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la {n} /lɑː/ (syllable used in solfège to represent the sixth note of a major scale)  :: la {m}
lab {n} /læb/ (laboratory) SEE: laboratory  ::
label {n} (company selling records)  :: maison de disques {f}, label discographique {m}
label {n} /ˈleɪbəl/ (small ticket or sign giving information)  :: étiquette {f}
label {v} (give a label to in order to categorise)  :: étiqueter
label {v} (put a ticket or sign on)  :: étiqueter
labia {n} (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}
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}
labium {n} /ˈleɪbɪəm/ (liplike structure)  :: lèvre {f}, lèvre de la vulve {f}
lab mouse {n} (laboratory mouse) SEE: laboratory mouse  ::
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}
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 relations {n} (industrial relations) SEE: industrial relations  ::
labor union {n} (labor union) SEE: trade union  ::
labour {n} (giving birth)  :: accouchement {m}
labour {n} /ˈleɪ.bɚ/ (work)  :: ouvrage {m}, travail {m}, travail {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} /læb.ə.ˈrɪn.θi.ɛn/ (mazelike) SEE: labyrinthine  ::
labyrinthiform {adj} (having the form of a labyrinth) SEE: labyrinthine  ::
labyrinthine {adj} /læb.əˈrɪn.θɪn/ (physically resembling a labyrinth)  :: labyrinthique {m} {f}
labyrinthitis {n} (inflammation)  :: labyrinthite {f}
lac {n} /læk/ (a resinous substance)  :: laque {f}
lac {n} /lɑk/ (lakh) SEE: lakh  ::
lace {n} (cord for fastening a shoe or garment)  :: lacet {m}
lace {n} /leɪs/ (fabric)  :: dentelle {f}
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}
lachrymable {adj} (lamentable) SEE: lamentable  ::
lachrymal {adj} (of or relating to tears) SEE: lacrimal  ::
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} /ˌlækəˈdeizikəl/ (showing no interest or enthusiasm)  :: languide
lackey {n} (a fawning, servile follower)  :: laquais {m}
lackey {n} /ˈlæ.ki/ (liveried male servant)  :: laquais {m}
Laconia {prop} /ləˈkəʊ.ni.ə/ (region in the southern Peloponnese)  :: Laconie
laconic {adj} /ləˈkɑnɪk/ (using as few words as possible)  :: laconique
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} (lactation period)  :: lactation {f}
lactation {n} /lækˈteɪʃən/ (secretion of milk)  :: lactation {f}
lactation {n} (process of providing milk to the young)  :: allaitement {m}, lactation {f} [dated]
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} (of or relating to lakes)  :: lacustre
lacy {adj}  :: de dentelle
lacy {adj} /ˈleɪsi/ (made of lace or decorated with it)  :: en/de dentelle
lad {n} (a groom who works with horses)  :: palefrenier {m}
lad {n} (familiar term of address for a man)  :: garçon {m}, gars {m}
lad {n} /læd/ (a boy)  :: garçon {m}
Ladakh {prop} /ləˈdɑːk/ (region)  :: Ladakh
ladder {n} /ˈlædɚ/ (climbing tool)  :: échelle {f}
ladder snake {n} (Rhinechis scalaris)  :: couleuvre à échelons
lade {v} /leɪd/ (To fill or load)  :: charger
laden {adj} (heavy)  :: chargé {m}, chargée {f}
laden {adj} (weighed down with a load, burdened)  :: chargé {m}, chargée {f}
ladette {n} (young woman of masculine manners)  :: garçon manqué {m}, garçonne {f}
ladies and gentlemen {n} (used to address an audience)  :: 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} (restroom for women)  :: 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
Ladoga {prop} (a lake in Russia)  :: lac Ladoga {m}
lady {n} /ˈleɪdi/ (woman of breeding and authority)  :: dame {f}
lady {n} (polite term referring a woman)  :: dame {f}
lady {n} (wife of a lord)  :: dame {f}, madame {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} /ˈleɪ.di.bʌɡ/ (ladybird) SEE: ladybird  ::
ladyfinger {n} (small sponge cake)  :: boudoir
lady-in-waiting {n} (woman who is a servant to a lady)  :: dame de compagnie {f}
ladyship {n} /ˈleɪ.di.ʃɪp/ (Term of respect)  :: La Dame {f}, Madame {f}
lady's man {n} (womanizer) SEE: womanizer  ::
lady's smock {n} (cuckooflower) SEE: cuckooflower  ::
Laertes {prop} /leɪˈɜɹtiːz/ (the father of Odysseus)  :: Laërte {m}
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} /ˈlaɡəd/ (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} /ˈlædʒɨd/ (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} (Langrangian function)  :: 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)  :: tanière {f}, antre {m}
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} (coloring agent)  :: laque {f}
lake {n} /leɪk/ (body of water)  :: lac {m}
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-Huron {prop} (one of the Great Lakes)  :: Lac Michigan-Huron {m}
lakeside {adj} (on 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}
lamb {n} (flesh of lamb as food)  :: agneau {m}
lamb {n} /læm/ (young sheep)  :: agneau {m}, agnelle {f}
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} (a title for Jesus that appears in the Gospel of John)  :: Agneau de Dieu {m}
lame {adj}  :: boiteux, nul, minable
lame {adj} /leɪm/ (unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs)  :: boiteux {m}, boiteuse {f}
lame {adj} (slang: failing to be cool, funny, interesting or relevant)  :: nul, [slang, France] naze {m} {f}, [Quebec, informal] poche
lame {adj} (slang: unconvincing)  :: boîteux, pitoyable, nul {m}, bancal {m}
lame duck {n} (a person or thing that is helpless, inefficient or disabled)  :: canard boiteux {m}
lamella {n} /ləˈmɛl.ə/ (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} (bewail)  :: plaindre
lament {v} (express grief)  :: se lamenter
lamentable {adj} /ləˈmɛn.tə.bəl/ (deplorable)  :: lamentable, déplorable
lamentably {adv} (regrettably) SEE: regrettably  ::
lamentation {n} /ˌlæm.ɛnˈteɪ.ʃən/  :: gémissement, lamentation
Lamethist {adj}  :: lamethiste
lamia {n} /ˈleɪmɪə/ (monster in mythology)  :: lamie {f}
Lamia {prop} (city in Greece)  :: Lamia
laminate {n} (Material formed of thin sheets)  :: lamifié {m}, stratifié {m}
laminate {v} /ˈlæmɪneɪt/ (To assemble from thin sheets)  :: lamifier, stratifier
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} /ˈlaməɡaɪə/ (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}
lampoon {v} (satirize) SEE: satirize  ::
lamppost {n} (pole that holds up a light)  :: réverbère {m}
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} ((military) soldier armed with a lance)  :: lance {f}
lance {n} (spear or harpoon used by whalers)  :: lance {f}
lance {n} (wooden weapon used in jousting or tilting)  :: 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} (country or region)  :: contrée {f}, pays {m}
land {n} (fright) SEE: fright  ::
land {n} (ground that is suitable for farming)  :: terre {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} (someone's homeplace)  :: pays {m}
-land {suffix} /lənd/ (territory, country or region (suffix))  :: terre {f}, pays {m}, -lande {f}, -ie {f}
land {v} (to bring to land)  :: poser
land {v} (to deliver) SEE: deliver  ::
land {v} (to descend to a surface, especially from the air)  :: se poser, atterrir
lander {n} /ˈlandə/ (space probe)  :: atterrisseur {m}
landfill {n} /ˈlænd.fɪl/  :: 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} (an in-between platform)  :: palier {m}
landing {n} (coming to earth, as of an airplane)  :: atterrissage {m}
landing {n} (corridor)  :: palier {m}
landing craft {n} (a type of flat-bottomed boat)  :: chaland de débarquement
landing net {n} (Fishnet)  :: épuisette {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} /ˈlændˌlakt/ (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} (notable location)  :: site {m}
landmark {n} (recognizable feature)  :: repère {m}, point de repère {m}
landmass {n} /ˈlænd.mæs/ (a large continuous area of land)  :: masse terrestre {f}
Land of the Rising Sun {prop} (Japan as "Land of the Rising Sun")  :: 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} /ˈlændˌreɪs/ (local variety of domesticated animal or plant adapted to its environment)  :: race naturelle {f}
landscape {n} /ˈlandskeɪp/ (portion of land or territory)  :: paysage
landslide {n} /ˈlænd.slaɪd/ (natural disaster)  :: glissement de terrain {m}
landslide victory {n} (overwhelming victory in an election)  :: victoire écrasante {f}
lane {n} (course for ships or aircraft)  :: [for aircraft] couloir aérien {m}, couloir {m}
lane {n} (division of roadway)  :: voie {f}
lane {n} /le͡ɪn/ (passageway)  :: chemin {m}, [in a town] ruelle {f}, allée {f}
Langhian {prop} (subdivision of the Miocene epoch)  :: Langhien
Langobard {n} (Lombard) SEE: Lombard  ::
language {n} (computer language, see also: computer language)  :: langage {m}
language {n} /ˈleɪŋɡwɪdʒ/ (body of words used as a form of communication)  :: langue {f}
language {n} (nonverbal communication)  :: langage {m}, langue {m}
language {n} (particular words used)  :: langage {m}, parler {m}
language {n} (the ability to communicate using words)  :: langage {m}
language {n} (vocabulary of a particular field)  :: langage {m}, jargon {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 swap {n} (language exchange) SEE: language exchange  ::
langued {adj} (having the tongue visible)  :: lampassé
Languedoc {n} (French province)  :: Languedoc {m}
Languedoc-Roussillon {prop} (region of France)  :: Languedoc-Roussillon {m}
languid {adj} /ˈlæŋ.ɡwɪd/  :: faiblard, faible, apathique
languish {v} /ˈleɪŋ.ɡwɪʃ/ (to lose strength and become weak)  :: dépérir, se cachectiser, se rabougrir, devenir étique
languish {v} (to be neglected, to make little progress)  :: péricliter, décliner, stagner, piétiner, marquer le pas, patauger
languish {v} (to live in miserable conditions)  :: traîner une misérable éxistence, vivoter
languish {v} (to pine away with longing)  :: languir, se mourir
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} (temperature anomaly)  :: La Niña {f}
lanichol {n} (lanolin) SEE: lanolin  ::
laniol {n} (lanolin) SEE: lanolin  ::
lank {adj} /leɪŋk/ (of hair straight and flat)  :: plats {m-p}
lanky {adj} /ˈlæŋk.i/ (tall, slim)  :: grand
lanolin {n} (greasy yellow substance)  :: lanoline {f}
lantern {n} (Aristotle's lantern) SEE: Aristotle's lantern  ::
lantern {n} (A smaller and secondary cupola crowning a larger one)  :: lanterne {f}
lantern {n} /ˈlæn.tɚn/ (case of transparent material made to protect a flame, or light)  :: lanterne {f}
lanternfish {n} (Any small, deep sea fish of family Myctophidae)  :: poissons-lanternes
lanthanum {n} (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}
Lao {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Laos, the people or their language)  :: lao [the people], laotien {m}, laotienne {f}
Lao {n} /laʊ/ (person)  :: Laotien {m}, Laotienne {f}
Lao {prop} (language)  :: laotien {m}
Laocoön {prop} /leɪˈɒkɵ.ɒn/ (The Trojan and the Argonaut)  :: Laocoon {m}
Laos {prop} /ˈlaʊs/ (country in Southeast Asia)  :: Laos {m}
Laotian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Laos)  :: [the people] lao, laotien {m}, laotienne {f}
Laotian {n} /leɪˈoʊʃən/ (Laotian person) SEE: Lao  ::
Laotian {prop} (language)  :: laotien {m}
Lao-Tzu {prop} (Laozi) SEE: Laozi  ::
Laozi {prop} (influential Chinese philosopher and founder of Taoism)  :: Lao Tseu {m}, Laozi {m}
lap {n} /læp/ (the loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron)  :: côté
lap {n} (the upper legs of a seated person)  :: genoux {m-p}
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 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} (stonecutter)  :: lapicide {m} {f}
lapidarian {adj} (lapidary) SEE: lapidary  ::
lapidarian {n} (lapidary) SEE: lapidary  ::
