (beer parlour) SEE: beer parlour  ::
beer parlour {n} (a bar, selling beers, that has tables)  :: taverne {f}
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 {n} (Volkswagen car)  :: Coccinelle {f}
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} /bɪˈfɔɹ/ (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
beforesaid {adj} (previously said) SEE: aforesaid  ::
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, engendrer
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, démarrer
beginner {n} /bəˈgɪnɚ/ (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
beguine {n} /bə.ˈgiːn/ (ballroom dance)  :: beguine
beguine {n} (music)  :: beguine
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} (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, de l'autre côté du décor
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} /ˈbɛnjeɪ/ (fritter)  :: beignet {m}
beignet {n} (donut)  :: beignet {m}
Beijing {prop} /beɪˈdʒɪŋ/ (capital of China)  :: Pékin {m}
Beijinger {n} (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
bejeweled {adj} (covered in jewels, especially as decoration)  :: bijouté
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}
belated {adj} (later in relation to the proper time)  :: tardif {m}
belay {v} (to secure (a climber or rope) to)  :: assurer
belch {n} (sound one makes when belching)  :: rot {m}
belch {v} /ˈbɛltʃ/ (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} /ˈbɛldʒən/ (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, rabaisser
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} (warmonger) SEE: warmonger  ::
bellicose {adj} /ˈbɛlɪkoʊs/ (warlike in nature)  :: béliqueux
bellicose {adj} (having the impulse to be combative)  :: 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)  :: 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} /bɪˈlɒŋ/ (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)  :: en bas
below {adv} (nautical: on a lower deck)  :: en bas
below {adv} (on a lower storey)  :: en dessous, en bas (downstairs)
below {prep} /bəˈloʊ/ (lower in spatial position than)  :: au-dessous de, sous
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}
belt loop {n} (highway) SEE: beltway  ::
beltway {n} (a freeway that encircles a city) SEE: ring road  ::
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 {n} (heraldic term)  :: bande {f}
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} /ˈbɛndɚ/ (slang: bout of heavy drinking)  :: soûlerie {f}, beuverie {f}, murge {f} [slang], biture {f} [slang], cuite [slang], muflée {f} [slang]
bender {n} (simple shelter) SEE: bender tent  ::
bender {n} (slang: homosexual man)  :: tarlouze {f}, pédale {f}
bend over {v} (to bend one's upper body forward)  :: se pencher, replier
bends {n} /bɛndz/ (nautical: thickest and strongest planks on the sides of a ship) SEE: wales  ::
bend sinister {n} (diagonal band on coat of arms going from top right to bottom left)  :: barre {f}
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
beneficial {adj} (relating to a benefice)  :: bénéficial
beneficiary {n} /ˌbɛn.ɨˈfɪʃ.ɚ.i/ (one who benefits from the distribution, especially of an estate)  :: bénéficiaire {m} {f}
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} /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
benthic {adj} /ˈbɛnθɪk/ (of the benthos on the seafloor)  :: benthique {m} {f}
bentonite {n}  :: bentonite {f}
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  ::
benzidinic {adj}  :: benzidinique
benzine {n} (benzene) SEE: benzene  ::
benzoate {n} (salt or ester of benzoic acid)  :: benzoate {m}
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  ::
benzol {n} (an impure benzene)  :: benzol {m}
benzoyl {n} (univalent radical)  :: benzoyle {m}
benzylic {adj}  :: benzylique
be one {v} (be fit)  :: être unanime
Beothuk {prop} /biːˈɒtək/ (language)  :: béothuk {m}
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} (a person's inheritance)  :: héritage {m}, legs {m} {m-p}
bequest {n} (will of the deceased)  :: testament {m}
be quiet {interj} /biˈkwaɪˌət/ (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}
Berberophone {n}  :: berbérophone {m-f}
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} /ˈbɜ:tɹəm/ (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, à côté 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/ (make dirty)  :: salir
besmirch {v} (tarnish; 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 {adj} /ˈbeɪtə/ (beta)  :: bêta
beta {n} (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} /ˈbɛθləhɛm/ (City)  :: Bethléem
betony {n} (Stachys officinalis)  :: bétoine {f}, épiaire {f}
betray {v} /bəˈtɹeɪ/ (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}
betrothment {n} (betrothal) SEE: betrothal  ::
better {adj} /ˈbɛtɚ/ (comparative of the adjectives good or well)  :: meilleur
better {adv} (comparative form of the adverb well)  :: mieux
better an egg today than a hen tomorrow {proverb} (a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush) SEE: a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush  ::
betterer {n} (one who makes something better)  :: améliorateur
better half {n} (spouse or lover)  :: meilleure moitié {f}, 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} /bəˈtwin/ (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
beware {v} /ˌbəˈwɛəɹ/ (use caution, pay attention (to))  :: faire attention
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 {n} (afterlife) SEE: afterlife  ::
beyond {n} (unknown) SEE: unknown  ::
beyond {prep} /biˈjɑnd/ (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} /buːˈtɑːn/ (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/ (difference between expectation and true value)  :: biais
bias {n}  :: 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} (bibcock) SEE: bibcock  ::
bib {n} (sports: colourful vest)  :: dossard {m}
bib {n} (Trisopterus luscus) SEE: pouting  ::
bib {n} (upper part of an apron or overalls)  :: bavette {f}
bib {v} (to drink heavily) SEE: tipple  ::
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}
