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baa {n} (bleating of sheep) ::
baa {v} (to make the cry of sheep) :: blaten
babalaas {n} (babalaas) :: kater {m}
Baba Yaga {prop} (hag who flies through the air in a mortar) :: Baba Jaga {f}
babble {n} (inarticulate speech) :: brabbelen, murmelen
babble {v} (to utter words indistinctly) :: brabbelen
babble {v} (to talk much) :: kletsen, babbelen
babble {v} (to make a continuous murmuring noise) :: kabbelen
babby {n} (baby) SEE: baby ::
babe {n} (baby or infant) SEE: baby ::
babe {n} (darling) SEE: baby ::
babe {n} (attractive person) :: stuk {n}
babi panggang {n} (Indonesian dish) :: babi pangang {m}
babirusa {n} (a member of the genus Babyrousa) :: babiroessa
Babism {n} (19th-century Persian pantheistical religious sect) :: bábisme {n}
baboon {n} (primate) :: baviaan {m}
babushka {n} (matryoshka) SEE: Russian doll ::
baby {n} (very young human being) :: baby {m}, zuigeling {m}, geborene {m} {f}, pasgeborene {m} {f}, nieuwgeborene {m} {f}, boreling {m}, wiegenkind {n}
baby {n} (young animal) :: jong {f}, kleintje {m} {f}
baby {n} (immature or infantile person) :: baby {m}, kleuter {m}
baby {n} (term of endearment) :: schatje {n}, liefje {n}, lieverd {m} {f}
baby {n} (form of address to a man or a woman considered to be attractive) :: stuk {f}, schatje {f}, liefje {f}
baby {n} (pet project) :: kindje {n}
baby {n} (lastborn of a family) :: benjamin {m}
baby {adj} (of a child) :: baby {m} {f}
baby boom {n} (post-World War II baby boom (1946 to 1964)) :: Babyboom
baby boom {n} (any increase in the birth rate) :: geboortegolf
baby boomer {n} (person born after Second World War) :: babyboomer
baby bottle {n} (bottle with a teat) :: fles {f}
baby buggy {n} (a wheeled chair for the transport of a baby) :: buggy {m}
baby carriage {n} (pram) SEE: pram ::
Babylon {prop} (capital of Babylonia) :: Babylon, Babel
Babylonia {prop} (ancient region and empire of southern Mesopotamia) :: Babylonië {n}, Babylonische Rijk {n}
Babylonian {adj} (of or pertaining to the city of Babylon) :: Babylonisch
baby monitor {n} (Intercom system) :: babyfoon
babysit {v} (To watch or tend someone else's child for a period of time, often for money) :: babysitten, kinderen passen
babysit {v} (To watch or attend anything or anyone unnecessarily closely) :: nauwgelet begeleiden
babysitter {n} (baby or child caretaker) :: babyoppas, kinderoppas, oppas, wiegewacht
baby tooth {n} (tooth which will be replaced) SEE: milk tooth ::
baccarat {n} (card game) :: baccarat
Bach {prop} (German composer) :: Bach
bachelor {n} (unmarried man) :: vrijgezel {m}
bachelor party {n} (party) :: vrijgezellenfeest
back {adj} (near the rear) :: achter
back {adj} (not current) :: oud
back {adj} (far from the main area) :: achteraf
back {adv} (to or in a previous condition or place) :: terug
back {adv} (in a manner that impedes) :: tegen
back {n} (the rear of body) :: rug {m}
back {n} (the reverse side) :: achterkant {m}, achter
back {n} (that which is farthest away from the front) :: achterkant, achter
back {n} (the part of something that goes last) :: achterkant
back {n} (the edge of a book which is bound) :: rug {m}
back {n} (the backrest, the part of a piece of furniture which receives the human back) :: rugleuning {f}
back {n} (a position behind most players on the team) :: verdediger {m} {f}, achterhoedespeler {m} {f}
back {v} (to go in the reverse direction) :: achteruit gaan, achteruit rijden
back {v} (to support) :: steunen
backache {n} (any pain or ache in the back, see also: lumbago) :: rugpijn
backbone {n} (series of vertebrae that encloses the spinal cord) :: ruggengraat {m}
backbone {n} (any fundamental support, structure, or infrastructure) :: ruggengraat {m}
backbone {n} (backbone) SEE: spine ::
backchat {n} (backtalk) SEE: backtalk ::
backchat {v} (backtalk) SEE: backtalk ::
backdate {v} (to backdate) SEE: antedate ::
back door {n} :: achterdeur {f} {m}
backdoor {n} (backdoor (all definitions)) SEE: back door ::
backdrop {n} (a decorated cloth hung at the back of a stage) :: decor {n}
backdrop {n} (background of a historical event) :: achtergrond {m}
backfire {v} (fail) :: falen
backfisch {n} (teenage girl) :: bakvis
back-formation {n} (linguistic process) :: terugvorming
backgammon {n} (board game) :: backgammon {n}
background {n} (social heritage) :: achtergrond
background {n} (part of picture) :: achtergrond
background {n} (activity not visible to the user) :: achtergrond
backhand {n} (stroke in tennis) :: backhand
backhand {n} (handwriting) :: linkshellend handschrift
backlash {n} (sudden backward motion) :: tegenstroom, verzet
backlash {n} (violent or abrubt reaction) :: tegenstroom, verzet
backlash {n} (mechanical: distance of free movement between connected parts) :: speling
backlash {n} (jarring motion in badly fitting machinery) :: speling
backlight {n} (spotlight that illuminates a photographic subject from behind) :: tegenlicht {n}
backlog {n} (an accumulation or buildup) :: achterstand {m}
back out {v} (to withdraw from something one has promised to do) :: zich terugtrekken {n}
backpack {n} (worn on a person's back, e.g., for hiking) :: rugzak {m}
backpack {v} (to hike and camp overnight in backcountry with one's gear carried in a backpack) :: backpacken
backpack {v} :: backpacken
backpacker {n} (a traveler) :: rugzakreiziger {m}, backpacker {m}
backpackers {n} (hostel) SEE: hostel ::
backscratcher {n} (rod for scratching one's own back) :: ruggenkrabber {m} (back scratcher)
back seat {n} (seat) :: achterbank {f}