lapidate {v} /ˈlæpɪˌdeɪt/ (stone to death)  :: lapider
lapidation {n} (act of stoning, sometimes to the point of death)  :: lapidation {f}
lapis lazuli {n} (precious blue stone)  :: lapis-lazuli {m}
Laplace operator {n} (mathematics, physics: elliptic 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}
lappet moth {n} (eggar) SEE: eggar  ::
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} (female given name)  :: Lara {f}
larboard {n} (The left side of a ship)  :: babord {m}, bâbord {m}
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} /lɑɹdʒ/ (of greater size, see also: big)  :: grand
large bonito {n} (skipjack tuna) SEE: skipjack tuna  ::
large intestine {n} (bodily organ)  :: gros intestin {m}
largely {adv} (for the most part)  :: en général, pour la plupart
largely {adv} /ˈlɑɹdʒ.li]/ (in a widespread or large manner)  :: en grande partie, largement
largen {v} (enlarge) SEE: enlarge  ::
large-scale {adj} (drawn large so as to show detail)  :: à grande échelle
large-scale {adj} (large in amount, scope or extent)  :: 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} /lɑːɹk/ (bird)  :: alouette {f}
lark {n} (one who wakes early)  :: lève-tôt {m}
larkspur {n} (Delphinium)  :: pied d’alouette {m}, dauphinelle {f}
larva {n} (an animal in such stage of growth)  :: larve {f}
larva {n} /ˈlɑɹ.və/ (a stage of growth)  :: larve {f}
laryngeal {adj} /ləˈrɪn.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}
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} (laser beam) SEE: laser beam  ::
laser {n} (laser printer) SEE: laser printer  ::
laser {n} /ˈleɪz.ə(ɹ)/ (device producing beam of light)  :: laser {m}
laser beam {n} (light from a laser)  :: rayon laser {m}
laser disc {n} (laserdisc) SEE: laserdisc  ::
Laserdisc {n} (disc in this format) SEE: laserdisc  ::
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 scold)  :: gronder
lash {v} (to strike with a lash)  :: fouetter
La Spezia {prop} (port)  :: La Spezia
La Spezia {prop} (province)  :: La Spezia
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} (endure, continue over time)  :: durer
last but not least {adv} (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 name {n} (surname) SEE: surname  ::
last night {adv} (during the night before today)  :: hier soir
last night {n} (previous evening or night)  :: 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
latch {n} /lætʃ/ (fastening for a door)  :: loquet {m}
late {adj} (euphemism for dead)  :: défunt {m}, feu, regretté {m}, regrettée {f}
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 {adv} (proximate in time)  :: tard
latecomer {n} /ˈleɪtˌkʌm.ɚ/ (one who arrived late)  :: retardataire {m}
Late Latin {prop} (form of the Latin language used between the 3rd and 8th centuries)  :: bas latin {m}, latin tardif {m}
lately {adv} /ˈleɪ (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 {adj} (coming afterward in time)  :: postérieur
later {adj} (more late)  :: plus en retard
later {adv} (afterward in time)  :: plus tard
later {adv} (at some unspecified time in the future)  :: plus tard
later {adv} /ˈleɪtɚ/ (more late)  :: plus en retard
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
laterite {n} /ˈlatəɹʌɪt/ (red hard or gravel-like soil or subsoil)  :: latérite {f}
later on {adv} (later on)  :: ultérieurement
laters {interj} (slang expression used at parting)  :: [informal] à plus, [informal] a+
latex {n} (emulsion)  :: latex {m}
latex {n} /ˈleɪˌtɛks/ (milky sap)  :: latex
lath {n}  :: 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} (foam from profuse sweating)  :: écume {f}
lather {n} /ˈlæðɚ/ (foam of soap and water)  :: mousse de savon {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 {m}, latine {f}
Latin {adj} (Roman Catholic) SEE: Roman Catholic  ::
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 {adj} (Of or relating to Latin America)  :: latino-américain
Latin American {n} (A native or inhabitant of Latin America)  :: latino-américain {m}, latino-américaine {f}
Latinist {n} (scholar who studies Latin)  :: latiniste {m} {f}
Latinity {n} (essence of being Latin)  :: latinité {f}
Latinization {n} /ˈlætɪn.aɪˌzeI.ʃʌn/ (act or process of Latinizing)  :: latinisation {f}
Latinize {v} /ˈlæt.ɪn.aɪz/ (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} (imaginary line parallel to the equator)  :: latitude {f}, parallèle {m} {f}
latitude {n} /ˈlæt.ɪ.tud/ (angular distance north or south from the equator)  :: latitude {f}
latitudinarian {adj} /lædɪtuːdəˈnɛriən/ (tolerant, especially of other people's religious views)  :: latitudinaire
latitudinarian {n} (a person who is tolerant)  :: latitudinaire
Latium {prop} /ˈleɪʃiəm/ (region of central Italy)  :: Latium {m}
latrine {n} /ləˈtɹiːn/ (a very simple toilet facility, usually just a pit or trench)  :: letrine {f}, letrines {f-p}
-latry {suffix} (forms a noun meaning worship of stemmed noun)  :: -lâtrie {f}
lats {n} /ˈlɑts/ (currency of Latvia) SEE: lat  ::
latte {n} /ˈlɑ.teɪ/ (caffè latte)  :: café au lait {m}
latter {adj} (close (or closer) to the present time)  :: dernier
latter {adj} /ˈlæt.ə(ɹ)/ (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-day Saint {n} (member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)  :: Saint des derniers jours {m}
lattice {n} /ˈlæt.ɪs/ (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} /ˈlætviən/ (pertaining to Latvia or the Latvian language)  :: letton
Latvian {n} (person pertaining to Latvia)  :: Letton {m}, Lettone {f}
Latvian {prop} (Baltic language of Latvia)  :: letton {m}
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} (make an object of laughter or ridicule)  :: se rire de, se moquer de
laugh {v} (show mirth by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face and emission of sounds)  :: rire
laughable {adj} (fitted to exite laughter)  :: risible, ridicule
laughing gas {n} (common name for nitrous oxide)  :: gaz hilarant {m}
laughing hyena {n} (spotted hyena) SEE: spotted hyena  ::
laughing kookaburra {n} (Dacelo novaguineae)  :: martin-chasseur géant {m}
laughing stock {n} (object of ridicule)  :: risée {f}, objet de moquerie {m}
laugh one's head off {v} (laugh uproariously)  :: avoir le fou rire
laughter {n} /ˈlæftɚ/ (sound (as) of laughing)  :: rire {m}
laughter {n} (movement of the muscles of the laughing face)  :: rire {m}
launch {n} (act of launching)  :: lancement {m}
launch {v}  :: lancer
launch {v} /lɔntʃ/ (throw, hurl, let fly, propel with force)  :: lancer
launch pad {n} /ˈlɑntʃ.pæd/ (launch pad)  :: aire de lancement {f}
launder {n} /ˈlɔndɚ/ (washerwoman) SEE: washerwoman  ::
launder {v} (to wash and iron)  :: blanchir
launderette {n} (place with facilities for washing that public may use)  :: lavomatique {m}, laverie automatique {f}
laundress {n} (A woman whose employment is laundering)  :: blanchisseuse {f}
laundromat {n} (launderette) SEE: launderette  ::
laundry {n} /ˈlɔːn.dri/ (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} (female given name)  :: Laura, Laure
laureate {adj} /ˈlɒ.ɹiː.ət/ (one crowned with laurel)  :: lauréat {m}, lauréate {f}
laureate {n} (one crowned with laurel)  :: lauréat {m}, lauréate {f}
laurel {n} (crown of laurel)  :: couronne de laurier
laurel {n} (honor, distinction)  :: lauriers {m-p}
laurel {n} /ˈlɔɹ.əl/ (evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus)  :: laurier {m}
Laurel and Hardy {prop} /ˈlɔɹ.əl ænd ˈhɑɹ.di/ (Laurel and Hardy)  :: Laurel et Hardy
Laurence {prop} (male given name)  :: Laurent
Laurentian {adj} /lɑˈrɛnʃən/  :: laurentien
Laurentian {n}  :: Laurentien
Lausanne {prop} /loʊˈzæn/ (city)  :: Lausanne {f}
lav {n} (slang: toilet)  :: petit coin {m}
lava {n} /ˈlɑːvə/ (melted rock)  :: lave {f}
lava {n} (magma) SEE: magma  ::
lavabo {n} (washbasin)  :: lavabo {m}
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}
lavender {adj} (colour)  :: lavande {m} {f}, bleu lavande
lavender {n} (colour)  :: bleu lavande {m}
lavender {n} /ˈlæv.ən.dɚ/ (plant)  :: lavande {f}
lavishly {adv} (in a lavish manner)  :: fastueusement
lavishness {n} /ˈlæv.ɪʃ.nɪs/ (state or characteristic of being lavish)  :: faste {m}
law {n} (body of rules and standards to be applied by courts)  :: droit {f}
law {n} (body of rules from the legislative authority)  :: loi {f}
law {n} /lɔ/ (written or understood rule)  :: loi {f}
law {n} (observed physical behavior)  :: loi {f}, théorème {m}
law {n} (statement that is true under specified conditions)  :: loi {f}
law and order {n} (enforcement of law, statutes and social conventions)  :: ordre public {m}
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} (an officer of the law)  :: homme de loi {m}
lawman {n} /lɔmæn/ (lawyer) SEE: lawyer  ::
lawn {n} (ground covered with grass)  :: gazon {m}, pelouse {f}
lawn {n} /lɔn/ (open space between woods)  :: clairière
lawn bowling {n} (bowls) SEE: bowls  ::
lawn-mower {n} (lawnmower) SEE: lawnmower  ::
lawnmower {n} /ˈlɔn.moʊ.ɝ/ (a device to cut grass)  :: tondeuse à gazon {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 nature {n} (physical law) SEE: physical law  ::
law of the jungle {n} (The survival of the fittest)  :: loi de la jungle {f}
Lawrence {prop} /ˈlɒ.ɹəns/ (male given name) SEE: Laurence  ::
lawrencium {n} (chemical element)  :: lawrencium {m}
lawsuit {n} /ˈlɔˌsut/ (case where a court is needed to resolve differences)  :: poursuite judiciaire {f}, procès {m}
lawyer {n} /lɔɪ.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} (lacking care)  :: laxiste {m} {f}
lax {adj} /læks/ (not strict; lenient; allowing for deviation)  :: laxiste {m} {f}
laxative {n} /ˈlæk.sə.tɪv/ (substance with a laxative effect)  :: laxatif {m}
lay {adj} (non-clergy)  :: laïque {m} {f}
lay {v} /leɪ̯/ (to place something down in a position of rest)  :: coucher, poser, mettre
lay {v} (to deposit an egg)  :: pondre
layabout {n} /ˈleɪəˌbaʊt/ (lazy person)  :: fainéant {m}, [colloquial] glandeur {m}
lay down {v} (to lie down for rest)  :: se coucher
layer {n} (hen kept to lay eggs)  :: pondeuse {f}
layer {n} (item of clothing worn under or over another)  :: couche {f}
layer {n} /ˈleɪ.ɚ/ (single thickness of some material covering a surface)  :: couche {f}
layer {n} (shoot of a plant)  :: marcotte {f}
lay figure {n} (jointed model) SEE: dummy  ::
lay figure {n} (unimportant person) SEE: Joe Average  ::
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} (map or a drawing of a construction site)  :: plan
layout {n} (process of arranging media content for publishing)  :: mise en page {f} maquette {f}
layout {n} (structured arrangement of items)  :: disposition {f}, schéma {m}, structure {f}
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} (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
lazybones {n} (person who is lazy)  :: flemmard {m}, fainéant {m}, fainéante {f}
lazy eye {n} (amblyopia) SEE: amblyopia  ::
LCD {n} (liquid crystal display)  :: ACL
LDP {initialism} (Liberal Democratic Party of Japan)  :: PLD {m}
LDS {adj} (of or relating to Mormon church)  :: SDJ
lead {n} (bullets)  :: plomb {m}
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} (leash)  :: laisse {f}
lead {n} /lɛd/ (chemical element)  :: plomb {m}
lead {n} (plummet to measure depth of water)  :: sonde {f}
lead {n} (potential customer)  :: prospect {m}
lead {n} (refill for writing tool)  :: mine {f}
lead {v} (conduct or direct with authority)  :: diriger, commander
lead {v} (draw or direct by influence)  :: amener à, pousser à, conduire à
lead {v} (go or be in advance of; precede)  :: mener
lead {v} (guide or conduct in a certain course)  :: mener, conduire, guider