Bible basher {n} (fundamentalist Christian preacher)  :: punaise de sacristie, grenouille de bénitier
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)  :: bibliographie {f}
bibliography {n} (list of books or documents)  :: bibliographie {f}
bibliography {n} (study of the history of books)  :: habbo
bibliomancy {n} (divination by interpreting a passage from a book)  :: bibliomancie {f}
bibliomania {n} (obsession of owning valuable books)  :: bibliomanie {f}
bibliophage {n} (person who loves books) SEE: bookworm  ::
bibliophile {n} (person who loves books)  :: bibliophile {m} {f}
bibliophily {n} (bibliophily) SEE: bibliophilia  ::
bibliophobia {n} (fear or dislike of books)  :: bibliophobie {f}
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}
bibulously {adv} /ˈbɪbjʊləsli/ (drunkenly) SEE: drunkenly  ::
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}
bickie {n} (slang: biscuit)  :: biscuit {m}
bi-curious {adj} /bʌɪˈkjʊəɹɪəs/ (Curious about one's bisexuality)  :: bi-curieux {m}
bicycle {n} /ˈbaɪsɪkəl/ (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} /bɪəɹ/ (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}
bifurcate {v} /baɪˈfɝkət/ (divide into two)  :: bifurquer
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/ (state of having two spouses simultaneously)  :: bigamie {f}
Big Apple {prop} (a nickname for New York City)  :: Grosse Pomme {f}
Big Bad Wolf {n} /bɪɡ bæd ˈwʊlf/ (any fictional evil wolf that appears in fairy tales or fables)  :: grand méchant loup {m}
Big Bang {prop} (cosmic event)  :: Bigbang {m}
big boy {n} (An adult male)  :: grand garçon
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}
bigophone {n}  :: bigophone {m}, bigotphone {m}
bigophonic {adj}  :: bigophonique
bigot {n} /ˈbɪɡət/ (one obstinately or intolerantly devoted to their own opinions and prejudices)  :: fanatique {m} {f}
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}, hallux {m} [anatomy]
big wheel {n} (Ferris wheel) SEE: Ferris wheel  ::
bigwig {n} (A person of importance)  :: 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 cab {n} (cycle rickshaw used as taxi) SEE: pedicab  ::
bike lane {n} (bicycle lane) SEE: bicycle lane  ::
bike path {n} (bicycle path) SEE: bicycle path  ::
biker {n} /ˈbaɪkɚ/ (person who rides a bicycle) SEE: cyclist  ::
biker {n} (person whose lifestyle is centered on motorcycles)  :: motocycliste {m} {f}, motard {m}, motarde {f}, , biker {m}, 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
Bilbao {prop} /bɪlˈbaʊ/ (city of northern Spain)  :: Bilbao
bilberry {n} (type of blueberry from the cowberry family)  :: myrtille {f}
bile {n} /baɪl/ (secretion produced by the liver)  :: bile {f}, fiel {m}
bile {n} (bitterness of temper; ill humour)  :: bile {f}
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} /bɪlɪˈruːbɪn/ (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} (large advertisement along side of highway)  :: 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}, pitoune {f} [Quebec]
bimbo {n} (stupid or foolish person)  :: idiot {m}, andouille {m}, couillon {m}, neuneu {m}
bimetallism {n} (a monetary standard)  :: bimétallisme {m}
bimillenary {adj}  :: bimillénaire
bimillenary {n}  :: bimillénaire {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}, conteneur {m}
bin {n} (container for rubbish)  :: poubelle {f}
bin {v} (informal: dispose of in a bin or as if in a bin)  :: benner
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 to tie or fasten tightly together, with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.)  :: lier
bind {v} (transitive connect)  :: lier
bind {v} (transitive put together in a cover, as of books)  :: relier
binder {n} /ˈbaɪndɚ/ (a bookbinder)  :: relieur {m}
binder {n} (cover or holder for unbound papers, pages etc.)  :: reliure {f}
binder {n} (dossier)  :: dossier {m}
binding {adj} /ˈbaɪndiŋ/ (assigning something that one will be held to)  :: contraignant
binding {n} ((chemistry) the sticking together)  :: liaison
binding {n} (spine of a book)  :: reliure {f}
bindweed {n} /ˈbaɪndwiːd/ (Convolvulaceae)  :: liseron {m}
binge eating disorder {n} (medical disorder)  :: syndrome d'hyperphagie incontrôlée
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}
bio- {prefix} (life)  :: bio-
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
biodegradation {n} (decomposition of any material by microorganisms)  :: biodégradation {f}
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}  :: parent biologique {m}
biological warfare {n} (use of an organism as a weapon of war)  :: guerre biologique {f}
biological weapon {n} (biological pathogen)  :: arme 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)  :: biomarqueur {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}
biopsy {n} (removal and examination of a sample of tissue for diagnostic purposes)  :: biopsie
biopsychology {n} (biological psychology) SEE: biological psychology  ::
biorefinery {n} (a facility that carries out such production)  :: bioraffinerie {f}
bioremediation {n} (use of biological organisms to remove contaminants)  :: bioremédiation {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}
biostratigraphic {adj}  :: biostratigraphique
biostrome {n} (a horizontally bedded stratum of fossilized remains of sedentary organisms)  :: biostrome
biosynthesis {n} (synthesis of organic compounds)  :: biosynthèse
biotechnology {n} (application of the principles and practices of engineering and technology to the life sciences)  :: biotechnologie {f}
biotechnology {n} /ˈbaɪəʊˌtɛk.nɒl.əʊ.dʒi/ (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} /bɝd/ (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}
birdlover {n} (one who loves birds) SEE: ornithophile  ::
bird of paradise {n} (bird)  :: paradisier {m}, oiseau de paradis {m}
bird of passage {n} (bird) SEE: migrant  ::
bird of prey {n} (carnivorous bird)  :: 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} (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} /ˈbɝθˌpleɪs/ (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/ (small, flat baked good, see also: cookie)  :: biscuit {m}
