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la {n} /lɑː/ (syllable used in solfège to represent the sixth note of a major scale) :: la {m}
lab {n} (laboratory) SEE: laboratory ::
label {n} /ˈleɪbəl/ (small ticket or sign giving information) :: étiquette {f}
label {n} (company selling records) :: maison de disques {f}, label discographique {m}
label {v} (put a ticket or sign on) :: étiqueter
label {v} (give a label to in order to categorise) :: étiqueter
labeling {n} (set of labels) :: étiquetage {m}
Labelle {prop} :: Labelle
labellum {n} /ləˈbɛl.əm/ :: labelle {m}
labia {n} /leɪbi.ə/ (folds of tissue at opening of vulva) :: lèvres {f-p}, lèvres de la vulve {f-p}
labialization {n} (labialization) :: labialisation {f}
labialize {v} (make a sound labial) :: labialiser
labia majora {n} (outer folds of vulva) :: grandes lèvres {f-p}
labia minora {n} ((anatomy) the two inner folds of skin within the cleft of the labia majora) :: petites lèvres {f-p}
labiaplasty {n} (moulding of the labia) :: labioplastie {f}
labile {adj} /ˈleɪbaɪl/ (kinetically unstable; rapidly cleaved) :: labile
labiodental {adj} /ˌleɪbioʊˈdentəl/ (articulated with the lower lip and upper teeth) :: labiodental {m}
labiodental {n} (a speech sound articulated with the lower lip and upper teeth) :: labiodentale {f}
labiovelar {n} (a velar sound articulated with lip-rounding) :: labiovélaire {f}
labium {n} /ˈleɪbɪəm/ (liplike structure) :: lèvre {f}, lèvre de la vulve {f}
labneh {n} (strained yoghurt, yoghurt cheese) :: labné {m}
laboratory {n} /ˈlæb(ə)ɹəˌtɔɹi/ (room, building or institution equipped for scientific research) :: laboratoire {m}
laboratory {n} (place where chemicals, drugs or microbes are prepared or manufactured) :: laboratoire {m}
Labor Day {n} (holiday on May 1st) SEE: May Day ::
laborer {n} /ˈleɪ.bɚ.ɚ/ (One who uses body strength instead of intellectual power to earn a wage, usually hourly) :: ouvrier {m}
laborious {adj} (industrious) SEE: industrious ::
laborious {adj} (requiring much physical effort) :: laborieux {m}
laboriously {adv} /ləˈbɔɹ.i.ə (with great expenditure of effort) :: laborieusement
labor market {n} (market with labor of workers) :: marché du travail {m}
Labor Party {prop} (similar party in another country) SEE: Labour Party ::
labor relations {n} (industrial relations) SEE: industrial relations ::
labor union {n} (labor union) SEE: trade union ::
labour {n} /ˈleɪ.bɚ/ (work) :: ouvrage {m}, travail {m}, travail {m}
labour {n} (giving birth) :: accouchement {m}
labour {v} (to work) :: travailler
labour force {n} (people available for employment) :: main-d'œuvre {f}
Labour Party {prop} (British party) :: Parti travailliste {m}
Labour Party {prop} (similar party in another country) :: parti travailliste {m}
labour relations {n} (industrial relations) SEE: industrial relations ::
laburnum {n} (tree) :: cytise {m}, laburnum {m}
labyrinth {n} /ˈlæb.ɚ.ɪnθ/ (maze) :: labyrinthe {m}
labyrinthal {adj} (like a labyrinth) SEE: labyrinthine ::
labyrinthian {adj} (mazelike) SEE: labyrinthine ::
labyrinthiform {adj} (having the form of a labyrinth) SEE: labyrinthine ::
labyrinthine {adj} /læb.əˈɹɪn.θɪn/ (physically resembling a labyrinth) :: labyrinthique {m} {f}
labyrinthitis {n} (inflammation) :: labyrinthite {f}
lac {n} /læk/ (a resinous substance) :: laque {f}
lace {n} /leɪs/ (fabric) :: dentelle {f}
lace {n} (cord for fastening a shoe or garment) :: lacet {m}
Lacedaemon {prop} /ˌlæsəˈdiːmən/ (another name of Sparta) :: Lacédémone
Lacedaemonian {adj} (of, from or pertaining to Lacedaemonia) :: lacédémonien {m}
Lacedaemonian {n} (inhabitant of Lacedaemonia) :: Lacédémonien {m}, Lacédémonienne {f}
lacemaker {n} (woman who makes lace) :: dentelière {f}
lacerate {v} /ˈlæ.sɚ.ejt/ (To tear, rip or wound) :: lacérer
laceration {n} /læsəˈɹeɪʃən/ (an irregular open wound caused by a blunt impact to soft tissue) :: lacération {f}
Lacerta {prop} (a constellation) :: Lézard {m}
lachanophobia {n} /ˌlækənəˈfəʊbɪə/ (irrational fear of vegetables) :: lachanophobie {f}
lachrymable {adj} (lamentable) SEE: lamentable ::
lachrymal {adj} (of or relating to tears) SEE: lacrimal ::
lachrymatory {adj} /ˈlækɹɪmətəɹi/ (causing tears) :: lacrymogène {m} {f}, lacrymatoire {m} {f}
lachrymatory {n} (vase intended to hold tears) :: lacrymatoire {m}
lachrymose {adj} /ˈlæk.ɹɪ.moʊs/ (tearful; causing tears) :: lacrymal
lack {n} /læk/ (deficiency, need) :: manque {m}, défaut {m}, absence {f}
lack {v} (be without, need, require) :: manquer
lackadaisical {adj} /ˌlækəˈdeɪzɪkəl/ (showing no interest or enthusiasm) :: languide
lackey {n} /ˈlæ.ki/ (liveried male servant) :: laquais {m}
lackey {n} (a fawning, servile follower) :: laquais {m}
Laconia {prop} /ləˈkəʊ.ni.ə/ (region in the southern Peloponnese) :: Laconie
laconic {adj} /ləˈkɑnɪk/ (using as few words as possible) :: laconique
La Coruña {prop} (A Coruña) SEE: A Coruña ::
lacquer {n} /ˈlæk.ɚ/ (glossy, resinous material used as a surface coating) :: laque {f}
lacquer {v} (to apply a lacquer to something) :: laquer
lacrimal {adj} (of or relating to tears) :: lacrymal
lacrosse {n} /ləˈkɹɔs/ (the sport) :: crosse {f}
lacrosse stick {n} (instrument in lacrosse) :: crosse {f}
lactam {n} (cyclic amides, nitrogen analogs of lactones) :: lactame {f}
lactase {n} (A β-galactosidase enzyme) :: lactase {f}
lactatemia {n} (the (normal) presence of lactate in the blood) :: lactatémie {f}
lactation {n} /lækˈteɪʃən/ (secretion of milk) :: lactation {f}
lactation {n} (process of providing milk to the young) :: allaitement {m}, lactation {f} [dated]
lactation {n} (lactation period) :: lactation {f}
lactometer {n} (device to weight cream) :: pèse-lait {m}
lactone {n} (cyclic intramolecular ester) :: lactone {f}
lactose {n} /ˈlæk.toʊs/ (disaccharide sugar of milk and dairy products) :: lactose {m}
lactose intolerance {n} (inability to metabolize lactose) :: intolérance au lactose
lacustrine {adj} /ləˈkʌstɹɪn/ (of or relating to lakes) :: lacustre
lacy {adj} /ˈleɪ.si/ (made of lace or decorated with it) :: en/de dentelle
lacy {adj} :: de dentelle
lad {n} /læd/ (a boy) :: garçon {m}
lad {n} (familiar term of address for a man) :: garçon {m}, gars {m}
lad {n} (a groom who works with horses) :: palefrenier {m}
Ladakh {prop} /ləˈdɑːk/ (region) :: Ladakh
ladder {n} /ˈladə/ (climbing tool) :: échelle {f}
ladder snake {n} (Rhinechis scalaris) :: couleuvre à échelons
lade {v} /leɪd/ (To fill or load) :: charger
laden {adj} /ˈleɪdən/ (weighed down with a load, burdened) :: chargé {m}, chargée {f}
laden {adj} (heavy) :: chargé {m}, chargée {f}
ladette {n} (young woman of masculine manners) :: garçon manqué {m}, garçonne {f}
ladies and gentlemen {n} (phrase used to address an audience of men and women) :: Mesdames et Messieurs
ladies' fingers {n} (edible pods of the okra plant) :: gombo {m}
ladies first {proverb} (phrase encouraging gentlemanliness) :: les dames d’abord
ladies' room {n} (lavatory intended for women, see also: toilet) :: toilettes femmes {f-p}
Ladin {prop} /ləˈdiːn/ (the Romance language) :: ladin
Ladinian {prop} (subdivision of the Triassic period) :: Ladinien
Ladino {prop} /ləˈdiːnoʊ/ (Romance language) :: ladino {m}
Ladislaus {prop} (male given name) :: Ladislas {m}
ladle {n} /ˈleɪ.dəl/ (deep-bowled spoon with a long, usually curved, handle) :: louche {f} cuillère à pot, poche, pochon
ladle {n} (container used in a foundry to transport and pour out molten metal) :: poche {f}
Ladoga {prop} (a lake in Russia) :: lac Ladoga {m}
lady {n} /ˈleɪdi/ (woman of breeding and authority) :: dame {f}, madame {f}
lady {n} (wife of a lord) :: dame {f}, madame {f}
lady {n} (polite term referring a woman) :: dame {f}
Lady {n} (aristocratic title for a woman) :: Dame, Madame
ladybird {n} /ˈleɪ.di.bɝd/ (member of Coccinellidae) :: coccinelle {f}
ladyboy {n} /ˈleɪdiˌbɔɪ/ (effeminate homosexual man, especially an intergender person, see also: kathoey) :: ladyboy {m} [anglicism]
ladybug {n} (ladybird) SEE: ladybird ::
ladyfinger {n} (small sponge cake) :: boudoir
ladyfinger {n} (okra) SEE: okra ::
lady-in-waiting {n} (woman who is a servant to a lady) :: dame de compagnie {f}
lady-killer {n} (uncaring womanizer) :: tombeur {m}
ladyship {n} /ˈleɪ.di.ʃɪp/ (Term of respect) :: La Dame {f}, Madame {f}
lady's man {n} (womanizer) SEE: womanizer ::
Laertes {prop} /leɪˈɜɹtiːz/ (the father of Odysseus) :: Laërte {m}
Lafontaine {prop} :: Lafontaine
lag {v} /læɡ/ (to fall behind) :: rester en arrière, être en retard
lager lout {n} (person who behaves in a violent manner when drunk) :: jeune voyou {m}
laggard {adj} /ˈlæɡəd/ (animal not growing as fast as flockmates) :: retardataire {m} {f}
laggard {n} (one who lags behind) :: traînard {m}
lagger {n} (one who installs lagging) :: retardataire {m} {f}
Lagid {n} /ˈlæ.dʒɪd/ (member of the Ptolemaic dynasty) :: Lagide {m}
lagoon {n} /ləˈɡuːn/ (shallow body of water) :: lagon {m}, lagune {f}
lagopode {n} (ptarmigan) SEE: ptarmigan ::
Lagos {prop} (former capital of Nigeria) :: Lagos
Lagrange point {n} (a point in an the orbital configuration) :: point de Lagrange {m}
Lagrangian {n} (function) SEE: Lagrangian function ::
Lagrangian function {n} (ifunction) :: lagrangien {m}
lahar {n} /ˈlɑhɑɹ/ (volcanic mudflow) :: lahar {m}
lahmacun {n} (dish of Arab origin) :: lahmajoun {f}
laicization {n} (the act of laicizing) :: laïcisation {f}
laid {adj} /leɪd/ (of paper: ribbed with wires) :: vergé
laid-back {adj} (relaxed and easy-going) :: facile à vivre, sympathique, décontracté
lair {n} /lɛəɹ/ (of an animal) :: antre {m}, tanière {f}
lair {n} (of a criminal) :: antre {m}
laissez faire {n} /ˈlæs.eɪ ˌfeə(ɹ)/ (economics: a policy of governmental non-interference in economic affairs) :: laissez-faire {m}, laisser-faire {m}
laity {n} /ˈleɪ.ə.ti/ (people of a church who are not ordained) :: laïcat
lake {n} /leɪk/ (body of water) :: lac {m}
lake {n} (coloring agent) :: laque {f}
Lake Como {prop} (lake in Italy) :: Lac de Côme
Lake Constance {prop} (Lake) :: Lac de Constance
Lake Garda {prop} (lake in Italy) :: Lac de Garde {m}
Lake Huron {prop} (the lake) :: lac Huron
Lake Ladoga {prop} (Ladoga) SEE: Ladoga ::
Lake Michigan {prop} (one of the five Great Lakes) :: lac Michigan {m}
Lake Michigan-Huron {prop} (one of the Great Lakes) :: Lac Michigan-Huron {m}
Lake Ontario {prop} (the lake) :: lac Ontario {m}
lakeside {adj} (by the side of a lake) :: riverain
Lake Superior {prop} (the lake) :: lac Supérieur {m}
lake trout {n} (Salvelinus namaycush) :: truite grise {f}, touladi {m}
Lake Zurich {prop} (lake in Switzerland) :: Lac de Zurich {m}
lama {n} /ˈlɑː.mə/ (master of Tibetan Buddhism) :: lama {m}
lamaism {n} (Tibetan Buddhism) :: lamaïsme {m}
La Mancha {prop} (medieval Iberian kingdom) :: La Manche {f}
Lamarckian {n} (a supporter or an advocate of Lamarckism) :: lamarckien
Lamarckian {adj} (of or pertaining to Lamarckism) :: lamarckien
lamb {n} /læm/ (young sheep) :: agneau {m}, agnelle {f}
lamb {n} (flesh of lamb as food) :: agneau {m}
lamb {v} (of a sheep, to give birth) :: mettre bas
lambada {n} (Brazilian dance) :: lambada {f}
lambaste {v} /læmˈbæst/ (to scold or verbally reprimand) :: blamer, reprimander, gronder
lambaste {v} (to give a thrashing to) :: tabbasser, rouer de coups, battre quelqu'un
lambda {n} /ˈlæm.də/ (name of the Greek letter) :: lambda {m}
Lambert {prop} /ˈlæmbɚt/ (male given name) :: Lambert
Lambert {prop} (surname) :: Lambert
Lamb of God {prop} (Jesus, symbolized as a sacrifice) :: Agneau de Dieu {m}
lamb's ears {n} (ornamental plant with silky hairs on the leaves) :: oreille d'ours {f}, épiaire laineuse {f}
lame {adj} /leɪm/ (unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs) :: boiteux {m}, boiteuse {f}
lame {adj} (slang: unconvincing) :: boîteux, pitoyable, nul {m}, bancal {m}
lame {adj} (slang: failing to be cool, funny, interesting or relevant) :: nul, [slang, France] naze {m} {f}, [Quebec, informal] poche
lame {adj} :: boiteux, nul, minable
lame duck {n} (a person or thing that is helpless, inefficient or disabled) :: canard boiteux {m}, boulet {m}
lame duck {n} (an official who is marking time until leaving their office) :: lame duck {m}, canard boiteux {m}
lamella {n} (gill of a mushroom) SEE: gill ::
lament {n} /ləˈmɛnt/ (expression of grief, suffering, or sadness) :: lamentation {f}
lament {n} (song expressing grief) :: complainte {f}
lament {v} (express grief) :: se lamenter
lament {v} (bewail) :: plaindre
lamentable {adj} /ləˈmɛn.tə.bəl/ (deplorable) :: lamentable, déplorable
lamentation {n} /ˌlæm.ɛnˈteɪ.ʃən/ :: gémissement, lamentation
Lamentations {prop} (book of the Bible) :: Lamentations {f-p}
Lamethist {adj} :: lamethiste
lamia {n} /ˈleɪmɪə/ (monster in mythology) :: lamie {f}
Lamia {prop} (city in Greece) :: Lamia
laminate {v} /ˈlæmɪneɪt/ (To assemble from thin sheets) :: lamifier, stratifier
laminate {n} (Material formed of thin sheets) :: lamifié {m}, stratifié {m}
laminated {adj} (made by lamination) :: laminé
laminate flooring {n} (synthetic flooring simulating wood) :: laminé {m}, revêtement de sols stratifiés {m}, sol stratifié {m}
lamination {n} /ˌlæm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ (process) :: laminage {m}
laminator {n} (device that laminates) :: machine à plastifier {m}
lammergeier {n} (bird) :: gypaète {m}
lammergeyer {n} (vulture) SEE: lammergeier ::
lamp {n} /læmp/ (device producing light) :: lampe {f}
lamp {n} (oil device producing light) :: lampe {f}
lampate {n} (a salt) :: lampate
lampblack {n} (form of carbon) :: noir de fumée {m}
Lampedusa {prop} (Italian island) :: Lampidusa {f}, Lampédouse {f}
lampoon {n} /læmˈpuːn/ (written satirical attack) :: pasquin {m}
lamppost {n} (pole that holds up a light) :: réverbère {m}, lampadaire
lamprey {n} /ˈlæm.pɹi/ (a fish) :: lamproie {f}
lampshade {n} /ˈlæmp.ʃeɪd/ (cover over a lamp) :: abat-jour {m}
lance {n} /læns/ (weapon of war) :: lance {f}
lance {n} (wooden weapon used in jousting or tilting) :: lance {f}
lance {n} (spear or harpoon used by whalers) :: lance {f}
lance {n} ((military) soldier armed with a lance) :: lance {f}
lance corporal {n} (lance corporal) :: caporal suppléant, soldat de première classe, [obsolete] caporal postiche
lancet {n} /læn.sɪt/ (surgical instrument) :: lancette {f}
land {n} /lænd/ (part of Earth that is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water) :: terre {f}
land {n} (real estate or landed property) :: terre {f}, terrain {m}
land {n} (country or region) :: contrée {f}, pays {m}
land {n} (someone's homeplace) :: pays {m}
land {n} (ground that is suitable for farming) :: terre {f}
land {v} (to descend to a surface, especially from the air) :: se poser, atterrir
land {v} (to bring to land) :: poser
land {v} (to deliver) SEE: deliver ::
land {n} (fright) SEE: fright ::
-land {suffix} /lənd/ (territory, country or region (suffix)) :: terre {f}, pays {m}, -lande {f}, -ie {f}
land clearer {n} (someone who clears land of vegetation) :: défricheur {m}
lander {n} /ˈlandə/ (space probe) :: atterrisseur {m}
landfill {n} /ˈlænd.fɪl/ (site at which refuse is buried) :: décharge {f}, dépotoir {m}
landfill {n} :: décharge {f}
landgrave {n} (renderings of Landgraf) :: landgrave {m}
landgraviate {n} (countship of a landgrave) :: landgraviat {m}
-landia {suffix} (territory, country or region (suffix)) SEE: -land ::
landing {n} /ˈlændɪŋ/ (corridor) :: palier {m}
landing {n} (coming to earth, as of an airplane) :: atterrissage {m}
landing {n} (an in-between platform) :: palier {m}
landing craft {n} (a type of flat-bottomed boat) :: chaland de débarquement
landing gear {n} (undercarriage) :: train d'atterrissage {m}
landing net {n} (Fishnet) :: épuisette {f}
landing page {n} (arriving web page) :: atterripage {f}
landing strip {n} (auxiliary or temporary runway for aircraft) :: piste d'atterrissage {f}
landing strip {n} (pubic hair pattern) :: ticket de métro {m}
landlady {n} /ˈlændˌleɪ.di/ (female landlord) :: [both male and female] propriétaire {m} {f}
landline {n} (fixed telephone communications cable) :: ligne fixe {m}
landline {n} (telephone connected by such a fixed wire) :: téléphone fixe {m}
landlocked {adj} /ˈlændlɑkt/ (surrounded by land) :: enclavé, sans littoral
landlord {n} /ˈlænd.lɔɹd/ (person who owns and rents land such as a house, apartment, or condo) :: propriétaire {m} {f}
landlord {n} (owner or manager of a public house) :: patron {m}
landlouper {n} (vagabond) SEE: vagabond ::
landlubber {n} /ˈlænd.lʌb.ɚ/ (someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship) :: marin d'eau douce {m}
landmark {n} /ˈlændmɑɹk/ (recognizable feature) :: repère {m}, point de repère {m}
landmark {n} (notable location) :: site {m}
landmass {n} /ˈlænd.mæs/ (large continuous area of land) :: masse terrestre {f}
Land of the Rising Sun {prop} (Japan) :: pays du Soleil Levant {m}, pays du Soleil-Levant {m}
landowner {n} /ˈlændˌoʊ.nɚ/ (a person who owns land) :: propriétaire terrien {m}, propriétaire terrienne {f}
landplane {n} (aircraft) :: avion terrestre
landrace {n} /ˈlændˌɹeɪs/ (local variety of domesticated animal or plant adapted to its environment) :: race naturelle {f}
landscape {n} /ˈlandskeɪp/ (portion of land or territory) :: paysage
landscape gardener {n} (person) :: paysagiste {m} {f}
Landsknecht {n} (German mercenary of the 15th or 16th century) SEE: lansquenet ::
landslide {n} /ˈlænd.slaɪd/ (natural disaster) :: glissement de terrain {m}
landslide victory {n} (overwhelming victory in an election) :: victoire écrasante {f}
lane {n} /leɪn/ (passageway) :: chemin {m}, [in a town] ruelle {f}, allée {f}
lane {n} (division of roadway) :: voie {f}
lane {n} (course for ships or aircraft) :: [for aircraft] couloir aérien {m}, couloir {m}
Langhe {prop} (hilly territory in Piedmont) :: Langhe {f-p}, Langhes {f-p}
Langhian {prop} (subdivision of the Miocene epoch) :: Langhien
language {n} /ˈlæŋɡwɪd͡ʒ/ (body of words used as a form of communication) :: langue {f}
language {n} (the ability to communicate using words) :: langage {m}
language {n} (nonverbal communication) :: langage {m}, langue {m}
language {n} (vocabulary of a particular field) :: langage {m}, jargon {m}
language {n} (particular words used) :: langage {m}, parler {m}
language {n} (computer language, see also: computer language) :: langage {m}
language barrier {n} (barrier to communication) :: barrière linguistique {f}
language code {n} (a standard identifier of a language) :: code de langue {m}
language exchange {n} (language exchange) :: échange linguistique {f}
language family {n} (set of languages) :: famille de langues {f}
language isolate {n} (natural language without relatives) :: isolat {m}, langue isolée {f}
language police {n} (language police) :: police de la langue
language school {n} (school where foreign languages are taught) :: école de langues {f}
language swap {n} (language exchange) SEE: language exchange ::
langued {adj} (having the tongue visible) :: lampassé
Languedoc {prop} (French province) :: Languedoc {m}
Languedoc-Roussillon {prop} (region of France) :: Languedoc-Roussillon {m}
languid {adj} /ˈlæŋ.ɡwɪd/ (lacking enthusiasm, energy or strength) :: languide
languid {adj} :: faiblard, faible, apathique
languish {v} /ˈlæŋ.ɡwɪʃ/ (to lose strength and become weak) :: dépérir, se cachectiser, se rabougrir, devenir étique
languish {v} (to pine away with longing) :: languir, se mourir
languish {v} (to live in miserable conditions) :: traîner une misérable éxistence, vivoter
languish {v} (to be neglected, to make little progress) :: péricliter, décliner, stagner, piétiner, marquer le pas, patauger
languor {n} (a state of the body or mind caused by exhaustion or disease and characterized by a languid feeling) :: langueur
languorous {adj} (lacking energy, spirit, liveliness or vitality; languid, lackadaisical) :: langoureux
La Niña {n} /lɑːˈniːnjə/ (temperature anomaly) :: La Niña {f}
lanichol {n} (lanolin) SEE: lanolin ::
laniol {n} (lanolin) SEE: lanolin ::
lank {adj} /læŋk/ (of hair straight and flat) :: plats {m-p}
lanky {adj} /ˈlæŋk.i/ (tall, slim) :: élancé
lanolin {n} (greasy yellow substance) :: lanoline {f}
lansquenet {n} /ˌlænskəˈnɛt/ (German mercenary of the 15th or 16th century) :: lansquenet {m}
lansquenet {n} (gambling card game) :: lansquenet {m}
lantern {n} /ˈlæn.tɚn/ (case of transparent material made to protect a flame, or light) :: lanterne {f}
lantern {n} (a smaller and secondary cupola crowning a larger one) :: lanterne {f}
lanternfish {n} (Any small, deep sea fish of family Myctophidae) :: poissons-lanternes
lanthanum {n} /ˈlænθənəm/ (metallic element) :: lanthane {m}
lanyard {n} /ˈlæn.jɚd/ (a cord worn around the neck; used to hold a small object such as a whistle) :: dragonne {f}
Lanzhou {prop} (a city of China) :: Lanzhou
Lao {n} /laʊ/ (person) :: Laotien {m}, Laotienne {f}
Lao {prop} (language) :: laotien {m}
Lao {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Laos, the people or their language) :: lao [the people], laotien {m}, laotienne {f}
Laocoön {prop} /leɪˈɒkɵ.ɒn/ (Trojan or Argonaut) :: Laocoon {m}
Laodicea {prop} /ˌleɪ.ədɪˈsiːə/ (name of numerous Hellenistic cities) :: Laodicée
Laos {prop} /ˈlaʊs/ (country in Southeast Asia) :: Laos {m}
Laotian {n} (Laotian person) SEE: Lao ::
Laotian {prop} /leɪˈoʊʃən/ (language) :: laotien {m}
Laotian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Laos) :: [the people] lao, laotien {m}, laotienne {f}
Lao-Tzu {prop} (Laozi) SEE: Laozi ::
Laozi {prop} (influential Chinese philosopher and founder of Taoism) :: Lao Tseu {m}, Laozi {m}
lap {n} /læp/ (lower part of a garment that plays loosely) :: côté
lap {n} (part that lies on the knees or thighs when one sits down) :: giron {m}
lap {n} (upper legs of a seated person) :: genoux {m-p}, giron {m}
lap {v} (to take liquid into the mouth with the tongue) :: laper
laparoscopic {adj} (relating to laparoscopy) :: laparoscopique
laparotomy {n} (surgical procedure) :: laparotomie {f}
La Paz {prop} /lɑːˈpæz/ (capital of Bolivia) :: La Paz {f}