lead {v} (guide or conduct oneself)  :: mener, amener
lead {v} (intransitive: be more advanced)  :: mener
lead {v} (intransitive: have the highest interim score in a game)  :: mener
lead {v} (intransitive: tend or reach in a certain direction)  :: mener
lead {v} /liːd/ (guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact connection)  :: guider
lead astray {v} (to misguide or misdirect)  :: induire en erreur
leader {n} /ˈliːdɚ/ (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 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} (computing, mathematics: tree node without descendants)  :: feuille
leaf {n} (flat section used to extend a table)  :: rallonge {f}
leaf {n} (layer supporting the kidney of a pig) SEE: leaf fat  ::
leaf {n} /liːf/ (part of a plant)  :: feuille {f}
leaf {n} (moveable panel of a bridge or door)  :: battant {m}
leaf {n} (sheet of a book)  :: feuille {f}
leaf {n} (sheet of any substance beaten or rolled until very thin)  :: feuille {f}
leaf {n} (tea leaves) SEE: tea leaves  ::
leaflet {n} /ˈliːflɪt/ (component of a compound leaf)  :: foliole {f}
leaflet {n} (small piece of paper with information)  :: tract, prospectus, dépliant {m}
leaf through {v} (to turn the pages of (a book) rapidly reading short sections at random)  :: feuilleter
leafy {adj} (in the form of leaves (of some material))  :: feuilleté {m}, feuilletée {f}
leafy {adj} /ˈliːfi/ (covered with leaves)  :: feuillu {m}, feuillue {f}
league {n} (distance)  :: lieue {f}
league {n} /liːɡ/ (a group or association of cooperating members)  :: ligue {f}
league {n} (organization of sports teams)  :: ligue {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} (divulgation, or disclosure, of information)  :: fuite {f}
leak {n} (entrance or escape of a fluid)  :: fuite {f}
leak {n} /liːk/ (hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape)  :: fuite, voie d'eau
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 {adj} (being slim and muscular)  :: mince
lean {adj} (having a low proportion of a desired substance)  :: pauvre
lean {adj} (having little extra or little to spare)  :: serré
lean {adj} (of meat, having little fat)  :: maigre
lean {v} /liːn/ (to incline)  :: pencher
lean {v} (to hang outwards)  :: se pencher
lean {v} (to press against)  :: se presser
Leaning Tower of Pisa {prop} (the tower)  :: tour penchée de Pise {f}
leap {n} (the act of leaping)  :: saut {m}, bond {m}
leap {v} /liːp/ (to jump)  :: sauter, bondir
leap day {n} (extra day in a leap year)  :: bissexte {m}
leap frog {n} (children's game)  :: saute mouton
leapfrog {n} (children's game)  :: saute-mouton {m}
leapfrog {v} (to jump over an 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 be studying)  :: étudier
learn {v} (to come to know; to become informed of; to find out)  :: apprendre
learn {v} (to make use of a bad experience)  :: apprendre
learned {adj}  :: enseigné, instruit
learned {adj} /lɛɹnd/ (acquired by learning)  :: appris
learned {adj} /lɛɹːnd/ (having much learning)  :: érudit, savant, instruit
learner {n} /ˈlɝnɚ/ (one that is learning)  :: apprenant {m}, apprenante {f}
learning {n} /ˈlɝnɪŋ/ (action of the verb)  :: apprentissage
learning disability {n} (disability which prevents the sufferer from learning in a typical manner)  :: trouble des apprentissages {m}
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 {adv} (in the smallest degree)  :: moindre; moins
least {determiner} /liːst/ (the smallest amount of)  :: moindre
least significant bit {n} (bit of the largest order)  :: bit le moins significatif
least weasel {n} /ˈliːstˈwizəl/ (Mustela nivalis)  :: belette {f}
leather {adj} (made of leather)  :: de cuir
leather {n} /ˈlɛðɚ/ (material produced by tanning animal skin)  :: cuir {m}
leatherette {n} /ˌlɛðəˈrɛt/ (a type of fabric)  :: cuir artificiel {m}, skaï
leave {n} (absence from work)  :: congé {m}
leave {n} (departure)  :: congé {m}
leave {n} (permission)  :: permission {f}
leave {v}  :: laisser
leave {v} /liːv/ (To cause to remain as available, not take away, refrain from depleting)  :: laisser, oublier
leave {v} (To depart from, end one's connection or affiliation with)  :: quitter, partir de
leave {v} (To depart (intransitive))  :: partir
leave {v} (To transfer possession after death)  :: laisser
leave alone {v} (to stop bothering)  :: laisser tranquille
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")
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 {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Lebanon, its people or language)  :: libanais
Lebanese {n} /lɛ.bəˈniːz/ (A person from Lebanon)  :: Libanais {m}, Libanaise {f}
Lebanon {prop} /ˈlɛbənɒn/ (Lebanese Republic)  :: Liban {m}
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 {n} (chemical principle)  :: principe de Le Chatelier {m}
lecher {n} /lɛtʃə(r)/ (a lecherous man)  :: paillard {m}
lecherous {adj} (given to a lustful craving of sexually deviant activities)  :: lubrique
lechery {n} /ˈlɛtʃ.ər.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}
lectionary {n} (book)  :: lectionnaire {m}
lecture {n} /ˈlɛk.tʃɚ/ (a spoken lesson)  :: conférence {f}, cours magistral {m}
lecture {v} (to berate, to scold)  :: gronder, faire la leçon
lecture {v} (to teach)  :: donner une conférence, donner un cours magistral
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}
LED {n} /ɛl.iː.ˈdiː/ (light-emitting diode)  :: diode électroluminescente {f}, DEL {f}, LED {f}
ledge {n} (cornice)  :: corniche {f}
ledge {n} /lɛdʒ/ (lintel)  :: linteau {m}
ledger {n} (board attached to a wall to provide support)  :: longrine {f}
ledger {n} (collection of accounting entries)  :: grand livre {m}
ledger {n} /ˈlɛdʒə(ɹ)/ (book for keeping notes)  :: registre {m}
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 {n} (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  ::
leek {n} /liːk/ (vegetable)  :: poireau {m}, porrée {f}, porreau {m}, poirée {f}, poirette {f}, asperge du pauvre
leer {v} /lɪɹ/ (to look with sexual desire or malicious intent)  :: lorgner, zieuter, mater [sexually]
lees {n}  :: lie {f}, lie {f}
leeway {n} (degree or amount of freedom or flexibility)  :: latitude {f}
leeway {n} (drift of a ship or airplane in a leeward direction)  :: dérive
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 ensemble of left-wing political parties)  :: gauche {f}
left {n} (the left side)  :: gauche {f}
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}
leftover {adj} (remaining as meal is complete)  :: restant {m}
leftover {adj} (remaining, left behind)  :: restant {m}, restante {f}
leftover {n} (something left behind)  :: reste {m}
leftovers {n} (Food remaining after a meal)  :: restes {m-p}
left wing {n} (ice hockey)  :: ailier gauche {m}
left wing {n} (politics)  :: aile gauche {f}
left-wing {adj} (supporting political change)  :: gauche
lefty {n} /ˈlɛfti/ (left-hander) SEE: left-hander  ::
leg {n} /lɛɡ/ (lower limb from groin to ankle)  :: jambe {f}
legacy {adj} (aging computer system)  :: système hérité {m}
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 code {n} (Source code that relates to a no-longer supported or manufactured operating system)  :: code hérité {m}
legal {adj} (allowed or prescribed by law)  :: légal
legal {adj} /ˈliɡəl/ (relating to the law or to lawyers)  :: légal
legal age {n} (age of majority) SEE: age of majority  ::
legalese {n}  :: jargon juridique {m}
legalise {v} (make legal)  :: légaliser
legality {n} (lawfulness)  :: légalité {f}
legalization {n} (process of making something legal)  :: légalisation {f}
legalize {v} (legalise) SEE: legalise  ::
legally {adv} /ˈligəli/ (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 term {n} (a term with a specific meaning in a legal context)  :: terme juridique
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} (any person of extraordinary accomplishment)  :: légende {f}
legend {n} (key to the symbols and color codes on a map)  :: légende {f}
legend {n} /ˈlɛdʒ.ənd/ (story of unknown origin describing plausible but extraordinary past events)  :: légende
legendary {adj} (of or pertaining to a legend)  :: légendaire
legging {n} /lɛɡ.ɪŋ/ (leg covering)  :: molletière {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}
Legion of Honor {prop}  :: Légion d’honneur {f}
legislate {v} /ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪt/ (to pass laws)  :: légiférer
legislation {n} (law already enacted by legislature)  :: loi {f}
legislation {n} (the act of legislating)  :: législation {f}
legislative {adj} /ˈledʒɪsleɪtɪv/ (Making or 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} /ˈliːdʒɪst/ (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  ::
legume {n} /lɪˈɡjuːm/ (fruit or seed of leguminous plants)  :: légume
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} (city in South Holland)  :: Leyde
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} /ˈlɛmə/ (mathematics: proposition used mainly in the proof of some other proposition)  :: lemme {m}
lemma {n} (linguistics: canonical form of a term)  :: lemme {m}, entée, terme vedette
lemma {n} (linguistics: lexeme) SEE: lexeme  ::
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 {adj} (having the colour/color of lemons)  :: jaune citron
lemon {adj} (having the flavour/flavor and/or scent of lemons)  :: au citron
lemon {n} (colour/color)  :: jaune citron
lemon {n} (defective item)  :: chiotte {f}, [Quebec] citron {m}
lemon {n} /ˈlɛmən/ (citrus fruit)  :: citron {m}
lemon {n} (tree)  :: citronnier {m}
lemonade {n} (carbonated beverage)  :: limonade {f}
lemonade {n} /ˌlɛmənˈeɪd/ (still beverage)  :: citronnade {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(r)/ (strepsirrhine primate of the infraorder Lemuriformes, superfamily Lemuroidea)  :: lémur {m}
Lena {prop} (Lena River)  :: Léna {f}
lend {v} /lɛnd/ (to allow to be used temporarily)  :: prêter
lend {v} ((proscribed) to borrow) SEE: borrow  ::
lend {v} ((reflexive) to be suitable)  :: se prêter à
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}
lenient {adj} /ˈliːniənt/ (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} /liːˈnɪʃən/ (weakening of consonant articulation)  :: lénition {f}
lens {n} (anatomy: transparent crystalline structure in the eye)  :: cristallin {m}
lens {n} (biology: genus of the legume family; its bean)  :: 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} /lɛnz/ (object focusing or defocusing the light passing through it)  :: lentille {f}
lens {v} (to film)  :: filmer
Lent {prop} /lɛnt/ (period of penitence for Christians 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
lenticular {n} (lenticular galaxy) SEE: lenticular galaxy  ::
lenticular {n} (lenticular image) SEE: lenticular image  ::
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 {n} (Someone with a Leo star sign)  :: Lion
Leo {prop} (astrological sign)  :: Lion {m}
Leo {prop} (constellation)  :: Lion {m}
Leo {prop} /ˈliːoʊ/ (male given name)  :: Léon, Léo
Leo Minor {prop} (a spring constellation of the northern sky)  :: le Petit Lion {m}
Leonard {prop} /ˈlɛnɚd/ (male given name)  :: Léonard
Leonese {adj} (from León)  :: léonais
Leonese {n} (Someone from León)  :: Léonais {m}, Léonaise {f}
Leonese {prop} (language)  :: léonais
leonine {adj} (of or like a lion)  :: léonin
leopard {n} /ˈlɛpəd/ (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} (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 elves)  :: lutin {m}, farfadet {m}
leprosarium {n} (institution or place to quarantine and treat leprous people)  :: léproserie {f}, ladrerie {f}, maladrerie {f}