backslash {n} (punctuation mark) :: backslash {m}, terugschrap {m}, omgekeerde schuine streep {f}, schuine streep naar links {f}, schuine streep naar achter {f}, terugstreep {f}
backstabber {n} (a traitor or hypocrite) :: matennaaier [literally "buddy fucker"], NSB'er {m}
backstage {n} (the area behind the stage) :: achterplan {n}
back street {n} (small and narrow street) :: achterafstraat, achterafstraatje {n}
backstroke {n} (a swimming stroke swum on one's back) :: rugslag {m}
backstroker {n} (swimmer who swims the backstroke) :: rugslagzwemmer {m}
backswimmer {n} (aquatic insect) :: bootsmannetje {n}
backtalk {n} (verbal impudence or argument) :: tegenspraak
backtalk {v} (disputatively or sarcastically respond) :: tegenspreken
back to the drawing board {adv} (back to the beginning) :: terug bij af
back up {v} (To move backwards, especially for a vehicle to do so) :: teruggaan
back up {v} (To move a vehicle backwards) :: achteruitrijden
backup {n} (reserve) :: reserve
backup {n} (copy of file or record) :: backup, reservekopie
backup {adj} (standby, reserve or extra) :: reserve
backup {adj} (intended as backup) :: reserve
backward {adj} (of the direction towards the back) :: achteruit
backward {adj} (of the direction reverse of normal) :: achteruit
backwards {adv} (toward the back) :: achterwaarts
bacon {n} (cut of meat) :: bacon {m}
bacteria {n} (bacteria) :: bacteriën
bacterial {adj} (of or caused by bacteria) :: bacterieel
bacteriological {adj} (of or pertaining to bacteriology) :: bacteriologisch
bacteriology {n} (scientific study of bacteria) :: bacteriologie {f}
bacterium {n} (single celled organism with no nucleus or organelles) :: bacterie {f}
Bactrian camel {n} (Camelus bactrianus) :: kameel {m}
baculum {n} (bone found in the penis of some mammals) :: penisbot {n}, penisbeen {n}
bad {adj} (not good) :: slecht
bad {adj} (seemingly non-appropriate, in manners) :: ongepast, ongemanierd, verkeerd
bad {adj} (not suitable or fitting) :: ongepast
bad {adj} (tricky; stressful; unpleasant) :: onaangenaam, naar
bad {adj} (evil, wicked) :: slecht, kwaad
bad {adj} (spoilt, rotten, overripe) SEE: spoilt ::
badass {adj} (belligerent and troublesome) SEE: belligerent ::
baddie {n} (a person of bad character in a work of fiction) :: slechterik {m}
Baden-Württemberg {prop} (state of Germany) :: Baden-Württemberg
badger {v} (fart) SEE: fart ::
badger {n} (mammal) :: das {m}
badger {v} (pester) :: lastigvallen, plagen
bad luck {n} (misfortune) :: pech {m}, ongeluk {n}
badmouth {v} (to criticize or malign, especially unfairly or spitefully) :: kwaadspreken
bad news {n} (news of unpleasant, unfortunate or sad events) :: slecht nieuws {n}, jobstijding {c}, onheilsbericht {n}, onheilsmare, onheilstijding {c}
bad news {n} (irritating person) :: slecht nieuws
bad-tempered {adj} (having a bad temper) :: slechtgehumeurd
bad trip {n} (psychedelic crisis) :: bad trip
badware {n} (malware) SEE: malware ::
baffle {v} (to totally bewilder; confuse or perplex) :: verbluffen
baffle {n} (regulating device) :: schot
baffled {adj} (thoroughly confused, puzzled) :: [idiomatic] met stomheid geslagen, perplex
bag {n} (flexible container) :: zak {m}, tas {f}
bag {v} (to put into a bag) :: verpakken, inpakken, in een zak stoppen, in een zak steken (may be Belgian)
bag {n} (suitcase) SEE: suitcase ::
bag {n} (backpack) SEE: backpack ::
bagatelle {n} (trifle) :: kleinigheid, onbenulligheid
bagboy {n} (person employed to put clients' purchases in bags) :: inpakker {m}
bagel {n} (toroidal bread roll that is boiled and then baked) :: bagel {f} {m}
baggage {n} (luggage) SEE: luggage ::
baggie {n} (a small bag) :: boterhamzakje
Baghdad {prop} (city) :: Bagdad
bag lady {n} (homeless woman) :: zwerfster {f}
bag of bones {n} (a skinny person) :: scharminkel {m} {n}
bagpipe {n} (bagpipes) SEE: bagpipes ::
bagpipes {n} (musical wind instrument) :: doedelzak {m}
baguette {n} (a variety of bread that is long and narrow in shape) :: stokbrood
Bahamas {prop} (country in the Caribbean) :: Bahama's {p}
Bahrain {prop} (country in the Middle East) :: Bahrein {n}
bail {n} (security) :: borgtocht {m}
bail {n} (release from imprisonment on payment of such money) :: borgtocht
bailiff {n} (steward) SEE: steward ::
bailiff {n} (equivalent officers of the court in foreign contexts) :: baljuw {m}, drost {m}, drossaard {m}, amman {m}, meier {m}, schout {m}, gerechtsdeurwaarder {m}
bailiwick {n} (precincts within which a bailiff has jurisdiction) :: meierij {f}
bait {n} (substance used in catching fish) :: aas {n}, lokaas {n}
bait {v} (to attract with bait) :: lokken, aantrekken
baize {n} (woollen cloth used for covering card tables etc.) :: laken {n}
Bajocian {prop} :: Bajocien
bake {v} (to cook in an oven) :: bakken
bake {v} (to dry by heat) :: bakken
bake {v} (to be hot) :: bakken
bake {v} (to become baked) :: bakken
Bakelite {n} (a heat-resisting chemically inert resin) :: bakeliet {n}
baker {n} (person who bakes and sells bread, etc) :: bakker {m}
Baker {prop} (Occupational surname) :: Bakker
baker's {n} (bakery) SEE: bakery ::
baker's dozen {n} (cousin) SEE: cousin ::
bakery {n} (a shop in which bread and such is baked and sold) :: bakkerij {f}
baking powder {n} (dry leavening agent used in baking) :: bakpoeder {n}
baking tray {n} (oven-proof tray) :: bakplaat {f}
baklava {n} (sweet pastry) :: baklava
bakmi {n} (type of noodle or dish) :: bami {m}
b'ak'tun {n} (Maya calendar period of 144000 days) :: baktun
Baku {prop} (the capital of Azerbaijan) :: Bakoe
balaclava {n} (headgear) :: bivakmuts
