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C {prop} /siː/ (Programming language) :: C {m}, langage C {m}
C {prop} (musical note) :: do {m}, ut {m}
C++ {prop} (C++) :: C++
CA {initialism} (chartered accountant) :: CA (comptable agréé)
cab {n} (taxi) SEE: taxi ::
cabal {n} /kəˈbɑːl/ (secret organization) :: cabale {f}
cabalistic {adj} (of or relating to a cabal) :: cabalistique
cabalistically {adv} (in a cabalistic manner) :: cabalistiquement
cabaret {n} /kæbəˈreɪ/ (live entertainment held in a restaurant or nightclub) :: cabaret {m}
cabassou {n} (armadillo) :: kabassou {m}
cabbage {n} /ˈkæbɪdʒ/ (plant) :: chou {m}
cabbage {n} (leaves of this plant eaten as a vegetable) :: chou {m}
cabin {n} /ˈkæbɪn/ (a small dwelling characteristic of the frontier) :: cabane {f}
cabin {n} (a private room on a ship) :: cabine {f}
cabin boy {n} (a boy serving on a ship) :: mousse {m}, moussaillon {m}
cabin crew {n} (members of staff aboard aircraft) :: personnel navigant
cabinet {n} /ˈkæ.bɪ.nɪt/ (storage closet) :: armoire {f}
cabinet {n} (group of advisors) :: cabinet {m}
cabinet {n} (group of ministers) :: cabinet {m}
cabinetmaker {n} (skilled woodworker) :: ébéniste {m} {f}, menuisier {m}
cabin fever {n} (psychological condition) :: claustrophobie {f}
cable {n} /keɪ.bl/ :: câble {m}
cable car {n} (hanging carriage) :: téléphérique {m}
cable length {n} (one tenth of a nautical mile) :: encablure {f}
cable television {n} (television received through coaxial cables) :: télévision par câble {f}, câblodiffusion {f}, câblodistribution {f}
cableway {n} (system of cables) :: téléphérique {m}
Cabochien {adj} :: cabochien
Cabo Verde {prop} (Cape Verde) SEE: Cape Verde ::
cabriolet {n} /kæ.bɹi.əˈleɪ/ (an automobile with a retractable top) :: cabriolet {m}
cabriolet {n} (a light carriage with a folding top, pulled by a single horse) :: cabriolet {m}
cacao {n} /kəˈkaʊ̯/ (cacao tree) :: cacaoyer {m}
cacao {n} (cocoa bean) :: fève de cacao {f}
cacatory {adj} :: cacatoire, diarrhéique
cachalot {n} (sperm whale) SEE: sperm whale ::
cache {n} /kæʃ/ (computing: fast temporary storage for data) :: cache {m}, mémoire cache {f}
cache {n} (geocaching: hidden container) :: cache {f}
cache-sexe {n} (article of clothing) :: cache-sexe {m}
cachexia {n} /kəˈkɛksɪə/ (systemic wasting of muscle tissue that accompanies a chronic disease) :: cachexie {f}
caciocavallo {n} (Italian cheese type) :: caciocavallo {m}
cackle {n} (cry of a hen or goose, especially when laying an egg) :: caquet {m}
cackle {n} (laugh resembling the cry of a hen or goose) :: ricanement {m}
cackle {v} (to make a sharp, broken noise or cry, as a hen or goose does) :: caqueter
cackle {v} (to laugh with a sound similar to a hen's cry) :: caqueter
cacoethes {n} /ˌkakəʊˈiːθiːz/ (compulsion, mania) :: contrainte {f}, manie {f}
cacoethes {n} (disposition in a disease) :: tumeur {f} maligne, ulcère {m}
cacography {n} /kaˈkɒɡɹəfi/ :: cacographie {f}
cacomixl {n} (Bassariscus astutus) :: bassaris rusé {m}
cacophonous {adj} /kəˈkɑfənəs/ (containing or consisting of unpleasant sounds) :: cacophonique {m} {f}
cacophony {n} /kəˈkɒfəni/ (mix of discordant sounds; dissonance) :: cacophonie {f}
cactus {n} /ˈkæktəs/ (member of the Cactaceae) :: cactus {m}
cadastral {adj} (of or relating to a cadastre) :: cadastral
cadaver {n} /kəˈdævɚ/ (a dead body) :: cadavre {m}
cadaveric {adj} /kadəˈvɛɹɪk/ (pertaining to a corpse) :: cadavérique
caddie {n} /ˈkædi/ :: caddie {m}
caddie {n} :: caddie {m}
cadence {n} /ˈkeɪ.dn̩s/ :: cadence
cadenza {n} (decorative solo piece of music) :: cadence {f}
cadet {n} /kəˈdɛt/ (a student at a military school who is training to be an officer) :: cadet {m}
cadet {n} (younger son) :: puîné {m}
Cadix {prop} (commune in the Tarn Department) :: Cadix {f}
Cadiz {prop} /kəˈdɪz/ (port city in Andalusia, Spain) :: Cadix {f}, Cadiz {f}
CADM {n} (commodore admiral) :: cmdre, cmdre.
cadmium {n} /ˈkædmiəm/ (chemical element) :: cadmium {m}
cadre {n} /ˈkæd.ɹi/ (frame or framework) :: cadre {m}
cadre {n} (skeleton upon which regiment is formed) :: cadres {m-p}
caduceus {n} /kəˈəs/ (symbol) :: caducée {m}
caecal {adj} (of or pertaining to caecum) :: cæcal
caecum {n} /ˈsiːkəm/ (blind pouch connected to the large intestine) :: cæcum {m}
Caelum {prop} (constellation) :: Burin {m}
Caesar {prop} /ˈsiːzəɹ/ (ancient Roman family name) :: César {m}
Caesarean section {n} (incision in the womb) :: césarienne {f}
Caesarism {n} (autocracy) :: césarisme {m}
caesaropapism {n} (the doctrine that the state has authority over the church in ecclesiastical matters) :: césaropapisme {m}
caesium {n} /ˈsiːzi.əm/ (a metallic chemical element) :: césium {m}, cæsium {m}
caesura {n} /sɪˈʒʊɹə/ (a pause or interruption) :: césure {f}
caesura {n} (using two words to divide a metrical foot) :: césure {f}
café {n} /ˌkæˈfeɪ/ (coffee shop) :: café {m}
café au lait {n} (coffee with milk) :: café au lait
café au lait {n} (colour) :: café au lait {m} {f}
cafe {n} (café) SEE: café ::
cafeteria {n} (restaurant) :: cafétéria {f}, cafèt’ {f} , cantine {f}
cafeteria {n} (dining area) :: caféteria {f}, cantine {f}, réfectoire {m}
caffeine {n} /ˈkæfiːn/ (alkaloid found naturally in tea and coffee plants) :: caféine {f}
cage {n} /keɪdʒ/ (enclosure) :: cage {f}
cage {n} (lift compartment) :: cage {f}
cage {v} (to put into a cage) :: encager
Cagliari {prop} /ˈkæljəɹi/ (province of Italy) :: Cagliari
Cagliari {prop} (capital of Cagliari) :: Cagliari
cahoots {n} /kəˈhuːts/ (collusion or collaboration to nefarious ends) :: ligue {f}
Cahors {prop} (town in France) :: Cahors
caid {n} /kɑːˈiːd/ (local governor or leader) :: caïd {m}
caiman {n} /ˈkeɪ.mən/ (alligator relative) :: caïman {m}
Cain {prop} /keɪn/ (son of Adam and Eve) :: Caïn {m}
-caine {suffix} (a synthetic alkaloid used as an anesthetic) :: -caïne
caipirinha {n} /ˌkaɪ.pɪˈɹiː.njə/ (a traditional Brazilian drink) :: caïpirinha {f}
Cairene {adj} (of or pertaining to Cairo) :: cairote
cairn {n} /kɛəɹn/ (monument) :: cairn {m}
cairn {n} (landmark) :: montjoie {f}
Cairo {prop} /ˈkaɪɹoʊ/ (capital of Egypt) :: Le Caire {m}
caisson {n} (architecture: coffer) SEE: coffer ::
caisson disease {n} (decompression sickness) SEE: decompression sickness ::
Cajetan {prop} (male given name) :: Gaétan
cajolement {n} (the act of cajoling) :: cajolerie {f}
cajolery {n} (cajolement) SEE: cajolement ::
cajuputene {n} :: cajeputène {m}
cake {n} /keɪk/ (a sweet dessert) :: gâteau {m} [large cake served in slices, or a small, individual cake], pâtisserie {f} [small, individual cake]
cake {n} (a trivially easy task or responsibility) SEE: piece of cake ::
cake {v} (to cackle like a goose) SEE: cackle ::
cake mix {n} (powdered mixture of the dry ingredients used to produce a cake or the finished mixture before baking) :: mélange à gâteau {m}
cakery {n} (cake shop) SEE: patisserie ::
cake server {n} (a tool for serving cake) :: pelle à tarte {f}, pelle à gâteau {f}
cake shop {n} /ˈkeɪk ʃɑp/ (cake shop) :: pâtisserie {f}
cake slice {n} (a knife with a wide, triangular, unsharpened blade, designed to cut and serve slices of cake) :: pelle à tarte {f}
cake tin {n} (the tin in which a cake is baked) :: tourtière {f}, moule à gâteau {m}
calabash {n} (a vine grown for its fruit) :: calebasse {f}
calabash {n} (utensil made from it) :: calebasse {f}
calabash {n} :: calebasse {f}
Calabrese {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Calabria) SEE: Calabrian ::
Calabria {prop} (region of Italy) :: Calabre {f}
Calabrian {n} /kəlæbɹiːən/ (inhabitant of Calabria) :: calabrais
Calais {prop} /ˈkæleɪ/ (a town in France) :: Calais
calamari {n} (as mollusk) SEE: squid ::
calamint {n} (herb) :: calament {m}
calamitous {adj} (concerning or involving calamity, disastrous) :: calamiteux
calamity {n} /kəˈlæməti/ (event resulting in great loss) :: calamité {f}
calamondin {n} (tree) :: calamondin {m}
calamus {n} (quill) SEE: quill ::
calamus {n} (sweet flag) SEE: sweet flag ::
calcaneal {adj} (of or pertaining to the calcaneus) :: calcanéen
calcareous {adj} (resembling or containing limestone) :: calcaire {m} {f}
calcic {adj} (of, pertaining to, or derived from calcium or lime) :: calcique
calciferous {adj} (of or pertaining to calcium, calcium carbonate or calcite) :: calcarifère {m} {f}
calcify {v} /ˈkælsɪfaɪ/ (transitive) :: calcifier
calcify {v} (intransitive) :: se calcifier
calcination {n} (the process of calcining) :: calcination
calcine {v} /ˈkælsɪn/ (transitive) :: calciner
calcined {adj} (converted by calcination) :: calciné
calcite {n} /ˈkæl.saɪt/ (calcium carbonate mineral) :: calcite {f}
calcium {n} /ˈkælsi.əm/ (chemical element of atomic number 20) :: calcium {m}
calcium carbonate {n} (CaCO3) :: carbonate de calcium {m}
calcium hydroxide {n} (chemical compound) :: chaux éteinte {f}
calcium oxide {n} (white powderous substance) :: oxyde de calcium {m}
calculable {adj} (able to be calculated) :: calculable
calculate {v} /ˈkælkjʊleɪt/ ((transitive) to determine value) :: calculer
calculate {v} ((intransitive) determine values or solutions) :: calculer
calculation {n} /kælkjəˈleɪʃən/ (act or process of calculating) :: calcul {m}
calculator {n} /ˈkæl.kjə.leɪ.tə(ɹ)/ (electronic device that performs mathematical calculations) :: calculatrice {f}, calculette {f}
calculator {n} (set of mathematical tables) :: tables {f-p}
calculus {n} /ˈkælkjʊləs/ (formal mathematical system) :: calcul {m}
calculus {n} (differential calculus and integral calculus considered as a single subject) :: calcul {m}
calculus {n} (stony concretion in an organ) :: calcul {m}, lithiase {f}
calculus of variations {n} (a form of calculus) :: calcul des variations {m}
Calcutta {prop} /kælˈkʌtə/ (former name of Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal) :: Calcutta {m}, Kolkata {m}
caldera {n} /kælˈdɛɹ.ə/ (geology: a large crater formed by a volcanic explosion) :: caldera {f}
caldography {n} (screen printing) SEE: screen printing ::
Caleb {prop} /ˈkeɪləb/ (biblical character) :: Caleb
calendar {n} /ˈkæl.ən.dɚ/ (system by which time is divided) :: calendrier
calendar {n} (means to determine the date) :: calendrier {m}
calendar {n} (list of planned events) :: agenda {m}, emploi du temps {m}, programme {m}
calendarist {n} /ˈkæl.ən.dəɹ.ɪst/ (a person who uses a calendar) :: calendariste {f}
calendar month {n} (period of duration) :: mois calendaire {m}
calendar year {n} (time between 1st January and 31st December) :: année civile {f}
calender {n} /ˈkæləndɚ/ (machine) :: calendre
calender {n} (one of an order of dervishes) :: calender
calendric {adj} (of, pertaining to, or used by a calendar system) :: calendaire
calendrical {adj} /kəˈlɛndɹɪkl̩/ (of, pertaining to, or used by a calendar system) :: calendaire
calends {n} /ˈkælɪndz/ (the first day of a Roman month) :: calende {f}
calf {n} /kæf/ (young cow or bull) :: veau {m}
calf {n} (young elephant, seal or whale (also used of some other animals)) :: éléphanteau {m}, chiot {m} [seal calf; lit., "puppy"], blanchon {m} [seal calf], baleineau {m} [whale calf]
calf {n} (anatomy: back of the leg below the knee) :: mollet {m}
calf bone {n} (smaller lower-leg bone) :: péroné {m}
Cali {prop} (California) SEE: California ::
calibrate {v} (to check or adjust by comparison with a standard) :: étalonner, calibrer
calibration {n} /kælɪˈbɹeɪʃən/ (act of calibrating) :: étalonnage {m}, calibrage {m}
calibre {n} /ˈkæl.ɪb.ə(ɹ)/ (Diameter of the bore of a firearm) :: calibre {m}
calico {n} (kind of cloth) :: calicot {m}
California {prop} /ˌkæl.ɪ.ˈfɔɹ.njə/ (state of the United States of America) :: Californie {f}
Californian {adj} (of or relating to California) :: californien
Californian {n} (an inhabitant of California) :: Californien {m}, Californienne {f}
California quail {n} (quail) :: colin de Californie {m}
California Spangled Cat {n} (cat breed) :: Californian spangled {m}
californium {n} /ˌkælɪˈfɔːɹniəm/ (chemical element) :: californium {m}
caliginous {adj} (dark, obscure) SEE: dark ::
caliper {n} (calipers) SEE: calipers ::
caliper {n} /ˈkælɪpɚ/ (part of a disc brake) :: étrier {m}
calipers {n} /ˈkæl.ɨ.pɚz/ (device used to measure thickness between two surfaces) :: compas d'épasseur
caliph {n} /ˈkeɪ̪lɪf/ (political leader of the Muslim world) :: calife {m}
caliphate {n} /ˈkælɪfeɪt/ (Islamic government) :: califat {m}
calisthenics {n} /ˌkæl.ɪsˈθɛn.ɪks/ (gymnastic exercises) :: callisthénie {f}
Calixtine {n} (Utraquist) SEE: Utraquist ::
call {n} /kɑl/ (telephone conversation) :: appel {m}
call {n} (social visit) :: visite {f}
call {n} (cry or shout) :: appel, cri {m}
call {n} (characteristic cry of a bird or other animal) :: chant {m}, cri {m}
call {n} (beckoning or summoning) :: appel
call {n} (the right to speak) :: parole {f}
call {n} ((medicine): overnight duty in the hospital) :: astreinte {f}
call {n} ((computing): the act of jumping to a subprogram) :: appel {m}, exécution
call {n} (Instrument to call birds or animals) :: appeau {m}
call {v} (to request, summon, or beckon) :: appeler
call {v} (to cry or shout) :: appeler, crier
call {v} (to contact by telephone) :: appeler, téléphoner
call {v} (to pay a social visit) :: visiter
call {v} (to name or refer to) :: appeler
call {v} (to match or equal the amount of poker chips in the pot as the player that bet) :: suivre
call {v} (to require, demand) :: faire appel
calla {n} (Calla palustris) :: calla {m}, calla des marais {m}, anguine {f}
call an ambulance {phrase} (request to call an ambulance) :: appelez une ambulance
call a spade a spade {v} (to speak the truth) :: appeler un chat un chat (to call a cat a cat)
call back {v} (telephone someone again) :: rappeler
callback {n} (function pointer passed to another function) :: fonction de rappel {f}
call center {n} (business location for calls) :: centre d'appel {m}
callee {n} (the person who is called by the caller) :: appelé {m}
caller {n} /ˈkɔlɚ/ (the person who makes a telephone call) :: téléphoneur {m}, appelant {m}
call for {v} (to summon) :: appeler
call for {v} (to ask for (something) in loud voice) :: demander, commander
call for {v} (to request, demand) :: demander
call for {v} (to necessitate, demand) :: exiger, nécessiter
call for {v} (to come to a place to ask for (someone)) :: passer
calligram {n} /ˈkælɪɡɹæm/ (text in which the layout has special significance) :: calligramme {m}
calligrapher {n} /kəˈlɪɡɹəfə(ɹ)/ (one who practices calligraphy) :: calligraphe {m}
calligraphic {adj} /ˌkælɪˈɡɹæfɪk/ (of calligraphy) :: calligraphique
calligraphic {adj} (written as calligraphy) :: calligraphique
calligraphically {adv} (in a calligraphic manner) :: calligraphiquement
calligraphy {n} /kəˈlɪɡɹəfi/ (art of writing with decorative strokes) :: calligraphie {f}
calling card {n} (printed card identifying the bearer) SEE: business card ::
calling name {n} (nickname) SEE: nickname ::
Calliope {prop} /kəˈlaɪə.pi/ (the Muse of eloquence and epic) :: Calliope
callipygian {adj} /ˌkæ.ləˈpɪ.dʒi.ən/ (having beautiful buttocks) :: callipyge
callipygous {adj} (callipygian) SEE: callipygian ::
Callisto {prop} (satellite of Jupiter) :: Callisto
call it a day {v} (to retire) :: se retirer
call it even {v} (declare debts resolved) :: être quitte
call number {n} (identification number for materials within a library) :: cote {f}
call on the carpet {v} (reprimand) :: réprimander
calloo {n} (long-tailed duck) SEE: long-tailed duck ::
callous {adj} /ˈkæləs/ (emotionally hardened) :: endurci, sans-cœur, insensible {m} {f}
callout {n} :: convocation {f}
Callovian {prop} :: Callovien
callow {adj} (bald) SEE: bald ::
call premium {n} :: prime de remboursement {f}
call sign {n} (broadcasting) :: indicatif d'appel
callsign {n} (call sign) SEE: call sign ::
call the police {phrase} (call the police) :: appelez la police
call to arms {n} (appeal to undertake a course of action) :: appel aux armes
call to prayer {n} (A public proclamation made five times a day in Muslim societies) :: appel à la prière {m}
callus {n} /ˈkæləs/ (hardened part of the skin) :: cal {m}, durillon {m}, calus {m}
calm {adj} /kɑ(l)m/ (free of noise and disturbance) :: calme {m} {f}, tranquille
calm {adj} (without wind or storm) :: calme {m} {f}
calm {n} (period without wind) :: calme plat {m}, calme {m}
calm {v} (to make calm) :: calmer, apaiser
calm before the storm {n} (peace before a disturbance or crisis) :: calme avant la tempête {m}
calm down {v} (To become less excited) :: se calmer, s'apaiser
calm down {v} (To cause to become less excited) :: calmer, tranquilliser, apaiser
calmly {adv} /ˈkɑː(ɹ) (in a calm manner) :: paisiblement
calmness {n} /ˈkɑ(l)mnəs/ (the state of being calm; tranquillity; silence) :: calme {m}
calorie {n} /ˈkæləɹi/ (amount of heat to raise 1 gram of water by 1°C) :: calorie {f}
calorimeter {n} (apparatus for measuring amount of heat) :: calorimètre {f}
calorimetric {adj} (relating to calorimetry) :: calorimétrique
calorimetry {n} (the scientific discipline) :: calorimétrie {f}
calpack {n} (hat) :: colback {m}
calque {n} /kælk/ (word formed by word-for-word translation of a word in another language) :: calque {m}
calque {v} (adopt a word by translation of its parts) :: calquer
Caltanissetta {prop} (city and province of Sicily) :: Caltanissetta {f}
caltrop {n} /ˈkæltɹəp/ (weaponry) :: chausse-trape, pied de corbeau
caltrop {n} (starthistle) :: centaurée chausse-trape, chardon étoilé
caltrop {n} (Tribulus terrestris) :: tribule terrestre
calumniate {v} /kəˈlʌmni.eɪt/ (to make hurtful untrue statements) :: calomnier
calumnious {adj} (possessing the traits of calumny) :: calomnieux
calumniously {adv} (in the manner of a falsification intended to discredit another) :: calomnieusement
calumny {n} /ˈkæləmni/ (falsification intended to disparage or discredit another) :: calomnie {f}
Calvados {prop} (département of France, in the Basse-Normandie region) :: Calvados {m}
Calvary {prop} (the hill outside Jerusalem, see also: Golgotha) :: Calvaire
calve {v} /kæv/ (to give birth to a calf) :: vêler, mettre bas
calve {v} (to assist in giving birth to a calf) :: aider le vêlage
calve {v} (to give birth to (a calf)) :: mettre bas
calve {v} (to shed a large piece) :: se fragmenter, se scinder, se morceler, se casser, se fractionner, se briser
calve {v} (to break off) :: se détacher (de)
calve {v} (to shed, set loose (a mass of ice)) :: perdre, abandonner
Calvin {prop} /ˈkælvɪn/ (surname) :: Calvin
Calvinism {n} (Christian religious tradition) :: calvinisme {m}
Calvinist {n} /ˈkælvənɪst/ (follower) :: calviniste {m} {f}
Calvinist {adj} (of or pertaining to Calvinism, a Calvinist or Calvinists) :: calviniste {m} {f}
calvous {adj} (lacking most or all of one's hair) SEE: bald ::
calx {n} (calcium oxide) SEE: calcium oxide ::
calzone {n} /kælˈzoʊn/ (baked Italian turnover) :: calzone {m} {f}
cam {n} (camera) SEE: camera ::
cam {n} /kæm]/ (mechanical part) :: came {f}
camaraderie {n} /ˌkɑməˈɹɑdəɹi/ (close friendship in a group of friends) :: camaraderie {f}
camaraderie {n} (a spirit of familiarity and closeness) :: camaraderie {f}
Camargue {prop} (marshland area) :: Camargue {f}
cambarysu {n} (drum) :: cambarysu
Cambodia {prop} /kæmˈboʊdi.ə]/ (country in Southeast Asia) :: Cambodge {m}
Cambodian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Cambodia, the Cambodian people, or the Khmer language) :: cambodgien {m}
Cambodian {n} (a person from Cambodia or of Cambodian descent) :: Cambodgien
Cambodian {n} (the language of the Cambodian people) SEE: Khmer ::
Cambrian {prop} /ˈkam.bɹɪ.ən/ (the Cambrian geologic period) :: Cambrien
Cambrian explosion {prop} /ˈkam.bɹɪ.ən ɪkˈspləʊ.ʒən/ (the rapid appearance, around 541 million years ago, of most major animal phyla) :: explosion cambrienne {f}
Cambrian symbol {n} (literary: vegetable emblematic of Wales) SEE: leek ::
Cambridge {prop} /ˈkeɪm.bɹɪdʒ/ (city) :: Cambridge
Cambridge {prop} (university) :: l'université de Cambridge {f}
camcorder {n} /ˈkæmˌkɔɹdɚ/ (electronic device) :: caméscope {m}, caméra vidéo {f}
came {n} /keɪm/ (A grooved strip of lead) :: plomb {m}
camel {n} /ˈkæməl/ (beast of burden) :: chameau {m}
camel driver {n} (one who is in charge of camels) :: chamelier {m}
cameleer {n} (camel rider) :: chamelier {m}
camellia {n} /kəˈmɛlɪə/ (plant) :: camélia {m}
camel meat {n} (camel eaten as meat) :: viande de chameau {f}, viande caméline {f}
camelopard {n} (giraffe) SEE: giraffe ::
Camelopardalis {prop} (constellation) :: Girafe {f}
cameltoe {n} (clear visible presence of a woman's vulva) :: cameltoe {m}
camembert {n} /ˈkæmɒmˌbeə(ɹ)/ (creamy cheese from France) :: camembert {m}
cameo {n} /ˈkæm.iː.əu/ (relief work) :: camaïeu {m}
cameo {n} (brief appearance) :: caméo {m}
camera {n} /ˈkæməɹə/ (still camera) :: appareil photo {m}
camera {n} (movie camera) :: caméra {f}
camera flash {n} (a device that produces a short flash of light) SEE: flash ::
cameralism {n} (the theories and practices of the cameralists) :: caméralisme {m}
cameraman {n} (somebody who operates a film or TV camera) :: caméraman {m}, cadreur {m}
camera obscura {n} (darkened chamber in which the image of an outside object is projected and focused onto a surface) :: chambre noire {f}
camerlengo {n} (chamberlain) :: camerlingue {m}
Cameroon {prop} /kæməˈɹuːn/ (country in Central Africa) :: Cameroun {m}
Cameroonian {n} (person from Cameroon) :: Camerounais {m}, Camerounaise {f}
Camilla {prop} /kəˈmɪlə/ (female given name) :: Camille
camomile {n} /ˈkæ.məˌmaɪl/ :: camomille {f}
camomile {n} (camomile tea) SEE: camomile tea ::
camomile tea {n} (beverage) :: camomille {f}, thé à la camomille {m}
Camorra {prop} /kəˈmɔɹə/ (crime organization from Naples) :: camorra {f}
Camorrist {n} (member of the Camorra) SEE: Camorrista ::
Camorrista {n} /ˌkɑməˈɹistə/ (member of the Camorra) :: camorriste {m} {f}
camouflage {n} /ˈkæ.mə.ˌflɑːʒ/ (disguise) :: déguisement {m}
camouflage {n} (act of disguising) :: camouflage {m}
camouflage {n} (military) :: camouflage {m}
camouflage {n} (biology) :: camouflage
camouflage {n} :: camouflage {m}; déguisement {m}
camouflage {v} (hide, disguise) :: camoufler
camp {n} /kæmp/ (outdoor place) :: camp {m}
camp {v} (to live in a tent) :: camper
camp {v} (to set up a camp) :: camper, bivouaquer
camp {n} (summer camp) SEE: summer camp ::
campaign {n} /kæmˈpeɪn/ (series of operations undertaken to achieve a set goal) :: campagne {f}
campaign group {n} (advocacy group) SEE: advocacy group ::
Campania {prop} (region of Italy) :: Campanie {f}
campanologic {adj} (of or relating to campanology) :: campanologique
campanology {n} (study of bells) :: campanologie {f}
camp bed {n} (a cot) :: lit de camp {m}, lit pliant {m}
camper {n} (motor vehicle) SEE: motor home ::
campervan {n} (motor home) SEE: motor home ::
campfire {n} (fire at a campground) :: feu de camp {m}
camphor {n} /ˈkæmfɚ/ (white transparent waxy crystalline isoprenoid ketone) :: camphre {m}
camping {n} /ˈkæmpɪŋ/ (recreational activity) :: camping, campisme {m}
camping chair {n} (a lightweight folding chair used by campers) :: chaise de camping {f}
Campobasso {prop} (province of Italy) :: Campobasso
Campobasso {prop} (town and capital) :: Campobasso
campsite {n} (a place where a tent may be or is pitched) :: camping {m}, terrain de camping, campement
campus {n} /ˈkæmpəs/ (grounds or property of a school, etc) :: campus {m}
camshaft {n} (a shaft fitted with cams) :: arbre à cames
Camus {prop} (surname) :: Camus {m} {f}
can {v} /kæn/ (to be able) :: pouvoir
can {v} (may) :: pouvoir
can {n} /kæn/ (a more or less cylindrical vessel for liquids) :: bidon {m}, canette {f}
can {n} (a container used to carry and dispense water for plants) :: arrosoir {m}
can {n} (a tin-plate canister) :: boîte de conserve {f}
can {n} (non-offensive slang for toilet, see also: toilet) :: WC {m}, chiottes {m-p}
can {n} (buttocks) :: fesses {f-p}, boule {m}, miches {f-p}
can {v} (to preserve) :: conserver
can {v} (to discard) :: jeter
can {v} (to shut up) :: se taire
can {n} (chamber pot) SEE: chamber pot ::
Canaan {prop} /ˈkeɪnən/ (historic region) :: Canaan
Canaan Dog {n} (Canaan Dog) :: chien de Cannan {m}
Canaanite {n} /ˈkeɪnənaɪt/ (member of ancient Semitic people) :: Cananéen {m}
Canaanite {adj} (of or pertaining to this sect or its followers) :: cananéen {m}, chananéen {m}
Canada {prop} /ˈkænədə/ (country in North America) :: Canada {m}
Canada goose {n} (Branta canadensis) :: bernache du Canada {f}, outarde
Canada lynx {n} (Lynx canadensis) :: lynx du Canada {m}
Canadian {n} /kəˈneɪdiən/ (person from Canada) :: Canadien {m}, Canadienne {f}
Canadian {prop} (Canadian English) :: anglais canadien {m}
Canadian {adj} (of or pertaining to Canada) :: canadien {m}, canadienne {f}
Canadian {adj} (of or pertaining to a Canadian, Canadians) :: canadien {m}, canadienne {f}
Canadian {adj} (of or pertaining to Canadian (the language), Canadian English) :: canadien {m}, canadienne {f}
Canadian Armed Forces {prop} (Canadian Forces) :: Forces armées canadiennes {f-p}
Canadian dollar {n} (official currency of Canada) :: dollar canadien {m}
Canadian football {n} (sport) :: Canada: football {m}; football canadien {m}
Canadian Forces {prop} (armed forces of Canada) :: Forces canadiennes {f-p}
Canadianism {n} (word or phrase originated in Canada or with special meaning in Canada) :: canadianisme {m}, québécisme {m}
Canadianization {n} (the process of making or becoming Canadian or more Canadian) :: canadianisation {f}
Canadianize {v} /kəˈneɪdi.ənaɪz/ (to make Canadian) :: canadianiser
Canadian Security Intelligence Service {prop} (security agency) :: Service canadien du renseignement de sécurité
canal {n} /kəˈnæl/ (artificial waterway) :: canal {m}
canal {n} (a tubular channel within the body) :: canal {m}
canapé {n} (a bite size slice open-faced sandwich) :: canapé {m}
canapé {n} (elegant sofa) :: canapé {m}
canard {n} /kəˈnɑɹd/ (false or misleading report or story) :: canard {m}
canard {n} (type of aircraft) :: avion-canard {m}, canard {m}
canard {n} (winglike structure) :: aileron {m}, plan canard {m}, moustache {f}
Canarian {n} :: Canarien {m}
canary {n} /kəˈnɛəɹi/ (bird from the Canary Islands) :: canari {m}
canary {n} (colour) :: jaune canari {m}
canary in a coal mine {n} (early indicator) :: canari dans une mine de charbon {m}, signe avant-coureur {m}
Canary Islands {prop} (an archipelago off the coast of north-western Africa) :: îles Canaries {f-p}, Canaries {f-p}
canasta {n} (card game) :: canasta {f}
Canberra {prop} /ˈkænbɹə/ (Capital of Australia) :: Canberra
cancan {n} (dance) :: cancan {m}
cancel {v} /ˈkænsl/ (invalidate, annul) :: annuler, résilier (a telephone contract, a subscription), se désabonner (a subscription), mettre fin
cancel {v} (mark to prevent reuse) :: oblitérer (cancelling stamps)
cancel {v} (offset, equalize) :: neutraliser, compenser
cancel {v} (remove a common factor) :: éliminer, annuler
cancel {n} (cancellation) :: annulation {f}
cancel {n} (mark cancelling a sharp or flat) :: bécarre {m}
cancellable {adj} (which can be cancelled) :: résiliable
cancellation {n} (act of cancelling) :: annulation {f}, résiliation, suppression, élimination
cancelled {adj} (No longer planned or scheduled) :: annulé {m}
cancer {n} /ˈkænsɚ/ (disease of uncontrolled cellular proliferation) :: cancer {m}
Cancer {prop} /ˈkænsɚ/ (constellation) :: Cancer {m}
Cancer {prop} (astrological sign) :: Cancer
Cancer {n} (Someone with a Cancer star sign) :: Cancer
cancerogenic {adj} (carcinogenic) SEE: carcinogenic ::
cancerous {adj} /kænsəɹəs/ (relating to or affected with cancer) :: cancéreux
candela {n} /kænˈdēlə/ (unit of luminous intensity) :: candela {f}
candelabrum {n} /kændɪˈlɑːbɹəm/ (candle holder) :: candélabre {m}
candid {adj} /ˈkæn.dɪd/ (straightforward, open and sincere) :: sincère
candid {adj} (not posed or rehearsed) :: spontané
candid {adj} :: candide
candidacy {n} (state or act of being a candidate) :: candidature {f}
candidate {n} /ˈkæn.dɪ.deɪt/ (person running in an election) :: candidat {m}, candidate {f}
candidateship {n} (candidacy) SEE: candidacy ::
candidature {n} (the condition of becoming a candidate) :: candidature {f}
candid camera {n} (a camera which is concealed or unobtrusive) :: caméra cachée {f}
candidly {adv} (frankly) SEE: frankly ::
candidly {adv} /ˈkændɪdli/ (in a candid manner) :: de bonne foi
candle {n} /ˈkændəl/ (a light source) :: bougie {f}, chandelle {f}
candle holder {n} (candle holder) SEE: candlestick ::
candleholder {n} (device for holding one or more lit candles) :: chandelier {m}
Candlemas {n} /ˈkæn.dəl.məs/ (Christian feast) :: Chandeleur {f}
candlepower {n} (former measurement of brightness of a light source) :: bougie {f}
candle snuffer {n} (device made to extinguish a candle) :: éteignoir {m}, mouchette {f}
candlestick {n} /ˈkændəlˌstɪk/ (a holder with a socket or spike for a candle) :: chandelier {m}
candlewick {n} SEE: candle ::
candor {n} /ˈkæn.dɚ/ (sincere and open in speech, honesty in expression) :: candeur {f}
candrabindu {n} (candrabindu) :: chandrabindu {m}
candy {n} /ˈkændi/ (piece of candy) :: bonbon {m}, sucrerie {f}
candy {v} (to cook, or coat with sugar or syrup) :: candir, confire
candy {n} (confection) SEE: confectionery ::
candy apple {n} (apple with a hard sugar candy coating) :: pomme d'amour {f}
candy bar {n} (type of candy) :: barre chocolatée {f}, barre de chocolat {f}
candy cane {n} (candy in the shape of a cane) :: sucre d'orge {m}, [Quebec] canne de bonbon {f}, [Quebec] canne de Noël {f}
candy floss {n} (sweet) :: barbe à papa {f}
candy store {n} (sweetshop) SEE: sweetshop ::
cane {n} /kʰeɪn]/ (slender flexible stem of plants such as bamboo) :: canne, tige
cane {n} (a short wooden or bamboo rod or stick used for corporal punishment) :: canne {f}
cane {n} (the cane: corporal punishment consisting of a beating with a cane) :: bastonnade
cane {n} (long collapsible rod used by vision impaired people) :: canne {f}, canne blanche {f}
cane {v} (to beat with a cane) :: bâtonner
cane {n} (walking stick) SEE: walking stick ::
cane {n} (sugar cane) SEE: sugar cane ::
canephora {n} (caryatid) :: canéphore {f}
cane rat {n} (rodent) :: aulacode {m}
cane sugar {n} (sugar from the sugar cane plant) :: sucre de canne {m}
Canes Venatici {prop} (constellation) :: les Chiens de chasse {m-p}
cane toad {n} (Bufo marinus) :: crapaud-buffle {m}
can I buy you a drink {phrase} (can I buy you a drink?) :: puis-je vous offrir quelque chose à boire ? [formal]
can I come in {phrase} /kən ˌaɪ kʌm ˈɪn/ (phrase) :: puis-je entrer?
canid {n} /ˈkeɪnəd/ (member of Canidae) :: canidé {m}
canine {n} (canine tooth) SEE: canine tooth ::
canine tooth {n} (tooth) :: dent œillère {f}, dent de l'œil {f}
caning {n} /ˈkeɪnɪŋ/ (a beating with a cane) :: bastonnade {f}
Canis Major {prop} (winter constellation of the northern sky) :: Grand Chien {m}
Canis Minor {prop} (small winter constellation of the northern sky) :: Petit Chien {m}
canister {n} (short range antipersonnel projectile) SEE: grapeshot ::
canister shot {n} (grapeshot) SEE: grapeshot ::
can I use your phone {phrase} (can I use your phone?) :: puis-je utiliser votre téléphone ?
canna {v} (cannot) SEE: cannot ::
cannabis {n} /ˈkænəbɪs/ (plant) :: cannabis {m}
cannabis {n} (marijuana) SEE: marijuana ::
Cannae {prop} /ˈkæniː/ (village) :: Cannes {f-p}
canned {adj} (preserved in cans) :: en conserve, en boîte
canned laughter {n} (previoursly recorded laughter that is edited into the soundtrack of a TV programme) :: rires enregistrés {m}, rires en boîte {m-p}
cannibal {n} /ˈkænɪbl/ (an organism which eats others of its own species) :: cannibale {m} {f}
cannibalism {n} (act of eating another of one's own species) :: cannibalisme {m}
cannibalistic {adj} /kæn.ə.bəˈlɪs.tɪk/ (tending toward cannibalism) :: cannibale
canning {n} (preserving process) :: mise en conserve {f}, mise en boîte {f}
Cannizzaro reaction {n} (reaction) :: réaction de Cannizzaro {f}
cannoli {n} /kəˈnoʊli/ (tube of fried pastry filled with ricotta) :: cannolo {m}
cannon {n} /ˈkæn.ən/ (artillery piece) :: canon {m}
cannonade {n} (firing artillery in a large amount for a length of time) :: canonnade {f}
cannonball {n} (spherical projectile fired from a smoothbore cannon) :: boulet de canon {m}
cannon fodder {n} (military forces considered to be expendable) :: chair à canon
cannot {v} /ˈkæ(n.)nɑt/ (cannot, see also: can; not) :: ne pas pouvoir
cannot but {v} (cannot but) :: ne pas pouvoir ne pas
cannula {n} /ˈkænjʊlə/ (medicine: tube inserted in the body) :: canule {f}
canny {adj} (pleasant, nice) SEE: pleasant ::
canny {adj} /ˈkæni/ (careful, prudent, cautious) :: prudent
canny {adj} (knowing, shrewd, astute) :: rusé {m}, astucieux {m}
canny {adj} (frugal, thrifty) SEE: frugal ::
canoe {n} /kəˈnuː/ (small long and narrow boat) :: canoë {m}
canoeist {n} (person who travels by canoe) :: canoéiste {m} {f}
canoer {n} (one who travels by canoe) SEE: canoeist ::
can of worms {n} (a complex, troublesome situation) :: sac de nœuds {m} (a bag of knots)
canola {n} (cultivar of rapeseed Brassica napus) :: colza {m}
canola oil {n} (vegetable oil) :: huile de canola {f}
canon {n} /ˈkæn.ən/ (religious law) :: canon {m}
canon {n} (member of cathedral chapter) :: chanoine {m}
canon {n} (piece of music) :: canon {m}
canon {n} (printing: 48-point type) :: gros-canon
canonic {adj} (canonical) SEE: canonical ::
canonical {adj} /kə.ˈnɒn.ɪ.kl̩/ (present in a canon, religious or otherwise) :: canonique
canonical {adj} (according to recognised or orthodox rules) :: orthodoxe {m} {f}
canonical {adj} (stated or used in the most basic and straightforwardly applicable manner) :: basique
canonical {adj} ((religion) in conformity with canon law) :: canonique
canonical {adj} (in canonical form) :: canonique
canonical form {n} (standard or normal presentation of a mathematical entity) :: forme canonique {f}
canonicalization {n} (standardization, normalization) :: canonicalisation {f}
canonically {adv} (in a canonical manner) :: canonialement, canoniquement
canonization {n} (the final process or decree) :: canonisation {f}
canonization {n} (the state of being canonized or sainted) :: canonisation {f}
canonize {v} /ˈkænənaɪz/ (to define someone as a saint) :: canoniser
canon law {n} :: droit canon {m}, droit canonique {m}
canonry {n} (The office of a canon) :: canonicat
can opener {n} (device used to open tin cans) :: ouvre-boîtes {m}
can-opener {n} (can opener) SEE: can opener ::
canopy {n} /ˈkæ.nə.pi/ (high cover) :: dais {m}, baldaquin {m}, voûte {f}
canopy {n} (overhanging or projecting roof structure) :: marquise {f}
canopy {n} (highest foliage and branches of a forest) :: canopée {f}
canopy {n} (parachute cloth) :: toile de parachute {f}
canopy bed {n} (a bed equipped with a canopy) :: lit à baldaquin {m}
cant {n} /kænt/ (secret language) :: argot {m}
cant {n} (hypocritical talk) :: langue de bois {f}
cant {n} (whining speech, such as that used by beggars.) :: lamentation {f}
cant {n} (heraldry: blazon that makes a pun, canting arms) :: armes parlantes
cant {v} (set something at an angle) :: canter [regional]
can't {v} (cannot) SEE: cannot ::
Cantabria {prop} (autonomous community) :: Cantabrie {f}
Cantabrian {adj} (pertaining to Cantabria) :: cantabrique
Cantal {n} (Type of cheese) :: cantal {m}
Cantal {prop} (département) :: Cantal {m}
cantaloupe {n} /ˈkæn.tə.loʊp/ (melon) :: cantaloup
cantankerous {adj} /kænˈtæŋkəɹəs/ (ill-tempered, cranky, surly, crabby) :: irritable
cantata {n} /kənˈtɑːtə/ (cantata) :: cantate {f}
can't carry a tune in a bucket {v} :: chanter comme une casserole
canteen {n} /kænˈtiːn/ (small cafeteria or snack bar) :: cantine {f}
canteen {n} (water bottle) :: gourde {f}, bidon {m}
Canterbury {prop} /ˈkæntəbəɹɪ/ (ancient city in England) :: Cantorbéry {m}
can't help {v} (not be able to avoid something) :: ne pouvoir s'empêcher de
canthus {n} /ˈkænθəs/ (corner of the eye, where the eyelids meet) :: canthus {m}
canticle {n} (a chant, hymn or song, especially a nonmetrical one, with words from a biblical text) :: cantique {m}
Canticle of Canticles {prop} (Song of Songs) SEE: Song of Songs ::
Canticles {prop} (Song of Songs) SEE: Song of Songs ::
cantilever {n} (beam anchored at one end and projecting into space) :: porte-à-faux
cantillate {v} (to chant or recite musically) :: cantiller
cantillation {n} /ˌkæntɪˈleɪʃən/ (the intonation of a sentence) :: cantillation {f}
canting arms {n} :: armes parlantes {f-p}
cantle {n} /ˈkæntəl/ (back part of saddle) :: troussequin {m}
canton {n} /ˈkæntn̩/ (state of Switzerland) :: canton {m}
canton {n} (subdivision of an arrondissement) :: canton {m}
canton {n} (subdivision of Luxembourg) :: canton {m}
canton {n} (subdivision of Serbia) :: canton {m}
canton {n} (subdivision of Bosnia and Herzegovina) :: canton {m}
canton {n} (heraldry; one of the ordinaries) :: canton {m}
Canton {prop} (former official name for Guangzhou (city)) :: Canton
Canton {prop} (Canton Province, former name for Guangdong (Province), and the province's former official name was Kwangtung) :: Kouang-toung
Cantonese {adj} /kæn.təˈniːz/ (relating to Canton) :: cantonais {m}, cantonaise {f}
Cantonese {adj} (relating to the Cantonese people) :: cantonais {m}, cantonaise {f}
Cantonese {adj} (relating to the Cantonese language) :: cantonais {m}, cantonaise {f}
Cantonese {n} (language) :: cantonais {m}
cantonist {n} (conscript in the Russian Empire) :: cantoniste {m}
Cantopop {n} (Cantonese pop music) :: cantopop {f}
can't wait {v} (to eagerly anticipate) :: avoir hâte
canvas {n} /ˈkæn.vəs/ (a type of coarse cloth) :: toile {f}
canvas {n} (a piece of canvas cloth on which one may paint) :: toile {f}
canvas {v} (To cover an area or object with canvas) :: toiler, entoiler
canvass {v} (to campaign) SEE: campaign ::
canvass {v} (to solicit voters) :: soliciter
canyon {n} /ˈkænjən/ (a valley cut in rock by a river) :: gorge {f}, canyon {m}
can you help me {phrase} (can you help me?) :: [familiar] peux-tu m'aider ?, [polite] pouvez-vous m'aider ?