leprosy {n} (disease of the skin not conclusively identified, which can also affect clothes and houses)  :: lèpre {f}
leprosy {n} /ˈlɛprəsi/ (infectious disease caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae)  :: 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} (elementary particle)  :: lepton {m}
lepton {n} /ˈlɛptɒn/ (coin)  :: 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} (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 {adj} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian  ::
Lesbian {adj} (of the island of Lesbos)  :: lesbien
Lesbian {n} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian  ::
Lesbian {n} (native or inhabitant of the island of Lesbos)  :: Lesbien {m}, Lesbienne {f}
lesbianism {n} (Female homosexuality)  :: lesbianisme {m}
lesbo {n} /ˈlɛzboʊ/ (lesbian) SEE: lesbian  ::
Lesbos {prop} /ˈlɛz.bɒs/ (island)  :: Lesbos
lese majesty {n} /liz ˈmædʒəsti/ (crime of violating majesty)  :: lèse-majesté {f}
lesene {n} (architectural element)  :: lésène {f}
lesion {n} (an infected or otherwise injured or diseased organ or part)  :: lésion {f}
lesion {n} /ˈliːʒən/ (a wound or an injury)  :: lésion {f}
lesion {v} (to wound or injure, especially in an experiment or other controlled procedure)  :: blesser
Leslie {prop} (female given name)  :: Leslie
Lesotho {prop} /ləˈsuːtuː/ (country in Southern Africa)  :: Lesotho {m}
l'esprit de l'escalier {n} /lɛˈspɹiː də lɛˈskaljeɪ/ (retort thought of too late)  :: l'esprit de l'escalier {m}
less {adj}  :: moins de, moins que
less {adj} (not as much)  :: moins
less {adv} (in lower degree)  :: moins
less {adv} /lɛs/ (to smaller extent)  :: moins
-less {suffix} (lacking (suffix))  :: 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} (learning task assigned to a student)  :: leçon {f}, devoirs {m-p}
lesson {n} /ˈlɛs(ə)n/ (section of learning or teaching)  :: leçon {f}
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
lest {conj} /lɛst/ (for fear that)  :: de peur que
lest {conj} (that . . . not)  :: pour que (+ ne...pas + verb in subj. mood)
let {n} (hindrance caused by the net during serve at tennis)  :: filet {m}
let {v} /lɛt/ (to allow)  :: laisser
let {v} (to put up for rent)  :: louer
let alone {conj} (to say nothing of)  :: encore moins, et encore moins
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, see also: this a literal sense)  :: baisser, abaisser
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} /liːθəl/ (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} /ˈliθiən/ (of or relating to river Lethe)  :: léthéen
Lethean {adj} (of or relating to death or forgetfulness)  :: léthéen
let in on {v} (tell someone a secret)  :: faire savoir
Letitia {prop} (female given name)  :: Laetitia
let know {v}  :: faire savoir
let loose {v} (release from restraint)  :: lâcher
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} (hurry up)  :: allez, allons-y
let's go {interj} (imperative)  :: allons, 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} /ˈlɛtɚ/ (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 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} /ˈlɛtɪʃ/ (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)  :: luxembourgeois
leucine {n} (essential amino acid; C6H13NO2)  :: leucine {f}
leucite {n} /ˈlusaɪt/ (mineral)  :: leucite {f}
leucoma {n} (opaque area or scar on the cornea of an eye)  :: leucome {m}
leukemia {n} /luːˈkiːmiə/ (cancer of blood forming tissue)  :: leucémie {f}
leukocyte {n} (a white blood cell)  :: leucocyte {m}
lev {n} /lɛf/ (currency of Bulgaria)  :: lev {m}
Levant {prop} (the countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea)  :: Levant {m}
Levantine Arabic {prop} (Levantine Arabic)  :: arabe levantin {m}
levee {n} /ˈlɛvi/ (embankment to prevent inundation)  :: digue {f}
level {adj} (at the same height as some reference)  :: à ras, au même niveau
level {adj} (being unvaried)  :: constant {m}
level {adj} /ˈlɛv.əl/ (same height at all places)  :: plat {m}
level {n} (degree or amount)  :: niveau {m}
level {n} (distance relative to a given reference elevation)  :: niveau {m}
level {n} (floor of a building)  :: étage {m}, niveau {m}
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} (tool)  :: niveau {m}
level {v} (to adjust so as to make level)  :: niveler
level {v} (to levy) SEE: levy  ::
level crossing {n} (at-grade crossing)  :: passage à niveau {m}, PN {m}
lever {adv} (rather) SEE: rather  ::
lever {n} /ˈlɛ.vɚ/ (rigid piece)  :: levier {m}
lever {n} (small such piece to trigger or control a mechanical device)  :: levier {m}, manette {f}
leverage {v} /ˈliːv(ə)rɪdʒ/ (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]
Levi {prop} /ˈliːvɑɪ/ (third son of Jacob)  :: Lévi {m}
leviathan {adj} /lə.ˈvaɪ.ə.θən/ (very large; gargantuan)  :: léviathanique
leviathan {n} (Biblical sea monster)  :: léviathan {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} (lack of steadiness) SEE: instability  ::
levity {n} /ˈlɛ.vɪ.ti/ (lightness of manner or speech)  :: nonchalance {f}, légèreté {f}
levity {n} (lighthearted or frivolous act)  :: frivolité {f}
levity {n} (state or quality of being light)  :: légèreté {f}
levogyre {adj}  :: lévogyre
levy {n} /ˈlɛ.vi/ (act of levying)  :: impôt, prélèvement, taxe
lewd {adj} /lud/ (lascivious)  :: lascif {m}, lascive {f}, lubrique
Lewis {prop} /ˈluːɪs/ (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}
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} (Describing a relation to lexicology)  :: lexicologiquement
lexicology {n} (linguistic discipline)  :: lexicologie {f}
lexicon {n} (dictionary of lexemes)  :: lexique {m}
lexicon {n} /ˈleksɪkɑn/ (vocabulary of a language)  :: lexique {f}, vocabulaire {m}
lexicon {n} (subject-specific vocabulary)  :: champ lexical {m}
lexicon {n} (vocabulary used by an individual)  :: lexique {m}
Lezghian {prop} (Lezgi) SEE: Lezgi  ::
LGBT {initialism} (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}
liable {adj} /ˈlaɪ̯əbəl/ (responsible)  :: responsable
liaison {v} /li.ˈeɪ.zɑn/ (linguistics: a sandhi)  :: liaison {f}
liar {n} (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}  :: diffamation {f}
libel {n} /ˈlaɪbəl/ (written statement)  :: libelle {m}
libeler {n} (one who libels)  :: diffamateur
libeller {n} (one who libels)  :: diffamateur
libelous {adj} /ˈlaɪ.bəl.ʌs/ (defamatory, libeling)  :: diffamatoire, calomnieux
libelous {adj} (meeting the legal standards for libel)  :: diffamatoire
liberal {adj} (ample, abundant, generous in quantity)  :: généreux {m}
liberal {adj} (generous, willing to give unsparingly)  :: libéral {m}, large {m} {f}
liberal {adj} /ˈlɪbəɹəl/ (pertaining to the arts the study of which is considered worthy of a free man)  :: libéral {m}
liberal {adj} (open to political or social reforms)  :: libéral {m}, de gauche
liberal {adj} (widely open to new ideas, willing to depart from established opinions, conventions etc.)  :: large {m} {f}
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}
liberalism {n} (a political movement)  :: libéralisme {m}
liberalism {n} (the quality of being liberal)  :: libéralisme {m}
liberalization {n} (the process or act of making more liberal)  :: libéralisation {f}
liberalize {v} (to become liberal)  :: se libéraliser
liberalize {v} (to make liberal)  :: libéraliser
liberate {v} (to free)  :: libérer
liberation {n} (act of liberating or the state of being liberated)  :: libération {f}
Liberia {prop} /laɪˈbɪriə/ (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}
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, libidineuse {f}, libidineux {m-p}, libidineuses {f-p}
libido {n} (drives or mental energies related or based on sexual instincts but not necessarily sexual in and of themselves.)  :: libido {f}
libido {n} /lɪˈbiː.dəʊ/ (sexual urges or drives)  :: libido {m}
Libra {n} (Someone with a Libra star sign)  :: Balance
Libra {prop} (astrological sign)  :: Balance
Libra {prop} /ˈliːbrə/ (constellation)  :: Balance {f}
librarian {n} (a person who processes and organizes information)  :: archiviste
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}
library {n} (collection of books)  :: bibliothèque {f}
library {n} (collection of DNA material)  :: bibliothèque
library {n} (collection of subprograms)  :: bibliothèque, logithèque
library {n} (deck or draw pile)  :: bibliothèque {f}
library {n} /ˈlaɪˌbɹɛɹi/ (institution which holds books etc.)  :: bibliothèque {f}
library science {n} (interdisciplinary science)  :: bibliothéconomie {f}
Libya {prop} /ˈlɪbiə/ (country in Northern Africa)  :: Libye {f}
Libyan {adj} (Of, from, or pertaining to Libya, the Libyan people or the Libyan language)  :: libyen
Libyan {n} (person)  :: Libyen {m}, Libyenne {f}
liceity {n} (legitimacy of an act)  :: licéité {f}
licence {n} /ˈlaɪsəns/ (license) SEE: license  ::
licence {v} (license) SEE: license  ::
license {n} (academic degree)  :: licence {f}
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 {n} /lɪtʃ/ (undead being)  :: liche
lichen {n} /ˈlaɪ.kn̩/ (symbiotic association of fungi and algae)  :: lichen {m}
lichen {n} (something which spreads across something else, causing damage) SEE: cancer  ::
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} (colloquial: to defeat decisively)  :: défaire, vaincre
lick {v} (to stroke with a tongue)  :: lécher
licker {n} /lɪkə/ (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} (candy made from it)  :: réglisse {f}
licorice {n} /ˈlɪ.kə.ɹɪʃ/ (a plant)  :: réglisse {f}
lictor {n} /ˈlɪktə/ (officer in ancient Rome)  :: licteur {m}
lid {n} /lɪd/ (top or cover)  :: couvercle {m}
lie {n} (intentionally false statement)  :: mensonge {m}
lie {v} (be situated)  :: se trouver
lie {v} /laɪ̯/ (be in horizontal position)  :: être étendu, gésir
lie {v} (tell an intentional untruth)  :: mentir
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 {adj} (Serving an independent sovereign or master)  :: lige
liege {adj} (Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance)  :: lige
liege {n} /liːdʒ/ (A free and independent person; a lord paramount; a sovereign)  :: suzerain {m}
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
lien {n} /liːn/ (a legal claim; a charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of some debt or duty)  :: sûreté réelle {f}
lieu {n} /l(j)uː/ (in lieu, in lieu of) SEE: in lieu and in lieu of  ::
lieutenant {adj} (military grade)  :: lieutenant
lieutenant {n}  :: lieutenant {m}, [rare] lieutenante {f}
lieutenant {n} /l(j)uˈtɛnənt/ (lowest commissioned officer rank)  :: lieutenant
lieutenant governor {n}  :: lieutenant-gouverneur {m}
life {n} (a status given to entities which have the properties of replication and metabolism)  :: vie {f}
life {n} (A worthwhile existence)  :: vie {f}
life {n} /laɪf/ (The state between birth and death)  :: 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-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 carried onboard ships)  :: 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} (bodyguard) SEE: bodyguard  ::
lifeguard {n} (lifesaver)  :: sauveteur {m}
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 ˈraɪ.li/ (ideal life of care-free prosperity)  :: vie de Cocagne, vie de coq-en-pâte
life preserver {n} (torus)  :: [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  ::
lifesaving {adj} (lifesaving) SEE: life-saving  ::
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  ::
lifestyle {n} /ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl/ (style of living)  :: mode de vie {m}