biscuit {n} (cracker) SEE: cracker  ::
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 both men and women)  :: 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} /ˈbiːstɹoʊ/ (small 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
bitchwork {n} (undesirable and demeaning work) SEE: McJob, grunt work  ::
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
bitter cucumber {n} (colocynth) SEE: colocynth  ::
bitterling {n}  :: bouvière {f}
bitterling {n} (Rhodeus amarus) SEE: European bitterling  ::
bitterly {adv} (in a bitter manner)  :: amèrement
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} /ˈbɪtɚˌswit/ (both bitter and sweet)  :: doux-amer, aigre-doux
bittersweet {adj} (expressing contrasting emotions of pain and pleasure)  :: mi-figue mi-raisin {n}, doux-amer
bittersweet {n} (the bittersweet nightshade, Solanum dulcamara)  :: douce-amère {f}
bitumen {n} /bɪˈtumən/ (Mineral pitch)  :: bitume {m}
bivalve {n} (Any mollusc of taxonomic class Bivalvia)  :: bivalve {m}
bivector {n} (an antisymmetric tensor)  :: biveteur {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} (Canis mesomelas)  :: 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} /ˈblækbeɹi/ (shrub)  :: ronce {f}, mûrier {m}
blackberry {n} (fruit)  :: mûre (sauvage) {f}
blackbird {n} /ˈblækˌbɚd/ (common thrush, Turdus merula)  :: merle {m}
blackboard {n} /ˈblækbɔɹd/ (a surface that can be written upon with chalk)  :: tableau noir {m}
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}
blackcap {n} (Sylvia atricapilla)  :: fauvette à tête 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)  :: cocard {m}, mélanobutyrophtalmie {f}, œil au beurre noir {m}
black-eyed pea {n} (cowpea bean)  :: cornille {f}, dolique à œil noir, pois à vache, niébé
Blackfoot {prop} (a North 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 ɡɹɑʊs/ (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} /ˈblækɪŋ/ (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 lead {n} (graphite) SEE: graphite  ::
blackleg {n} (fatal cattle disease)  :: charbon symptomatique {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}
blackness {n} (state, property or quality)  :: noirceur {f}
blackout {n} (A large-scale power failure)  :: blackout {m}
blackout {n} (a temporary loss of memory)  :: blackout {m}
blackout {n} /ˈblækaʊt/ (a temporary loss of consciousness)  :: blackout {m}
blackout {n} (The mandatory blinding of all light)  :: blackout {m}
black pepper {n} (spice)  :: poivre noir {m}
black pudding {n} (a sausage)  :: boudin noir {m}
black salsify {n} (Scorzonera hispanica)  :: scorsonère {f}
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} /ˈblædəɹ/ (flexible sac in zoology)  :: vésicule {f}
bladder {n} (sealed plastic wine bag)  :: cubi
bladder {n} (urinary bladder) SEE: urinary bladder  ::
bladder infection {n} (urinary tract infection) SEE: urinary tract infection  ::
bladderpod {n} (Lobelia inflata, indian tobacco, Puke weed)  :: tabac indien
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}
Blairism {n}  :: blairisme {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
blameworthy {adj} /ˈbleɪmˌwɚ.ði/ (deserving blame of censure)  :: blâmable
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 {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.mi/ (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} /bleɪz/ (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} /ˈbleɪzɚ/ (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 {adj} /bliːk/ (without color)  :: morne, terne
bleak {adj} (cheerless)  :: morne
bleak {n} (small European river fish)  :: ablette {f}
bleat {n} (cry of a sheep or a goat)  :: [sheep's cry] bêlement {m}, [goat's cry] bêlement {m}, 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
bleeding heart {n} (a person considered to be over-sympathetic to the plight of the underprivileged)  :: défenseur de la veuve et de l'orphelin {m}, ami du peuple {m}
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} /ˈblɛsɪd/ (having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing)  :: bienheureux, béni
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)  :: fléau {m}, 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}
blimey {interj} /ˈblaɪmi/ (expressing surprise, etc.)  :: mince, bon sang, diantre, fichtre, mazette
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 alley {n} (a street that leads nowhere)  :: impasse {f}
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} /ˈblaɪndɚ/ (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} /ˈblaɪndɪŋli/ (extremely) SEE: extremely  ::
blindly {adv} /ˈblaɪndli/ (sightlessly)  :: à l’aveuglette
blindness {n} (condition of being blind)  :: cécité {f}
blindside {n} /ˈblaɪndˌsaɪd/ (in rugby union) SEE: blindside flanker  ::
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} (chemistry: portion of macromolecule)  :: bloc
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, bloquer
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} /ˈblɑk.kwoʊt/ (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, bloguer
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} /ˈblʌdˌbæθ/ (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} (full brother) SEE: brother-german  ::
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 fluke {n} (schistosome) SEE: schistosome  ::
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}
bloodnut {n} (person with red hair, informal)  :: rouquin {m}, rouquine {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} (type of sausage)  :: boudin {m}, boudin noir {m}
bloodshed {n} /ˈblʌdˌʃɛd/ (shedding or spilling of blood)  :: effusion de sang {f}
bloodshed {n} (carnage, destruction of life, slaughter)  :: carnage {m}
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} /bluːm/ (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}
bloom {v} (open its blooms) SEE: blossom  ::
bloomers {n} (Women’s underpants with short legs.)  :: bloomer {m}
blooming {adj} /ˈblʊ.mɪŋ/ (opening in blossoms)  :: en fleur
blooming {adj} (euphemism for "bloody")  :: sacré {m}, sacrée {f}