lap cheong {n} (type of sausage) :: lap cheong, saucisse chinoise
lap dog {n} /ˈlæpdɒɡ/ (small dog suited to resting in its master's lap) :: chien-chien {m}, bichon {m}
lapel {n} /ləˈpɛl/ (each of the two triangular pieces of cloth on a suit) :: revers {m}, colbac {m} [familiar]
lapicide {n} /ˈlæpɪsaɪd/ (stonecutter) :: lapicide {m} {f}
lapidate {v} /ˈlæpɪˌdeɪt/ (stone to death) :: lapider
lapidation {n} (act of stoning, sometimes to the point of death) :: lapidation {f}
lapis lazuli {n} /ˌlæpɪs ˈlæz(j)əli/ (precious blue stone) :: lapis-lazuli {m}
Laplace operator {n} (mathematics, physics: differential operator used in modeling of wave propagation, heat flow and many other applications) :: opérateur laplacien {m}
Laplace transform {n} (function on positive real numbers) :: transformée de Laplace {f}
Laplacian {n} (Laplace operator) SEE: Laplace operator ::
Lapland {prop} (region in Scandinavia) :: Laponie {f}
lap of honour {n} (victory lap) SEE: victory lap ::
Lapointe {prop} :: Lapointe
lapping {n} /ˈlæpɪŋ/ (winding of a bow) :: garniture {f}
Lappland {prop} (Lapland) SEE: Lapland ::
La Pérouse Strait {prop} (strait) :: détroit de La Pérouse {m}
lapse {n} /læps/ (a temporary failure; a slip) :: erreur, faute
lapti {n} (bast shoes) :: lapti {f}
laptop {n} /ˈlæp.tɑp/ (computing: a laptop computer) :: (ordinateur) portable {m}
laptop computer {n} (laptop) SEE: laptop ::
lapwing {n} /ˈlæpwɪŋ/ (bird belonging to the subfamily Vanellinae) :: vanneau
L'Aquila {prop} (province) :: L'Aquila
L'Aquila {prop} (town) :: L'Aquila
Lara {prop} /ˈlɑːɹə/ (female given name) :: Lara {f}
larboard {n} (port) SEE: port ::
larch {n} /ˈlɑɹtʃ/ (a coniferous tree) :: mélèze {m}
lard {n} (bacon) SEE: bacon ::
lard {n} /lɑɹd/ (fat from the abdomen of a pig) :: saindoux {m}
larder {n} /ˈlɑɹ.dɚ/ (cool room used as food storage) :: garde-manger {m}, cellier {m}
large {adj} /ˈlɑːd͡ʒ/ (of greater size, see also: big) :: grand
large intestine {n} (bodily organ) :: gros intestin {m}
largely {adv} /ˈlɑɹdʒ.li]/ (in a widespread or large manner) :: en grande partie, largement
largely {adv} (for the most part) :: en général, pour la plupart
largen {v} (enlarge) SEE: enlarge ::
large-scale {adj} (large in amount, scope or extent) :: à grande échelle
large-scale {adj} (drawn large so as to show detail) :: à grande échelle
large-scale {adj} :: sur grande échelle, sur vaste échelle
largess {n} /lɑɹˈdʒɛs/ (generosity in the giving of gifts or money) :: largesse {f}
largess {n} (the gifts or money given in such a way) :: largesses {f-p}
large-tailed antshrike {n} (a passerine of the antbird family) :: batara de Leach
Larissa {prop} /ləˈɹɪsə/ (the city in Greece) :: Lárissa
lark {n} /lɑːk/ (bird) :: alouette {f}
lark {n} (one who wakes early) :: lève-tôt {m}
larkspur {n} (Delphinium) :: pied d’alouette {m}, dauphinelle {f}
LARP {n} /ˈlɑɹp/ (live-action role-play) :: jeu de rôle grandeur nature, jeu de rôle semi-réel
larva {n} /ˈlɑɹ.və/ (a stage of growth) :: larve {f}
larva {n} (an animal in such stage of growth, see also: tadpole) :: larve {f}
laryngeal {adj} /ləˈɹɪn.dʒi.əl/ (of or pertaining to larynx) :: laryngé, laryngien, laryngique
laryngitic {adj} :: laryngiteux
laryngitis {n} /læɹɪnˈdʒajɾɪs/ (inflammation of the larynx) :: laryngite
laryngological {adj} (of or pertaining to laryngology) :: laryngologique
laryngologist {n} (a person who studies or specializes in laryngology) :: laryngologue {m} {f}
laryngology {n} (branch of physiology) :: laryngologie
laryngophone {n} (contact microphone) :: laryngophone {m}
laryngoscope {n} (endoscope used for viewing the interior of the larynx) :: laryngoscope {m}
laryngospasm {n} (spasmodic closure of the larynx) :: laryngospasme {m}
larynx {n} /ˈlæ.ɹɪŋks/ (the organ) :: larynx {m}
lasagna {n} /ləˈzɑ.njə/ (baked dish) :: lasagne {f}
lascivious {adj} /ləˈsɪvɪəs/ (wanton) :: lascif, lubrique
lasciviousness {n} (the state or characteristic of being lascivious) :: lascivité {f}
laser {n} /ˈleɪzɚ/ (device producing beam of light) :: laser {m}
laser {n} (laser beam) SEE: laser beam ::
laser {n} (laser printer) SEE: laser printer ::
laser beam {n} (light from a laser) :: rayon laser {m}
laser printer {n} (computer printer) :: imprimante à laser {f}
laserwort {n} (plant of the genus Laserpitium) :: laser {m}
lash {n} (eyelash; hair growing from the eyelid) SEE: eyelash ::
lash {n} /læʃ/ (thong of a whip) :: lanière {f}
lash {n} (stroke with a whip) :: coup de fouet {m}
lash {v} (to strike with a lash) :: fouetter
lash {v} (to scold) :: gronder
Lasha {prop} (Lasha) :: Lescha
lash out {v} (To make a fierce verbal attack) :: vitupérer
La Spezia {prop} /lɑ ˈspɛtsi.ə/ (province in Liguria, Italy) :: La Spezia {f}
La Spezia {prop} (city in Liguria, Italy) :: La Spezia {f}
lass {n} /læs/ (a young woman or girl) :: demoiselle {f}, fille {f}, jeune fille {f} [child], fillette {f} [child], jeune femme {f}
lass {n} (sweetheart) SEE: sweetheart ::
Lassallism {n} :: lassallisme {m}
last {adj} /lɑːst/ (final) :: dernier
last {adj} (most recent) :: dernier
last {adv} (after everything else) :: en dernier, finalement
last {adv} (finally) :: finalement
last {v} (to endure, continue over time) :: durer
last {n} (tool) :: forme {f}
lastborn {n} (youngest child of a family) :: dernier-né {m}, dernier-née {f}
last but not least {adv} /ˈlæst bʌt nɑt ˈlist/ (An expression to start the last item of a list) :: le dernier mais non le moindre
last but one {adj} (penultimate) SEE: penultimate ::
last call {n} (Last announcement on which drinks can be purchased before closing time) :: dernier appel
lasting {adj} (persisting for an extended period of time) :: permanent {m}, permanente {f}
Last Judgment {prop} (judgment day) :: jugement dernier {m}, jour du jugement {m}
last minute {adj} (very close to a deadline) :: de dernière minute
last name {n} (surname) SEE: surname ::
last night {n} (previous evening or night) :: hier soir
last night {adv} (during the night before today) :: hier soir
last resort {n} (The only remaining option) :: dernier recours {m}
last respects {n} :: dernier adieu {m}
last straw {n} (small additional burden) :: la goutte d’eau qui fait déborder le vase {f}
Last Supper {prop} (last meal Jesus ate with disciples) :: Cène {f}
last time {n} (the previous occurrence) :: dernière fois {f}
last year {adv} (year before this one) :: l'année dernière, l'an dernier, l'an passé
Latakia {prop} (a city in Syria) :: Lattaquié {f}, Laodicée {f}
latch {n} /lætʃ/ (fastening for a door) :: loquet {m}
late {adj} /leɪt/ (near the end of a period of time) :: tard
late {adj} (near the end of the day) :: tard
late {adj} (not arriving until after an expected time) :: en retard
late {adj} (euphemism for dead) :: défunt {m}, feu, regretté {m}, regrettée {f}
late {adv} (proximate in time) :: tard
latecomer {n} /ˈleɪtˌkʌm.ɚ/ (one who arrived late) :: retardataire {m}
Late Latin {prop} (form of the Latin language) :: bas latin {m}, latin tardif {m}
lately {adv} (recently) SEE: recently ::
latent {adj} /ˈleɪ.tənt/ (existing or present but concealed or inactive) :: latent {m}
latent heat {n} (heat that is released or absorbed accompanying a change of state or of phase) :: enthalpie de changement d'état {f}
later {adv} /ˈleɪtɚ/ (more late) :: plus en retard
later {adv} (afterward in time) :: plus tard
later {adv} (at some unspecified time in the future) :: plus tard
later {adj} (more late) :: plus en retard
later {adj} (coming afterward in time) :: postérieur
later {interj} (see you later) :: à plus
lateral {adj} /ˈlæt.ɚ.əl/ (of or pertaining to the side) :: latéral
lateral {adj} (pertaining to the left or right of the body) :: latéral
lateral line {n} (organ) :: ligne latérale {f}
laterally {adv} (done in a lateral manner) :: latéralement
lateral thinking {n} (lateral thinking) :: pensée latérale {f}
Lateran {prop} (church and palace in Rome) :: Latran
laterite {n} /ˈlatəɹʌɪt/ (red hard or gravel-like soil or subsoil) :: latérite {f}
later on {adv} :: ultérieurement
laters {interj} (slang expression used at parting) :: [informal] à plus, [informal] a+, à toute [informal]
latex {n} /ˈleɪˌtɛks/ (milky sap) :: latex {m}
lath {n} /læθ/ :: liteau {m}, volige {f}, latte {f}
lathe {n} /leɪð/ (machine tool used to shape a piece of material) :: tour {m}
lathe {v} (to shape with a lathe) :: tourner
lather {n} /ˈlæðɚ/ (foam of soap and water) :: mousse de savon {f}
lather {n} (foam from profuse sweating) :: écume {f}
lather {v} (to cover with lather) :: savonner
laticlave {n} /ˈlatɪkleɪv/ (senatorial badge) :: laticlave {m}
latifundial {adj} /latɪˈfʌndɪəl/ (pertaining to latifundia) :: latifondiaire
Latin {adj} /ˈlæt.n/ (of the language) :: latin
Latin {prop} (language of the ancient Romans) :: latin {m}
Latina {prop} (province) :: Latina
Latina {prop} (town) :: Latina
Latin alphabet {n} (the 26-letter alphabet) :: alphabet latin {m}
Latin America {prop} (parts of the Americas which speak Spanish or Portuguese) :: Amérique latine {f}
Latin American {n} (A native or inhabitant of Latin America) :: latino-américain {m}, latino-américaine {f}
Latin American {adj} (Of or relating to Latin America) :: latino-américain
Latinist {n} (scholar who studies Latin) :: latiniste {m} {f}
Latinity {n} (essence of being Latin) :: latinité {f}
Latinization {n} /ˈlætɪn.aɪˌzeɪ.ʃʌn/ (act or process of Latinizing) :: latinisation {f}
Latinize {v} (to transliterate to Latin script) SEE: romanize ::
Latino {n} /ləˈtinoʊ/ (person from Latin America) :: latino {m}, latina {f}
Latino-Faliscan {adj} (Relating to the Latin and Faliscan tongues) :: latino-falisque
Latino-Faliscan {prop} (An Italic language family.) :: latino-falisque
latitude {n} /ˈlæt.ɪ.tud/ (angular distance north or south from the equator) :: latitude {f}
latitude {n} (imaginary line parallel to the equator) :: latitude {f}, parallèle {m} {f}
latitudinarian {adj} /lædɪtuːdəˈnɛɹi.ən/ (tolerant, especially of other people's religious views) :: latitudinaire
latitudinarian {n} (a person who is tolerant) :: latitudinaire
Latium {prop} /ˈleɪ.ʃi.əm/ (region of central Italy) :: Latium {m}
latreutic {adj} /ləˈtɹuːtɪk/ (relating to latria) :: latreutique
latrine {n} /ləˈtɹiːn/ (a very simple toilet facility, usually just a pit or trench, see also: toilet; outhouse) :: latrine {f}, latrines {f-p}
latrine {n} (chamber pot) SEE: chamber pot ::
La Trobe {prop} /lə ˈtɹoʊb/ (university) :: La Trobe
-latry {suffix} /-lətɹi/ (forms a noun meaning worship of stemmed noun) :: -lâtrie {f}
latte {n} /ˈlɑ.teɪ/ (caffè latte) :: café au lait {m}
latter {adj} /ˈlæt̬.əɹ/ (relating to or being the second of two items) :: dernier (usually preceded by the determiner ce)
latter {adj} (near (or nearer) to the end) :: dernier (usually preceded by the determiner ce)
latter {adj} (close (or closer) to the present time) :: dernier
Latter-day Saint {n} (member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) :: Saint des derniers jours {m}
lattice {n} /ˈlæt.ɪs/ (A flat panel constructed with widely-spaced crossed thin strips of wood or other material, commonly used as a garden trellis) :: treillis
lattice {n} (a regular spacing or arrangement of geometric points) :: quadrillage, grille, lattis
lattice {n} :: treillage {m}, treillis {m}, grillage {m}
Latvia {prop} /ˈlæə/ (country) :: Lettonie {f}
Latvian {adj} /ˈlætvi.ən/ (pertaining to Latvia or the Latvian language) :: letton
Latvian {prop} (Baltic language of Latvia) :: letton {m}
Latvian {n} (person pertaining to Latvia) :: Letton {m}, Lettone {f}
laud {v} /lɔd/ (to praise, to glorify) :: glorifier, célébrer, exalter
laudable {adj} /lɔːdəbl/ (worthy of being lauded) :: louable {m} {f}
laudableness {n} /ˈlɔːdəbəlnɪs/ (quality of being laudable) :: laudabilité {f}
laudanum {n} (the tincture of opium once widely used) :: laudanum {m}
laudatory {adj} /ˈlɔːdətɹi/ (of or pertaining to praise) :: élogieux
laugh {n} /læf/ (expression of mirth peculiar to the human species) :: rire {m}
laugh {v} (show mirth by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face and emission of sounds) :: rire
laugh {v} (make an object of laughter or ridicule) :: se rire de, se moquer de
laughable {adj} (fitted to exite laughter) :: risible
laughable {adj} (worthy of derision) :: risible, ridicule
laughing gas {n} (common name for nitrous oxide) :: gaz hilarant {m}
laughing kookaburra {n} (Dacelo novaeguineae) :: martin-chasseur géant {m}, kookaburra {m}
laughing stock {n} (object of ridicule) :: risée {f}, objet de moquerie {m}
laugh one's head off {v} (laugh uproariously) :: avoir un fou rire
laugh on the other side of one's face {v} :: faire moins le malin
laughter {n} /ˈlæftɚ/ (sound (as) of laughing) :: rire {m}
laughter {n} (movement of the muscles of the laughing face) :: rire {m}
launce {n} (sand lance) SEE: sand lance ::
launch {v} /lɔnt͡ʃ/ (throw, hurl, let fly, propel with force) :: lancer
launch {v} :: lancer
launch {n} (act of launching) :: lancement {m}
launch pad {n} /ˈlɑntʃ.pæd/ (launch pad) :: aire de lancement {f}
launder {v} /ˈlɔndɚ/ (to wash and iron) :: blanchir
launder {n} (washerwoman) SEE: washerwoman ::
launderette {n} /lɔndəˈɹɛt/ (place with facilities for washing that public may use) :: lavomatique {m}, laverie automatique {f}
laundress {n} (A woman whose employment is laundering) :: blanchisseuse {f}, lavandière {f}
laundromat {n} (launderette) SEE: launderette ::
laundry {n} /ˈlɔːn.dɹi/ (laundering; washing) :: blanchisserie {f}, blanchissage {m}
laundry {n} (place or room where laundering is done) :: laverie {f}, buanderie {f}
laundry {n} (that which needs to be laundered) :: lessive {f}, linge {f}
Laura {prop} /ˈlɔɹə/ (female given name) :: Laura, Laure
laureate {adj} /ˈlɔɹ.i.ət/ (one crowned with laurel) :: lauréat {m}, lauréate {f}
laureate {n} (one crowned with laurel) :: lauréat {m}, lauréate {f}
laurel {n} /ˈlɔɹ.əl/ (evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus) :: laurier {m}
laurel {n} (crown of laurel) :: couronne de laurier
laurel {n} (honor, distinction) :: lauriers {m-p}
Laurel and Hardy {prop} /ˈlɔɹ.əl ænd ˈhɑɹ.di/ :: Laurel et Hardy
Laurence {prop} (male given name) :: Laurent
Laurentian {adj} /lɑˈɹɛnʃən/ :: laurentien
Laurentian {n} :: Laurentien
Lausanne {prop} /loʊˈzæn/ (city) :: Lausanne {f}
lav {n} (non-offensive slang for a lavatory) :: petit coin {m}
lava {n} /ˈlɑːvə/ (molten rock) :: lave {f}
lava {n} (magma) SEE: magma ::
lavabo {n} /ləˈveɪbəʊ/ (church washbasin) :: lavabo {m}
Laval {prop} (Surname) :: Laval
Laval {prop} (Laval, Mayenne, France) :: Laval
Laval {prop} (City of Laval, Quebec, Canada) :: Laval
Laval {prop} (Island of Laval, Quebec, Canada) :: Laval
lava lake {n} (reservoir of molten lava) :: lac de lave {m}
lava lamp {n} (lamp used for decoration) :: lampe à lave
lavash {n} /ləˈvɑːʃ/ (a soft, thin flatbread) :: lavash {m}
lavatory {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet ::
lavatory {n} (sink) SEE: sink ::
lavender {n} /ˈlæv.ən.dɚ/ (plant) :: lavande {f}
lavender {n} (colour) :: bleu lavande {m}
lavender {adj} (colour) :: lavande {m} {f}, bleu lavande
LaVeyan Satanism {prop} (the religion of the Church of Satan) :: satanisme LaVeyen
lavishly {adv} /ˈlævɪʃli/ (in a lavish manner) :: fastueusement
lavishness {n} /ˈlæv.ɪʃ.nɪs/ (state or characteristic of being lavish) :: faste {m}
Lavoie {prop} :: Lavoie
law {n} /lɔ/ (body of rules established in a community by its authorities) :: loi {f}, droit {f}
law {n} (any rule that must or should be obeyed) :: loi {f}
law {n} (statement of (observed, established) order, sequence or relationship of phenomena) :: loi {f}, théorème {m}
law {n} (mathematics: statement that is true under specified conditions) :: loi {f}
law and order {n} (enforcement of law, statutes and social conventions) :: ordre public {m}
law enforcement {n} (various government agencies involved in the prevention of crime and the apprehension of criminals) :: forces de l'ordre
lawful {adj} /ˈlɔːfʊl/ (conforming to or recognised by law or rules) :: légal
lawless {adj} (not restrained by the law) :: sans foi ni loi, anarchique
lawlessness {n} (a lack of law and order) :: anarchie {f} , illégalité {f}
lawmaker {n} (legislator) SEE: legislator ::
lawman {n} (lawyer) SEE: lawyer ::
lawman {n} /lɔmæn/ (an officer of the law) :: homme de loi {m}
lawn {n} /lɔn/ (open space between woods) :: clairière
lawn {n} (ground covered with grass) :: gazon {m}, pelouse {f}
lawn bowling {n} (bowls) SEE: bowls ::
lawn-mower {n} (lawnmower) SEE: lawnmower ::
lawnmower {n} /ˈlɔːn.məʊ.ə/ (a device to cut grass) :: tondeuse à gazon {f}, tondeuse {f}
law of conservation of energy {n} (total energy remains constant) :: loi de conservation de l'énergie {f}
law of nature {n} (natural law) SEE: natural law ::
law of the jungle {n} (The survival of the fittest) :: loi de la jungle {f}, loi du plus fort {f}
Lawrence {prop} (male given name) SEE: Laurence ::
lawrencium {n} /ləˈrɛnsiəm/ (chemical element) :: lawrencium {m}
lawsuit {n} /ˈlɔˌsut/ (case where a court is needed to resolve differences) :: poursuite judiciaire {f}, procès {m}, poursuite {f}
lawyer {n} /ˈlɔɪ.ɚ/ (professional person authorized to practice law) :: juriste {m} {f}, homme de loi {m}, informally also avocat {m}, avocate {f}
lawyer's wig {n} (Coprinus comatus) :: coprin chevelu {m}
lax {adj} /læks/ (not strict; lenient; allowing for deviation) :: laxiste {m} {f}
lax {adj} (lacking care) :: laxiste {m} {f}
laxative {n} /ˈlæk.sə.tɪv/ (substance with a laxative effect) :: laxatif {m}
lay {v} /leɪ/ (to place something down in a position of rest) :: coucher, poser, mettre
lay {v} (to deposit an egg) :: pondre
lay {adj} (non-clergy) :: laïque {m} {f}
layabout {n} /ˈleɪəˌbaʊt/ (lazy person) :: fainéant {m}, [colloquial] glandeur {m}
lay down {v} (to lie down for rest) :: se coucher
layer {n} /ˈleɪ.ɚ/ (single thickness of some material covering a surface) :: couche {f}
layer {n} (item of clothing worn under or over another) :: couche {f}
layer {n} (hen kept to lay eggs) :: pondeuse {f}
layer {n} (shoot of a plant) :: marcotte {f}
lay figure {n} (jointed model) SEE: dummy ::
lay figure {n} (unimportant person) SEE: Joe Average ::
laying hen {n} (hen raised for egg production) :: poule pondeuse {f}
lay into {v} (To beat up.) :: assommer
lay into {v} (To berate; to scold.) :: engueuler, réprimander
layman {n} (someone who is not an ordained cleric) :: laïc {m}
layman {n} (someone who is not a professional in a given field) :: profane {m} {f}
lay off {v} (to dismiss workers from employment) :: virer, licencier
layout {n} (structured arrangement of items) :: disposition {f}, schéma {m}, structure {f}
layout {n} (process of arranging media content for publishing) :: mise en page {f} maquette {f}
layout {n} (map or a drawing of a construction site) :: plan
layover {n} (pause in a journey) :: escale {f}
layperson {n} (one who is not a cleric) :: laïc {m}, laïque {f}
layperson {n} (one who is not intimately familiar with a given subject) :: profane {m} {f}
lay something at the feet of {v} (to assign responsibility for (something) to (someone)) :: accuser (quelqu'un) de (quelque chose)
Lazarus {prop} /ˈlæzəɹəs/ (New Testament characters) :: Lazare
lazily {adv} (in a lazy manner) :: paresseusement
laziness {n} (quality of being lazy) :: paresse {f}
Lazio {prop} (Italian region) :: Latium
lazurite {n} (lapis lazuli) SEE: lapis lazuli ::
lazy {adj} /ˈleɪzi/ (unwilling to work) :: paresseux, fainéant
lazybones {n} (person who is lazy) :: flemmard {m}, fainéant {m}, fainéante {f}
lazy eye {n} (amblyopia) SEE: amblyopia ::
LCD {n} (liquid crystal display) :: ACL
lcm {initialism} (initialism for least common multiple) :: PPCM {m}
LDP {prop} (Liberal Democratic Party of Japan) :: PLD {m}
LDS {adj} (of or relating to Mormon church) :: SDJ
lead {n} /lɛd/ (chemical element) :: plomb {m}
lead {n} (plummet to measure depth of water) :: sonde {f}
lead {n} (separator line in print) :: interligne {f}
lead {n} (typography: vertical space) :: interligne {m}
lead {n} (refill for writing tool) :: mine {f}
lead {n} (bullets) :: plomb {m}
lead {v} /liːd/ (guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact connection) :: guider
lead {v} (guide or conduct in a certain course) :: mener, conduire, guider
lead {v} (conduct or direct with authority) :: diriger, commander
lead {v} (go or be in advance of; precede) :: mener
lead {v} (draw or direct by influence) :: amener à, pousser à, conduire à
lead {v} (guide or conduct oneself) :: mener, amener
lead {v} (intransitive: have the highest interim score in a game) :: mener
lead {v} (intransitive: be more advanced) :: mener
lead {v} (intransitive: tend or reach in a certain direction) :: mener
lead {n} (leash) :: laisse {f}
lead {n} (information obtained by a detective or police officer) :: piste {f}, tuyau {m}
lead {n} (information obtained by a news reporter) :: tuyau {m}
lead {n} (potential customer) :: prospect {m}
lead astray {v} (to misguide or misdirect) :: induire en erreur
lead by the nose {v} :: mener par le bout du nez
leader {n} /ˈlidɚ/ (one having authority) :: chef {m}, leader {m}, dirigeant {m}
leadership {n} (capacity to lead) :: autorité {f}, charisme {f}, leadership {m}
leading diagonal {n} (main diagonal) SEE: main diagonal ::
leading question {n} (suggestive interrogation) :: question tendancieuse {f}, question suggestive {f}
lead oxide {n} (yellow oxide of lead) :: oxyde de plomb
lead poisoning {n} (chronic intoxiction caused by lead) SEE: plumbism ::
lead shot {n} (Small balls of lead used as projectiles) :: plomb {m}
lead time {n} (the amount of time between the initiation of some process and its completion) :: délai de mise en œuvre {m}
leaf {n} /liːf/ (part of a plant) :: feuille {f}
leaf {n} (sheet of any substance beaten or rolled until very thin) :: feuille {f}
leaf {n} (sheet of a book) :: feuille {f}
leaf {n} (flat section used to extend a table) :: rallonge {f}