Cao Dai {prop} (syncretic monotheistic religion) :: caodaïsme {m}
caoutchouc {n} /ˈkaʊtʃʊk/ (natural rubber) :: caoutchouc {m}
cap {n} /kæp/ (head covering) :: bonnet {m}, casquette {f}, [Quebec] tuque {f}
cap {n} (academic mortarboard) :: chapeau {m}, mortier {m}
cap {n} (protective cover or seal) :: capsule {f}, bouchon {m}, capuchon {m}, couvercle {m}, opercule {m}
cap {n} (crown covering a tooth) :: couronne {f}
cap {n} (summit of a mountain) :: sommet {m}, cime {f}
cap {n} (artificial upper limit) :: plafond {m}
cap {n} (top part of a mushroom) :: chapeau {m}, tête {f}, carpophore {m} [scientific], piléus {m} [scientific]
cap {n} (portion of a sphere) :: calotte {f}
capable {adj} /ˈkeɪpəbl̩/ (able and efficient) :: capable
capacious {adj} /kəˈpeɪʃəs/ (having a lot of space inside) :: spacieux
capacitance {n} (property of an element of an electrical circuit) :: capacité électrique {f}
capacitive {adj} (electrostatics: of capacitance) :: capacitif {m}
capacitor {n} (electronic component) :: condensateur {m}
capacity {n} /kəˈpæsɪti/ (the ability to hold, receive or absorb) :: capacité
capacity {n} (capability; the ability to perform some task) :: capacité
cap and trade {n} (market-based approach to control pollution) :: bourse du carbone {f}
cape {n} /keɪp/ (headland) :: cap {m}
cape {n} (garment) :: cape {f}
Cape Canaveral {prop} (cape) :: Cap Canaveral {m}
cape gooseberry {n} (plant) :: coqueret du Pérou {m}, amour en cage {m}
cape gooseberry {n} (fruit) :: coqueret du Pérou {m}, amour en cage {m}
Cape Horn {prop} (southernmost headland of Tierra del Fuego) :: Cap Horn {m}
capelin {n} (small fish) :: capelan {m}
Cape lion {n} (Panthera leo melanochaita) :: lion du Cap {m}
Capella {prop} (the brightest star in the constellation Auriga) :: Capella {f}
Capellen {prop} (canton) :: Capellen
Cape of Good Hope {prop} (a cape in southwestern South Africa) :: cap de Bonne-Espérance {m}
caper {n} (crime) SEE: crime ::
caper {n} (capercaillie) SEE: capercaillie ::
caper {n} /ˈkeɪpɚ/ (pickled bud of Capparis spinosa) :: câpre {f}
caper {n} (Dutch vessel) SEE: privateer ::
capercaillie {n} /kæpəˈkeɪli/ (Tetrao urogallus) :: grand tétras {m}, grand coq de bruyère {m}
Capernaum {prop} (The biblical town) :: Capharnaüm {f}, Capernaüm {f}
Cape teal {n} (Anas capensis) :: canard du Cap
Cape Town {prop} (legislative capital of South Africa) :: Le Cap {m}
Cape Verde {prop} /keɪpˈvɝd/ (country in Western Africa) :: Cap-Vert
Cape Verdean {n} (a person from Cape Verde or of Cape Verdean descent) :: Cap-Verdien {m}, Cap-Verdienne {f}, Capverdien {m}, Capverdienne {f}
Capeverdean Crioulo {prop} (creole language spoken in Cape Verde) :: créoles du Cap-Vert
capias {n} (arrest warrant) SEE: arrest warrant ::
capillary {n} /ˈkæpɪˌlɛɹi/ (any of small blood vessels that connect arteries to veins) :: capillaire {m}
capillary action {n} (drawing of a liquid up interstices) :: capillarité {f}
capisce {interj} /kəˈpiːʃ/ (“understood?”) :: pigé?
capital {n} /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl/ (money and wealth) :: capital {m}
capital {n} (uppermost part of a column) :: chapiteau
capital {adj} (excellent) :: excellent
capital {adj} (involving punishment by death) :: capital {m}, capitale {f}
capital {adj} (uppercase) :: majuscule
capital {n} (capital letter) SEE: capital letter ::
capital {n} (capital city) SEE: capital city ::
capital city {n} (city designated as seat of government) :: capitale {f} [of nation], chef-lieu {m} [of a region or département]
capital gain {n} (an increase in the value of a capital asset) :: plus-value {f}
capital gains tax {n} (tax on profit made from selling capital) :: impôt sur les plus-values {m}
capitalisation {n} (act or process of capitalising) :: capitalisation {f}
capitalisation {n} (state of being capitalised) :: capitalisation {f}
capitalisation {n} (finance) :: capitalisation {f}
capitalism {n} /ˈkapɪt(ə)lɪz(ə)m/ (socio-economic system based on private property rights) :: capitalisme {m}
capitalist {adj} (supporting or endorsing capitalism) :: capitaliste
capitalist {n} (supporter of capitalism) :: capitaliste {m} {f}
capitalistic {adj} (of or pertaining to capitalism or to capitalists) :: capitaliste
capitalize {v} /ˈkæpətəˌlaɪz/ (In writing or editing, to make use of capital letters) :: capitaliser
capitalize {v} (to convert into capital) :: capitaliser
capital letter {n} (letters A B C) :: majuscule {f}
capital punishment {n} (punishment by death) :: peine capitale {f}, peine de mort {f}, punition capitale {f}
capital ship {n} (warship) :: bâtiment précieux, navire capital
Capitanian {prop} (subdivision of the Permian) :: Capitanien
capitation {n} (poll tax) SEE: poll tax ::
capitol {n} (Capitoline temple of Jupiter) SEE: Capitol ::
capitol {n} (particular capitol buildings) SEE: Capitol ::
Capitol {prop} (legislative building in Washington, D.C.) :: Capitole des États-Unis d’Amérique {m}, Capitole
Capitol Hill {prop} (Congress) SEE: Congress ::
Capitol Hill {prop} (the hill in Washington, DC) :: Capitole {m}, colline du Capitole {f}, Capitol Hill {m}
capitulation {n} (surrender to an enemy) :: capitulation {f}
capo {n} (capotasto) SEE: capotasto ::
capon {n} /ˈkeɪpən/ (cockerel grown for food) :: chapon {m}
caponata {n} (Sicilian dish) :: caponata {f}
caponier {n} (fortification structure) :: caponnière {f}
caponize {v} (to castrate a cockerel) :: chaponner
capotasto {n} (device placed across the strings) :: capodastre
Cappadocia {prop} /kæpəˈdoʊʃə]/ (ancient region) :: Cappadoce
Cappadocian {n} (person from Cappadocia) :: Cappadocien {m}, Cappadocienne {f}
Cappadocian {adj} (of or pertaining to Cappadocia) :: cappadocien
cappuccino {n} /ˌkæpəˈtʃinoʊ/ (beverage) :: cappuccino {m}
cappuccino {n} (cup of this beverage) :: cappuccino {m}
capric {adj} (related to capric acid) :: caprique {m} {f}
capric acid {n} (fatty acid) :: acide caprique {m}
capriccio {n} (piece of music) :: capriccio {m}
caprice {n} /kəˈpɹis/ (impulsive, seemingly unmotivated notion or action) :: caprice {m}
caprice {n} (capriccio) SEE: capriccio ::
capricious {adj} (Impulsive and unpredictable; determined by chance, impulse, or whim) :: capricieux
Capricorn {prop} (constellation) SEE: Capricornus ::
Capricorn {prop} /ˈkæpɹɪkɔːɹn/ (astrological sign) :: Capricorne
Capricornus {prop} /ˌkæpɹɪˈkɔːɹnəs/ (constellation) :: Capricorne {m}
Capricornus {prop} (astrological sign) SEE: Capricorn ::
caprid {n} :: caprin {m}
caprine {n} :: capriné {m}
capri pants {n} (casual pants for women) :: corsaire {m}, pantacourt {m}
caprizant {adj} :: caprisant
caprolactam {n} (the organic compound) :: caprolactame {m}
Capsian {adj} (of or pertaining to a Paleolithic culture of North Africa) :: capsien
capsicum {n} /ˈkæpsɪkəm/ (plant of the genus Capsicum (only terms covering capsicum in general apply, NOT species-specific)) :: piment doux {m}, piment {m}
capsicum {n} :: [plant] piment {m}, [fruit] poivron {m}
capsicum spray {n} (pepper spray) SEE: pepper spray ::
capsize {v} /kæpˈsaɪz/ ((intransitive) to overturn) :: chavirer
capsize {v} ((transitive) to cause to overturn) :: faire chavirer, chavirer
capsizing {n} (An overturning of a boat) :: chavirage {m}
capslock {n} (a key on the keyboard that activates capslock) :: verrouillage majuscule {m}
Caps Lock {n} (capslock) SEE: capslock ::
capstan {n} /ˈkap.stən/ (cylindrical machine) :: cabestan {m}
capsule {n} (weasel) SEE: weasel ::
capsule {n} /ˈkæps(ə)l/ (physiology: membranous envelope) :: capsule {f}
capsule {n} (botany: seed-case) :: capsule {f}
capsule {n} (part of spacecraft containing crew's living space) :: capsule {f}
capsule {n} (small container containing a dose of medicine) :: capsule {f}, gélule {f}
capsule hotel {n} (hotel with capsules) :: hôtel capsule {m}
captain {n} /ˈkæp.tən/ (An army officer with a rank between the most senior grade of lieutenant and major) :: capitaine
captain {n} (A naval officer with a rank between commander and commodore or rear admiral) :: capitaine de vaisseau
captain {n} (The person lawfully in command of a sea-going vessel) :: capitaine
captain {n} (The person lawfully in command of an airliner) :: capitaine
captain {n} (One of the athletes on a sports team designated to make decisions) :: capitaine
captain {v} (to exercise command) :: agir en capitaine, piloter [aircraft, ship]
CAPTCHA {n} (computerized test) :: CAPTCHA {m}, Captcha {m}
captee {n} (captive) SEE: captive ::
caption {n} (capture) SEE: capture ::
caption {n} /ˈkæp.ʃən/ (descriptive title or heading of (part of) a document) :: légende {f}
caption {n} (title or brief explanation attached to an illustration or cartoon) :: légende {m}
caption {n} (piece of text appearing on screen as part of a film or broadcast) :: sous-titre {m}
caption {v} (to add captions to a text or illustration) :: légender
caption {v} (to add captions to a film or broadcast) :: sous-titrer
captious {adj} /ˈkæpʃəs/ (that captures misleadingly) :: piège {m} {f}
captious {adj} (having a disposition to find fault unreasonably or to raise petty objections) :: pinailleur {m}
captivate {v} /ˈkæptɪveɪt/ (to attract and hold interest and attention of) :: captiver
captive {n} (a person who has been captured) :: captif {m}, captive {f}
captive {adj} (held prisoner) :: captif
captivity {n} (captives) SEE: captive ::
captivity {n} (state of being captive) :: captivité {f}
capture {n} /ˈkæp.t͡ʃɚ/ (act of capturing) :: capture {f}
capture {n} (something that has been captured) :: prisonnier {m}
capture {v} (take control of) :: saisir, capturer
capture {v} (store, record) :: enregistrer
capture {v} (reproduce convincingly) :: capturer
capture {v} (remove or take control of opponent’s piece) :: prendre
capturing group {n} :: group de capture {m}
capuchin {n} (capuchin monkey) SEE: capuchin monkey ::
Capuchin {n} (a member of the Roman Catholic order) :: capucin {m}
capuchin monkey {n} (New World monkey of the genus Cebus) :: capucin {m}
capybara {n} /ˌkæpiˈbɛɹə/ (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) :: capybara {m}
car {n} /kɑɹ/ (automobile, a vehicle steered by a driver) :: voiture {f}, auto {f}, automobile {f}, char {m} [Canada]
car {n} (passenger-carrying unit in a subway or elevated train, whether powered or not) :: wagon {m}, voiture {f}
car {n} (railway car, railroad carriage) SEE: carriage ::
carabiner {n} /ˈkɛ.ɹəˌbi.nɚ/ (metal link with a gate) :: mousqueton {m}
caracal {n} /ˈkaɹəkal/ (Caracal caracal) :: caracal
Caracalla {prop} (emperor) :: Caracalla
Caracas {prop} (capital of Venezuela) :: Caracas {m}
caracole {n} /ˈkæɹəkəʊl/ (half-turn performed by a horse and rider) :: caracole {f}
caracole {n} (in cavalry) :: caracole {f}
carafe {n} /kəˈɹæf/ (bottle for serving wine, water, or beverages) :: carafe {f}, carafon {m}
carambola {n} (fruit) SEE: star fruit ::
caramel {n} /ˈkæ.ɹə.məl/ (confection) :: caramel {m}
caramelize {v} (brown sugar) :: caraméliser
carapace {n} /ˈkeɹ.əˌpeɪs/ (hard protective covering) :: carapace {f}
carat {n} /ˈkæɹ.ət/ (weight) :: carat {m}
carat {n} (measure of the purity of gold) :: carat {m}
caravan {n} /ˈkæɹəvæn/ (convoy or procession) :: caravane {f}
caravan {n} (vehicle) :: caravane {f}, roulotte {f}
caravanserai {n} /kaɹəˈvansəɹʌɪ/ (an inn having a central courtyard where caravans can rest) :: caravansérail {m}
caravel {n} (light lateen-rigged sailing vessel) :: caravelle {f}
caraway {n} /ˈkæɹəˌweɪ/ (plant) :: carvi {m}
caraway {n} (seed/fruit) :: carvi {m}
carb {n} /kɑɹb/ (carbohydrate) :: glucide {m}
carbamazepine {n} (anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy) :: carbamazépine {f}
carbamic acid {n} (NH2COOH) :: acide carbamique {m}
carbene {n} :: carbène {m}
carbine {n} /ˈkɑɹbiːn/ (weapon similar to a rifle but much shorter in length) :: carabine {f}
carbinolamine {n} (a hemiaminal) :: carbinolamine {f}
carbohydrate {n} /kɑːɹboʊˈhaɪdɹeɪt/ (organic compounds such as sugar, starch or cellulose) :: glucide {m}
car bomb {n} (automobile made a bomb) :: voiture piégée {f}
carbon {n} /ˈkɑɹbən/ (chemical element) :: carbone {m}
carbon {n} (informal: carbon copy) :: carbone {m}
carbon {n} (impure carbon (e.g., coal, charcoal)) :: charbon {m}
carbonade {n} /ˈkæɹbɒneɪd/ (stew of meat cooked in beer) :: carbonade {f}
carbonado {v} (to cut or hack) SEE: cut ::
carbonado {n} /ˌkɑːbəˈneɪdəʊ/ (meat or fish that has been scored and broiled) :: carbonade {f}, carbonnade {f}
carbonado {n} (impure form of polycrystalline diamond) :: carbonado {m}
carbonara {n} /ˌkɑɹbəˈnɑɹə/ (thick pasta sauce) :: carbonara {f}
carbonara {n} (spaghetti dish) :: carbonara {f}
Carbonarism {n} /ˌkɑɹbəˈnɑɹɪzəm/ (the principles, practices, or organization of the Carbonari) :: carbonarisme {m}
carbonate {n} /ˈkɑɹbənət/ (any salt or ester of carbonic acid) :: carbonate {m}
carbonated {adj} /ˈkɑɹ.bəˌneɪ.təd/ (containing dissolved carbon dioxide gas (under pressure)) :: gazeux, gazéifié
carbonated water {n} (water containing carbon dioxide) :: eau gazeuse {f}
carbon black {n} (fine black powder of amorphous carbon) :: noir de carbone {m}
carbon copy {n} (a copy) :: copie {f}
carbon copy {n} (duplicate) :: copie carbone
carbon cycle {n} (cycle of carbon) :: cycle du carbone {m}
carbon dioxide {n} (CO₂) :: anhydride carbonique {m}, dioxyde de carbone {m}, gaz carbonique {m} [as a gas]
carbon emissions trading {n} (trading of permits to emit carbon dioxide) :: marché du carbone {m}
carbon footprint {n} (measure of carbon dioxide produced by someone) :: empreinte carbonique {f}
carbon group {n} (group of the periodic table) :: cristallogène {f}
carbonic {adj} /kɑɹˈbɒnɪk/ (of or relating to carbon) :: carbonique {m} {f}
carbonic acid {n} (A weak unstable acid, H2CO3) :: acide carbonique {m}
Carboniferous {adj} (relating to the geologic period) :: carbonifère
Carboniferous {prop} (the geologic period) :: Carbonifère {m}
carbon monoxide {n} (chemical of the formula CO) :: oxyde de carbone {m}
carbon nanotube {n} (nanostructure having graphene layers wrapped into perfect cylinders) :: nanotube de carbone {m}
carbon neutral {adj} (having an overall zero carbon footprint after carbon emissions trading has been taken into account) :: carboneutre
carbon neutrality {n} :: carboneutralité {f}
carbon paper {n} (paper used to make carbon copies) :: papier carbone {m}
carbonyl {n} :: carbonyle
carboxylic {adj} (of, or relating to the carboxyl functional group) :: carboxylique
carboxylic acid {n} (organic compound containing a carboxyl functional group) :: acide carboxylique {m}
carboy {n} (demijohn) SEE: demijohn ::
carbuncle {n} /ˈkɑːɹbʌŋkəl/ (precious stone) :: carboucle {f}
carburetor {n} /ˈkɑːɹb(j)əˌɹeɪtɚ/ (a device in an internal combustion engine) :: carburateur {m}
carburettor {n} (motor car part) SEE: carburetor ::
carcass {n} /ˈkɑɹkəs/ (body of a dead animal) :: carcasse {m}, cadavre {m}
carcass {n} (body of a dead human) SEE: corpse ::
carceral {adj} /ˈkɑːsəɹəl/ (of or pertaining to imprisonment or a prison) :: carcéral {m}, carcérale {f}
carcinogen {n} /kɑɹˈsɪnədʒən/ (substance or agent that can cause cancer) :: cancérogène {m}, carcinogène {m}
carcinogenic {adj} (causing or tending to cause cancer) :: cancérigène {m} {f}
carcinogenicity {n} (the state or degree of being carcinogenic) :: cancérogénicité {f}
carcinoma {n} /ˌkɑɹsɪˈnoʊmə/ (type of tumor) :: carcinome
card {n} /kɑɹd/ (resource or an argument, used to achieve a purpose) :: carte {f}
card {n} (flat, normally rectangular piece of stiff paper, plastic etc.) :: carte {f}, fiche {f}
card {n} ((informal) amusing person) :: allumé {m}
card {n} (list of scheduled events) :: agenda {m}
card {n} (greeting card) :: carte {f}
card {v} (to check IDs) :: contrôler
card {n} (machine for disentagling the fibres of wool prior to spinning) :: carde {f}
card {v} (to use carding device) :: carder
card {n} (playing card) SEE: playing card ::
card {n} (card game) SEE: card game ::
cardamom {n} /ˈkɑɹ.də.məm/ (plant) :: cardamome {f} {m}
cardamom {n} (spice) :: cardamome {f} {m}
cardboard {n} /ˈkɑɹdbɔɹd/ (material resembling heavy paper) :: carton {m}
cardboard box {n} (container) :: carton {m}
card game {n} (any of very many games played with playing cards) :: jeu de cartes {m}, cartes
cardia {n} (section of the esophagus that connects to the stomach) :: orifice de l'estomac
cardiac {adj} (pertaining to the heart) :: cardiaque
cardiac arrest {n} (cessation of the heartbeat resulting in the loss of effective circulation of the blood) :: arrêt cardiaque {m}
cardiac muscle {n} (involuntary muscle) :: myocarde {m}
Cardiff {prop} (The capital city of Wales) :: Cardiff
cardigan {n} /ˈkɑːdɪɡən/ (type of sweater) :: cardigan {m}, veste {f}
cardinal {adj} /ˈkɑɹdɪnəl/ (of fundamental importance) :: cardinal
cardinal {adj} (of or relating to the cardinal directions) :: cardinal
cardinal {adj} (describing a number that indicates quantity) :: cardinal
cardinal {adj} (having a bright red color) :: rouge cardinal
cardinal {n} (number indicating quantity) :: cardinal
cardinal {n} (official of the Catholic Church) :: cardinal {m}
cardinal {n} (any bird in family Cardinalidae) :: cardinal {m}
cardinal {n} (colour) :: rouge cardinal
cardinal {n} (mulled wine) SEE: mulled wine ::
cardinalate {n} (the dignity and ecclestiastic office of Roman Catholic cardinal) :: cardinalat {m}
cardinal direction {n} (principal compass direction) SEE: cardinal point ::
cardinality {n} ((set theory)) :: cardinalité {f}
cardinal number {n} (number denoting quantity) :: nombre cardinal {m}
cardinal number {n} (number used to denote the size of a set) :: nombre cardinal {m}
cardinal point {n} (cardinal point) :: point cardinal {m}
cardinalship {n} (office of a cardinal) SEE: cardinalate ::
carding machine {n} (machine for carding) :: cardeuse {f}
cardio- {prefix} (pertaining to the heart) :: cardio-
cardioid {n} (epicycloid with one cusp) :: cardioïde {f}
cardiological {adj} (of or pertaining to cardiology) :: cardiologique
cardiologist {n} (physician) :: cardiologue {m} {f}
cardiology {n} (study of the structure of the heart) :: cardiologie {f}
cardiomyopathy {n} (deterioration of the myocardium) :: cardiomyopathie {f}
cardiopulmonary {adj} (Of, or pertaining to the heart and the lungs) :: cardiopulmonaire
cardiopulmonary resuscitation {n} (a first aid procedure for cardiac arrest) :: réanimation cardio-pulmonaire {f}, RCP {f}, réanimation cardio-respiratoire {f}, RCR {f}
cardiothoracic {adj} (of or pertaining to both the heart and the chest) :: cardio-thoracique {m} {f}, cardiothoracique {m} {f}
cardiovascular {adj} (relating to the circulatory system) :: cardiovasculaire
cardiovascular disease {n} (disease involving the heart or blood vessels) :: maladie cardiovasculaire {f}
cardiovascular system {n} (circulatory system) SEE: circulatory system ::
carditis {n} (inflammation of the muscles of the heart) :: cardite {f}
cardoon {n} (perennial plant) :: artichaut à cardes {m}, cardon {m}
car door {n} (door designed for use on a car) :: portière {f}
cards {n} (card game) SEE: card game ::
card trick {n} (magic trick involving playing cards) :: tour de cartes
care {n} /kɛə/ (close attention, concern or responsibility) :: souci {m}, soin {m}
care {n} (worry) :: souci {m}
care {n} (treatment of those in need) :: soin {m}
care {v} (to be concerned about) :: se soucier, s'intéresser
care {v} (to look after) :: soigner
Care Bear {n} (fictional animal) SEE: Care Bears ::
Care Bears {n} (Fictional cartoon bears) :: Bisounours {m-p}, [Quebec] Calinours {m-p}
careen {v} /kəˈɹiːn/ (to heave a ship down on one side so as to expose the other) :: caréner
careen {v} (to tilt on one side) :: se coucher (of ship)
careen {v} (to sway violently from side to side or lurch) :: battre ou mettre en carène (of boat)
career {n} /kəˈɹɪɹ/ (one's calling in life; a person's occupation) :: carrière {f}
career {n} (an individual’s work and life roles over their lifespan) :: carrière {f}
careerism {n} (priority given to one's career) :: carriérisme {m}
careerist {n} (person who pursues his or her own career as his or her main aim) :: carriériste {m} {f}
careerist {adj} (related to careerism) :: carriériste {m} {f}
carefree {adj} /ˈkɛɘfɹiː/ (worry free, light hearted, etc.) :: insouciant
carefreeness {n} (the state of being lighthearted; joyous) :: insouciance {f}
careful {adj} /ˈkɛɹfəl/ (cautious) :: prudent {m}, prudente {f}
careful {adj} (meticulous) :: soigneux {m}, soigneuse {f}, attentif
carefully {adv} /ˈkɛːfəli/ (in a careful manner) :: soigneusement
caregiver {n} (carer) SEE: carer ::
care home {n} (place of residence for people with significant deficiencies) SEE: nursing home ::
care killed the cat {proverb} (curiosity killed the cat) SEE: curiosity killed the cat ::
careless {adj} /ˈkɛəlɘs/ (not giving sufficient attention or thought) :: négligent {m}, étourdi {m}, distrait {m}, distraite {f}
careless {adj} (not concerned or worried) SEE: carefree ::
carelessly {adv} (in a careless manner) :: négligemment
carelessness {n} (lack of care) :: négligence, incurie {f}
care of {prep} (for distribution by (the named intermediary)) :: a/s, aux bons soins de, à l'attention de
carer {n} /ˈkɛəɹɚ/ (someone who regularly looks after another person) :: soignant {m}, soignante {f}
caress {v} /kəˈɹɛs/ (touch or kiss lovingly) :: caresser
caressive {n} /kəˈɹɛsɪv/ (type of diminutive indicating affection or endearment) :: caressive
caretaker {n} /ˈkɛɹ.ˌteɪ.kɚ/ (One who takes care of a place or thing.) :: concierge {m} {f}, gardien {m}, gardienne {f}
caretaker {n} (One who takes care of a person.) :: gardien {m}, gardienne {f}
caretaker {adj} (temporary, on a short term basis) :: gardien
cargo {n} (freight carried by a ship) :: cargaison {f}
cargo hold {n} (ship's hold) :: cale {f}, cale avant {f}, cale arrière {f}
cargo ship {n} (ship that carries cargo) :: navire de charge {m}, cargo {m}, navire marchand {m}
Caria {prop} (a historical region in the southwest corner of Asia Minor) :: Carie {f}
Caribbean {adj} /ˌkæɹɪˈbiːɪn/ (Pertaining to the sea and region bounded by the American continent and the West Indies) :: caraïbe
Caribbean {prop} (sea) :: mer des Antilles {f}
Caribbean {prop} (countries) :: Caraïbes {f-p}
Caribbean Sea {prop} (a tropical sea in the Western Hemisphere) :: mer des Caraïbes {f}
caribou {n} (North American reindeer) :: caribou {m}
caricature {n} /ˈkæɹɪkətʃʊɚ/ (pictorial representation of someone for comic effect) :: caricature {f}
caricature {n} (grotesque misrepresentation) :: caricature
caricaturesque {adj} (in the style of a caricature) :: caricaturesque
caricaturist {n} /ˈkæɹɪkəˌt͡ʃʊəɹɪst/ (person who draws caricatures) :: caricaturiste {m} {f}
caries {n} /ˈkɛə.ɹiːz/ (progressive destruction of bone or tooth by decay) :: carie {f}
carillon {n} /ˈkɛɹɪˌlɑn/ (a set of bells, often in a bell tower, originating from the Low Countries) :: carillon {m}
Carina {prop} (constellation) :: Carène {f}
Carinthia {prop} (state of Austria) :: Carinthie {f}
carious {adj} (decayed, rotten) SEE: rotten ::
carious {adj} /ˈkɛə.ɹi.əs/ (having caries (bone or tooth decay)) :: carieux {m}
caritive case {n} (case used to express the lack of something) :: caritif {m}
Carl {prop} (male given names cognate to Carl) SEE: Charles ::
Carlism {n} (political movement) :: carlisme {m}
carmaker {n} (company) :: constructeur automobile {m}
carmine {n} :: carmin, carminé
carmine {adj} :: carmin, carminé
carnage {n} /ˈkɑɹ.nɪdʒ/ (death and destruction) :: carnage
carnal {adj} /ˈkɑɹnəl/ (relating to the physical and especially sexual appetites) :: charnel
carnation {n} /kɑɹˈneɪ.ʃən/ (plant) :: œillet
carnation {n} (flower) :: œillet {m}
carnation {n} (rosy pink colour) :: incarnat {m}
carnation {adj} (colour) :: incarnat
carnauba {n} (palm) :: carnauba {f}
carnelian {n} (reddish brown chalcedony) :: cornaline {f}
carnival {n} /ˈkæɹnɪvəl/ (festive occasion marked by parades) :: carnaval {m}
carnivore {n} /ˈkɑːnɪvɔː/ (meat-eating animal) :: carnivore {m}
carnivorism {n} (being carnivore) :: carnivorisme {m}
carnivorous {adj} /kɑɹˈnɪv.əɹ.əs/ (Of, or relating to carnivores, or the taxonomic order Carnivora) :: carnivore {m} {f}
carnivorous {adj} (Predatory or flesh-eating) :: carnivore, carnassier
carnivorous {adj} (Insectivorous) :: carnivore
carny {n} /ˈkɑː(ɹ)ni/ (a person who works in a carnival) :: forain {m}
carob {n} (tree) :: caroubier {m}
carob {n} (fruit) :: caroube {f}
carol {n} /ˈkæɹəl/ (round dance accompanied by singing) :: carole {f}
carol {n} (religious or secular song sung at Christmastime) :: chœur {m}
Carol {prop} (female name) :: Carole
Carolina parakeet {n} :: perruche de Caroline {f}, perroquet de Caroline {m}, conure de Caroline {f}
Carolina wren {n} (Thryothorus ludovicianus) :: troglodyte de Caroline {m}
Caroline {prop} (female given name) :: Caroline
Carolingian {adj} (of or pertaining to the Frankish dynasty) :: carolingien
Carolingian {n} (member of a Frankish noble family) :: carolingien
Carolinian {adj} (Carolingian) SEE: Carolingian ::
caron {n} (háček diacritic) SEE: háček ::
carotenoid {n} (class of organic compounds) :: caroténoïde
carotid {n} /kəˈɹɒ.tɪd/ (major artery) :: carotide {f}
carousel {n} (merry-go-round) SEE: merry-go-round ::
carp {n} /ˈkɑɹp/ (Any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae) :: carpe {f}
carp {v} (To complain about a fault) :: maugréer
-carp {suffix} (fruit) :: -carpe
carpal {n} /ˈkɑː(ɹ)pəl/ (any of the eight bones of the wrist) :: carpien
carpal bone {n} (carpal) SEE: carpal ::
carpale {n} (bone of the carpus) SEE: carpal ::
carpal tunnel {n} (passageway on the palmar side of the wrist) :: canal carpien {m}
carpal tunnel syndrome {n} (repetitive stress injury) :: syndrome du canal carpien {m}
car park {n} (outdoor parking area) SEE: parking lot ::
car park {n} (multistorey parking facility) SEE: parking garage ::
Carpathians {prop} (mountainous system in Central Europe) :: Karpates {p}, Karpatique {m}, Carpates {m}
carpe diem {proverb} /ˌkɑɹ.peɪ ˈdi.əm/ (seize the day) :: cueille le jour, carpe diem
carpel {n} /ˈkɑː(ɹ)pəl/ (structural unit of a pistil) :: carpelle {m}
carpenter {n} /ˈkɑɹpəntɚ/ (carpentry person) :: menuisier {m}, menuisière {f}, charpentier {m}, charpentière {f}
carpenter bee {n} (Xylocopa) :: abeille charpentière {f}
carpentry {n} (trade of cutting and joining timber) :: charpenterie {f}
carpet {n} /ˈkɑːpɪt/ (a fabric used as a floor covering) :: tapis {m}, moquette
carpet {v} (to lay carpet) :: tapisser
carpetbag {n} (a type of bag) :: sac de voyage {m} [en tissu]
carpetbagger {n} /ˈkɑːpɪtbaɡə/ (One who comes to a place or organisation primarily or solely for personal gain) :: opportuniste {m} {f}
carpetbeater {n} /ˌkɑːpɪtˈbiːtə/ (a tool used in housecleaning) :: battoir {m}
carpet python {n} (carpet snake) SEE: carpet snake ::
carpet shark {n} (ferret) SEE: ferret ::
carpet snake {n} (Morella spilota) :: python tapis {m}
carpet sweeper {n} (mechanical device for cleaning carpets) :: balai mécanique {m}
carpool {n} (arrangement) :: covoiturage {m}
carpool {v} (travel together) :: faire du covoiturage
carport {n} /kɑː(ɹ).pɔːt/ (roofed structure for automobile storage) :: auvent {m}
carpus {n} /ˈkɑɹ.pəs/ (the group of bones that make up the wrist) :: carpe {m}
carrack {n} (ship) :: caraque {f}, nef {f}
car rental {n} (hiring of cars for short periods) :: location de voiture {f}
carriage {n} /ˈkæɹɪdʒ/ (wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power) :: carrosse
carriage {n} (railroad car) :: wagon {m}, voiture {f}
carriage return {n} (The action on a typewriter or printer that returns it to the beginning of the line) :: retour chariot {m}
carriage return {n} ((computing) The carriage return control character (0x0D in ASCII)) :: retour chariot {m}
carriage return {n} (The key which initiates a carriage return action or generates the carriage return control character) :: entrée
carriageway {n} (part of a road that carries traffic) :: chaussée {f}
carrier {n} /ˈkæ.ɹɪ.ə/ (homing pigeon, racing pigeon, racing homer, homer) :: pigeon voyageur {m}
carrier bag {n} (thin bag) :: sac plastique {m}, sac de caisse {m}
carrier wave {n} /ˈkæ.ɹɪ.ə weɪv/ (wave that can be modulated to transmit signals) :: porteuse {f}
carrion {n} /ˈkæ.ɹi.ən/ (dead flesh; carcasses) :: charogne {f}
carrion crow {n} (Corvus corone) :: corneille noire {f}
carrot {n} /ˈkɛɹ.ət/ (Daucus carota ssp. sativus) :: carotte {f}
carrot and stick {n} (simultaneous rewards for good behavior and punishments for bad behavior) :: la carotte et le bâton
carrot top {n} (person with red hair) :: poil de carotte
carry {v} (to carry) SEE: bear ::
carry {v} /ˈkɛ.ɹi/ (to transport by lifting) :: porter
carry {v} (in an addition) :: retenir
carry coals to Newcastle {v} (do something unneeded or redundant) :: porter de l'eau à la rivière (carry water to the river)
carrying basket {n} (basket fitted with straps) :: hotte
carrying capacity {n} (number of individuals that an environment can support) :: capacité porteuse {f}
carrying pole {n} (a yoke of wood or bamboo, used by people to carry a load) :: palanche {f}
carry on {v} /ˈkæɹi ˈɑn/ (to continue or proceed as before) :: continuer, poursuivre
carry on {v} (to take baggage or luggage onto an airplane, rather than check it) :: emporter, prendre
carry on {v} (to have or maintain) :: continuer, poursuivre, tenir
carry on {v} (to act or behave) :: se comporter
carry-on {n} (the luggage which is taken onto an airplane with a passenger) :: bagages en cabine {m}, bagages à main {m}
carry out {v} (to carry out) SEE: fulfill ::
carry out {v} (To hold while moving something out.) :: sortir, transporter dehors
carry out {v} (To fulfill) :: réaliser, accomplir, mettre en application, mettre à exécution, effectuer
carsickness {n} /ˈkɑː(ɹ)ˌsɪk.nəs/ (motion sickness due to riding in a vehicle) :: mal de la route {m}
cart {n} /kɑɹt/ (small, open, wheeled vehicle, see also: wagon) :: chariot {m}, charrette {f}
carte blanche {n} /kɑɹtˈblɑnʃ/ (unlimited discretionary power to act; unrestricted authority) :: carte blanche {f}
carte de visite {n} (business card) SEE: business card ::
cartel {n} /kɑɹˈtɛl/ (group of businesses or nations that collude to fix prices) :: cartel {m}
cartel {n} (combination of political groups) :: cartel {m}
carter {n} (person who transports a load on an animal-drawn cart) :: charretier {m}
Cartesian {adj} /kɑɹˈti.ʒən/ (of or pertaining to Descartes) :: cartésien
Cartesian coordinate {n} (the rectangular coordinates of a point) :: coordonnées cartésiennes
Cartesian coordinates {n} (coordinates of a point) :: coordonnées cartésiennes {f-p}
Cartesianism {n} (The philosophy of René Descartes) :: cartésianisme {m}
Cartesian product {n} (set of possible pairs) :: produit cartésien {m}
Cartesian space {n} (Euclidian space described by Cartesian coordinates) :: espace cartésien {m}
Carthage {prop} /ˈkɑɹθɪdʒ/ (ancient city in North Africa) :: Carthage {f}
Carthaginian {adj} (of or pertaining to Carthage) :: carthaginois
cartilage {n} /ˈkɑɹtəlɪd͡ʒ/ (dense connective tissue) :: cartilage {m}
cartilagein {n} :: cartilagéine {f}
cartilaginous {adj} :: cartilagineux
cartographer {n} (one who makes maps or charts) :: cartographe {m} {f}
cartographic {adj} /ˌkɑɹ.təˈɡɹæf.ɪk/ (of or pertaining to the making of maps) :: cartographique
cartographical {adj} (cartographic) SEE: cartographic ::
cartographically {adv} :: cartographiquement
cartography {n} /kɑɹˈtɑɡɹəfi/ (creation of charts and maps) :: cartographie {f}
cartomancer {n} (A practitioner of cartomancy) :: cartomancien {m}, cartomancienne {f}
cartomancy {n} (fortune-telling using cards) :: cartomancie {f}
carton {n} /ˈkɑɹtn̩/ (box-like container) :: carton {m}
carton {n} (A carton of cigarette packs) :: cartouche {f}
carton-pierre {n} /kɑː(ɹ)ˌtɒn piˈɛə(ɹ)/ (papier-mâché made to resemble wood, stone, or metal) :: carton-pierre {m}
cartoon {n} /kɑɹˈtuːn/ (humorous drawing or strip) :: bande dessinée, BD, caricature {f}
cartoon {n} (animated cartoon) :: dessin animé
cartoonist {n} (creator of cartoons or strip cartoons) :: dessinateur {m}, dessinatrice {f}, dessinateur de bande dessinée {m}, dessinateur de bande dessinée {m}, cartooniste {m} {f} dessinateur de dessins animés {m}, dessinatrice de dessins animés {f}
cartouche {n} /kɑːˈtuːʃ/ (in architecture) :: cartouche {m}
cartouche {n} (hieroglyphs) :: cartouche {m}
cartridge {n} /ˈkɑɹtɹɪdʒ/ (firearms package) :: cartouche {f}
cartridge {n} (vessel which contains the ink for a computer printer) :: cartouche {f}
cartridge box {n} (case for cartridges) :: giberne {f}
cartwheel {n} (gymnastic maneuver) :: roue {f}
caruncle {n} (small, fleshy excrescence on an animal) :: caroncule {f}
carving {n} /ˈkɑɹvɪŋ]/ (the object produced) :: gravure {f}, sculpture {f}, découpage {m}
car wash {n} (place at which a car is washed, often mechanically) :: station de lavage {f}, lave-auto {m} [Canada]
caryatid {n} (a sculpted female figure serving as an architectural element) :: cariatide {f}; caryatide {f}
CAS {prop} (Court of Arbitration for Sport) :: TAS (Tribunal Arbitral du Sport)
Casablanca {prop} /kæsəˈblæŋkə/ (city) :: Casablanca {f}
Casanova {n} /ˌkæsəˈnoʊvə/ (man considered romantic and gallant) :: casanova {m}
Casanova {n} (promiscuous, philandering man) :: don Juan {m} {m-p} {f} {f-p}
case {n} /keɪs/ (actual event, situation, or fact) :: cas
case {n} (piece of work) :: cas {m}
case {n} (instance or event as a topic of study) :: cas {m}
case {n} (legal proceeding) :: cause {f}
case {n} (grammar: set of grammatical cases or their meanings) :: cas {m}
case {n} (box containing a number of identical items of manufacture) :: caisse {f}
case {n} (piece of luggage that can be used to transport an apparatus) :: écrin {m}
case {n} (suitcase) :: malle {f}
case {n} (piece of furniture, constructed partially of transparent glass or plastic) :: vitrine {f}
case {n} (outer covering or framework of a piece of apparatus) :: carter {m}
case {n} (typography: the nature of a piece of alphabetic type) :: casse {f}
case {n} (grammatical case) SEE: grammatical case ::
case closed {phrase} (a case is closed) :: l'incident est clos
casein {n} /ˈkeɪ.siː.ɪn/ (protein) :: caséine {f}
case in point {n} /keɪs ɪn pɔɪnt/ (example that illustrates a point) :: cas d'exemple {m}, parfait exemple {m}, cas d'école {m}
case law {n} (law developed through court decisions) :: jurisprudence {f}
casemate {n} (bombproof chamber as part of fortification) :: casemate {f}
casement {n} (casement window) SEE: casement window ::
casement {n} (casemate) SEE: casemate ::
casement window {n} (type of window) :: fenêtre à l’anglaise {f}
Caserta {prop} (province of Italy) :: Caserte
Caserta {prop} (town and capital) :: Caserte
case study {n} (research performed in detail on a single case) :: étude de cas {f}
caseworker {n} (social worker) SEE: social worker ::
cash {n} /kæʃ/ (money in the form of notes/bills and coins) :: espèces {f-p}, liquide {m}
cash {v} (to exchange (a check/cheque) for money) :: encaisser
cash cow {n} (something that generates free cash flow) :: vache à lait {f}
cash desk {n} (place with a cash register) :: caisse {f}
cash dispenser {n} (automated teller machine) SEE: automated teller machine ::
cashew {n} /ˈkæʃuː/ (tree) :: cajou {m}, anacardier {m}
cashew {n} (cashew nut) SEE: cashew nut ::
cashew nut {n} (the seed of the cashew tree) :: noix de cajou {m}
cash flow {n} (stream of funds) :: flux de trésorerie {m}
cashier {n} /kaˈʃɪə/ (one who works at a till or receives payments) :: caissier {m}, caissière {f}
cash in {v} (to die) SEE: die ::
cash in hand {adj} (receiving wages in the form of cash) :: black {m}
cash in hand {adv} (in a manner receiving direct payment) :: black {m}
cash in hand {n} (direct payment in cash) :: liquide {m}, espèces {f-p}
cash machine {n} (automated teller machine) SEE: automated teller machine ::
cashmere {n} /kæʒ.ˈmiɹ/ (fine, downy wool from beneath the outer hair of the Cashmere goat) :: cachemire
cashmere {n} (soft fabric made of wool) :: cachemire {m}
cashpoint {n} (automated teller machine) SEE: automated teller machine ::
cash register {n} (machine) :: caisse enregistreuse {f}
Casimir {prop} /ˈkæzɪmɪə(ɹ)/ (male given name) :: Casimir {m}
casino {n} /kæˈsinoʊ/ (public building or room for entertainment, especially gambling) :: casino {m}
cask {n} /kæsk/ (a large barrel for the storage of liquid) :: tonneau {m}, fût {m}, barrique {f}
casket {n} /ˈkæs.kɪt/ (little box e.g. for jewelry) :: coffret {m}
casket {n} (coffin) SEE: coffin ::
cask wine {n} (wine packaged in a box) SEE: box wine ::
Caspar {prop} (one of the Magi) :: Gaspard
Caspar {prop} (male given name) :: Gaspard
Caspian {adj} /ˈkæspi.ən/ (Of or pertaining to Caspian Sea or the region around it.) :: caspien
Caspian Sea {prop} /ˈkæspi.ən siː/ (landlocked sea) :: mer Caspienne {f}
Cassandra {prop} /kəˈsæn.dɹə/ (prophetess who was daughter of King Priam of Troy) :: Cassandre {f}
cassata siciliana {n} /kəˈsɑːtə sɪt͡ʃɪliˈɑːnə/ (Sicilian cake with liqueur, ricotta, candied fruit and chocolate) :: cassata {f}
cassation {n} /kæˈseɪʃən/ (the abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment) :: cassation {f}
cassava {n} /kəˈsɑːvə/ (manioc, the source of tapioca) :: manioc {m}
casserole {n} /ˈkæs.əˌɹoʊl/ (glass or earthenware dish) :: cocotte {f}, casserole {f}
casserole {n} (food, such as a stew, cooked in such a dish) :: timbale {f}
cassette {n} /kəˈsɛt/ (small flat case containing magnetic tape) :: cassette {f}, cassette audio {f}, audiocassette {f}, cassette vidéo {f}, vidéocassette {f}
cassette recorder {n} (a tape recorder that records on cassette tapes) :: magnétocassette {m}
Cassini oval {n} :: cassinoïde {f}
Cassiopeia {prop} /ˌkæsi.əˈpiːə/ (mythical wife of Cepheus) :: Cassiopée {f}
Cassiopeia {prop} (constellation) :: Cassiopée {f}
cassiterite {n} (mineral) :: cassitérite {f}
cassock {n} /ˈkæsək/ (item of clerical clothing) :: soutane {f}
cassowary {n} /ˈkæs.ə.ˌwɛɹ.i/ (a large flightless bird of the genus Casuarius) :: casoar {m}
cast {v} /kæst/ (to throw forcefully) :: jeter
cast {v} (to direct one's eyes) :: diriger, jeter
cast {v} (to throw a fishing line or net into the water) :: lancer
cast {v} (to add up a column of figures) :: additionner, sommer
cast {v} (to perform, bring forth a magical spell or enchantment) :: jeter
cast {v} (to throw off the skin, shell etc.; to shed the hair or fur) :: muer
cast {v} (to make by pouring into a mould) :: couler, fondre
cast {v} (to deposit a ballot) :: voter
cast {v} (computing: to change the type of a variable) :: retyper, transtyper
cast {v} (to heave a lead and line in order to ascertain the depth of water) :: sonder
cast {v} (to set in a cast) :: plâtrer
cast {n} (act of throwing) :: jet
cast {n} (group of actors performing together) :: distribution {f}
cast {n} (object made in a mould) :: moulage
cast {n} (medicine: supportive and immobilising device) :: plâtre
cast {n} (mould used to make cast objects) :: moule
cast {n} (squint) :: strabisme
cast {n} (visual appearance) :: forme
castable {adj} (Capable of being cast in programming) :: transtypable
cast a chill {v} (provoke an uneasy feeling) :: jeter un froid
castanet {n} /ˌkæs.tə.ˈnɛt/ (a single handheld percussion instrument) :: castagnette {f}
castanets {n} (a percussion instrument) SEE: castanet ::
cast away {v} (discard) :: faire naufrage
castaway {n} /ˈkæ.stə.weɪ/ (nautical: shipwrecked sailor) :: naufragé
caste {n} /kæst/ (hereditary social class) :: caste {f}
castellan {n} /ˈkæstən/ (governor or caretaker of a castle or keep) :: châtelain
castellany {n} :: castellanie {f}
Castelnau's antshrike {n} (passerine bird of the antbird family) :: batara de Castelnau
caster {n} (wheeled assembly) :: roulette {f}
caster sugar {n} (fine granulated sugar) :: sucre semoule {m}
castigate {v} /ˈkæs.tɪ.ɡeɪt/ (to punish or reprimand someone severely) :: châtier
castigate {v} (to revise a publication) :: réviser, corriger
Castile {prop} /kəsˈtiːl/ (medieval Iberian kingdom) :: Castille
Castile soap {n} (type of soap) :: savon de Castille {m}
Castilian {prop} (language) :: castillan
casting {n} (selection of performers) :: audition {f}
casting {n} (regurgitation of indigestible material by hawks) :: moulage {m}
cast iron {n} (hard, brittle alloy of iron, carbon, silicon) :: fonte {f}
castle {n} /ˈkæsəl/ (fortified building) :: château {m}, château-fort {m}
castle {v} (chess) :: roquer
castle {n} (chess piece) SEE: rook ::
castle in the air {n} /ˈkɑːs(ə)l ɪn ðiː ˈɛə/ (desire, idea, or plan unlikely to ever be realized) :: châteaux en Espagne {m-p}
castling {n} /ˈkæsəlɪŋ/ (move in chess) :: roque {m}
cast one's net wide {v} :: ratisser large
castor {n} (a pivoting roller) SEE: caster ::