blooming {adj} (thriving in health, beauty and vigor/vigour)  :: florissant {m}, florissante {f}
blooming {n} (blooming)  :: fleurissement
blooper {n} /ˈblupɚ/ (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 sudden destruction )  :: péter
blow {v} (to cause to explode )  :: faire sauter
blow {v} (to create or shape by blowing )  :: souffler
blow {v} (to explode )  :: péter, sauter
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}
blowhard {n} (person)  :: grande gueule {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} /ˈbloʊˌtɔɹtʃ/ (tool)  :: chalumeau {m} lampe à souder {f}
blow up {v} (to explode (transitive))  :: faire sauter
blow up {v} (to inflate)  :: gonfler
blow up {v} (to suddenly get very angry)  :: exploser
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 brighten (laundry))  :: azurer
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}
bluebird {n} (bird of Sialia)  :: merlebleu {m}
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}
blueness {n} (state or quality of being blue)  :: bleuité
blue peter {n} (signal flag)  :: pavillon de partance
Blue Planet {n} (Earth)  :: planète bleue {f}
blueprint {n} (any detailed technical drawing)  :: blueprint {m}
blueprint {n} /ˈbluːˌpɹɪnt/ (cyanotype reproduction process)  :: cyanotype {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}
Bluey {prop} (nickname commonly given to a red-headed person)  :: Poil de carotte
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 {n} (cigar filled with marijuana)  :: blunt {m}
blunt {v} (To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker)  :: émousser
blunt {v} (To repress or weaken)  :: réprimer
bluntly {adv} /ˈblʌntli/ (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, or other work)  :: quatrième de couverture {f}
blurred {adj} /blɝd/ (Out of focus)  :: flou
blurry {adj} /ˈblɜːɹi/ (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 {prop} (colloquial names and pronunciations, apart from the romanised "BMW")  :: BMW [read as French: BMV or BMW]
boa {n} /ˈboʊ.ə/ (snake)  :: boa {m}
boa {n} (scarf)  :: boa {m}
boa constrictor {n} (snake)  :: boa constricteur {m}
boar {n} /bɔɹ/ (wild boar) SEE: wild boar  ::
boar {n} (male pig)  :: verrat {m}
board {n} (blackboard, whiteboard, etc.)  :: tableau {m}, plateau {m}, planche {f}
board {n} /bɔːɹd/ (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
boarder {n} /ˈbɔɹdɚ/ (one who uses snowboard)  :: planchiste
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} (boarding school building)  :: pensionnat {m}
boarding house {n} (private house for paying guests)  :: pension {f}
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} , barque {f}, nacelle {f}
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 person {n} (member of boat people)  :: boat-people {m} {f}
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/ (North American wild cat.)  :: 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  ::
bodge {v} (do a clumsy or inelegant job) SEE: botch  ::
bodger {n} (One who works in a slipshod manner)  :: bâcleur {m}
bodhisattva {n} /boʊ̯diːˈsɑtvə/ (bodhisattva)  :: bodhisattva {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} (non-verbal communication)  :: langage du corps {m}
body linen {n} (linen)  :: linge de corps {m}
body mass index {n} (the measure of the weight in comparison with the height of a person)  :: indice de masse corporelle {m}, IMC {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}
bodypainting {n} (body painting) SEE: body painting  ::
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} /bʊər/ (South African of Dutch descent)  :: Boer
boffin {n} /ˈbɒfɪn/ (scientist or engineer)  :: intello {m} {f}, expert {m}:
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
bogie {n} /ˈboʊɡi/ (railway carriage) SEE: railway carriage  ::
bogie {n} (cigarette) SEE: cigarette  ::
bogie {n} (ghost) SEE: ghost  ::
bogie {n} (golf: score one stroke higher than par) SEE: bogey  ::
bog iron {n} (bog iron ore) SEE: bog iron ore  ::
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 {n} (point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour)  :: bouillir
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} /bɔɪld/ (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}
boiled sweet {n} (hard sweet) SEE: hard candy  ::
boiler {n} /ˈbɔɪlə(r)/ (device for heating circulating water)  :: chaudière {f}
boilerplate {n} (standard text used routinely)  :: texte standard {m}
boiler room {n} (a room that houses the boiler)  :: chaufferie {m}
boiler suit {n} (one-piece suit)  :: combinaison {f}
boiling {adj} (that boil(s))  :: bouillant {m}
boiling {n} /ˈbɔɪlɪŋ/ (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} /ˈboʊ.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 {f}
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} (bar to prevent a door from being forced open)  :: verrou {m}
bolt {n} /boʊlt/ (metal fastener)  :: boulon {m}
bolt {n} (large roll of material)  :: rouleau {m}
bolt {n} (lightning spark)  :: éclair {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-boulons {m}
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 {m}
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 setter)  :: 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 ˌæpəˈtit/ (used to wish someone enjoyment of the meal they are about to eat)  :: bon appétit, bon ap' [informal]
bond {n} (bail bond) SEE: bail bond  ::
bond {n} (binding agreement, a covenant)  :: alliance {f}
bond {n} /bɑnd/ (that which binds, a band)  :: lien {m}, entrave {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 {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}
bonding {n} (act by which something is bonded)  :: lien {m}
bonding {n} (method of aggregating computer network interfaces)  :: bonding {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}
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} (mad, crazy)  :: fou, délirant, irrationnel, zinzin [colloquial], chtarbé {m} [slang]
Bonn {prop} (a city in Germany)  :: Bonn
bonnet {n} /ˈbɒn.ɪt/ (type of women's and children's hat)  :: bonnet {m}