leaf {n} (moveable panel of a bridge or door) :: battant {m}, ouvrant {m}
leaf {n} (computing, mathematics: tree node without descendants) :: feuille
leaf {n} (tea leaves) SEE: tea leaf ::
leaflet {n} /ˈliːflɪt/ (component of a compound leaf) :: foliole {f}
leaflet {n} (small piece of paper with information) :: tract, prospectus, dépliant {m}
leafstalk {n} (stalk that supports a leaf) SEE: petiole ::
leaf through {v} (to turn the pages of (a book) idly, reading short sections at random) :: feuilleter
leafy {adj} /ˈliːfi/ (covered with leaves) :: feuillu {m}, feuillue {f}
leafy {adj} (containing much foliage) :: feuillu
leafy {adj} (in the form of leaves (of some material)) :: feuilleté {m}, feuilletée {f}
league {n} /liːɡ/ (a group or association of cooperating members) :: ligue {f}
league {n} (organization of sports teams) :: ligue {f}
league {n} (distance) :: lieue {f}
league cup {n} (cup competition) :: coupe de la ligue {f}
League of Nations {prop} (international organization) :: Société des Nations {f}
Leah {prop} (elder daughter of Laban) :: Léa
Leah {prop} (given name) :: Léa {f}
leak {n} /liːk/ (hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape) :: fuite, voie d'eau
leak {n} (entrance or escape of a fluid) :: fuite {f}
leak {n} (divulgation, or disclosure, of information) :: fuite {f}
leak {n} (The person through whom such divulgation, or disclosure, occurred) :: taupe {f}
leak {v} (to allow fluid to escape or enter) :: fuir
leakage {n} (act of leaking) :: fuite {f}
lean {v} /liːn/ (to incline) :: pencher
lean {v} (to hang outwards) :: se pencher
lean {v} (to press against) :: se presser
lean {adj} (being slim and muscular) :: mince
lean {adj} (of meat, having little fat) :: maigre
lean {adj} (having little extra or little to spare) :: serré
lean {adj} (having a low proportion of a desired substance) :: pauvre
Leaning Tower of Pisa {prop} (the leaning bell tower in the Italian town of Pisa) :: tour penchée de Pise {f}, tour de Pise {f}
leap {v} /liːp/ (to jump) :: sauter, bondir
leap {n} (the act of leaping) :: saut {m}, bond {m}
leap {n} (intercalary) :: bissextile
leap day {n} /liːp deɪ/ (extra day in a leap year) :: bissexte {m}
leapfrog {n} /ˈliːpfɹɒɡ/ (game) :: saute-mouton {m}
leapfrog {v} (to jump over some obstacle) :: faire du saute-mouton
leap of faith {n} (act of believing in something despite proof) :: acte de foi {m}
leap to mind {v} (spring to mind) SEE: spring to mind ::
leap year {n} (366-day year in the Gregorian calendar) :: année bissextile {f}
learn {v} /lɜːn/ (to acquire knowledge or ability) :: apprendre, étudier
learn {v} (to attend educational activity) :: faire des études, étudier
learn {v} (to make use of a bad experience) :: apprendre
learn {v} (to be studying) :: étudier
learn {v} (to come to know; to become informed of; to find out) :: apprendre
learned {adj} /ˈlɝnɪd/ (having much learning) :: érudit, savant, instruit
learned {adj} /lɝnd/ (acquired by learning) :: appris
learned {adj} :: enseigné, instruit
learned borrowing {n} (word borrowed from a classical language into a modern language) :: emprunt savant {m}
learner {n} /ˈlɜɹnəɹ/ (one that is learning) :: apprenant {m}, apprenante {f}
learning {n} /ˈlɝnɪŋ/ (action of the verb) :: apprentissage
learning difference {n} (learning disability) SEE: learning disability ::
learning difficulty {n} (learning disability) SEE: learning disability ::
learning disability {n} (disability which prevents the sufferer from learning in a typical manner) :: trouble des apprentissages {m}
learningless {adj} (uneducated) SEE: uneducated ::
learn the hard way {v} (learn by experiencing the consequences of making mistakes) :: à la dure
lease {n} /liːs/ (contract granting use or occupation of property) :: contrat de bail {m}, bail {m}
lease {n} (period of such a contract) :: loyer {m}
leash {n} /liːʃ/ (long cord for dogs) :: laisse {f}
least {determiner} /liːst/ (the smallest amount of) :: le moindre [cf. moindre], le plus petit
least {adv} (in the smallest degree) :: moindre; moins
least common multiple {n} (in math) :: plus petit commun multiple {m}
least significant bit {n} (bit of the largest order) :: bit le moins significatif
least weasel {n} /ˈliːstˈwizəl/ (Mustela nivalis) :: belette {f}
leather {n} /ˈlɛðə/ (material produced by tanning animal skin) :: cuir {m}
leather {adj} (made of leather) :: de cuir
leatherette {n} /ˌlɛðəˈɹɛt/ (a type of fabric) :: cuir artificiel {m}, skaï
leave {v} /liːv/ (To cause to remain as available, not take away, refrain from depleting) :: laisser
leave {v} (To transfer possession after death) :: laisser
leave {v} (To depart from, end one's connection or affiliation with) :: quitter
leave {v} (To depart (intransitive)) :: partir
leave {v} :: laisser
leave {n} (permission to be absent) :: permission {f}
leave {n} (absence from work) :: congé {m}
leave {n} (departure) :: congé {m}
leave alone {v} (to stop bothering) :: laisser tranquille
leave a lot to be desired {v} :: laisser à désirer
leave me alone {phrase} (stop talking to me) :: [informal] laisse-moi tranquille
leaven {n} /ˈlɛv.ən/ (any agent used to make dough rise) :: levain {m}, ferment {m}
leaven {v} (to cause to rise by fermentation) :: faire lever, faire fermenter
leave nothing to the imagination {v} (to cover or hide very little or nothing) :: ne rien laisser à l'imagination
leave of absence {n} (absence from work) SEE: leave ::
leave out {v} (to leave out or to not include) SEE: omit ::
leave someone holding the bag {v} (leave somebody holding the responsibility or blame) :: faire porter le chapeau (lit., "wearing the hat")
leave someone in the lurch {v} (to abandon somebody and leave him or her in a difficult situation) :: planter, planter là
leave well enough alone {phrase} /liːv wɛl ɪˈnʌf əˈləʊn/ (to avoid trying to correct, fix, or improve what is already adequate) :: le mieux est l’ennemi du bien
leaving do {n} (party or other celebration held in honour of someone leaving their job) :: pot de départ {m}
leban {n} (coagulated sour milk diluted with water) :: leben {m}
Lebanese {n} /lɛ.bəˈniːz/ (A person from Lebanon) :: Libanais {m}, Libanaise {f}
Lebanese {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Lebanon, its people or language) :: libanais
Lebanon {prop} /ˈlɛbənən/ (mountain range) :: Liban
Lebanon {prop} (Lebanese Republic) :: Liban {m}
Lebeau {prop} :: Lebeau
lebensraum {n} (living space) :: espace vital {m}
Lecce {prop} (province) :: Lecce
Lecce {prop} (town) :: Lecce
Lecco {prop} (province) :: Lecco
Lecco {prop} (town) :: Lecco
Le Chatelier's principle {prop} (chemical principle) :: principe de Le Chatelier {m}
lecher {n} /lɛtʃə(ɹ)/ (a lecherous man) :: pervers {m}, porc {m}, obsédé {m}
lecherous {adj} /ˈlɛtʃəɹəs/ (given to a lustful craving of sexual activities) :: lubrique
lechery {n} /ˈlɛtʃ.əɹ.i/ (Inordinate indulgence in sexual activity) :: luxure {f}
lechwe {n} (species of antelopes) :: cobe, cobe lechwe
lect {n} /lɛkt/ (variety) :: lecte {m}
lectern {n} (a stand with a slanted top used to support a bible from which passages are read during a church service) :: lutrin {m}
lectern {n} (a similar stand to support a lecturer's notes) :: pupitre
lectionary {n} (book) :: lectionnaire {m}
lecture {n} /ˈlɛk.t͡ʃɚ/ (a spoken lesson) :: conférence {f}, cours magistral {m}
lecture {v} (to teach) :: donner une conférence, donner un cours magistral
lecture {v} (to berate, to scold) :: gronder, faire la leçon
lecture hall {n} (lecture theatre) SEE: lecture theatre ::
lecturer {n} /ˈlɛktʃəɹɚ/ (person who gives lectures) :: conférencier {m}
lecturer {n} (member of university or college) :: maître de conférence {m}
lecture theatre {n} (room in a university with many seats and a pitched floor) :: amphithéâtre, amphi
LED {n} /ɛl.iː.ˈdiː/ (light-emitting diode) :: diode électroluminescente {f}, DEL {f}, LED {f}
ledge {n} /lɛdʒ/ (of rocks) :: corniche {f}
ledge {n} (lintel) :: linteau {m}
ledge {n} (cornice) :: corniche {f}
ledger {n} /ˈlɛdʒə(ɹ)/ (book for keeping notes) :: registre {m}
ledger {n} (collection of accounting entries) :: grand livre {m}
ledger {n} (board attached to a wall to provide support) :: longrine {f}
ledger line {n} (notation to inscribe notes outside the musical staffs) :: ligne supplémentaire {f}
led horse {n} (spare horse led by attendant) :: cheval de main {m}
lee {adj} (side of the ship away from the wind) :: abri
leech {n} /liːtʃ/ (annelid) :: sangsue {f}
leech {n} (person who derives profit from others) :: pot de colle {m}
leech {n} (physician) SEE: physician ::
leech line {n} (line for tightening the leech of a triangular mainsail) :: ralingue
leechline {n} (line to haul leeches of a sail) :: ralingue
leek {n} /liːk/ (vegetable) :: poireau {m}, porrée {f}, porreau {m}, poirée {f}, poirette {f}, asperge du pauvre {f}
leer {v} /lɪɹ/ (to look with sexual desire or malicious intent) :: lorgner, zieuter, mater [sexually]
lees {n} :: lie {f}, lie {f}
Leeuwarden {prop} /ˈleɪwɑɹdən/ (city in the Netherlands) :: Leuvarde {f}, Leeuwarden {m}
leeway {n} /ˈliːˌweɪ]/ (drift of a ship or airplane in a leeward direction) :: dérive
leeway {n} (degree or amount of freedom or flexibility) :: latitude {f}
left {adj} /lɛft/ (the west side of the body when one is facing north) :: gauche
left {adv} (on the left side) :: à gauche
left {adv} (towards the left side) :: à gauche
left {n} (the left side) :: gauche {f}
left {n} (the ensemble of left-wing political parties) :: gauche {f}
left and right {adv} (all over the place) :: à tout-va, à droite et à gauche, à tort et à travers
left bank {n} (bank to the left when facing downstream) :: rive gauche {f}
left-handed {n} (preferring the left hand over the right) :: gaucher
left-handedness {n} (state of being left-handed) :: gaucherie {f}, sinistralité {f} [technical]
left-hander {n} (a person who is left-handed) :: gaucher {m}, gauchère {f}
left-luggage office {n} (place where luggage may be left) :: dépôt de bagages {m}, consignes {f-p}
leftover {adj} (remaining, left behind) :: restant {m}, restante {f}
leftover {adj} (remaining as meal is complete) :: restant {m}
leftover {n} (something left behind) :: reste {m}
leftovers {n} (food remaining after a meal) :: restes {m-p}
left wing {n} (politics) :: aile gauche {f}
left wing {n} (ice hockey) :: ailier gauche {m}
left-wing {adj} (supporting political change) :: gauche
lefty {n} (left-hander) SEE: left-hander ::
leg {n} /lɛɡ/ (lower limb from groin to ankle) :: jambe {f}
leg {n} (portion of the lower appendage from knee to ankle) :: jambe {f}
legacy {n} /ˈlɛɡəsi/ (money or property bequeathed to someone in a will) :: héritage {m}
legacy {n} (something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage) :: héritage {m}, leg {m}
legacy {adj} (aging computer system) :: système hérité {m}
legacy code {n} (Source code that relates to obsolete technology) :: code hérité {m}
legal {adj} /ˈliɡəl/ (relating to the law or to lawyers) :: légal
legal {adj} (allowed or prescribed by law) :: légal
legal age {n} (age of majority) SEE: age of majority ::
legal entity {n} (organisation that the law treats as a legal person) SEE: legal person ::
legalese {n} (technical talk of the legal profession) :: jargon juridique
legalise {v} /ˈliːɡəlaɪz/ (make legal) :: dépénaliser, autoriser, légaliser
legality {n} (lawfulness) :: légalité {f}
legalization {n} (process of making something legal) :: légalisation {f}
legalize {v} (legalise) SEE: legalise ::
legally {adv} /ˈliːɡəli/ (as permitted by law) :: légalement
legal person {n} (organization or group of people) :: personne morale {f}
legal studies {n} (study of theories and philosophies related to law) SEE: jurisprudence ::
legal tender {n} (currency that cannot be refused as payment to extinguish a debt) :: monnaie légale {f}
legate {n} /ˈlɛɡət/ (deputy representing the pope) :: légat {m}
legate {n} (deputy of a provincial governor or general in ancient Rome) :: légat {m}
legatee {n} (one who receives a legacy) :: légataire {m}
legato {adv} /ləˈɡɑ.toʊ/ (music: smoothly, in a connected manner) :: lié
legato {n} (slur curve) :: lié
legend {n} /ˈlɛdʒ.ənd/ (story of unknown origin describing plausible but extraordinary past events) :: légende
legend {n} (any person of extraordinary accomplishment) :: légende {f}
legend {n} (key to the symbols and color codes on a map) :: légende {f}
legendary {adj} (of or pertaining to a legend) :: légendaire
legging {n} /lɛɡ.ɪŋ/ (leg covering) :: molletière {f}
leghorn {n} /ˈlɛɡhɔɹn/ (small white chicken breed) :: leghorn {f}
legibility {n} (property that makes legible or easily readable) :: lisibilité {f}
legible {adj} /ˈlɛd͡ʒəbl/ (being clear enough to be read, readable, particularly for handwriting) :: lisible
legibly {adv} (in a legible manner) :: lisiblement
legion {n} /ˈliːdʒən/ (the major unit or division of the Roman army) :: légion {f}
legionary {n} (member of a legion) :: légionnaire {m}
legionnaire {n} (a member of a legion) SEE: legionary ::
Legion of Honor {prop} :: Légion d’honneur {f}
legislate {v} /ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪt/ (pass laws) :: légiférer
legislation {n} /ˌlɛd͡ʒɪsˈleɪʃən/ (the act of legislating) :: législation {f}
legislation {n} (law already enacted by legislature) :: loi {f}
legislative {adj} /ˈlɛ.dʒɪˌsleɪ.tɪv/ (having the power to make laws) :: législatif
legislator {n} (who creates or enacts laws) :: législateur {m}
legislature {n} /ˈlɛdʒɪsleɪtʃɚ/ (governmental body) :: corps législatif {m}
legist {n} (legislator) SEE: legislator ::
legitimacy {n} (quality of being legitimate or valid; validity) :: légitimité {f}
legitimately {adv} (in a legitimate manner) :: légitimement
legitimize {v} (to make legitimate) :: légitimiser
legman {n} (errand boy) SEE: errand boy ::
leguaan {n} (iguana) SEE: iguana ::
legume {n} /lɪˈɡjuːm/ (fruit or seed of leguminous plants) :: légume, légumineuse, gousse {f}
leg up {n} (forming a step with one's hands) :: courte échelle {f}
leg warmer {n} (garment which extends from the knee to the ankle) :: jambière {f}
Le Havre {prop} (city) :: Le Havre {m}
Leiden {prop} /ˈleɪdən/ (city in South Holland) :: Leyde {f}
Leipzig {prop} /ˈlaɪpsɪɡ/ (City in Saxony, Germany) :: Leipzig {m}
leishmaniasis {n} /liːʃməˈnaɪəsɪs/ (pathology) :: leishmaniose {f}
leisure {n} /ˈlɛʒə(ɹ)/ (freedom provided) :: loisir {m}
leisure {n} (time free) :: loisir {m}, temps libre {m}
leitmotif {n} /ˈleɪt.moʊˌtif/ (melodic theme in an opera) :: leitmotiv {m}
lemma {n} (linguistics: lexeme) SEE: lexeme ::
lemma {n} /ˈlɛmə/ (mathematics: proposition used mainly in the proof of some other proposition) :: lemme {m}
lemma {n} (linguistics: canonical form of a term) :: lemme {m}, entrée {f}, terme vedette {m}, mot vedette {m}
lemmatize {v} (to convert an inflected form into a lemma) :: lemmatiser
lemming {n} /lɛm.ɪŋ/ (rodent) :: lemming {m}
lemming {n} (member of a group given to conformity or groupthink) :: mouton de Panurge {m}
lemniscate {n} /lɛmˈnɪskət/ (mathematics: figure-of-eight closed curve) :: lemniscate {f}
lemniscatic {adj} /ˌlɛmnɪˈskætɪk/ (shaped like a figure-of eight) :: lemniscatique
lemniscatic {adj} (of or pertaining to a lemniscate) :: lemniscatique
lemon {n} /ˈlɛmən/ (citrus fruit) :: citron {m}
lemon {n} (tree) :: citronnier {m}
lemon {n} (defective item) :: chiotte {f}, [Quebec] citron {m}
lemon {n} (colour/color) :: jaune citron
lemon {adj} (having the flavour/flavor and/or scent of lemons) :: au citron
lemon {adj} (having the colour/color of lemons) :: jaune citron
lemonade {n} /ˌlɛmənˈeɪd/ (still beverage) :: citronnade {f}
lemonade {n} (carbonated beverage) :: limonade {f}
lemon balm {n} (Melissa officinalis) :: citronelle {f}, baume mélisse {m}, mélisse officinale {f}, mélisse {f}, baume {m}, herbe citron
lemongrass {n} (species of grass of the genus Cymbopogon) :: citronnelle {f}, herbe citron {f}, schénanthe {f}
lemon juice {n} (the liquid extract of lemon fruit) :: jus de citron {m}
lemur {n} /ˈliːmə(ɹ)/ (strepsirrhine primate of the infraorder Lemuriformes, superfamily Lemuroidea) :: lémur {m}, lémurien {m}
Lena {prop} (Lena River) :: Léna {f}
lend {v} /lɛnd/ (to allow to be used temporarily) :: prêter
lend {v} ((reflexive) to be suitable) :: se prêter à
lend {v} ((proscribed) to borrow) SEE: borrow ::
lend a hand {v} (to help or assist) :: prêter la main
lender {n} (one who lends, especially money) :: prêteur {m}, prêteuse {f}
length {n} /lɛŋ(k)θ/ (distance from end to end) :: longueur {f}
lengthen {v} (to make longer) :: rallonger
length overall {n} (length of a ship) :: longueur hors-tout {f}
lengthy {adj} (long) :: long
leniency {n} (quality of mercy or forgiveness, especially in the assignment of punishment as in a court case) :: indulgence {f},clémence {f}
lenient {adj} /ˈliːni.ənt/ (tolerant; not strict) :: indulgent, permissif, laxiste
Lenin {prop} (a Russian revolutionary and politician) :: Lénine {m}
Leningrad {prop} (name of Saint Petersburg, 1924-1991) :: Léningrad
Leninian {adj} (of or pertaining to Lenin) SEE: Leninist ::
Leninism {n} (the political philosophy named after Vladimir Lenin) :: léninisme {m}
Leninist {adj} (of or relating to Lenin) :: léniniste
Leninist {n} (an adherent of Lenin or Leninism) :: Léniniste {m} {f}
lenition {n} /lɪˈnɪʃən/ (weakening of consonant articulation) :: lénition {f}, adoucissement {m}
lens {n} /lɛnz/ (object focusing or defocusing the light passing through it) :: lentille {f}
lens {n} (device which focuses or defocuses electron beams) :: lentille {f}
lens {n} (geometry: convex shape bounded by two circular arcs) :: lentille {f}
lens {n} (biology: genus of the legume family; its bean) :: lentille {f}
lens {n} (anatomy: transparent crystalline structure in the eye) :: cristallin {m}
lens {v} (to film) :: filmer
Lent {n} /lɛnt/ (Christian period of penitence before Easter) :: carême {m}
lenticular {adj} /lɛnˈtɪk.jə.lɚ/ (of or pertaining to a lens) :: lenticulaire {f}
lenticular {adj} (shaped like a biconvex lens) :: lenticulaire
lentigo {n} (pigmented spot on the skin) SEE: freckle ::
lentil {n} /ˈlɛntəl/ (plant Lens culinaris) :: lentille
lentil {n} (seed used as food) :: lentille {f}
Leo {prop} /ˈliːoʊ/ (male given name) :: Léon, Léo
Leo {prop} (constellation) :: Lion {m}
Leo {prop} (astrological sign) :: Lion {m}
Leo {n} (Someone with a Leo star sign) :: Lion
Leo Minor {prop} (spring constellation of the northern sky) :: le Petit Lion {m}
Leonard {prop} /ˈlɛnɚd/ (male given name) :: Léonard
Leonardeschi {n} /ˌlɪ.ənɑːˈdɛskɪ/ (group of artists who worked in the studio of, or under the influence of, Leonardo da Vinci) :: leonardeschi {m-p}
Leonese {adj} (from León) :: léonais
Leonese {prop} (language) :: léonais
Leonese {n} (Someone from León) :: Léonais {m}, Léonaise {f}
leonine {adj} (of or like a lion) :: léonin
leopard {n} /ˈlɛpɚd/ (a large wild cat with a spotted coat, Panthera pardus) :: léopard {m}
leopardess {n} (female leopard) :: léopard femelle {m}
leopard seal {n} (Hydrurga leptonyx) :: léopard de mer {m}
Leopold {prop} (male given name) :: Léopold
leotard {n} /ˈliː.ə.tɑːd/ (skin-tight one piece suit of clothing) :: justaucorps {m}
LePenism {n} (support of Jean-Marie Le Pen) :: lepenisme
leper {n} (person who has leprosy) :: léprosé {m}, lépreux
lepidopterology {n} (scientific study of butterflies and moths) :: lépidoptérologie {f}
leprechaun {n} /ˈlɛpɹəkɔːn/ (one of a race of Irish elves) :: leprechaun {m}, lutin irlandais {m}, farfadet irlandais {m}
leprosarium {n} (institution or place to quarantine and treat leprous people) :: léproserie {f}, ladrerie {f}, maladrerie {f}
leprosy {n} /ˈlɛpɹəsi/ (infectious disease caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae) :: lèpre {f}
leprosy {n} (disease of the skin not conclusively identified, which can also affect clothes and houses) :: lèpre {f}
leprous {adj} (relating to leprosy) :: lépreux
leptogenic {adj} (causing weight loss) :: leptogène
leptokurtic {adj} (having positive kurtosis) :: leptokurtique, lepto-kurtique {m} {f}
leptokurtosis {n} :: leptokurticité, lepto-kurticité {f}
lepton {n} /ˈlɛptɒn/ (Greek coin) :: lepton {m}
lepton {n} (elementary particle) :: lepton {m}
leptonic {adj} (of or pertaining to leptons) :: leptonique
leptospirosis {n} (disease) :: leptospirose {f}
Lepus {prop} (winter constellation of the northern sky) :: Lièvre {m}
lesbian {adj} /ˈlɛzbi.ən/ (between two women; pertaining to female homosexuality) :: lesbien {m}
lesbian {adj} :: lesbien {m}, [1, 2] lesbienne {f}
lesbian {n} (female homosexual) :: lesbienne {f}, gouine {f}
Lesbian {n} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian ::
Lesbian {adj} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian ::
Lesbian {n} (native or inhabitant of the island of Lesbos) :: Lesbien {m}, Lesbienne {f}
Lesbian {adj} (of the island of Lesbos) :: lesbien
lesbianism {n} (Female homosexuality) :: lesbianisme {m}
lesbo {n} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian ::
Lesbos {prop} /ˈlɛz.bɒs/ (island) :: Lesbos
lese majesty {n} /liz ˈmædʒəsti/ (crime of violating majesty) :: lèse-majesté {f}
lesene {n} /ˈlɛ.zən/ (architectural element) :: lésène {f}
lesion {n} /ˈliːʒən/ (a wound or an injury) :: lésion {f}
lesion {n} (an infected or otherwise injured or diseased organ or part) :: lésion {f}
lesion {v} (to wound or injure, especially in an experiment or other controlled procedure) :: blesser
Leslie {prop} (female given name) :: Leslie
Lesothan {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Lesotho) :: lesothan
Lesothan {n} (person) :: Lesothan {m}, Lesothane {f}
Lesotho {prop} /ləˈsuːtuː/ (country in Southern Africa) :: Lesotho {m}
l'esprit de l'escalier {n} /lɛˌspɹi də ˌlɛskəˈljeɪ/ (retort thought of too late) :: esprit de l'escalier {m}, esprit d'escalier {m}
less {adv} /lɛs/ (to smaller extent) :: moins
less {adv} (in lower degree) :: moins
less {adj} (not as much) :: moins
less {adj} :: moins de, moins que
-less {suffix} /-lɪs/ (lacking) :: sans ...