balalaika {n} (Russian instrument) :: balalaika {f}
balance {n} (equilibrium) :: evenwicht {n}, balans {m}
balance {n} (scales) :: weegschaal {f}
balance {n} (awareness of both viewpoints) :: evenwicht {n}
balance {n} (accounting: list of credits and debits) :: balans {m}
balance {v} (to estimate) SEE: estimate ::
balance {n} (astrology: Libra) SEE: Libra ::
balance beam {n} (gymnastics: narrow wooden rail) :: evenwichtsbalk
balance bicycle {n} :: loopfiets {m}
balanced {adj} (even) :: evenwichtig, uitgewogen, gebalanceerd
balanitis {n} (inflammation of glans penis) :: balanitis
balcony {n} (structure extending from a building) :: balkon {n}
bald {adj} (having no hair) :: kaal
bald {adj} ((of tyre) whose surface is worn away) :: kaal, afgesleten
balderdash {n} (nonsense) :: gebazel {n}
balding {adj} (becoming bald) :: kalen, kaal worden
baldness {n} (The state of being bald) :: kaalheid {f}
Baldrs draumar {prop} (eleventh book of the Poetic Edda) :: Baldrs draumar
Baldwin {prop} (given name) :: Boudewijn
bale {v} (to remove water from a boat) SEE: bail ::
Balearic Islands {prop} (group of Mediterranean islands) :: de Balearen {p}
baleen {n} (plates in mouth of baleen whale) :: balein {f}
baleen whale {n} (whale of the Mysticeti suborder) :: baleinwalvis
baleful {adj} (ominous) :: onheilspellend , miserabel ; wanhopig
Bali {prop} (name of island) :: Bali
Balinesian {adj} (of Bali) :: balinees
balk {n} (beam) :: balk {m}
Balkanize {v} (to break up) :: balkaniseren
ball {n} (solid or hollow sphere) :: bol {m}
ball {n} (object, generally spherical, used for playing games) :: bal {m}, kloot {m}
ball {n} (quantity of string, thread, etc., wound into a spherical shape) :: bolletje {n}, bolleke {n} [Flanders], kluwen {n}
ball {n} (ballistics: a solid nonexplosive missile) :: kogel {m}
ball {n} (testicle) :: bal {m}, kloot {m}
ball {n} (in plural - mildly vulgar slang - nonsense) :: ballen {m-p}, kloten {m-p}
ball {n} (in plural — slang — courage) :: kloten aan z’n lijf {m-p}
ball {n} (formal dance) :: bal {n}
ballast {n} (heavy material placed in the hold of a vessel) :: ballast {m}
ballast {n} (material laid to form a bed for a road) :: bedding {f}, ballastbed {n}
ballast {n} (electronics) :: ballast {m}
ball bearing {n} (bearing assembly with spherical balls) :: kogellager {n}
ball boy {n} (A male person responsible for retrieving balls) :: ballenjongen {m}
ballet {n} (form of dance) :: ballet
ballet dancer {n} (a person who dances in ballets) :: balletdanser {m}, ballerina {f}, balletdanseres {f}
ball game {n} (game played with a ball) :: balspel {n}
ball girl {n} (one who clears balls) :: ballenmeisje {n}
ballistic missile {n} (missile) :: ballistische raket
ball lightning {n} (a short-lived, glowing ball sometimes observed to float in the air) :: bolbliksem
balloon {n} (inflatable object) :: ballon {m}
balloon {n} (child’s toy) :: ballon {m}
balloon {n} (inflatable object to transport people through the air) :: luchtballon {m}
balloon {n} (speech bubble) SEE: speech bubble ::
balloonfish {n} (blowfish) SEE: blowfish ::
balloonist {n} (a person who flies in a (hot-air) balloon, balloons) :: ballonvaarder
ballot {v} (to vote) :: stemmen
ball pen {n} (ballpoint pen) SEE: ballpoint pen ::
ballpoint pen {n} (pen) :: balpen {f}
balls {n} (follow the translations in the entry "ball") SEE: ball ::
balls {n} (bravery) :: ballen, kloten
ballsack {n} (scrotum) :: balzak {m}
balls-up {n} (mess up) SEE: mess up ::
ball up {v} (to crush into a ball) :: verpesten, naar de knoppen helpen
balm {n} (sweet-smelling oil or resin derived from some plants) SEE: balsam ::
balm {n} (plant or tree yielding such substance) SEE: balsam ::
balm {n} (soothing lotion) SEE: balsam ::
balm {n} (figurative: something soothing) SEE: balsam ::
Balochistan {prop} (province of Pakistan) :: Beloetsjistan
baloney {n} (nonsense) :: onzin {m}, nonsens {m}
balsam {n} (sweet-smelling oil or resin derived from some plants) :: balsem
balsam {n} (plant or tree yielding such substance) :: balsemboom
balsam {n} (soothing ointment) :: balsem {m}
balsam {n} (figurative: something soothing) :: balsem
balsam {n} (flowering plant of the genus Impatiens) :: balsemien {m}, springzaad {n}
Baltic {prop} (Baltic Sea) SEE: Baltic Sea ::
Baltic {adj} (of the Baltic region or sea) :: Oostzee, Baltisch
Baltic {adj} (pertaining to the Baltic languages) :: Baltisch
Baltic-Finnic {adj} (pertaining to the Baltic-Finnic languages) :: Oostzeefins, Baltisch-Fins
Baltic herring {n} (Clupea harengus membras) :: oostzeeharing, baltische haring, stromeling
Baltic Sea {prop} (a sea) :: Baltische zee {f}, Oostzee {f}
Balto-Slavic {adj} (of or pertaining o the Balto-Slavic language, people or culture) :: Balto-Slavisch
balustrade {n} (row of balusters) :: balustrade
Bambara {prop} (language) :: Bambara {n}
bamboo {n} (plant) :: bamboe {n}
bamboo {n} (wood) :: bamboe {n}
bamboo {adj} (made of bamboo) :: bamboe-
ban {n} (prohibition) :: verbod {n}
banal {adj} (common) :: banaal
banana {n} (fruit) :: banaan {f}
banana {n} (plant) :: bananenplant {m}
banana {n} (colour) :: bananengeel {n}
banana peel {n} (outermost layer of the banana) :: bananenschil {f}
banana republic {n} (country) :: bananenrepubliek {m}
banana skin {n} (banana skin) SEE: banana peel ::
banana split {n} (A dessert containing a banana cut in half) :: banana split
band {n} (strip of material wrapped around things to hold them together) :: band {m}
band {n} (strip along the spine of a book where the pages are attached) :: band {m}