bonnet {n} (cover over the engine of a motor car)  :: capot {m}
bonnet {n} (Scottish men's cap)  :: casquette {f}, béret {m}
bonobo {n} (pygmy chimpanzee)  :: bonobo {m}
bonsai {interj} (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} /buː/ (loud exclamation intended to scare someone)  :: bouh, hou
boo {interj} (exclamation used by a member of an audience)  :: 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} /ˈbuːbi/ (bird)  :: fou {m}
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 semi-solid mucus)  :: crotte de nez {f}, mucus {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} /ˈbʊkɪŋ/ (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 {m}
Book of Mormon {prop} (one of the sacred works of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)  :: Livre de Mormon {m}
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} /ˈbʊkˌʃɛlf/ (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} /bum/ (abrupt, low-pitched sound)  :: boum
boom {n} (horizontal member of a crane)  :: mat {m}, hausse {f}
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} /ˈbuːmˌslæŋ/ (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}, beauf {m}, plouc {m}
boor {n} (a yokel)  :: plouc {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 means of advancing oneself or accomplishing something)  :: amorçage
bootstrap {n} /ˈbuːtˌstɹæp/ (a loop at the top of a boot to help in pulling it on)  :: languette, tirant {m}
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)  :: butin {m}, 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} /bɔɹdəɹ/ (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 {v} ((transitive) to put a border on something)  :: délimiter
Border Collie {n} (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} /bɔɹ/ (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} /bɔːɹd/ (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} /ˈbɔːɹɪŋ/ (inciting boredom)  :: ennuyeux, barbant, ennuyant
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} /ˈbɔɹnioʊ/ (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  ::
boromagnesite {n}  :: boromagnésite {f}
boron {n} /ˈbɔːɹɒn/ (chemical element)  :: bore {m}
borough {n} /ˈbʌɹoʊ/ (municipal burough)  :: arrondissement {m}
borreliosis {n} (infection)  :: borréliose {f}
borrow {v} /ˈbɒrəʊ/ (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} /ˈbɑə/ (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}  :: Bosniaque {m} {f}
Bosnian {n} /ˈbɑːzniən/ (the people)  :: Bosnien {m}
Bosnian {prop} (the standardized variety of Serbo-Croatian)  :: bosnien {m}
bosom {adj} (in a very close relationship)  :: intime
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/ (supervisor)  :: 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} (person in charge)  :: patron {m}, chef {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} /ˈbɔstən/ (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} /bɑt͡ʃ/ (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} /bɑːtˈswɑːnə/ (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 bottles)  :: 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}, cul {m}, derrière {m}, popotin {m}, potron {m}, séant {m}
bottom {n} (gay sexual slang: penetrated part in anal sex)  :: passif, enculé {m}
bottom {n} (physics: bottom quark) SEE: bottom quark  ::
bottomless pit {n} (endless resource or supply)  :: abîme {m}
bottomless pit {n} (Hell)  :: abîme {m}
bottomonium {n} (meson)  :: bottomonium {m}
bottom quark {n} (bottom quark)  :: quark bottom {m}
bottomry {n}  :: bodinerie {f}, bomerie
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} /buˈdwɑɹ/ (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} /ˈbuːjɒn/ (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
bounced check {n} (bad check) SEE: bounced cheque  ::
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} /ˈbaʊndɪd/ (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} /bɜː(r)bən/ (A type of whiskey)  :: bourbon {m}
bourdon {n} /ˈbʊədən/ (bumblebee) SEE: bumblebee  ::
bourgeois {adj} /bu(ɹ)ʒ.ˈwɑː/ (of or relating to the middle class)  :: bourgeois
bourgeois {adj} (conventional, conservative and materialistic)  :: bourgeois
bourgeois {n} /bərˈdʒɔɪs/ (9-point type)  :: petit-romain, gaillarde
bourgeoisie {n} /ˌbʊə(ɹ)ʒwɑˈzi/ (class)  :: bourgeoisie {f}
boutique {n} /buːˈtiːk/ (a small shop, especially one that sells fashionable clothes, jewelry and the like)  :: boutique {f}
Bouyei {prop} (a language) SEE: Yay  ::
bouzouki {n} (lute)  :: bouzouki {m}
bovarism {n}  :: bovarysme
bovid {n} (an animal of Bovidae)  :: bovidé {m}
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} /ˈbaʊəl/ (large intestine)  :: gros intestin {m}
bowel {n} (interior of something)  :: entrailles {f-p}
bowel {n} (intestines, entrails)  :: boyaux {m-p}
bowel {n} (seat of pity or gentler emotions)  :: entrailles {f-p}
bowel obstruction {n} (obstruction of the intestines)  :: occlusion intestinale {f}
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 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}
bowmaking {n}  :: archèterie {f}
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}
bowser {n} (fuel pump)  :: pompe {f} (à essence)
bowser {n} (fuel transport vehicle)  :: camion-citerne {m}
bowser {n} (water transport vehicle)  :: camion-citerne {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} /ˈboʊstɹɪŋ/ (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, ouah ouah
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}, caisse {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}
boy band {n} (pop group whose members are all young men)  :: boys band {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}, sigisbée {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} (curly bracket) SEE: curly bracket  ::
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} /ˈbɹeɪslət/ (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
brachialis {n} (muscle that flexes the elbow joint)  :: brachial {m}, brachial antérieur {m}
brachiosaurus {n} (herbivorous dinosaur)  :: brachiosaure {m}
brachium {n} (upper arm) SEE: upper arm  ::