less and less {determiner} (increasingly less) :: de moins en moins
lessee {n} (one to whom a lease is given) :: locataire {m} {f}
lesser {adj} (the comparative of little) :: moindre
Lesser Antilles {prop} (Caribbean islands) :: Petites Antilles {f-p}
Lesser Caucasus {prop} (mountain range) :: Petit Caucase
lesser celandine {n} (a European perennial herb, Ranunculus ficaria) :: ficaire {m}
lesser flamingo {n} (the smaller of the two old world species of flamingo) :: flamant nain {m}
lesser of two evils {n} :: moindre mal {m}
lesser panda {n} (Ailurus fulgens) SEE: red panda ::
lesser spotted woodpecker {n} /ˈlɛsə(ɹ)ˈspɒtədˈwədpɛkə(ɹ)/ (Picoides minor) :: pic épeichette {m}
lesson {n} /ˈlɛsn̩/ (section of learning or teaching) :: leçon {f}
lesson {n} (learning task assigned to a student) :: leçon {f}, devoirs {m-p}
lesson {n} (something learned) :: leçon {f}
lesson {n} (something that serves as a warning or encouragement) :: leçon {f}
lessor {n} (owner of property that is leased) :: bailleur {m}
less than {n} (the character <) :: plus petit que
less-than-stellar {adj} (not very good) SEE: poor ::
less-than-stellar {adj} (mediocre) SEE: mediocre ::
less-than-stellar {adj} (not satisfactory) SEE: unsatisfactory ::
lest {conj} /lɛst/ (for fear that) :: de peur que
lest {conj} (that [...] not) :: pour que (+ ne...pas + verb in subj. mood)
let {v} /lɛt/ (to allow) :: laisser
let {v} (to put up for rent) :: louer
let {n} (hindrance caused by the net during serve at tennis) :: filet {m}
let alone {conj} (to say nothing of) :: encore moins, et encore moins, sans compter, sans parler de
let be {v} (not disturb) :: laisser tranquille
let be {v} (used to assign a value) :: soit (singular), soient (plural)
let bygones be bygones {v} (to disregard a past offense) :: passer l'éponge
let down {v} (to allow to descend) :: baisser, abaisser, faire descendre, descendre
let down {v} (to disappoint) :: laisser tomber
let-down {n} /ˈlɛtdaʊn/ (disappointment or anticlimax) :: déception
let-down {n} (release of milk) :: montée de lait {f}
let go {v} (to no longer hold on) :: lâcher
lethal {adj} /ˈliː.θəl/ (deadly) :: létal {m}, mortel {m}, fatal {m}
lethargic {adj} /ləˈθɑɹdʒɪk/ (sluggish, indifferent) :: mollasson, léthargique
lethargy {n} /ˈlɛθɚdʒi/ (pathological state of fatigue) :: léthargie {f}
lethargy {n} (state of extreme torpor or apathy) :: [figurative] léthargie {f}, nonchalance {f}, langueur {f}
Lethe {prop} /ˈliːθi/ (personification of oblivion) :: Léthé {m}
lethean {adj} /ˈliθi.ən/ (of or relating to death or forgetfulness) :: léthéen
Lethean {adj} /ˈliθi.ən/ (of or relating to river Lethe) :: léthéen
let in on {v} (tell someone a secret) :: faire savoir
Letitia {prop} (female given name) :: Laetitia
let know {v} (to inform) :: faire savoir
let loose {v} (release from restraint) :: lâcher
let loose {v} (perform a sudden, vehement action) :: se déchaîner
Leto {prop} (mother of Apollo) :: Léto
let's {v} /lɛts/ (let us; forming first-person plural imperative) :: [expressed with the first-person plural of the verb]
let's go {interj} (hortative of go) :: allons, allons-y
let's go {interj} (hurry up) :: allez, allons-y
let sleeping dogs lie {v} (leave things as they are) :: ne pas réveiller le chat qui dort
let someone go {v} (to dismiss someone) :: remercier (quelqu'un)
letter {n} /ˈlɛtə(ɹ)/ (letter of the alphabet) :: lettre {f}, caractère {m}
letter {n} (written message) :: lettre {f}
letter bomb {n} (explosive device) :: lettre piégée {f}
letterbox {n} (collection point for mail) :: boîte aux lettres {f}, boite aux lettres {f}
letterbox {n} (delivery point for mail) :: boîte aux lettres {f}, boite aux lettres {f}
letter carrier {n} (post office employee) :: facteur {m}, factrice {f}
lettering {n} (written text) :: lettrage {m}, caractère {m}
letter of credit {n} (trade finance document) :: lettre de crédit {f}
let the cat out of the bag {v} (to disclose a secret, often inadvertently) :: vendre la mèche
let the good times roll {v} (have fun) :: [Cajun] laissez les bons temps rouler
let there be light {phrase} (let there be light) :: que la lumière soit
let the sleeping dogs lie {v} (to avoid igniting a conflict) SEE: let sleeping dogs lie ::
Lettic {adj} (Latvian) SEE: Latvian ::
Lettish {adj} (Latvian) SEE: Latvian ::
Lettish {prop} (Latvian) SEE: Latvian ::
lettuce {n} /ˈlɛtɪs/ (an edible plant, Lactuca) :: laitue {f}
lettuce {n} (the leaves of the lettuce plant, eaten as a vegetable or dish) :: salade {f}
lettuce {n} (US paper currency) :: oseille {f}
Letzeburgesh {prop} (Germanic language) SEE: Luxembourgish ::
leucine {n} (essential amino acid; C6H13NO2) :: leucine {f}
leucism {n} (partial loss of pigmentation) :: leucisme {m}, leucistisme {m}
leucite {n} /ˈlusaɪt/ (mineral) :: leucite {f}
leucoma {n} (opaque area or scar on the cornea of an eye) :: leucome {m}
leucoplast {n} (organelle) :: leucoplaste {m}, plaste {m}
leukemia {n} /luːˈkiːmi.ə/ (cancer of blood forming tissue) :: leucémie {f}
leukemic {adj} /luːˈkiːmɪk/ (relating to leukemia) :: leucémique
leukocyte {n} /ˈluːkə(ʊ)sʌɪt/ (a white blood cell) :: leucocyte {m}
lev {n} /lɛf/ (currency of Bulgaria) :: lev {m}
Levant {prop} /ləˈvænt/ (the countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea) :: Levant {m}
Levantine {adj} /ˈlevəntaɪn/ (of the Levant, the Eastern Mediterranean) :: levantin
Levantine Arabic {prop} (Levantine Arabic) :: arabe levantin {m}
levee {n} /ˈlɛvi/ (embankment to prevent inundation) :: digue {f}
level {adj} /ˈlɛv.əl/ (same height at all places) :: plat {m}
level {adj} (at the same height as some reference) :: à ras, au même niveau
level {adj} (being unvaried) :: constant {m}
level {n} (tool) :: niveau {m}
level {n} (distance relative to a given reference elevation) :: niveau {m}
level {n} (degree or amount) :: niveau {m}
level {n} (computer science: distance from the root node of a tree structure) :: profondeur {f}
level {n} (gaming: discrete segment of a game) :: niveau {m}
level {n} (gaming: numeric value for a character's experience and power) :: niveau {m}
level {n} (floor of a building) :: étage {m}, niveau {m}
level {v} (to adjust so as to make level) :: niveler
level {v} (to levy) SEE: levy ::
levelable {adj} :: nivelable
level crossing {n} (at-grade crossing) :: passage à niveau {m}, PN {m}
lever {n} /ˈliː.vɚ/ (rigid piece) :: levier {m}
lever {n} (small such piece to trigger or control a mechanical device) :: levier {m}, manette {f}
lever {adv} (rather) SEE: rather ::
leverage {n} /ˈliːv(ə)ɹɪdʒ/ (use of borrowed funds) :: effet de levier {m}
leverage {v} (use, exploit, take full advantage of) :: profiter (de quelque chose)
lever arm {n} (the distance between the point of application and the pivot) :: bras de levier {m}
leveret {n} (a young hare) :: levraut {m}, levreteau {m} [unweaned]
Levesque {prop} :: Lévesque
Levi {prop} /ˈliːvaɪ/ (third son of Jacob) :: Lévi {m}
leviathan {adj} /lə.ˈvaɪ.ə.θən/ (very large; gargantuan) :: léviathanique
leviathan {n} (Biblical sea monster) :: léviathan {m}
levirate {n} (marriage) :: lévirat {m}
levitate {v} /ˈlɛvɪteɪt/ :: léviter
levitation {n} :: lévitation
Levite {n} /ˈliː.vaɪt/ (member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi) :: lévite {m}
Leviticus {prop} (the book of the Bible and Torah) :: Lévitique
levity {n} /ˈlɛ.vɪ.ti/ (lightness of manner or speech) :: nonchalance {f}, légèreté {f}
levity {n} (state or quality of being light) :: légèreté {f}
levity {n} (lighthearted or frivolous act) :: frivolité {f}
levity {n} (lack of steadiness) SEE: instability ::
levo {adj} (levorotatory) SEE: levorotatory ::
levogyre {adj} (levorotatory) SEE: levorotatory ::
levorotatory {adj} (that rotates the plane of polarized light to the left) :: lévogyre
levothyroxine {n} :: lévothyroxine {f}
levy {v} /ˈlɛ.vi/ (to impose a tax) :: lever
levy {n} (act of levying) :: impôt, prélèvement, taxe
lewd {adj} /lud/ (lascivious) :: lascif {m}, lascive {f}, lubrique
Lewis {prop} (male given name) SEE: Louis ::
lexeme {n} /ˈlɛksiːm/ (unit of vocabulary, the different forms of the same lemma) :: lexème {m}
lexical category {n} (linguistic category of words) :: partie du discours {f}, catégorie lexicale {f}, classe lexicale {f}, nature {f}
lexical item {n} (term that acts as a unit of meaning) :: lexie {f}
lexicalize {v} (to convert to a single lexical unit) :: lexicaliser
lexical unit {n} (term that acts as a unit of meaning) SEE: lexical item ::
lexicographer {n} (one who writes or compiles a dictionary) :: lexicographe {m}
lexicographic {adj} (like a dictionary, relating to lexicography) :: lexicographique
lexicographical {adj} (lexicographic) SEE: lexicographic ::
lexicographically {adv} :: lexicographiquement
lexicography {n} (art or craft of writing dictionaries) :: lexicographie {f}
lexicologically {adv} (In terms of lexicology) :: lexicologiquement
lexicology {n} (linguistic discipline) :: lexicologie {f}
lexicon {n} /ˈlɛk.sɪ.kɑn/ (vocabulary of a language) :: lexique {f}, vocabulaire {m}
lexicon {n} (dictionary of lexemes) :: lexique {m}
lexicon {n} (vocabulary used by an individual) :: lexique {m}
lexicon {n} (subject-specific vocabulary) :: champ lexical {m}
Leyden jar {n} /ˈlaɪdənˈdʒɑɹ/ (glass jar used to accumulate static electricity) :: bouteille de Leyde {f}
LGBT {n} (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transexual) :: LGB
Lhasa {prop} /ˈlɑːsə/ (Capital of Xizang (Tibet)) :: Lhassa
li {n} /liː/ (Chinese unit of distance) :: li {m}
liability {n} /laɪəˈbɪlɪti/ (debt) :: responsabilité {f}, passif {m}
liability insurance {n} (insurance against liability) :: assurance responsabilité civile
liable {adj} /ˈlaɪ̯əbəl/ (responsible) :: responsable
liaison {n} /li.ˈeɪ.zɑn/ (linguistics: a sandhi) :: liaison {f}
liar {n} /ˈlaɪ.ɚ/ (one who tells lies) :: menteur {m}, menteuse {f}
libation {n} (act of pouring a liquid as a sacrifice) :: libation {f}
libation {n} (alcoholic beverage) :: libation {f}
libel {n} /ˈlaɪbəl/ (defamatory false written statement) :: calomnie {f} écrite, libelle {m}
libel {n} (act or crime) :: calomnie {f} écrite
libel {n} :: diffamation {f}
libeler {n} (one who libels) :: diffamateur
libeller {n} (one who libels) :: diffamateur
libelous {adj} /ˈlaɪ.bəl.əs/ (defamatory, libeling) :: diffamatoire, calomnieux
libelous {adj} (meeting the legal standards for libel) :: diffamatoire
liberal {adj} /ˈlɪbəɹəl/ (pertaining to the arts the study of which is considered worthy of a free man) :: libéral {m}
liberal {adj} (generous, willing to give unsparingly) :: libéral {m}, large {m} {f}
liberal {adj} (ample, abundant, generous in quantity) :: généreux {m}
liberal {adj} (widely open to new ideas, willing to depart from established opinions, conventions etc.) :: large {m} {f}
liberal {adj} (open to political or social reforms) :: libéral {m}, de gauche
liberal {n} (one with liberal views, supporting individual liberty) :: libéral {m}
liberal {n} (supporter of a liberal party, see also: progressive) :: libéral
Liberal {n} :: libéral {m}, libérale {f}
liberal arts {n} (academic course of instruction intended to provide general knowledge) :: arts libéraux {m-p}
liberalism {n} (quality of being liberal) :: libéralisme {m}
liberalism {n} (political movement) :: libéralisme {m}
liberalization {n} (the process or act of making more liberal) :: libéralisation {f}
liberalize {v} /ˈlɪbəɹəlaɪz/ (to make liberal) :: libéraliser
liberalize {v} (to become liberal) :: se libéraliser
liberate {v} /ˈlɪbəɹeɪt/ (to free) :: libérer
liberation {n} (act of liberating or the state of being liberated) :: libération {f}
Liberia {prop} /laɪˈbɪɹi.ə/ (country in Western Africa) :: Liberia {m}
Liberian {n} (A person from Liberia) :: Libérien {m}; Libérienne {f}
libero {n} /ˈlɪbɛɹəʊ/ (football player) :: libero {m}, libéro {m}
libero {n} (volleyball player) :: libero {m}, libéro {m}
libertarianism {n} /lɪbəˈtɛːɹɪənɪz(ə)m/ (political philosophy) :: libertarianisme {m}, libertarisme {m}
liberty {n} /ˈlɪbɚti/ (condition of being free) :: liberté {f}
libidinal {adj} (pertaining to the libido) :: libidinal {m}, libidinale {f}
libidinosity {n} (lustful desire) :: libidinosité
libidinous {adj} /lɪˈbɪdɪnəs/ (having lustful desires) :: libidineux
libido {n} /lɪˈbiː.dəʊ/ (sexual urges or drives) :: libido {m}
libido {n} (drives or mental energies related or based on sexual instincts but not necessarily sexual in and of themselves.) :: libido {f}
Libra {prop} /ˈliːbɹə/ (constellation) :: Balance {f}
Libra {prop} (astrological sign) :: Balance
Libra {n} (Someone with a Libra star sign) :: Balance
librarian {n} /laɪˈbɹɛɹ.i.ən/ (the manager of a library) :: bibliothécaire {m} {f}
librarian {n} (one who cares for the publications etc. in a library) :: bibliothécaire {m} {f}
librarian {n} (a person who processes and organizes information) :: archiviste
library {n} /ˈlaɪbɹəɹi/ (institution which holds books etc.) :: bibliothèque {f}
library {n} (collection of books) :: bibliothèque {f}
library {n} (collection of subprograms) :: bibliothèque, logithèque
library {n} (collection of DNA material) :: bibliothèque
library {n} (deck or draw pile) :: bibliothèque {f}
library science {n} (interdisciplinary science) :: bibliothéconomie {f}
libretto {n} /lɪˈbɹɛt.oʊ/ (text of a dramatic musical work, such as an opera) :: livret {m}
Libya {prop} /ˈlɪbi.ə/ (country in Northern Africa) :: Libye {f}
Libyan {adj} /ˈlɪbi.ən/ (Of, from, or pertaining to Libya, the Libyan people or the Libyan language) :: libyen
Libyan {n} (person) :: Libyen {m}, Libyenne {f}
liceity {n} /lɪˈsiːɪti/ (legitimacy of an act) :: licéité {f}
licence {n} (license) SEE: license ::
licence {v} (license) SEE: license ::
license {n} /ˈlaɪsəns/ (legal document giving official permission to do something) :: licence {f}
license {n} (legal terms of product usage) :: licence {f}
license plate {n} (an identifying plate attached to a vehicle) :: plaque d'immatriculation {f}, plaque minéralogique
licentiate {n} (person who holds the academic degree of license) :: diplomé {m}, diplomée {f}
licentious {adj} /laɪ.ˈsɛn.ʃəs/ (lacking restraint, particularly in sexual conduct) :: voluptueux, leste
licentious {adj} :: licencieux
licentiousness {n} (Property of being licentious) :: licenciosité, licence {f}
lich {adj} /lɪtʃ/ (undead being) :: liche
lichen {n} (something which spreads across something else, causing damage) SEE: cancer ::
lichen {n} /ˈlaɪ.kn̩/ (symbiotic association of fungi and algae) :: lichen {m}
lichenological {adj} :: lichenologique
lichenologist {n} (expert in lichenology) :: lichenologue {m} {f}
lichenology {n} (scientific study of lichens) :: lichenologie {f}, lichénologie {f}
licit {adj} /ˈlɪs.ɪt/ (legal term) :: licite
lick {n} /lɪk/ (the act of licking) :: léchage {m}
lick {v} (to stroke with the tongue) :: lécher
lick {v} (colloquial: to defeat decisively) :: défaire, vaincre
licker {n} /ˈlɪkɚ/ (someone or something that licks) :: lécheur {m}, lécheuse {f}
licking {n} /ˈlɪkɪŋ/ (an act of licking) :: léchage {m}
lick someone's ass {v} (to flatter someone) SEE: brownnose ::
lickspittle {v} /ˈlɪkspɪtl/ (a fawning toady) :: lèche-botte, lèche-cul
licorice {n} /ˈlɪ.k(ə).ɹɪʃ/ (plant) :: réglisse {f}
licorice {n} (confection) :: réglisse {f}
lictor {n} /ˈlɪktə/ (officer in ancient Rome) :: licteur {m}
lid {n} /lɪd/ (top or cover) :: couvercle {m}
lidocaine {n} (local anesthetic) :: lidocaïne {f}
lie {v} /laɪ̯/ (be in horizontal position) :: être étendu, gésir, être couché
lie {v} (be situated) :: se trouver
lie {v} (tell an intentional untruth) :: mentir
lie {n} (intentionally false statement) :: mensonge {m}
Liechtenstein {prop} /ˈlɪk.tən.staɪn/ (Principality of Liechtenstein) :: Liechtenstein {m}
Liechtensteiner {n} (A person from Liechtenstein or of Liechtenstein descent) :: Liechtensteinois
lie detector {n} (polygraph (informal)) :: détecteur de mensonges {m}
lie down {v} (assume a reclining position) :: s'étendre, se coucher, s'allonger
liege {n} /liːdʒ/ (A free and independent person; a lord paramount; a sovereign) :: suzerain {m}
liege {adj} (Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance) :: lige
liege {adj} (Serving an independent sovereign or master) :: lige
Lie group {n} (analytic group that is also a smooth manifold) :: groupe de Lie {m}
lie in wait {v} (to be hiding to ambush) :: être à l'affût
lie low {v} :: faire profil bas
lien {n} /liːn/ (a legal claim; a charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of some debt or duty) :: sûreté réelle {f}
lie through one's teeth {v} (To tell a gross or egregious untruth) :: mentir comme un arracheur de dents
lieu {n} (in lieu, in lieu of) SEE: in lieu ::
lieutenant {n} /l(j)uˈtɛnənt/ (lowest commissioned officer rank) :: lieutenant
lieutenant {n} :: lieutenant {m}, [rare] lieutenante {f}
lieutenant {adj} (military grade) :: lieutenant
lieutenant governor {n} :: lieutenant-gouverneur {m}
life {n} /laɪf/ (the state of being alive) :: vie {f}
life {n} (the essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being) :: vie {f}
life {n} (the subjective and inner manifestation of the individual) :: vie {f}
life {n} (a worthwhile existence) :: vie {f}
life-affirming {adj} (appearing to have an optimistic quality) SEE: optimistic ::
life after death {n} (afterlife) SEE: afterlife ::
life assurance {n} (insurance policy) SEE: life insurance ::
life belt {n} (buoyant ring) :: bouée de sauvetage {f}
lifeblood {n} (figurative: that which is required for existence) :: élément moteur {m}, forces vives {f-p}, élément vital {m}
lifeboat {n} /ˈlaɪfˌboʊt/ (a boat to save shipwrecked people) :: radeau de survie {m}
life-buoy {n} (life preserver) SEE: life preserver ::
life cycle {n} (course of stages through which an organism passes) :: cycle de vie {m}
life expectancy {n} (the amount of time one is expected to live) :: espérance de vie {f}
lifeform {n} (living organism) :: forme de vie {f}
lifeguard {n} (attendant) :: maître-nageur {m}
lifeguard {n} (lifesaver) :: sauveteur {m}
lifeguard {n} (bodyguard) SEE: bodyguard ::
life insurance {n} (form of insurance) :: assurance-vie {f}
life is not all beer and skittles {proverb} (proverb) :: la vie n'est pas toujours une partie de plaisir
life jacket {n} (An article of protective clothing) :: gilet de sauvetage {m}
lifeless {adj} (dead) :: sans vie
life of Riley {n} /ˈlaɪf əv ˈɹaɪ.li/ (ideal life of care-free prosperity) :: vie de Cocagne, vie de coq-en-pâte
life preserver {n} (buoyant ring or vest) :: [vest] gilet de sauvetage {m}, [ring] bouée de sauvetage {f}
life raft {n} (inflatable raft) :: canot de sauvetage {m}
life ring {n} (life preserver) SEE: life preserver ::
lifesaver {n} (that saves lives) :: secouriste {m} {f}, sauveteur {m}
life sentence {n} (sentence of imprisonment for the rest of the defendant's life) :: condamnation à perpétuité {f}, emprisonnement à perpétuité {m}
lifesize {adj} (life-size) SEE: life-size ::
life-size {adj} (the same size as the real thing) :: grandeur nature
life-sized {adj} (life-size) SEE: life-size ::
lifespan {n} (length of time for which an organism lives) :: durée de vie {f} (duration, property), longévité {f} (property)
lifespan {n} (length of time for which something exists) :: durée de vie {f}
life style {n} (lifestyle) SEE: lifestyle ::
life-style {n} (lifestyle) SEE: lifestyle ::
lifestyle {n} /ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl/ (style of living) :: mode de vie {m}
lifetime {n} /ˈlaɪftaɪm/ (duration of the life of someone or something) :: durée de vie {f} (objects), vie {f} (persons)
lifetime {n} (informal, hyperbolic: a long period of time) :: éternité {f}, cent sept ans {m-p}
lifetime job {n} (A job for one's whole career) :: emploi à vie {m}
lift {v} /lɪft/ (to raise or rise) :: lever
lift {v} (to steal) :: voler, piquer
lift {v} (to remove a ban, restriction) :: lever
lift {n} (mechanical device for vertically transporting goods or people) :: ascenseur {m}
lift {n} (upward force) :: portance {m}
lift {n} (thief) SEE: thief ::
lift a finger {v} (to make minimal effort) :: lever le petit doigt
lifter {n} (spatula) SEE: spatula ::
lifter {n} (weightlifter) SEE: weightlifter ::
liftering {n} (cepstral filtering) :: liftrage {m}
lifting {n} /ˈlɪft.ɪŋ/ (facelift) :: lifting {m}
lifting {n} (weightlifting) SEE: weightlifting ::
liftoff {n} (the point in the launch of a rocket or an aircraft where it leaves contact with the ground) :: décollage {m}
ligament {n} /ˈlɪɡəmənt/ (band of strong tissue that holds the bones of an animal in position) :: ligament {m}
ligand {n} /ˈlɪɡənd/ (something that binds to another chemical entity) :: ligand
ligase {n} /ˈlaɪɡeɪz/ (enzyme) :: ligase {f}
ligature {n} /ˈlɪɡətʃɚ/ (typography: character that combines multiple letters) :: ligature {f}
ligature {n} :: ligature
Liège {prop} (province in Belgium) :: Liège {m}
liger {n} (animal born to a male lion and a tigress) :: tigron {m}, tiglon {m}
light {n} /laɪt/ (electromagnetic waves) :: lumière {f}, clarté {f}
light {n} (source of illumination) :: lumière {f}
light {n} (spiritual illumination) :: lumière {f} [old-fashioned]
light {v} (to start (a fire)) :: allumer
light {v} (to set fire to) :: allumer
light {v} (to illuminate) :: allumer, illuminer
light {adj} (having light) :: lumineux {m}, lumineuse {f}
light {adj} (pale in colour) :: clair, pâle
light {adj} (coffee: served with extra milk or cream) :: au lait
light {adj} (of low weight) :: léger
light {adj} (lightly-built) :: léger {m}
light {adj} (low in fat, calories, alcohol, salt, etc.) :: léger
light {adj} (of little significance) :: léger, sans importance
light bulb {n} (evacuated glass bulb containing a metal filament that produces light) :: ampoule {f}, lampe {f}, ampoule électrique {f}
light-emitting diode {n} (rectifying semiconductor device) :: diode électroluminescente {f}
lighten {v} /ˈlaɪ.tən/ (to alleviate) :: alléger
lighter {n} /ˈlaɪtɚ/ (fire making device) :: briquet {m}
light globe {n} (light bulb) SEE: light bulb ::
lighthouse {n} /ˈlaɪthaʊs/ (building containing a light to warn or guide ships) :: phare {m}
lighthouse keeper {n} (person who lives in a lighthouse and tends the light) :: gardien de phare {m}
light industry {n} (industry that does not require high capitalization or heavy machinery) :: industrie légère {f}
lighting {n} (equipment, illumination) :: éclairage {m}
lightly {adv} /ˈlaɪtli/ (in a light manner) :: légèrement
lightness {n} (the condition of being illuminated) :: luminosité {f}
lightness {n} (the relative whiteness or transparency of a colour) :: clarté {f}
lightness {n} (the state of having little weight) :: légèreté {f}
lightning {n} /ˈlʌɪʔ.nɪŋ]/ (flash of light) :: éclair {m}, éloise {f} [Louisiana]
lightning {n} (discharge) :: foudre
lightning bug {n} (firefly) SEE: firefly ::
lightning conductor {n} (metallic conductor) SEE: lightning rod ::
lightning fast {adj} (fast as lightning) :: éclair, foudroyant, rapide comme l'éclair
lightning-quick {adj} (incredibly fast) SEE: lightning fast ::
lightning rod {n} (metallic conductor that protects from lightning) :: paratonnerre {m}
light pen {n} (a computer input device) :: crayon optique {m}
light pollution {n} (excess artificial light) :: pollution lumineuse {f}
light rail {n} (type of passenger railway) :: train léger (light train), système léger sur rail (light rail system), système de transport léger sur rail (light rail transport system), transit léger sur rail
lightsaber {n} /laɪt.ˈseɪ.bə(ɹ)/ (a fictional type of sword) :: sabre laser {m}, sabre-laser {m}, sabrolaser {m}
lights, camera, action {phrase} (tradicional cue at a beginning of a take) :: silence, moteur, action !