castor {n} (container for sprinkling) SEE: caster ::
Castor {prop} (Dioscuri) :: Castor {m}
Castor {prop} (Star) :: Castor {m}
castor oil {n} (pale yellow vegetable oil) :: huile de ricin {f}
castor oil plant {n} (Ricinus communis) :: ricin {m}
cast out {v} :: chasser, expulser
cast out nines {v} (verification of an arithmetic operation) :: preuve par neuf {f}
cast pearls before swine {v} (cast pearls before swine) :: jeter des perles aux pourceaux, donner de la confiture aux cochons [literally, “to give jam to pigs”]
castrametation {n} (planning and construction of a military camp) :: castramétation {f}
castrate {v} /ˈka.stɹeɪt/ (remove the testicles of) :: châtrer, castrer
castrated {adj} (having had the reproductive organs removed) :: castré
castration {n} /kæˈstɹeɪʃən/ (act of removing the testicles) :: castration {f}
castrato {n} /kæsˈtɹɑː.təʊ/ (male soprano or alto voice; the singer) :: castrat {m}
castrato {adj} :: castrat {m}
castrator {n} (person who castrates) :: châtreur {m}, châtreuse {f}
Castrist {n} (a supporter of Fidel Castro) :: castriste
cast the first stone {v} (act self-righteously) :: jeter la pierre
casual {adj} /ˈkæʒuəl/ (happening by chance) :: fortuit, accidentel, de hasard
casual {adj} (coming without regularity; occasional or incidental) :: occasionnel
casual {adj} (careless) :: désinvolte
casual {adj} (designed for informal or everyday use) :: sport, décontracté
casualty {n} /ˈkaʒ(ʊ)əlti/ (an accident, a disaster) :: accident {m}
casualty {n} (person) :: victime {m} {f}
casualty {n} (accident and emergency department of a hospital) :: urgences {f-p}
casuistic {adj} /ˌkæzjuˈɪstɪk/ :: casuistique
casuistics {n} (casuistry) SEE: casuistry ::
casuistry {n} /ˈkæʒuɪstɹi/ (process) :: casuistique {f}
cat {v} /kæt/ (raise anchor to cathead) :: caponner
cat {v} (flog) :: fouetter avec un chat à neuf queues
cat {v} (vomit) :: dégobiller, débecter, débequeter
cat {n} (spiteful woman) SEE: bitch ::
cat {n} (type of fish) SEE: catfish ::
cat {n} (cat-o'-nine-tails) SEE: cat-o'-nine-tails ::
cat {n} (domestic species) :: chat {m}, chatte {f}
cat {n} (member of the suborder (or superfamily) Feliformia (Feloidea), "cat-like" carnivorans) :: féliforme {m}, féliformes {p}, féloidé {m}, féloidés {p}
cat {n} (member of the family Felidae) :: félin {m}, [la famille des félidés] félidé {m}
cat {n} (member of the subfamily Felinae) :: féliné {m}
cat {n} (member of the subfamily Pantherinae) :: panthériné {m}
cat {n} (member of the extinct subfamily Machairodontinae) :: machairodontiné {m}, machairodontinés {p}
cat {n} (guy, fellow) :: mec {m} [slang], gus {m} [slang]
cat {n} (strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship) :: capon {m}
cat {n} :: [game of trap and ball, or the trap itself, or both?] bistoquet {m}
catabolism {n} (destructive metabolism) :: catabolisme {m}
catachresis {n} /kætəˈkɹiːsɪs/ ((rhetoric) bad metaphor or trope) :: catachrèse {f}
cataclysm {n} /ˈkætəˌklɪzm̩/ (sudden, violent event) :: cataclysme {m}
catacomb {n} /ˈkætakoʊm/ (underground system of tunnels and chambers with recesses for graves) :: catacombe {f}
catadromous {adj} (of migratory fish) :: catadrome
catafalque {n} /ˈkatəfalk/ (platform to display or convey a coffin) :: catafalque {m}
Catalan {n} /ˈkæ.tə.ˌlæn/ (Person from Catalonia) :: Catalan {m}, Catalane {f}
Catalan {n} (The language of Catalonia) :: catalan {m}
Catalan {adj} (Of or pertaining to Catalonia) :: catalan
Catalan Countries {prop} (territories where Catalan is spoken) :: Pays Catalans {m-p}
Catalanness {n} (identification or conformity with Catalan values and customs) :: catalanité {f}
Catalanophobia {n} (Dislike of Catalan people, culture of language) :: catalanophobie, anticatalanisme
Catalanophone {adj} (Catalan-speaking) :: catalanophone
Catalanophone {n} (Catalan speaker) :: catalanophone
catalogue {n} /ˈkætəlɔɡ/ (a systematic list of names, books, pictures etc.) :: catalogue {m}
catalogue {n} (a complete list of items) :: catalogue {m}, inventaire {m}
catalogue {n} ((computing) a directory listing) :: catalogue {m}
catalogue {v} (to put into a catalogue) :: cataloguer
catalogue {v} (to make a catalogue of) :: inventorier
catalogue {v} (to add to an existing catalogue) :: cataloguer
catalogue {v} :: cataloguer
Catalonia {prop} /ˌkæt.əˈləʊn.i.ə/ (autonomous community in Spain) :: Catalogne {f}
Catalonian {adj} (Catalan) SEE: Catalan ::
Catalonian {n} (Catalan) SEE: Catalan ::
catalysis {n} /kəˈtæləsɪs/ (chemistry: the increase of the rate of a chemical reaction induced by a catalyst) :: catalyse {f}
catalyst {n} /ˈkæt.ə.lɪst/ (substance which increases the rate of a chemical reaction without being consumed in the process) :: catalyseur {m}
catalyst {n} (someone or something that helps or encourages progress or change) :: catalyseur, ferment, démiurge, électron libre, levain, agitateur, enzyme
catalyst {n} (catalytic converter) SEE: catalytic converter ::
catalytic {adj} /ˌkætəˈlɪtɪk/ (of, or relating to catalysts) :: catalytique
catalytic converter {n} (a chamber which oxidises carbon dioxide from exhaust gases) :: pot catalytique {m}
catalyze {v} (to bring about the catalysis of a chemical reaction) :: catalyser
catalyzer {n} (that which catalyzes) :: catalyseur {m}
catamaran {n} /ˌkæ.tə.məˈɹæn/ (twin-hulled boat) :: catamaran {m}
catamite {n} /ˈkætəmaɪt/ (catamite) :: catamite {m}
cat and mouse {n} (two keeping check on one another) :: jeu du chat et de la souris {m}
Catania {prop} (province of Sicily) :: Catane
Catania {prop} (capital of Catania) :: Catane
Catanzaro {prop} (province of Italy) :: Catanzaro
Catanzaro {prop} (town and capital) :: Catanzaro
cataplasm {n} (poultice) SEE: poultice ::
catapult {n} (slingshot) SEE: slingshot ::
catapult {n} /ˈkæ.tə.pʌlt/ (device for launching large objects) :: catapulte {f}
catapult {v} (to fire a missile from a catapult) :: catapulter
catapult {v} (to increase the status rapidly) :: catapulter
catapult {v} (to be fired from or as if from a catapult) :: catapulter
catapult {v} (to have one's status increased rapidly) :: catapulter
cataract {n} /ˈkætəɹækt/ (waterfall) :: cataracte {f}
cataract {n} (opacity of the lens in the eye) :: cataracte {f}
catarrh {n} /kəˈtɑɹ/ (inflammation of the mucous membranes) :: catarrhe {m}
catastrophe {n} /kəˈtæstɹəfi/ (any large and disastrous event of great significance) :: catastrophe {f}
catastrophic {adj} /kætəˈstɹɒfɪk/ (of or pertaining to a catastrophe) :: catastrophique
catastrophic {adj} (disastrous; ruinous) :: catastrophique, désastreux
catastrophically {adv} (in a catastrophic manner) :: catastrophiquement
catatonia {n} (severe psychiatric condition) :: catatonie {f}
catatonic {adj} /kæ.təˈtɑn.ɪk/ (of, relating to, or suffering from catatonia) :: catatonique
catch {n} /kæt͡ʃ/ (a find, in particular a boyfriend/girlfriend) :: prise {f}, touche [vulgar], conquête
catch {n} (a clasp which stops something from opening) :: loquet, loqueteau, verrou
catch {n} (a hidden difficulty, especially in a deal or negotiation) :: hic {m}, couille {f} [vulgar]
catch {n} (that which is captured or caught) :: prise {f}
catch {v} (to capture or snare) :: attraper, prendre
catch {v} (to intercept an object in the air etc. ) :: attraper
catch {v} (to contract a disease or illness) :: attraper, [coloquial] choper
catch {v} (to perceive and understand ) :: suivre
catch {v} (to seize an opportunity ) :: prendre
catch {v} (to handle a computer error, especially an exception ) :: intercepter
catch a cold {v} (contract a cold) :: prendre froid, attraper un rhume
catch-all {n} (used to hold, include, or describe a broad range of things) :: attrape-tout, fourre-tout {m}
catcher {n} /ˈkætʃ.ə(ɹ)/ (that which catches) :: attrapeur {m}
catcher {n} (baseball player who receives pitches) :: receveur {m}, receveuse {f}
catch fire {v} (become engulfed in flames) :: s'enflammer
catchment basin {n} (region) :: bassin versant {m}
catch one's breath {v} (to take a break, or rest while doing a strenuous activity) :: reprendre son souffle
catch out {v} (caught out) :: piéger
catchphrase {n} (a group of words) :: phrase fétiche
catch sight of {v} (to glimpse) :: apercevoir, entrevoir
catch up {v} (To be brought up to date with news) :: prendre des nouvelles
catch up {v} (To reach something that had been ahead) :: atteindre
catechesis {n} (religious instruction) :: catéchèse {f}
catechetical {adj} (of or pertaining to catechesis) :: cathéchétique
catechine {n} (chemical substance) :: catéchine {f}
catechism {n} /ˈkætɪˌkɪzəm/ (book summarizing the principles of Christianity) :: catéchisme {m}
catecholamine {n} /katəˈkəʊləmiːn/ (any of a class of aromatic amines) :: catécholamine {f}
catechumen {n} /ˌkæt.əˈkju.mən/ (convert to Christianity prior to baptism) :: catéchumène {m}
categorially {adv} /ˈkæ.tə.ɡɒ.ɹɪə.li/ (In a categorial manner) :: catégoriellement
categorical {adj} (absolute; having no exception) :: catégorique {m} {f}
categorical {adj} (of, pertaining to, or using categories) :: catégoriel {m}, catégorielle {f}
categorical imperative {n} (fundamental ethical principle) :: impératif catégorique {m}
categorically {adv} /ˈkæt.ə.ɡɒ.ɹɪ (In a categorical manner) :: catégoriquement
categorically {adv} (by te use of categories) :: catégoriellement
categorize {v} (to assign a category) :: classer, classifier, catégoriser
category {n} /ˈkætəˌɡɔɹi/ (group) :: catégorie {f}
category {n} (collection in math) :: catégorie {f}
category theory {n} (branch of mathematics) :: théorie des catégories {f}
catenary {n} /ˈkætəˌnɛɹi/ (curve of a flexible chain) :: chaînette {f}
catenate {v} /ˈkæt.ən.eɪt/ (connect) :: caténer
catenative {adj} /ˈkætn̩ə.tɪv/ (having the ability to catenate) :: caténatif
catenin {n} (proteins that have a role in cell adhesion) :: caténine
catenoid {n} (Three-dimensional surface formed by rotation of a catenary) :: caténoïde {f}
cater {v} /ˈkeɪdɚ/ (to provide food for a special occasion as a professional service) :: faire traiteur
cater {v} (to provide food for a special occasion as a professional service) :: pourvoir, satisfaire
cater-cousin {n} (bosom friend) SEE: bosom friend ::
catering {n} /ˈkeɪt(ə)ɹɪŋ/ (the business of providing food and related services) :: restauration {f}
caterpillar {n} /ˈkædəɹˌpɪləɹ/ (larva of a butterfly) :: chenille {f}
caterpillar track {n} (continuous track in the form of steel or rubber belt) :: chenille {f}
caterwaul {v} /ˈkæt.ɚ.wɔl/ (to have a noisy argument) :: faire du chahut
caterwaul {v} :: faire un vrai sabbat
catfight {n} (acrimonious fighting between women) :: crêpage de chignons {m}
catfish {n} (type of fish) :: poisson-chat {m}, silure {m}
cat flap {n} (small hinged panel cut into a door where a cat can come in) :: chatière {f}
cat-flap {n} (cat flap) SEE: cat flap ::
cat food {n} (type of food formulated for the feeding of cats) :: nourriture pour chat {f}
catgirl {n} (female character with feline characteristics) :: fille-chat {f}
cat got someone's tongue {phrase} (why are you not saying anything?) :: tu as perdu ta langue ? (have you lost your tongue/language?)
catgut {n} /ˈkætˌɡʌt/ (cord) :: corde de boyau {f}, corde en boyau {f}, catgut {m}
Cathar {n} /ˈkæθɑɹ/ (a member of Christian sect) :: cathare {m}
Catharist {adj} (relating to Cathari) :: cathare, cathariste
catharsis {n} /kəˈθɑːɹˌsɪs/ (in drama, a release of emotional tension) :: catharsis {f}
catharsis {n} (any release of emotional tension) :: défoulement {m}
catharsis {n} (a therapeutic technique to relieve tension) :: défoulement {m}
cathartic {adj} (purgative; inducing catharsis) :: cathartique
cathartic {n} (a laxative) :: cathartique {m}
Cathay {prop} /kæˈθeɪ/ (Medieval northern China) :: Cathay {m}
cathedral {n} /kəˈθiːdɹəl/ (principal church of a bishop's diocese) :: cathédrale {f}
cathedral {adj} :: cathédral
Catherine {prop} /ˈkæθ(ə)ɹɪn/ (female given name) :: Catherine {f}
catheter {n} /ˈkæθɪtə(ɹ)/ (small tube inserted into a body cavity) :: cathéter {m}
cathetus {n} /ˈkæ.θɪ.təs/ (either of the sides of a right triangle other than its hypotenuse) :: cathète {f}
cathode {n} /ˈkæθ.oʊd/ (electrode through which current flows outward) :: cathode {f}
cathode ray tube {n} (vacuum tube that displays images) :: tube cathodique {m}
Catholic {adj} /ˈkæθ(ə)lɪk/ (of the Western Christian church, as differentiated from the Orthodox church) :: catholique
Catholic {adj} (of the Roman Catholic church) :: catholique
Catholic {n} (member of a Catholic church) :: catholique {m} {f}
Catholic Church {n} (24 particular churches in full communion with the Pope as the Bishop of Rome) :: Église catholique {f}
Catholicism {n} /kəˈθɔləsɪzm/ (faiths, practices and doctrines of a Catholic Church) :: catholicisme {m}
catholicity {n} (Catholicism) SEE: Catholicism ::
cation {n} /ˈkætˌaɪ.ɒn/ (a positively charged ion) :: cation {m}
catkin {n} (botany: a type of inflorescence) :: chaton, iule
cat lady {n} (elderly lady who devotes her attention to cats) :: femme à chats {f}
catlike {adj} (resembling a cat) :: félin
cat litter {n} (grit used in a cat's toilet tray) SEE: kitty litter ::
catmint {n} (catnip) SEE: catnip ::
catnip {n} (specific species which causes intoxication among cats) :: cataire {f}, chataire {f}, herbe à chat {f}
catoblepas {n} (mythological creature) :: catoblépas {m}
cat-o'-nine-tails {n} (whip) :: chat à neuf queues {m}
cat's cradle {n} (children's game) :: (jeu du) berceau, (jeu de la) scie
cat's eye {n} (retroreflective device placed on a road surface) :: œil de chat {m}
cat's eye {n} (cymophane) SEE: cymophane ::
catslaughter {n} (killing of cats) :: félicide
cat's tongue {n} (chocolate confectionery) :: langue de chat
cat's whisker {n} (wire that touches the crystal in a crystal radio) :: chercheur {m}
cattail {n} /ˈkæt.teɪl/ (any of several perennial herbs of the genus Typha) :: massette {f}, quenouille {f}
cattle {n} /ˈkæt(ə)l/ (domesticated bovine animals) :: bétail, bovins {m-p}
cattle {n} (certain other livestock) :: bétail {m}
cattle {n} (pejorative: people who resemble cattle in behavior or destiny) :: bétail
cattle egret {n} (cattle egret) :: héron garde-bœufs {m}
cattleman {n} (man who raises or tends cattle) :: offre de bétail
cat tree {n} (structure for a cat to play on) :: arbre à chat {m}
catty {adj} /ˈkæti/ (spiteful) :: rosse, rosserie, méchant
catwalk {n} (narrow elevated stage on which models parade) :: passerelle {f}, podium {m}
Caucasian {adj} /kɔːˈkeɪʒən]/ (pertaining to the Caucasus region or people) :: caucasien
Caucasian {n} (native of the Caucasus region) :: Caucasien {m}, Caucasienne {f}
Caucasian {n} (member of Caucasian race) :: Blanc {m}, Blanche {f}, Caucasien {m}, Caucasienne {f}
Caucasian Albania {prop} (ancient region and kingdom south of Caucasus mountains) :: Albanie du Caucase
Caucasus {prop} /ˈkɔːkəsəs/ (geographic region) :: Caucase {m}
caucus {n} /ˈkɔ(ː).kəs/ (a meeting, especially a preliminary meeting, of persons belonging to a party) :: caucus {m}
caucus {n} (a grouping from the same party) :: caucus {m}, groupe parlementaire {f}
caucus race {n} (political competition) :: course à l'échalote {f}
caucus race {n} (laborious but arbitrary and futile activity) :: course à l'échalote {f}
caudal {adj} /ˈkɔːdəl/ (pertaining to the tail) :: caudal
caudal fin {n} (the tailfin of a fish and other aquatic vertebrates) :: nageoire caudale {f}
caudal peduncle {n} (part of a fish's body) :: pédoncule caudal {m}
caudillo {n} /kɔˈdiː(j)oʊ/ (military dictator in South America) :: caudillo {m}
caught between the devil and the deep blue sea {adj} (choice between two undesirable options) :: entre le marteau et l'enclume
caul {n} /kɔːl/ (a style of close-fitting circular cap) :: coiffe {f}
caul {n} (part of the amniotic sac which sometimes shrouds a baby’s head at birth) :: coiffe céphalique {f}
cauldron {n} /ˈkɔːl.dɹən/ (large bowl-shaped pot) :: chaudron {m}
cauliflower {n} /ˈkɑl.əˌflaʊ.ɚ/ (Vegetable) :: chou-fleur {m}
cauliflower {n} (Edible head of a cauliflower plant) :: chou-fleur {m}
cauliflower ear {n} (swollen and deformed outer ear) :: oreille en chou-fleur
caulk {v} /kɔːk/ (to seal joints with caulk) :: calfeutrer, étouper, calfater
causal {adj} /ˈkɔːz.əl/ (of, relating to or being a cause of something) :: causal
causalgia {n} (intense burning pain) :: causalgie
causality {n} (agency of cause) :: causalité
causate {v} (cause) SEE: cause ::
causation {n} (the act of causing) :: causation {f}
causation {n} (causality) SEE: causality ::
causative {adj} /ˈkɔːzətɪv/ (linguistics: expressing cause or causation) :: causatif
causative {n} (linguistics) :: causatif {m}, factitif {m}
cause {n} /kɔz/ (source or reason of an event or action) :: cause {f}, raison {f}
cause {n} (goal, aim, principle) :: cause {f}
cause {v} (to set off an event or action) :: causer
cause and effect {n} (causation) SEE: causation ::
cause and effect {n} (causality) SEE: causality ::
cause célèbre {n} /kɔz sɛˈlɛb/ (issue or incident arousing heated public debate) :: fait polémique {m}
cause of death {n} (official cause of a human death) :: cause de la mort {f}, cause de décès {f}
causeway {n} /ˈkɔːz.weɪ/ (raised roadway) :: chaussée {f}
caustic {n} (caustic soda) SEE: caustic soda ::
causticity {n} /kɔːˈstɪsɪti/ (the quality of being caustic) :: causticité {f}
caustic soda {n} (sodium hydroxide) :: soude caustique {f}
caustification {n} :: caustification {f}
cauterization {n} (act of searing some morbid part) :: adustion, cautérisation {f}
cauterize {v} /ˈkʰɒɾəɹaɪz]/ (burn tissue) :: cautériser
cautery {n} (process of cutting or sealing body tissue with heat or cold) :: cautérisation {f}
cautery {n} (device used for cutting or sealing body tissue) :: cautère {m}
caution {n} /ˈkɑːʃn/ (precept or warning against evil or danger) :: admonition, avertissement {m}, mise en garde
caution {n} (careful attention, prudence) :: précaution
caution {v} (to warn) :: avertir
cautionary tale {n} (story) :: fable {f}
caution - slippery when wet {phrase} (warning against slippery floor) :: attention, plancher mouillé, attention, sol glissant
cautious {adj} /ˈkɔːʃəs/ (careful) :: prudent
cautiously {adv} (in a cautious manner) :: précautionneusement
cavalcade {n} /ˈkævəlˌkeɪd/ (company of riders) :: cavalcade {f}
cavalier {adj} /ˌkævəˈlɪəɹ/ (not caring enough about something important) :: nonchalant {m}
cavalier {adj} (supercilious, haughty, disdainful) :: cavalier {m}
cavalier {n} (military man serving on horse) :: chevalier {m}
cavalier {n} (sprightly military man) :: cavalier {m}, chevalier {m}
cavalier {n} (well mannered man; a gentleman) :: cavalier {m}
cavalry {n} /ˈkævəlɹi/ (military service that fights with riding horses) :: cavalerie {f}
cavalryman {n} (a soldier in the cavalry) :: cavalier {m}
cavatina {n} (An operatic song in slow tempo) :: cavatine {f}
cave {n} /keɪv/ (large, naturally occurring cavity formed underground) :: caverne {f}, grotte {f}
cave {n} (storage cellar) :: cave {f}
cave {n} (place of retreat) :: antre {m}
cave {n} (mining: collapse or cave-in) :: éboulement {m}
caveat {n} /ˈkævɪæt/ (warning) :: avertissement {m}
cave in {n} (The act of something collapsing or caving in) :: éboulement {m}
cave in {n} (The location where something has caved in) :: éboulement {m}
cave in {v} (to collapse inward or downward) :: s'effondrer, cabosser
cave in {v} (to relent, comply, lose willpower, etc.) :: s'effondrer
caveman {n} (early humans or related species) :: homme des cavernes {m}
cavern {n} /ˈkæ.və(ɹ)n/ (large cave) :: caverne {f}, grotte {f}
cavernous {adj} (having many caverns) :: caverneux
cavesson {n} (part of a horse's bridle) :: caveçon {m}
caviar {n} /kæviːɑɹ]/ (roe of the sturgeon or other large fish (black caviar)) :: caviar {m}
caviar spoon {n} (shallow small spoon for eating caviar) :: cuillère à caviar {f}
cavil {v} /ˈkæv.əl/ (to criticise for petty or frivolous reasons) :: chicane {f}
cavitation {n} /ˌkævɪˈteɪʃən/ (formation of vapor bubbles) :: cavitation {f}
cavity {n} /ˈkʰævɪɾi]/ (hole and soft area in tooth caused by caries) :: carie {f}
cavort {v} /kəˈvɔɹt/ (move/play boisterously) :: cabrioler
cavy {n} (guinea pig) SEE: guinea pig ::
caw {n} /kɔː/ (cry of a crow) :: croassement {m}
caw {v} (to make the cry of a crow, rook, or raven) :: croasser
Cayenne {prop} /kaɪˈɛn/ (capital of French Guiana) :: Cayenne {f}
Caymanian {adj} (of the Cayman Islands) :: caïmanais
Caymanian {n} (person from the Cayman Islands) :: Caïmanais {m}
Cayman Islands {prop} (British territory in the Caribbean) :: Îles Caïmans {f-p}
cc {n} /siːˈsiː/ (carbon copy) :: cc
CCGC {initialism} :: CGCC
CCGS {initialism} :: NGCC
CCITT {prop} /siːsiːaɪtiːtiː/ :: CCITT
CCTV {n} (closed circuit television) :: vidéosurveillance {f}
CCTV {prop} (China Central Television) :: CCTV {f}
CD {n} /ˌsiːˈdiː/ (abbreviations of compact-disc which are actually in use, see also: compact disc) :: CD {m}
CD burner {n} (CD burner) :: graveur de CD {m}
cDNA {n} (complementary DNA) :: ADNc
CD player {n} (CD player) :: lecteur CD {m}, lecteur de CD {m}
CDRE {n} (commodore) :: cmdre, cmdre.
CD-ROM {n} /siː.diːˈɹɒm/ (CD-ROM) :: cédérom {m}
Ceará {prop} /seɪ.əˈɹɑː/ (state in north-eastern Brazil) :: Ceará {m}
cease {v} /siːs/ (intransitive) :: cesser, s'arrêter
cease {v} (transitive) :: cesser de + infinitive, arrêter de + infinitive
cease and desist {v} (stop and not resume an action) :: cessez et renoncez
cease-fire {n} (in warfare, an agreed end to hostilities for a specific purpose) :: cessez-le-feu {m}, trêve {f}
ceaseless {adj} /ˈsiːsləs/ (without an end) :: incessant {m}
Cebuano {n} (language) :: cébouano {m}, cebuano, visayan
Cebuano {adj} (pertaining to the language or its speakers) :: cébouano
Cecilia {prop} /sɛˈsiːli.ə/ (female given name) :: Cécile
Cecina {prop} (town in the province of Livorno) :: Cecina
cedar {n} /ˈsi.dɚ/ (coniferous tree in genus Cedrus) :: cèdre {m}
cedar {n} (aromatic wood) :: cèdre
cedarn {adj} (made of cedar) :: en cèdre
cede {v} /siːd/ (give up) :: céder
cedilla {n} /səˈdɪlə/ (mark placed under the letter c) :: cédille {f}
Cedric {prop} (male given name) :: Cédric
cee {n} /siː/ (name of the letter C, c) :: {m}
ceftriaxone {n} (synthetic cephalosporin antibiotic) :: ceftriaxone
ceil {n} (ceiling) SEE: ceiling ::
ceiling {n} /ˈsiːlɪŋ/ (upper limit of room) :: plafond {m}
ceiling {n} (upper limit of an object or action) :: plafond {m}
ceiling {n} (smallest integer) :: partie entière par excès {f}
ceiling fan {n} (fan fixture on a ceiling) :: ventilateur de plafond
celadon {n} /ˈsɛləˌdɑn/ (pale green colour) :: céladon
-cele {suffix} (tumour) :: -cèle
-cele {suffix} (hernia) :: -cèle
celebrate {v} /ˈsɛl.ɪ.bɹeɪt/ (extol or honour in a solemn manner) :: rendre hommage, célébrer
celebrate {v} (honour by rites, ceremonies, etc.) :: fêter, célébrer
celebrate {v} (to engage in joyful activity in appreciation of an event) :: fêter, faire la fête
celebrate {v} (perform or participate in) :: célébrer
celebrated {adj} /ˈsɛl.ɪ.bɹeɪ.tɪd/ (famous or widely praised) :: célèbre
celebration {n} (formal performance of a solemn rite) :: célébration {f}
celebration {n} (social gathering for entertainment and fun) :: célébration {f}, fête {f}
celebrity {n} /sɪˈlɛbɹɪti/ (famous person) :: célébrité {f}, people {m} {f}
celebrity {n} (fame) :: célébrité {f}
celeriac {n} (form of celery) :: céleri-rave
celerity {n} /sɪˈlɛɹɪti/ (speed) :: célérité {f}
celerity {n} (speed of individual waves) :: célérité {f}
celery {n} /ˈsɛl.ə.ɹi/ (herb) :: céleri {m}
celery {n} (the stalks of this herb) :: céleri {m}
celery salt {n} (spice) :: sel de céleri {m}
celesta {n} /səˈlɛstə/ (musical instrument) :: célesta {m}
celestial {adj} /səˈlɛstiəl/ (relating to heaven (religious)) :: céleste
celestial {adj} (relating to sky) :: céleste
celestial body {n} (natural object beyond Earth's atmosphere) :: corps céleste {m}, astre {m}
Celestial Empire {prop} (Empire of China) :: Céleste-Empire {m}
celestial equator {n} (great circle) :: équateur céleste {m}
celestial sphere {n} (abstract sphere of infinite radius) :: sphère céleste {f}
celestial stem {n} (heavenly stem) SEE: heavenly stem ::
celestine {n} (mineral) :: célestine {f}
Celia {prop} (female given name) :: Célia
celibacy {n} /ˈsɛləbəsi/ (state of being unmarried) :: célibat {m}
celibacy {n} (abstaining from sexual relations) :: célibat {m}
celibate {adj} /ˈsɛləbət/ (unmarried) :: célibataire
celibate {n} (person who is not married) :: célibataire {m} {f}
Celine {prop} (female given name) :: Céline {f}
cell {n} /sɛl/ (component of an electrical battery) :: pile {f}
cell {n} (room in a prison for containing inmates) :: cellule {f}
cell {n} (room in a monastery for sleeping one person) :: cellule {f}
cell {n} (small group of people forming part of a larger organization) :: cellule {f}
cell {n} (basic unit of a living organism) :: cellule {f}
cell {n} (biological cavity) :: cellule {f} [of a honeycomb]
cell {n} (informal: a cellular telephone, see also: mobile phone) :: portable {m}, mobile {m}
cellar {n} /ˈsɛlɚ/ (underground space) :: cave {f}
cellar {n} (wine collection) :: cave {f}
cellar door {n} (part of a winery) :: cave {f}
cellist {n} (person who plays the cello) :: violoncelliste
cell membrane {n} (semipermeable membrane surrounding the cytoplasm of a cell) :: membrane plasmique {f}
cell nucleus {n} (cytology: large organelle found in cells) SEE: nucleus ::
cello {n} /ˈtʃɛloʊ/ (musical instrument) :: violoncelle {m}
cellophane {n} /ˈsɛləfeɪn/ (the transparent plastic film) :: cellophane {f}
cellophane noodle {n} (type of transparent Asian noodle) :: dangmyeon {m}
cell phone {n} (mobile phone) SEE: mobile phone ::
cell theory {n} (scientific theory) :: théorie cellulaire {f}
cellular {n} (mobile phone) SEE: mobile phone ::
cellular {adj} (of, relating to, consisting of, or resembling a cell or cells) :: cellulaire {m} {f}
cellular automaton {n} (automaton) :: automate cellulaire {m}
cellularly {adv} (in a way of or pertaining to cells) :: cellulairement
cellular phone {n} (mobile phone) SEE: mobile phone ::
celluloid {n} /ˈsɛljəˌlɔɪd/ (variety of thermoplastics) :: celluloïd {m}
celluloid {n} (cinema or film) :: ducinéma {m}
cellulose {n} (the polysaccharide cellulose) :: cellulose {f}
cell wall {n} /sɛl wɔːl/ (thick layer around cells of plants, fungi, and algae) :: paroi cellulaire {f}
Celsius {adj} /ˈsɛlsiːəs/ (related to a metric scale of temperature) :: Celsius {m}
Celt {prop} /kɛlt/ (ancient) :: Celte {m}
Celtic {prop} /ˈsɛltɪk/ (branch of languages) :: celtique {m}
Celtic {adj} (of the Celts; of the style of the Celts) :: celtique {m} {f}, celte {m} {f}
Celtic studies {n} (academic discipline) :: celtologie {f}
Celtology {n} (Celtic studies) SEE: Celtic studies ::
celtuce {n} /ˈsɛlt.əs/ (type of lettuce) :: lattuga asparago {f}
cembalo {n} (cembalo) SEE: harpsichord ::
cembra {n} (Pinus cembra) SEE: Swiss pine ::
cement {n} /ˈsimɛnt/ (a powdered substance) :: ciment
cement {n} (the paste-like substance) :: ciment {m}
cement {n} (any material with strong adhesive properties) :: colle {f}, adhésif {m}
cement {v} :: cimenter
cementer {n} (person who applies cement) :: cimentier {m}
cement mixer {n} (device to make concrete) :: bétonnière {f}
cementum {n} (cementum) :: cément {m}
cemeterial {adj} :: cémétérial
cemetery {n} (a place where the dead are buried) SEE: graveyard ::
cendrée {n} (grey colour (noun)) :: cendrée
-cene {suffix} (suffix indicating a geologic period) :: -cène
cenobite {n} /ˈsiːnəbaɪt/ (monk who lives in a religious community, rather than in solitude) :: cénobite {m}
Cenomanian {prop} :: Cénomanien
cenotaph {n} /ˈsɛn.ə.tæf/ (monument to honor the dead whose bodies lie elsewhere) :: cénotaphe {m}
cenote {n} /sɛˈnoʊteɪ/ (deep natural well or sinkhole) :: cénote {m}
Cenozoic {prop} /ˌkɛnɵˈzoʊɪk/ (geological epoch) :: Cénozoïque
cense {v} (to perfume with incense) :: encenser
censer {n} /ˈsɛn.sɚ/ (religious ornamental container for burning incense) :: encensoir {m}
censor {n} /ˈsɛn.sɚ/ (Roman magistrate) :: censeur {m}
censor {n} (official responsible for removal of objectionable or sensitive content) :: censeur {m}
censor {n} :: censeur {m}
censor {v} (to review in order to remove objectionable content) :: censurer
censor {v} (to remove objectionable content) :: caviarder [familiar]
censorial {adj} /ˌsɛnˈsɔɹi.əl/ (relating to a censor) :: censorial
censorship {n} /ˈsɛnsɚˌʃɪp/ (use of state or group power to control freedom of expression) :: censure {f}
censorware {n} (software or hardware used to filter content on the Internet) :: logiciel de censure
censually {adv} :: censuellement
censure {v} /ˈsɛn.ʃɚ/ :: décrier, censurer
censurer {n} (censor) SEE: censor ::
census {n} /ˈsɛnsəs/ (official count of members of a population) :: recensement {m}
cent {n} /sɛnt/ (subunit of currency in US and elsewhere) :: cent {m}, centime {m}
cent {n} (one-hundredth of a euro) :: centime {m}
cent {n} (coin) :: [of dollar] (pièce d'un) cent {m}; [of euro] (pièce d'un) centime {m}
centaur {n} /ˈsɛntɑɹ/ (mythical half-man, half-horse) :: centaure {m}
centaur {n} (astronomy) :: Centaure
Centaur {n} (Greek mythology) :: Centaure
Centaur {n} (astronomy) :: Centaure
Centaurus {prop} (spring constellation of the northern sky) :: Centaure {m}
centaury {n} /ˈsɛntɔɹi/ (Centaurium) :: centaurée {f}
centenarian {n} /ˌsɛn.tɪˈnɛəɹ.i.ən/ (one who is at least 100 years old) :: centenaire {m} {f}
centenary {n} (centennial) SEE: centennial ::
centenary {adj} (of, or pertaining to, or completing a period of 100 years) :: centenaire
centenier {n} (centurion) SEE: centurion ::
centennial {n} /sɛnˈtɛnɪəl/ (100th anniversary) :: centenaire {m}
center {n} /ˈsɛn.tɚ/ (point equidistant from all points on the perimeter of a circle) :: centre {m}
center {n} (point equidistant from all points on the surface of a sphere) :: centre {m}
center {n} (point on a line midway between the ends) :: centre {m}, milieu {m}
center {n} (point in the interior of figure with mean coordinates) :: centre de masse {m}
center {n} (place where a function or activity occurs) :: centre {m}, foyer {m}
center {n} (topic of particular importance) :: sujet {m}
center {n} (in basketball) :: pivot {m}
center {n} (in ice hockey) :: centre {m}
center {adj} (of, at or related to center) :: central
centerfold {n} /ˈsɛntɚfoʊld/ (person in such a photograph) :: pin-up {f} [woman]
centerfold {n} (sexually attractive person) :: pin-up {f} [woman]
centering {n} (temporary wooden structure) :: cintrage {m}
centering {n} (Moving something to a center) :: centrage {m}
center of gravity {n} /ˌsen.təɹ əv ˈɡɹæv.ə.ti/ (point, near or within a body, at which the object's mass can be assumed to be concentrated) :: centre de gravité {m}
centerpunch {n} (tool) :: pointeau {m}
centi- {prefix} (10-2) :: centi-
centiampere {n} (10-2 amperes) :: centiampère {m}
centime {n} (subunit of currency) :: centime {m}
centime {n} (coin) :: pièce d'un centime {f}, centime {m}
centimetre {n} /ˈsɛn.tɪ.miː.tə/ (one-hundredth of a metre) :: centimètre {m}
centipede {n} /ˈsɛnt.ɪ.pid/ (a segmented arthropod of class Chilopoda) :: scolopendre {m}
centisecond {n} (unit of time equal to 0.01 seconds) :: centiseconde {f}
central {adj} /ˈsɛntɹəl/ (being in the centre) :: central {m}, centrale {f}
central {adj} (being very important) :: central
central {adj} :: central
Central Africa {prop} (region) :: Centrafrique, centre d'Afrique
Central African {n} (A person from Central Africa or of Central African descent) :: Centrafricain {m}
Central African {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Central Africa or the Central African people) :: centrafricain
Central African Republic {prop} (country in Central Africa) :: République centrafricaine
Central America {prop} (part of North America) :: Amérique centrale {f}
Central American {adj} (relating to Central America) :: centraméricain
Central Asia {prop} (smaller area of Central Asia) :: Asie centrale {f}
central bank {n} (the principal monetary authority of a polity) :: banque centrale
central business district {n} (central area of a city) :: quartier d'affaires {m}, centre-ville {m}
Central Europe {prop} /ˈsɛntɹəl ˈjʊɹəp/ (geographical region in the center of Europe) :: Europe centrale {f}
Central European {adj} (Central European) :: centreuropéen {m}, médioeuropéen {m}
central government {n} (highest level of government in a unitary state) :: administration centrale {f}
central heating {n} (heating system) :: chauffage central {m}
centralise {v} (centralise) SEE: centralize ::
centralism {n} (system that centralizes) :: centralisme {m}
centrality {n} (the state of being central) :: centralité {f}
centralization {n} /ˌsɛntɹəˌlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ (the act or process of centralizing) :: centralisation {f}
centralize {v} (to move power to a single, central authority) :: centraliser
central limit theorem {n} (the theorem) :: théorème central limite {m}
central nervous system {n} (that part of the nervous system comprising the brain, brainstem and spinal cord) :: système nerveux central {m}
Central Park {prop} (park in Manhattan) :: Central Park {m}
central processing unit {n} (part of a computer) :: unité centrale de traitement {f}, unité centrale {f}, processeur central {m}
centre {n} (center) SEE: center ::
centre {v} (center) SEE: center ::
Centre {prop} (region) :: Centre {m}
centreboard {n} (The adjustable keel on a small yacht) :: dérive {f}
centre circle {n} (the circle in the centre of the pitch in soccer) :: rond central {m}
centre forward {n} (most central of the strikers) :: avant-centre {m}, attaquant de pointe {m}
centre of mass {n} (point where the mass can be considered concentrated) :: centre de masse {m}
centrifugal {adj} /sɛnˈtɹɪf(j)əɡəl/ (tending, or causing, to recede from the center) :: centrifuge {m} {f}
centrifugal force {n} (force) :: force centrifuge {f}
centrifuge {n} /ˈsɛntɹɪˌfjʊdʒ/ (device for separation of substances) :: centrifugeuse {f}
centrifuge {v} (to rotate something in a centrifuge in order to separate its constituents) :: centrifuger
centriole {n} /ˈsɛntɹɪˌəʊl/ (barrel shaped microtubule) :: centriole {m}
centripetal {adj} /sɛnˈtɹɪpətəl/ (directed or moving towards a centre) :: centripète
centrism {n} (moderate political philosophy) :: centrisme {m}
centrobaric {adj} :: centrobarique
centroid {n} (point at the centre of any shape) :: centroïde {m}
centrolecithal {adj} :: centrolécithe
centromere {n} /ˈsɛntɹəˌmiɚ/ (region of a eukaryotic chromosome) :: centromère {m}
centroscopy {n} :: centroscopie {f}
centrosome {n} (organelle that controls the organization of its microtubules) :: centrosome {m}
centurion {n} /sɛnˈtjʊɹ.i.ən/ (commander of a century of soldiers) :: centurion {m}
century {n} /ˈsɛn.t͡ʃə.ɹiː/ (100 years) :: siècle {m}
century {n} (Roman army type unit) :: centurie {f}
century {n} (political division of Rome) :: centurie {f}
century egg {n} (Chinese delicacy) :: œuf de cent ans {m}
CEO {n} (chief executive officer) :: PDG
cep {n} (Boletus edulis) SEE: porcini ::
cepe {n} (Boletus edulis) SEE: porcini ::
cephalalgia {n} (headache) SEE: headache ::
cephalic {adj} /sɪˈfælɪk/ (of or referring to the head) :: céphalique
cephalon {n} /ˈsefələn/ (the head of a trilobite) :: céphalon {m}
Cephalonia {prop} (Greek island) :: Céphalonie {f}
cephalopod {n} (mollusc) :: céphalopode {m}
cephaloscopic {adj} :: céphaloscopique
cephaloscopy {n} :: céphaloscopie {f}
cephalothorax {n} (anatomy: fused head and thorax) :: céphalothorax {m}
Cephas {prop} (apostle Peter) :: Céphas {m}
Cephas {prop} (male given name) :: Céphas {m}
cepheid variable {n} (radially pulsating variable star) :: céphéide {f}
Cepheus {prop} /ˈsiːfi.əs/ (mythical husband of Cassiopeia) :: Céphée {m}
Cepheus {prop} (constellation) :: Céphée {m}
cepstral {adj} (of or relating to cepstra) :: cepstral
cepstrum {n} /ˈkɛpstɹəm/ (Fourier transform of the logarithm of a spectrum) :: cepstre {m}
ceramic {adj} /səˈɹæmɪk/ (of or pertaining to ceramic as material) :: céramique
ceramic {n} (material) :: céramique {f}
ceramics {n} (art) :: céramique {f}
ceramics {n} (ceramics objects as a group) :: céramique {f}
ceramide {n} (lipid) :: céramide {m}
cerate {n} (chemistry) :: cérate {m}
Cerberus {prop} /ˈsɝbəɹəs/ (mythological three-headed dog) :: Cerbère {m}
cercus {n} (hair-like structure) :: cerque {m}
cereal {n} (breakfast cereal) SEE: breakfast cereal ::
cereal {n} /ˈsɪəɹiːəɫ]/ (type of grass) :: céréale {f}
cerebellar {adj} (of or pertaining to the cerebellum) :: cérébelleux
cerebellum {n} /ˌseɹəˈbeləm/ (part of the hindbrain in vertebrates) :: cervelet {m}
cerebral {adj} /ˈsɛɹ.ə.bɹəl/ (of, or relating to the brain) :: cérébral
cerebral {adj} (intellectual) :: cérébral
cerebral {adj} (retroflex) SEE: retroflex ::
cerebralize {v} (to make a mental picture or map) :: cérébraliser
cerebral palsy {n} (group of non-contagious conditions) :: paralysie cérébrale {f}, infirmité motrice cérébrale {f}
cerebrospinal {adj} (Of, or pertaining to brain or spine) :: cérébrospinal
cerebrospinal fluid {n} (clear bodily fluid) :: liquide cérébro-spinal {m}
cerebrovascular accident {n} (loss of brain function) :: accident vasculaire cérébral {m}
cerebrum {n} /ˈsɛ.ɹɪ.bɹəm/ (upper part of the brain) :: telencéphale {m}
ceremonial {adj} (of, relating to, or used in a ceremony) :: cérémonial {m}
ceremonial {n} (a ceremony, or series of ceremonies) :: cérémonial {m}
ceremony {n} /ˈsɛɹɪməni/ (ritual with religious significance) :: cérémonie {f}
ceremony {n} (official gathering to celebrate) :: cérémonie {f}
Cerenkov effect {prop} /tʃɛˈɹɛŋkəf ɛˈfɛkt/ (emission of light) :: effet Cerenkov
Ceres {prop} /ˈsɪəɹiːz/ (Roman goddess) :: Cérès {f}
Ceres {prop} (dwarf planet) :: Cérès {f}
ceric {adj} (containing cerium with valence four) :: cérique
cerise {n} (colour) :: cerise
cerite {n} (cerite) :: cérite {f}
cerium {n} /ˈsɪəɹiəm/ (chemical element) :: cérium {m}
cerolein {n} :: céroléine {f}
cerous {adj} (containing cerium with valence three) :: céreux
certain {adj} /ˈsɝtn̩/ (sure, positive, not doubting) :: certain
certain {adj} (not specifically named, indeterminate, indefinite) :: certain, quelconque
certain {determiner} (having been determined but not specified) :: certain
certainly {adv} /ˈsɝʔn̩li/ (with certainty) :: certainement
certainly {adv} (without doubt, surely) :: certainement, sûrement, sans nul doute, sans aucun doute
certainly {adv} (emphatic affirmative answer) :: certainement, bien sûr, pour sûr, évidemment
certainty {n} /ˈsɝtn̩ti/ (state of being certain) :: certitude {f}
certificate {n} /səɹˈtɪfɪkɪt/ (a document containing a certified statement) :: document, certificat {m}
certification {n} /ˌsɜːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ (act of certifying) :: certification {f}
certify {v} (to attest as to) :: certifier
certitude {n} /ˈsɝtət(j)ud/ (sureness, certainty) :: certitude {f}
cerulean {n} /səˈɹuːli.ən/ (sky blue) :: bleu céruléen {m}
cerulean {adj} (sky-blue) :: céruléen
cerumen {n} (earwax) SEE: earwax ::
cerussite {n} (mineral) :: cérusite {f}
cervical {adj} /ˈsɝːvɨkl̩/ (of the cervix) :: cervical
cervical cancer {n} (cancer of the cervix) :: cancer cervical {m}, cancer du col de l'utérus {m}, cancer du col utérin {m}
cervical cap {n} (contraceptive device) :: cape cervicale {f}
cervical smear {n} (gynaecology: screening test) :: frottis {m}
cervical vertebra {n} (any of the seven vertebrae of the neck) :: vertèbre cervicale {f}
cervicide {n} (deerslaughter) SEE: deerslaughter ::
cervid {n} (member of Cervidae) :: cervidé {m}
cervix {n} (neck) SEE: neck ::
cervix {n} /ˈsɝ.vɪks/ (lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina) :: col de l'utérus {m}
cesarean section {n} (Caesarean section) SEE: Caesarean section ::
cessation {n} /sɛˈseɪʃən/ (a ceasing or discontinuance) :: cessation {f}
cessionary {n} (one who receives a cession) SEE: assignee ::
cesspool {n} /ˈsɛsˌpuːl/ (place for sewage) :: fosse d’aisance {f}, fosse {f}
cesspool {n} (filthy place) :: cloaque {m}, porcherie {f}
c'est la vie {phrase} (such is life) SEE: such is life ::
cetacean {n} /sɪˈteɪʃən/ (an animal belonging to the order Cetacea) :: cétacé {m}
cetane {n} (C16H34) :: cétane {m}, hexadécane {m}
cetane number {n} (performance rating of diesel fuel) :: indice de cétane {m}
cetirizine {n} /sɛˈtɪɹɨziːn/ (metabolite of hydroxyzine) :: cétirizine {f}
cetology {n} (study of cetaceans) :: cétologie
Cetus {prop} (winter constellation of the northern sky) :: Baleine {f}
ceviche {n} /səˈviːtʃeɪ/ (raw seafood cured by marination in an acidic medium) :: ceviche {m}
Ceylon {prop} (Sri Lanka) SEE: Sri Lanka ::
Ceylon {prop} /seɪˈlɑn/ (old name for Sri Lanka) :: Ceylan {m}
cf. {v} (compare) :: cf.