band {n} (part of radio spectrum) :: band {m}
band {n} (group of energy levels in a solid state material) :: band {m}
band {n} (group of musicians) :: band {m}
band {n} (group of people loosely united for a common purpose) :: bende
band {v} ((intransitive) to group together for a common purpose) :: zich verenigen
bandage {n} (medical binding) :: verband {n}, bandage {f}, zwachtel {m}
bandage {n} (adhesive bandage) SEE: band-aid ::
band-aid {n} (adhesive bandage) :: pleister
band-aid {v} (to apply an adhesive bandage) :: pleister plakken
banded mongoose {n} (Mungos mungo) :: zebramangoest
bandicoot {n} (small Australian marsupial with a long snout) :: neusbuideldas {m}
bandit {n} (one who robs others) :: bandiet {m}
bandleader {n} (musician who leads a band of musicians) :: bandleider {m}
bandog {n} (guard dog) SEE: guard dog ::
bandsaw {n} (a saw whose blade is a continuous band) :: lintzaag
band-tailed antshrike {n} (bird) :: bandstaart-mierklauwier
bandwidth {n} (width of a frequency band) :: bandbreedte {f}
bandwidth {n} (measure of data flow rate in digital networks) :: bandbreedte {c}
bandy {n} (winter sport played on ice) :: bandy {n}
bane {v} (to (kill by) poison) SEE: poison ::
bane {n} (killer) SEE: killer ::
bane {n} (source of harm or ruin; affliction) :: verderf {n}
bane {v} (to be the bane of) :: verderven, ruïneren
bang {n} (A sudden percussive noise) :: knal {m}, klap
bang {n} (A strike upon an object causing such a noise) :: klap, slag
bang {n} (An explosion) :: knal {m}, klap, explosie
bang {n} (hair that hangs down over the forehead) :: pony {m}, froefroe {m}
bang {n} (The symbol !) :: uitroepteken
banger {n} (cylinder) SEE: cylinder ::
banger {n} (sausage) :: worstje {n}
Bangkok {prop} (the capital of Thailand) :: Bangkok
Bangladesh {prop} (country) :: Bangladesh
banister {n} (the handrail on the side of a staircase) :: baluster, leuning
banjo {n} (a musical instrument) :: banjo {m}
bank {n} (institution) :: bank {f}
bank {n} (branch office) :: bank {f}
bank {n} (storage for important goods) :: -bank {f}
bank {n} (edge of river or lake) :: oever {m}
bank {n} (incline of an aircraft) :: helling {f}
bank {v} (to incline laterally in order to turn) :: doen hellen, rollen
bankable {adj} (reliable) SEE: reliable ::
bank account {n} (fund deposited by a customer for safekeeping in a bank) :: bankrekening {f}
bank account {n} (bank statement) SEE: bank statement ::
bank cheque {n} (cheque which is payable by a bank) :: bankcheque {m}
banked slalom {n} :: banked slalom
banker {n} (one who conducts the business of banking) :: bankier {m}
bank holiday {n} (a weekday granted to workers as a national holiday) :: wettelijke feestdag {m}
bank machine {n} (automated teller machine) SEE: automated teller machine ::
banknote {n} (paper currency) :: bankbiljet {n}, biljet {n}
bankroll {n} (.A roll of banknotes.) :: een rol bankbiljetten
bankroll {n} (The monetary assets of a person or organization.) :: fonds,budget
bankroll {v} (to fund a project) :: financieren
bankrupt {adj} (having been legally declared insolvent) :: bankroet, in faling, failliet
bankruptcy {n} (legally declared or recognized condition of insolvency) :: bankroet {n}, failliet {n}, faling {f}, surseance van betaling {m} {f}
bank statement {n} :: rekeninguittreksel {n}
banner {n} (flag) :: vlag {n}, banier {n}, dundoek
banner {n} (principal standard of a knight) :: standaard {n}
banneret {n} (nobleman) :: baanderheer {m}
bannerette {n} (banneret) SEE: banneret ::
banquet {n} (a large celebratory meal; a feast) :: banket {n}, feestmaal {n}, feestdis {m}
banshee {n} (in Irish folklore, a female spirit) :: banshee {f}
bantam {n} (chicken) :: krielkip {f}
banter {n} (good humoured conversation) :: geplaag, scherts, badinage
banter {v} (to engage in banter) :: schertsen
banter {v} (to tease mildly) :: plagen
Bantoid {adj} :: Bantoïde
Bantu {prop} (language family) :: Bantoe-
banya {n} (a Russian steam bath) :: banja
banzai {interj} (hurrah) SEE: hurrah ::
baptise {v} (baptise) SEE: baptize ::
baptism {n} (Christian sacrament) :: doop {m}
baptismal font {n} (a basin used for baptism) :: doopvont {c}
baptismal name {n} (name given at christening) :: doopnaam {m}
Baptist {adj} (of the Baptist religious denomination) :: baptistisch
baptize {v} (Perform the Christian sacrament of baptism) :: dopen
bar {n} (vertical bar mark) SEE: pipe ::
bar {n} (solid object with uniform cross-section) :: stang {m}, staaf {f}, baar {f}, blok {n}
bar {n} (metallurgy: solid object of round, square, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular section) :: staaf {f}, baar {f}, stang {m}
bar {n} (cuboid piece of any commodity) :: blok {n}, stuk {n}, reep {f} [chocolate]
bar {n} (long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder) :: blok {n}
bar {n} (business licensed to sell intoxicating beverages) :: bar {m}, café {n}, taveerne {m}, kroeg {f}
bar {n} (counter of such a premises) :: bar {m}, toog {m}, tapkast {f}
bar {n} (closet containing alcoholic beverages in a private house or a hotel room) :: bar {m}
bar {n} (official order prohibiting some activity) :: verbod {n}, ban
bar {n} (collective term for lawyers) :: advocatuur, balie
bar {n} (profession of lawyers) :: advocatuur, orde van advocaten {f}
bar {n} (nautical: sand formation) :: zandbank {f}
bar {v} (to obstruct the passage of) :: blokkeren, versperren
bar {v} (to prohibit) :: verbieden
bar {v} (to lock or bolt with a bar) :: blokkeren, barreren, vergrendelen, versperren
bar {n} (unit of pressure) :: bar