light source {n} (source of illumination) :: source lumineuse {f}
light spectrum {n} (range of colors) SEE: spectrum ::
lightspeed {n} (the speed of light) :: vitesse de la lumière {f}
light switch {n} (switch used to turn the light on or off) :: interrupteur
light verb {n} (thematically incomplete verb) :: verbe léger {m}
lightweight {n} /ˈlaɪt.weɪt/ (boxer) :: poids léger {m}
lightweight {adj} (having less than average weight) :: léger
light year {n} /laɪtjɪɹ/ (astronomical distance) :: année-lumière {f}
ligneous {adj} (woody) :: ligneux
ligneous {adj} (containing lignin) :: ligneux
lignify {v} /ˈlɪɡnɪfaɪ/ (to become wood) :: lignifier
lignite {n} /lɪɡnaɪ̯t/ (coal) :: lignite {m}
lignoceric acid {n} (saturated fatty acid) :: acide lignocérique {m}
Liguria {prop} /lɪˈɡjʊɹiə/ (region) :: Ligurie {f}
Ligurian {adj} (Of or pertaining to Liguria) :: ligurien
Ligurian {prop} (Gallo-Italic language) :: ligurien {m}
likable {adj} /ˈlaɪkəbl̩/ (having qualities tending to result in being liked; friendly, personable) :: aimable, sympathique, sympa
like {v} /laɪk/ (enjoy) :: aimer, plaire (à) [intransitive, the person who likes is the object of the verb], bien aimer
like {v} (find attractive) :: plaire [intransitive] [with subject and object reversed]
like {v} (to show support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet by marking it with a vote) :: plussoyer, aimer, liker
like {n} (something that a person likes) :: préférence {f}
like {adj} (similar) :: pareil
like {adv} (such as) :: comme
like {prep} (similar to) :: comme
like {particle} (colloquial: mild intensifier) :: genre, comme [Canada]
like {particle} (colloquial: used to precede paraphrased quotations) :: genre, comme [Canada]
likeability {n} :: amabilité {f}
like a bull in a china shop {adj} (clumsy, aggressive) :: comme un éléphant dans un magasin de porcelaine
like a bull in a china shop {adv} (clumsily, aggressively) :: comme un éléphant dans un magasin de porcelaine
like a duck takes to water {prep} (Very naturally) :: comme un poisson dans l'eau
like father, like son {proverb} (a son will have traits similar to his father) :: tel père, tel fils
like hell {prep} (using all strength, speed, effort that one can summon) :: le diable aux trousses, le diable aux cul, le diable aux chausses
like hot cakes {prep} (quickly) :: comme des petits pains
likelemba {n} (Rotating Savings and Credit Association) :: likelemba
likelihood {n} /ˈlaɪklihʊd/ (probability) :: vraisemblance {f}
likelihood {n} (mathematical likelihood) :: vraisemblance
likely {adv} (similarly) SEE: similarly ::
likely {adv} (probably) SEE: probably ::
likely {adj} /ˈlaɪkli/ (probable; having a greater-than-even chance of occurring) :: probable
like mother, like daughter {proverb} (a daughter will have traits similar to her mother) :: telle mère, telle fille
liken {v} /ˈlaɪkən/ (compare) :: comparer
likeness {n} (similarity) SEE: similarity ::
like one's life depended on it {prep} (desperately) :: comme si sa vie en dépendait
like shooting fish in a barrel {prep} (extremely easy) :: simple comme bonjour, bête comme chou, con comme la lune [colloquial, pejorative]
like that {prep} (in that particular manner) :: comme ça
like two peas in a pod {prep} (very similar) :: comme deux gouttes d'eau
likewise {adv} (also; moreover; too) SEE: too ::
likewise {adv} /ˈlaɪk.waɪz/ (in like manner) :: de même, pareillement
likewise {adv} (the same to you) :: pareillement, de même, idem
liking {n} /ˈlaɪkɪŋ/ (like) :: sympathie {f}, goût {m}
lilac {n} /ˈlaɪlək/ (shrub) :: lilas {m}
lilac {n} (flower) :: lilas {m}
lilac {n} (colour) :: lilas
Lilian {prop} /ˈlɪli.ən/ (female given name) :: Liliane {f}
Liliana {prop} (female given name) SEE: Lilian ::
Lille {prop} (a city in France) :: Lille {f}
Lillian {prop} (female given name) SEE: Lilian ::
lilliputian {n} /ˌlɪlɪˈpjuʃən/ (small person or being) :: lilliputien {m}, lilliputienne {f}
lilliputian {adj} (very small) :: lilliputien
lily {n} /ˈlɪli/ (flower in the genus Lilium) :: lys {m}
lily-livered {adj} (cowardly) :: poltron
lily of the valley {n} (Convallaria majalis) :: muguet {m}
lily pad {n} (round leaf of a water lily) :: feuille de nénuphar {f}
Lima {prop} /ˈliːmə/ (the capital of Peru) :: Lima
lima bean {n} /ˈlaɪmə biːn/ (butter bean) :: haricot de Lima {m}
limacide {n} (substance) :: limacide
limaçon {n} (plane curve) :: limaçon de Pascal {m}
Limassol {prop} (port of Cyprus) :: Limassol
limb {n} /lɪm/ (major appendage of human or animal) :: membre {m}, extrémité {f}
limb {n} (branch of a tree) :: branche
limb {n} (part of bow) :: branche
limb {v} (to remove limbs) :: démembrer
limb {n} (apparent visual edge) :: limbe {m}
limb {n} (graduated edge) :: limbe {m}
limbate {adj} /ˈlɪm.beɪt/ (having a distinct edge) :: bordé, frangé, ourlé, entouré, encadré
limber {adj} (flexible) SEE: flexible ::
limber {n} (two-wheeled vehicle) :: avant-train {m}
limbic system {n} (Part of the human brain) :: système limbique {m}
limbo {n} /ˈlɪmboʊ/ (place for innocent souls) :: limbes {m-p}
limbo {n} (in-between state) :: limbes
limbo {n} (dance with bar that is lowered) :: limbo {m}
Limburg {prop} (province of the Netherlands or Belgium) :: Limbourg {m}
Limburgian {prop} (Limburgish) SEE: Limburgish ::
Limburgic {prop} (Limburgish) SEE: Limburgish ::
Limburgish {prop} (the Germanic language) :: limbourgeois
lime {n} (linden tree) SEE: linden ::
lime {n} /laɪm/ (inorganic material containing calcium) :: chaux {f}
lime {n} (green citrus fruit) :: lime {f}, limette {f}, citron vert {m}
lime {n} (citrus tree) :: limettier {m}, citronnier vert {m}
lime {adj} (containing lime or lime juice) :: citron vert
limelight {n} /ˈlaɪm.laɪt/ (type of stage lighting) :: feux de la rampe
limerick {n} /ˈlɪməɹɪk/ (rhyming verse of five lines) :: limerick {m}
limescale {n} (chalky deposit) :: tartre {m}
limestone {n} (abundant rock of marine and fresh-water sediments) :: calcaire
limit {n} /ˈlɪmɪt/ (boundary) :: limite {f}
limit {n} (mathematics: value to which a sequence converges) :: limite {f}
limit {v} (restrict) :: limiter
limitable {adj} (able to be limited) :: limitable
limitation {n} /lɪmɪˈteɪʃən/ (act of limiting) :: limitation {f}
limitation {n} (restriction that limits) :: limitation {f}
limited {adj} /ˈlɪmɪtɪd/ (with certain limits placed upon it) :: limité
limited liability company {n} (type of company) :: société à responsabilité limitée {f}
limitless {adj} (without limits; boundless) :: illimité
limit point {n} (a point) :: point d'accumulation {m}
limn {v} /lɪm/ (to draw) :: dessiner
limn {v} (to paint) :: peindre
limn {v} (to delineate) :: dépeindre
limn {v} (to describe) :: décrire
limn {v} (to illuminate, as a manuscript) :: enluminer
limnology {n} (science of lakes) :: limnologie {f}
limnoterrestrial {adj} :: limnoterrestre
limo {n} (limousine) SEE: limousine ::
Limoges {prop} (city in France) :: Limoges {f}
Limonade {prop} (Commune in Haiti) :: Limonade
Limousin {prop} (region) :: Limousin {m}
limousine {n} (luxury sedan/saloon car) :: limousine {f}
Limousine {prop} (region of France) :: Limousin {m}
limp {adj} /lɪmp/ (flaccid; flabby) :: mou {m}
limp {adj} (lacking stiffness; flimsy) :: boité
limp {v} (to walk lamely) :: boiter, boitiller, claudiquer
limp {n} (gait) :: boitement {m}, boiterie {f}
limpet {n} /ˈlɪm.pɪt/ (a small mollusc) :: patelle {f}, lampotte {f}
limpid {adj} /ˈlɪmpɪd/ (clear) :: limpide
limpidity {n} (property of being limpid.) :: limpidité {f}
limpkin {n} (large bird) :: courlan brun {m}
linden {n} /ˈlɪn.dən/ (tree) :: tilleul {m}
linden {n} :: tilleul {m}
lindgrenite {n} (mineral containing copper, hydrogen, molybdenum and oxygen) :: lindgrenite {f}
line {n} /laɪn/ (path through two or more points, threadlike mark) :: ligne {f}, trait {m}
line {n} (geometry: infinite one-dimensional figure) :: droite {f}
line {n} (telephone or network connection) :: ligne {f}
line {n} (threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark) :: ride {f}
line {n} (single horizontal row of text on a screen, printed paper, etc.) :: ligne {f}
line {n} (course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy) :: ligne de conduite {f}
line {n} (products or services sold by a business, or the business itself) :: ligne {f}
line {n} (population of cells derived from a single cell and containing the same genetic makeup) :: lignée
line {n} (perfusion line) :: ligne
line {n} :: ligne {f}
line {v} (baseball: to hit a line drive) :: ligne {f}
line {v} /laɪn/ (cover the inside surface of (something)) :: fourrer, doubler
line {v} (of a dog: impregnate) :: croiser, accoupler
lineage {n} /ˈlɪn.i.ɪdʒ/ (descent) :: descendance {f}, lignée {f}, lignage {f}
lineage {n} (number of lines) :: lignage {m}
lineament {n} /ˈlɪ.nɪə.mənt/ (distinctive shape or line) :: linéament {m}
linear {adj} /ˈlɪ.ni.ɚ/ (having the form of a line) :: linéaire
linear {adj} (in mathematics, of first-degree polynomial) :: linéaire
linear {adj} :: [1,2] linéaire
linear algebra {n} (branch of mathematics) :: algèbre linéaire {f}
linearity {n} /ˌlɪniˈæɹəti/ (state of being linear) :: linéarité {f}
linearity {n} (proportionality or a mathematical property analogous to it) :: linéarité {f}
linearize {v} (to make linear) :: linéariser
linear logic {n} :: logique linéaire
linearly {adv} (in a linear manner) :: linéairement
linearly independent {adj} (linear algebra) :: linéairement indépendant
linear space {n} (vector space) SEE: vector space ::
linear transformation {n} (a map between vector spaces which respects addition and multiplication) :: application linéaire {f}
line break {n} :: saut de ligne {m}
lined antshrike {n} (A passerine bird of the antbird family) :: batara mantelé
lineic {adj} :: linéique
linen {n} /ˈlɪnɪn/ (thread or cloth made from flax fiber) :: toile {f}, lin, linge
linen {n} (items) :: linge {m}
linen closet {n} :: lingère {f}
line of credit {n} (financial agreement) :: ligne de crédit {f}
line of sight {n} (A straight line along which an observer has a clear view) :: champ de vision {m}
line segment {n} (part of a line) :: segment de droite {m}
linesman {n} :: juge de touche {m}
line up {v} /laɪn.ˈʌp/ (get into a line) :: faire la queue
-ling {suffix} (Diminutive) :: -et {m}, -ette {f}, -in {m}, -ine {f}
ling {n} /lɪŋ/ (Any of various marine food fish, of the genus Molva) :: lotte {f}
linger {v} (to stay or remain in a place or situation) :: s'attarder, stagner
lingerie {n} /ˌlɑn.(d)ʒəˈɹeɪ/ (women's underwear or nightclothes) :: lingerie {f}
lingonberry {n} (berry) :: airelle rouge {m}, airelle vigne d'Ida {f}
lingua franca {n} /ˈlɪŋ.ɡwə fɹæŋ.kə/ (common language) :: lingua franca {f}, langue véhiculaire {f}
lingual {adj} (related to language) SEE: linguistic ::
lingual {adj} /ˈlɪŋɡwəl/ (related to the tongue) :: lingual
lingual bone {n} (hyoid bone) SEE: hyoid bone ::
linguaphile {n} :: linguophile
linguicide {n} (the death of a language) :: linguicide
linguist {n} /ˈliŋɡwɪst/ (one who studies linguistics) :: linguiste
linguistic {adj} /lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪk/ (Relating to language) :: linguistique, lingual
linguistic {adj} (Relating to linguistics) :: linguistique
linguistics {n} /lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/ (scientific study of language) :: linguistique {f}
liniment {n} /ˈlɪnəmənt/ (topical medical preparation) :: liniment {m}
lining {n} (covering for the inside of something) :: revêtement {m}, garniture {f}, doublure {f}
lining {n} (material used for inside covering) :: doublure {f}
link {n} /lɪŋk/ (connection) :: lien {m}, connexion {f}, rapport {m}
link {n} (element of a chain) :: maillon, chaînon {m}
link {n} (computing: hyperlink) :: lien {m}, lien hypertexte, hyperlien {m}
link {v} (connect things) :: relier, lier
link {v} (to contain a hyperlink to another page) :: être lié (à) , pointer (sur), contenir un lien (vers), être hyperlié (à)
link {n} (torch) :: flambeau {m}, torche {f}
linkage {n} (connection or relation between things or ideas) SEE: link ::
linkage {n} (mechanical device that connects things) :: timonerie {f}
linkage {n} (in genetics) :: liaison
linker {n} /ˈlɪŋkɚ/ (computer program that assembles objects) :: éditeur de liens
links {n} /lɪŋks/ (golf course) :: links {m-p}
Linnaeus {prop} (Carl Linnaeus) :: Linné
linnet {n} /ˈlɪnɪt/ (Carduelis cannabina, a finch of Europe, western Asia and northern Africa) :: linotte {f}
linolein {n} :: linoléine {f}
linoleum {n} /lɪˈnoʊli.əm/ (inexpensive waterproof covering) :: linoléum {m}
linseed oil {n} (oil extracted from flax seeds) :: huile de lin {f}
lint {n} /lɪnt/ (fuzzy fluff) :: peluche {f}, mouton {m}
lintel {n} /ˈlɪn.təl/ (horizontal structural beam) :: linteau {m}
Linz {prop} (city) :: Linz {m}
lion {n} /ˈlaɪən/ (big cat Panthera leo) :: lion {m}, lionne {f}
lion {n} (heraldic charge) :: lion {m}
lion {n} (person with strength and courage) :: lion {m}
lion cub {n} (young lion) :: lionceau {m}, lionçonne {f}, lioncelle {f}
Lionel {prop} (male given name) :: Lionel
lioness {n} (female lion) :: lionne {f}
lionfish {n} (venomous fish) :: pterois {m}
Lionheart {prop} (nickname of Richard I of England) :: Cœur de Lion
lion's den {n} (a dangerous or frightening place) :: gueule du loup {f}, fosse aux lions
lion's share {n} (A generous portion) :: part du lion {f}
lip {n} /lɪp/ (fleshy protrusion framing the mouth) :: lèvre {f}
lip {n} (part of body resembling a lip) :: lèvre {f}
Lipari Islands {prop} (group of islands of Italy) :: les îles Éoliennes {f-p} , le îles Lipari {f-p}
lipase {n} (group of enzymes) :: lipase {f}
lip balm {n} (substance topically applied to the lips of the mouth) :: baume pour les lèvres {m}, crème pour les lèvres {f}
lip bear {n} (Melursus ursinus) SEE: sloth bear ::
lip gloss {n} (a cosmetic product) :: gloss {m}, brillant à lèvres {m}
lipid {n} /ˈlɪpɪd/ (organic compound) :: lipide {m}
lipidic {adj} (of lipids) :: lipidique
liplessness {n} (medical condition) :: achilie {f}, achéilie, achélie
lipoprotein {n} (complex of protein and lipid) :: lipoprotéine
liposuction {n} /ˈlai.po.ˌsʌk.ʃn̩/ (cosmetic surgery procedure in which bodily fat is removed by suction) :: liposuccion {f}
lipovitellin {n} :: lipovitelline {f}
lipread {v} (To determine what a person is saying by watching how their lips move) :: lire sur les lèvres
lip service {n} (cunnilingus) SEE: cunnilingus ::
lipstick {n} /ˈlɪpˌstɪk/ (make-up for the lips) :: rouge à lèvres {m}
lipstick {n} (stick of this make-up) :: rouge à lèvres {m}
lipstick tree {n} (Bixa orellana) SEE: annatto ::
lip sync {n} (synchronization of music with lips) :: surjeu {m}, playback {m}, play-back {m}
lip-sync {v} (to move lips in synchronization with sounds) :: faire du playback, chanter en playback
liquefaction {n} (Process of being made liquid) :: liquéfaction {f}
liquefied natural gas {n} (natural gas converted to liquid) :: gaz naturel liquéfié {m}
liquefied petroleum gas {n} (LPG) :: gaz de pétrole liquéfié {m}
liquefy {v} (make into a liquid) :: liquéfier
liquescent {adj} (liquescent) SEE: melting ::
liqueur {n} /lɪˈkjʊə/ (a flavored alcoholic beverage) :: liqueur {f}, ratafia {f}
liquid {n} /ˈlɪkwɪd/ (substance that is liquid) :: liquide {m}
liquid {n} :: liquide {m}
liquid {adj} (fluid; not solid and not gaseous) :: liquide {m} {f}
liquid {adj} ((of an asset) easily sold or disposed of) :: liquide {m} {f}
liquid air {n} (air in liquid state) :: air liquide {m}
liquidate {v} /ˈlɪkwədeɪt/ (to settle a debt) :: liquider
liquidate {v} (to settle the affairs) :: liquider
liquidate {v} (to convert assets into cash) :: liquider
liquidate {v} (to kill someone) :: liquider
liquidator {n} (One who liquidates) :: liquidateur {m}, liquideur {m}
liquid crystal {n} (phase of matter) :: cristal liquide {m}
liquid crystal display {n} (display device using liquid crystal) :: afficheur à cristaux liquides {m}, écran à cristaux liquides {m}
liquidizer {n} (a machine to chop or puree food) :: robot mixer {m}
liquid nitrogen {n} (nitrogen in the liquid state) :: azote liquide {m}
liquid scintillation {n} (scintillation) :: scintillation liquide {f}
liquid smoke {n} (aqueous substance produced by passing smoke through water) :: fumée liquide {f}
liquor {n} /ˈlɪk.ɚ/ (strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation) :: spiritueux {m}
liquorice {n} (plant) SEE: licorice ::
liquorice {n} (confection) SEE: licorice ::
liquor store {n} (liquor store, bottle shop) :: magasin de vins et spiritueux {m}
lira {n} /ˈlɪəɹə/ (basic unit of currency in Turkey) :: livre {f}
lira {n} (currency of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, former currency of Italy, etc.) :: livre {f}, [Italy, Malta] lire {f}
Lisa {prop} /ˈliːsə/ (female given name) :: Lise {f}
Lisbon {prop} /ˈlɪzbən/ (capital of Portugal) :: Lisbonne {f}
lisp {n} /lɪsp/ (The habit or an act of lisping.) :: zézaiement {m}, zozotement {m}, susseyement {m}, sesseyement {m}
lisp {v} (to pronounce the sibilant letter ‘s’ imperfectly) :: zozoter, zézayer, susseyer
list {n} /lɪst/ (enumeration or compilation of items) :: liste {f}
list {n} :: liste {f}
list {v} (to create or recite a list) :: lister
list {n} (nautical: tilting or careening manoeuvre) :: gîte {f}, bande {f}
list {v} (to tilt) :: gîter
list box {n} (dropdown list) SEE: dropdown list ::
listel {n} (narrow fillet or border) :: listel
listen {v} /ˈlɪs.ən/ (to pay attention to a sound) :: écouter
listen {v} (to expect or wait for a sound) :: tendre l'oreille, guetter
listen {v} (to accept advice or obey instruction) :: écouter
listen {v} (to hear (something)) :: écouter
listener {n} /ˈlɪs(ə)nə/ (someone who listens) :: auditeur {m}, auditrice {f}, écouteur {m}, écouteuse {f}
listenership {n} (audience) :: audience
listening {n} /ˈlɪs.nɪŋ/ (act of listening) :: écouter {f}
listening post {n} (facility established to monitor radio and microwave signals) :: poste d'écoute {m}
listening watch {n} (continuous monitoring) :: écoute permanente {f}
listless {adj} /ˈlɪstləs/ (Lacking enthusiasm) :: apathique, indolent
lit {adj} /ˈlɪt/ (Lighted) :: allumé
litany {n} /ˈlɪtn̩i/ (ritual liturgical prayer) :: litanie {f}
litany {n} (prolonged or tedious list) :: litanie {f}
litchi {n} (lychee) SEE: lychee ::
lite {adj} /laɪt/ (low in calories) :: allégé, light
lite {adj} (lightweight) :: léger
liter {n} (cubic decimeter) SEE: litre ::
literacy {n} /ˈlɪtəɹəsi/ (ability to read and write) :: littératie, littérisme, alphabétisme {m}
literal {adj} /ˈlɪtəɹəl/ (exactly as stated; read or understood without additional interpretation) :: littéral
literal {adj} (following the letter or exact words, not taking liberties) :: littéral
literal {adj} (consisting of, or expressed by, letters) :: épistolaire
literal {n} (programming: value written in the source code) :: littéral {m}, littéraux {m-p}
literally {adv} /ˈlɪɾɚ(ɹ)əli]/ (not metaphorically) :: texto, mot à mot, littéralement
literary {adj} (bookish) SEE: bookish ::
literary {adj} /ˈlɪtəɹɛ(ə)ɹi/ (relating to literature) :: littéraire
Literary Chinese {prop} (Classical Chinese) SEE: Classical Chinese ::
literate {adj} (able to read, having literacy) :: alphabète, lettré
literate {adj} (knowledgeable in literature and writing) :: lettré
literati {n} /ˌlɪtəˈɹɑti/ (well-educated, literary people) :: littérateur {m}, littératrice {f}
literator {n} :: littérateur {m}
literature {n} /ˈlɪ.tɚ.ɪ.tʃɚ/ (body of all written works) :: littérature {f}
literature {n} (all the papers, treatises etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject) :: littérature
litharge {n} /ˈlɪθɑɹdʒ/ (lead monoxide) :: litharge {f}