brachygrapher {n} (stenographer) SEE: stenographer  ::
brachyology {n} (abbreviated expression)  :: brachylogie {f}
brachyuran {adj} /ˌbɹæk.iˈju.ɹən/ (of or pertaining to crabs)  :: brachyurien
bracken {n} (any of several coarse ferns)  :: ptéridium {m}
bracket {n} (round bracket) SEE: round bracket  ::
bracket {n} (square bracket) SEE: square bracket  ::
brackish {adj} (repulsive) SEE: repulsive  ::
brackish {adj} (slightly salty)  :: saumâtre {m} {f}
braconid {n} (any species of the family Braconidae)  :: 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} /bɹæɡ/ (boast) SEE: boast  ::
brag {n} (card game)  :: brag {m}
brag {v} (to boast)  :: fanfaronner, se vanter
braggadocio {n} /braɡaˈdoːt͡ʃo/ (braggart) SEE: braggart  ::
braggart {n} (one who boasts)  :: bravache {m}, fanfaron {m}, fier-à-bras {m}, hâbleur {m}, matamore {m}, rodomont {m}, vantard {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/ (to intertwine)  :: tresser
braids {n} (style of hair)  :: tresse {f}
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}
Brampton {prop} (city in Ontario)  :: Brampton {m}
bran {n} /ˈbɹæn/ (outside layer of a grain)  :: son {m}
branch {n} (a line of family descent)  :: branche {f}
branch {n} /bɹæntʃ/ (woody part of a tree arising from the trunk and usually dividing)  :: branche {f}, rameau {m}
branch {n} (location of an organization with several locations)  :: filiale {f}, succursale {f}
branch {n} (something that divides like the branch of a tree)  :: branche {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
branch off {v} (to diverge into two or more separate paths)  :: bifurquer
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
brandy {n} /ˈbrændi/ (liquor)  :: cognac {m}, brandy {m}, eau-de-vie
brant {n} /bɹænt/ (wild geese of the genus Branta)  :: oie {f}
bras d'honneur {n}  :: bras d'honneur {m}
brash {adj} /bɹæʃ/ (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]
Brasília {prop} /bɹɑˈsiːliə/ (The capital of Brazil)  :: Brasília, Brasilia
brass {adj} (of 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/ (The capital of Slovakia)  :: 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} /bɹɔːn/ (strong muscles)  :: muscle {m} [uncountable]
brawn {n} (physical strength, muscularity)  :: muscle {m} [uncountable]
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} /bɹəˈzɪlɪən/ (person from Brazil)  :: Brésilien {m}, Brésilienne {f}
brazil nut {n} (nut)  :: noix du Brésil {m}
brazilwood {n} (timber tree)  :: pernambouc {m}, bois-brésil
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} (Food, sustenance, support of life, in general)  :: pain {m}
bread {n} (slang: money)  :: fric {m}, blé {m}
bread {v} (to bread)  :: paner
bread-and-butter letter {n} (short letter)  :: lettre de château {f}
bread-and-butter note {n} (short note)  :: lettre de château {f}
bread and circuses {n} (food and entertainment provided by the state)  :: du pain et des jeux
breadbasket {n} (stomach) SEE: stomach  ::
breadbox {n} (a container for storing bread)  :: panetière {f}
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} /ˈbɹedfru:t/ (tree)  :: arbre à pain {m}, artocarpus {m}, artocarpe {m}
breadfruit {n} (fruit)  :: fruit à pain {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} /ˈbɹɛdˌmeɪkɚ/ (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} /ˈbreɪkəbl/ (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 or collapse, mentally or otherwise)  :: craquer
break down {v} (to cease to function)  :: tomber en panne
break down {v} (to decay)  :: se décomposer
break down {v} (to divide into parts for analysis)  :: analyser, décomposer
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 , édition spéciale
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, déjeuner
break one's fast {v} (to conclude any period of fasting by consuming food)  :: rompre le jeûne
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, casser
breakup {n} (breakdown) SEE: breakdown  ::
breakup {n} (termination of a friendship or a romantic relationship)  :: rupture {f}
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} /ˈbɹɛstˌfidɪŋ/ (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} /brɛθ/ (act or process of breathing)  :: respiration {f}
breath {n} (single act of breathing in and out)  :: souffle {m}, respiration {f}
breathe {v} /bɹiːð/ (to draw air in and out)  :: respirer, inspirer, expirer
breathe {v} (to exchange gases in similar way)  :: respirer
breathe down someone's neck {v} (to follow or supervise too closely)  :: avoir quelqu'un sur le dos
breathlessness {n} (difficult respiration) SEE: shortness of breath  ::
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}
breccia {n} /ˈbɹɛtʃ(ɪ)ə/ (rock)  :: brèche {f}
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} /bɹiːdə(ɹ)/ (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} /bɹiːz/ (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}
brevier {n}  :: gaillarde, petit-texte
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 {n} (something brewed)  :: breuvage {m}
brew {v} /bɹuː/ (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}
brewing {n} (production of alcoholic beverages)  :: brassage {m}
brewmaster {n} (person in charge of beer production at a brewery)  :: maître brasseur
Brezhnev {prop} (surname)  :: Brejnev
briar {n} /bɹʌɪə/ (any thorny plant)  :: églantier {m}
briar {n} (pipe)  :: pipe en bruyère {f}
briar {n} (white heath)  :: bruyère {f}
bribe {n} /bɹaɪb/ (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 {f}
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} /ˈbɹaɪdzˌmeɪd/ (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} /ˈbɹaɪdəl/ (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/ (of short duration)  :: bref, court
brief {adj}  :: 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}
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} (of surpassing excellence)  :: brillant
brilliant {n} (4-point type)  :: perle
brillig {n} /ˈbɹɪ.lɪɡ/ (nonce word)  :: brilgue
brimstone {n} (sulfur) SEE: sulfur  ::
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 back {v} (to cause to remember something from the past)  :: ramener