life-style {n} (lifestyle) SEE: lifestyle  ::
lifetime {n} (informal, hyperbolic: a long period of time)  :: éternité {f}, cent sept ans {m-p}
lifetime {n} /ˈlaɪftaɪm/ (duration of the life of someone or something)  :: durée de vie {f} (objects), vie {f} (persons)
lifetime job {n} (A job for one's whole career)  :: emploi à vie {m}
lift {n} (an upward force)  :: portance {m}
lift {n} (mechanical device for vertically transporting goods or people)  :: ascenseur {m}, lift
lift {v} /lɪft/ (to raise)  :: lever
lift {v} (to steal)  :: voler, piquer
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} (facelift)  :: lifting {m}
lifting {n} /ˈlɪft.ɪŋ/ (weightlifting) SEE: weightlifting  ::
lift music {n} (elevator music) SEE: elevator music  ::
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} /ˈlɪɡeɪz/ (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 {adj} (coffee: served with extra milk or cream)  :: au lait
light {adj} (having light)  :: lumineux {m}, lumineuse {f}
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 {adj} (of low weight)  :: léger
light {adj} (pale in colour)  :: clair, pâle
light {n} /laɪt/ (electromagnetic waves)  :: lumière {f}
light {n} (source of illumination)  :: lumière {f}
light {n} (spiritual illumination)  :: lumière {f} [old-fashioned]
light {v} (to illuminate)  :: allumer, illuminer
light {v} (to set fire to)  :: allumer
light {v} (to start (a fire))  :: allumer
light bulb {n} (evacuated glass bulb containing a metal filament that produces light)  :: ampoule {f}, lampe {f}, ampoule électrique {f}
light-emitting diode {n} (a 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}
lightly {adv} (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} (discharge)  :: foudre
lightning {n} /ˈlʌɪʔ.nɪŋ]/ (flash of light)  :: éclair {m}
lightning bug {n} (firefly) SEE: firefly  ::
lightning conductor {n} (metallic conductor) SEE: lightning rod  ::
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}  :: 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} (a fictional type of sword)  :: sabre laser {m}
lights, camera, action {phrase} (tradicional cue at a beginning of a take)  :: silence, moteur, action, malayalam {m}
light source {n} (a source of illumination)  :: source lumineuse {f}
lightspeed {n} (the speed of light)  :: vitesse de la lumière {f}
light switch {n} (switch used to turn on or off the light)  :: interrupteur
light verb {n} (linguistics)  :: verbe léger {m}
light year {n} (astronomical distance)  :: année-lumière {f}
ligneous {adj} (containing lignin)  :: ligneux
ligneous {adj} (woody)  :: ligneux
lignify {v} /ˈlɪɡnɪfaɪ/ (to become wood)  :: lignifier
lignite {n} (coal)  :: lignite {m}
Liguria {prop} (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 {adj} (similar)  :: pareil
like {adv} (such as)  :: comme
like {n} (something that a person likes)  :: préférence {f}
like {particle} (colloquial: mild intensifier)  :: genre
like {particle} (colloquial: used to precede paraphrased quotations)  :: genre
like {prep} (similar to)  :: comme
like {v} (find attractive)  :: plaire [intransitive] [with subject and object reversed]
like {v} /laɪk/ (enjoy)  :: aimer, plaire (à) [intransitive, the person who likes is the object of the verb], bien aimer
like {v} (to show support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet by marking it with a vote)  :: plussoyer, aimer
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 dog on heat {prep} (like a dog in heat) SEE: like a dog in heat  ::
like a duck takes to water {adv} (Very naturally)  :: comme un poisson dans l'eau
like a million dollars {prep} (like a million bucks) SEE: like a million bucks  ::
like father, like son {proverb} (a son will have traits similar to his father)  :: tel père, tel fils
like hell {prep} (Expressing the opposite of one's intentions)  :: putain que (non)
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 {adv} (quickly)  :: comme des petits pains
likelemba {n} (Rotating Savings and Credit Association)  :: likelemba
likelihood {n} (mathematical likelihood)  :: vraisemblance
likelihood {n} (probability)  :: vraisemblance {f}
likely {adj} /ˈlaɪkli/ (probable; having a greater-than-even chance of occurring)  :: probable
likely {adv} (probably) SEE: probably  ::
likely {adv} (similarly) SEE: similarly  ::
liken {v} /ˈlaɪkən/ (compare)  :: comparer
likeness {n} (similarity) SEE: similarity  ::
like one's life depended on it {adv} (desperately)  :: comme si sa vie en dépendait
like that {adv} (in a 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} (colour)  :: lilas
lilac {n} (flower)  :: lilas {m}
lilac {n} /ˈlaɪlək/ (shrub)  :: lilas {m}
Lilian {prop} (female given name)  :: Liliane {f}
Liliana {prop} (female given name) SEE: Lilian  ::
Lillian {prop} (female given name) SEE: Lilian  ::
lilliputian {adj} /ˌlɪlɪˈpjuʃən/ (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} (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} (apparent visual edge)  :: limbe {m}
limb {n} (branch of a tree)  :: branche
limb {n} (graduated edge)  :: limbe {m}
limb {n} /lɪm/ (major appendage of human or animal)  :: membre {m}, extrémité {f}
limb {n} (part of bow)  :: branche
limb {v} (to remove limbs)  :: démembrer
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} (dance with bar that is lowered)  :: limbo {m}
limbo {n} (in-between state)  :: limbes
limbo {n} /ˈlɪmboʊ/ (place for innocent souls)  :: limbes {m-p}
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 {adj} (containing lime or lime juice)  :: citron vert
lime {n} (citrus tree)  :: limettier {m}
lime {n} (green citrus fruit)  :: lime {f}, limette {f}, citron vert {m}
lime {n} /laɪm/ (inorganic material containing calcium)  :: chaux {f}
lime {n} (linden tree) SEE: linden  ::
lime juice {n} (limeade) SEE: limeade  ::
limelight {n} /ˈlaɪm.laɪt/ (type of stage lighting)  :: feux de la rampe
limerick {n} /ˈlɪmərɪk/ (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
limn {v} /lɪm/ (to draw)  :: dessiner
limn {v} (to delineate)  :: dépeindre
limn {v} (to describe)  :: décrire
limn {v} (to illuminate, as a manuscript)  :: enluminer
limn {v} (to paint)  :: peindre
limnodophyte {n} (helophyte) SEE: helophyte  ::
limnology {n} (science of lakes)  :: limnologie {f}
limo {n} /ˈlɪ.moʊ/ (limousine) SEE: limousine  ::
Limonade {prop} (Commune in Haiti)  :: Limonade
Limousin {prop} (region)  :: Limousin {m}
Limousine {prop} (region of France)  :: Limousin {m}
limp {adj} (lacking stiffness; flimsy)  :: boité
limp {adj} /lɪmp/ (flaccid; flabby)  :: mou {m}
limp {n} (gait)  :: boitement {m}, boiterie {f}
limp {v} (to walk lamely)  :: boiter, boitiller, claudiquer
limpet {n} /ˈlɪmp.ɪt/ (a small mollusc)  :: patelle {f}, lampotte {f}
limpid {adj} /ˈlɪmpɪd/ (clear)  :: limpide
limpidity {n} (property of being limpid.)  :: limpidité {f}
linchpin {n} (a securing pin)  :: cheville {f}, goupille {f}
linchpin {n} (central cohesive source of stability and security)  :: cheville ouvrière {f}
linden {n} /ˈlɪn.dən/ (tree)  :: tilleul {m}
linden {n}  :: tilleul {m}
line {n} (course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy)  :: ligne de conduite {f}
line {n} (geometry: infinite one-dimensional figure)  :: droite {f}
line {n} /laɪn/ (path through two or more points, threadlike mark)  :: ligne {f}, trait {m}
line {n}  :: ligne {f}
line {n} (perfusion line)  :: ligne
line {n} (population of cells derived from a single cell and containing the same genetic makeup)  :: lignée
line {n} (products or services sold by a business, or the business itself)  :: ligne {f}
line {n} (single horizontal row of text on a screen, printed paper, etc.)  :: ligne {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 {v} (baseball: to hit a line drive)  :: ligne {f}
line {v} /laɪn/ (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}
lineage temple {n} (ancestral shrine) SEE: ancestral shrine  ::
linear {adj}  :: [1,2] linéaire
linear {adj} (in mathematics, of first-degree polynomial)  :: linéaire
linear {adj} /ˈlɪ.ni.ə/ (having the form of a line)  :: linéaire
linear algebra {n} (branch of mathematics)  :: algèbre linéaire {f}
linearize {v} (to make linear)  :: linéariser
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}
lined antshrike {n} (A passerine bird of the antbird family)  :: batara mantelé
linen {n} /ˈlɪnɪn/ (Thread or cloth made from flax fiber)  :: toile {f}, lin, linge
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}
ling {n} /liːŋ/ (Any of various marine food fish, of the genus Molva)  :: lotte {f}
ling {n} (Molva molva) SEE: common ling  ::
-ling {suffix} (Diminutive)  :: -et {m}, -ette {f}, -in {m}, -ine {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}
lingua franca {n} /ˈlɪŋ.ɡwə fɹæŋ.kə/ (common language)  :: lingua franca {f}, langue véhiculaire {f}
lingual {adj} /ˈlɪŋɡwəl/ (related to the tongue)  :: lingual
lingual {adj} (related to languages)  :: lingual
lingual bone {n} (hyoid bone) SEE: hyoid bone  ::
linguaphile {n}  :: linguophile
linguicide {n} (the death of a language)  :: linguicide
linguist {n} /ˈliŋgwɪst/ (one who studies linguistics)  :: linguiste
linguistic {adj} /lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪk/ (Relating to (human) language)  :: linguistique
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} (computing: hyperlink)  :: lien {m}, lien hypertexte, hyperlien {m}
link {n} (element of a chain)  :: maillon, chaînon {m}
link {n} /lɪŋk/ (connection)  :: lien {m}, connexion {f}, rapport {m}
link {n} (torch)  :: flambeau {m}, torche {f}
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)
linkage {n} (connection or relation between things or ideas) SEE: link  ::
linkage {n} (in genetics)  :: liaison
linkage {n} (mechanical device that connects things)  :: timonerie {f}
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}
linoleum {n} /lɪˈnoʊliəm/ (inexpensive waterproof covering)  :: linoléum {m}
linseed oil {n} (oil extracted from flax seeds)  :: huile de lin {f}
lint {n} (fuzzy fluff)  :: peluche {f}, mouton {m}
lintel {n} /ˈlɪn.təl/ (horizontal structural beam)  :: linteau {m}
Linz {prop} (city)  :: Linz {m}
lion {n} (heraldic charge)  :: lion {m}
lion {n} /ˈlaɪən/ (big cat Panthera leo)  :: lion {m}, lionne {f}
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}
lion's den {n} (a dangerous or frightening place)  :: gueule du loup {f}
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} (a 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}
lippitude {n} (blearedness) SEE: blearedness  ::
lipread {v} (To know what a person is saying by watching how their lips move)  :: lire sur les lèvres
lips {n} /lɪps/ (plural of lip)  :: lèvres {f-p}
lip service {n} (cunnilingus) SEE: cunnilingus  ::
lipstick {n} (make-up for the lips)  :: rouge à lèvres {m}
lipstick {n} (stick of this make-up)  :: rouge à lèvres {m}
lipstick tree {n} (achiote) SEE: achiote  ::
lip-sync {v} (to move lips in synchronization with sounds)  :: faire du 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 {adj} (fluid; not solid and not gaseous)  :: liquide {m} {f}
liquid {adj} ((of an asset) easily sold or disposed of)  :: liquide {m} {f}
liquid {n}  :: liquide {m}
liquid {n} /ˈlɪkwɪd/ (substance that is liquid)  :: liquide {m}
liquid air {n} (air in liquid state)  :: air liquide {m}
liquidate {v} /ˈlɪkwədeɪt/ (to settle a debt)  :: liquider
liquidate {v} (to convert assets into cash)  :: liquider
liquidate {v} (to kill someone)  :: liquider
liquidate {v} (to settle the affairs)  :: 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} /ˈlɪ.kɚ/ (strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation)  :: spiritueux {m}