CF {initialism} (Canadian Forces) :: FC
CFAV {initialism} :: NAFC
CFL {prop} (Canadian Football League) :: LCF {f}
cégep {n} (college in Québec) :: cégep {m}
cha-cha {n} (ballroom dance) :: Cha-cha-chá {m}
cha-cha-cha {n} (cha-cha) SEE: cha-cha ::
Chad {prop} /tʃæd/ (country) :: Tchad
Chad {prop} (lake) :: Tchad
Chadian {adj} (pertaining to Chad) :: tchadien
Chadian {n} (person from Chad) :: Tchadien
chador {n} (a loose robe worn by Muslim women) :: tchador {m}, chador {m}
chaebol {n} (large, family-controlled Korean business conglomerate) :: chaebol
chafe {n} /tʃeɪf/ (heat excited by friction) :: chauffer en frictionnant
chafe {n} (injury or wear caused by friction) :: inflammation {f}, abrasion {f}
chafe {n} (vexation; irritation of mind; rage) :: énervement {m}, colère {f}
chafe {v} (to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated) :: irriter, vexer
chaff {n} /tʃæf/ (inedible parts of grain plant) :: balle {f}, bale
chaffinch {n} /ˈt͡ʃæfɪnt͡ʃ/ (bird) :: pinson {m}, pinson des arbres {m}
chagrin {n} /ʃəˈɡɹɪn/ (distress from failure; vexation or mortification) :: chagrin {m}
chagrin {n} :: chagrin {m}
chai {n} (spiced black tea) SEE: masala chai ::
chain {n} /ˈt͡ʃeɪn/ (series of interconnected rings or links) :: chaîne {f}
chain {n} (series of interconnected things) :: chaîne {f}
chain {n} (series of stores or businesses with the same brand name) :: chaîne {f}
chain {n} (number of atoms in a series, which combine to form a molecule) :: chaîne {f}
chain {v} (to fasten with a chain) :: enchaîner
chain {v} (to link together) :: enchaîner
chain {v} (to be chained to another data item) :: chaîner
chain drive {n} (transmission system) :: transmission par chaîne {f}
chain mail {n} (a flexible defensive armor) :: cotte de mailles {f}
chain of command {n} (hierarchy in which one rank obeys the one above it) :: chaîne de commandement {f}
chain reaction {n} (type of nuclear reaction) :: réaction en chaîne {f}
chain reaction {n} (series of events) :: réaction en chaîne {f}
chainring {n} /ˈtʃeɪnɹɪŋ/ (large forward ring on a bicycle) :: plateau {m}
chain rule {n} (mean value theorem) :: règle de la chaîne {f}
chainsaw {n} /ˈt͡ʃeɪn.ˌsɔː/ (saw with a power-driven chain) :: tronçonneuse {f}, scie à chaîne [Quebec French]
chain shot {n} (projectile consisting of two cannon balls linked by a chain) :: boulet chaîné {m}
chain smoker {n} (one who smokes continuously) :: fumeur à la chaîne
chain smoker {n} (one who habitually smokes a lot) :: gros fumeur {m}
chain store {n} (retail outlet that is one of a group) :: chaîne de magasins {f} [chain stores]
chair {n} /t͡ʃɛə(ɹ)/ (furniture) :: chaise {f}, fauteuil {m}
chair {n} (distinguished professorship) :: chaire {f}
chair {v} (to act as chairperson) :: présider
chair {n} (chairperson) SEE: chairperson ::
chairlift {n} (moving series of open seats) :: télésiège {m}
chairman {n} /ˈtʃɛːmən/ (person presiding over a meeting) :: secrétaire général (for a political party), président {m}
chairperson {n} (a person who presides over a meeting, a board) :: secrétaire général {m}, secrétaire générale {f}, président {m}, présidente {f}
chairwoman {n} (female chairperson) :: secrétaire générale {f} [political party], présidente {f}
chaise longue {n} /ˌʃeɪz ˈlɔŋ/ (reclining chair with a long seat) :: chaise longue {f}
chai tea {n} (masala chai) SEE: masala chai ::
chakra {n} /ˈtʃæk.ɹə/ (spiritual energy nexuses) :: chakra {m}, tchakra {m}
chalaza {n} /kəˈleɪzə/ (zoology: spiral band) :: chalaze {f}
chalcanthite {n} (mineral) :: chalcantite {f}
Chalcedon {prop} /ˈkælsɪdɑːn/ (town in Asia Minor) :: Chalcédoine
chalcedony {n} /kælˈsɛdəni/ (form of fine-grained quartz) :: calcédoine
chalcogen {n} (any element of group 16 of the periodic table) :: chalcogène {m}
Chaldea {prop} (region in the southern portion of Babylonia) :: Chaldée {f}
Chaldean {n} (native of Chaldea) :: Chaldéen {m}, Chaldéenne {f}
Chaldean {n} (member of the Chaldean Catholic Church) :: Chaldéen {m}, Chaldéenne {f}
Chaldean Catholic Church {prop} (an Eastern Catholic particular church) :: Église catholique chaldéenne {f}
chalet {n} /ʃæleɪ/ (wooden house) :: chalet {m}
chalice {n} /ˈtʃæl.ɪs/ (large drinking cup) :: calice {m}
chalk {n} /t͡ʃɔːk/ (a soft, white, powdery limestone) :: craie {f}
chalk {n} (a piece of chalk used for drawing and on a blackboard) :: craie {f}
chalk {n} (... prevent from falling when climbing) :: magnésie {f}
chalk {n} (tailor's chalk) SEE: tailor's chalk ::
chalkboard {n} /t͡ʃɔk.bɔː(ɹ)d/ (slate board for writing on with chalk) :: [classroom] tableau noir {m}, [small-sized board in a bar or restaurant] ardoise
chalk up {v} (to achieve something) :: décrocher, remporter, multiplier, totaliser, engranger, enregistrer
chalk up to {v} (idiomatic: to attribute something to something) :: mettre sur le compte de, attribuer la responsabilité, attribuer le mérite
challah {n} /ˈχɑːlə/ (traditional braided bread) :: hallah {f}, challah {f}
challenge {n} /ˈtʃæl.ɪndʒ/ (that which encourages someone to do something they otherwise would not) :: défi {m}, chalenge {m}
challenge {n} (difficult task) :: défi, chalenge {m}
challenge {v} (to invite someone to take part in a competition) :: défier
challenge {v} (to dare someone) :: défier
challenge {v} (to write a final exam to get credit for a course) :: défier
challenger {n} (one who challenges) :: challengeur {m}
Challenger Deep {prop} (deepest point in the world) :: Challenger Deep {m}
challenging {adj} (difficult; hard to do) :: difficile, stimulant
chalumeau {n} /ˌʃælʊˈməʊ/ (woodwind instrument preceding the clarinet) :: chalumeau {m}
Cham {adj} /t͡ʃɑːm/ (pertaining to the Cham people or their language) :: cham
Chamaeleon {prop} (small circumpolar constellation of the southern sky) :: Caméléon {m}
chamber {n} /ˈtʃeɪmbə(ɹ)/ (bedroom) :: chambre {f}, pièce {f}
chamber {n} (legislative body) :: chambre {f}
chamber {n} (enclosed space similar to a room) :: chambre {f}, salle {f}
chamber {n} (part of a firearm holding the round before firing) :: chambre {f}
chamber {n} (chamber pot) SEE: chamber pot ::
chamberlain {n} /t͡ʃæmbɚlɪn/ (an officer in charge of managing the household of a sovereign) :: chambellan {m}
chambermaid {n} /ˈtʃeɪm.bə(ɹ).meɪd/ (a maid who handles the chores in a bedroom) :: femme de chambre {f}
chamber music {n} (chamber music) :: musique de chambre {f}
chamber of commerce {n} (community business association) :: chambre de commerce {f}
chamber orchestra {n} (orchestra to play chamber music) :: orchestre de chambre {m}
chamber pot {n} (a container used for urination and defecation, see also: urinal; chemical toilet) :: pot de chambre {m}
chameleon {n} /kəˈmiːlɪən/ (reptile) :: caméléon {m}
chamfer {n} /ˈtʃæm.fɚ/ (an angled relief or cut at an edge) :: chanfrein {m}, champfrain
chamfer {v} (to cut off the edge or corner of something; to bevel) :: chanfreiner
chamfron {n} /ˈt͡ʃamfɹən/ (armor) :: chanfrein
chamois {n} /ˈʃæmwɑː/ (goat) :: chamois {m}, isard {m}
chamois {n} (cloth) :: chamois {m}
chamois leather {n} (suede leather) SEE: suede ::
champagne {n} /ʃæmˈpeɪn/ (sparkling white wine produced in Champagne) :: champagne {m}
Champagne {n} (region of France) :: Champagne {f}
Champagne {n} (champagne) SEE: champagne ::
Champagne-Ardenne {prop} (region) :: Champagne-Ardenne {f}
champagne bucket {n} (bowl or bucket) :: seau à Champagne {m}
champansky {n} (imitation champagne) :: champansky {m}
champ at the bit {v} (of horse: to bite the bit) :: ronger son frein
champ at the bit {v} (to show impatience when delayed) :: ronger son frein
champian {n} (field of inquiry or study) SEE: field ::
champian {n} (flat expanse of land) SEE: plain ::
champian {n} (species of landscape) SEE: plain ::
champian {n} (level open countryside) SEE: plain ::
champian {n} (battlefield) SEE: battlefield ::
champignon {n} /ʃæmpinˈjɒn/ (Agaricus bisporus) :: champignon {m}
champion {n} /ˈtʃæm.pi.ən/ (someone who has been winner in a contest) :: champion {m}, championne {f}
champion {v} (to advocate) :: championner
championship {n} /ˈtʃæmpi.ənʃɪp/ (competition to determine a champion) :: championnat {m}
championship {n} (position of champion, or winner) :: champion {m}, championne {f}
Champions League {prop} (the highest-level European club football tournament) :: Ligue des champions
Champlain {prop} :: Champlain
chance {n} /tʃʰɛəns~tʃʰeəns]/ (an opportunity or possibility) :: chance {f}
chance {n} (random occurrence) :: raccroc {m}
chance {n} (probability of something happening) :: [beneficial] chance {f}, [detrimental, risky] risque {m}
chancel {n} /ˈtʃænsəl/ (space around the altar in a church) :: chancel {m}, clôture de chœur {f}
chancellery {n} /ˈtʃænt.slə.ɹi/ (building) :: chancellerie {f}
chancellor {n} /ˈtʃɑːnsələ/ (senior secretary or official with administrative or legal duties, sometimes in charge of some area of government) :: chancelier {m}, chancelière {f}
chancellor {n} (head of government in some German-speaking countries) :: chancelier {m}, chancelière {f}
chancellor {n} (foreman of a jury) :: contremaître de jury {m}
chancy {adj} (subject to chance) :: chanceux
chandelier {n} /ʃændəˈlɪə(ɹ)/ (branched, often ornate, lighting fixture suspended from the ceiling) :: lustre {m}
change {v} /t͡ʃeɪnd͡ʒ/ (to become something different) :: changer, se transformer, muter [biology]
change {v} (to make something into something different) :: changer, transformer
change {v} (to replace) :: remplacer
change {v} (to replace one's own clothing) :: se changer
change {v} (to transfer to another vehicle) :: changer
change {n} (the process of becoming different) :: changement {m}, modification {f}, mutation {f}, évolution {f}
change {n} (small denominations of money given in exchange for a larger denomination) :: monnaie {f}
change {n} (money given back) :: monnaie {f}
changeable {adj} (capable of being changed) :: changeable {m} {f}
changeable {adj} (subject to sudden or frequent changes) :: changeant
change hands {v} (to become the property of someone else.) :: changer de main
changeling {n} ((Mythology) an infant of a fairy, sprite or troll that the creature has secretly exchanged for a human infant) :: changelin {m}, changeling {m}
change management {n} (management of personnel transitioning) :: accompagnement au changement {m}
change of heart {n} (change of opinion) :: revirement {m}
change one's mind {v} (to decide differently than one had decided before) :: changer d'avis, se raviser
changeover {n} (conversion or transition) :: changement, passage, transition, conversion, transposition, commutation
change someone's mind {v} (to convince someone to make a decision) :: faire changer quelqu'un d'avis
Changhsingian {prop} :: Changxing'ien
changing room {n} (room in gym etc.) :: vestiaire {m}
changing room {n} (room in shop) :: cabine d'essayage {f}
changing table {n} /ˈt͡ʃeɪnd͡ʒɪŋ ˈteɪbəl/ (Small raised platform.) :: table à langer {f}
Chang Jiang {prop} (Yangtze) SEE: Yangtze ::
channel {n} /ˈtʃænəl/ (broadcasting: specific radio frequency or band of frequencies) :: chaîne {f}
channel {n} (broadcasting: specific radio frequency or band of frequencies used for transmitting television) :: chaîne {f}
channel {v} (direct the flow) :: canaliser
channel hop {v} (zap) SEE: zap ::
Channel Islands {prop} (group of islands in the English Channel) :: îles Anglo-Normandes {f-p}, îles de la Manche {f-p}
channel surf {v} (zap) SEE: zap ::
Channel Tunnel {prop} (man-made tunnel) :: le tunnel sous la Manche {m}
chanoyu {n} (tea ceremony) SEE: tea ceremony ::
chanson {n} /ʃɑ̃.sɔ̃/ (French song) :: chanson {f}, chanson française {f}
chansonnier {n} (book) :: chansonnier {m}
chansonnier {n} (singer of chansons) :: chansonnier {m}, chansonnière {f}
chant {v} /tʃænt/ (sing monophonically without instruments) :: chanter
chantefable {n} (a form of Medieval French literature) :: chantefable {m}
chanter {n} (the pipe of a bagpipe) :: chalumeau {m}
chanter {n} :: scandeur {m} , scandeuse {f}
chanterelle {n} /ˈtʃæntəɹɛl/ (Cantharellus cibarius) :: girolle {f}
chaos {n} /ˈkeɪ.ɑs/ (state of disorder) :: chaos {m}
chaos theory {n} (chaos theory) :: théorie du chaos {f}
chaotic {adj} /keɪˈɑt.ɪk/ (Filled with chaos) :: chaotique
chaotic {adj} (Extremely disorganized or in disarray) :: chaotique
chaotically {adv} (In a chaotic manner) :: chaotiquement
Chaozhou {prop} (one of the divisions of the Chinese language) SEE: Teochew ::
chap {n} /tʃæp/ (man or fellow) :: bougre {m}, mec {m}, quidam {m}
chap {v} (of skin: to cause to split or flake) :: crevasser
chaparral {n} /ˌʃæpəˈɹæl/ (region of shrubs) :: maquis
chapel {n} /ˈtʃæ.pəl/ (place of worship) :: chapelle {f}
chapel of ease {n} (remote chapel) :: succursale {f}
chaperon {n} (an adult who accompanies unmarried men or women) SEE: chaperone ::
chaperone {n} /ˈʃæ.pəˌɹoʊn/ (an older person who accompanies younger people to ensure good behaviour) :: chaperon {m}
chaperone {v} :: chaperonner
chaplain {n} /ˈtʃæp.lɪn/ (member of a religious body) :: aumônier, chapelain {m}
chaplet {n} /ˈtʃæplət/ (set of repetitive prayers) :: chapelet {m}
Chaplinesque {adj} (resembling Charlie Chaplin) :: chaplinesque
Chapman's antshrike {n} (bird) :: batara de Chapman
chapped {adj} /tʃæpt/ (of skin: dry and flaky) :: gercé {m}
chaps {n} /tʃæps/ (Protective leather leggings attached at the waist) :: guêtres {f-p}
chapter {n} /ˈt͡ʃæptɚ/ (section in a book) :: chapitre {m}
chapter {n} (an administrative division of an organization) :: branche {f}, section {f}
chapter house {n} (church building used as a meeting place) :: salle capitulaire {f}
char {v} /tʃɑɹ/ (to burn something to charcoal) :: carboniser
char {n} /tʃɑɹ/ (fish) :: omble {m}
char {n} /tʃɑɹ/ (cleaning woman) :: femme de ménage {f}, bonne {f}
charabanc {n} /ˈʃæ.ɹə.bæŋ(k)/ (a horse-drawn, and then later, motorized omnibus with open sides, and often, no roof) :: char-à-bancs {m}
character {n} /ˈkɛɹəktɚ/ (being in a story) :: personnage {m}
character {n} (distinguishing feature) :: caractère {m}
character {n} (moral strength) :: caractère
character {n} (notable or eccentric person) :: personnage {m}
character {n} (symbol for a sound or a word) :: caractère {m}
character {n} ((computing) basic element in a text string) :: caractère {m}
character {n} ((mathematics) complex number) :: caractère {m}
character assassination {n} (malicious discourse designed to damage someone's reputation) :: diffamation {f}
character class {n} (in regex) :: classe de caractères {f}
characteristic {adj} /ˌkʰæɹəktəˈɹɪstɪk]/ (being a distinguishing feature of a person or thing) :: caractéristique
characteristic {n} (distinguishing feature) :: caractéristique
characteristic {n} :: caractéristique {f}
characteristically {adv} (in a usual or expected way) :: typiquement
characteristic polynomial {n} (linear algebra) :: polynôme caractéristique {m}
characterization {n} (act or process of characterizing) :: caractérisation {f}
characterize {v} /ˈkɛɹəktəɹaɪz/ (to depict someone or something a particular way) :: caractériser, dépeindre
characterize {v} (to determine the characteristics of) :: caractériser
character set {n} (set of characters in a character encoding) :: jeu de caractères {m}
charade {n} /ʃəˈɹɑːd/ (riddle) :: charade {f}
charade {n} (party game) SEE: charades ::
charades {n} (game) :: charade {f}
charango {n} /t͡ʃəˈɹæŋɡəʊ/ (small guitar-like stringed instrument) :: charango {m}
charcoal {n} /ˈtʃɑː.kəʊl/ (substance) :: charbon de bois {m}
charcoal drawing {n} (charcoal drawing) SEE: charcoal ::
chard {n} /tʃɑɹd/ (Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla) :: poirée {f}, blette {f}, bette {f}, jotte {f}
Chardonnay {n} /ˌʃɑː(ɹ)dəˈneɪ/ (grape) :: chardonnay {m}
Chardonnay {n} (wine) :: chardonnay {m}
Charente {prop} (département) :: Charente {f}
Charente-Maritime {prop} (département) :: Charente-Maritime {f}
chargé d'affaires {n} (diplomat) :: chargé d'affaires {m}, chargée d'affaires {f}
charge {n} /t͡ʃɑɹd͡ʒ/ (load or burden) :: charge {f}
charge {n} (amount of money levied for a service) :: frais {m-p}
charge {n} (instruction) :: charge {f}
charge {n} (ground attack) :: charge {f}
charge {n} (accusation) :: chef d’accusation {m}, chef d’inculpation {m}
charge {n} (electric charge) :: charge {f}
charge {n} (measured amount of powder and/or shot) :: charge {f}
charge {v} (to place a burden upon, to assign a duty) :: armer, charger
charge {v} (to assign a duty to) :: charger
charge {v} (to formally accuse of a crime) :: accuser, charger
charge {v} (to assign a debit to an account) :: charger
charge {v} (to pay on account) :: charger, créditer
charge {v} (to load equipment with material required for its use) :: charger
charge {v} (to cause to take on an electric charge) :: charger
charge {v} (to move forward forcefully) :: charger
charge {v} (cricket: to take a few steps down the pitch towards the bowler as he delivers the ball) :: charger, s'élancer
charger {n} /ˈtʃɑɹdʒɚ/ (a device that charges or recharges) :: chargeur {m}
chargino {n} (particle) :: chargino {m}
chargon {n} (holon) SEE: holon ::
chariot {n} (vehicle used in warfare) :: char {m} (de guerre), charriot {m}
charioteer {n} (person who drives a chariot) :: aurige {f}
charisma {n} /kəˈɹɪzmə/ (personal charm or magnetism) :: charisme {m}
charismatic {adj} /ˌkæɹɪzˈmætɪk/ (of, related to, or having charisma) :: charismatique
charitable {adj} (pertaining to charity) :: caritatif
charitable organization {n} (organization) :: association caritative {f}
Charites {prop} (Greek goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity, and fertility) :: Charites {f-p}
charity {n} /ˈtʃɛɹəti/ (Christian love) :: charité {f}
charity {n} (attitude) :: charité {f}
charity {n} (providing of goods or money) :: charité {f}
charity {n} (goods or money given) :: charité {f}
charity {n} (organization) :: organisme de charité {m}
charity begins at home {proverb} (you should help the people closest to you before helping others) :: charité bien ordonnée commence par soi-même
charivari {n} (cacaphonous noise, hubbub) SEE: cacophony ::
charivari {n} /ʃɑːɹɪˈvɑːɹi/ (mock serenade) :: charivari
charivaric {adj} :: charivarique
charivarically {adv} :: charivariquement
charlady {n} (woman who cleans houses and offices) SEE: charwoman ::
charlatan {n} /ˈʃɑɹlətən/ (malicious trickster) :: charlatan {m}
charlatanism {n} (charlatanry) SEE: charlatanry ::
charlatanry {n} (state of being a charlatan) :: charlatanisme {m}
Charlemagne {prop} /ˈʃɑɹlɨmeɪn/ (king of the Franks) :: Charlemagne {m}
Charlene {prop} /ʃɑɹˈlin/ (female given name) :: Charlène
Charleroi {prop} (city) :: Charleroi {m}
Charles {prop} /tʃɑɹlz/ (given name) :: Charles
Charles's law {prop} /ˌtʃɑːlz ˈlɔː/ (physical law stating the density of an ideal gas is inversely proportional to its temperature at constant pressure) :: loi de Charles {f}
Charles' Wain {prop} (bright circumpolar asterism of the northern sky) SEE: Big Dipper ::
charley horse {n} (a muscle cramp, usually in the thigh or leg) :: jambe de bois {f}, béquille {f}
charlotte {n} /ˈʃɑːlət/ (dessert consisting of sponge cake filled with fruit, and cream or custard) :: charlotte
Charlotte {prop} /ˈʃɑɹlət/ (female given name) :: Charlotte
charlotte russe {n} /ˈʃɑːlət ˈɹuːs/ (dessert of custard or whipped cream enclosed in sponge cake) :: charlotte russe {f}
charm {n} /tʃɑɹm/ (something with magic power) :: fétiche, charme
charm {n} (quality of inspiring delight or admiration) :: charme
charm {n} (a small trinket on a bracelet or chain) :: breloque {f}
charm {v} (seduce, entrance or fascinate) :: charmer
charm {v} (use a magical charm) :: ensorceler
charming {adj} /ˈtʃɑː(ɹ).mɪŋ/ (pleasant, charismatic) :: charmant
charmonium {n} (meson) :: charmonium {m}
charm quark {n} (charm quark) :: quark charme, quark charm {m}, quark charmé {m}
Charon {prop} /ˈkɛəɹən/ (a moon of Pluto) :: Charon
chart {n} (map) SEE: map ::
chart {n} (graph) SEE: graph ::
chart {n} (table) SEE: table ::
chart {n} /tʃɑɹt/ (navigator's map) :: carte {f}
chart {n} (non-narrative presentation of data) :: graphe {m}, diagnostiques {f-p} [colloq]
chart {n} (diagram) SEE: diagram ::
charter {n} /ˈtʃɑɹɾɚ/ (document conferring rights and privileges on a person, corporation etc) :: charte {f}
charter {v} (grant or establish a charter) :: affretter
chartered accountant {n} :: comptable agréé
Chartism {prop} (a movement for political and social reform in the United Kingdom during the mid-19th century) :: chartisme {m}
chartist {n} (a financial analyst who attempts to predict future movements in the prices of shares or other financial instruments by looking for patterns in charts of historical data) :: chartiste {m} {f}
Chartist {n} (a supporter of the Chartism reform movement) :: chartiste {m-f}
Chartist {adj} (relating to Chartism) :: chartiste
Chartres {prop} (town) :: Chartres
Chartres blue {n} (blue) :: bleu de Chartres {m}
charwoman {n} (awoman employed to do housework) :: technicienne de surface {f}, femme de ménage {f}, nettoyeuse {f}
Charybdis {prop} /kəˈɹɪbdɪs/ (Greek mythological monster) :: Charybde {f}
chase {n} (hunt) SEE: hunt ::
chase {v} (to hunt) SEE: hunt ::
chase {n} /tʃeɪs/ (action of the verb "to chase") :: poursuite {f}
chase {v} (to pursue, to follow at speed) :: poursuivre, chasser
chaser {n} /ˈtʃeɪsə/ (a person or thing (ship, plane, car, etc.) who chases) :: poursuivant {m}
chaser {n} (a mild drink consumed immediately after another drink of hard liquor) :: pousse-alcool {m}, rince-gueule {m}, rince-cochon {m}
chase tail {v} (to be on the hunt for a (usually sexual) partner) :: courir le jupon [female partners only]
chasm {n} /ˈkæz(ə)m/ (gap) :: chasme {f}, crevasse {f}, fossé {m}, gouffre {m}
chasm {n} (difference of opinion) :: fossé {m}, divergence {f}
chasma {n} (aurora) SEE: aurora ::
chasma {n} /ˈkazmə/ (long, narrow, steep-sided depression) :: chasma {m}
chasse {v} (gliding step (noun)) :: pas chassé {m}
chasse-café {n} /ˌʃaskaˈfeɪ/ (small serving of spirits taken to remove the taste of coffee) :: pousse-café {m}, [archaic, rare] chasse-café {m}
chassis {n} /ˈtʃæsi/ (base frame of motor vehicle) :: châssis {m}
chaste {adj} (modest) SEE: modest ::
chaste {adj} /tʃeɪst/ (abstaining from sexual intercourse) :: chaste {m} {f}
chaste {adj} (celibate) SEE: celibate ::
chaste {adj} (innocent) SEE: innocent ::
chastely {adv} (in a chaste manner) :: chastement
chasten {v} (discipline) SEE: discipline ::
chasten {v} (purify) SEE: purify ::
chastener {n} (one who chastens) SEE: punisher ::
chastise {v} /tʃæˈstaɪz/ (to punish or scold) :: châtier
chastisement {n} /ˈtʃæstəzmənt/ (The act of chastising) :: châtiment {m}
chastity {n} /ˈtʃæstɪti/ (abstaining from sexual activity) :: chasteté {f}
chastity belt {n} (belt-like garment) :: ceinture de chasteté {f}
chastushka {n} (Russian or Ukrainian folk poem) :: tchastouchka {f}
chasuble {n} /ˈt͡ʃæzjʊbəl/ (liturgical vestment) :: chasuble {f}
chat {v} /tʃæt/ (be engaged in informal conversation) :: jaser, placoter, bavarder, papoter
chat {v} (exchange messages in real time) :: tchatter
chat {v} :: discuter, converser ; clavarder, chatter , bavarder
chat {n} (conversation to stop an argument or settle situations) :: discussion {f}
chat {n} (exchange of text or voice messages in real time) :: clavardage {m}, chat {m}
chateaubriand {n} /ˌʃatəʊˈbɹiːɒ̃/ (steak cut from a beef tenderloin) :: chateaubriand {m}, châteaubriand {m}, chateaubriant {m}, châteaubriant {m}
chatelaine {n} /ˈʃætəleɪn/ (mistress of a castle or large household) :: châtelaine {f}
chatelaine {n} (chain or clasp worn at the waist by women) :: châtelaine {f}
chatelaine {n} (similar thing in miniature attached to a watchchain) :: châtelaine {f}
chat room {n} (website) :: clavardoir {m}
chatter {n} /ˈtʃætɚ/ (talk, especially meaningless or unimportant talk) :: jacassement {m}, bagou {m}
chatter {n} (sound of a magpie) :: jacassement {m}
chatter {v} (talk idly) :: jacasser, bavarder
chatterbox {n} (one who chats or talks to excess) :: moulin à paroles {m}
Chattian {prop} (a subdivision of the Oligocene epoch) :: Chattien
chatty {adj} /ˈtʃæti/ (chatting a lot or fond of chatting) :: bavard
chat up {v} (talk in a charming manner) :: draguer
chat up {v} (attempt to establish a sexual relationship) :: emballer
chauffeur {n} /ʃoʊˈfɝ/ (a person employed to drive a motor car) :: chauffeur {m}, chauffeuse {f}
chauvinism {n} /ˈʃoʊ.vɪˌnɪzm̩/ (excessive patriotism) :: chauvinisme {m}
chauvinism {n} (unwarranted bias) :: chauvinisme {m}
chauvinist {n} (chauvinist person) :: chauviniste {m} {f}, [pejorative] chauvin {m}
chauvinist {adj} (chauvinistic) SEE: chauvinistic ::
chauvinistic {adj} (of or pertaining to chauvinism or chauvinists) :: chauvin, cocardier
chav {n} /tʃæv/ (relating to a youth from a working class background, aggressive with poor education) :: racaille {f}, cacou {m}
chavender {n} (chub) SEE: chub ::
chayote {n} /tʃɑˈjoʊti/ (plant) :: chayotte {f}, [French Antilles] christophine {f}, [Réunion] chouchou {m}, séchion {m}
chayote {n} (fruit) :: chayotte {f}, [French Antilles] christophine {f}, [Réunion] chouchou {m}, séchion {m}
cheap {adj} /t͡ʃip/ (low in price) :: bon marché, pas cher, peu cher
cheap {adj} (of poor quality) :: [colloquial] à deux balles, au rabais
cheap {adj} (of little worth) :: modique
cheap {adj} (frugal, stingy) :: radin
cheapen {v} (to make cheaper) :: déprécier, dévaluer
cheapskate {n} (someone who avoids spending money) :: avare {m}, pingre {m}
cheapskate {n} :: avare {m}
cheat {v} /tʃiːt/ (violate rules to gain advantage) :: tricher
cheat {v} (being unfaithful) :: tromper
cheat {n} (someone who is dishonest or cheats) :: menteur, tricheur {m}, tricheuse {f}
cheat {n} (card game) :: menteur
cheater {n} (cheat) SEE: cheat ::
cheat on {v} (be unfaithful to) :: tromper
cheat sheet {n} (sheet of paper used to assist on a test) :: antisèche {f}, pompe {f}
Cheboksary {prop} /ˌt͡ʃɛbɒkˈsæɹiː/ (city) :: Tcheboksary {m}
Chechen {n} /ˈtʃɛ.tʃɛn/ (person) :: Tchétchène {m} {f}
Chechen {prop} (language) :: tchétchène {m}
Chechnya {prop} /ˈtʃɛtʃ.ni.ə/ (federal subject of Russia) :: Tchétchénie {f}
check {n} /t͡ʃɛk/ (chess: when the king is directly threatened by an enemy piece) :: échec {m}
check {n} (a mark like a v or sometimes x used as an indicator) :: croix {f}
check {n} (a bill, particularly at a restaurant) :: addition {f}
check {n} (a control, limit or stop) :: vérification {f}, contrôle {m}
check {n} (an inspection or examination) :: vérification {f}, contrôle {m}, examen {m}
check {v} (to inspect, examine) :: vérifier, contrôler
check {v} (to mark with a checkmark) :: cocher
check {v} (to control, limit, or halt) :: contrôler, faire attention
check {v} (to verify or compare with a source of information) :: vérifier
check {v} (to leave in safekeeping) :: laisser, déposer
check {v} (to leave with shipping agent for shipping) :: enregistrer
check {v} ((poker) to remain in the hand without betting) :: checker
check {n} (bank order) SEE: cheque ::
checkbook {n} (chequebook) SEE: chequebook ::
checkbox {n} /ˈtʃɛkbɑks/ (A place on a form that can be checked or not) :: case à cocher {f}
checkbox {n} ((graphical user interface): a feature on a webpage that can be marked or not) :: case à cocher {f}
checker {n} /ˈtʃɛkɚ/ (One who checks or verifies something) :: vérificateur {m}
checkerboard {n} (game board) :: damier {m}
checkered {adj} (divided into squares) :: à carreaux, échiqueté [especially in heraldry]
checkers {n} (draughts) SEE: draughts ::
check in {v} (to record one's arrival) :: s'enregistrer
check-in {n} (act of checking in) :: enregistrement {m}
checking account {n} (current account) SEE: current account ::
checklist {n} /ˈtʃɛklɪst/ (list of things to be verified) :: liste de contrôle {f}
checkmate {interj} /ˈt͡ʃɛkmeɪt/ (said when making the conclusive move in chess) :: échec et mat
checkmate {n} (conclusive victory in a game of chess) :: échec et mat {m}
checkmate {v} (to put an opponent into checkmate) :: faire échec et mat
check out {v} (to pay when leaving) :: régler sa note (d'hôtel)
check out {v} (to withdraw (an item) from a library etc., and have the withdrawal recorded) :: emprunter
check out {v} (to examine, inspect, look at closely) :: [colloquial] mater (a person), regarder, examiner
check out {v} (to leave in a hurry) :: se barrer, se casser, s'en aller
check out {v} (to die) :: crever, claquer
checkout {n} (supermarket checkout position) :: caisse {f}
checkpoint {n} (point along a road or on a frontier) :: point de contrôle {m}
checkpoint {n} (computing) :: point de sauvegarde {m}
checkpoint {n} (video games) :: sauvegarde {f}
checksum {n} (number serving to detect error) :: somme de contrôle {f}
check through {v} (to permit someone to continue onward) :: laisser passer
check through {v} (to inspect something) :: inspecter, examiner
check up {v} :: vérifier
checkup {n} (physical checkup) :: check-up {m}, bilan de santé {m}
Cheddar {prop} (Cheddar cheese) SEE: Cheddar cheese ::
Cheddar cheese {n} (cheese) :: fromage Cheddar {m}, cheddar {m}
cheek {n} /tʃiːk/ (part of face) :: joue {f}
cheek {n} (colloquial: buttock) :: fesse {f}
cheek {n} (colloquial: impudence) :: culot {m}, toupet {m}
cheekbone {n} (bone) :: pommette {f}
cheek by jowl {adv} (in close physical proximity) :: joue contre joue, côte à côte
cheek pouch {n} (pouch in the cheek) :: abajoue {f}
cheeky {adj} /ˈtʃiːki/ (impudent; impertinent) :: effronté, impertinent, insolent
cheep {v} /tʃiːp/ (make high-pitched sounds) :: piailler, chanter
cheer {v} /t͡ʃɪə(ɹ)/ (To shout a cheer or cheers) :: applaudir, acclamer
cheerful {adj} /ˈtʃɪɹfəl/ (happy) :: joyeux, content, de bonne humeur
cheerio {interj} /ˈtʃɪəɹ.i.oʊ/ (translations to be checked: exclamation used when greeting as well as when parting) :: salut
Cheerios {prop} /ˈtʃɪəɹ.i.əʊz/ (cereal) :: Cheerios
cheerleader {n} (person (usually female) who encourages applaus) :: pom-pom girl {f}, cheerleader {m}
cheerleading {n} (physical activity) :: cheerleading {m}
cheers {interj} /tʃɪɹz/ (toast when drinking) :: à votre santé [formal], santé, tchin-tchin
cheers {interj} (informal: goodbye) :: à plus, salut {m}, ciao
cheers {interj} (informal: thank you) :: merci
cheer up {v} (to make someone happy) :: remonter le moral
cheer up {interj} (an encouragement) :: courage {m}
cheese {n} /t͡ʃiːz/ (dairy product) :: fromage {m}
cheese {n} (countable: any particular variety of cheese) :: fromage {m}
cheese {n} (slang: money) :: fric {m}
cheese {interj} (said while being photographed) :: ouistiti
cheeseburger {n} (hamburger with cheese) :: cheeseburger {m}, hamburger au fromage {m}, hambourgeois au fromage {m}
cheesecake {n} (dessert food) :: cheesecake {m}, cheese-cake {m}, cheese cake {m}, [Canada] gâteau au fromage {m}, tarte au fromage {f}
cheese it {phrase} (a warning to stop, hide, or flee) :: vingt-deux! (22!)