lithe {adj} /laɪð/ (slim) :: svelte, élancé
lithe {adj} (flexible) :: souple {m} {f}
lithiasis {n} (formation of stone-like deposits) :: lithiase
lithic {adj} /ˈlɪθɪk/ (stone) :: lithique
lithium {n} /ˈlɪθi.əm/ (chemical element) :: lithium {m}
lithium aluminium hydride {n} (chemical compound, LiH) :: tétrahydruroaluminate de lithium {m}
lithograph {n} (noun) :: lithographie {f}
lithographer {n} (a person who makes lithographs) :: lithographe {m} {f}
lithography {n} (printing method) :: lithographie {f}
lithology {n} (the study of rocks) :: lithologie {f}
lithophane {n} :: lithophanie {f}
lithosphere {n} (The outer layer of the Earth) :: lithosphère {f}
lithotripsy {n} (the breaking-up of kidney stones or similar calculi by means of ultrasound) :: lithotripsie {f}, lithotritie {f}
Lithuania {prop} /ˌlɪθ.(j)uˈeɪ.ni.ə/ (country) :: Lituanie {f}
Lithuanian {adj} /ˌlɪθʊˈeɪni.ən/ (referring to Lithuania) :: lithuanien, lituanien
Lithuanian {prop} (language) :: lithuanien {m}, lituanien {m}
Lithuanian {n} (person from Lithuania) :: Lithuanien {m}, Lituanien {m}, Lithuanienne, Lituanienne {f}
litigation {n} /ˌlɪtəˈɡeɪʃən/ (conduct of a lawsuit) :: litige {m}
litmus {n} (dyestuff from lichen) :: tournesol {m}
litmus paper {n} (test paper) :: papier de tournesol {m}
litotes {n} /laɪˈtəʊ.tiːz/ (rhetoric: stating a point by denying its opposite) :: litote {f}
litra {n} (coin) :: litra {f}
litre {n} /ˈliː.tə/ (unit of fluid measure) :: litre {m}
litter {n} /ˈlɪtɚ/ (platform designed to carry a person or a load) :: litière {f}
litter {n} (animals born in one birth) :: portée {f}
litter {n} (bedding for animals) :: litière {f}
litter {n} (discarded items) :: détritus {m}
litter {n} (material for litter tray) :: litière {f}
litter {v} (drop or throw trash without properly disposing of it) :: jeter des ordures
litterateur {n} (person engaged in various literary works) :: littérateur {m}
litterateuse {n} (female litterateur) :: littératrice {f}
litteratrice {n} (female litterateur) :: littératrice {f}
litter box {n} (box to provide a soiling area for cats) :: bac à chat {m}, litière {f}
litter tray {n} (litter box) SEE: litter box ::
little {adj} /ˈlɪtl̩/ (small in size) :: petit
little {adj} ((of a sibling) younger) :: cadet
little {adv} (not much) :: peu
little {determiner} (small amount) :: peu, peu de
little black dress {n} (woman's short black dress) :: petite robe noire {f}
little boy {n} (a diminutive male child) :: garçonnet {m}, petit {m}, gamin {m}
little brother {n} (a sibling's younger brother, see also: younger brother) :: frérot
little by little {adv} (a small amount at a time) :: peu à peu, petit à petit
little finger {n} (outermost and smallest finger of the hand) :: petit doigt {m}, auriculaire {m}
little girl {n} (a female child) :: fillette {f}, jeune fille {f}, petite {f}, gamine {f}
little grebe {n} (bird) :: grèbe castagneux {m}, petit grèbe {m}
little green man {n} (humorous: space alien, Martian, see also: alien) :: petit homme vert {m}
little owl {n} /ˈlɪtəl ɑʊl/ (species of owl) :: chevêche {f}
little person {n} (euphemistic term for a person with dwarfism, see also: dwarf) :: petite personne
Little Red Riding Hood {prop} /ˈlɪtl̩ ɹɛd ɹaɪ.dɪŋ hʊd/ (a folktale) :: Petit Chaperon rouge {m}
Little Red Riding Hood {prop} (the main character in this story) :: Petit Chaperon rouge
Little Russia {prop} (a historical area) :: Petite Russie {f}
little sister {n} (a sibling's younger sister, see also: younger sister) :: petite sœur {f}
little toe {n} (smallest toe of the foot) :: petit doigt de pied {m}, petit doigt {m}, petit orteil {m}
little wonder {n} (small wonder) SEE: small wonder ::
littoral {n} (the zone of a coast between high tide and low tide levels) SEE: foreshore ::
littoralization {n} :: littoralisation {f}
liturgic {adj} (liturgical) SEE: liturgical ::
liturgical {adj} /lɨˈtɹ̩dʒɨkl̩/ (Pertaining to liturgy) :: liturgique
liturgy {n} /ˈlɪtɚd͡ʒi/ (a predetermined or prescribed set of rituals) :: liturgie {f}
live {v} /lɪv/ (be alive) :: vivre
live {v} (have permanent residence) :: habiter, demeurer
live {adj} /laɪv/ (having life) :: vivant
live {adj} ((broadcasting) Seen or heard from a broadcast, as it happens) :: en direct
live {adv} (as it happens) :: en direct
live album {n} (album) :: album live {m}
live and let live {v} (be tolerant) :: vivre et laisser vivre
live by the sword, die by the sword {proverb} (one who uses violence can expect a violent response) :: qui vit par l’épée, périra par l’épée
liveforever {n} (houseleek) SEE: houseleek ::
livelihood {n} /ˈlaɪvlihʊd/ (means of supporting oneself) :: gagne-pain {m}, subsistance {m}
liveliness {n} /ˈlaɪvlinəs/ (the quality of being lively) :: vitalité {f}
lively {adj} /ˈlaɪvli/ (full of life) :: animé {m}, animée {f}
liver {n} /lɪvə(ɹ)/ (organ of the body) :: foie {m}
liver {n} (organ as food) :: foie {m}
livermorium {n} /ˌlɪvərˈmɔːriəm/ (chemical element with atomic number 116) :: livermorium {m}
Liverpool {prop} (Liverpool, England) :: Liverpool
Liverpool {prop} (NY, Canada or Australia) :: Liverpool
liverwort {n} /ˈlɪv.ɚ.wɝːt/ (bryophyte with a leafy stem) :: hépatique {m}
liverwurst {n} (liver sausage) :: saucisson de pâté de foie
livery {n} /ˈlɪv.ə.ɹi/ (distinctive uniform worn by a group) :: livrée {f}
livery {n} (paint scheme) :: livrée {f}
livestock {n} (farm animals) :: bétail {m}
live up {v} (to fulfil the expectations placed upon) :: être à la hauteur
livid {adj} (pallid) SEE: pallid ::
livid {adj} /ˈlɪvɪd/ (having a dark, bluish appearance) :: livide
livid {adj} (very angry, furious) :: furieux
lividity {n} (livor mortis, suggillation) SEE: livor mortis ::
living {adj} /ˈlɪvɪŋ/ (having life) :: vivant
living {n} (style of life) :: vie {f}
living conditions {n} :: conditions de vie {f-p}
living dead {n} (undead) :: morts-vivants {m-p}, zombis {m-p}
living fossil {n} :: fossile vivant {m}
living language {n} (a language which is still spoken) :: langue vivante {f}
living proof {n} (real-life person or thing which demonstrates the validity of a hypothesis) :: preuve vivante {f}
living room {n} (room in a private house) :: séjour {m}, salon
living standard {n} (standard of living) SEE: standard of living ::
Livonia {prop} (historical region) :: Livonie {f}
Livonian {prop} (language) :: livonien {m}
livor mortis {n} (settling of the blood in the lower portion of the body) :: lividités cadavériques {f-p}
Livornian {adj} (of or from Livorno) :: livournais
Livornian {n} (someone from Livorno) :: Livournais {m}, Livournaise {f}
Livorno {prop} /ləˈvɔɹnoʊ/ (province of Italy) :: Livourne {m}
Livorno {prop} (city in Italy) :: Livourne {m}
lizard {n} /ˈlɪz.ɚd/ (reptile) :: lézard {m}
lizard {n} (coward) SEE: coward ::
lizardfish {n} (member of the family Synodontidae) :: poisson-lézard {m}
lizardfish {n} (the taxonomic family Synodontidae) :: poissons-lézards {m-p}
Ljubljana {prop} /ˌl(j)ʊbliˈɑːnə/ (Capital city of Slovenia) :: Ljubljana {f}
llama {n} /ˈjɑmə/ (South Americal mammal of the camel family, Lama glama) :: lama {m}
LLC {n} (Limited Liability Company) :: S.A.R.L.
LLP {n} (limited liability partnership) :: S.R.L.
LNG {n} ((petrochemistry) liquid natural gas) :: GNL {m} [gaz naturel liquéfié]
lo {contraction} /loʊ/ (look, see, behold) :: voici, voilà
load {n} /loʊd/ (number of articles that can be transported or processed at one time) :: charge {f}
load {n} (a large number or amount) :: des tas (of: de) {m-p}, paquet {m}
load {n} (the volume of work required to be performed) :: charge {f}
load {n} (the electrical current or power delivered by a device) :: puissance (électrique)
load {v} (to put a load on or in) :: charger
load {v} (to fill with munition) :: charger
load {v} (to read into memory) :: charger
loaded {adj} /ˈloʊdɪd/ (burdened by load) :: chargé
loaded {adj} ((of a projectile weapon) armed) :: chargé
loaded {adj} ((slang) having wealth) :: plein de thunes, pété de thunes
loaded {adj} ((slang) drunk) :: bourré, beurré, pété
loaded {adj} ((gaming, of dice, also used figuratively) biased) :: pipé
loaded {adj} ((of a question) designed to produce a predictable answer, or to lay a trap) :: pipé
loaded {adj} ((of a word or phrase) having strong connotations) :: chargé de sens, lourd de sens
loader {n} (person or device that loads) :: chargeur
loader {n} (program that prepares other programs for execution) :: chargeur
loaf {n} /loʊf/ (block of bread) :: baguette {f}, miche {f}, pain {m}
loaf {n} (large block of soap) :: savonnette {f}
loaf {v} (do nothing) :: paresser
loafer {n} (idle person) :: oisif {m}, fainéant, paresseux
loafer {n} (footwear) :: mocassin {m}
loam {n} /loʊm/ (type of soil) :: terreau
loamy {adj} :: glaise
loan {n} /loʊn/ (borrowed sum of money or other valuables) :: prêt {m}
loan {n} :: emprunt {m}
loan {v} (to lend) :: prêter
lo and behold {interj} (used to express surprise) :: et voilà!, tiens, tiens!
loan shark {n} (money lender; usurer) :: usurier {m}, usurière {f}
loan translation {n} (calque) SEE: calque ::
loanword {n} /ˈloʊnwɝd/ (word taken from another language) :: emprunt {m}
loath {adj} /ləʊθ/ (unwilling, reluctant; averse, disinclined) :: réticent ,hésitant
loath {adj} (hostile, angry, loathsome, unpleasant) :: hostile,faché, désagréable,déplaisant,
loathe {v} /ˈloʊð/ (hate, detest, revile) :: exécrer
loathing {n} (sense of revulsion, distaste, detestation, extreme hatred or dislike) :: dégoût {m}
loathsome {adj} (highly offensive; sickening, abominable) :: odieux, dégoûtant
lob {v} /lɒb/ (to throw or hit a ball high into the air) :: lancer haut, lancer en chandelle, lobber, faire un lob
lob {n} (high-arching pass or stroke) :: lob {m}
lob {n} (lump) SEE: lump ::
LOB {n} (database large object) :: LOB {m}
lobby {n} /lɑbi/ (entryway or waiting area; vestibule) :: vestibule {m}, foyer {m}
lobby {n} (group of people who try to lobby) :: lobby {m}
lobby {v} (To attempt to influence) :: faire pression sur
lobby group {n} (advocacy group) SEE: advocacy group ::
lobbyist {n} /ˈlɑ.bi.ɪst/ (A person who for remuneration reattempts to persuade politicians) :: lobbyiste {m} {f},
lobe {n} /ləʊb/ (any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form) :: lobe {m}
lobe {n} (division of the brain) :: lobe {m}
lobelia {n} (plant) :: lobélie {f}
lobotomy {n} (surgical operation) :: lobotomie {f}
lobster {n} /ˈlɑb.stɚ/ (crustacean) :: homard {m}
lobular {adj} (Of or relating to a lobule) :: lobulaire
local {adj} /ˈloʊkl̩/ (of a nearby location) :: local {m}, locale {f}
local {adj} (computing: having limited scope) :: local {m}, locale {f}
local {adj} (medicine: of or pertaining to a restricted part of an organism) :: local
local {n} (a branch of an organization) :: section {f}
local {n} (a train that stops at all stations) :: train omnibus {m}
local area network {n} (network) :: réseau local {m}, LAN {m}, RLE {m} [for enterprise LAN's]
local class {n} (class declared in the body of a function) :: classe locale {f}
local color {n} (aspects of a location that distinguish it from neighboring communities) :: couleur locale {f}
locale {n} /loʊˈkæl/ (language-related settings) :: paramètres régionaux {m-p}
Local Group {prop} (cluster of galaxies that contains the Milky Way) :: Groupe local {m}
locality {n} (surroundings of a particular place) :: région
locality {n} (neighbourhood) :: quartier {m}, voisinage {m}
localization {n} (act of localizing) :: localisation {f}
localization {n} (software engineering: act or process of making a product suitable for use in a particular country or region) :: localisation {f} (Anglicism)
localization {n} (state of being localized) :: localisation {f}
locally {adv} (with respect to place) :: localement
Local Supercluster {prop} /ˌloʊkl̩ ˈsupɚˌklʌstɚ/ (Supercluster that includes the Milky Way) :: Superamas Local
locate {v} /ləʊˈkeɪt/ (designate the site or place of) :: localiser
locate {v} ((intransitive) to place oneself; to take up one's residence; to settle) :: se poser
locate {v} :: situer, placer
location {n} /loʊˈkeɪʃən/ (place) :: lieu {m}, localisation {f}, situation {f}, emplacement, position
locative {n} (locative case) SEE: locative case ::
locative case {n} (case used to indicate place, or the place where) :: locatif {m}
locavore {n} :: locavore
lochia {n} /ˈlɒkɪə/ (post-partum vaginal discharge) :: lochies {f-p}
lochial {adj} (of or pertaining to the lochia) :: lochial
Lochkovian {prop} :: Lochkovien
Loch Ness monster {prop} (hypothetical creature) :: monstre du Loch Ness {m}
lock {n} /lɑk/ (something used for fastening) :: verrou {f}, cadenas {m}
lock {n} (segment of a canal) :: écluse {f}, sas {m}
lock {n} (firing mechanism of a gun) :: verrou {m}
lock {v} (to become fastened in place) :: se bloquer, se verrouiller
lock {v} (to fasten with a lock) :: verrouiller, [Quebec] barrer
lock {n} (length of hair) :: mèche {f}
lockable {adj} (capable of being locked) :: verrouillable
locked {adj} /lɑkt/ (that has been locked (with a key)) :: fermé à clé or fermé à clef {m}, fermée à clé/clef {f}
locked-in syndrome {n} :: syndrome d'enfermement {m}
locker {n} (storage compartment) :: casier {m} consigne automatique {f}
locker room {n} (locker room) SEE: changing room ::
locket {n} /ˈlɑkɪt/ (chained ornament) :: médaillon {m}
lockout {n} (opposite of a strike) :: lock-out {m}, lockout {m}, grève patronale {f}
locksmith {n} (one who practices locksmithing) :: serrurier
locksmithing {n} /ˈlɒkˌsmɪθɪŋ/ (art of making and defeating locks) :: serrurerie {f}
lock up {v} (to imprison or incarcerate someone) :: enfermer
lock up {v} (to close the doors and windows securely) :: verrouiller
lock up {v} (of a computer: to cease responding) :: se bloquer
lockup {n} (prison) SEE: prison ::
locomotion {n} (ability to move) :: locomotion {f}
locomotive {n} /ˌloʊkəˈmoʊtiv/ (self-propelled vehicle that runs on rails) :: locomotive {f}
locoweed {n} (plant of genus Astragalus) SEE: milk-vetch ::
Locris {prop} (region of ancient Greece) :: Locride
locus {n} /ˈloʊkəs/ (place or locality) :: lieu {m}, endroit {m}
locus {n} (set of all points given by an equation or condition) :: lieu {m}
locus {n} (position on a chromosome) :: locus {m}
locust {n} /ˈloʊ.kəst/ (type of grasshopper) :: locuste {f}, criquet {m}
lode {n} /ləʊd/ (vein of metallic ore) :: filon {m}
Lode Star {prop} (Polaris) SEE: Polaris ::
lodge {n} (inn) SEE: inn ::
lodge {n} /lɑdʒ/ (recreational building) :: cabane {f}
lodge {n} (porter's rooms) :: maison du portier {f}
lodge {n} (local chapter of freemasons) :: loge {f}
lodge {v} (to stay in any place or shelter) :: loger, demeurer
lodge {v} (to flatten to the ground) :: verser
lodge {v} :: demeurer
lodging {n} /ˈlɑdʒɪŋ/ (place to live or lodge) :: logement {m}, hébergement {m}
lodging {n} (condition of a plant that has been flattened) :: verse {f}
Lodi {prop} (a province of Lombardy, Italy) :: Lodi
Lodi {prop} (a town and capital of the province of Lodi) :: Lodi
Lodz {prop} /lɒdz/ (city) :: Łódź {f}
loess {n} /ˈloʊ.əs/ (sediment of eolian origin) :: lœss {m}
loft {n} /lɔft/ (an attic or similar space) :: grenier
loftiness {n} (arrogance) SEE: arrogance ::
lofty {adj} /ˈlɔːfti/ (high, having great height or stature) :: haut
log {n} /lɑɡ/ (trunk of dead tree, cleared of branches) :: grume {f}, bûche {f} for firewood, tronc
log {n} (bulky piece of timber) :: bûche {f}
log {n} :: tronc {m}, billot {m}, souche {f},
log {v} (to cut down trees) :: couper, abattre
log {v} (make an entry in a log) :: inscrire un évènement dans un journal, ajouter un évènement (une ligne, une information) dans un journal [no specific verb]
log {n} (very dumb person) SEE: blockhead ::
log {n} (logbook) SEE: logbook ::
log {n} (logbook) SEE: logbook ::
log {n} (rolled cake) SEE: Swiss roll ::
loganberry {n} (raspberry-blackberry hybrid berry) :: mûroise {f}
logarithm {n} /ˈlɑ.ɡə.ɹɪ.ð(ə)m/ (The power to which a given base number must be raised in order to obtain a given number) :: logarithme {m}
logboat {n} (dugout canoe) SEE: dugout ::
logbook {n} /ˈlɑɡ.bʊk/ (nautical: book in which details from journey are recorded) :: livre de bord {m}
log cabin {n} (small simple dwelling made from wood) :: cabane {f}, cabane en rondins {f}
loge {n} /ləʊʒ/ (upscale seating region in theatres or similar) :: loge {f}
loge {n} (stall) SEE: stall ::
loge {n} (booth) SEE: booth ::
logger {n} /ˈlɑːɡɚ/ (worker whose occupation is to harvest trees) :: bûcheron {m}
logging {n} (cutting trees) :: exploitation forestière
logic {n} /ˈlɑdʒɪk/ (method of human thought) :: logique {f}
logic {n} (mathematical study) :: logique {f}
logic {n} (any system of thought, irrespective of its rigor or productiveness) :: logique {f}
-logic {suffix} (-logical) SEE: -logical ::
logical {adj} /ˈlɑdʒɪkəɫ]/ (in agreement with the principles of logic) :: logique
logical {adj} (reasonable) :: logique
logical {adj} :: logique
-logical {suffix} (used to form adjectival forms of nouns) :: -logique
logically {adv} (in a logical manner) :: logiquement
logic gate {n} (a physical Boolean device) :: porte logique {f}
logician {n} /loʊd͡ʒˈɪʃən/ (person who studies or teaches logic) :: logicien {m}, logicienne {f}
log in {v} (gain access to a computer system) :: s'identifier, se connecter
login {n} /ˈlɑɡɪn/ (user's identification) :: identifiant {m}, ID {m}, nom d'utilisateur {m}, compte {m}
logion {n} /ˈləʊ.ɡɪ.ən/ (a saying that is attributed to Jesus but which is not in the Bible) :: logion {m}
-logist {suffix} (person who studies or is an expert in the related -logy) :: -logue
logistic {adj} /ləˈdʒɪs.tɪk/ (mathematics: relating to symbolic logic) :: logistique
logistic {adj} (statistics: relating to the logistic function) :: logistique
logistic {n} (mathematics: logistic function) :: logistique {f}
logistic {adj} (relating to logistics) :: logistique
logistical {adj} (relating to logistics) :: logistique {m} {f}
logistician {n} (person involved with logistics) :: logisticien {m}, logisticienne {f}
logistics {n} (planning and implementing the flow of goods and services) :: logistique {f}
logistics {n} (military procurement, supply, maintenance, and transportation) :: logistique {f}
logjam {n} (An excess of logs being conveyed on a river) :: bourrage {m}
logjam {n} (A clog; any jam or mess that halts or greatly delays progress) :: embouteillage {m}, impasse {f}
logo {n} /ˈloʊɡoʊ/ (symbol or emblem that acts as a trademark or a means of identification of an entity) :: logo {m}, logotype {m}
log off {v} (log out) SEE: log out ::
logogram {n} /ˈlɔːɡəɡɹæm/ (character or symbol that represents a word or phrase) :: logogramme {m}
logograph {n} (character or symbol that represents a word or phrase) :: logographe {m}
logogriph {n} (word puzzle with clues in verse) :: logogriphe {m}
log on {v} (log in) SEE: log in ::
logopedics {n} (study and correction of speech defects) :: orthophonie {f}, [Belgium] [Switzerland] logopédie {f}
logopedist {n} (logopedist) :: orthophoniste {m} {f}, logopède {m} {f}, logopédiste {m} {f}
logos {n} /ˈloʊɡoʊs/ :: logos {m}
logotype {n} (symbol used by organization, logo) :: logotype {m}, logo {m}
logotype {n} (single type two letters, a ligature) :: ligature {f}
log out {v} (to exit an account in a computing system) :: se délogger
Logroño {prop} /ləˈɡɹoʊnjoʊ/ (capital city of La Rioja, Spain) :: Logroño {m}
logwood {n} (tree) :: campêche {m}
-logy {suffix} /ləd͡ʒi/ (branch of learning) :: -logie {f}
loin {n} /lɔɪn/ (part of the body) :: lombes {m-p}
loin {n} (cut of meat) :: filet {m} (in US), côtes premières {f-p} (in UK)
loin {n} :: lombe
loincloth {n} (garment) :: pagne {m}
loins {n} (plural form of loin) SEE: loin ::