liquorice {n} (confection)  :: réglisse {f}
liquorice {n} /ˈlɪkəɹɪʃ/ (plant)  :: réglisse {f}
liquor store {n} (liquor store, bottle shop)  :: magasin de vins et spiritueux {m}
lira {n} (currency of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, former currency of Italy, etc.)  :: livre {f}, [Italy, Malta] lire {f}
lira {n} /ˈlɪəɹə/ (basic unit of currency in Turkey)  :: livre {f}
Lisa {prop} /ˈliːzə/ (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}  :: liste {f}
list {n} /lɪst/ (enumeration or compilation of items)  :: liste {f}
list {v} (to create or recite a list)  :: lister
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 accept advice or obey instruction)  :: écouter
listen {v} (to expect or wait for a sound)  :: tendre l'oreille, guetter
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}
listless {adj} /ˈlɪstləs/ (Lacking enthusiasm)  :: apathique, indolent
lit {adj} /ˈlɪt/ (Lighted)  :: allumé
litany {n}  :: litanie {f}, antienne {f}
litany {n} (Ritual liturgical prayer)  :: litanie {f}
litchi {n} (lychee) SEE: lychee  ::
lite {adj}  :: allégé, light
lite {adj} /laɪt/ (low in calories)  :: allégé
lite {adj} (lightweight)  :: léger
liter {n} (cubic decimeter) SEE: litre  ::
literacy {n} /ˈlɪtəɹəsi/ (ability to read)  :: littératie, littérisme, alphabétisme {m}
literal {adj} (consisting of, or expressed by, letters)  :: épistolaire
literal {adj} (exactly as stated; read or understood without additional interpretation)  :: littéral
literal {adj} (following the letter or exact words, not taking liberties)  :: littéral
literally {adv} /ˈlɪɾɚ(ɹ)əli]/ (not metaphorically)  :: texto, mot à mot, littéralement
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} (all the papers, treatises etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject)  :: littérature
literature {n} /ˈlɪ.tɚ.ɪ.tʃɚ/ (body of all written works)  :: littérature {f}
litharge {n} /ˈlɪθɑrdʒ/ (lead monoxide)  :: litharge {f}
lithe {adj} (flexible)  :: souple {m} {f}
lithe {adj} /laɪð/ (slim)  :: svelte, élancé
lithiasis {n} (formation of stone-like deposits)  :: lithiase
lithic {adj} /ˈlɪθɪk/ (stone)  :: lithique
lithium {n} /ˈlɪθiəm/ (chemical element)  :: lithium {m}
lithium aluminium hydride {n} (chemical compound, LiH)  :: tétrahydruroaluminate de lithium {m}
lithographical {adj} (lithographic) SEE: lithographic  ::
lithography {n} (printing method)  :: lithographie {f}
lithology {n} (the study of rocks)  :: lithologie {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} /ˌlɪθʊˈeɪniən/ (referring to Lithuania)  :: lithuanien, lituanien
Lithuanian {n} (person from Lithuania)  :: Lithuanien {m}, Lituanien {m}, Lithuanienne, Lituanienne {f}
Lithuanian {prop} (language)  :: lithuanien {m}, lituanien {m}
litigation {n} /ˌlɪtəˈɡeɪʃən/ (conduct of a lawsuit)  :: litige {m}
litmus {n} (dyestuff from lichen)  :: tournesol {m}
litmus paper {n} (paper containing a water-soluble mixture of different dyes extracted from certain lichens)  :: papier de tournesol {m}
litra {n} (coin)  :: litra {f}
litre {n} /ˈliː.tə/ (unit of fluid measure)  :: litre {m}
litter {n} (animals born in one birth)  :: portée {f}
litter {n} (bedding for animals)  :: litière {f}
litter {n} (discarded items)  :: détritus {m}
litter {n} /ˈlɪtɚ/ (platform designed to carry a person or a load)  :: litière {f}
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}
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)  :: frérot
little by little {adv} (a small amount at a time)  :: peu à peu
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 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)  :: 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} /ˈlɪtərəl/ (the zone of a coast between high tide and low tide levels) SEE: foreshore  ::
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 {adj} ((broadcasting) Seen or heard from a broadcast, as it happens)  :: en direct
live {adj} /laɪv/ (having life)  :: vivant
live {adv} (as it happens)  :: en direct
live {v} (have permanent residence)  :: habiter, demeurer
live {v} /lɪv/ (be alive)  :: vivre
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}  :: 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, such as the uniform worn by chauffeurs and male servants)  :: livrée {f}
livery {n} (paint scheme)  :: livrée {f}
livery {n} (taxicab, limousine) SEE: taxicab, limousine  ::
livestock {n} (farm animals)  :: bétail {m}
live up {v} (to fulfil the expectations placed upon)  :: être à la hauteur
livid {adj} /ˈlɪvɪd/ (pallid) SEE: pallid  ::
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 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}
Livornian {adj} (of or from Livorno)  :: livournais
Livornian {n} (from Livorno)  :: Livournais
Livorno {prop} (province)  :: Livourne {m}
Livorno {prop} (town)  :: Livourne {m}
lizard {n} /ˈlɪz.ɚd/ (Reptile)  :: lézard {m}
lizardfish {n} (member of the family Synodontidae)  :: poisson-lézard {m}
lizardfish {n} (the taxonomic family Synodontidae)  :: poissons-lézards {m-p}
lizard's tail {n} (Crassula muscosa) SEE: rattail crassula  ::
lizard's tail {n} (Houttuynia cordata) SEE: chameleon plant  ::
Ljubljana {prop} /ˌlʊbliˈɑːnə/ (Capital city of Slovenia)  :: Ljubljana {f}
llama {n} /ˈjɑmə/ (South Americal mammal of the camel family, Llama 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} (a large number or amount)  :: des tas (of: de) {m-p}, paquet {m}
load {n} /loʊd/ (number of articles that can be transported or processed at one time)  :: charge {f}
load {n} (the electrical current or power delivered by a device)  :: puissance (électrique)
load {n} (the volume of work required to be performed)  :: charge {f}
load {v} (to fill with munition)  :: charger
load {v} (to put a load on)  :: charger
load {v} (to read into memory)  :: charger
loaded {adj} (burdened by load)  :: chargé
loaded {adj} ((gaming, of dice, also used figuratively) biased)  :: pipé
loaded {adj} ((of a projectile weapon) armed)  :: chargé
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
loaded {adj} ((slang) drunk)  :: bourré, beurré, pété
loaded {adj} ((slang) having wealth)  :: plein de thunes, pété de thunes
loader {n} (person or device that loads)  :: chargeur
loader {n} (program that prepares other programs for execution)  :: chargeur
loadstone {n} (lodestone) SEE: lodestone  ::
loaf {n} (large block of soap)  :: savonnette {f}
loaf {n} /loʊf/ (block of bread)  :: baguette {f}, miche {f}
loaf {v} (do nothing)  :: paresser
loafer {n} (footwear)  :: mocassin {m}
loafer {n} (idle person)  :: oisif {m}
loam {n} /loʊm/ (type of soil)  :: terreau
loan {n}  :: emprunt {m}
loan {n} /loʊn/ (borrowed sum of money or other valuables)  :: prêt {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} (hostile, angry, loathsome, unpleasant)  :: hostile
loath {adj} /loʊθ/ (unwilling, reluctant; averse, disinclined)  :: réticent
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 {n} (high-arching pass or stroke)  :: lob {m}
lob {n} (lump) SEE: lump  ::
lob {v} /lɒb/ (to throw or hit a ball high into the air)  :: lancer haut, lancer en chandelle, lobber, faire un lob
LOB {n} (database large object)  :: LOB {m}
lobby {n} (group of people who try to lobby)  :: lobby {m}
lobby {n} /lɑbi/ (entryway or waiting area; vestibule)  :: vestibule {m}, foyer {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} (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} (computing: having limited scope)  :: local {m}, locale {f}
local {adj} /ˈloʊkl/ (of a nearby location)  :: 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 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} (neighbourhood)  :: quartier {m}, voisinage {m}
locality {n} (surroundings of a particular place)  :: région
localization {n} (act of localizing)  :: localisation
localization {n}  :: localisation {f}
localization {n} (state of being localized)  :: localisation
locally {adv} (with respect to place)  :: localement
Local Supercluster {prop} /ˌloʊkl̩ ˈsupɚˌklʌstɚ/ (Supercluster that includes the Milky Way)  :: Superamas Local
locate {v} ((intransitive) to place one's self; to take up one's residence; to settle)  :: se poser
locate {v} /ləʊˈkeɪt]/ (designate the site or place of)  :: localiser
locate {v}  :: situer, placer
location {n} /loʊˈkeɪʃən/ (place)  :: lieu {m}, localisation {f}, situation {f}, emplacement, position
locative {n} /ˈlɑkətɪv/ (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
lock {n} (firing mechanism of a gun)  :: verrou {m}
lock {n} (length of hair)  :: mèche {f}
lock {n} /lɑk/ (something used for fastening)  :: verrou {f}, cadenas {m}
lock {n} (segment of a canal)  :: écluse {f}, sas {m}
lock {v} (to become fastened in place)  :: se bloquer, se verrouiller
lock {v} (to fasten with a lock)  :: verrouiller, [Quebec] barrer
lockable {adj} (capable of being locked)  :: verrouillable
locked {adj} (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} (chained ornament)  :: médaillon {m}
lockout {n} (opposite of a strike)  :: lock-out {m}, lockout {m}, grève patronale {f}
locksmith {n} (lock maker)  :: serrurier
locksmithing {n} (art of making and defeating locks)  :: serrurerie {f}
lock up {v} (of a computer: to cease responding)  :: se bloquer
lock up {v} (to close the doors and windows securely)  :: verrouiller
lock up {v} (to imprison or incarcerate someone)  :: enfermer
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} (position on a chromosome)  :: locus {m}
locus {n} (set of all points given by an equation or condition)  :: lieu {m}
locust {n} /ˈloʊ.kəst/ (type of grasshopper)  :: locuste {f}, criquet {m}
lode {n} /ləʊd/ (loadstone) SEE: lodestone  ::
lode {n} (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} (local chapter of freemasons)  :: loge {f}
lodge {n} (porter's rooms)  :: maison du portier {f}
lodge {v}  :: demeurer
lodge {v} (to stay in any place or shelter)  :: loger, demeurer
lodging {n} /ˈlɑdʒɪŋ/ (place to live or lodge)  :: logement {m}, hébergement {m}
lodging {n} (the 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} (city)  :: Łódź {f}
loess {n} /ˈloʊ.əs/ (sediment of eolian origin)  :: lœss {m}
loftiness {n} (arrogance) SEE: arrogance  ::
lofty {adj} /ˈlɔːfti/ (high, having great height or stature)  :: haut
log {n} (logbook) SEE: logbook  ::
log {n} (logbook) SEE: logbook  ::
log {n} /lɑɡ/ (trunk of dead tree, cleared of branches)  :: bûche {f}
log {n} (rolled cake) SEE: Swiss roll  ::
log {n} (surfing: longboard) SEE: longboard  ::
log {n}  :: tronc {m}, billot {m}, souche {f}, bûche {f}
log {n} (very dumb person) SEE: blockhead  ::
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 {v} (to cut down trees)  :: couper, abattre
loganberry {n} (raspberry-blackberry hybrid berry)  :: mûroise {f}
logarithm {n} /ˈlɑ.ɡə.ɹɪ.ð(ə)m/ (for a number x, the power to which a given base number must be raised in order to obtain x)  :: logarithme {m}
logboat {n} (dugout canoe) SEE: dugout  ::
logbook {n} (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/ (booth) SEE: booth  ::
loge {n} (stall) SEE: stall  ::
loge {n} (upscale seating region in theatres or similar)  :: loge {f}
logger {n} /ˈlɑːɡɚ/ (worker whose occupation is to harvest trees)  :: bûcheron {m}
logging {n} (cutting trees)  :: exploitation forestière
logic {n} (any system of thought, irrespective of its rigor or productiveness)  :: logique {f}
logic {n} /ˈlɑdʒɪk/ (method of human thought)  :: logique {f}
logic {n} (mathematical study)  :: logique {f}