bring back {v} (to fetch something)  :: ramener, rapporter
bring back {v} (to reenact an old rule or law)  :: faire revenir
bring back {v} (to revive something dead)  :: ramener
bring forth {v}  :: générer, produire
bring forth {v} (to give birth) SEE: give birth  ::
bring home the bacon {v} (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} /bɹɪŋk/ (edge)  :: bord {m}, lisière {f}
briny {adj} (salty)  :: saumâtre {m} {f}
briny {n} (sea) SEE: sea  ::
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} /ˈbɹɪskli/ (fast, quickly, swiftly)  :: vivement
bristle {n} /ˈbrɪs.əl/ (hair or straw of a brush, broom etc.)  :: poil
bristle {v} (to rise or stand erect, like bristle)  :: se hérisser
bristletail {n} (insect of the order Thysanura)  :: lépisme {m}, poisson d'argent {m}
Bristol {prop} /ˈbɹɪstəl/ (city in south-west England)  :: Bristol
Brit {n} /bɹɪt/ (British person) SEE: Briton  ::
Britain {prop} (Brittany) SEE: Brittany  ::
Britain {prop} /ˈbɹɪ.tn̩/ (island, see also: Great Britain, see also: 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  ::
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.lʌə/ (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/ (group of islands)  :: 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}
brittleness {n} (property)  :: fragilité {f}
brittle star {n} (echinoderms)  :: ophiure {f}
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} (edible bean that has broad seeds)  :: 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 especially broad leaves)  :: platyphylle
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} (feeling of grief or loss)  :: 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 broker)  :: 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}
bromophenol blue {n} (acid-base indicator)  :: bleu de bromophénol {m}
bronchial {adj} (Of or relating to the bronchi or to the bronchioles)  :: bronchial
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} (a small stream)  :: ruisseau {m}
brook {v} /bɹʊk/ (tolerate) SEE: tolerate  ::
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} /bɹɔθ/ (water in which food (meat or vegetable etc) has been boiled)  :: bouillon {m}
broth {n} (soup made from broth)  :: bouillon {m}, soupe {f}
brothel {n} /ˈbɹɔθəl/ (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} /ˈbɹʌðɚhʊd/ (state of being brothers or a brother)  :: fraternité {f}
brotherhood {n} (persons of a like kind)  :: 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) SEE: forehead  ::
brow {n}  :: sourcil
browbeat {v} /ˈbraʊ.biːt/ (to bully in an intimidating way)  :: intimider
brown {adj} (having a brown colour)  :: brun, marron
brown {n} /bɹaʊn/ (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 eye {n} (vulgar, slang for the anus)  :: trou du cul {m}
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]
brown trout {n} (species of freshwater trout)  :: truite fario {f}
browse {v} (move about while eating parts of plants)  :: brouter
browse {v} (move about while sampling)  :: parcourir, regarder
browse {v} (navigate through hyperlinked documents)  :: naviguer
browse {v} (scan, casually look through)  :: feuilleter
browser {n} /ˈbɹaʊzə(ɹ)/ (web browser) SEE: web browser  ::
BRT {n} (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 {m}
brunch {n} (a meal)  :: brunch {m}
Brunei {prop} /bruːˈnaɪ/ (A country in Southeast Asia)  :: Brunei
Bruneian {adj} (pertaining to Brunei)  :: brunéien, de Brunei
Bruneian {n} (person from Brunei)  :: Brunéien, de Brunei
brunette {adj} /bɹuˈnɛt/ (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} /ˈbɹunoʊ/ (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, sauvagement
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} /brɪˈθɒnɪk/ (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}
bucentaur {n} (a supposed mythical monster, half ox, half man)  :: bucentaure {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
buckberry {n} (Vaccinium stamineum) SEE: deerberry  ::
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} /ˈbʌk(ə)l/ (to distort under longitudinal compression)  :: flamber
buckle {v} (to buckle down) SEE: buckle down  ::
buckle {v} (to fasten)  :: boucler
buckler {n} /ˈbʌk.lə/ (shield)  :: bouclier {m}, targe {f}
buckram {n} /ˈbʌkrəm/ (cloth)  :: bougran {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} /ˈbudɪst/ (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}
budge {v} /bʌdʒ/ (intransitive: to move)  :: bouger
budge {v} (transitive: to move)  :: bouger
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} (fish)  :: ictiobus {m}
buffalo {n} (North American bison)  :: bison {m}
buffalo {v} (hunt buffalo)  :: chasser le buffle
buffalo {v} (outwit, confuse)  :: être plus malin, confondre, intimider, battre
buffalo {v} (pistol-whip)  :: frapper avec la crosse d'un pistolet
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 {n} (solution to stabilize pH)  :: solution tampon
buffer {v} (maintain a given acidity)  :: tamponner
buffer solution {n} (buffer solution)  :: solution tampon
buffer zone {n} (neutral area)  :: zone tampon {f}
buffet {n} /bəˈfeɪ/ (counter or sideboard)  :: buffet {m}
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, enculer
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}
bug screen {n} (window screen) SEE: window screen  ::
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}
builder's cleavage {n} (top of the buttocks showing)  :: sourire du plombier {m}
building {n} /ˈbɪldɪŋ/ (act or process of building)  :: construction {f}
building {n} (closed structure with walls and a roof)  :: immeuble {m}, édifice {m}, bâtiment {m}
building block {n} (block made of wood or plastic that is used as a children's toy)  :: cube; cube
building site {n} (place where a building is located, under consruction, or will be erected)  :: chantier
building worker {n} (construction worker) SEE: construction worker  ::
built-in {adj} (essential)  :: intrinsèque
Bujumbura {prop} /ˌbuːdʒəmˈbʊɹə/ (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
bulgur {n} (Middle Eastern food)  :: boulgour {m}, boulghour