loins {n} /lɔɪnz/ (the lower abdomen, groin and genitalia) :: lombes {m-p}
loins {n} :: lombes
Loir {prop} (river) :: Loir
Loire {prop} (river) :: Loire {f}
Loire-Atlantique {prop} (département) :: Loire-Atlantique {f}
Loiret {prop} (département) :: Loiret {m}
loiter {v} /ˈlɔɪtɚ/ (to stand about without any aim or purpose) :: flâner, traîner
Lojban {prop} /ˈloʒban/ (artificial logical language based on Loglan) :: lojban {m}
Loki {prop} /ˈloʊki/ (god of mischief and trickery) :: Loki
lokun {n} (doctor) SEE: doctor ::
lol {interj} (Used to express laughter) SEE: LOL ::
LOL {interj} /ɛl.oʊˈɛl/ (expression of laughter) :: mdr, lol, ptdr, cqcd [Canada]
lolcat {n} (image macro of a kitten or cat with a humurous caption) :: lolcat {m}, lolchat {m}
lollipop {n} /lɑ.li.pɑp/ (confectionery on a stick) :: sucette {f} [Europe], suçon {m} [Canada]
lolly {n} (money) SEE: money ::
lolly {n} (confection) SEE: confection ::
lolly {n} (lollipop) SEE: lollipop ::
lollygag {v} /ˈlɒlɪɡæɡ/ (dawdle; to avoid work) :: paresser
lollygag {n} (silliness) :: absurdité {f}
lollygagger {n} /ˈlɑlɪˌɡæɡɚ/ (lazy person) :: paresseux (m); paresseuse (f)
Lombard {n} (banker or moneylender) SEE: banker ::
Lombard rate {n} (interest rate) :: taux lombard {m}
Lombardy {prop} /ˈlɑːmbəɹdi/ (region in northern Italy) :: Lombardie {f}
Lombrosian {adj} :: lombrosien
London {prop} /ˈlʌn.dən/ (in the United Kingdom) :: Londres {m} {f}
London {prop} (in Canada) :: London {m}
London {prop} (of, from or pertaining to London in the UK) :: londonien {m}, de Londres
Londoner {n} /ˈlʌn.dən.ə(ɹ)/ (person from or inhabitant of London) :: Londonien {m}, Londonienne {f}
Londonian {n} (Londoner) SEE: Londoner ::
Londonian {adj} (of or relating to London) :: londonien
London Underground {prop} (the London underground) :: le métro de Londres {m}
lone {adj} (having no companion) :: seul {m}
lone {adj} (isolated) :: seul {m}, isolé {m}
lone {adj} (sole) :: unique {m} {f}
lone {adj} (situated with no neighbours) :: isolé {m}
loneliness {n} /ˈloʊnlinəs/ (condition of being lonely) :: solitude {f}
lonely {adj} /ˈloʊnli/ (of person: unhappy by feeling isolated) :: seul {m}
lonely {adj} (of place: desolate) :: désert, abandonné
lonely {adj} (solitary) SEE: solitary ::
loner {n} (one who lacks or avoids company) :: solitaire {m} {f}
lonesome {adj} /ˈloʊnsəm/ (unhappy due to being alone) :: solitaire
long {adj} /ˈlɒŋ/ (having much distance from one point to another) :: long
long {adj} (having great duration) :: long
long {adv} (particular duration) :: temps {m}; [how long] combien de temps
long {adv} (long duration) :: longtemps
long {v} (to wait, to aspire) :: aspirer à
long {adj} (not short) SEE: tall ::
long absent, soon forgotten {proverb} (love fades away when people are distant) :: loin des yeux, loin du cœur
long ago {adv} (at a time in the distant past) :: jadis, il y a longtemps
longan {n} /ˈlɒŋɡən/ (tree) :: longanier {m}
longan {n} (fruit) :: longane {m}
longanimous {adj} (long-suffering) :: longanime
longbow {n} /ˈlɒŋbəʊ/ (large bow) :: arc long anglais {m}
longcase clock {n} (grandfather clock) SEE: grandfather clock ::
long drink {n} (large mixed drink) :: long drink {m}
longe {n} /lʌndʒ/ (long rope used while longeing) :: longe {f}
long-eared owl {n} /ˌlɒŋɪədˈaʊl/ (Asio otus) :: hibou moyen duc {m}
longeron {n} (thin strip of wood or metal) :: longeron {m}
longevity {n} /lɒŋˈdʒɛ.vɪ.ti/ (the quality of being long-lasting, especially of life) :: longévité {f}
long face {n} (expression of sadness and disappointment or gloom) :: faire la tête
long for {v} (to have desire for; to yearn) :: convoiter
long for {v} (to miss) :: languir
longing {n} /ˈlɔːŋɪŋ/ (melancholic desire) :: nostalgie {f}
long in the tooth {adj} (old, aged) :: blanchi sous le harnois, vieux jeu, défraîchi
Long Island iced tea {n} (cocktail made with iced tea) :: Long Island Iced Tea, thé glacé Long Island
longitude {n} /ˈlɑndʒəˌtud/ (angular distance) :: longitude {f}
longitude {n} (imaginary line through North Pole and South Pole) :: longitude {f}
longitudinal wave {n} (type of wave) :: onde longitudinale {f}
long johns {n} (garment for bottom half of the body) :: caleçon long {m}
long jump {n} (athletics field event) :: saut en longueur {m}
long jumper {n} (athlete) :: sauteur en longueur {m}
long-legged buzzard {n} (Buteo rufinus) :: buse féroce {f}
longline {n} (very long fishing line with multiple hooks) :: palangre {f}
long live {v} (prosper) :: vive
long primer {n} :: petit-romain
long s {n} (the character ſ) :: s long
long scale {n} :: échelle longue {f}
longship {n} (type of Viking vessel) :: drakkar {m}
long since {adv} (long ago) SEE: long ago ::
longspine snipefish {n} (Macroramphosus scolopax) :: bécasse de mer {f}
longstanding {adj} (longstanding) SEE: long-standing ::
long-standing {adj} (having existed for a long time) :: de longue date
long story short {adv} (Introducing a short version of, or simply the conclusion of, an involved story) :: pour faire court, en résumé
long-suffering {adj} (having endured discomfort) :: longanime
long-tailed duck {n} (Clangula hyemalis) :: harelde kakawi {f}
long-term {adj} (becoming evident after a relatively long time period) :: à long terme
long-term {adj} (extending over a relatively long time period) :: à long terme
long time no see {interj} (idiomatic: I (or we) have not seen you for a long time) :: ça fait longtemps qu'on ne s'est pas vu !, ça fait longtemps !, ça fait un bail !
longwave {adj} (having a wavelength of greater than 1000 meters) :: grande onde {f}
long ways, long lies {proverb} /ˈlɒŋ ˌweɪz ˈlɒŋ ˌlaɪz/ (Proverb) :: a beau mentir qui vient de loin
long-winded {adj} (tediously long in speaking; consuming much time; unnecessarily verbose) :: verbeux, prolixe [overly talkative]
Longyearbyen {prop} (settlement) :: Longyearbyen
lonsdaleite {n} (mineral) :: lonsdaléite {f}
loo {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet ::
loofah {n} (tropical vine) :: loofa {m}, luffa {m}
loogie {n} /ˈluːɡi/ (sputum) :: mollard {m}, glaviot {m}, huitre {f}
look {v} /lʊk/ (to try to see) :: regarder
look {v} (to appear, to seem) :: sembler, paraître, avoir l'air
look {v} (to search) :: chercher
look {v} (to face) :: donner sur, regarder
look {n} (physical appearance) :: air {m}
look {n} (facial expression) :: regard {m}, mine {f}
look after {v} (to watch, to protect) :: s'occuper de, garder, veiller sur, soigner
lookalike {n} /ˈlʊkəlaɪk/ (person physically resembling another person) :: sosie {m}
look-alike {n} (person who is visually similar to another; a double) :: sosie {m} {f}
look and feel {n} (visual design and behaviour of a user interface) :: aspect et la convivialité
look at {v} (to observe or watch) :: regarder
look at {v} (to study visually) :: regarder
look at {v} (to consider) :: fixer, regarder
look back {v} (look behind oneself) :: regarder derrière soi
look back {v} (reminisce about the past) :: se remémorer
look down on {v} (to regard or treat as inferior) :: mépriser
looker {n} (slang: good-looking one) :: canon {m}
look for {v} (search; seek) :: chercher, rechercher
look for trouble {v} (ask for it) SEE: ask for it ::
look forward to {v} (anticipate, expect, or wait for) :: avoir hâte de, attendre avec impatience, espérer
looking glass {n} (mirror) SEE: mirror ::
look into {v} (to investigate, explore, or consider) :: se pencher sur
look like {v} (seem, appear) :: sembler
look like {v} (be similar in appearance, resemble) :: ressembler
look out {v} (to be vigilant and aware) :: prendre garde
lookout {n} /ˈlʊkaʊt/ (vantage point with a view of the surrounding area) :: poste de guet
lookout {n} (person on watch for approaching enemy, police, etc.) :: sentinelle {f}, guetteur {m}
looks {n} /lʊks/ (appearance) :: allure {f}
look the part {v} (appear suitable for a particular kind of work) :: avoir la tête de l'emploi, avoir le physique de l'emploi, [slang] avoir la gueule de l'emploi
look up {v} (to obtain information about something from a text source) :: chercher
look up to {v} (To show respect for) :: respecter
loom {n} /lum/ (weaving frame) :: métier à tisser {m}
loom {v} (impend, threaten, hang over) :: menacer
loom {n} (bird of order Gaviiformes) SEE: loon ::
loon {n} /ˈluːn/ (a crazy person) :: fou {m}
loon {n} (bird of order Gaviiformes) :: plongeon {m}, huard
loop {n} /luːp/ (length of thread, line or rope) :: boucle {f}
loop {n} (shape produced by a curve that bends around and crosses itself) :: boucle {f}
loop {n} (complete circuit for an electric current) :: circuit fermé {m}
loop {n} (programmed sequence of instructions) :: boucle {f}
loop {n} (edge that begins and ends on the same vertex of a graph) :: boucle {f}
loop {n} (transportation route that starts and ends at the same point) :: boucle {f}
loop {n} (aircraft maneuver) :: boucle {f}
loop {n} (ring road) SEE: ring road ::
loophole {n} /ˈluːphəʊl/ (method of escape) :: échappatoire {f}, brèche {f}
loophole {n} (slit in a castle wall) :: meurtrière {f}
loopy {adj} /ˈluːpi/ (Having loops) :: plein de courbes
loopy {adj} (Idiotic, crazy or drunk) :: timbré, fada, bourré
loo roll {n} (toilet roll) SEE: toilet roll ::
loose {v} /luːs/ (to unfasten) :: défaire
loose {adj} (not fixed tightly) :: lâche, mal fixé
loose {adj} (not packaged) :: à la pièce
loose {adj} (not fitting tightly) :: lousse [Quebec, slang], ample, pas serré
loose {adj} (not compact) :: mal fixé
loose {adj} (promiscuous) :: débauché, facile
loose {adj} (not leashed) SEE: unleashed ::
loose change {n} (coins kept in one's pocket or bag) :: monnaie {f}
loose coupling {n} (computer science: low-level interdependent coupling between modules) :: couplage {m}
loosehead {n} (rugby player) :: pilier gauche {m}
loosely {adv} /ˈluːsli/ (not tightly) :: sans serrer
loosen {v} /ˈluːsn̩/ (to make less tight) :: desserrer
loosestrife {n} (Lythrum) :: salicaire {f}
loosestrife {n} (Lysimachia) :: lysimaque {f}
loot {n} /luːt/ (the proceeds of theft, robbery etc., swag, contraband) :: butin {m}
loot {n} (money) :: fric {m}, pognon {m}
loot {v} (to steal from) :: piller
looter {n} (one who loots) :: pilleur {m}, pillard {m}
lope {v} /loʊp/ (to travel an easy pace with long strides) :: courir en bondissant
loppers {n} (pruning shears with long handles) :: sécateur de force {m}
lopsided {adj} /ˈlɑp.saɪ.dɪd/ (not balanced) :: bancal
loquacious {adj} /loʊˈkweɪʃəs/ (talkative, chatty) :: loquace
loquaciously {adv} (in a loquacious manner) :: de manière loquace
loquacity {n} (talkativeness) :: loquacité {f}
loquat {n} /ˈloʊkwɑt/ (fruit) :: bibace {f}, nèfle du Japon
loquat {n} (tree) :: néflier du Japon {m}, bibacier {m}
lord {n} /lɔːd/ (master of a household) :: châtelain
lord {n} (aristocrat) :: seigneur {m}, monsieur {m}
Lord {prop} /lɔɹd/ (God) :: Seigneur {m}
Lord {prop} (Jesus) :: Seigneur {m}
Lord {n} (British aristocratic title) :: lord {m}
Lord {n} :: monsieur {m}, seignieur {m}
Lord of the Manor {n} (feudal title) :: châtelain {m}
lordosis {n} (excessive backwards curvature of the spine) :: lordose {f}
lordship {n} /ˈlɔɹd.ʃɪp/ (title) :: Monsieur {m}, le Seigneur {m}
lordship {n} (seigniory, domain, territory ruled by a lord) :: domaine {f}
Lord's Prayer {prop} (the prayer taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples) :: Notre Père
Lord's Supper {prop} (Eucharist) SEE: Eucharist ::
Lord's Supper {prop} (Last Supper) SEE: Last Supper ::
lorgnette {n} /lɒɹnjɛt/ (an opera glass with a handle) :: lorgnette {f}, lorgnon {m}, binocle {m}
Lorient {prop} (coastal town in Morbihan) :: Lorient
lorikeet {n} (any of various parrots) :: loriquet {m}
Lorraine {prop} /ləˈɹeɪn/ (region west of Alsace) :: Lorraine {f}
lorry {n} (motor vehicle) SEE: truck ::
lorry driver {n} (person employed to drive a truck) SEE: truck driver ::
lory {n} (small parrot) :: lori {m}
Los Angeles {prop} /lɔs ˈændʒələs/ (largest city in California) :: Los Angeles
lose {v} /luːz/ (cause (something) to cease to be in one's possession or capability) :: perdre
lose {v} ((transitive) fail to win) :: perdre
lose {v} (shed (weight)) :: perdre
lose {v} (have (somebody of one's kin) die) :: perdre
lose {v} (be unable to follow or trace (somebody or something) any longer) :: perdre
lose {v} (fail to be the winner) :: perdre
lose face {v} (lose respect of others) :: perdre la face
lose one's balance {v} (unsteady) SEE: unsteady ::
lose one's head {v} /luːz wʌnz hɛd/ (behave irrationally or lose self-control) :: perdre la tête
lose one's mind {v} /luːz wʌnz maɪnd/ (to become insane) :: perdre la raison
lose one's temper {v} /luːz wʌnz tɛmpə(ɹ)/ (to be explosively angry) :: perdre son sang froid, perdre son calme, sortir de ses gonds
lose one's virginity {v} (to stop being a virgin after the first sexual intercourse) :: perdre la virginité
lose one's way {v} (get lost) SEE: get lost ::
loser {n} /luzɚ/ (person who fails to win) :: perdant {m}
lose weight {v} (to become less heavy or obese) :: perdre du poids, maigrir
loss {n} /lɔs/ (instance of losing) :: défaite {f}
loss {n} (The result of an alteration in a function or characteristic of the body) :: perte
loss {n} (something lost) :: perte {f}
loss {n} (hurtful condition resulting from losing) :: perte {f}
loss {n} (financial: negative result on balance) :: perte {f}
loss leader {n} /ˈlɒs ˈliːdə(ɹ)/ (item sold at or below cost to stimulate sales) :: produit d'appel {m}
lost {adj} /lɔst/ (unable to find one's way) :: perdu
lost {adj} (in an unknown location) :: perdu
lost {adj} :: perdu
lost and found {n} (department, service or location where items that are found can be claimed by their owners) :: objets trouvés {m-p}
lost cause {n} :: peine perdue {f}, cause perdue {f}
lost generation {n} :: génération perdue {f}
lost property {n} (lost and found) SEE: lost and found ::
lost soul {n} (a person lacking direction or motivation in life) :: âme en peine {f}
lost wax {n} (method of casting using wax) :: cire perdue {f}
lot {n} /lɒt/ (number of things taken collectively) :: groupe {m}, ensemble {m}
lot {n} (informal: a number of people taken collectively) :: bande {f}
lot {n} (distinct portion or plot of land) :: lot {m}, parcelle {f}
lot {n} (that which happens without human design or forethought) :: destin {m}
lot {n} (prize in a lottery) :: lot {m}
lot {n} (large quantity or number) SEE: a lot ::
Lot {prop} /lɑt/ (nephew of Abraham) :: Lot {m}, Loth {m}
Lot-et-Garonne {prop} (département of France) :: Lot-et-Garonne
loth {adj} (reluctant) SEE: loath ::
lotic {adj} (living in flowing water; adapted to life in flowing water) :: lotique
lotion {n} /ˈloʊʃən/ (ointment that one rubs on the skin) :: lotion {m}
lotophagous {adj} :: lotophage
lots {n} (lots) SEE: a lot ::
lottery {n} /ˈlɑtɚi/ (scheme for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance) :: loterie {f}
lottery ticket {n} (slip of paper drawn in a lottery) :: billet de loterie {m}
lotto {n} (game of chance similar to bingo) :: loto {m}
lotus {n} (Nymphaea) SEE: water lily ::
lotus {n} /ˈloʊtəs/ (plant of the genus Nelumbo) :: lotus {m}
loud {adj} /laʊd/ (of a sound) :: fort {m}, forte {f}
loud {adj} (noisy) :: bruyant {m}, bruyante {f}
loud {adj} (of a colour, clothing, etc.) :: voyant {m}, voyante {f}
loudly {adv} /ˈlaʊdli/ (in a loud manner) :: fort, à voix haute, à haute voix
loudness {n} :: volume {m}, intensité {f}
loudspeaker {n} /ˈlaʊdspiːkɚ/ (transducer) :: haut-parleur {m}
loudspeaker {n} (encasing) :: enceinte acoustique {f}
Lou Gehrig's disease {n} (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) :: maladie de Lou Gehrig, sclérose latérale amyotrophique, SLA
Louis {prop} /lu.ɪs/ (male given name) :: Louis {m}
Louisa {prop} (female given name) SEE: Louise ::
louis d'or {n} /ˌluːɪ ˈdɔː/ (any gold coin introduced in France by Louis XIII) :: louis d'or {m}
Louise {prop} /luːˈiːz/ (feminine form of Louis) :: Louise
Louisiana {prop} /luːˌiːziˈænə/ (US state) :: Louisiane {f}
lounge {n} /laʊndʒ/ (waiting room) :: salle d'attente {f}
lounge {n} (living room) :: salon {m}
loupe {n} /luːp/ (magnifying glass often used by jewellers and watchmakers) :: loupe {f}
louse {n} /laʊs/ (insect) :: pou {m}
louse {n} (worthless person) :: salaud {m}, salaude {f}, salop {m}, salope {f}, salopard {m}, saloparde {f}
lousy {adj} (remarkably bad; of poor quality, dirty, or underhanded) :: pouilleux, minable, pourri
lousy {adj} (Infested with lice) :: pouilleux
lousy {adj} (filled with) :: bourré
lout {n} /laʊt/ (troublemaker) :: voyou {m}
lout {n} (bumpkin) :: malotru {m}
Louvain {prop} (Belgian city) :: Louvain {m}
louvar {n} (Luvarus imperialis) :: louvareau {m}
louver {n} /ˈluːvɚ/ (a ventilating turret or lantern) :: persienne {f}
louver {n} (a slatted opening in a wall, door or window) :: persienne {f}
louver {n} (a system of slits for ventilation) :: persienne {f}
Louvre {prop} /luvʁ/ (an art museum in France) :: le Louvre {m}, le musée du Louvre {m}
lovable {adj} (inspiring love) :: aimable, adorable
lovage {n} /ˈlʌvɪdʒ/ (a Mediterranean herb) :: livèche
love {n} /lʌv/ (strong affection) :: amour {m}
love {n} (object of one's romantic feelings; darling or sweetheart) :: amour {m}
love {n} (Clematis vitalba) :: clématite vigne-blanche {f}
love {n} :: amour {m}
love {v} (have a strong affection for) :: aimer
love {v} (be strongly inclined towards doing) :: aimer beaucoup, aimer bien, vouloir beaucoup
love {v} ((euphemistic): to have sex with) :: faire l'amour, coucher avec, [slang] baiser
love {n} (zero) :: zéro
love affair {n} (adulterous relationship) :: affaire de cœur {m}
love at first sight {n} (an instantaneous attraction) :: coup de foudre {m}
lovebird {n} (a parrot of the genus Agapornis) :: inséparable {m}, inséparable {f}
lovebird {n} (an affectionate couple (or a person thereof)) :: tourtereaux {m-p} (cf. tourtereau {m}, tourterelle {f})
love bite {n} (swelling on the skin) :: suçon {m}, sucette {f} [Quebec]
love child {n} (child born as a result of a romantic liaison between unmarried parents) :: enfant de l'amour {m}
Lovecraftian {adj} /lʌvˈkɹæfti.ən/ (of, pertaining to, or emulating the style or works of author H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937)) :: lovecraftien
loved {adj} /lʌvd/ (Being the object of love) :: aimé, adoré
loved one {n} (very close friend or family member) :: proche {m}
love game {n} (a game in which one player scored no points) :: jeu blanc {m}
love handle {n} (protruding area of fat on the side of the body) :: poignée d’amour {f}
love hotel {n} (short-stay hotel for sex) :: love hotel {m}
love-in-a-mist {n} (Nigella damascena) :: nigelle de Damas {f}
love is blind {proverb} (proverb) :: l’amour est aveugle
loveless {adj} (without love) :: sans amour
love letter {n} (letter about the author's love) :: lettre d’amour {f}
loveliness {n} (property of being lovely) :: beauté {f}, charme {m}
lovely {adj} /ˈlʌvli/ :: adorable
love potion {n} (philter) SEE: philter ::
lover {n} /ˈlʌvɚ/ (one who loves another person) :: amoureux {m}, amoureuse {f}
lover {n} (sexual partner) :: amant {m}, amante {f}
love rat {n} (adulterer) SEE: adulterer ::
love song {n} (song about love) :: chanson d'amour {f}
love triangle {n} /ˈlʌv ˌtɹʌɪæŋɡəl/ (situation in which two people vie for the love of a third) :: triangle amoureux {m}
loving {adj} /ˈlʌvɪŋ/ (expressing a large amount of love) :: aimant
low {adj} /loʊ/ (in a position comparatively close to the ground) :: bas
low {adj} (small in height) :: bas
low {adj} (depressed, sad) :: déprimé
low {adj} (not high in amount or quantity) :: bas, faible, petit
low {adj} (of pitch) :: grave
low {adj} (despicable) :: bas, petit, abject