bar {n} (music: section of a staff) SEE: measure ::
bar {prep} (with the exception of) SEE: except ::
bar {n} (heraldry: one of the ordinaries) SEE: fess ::
bar {n} (soccer: crossbar) SEE: crossbar ::
bar {n} (music: vertical line across a staff) SEE: bar line ::
barb {n} (bit for a horse) SEE: bit ::
barb {n} (beard or something that resembles a beard) SEE: beard ::
barb {n} (point that stands backward in an arrow, fishhook, etc) :: weerhaak
Barbados {prop} (country in the Caribbean) :: Barbados
barbarian {adj} (uncivilized) :: barbaars
barbarian {n} (an uncivilized person) :: barbaar {m} {f}
barbarian {n} (a derogatory term for someone from a developing country) :: barbaar {m} {f}, primitieveling {m}, wilde {m} {f}
barbarian {n} (a warrior associated with Sword and Sorcery stories) :: barbaar {m} {f}
Barbary {prop} (Mediterranean North Africa) :: Barbarije {f}
Barbary ape {n} (tailless monkey) SEE: Barbary macaque ::
Barbary dove {n} (Streptopelia risoria) SEE: ringneck dove ::
Barbary lion {n} (Panthera leo leo) :: Berberleeuw, Atlasleeuw, Barabijse leeuw
Barbary macaque {n} (Macaca sylvanus) :: berberaap
barbecue {n} (cooking instrument) :: barbecue, grill
barbecue {v} (to cook food on a barbecue, see also: ) :: grillen, barbecueën, braaien
barbecue {v} (grill) SEE: grill ::
barbecue sauce {n} (type of sauce) :: barbecuesaus
barbed wire {n} (twisted strands of steel wire) :: prikkeldraad {m}
barbel {n} (fish) :: barbeel {m}
barber {n} (person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customers' hair and beards) :: kapper {m}, haarkapper {m}, coiffeur {m} [Flanders], barbier {m} [deprecated]
barber {v} (to cut the hair) :: haarknippen, haren knippen, scheren (to shave)
barber shop {n} (business which offers haircuts to men) SEE: barbershop ::
barbershop {n} (barber's shop) :: kapsalon {m}
Barbie {prop} (diminutive of Barbara) :: Babs, Babbe
barbiturate {n} :: barbituraat {n}
barcarole {n} (Venetian folk song) :: barcarola {f}, barcarolle {f}, gondellied {n}
Barcelona {prop} (capital of Catalonia) :: Barcelona {n}
Barcelonan {adj} (from Barcelona) SEE: Barcelonian ::
Barcelonan {n} (someone from Barcelona) SEE: Barcelonian ::
Barcelonian {adj} (from Barcelona) :: Barcelonees
Barcelonian {n} (someone from Barcelona) :: Barcelonees {m}, Barcelonese {f}
bar chart {n} (graph in the form of boxes of different heights) :: staafdiagram {n}
barcode {n} (set of machine-readable parallel bars) :: streepjescode {f}, barcode {f}
bar-crested antshrike {n} (a passerine bird of the antbird family) :: streepkuif-mierklauwier
bard {n} (professional poet and singer) :: bard {m}
bardo {n} (state of existence between death and subsequent reincarnation) :: bardo
bare {adj} (naked, uncovered) :: bloot
bare {adj} (having no decoration) :: kaal
bare {adv} (barely) SEE: barely ::
barefoot {adj} (wearing nothing on the feet) :: barrevoets, blootsvoets [as adverb only]
barefoot {adv} (wearing nothing on the feet) :: barrevoets, blootsvoets, op blote voeten
barefooted {adj} (barefoot) SEE: barefoot ::
barefooted {adv} (barefoot) SEE: barefoot ::
barely {adv} (by a small margin) :: nauwelijks, amper, (archaic) kuim
barf {n} (vomit) :: kots {m}
barf {v} (to vomit) :: kotsen, barfen
barfly {n} (person who spends much time in a bar) :: tooghanger {m}
barge {n} (flat-bottomed bulk carrier mainly for inland waters) :: duwbak
barge {n} (coastal trading vessel) :: aak {m}
bar graph {n} (bar chart) SEE: bar chart ::
baritone {n} (male voice) :: bariton
baritone {n} (musical range) :: bariton
baritone horn {n} (baritone horn) SEE: baritone ::
barium {n} (chemical element) :: barium {n}
bark {v} (to make a loud noise (dogs)) :: blaffen
bark {v} (to speak sharply) :: blaffen
bark {n} (short, loud, explosive utterance) :: geblaf {n}
bark {n} (exterior covering of a tree) :: schors {f}, bast {f}
bark {v} (to strip the bark from, to peel) :: ontschorsen
bark {v} (to abrade or rub off any outer covering from) :: schrapen
bark {n} (three-masted vessel, foremast and mainmast square-rigged, mizzenmast schooner-rigged) :: bark {f}
bark {v} (to girdle) SEE: girdle ::
barking dogs seldom bite {proverb} (people who make threats rarely carry them out) :: blaffende honden bijten niet
barley {n} (Hordeum vulgare or its grains) :: gerst {m}
barley sugar {n} (sweet) :: zuurstok
bar line {n} (vertical line across a staff) :: maatstreep {f}
barman {n} (bartender) SEE: bartender ::
barn {n} (child) SEE: child ::
barn {n} (building) :: schuur {f}
Béarn {prop} (former viscounty) :: Béarn
barnacle {n} (barnacle goose) SEE: barnacle goose ::
barnacle {n} (marine crustacean) :: zeepok
barnacle goose {n} (Branta leucopsis) :: brandgans {c}
béarnaise sauce {n} (sauce) :: béarnaisesaus, béarnaise
barn owl {n} (An owl of the genus Tyto) :: kerkuil {m}
bar of chocolate {n} (slab of chocolate) :: chocoladereep {f}
barometer {n} (an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure) :: barometer {m}, drukmeter {m}
baron {n} (male ruler of a barony) :: baron {m}
baroness {n} (female ruler of a barony) :: barones {f}
barony {n} (a dominion ruled by a baron or baroness) :: baronie {f}
Baroque {prop} (period in architecture) :: barok {f}
Baroque {prop} (period in art) :: barok {f}
Baroque {prop} (period in music) :: barok {f}
baroque organ {n} (type of pipe organ) :: barokorgel {n}
baroscope {n} (barometer) SEE: barometer ::
barotropic {adj} :: barotroop
barque {n} (sailing vessel, all masts but sternmost square-rigged) :: zeilboot {m}, bark {m}
barque {n} (archaic, any small sailing vessel) :: zeilbootje {m}, bark {m}, schuit {m}