-logic {suffix} (-logical) SEE: -logical  ::
logical {adj} /ˈlɑdʒɪkəɫ]/ (in agreement with the principles of logic)  :: logique
logical {adj}  :: logique
logical {adj} (reasonable)  :: 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}
-logist {suffix} (person who studies or is an expert in the related -logy)  :: -logue
logistic {adj} /ləˈdʒɪs.tɪk/ (relating to logistics)  :: logistique
logistic {adj} (mathematics: relating to symbolic logic)  :: logistique
logistic {adj} (statistics: relating to the logistic function)  :: logistique
logistic {n} (mathematics: logistic function)  :: logistique {f}
logistician {n} (person involved with logistics)  :: logisticien {m}, logisticienne {f}
logistics {n} (military procurement, supply, maintenance, and transportation)  :: logistique {f}
logistics {n} (planning and implementing the flow of goods and services)  :: logistique {f}
logjam {n} (A clog; any jam or mess that halts or greatly delays progress)  :: embouteillage {m}, impasse {f}
logjam {n} (An excess of logs being conveyed on a river)  :: bourrage {m}
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  ::
logopedist {n} (logopedist)  :: orthophoniste {m} {f}, logopède {m} {f}, logopédiste {m} {f}
logos {n} /ˈloʊgoʊs/  :: logos {m}
logotype {n} (single type two letters, a ligature)  :: ligature {f}
logotype {n} (symbol used by organization, logo)  :: logotype {m}, logo {m}
log out {v} (to exit an account in a computing system)  :: se délogger
logwood {n} (tree)  :: campêche {m}
-logy {suffix} /ləd͡ʒi/ (branch of learning)  :: -logie {f}
loin {n} (cut of meat)  :: filet {m} (in US), côtes premières {f-p} (in UK)
loin {n}  :: lombe
loin {n} /lɔɪn/ (part of the body)  :: lombes {m-p}
loincloth {n} (garment)  :: pagne {m}
loins {n}  :: lombes
loins {n} /lɔɪnz/ (plural form of loin) SEE: loin  ::
loins {n} (the lower abdomen, groin and genitalia)  :: lombes {m-p}
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 idly)  :: flâner, traîner
Lojban {prop} /ˈloʒban/ (artificial logical language based on Loglan)  :: lojban {m}
Loki {prop} /ˈloʊki/ (god of mischief and trickery)  :: Loki
lol {interj} /ˌɛlˌoʊˈɛl/ (Used to express laughter) SEE: LOL  ::
LOL {interj} /ɛl.oʊˈɛl/ (Expression of laughter)  :: mdr, lol, ptdr, cqcd [Canada]
lolcat {n}  :: lolcat {m}
lollipop {n} /lɑ.li.pɑp/ (confectionery on a stick)  :: sucette {f} [Europe], suçon {m} [Canada]
lolly {n} (confection) SEE: confection  ::
lolly {n} (lollipop) SEE: lollipop  ::
lolly {n} (money) SEE: money  ::
lollygag {n} (silliness)  :: absurdité {f}
lollygag {v} /ˈlɒlɪɡæɡ/ (dawdle; to avoid work)  :: paresser
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} (region in northern Italy)  :: Lombardie {f}
Lombrosian {adj}  :: lombrosien
London {prop} (in Canada)  :: London {m}
London {prop} /ˈlʌn.dən/ (in the United Kingdom)  :: Londres {m} {f}
London {prop} (of, from or pertaining to London in the UK)  :: londonien {m}, de Londres
Londoner {n} /ˈlʌn.dən.ə(ɹ)/ (A person from, or an inhabitant of, London)  :: Londonien {m}, Londonienne {f}
Londonian {adj} (of or relating to London)  :: londonien
Londonian {n} (Londoner) SEE: Londoner  ::
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} (situated with no neighbours)  :: isolé {m}
lone {adj} (sole)  :: unique {m} {f}
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} (having great duration)  :: long
long {adj} /lɔŋ/ (having much distance from one point to another)  :: long
long {adj} (not short) SEE: tall  ::
long {adv} (long duration)  :: longtemps
long {adv} (particular duration)  :: temps {m}; how long - combien de temps
long {v} (to wait, to aspire)  :: aspirer à
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} (fruit)  :: longane {m}
longan {n} (tree)  :: longanier {m}
longanimous {adj} (long-suffering)  :: longanime
longboard {v} (spine board) SEE: spine board  ::
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} /lɒnˈdʒɛ.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} (imaginary line through North Pole and South Pole)  :: longitude {f}
longitude {n} /-tuːd/ (angular distance)  :: longitude {f}
long johns {n} (garment for bottom half of the body)  :: caleçon long {m}
long jump {n} (an 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)  :: palangre {f}
long live {v} (prosper)  :: vive
long primer {n}  :: petit-romain
long scale {n}  :: échelle longue {f}
longship {n}  :: 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 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} (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 vus !, ça fait longtemps !, ça fait un bail !
longwave {adj}  :: 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} /luː/ (toilet)  :: petit coin {m}, waters {m-p}
loogie {n} /ˈluːɡi/ (sputum)  :: mollard {m}, glaviot {m}, huitre {f}
look {n} (facial expression)  :: regard {m}, mine {f}
look {n} (physical appearance)  :: air {m}
look {v} /lʊk/ (to try to see)  :: regarder
look {v} (to appear, to seem)  :: sembler, paraître, avoir l'air
look {v} (to face)  :: donner sur, regarder
look {v} (to search)  :: chercher
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 consider)  :: fixer, regarder
look at {v} (to observe or watch)  :: regarder
look at {v} (to study visually)  :: regarder
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 forward {v} (to anticipate or expect) SEE: look forward to  ::
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} (be similar in appearance, resemble)  :: ressembler
look like {v} (seem, appear)  :: sembler
look out {v} (to be vigilant and aware)  :: prendre garde
lookout {n} (person on watch for approaching enemy, police, etc.)  :: sentinelle {f}, guetteur {m}
lookout {n} (vantage point with a view of the surrounding area)  :: poste de guet
looks {n} /lʊks/ (appearance)  :: allure {f}
look up {v} (to obtain information about something from a text source)  :: chercher
look up to {v} (To show respect for)  :: respecter
loom {n} (bird of order Gaviformes) SEE: loon  ::
loom {n} /lum/ (weaving frame)  :: métier à tisser {m}
loon {n} (a crazy person)  :: fou {m}
loon {n} (bird of order Gaviiformes)  :: plongeon {m}, huard
loop {n}  :: boucle {f}
loop {n} /luːp/ (shape produced by a curve that bends around and crosses itself)  :: boucle {f}
loop {n} (pair of identical nodes of a directed graph)  :: boucle {f}
loop {v}  :: boucler
looper {n} /ˈluːpə(ɹ)/ (measuring worm) SEE: measuring worm  ::
loophole {n} /ˈluːphəʊl/ (method of escape)  :: échappatoire {f}, brèche {f}
loophole {n} (slit in a castle wall)  :: meurtrière {f}
loopy {adj} (Idiotic, crazy or drunk)  :: timbré, fada, bourré
loopy {adj} /ˈluːpi/ (Having loops)  :: plein de courbes
loo roll {n} (toilet roll) SEE: toilet roll  ::
loose {adj} (not compact)  :: mal fixé
loose {adj} (not fitting tightly)  :: lousse [Quebec, slang], ample, pas serré
loose {adj} (not fixed tightly)  :: lâche, mal fixé
loose {adj} (not leashed) SEE: unleashed  ::
loose {adj} (promiscuous)  :: débauché, facile
loose {v} /luːs/ (to unfasten)  :: défaire
loose change {n} (coins kept in one's pocket or bag)  :: monnaie {f}
loosehead {n} (rugby player)  :: pilier gauche {m}
loosely {adv} (not tightly)  :: sans serrer
loosen {v} /ˈluːsn̩/ (to make less tight)  :: desserrer
loosestrife {n} (Lysimachia)  :: lysimaque {f}
loosestrife {n} (Lythrum)  :: salicaire {f}
loot {n} (money)  :: fric {m}, pognon {m}
loot {n} (the proceeds of theft, robbery etc., swag, contraband)  :: butin {m}
loot {v}  :: piller
looter {n} (one who loots)  :: pilleur {m}, pillard {m}
lope {v} /loʊp/ (to travel an easy pace with long strides)  :: courir en bondissant
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} (fruit)  :: bibace {f}, nèfle du Japon
loquat {n} (tree)  :: néflier du Japon {m}, bibacier {m}
lord {n} (aristocrat)  :: seigneur {m}, monsieur {m}
lord {n} /lɔɹd/ (master of a household)  :: châtelain
Lord {n} (British aristocratic title)  :: lord {m}
Lord {n}  :: monsieur {m}, seignieur {m}
Lord {prop} (Jesus)  :: Seigneur {m}
Lord {prop} /lɔɹd/ (God)  :: Seigneur {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
lorgnette {n} /lɒrnjɛt/ (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 east of Alsace)  :: Lorraine {f}
lorry {n} /ˈlɒri/ (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} (fail to be the winner)  :: perdre
lose {v} /luːz/ (cause (something) to cease to be in one's possession or capability)  :: perdre
lose {v} (shed (weight))  :: perdre
lose {v} ((transitive) fail to win)  :: perdre
lose face {v} (lose respect of others)  :: perdre la face
lose one's head {v} /luːz/ (behave irrationally or lose self-control)  :: perdre la tête
lose one's mind {v} /luːz/ (to become insane)  :: perdre la raison
lose one's temper {v} /luːz/ (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)  :: perdre du poids, maigrir
loss {n} (financial: negative result on balance)  :: perte {f}
loss {n} (hurtful condition resulting from losing)  :: perte {f}
loss {n} /lɔs/ (instance of losing)  :: défaite {f}
loss {n} (something lost)  :: perte {f}
loss {n} (The result of an alteration in a function or characteristic of the body)  :: perte
lost {adj} (in an unknown location)  :: perdu
lost {adj} /lɔst/ (unable to find one's way)  :: 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}  :: cause perdue {f}
lost generation {n}  :: génération perdue {f}
lost property {n} (lost and found) SEE: lost and found  ::
lost wax {n} (method of casting using wax)  :: cire perdue {f}
lot {n} (distinct portion or plot of land)  :: lot {m}, parcelle {f}
lot {n} (informal: a number of people taken collectively)  :: bande {f}
lot {n} /lɑt/ (large quantity or number) SEE: a lot  ::
lot {n} (number of things taken collectively)  :: groupe {m}, ensemble {m}
lot {n} (prize in a lottery)  :: lot {m}
lot {n} (that which happens without human design or forethought)  :: destin {m}
Lot {prop} /lɑt/ (nephew of Abraham)  :: Lot, Loth
Lot-et-Garonne {prop} (département of France)  :: Lot-et-Garonne
loth {adj} /ləʊθ/ (reluctant) SEE: loath  ::
lotion {n} (ointment that one rubs on the skin)  :: lotion {m}
lotophagous {adj}  :: lotophage
lottery {n} /ˈlɑːɾɚɹi/ (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} (flower, Nelumbo)  :: lotus {m}
lotus nut {n} (lotus seed) SEE: lotus seed  ::
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}
loudness race {n} (public backlash) SEE: loudness war  ::
loudspeaker {n} (encasing)  :: enceinte acoustique {f}
loudspeaker {n} (transducer)  :: haut-parleur {m}
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  ::
Louise {prop} /luːˈiːz/ (feminine form of Louis)  :: Louise
Louisiana {prop} /luːˌiːziˈænə/ (US state)  :: Louisiane {f}
loukoumades {n} (lokma) SEE: lokma  ::
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}
louse fly {n} (Hippoboscidae) SEE: ked  ::
lousy {adj} (Infested with lice)  :: pouilleux
lousy {adj} (remarkably bad; of poor quality, dirty, or underhanded)  :: pouilleux, minable, pourri
lout {n} (bumpkin)  :: malotru {m}
lout {n} /laʊt/ (troublemaker)  :: voyou {m}
Louvain {prop} (Belgian city)  :: Louvain {m}
louvar {n} (Luvarus imperialis)  :: louvareau {m}
louver {n} (a slatted opening in a wall, door or window)  :: persienne {f}
louver {n} (a system of slits for ventilation)  :: persienne {f}
louver {n} /ˈluːvɚ/ (a ventilating turret or lantern)  :: 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} (darling or sweetheart)  :: amour {m}
love {n} /lʌv/ (strong affection)  :: amour {m}
love {n} (romantic feelings)  :: amour {m}