cheese knife {n} (knife for cutting cheese) :: couteau à fromage {m}
cheesemaker {n} (person skilled in making cheese) :: fromager {m}, fromagère {f}
cheesemonger {n} (someone who sells cheese) :: fromager {m}, fromagère {f}
cheeseparing {adj} (niggardly, stingy) :: radin, radine {f}, radins {m-p}, radines {f-p}
cheese slicer {n} (instrument for slicing cheese) :: coupe fromage {m}, tranche fromage {m}
cheesy {adj} /ˈtʃiːzi/ (of cheese) :: fromageux
cheesy {adj} (resembling cheese) :: fromageux
cheesy {adj} (overdramatic, clichéd) :: kitsch
cheetah {n} /ˈtʃiːtə/ (Acinonyx jubatus) :: guépard {m}
chef {n} /ʃɛf/ (head cook of an establishment such as a restaurant) :: chef cuisinier {m}, chef {m}
chef's knife {n} (kitchen utensil) :: couteau de chef {m}
Chekhov's gun {prop} /t͡ʃɛ.kʰɔfs ɡʌn/ (element) :: fusil de Tchekhov {m}
Chekist {n} (member of the Cheka) :: tchékiste {m} {f}
chelicera {n} /kəˈlɪ.sə.ɹə/ (chelicera) :: chélicère {f}
chelone {n} (genus of four species of plants) :: chélone {f}
Chelyabinsk {prop} /tʃɪˈljabinsk/ (city) :: Tcheliabinsk {m}
chemical {adj} /ˈkɛmɪkəl/ (relating to chemistry) :: chimique
chemical {n} :: produit chimique {m}
chemical agent {n} (noxious substance) :: arme chimique {f}
chemical biology {n} (study that embraces both chemistry and biology) :: biochimie {f}
chemical bond {n} (any of binding forces) :: liaison chimique {f}
chemical compound {n} (in chemistry: substance formed by the union of two or more chemical elements) :: composé chimique
chemical element {n} (any one of the simplest chemical substances that cannot be decomposed in a chemical reaction) :: élément chimique {m}
chemical engineering {n} (branch of engineering that deals with the process plants) :: génie chimique {m}, génie des procédés {m}
chemical equation {n} (symbolic representation of a chemical reaction) :: équation chimique {f}
chemical reaction {n} (process in which chemical substances are changed into others) :: réaction chimique {f}
chemical reactor {n} (reaction vessel) :: réacteur chimique {m}
chemicals {n} (chemical industry) :: industrie chimique {f}
chemical sensitivity {n} (sensitivity to chemical compounds) :: sensibilité chimique {f}
chemical series {n} (any group of elements whose chemical and physical properties have similarities) :: série chimique {f}
chemical toilet {n} (Toilet or chamber pot treating waste in place with chemicals, see also: toilet; chamber pot) :: toilette chimique
chemical warfare {n} (use of chemical substances as weapons of war) :: guerre chimique {f}
chemical weapon {n} (noxious substance in a delivery system) :: arme chimique {f}
chemise {n} /ʃəˈmiːz/ (short nightdress) :: chemise de nuit {f}, nuisette {f}
chemist {n} /ˈkɛmɪst/ (person working in chemistry) :: chimiste {m} {f}
chemist {n} (pharmacy) SEE: pharmacy ::
chemist {n} (pharmacist) SEE: pharmacist ::
chemistry {n} /ˈkɛm.ɪ.stɹi/ (branch of natural science) :: chimie {f}
chemistry {n} (application of chemical theory and method to a particular substance) :: chimie {f}
chemist's {n} (pharmacy) SEE: pharmacy ::
chemokine {n} (cytokine produced during inflammation) :: chimiokine, chémokine
chemostratigraphy {n} (the study and dating of sedimentary strata) :: chimiostratigraphie {f}
chemosynthesis {n} (production of carbohydrates and other compounds from simple compounds) :: chimiosynthèse {f}
chemotherapy {n} (therapeutic chemical treatment) :: chimiothérapie {f}
chemotherapy {n} (chemical treatment to kill or halt cancer) :: chimiothérapie {f}
chemsex {n} (sexual intercourse under influence) :: chemsex {m}
Chengdu {prop} (capital of Sichuan province, China) :: Chengdu {f}
chengyu {n} (certain kind of Chinese set phrase) :: chengyu {m}
Chennai {prop} /ˈtʃenaɪ/ (state capital of Tamil Nadu, India) :: Chennai
cheongsam {n} (qipao) SEE: qipao ::
Cheops {prop} /ˈkiɑːps/ (pharaoh) :: Khéops
cheque {n} /tʃɛk/ (a note promising to pay money to a named person or entity) :: chèque {m}
chequebook {n} (folder containing cheques) :: carnet de chèques {m}
chequered flag {n} (flag) :: drapeau à damier {m}
chequy {adj} (heraldry; chequered) :: échiqueté {m}
cherimoya {n} (tree) :: chérimolier {m} (tree), chérimole {f} (fruit)
cherish {v} /ˈtʃɛɹɪʃ/ (to treat with affection, nurture with care) :: chérir, tenir (à)
cherish {v} (to have a deep appreciation of) :: chérir, tenir (à)
Cherkessk {prop} (city in Russia) :: Tcherkessk {m}
Chernobyl {n} /tʃɚˈnoʊbəl/ (city in Ukraine) :: Tchernobyl {m}
chernozem {n} /ˈt͡ʃɜː(ɹ)nəˌzɛm/ (black-coloured soil containing a high percentage of humus) :: tchernoziom {m}, tchernozème {m}
Cherokee {prop} /ˈt͡ʃɛɹ.ə.kiː/ (indigenous North American people) :: Cherokees {p}
Cherokee {prop} (language) :: cherokee {m}
Cherokee {prop} (syllabary) :: cherokee {m}
cheroot {n} /tʃəˈɹuːt/ (cigar) :: cheroot {m}, stogie {f}
cherry {n} /ˈt͡ʃɛɹi/ (fruit) :: cerise {f}, [sour cherry] griotte {f}
cherry {n} (tree) :: cerisier {m}
cherry {n} (slang: virginity) :: cerise {f}
cherry blossom {n} (blossom of the cherry tree) :: fleur de cerisier {f}
cherry brandy {n} (liqueur) :: cherry brandy {m}
cherry laurel {n} (Prunus laurocerasus) :: laurier-cerise {m}
cherry-pick {v} (to select only the best from a range of options) :: grappiller
cherry picker {n} (boom lift for lifting people) :: nacelle élévatrice {f}
cherry picking {n} (selection of desirable items to obtain an advantage) :: cueillette de cerises {f}, picorage {m}
cherry plum {n} (the fruit) :: prunes-cerises
cherry tomato {n} (type of tomato) :: tomate cerise {f}
cherry tree {n} (tree of subgenus Cerasus) :: cerisier {m}
chert {n} (mineral) :: chaille
cherub {n} /ˈtʃɛɹəb/ (winged creature represented in the Bible as attending on God) :: chérubin {m}
cherub {n} (statue or other depiction of such a being) :: chérubin {m}
cherub {n} (person seen as being particularly innocent or angelic) :: chérubin {m}
cherub {n} :: chérubin {m}
cherubim {n} (plural of cherub) :: chérubin
chervil {n} /ˈtʃɜː(ɹ)vɪl/ (spice) :: cerfeuil
chervonets {n} (former Russian currency, usually ten roubles) :: tchervonets {m}
Cheshire cat {prop} /ˌtʃɛʃɚ ˈkæt/ (fictional grinning cat) :: chat du Cheshire {m}, chat de Chester {m}
Cheshire cheese {n} (type of cheese) :: cheshire {m}, chester {m}
chess {n} /t͡ʃɛs/ (two-player board game) :: échecs {m-p}
chessboard {n} (square board used in the game of chess) :: échiquier {m}
chessman {n} (chess piece) SEE: chess piece ::
chess piece {n} (any of the 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess) :: pièce {f}, pièce d'échecs {f}
chesspiece {n} (chessman) SEE: chess piece ::
chess player {n} (a person who plays chess) :: joueur d’échecs {m}, joueuse d’échecs {f}
chest {n} /t͡ʃɛst/ (strong box) :: coffre {m}
chest {n} (thorax) :: poitrine {f}
chest {n} (coffin) SEE: coffin ::
chest cavity {n} (thoracic cavity) SEE: thoracic cavity ::
chestnut {n} /ˈtʃɛs.nʌt/ (nut of the chestnut tree) :: châtaigne {f}, marron {m}
chestnut {n} (reddish-brown colour) :: marron {m}, châtain {m}
chestnut {n} (wood of a chestnut tree) :: châtaigner {m}, marronnier {m}
chestnut {adj} (of a deep reddish-brown colour) :: marron, châtain
chestnut {n} (chestnut tree) SEE: chestnut tree ::
chestnut-backed antshrike {n} (Thamnophilus palliatus) :: batara mantelé
chestnut teal {n} (Anas castanea) :: sarcelle rousse {f}
chestnut tree {n} (tree that bears chestnuts) :: châtaignier {m}
chest of drawers {n} (furniture for the storage of clothes) :: commode {f}, chiffonnier {m}
cheval glass {n} :: psyché {f}
chevin {n} (chub) SEE: chub ::
chevon {n} (goatmeat) SEE: goatmeat ::
chevron {n} /ˈʃɛvɹən/ (heraldry: wide inverted V) :: chevron {m}
chevron {n} (diacritical mark) SEE: háček ::
chevron {n} (guillemet) SEE: guillemet ::
chew {v} /tʃuː/ (to crush food with teeth prior to swallowing) :: mâcher, mordiller, mastiquer
chewing gum {n} (flavoured preparation for chewing) :: chewing-gum {m}, [Canada] gomme à mâcher {f}, [Belgium, Switzerland] chiclette {f} or chiclet {m}
chew out {v} (To reprimand or rebuke) :: engueuler, enguirlander
chew the fat {v} (chat idly or generally waste time talking) SEE: shoot the breeze ::
chew the scenery {v} (To perform in an excessively emotional or exaggerated manner) :: cabotiner
Cheyenne {n} /ʃaɪˈæn/ (member of the Cheyenne tribe) :: Cheyenne {m} {f}
chi {n} /kaɪ/ (Greek letter) :: chi {m}
chi {n} /tʃiː/ (the fundamental life-force or energy) :: qi {m}
Chianti {n} /kiˈɑnti/ (Tuscan red wine) :: chianti {m}
chiaroscuro {n} /ˌkjɑɹəˈsk(j)ʊɹoʊ/ (artistic technique using exaggerated light contrasts) :: clair-obscur {m}
chiasmus {n} /kaɪˈæzməs/ ((rhetoric) an inversion of the relationship between the elements of phrases) :: chiasme {m}
chibouk {n} (Turkish tobacco pipe) :: chibouque
chic {adj} /ʃiːk/ (elegant, stylish, see also: elegant; stylish) :: chic
Chicago {prop} /ʃɪˈkɑ.ɡoʊ/ (large US city) :: Chicago {f}
chick {n} /t͡ʃɪk/ (young bird) :: oisillon {m}
chick {n} (young chicken) :: poussin {m}
chick {n} (young woman) :: gonzesse {f}, nana {f}
chickadee {n} /ˈt͡ʃɪ.kə.ˌdi/ (songbird) :: mésange {f}
Chickasaw {prop} /ˈtʃɪkəsɔː/ (the tribe) :: Chickasaw
Chickasaw {prop} (the language) :: Chickasaw
chicken {n} /ˈt͡ʃɪkɪn/ (bird) :: poule {f}
chicken {n} (meat) :: poulet {m}
chicken {n} (coward) :: poule mouillée {f}, poltron {m}
chicken {n} (young, attractive, slim man) SEE: twink ::
chicken breast {n} (chicken body meat) :: blanc de poulet {m}
chicken coop {n} (small building for poultry) SEE: henhouse ::
chicken feed {n} (small quantity of money) :: fifrelin {m}
chicken hawk {n} (hawk species) :: épervier brun {m}
chicken-or-egg question {n} (a question to decide which of two interdependent things happened first) :: paradoxe de l’œuf et de la poule {m}
chicken out {v} (shy away from a daring task) :: se dégonfler, lâcher, laisser tomber
chicken pox {n} (childhood disease) :: varicelle {f}
chickenshit {n} (coward) :: poule mouillée {f}
chickenshit {n} (contemptible thing) :: d'la merde {f}, des conneries {f-p}
chicken soup {n} (soup with chicken as main ingredient) :: soupe de poulet {f}
chicken wire {n} (mesh of wire) :: grillage
chickling vetch {n} (plant with edible seeds similar to peas) :: gesse {f}, pois carré {m}, lentille d'Espagne {f}
chickpea {n} /ˈtʃɪkˌpiː/ (plant) :: pois chiche
chickpea {n} (seed) :: pois chiche {m}
chickweed {n} (herb) :: mouron blanc
chick with a dick {n} (shemale) SEE: shemale ::
chicory {n} (Cichorium intybus) :: chicorée {f}
chicory {n} (coffee substitute) :: chicorée {f}
chicory {n} (Cichorium endivia) SEE: endive ::
chide {v} /tʃaɪd/ (loudly admonish) :: réprimander
chief {n} /tʃiːf/ (leader of group, etc.) :: chef {m}
chief {n} (head of an organization) :: chef {m}
chief {n} (heraldic term) :: chef {m}
chief executive officer {n} (highest-ranking corporate officer) :: Président Directeur Général, PDG
chiefly {adv} /ˈtʃiː (mainly) :: surtout
chief of staff {n} (senior officer) :: chef d’état-major {m}
chief of staff {n} :: Chef d'état major {m}
chief of state {n} (the titular head of a nation) SEE: head of state ::
Chiers {prop} (river) :: Chiers {f}
Chieti {prop} (province of Italy) :: Chieti
Chieti {prop} (town and capital) :: Chieti
chiffchaff {n} /ˈt͡ʃɪf.t͡ʃæf/ (Phylloscopus collybita) :: pouillot véloce {m}
chiffonier {n} (furniture) :: chiffonnier {m}
chigger {n} (chigoe flea) :: puce chique {f}
chigger {n} (harvest mite) :: aoutat {m}
chignon {n} (roll or twist of hair worn at the nape of the neck; a bun) :: chignon {m}
Chihuahua {n} /tʃɪˈwɑːwɑː/ (breed of dog) :: chihuahua {m}
chilblain {n} /tʃɪlbleɪn/ (inflammation) :: engelure {f}
child {n} /t͡ʃaɪld/ (a female or male child, a daughter or son) :: enfant {m} {f}
child {n} (a minor) :: enfant {m}
child abuse {n} /ˈtʃaɪldəbjuːs/ (mistreatment of a child) :: maltraitance sur mineur {f}
childbirth {n} (act of giving birth) :: accouchement, parturition {f}, naissance {f}
child bride {n} (very young bride) :: enfant mariée {m}
childcare {n} (supervising young children) :: garde d'enfants {f}
Childermas {prop} (day commemorating the killing of the Holy Innocents) :: massacre des Innocents {m}
child-free {adj} (having no children) :: sans enfant
child-fucker {n} (contemptible person) SEE: motherfucker ::
child-fucker {n} (one who engages in sex with a child) SEE: pedophile ::
childhood {n} /ˈtʃaɪldhʊd/ (state of being a child) :: enfance {f}
childhood {n} (time when one is a child) :: enfance {f}
childhood friend {n} (friend known since childhood) :: ami d'enfance {m}, amie d'enfance {f}
childish {adj} /ˈtʃaɪldɪʃ/ (suitable for a child) :: enfantin, puéril
childish {adj} (behaving immaturely) :: puéril, gamin
childishness {n} (childishness) :: enfantillage {m}
child language {n} (the language spoken by a child) :: langage enfantin {m}
childless {adj} (not having any children) :: sans enfants
childminder {n} (person who looks after other people's children) :: nourrice {f}, nounou {f}
child neglect {n} (form of child abuse) :: négligence parentale {f}
child porn {n} (child pornography) SEE: child pornography ::
child pornography {n} (pornographic materials depicting minors) :: pédopornographie {f}
child prodigy {n} (talented young person) :: enfant prodige {m}
children's home {n} (public institution for care of children, see also: orphanage) :: maison d'enfants {f}
children's hospital {n} (hospital for children and adolescents) :: hôpital pour enfants {m}
child safety seat {n} (a car safety restraint designed for infants and young children) :: siège enfant {m}
child soldier {n} (minor who is put to use for military purposes) :: enfant soldat {m}, enfant-soldat {m}
child's play {n} (something particularly simple or easy) :: jeu d'enfant
chile {n} (chili) SEE: chili ::
Chile {prop} /ˈt͡ʃiː.leɪ/ (country in South America) :: Chili {m}
Chilean {adj} /ˈtʃɪli.ən/ (pertaining to Chile) :: chilien {m}, chilienne {f}
Chilean {adj} (pertaining to a Chilean person or Chileans) :: chilien {m}, chilienne {f}
Chilean {n} (person from Chile) :: Chilien {m}, Chilienne {f}
Chilean eagle {n} (the black-chested buzzard eagle, Geranoaetus melanoleucus) :: buse aguia
Chilean flamingo {n} (a species of flamingo, Phoenicopterus chilensis) :: flamant du Chili {m}
chili {n} /ˈt͡ʃɪli/ (spicy fresh or dried fruit of capsicum) :: piment {m}
chiliarch {n} (a commander of a thousand troops in Hellenistic Greece) :: chiliarque {m}
chiliasm {n} /ˈkɪ.lɪæ.z(ə)m/ (belief in an earthly thousand-year period of peace and prosperity) :: millénarisme, chiliasme
chili oil {n} (condiment) :: huile piquante {f}
chili pepper {n} (fruit) :: piment {m}
chili sauce {n} (hot sauce) SEE: hot sauce ::
chill {n} /tʃɪl/ (moderate, but uncomfortable coldness) :: fraicheur {f}
chill {n} (sudden penetrating sense of cold) :: froid {m}
chill {n} (sudden numbing fear or dread) :: frisson {m}
chill {v} (to lower the temperature of something; to cool) :: se relaxer
chill {v} (to relax, lie back) :: chiller
chillax {v} /t͡ʃɪˈlæks/ (relax) :: se détendre
chillax {v} (calm down) :: se calmer
chillax {v} (behave) :: se calmer
chilli {n} (chili) SEE: chili ::
chill out {v} (relax or take time out) :: se relaxer, se calmer, se détendre
chilly {adj} /ˈtʃɪli/ (cold enough to cause discomfort) :: froid
chime {n} /ˈtʃaɪm/ (musical instrument) :: carillon {m}
chime {v} (to make the sound of a chime) :: carillonner
chimera {n} /kʌɪˈmɪəɹə/ (flame-spewing monster, see also: Chimera) :: chimère {f}
chimera {n} (foolish thought, product of the imagination) :: chimère {f}
chimera {n} (organism with genetically distinct cells from two or more zygotes) :: chimère {f}
Chimera {prop} :: chimère
chimerical {adj} /kɪˈmɛɹɪkəl/ (of or pertaining to a chimera) :: chimérique
chimerical {adj} (resulting from the expression of two or more genes) :: chimérique
chimney {n} /tʃɪmni/ (vertical tube or hollow column; a flue) :: cheminée {f}
chimney {n} (UK: smokestack of a steam locomotive) :: cheminée {f}
chimney pot {n} (pipe on the top of a chimney) :: tuyau de cheminée {m}
chimney sweep {n} (occupation) :: ramoneur {m}
chimpanzee {n} /tʃɪmˈpæn.zi/ (ape) :: chimpanzé {m}
chin {n} /tʃɪn/ (bottom of a face) :: menton {m}
china {n} (Cockney rhyming slang: mate) SEE: mate ::
china {n} /tʃʌɪnə/ (porcelain) :: porcelaine {n}
China {prop} /ˈt͡ʃaɪnə/ (country in east Asia) :: Chine {f}
chinaberry {n} (soapberry) SEE: soapberry ::
chinaberry {n} (bead tree) SEE: bead tree ::
china clay {n} (kaolin) SEE: kaolin ::
Chinaman {n} /ˈtʃaɪnəmən/ (a man who is Chinese, a Chinese man) :: Chinois {m}
China proper {prop} (parts of China excluding outer frontiers) :: Chine propre {f}
China syndrome {n} (meltdown of a nuclear reactor) :: syndrome chinois {m}
Chinatown {n} /ˈtʃaɪnəˌtaʊn/ (a Chinese district outside China) :: quartier chinois {m}
chinchilla {n} /tʃɪnˈtʃɪlə/ (rodent) :: chinchilla {m}
chinchilla {n} (fur) :: chinchilla
Chinese {n} /ˈt͡ʃaɪˌniz/ (any language spoken in China, see also: Literary Chinese; Mandarin; Cantonese; Wu; Min Nan) :: chinois {m}, langue chinoise {f}
Chinese {n} (the people of China) :: les Chinois {m-p}
Chinese {n} (all people of Chinese descent or self-identity) :: Chinois {m-p}, Chinoises {f-p}
Chinese {n} (person born in China) :: Chinois {m}, Chinoise {f}
Chinese {n} (Chinese food or meal) :: chinois {m}
Chinese {adj} (relating to China) :: chinois
Chinese {n} (Mandarin) SEE: Mandarin ::
Chinese cabbage {n} (bok choy) SEE: bok choy ::
Chinese cabbage {n} (napa cabbage) SEE: napa cabbage ::
Chinese character {n} (CJKV character) :: sinogramme {m}, caractère chinois {m}, hanzi {m}, kanji {m}
Chinese checkers {n} (board game) :: dames chinoises
Chinese cinnamon {n} (tree) :: cannelier de Chine {m}
Chinese cinnamon {n} (bark) :: casse {f}, cannelle de Chine {f}
Chinese Crested Dog {n} (Chinese Crested Dog) :: chien chinois à crête {m}
Chinese dumpling {n} :: ravioli chinois
Chinese grapefruit {n} (pomelo) SEE: pomelo ::
Chinese jump rope {n} (to jump over a rope repeatedly as a game or exercise) :: jeu de l'élastique
Chinese lantern {n} (paper lantern) :: lampion {m}
Chinese macaroni {n} :: macaroni chinois
Chinese mugwort {n} (herbaceous perennial plant) :: armoise chinoise {f}, armoise de Chine {f}
Chinese mushroom {n} :: champignon chinois
Chinese New Year {n} (Chinese New Year) :: nouvel an chinois {m}
Chinese numeral {n} (numerals originated in China) :: chiffre chinois {m}
Chinese parsley {n} (coriander) SEE: coriander ::
Chinese red {adj} (vermilion) SEE: vermilion ::
Chinese river dolphin {n} (baiji) SEE: baiji ::
Chinese sausage {n} (lap cheong) SEE: lap cheong ::
Chinese studies {n} (study of China) :: sinologie {f}
Chinese Taipei {prop} (name under which the post-Chinese-Civil-War ROC participates in international organisations) :: Taipei chinois {m}
Chinese water torture {n} (torture method) :: supplice de la goutte d'eau {m}
Chinese whispers {n} (game) :: téléphone arabe {m}, téléphone sans fil {m}
Chinese white dolphin {n} (baiji) SEE: baiji ::
Chink {n} (offensive: Chinese person) :: chinetoque {m} {f}, chinetoc {m} {f}, chintok {m} {f}
chinois {n} (fine-meshed conical strainer) :: chinois {m}
chinoiserie {n} /ʃiːnwɑːzəˈɹiː/ (art: style or object that reflects Chinese influence) :: chinoiserie {f}
chinrest {n} (instrument accessory) :: mentonnière {f}
chinstrap penguin {n} (Pygoscelis antarcticus) :: manchot à jugulaire {m}
chintz {n} /tʃɪnts/ (fabric) :: chintz {m}
chin up {phrase} (cheer up) :: haut les cœurs, courage
chin-up {n} (an exercise done for strengthening the arms and back) SEE: pull-up ::
Chios {prop} /ˈki.ɑs/ (island) :: Chio
Chios {prop} (city) :: Chio
chip {n} /tʃɪp/ (small piece broken off) :: brisure {f}, fragment
chip {n} (damaged area of a surface) :: ébréchure {f}, coche {f}
chip {n} (integrated circuit) :: puce électronique {f}
chip {n} (fried strip of potato, french fry) :: frite
chip {n} (thin, crisp, fried piece of potato or vegetable) :: chips {f}, croustille {f} [Canada]
chip {v} (to break into small pieces) :: briser
chip {v} (to break small pieces from) :: cocher
chipboard {n} (A material made from compressed wood chips) :: aggloméré {m}
chip leader {n} :: chip leader
chipmunk {n} (squirrel-like rodent) :: tamia {m}, suisse {m}
chipolata {n} (type of sausage) :: chipolata {f}
chipper {n} /ˈtʃɪpɚ/ (machine that reduces organic matter to compost) :: broyeur {m}, hache-paille {f}
Chippewa {prop} (Ojibwe) SEE: Ojibwe ::
chip shop {n} (UK: a fast food outlet which sells fish and chips) :: friterie {f}
chip wagon {n} :: roulotte à patate {f}
chiral {adj} /ˈkaɪɹəl/ (of an object that exhibits chirality) :: chiral
chirality {n} /kaɪˈɹælɪti/ (handedness in chemistry, physic and mathematics) :: chiralité {f}
chirography {n} (calligraphy or penmanship) :: chirographie {f}
Chiron {prop} /ˈkaɪɹən/ (mythology) :: Chiron
Chiron {prop} (astronomy) :: Chiron
chiropractor {n} /ˈkaɪ.ɹəˌpɹæk.tə(ɹ)/ (chiropractor) :: chiropraticien {m}, chiropraticienne {f}
chiropterologist {n} /kaɪˌɹɑptəˈɹɑlədʒɪst/ (one who studies bats) :: chiroptérologue {m} {f}
chirp {n} /tʃɜː(ɹ)p/ (birds) :: pépiement {m}, piaillement {m}
chirp {n} (insects) :: stridulation, craquètement
chirp {v} (birds) :: gazouiller, piailler, pépier
chirp {v} (insects) :: striduler, craqueter
chisel {v} (to cheat) SEE: cheat ::
chisel {n} (tool consisting of a slim oblong block of metal) :: ciseau {m}, burin {m}
chisel {v} (to use a chisel) :: ciseler
chiseler {n} (person who carves using a chisel) :: ciseleur {m}
Chisinau {prop} (capital city and a municipality of Moldova) :: Chișinău {m}
chit {v} /t͡ʃɪt/ (to initiate sprouting (of tubers)) :: piquer
chit {n} (cleaving tool) :: départoir {m}
Chita {prop} /tʃɪˈtɑː/ (city in Russia) :: Tchita {f}
chit-chat {n} (gossip; mindless banter) :: blabla {m}, parlotte {f}, bavardage {m}
chit-chat {v} (to engage in small talk) :: blablater, parler de la pluie et du beau temps, parler de tout et de rien, tailler une bavette
chitin {n} /ˈkaɪtɪn/ (polymer of N-acetylglucosamine, found in arthropod and fungi) :: chitine {f}
chiton {n} /ˈkaɪtn̩/ (Greek tunic) :: chiton {m}
chiton {n} (mollusc) :: chiton {m}
chitosan {n} (oligosaccharide) :: chitosane {m}
Chitral {prop} (Chitral (all senses)) :: Chitral, Chitrâl
chitterlings {n} /ˈtʃɪɾɚlɪŋz/ (small pig intestine, boiled and fried) :: tripes de porc {m-p}
chivalrous {adj} /ˈʃɪv.əl.ɹʌs/ (of a man: honourable) :: chevaleresque
chivalrous {adj} (involving chivalry) :: galant, chevaleresque
chivalrous {adj} :: chevaleresque
chivalry {n} /ˈʃɪvəlɹi/ (ethical code) :: chevalerie {f}
chivalry {n} (Courteous behavior, especially that of men towards women) :: galanterie {f}
chive {n} /tʃaɪv/ (plant) :: ciboulette {f}, cive {f}
chive {n} (chives: herb) :: ciboulette
chivvy {v} (to coerce) SEE: coerce ::
chlamydia {n} /kləˈmɪd.i.ə/ (sexually transmitted disease) :: chlamydia {f}
chlamydiosis {n} :: chlamydiase {f}
chlamys {n} /ˈklæmɪs/ (short cloak) :: chlamyde {f}
Chloe {prop} (female given name) :: Chloé
chlorargyrite {n} (a mineral, silver chloride) :: chlorargyrite {f}
chlorate {n} (any salt of chloric acid) :: chlorate {m}
chloric acid {n} (HClO3) :: acide chlorique {m}
chloride {n} /ˈklɔːɹaɪd/ (any salt of hydrochloric acid) :: chlorure {m}
chlorinate {v} (to add chlorine to) :: chlorer
chlorine {n} /ˈklɔɹiːn/ (chemical element) :: chlore {m}
chlorite {n} /ˈklɔːɹʌɪt/ (mineral) :: chlorite {f}
chlorite {n} (salt of chlorous acid) :: chlorite {m}
chloro- {prefix} (chemistry: containing chlorine) :: chloro-
chloroauric {adj} (of or pertaining to chloroauric acid) :: chloraurique
chlorofluorocarbon {n} (an organic compound with halogens in place of hydrogen) :: chlorofluorocarbure {m}
chloroform {n} /ˈklɔːɹə(ʊ)̩fɔː(ɹ)m/ ((chemistry) an anesthetic) :: chloroforme {m}
chloroform {v} (to treat with chloroform, or to render unconscious with chloroform) :: chloroformer
chlorogenic {adj} (Of or pertaining to chlorogenic acid) :: chlorogénique
chlorophyll {n} /ˈklɔɹ.ə.fɪl/ (green pigment) :: chlorophylle {f}
chlorophyllic {adj} (of, pertaining to, resembling or derived from chlorophyll) :: chlorophyllien
chloroplast {n} (photosynthetic organelle) :: chloroplaste {m}
chlorosis {n} (yellow-green colouration of the skin) :: chlorose {f}
chlorosis {n} (yellowing of the leaves) :: chlorose {f}
chlorotic {adj} (afflicted with chlorosis) :: chlorotique {m} {f}
chock {n} /tʃɒk/ (object used as a wedge or filler) :: coinceur {m}
chock {n} (nautical: fitting or fixture used to restrict movement, especially movement of a line) :: remplissage {m}, tin {m}
chock {adv} :: carrément, en plein
chock full {adj} (containing the maximum amount) :: plein à craquer {m}, bourré {m}
chocolate {n} /ˈt͡ʃɑk(ə)lɪt/ (food made from ground roasted cocoa beans) :: chocolat {m}
chocolate {n} (small piece of confectionery made from chocolate) :: chocolat {m}, (Belgium, filled) praline {f}
chocolate {n} (colour) :: chocolat {m}
chocolate {adj} (made of or containing chocolate) :: de chocolat, au chocolat, chocolaté
chocolate {adj} (colour) :: chocolat
chocolate bar {n} (of chocolate) :: tablette de chocolat {f}
chocolate bar {n} (candy bar) SEE: candy bar ::
chocolate cake {n} (cake containing chocolate) :: gâteau au chocolat {m}
chocolate chip {n} (small piece of chocolate) :: pépite de chocolat {m}
chocolate egg {n} (Easter treat) SEE: Easter egg ::
chocolate milk {n} (milk drink flavored with chocolate) :: chocolat au lait {m}
chocolate truffle {n} (type of confection) :: truffe en chocolat {f}
chocolatier {n} (producer of chocolate) :: chocolatier {m}
choice {n} /tʃɔɪs/ (option or decision) :: choix {m}
choice {n} (selection or preference) :: choix {m}
choice {n} (anything that can be chosen) :: choix {m}
choice {n} (definite: best or most preferable part) :: morceau de choix {m}
choice {adj} (especially good or preferred) :: de choix
choir {n} /kwaɪɚ/ (singing group) :: chœur {m}
choir {n} (part of a church for choir assembly) :: chœur
choir {n} (a rank or order of angels) :: classe, chœur
choir school {n} :: manécanterie {f}
choke {v} /t͡ʃoʊk/ (be unable to breathe because of obstruction of the windpipe) :: suffoquer, s'étouffer
choke {v} (prevent someone from breathing by strangling them) :: étouffer, juguler
choke {n} (control on a carburetor) :: starter {m}
choke {n} (type of hold in wrestling etc.) :: mainmise
choke {n} (constriction at a shotgun barrel) :: réduit
choker {n} /ˈtʃoʊkɚ/ (jewelry or accessory) :: ras-de-cou {m}
cholecyst {n} (gall bladder) SEE: gall bladder ::
cholecystitis {n} (inflammation of the gall bladder) :: cholécystite {f}
choledochal {adj} (relating to the bile duct) :: cholédoque
cholera {n} /ˈkɒləɹə/ (infectious disease) :: choléra {m}
choleraic {adj} (relating to, or resembling, cholera) :: cholérique
cholerine {n} (minor diarrhea) :: cholérine {f}
cholesteric {adj} (relating to chiral nematic phase of crystals) :: cholestérique
cholesterol {n} (an essential component of mammalian cell membranes) :: cholestérol {m}
cholesterolemia {n} (presence of cholesterol in the blood) :: cholestérolémie {f}
choline {n} /ˈkoʊliːn/ (organic chemistry: a compound) :: choline {f}
Cholon {prop} (the Chinese district of Ho Chi Minh City) :: Cholon
chondroma {n} (benign tumour) :: chondrome {m}
chondrosarcoma {n} (type of cancer) :: chondrosarcome
chondrule {n} (granule) :: chondre {m}
Chongqing {prop} /ˈtʃɔŋˈtʃɪŋ/ (a municipality in central China) :: Chongqing, [formerly] Tchongking
choo-choo {n} (the sound made by a steam locomotive (childish)) :: tchou tchou
choose {v} (to choose) SEE: take ::
choose {v} /t͡ʃuːz/ (to pick) :: choisir
choose {v} (to elect) :: élire
choose {v} (to decide to act in a certain way) :: décider
choosy {adj} (taking care when choosing that what is chosen best suits one's tastes, desires or requirements) :: sélectif, exigeant, difficile, to be choosy: faire la fine bouche
chop {n} /tʃɒp/ (cut of meat) :: côtelette {f}
chop {n} (martial arts: type of blow) :: atemi {m}
chop {n} (poker: result of a tied poker hand) :: égalité {f}
chop {n} :: coup de hache {m}
chop {v} (to cut into pieces) :: hacher, découper, couper
chop-chop {interj} (hurry up) :: vite-vite, grouille-grouille ! grouille-toi !, magne-toi !, et on se dépêche !, plus vite que ça !, on va pas coucher là !