bulimia {n} (eating disorder)  :: boulimie {f}
bulimia nervosa {n} (eating disorder) SEE: bulimia  ::
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} (spectacle of manipulating and killing a bull)  :: tauromachie {f}, corrida {f}
bullfinch {n} (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)  :: 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}
bullock {n} (a castrated bull; an ox)  :: bouvillon
bullock {n} /ˈbʊlək/ ((archaic) a young bull)  :: taurillon
bullpen {n} (enclosed area to hold bulls)  :: toril {m}
bull ring {n} (bullring) SEE: bullring  ::
bullring {n} (area in which a bullfight is takes place)  :: 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)  :: brute {f}, tyran {m}
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} /ˈbʊl.wɝk/ (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} (hobo)  :: vagabond
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} /ˈbʌnd(ə)l/ (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.ə (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} /ˈbɝːdɑːk/ (any of the species of biennial thistles in the genus Arctium)  :: bardane
bureau {n} /ˈbjʊɹ.əʊ/ (translations to be checked)  :: 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/ (system of administration)  :: 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 {n} /bɜːrˈɡʌndɪən/ (an inhabitant of Burgundy)  :: Bourguignon {m}, Bourguignonne {f}
Burgundian {n} (а member of the Burgundians, an East Germanic tribe)  :: Burgonde {m} {f}
Burgundian {prop} (the old Burgundian language)  :: Burgonde {m}
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} /bə(ɹ)'lɛsk/ (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}
burnish {v} (to make smooth or shiny by rubbing)  :: brunir
burnishing {n}  :: brunissage {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}, syndrome d’épuisement professionnel {m}
burnout {n} (using the throttle to spin the wheels of a vehicle being held stationary)  :: burn {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} /bɝ/ (seed pod with sharp features)  :: bardane {f}
burr {n} (material left on an edge after cutting)  :: barbe {f}
burr {n} (mispronouncion of "r")  :: grasseyement {m}
burr {v} (to pronounce "r")  :: grasseyer
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 {n} /bɝst/ (instance or act of bursting)  :: éclatement {m}, explosion {f}
burst {v} (to break from internal pressure)  :: éclater
burst {v} (to cause to burst)  :: faire éclater
burst into flame {v} (to catch fire suddenly and unexpectedly)  :: prendre feu, s'enflammer
burst out laughing {v} (suddenly start laughing intensely)  :: éclater de rire
burstwort {n} (rupturewort) SEE: rupturewort  ::
Burundi {prop} /bʊˈɹʊndi/ (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}
bus {n} (medical slang: ambulance) SEE: ambulance  ::
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}
bushing {n} (mechanical engineering: type of bearing to reduce friction)  :: coussinet {m}
Bushism {prop} (political philosophy)  :: bushisme {m}
bush pilot {n} (pilot)  :: pilote de brousse
business {n} /ˈbɪznəs/ (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} (small card)  :: 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}, personne 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} /ˈbʌstɪŋ/ (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} /ˈbʌsti/ (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, cependant
but {conj} /bʌt/ (except)  :: sauf
but {conj} (rather)  :: mais
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 having charge of wines and liquors)  :: 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} (butt crack) SEE: butt crack  ::
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 door {n} (type of car door)  :: porte papillon {f}
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} (sodomy) SEE: sodomy  ::
buttfuck {v} (sodomize) SEE: assfuck  ::
butt in {v} (join conversation when not welcome)  :: ramener sa fraise [familiar], s’incruster [familiar]
buttkisser {n} (someone who kisses ass) SEE: asslicker  ::
buttlicker {n} (a contemptible person) SEE: asslicker  ::
butt-naked {adj} (idiomatic)  :: cul nu
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} /ˈbʌtn̩/ (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}
buying power {n} (purchasing power) SEE: purchasing power  ::
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, au bord de
by {prep} (indicates a means)  :: par, en (+ present participle), au moyen de
by {prep} (indicates creator of a work)  :: de, par
by {prep} (indication of passive voice)  :: par
by {prep} (not later than)  :: 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))  :: d’aventure, par hasard, par rencontre
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  ::
by dint of {prep} (by reason, by means of)  :: grâce à
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} (Soviet republic)  :: 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 hook or by crook {prep} (by any means possible)  :: de gré ou de force
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} (alternative passage for a bodily fluid)  :: pontage {m}
bypass {n} (circumvention)  :: contournement {m}
bypass {n} (road)  :: 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}, badaud {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)  :: par la peau des dents, [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  ::
by way of {phrase} (by the route of, through, via)  :: en passant par, par, via
by way of {phrase} (for the purpose of, as a means or instance of)  :: par le biais, à titre de, en guise de, en forme de
by way of {phrase} (possessing the characteristics, nature, or standing of)  :: par le fait de, du fait de, pas loin de
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}
Byzantine Greek {prop} (the continuum of forms of the Greek language as written and spoken during the time of the Byzantine Empire)  :: grec médiéval, grec byzantin
Byzantinology {n} (Byzantine studies) SEE: Byzantine studies  ::
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}