barque {n} (poetic, any sailing vessel or boat) :: zeilboot {m}, schuit {m}
barquentine {n} (sailing vessel) :: Barkentijn
barrack {n} (a building for soldiers) :: kazerne {m}, barrak
barracks {n} (buildings used by military personnel) SEE: barrack ::
barracuda {n} (predatory competitor) SEE: shark ::
barrage {n} (heavy curtain of artillery fire) :: spervuur {n}
barrage {n} (concentrated discharge of projectile weapons) :: spervuur {n}
barrage {n} (overwhelming outburst of words) :: spervuur {n}
barre chord {n} (a guitar chord) :: barré-akkoord
barred antshrike {n} (a passerine bird) :: gebandeerde mierklauwier
barrel {n} (tube) SEE: tube ::
barrel {n} (jar) SEE: jar ::
barrel {n} (round vessel made from staves bound with a hoop) :: ton, vat {n}
barrel bomb {n} :: vatbom {f}, vatenbom {f}
barrel organ {n} (pipe instrument with air controlled pins in a revolving barrel) :: draaiorgel
barrel vault {n} (architecture) :: tongewelf {n}
barren {adj} (unable to bear children; sterile) :: onvruchtbaar, steriel
barrier {n} (structure that bars passage) :: barrière {c}, versperring {f}
barrier {n} (obstacle or impediment) :: barrière {c}
barring {prep} (excepting) :: behoudens
barrister {n} (lawyer with the right to speak as an advocate in higher lawcourts) :: advocaat {m}, advocate {f}
barrow {n} (mound of earth and stones raised over a grave) :: grafheuvel {m}, tumulus {m}, grafterp {m}
barrow {n} (small vehicle used to carry a load and pulled or pushed by hand) :: kar {f}, steekkar {f}, duwkar {f}, kruiwagen {f}
barrow {n} (castrated boar) :: barg {m}
bar stool {n} (stool used for sitting) :: barkruk {m} {f}
barstool {n} (bar stool) SEE: bar stool ::
bar-tailed godwit {n} (bar-tailed godwit) :: rosse grutto
bartender {n} (person who works in a bar) :: kastelein {c}
barter {n} (exchange of goods or services) :: ruil {m}, ruilhandel {m}
barter {v} (exchange goods or services without involving money) :: ruilen, ruilebuiten
Bartholomew {prop} (male given name) :: Bartolomeüs
Bartonian {prop} :: Bartonien
baryon {n} (heavy subatomic particle) :: baryon {n}
basal layer {n} (the deepest layer of the epidermis) :: kiemlaag {f} {m}
basalt {n} (hard rock) :: basalt
bascule bridge {n} (type of movable bridge) :: basculebrug {m} {f}
base {n} (something from which other things extend) :: basis {f}
base {n} (starting point of thought) :: basis {f}, vertrekpunt {n}
base {n} (permanent structure for housing military) :: basis {f}, kazerne {f}
base {n} (headquarters) :: basis {f}, hoofdkwartier {n}
base {n} (chemical compound that will neutralize an acid) :: base {f}
base {n} (baseball: one of the three places that a runner can stand in safety) :: honk
base {n} (geometry: lowest side or face) :: basis {f}
base {n} (heraldic charge: lowest third of a shield or escutcheon) :: schildvoet {m}
base {n} (heraldry: lower part of the field) :: schildvoet {m}
base {v} (have as its foundation or starting point) :: baseren, zich baseren op
base {n} (bass) SEE: bass ::
base {n} (apron) SEE: apron ::
base {n} (radix) SEE: radix ::
baseball {n} (ball game) :: honkbal
baseboard {n} (panel or molding between floor and interior wall) SEE: skirting board ::
base class {n} :: basisklasse {f}
based {adj} (founded on) :: gebaseerd, onderbouwd
Basel {prop} (city in Switzerland) :: Bazel {n}
basement {n} (floor below ground level) :: kelder {m}
bash {v} (to strike) :: neerslagen
bash {v} (to criticize) :: kritiseren
bash {n} (gala) :: gala bal {n}
bash {n} (an attack) :: neerslagen {n}
bash {v} (collide) SEE: collide ::
bashful {adj} (inclined to avoid notice) :: verlegen, timide
Bashkir {prop} (language) :: Basjkiers {n}
basic {adj} (necessary, essential for life or some process) :: basis-, elementair
basic {adj} (elementary, simple, merely functional) :: elementair
basic {adj} (chemistry: of a base) :: basisch
basic {n} (necessary commodity) :: basisonderdeel {n}, basisbehoefte {f}
basic {n} (elementary building block) :: basis, basisonderdeel {n}
basil {n} (plant) :: basilicum {m}, bazielkruid {n}, koningskruid {n}, basiliekruid {n}
basil {n} (herb) :: basilicum {m}, basilicumblaadjes {n}
basilica {n} (Christian church building having a nave) :: basiliek {f}
basilisk {n} (snake-like dragon type) :: basilisk {m}, koningshagedis
basilisk {n} (type of lizard (genus Basiliscus)) :: basilisk, boomhagedis
basin {n} (wide bowl for washing) :: bassin {n}
basin {n} (area of land that drains into a common outlet) :: stroomgebied {n}, bekken {n}
basis {n} (starting point for an argument) :: basis {f}
basis {n} (underlying condition) :: basis {f}
basis {n} (linearly independent set of vectors) :: basis {f}
basis point {n} (one hundredth of one percentage point) :: basispunt {n}
bask {v} (to take great pleasure or satisfaction; to feel warm or happiness) :: (zich) koesteren (in), genieten (van), zwelgen (in), zijn hartje ophalen
basket {n} (container) :: mand {m}, korf {m}
basket {n} (notional place to store items before ordering them online) :: mandje {n}
basket {n} (basketball: hoop from which a net is suspended) :: korf {m}, ring {m}
basket {n} (basketball: act of putting the ball through the basket) :: gescoorde korf
basket {n} (wire or plastic container for carrying articles for purchase) SEE: shopping basket ::
basketball {n} (the sport) :: basketbal {n}
basketball {n} (the ball used in the sport) :: basketbal {m}
basket case {n} (one made powerless or ineffective, as by nerves, panic or stress) :: zenuwpees (nerves); (fig.) hopeloos geval ({n}.)