Chopin {prop} (surname) :: Chopin {m} {f}
chopper {n} (helicopter (formal translations)) SEE: helicopter ::
chopper {n} (axe/ax) SEE: axe ::
chopper {n} /ˈtʃɑ.pɚ/ (knife for chopping food) :: hachoir {m}
chopper {n} (slang: penis) :: zob {m}
chopper {n} (informal: helicopter) :: banane {f}, hélico {m}
chopping board {n} (a sturdy board, upon which one chops and prepares food) :: planche à hacher {f}, planche à découper
choppy {adj} /ˈtʃɒ.pi/ (having many small, rough waves) :: haché, saccadé
chopstick {n} (single eating utensil) :: baguette {f}
chop suey {n} (Cantonese dish) :: chop suey {m}
choral {n} (chorale) SEE: chorale ::
chorale {n} /kɔːˈɹɑːl/ (chorus) :: chorale {f}
chord {n} /kɔɹd/ (combination of three or more notes) :: accord
chord {n} (straight line) :: corde {f}
chordal {adj} (kind of graph) :: cordal
chordophone {n} (chordophone, see also: stringed instrument) :: instrument à cordes {m}
chore {n} /tʃɔɹ/ (a difficult, unpleasant, or routine task) :: corvée {f}, tâche {f}
choreographer {n} (person who choreographs) :: chorégraphe
choreographically {adv} (in the manner of choreography) :: chorégraphiquement
choreographist {n} (choreographist) SEE: choreographer ::
choreography {n} /ˌkɔɹ.iˈɒɡ.ɹə.fi/ (art) :: chorégraphie {f}
choreography {n} :: chorégraphie {f}
chorion {n} (one of the membranes surrounding a fetus) :: chorion {m}
chorion {n} (outer case of an insect egg) :: chorion {m}
chorion {n} (outer membrane of seeds of plants) :: chorion {m}
chorister {n} (singer in a choir) :: chœureur {m}, chœureuse {f}
chorizo {n} /tʃɔˈɹiθɔ/ (type of sausage) :: chorizo {m}
chorography {n} :: chorographie {f}
choroid {n} /ˈkoʊɹɔɪd/ (vascular layer of the eye) :: choroïde {f}
choronym {n} (name) :: choronyme {m}
chorten {n} (Tibetan stupa) :: chörten {m}
chortle {n} (joyful, somewhat muffled laugh) :: gloussement {m}
chortle {v} (to laugh with a chortle or chortles) :: glousser
chorus {n} /ˈkɔːɹəs/ (group of singers and dancers in the religious festivals of ancient Greece) :: chœur antique {m}, chœur {m}
chorus {n} (group of people in a play or performance who recite together) :: chœur {m}, chorale {f}
chorus {n} (singing group who perform together) :: chœur {m}
chorus {n} (repeated part of a song) :: refrain {m}
chorus line {n} (a line of performers in a revue or other show, dancing in unison) :: corps de ballet {m}
chotki {n} /ˈt͡ʃoʊtki/ (prayer rope) :: tchotki {m}
choux pastry {n} /ʃuː ˈpeɪstɹi/ (light pastry) :: pâte à choux {f}
chow {n} /tʃaʊ/ (Food, especially snacks) :: bouffe {f}
chrematistics {n} (study of wealth) :: chrématistique {f}
chresmologue {n} (a compiler of oracles) :: chresmologe
chrism {n} /ˈkɹɪz(ə)m/ (mixture of oil and balm) :: chrême {m}
Christ {prop} /kɹaɪst/ (messiah predicted in Jewish prophesy) :: Christ {m}, Messie {m}
Christ {prop} (title for Jesus of Nazareth) :: Christ {m}
Christ {interj} (blasphemous interjection) :: bon Dieu de merde, crisse
Christadelphian {n} (a member of a certain nontrinitarian Christian denomination) :: christadelphe {m} {f}
Christadelphian {adj} (pertaining to the Christadelphians) :: christadelphe
christen {v} /ˈkɹɪsən/ (to perform the religious act of baptism) :: baptiser
christen {v} (to name) :: baptiser, nommer
Christendom {n} /ˈkɹɪsn̩dəm/ (the Christian world) :: chrétienté {f}
Christian {n} /ˈkɹɪʃtʃən/ (member of the Christian religion) :: chrétien {m}, chrétienne {f}
Christian {prop} (male given name) :: Christian
Christian {adj} (of, like or relating to Christianity or Christians) :: chrétien
Christiana {prop} (a female given name) :: Christiane
Christianities {n} (Christianities) :: christianismes {m-p}
Christianity {prop} /ˌkɹɪstʃiˈænɪti/ (monotheistic religion) :: christianisme {m}, chrétienté {f}
Christianity {n} (Christendom) SEE: Christendom ::
Christianization {n} (converting to Christianity) :: christianisation {f}
Christianize {v} (to (cause to) convert to Christianity) :: christianiser
Christian name {n} (first name at Christian baptism) :: nom de baptême {m}
Christian name {n} (any forename) SEE: forename ::
Christina {prop} (female given name) :: Christine {f}
Christine {prop} (female name) SEE: Christina ::
Christmas {prop} /ˈkɹɪsməs/ (Christian holiday) :: Noël {m}
Christmas cake {n} (fruit cake eaten at Christmas) :: gâteau de Noël {m}
Christmas card {n} (greeting card that celebrates Christmas) :: carte de Noël {f}
Christmas carol {n} (hymn whose lyrics are on the theme of Christmas) :: chant de Noël {m}, noël {m}
Christmas Day {n} (the 25th of December) :: jour de Noël {m}
Christmas Eve {prop} (evening before Christmas Day) :: veillée de Noël {f}, nuit de Noël {f}, réveillon de Noël {m}
Christmas Eve {prop} (day before Christmas Day) :: veille de Noël {f}
Christmas Island {prop} (non self-governing territory of Australia) :: Île Christmas {f}
Christmas Islander {n} (person from Christmas Island) :: de l'île Christmas
Christmas season {n} (Advent) SEE: Advent ::
Christmastime {n} (the Christmas season) :: période de Noël {f}
Christmas tree {n} /ˈkɹɪsməs tɹiː/ (tree used during the Christmas holiday season) :: arbre de Noël {m}, sapin de Noël {m}
Christopher {prop} /ˈkɻʷɪst.ə.fɚ/ (a male given name) :: Christophe {m}
chromatic {adj} (music: regarding all twelve traditional Western pitch classes, regardless of temperament or intonation) :: chromatique
chromatic scale {n} (a scale including all twelve semitones in an octave) :: échelle chromatique {f}
chromatin {n} /ˈkɹəʊmətɪn/ (complex of DNA, RNA, and proteins) :: chromatine {f}
chromatography {n} /ˌkɹəʊ.məˈtɒɡɹə.fi/ (analytical chemistry: technique for separation of components in a mixture) :: chromatographie {f}
chromatophore {n} (pigment-bearing cell or structure) :: chromatophore {m}
chrome {v} /kɹoʊm/ (to plate with chrome) :: chromer
chromite {n} (mineral) :: chromite {f}
chromium {n} /ˈkɹoʊmi.əm/ (chemical element) :: chrome {m}
chromium-plate {v} (chrome) SEE: chrome ::
chromosomal {adj} (of, or relating to chromosomes) :: chromosomique
chromosome {n} /ˈkɹoʊməˌsoʊm/ (structure in the cell nucleus) :: chromosome {m}
chromosphere {n} (the faint pink extension of a star's atmospheric envelope) :: chromosphère {f}
chroneme {n} (chroneme) :: chronème {m}
chronic {adj} /ˈkɹɒnɪk/ (that continues over an extended period of time) :: chronique
chronic {adj} (medical: prolonged or slow to heal) :: chronique
chronic {adj} (inveterate or habitual) :: chronique
chronicity {n} (the condition of being chronic) :: chronicité {f}
chronicle {n} /ˈkɹɒnɪkəl/ (a written account) :: chronique {f}
chronicler {n} (person who writes a chronicle) :: chroniqueur {m}
Chronicles {prop} (book of the Bible) :: Chroniques {f-p}
chrono- {prefix} (relation to time) :: chrono-
chronogram {n} (a sentence or inscription in which specific letters, interpreted as numerals, stand for a particular date when rearranged) :: chronogramme {m}
chronograph {n} (chronogram) SEE: chronogram ::
chronograph {n} /ˈkɹɒnəɡɹɑːf/ (device which marks or records time or time intervals) :: chronographe {m}
chronologic {adj} (chronological) SEE: chronological ::
chronological {adj} (in order of time from the earliest to the latest) :: chronologique
chronologically {adv} (in a chronological manner) :: chronologiquement
chronologist {n} (a person skilled in chronology) :: chronologiste {m} {f}
chronology {n} /kɹəˈnɒl.ə.dʒi/ (determining the order of events) :: chronologie {f}
chronology {n} (arrangement into chronological order) :: chronologie {f}
chronometer {n} /kɹəˈnɒm.ə.tə(ɹ)/ (device for measuring time) :: chronomètre {m}, chronoscope {m}
chrononym {n} (term for a period of time) :: chrononyme {m}
chronophagous {adj} (time-consuming) SEE: time-consuming ::
chronophotography {n} (photographic technique which captures movement in several frames) :: chronophotographie {f}
chronopsychology {n} :: chronopsychologie {f}
chronoscope {n} (chronometer) SEE: chronometer ::
chrysalis {n} /ˈkɹɪsəlɪs/ (the pupa of a butterfly or moth) :: chrysalide {f}
chrysanthemum {n} (flower) :: chrysanthème {m}
Chrysanthemum Throne {prop} (Japanese monarchy) :: trône du Chrysanthème {m}
chryselephantine {adj} /kɹɪsɛlɪˈfæntɪn/ (made of gold and ivory) :: chryséléphantin
chrysoberyl {n} /ˈkɹɪsə(ʊ)bɛɹɪl/ (mineral) :: chrysobéryl {m}
chrysography {n} (use of gold lettering) :: chrysographie
chrysolite {n} /ˈkɹɪsəlʌɪt/ (a gemstone) :: chrysolithe {f}, chrysolite {f}
chrysoprase {n} (variety of quartz) :: chrysoprase {f}
Chrysostom {prop} /ˈkɹɪsəstəm/ (epithet) :: chrysostome
chrysotherapy {n} (therapeutic use of gold) :: chrysothérapie {f}
Châtelperronian {adj} :: châtelperronien
chthonian {adj} /ˈkθoʊni.ən/ (pertaining to the underworld; being beneath the earth) :: chthonien
chthonic {adj} /ˈkθɒnɪk/ (dwelling within or under the earth) :: chthonien
chthononosology {n} (the geography of diseases) :: chthononosologie
chub {n} /tʃʌb/ (Leuciscus cephalus) :: chevesne {m}, chevaine {m}
chubby {n} (erection) SEE: boner ::
chubby {adj} /ˈtʃʌbi/ (of a person, somewhat fat) :: potelé {m}, dodu {m}
chubby {adj} (of a body part, containing a moderate amount of fat) :: dodu {m}, potelé {m}
chubby {n} (chubby person) :: dodu {m}
chuchotage {n} /ʃu.ʃoʊˈtɑʒ/ (interpretation of a speech in a whisper) :: chuchotage {m}, interpretation chuchote {f}
chuck {n} /tʃʌk/ (mechanical device) :: mandrin {m}
chuck {v} (slang: to vomit) :: vomir
chuckle {n} /ˈt͡ʃʌkəl/ (a quiet laugh) :: ricanerie {f}
chuckle {v} (to laugh quietly or inwardly) :: ricaner
chuckle {v} (to make the sound of chicken) :: glousser
chuck up {v} (to give up or abandon (something)) :: laisser tout en plan
chuffed {adj} /ˈtʃʌft/ (very pleased or satisfied) :: ravi
chug {v} /tʃʌɡ/ (to drink a large amount in a single action) :: caler (canada), boire cul sec
Chukchi {prop} /ˈtʃuktʃiː/ (language) :: tchouktche {m}
Chukotka {prop} (short for Chukchi Peninsula, see also: Chukchi Peninsula) :: Tchoukotka {f}
Chukotka {prop} (short for Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, see also: Chukotka Autonomous Okrug) :: Tchoukotka {f}
chump {n} /tʃʌmp/ (an unintelligent person) :: abruti {m}, idiot {m}, andouille {f}, âne {m}, imbécile {m}
chunder {v} /ˈtʃandə/ (to vomit) :: vomir
chunk {n} /t͡ʃʌŋk/ (a part of something) :: pièce {f}, morceau {m}
chunk {n} (a representative of substance) :: bloc {m}, fragment {m}
chunk {n} (a discrete segment of stream) :: fragment {m}
chunky {adj} /ˈtʃʌŋki/ (euphemism for fat) :: courtaud, rondouillard, rondelet, corpulent
Chunnel {prop} (Channel Tunnel) SEE: Channel Tunnel ::
chunter {v} /ˈtʃʌn.tɚ/ (grumble, complain) :: se plaindre
chur {interj} (voicing of thanks) SEE: thanks ::
chur {interj} (parting salutation) SEE: bye ::
Chur {prop} /kuːɹ/ (Swiss town) :: Coire
church {n} /t͡ʃɝt͡ʃ/ (house of worship) :: église {f}
church {n} (a religious organization) :: église {f}
Church Father {n} /ˈt͡ʃɝt͡ʃ fɑ.ðɚ/ (authoritative ancient male Christian author) :: père de l'Église {m}
churchgoer {n} (one who goes to church) :: pratiquant {m}, chrétien pratiquant {m}, catholique pratiquant {m}
churchgoing {adj} (regularly attending church) :: pratiquant {m}
churchical {adj} (pertaining to or characteristic of church) SEE: ecclesiastical ::
Churchillian {adj} (of pertaining to Churchill) :: churchillien
Church of England {prop} (established Christian church in England) :: Église d'Angleterre {f}
Church of Ireland {prop} (Anglican church in Ireland) :: Église d'Irlande {f}
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints {prop} (major denomination of the Latter Day Saint movement) :: Église de Jésus-Christ des Saints des Derniers Jours {f}
Church of Scotland {prop} (national Presbyterian church of Scotland) :: Église d'Écosse {f}
church service {n} (communal worship) :: office religieux {m}
churchwarden {n} (lay officer who handles secular affairs of the parish) :: marguillier {m}, marguillière {f}
churchwarden's pew {n} (pew) :: banc d'œuvre {m}
churl {n} /tʃəːl/ (boorish person) :: rustre {m}
churn {v} /tʃɚn/ (agitate rapidly) :: baratter
churn {v} (figuratively: produce excessive motion) :: agiter
churn {v} (tumble) :: agiter
churn {n} (vessel for churning) :: baratte {f}
churro {n} /ˈtʃʊɹ.oʊ/ (fried pastry) :: chichi {m}, churro {m}
chute {n} /ʃuːt/ :: toboggan {m}
chutney {n} /ˈtʃʌtni/ (condiment) :: chutney
chutzpah {n} /ˈxʊts.pə/ (nearly arrogant courage) :: audace {f}, culot {m}
Chuvash {adj} /t͡ʃʊˈvɑːʃ/ (from, or pertaining to Chuvashia) :: tchouvache
Chuvash {n} (person) :: Tchouvache {m} {f}
Chuvash {prop} (Chuvash language) :: tchouvache {m}
Chuvashia {prop} /t͡ʃuːˈvɑːʃɪə/ (federal subject of Russia) :: Tchouvachie {f}
chèvre {n} /ˈʃɛvɹə/ (goatmilk cheese) :: chèvre
chyle {n} /kaɪl/ (digestive fluid) :: chyle {m}
chyme {n} /kaɪm/ (partly digested food passed from the stomach to the duodenum) :: chyme {m}
chypre {n} :: chypre
ciabatta {n} /tʃəˈbɑː.ta/ (a broad, flat, white Italian bread) :: ciabatta {f}
ciao {interj} (hello) SEE: hello ::
ciao {interj} (goodbye) SEE: goodbye ::
ciao {interj} /tʃaʊ/ (transliteration of the Italian greeting or farewell) :: tchao
ciborium {n} /sɪˈbɔəɹɪəm/ (A fixed vaulted canopy) :: ciborium {m}
ciborium {n} (A covered receptacle) :: ciboire {m}
cicada {n} /sɪˈkeɪ.də/ (any of several insects of the order Hemiptera) :: cigale {f}
cicatrice {n} (scar) SEE: scar ::
cicatrix {n} (scar that remains after the development of new tissue) SEE: scar ::
cicely {n} (Myrrhis odorata) :: cerfeuil musqué {m}
cicero {n} (12-point type) :: Saint-Augustin, cicéro
Cicero {prop} /ˈsɪsəɹəʊ/ (Roman statesman and orator) :: Cicéron {m}
cicerone {n} /t͡ʃɪt͡ʃəˈɹəʊni/ (guide) :: cicérone {m}
cicisbeo {n} /ˌtʃitʃəzˈbeɪoʊ/ (Italian knightly servant of a high-born lady) :: sigisbée {m}, cicisbée {m}, chevalier servant {m}, cavalier servant {m}
-cide {suffix} /-saɪd/ (killing of) :: -cide
-cide {suffix} (killer of) :: -cide
cider {n} /ˈsaɪ̯.dɚ/ (alcoholic beverage) :: cidre {m}
cider {n} (drink/glass of cider) :: verre de cidre {m}
cider {n} (soft drink) SEE: soft drink ::
cigar {n} /sɪˈɡɑː(ɹ)/ (tobacco product) :: cigare {m}
cigar box {n} (box used for storing cigars) :: boîte à cigare {f}
cigarette {n} /ˈsɪ.ɡə.ɹɛt/ (cigarette) :: cigarette {f}
cigarette case {n} (a small flat case for holding cigarettes) :: porte-cigare {m}, porte-cigares {m}
cigarette lighter {n} (lighter) SEE: lighter ::
cigarette paper {n} (rolling paper) SEE: rolling paper ::
cigarillo {n} /ˌsɪɡəˈɹɪloʊ/ (thin cigar) :: cigarillo {m}
cigar lighter {n} :: allume-cigare {m}
cilantro {n} (leaves of the coriander plant) :: coriandre
Cilicia {prop} /sɪˈlɪsɪə/ (ancient region) :: Cilicie
Cimmerian {n} /sɪˈmɪəɹ.ɪ.ən/ :: Kimmérien
cinchona {n} /sɪŋˈkoʊnə/ (tree) :: quinquina {m}
cinchona {n} (bark) :: herbe des jésuites {m}
cinder {n} (ember) SEE: ember ::
cinder {n} (partially or mostly burnt material) :: cendre {f}
cinder block {n} (lightweight building block) :: bloc de béton {m}, agglo, parpaing
Cinderella {prop} /ˌsɪndəˈɹɛlə/ (fairy tale) :: Cendrillon {f}
Cinderella {prop} (main character in this fairy tale) :: Cendrillon {f}
cindynics {n} :: cindynique {f}
cineast {n} (enthusiast of film and the cinema) SEE: cinephile ::
cinema {n} (movie) SEE: movie ::
cinema {n} /ˈsɪn.ə.mə/ (a film/movie theatre) :: cinéma {m}
cinema {n} (film or movies as a group) :: cinéma {m}
cinema {n} (the film and movie industry) :: cinéma {m}
cinema {n} (the art of making films and movies) :: cinéma {m}
cinemascope {n} (anamorphic lens series used from 1953-1967) :: CinemaScope {m}
cinematic {adj} /sɪnəˈmætɪk/ (relating to the cinema) :: cinématographique
cinematic {adj} (relating to kinematics) SEE: kinematic ::
cinematographer {n} (a movie photographer, especially one who is in charge of shooting a movie) :: directeur de la photographie {m}, directeur photo {m}
cinematographic {adj} (of or pertaining to cinematography) :: cinématographique
cinematography {n} /ˈsɪn.ə.məˌtɒɡ.ɹə.fiː/ (the discipline of making and reproducing motion pictures) :: cinématographie {f}
cinephile {n} /ˈsɪnəfaɪl/ (enthusiast of films and cinema) :: cinéphile {m} {f}
cinephilia {n} (cinephilia) :: cinéphilie {f}
cinereous vulture {n} (Eurasian black vulture) SEE: Eurasian black vulture ::
cingulotomy {n} (a form of brain surgery) :: cingulotomie {f}
cinéma vérité {n} (style of cinema) :: cinéma direct {m}
cinnabar {n} /ˈsɪ.nə.bɑɹ]/ (mineral) :: cinabre {m}
cinnamic acid {n} (aromatic carboxylic acid obtained from cinnamon) :: acide cinnamique {m} {f}
cinnamon {n} /ˈsɪn.ə.mən/ (Cinnamomum verum) :: cannelier {m}
cinnamon {n} (spice) :: cannelle {f}
cinnamon {n} (colour) :: cannelle {m}
cinnamon {adj} (colour) :: cannelle (invariable)
Cinquecentist {n} /tʃiŋkwɛˈtʃɛntɪst/ (Italian of the sixteenth century) :: cinquecentiste {m}
cinquefoil {n} /ˈsɪŋk.fɔɪl/ (heraldry: stylized flower or leaf with five lobes) :: quintefeuille {f}
cipher {n} (obsolete: zero) SEE: zero ::
cipher {n} /ˈsaɪfɚ/ (numeric character) :: chiffre
cipher {n} (grouping of three digits in a number, especially when delimited) :: tranche {f}
circa {prep} /ˈsɝkə/ (approximately, about) :: [with a measure] environ, [with a date] vers
circadian {adj} (relating to rhythmic behavior with a period of 24 hours) :: circadien
Circe {prop} /ˈsɜɹsi/ (enchantress in Greek mythology) :: Circé
Circinus {prop} (a small constellation of the southern winter sky) :: Compas {m}
circle {n} /ˈsɝ.kəɫ]/ (geometry: set of points that are equally distant from a center) :: cercle {m}
circle {n} (geometry: set of all points in a plane within a radius) :: disque {m}
circle {n} (bagginess of skin under eyes) :: yeux cernés {m-p}, cerne {f}
circle {v} (travel around along a curved path) :: cercler
circle {v} (surround) :: entourer, encercler
circle {v} (place or mark a circle around) :: encercler
circle {n} (orbit) SEE: orbit ::
circle {n} (indirect form of words) SEE: circumlocution ::
circle {n} (traffic circle or roundabout) SEE: traffic circle ::
circle contact lens {n} (contact lens that makes the iris appear larger) :: lentilles cercle
circle segment {n} (circular arc) SEE: circular arc ::
circuit {n} /ˈsɝ.kət]/ (enclosed path of electric current) :: circuit
circuit {n} (circumlocution) SEE: circumlocution ::
circuit board {n} (board) :: circuit imprimé {m}
circuit breaker {n} (electrical switch) :: disjoncteur {m}
circuitous {adj} /sɚˈkjuːətəs/ (of a long and winding route) :: tortueux {m}
circuitry {n} /ˈsɝkətɹi/ (electrical circuits considered as a group) :: circuiterie {f}
circular {adj} /ˈsɜː(ɹ)k.jə.lə(ɹ)/ (in the shape of, or moving in a circle) :: rond
circular {n} (circular letter) :: circulaire
circular arc {n} (continuous section of the circumference of a circle) :: arc de cercle {m}, arc {m}
circular breathing {n} (technique) :: respiration circulaire {f}
circular letter {n} (freely distributed letter or pamphlet on routine matters) :: circulaire {f}
circular reference {n} :: référence circulaire {f}
circular saw {n} (a power saw with a circular cutting blade) :: scie circulaire {f}
circular segment {n} (circular segment) :: segment circulaire {m}
circulate {v} (to move in circles) :: circuler
circulate {v} :: circuler
circulating {adj} (moving about freely) :: circulant
circulation {n} /ˌsɝkjʊˈleɪʃən/ (The movement of the blood in the blood-vascular system) :: circulation {f}
circulatory {adj} (of or pertaining to a circulation) :: circulatoire
circulatory system {n} (parts of an animal body) :: circulation sanguine {f}
circumbendibus {n} /sɝkm̩ˈbɛndɨbəs/ (a roundabout or confusing manner) :: circonlocution, galimatias, cultismegongorisme, préciosité
circumbinary {adj} (having an orbit around binary stars, or relating to such an orbit) :: circumbinaire
circumcircle {n} (a circle that passes through every vertex of a given polygon) :: cercle circonscrit {m}
circumcise {v} (to remove the foreskin from the penis) :: circoncire
circumcision {n} (removal of foreskin from penis) :: circoncision {f}
circumcision {n} (female circumcision) SEE: female circumcision ::
circumference {n} /sɝːˈkʌm.fɹəns/ (length of such line) :: circonférence {f}
circumference {n} (graph theory) :: circonférence {f}
circumfix {n} /ˈsɚkəmfɪks/ (affix with both a pre- and sufixing part) :: circonfixe {m}
circumflex {n} /ˈsɝkəmˌflɛks/ (circumflex accent) :: circonflexe {m}, accent circonflexe {m}
circumflex {adj} (with circumflex accent) :: circonflexe
circumlocution {n} /ˌsɝɹkəmˌləˈkjuʃən/ (roundabout or indirect way of speaking) :: périphrase {f}, circonlocution {f}
circumnavigate {v} /ˌsɝ.kəmˈnæv.ɪ.ɡeɪt/ (to sail completely around something) :: circumnaviguer
circumnavigation {n} (circumnavigating) :: circumnavigation {f}
circumnavigator {n} (a person who sails around the world) :: circumnavigateur {m}
circumplanetary {adj} :: circumplanétaire
circumscribe {v} /ˈsɝ.kəm.skɹaɪb/ (to draw a line around; encircle) :: circonscrire
circumscribe {v} (to limit narrowly; restrict) :: circonscrire
circumscribe {v} (to draw a circle, sphere, or higher-dimensional ball) :: circonscrire
circumscription {n} (electoral district) SEE: electoral district ::
circumspect {adj} /ˈsɚ.kəm.spɛkt/ (carefully aware of all circumstances) :: circonspect
circumspection {n} (attention to all the facts and circumstances) :: circonspection {f}
circumstance {n} /ˈsɜːkəmst(ə)ns/ (that which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event) :: circonstance {f}
circumterrestrial {adj} (around the globe) :: circumterrestre {m} {f}
circumvallation {n} /sɜːkəmvæˈleɪʃən/ (rampart) :: circonvallation {f}
circumvent {v} (to avoid or get around something) :: contourner, circonvenir
circumvent {v} (to surround or besiege) :: cerner
circumvent {v} (to outwit) :: contourner
circus {n} /ˈsɝkəs/ (company that travels) :: cirque {m}
circus ring {n} (arena in a circus where acts are performed) :: piste {f}, piste de cirque {f}
cire perdue {n} (lost wax) SEE: lost wax ::
cirque {n} (something in the shape of a circle) SEE: circle ::
cirque {n} /sɜːk/ (curved depression in a mountainside) :: cirque {m}
cirrhosis {n} /sɪˈɹoʊsɪs/ (chronic disease of the liver) :: cirrhose {f}
cirrhotic {adj} /səˈɹɒtɪk/ (pertaining to or suffering from cirrhosis) :: cirrhotique
cirrocumulus {n} (a cloud type) :: cirrocumulus {m}
cirrostratus {n} /ˌsɪɹəˈstɹeɪtəs/ (cloud) :: cirrostratus {m}
cirrus {n} /ˈsɪɹəs/ (cloud) :: cirrus {m}
cis {adj} /sɪs/ (chemistry) :: cis
cis {adj} (cisgender) :: cis
CIS {prop} (Commonwealth of Independent States) :: CEI {f}
cisalpine {adj} (On the south side of the Alps) :: cisalpin
cisgender {adj} /sɪsˈdʒɛndɚ/ (having a gender the same as one's sex) :: cisgenre {m} {f}, cissexuel
Ciskei {prop} :: Ciskeï {m}
cis person {n} (person) :: cisgenre
cissexual {adj} (having a gender identity which matches one's birth sex) SEE: cisgender ::
cissoid {n} (cissoid) :: cissoïde {f}
Cistercian {n} :: cistercien
cistern {n} /ˈsɪs.tɚn/ (reservoir for holding water) :: citerne {f}
cistern {n} (flush toilet's container) :: chasse d'eau {f}
cistus {n} (any plant of the genus Cistus) :: ciste {m}
citadel {n} /ˈsɪtədəl/ (a strong fortress that sits high above a city) :: citadelle {f}
citadel {n} (a stronghold or fortified place) :: citadelle {f}
citation {n} /saɪˈteɪʃən/ (the passage or words quoted; quotation) :: citation {f}
citation needed {phrase} (A portion of a wiki needs to be validated by a source.) :: référence nécessaire, refnec
cite {v} (quote) SEE: quote ::
cite {n} (citation) SEE: citation ::
citizen {n} /ˈsɪtɪzən/ (legal member of a state) :: citoyen {m}, citoyenne {f}
citizen {n} (legal resident of a city) :: citoyen {m}, citoyenne {f}, habitant {m}
citizen {n} (resident of any particular place) :: habitant {m}, résident {m}
citizen {n} (civilian) :: civil {m}, civile {f}
citizen extraordinaire {n} (a person who has done much good for his or her society) :: citoyen d’honneur {m}
citizen journalism {n} (reporting by amateurs on the scene of an event) :: journalisme citoyen
citizenship {n} (state of being a citizen) :: citoyenneté {f}, nationalité {f}
citric {adj} /ˈsɪtɹɪk/ (of, pertaining to, or derived from, the citron or lemon) :: citrique
citric acid {n} /ˌsɪtɹɪk ˈæsɪd/ (2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid, C6H8O7) :: acide citrique {m}
citrine {n} (brownish-yellow quartz) :: citrine {f}
citron {n} /ˈsɪtɹən/ (greenish yellow colour) :: jaune citron, citron
citron {n} (tree) :: cédratier {m}
citron {n} (fruit) :: cédrat {m}
citronella {n} (grass) :: citronnelle {f}
citrus {n} /ˈsɪ.tɹəs/ (shrub or tree) :: citrus {d} {m}
citrus {n} (fruit) SEE: citrus fruit ::
citrus fruit {n} (fruit of genus Citrus) :: agrume {m}
cittern {n} (instrument similar to a mandolin) :: cistre {m}
city {n} /ˈsɪt̬i/ (large settlement) :: ville {f}, cité {f}, grande-ville {f}
city {n} (downtown) SEE: downtown ::
city {n} (central business district) SEE: central business district ::
City {prop} (UK financial sector) :: City {f}
city block {n} (part of town enclosed by streets) :: pâté de maisons {m}
city center {n} (downtown) SEE: downtown ::
city council {n} (town/city governing body) :: conseil municipal {m}
city hall {n} (building) :: hôtel de ville {m}, mairie {f}
City of Light {prop} (nickname for Paris) :: Ville Lumière
city state {n} (sovereign city) :: cité-État {f}
City That Never Sleeps {prop} (nickname for New York City) :: ville qui ne dort jamais {f}
civet {n} /ˈsɪ.vɪt/ (cat-like animal) :: civette {f}
civic {adj} /ˈsɪvɪk/ (Having to do with a city or the people who live there) :: civique
civics {n} /ˈsɪvɪks/ (study of good citizenship and proper membership in a community) :: éducation civique
civil {adj} /ˈsɪv.əl/ (Related to people and government office as opposed to military or religion) :: civil
civil {adj} (behaving in a reasonable or polite manner) :: civil
civil aviation {n} (non-military aviation) :: aviation civile {f}
civil code {n} (a systematic collection of laws between private parties) :: Code civil
civil disobedience {n} (active and non-violent refusal to obey) :: désobéissance civile {f}
civil engineer {n} (engineer specialised in civil engineering) :: ingénieur civil {m}
civil engineering {n} (technical design and construction of public works and/or equivalent private ones) :: génie civil {m}
civilian {n} /sɪˈvɪljən/ (non-military person) :: civil {m}, civile {f}
civilian {adj} (not related to the military armed forces) :: civil
civilise {v} (to educate to a perceived higher standard of behaviour) :: civiliser
civilise {v} :: civiliser
civility {n} (politeness; behavior which conforms to social conventions) :: politesse {f}
civilization {n} /ˌsɪv.ə.ləˈzeɪ.ʃən/ (organized culture) :: civilisation {f}
civilization {prop} :: civilisation
civilize {v} (civilise) SEE: civilise ::
civilized {adj} /ˈsɪ.vɪ.lɑɪzd/ (having a highly developed society or culture) :: civilisé
civil law {n} (body of law dealing with private relations) :: droit civil {m}
civil law {n} (legal system contrasting with common law) :: droit romano-civiliste {m}, droit romano-germanique {m}
civil partnership {n} (arrangement for same-sex couples) :: partenariat civil {m}
civil registry {n} (government repository or database) :: état civil {m}, registre d'état civil {m}
civil rights {n} (rights deserved by all people under all circumstances) :: droits civiques {m-p}
civil servant {n} (government employee) :: fonctionnaire {m} {f}
civil service {n} (branches of government that are not military, legislative or judicial) :: pouvoir législatif {m}
civil service {n} (body of civilian employees) :: services publics {m-p}
civil society {n} (institutions, voluntary organizations and corporate bodies) :: société civile {f}
civil union {n} (legal union similar to marriage) :: union civile {f}
civil war {n} (war between factions within a single country) :: guerre civile {f}, guerre intestine {f}
Civil War {prop} (civil war) SEE: civil war ::
civvies {n} (mufti (dress)) SEE: mufti ::
CJK {prop} (Chinese - Japanese - Korean) :: CJC (chinois, japonais, coréen)
clabber {n} /ˈklæb.ə(ɹ)/ (curdled milk) :: crème fraîche {f}, lait aigre {m}
clacky {adj} (making a clack sound) :: claquant
clad {v} /klæd/ (to clothe) :: vêtir, habiller
clade {n} /kleɪd/ (group) :: clade {m}
cladistics {n} /kləˈdɪs.tɪks/ :: cladistique {f}
cladogram {n} :: cladogramme {m}
claim {n} /kleɪm/ (demand of ownership) :: réclamation {f}
claim {n} (new statement of truth made about something) :: affirmation {f}
claim {n} (demand of ownership for previously unowned land) :: réclamation {f}, revendication {f}
claim {n} ((law) demand for compensation) :: réclamation {f}, demande {f}
claim {v} (to demand ownership of something) :: revendiquer
claim {v} (to state a new fact) :: prétendre
claimant {n} (party who initiates a lawsuit) SEE: plaintiff ::
claimant {n} (one who claims) :: prétendant
Claire {prop} (female given name) SEE: Clara ::
clairvoyance {n} /klɛɹˈvɔɪəns/ (the power to perceive objects that are not accessible to the senses) :: clairvoyance {f}
clairvoyant {n} /ˌklɛɹˈvɔɪ.ənt/ (person able to see things that cannot be perceived by the normal senses) :: voyant {m}
clairvoyant {n} (person able to foresee the future) :: devin {m}
clairvoyée {n} (opening) :: claire-voie
clam {n} /klæm/ (mollusc, see also: mollusc; oyster; mussel) :: palourde {f}, praire {m}
clamber {v} /ˈklæm.bə(ɹ)/ (to climb with difficulty or haphazardly) :: grimper
clammy {adj} /ˈklæmi/ (Cold and damp) :: moite
clamor {n} /ˈklæm.ɚ/ :: clameur {m}
clamor {v} (to become noisy insistently) :: vociférer
clamor {v} :: clamer
clamp {n} /klæmp/ (woodworking tool) :: attache, parenthèse, serre-joint
clamp down on {v} (to take measures to stop something) :: lutter contre, faire cesser
clandestine {adj} /klænˈdɛstɪn/ (done or kept in secret) :: clandestin
clang {n} /klæŋ/ (cry of crane, goose, etc) :: (of crane) glapissement {m}; (of goose) criaillement {m}, sifflement {m}
clanger {n} /ˈklæŋ.ə(ɹ)/ (noticeable mistake) :: couac {m}
clap {v} /klæp/ (To applaud by clapping the hands) :: applaudir
clap {n} (gonorrhea) :: chtouille {f}, chaude-pisse {f}
clapboard {n} (clapperboard) SEE: clapperboard ::
clapometer {n} (an audience reaction monitor) :: applaudimètre {m}
clapper {n} (the tongue of a bell) :: batail {m}, battant {m}
clapper board {n} (clapperboard) SEE: clapperboard ::
clapperboard {n} (device used in film) :: clap {m}, claquette {f}
claptrap {n} /ˈklæpˌtɹæp/ (empty verbiage or nonsense) :: verbiage, charabia, galimatias
claque {n} (people hired to applaud or boo) :: claque {f}
Clara {prop} /klɛəɹə/ (cognates and transliterations of the name Clara) :: Claire
Clare {n} (Clara) SEE: Clara ::
claret {n} /ˈklæɹɪt/ (wine) :: bordeaux-clairet {m}, clairet {m}
clarification {n} /ˌklæɹɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ (clarification of ideas, meaning, etc) :: clarification {f}
clarified butter {n} (cooking fat made from butter) :: beurre clarifié {m}
clarify {v} /ˈklæɹɪfaɪ/ (to make clear) :: clarifier
clarinet {n} /ˌklæɹɪˈnɛt/ (woodwind musical instrument) :: clarinette {f}
clarinetist {n} (musician) :: clarinettiste {m} {f}
clarion {n} /ˈklæɹiən/ (medieval brass instrument) :: clairon
clarion call {n} (appeal) :: appel du clairon
Clarissa {prop} /kləˈɹɪsə/ (female given name) :: Clarisse
clarity {n} /ˈklæɹɪti/ (the state or measure of being clear) :: clarté {f}
clash {n} /klæʃ/ (loud sound) :: fracas, cliquetis
clash {n} (skirmish) :: échauffourée {f}, escarmouche {f}
clash {v} (conflict) :: s'affronter
clasp {n} /klæsp/ (fastener or holder) :: fermoir {m}
clasp {v} (take hold of; grab tightly) :: serrer
class {n} /klæs/ (group, collection, category or set sharing characteristics or attributes) :: classe {f}
class {n} (social grouping, based on job, wealth, etc.) :: classe {f}
class {n} (division of society into classes) :: classe {f}
class {n} (admirable behavior; elegance) :: classe {f}
class {n} (group of students in a regularly scheduled meeting with a teacher) :: classe {f}
class {n} (series of classes covering a single subject) :: cours {m}
class {n} (group of students who commenced or completed their education during a particular year) :: promotion {f}
class {n} (category of seats in an airplane, train or other means of mass transportation) :: classe {f}
class {n} (classification below Phylum and above Order) :: classe
class {n} ((set theory) collection of sets definable by a shared property) :: classe
class {n} ((programming, object-oriented) set of objects possibly differing in state but not behavior) :: classe {f}
class action {n} (lawsuit) :: action collective {f}, recours collectif {m}
classeme {n} (generic seme) :: classème
classic {adj} /ˈklæ.sɪk/ (exemplary of a particular style) :: classique {m} {f}
classic {adj} (exhibiting timeless quality) :: classique {m} {f}
classic {n} (example) :: classique {m}
classic {n} (lasting work) :: classique {m}
classic {n} (sports event) :: classique {m}
classical {adj} /ˈklæsəkl/ (literature etc) :: classique
classical {adj} (Greek and Roman) :: classique
classical {adj} (art etc) :: classique
Classical Arabic {prop} (Classical Arabic) :: arabe classique {m}
Classical Chinese {prop} (language) :: chinois classique {m}
classical conditioning {n} (learning process) :: conditionnement classique {m},conditionnement pavlovien {m}
Classical Greek {n} (language) :: grec classique {m}
classical guitar {n} (guitar used primarily for classical music) :: guitare classique {f}
Classical Latin {prop} (Latin language as spoken and written formally) :: latin classique {m}
classical mechanics {n} (physical laws of nature that account for the behaviour of the normal world) :: mécanique classique {f}
classical music {n} (music of the classical period) :: musique classique {f}
classical music {n} (the more serious forms of European and American music) :: musique classique {f}
classicism {n} (classical traditions of the art and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome) :: classicisme {m}
classicistic {adj} (emulating the classical, characterised by classicism) :: classicisant {m}
classifiable {adj} (able to be classified) :: classable
classification {n} /ˌklæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ (act of forming into classes) :: classification {f}
classifieds {n} (classified advertisements) :: petite annonce {f} (individual ad), petites annonces {f-p} (all other uses)
classifier {n} /ˈklæsɪfaɪɚ/ (someone who classifies) :: classificateur {m}
classifier {n} ((linguistics) word or morpheme used to indicate a semantic class) :: classificateur {m}, mot de mesure {m}
classifier {n} ((computing)) :: classifieur {m}
classifier {n} ((OOP)) :: classifieur {m}
classify {v} /ˈklæsɪfaɪ/ (identify or divide into classes) :: classifier
classism {n} /ˈklæsɪzm̩/ (discrimination based on social class) :: classisme {m}
classmate {n} (student who is in the same class at school) :: camarade {m} {f}, camarade de classe
classpath {n} (Java path) :: classpath {m}
classroom {n} /ˈklɑːsɹʊm/ (room in a school) :: salle de classe {f}
class struggle {n} (struggle between classes) :: lutte des classes {f}
class variable {n} :: variable de classe {f}
class warfare {n} :: lutte des classes {f}
classy {adj} /ˈklæs.i/ (elegant and fashionable) :: chic {m}, chique {f}
clathrate {n} /ˈklæθɹeɪt/ (clathrate compound) :: clathrate {m}
clatter {n} /ˈklætɚ/ (A rattling noise) :: claquement {m}, craquement {m}
clatter {n} (A loud disturbance) :: vacarme {m}
clatter {v} (To make a rattling noise) :: claquer, craquer
Claude {prop} (male given name) :: Claude
Claudia {prop} /ˈklɔː(ɹ).di.ə/ (female given name) :: Claudie
Claudian {adj} :: claudien
Claus {prop} (male given name) :: Nico
clause {n} /klɔːz/ (grammar: group of words which include a subject and any necessary predicate) :: proposition {f}
clause {n} (grammar: verb along with a subject and modifiers) :: proposition {f}
clause {n} (legal: separate part of a contract) :: clause {f}
claustral {adj} (of or pertaining to a cloister) :: claustral
claustrophobe {n} /ˈklɔstɹəˌfoʊb/ (one who suffers from claustrophobia) :: claustrophobe {m} {f}
claustrophobia {n} (fear of closed, tight places) :: claustrophobie {f}
claustrophobic {adj} (Suffering from claustrophobia) :: claustrophobe
clavichord {n} /ˈklæv.ɪˌkɔɹd/ (early keyboard instrument) :: clavicorde, manicordion
clavicle {n} (collar bone) :: clavicule {f}
clavicular {adj} (relating to the clavicle) :: claviculaire
clavicytherium {n} /ˌklæv.ə.saɪˈθɪə.ɹɪ.əm/ (harpsichord in which the soundboard and strings are mounted vertically facing the player) :: clavicythérium, clavecin verticale {m}
clavis {n} (glossary) SEE: glossary ::
claw {n} /klɔ/ (curved horny nail) :: griffe
claw {n} (pincer of a crustacean) :: pince
claw {n} (mechanical device for gripping) :: pied-de-biche {m} (pieds-de-biche {p})
claw {v} (scratch or tear at) :: griffer
claw {v} (to use claws to seize, to grip) :: s'agripper
clay {n} /kleɪ/ (mineral substance) :: argile {m}
clay {n} (tennis court surface) :: terre battue {f}
claystone {n} (sedimentary rock composed of fine, clay particles) :: argilite
clean {adj} /kliːn/ (not dirty) :: propre, net
clean {adj} (pure, especially morally or religiously) :: pur {m}
clean {adj} (not having used mind-altering or mood-changing substances) :: abstinent
clean {adj} :: propre
clean {v} ((transitive) to remove dirt from a place or object) :: nettoyer, poutzer [Switzerland]
clean {v} ((transitive) to tidy up) :: ranger
clean {v} ((intransitive) to make things clean) :: nettoyer
clean {v} :: nettoyer
clean {adj} (empty) SEE: empty ::
clean and jerk {n} (in weightlifting) :: épaulé-jeté {m}
clean as a whistle {adj} (very clean) :: propre comme un sou neuf
clean as a whistle {adj} (completely innocent) :: blanc comme neige
cleaner {n} /ˈkli.nɚ/ (person who cleans) :: nettoyeur {m}
cleaner {n} (device that cleans) :: nettoyeur {m}
cleaner {n} (substance used for cleaning) :: nettoyant {m}
cleaner {n} (professional laundry) :: pressing {m}
cleanliness {n} /ˈklɛnlinəs/ (the property of being cleanly) :: propreté {f}
cleanly {adv} /ˈkliːnli/ (in a clean way) :: proprement
cleanness {n} /ˈkliːnnəs/ (state of being clean) :: propreté {f}
cleanroom {n} (room or environment controlled to minimize airborne particulate matter) :: salle blanche {f}
cleanse {v} /klɛnz/ (spiritually purify) :: purifier
cleanser {n} (detergent) SEE: detergent ::
clean someone's clock {v} (defeat decisively) :: battre à plate couture
clean up {v} (to make an area or a thing clean) :: nettoyer
clean up {v} :: nettoyer
cleanup {n} /ˈkliːˌnʌp]/ (the act of cleaning or tidying) :: nettoyage {m}
clear {adj} (distinct) SEE: distinct ::
clear {adj} /klɪɹ/ (transparent in colour) :: clair, transparent
clear {adj} (bright, not obscured) :: clair
clear {adj} (free of obstacles) :: libre
clear {adj} (without clouds) :: dégagé, clair
clear {adj} (free of ambiguity or doubt) :: clair, sans ambiguïté
clear {adj} (meteorology: less than 1/8 obscured by clouds) :: dégagé
clear {v} (to eliminate ambiguity or doubt; to clarify) :: clarifier
clear {v} (to become clear) :: s'éclaircir
clearance {n} (sale of merchandise at a reduced price) :: braderie {f}, liquidation {f}, soldes {m-p}
clearance {n} (medicine: removal of harmful substances from the blood) :: clairance
clearance {n} (soccer: The act of kicking a ball away from the goal one is defending) :: dégagement {m}
clear cut {adj} (straightforward) :: clair, direct, évident
clearcutting {n} (forestry practice) :: coupe à blanc {f}, coupe rase {f}
clearing {n} (area of land within a wood or forest devoid of trees) :: clairière {f}
clearing house {n} (a central point where clearing banks exchange checks etc and settle accounts) :: chambre de compensation {f}
clearly {adv} /ˈklɪɹli/ (in a clear manner) :: clairement
clear one's throat {v} (forcibly expulsing air from one's lungs) :: se racler la gorge
cleartext {n} (unencrypted text) :: texte en clair, texte lisible {m}
cleat {n} /kliːt/ (protrusion on the bottom of a shoe) :: crampon {m}
cleats {n} /kliːts/ (pair of shoes equipped with cleats) :: crampons {m-p}, chaussures à crampons
cleavable {adj} (capable of being cleaved) :: scindable
cleavage {n} /ˈkliːvɪdʒ/ (the act of cleaving or the state of being cleft) :: clivage {m}
cleavage {n} (separation between breasts) :: décolleté {m}
cleavage {n} (biology: cell division) :: division {f}
cleavage {n} (chemistry: splitting of a large molecule) :: clivage {m}
cleavage {n} (mineralogy: tendency of a crystal to split) :: clivage {m}
cleave {v} /kliv/ (transitive to split or sever) :: cliver, fendre
cleave {v} (transitive mineralogy) :: cliver, tailler
cleave {v} (transitive figurative) :: cliver
cleave {v} (transitive chemistry) :: cliver
cleave {v} (intransitive to split) :: fendre
cleaver {n} /ˈklivɚ/ (a squarish knife used for hacking) :: fendoir {m}, couperet {m}
clef {n} (musical symbol) :: clé {f}
cleft {n} /klɛft/ (opening made or as if made by splitting) :: fissure {f}
cleft chin {n} (cleft chin) :: menton fendu {m}
cleft lip {n} (harelip) SEE: harelip ::
Clelia {prop} (female given name) :: Clélia
clematis {n} /ˈklɛmətɪs/ (any plant of the genus Clematis) :: clématite {f}
clemency {n} /ˈklɛ.mə (leniency, mercy) :: clémence {f}
clemency {n} (moderation of the severity of a punishment) :: clémence {f}
clemency {n} (forgiveness or compassion) :: compassion, pitié, miséricorde, commisération
Clement {prop} (male given name) :: Clément
clementine {n} /ˈklɛməntaɪn/ (citrus fruit) :: clémentine {f}
clench {v} (to squeeze) :: serrer
Cleopatra {prop} /klioʊˈpætɹə/ (a given name of women in the Ptolemy dynasty) :: Cléopâtre {f}
clepsydra {n} /ˈklɛpsɪdɹə/ (water clock) :: clepsydre {f}
clerestory {n} (upper part of a wall) :: clair-étage {m}, claire-voie {f}
clergy {n} /ˈklɝdʒi/ (people trained to officiate at religious ceremonies and services) :: clergé {m}
clergyman {n} (ordained (male) Christian minister, male member of the clergy) :: prêtre {m}, clerc {m}
clergyperson {n} (ordained (male or female) Christian minister, male or female member of the clergy) :: prêtre {m}, prêtresse {f}
cleric {n} /klɛɹɪk/ (clergy member) :: prêtre {m}, ecclésiastique {m}, clerc {m}
clerical {adj} /ˈklɛɹɪkəl/ (of or relating to clerks or their work) :: administratif
clerical {adj} (of or relating to the clergy) :: clérical
clericalism {n} (secular power invested in members of the clergy) :: cléricalisme {m}
clerk {n} /klɝk/ (one working with records etc.) :: greffier {m}
Clervaux {prop} (town) :: Clervaux
Clerve {prop} (river) :: Clerve {f}
Cleveland {prop} /ˈkliːv.lənd/ (city in Ohio) :: Cleveland
clever {adj} /ˈklɛvɚ/ (nimble with hands or body) :: habile, agile, adroit, adroite {f}
clever {adj} (skillful) :: talentueux
clever {adj} (resourceful, sometimes to the point of cunning) :: malin {m}
clever {adj} (mentally quick or sharp) :: intelligent, malin {m}
clever {adj} (showing inventiveness or originality) :: ingénieux
clevis {n} (U-shaped coupling) :: chape {n}
clew {n} (clue) SEE: clue ::
cliché {n} /kliːˈʃeɪ/ (overused phrase or expression) :: cliché {m}
cliché {n} (anything (other than a phrase) that is overused) :: platitude, lieu commun
cliche {n} (cliché) SEE: cliché ::
click {n} /ˈklɪk/ (sharp sound) :: déclic {m}, clic {m}
click {n} (sound made by a dolphin) :: clic {m}
click {n} (act of pressing a button on a computer mouse) :: clic {m}
click {v} (transitive: operate so as to make click) :: cliquer
click {v} (transitive: press and release (button on a mouse)) :: cliquer
click {v} (intransitive: click the left button of a mouse) :: [on: sur] cliquer
clickably {adv} :: cliquablement
click and collect {n} :: click and collect {m}
clickbait {n} /ˈklɪkbeɪt/ (content aimed at generating advertising revenue) :: piège à clics, putaclic
click beetle {n} (beetle of the family Elateridae) :: agriote {m}, taupin {m}
clicktivism {n} (activism on the Internet) :: clictivisme {m}
client {n} /ˈklʌɪənt/ (a customer or receiver of services) :: client {m}
client {n} (computing: the role of a computer application or system) :: client {m}
client {n} (person who receives help or advice from a professional person) :: client {m}
clientele {n} /klaɪ.n̩ˈtɛl/ (body of clients who frequent an establishment) :: clientèle {f}
clientelism {n} (a political system based on personal relations rather than personal merits) :: clientélisme
clientelist {adj} (of or relating to clientelism) :: clientéliste
client service {n} (customer service) SEE: customer service ::
cliff {n} /klɪf/ (a (near) vertical rock face) :: falaise {f}
climate {n} /ˈklaɪmɪt/ (long-term atmospheric conditions) :: climat {m}
climate {n} (context in general of a particular political, moral etc. situation) :: climat {m}
climate change {n} (changes in the Earth's climate) :: changement climatique {m}
climate control {n} (device which controls temperature and humidity of air) :: chauffage, ventilation et climatisation {m}
climate sceptic {n} (person) :: climato-sceptique
climatic {adj} (of, relating to or influenced by climate) :: climatique
climatologist {n} (scholar of climatology) :: climatologue, climatologiste
climatology {n} (science) :: climatologie {f}
climax {n} (the peak of sexual pleasure) SEE: orgasm ::
climax {n} /ˈklaɪmæks/ (rhetoric: ordering of terms in increasing order of importance or magnitude) :: climax {m}
climax {n} (point of greatest intensity or force) :: apogée {f}, paroxysme {m}
climax {n} (orgasm) :: jouissance, orgasme {m}
climb {v} /klaɪm/ (to ascend, to go up) :: grimper, monter
climb {v} (to mount, to move upwards on) :: escalader
climb {v} (to move by using the hands and feet) :: grimper
climb {v} (to practice the sport of climbing) :: escalader
climber {n} /ˈklai.mɚ/ (one who climbs) :: grimpeur {m}
climbing {n} /ˈklaɪ̯mɪŋ/ (the sport of climbing) :: escalade {f}
climbing frame {n} (playground equipment) SEE: jungle gym ::
climb up {v} (gradually ascend something) :: gravir
clinch {v} (to clasp, to interlock) :: agrafer
clinch {n} (any of several fastenings) :: attache {f}, fixation {f}
clinch {n} (combat sports) :: clinch {m}
cling {v} /ˈklɪŋ/ (hold tightly) :: accrocher, s'accrocher, coller, se coller
cling film {n} /ˈklɪŋˌfɪlm/ (plastic film that clings) :: film étirable {m}
clinging vine {n} :: pot de colle {m}
clingy {adj} /ˈklɪŋi/ (having a tendency to cling) :: collant {m}, collante {f}
clingy {adj} (possessive over a lover) :: collant {m}, collante {f}
clinic {n} /ˈklɪnɪk/ (medical facility) :: clinique {f}
clinical {adj} /ˈklɪnɪkəl/ (dealing with how to practically manage patients) :: clinique
clinical examination {n} (physical examination) SEE: physical examination ::
clinical psychology {n} (branch of psychology) :: psychologie clinique
clinker {n} (fetters) SEE: fetter ::
clinopyroxene {n} /ˌklaɪnə(ʊ)paɪˈɹɒksiːn/ (pyroxene with monoclinic crystals) :: clinopyroxène {m}
clip {v} /klɪp/ (to grip tightly) :: maintenir
clip {v} (to fasten with a clip) :: pincer
clip {n} (something which clips or grasps; a device for attaching one object to another.) :: pince {f}
clip {n} ((obsolete) an embrace) :: accolade {f}, étreinte {f}
clip {v} (to cut, especially with scissors or shears as opposed to a knife etc) :: découper
clip {v} ((dialectal, informal) to strike with the hand) :: taper
clip {n} (something which has been clipped) :: extrait {m}, clip {m}
clip {n} (an act of clipping) :: tonte {f}
clipboard {n} (physical object) :: planchette à pince {m}
clipboard {n} (in computing: buffer for temporary storage) :: presse-papiers {m}
clip-clop {n} /ˈklɪp.klɑːp/ (Onomatopoeia) :: cataclop, tagada
clipper {n} (fast sailing ship) :: clipper {m}
clique {n} /kliːk/ (small, exclusive group) :: clique {f}
clit {n} /klɪt/ (slang: clitoris) :: clito {m}
clitic {n} /ˈklɪ.tɪk/ (morpheme attached to another word) :: clitique {m}
clitoral {adj} /ˈklɪtəɹəl/ (of, or relating to the clitoris) :: clitoridien
clitoral hood {n} (fold of skin) :: capuchon du clitoris {m}, prépuce clitoridien {m}
clitorectomy {n} (clitoridectomy) SEE: clitoridectomy ::
clitorial {adj} (clitoral) SEE: clitoral ::
clitoridectomy {n} (surgical procedure) :: clitoridectomie {f}
clitoris {n} /ˈklɪtəɹɪs/ (elongated erectile organ) :: clitoris {m}
cloaca {n} /kloʊˈeɪkə/ (anatomical feature of birds etc) :: cloaque {m}
cloak {n} /ˈkloʊk/ (cape) :: pelisse {f}, pèlerine {f}
cloak-and-dagger {adj} (marked by menacing furtive secrecy) :: de cape et d’épée
cloakroom {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet ::
cloakroom {n} (room for coats) :: garde-robe {f}
cloakroom {n} (room for luggage) :: consigne {f}
clobber {v} /klɒb.ə(ɹ)/ ((computing) To overwrite or override, often unintentionally.) :: écraser
clobber {v} :: tabasser
cloche {n} /klɒʃ/ (women's hat) :: cloche {f}
clock {n} /klɒk/ (instrument to measure or keep track of time) :: horloge {f}
clock {n} (odometer) :: indicateur de vitesse {m}, compteur de vitesse {m}
clock face {n} (the surface of a clock that contains the dial and hands) :: cadran {m}
clockmaker {n} (person who makes clocks) :: horloger, horlogère {f}
clock speed {n} (rate at which a processor performs) :: fréquence d'horloge {f}, fréquence de base de temps {f}, fréquence de base {f}, fréquence de synchronisation {f}, vitesse d'horloge {f}
clockwise {adv} /ˈklɒkwaɪz/ (in a circular fashion in the same direction as the hands of an analogue clock) :: dans le sens des aiguilles d’une montre, dans le sens horaire
clockwisely {adv} (clockwise) SEE: clockwise ::
clockwork {n} /klɑːkwɚk/ (mechanism powered by coiled spring to drive mechanical device) :: rouage
clod {n} /klɒd/ (lump of something, especially of earth or clay) :: motte {f}
clod {n} (stupid person) :: [figuratively] cruche {f}, andouille
clodhopper {n} (strong, heavy shoe) :: écrase-merde {f}
Cloelia {prop} (legendary woman) :: Clélie {f}
clog {n} /klɑɡ/ (a type of shoe with an inflexible, often wooden sole and an open heel) :: sabot {m}
clog {n} (a blockage) :: bouchon {m}
clog {v} (to block or slow passage through) :: boucher
cloister {n} /ˈklɔɪstɚ/ (covered walk with an open colonnade) :: cloître {m}
cloister {n} (place devoted to religious seclusion) :: cloître {m}
cloister {n} (monastic life) :: (la vie des) cloîtres
cloistral {adj} (of, pertaining to, or living in a cloister) :: claustral
cloistral {adj} (sheltered from the world; monastic) :: monastique, monacal
clone {n} /kloʊn/ (living organism (originally a plant)) :: clone {m}
clone {n} (group of identical cells derived from a single cell) :: clone {m}
clone {n} (copy of something already existing) :: clone {m}
clone {v} (create a clone) :: cloner
close {v} /kləʊz/ (obstruct (an opening)) :: fermer, boucher, clore
close {v} (move (a door)) :: fermer
close {v} (close (one's eyes)) :: fermer
close {v} (put an end to) :: clore, mettre fin à, terminer, conclure, finir
close {v} (to make a sale) :: conclure
close {n} (end or conclusion) :: fin {f}, conclusion {f}, achèvement {m}
close {adj} /kləʊs/ (at a little distance) :: proche {m} {f}, près
close {adj} (intimate) :: proche
close {n} (street) :: cul-de-sac {m}
close, but no cigar {phrase} (that's almost correct, but not quite) :: presque réussi, mais raté (almost succeeded, but failed)
closed {adj} /kloʊzd/ (not open) :: fermé
closed {adj} (not public) :: privé, fermé
closed {adj} :: fermé
close down {v} /kləʊzˈdaʊn/ (to stop trading) :: fermer, faire fermer
closed syllable {n} (Translations) :: syllabe fermée {f}
closely {adv} /ˈkləʊsliː/ (in a close manner) :: étroitement
closely {adv} :: près
closemouthed {adj} (reticent, secretive or uncommunicative) :: taciturne, peu bavard
closeness {n} (proximity) SEE: proximity ::
closer {n} /ˈkləʊzə/ (baseball: relief pitcher) :: stoppeur {m}
close ranks {v} (to regroup forces) :: serrer les rangs
closet {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet ::
closet {n} /ˈklɑzɪt/ (furniture) :: placard {m}
close to {prep} (near) :: proche de, près de
close-up {n} /kləʊsˈʌp/ (photographic (or other) image in which the subject is shown at a relatively large scale) :: gros plan, plan rapproché {m}
closing {n} /ˈkloʊzɪŋ/ (end or conclusion) :: clôture {m}
clostridium {n} :: clostridie {f}
closure {n} /ˈkloʊ.ʒɝ/ (computing) :: fermeture
closure {n} (mathematical set) :: fermeture
clot {n} /klɒt/ (blood clot) :: caillot {m}, thrombus {m}
clot {n} (a silly person) :: imbecile {m}, idiot {m}
clot {v} (to form into a clot) :: coaguler, cailler,
cloth {n} /klɔθ/ (woven fabric) :: tissu {m}, étoffe {f}
cloth {n} (piece of cloth) :: tissu {m}
cloth {n} (form of attire) :: tenue {f}
clothe {v} /ˈkloʊð/ (adorn with clothing) :: vêtir, habiller
clothes {n} /kloʊ(ð)z/ (apparel) :: vêtements
clothes-brush {n} (a brush for brushing clothes) :: vergette {m}
clothes don't make the man {proverb} (clothes don't make the man) :: l’habit ne fait pas le moine
clothes dryer {n} (appliance) :: sèche-linge
clotheshorse {n} (laundry frame) :: étendoir {m}
clothesline {n} /ˈkloʊðzlaɪn/ (rope or cord for drying clothes) :: corde à linge
clothes maiden {n} (rack for drying clothes) SEE: clotheshorse ::
clothes moth {n} (insect) :: mite des vêtements {f}, teigne {f}, mite {f}
clothes peg {n} (an object used to attach wet laundry to a clothesline) :: pince à linge {f}, épingle à linge {f}
clothespin {n} (a clip or fastener) SEE: clothes peg ::
clothes screen {n} (rack for drying clothes) SEE: clotheshorse ::
clothing {n} /ˈkloʊðɪŋ/ (clothes) :: vêtements {m-p}, habits {m-p}
Clotilda {prop} (female given name) :: Clotilde
clotted cream {n} (thick cream) :: crème caillée {f}
cloud {n} /klaʊd/ (visible mass of water droplets suspended in the air) :: nuage
cloud {n} (mass of dust, steam or smoke) :: nuage
cloud {n} (group of objects suspended above the ground or flying) :: nuage
cloud {n} :: nuage {m}
cloud {v} (to become foggy or gloomy, to become obscured from sight) :: s'obscurcir
cloud bank {n} (a wall of clouds observed from a distance) :: barre de nuages {f}
cloudberry {n} (species) :: plaquebière {f}
cloudberry {n} (fruit) :: [Canada] plaquebière {f}, chicoutai {m}, chicouté {m}; [France] ronce des tourbières {f}, ronce petit-mûrier {f}, mûre des marais {f}, mûre arctique {f}
cloudburst {n} /ˈklaʊdˌbɝst/ (sudden heavy rainstorm) :: averse {f}
cloud chamber {n} :: chambre à brouillard {f}
cloud computing {n} (computing services provided over the Internet) :: infonuagique {f}, informatique en nuage {f}
cloud-cuckoo-land {n} /klaʊdˈkʊkuːlænd/ (imaginary place with unrealistic or silly people) :: Coucouville-les-Nuées
clouded leopard {n} (medium sized arboreal cat) :: panthère nébuleuse, panthère longibande, léopard tacheté
cloud nine {n} /ˈklaʊd ˈnaɪn/ (state of bliss) :: septième ciel
cloud nine {n} (state of fantastic or impractical dreaming) SEE: head in the clouds ::
cloud over {v} (to become cloudy or overcast) :: couvrir, ennuager
cloudy {adj} /ˈkɫaʊdi/ (covered with or characterised by clouds) :: nuageux
cloudy {adj} (not transparent; not clear) :: trouble
cloudy {adj} (uncertain; unclear) :: brumeux, nébuleux, opaque
clout {n} /klaʊt/ (influence, effectiveness) :: influence {f}
clove {n} /kloʊv/ (spice) :: clou de girofle {m}
clove {n} (constitutive bulb of garlic) :: gousse {f}
clove hitch {n} (type of knot) :: nœud de cabestan {m}, nœud de batelier
cloven {adj} (split or divided) :: fendu
clove pink {n} (carnation) SEE: carnation ::
clover {n} /ˈkloʊ.vɚ/ (plant in genus Trifolium) :: trèfle {m}
clown {n} /klaʊn/ (performance artist working in a circus) :: clown {m}, pitre {m}, bouffon {m}
clown {n} (person acting in a silly fashion) :: bouffon {m}, pitre {m}, guignol {m}, idiot {m}, andouille {f}, mariole {m}
clownfish {n} (fish of the genera Amphiprion or Premnas) :: poisson-clown, poisson clown {m}
clownlike {adj} (resembling a clown) :: clownesque
cloze {n} /kloʊz/ :: texte à trous {m}
club {n} /klʌb/ (weapon) :: bâton {m}, gourdin {m}
club {n} (association of members) :: club {m}
club {n} (nightclub) :: boîte {f}, boîte de nuit {f}
club {n} (playing card symbol, ♣) :: trèfle {m}
club {n} (hitting implement) :: club
club {v} (to hit with a club) :: bâtonner
clubfoot {n} (foot malformation) :: pied bot {m}
clubs {n} (plural of club) SEE: club ::
clubs {n} /klʌbz/ (one of the four suits of playing cards, marked with the symbol ♣) :: trèfle {m}
club soda {n} (carbonated water, see also: soda) :: soda club {m}
cluck {n} (sound made by hen) :: gloussement
cluck {v} (to produce cluck sound) :: glousser
clue {n} /kluː/ (information that may lead one to a certain point or conclusion) :: indice {f}
clue {n} (object or marking that may be used in evidence) :: preuve {f}
clue {v} (to provide with information) :: informer
clueless {adj} /ˈkluː.ləs/ (lacking knowledge or understanding) :: ignorant
clump {n} /klʌmp/ (a small group of trees or plants) :: massif {m}
clump {n} (a small group of trees or plants) :: touffe {f}
clumsily {adv} (done without care or finesse, often hurriedly or awkwardly) :: maladroitement
clumsiness {n} /ˈklʌm.zi.nəs/ (the condition or quality of being clumsy) :: maladresse {f}, inélégance {f}
clumsy {adj} /ˈklʌmzi/ (awkward, lacking coordination, not graceful, not dextrous) :: gauche, maladroit, lourd
clunker {n} (decrepit motor car) :: guimbarde {f}, tacot {m}
cluster {n} /ˈklʌstɚ/ (group or bunch of something) :: [group] groupe {m}, [cluster] grappe {f}
cluster {n} (group of galaxies or stars) :: amas {m}
cluster {n} :: groupe
clustered index {n} (Index that sorts the data in a table) :: index cluster {m}
clusterfuck {n} /ˈklʌs.tɚˌfʌk/ (a chaotic situation) :: bordel {m}, merdier
clustering {adj} (a grouping of a number of similar things) :: regroupement
clutch {v} /klʌt͡ʃ/ (to grip or grasp tightly) :: agripper, serrer
clutch {n} (A device to interrupt power transmission) :: embrayage
clutch {n} (The pedal in a car that disengages power transmission) :: pédale d'embrayage, embrayage {m}
clutch {n} (A group or bunch) :: nichée {f}, couvée {f}
clutch bag {n} (Type of handbag) :: pochette {f}
clutter {n} /ˈklʌtɚ/ (a confused disordered jumble of things) :: bric-à-brac {m}, bordel {m}, encombrement {m}
Clymene {prop} /ˈklɪmɨni/ (nymph of Greek mythology) :: Clymène
C major {n} (the major key with C as its tonic) :: do majeur {m}, ut majeur {m}
C major {n} (the major chord with a root of C) :: do majeur {m}, ut majeur {m}
Cmdre {n} (abbreviation for commodore) :: cmdre, cmdre.