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 {v} (have a strong affection for)  :: aimer
love affair {n} (adulterous relationship)  :: affaire de cœur {m}
love at first sight {n} (an instantaneous attraction)  :: coup de foudre {m}
lovebird {n} (an affectionate couple (or a person thereof))  :: tourtereaux {m-p} (cf. tourtereau {m}, tourterelle {f})
lovebird {n} (a parrot of the genus Agapornis)  :: inséparable {m}, inséparable {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}
lovechild {n} (child born out of wedlock) SEE: love child  ::
Lovecraftian {adj} /lʌvˈkræftiən/ (of, pertaining to, or emulating the style or works of author w:H.P. 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} (a 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 ˌtrʌɪæŋɡəl/ (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} (despicable)  :: bas, petit, abject
low {adj} (in an amount nearest to zero)  :: bas, faible, petit
low {adj} /loʊ/ (in a position comparatively close to the ground)  :: bas
low {n} (area of low pressure)  :: dépression {f}, basse pression {f}
low {n} (depressed mood or situation)  :: dépression {f}
low {n} /laʊ/ (flame) SEE: flame  ::
low {n} (lowest-speed gearing of a power-transmission system)  :: première {f}
low {v} (moo) SEE: moo  ::
low blow {n} (an unfair or illegal blow in boxing)  :: coup bas {m}
low blow {n} (an unfair rhetorical attack)  :: coup bas {m}
low-end {adj}  :: bas de gamme
lower {v} (depress as to direction, as a gun)  :: baisser
lower {v} (intransitive: to decrease in value)  :: baisser
lower {v} /ˈloʊɚ/ (let (something) descend by its own weight, such as a bucket or sail)  :: abaisser [bucket, etc.], amener [sail, flag]
lower {v} (pull down)  :: abaisser, baisser
lower {v} (reduce (something) in value, amount, etc.)  :: baisser, abaisser, diminuer, réduire
lower {v} (reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of, as temperature)  :: baisser, diminuer, abaisser
lower {v} (reduce the height of, as a fence or chimney)  :: baisser, abaisser
lower {v} (reflexive: to humble oneself)  :: s'abaisser
lower {v} (to fall, to grow less)  :: baisser, diminuer, réduire
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}
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 temperature flexibility {n} (ability of membrane to resist cracking at low temperature)  :: flexibilité au froid {f}
low tide {n}  :: marée descante {f}
low tide {n} (the tide at its lowest level)  :: marée basse {f}
lox {n} /lɑks/ (smoked salmon)  :: saumon fumé {m}
loxodrome {n} /ˈlɒksədrəʊm/ (A line which crosses successive meridians at a constant angle) SEE: rhumb line  ::
loyal {adj} (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} (faithfulness or devotion to some person, cause or nation)  :: loyauté {f}
loyalty {n} (the state of being loyal; fidelity)  :: loyauté {f}
loyalty card {n} (card)  :: carte de fidélité {f}
lozenge {n} /ˈlɑzəndʒ/ (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
lube {n} /luːb/ (lubricant) SEE: lubricant  ::
lube {v} (lubricate) SEE: lubricate  ::
lubricant {n} (substance used to reduce friction)  :: lubrifiant {m}
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} (city)  :: Lucques
Lucca {prop} (province)  :: 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}  :: lucide
lucid {adj} /ˈluːsɪd/ (clear; easily understood)  :: clair {m}, claire {f}
lucid {adj} (mentally rational; sane)  :: lucide {m} {f}
lucid dream {n} (lucid dream)  :: rêve lucide {m}
lucidity {n} (property of being lucid)  :: lucidité {f}
lucidness {n} /ˈluːsɪdnəs/ (property of being lucid)  :: lucidité {f}
Lucifer {prop} (figure mentioned in Isaiah 14:12)  :: Lucifer {m}
luciferous {adj} (figuratively illuminating)  :: lucifère {m} {f}
luciferous {adj} (literally 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} (being good by chance)  :: fortuné, chanceux {m}, heureux {m}, porte-bonheur
lucky {adj} /ˈlʌki/ (of people, having good fortune)  :: chanceux {m}, heureux {m}, veinard {m} [colloquial]
lucky break {n} (stroke of luck)  :: coup de bol {m} [familiar], coup de cul {m} [vulgar]
lucky streak {n} (winning streak) SEE: winning streak  ::
lucrative {adj} (producing a surplus; profitable)  :: lucratif
lucre {n} /ˈluːkə(ɹ)/ (profit)  :: 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}
lucumo {n}  :: lucumon
Lucy {prop} /ˈluːsi/ (female given name)  :: Lucie
Ludfordian {prop}  :: Ludfordien
ludic {adj} /ˈluː.dɪk/ (of or pertaining to play)  :: ludique
ludicrous {adj} /ˈluː.dɪ.krəs/ (idiotic or unthinkable, often to the point of being funny)  :: absurde
ludology {n} (study of games)  :: ludologie {f}
lug {n} /lʌɡ/ (device for terminating an electrical conductor)  :: cosse {f}
Lugansk {prop} (Luhansk) SEE: Luhansk  ::
luger {n} /ˈluːʒ.ə(ɹ)/ (competer in the luge)  :: lugeur {m}, lugeuse {f}
luggage {n} /ˈlʌɡɪdʒ/ (traveller's containers)  :: bagage {m}
lugubrious {adj} /ləˈɡuːbriəs/ (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} (evangelist)  :: Luc
Luke {prop} (gospel of Luke)  :: Évangile selon Luc , Lc
Luke {prop} /luk/ (given name)  :: Luc
lukewarm {adj} /ˌlukˈwɔɹm/ (temperature)  :: tiède
lukewarm {adj} (not very enthusiastic)  :: tiède
lull {n} (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.bə.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} (artificial light, see also: )  :: luminaire {m}
luminary {n} (body that gives light)  :: astre {m}
luminary {n} (inspiration to other)  :: lumière {f}
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}  :: lumineux
luminous {adj} /ˈluːmɪnəs/ (emitting light; glowing brightly)  :: lumineux
luminous energy {n} (SI-unit for luminous flux)  :: quantité de lumière {f}
luminous flux {n}  :: flux lumineux {m}
luminously {adv} (in a luminous manner)  :: lumineusement
lumiphore {n} (luminophore) SEE: luminophore  ::
lummox {n} /ˈlʌməks/ (clumsy, stupid person)  :: rustre {m}, mufle {m}, goujat {m}
lump {n} (A small, shaped mass of sugar)  :: morceau {m}
lump {n} (group, set, or unit)  :: lot {m}, paquet {m}, forfait {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}
lumpfish {n} (lumpsucker) SEE: lumpsucker  ::
lump in one's throat {n} (on the point of crying)  :: un nœud dans la gorge, une boule dans la gorge
lumpsucker {n} (scorpaeniform fish)  :: grosse poule de mer, lompe
lump sum {n} (large one-time payment)  :: somme forfaitaire {f}
Luna {prop} /ˈlunə/ (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 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 {adj} (crazed)  :: lunatique
lunatic {n} /ˈluːnətɪk/ (insane person)  :: dément {m}, démente {f}, aliéné {m}, aliénée {f}
lunatic asylum {n} (mental hospital) SEE: mental hospital  ::
lunch {n} /lʌntʃ/ (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} /ˈlʌntʃ.ən/ (a formal term for lunch) SEE: lunch  ::
luncheon meat {n} (lunch meat) SEE: lunch meat  ::
lung {n} /ˈlʌŋ/ (organ that extracts oxygen from the air)  :: poumon {m}
lung cancer {n} (cancer of the lung(s))  :: cancer du poumon {m}
lung capacity {n} (lung capacity) SEE: lung capacity  ::
lung capacity {n} (lung volume) SEE: lung volume  ::
lunge {n} /lʌndʒ/ (long rope) SEE: lunge line  ::
lungeing cavesson {n} (halter)  :: caveçon {m}
lungeing rein {n} (lunge line)  :: la longe
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} (an edible lupine seed)  :: lupin
lupin {n} (any member of the genus Lupinus in the family Fabaceae)  :: lupin {m}
lupine {adj} /ˈluː.paɪn/ (ravenous)  :: vorace
lupine {n} (lupin) SEE: lupin  ::
Lupus {prop} /ˈlʊpʊs/ (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} (artificial fishing bait)  :: leurre {m}
lure {n} /lʊər/ (tempting or attractive object)  :: attrait {m}
lure {v} (to entice)  :: attirer [dans un piège], séduire, leurrer
lurid {adj} (being of a light yellow hue)  :: jaunâtre {m} {f}
lurid {adj} /ˈlʊrɪd/ (ghastly, pale or wan in appearance)  :: blafard {m} {f}, livide, blême
lurid {adj} (shocking, horrifying)  :: choquant {m}, choquante {f}
lurk {v} /lɝk/ (to hang out or wait around a location)  :: traîner
lurker {n} (someone who lurks)  :: rôdeur {m}, rôdeuse {f}
Lusaka {prop} (capital of Zambia)  :: Lusaka
Lusatia {prop} (region)  :: Lusace {f}
lush {n} /lʌʃ/ (alcoholic)  :: alcoolique {m}
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 {v} (crave sexual contact)  :: désirer
lust {v} (strongly desire)  :: joie, désirer
luster {n} (A period of five years, lustrum) SEE: lustrum  ::
luster {n} (a shine, polish or sparkle)  :: lustre {m}, éclat {m}
luster {n} (brilliance, attractiveness or splendor)  :: éclat {m}
luster {n}  :: lustre, splendeur
luster {n} (refinement, polish or quality)  :: lustre
lustful {adj} /ˈlʌst.fəl/ (full of lust)  :: lubrique, plein de luxure
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} /ˈlʌstə/ (luster) SEE: luster  ::
lustre {n} (lustrum) SEE: lustrum  ::
lustre {v} (luster) SEE: luster  ::
lute {n} /luːt/ (stringed instrument)  :: luth {m}
lutein {n} (yellow carotenoid pigment)  :: lutéine {f}
Lutetia {prop} (Roman town)  :: Lutèce
Lutetian {prop}  :: Lutétien
lutetium {n} (chemical element with atomic number of 71)  :: lutécium {m}
Lutheran {adj} (related to the Lutheran church)  :: luthérien
Lutheran {n} (member of a Lutheran church)  :: 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, city, province, district)  :: Luxembourg {m}
Luxembourger {n} (person from Luxembourg)  :: Luxembourgeois {m}, Luxembourgeoise {f}
Luxembourgian {adj} (Luxembourgish) SEE: Luxembourgish  ::
Luxembourgian {n} (Luxembourger) SEE: Luxembourger  ::
Luxembourgish {adj} (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} (being very fine and comfortable)  :: luxueux
luxurious {adj} /ˈlʌks.jʊə(ɹ).i.əs/ (enjoying pleasures of luxury)  :: de luxe
luxury {n} /ˈlʌɡʒəɹi/  :: 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 {n}  :: al {f}, a.l. {f}, AL {f}, A.L. {f}
-ly {suffix} /li/ (turns nouns to adjectives with the sense "similar to")  :: -ment
-ly {suffix} (used to form adverbs from adjectives)  :: -ment
lycaenid {n} (a member of the taxonomic family Lycaenidae)  :: lycénidé {m}
lycanthrope {n} /ˈlaɪkənθroʊp/ (a werewolf)  :: lycanthrope {m} {f}, loup-garou {m}, louve-garou {f}
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} (fruit)  :: litchi {m}, letchi {m}
lychee {n} /ˈlaɪ̯t͡ʃiː/ (tree)  :: letchi, litchi, li-tchi {m}
Lycian {adj} (relating to Lycia)  :: lycien
Lycian {n} (native of Lycia)  :: Lycien
Lycian {prop} /ˈlɪsiən/ (language)  :: lycien
Lydia {prop} (female given name)  :: Lydie
Lydia {prop} /ˈlɪdiə/ (biblical woman)  :: 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}
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
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} (a securing pin)  :: cheville {f}
lynx {n} /liːŋks/ (wild cat)  :: lynx {m}, loup-cervier {m}
Lynx {prop} (constellation)  :: Lynx {m}
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} /ˈlɪɹ.ɪk/ (words of a song) SEE: lyrics  ::
lyricist {n} (writer of lyrics)  :: parolier {m}
lyrics {n} /ˈlɪɹ.ɪks/ (the words to a song)  :: paroles {f-p}
lysergic acid diethylamide {n} (a powerful hallucinogen)  :: diéthylamide de l'acide lysergique {m}
lysine {n} (essential amino acid, C6H14N2O2)  :: lysine {f}
lysis {n} ((chemistry) destruction of cells)  :: lyse {f}
lysis {n} /ˈlaɪsɪs/ ((medicine) gradual recovery from disease)  :: rémission {f}
-lysis {suffix} (decomposition or breakdown)  :: -lyse
-lysis {suffix} (disintegration)  :: -lyse
-lysis {suffix} (dissolving)  :: -lyse
lysosome {n} (digestive organelle)  :: lysosome {m}