Basque {prop} (language) :: Baskisch {n}
Basque {n} (member of a people) :: Bask {m}, Baskische {f}
Basque {adj} (relative to the Basque people or their language) :: Baskisch
Basque Country {prop} (geographical region in Spain and France) :: Baskenland
Basque Country {prop} (the region where the Basque language is spoken) :: Baskenland
Basque Country {prop} (autonomous community within Spain) :: Baskenland
bass {n} (low spectrum of sound) :: bas {m} {f}
bass {n} (section of musical group) :: bas {m} {f}
bass {n} (singer) :: bas {m}
bass {n} (musical instrument) :: basgitaar {m} {f}, bas {m} {f}
bass {n} (perch) :: baars {m}
bass clef {n} (music symbol) :: bassleutel
basset horn {n} (alto instrument of the clarinet family) :: bassethoorn {m}
bass fiddle {n} (instrument) SEE: double bass ::
bass guitar {n} (stringed musical instrument) :: basgitaar, bas
bassline {n} :: baslijn {f}
bassoon {n} (musical instrument in the woodwind family) :: fagot {m}
bass viol {n} (musical instrument) SEE: double bass ::
bass violin {n} (instrument) SEE: double bass ::
bastard {n} (longsword) SEE: longsword ::
bastard {n} (person born to unmarried parents) :: bastaard {m}, buitenechtelijk kind {n}, onecht kind {n}, onwettig kind {n}
bastard {n} (mongrel) :: mormel {n}, straathond
bastard {n} (contemptible etc. person) :: bastaard {m}, hoerenjong {n}, klootzak {m}, rotzak {m}, hufter {m}
bastard {n} (informal: child that does not know his father) :: bastaard {m}, buitenechtelijk kind {n}, onecht kind {n}, onwettig kind {n}
bastard {n} (informal: something extremely difficult or unpleasant) :: kreng {n}, rotding {n}
bastard {n} (variation that is not genuine) :: nep, vervalsing
bastard {n} (intermediate-grade steel file) :: bastaardvijl {m}, voorvijl {m}
bastard {adj} (of or like a bastard (illegitimate human descendant)) :: onwettig, onecht, bastaard-
bastard {adj} (of or like a bastard (bad person)) :: gemeen, smerig, kloot-
bastard {adj} (of or like a mongrel, bastardized creature/cross) :: bastaard-
bastard {adj} (of abnormal, irregular or otherwise inferior qualities (size, shape etc.)) :: ondermaats, nep
bastard {adj} (spurious, lacking genuinity of authenticity) :: onecht, nep, vals, na(ge)maak(t)
bastard {interj} (exclamation of dismay) :: smeerlap!
bastardization {n} (degradation of a language) :: verbastering {f}
bastard sugar {n} (light brown sugar) :: basterdsuiker
bastille {n} (prison) SEE: prison ::
bastille {n} (fortress) SEE: fortress ::
bastille {n} (citadel) SEE: citadel ::
bastille {n} (castle tower, or fortified building; small citadel or fortress) :: donjon {m}
bat {n} (small flying mammal) :: vleermuis {f}
bat {n} (club used for striking the ball in sports) :: knuppel {m}, slaghout {n}
bat away {v} (to knock an object) :: wegslaan
batch {n} (quantity of baked goods made at one time) :: lot {n}
batch {n} (quantity of anything produced in one operation) :: lot {n}
bate {v} (simple past of beat) SEE: beat ::
bate {v} (masturbate) SEE: masturbate ::
bath {n} (tub) :: bad {n}, badkuip {m} {f}
bath {n} (room) :: badkamer {f}
bath {n} (act of bathing) :: bad {n}
bath-brush {n} (waterproof type of brush) :: badborstel {m}
bathe {v} (to sunbathe) SEE: sunbathe ::
bathing cap {n} (cap worn by swimmers) SEE: swim cap ::
bathing suit {n} (tight fitting garment for swimming) SEE: swimsuit ::
bathing trunks {n} (pair of shorts or briefs) SEE: swimming trunks ::
bath mat {n} (mat used next to a bathtub) :: badmat {f}
Bathonian {prop} :: Bathonien
bathos {n} (depth) SEE: depth ::
bathos {n} (nadir) SEE: nadir ::
bathos {n} (anticlimax) SEE: anticlimax ::
bathos {n} (overdone pathos) :: valse pathos
bathroom {n} (a room with a bathtub) :: badkamer {f}
bathroom {n} (room with a toilet) SEE: toilet ::
bathtub {n} (large container in which a person may bathe) :: badkuip
bathyscaphe {n} (self-propelled deep-sea submersible) :: bathyscaaf
Batman {prop} (the bat-themed hero) :: Batman
baton {n} (sports: object transferred by relay runners) :: stokje {n}
Bats {prop} (a commune in France) :: Bats
batshit {adj} (insane) :: knotsgek
batter {n} (beaten mixture of flour and liquid) :: beslag {n}
battering ram {n} (type of siege engine used to smash gates and walls) :: stormram {m}
battery {n} (device storing electricity) :: batterij {f}
battery {n} (legal: act of unlawful violence) :: fysieke mishandeling {f}
battery {n} (coordinated group of artillery) :: batterij {f}
battery {n} (array of similar things) :: batterij {f}
battery {n} (set of cages for hens) :: legbatterij {f}
batting {n} (cotton for surgery) :: watten
battle {n} (general action, fight, or encounter; a combat) :: slag {m}, veldslag {m}, gevecht {n}
battle {n} (struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life) :: gevecht {n}, strijd {f}