c'mere {contraction} (here) SEE: here ::
c'mere {contraction} (come) SEE: come ::
C minor {n} (the minor key with C as its tonic) :: do mineur {m}, ut mineur {m}
C minor {n} (the minor chord with a root of C) :: do mineur {m}, ut mineur {m}
c'mon {contraction} /kəˈmɒn/ (come on) :: vas-y, allez, envoye [Quebec, slang], enweye [Quebec, slang]
CNG {n} ((petrochemistry) compressed natural gas) :: GNC {m} [gaz naturel comprimé]
cnidarian {n} /nɪˈdɛːɹɪən/ (any of various invertebrate animals that belong to the phylum Cnidaria) :: cnidaire {m}
cnidoblastic {adj} :: cnidoblastique
CN Tower {prop} (the tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) :: Tour CN {f}
co- {prefix} (together, mutually, jointly) :: co-
Co. {abbr} (company) :: cie
coach {n} /koʊtʃ/ (wheeled vehicle drawn by horse power) :: coche {m}
coach {n} (rail passenger car) :: voiture {f}
coach {n} (trainer) :: entraineur {m}, entraineuse {m}
coach {n} (long-distance bus) :: autocar {m}
coach {v} (sports: train) :: entraîner, entrainer
coach driver {n} (driver of a horse-drawn coach) :: cocher {m}
coachman {n} (male coach driver) SEE: coach driver ::
coachwoman {n} (female coach driver) SEE: coach driver ::
coadjutor {n} (assistant) SEE: assistant ::
coadjutor {n} /kəʊəˈdʒuːtə/ (assistant to a bishop) :: coadjuteur {m}
coagulate {v} /koʊˈæɡ.jə.leɪt/ (become congealed) :: se coaguler, coaguler
coagulate {v} (cause to congeal) :: coaguler
coagulate {v} :: coaguler, cailler, thromboser
coagulate {n} /koʊˈæɡ.jə.lət/ (mass formed by means of coagulation) :: caillot, coagulat, thrombus
coal {n} /koʊl/ (uncountable: carbon rock) :: charbon {m}, houille {f}
coal {n} (smouldering material) :: tisons {m-p}
coal {n} :: charbon {m}, houille, [hot coals] braises {f}
coalesce {v} /koʊ.əˈlɛs/ (to join into a single mass) :: se fondre, coalescer, s'amalgamer
coalesce {v} (to form from different elements) :: se réunir, s'unir, s'amalgamer
coalescer {n} (device used to perform coalescence) :: coalesceur
coalfish {n} (blackish fish) :: lieu noir, colin {m}
coal gas {n} (poisonous gas) :: gaz de houille {m}
coalition {n} /koʊəˈlɪʃən/ (group of organizations) :: coalition {f}
coal mine {n} (a mine from which coal is mined) :: mine de charbon {f}, charbonnage {m}, houillère {f}
coalmine {n} (coal mine) SEE: coal mine ::
coalminer {n} (one who mines for coal) :: mineur de charbonnage {m}, houilleur {m}
coal seam {n} (a stratum of goal between strata of other rocks) :: veine de charbon
coal tar {n} (black viscous tar) :: coaltar {m}
coarctation {n} (stenosis) SEE: stenosis ::
coarse {adj} /kɔːɹs/ (containing large particles) :: grossier
coarse {adj} (of inferior quality) :: brut {m}, brute {f}
coarse {adj} (not refined) :: vulgaire
coarsely {adv} (in a coarse manner) :: grossièrement
coast {n} /koʊst/ (edge of land meeting ocean, sea, gulf, bay) :: côte {f}
coast {v} (to sail along a coast) :: caboter
coastal {adj} /ˈkoʊstəl/ (relating to the coast) :: côtier
coaster {n} (Salvelinus fontinalis) SEE: brook trout ::
coaster {n} /kəʊ.stə(ɹ)/ (nautical: merchant vessel that stays in coastal waters) :: caboteur
coaster {n} (piece of material used to protect the surface of a table) :: sous-verre {m}
coastguard {n} (enforcer of maritime law) :: garde-côte {m} {f}
coastline {n} (the shape of a coast) :: rive {f}, littoral {m}
coat {n} /koʊt/ (outer garment covering the upper torso and arms) :: manteau {m}, paletot {m}
coat {n} (covering of material, such as paint) :: couche {f}
coat {v} (to cover with a coat of some material) :: couvrir, revêtir
coated {adj} /ˈkoʊtɪd/ (covered with a thin layer) :: revêtu
coat hanger {n} (device used to hang up coats, shirts, etc) :: portemanteau {f}, cintre {m}
coati {n} /koʊˈɑdi/ (any of several animals of the genus Nasua) :: coati {m}
coating {n} /ˈkoʊtɪŋ/ (a thin outer layer) :: couche {f}, pellicule {f}, enrobage {m}
coat of arms {n} (hereditary design depicted on an escutcheon) :: armoiries {f-p}, armes {f-p}, blason {m}
coat of mail {n} (defensive garment) :: cotte de mailles {f}
coauthor {n} (author who collaborate with another to write something) :: coauteur {m}
coax {v} /koʊks/ (persuade gradually) :: cajoler, amadouer
coaxial {adj} /koʊ.ˈæk.sɪi.əl/ (having a common central axis) :: coaxial
coaxial cable {n} (a transmission line) :: coax {m}, coaxial {m}, câble coaxial {m}
cob {n} (gull) SEE: gull ::
cob {n} /kɑb/ (male swan) :: cygne mâle {m} (there is no special word in French for cob in this sense)
cob {n} (building material of clay, sand, straw, water, and earth) :: torchis {m}
cob {n} (bread roll) SEE: bread roll ::
cob {n} (corncob) SEE: corncob ::
cobalt {n} /ˈkoʊ.bɑlt/ (chemical element) :: cobalt {m}
cobble {n} (cobblestone) SEE: cobblestone ::
cobbler {n} (person who repairs shoes) :: cordonnier {m}, cordonnière {f}, savetier {m} [archaic], savetière {f} [archaic]
cobbler's {n} (shoe repair shop) :: cordonnerie {f}
cobblestone {n} /ˈkɑbl̩ˌstoʊn/ (a rounded stone) :: pavé
cobble together {v} (put together) :: bricoler
Cobb salad {n} (salad) :: salade Cobb {f}
cobra {n} /ˈkoʊbɹə/ (venomous snake) :: naja
co-brother-in-law {n} (one's spouse's brother-in-law) :: co-beau-frère; [general use] beau-frère (brother-in-law)
cobweb {n} (a spider’s web) SEE: spiderweb ::
coca {n} /ˈkoʊkə/ (the dried leaf of a South American shrub (Erythroxylon coca)) :: coca
Coca-Cola {n} (Coke) SEE: Coke ::
Coca-Cola {prop} (particular carbonated soft drink) :: Coca-Cola
cocaine {n} /koʊˈkeɪn/ (the narcotic) :: cocaïne {f}
-coccus {suffix} (any spherical microorganism) :: -coque {m}
coccus {n} /ˈkɑ.kəs/ (type of bacterium) :: coccus {m}
coccygeal {adj} (relating to the coccyx) :: coccygien
coccyx {n} /ˈkɑksɪks/ ((medical) final fused vertebrae) :: coccyx {m}
Cocha antshrike {n} (passerine bird of the antbird family) :: batara du Cocha
cochineal {n} /ˈkɑtʃəˈni.əl/ (insect) :: cochenille {f}
cochineal {n} (dye) :: cochenille {f}
cochlea {n} /ˈkɒk.lɪə/ (the complex, spirally coiled, tapered cavity of the inner ear) :: cochlée {f}
cochlear {adj} (of or pertaining to the cochlea) :: cochléaire {m} {f}
cock {n} (slang: penis) SEE: dick ::
cock {n} /kɑk/ (any male bird) :: mâle {m}
cock {n} (hammer of a firearm trigger mechanism) :: chien {m}
cock {v} (to lift the cock of a firearm) :: armer le chien
cock {v} (to copulate (with)) :: baiser
cock {n} (male chicken; male gallinaceous bird) SEE: rooster ::
cock {n} (valve or tap for controlling flow of liquid) SEE: stopcock ::
cockade {n} /kɑˈkeɪd/ (a rosette worn in a hat as an office or party badge) :: cocarde {f}
cock-a-doodle-doo {interj} /ˌkɑkəˌdudəlˈdu/ (cry of the rooster) :: cocorico
Cockaigne {prop} /kɒˈkeɪn/ (mythical land) :: cocagne {f}, pays de cocagne {m}
cockatiel {n} /ˌkɒk.əˈtil/ (a small, rather atypical cockatoo with a distinctive pointed yellow crest) :: calopsitte
cockatoo {n} (a bird) :: cacatoès {m}
cockatrice {n} (legendary creature) :: cocatrix {f}
cockchafer {n} (beetle of genus Melolontha) :: hanneton {m}, mélolonthe {f}
cocked {adj} (drunk) :: bourré
cockerel {n} /ˈkɒkəɹəl/ (young male chicken) :: coquelet {m}
cockfight {n} (contest) :: combat de coqs {m}
cockfighting {n} (gambling blood sport) :: combat de coqs {m}
cockle {n} (wrinkle) SEE: wrinkle ::
cockle {n} /ˈkɒkl̩/ (any of various edible European bivalve mollusks) :: coque {f}
cockle {n} (any of several weeds, such as the corn cockle) :: ivraie enivrante {f}
cockle {n} (corncockle) SEE: corncockle ::
cocklebur {n} (any of the coarse composite weeds of the genus Xanthium, with a prickly fruit) :: xanthium {m}
cock pigeon {n} (male pigeon) :: [♂♀] pigeon {m} , pigeon mâle {m} , mâle du pigeon {m}
cockpit {n} (space for pilot and crew in an aircraft) :: cabine de pilotage {f}, cockpit {m}
cockpit {n} (compartment for wounded) SEE: sickbay ::
cockpit voice recorder {n} (part of a flight recorder) :: enregistreur phonique {m}
cock ring {n} (sex aid) :: anneau pénien {m}
cockroach {n} (type of insect) :: cafard {m}, blatte
cock-robin {n} (a male robin) :: rouge-gorge mâle {m}
cockscomb {n} (fleshy red crest of a rooster) :: crête de coq {f}
cock-sparrow {n} (a male sparrow) :: moineau mâle {m}
cocksucker {n} (a fellator) :: suceur de bite {m}, suceuse de bite {f}
cocksucker {n} (an objectionable person) :: lécheur de boule {m}
cocktail {n} (alcoholic beverage) :: cocktail {m}
cocktail bar {n} (drinking establishment) :: bar à cocktails {m}
cocktease {n} (One who sexually arouses) :: allumeuse {f}
cockteaser {n} (cocktease) SEE: cocktease ::
cocky {adj} (overly self-confident and boastful) :: suffisant, arrogant
cocoa {n} /ˈkoʊ.koʊ/ (hot drink) :: cacao {m}
cocoa {n} (cup/mug of this drink) :: cacao {m}
cocoa {n} (colour) :: cacao {m}
cocoa {adj} (of a light to medium brown colour) :: cacao
cocoa {n} (powder) SEE: cocoa powder ::
Cocoa {prop} (programming API) :: Cocoa {m}
cocoa bean {n} (seed of the cocoa plant) :: fève de cacao {f}
cocoa butter {n} (fat from cocoa bean) :: beurre de cacao
cocoa powder {n} (powder from cocoa solids) :: cacao {m}, poudre de cacao {f}
coco-de-mer {n} /ˌkəʊkəʊdəˈmɛː/ (tree) :: cocotier de mer {m}
coconut {n} /ˈkoʊ.kə.nʌt/ (fruit of coco palm) :: noix de coco {f}
coconut {n} (coconut palm) SEE: coconut palm ::
coconut milk {n} (the liquid from inside the seed of the coconut) :: lait de coco {m}, lait de noix de coco {m}
coconut palm {n} (Cocos nucifera) :: cocotier {m}
cocoon {n} /kəˈkuːn/ (protective case) :: cocon {m}
cocoon {n} (any similar protective case, whether real or metaphorical) :: cocon {m}
co-counselling {n} (form of self-help counselling) :: co-écoute
Cocytus {prop} (river of the underworld) :: Cocyte {m}
cod {n} /kɑd/ (marine fish of the family Gadidae) :: morue {f}, cabillaud {m}
coda {n} /ˈkoʊ.də/ (linguistics) :: coda {f}
coddle {v} /ˈkɒdəl/ (to treat gently or with great care) :: choyer, dorloter
code {n} /koʊd/ (body of law) :: code {m}
code {n} (system of principles, rules or regulations) :: code {m}
code {n} (set of rules for converting information) :: code {m}
code {n} (instructions for a computer) :: code {m}
code {v} (write software programs) :: programmer
code {n} (source code) SEE: source code ::
code {n} (machine code) SEE: machine code ::
codebase {n} :: codebase {m}
codec {n} (A device or program capable of performing transformations on a data stream or signal) :: codec {m}
codeine {n} /ˈkoʊdin/ (addictive alkaloid narcotic) :: codéine {f}
code-mixing {n} (code-switching) SEE: code-switching ::
code name {n} (name used to clandestinely identify something) :: nom de code {m}
code of conduct {n} (set of rules to guide behaviour and decisions in a specified situation) :: code de conduite {m}
code-switching {n} (phenomenon of alternating between two or more languages) :: alternance de code {f}, alternance codique {f}
codex {n} /ˈkoʊ.dɛks/ (early book) :: codex {m}
codfish {n} (cod) SEE: cod ::
codger {n} /ˈkɒdʒə/ (an amusingly eccentric or grumpy and usually elderly man) :: grognon {m}, vieux bougon {m}
codicil {n} /ˈkəʊdɪsɪl/ (addition made to a will) :: codicille {m}
codification {n} /ˌkoʊdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ (the process of precisely formulating a statement, as a code of laws) :: codification {f}
codify {v} /ˈkɑ.dɨˌfaɪ/ (to reduce to a code) :: codifier
codimension {n} :: codimension {f}
coding {n} (encoding) SEE: encoding ::
cod liver oil {n} (nutritional supplement) :: huile de foie de morue {f}
codon {n} /ˈkəʊdɒn/ (sequence of three nucleotides) :: codon {m}
codpiece {n} /ˈkɒdˌpiːs/ (part of male dress to cover genitals) :: braguette
codriver {n} (navigator in rally racing) :: copilote {m} {f}
co-ed {adj} /ˈkoʊˌɛd/ (that teaches both males and females) :: mixte {m} {f}
co-ed {adj} (that mixes males and females) :: mixte {m} {f}
co-ed {n} (dated: young woman who attends college) :: étudiante {f}
co-edition {n} :: coédition
coeducation {n} (education of both male and female students in the same institution) :: éducation mixte {f}
coefficient {n} /ˌkəʊ.ɪˈfɪʃn̩t/ (algebraic constant) :: coefficient {m}, facteur {m}
coefficient {n} (measure of some property or characteristic) :: coefficient {m}
coefficient {n} :: coefficient {m}
coefficient of friction {n} (ratio) :: coefficient de frottement {m}, coefficient de friction {m}
coelacanth {n} /ˈsiː.lə.kænθ/ (either of two species of deep-water fish) :: cœlacanthe {m}
coelenterate {n} /sɪˈlɛntəɹət/ (member of the former phylum Coelenterata) :: cœlentéré {m}
coelenteric {adj} (of or relating to a coelenterate) :: cœlentéré
coeliac {adj} /ˈsiːlɪæk/ (of the abdomen) :: cœliaque
coeliac disease {n} (auto-immune disease characterised by sensitivity of the lining of the small intestine to gluten) :: cœlialgie {f}, maladie cœliaque {f}
coenure {n} (larva of taenia) :: cénure {m}, coenure {m}
coerce {v} /koʊˈɝs/ (to use force, threat, or intimidation in attempt to compel one to act against his will) :: forcer, contraindre
coerce {v} (to force an attribute, normally of a data type, to take on the attribute of another data type) :: forcer
coercion {n} /koʊˈɝʒən/ (actual or threatened force for the purpose of compelling action by another person) :: coercition {f}
coercion {n} (computing: conversion of a value of one data type to another) :: coercition {f}
coetaneous {adj} (contemporary) SEE: contemporary ::
Coeur d'Alene {prop} /kɜɹdəˈleɪn/ (ethnic group) :: Cœur d'Alène {m}
Coeur d'Alene {prop} (language) :: cœur d'alène {m}
coeval {adj} /koʊˈi.vəl/ (of the same age) :: du même âge, contemporain {m}
coevolution {n} (evolution featuring mutual adaptation) :: coévolution {f}
coexist {v} (Exist contemporaneously) :: coexister
coexistence {n} (two or more things existing together) :: coexistence {f}
co-father-in-law {n} (father of one's son- or daughter-in-law) :: co-beau-père {m}
coffee {n} /ˈkɒ.fi/ (beverage) :: café {m}
coffee {n} (beans) :: café
coffee {n} (plant) :: caféier {m}
coffee {adj} (of a pale brown colour) :: café
coffee bar {n} (establishment that sells coffee) SEE: café ::
coffee bean {n} (The seed of a tropical plant of the genus Coffea) :: grain de café {m}
coffee break {n} (a rest period during the business day providing the opportunity to drink coffee) :: pause-café {f}
coffee cup {n} (cup for coffee) :: tasse à café {f}
coffee grinder {n} (a device for pulverizing or powdering coffee beans) :: moulin à café {m}
coffee grounds {n} (sediment) :: marc de café {m}
coffeehouse {n} (café) SEE: café ::
coffeemaker {n} (kitchen apparatus used to brew and filter coffee) :: machine à café {f}
coffee pot {n} (pot for coffee) :: cafetière
coffee shop {n} (café) SEE: café ::
coffee table {n} (type of table) :: table basse {f}, table de salon {f}
coffer {n} /ˈkɔfɚ/ (strongbox) :: coffre {m}
coffer {n} (architecture: ornamental sunken panel) :: caisson {m}
coffin {n} /ˈkɔfɪn/ (box in which a dead person is buried) :: cercueil {m}
coffin bone {n} (bone in the equine leg) :: os du pied {m}
cofounder {n} /kəʊˈfaʊndə/ (one who founds something with someone else) :: cofondateur {m}, cofondatrice {f}
cog {n} /kɑɡ/ (tooth on a gear) :: dent {f}
cog {n} (gear; a cogwheel) :: engrenage {m}
cog {n} (unimportant individual) :: pion {m}
cogeneration {n} (simultaneous or serial production of heat and electricity from the same source) :: cogénération {f}
cogent {adj} /ˈko͡ʊd͡ʒn̩t/ (reasonable and convincing; based on evidence) :: convaincant, persuasif, cohérent
cogent {adj} (appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning) :: intelligible, logique
cogent {adj} (forcefully persuasive) :: irréfutable
cogitable {adj} (conceivable) SEE: conceivable ::
cogitate {v} /ˈkəʊdʒɪteɪt/ :: cogiter
cogitation {n} /kɒdʒ.ɪ.ˈteɪʃ.ən/ (process of cogitating) :: cogitation {f}
cognac {n} /ˈkɒn.jæk/ (type of brandy) :: cognac {m}
cognate {adj} /ˈkɒɡ.nɨt/ (derived from the same roots) :: apparenté
cognate {n} (word derived from the same roots as a given word) :: cognat {m}, mot apparenté {m}
cognate accusative {n} /ˈkɒɡneɪt əˈkjuːzətɪv/ (object of kindred sense or derivation) :: accusatif interne {m}, complément d'objet interne {m}
cognitariat {n} (sociological group) :: cognitariat
cognition {n} /kɑɡˈnɪʃən/ (process of knowing) :: connaissance {f}
cognitive {adj} /ˈkɒɡnɪtɪv/ (relating to mental functions) :: cognitif
cognitive dissonance {n} (conflict or anxiety resulting from inconsistencies between one's beliefs and one's actions or other beliefs) :: dissonance cognitive {f}
cognitive psychology {n} (branch of psychology) :: psychologie cognitive {f}
cognizant {adj} /ˈkɒɡnɪzənt/ (aware) :: conscient
cognoscente {n} /ˌkɑɡ.nəˈʃɛn.ti/ (someone possessing specialized knowledge in a particular field) :: connaisseur {m}, expert {m}
cogon {n} :: paille de dys, paillotte, impérata cylindrique, impérate
cog wheel {n} (gear wheel) SEE: gear wheel ::
cogwheel {n} (gear wheel) SEE: gear wheel ::
cohabit {v} (live together as if married) :: cohabiter
cohabitation {n} /koʊhæbɪˈteɪʃən/ (intimate relationship) :: cohabitation {f}
cohabitation {n} (act of living together) :: cohabitation {f}
cohere {v} /koʊˈhɪɹ/ (to stick together) :: s'attirer, attirer, se cohérer
coherence {n} (quality of cohering; of being coherent) :: cohérence {f}
coherence {n} :: cohérence
coherent {adj} /koʊˈhɛɹənt/ (orderly, logical and consistent) :: cohérent {m}
coherent {adj} (of waves having the same direction, wavelength and phase) :: cohérent
coherer {n} (a detector of radio waves used in very early radio receivers) :: cohéreur
cohesion {n} /koʊˈhiʒən/ (the state of cohering, or of sticking together) :: cohésion {f}
cohesion {n} (the various intermolecular forces that hold solids and liquids together) :: cohésion {f}
cohort {n} (abettor) SEE: abettor ::
cohort {n} (accomplice) SEE: accomplice ::
cohort {n} /ˈkoʊ̯.hɔɹt/ (demographic grouping of people) :: cohorte
cohort {n} (associate) SEE: associate ::
cohort {n} (colleague) SEE: colleague ::
coif {n} /kwɑf/ (hairdo) :: coiffure
coif {n} (hood) :: coiffe {f}
coiffure {n} (hairstyle) SEE: hairstyle ::
coil {n} /kɔɪl/ (something wound) :: spire {f}
coil {n} (intra-uterine contraceptive device) :: stérilet {m}
coil {n} (electrical) :: bobine {f}
coil {v} (wind into regular rings) :: enrouler, enbobiner
coil winder {n} (machine that winds wire into coils) :: bobinoir {m}
Coimbra {prop} /ˈkwĩbɹə/ (city and municipality in Coimbra, Portugal) :: Coïmbre
coin {n} /kɔɪn/ ((currency) a piece of currency) :: monnaie {f}, pièce {f}
coin {n} (a token used in a special establishment like a casino) :: jeton {m}
coin {v} (to create coins) :: frapper une monnaie
coin {v} (to make up or invent, and establish) :: inventer, forger
coinage {n} (currency) SEE: currency ::
coinage {n} (neologism) SEE: neologism ::
coinage {n} /ˈkɔɪnɪdʒ/ (process of coining money) :: frappe {f} [de la monnaie]
coincide {v} /ˌkoʊɪnˈsaɪd/ (to occupy exactly the same space) :: coïncider
coincide {v} (to occur at the same time) :: coïncider
coincide {v} (to correspond) :: coïncider
coincidence {n} /kəʊ̯ˈɪnsɪdəns/ (of objects, property of being coincident) :: coïncidence {f}
coincidence {n} (state of events appearing to be connected when they are not) :: coïncidence {f}
coincidental {adj} /ˈkəʊ.ɪn.sɪˌdɛ̩/ (occurring as or resulting from coincidence) :: fortuit, coïncidentiel {m}
coincidentally {adv} :: coïncidentiellement
coinsurance {n} (joint assumption of risk between insurer and insured) :: franchise {f}
Cointreau {prop} /ˈkwæntɹəʊ/ (orange-flavoured triple sec liqueur) :: cointreau {n}
coitus {n} /ˈkɔɪ.təs/ (sexual interaction, see also: sexual intercourse) :: coït {m}
coitus interruptus {n} (sexual intercourse interrupted by withdrawal of the penis) :: coït interrompu {m}, coitus interruptus {m}
coke {n} /koʊk/ (coal product) :: charbon, coke {m}
coke {n} (short for cocaine) :: coke {f}
coke {n} (Coke) SEE: Coke ::
Coke {n} /koʊk/ (informal: any cola-flavored drink) :: coca {m}, Coke [Quebec]
Coke {n} (Coca-Cola) :: coca {f}
cola {n} /ˈkoʊlə/ (drink) :: coca {m}
cola {n} :: coca {m}
colander {n} /ˈkʌləndəɹ/ (a bowl-shaped kitchen utensil with holes in it used for draining food such as pasta) :: passoire {f}
colchicine {n} (alkaloid) :: colchicine {f}
cold {adj} /koʊld/ (having a low temperature) :: froid {m}
cold {adj} (of the weather) :: (to be cold) faire froid [idiom in French; there is no translation for the adjective alone]
cold {adj} (of a person) :: (to be cold) avoir froid [idiom in French; there is no translation for the adjective alone]
cold {adj} (unfriendly) :: froid
cold {adj} (unprepared) :: froid
cold {n} (low temperature) :: froid {m}
cold {n} (illness) :: rhume {m}
cold-blooded {adj} /ˈkoʊldˈblʌd.ɪd/ (lacking emotion or compunction) :: impitoyable
cold-blooded {adj} (having an unregulated body temperature) SEE: ectothermic ::
cold boot {v} :: démarrage à froid {m}
cold chain {n} :: chaîne du froid {f}
cold cream {n} (emulsion of water and certain fats) :: cérat de Galien {m}
cold day in Hell {n} (an event that will never happen) :: quand les poules auront des dents (when hens will have teeth), semaine aux quatre jeudis (week with four Thursdays)
cold fish {n} (heartless individual) :: pissefroid {m} {f}
cold fish {n} (unvigorous sexual partner) SEE: dead fish ::
cold front {n} (leading edge of an advancing mass of cold air) :: front froid {m}
cold fusion {n} (hypothetical form of nuclear fusion) :: fusion froide {f}
cold hands, warm heart {proverb} (having cold hands is an indication of warmheartedness) :: froides mains, chaudes amours
coldly {adv} (in a cold or uncaring manner) :: froidement
coldness {n} (the relative lack of heat) :: froideur {f}, froid {m}
coldness {n} (the sensation) :: froid {m}
coldness {n} (limited enthusiasm or affection) :: froideur {f}
cold snap {n} (period of cold weather) :: coup de froid {m}, vague de froid {f}
cold sore {n} /ˈkoʊld ˌsɔɹ/ (small bump on the lips) :: bouton de fièvre {m}
cold sweat {n} (perspiration which feels chilly) :: sueur froide {f}
cold turkey {adv} (abruptly) :: brutalement
cold war {n} (a period of hostile relations) :: guerre froide {f}
Cold War {prop} (a period of history from 1945-1991) :: Guerre froide {f}
cold wave {n} (a short period with a considerable fall in temperature) :: vague de froid
cold weapon {n} (weapon that does not use fire) :: arme blanche {f}
cole {n} (cabbage) SEE: cabbage ::
cole {n} /koʊl/ (brassica) :: choux
colectomy {n} (surgical procedure) :: colectomie {f}
colemanite {n} (calcium borate mineral) :: colémanite {f}
coleopterologist {n} (expert in coleopterology) :: coléoptérologiste {m} {f}, coléoptérologue {m} {f}
coleopterology {n} (scientific study of beetles) :: coléoptérologie {f}
coleoptile {n} /kɒliːˈɒptɪl/ (in botany, a pointed sheath) :: coléoptile {m}
coleslaw {n} /ˈkəʊlslɔː/ (a salad) :: coleslaw {m}, salade de chou {f} [Quebec, New Brunswick]
coleta {n} ((bullfighting) pigtail) :: coleta {f}
colewort {n} (kale) :: chou {m}, chou commun {m}
colic {n} /ˈkɒl.ɪk/ (abdominal pain) :: colique {f}
colic {adj} (relating to the colon) :: colique
colitis {n} (inflammation of the colon) :: colite {f}
collaborate {v} /kəˈlæbəɹeɪt/ (to work together on a piece of work) :: collaborer
collaborate {v} (to cooperate treasonably) :: collaborer
collaboration {n} /kəˌlæbəˈɹeɪʃən/ (act of collaborating) :: collaboration {f}
collaboration {n} (treasonous cooperation) :: collaboration {f}
collaborationist {n} (one who collaborates) SEE: collaborator ::
collaborator {n} (person who works with others towards a common goal) :: collaborateur {m}, collaboratrice {f}
collaborator {n} (person who cooperates traitorously with an enemy) :: collaborateur {m}, collaboratrice {f}
collage {n} /kəˈlɑʒ/ (picture made by sticking other pictures onto a surface) :: collage {m}
collagen {n} /ˈkɒlədʒən/ (glycoprotein that forms elongated fibers) :: collagène {m}
collagist {n} (one who makes collages) :: collagiste {m} {f}
collapse {v} /kəˈlæps/ (to fall down suddenly; to cave in) :: s'effondrer
collapse {v} (to cease to function due to a sudden breakdown) :: s'effondrer
collapse {n} (act of collapsing) :: effondrement {m}
collapsible {adj} (that can be collapsed) :: pliable
collar {n} /ˈkɑ.lɚ/ (fabric garment part fitting around throat) :: col {m}
collar {n} (device for restraining animal) :: collier {m}
collar {n} (any encircling device or structure) :: collier {m}
collar {v} (to arrest) SEE: arrest ::
collarbone {n} (clavicle) SEE: clavicle ::
collard greens {n} (plant) :: chou cavalier {m}, chou fourrager {m}
collared antshrike {n} (passerine bird) :: batara de Bernard
collared dove {n} (collared dove) :: tourterelle turque
collared peccary {n} (mammal) :: pécari à collier {m}
collate {v} /ˈkoʊ.leɪt/ (examine diverse documents etc.) :: collationner
collateral {adj} /kəˈlætəɹəl/ (parallel, along the same vein) :: collatéral {m}
collateral {adj} (aside from the main subject, target) :: collatéral {m}
collateral {adj} (of an indirect family relationship) :: collatéral {m}
collateral {adj} (coming alongside) :: collatéral {m}
collateral {adj} (acting indirectly) :: indirect {m}
collateral {n} (security or guarantee) :: nantissement {m}
collateral {n} (collateral relative) :: collatéral {m}
collateral {n} (thinner blood vessel) :: collatérale {f}
collateral damage {n} (collateral damage) :: dommage collatéral {m}, dégât collatéral {m}
collative {adj} /kəˈleɪtɪv/ (of a benefice: in which the ordinary and the patron are the same person) :: collatif
colleague {n} /ˈkɑliːɡ/ (fellow member of a profession) :: confrère, collègue {m} {f}
collect {v} /kəˈlɛkt/ (to gather together) :: rassembler, recueillir
collect {v} (to get from someone) :: percevoir, récupérer, recueillir
collect {v} (to accumulate items for a hobby) :: collectionner
collect {n} /ˈkɑlɪkt/ (prayer said before reading of the epistle lesson) :: collecte {f}
collectable {n} (collectable) SEE: collector's item ::
collect call {n} (a phone call paid for by the receiver) :: PCV {m}
collected {adj} /kəˈlɛktɪd/ (Cool-headed, emotionally stable, in focus) :: posé
collectible {n} (collectible) SEE: collector's item ::
collection {n} /kəˈlɛkʃən/ (set of items) :: collection {f}
collection {n} (multiple related objects) :: collection {f}
collection {n} (activity of collecting) :: ramassage
collective agreement {n} (contract on terms and conditions of employment) :: convention collective de travail {f}
collective buying {n} (group buying) SEE: group buying ::
collective noun {n} (noun referring to a group of similar things) :: nom collectif {m}
Collective Security Treaty Organisation {prop} (intergovernmental military alliance) :: Organisation du traité de sécurité collective {f}, OTSC
collectivism {n} (An system in which the means are owned and controlled by people collectively) :: collectivisme {m}
collectivity {n} (a body of people considered as a whole) :: collectivité {f}
collectivization {n} (the act of collectivizing) :: collectivisation {f}
collector {n} /kəˈlɛktɚ/ (person or thing that collects) :: collectionneur {m}, collectionneuse {f}
collector {n} (person who is employed to collect payments) :: percepteur {m}, encaisseur {m}, collecteur {m}
collector {n} (amplified terminal on a bipolar junction transistor) :: collecteur {m}
collector's item {n} (item worth collecting) :: objet de collection {m}, pièce de collection {f}
collect up {v} (to find and put together) :: amasser
college {n} /ˈkɑlɪd͡ʒ/ (group of colleagues) :: collège {m}
college {n} (academic institution) :: université {f}
college {n} (institution of higher education) :: université {f}, fac {f}
college {n} (specialized division of a university) :: faculté
college {n} (politics: electoral college) SEE: electoral college ::
college town {n} (town or city dominated by its university population) :: ville universitaire {f}
collegiality {n} (power and authority that is shared among peers) :: collégialité
col legno {adv} /ˌkoʊl ˈleɪnjoʊ/ (the strings must be struck with the wood of the bow) :: col legno
collide {v} /kəˈlɑɪd/ (to impact directly, especially if violent) :: entrer en collision, heurter
collider {n} (particle accelerator) :: collisionneur {m}
collie {n} /ˈkɒli/ (group of dog breeds) :: colley {m}
collier {n} /ˈkɑliɚ/ (person) :: mineur {m}
colliery {n} /ˈkɑl.jɚ.ɪ/ (underground coal mine) :: houillère {f} (in Belgium: charbonnage {m})
colligation {n} (formulation of a general hypothesis) :: colligation {f}
colligative {adj} (property) :: colligatif
collinear {adj} /koʊˈlɪn i əɹ/ (on the same straight line) :: colinéaire
collision {n} (collision) SEE: wreck ::
collision {n} /kəˈlɪʒən/ (instance of colliding) :: collision {f}
collocation {n} /ˌkɔloʊˈkeɪʃən/ (grouping of words that commonly occur together) :: collocation {f}
colloid {n} /ˈkɒlɔɪd/ (stable system of two phases) :: colloïde {m}
colloquial {adj} /kəˈloʊ.kwi.əl/ (of oral communication language) :: familier, parlé
colloquialism {n} (colloquial expression) :: expression familière {f}
colloquium {n} /kəˈləʊkwiːəm/ (academic meeting) :: colloque {m}
colloquy {n} /ˈkɒ.lə.kwi/ (conversation, dialogue) :: colloque {m}, conversation
collotype {n} (dichromate-based photographic process) :: phototypie {f}
collotype {n} (image) :: phototype {m}
collude {v} (to conspire) :: faire collusion, comploter, colluder [law, dated]
collusion {n} /kəˈluːʒən/ (conspiracy) :: collusion {f}
colluvium {n} (a loose accumulation of rock and soil debris at the foot of a slope) :: colluvion {m}
cologne {n} /kəˈloʊn/ (eau de Cologne) :: eau de Cologne {m}
Cologne {prop} /kəˈloʊn/ (city in Germany) :: Cologne {f}
Colombia {prop} /kəˈlʌə/ (country in South America) :: Colombie {f}
Colombian {n} (A person from Colombia) :: Colombien
Colombian {adj} (pertaining to Colombia) :: colombien {m}, colombienne {f}
Colombo {prop} /kəˈlʌm.bəʊ/ (capital of Sri Lanka) :: Colombo {m}
colon {n} /ˈkoʊlən/ (punctuation mark) :: deux points {m-p}
colon {n} (the last part of the digestive system) :: côlon {m}
colonel {n} /ˈkɝnəl/ (commissioned office in the armed services) :: colonel {m}
colonial {adj} /kəˈləʊ.ni.əl/ (Of or pertaining to a colony) :: colonial
colonial {adj} (of or pertaining to a period when a country or territory was a colony) :: colonial
colonial {adj} (US: Of or relating to the original thirteen colonies of the USA) :: colonial
colonial {adj} (US: Of or relating to the style of architecture) :: colonial
colonialism {n} (colonial domination policy) :: colonialisme {m}
colonialist {adj} (or or pertaining to colonialism) :: colonialiste
colonialist {n} (an advocate of colonialism) :: colonialiste {m-f}
colonialistic {adj} (colonialist) SEE: colonialist ::
colonise {v} (to begin a new colony) :: coloniser
colonist {n} /kɒlənɪst/ (a founder of a colony) :: colonisateur {m} , colonisatrice {f}
colonization {n} (process of establishing a colony) :: colonisation {f}
colonizer {n} (colonist) SEE: colonist ::
colonnade {n} (a series of columns at regular intervals) :: colonnade
colonoscopy {n} /kɑləˈnɑskəpi/ (examination of the colon using a colonoscope) :: coloscopie {f}, colonoscopie {f}
colony {n} /ˈkɑləniː/ (region or governmental unit) :: colonie {f}
colony {n} (group of organisms) :: colonie
colophon {n} /ˈkɒləfən/ (end note about author and manuscript) :: colophon {m}
colophon {n} (printer notice at the end of a book) :: achevé d’imprimer {m}
colophony {n} (rosin) SEE: rosin ::
coloproctology {n} (branch of medicine) SEE: proctology ::
coloproctology {n} (colorectal surgery) SEE: proctology ::
color {n} /ˈkʌl.ɚ/ (spectral composition of visible light) :: couleur {f}
color {n} (particular set of the visible spectrum) :: couleur {f}
color {n} :: couleur {f}
color {adj} (conveying color) :: en couleur
color {v} (give something color) :: colorer, teinter
color {v} (draw using crayons) :: colorier
color {v} (become red through increased blood flow) :: rougir
Colorado beetle {n} (beetle) :: doryphore {m}
coloration {n} (act of coloring) :: coloration {f}
color blind {adj} (unable to distinguish between two or more primary colors) :: daltonien
color blindness {n} (condition in which the ability to see colors is impaired) :: daltonisme {m}
color coordinate {n} (coodinate of color) :: coordonnée colorimétrique {f}
colorectal {adj} (medicine: of or pertaining to the colorectum) :: colorectal
colorectally {adj} :: colorectalement
colored {adj} /ˈkʌləɹd/ (having a particular kind of color) :: coloré, de couleur
colored {adj} (colorful) :: coloré, de couleur, en couleur
colored {adj} (influenced pervasively but subtly) :: marqué, teinté
colored {adj} (US: of skin color other than the white, particularly black) :: de couleur
colored {adj} (South Africa: of neither black nor white skin color) :: métis
colored {n} (colored person) :: personne de couleur {f}
colored {n} (colored article of clothing) :: couleurs {f-p}
colored pencil {n} (pencil with coloured core) :: crayon de couleur {m}
colorful {adj} /ˈkʌlɚfəl/ (possessing prominent and varied colors) :: coloré
colorful {adj} (interesting, multifaceted) :: coloré
colorimetric {adj} (analytical chemistry: of or pertaining to colorimetry) :: colorimétrique {m} {f}
colorimetric {adj} (obtained by using a colorimeter) :: colorimétrique {m} {f}
colorimetry {n} (science of measuring colours and assigning them numeric values) :: colorimétrie {f}
coloring book {n} (a type of book) :: livre de coloriage {m}
colorization {n} (a process to add color to movies) :: colorisation
colorize {v} (to add color to) :: coloriser, colorier
color space {n} :: espace colorimétrique {m}
colossal {adj} /kəˈlɒsəl/ (extremely large) :: colossal
Colosseum {prop} (ancient stadium in Rome) :: Colisée {m}
Colossians {prop} (book of the Bible) :: Colossiens {p}
colossus {n} (a statue of gigantic size) :: colosse
colossus {n} :: colosse {m}
Colossus of Rhodes {prop} (the statue of Helios) :: Colosse de Rhodes {m}
colostomy {n} (incision) :: colostomie {f}
colostrum {n} /kəˈlɒstɹəm/ (a form of milk) :: colostrum {m}
colourant {n} (a pigment, dye etc added to something to change its colour or hue) :: colorant {m}
colourless {adj} /ˈkʌlə(ɹ).ləs/ (having no colour) :: sans couleur, incolore
colour television {n} (television in colour) :: télévision en couleur {f}
-colous {suffix} (having a specified habitat) :: -cole
colposcope {n} /ˈkɒlpəskəʊp/ (a form of endoscope) :: colposcope {m}
colt {n} /koʊlt/ (young male horse) :: poulain {m}
colt {n} (novice) :: jeunot {m}
colter {n} /ˈkoʊltəɹ/ (cutter attached to the beam of a plow) :: coutre {m}
coltsfoot {n} (Tussilago farfara) :: tussilage {m}
colubrid {n} (snake in the family Colubridae) :: colubridé {m}
colugo {n} /kəˈluːɡoʊ/ (arboreal gliding mammal) :: dermoptère {m}, galéopithèque
Columba {prop} (constellation) :: Colombe {f}
columbarium {n} (a place for the respectful and usually public storage of cinerary urns) :: columbarium {m}
Columbian {n} (16-point type) :: gros-texte
columbine {n} /ˈkɒləmbʌɪn/ (any plant of the genus Aquilegia) :: ancolie {f}
Columbus {prop} /kəˈlʌmbəs/ (Christopher Columbus) :: Colomb {m}, Christophe Colomb {m}
columella {n} (any of various small structures in plants or animals) :: columelle
column {n} /ˈkɒləm/ (upright supporting member) :: colonne
column {n} (chemistry : object to separate components) :: colonne
column {n} :: colonne {f}
columnar {adj} (Having the shape of a column) :: colonnaire
columnist {n} /ˈkɒ.lə.mɪst/ (regular writer of a column) :: chroniqueur {m}
colza {n} (cabbage variety) :: colza {m}, chou {m}
coma {n} /ˈkoʊmə/ (Deep sleep) :: coma {m}
coma {n} (Cloud surrounding a comet nucleus) :: chevelure {f}, coma {f}
Comanche {adj} /kəˈmæntʃi/ :: comanche
Comanche {prop} (language) :: comanche {m}
comarca {n} (a traditional region or local administrative division found in parts of Spain, Portugal, Panama, Nicaragua, and Brazil) :: comarque
comatose {adj} (asleep) SEE: asleep ::
comb {n} /koʊm/ (toothed implement for grooming the hair) :: peigne {m}
comb {n} (fleshy growth on the top of the head of some birds and reptiles) :: crête {f}
comb {v} (to groom the hair with a toothed implement) :: peigner, coiffer
comb {v} (to separate choice cotton fibers from worsted cloth fibers) :: peigner
comb {v} (to search thoroughly as if raking over an area with a comb) :: passer au peigne fin, ratisser
comb {n} (structure of cells made by bees) SEE: honeycomb ::
combat {n} /ˈkɑmˌbæt/ (a battle; a fight; a struggle for victory) :: combat {m}, bataille {f}, lutte {f}
combat {v} (to fight; to struggle for victory) :: combattre
combatant {n} /kəm.ˈbæ.tənt/ (person engaged in combat, often armed) :: combattant {m}, combattante {f}
comber {n} /ˈkɑmbɚ/ (Serranus cabrilla) :: perche de mer {f}
combinable {adj} (able to be combined) :: combinable
combination {n} /kɒmbɪˈneɪʃən/ (act of combining) :: combinaison {f}
combination {n} (an object formed by combining) :: combinaison {f}
combination {n} (sequence of numbers or letters for a combination lock) :: combinaison {f}
combination {n} (one or more elements selected without regard of the order) :: combinaison {f}, sélection {f}
combination {n} (association) :: association {f}, groupement {m}
combination {n} (motorcycle and sidecar) :: side-car {m}
combinatorics {n} (a branch of mathematics) :: combinatoire {f}
combine {v} /ˈkɑm.baɪn/ (bring two or more things or activities together) :: combiner
combine {n} (combination) SEE: combination ::
combine {n} (combine harvester) SEE: combine harvester ::
combined {adj} /kəmˈbaɪnd/ (resulting from adding together) :: combiné
combine harvester {n} /ˈkɑmˌbaɪn ˈhɑɹvəstəɹ/ (combine) :: moissonneuse-batteuse {f}
comb jelly {n} (ctenophore) SEE: ctenophore ::
combo box {n} /ˈkɒmbəʊ bɒks]/ (GUI widget) :: boîte combinée {f}
comb one's hair {v} (to straighten one's hair with a comb) :: peigner ses cheveux
comb over {v} (fine-tooth comb) SEE: fine-tooth comb ::
comb through {v} (fine-tooth comb) SEE: fine-tooth comb ::
combust {v} (be consumed by fire) SEE: burn ::
combustible {n} (material capable of burning) :: combustible {m}
combustion {n} /kəmˈbʌs.tʃən/ (the act or process of burning) :: combustion
combustion {n} :: combustion
combustion chamber {n} (space in a heat engine) :: chambre de combustion {f}
combustion engine {n} (engine that uses the combustion of fuel to create work) :: moteur à combustion {m}, moteur thermique {m}
come {v} /kʌm/ (to move nearer) :: venir
come {v} (to arrive, to appear) :: arriver
come {v} (to orgasm) :: jouir, venir
come {v} (to become) :: devenir
come about {v} (to come about) :: se passer
come across {v} (give an appearance or impression) :: avoir l'air de
come across {v} (find, usually by accident) :: tomber sur
come after {v} (to pursue) :: suivre
come after {v} (to succeed, to be the successor of) :: suivre
come again {v} (could you repeat that) :: pardon ?, plaît-il ?