low {n} (depressed mood or situation) :: dépression {f}
low {n} (area of low pressure) :: dépression {f}, basse pression {f}
low {n} (lowest-speed gearing of a power-transmission system) :: première {f}
low {n} (flame) SEE: flame ::
low {v} (moo) SEE: moo ::
low blow {n} (an unfair or illegal blow in boxing) :: coup bas {m}
low blow {n} (an unfair attack) :: coup bas {m}
low-end {adj} (low-quality) :: bas de gamme
lower {v} /ˈloʊɚ/ (let (something) descend by its own weight, such as a bucket or sail) :: faire descendre [bucket, etc.], abaisser, amener [sail, flag]
lower {v} (pull down) :: abaisser, baisser
lower {v} (reduce the height of, as a fence or chimney) :: baisser, abaisser
lower {v} (depress as to direction, as a gun) :: baisser
lower {v} (reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of, as temperature) :: baisser, diminuer, abaisser
lower {v} (reflexive: to humble oneself) :: s'abaisser
lower {v} (reduce (something) in value, amount, etc.) :: baisser, abaisser, diminuer, réduire
lower {v} (to fall, to grow less) :: baisser, diminuer, réduire
lower {v} (intransitive: to decrease in value) :: baisser
lower arm {n} (section of an arm) SEE: forearm ::
Lower Austria {prop} (the northeasternmost state of Austria) :: Basse-Autriche
Lower Canada {prop} /ˈloʊɚ ˈkænədə/ (Former colony) :: Bas-Canada {m}
lower case {n} /ˈləʊ.ə(ɹ)ˌkeɪs/ (lower case letters, collectively) :: minuscule, bas-de-casse {m}
lowercase {adj} /ˈləʊ.ə(ɹ)ˌkeɪs/ (in lower case) :: minuscule
lower chamber {n} (lower house) SEE: lower house ::
lower class {n} (class of people) :: bas peuple {m}
lower house {n} (part of a parliament) :: chambre basse {f}
lowering {n} (act of something being lowered) :: baisse
Lower Lusatian {prop} (Lower Sorbian) SEE: Lower Sorbian ::
Lower Saxony {prop} (state) :: Basse-Saxe {f}
Lower Sorbian {prop} (a Slavic language spoken in part of Brandenburg) :: bas-sorabe {m}
Low German {prop} (West Germanic language) :: bas allemand {m}
lowland {n} (area which is lower than surroundings) :: plaine {f}, basse terre {f}
Low Prussian {prop} (Mennonite Low German) :: bas-prussien {m}
Low Saxon {prop} (language or language group) :: bas saxon {m}
Low Saxon {prop} (language) SEE: Low German ::
low temperature flexibility {n} (ability of membrane to resist cracking at low temperature) :: flexibilité au froid {f}
low tide {n} (the tide at its lowest level) :: marée basse {f}
low tide {n} :: marée descante {f}
lox {n} /lɑks/ (smoked salmon) :: saumon fumé {m}
loyal {adj} /ˈlɔɪəl/ (firm in allegiance to a person or institution) :: loyal
loyalize {v} (make someone loyal to a cause) :: fidéliser
loyally {adv} (in a loyal manner) :: loyalement
loyalness {n} (loyalty) SEE: loyalty ::
loyalty {n} (the state of being loyal; fidelity) :: loyauté {f}
loyalty {n} (faithfulness or devotion to some person, cause or nation) :: loyauté {f}
loyalty card {n} (card) :: carte de fidélité {f}
lozenge {n} /ˈlɑzɪndʒ/ (rhombus) :: losange {m}, rhombus {m}
lozenge {n} (medicated sweet) :: pastille {f}
Lozère {prop} (département) :: Lozère {f}
LPC {initialism} (Liberal Party of Canada) :: PLC
LPQ {initialism} (Liberal Party of Quebec) :: PLQ
LR {abbr} (light rail) :: SLR
LRT {n} (light rail transit) :: TLR
Ltd. {abbr} :: SARL
Luang Prabang {prop} (city) :: Luang Prabang
lube {n} (lubricant) SEE: lubricant ::
lube {v} (lubricate) SEE: lubricate ::
lubricant {n} (substance used to reduce friction) :: lubrifiant {m}
lubricant {n} (personal lubricant) SEE: personal lubricant ::
lubricate {v} (to make slippery or smooth) :: lubrifier
lubrication {n} /lubɹɪˈkeɪʃən/ (the application of lubricants) :: lubrification {f}
Lucas {prop} (male given name) SEE: Luke ::
Lucas {prop} (surname) :: Lucas
Lucca {prop} (province) :: Lucques
Lucca {prop} (city) :: Lucques
Lucerne {prop} (canton) :: Canton de Lucerne
Lucerne {prop} (city) :: Lucerne {f}
Lucia {prop} (female given name) SEE: Lucy ::
Lucian {prop} /ˈluː.sɪən/ (sophist of Syrian origin) :: Lucien de Samosate
Lucian {prop} (male given name) :: Lucien
lucid {adj} /ˈluːsɪd/ (clear; easily understood) :: clair {m}, claire {f}
lucid {adj} (mentally rational; sane) :: lucide {m} {f}
lucid {adj} :: lucide
lucid dream {n} (lucid dream) :: rêve lucide {m}
lucidity {n} (property of being lucid) :: lucidité {f}
lucidly {adv} /ˈluːsɪdli/ (in a lucid manner) :: lucidement
lucidness {n} /ˈluːsɪdnəs/ (property of being lucid) :: lucidité {f}
Lucifer {prop} /ˈluːsɪfə/ (figure mentioned in Isaiah 14:12) :: Lucifer {m}
luciferase {n} (biochemistry: any one of a group of enzymes that produce bioluminescence by oxidizing luciferin) :: luciférase {f}
luciferous {adj} (literally illuminating) :: lucifère {m} {f}
luciferous {adj} (figuratively illuminating) :: lucifère {m} {f}
Lucite {prop} (brand of tough transparent thermoplastic) :: plexiglas {m}
luck {n} /lʌk/ (something that happens to someone by chance) :: chance {f}, veine {f} [familiar], bol {m} [informal], cul {m} [vulgar]
luckily {adv} /ˈlʌkɪli/ (in a lucky manner) :: heureusement
lucky {adj} /ˈlʌki/ (of people, having good fortune) :: chanceux {m}, heureux {m}, veinard {m} [colloquial]
lucky {adj} (being good by chance) :: fortuné, chanceux {m}, heureux {m}, porte-bonheur
lucky break {n} (stroke of luck) :: coup de bol {m} [familiar], coup de cul {m} [vulgar]
lucky charm {n} (object kept for good luck) :: porte-bonheur {m}, amulette {f}, talisman {m}, colifichet {m}
lucrative {adj} (producing a surplus; profitable) :: lucratif
lucre {n} /ˈluːkə/ (money, riches, or wealth) :: gain {m}, profit {m}
Lucretius {prop} (Roman poet and philosopher) :: Lucrèce {m}
lucubrate {v} /ˈluː.kjə.bɹeɪt/ (work diligently by artificial light; to study at night) :: pernocter, veiller en travaillant
lucubration {n} (intense and prolonged study or meditation) :: élucubration {f}
lucubration {n} (the product of such study) :: élucubration {f}
lucumo {n} :: lucumon
Lucy {prop} /ˈluːsi/ (female given name) :: Lucie
Luddite {n} /ˈlʌ.daɪt/ (19th-century textile worker who destroyed machinery) :: luddite {m}
Ludfordian {prop} :: Ludfordien
ludic {adj} /ˈluː.dɪk/ (of or pertaining to play) :: ludique
ludicrous {adj} /ˈluː.dɪ.kɹəs/ (idiotic or unthinkable, often to the point of being funny) :: absurde
ludology {n} (study of games) :: ludologie {f}
Ludwig's angina {n} (infection of the floor of the mouth) :: angine de Ludwig {f}
lug {n} /lʌɡ/ (device for terminating an electrical conductor) :: cosse {f}
lug {v} (to haul something heavy) :: trimbaler
Lugansk {prop} (Luhansk) SEE: Luhansk ::
luger {n} /ˈluːʒ.ə(ɹ)/ (competer in the luge) :: lugeur {m}, lugeuse {f}
luggage {n} /ˈlʌɡɪd͡ʒ/ (traveller's containers) :: bagage {m}
lugsail {n} (sail) :: voile à corne {f}
lugubrious {adj} /ləˈɡuːbɹi.əs/ (gloomy) :: lugubre
lugubriously {adv} (in a lugubrious manner) :: lugubrement
Luhansk {prop} (city) :: Louhansk {m}, Lougansk {m}
Luhansk People's Republic {prop} (secessionist state in Luhanshchyna, the Ukraine) :: République populaire de Lougansk
Lukas {prop} (given name) SEE: Luke ::
Lukas {prop} (surname) SEE: Lucas ::
Lukashenko {prop} (surname) :: Loukachenko, Loukachenka
Luke {prop} /luk/ (given name) :: Luc
Luke {prop} (evangelist) :: Luc
Luke {prop} (gospel of Luke) :: Évangile selon Luc , Lc
lukewarm {adj} /ˌlukˈwɔɹm/ (temperature) :: tiède
lukewarm {adj} (not very enthusiastic) :: tiède
lull {n} /lʌl/ (a period of rest) :: pause {f}
lull {n} (a period without waves or wind.) :: bonace {f}, calme {m}
lull {v} (to cause to rest) :: apaiser, bercer, calmer
lullaby {n} /ˈlʌləbaɪ/ (a soothing song to lull children to sleep) :: berceuse {f}
lumbago {n} /lʌmˈbeɪɡoʊ/ (lumbar-region backache, see also: backache) :: lumbago {m}
lumbar puncture {n} (procedure to collect cerebrospinal fluid) :: ponction lombaire {f}
lumber {n} /ˈlʌm.bɚ/ (wood as building material) :: bois de charpente {m}
lumberjack {n} /ˈlʌm.bɚ.dʒæk/ (person who fells trees) :: bûcheron {m}
lumbermill {n} (mill for processing lumber) SEE: sawmill ::
lumen {n} /ˈluːmən/ (SI-unit for luminous flux) :: lumen
lumenal {adj} (Relating to the cavity or channel within a tube or tubular organ) :: de la lumière, du lumen
luminary {n} /ˈluːmɪn(ə)ɹi/ (one who is an inspiration to others) :: lumière {f}
luminary {n} (body that gives light) :: astre {m}
luminary {n} (artificial light) :: luminaire {m}
lumination {n} (illumination) SEE: illumination ::
luminescence {n} /luːmɪˈnɛs(ə)ns/ (emission) :: luminescence {f}
luminol {n} (chemical that exhibits blue chemiluminescence) :: luminol
luminosity {n} (state of being luminous) :: luminosité {f}
luminous {adj} /ˈluːmɪnəs/ (emitting light; glowing brightly) :: lumineux
luminous {adj} :: lumineux
luminous energy {n} (SI-unit for luminous flux) :: quantité de lumière {f}
luminous flux {n} :: flux lumineux {m}
luminous intensity {n} (measure of light) :: intensité lumineuse {f}
luminously {adv} (in a luminous manner) :: lumineusement
lummox {n} /ˈlʌməks/ (clumsy, stupid person) :: rustre {m}, mufle {m}, goujat {m}
lump {n} /lʌmp/ (something that protrudes, sticks out, or sticks together; a cluster or blob; a mound, hill, or group) :: masse, tas, protubérance, renflement {m}, bosse {f}, motte {f}
lump {n} (group, set, or unit) :: lot {m}, paquet {m}, forfait {m}
lump {n} (A small, shaped mass of sugar) :: morceau {m}
lumpenproletariat {n} /lɐmpənpɹoʊləˈtɛɹi.ət/ (in Marxism: the lowest stratum of the proletariat) :: lumpenproletariat
lumpfish {n} (lumpsucker) SEE: lumpsucker ::
lump in one's throat {n} (on the point of crying) :: nœud dans la gorge, boule dans la gorge
lumpsucker {n} (scorpaeniform fish) :: grosse poule de mer, lompe
lump sum {n} (large one-time payment) :: somme forfaitaire {f}
lumpy {adj} (full of lumps) :: grumeleux
Luna {prop} (Earth's moon) SEE: Moon ::
lunar {adj} /ˈlu.nɚ/ (of, or pertaining to, the moon) :: lunaire
lunar calendar {n} (a calendar that measures the passage of the year according to the phases of the moon) :: calendrier lunaire {m}
lunar eclipse {n} (when the Earth casts its shadow over the Moon) :: éclipse lunaire {f}
Lunarian {n} (imaginary inhabitant of the Moon) :: Lunaire {m} {f}, Sélénite {m}, Lunarien {m} [rare], Sélénien {m} [rare]
Lunar New Year {n} (Lunar new year) SEE: Chinese New Year ::
lunar phase {n} (any one of the aspects presented by the moon) :: phase lunaire {f}
lunar year {n} (a year determined by a certain number of phases of the moon) :: année lunaire {f}
lunatic {n} /ˈluːnətɪk/ (insane person) :: dément {m}, démente {f}, aliéné {m}, aliénée {f}
lunatic {adj} (crazed) :: lunatique
lunatic asylum {n} (mental hospital) SEE: mental hospital ::
lunch {n} /lʌnt͡ʃ/ (meal around midday) :: déjeuner {m}, dîner {m} [Belgium, Cajun, Swiss and Canadian French, in which "déjeuner" means "breakfast"], lunch {m} [more specific]
lunch {v} (to eat lunch) :: déjeuner, prendre déjeuner, luncher [more specific]
lunchbox {n} (container for transporting meals) :: panier repas
luncheon {n} (a formal term for lunch) SEE: lunch ::
lung {n} /ˈlʌŋ/ (organ that extracts oxygen from the air) :: poumon {m}
lung cancer {n} (cancer of the lung(s)) :: cancer du poumon {m}
lungeing cavesson {n} (halter) :: caveçon {m}
lungeing rein {n} (lunge line) :: longe {f}
lungfish {n} (air-breathing fish of the class Dipnoi) :: dipneuste {m}
lungi {n} (garment) :: lungi
lunisolar {adj} :: lunisolaire
lunisolar calendar {n} :: calendrier luni-solaire {m}
lupin {n} /ˈluːpɪn/ (any member of the genus Lupinus in the family Fabaceae) :: lupin {m}
lupin {n} (an edible lupine seed) :: lupin
lupine {adj} /ˈluː.paɪn/ (wolf-like) :: lupin
lupine {adj} (having the characteristics of a wolf) :: lupin
lupine {adj} (ravenous) :: vorace
lupine {n} (lupin) SEE: lupin ::
Lupus {prop} /ˈluːpəs/ (summer constellation of the northern sky) :: Loup {m}
lurch {n} (sudden or unsteady movement) :: embardée
lurch {v} (to make a sudden, unsteady movement) :: faire une embardée
lure {n} /lʊəɹ/ (tempting or attractive object) :: attrait {m}
lure {n} (artificial fishing bait) :: leurre {m}
lure {v} (to entice) :: attirer [dans un piège], séduire, leurrer
lurid {adj} (melodramatic) SEE: melodramatic ::
lurid {adj} /ˈlʊɹɪd/ (shocking, horrifying) :: choquant {m}, choquante {f}
lurid {adj} (ghastly, pale or wan in appearance) :: blafard {m} {f}, livide, blême
lurid {adj} (being of a light yellow hue) :: jaunâtre {m} {f}
lurk {v} /lɝk/ (to remain concealed in order to ambush) :: se cacher, s'embusquer
lurk {v} (to remain unobserved) :: se cacher, se dissimuler
lurk {v} (to hang out or wait around a location) :: traîner
lurker {n} /ˈlɜː.kə/ (someone who lurks) :: rôdeur {m}, rôdeuse {f}
Lusaka {prop} (capital of Zambia) :: Lusaka
Lusatia {prop} /luˈseɪʃə/ (region) :: Lusace {f}
lush {n} /lʌʃ/ (alcoholic) :: alcoolique {m}
Lusignan {n} /ˈluːzɪnjɒn/ (member of a royal house of French origin) :: Lusignan
Luso- {prefix} (relating to Portugal or Portuguese) :: luso-
Lusophone {adj} /ˈlusəˌfoʊn/ (of a person, Portuguese-speaking) :: lusophone
Lusophone {adj} (of a place, Portuguese-speaking) :: lusophone
Lusophone {n} (Portuguese speaker) :: lusophone {m} {f}
lust {n} /lʌst/ (strong desire, especially of a sexual nature) :: luxure {f}
lust {n} (general want or longing) :: convoitise {f}
lust {v} (strongly desire) :: joie, désirer
lust {v} (crave sexual contact) :: désirer
luster {n} (a shine, polish or sparkle) :: lustre {m}, éclat {m}
luster {n} (brilliance, attractiveness or splendor) :: éclat {m}
luster {n} (refinement, polish or quality) :: lustre
luster {n} :: lustre, splendeur
luster {n} (A period of five years, lustrum) SEE: lustrum ::
lustful {adj} /ˈlʌst.fəl/ (full of lust) :: lubrique
lustration {n} (a rite of purification, especially washing) :: lustration {f}
lustration {n} (restoration of credibility to a government by the purging earlier perpetrators) :: lustration {f}
lustre {n} (luster) SEE: luster ::
lustre {v} (luster) SEE: luster ::
lustre {n} (lustrum) SEE: lustrum ::
lustrous {adj} (having a glow or lustre) :: lustré, brillant
lustrum {n} /ˈlʌstɹəm/ (ceremonial purification of all the people, see also: lustration) :: lustre {m}
lustrum {n} (period of five years) :: lustre {m}
lute {n} /l(j)uːt/ (stringed instrument) :: luth {m}
luteal {adj} (of the corpus luteum) :: lutéal
lutein {n} (yellow carotenoid pigment) :: lutéine {f}
Lutetia {prop} (Roman town) :: Lutèce
Lutetian {prop} :: Lutétien
lutetium {n} /ljuːˈtiːʃiəm/ (chemical element with atomic number of 71) :: lutécium {m}
Lutheran {adj} /ˈluːθəɹ(ə)n/ (pertaining to the theology of Martin Luther or his followers, or the Lutheran church) :: luthérien
Lutheran {n} (member of any Christian church identifying with the theology of Martin Luther) :: luthérien {m}, luthérienne {f}
Lutheranism {n} (branch of Christianity developed by Martin Luther) :: luthéranisme {m}, luthérianisme
luthier {n} /ˈluː.ti.ɚ/ (a person who, or a business which, makes or repairs stringed wooden musical instrument) :: luthier {m}
lutz {n} /lʌts/ (in figure skating, a type of jump) :: lutz {m}
lux {n} (the derived unit of illuminance) :: lux {m}
Luxembourg {prop} /ˈlʌk.səm.bɝɡ/ (country) :: Luxembourg {m}
Luxembourger {n} (person from Luxembourg) :: Luxembourgeois {m}, Luxembourgeoise {f}
Luxembourgian {n} (Luxembourger) SEE: Luxembourger ::
Luxembourgian {adj} (Luxembourgish) SEE: Luxembourgish ::
Luxembourgish {adj} /ˈlʌksəmˌbəːɡɪʃ/ (pertaining to Luxembourg) :: luxembourgeois
Luxembourgish {prop} (language of Luxembourg) :: luxembourgeois {m}
Luxemburger {n} (Luxembourger) SEE: Luxembourger ::
luxuriant {adj} (abundant in growth or detail) :: luxuriant {m}, luxuriante {f}
luxurious {adj} /lʌɡˈʒʊɹ.i.əs/ (being very fine and comfortable) :: luxueux
luxurious {adj} (enjoying pleasures of luxury) :: de luxe
luxury {n} /ˈlʌɡʒəɹi/ (very wealthy and comfortable surroundings) :: luxe {m}
luxury {n} (something desirable but expensive) :: luxe {m}
luxury {n} (something very pleasant but not really needed in life) :: luxe {m}
luxury {n} :: luxe {m}
Luzon {prop} (largest island of the Philippines) :: Luçon {m}
Luzon Strait {prop} (strait between Taiwan and Luzon) :: détroit de Luçon {m}
Lviv {prop} (Lviv) :: Lviv {m}
löwchen {n} (Löwchen) SEE: Löwchen ::
Löwchen {n} (Löwchen) :: petit chien lion {m}
-ly {suffix} /li/ (turns nouns to adjectives with the sense "similar to") :: -ment
-ly {suffix} (used to form adverbs from adjectives) :: -ment
ly {n} :: al {f}, a.l. {f}, AL {f}, A.L. {f}
lycaenid {n} (a member of the taxonomic family Lycaenidae) :: lycénidé {m}
lycanthrope {n} (werewolf) SEE: werewolf ::
lycée {n} (a public secondary school in France) :: lycée {m}
lyceum {n} /laɪˈsiːəm/ (a public hall designed for lectures or concerts) :: lycée {m}
lychee {n} /ˈlaɪ̯t͡ʃiː/ (tree) :: letchi, litchi, li-tchi {m}
lychee {n} (fruit) :: litchi {m}, letchi {m}
Lycian {prop} /ˈlɪsi.ən/ (language) :: lycien
Lycian {n} (native of Lycia) :: Lycien
Lycian {adj} (relating to Lycia) :: lycien
Lydia {prop} /ˈlɪ.di.ə/ (biblical woman) :: Lydie
Lydia {prop} (female given name) :: Lydie
Lydian mode {n} (musical mode) :: mode lydien {m}, lydien {m}
lye {n} /laɪ/ (caustic alkaline solution) :: soude {f}, soude caustique {f}, lessive de soude {f}, potasse caustique {f}, potasse {f}
lye {n} (potassium or sodium hydroxide) :: soude caustique {f}, hydroxyde de sodium
Lyme disease {n} (infection by bacteria of the genus Borrelia) :: borréliose {f}, maladie de Lyme {f}
lymph {n} /lɪmf/ (the fluid carried by the lymphatic system) :: lymphe {f}
lymphatic {adj} (pertaining to lymph or lymphatic system) :: lymphatique
lymphatic system {n} (network of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes) :: système lymphatique {m}
lymph node {n} (filtrating oval bodies of the lymphatic system) :: ganglion lymphatique {m}, nœud lymphatique {m}
lymphocyte {n} (type of white blood cell) :: lymphocyte {m}
lymphoma {n} (malignant tumor that arises in the lymph nodes or in other lymphoid tissue) :: lymphome {m}
lynch {v} /lɪntʃ/ (execute without a proper legal trial) :: lyncher
lynching {n} /lɪntʃɪŋ/ (execution of a person without a proper legal trial) :: lynchage {m}
lynchpin {n} (securing pin) :: cheville {f}, goupille {f}
lynchpin {n} (central cohesive source of stability and security) :: cheville ouvrière {f}, pivot {m}
lynx {n} /lɪŋks/ (wild cat) :: lynx {m}, loup-cervier {m}
Lynx {prop} (constellation) :: Lynx {m}
lynx-eyed {adj} (eagle-eyed) SEE: eagle-eyed ::
lyo- {prefix} :: lyo-
lyonnaise {adj} /ˌliː.əˈneɪz/ (in a style typical to Lyons) :: lyonnais
Lyons {prop} (a city in France) :: Lyon {m}
lyophilization {n} :: lyophilisation
lyophilize {v} (freeze-dry) :: lyophiliser
lyophilized {adj} :: lyophilisé
Lyra {prop} /ˈlaɪ.ɹə/ (constellation) :: Lyre {f}
lyre {n} /ˈlaɪ.ɚ/ (stringed musical instrument) :: lyre {f}
lyric {n} (words of a song) SEE: lyrics ::
lyricist {n} (writer of lyrics) :: parolier {m}
lyric poetry {n} (lyric poetry) :: lyrique {f}, lyrisme {m}
lyrics {n} /ˈlɪɹ.ɪks/ (the words to a song) :: paroles {f-p}
lysergic {adj} (psychedelic) SEE: psychedelic ::
lysergic acid diethylamide {n} (a powerful hallucinogen) :: diéthylamide de l'acide lysergique {m}
lysine {n} (essential amino acid, C6H14N2O2) :: lysine {f}
lysis {n} /ˈlaɪsɪs/ ((medicine) gradual recovery from disease) :: rémission {f}
lysis {n} ((chemistry) destruction of cells) :: lyse {f}
-lysis {suffix} (decomposition or breakdown) :: -lyse
-lysis {suffix} (dissolving) :: -lyse
-lysis {suffix} (disintegration) :: -lyse
lysosome {n} (digestive organelle) :: lysosome {m}
lyxose {n} (aldopentose found in some bacteria) :: lyxose {m}