come again {v} (polite farewell, inviting return visit) :: au plaisir
come a long way {v} (to make significant progress) :: faire du chemin, parcourir du chemin
come at {v} (To attack) :: attaquer
come back {v} ((intransitive) To return to a place) :: revenir
comeback {n} /ˈkʌmbæk/ (retort or answer) :: repartie {f}
come between {v} (to affect negatively) :: provoquer une séparation, séparer
come by {v} (to get (trans.)) :: mettre la main sur ...
come clean {v} (to confess) :: avouer, se confesser
Comecon {prop} (Comecon) :: CAEM
comedian {n} /kəˈmiːdi.ən/ (entertainer) :: humoriste, comique
comedienne {n} /kəˌmiːdiˈɛn/ (female comedian) :: comédienne
come down {v} (graduate) SEE: graduate ::
come down {v} (descend, fall) :: descendre, tomber
come down to earth {v} (idiomatic expression) :: redescendre sur terre
come down with {v} (to show symptoms of an illness) :: tomber malade
comedy {n} /ˈkɑm.ə.di/ (a choric song of celebration or revel) :: comédie {f}
comedy {n} (dramatic work that is light and humorous or satirical in tone) :: comédie {f}
comedy duo {n} (comic pairing) SEE: double act ::
come from {v} :: venir de
come full circle {v} (complete a cycle of transition, returning to where one started) :: boucler la boucle
come-hither {adj} (seductive) :: aguicheur {m}
come in {v} (to enter) SEE: enter ::
come in handy {v} (to prove to be useful or helpful) :: être utile
come into being {v} (start to exist) :: apparaître
come into force {v} (become valid or active) :: entrer en vigueur
come into play {v} (to become involved, start to play a role) :: entrer en jeu
comely {adj} /ˈkʌmli/ (pleasing or attractive to the eye) :: avenant
come off {v} (become detached) :: se détacher, se décoller
come on {v} /ˈkʌm ˌɔn/ (to meet) :: tomber sur
come on {interj} (expression of encouragement) :: allez, vas-y
come on {interj} (expression of disbelief) :: mais enfin, mais voyons, c'est pas vrai
come on {interj} (hurry up) :: allez
come on {interj} (expression of exasperation/impatience) :: mais enfin, à la fin
come on to {v} (make a romantic or sexual advance to) :: [slang] draguer
come out {v} (to come out of the closet) SEE: come out of the closet ::
come out {v} (to exit) :: sortir
come out of the closet {v} (to tell others about a secret belief or preference) :: sortir du placard, faire son coming out
comestible {adj} /kəˈmɛstəbl̩/ (suitable to be eaten; edible) :: comestible
comet {n} /ˈkɒmət/ (a celestial body, generally with a tail) :: comète {f}
Comet {prop} (reindeer of Santa Claus) :: Comète {f}
come to {v} /kʌm ˈtu/ (recover consciousness after fainting) :: revenir à soi
come to {v} (to total, to amount to) :: monter à
come to {v} (to reach, to arrive at) :: arriver à, atteindre
come together {v} /ˈkʌm tʊˈɡɛðə(ɹ)/ (to assemble, congregate) :: affluer, s’assembler, s’unir
come to light {v} (become known) :: se montrer, être révélé
come to mind {v} (spring to mind) SEE: spring to mind ::
come to pass {v} (to happen, to occur) :: se passer
come to power {v} (To be installed in high office) :: arriver au pouvoir
come to someone's aid {v} (to assist and rescue someone) :: venir en aide
come to terms with {v} (accept or resign oneself to something emotionally painful) :: se résigner à, se résoudre à
come to think of it {adv} (now that I think about it) :: maintenant que j'y pense, maintenant que tu le dis
come true {v} (to become real) :: se réaliser
comeuppance {n} /kʌmˈʌpəns/ (an outcome which is justly deserved) :: châtiment {m}
come up with {v} (to invent, create) :: inventer, imaginer
come what may {adv} (idiomatic) :: advienne que pourra, quoiqu'il arrive
comfort {n} /ˈkʌm.fɚt/ (contentment, ease) :: confort {m}
comfort {n} :: confort
comfort {v} (to provide comfort) :: consoler
comfort {v} (console) SEE: console ::
comfortable {adj} /ˈkʌmft.əb.əl/ (providing physical comfort and ease) :: confortable
comforter {n} /ˈkʌmfəɹtəɹ/ (person who comforts) :: consolateur
comforting {adj} (giving comfort) :: rassurant, réconfortant
comfort woman {n} (forced prostitute) :: femme de réconfort {f}
comfort zone {n} (range of environmental factors) :: zone de confort {f}
comfort zone {n} (circumstances in which a person feels relaxed) :: zone de confort {f}
comfrey {n} /ˈkʌm.fɹi/ (perennial herb) :: consoude {f}
comfy {adj} /ˈkʌmfi/ (comfortable) :: confortable
comic {adj} /ˈkɑmɪk/ (being funny) :: comique {m} {f}, cocasse {m} {f}
comic {adj} (related to comedy) :: comique {m} {f}
comic {n} (comedian) :: comédien {m}
comic {n} (cartoon story) :: bande dessinée {f}, BD {f}
comical {adj} /ˈkɑmɪkəl/ :: comique
comic book {n} (book or magazine) :: bande dessinée {f}
comic relief {n} /ˈkɑmɪk ɹɪˈliːf/ (inclusion of a humorous character or scene) :: faire-valoir comique {m}
comics {n} (artistic medium) :: bande dessinée, BD {f}, bédé {f}
comic strip {n} (series of illustrations) :: bande dessinée {f}, bande {f}, strip
coming {n} /ˈkʌmɪŋ/ (act of arriving; an arrival) :: venue {f}, arrivée {f}
coming out of the closet {v} (self-disclosure of sexual orientation) :: coming out {m}, sortie du placard {f}
Comino {prop} (island) :: Comino
Comintern {prop} /ˈkɒmɪntəːn/ (international association of Communist parties) :: Komintern {m}, Comintern
comital {adj} (of or pertaining to a count or earl) :: comtal
comitative case {n} (case used to denote companionship) :: comitatif {m}
comitia {n} (a popular legislative assembly in ancient Rome) :: comices
comitology {n} /ˌkɒm.ɪˈtɒl.ə.dʒi/ (art of resolving issues by committees) :: comitologie {f}
comma {n} /ˈkɑm.ə/ (punctuation mark ',') :: virgule {f}
command {n} /kəˈmænd/ (order) :: commandement {m}
command {n} (power of control, direction or disposal; mastery) :: maîtrise {f}
command {n} (unit of military personnel) :: commandement {m}
command {n} (computing: directive to a computer program) :: commande {f}
command {v} (to order) :: commander, ordonner
command {v} (to hold, to control) :: diriger
commandable {adj} :: commandable
commandant {n} /ˈkɒməndænt/ (a commanding officer, usually of a specific force or division) :: commandant {m}
commandeer {v} (to seize for military use) :: réquisitionner
commandeer {v} (to force into military service) :: enrôler de force
commander {n} /kəˈmændɚ/ (one who exercises control and direction of a military or naval organization) :: commandant {m}, commandante {f}
commander {n} (commander in an honorary order) :: commandeur {m}
commander in chief {n} (Supreme commander of the armed forces of an entire country) :: commandant en chef {m}
Commander Islands {prop} (Russian islands in the Bering Sea) :: îles Komandorski {f-p}, îles du Commandeur {f-p}
commanding general {n} (commanding officer) SEE: commanding officer ::
commanding officer {n} (officer in command of a military unit) :: commandant {m}
command line {n} (text prompt) :: ligne de commande {f}
commandment {n} (a command or edict) :: commandement {m}
commando {n} /kəˈmændoʊ/ (small fighting force) :: commando {m}
command post {n} (headquarters of unit or commanding officer) :: poste de commandement {m}
comme ci comme ça {adv} (neither well nor poorly) :: comme ci comme ça, couci-couça
comme il faut {adj} /ˌkʌmilˈfoʊ/ (proper; in keeping with etiquette or social standards) :: comme il faut
commemorate {v} /kəˈmɛməˌɹeɪt/ (to honor the memory of someone or something) :: commémorer
commemorate {v} (to serve as memorial to someone or something) :: commémorer
commemoration {n} (act of commemorating) :: commémoration {f}
commemorative {adj} (serving to commemorate) :: commémoratif
commemorative {n} (commemorative postage stamp) :: commémoratif
commence {v} /kəˈmɛns/ (To begin, start) :: commencer
commend {v} (to congratulate or reward) :: féliciter
commend {v} (to praise) :: féliciter
commend {v} (to entrust) :: recommander
commensurate {adj} /kəˈmɛnʃəɹət/ (proportionate; of a similar measurable standard) :: commensurable
commensurately {adv} (In a commensurate manner.) :: proportionnel
commensurately {adv} (With equal measure or extent.) :: convergent,correspondant
comment {v} (to comment) SEE: observe ::
comment {n} /ˈkɑmɛnt/ (spoken remark) :: commentaire {m}
comment {n} :: commentaire {m}
comment {v} (to remark) :: commenter
commentation {n} (act or process of commenting) :: commentation {f}
commentation {n} (utilization of comments in a source code) :: commentarisation {f}
commentative {adj} (that occurs outside of the context of the film's action, and therefore cannot be heard by the film's characters) :: commentatif
commentator {n} /ˈkɑmənˌteɪtəɹ/ (person who comments) :: commentateur {m}
commenter {n} (one who comments) :: commentateur
comment out {v} (disable a section of source code) :: commenter
commerce {n} /ˈkɑm.ɚs/ (large scale trade) :: commerce {m}
commerce {n} (coitus) :: rapports {m-p}
commercial {n} /kəˈmɝʃəl/ (advertisement in a common media format) :: publicité {f}
commercial {adj} (of or pertaining to commerce) :: commercial
commercial at {n} (at sign) SEE: at sign ::
commercialization {n} (the act of commercializing) :: commercialisation {f}
commercially {adv} (in a commercial manner) :: commercialement
commie {n} (communist) SEE: communist ::
commie {n} (communist (pejorative)) :: coco {m} {f}
comminution {n} /ˌkɒmɪˈnjuːʃ(ə)n/ (breaking or grinding up of a material) :: comminution {f}
commiserate {v} /kəˈmɪzəɹeɪt/ :: compatir
commiseration {n} (act of commiserating) :: commisération {f}
commissar {n} ((Soviet Union) the head of a commissariat) :: commissaire {m} {f}
commissariat {n} (a department of the government of the Soviet Union) :: commissariat {m}
commission {n} /kəˈmɪʃən/ (fee charged) :: commission {f}, commission d'agent immobilier {f}, courtage {m}
commission {v} (send to do something) :: charger, missionner
commission {v} (order a work of art) :: commander
commission {v} (put into active service) :: mettre en service
commissioner {n} (someone commissioned to perform certain duties, see also: assignee) :: commissaire {m} {f}
commissioning {n} (process) :: mise en service {f}
commit {v} /kəˈmɪt/ (to entrust; to consign) :: confier, commettre, remettre
commit {v} (to imprison) :: consigner
commit {v} (to do (something bad); to perpetrate) :: commettre
commit {v} (to pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger) :: s'engager
commit {n} ((computing) making changes in the current database transaction permanent, visible and accessible to all users with the right access) :: commit {m}
commit adultery {v} (commit adultery) :: commettre un adultère
commitment {n} (promise or agreement to do something in the future) :: engagement {m}
commitment {n} (being bound emotionally/intellectually) :: engagement {m}
commit suicide {v} (to kill oneself) :: se suicider
committee {n} /kɑmɪˈtiː]/ (group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose) :: comité {m}, commission {f}
committee {n} (guardian) SEE: guardian ::
commit to memory {v} (to learn by heart) :: apprendre par cœur
commo {n} (communist) SEE: communist ::
commo {n} (communication) SEE: communication ::
commo {n} (commie) SEE: commie ::
commode {n} (low chest of drawers) :: commode {f}
commode {n} (euphemistic: toilet) :: selle {f}
commodity {n} /kəˈmɑdəti/ (anything movable traded) :: produit {m}, bien {m}
commodity {n} (undifferentiated good) :: bien de consommation courante {m}
commodore {n} /ˈkɑmədɔɹ/ (a naval officer) :: commodore
common {adj} /ˈkɑmən/ (mutual) :: commun {m}, commune {f}
common {adj} (usual) :: commun {m}, commune {f}
common {adj} (found in large numbers or in a large quantity) :: commun {m}, commune {f}
common {adj} (ordinary) :: ordinaire
common {adj} (grammar: of the gender resulting from the coalescence of the masculine and feminine genders) :: (genre) commun
common alder {n} (black alder) SEE: black alder ::
commonality {n} /kɒməˈnalɪti/ (such shared characteristic) :: communité {f}
common ash {n} (Fraxinus excelsior) :: frène commun {m}
common bean {n} (plant) :: haricot {m}
common blackbird {n} (Turdus merula) SEE: blackbird ::
common buzzard {n} (Genus Buteo) :: buse variable {f}
common cockchafer {n} (Melolontha melolontha) :: hanneton {m}, hanneton commun {m}
common cold {n} (mild infection) :: rhume
common columbine {n} (common columbine / Common Columbine, Aquilegia vulgaris) :: ancolie commune {f}
common crane {n} (Grus grus) :: grue cendrée {f}
common currency {n} :: monnaie courante {f}
common dandelion {n} (most common and well-known dandelion) :: pissenlit commun {m}
common denominator {n} (common denominator in mathematics) :: dénominateur commun {m}
common denominator {n} (common denominator in a category) :: dénominateur commun {m}
common eland {n} (antelope) :: antilope canna
commoner {n} (a member of the common people) :: roturier {m}, homme du peuple {m}, plébéien {m}
Common Era {prop} (secular equivalent of anno Domini and the Christian Era) :: de notre ère, ère commune {f}, ère vulgaire {f}
common fraction {n} (fraction with two integers) :: fraction d'entiers {f}
common gender {n} (a grammatical gender) :: genre commun {m}
Common Germanic {prop} (Proto-Germanic) SEE: Proto-Germanic ::
common good {n} (general interest of the population as a whole) :: bien commun {m}
common grackle {n} (Quiscalus quiscula) :: quiscale bronzé {m}
common gull {n} /ˈkɑːmən ˌɡʌl/ (Larus canus) :: goéland cendré
common hepatica {n} (Hepatica nobilis) :: anémone hépatique {f}
common kestrel {n} (Falco tinnunculus) :: faucon crécerelle {m}
common kingfisher {n} (Alcedo atthis) :: martin-pêcheur d'Europe
common knowledge {n} (that which is known by most people) :: bon sens {m}
common knowledge {n} (special kind of knowledge for a group of agents) :: connaissance commune {f}
common lavender {n} (Lavandula angustifolia) :: lavande officinale {f}, lavande vraie {f}
common law {n} (legal system of England and its former colonies) :: common law {f}
common law {n} (law of general application) :: droit commun {m}
common law {n} (law based on court judgments and opinions) SEE: case law ::
common-law marriage {n} (a marriage based on the duration of cohabitation rather than formal ceremony) :: mariage de droit commun {m}
common loon {n} (great northern diver) SEE: great northern diver ::
commonly {adv} /ˈkɑmənli/ (as a rule; usually) :: fréquemment
common man {n} (the average citizen) :: monsieur Tout-le-monde, l'homme de la rue {m}, citoyen lambda
common millet {n} (proso millet) SEE: proso millet ::
common millet {n} (common millet) :: millet commun {m}
common minnow {n} (a widespread species of minnow) :: vairon {m}
common name {n} (a name by which a species is known to the general public) :: nom vernaculaire
common noun {n} (noun that denotes any member or all members of a class) :: nom appellatif {m}, nom commun {m}
commonplace {adj} (ordinary) :: ordinaire, banal
commonplace {n} (platitude or cliché) :: lieu commun {m}
common quail {n} (bird in the pheasant family) :: caille {f}
common raven {n} (Corvus corax) :: grand corbeau {m}
commons {n} /ˈkɑmənz/ :: communs
common seal {n} (Phoca vitulina) SEE: harbor seal ::
common sense {n} (ordinary understanding) :: bon sens {m}, sens commun {m}
common shrew {n} (Sorex araneus) :: musaraigne carrelet {f}, musaraigne commune {f}
Common Slavic {prop} (Proto-Slavic) SEE: Proto-Slavic ::
common snipe {n} (the species Gallinago gallinago) :: bécassine des marais {f}
common swift {n} (Apus apus) :: martinet noir {m}
common tern {n} (Sterna hirundo) :: sterne pierregarin {f}
commonwealth {n} /ˈkɑmənˌwɛlθ/ (form of government) :: communauté, richesse commune
Commonwealth {prop} (Commonwealth of Australia) SEE: Commonwealth of Australia ::
Commonwealth {prop} (Commonwealth of Nations) SEE: Commonwealth of Nations ::
Commonwealth Games {prop} (sporting event) :: Jeux du Commonwealth {m-p}
Commonwealth of Australia {prop} (formal and full name of Australia) :: Commonwealth d’Australie {m}
Commonwealth of Dominica {prop} (official name of Dominica) :: Commonwealth de la Dominique {m}
Commonwealth of Independent States {prop} (alliance of former Soviet republics) :: Communauté des États indépendants {f}, CEI {f}
Commonwealth of Nations {prop} (association of independent states) :: Commonwealth {m}
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico {prop} :: État libre associé de Porto Rico {m}
common whitefish {n} (Coregonus lavaretus) :: corégone lavaret {m}
communal {adj} /kəˈmju.nəl/ (pertaining to a community) :: communautaire
communal {adj} (shared by a community; public) :: commun {m}
communicable {adj} (able to be transmitted between people or species) :: communicable, communiquable
communicant {n} (person who receives Communion) :: communiant {m}, communiante {f}
communicate {v} /kəˈmjunəkeɪt/ (to impart information or knowledge of; to make known, to tell) :: communiquer
communicate {v} (to receive or take part in Holy Communion) :: communier
communicate {v} (to express or convey ideas, either through verbal or nonverbal means) :: se communiquer
communicate {v} :: communiquer
communicating vessel {n} (a system of containers) :: vase communicant {m}
communication {n} /kʌˌmjunɪˈkeɪʃən/ (act or fact of communicating anything) :: communication {f}
communication {n} (concept of exchanging information) :: communication {f}
communication {n} (a message) :: communication {f}
communication {n} (body of data exchange) :: communication {f}
communication {n} (instance of data transfer) :: communication {f}
communication {n} (connection between tissues) :: communication {f}
Communications Security Establishment {prop} (agency) :: Centre de la sécurité des télécommunications
Communications Security Establishment Canada {prop} (agency) :: Centre de la sécurité des télécommunications Canada
communicator {n} (one who communicates) :: communicateur {m}, communicatrice {f}
communiqué {n} /kəˌmjuːn.ɪˈkeɪ/ (official announcement) :: communiqué {m}
communism {n} /ˈkɒm.juˌnɪzm̩/ (philosophy) :: communisme {m}
communism {n} (society) :: communisme
communist {adj} /ˈkɒ.mjə.nɪst/ (of or relating to communism) :: communiste
communist {n} (person who follows a communist philosophy) :: communiste {m} {f}
Communist {n} (communist) SEE: communist ::
Communist {adj} (communist) SEE: communist ::
Communist Party of China {prop} (ruling party of PRC) :: parti communiste chinois {m}
community {n} /kəˈmjuːnɪti/ (group sharing a common understanding) :: communauté {f}
community college {n} (secondary school) SEE: secondary school ::
community language {n} (unofficial language spoken as a local lingua franca) SEE: lingua franca ::
Community language {n} (official language of the EU) :: langue officielle de l'Union européenne {f}
community service {n} (alternative penalty) :: travail d'intérêt général {m}, travaux communautaires {m-p} [Quebec]
community spirit {n} (willingness to do deeds which benefit the community at large) :: esprit communautaire {m}
communize {v} (To impose Communist ideals on people) :: communiser
commutative {adj} :: commutatif {m}, commutative {f} , abélien {m}, abélienne {f}
commutativity {n} (mathematics, physics: The state of being commutative.) :: commutativité {f}
commute {v} /kəˈmjuːt/ (math: to be commutative) :: commuter
commute {v} (to regularly travel to and from work, school etc.) :: faire la navette
commuter {n} (a person who regularly travels to work) :: navetteur {m}, pendulaire {m} {f}
commuter rail {n} (railway) :: Train de banlieue {f}
Comnenus {n} /kɒmˈniːnəs/ (member of a noble family) :: Comnène
Como {prop} (Province of Lombardy) :: Côme
Como {prop} (City and capital of Como) :: Côme
COMO {n} (abbreviation for commodore) :: cmdre, cmdre.
Comoran {adj} (Comorian) SEE: Comorian ::
Comoran {n} (Comorian) SEE: Comorian ::
comorbidity {n} (presence of one or more disorders) :: comorbidité {f}
Comorian {n} (person) :: Comorien {m}
Comorian {prop} (language) :: comorien {m}
Comorian {adj} (pertaining to the Comoros) :: comorien {m}
Comoros {prop} /ˈkam.ə.ɹoʊz/ (country in Eastern Africa) :: Comores
co-mother-in-law {n} (mother of one's son- or daughter-in-law) :: co-belle-mère {f}
compact {adj} /ˈkɑmˌpækt/ (closely packed) :: compact
compact {adj} (having all necessary features fitting neatly into a small space) :: compact
compact {adj} (topological sense) :: compact
compact disc {n} (optical disc used to store data) :: disque compact {m}, CD {m}
compact disk {n} (CD) SEE: compact disc ::
compact fluorescent lamp {n} (type of fluorescent lamp) :: lampe fluorescente {f}, lampe fluo-compacte {f}
compactness {n} (state of being compact) :: compacité {f}
companion {n} /kəmˈpænjən/ (someone with whom one spends time or keeps company) :: compagnon {m}, compagne {f}
company {n} /ˈkʌmp(ə)ni/ (in legal context, a corporation) :: société {f}, entreprise {f}, firme {f}, compagnie {f}
company {n} (group of individuals with a common purpose) :: compagnie {f}
company {n} (social visitors) :: compagnie {f}
company {n} (companionship) :: compagnie {f}
company car {n} (car for business and personal use) :: voiture de fonction {f}
comparability {n} :: comparabilité
comparable {adj} (similar) SEE: similar ::
comparable {adj} /ˈkɑmp(ə)ɹəbl̩/ (able to be compared) :: comparable
comparatist {n} (a person who carries out a comparative study) :: comparatiste {m} {f}
comparative {adj} /kəmˈpɛɹ.ə.tɪv/ (of or relating to comparison) :: comparatif {m}
comparative {adj} (using comparison as a method of study) :: comparatif {m}
comparative {n} (grammatical construction) :: comparatif {m}
comparative {n} (word in comparative form) :: comparatif {m}
comparative advantage {n} (the ability to produce a particular good at a lower relative opportunity cost than another producer) :: avantage comparatif {m}
comparative anatomy {n} (the study of similarities and differences in the anatomy of organisms) :: anatomie comparée {f}
comparative degree {n} ((grammar)) SEE: comparative ::
comparative linguist {n} (linguist whose field is comparative linguistics) :: linguiste comparatif
comparative linguistics {n} (a branch of historical linguistics that is concerned with comparing languages) :: linguistique comparée {f}
compare {v} /kəmˈpeɹ/ (to assess the similarities between two things or between one thing and another) :: comparer
comparison {n} /kəmˈpɛɹɪsən/ (act of comparing or the state of being compared) :: comparaison {f}
comparison {n} (evaluation of the similarities and differences of two (or more) things) :: comparaison {f}
comparison {n} (state of being similar or alike) :: comparaison {f}
comparison {n} (ability of adjectives and adverbs to form three degrees) :: degrés de comparaison [degrees of comparison]
compartment {n} /kəmˈpɑː(ɹ)tmənt/ (chamber) :: compartiment {m}
compartment {n} (part into which an area is subdivided) :: compartiment {m}
compartment {n} (mound beneath the shield in a coat of arms on which the supporters stand) :: terrasse
compass {n} /ˈkʌm.pəs/ (instrument to determine cardinal directions) :: boussole {f}
compass {n} (area) :: portée {f}, étendue {f}
compass {n} (pair of compasses) SEE: pair of compasses ::
compassion {n} /kəmˈpæʃ.ən/ (deep awareness of the suffering of another) :: compassion {f}
compassionate {adj} /kəmˈpaʃənət/ (having, feeling or showing compassion) :: compatissant
compass point {n} (any of the horizontal directions indicated on a compass) :: point cardinal {m}
compass rose {n} (a circle indicating directions) :: rose des vents {f}
compatibility {n} /kəmˌpætɪˈbɪlɪti/ (the capability to exist without mutual interference) :: compatibilité {f}
compatible {adj} /kəmˈpætəbəl/ (capable of easy interaction) :: compatible
compatible {adj} (able to get along well) :: compatible
compatriot {n} (somebody from one's own country) :: compatriote {m} {f}
compel {v} /kəmˈpɛl/ (exact by force) :: obliger
compel {v} :: contraindre
compendium {n} (short, complete summary) :: recueil {m}, compendium {m}
compensate {v} /ˈkɒmpənseɪt/ (to make up for; to do something in place of something else; to correct or fill) :: compenser
compensation {n} /ˌkɒmpɛnˈseɪʃən/ (act or principle of compensating) :: compensation {f}
compensation {n} (that which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent) :: compensation {f}
compensation {n} (extinction of debts of which two persons are reciprocally debtors) :: dédommagement {m}, indemnisation {f}
compensation {n} (recompense or reward for service) :: dédommagement {m}, émolument {m}, indemnisation {f}
compensation {n} (equivalent stipulated for in contracts for the sale of real estate) :: compensation {f}, contrepartie {f}
compensatory lengthening {n} (lengthening of a vowel which occurs when a following consonant is lost) :: allongement compensatoire {m}
compere {n} (master of ceremonies) SEE: master of ceremonies ::
compersion {n} /kəmˈpɝʒən/ (taking joy in seeing a loved one love another) :: compersion {f}
compete {v} /kəm.ˈpiːt/ (to contend) :: rivaliser
competence {n} /ˈkɒmpətəns/ (the quality or state of being competent for a general role.) :: compétence {f}
competence {n} (the quality or state of being competent for a particular task.) :: compétence {f}
competency {n} /ˈkɒmpətənsi/ (linguistics: implicit knowledge of a language’s structure) :: compétence {f}
competent {adj} /ˈkɒmpətənt/ (law: having jurisdiction or authority) :: compétent
competently {adv} (in a competent manner) :: avec compétence, de façon compétente
competition {n} /ˌkɑːmpəˈtɪʃən/ (action of competing) :: compétition {f}, concurrence {f}
competition {n} (contest for a prize or award) :: concours {m}, compétition {f}
competitive {adj} /kəmˈpɛtɪtɪv/ (biochemistry: inhibiting an enzyme) :: compétitif
competitiveness {n} /kəmˈpɛtɪtɪvnəs/ (state of being competitive) :: compétitivité {f}
competitor {n} (person against whom one is competing) :: compétiteur {m}, compétitrice, concurrent
compilate {v} /ˈkʌmpaɪleɪt/ (assemble from a collection) :: compiler
compilate {v} (produce executable) :: compiler
compilation {n} /kɒmpɪˈleɪʃən/ (act or process of compiling or gathering together from various sources) :: compilation {f}
compilation {n} (that which is compiled) :: compilation {f}
compilator {n} (compiler) SEE: compiler ::
compile {v} /kəmˈpaɪl/ (assemble from a collection) :: compiler
compile {v} (produce executable) :: compiler
compiler {n} /kəmˈpaɪlɚ/ (computer program) :: compilateur {m}
compiler {n} (a person who compiles) :: compilateur {m}, compilatrice
complacency {n} (feeling) :: complaisance {f}
complacent {adj} (uncritically satisfied with oneself or one's achievements) :: suffisant
complain {v} /kəmˈpleɪn/ (to express feelings of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment) :: se plaindre
complain {v} (to make a formal accusation or bring a formal charge) :: porter plainte
complainant {n} (plaintiff) :: plaignant {m}
complaint {n} /kəmˈpleɪnt/ (grievance, problem, difficulty, or concern; the act of complaining) :: plainte {f}
complaint {n} :: plainte {f}, réclamation {f}
complement {n} /ˈkɑmpləmənt/ (something which complements) :: complète
complement {v} (to complete) :: compléter
complement {v} (to provide what the partner lacks and lack what the partner provides) :: complémenter
complementarity {n} /ˌkɒmpləmɛnˈtæɹɪti/ (state of being complementary) :: complémentarité {f}
complementary {adj} /ˌkɒmplɪ̈ˈmɛnt(ə)ɹi/ (acting as a complement) :: complémentaire
complementary angles {n} (pair of angles) :: angle complémentaire {m}
complemented class {n} :: classe complémentée {f}
complementizer {n} (form of subordinate conjunction) :: complémenteur {m}
complete {v} /kəmˈpliːt/ (to finish) :: accomplir, terminer
complete {v} (to make whole or entire) :: compléter
complete {adj} (with everything included) :: complet {m}, complète {f}
complete {adj} (of metric space: such that every Cauchy sequence converges in it) :: complète {f}
completed {adj} /kəmˈpliːtɪd/ (finished) :: accompli, terminé
completely {adv} /kəmˈpliːtli/ (in a complete manner) :: complètement
completely {adv} (to the fullest extent or degree) :: complètement
completeness {n} (state or condition of being complete) :: complétude {f}
completion {n} /kəmˈpliːʃən/ (making complete; conclusion) :: achèvement
completion {n} (law: conclusion of an act of conveyancing) :: exécution {f}
complex {adj} /kəmˈplɛks/ (intricate) :: complexe
complex {adj} (not simple or straightforward) :: complexe
complex {adj} (in mathematics) :: complexe
complex {n} (in chemistry) :: complexe {m}
complex {n} (problem) SEE: problem ::
complex analysis {n} (the branch of mathematics that studies holomorphic functions) :: analyse complexe {f}
complexify {v} (make something more complex) :: complexifier
complexion {n} /kəmˈplɛkʃən/ (appearance of the skin on the face) :: teint {m}, complexion {f}
complexity {n} /kəmˈplɛk.sɪ.ti/ (The state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement) :: complexité {f}
complexity {n} (That which is complex; intricacy; complication) :: complexité {f}
complex number {n} (number of the form a + bi) :: nombre complexe {m}
complex plane {n} :: plan complexe {m}
complex sentence {n} (sentence containing one independent clause and a dependent clause) :: phrase complexe {f}
compliance {n} /kəmˈplaɪəns/ (act of complying) :: conformité {f}, acquiescement {m}
compliance {n} (state of being compliant) :: conformité {f}
compliance {n} (tendency of conforming with others) :: conformisme {m}
compliance {n} (medical: accuracy with which a patient follows an agreed treatment plan) :: observance {f}
compliancy {n} (state of being compliant) SEE: compliance ::
compliant {adj} /kəmˈplaɪənt/ (willing to comply) :: docile, obéissant, accommodant
compliant {adj} (compatible with or following guidelines) :: conforme
complicate {v} (to combine intricately) :: compliquer
complicated {adj} /ˈkɒmplɪkeɪtɪd/ (difficult or convoluted) :: compliqué, alambiqué
complication {n} (act of complicating) :: complication {f}
complication {n} (a disease) :: complication {f}
complicit {adj} /kəmˈplɪs.ɪt/ (associated with or participating in an activity, especially one of a questionable nature) :: complice
complicity {n} (The state of being complicit) :: complicité {f}
compliment {n} /ˈkɑmpləmənt/ (expression of praise, congratulation or respect) :: compliment {m}
compliment {v} (to pay a compliment; to express a favorable opinion) :: complimenter, faire un compliment, faire des compliments
complimentary {adj} /ˌkɒmplɪ̈ˈmɛnt(ə)ɹi/ (in the nature of a compliment) :: flatteur, laudatif
complimentary {adj} (free; provided at no charge) :: gratuit
compline {n} /ˈkɑːmplɪn/ (last of the canonical hours) :: complies {f-p}
comply {v} /kəmˈplaɪ/ (to yield assent; to accord; to acquiesce, agree) :: se conformer, respecter, acquiescer
component {n} /kʌmˈpoʊnənt/ (smaller, self-contained part of larger entity) :: composant {m}
comport {v} /kəmˈpɔː(ɹ)t/ (to be in agreement) :: se conformer à, s'accorder avec, être en agrément avec, se mettre d'accord, tomber d'accord
comport {v} (to behave (usually reflexive)) :: se comporter, se conduire, se tenir
comportment {n} :: comportement {m}; comportement {m}
compose {v} /kəmˈpoʊz/ (to make something by merging parts) :: composer
compose {v} (to make up the whole; to constitute) :: composer
compose {v} (to construct by mental labor; to think up) :: composer
compose {v} :: composer
composed {adj} /kəmˈpoʊzd/ (showing composure) :: calme, posé
composer {n} (one who composes music) :: compositeur {m}, compositrice {f}, compositeur de musique {m}, compositrice de musique {f}
composite {adj} /kəmˈpɑzɪt/ :: composé, combiné
composite {n} :: composite {m}
composite {v} (to make a composite) :: composer
composite bow {n} (bow made from horn, wood and sinew) :: arc composite {m}
composite key {n} :: clé composite {f}
composite particle {n} (subatomic particle) :: particule composite {f}
composition {n} (synthesis as opposed to analysis) SEE: synthesis ::
composition {n} (essay) SEE: essay ::
composition {n} /ˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃən/ (proportion of different parts to make a whole) :: composition {f}
composition {n} (general makeup of something) :: composition {f}
composition {n} (mixture or compound) :: composition {f}
composition {n} (work of music, literature or art) :: composition {f}, œuvre {f}
composition {n} (Object-oriented programming) :: composition
composition {n} (printing: typesetting) SEE: typesetting ::
composition algebra {n} (type of nonassociative algebra) :: algèbre de composition {f}
compositor {n} (typesetter) SEE: typesetter ::