battle {v} ((intransitive) to join in battle; to contend in fight) :: strijden, vechten
battle {v} ((transitive) to assail in battle; to fight) :: bestrijden, bevechten
battle-ax {n} (battle axe) SEE: battle axe ::
battle axe {n} (electric guitar) SEE: electric guitar ::
battle axe {n} (ancient military weapon) :: strijdbijl {m}
battle cry {n} (something the troops yell out when going to war or battle) :: strijdkreet {m}, wapenkreet {m}, oorlogskreet {m}, aanvalskreet {m}
battlefield {n} (field of a land battle) :: slagveld {n}
battleground {n} (location) SEE: battlefield ::
Battle of Britain {prop} (series of air engagements between the British Royal Air Force and the German Luftwaffe during World War II) :: slag om Engeland {m}
battle of the sexes {n} (any competition between males and females) :: strijd der geslachten {m}
battleship {n} (warship) :: slagschip {n}
battleship {n} (guessing game) :: zeeslag
batty {adj} (mad, crazy, silly) :: mal
bauble {n} (cheap showy ornament piece of jewellery) :: prulletjesnuisterij
bauble {n} (small shiny spherical decoration, commonly put on Christmas trees) :: kerstbal {m}
Baumé scale {prop} (liquids density scale) :: Baumé-schaal
bauxite {n} (ore) :: bauxiet {n}
Bavaria {prop} (state) :: Beieren {n}
Bavarian {adj} (of or pertaining to Bavaria) :: Beiers
Bavarian {n} (person from Bavaria or of Bavarian descent) :: Beier {m}, Beierin {f}, Beierse {f}
Bavarian {prop} (German dialect) :: Beiers
bavarois {n} (pudding) :: bavarois {m}
bay {n} (body of water) :: baai {f}
bayard {n} (bay horse) :: vos {m}, vospaard {n}
bayard {adj} (reddish brown) :: voskleurig
bay cat {n} (Pardofelis badia) :: Borneogoudkat
bay leaf {n} (herb) :: laurier {n}
bayonet {n} (weapon) :: bajonet {f}
BBC {prop} (British Broadcasting Corporation) :: BBC {f}
BC {initialism} (before Christ) :: v. Chr. (voor Christus)
béchamel sauce {n} (white sauce made with butter, flour and milk) :: bechamelsaus
be {v} (occupy a place) :: zijn, staan, zitten, liggen, wezen [informal], zich bevinden
be {v} (occur, take place) :: zijn, plaatsvinden
be {v} (exist) :: zijn, bestaan
be {v} (have a certain age) :: zijn
be {v} (elliptical form of "be here", or similar) :: zijn
be {v} (used to indicate that the subject and object are the same) :: zijn
be {v} (used to indicate that the values on either side of an equation are the same) :: gelijk zijn
be {v} (used to indicate that the subject plays the role of the predicate nominal) :: zijn
be {v} (used to connect a noun to an adjective that describes it) :: zijn
be {v} (used to indicate that the subject has the qualities described by a noun or noun phrase) :: zijn
be {v} (used to form the passive voice) :: worden
be {v} (used to form the continuous forms of various tenses) :: zijn aan het + infinitive (or a simple tense without zijn when not stressing the continuousness of an action)
be {v} ((archaic) used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs) :: zijn
be {v} (used to indicate weather, air quality, or the like) :: zijn
be able to {v} (have ability to) :: kunnen, vermogen, in staat zijn te
beach {n} (sandy shore) :: strand {n}
beach {v} (run something aground on a beach) :: stranden
beach chair {n} (A chair for use on beaches) :: strandstoel {m}
beach volleyball {n} (sport) :: beachvolleybal {n}, strandvolleybal {n}
beacon {n} (signal fire) :: baken {n}, bakenvuur {n}
beacon {n} (signaling or guiding mark erected as guide to mariners) :: baken {n}
beacon {n} (high hill or similar) :: baken {n}
bead {n} (rosary ball) :: kraal
bead {n} (pierced small round object) :: parel {f}, korrel {m}
bead {n} (small drop of liquid) :: druppel
beadle {n} (a parish constable) :: kerkbaljuw {m}
bead tree {n} (Melia azedarach) :: Indische sering
beagle {n} (dog) :: beagle {m}
beagle {n} (snooping person) :: snuffelaar {m}, speurneus {m}
beak {n} (structure projecting from a bird's face) :: snavel, bek
beak {n} (similar structure in an octopus) :: bek
beaker {n} (flat-bottomed vessel) :: bekerglas {n}
beaker {n} (drinking vessel without a handle) :: beker {m}
beaker {n} (mug) :: beker {m}, [Netherlands] mok {f}, [Flanders] tas {f}
be all ears {v} (to listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate) :: eén en al oor zijn
beam {n} (large piece of timber or iron) :: balk, [railroad] biels
beam {n} (principal horizontal beam in a building) :: balk
beam {n} (pole of a carriage) :: dissel
beam {n} (ray) :: bundel, straal
beam {n} (connector of notes) :: balk
beam {v} (to smile broadly) :: stralen
bean {n} (seed) :: boon {f}
bean {n} (slang: head or brain) :: knikker {m}, kop {m}, harses {p}
beanbag {n} (piece of furniture) :: zitzak {m}
bean curd {n} (tofu) SEE: tofu ::
bean goose {n} (Anser fabalis) :: rietgans {m}
beanie {n} (cap that fits the head closely) :: muts {m} {f}
beanpole {n} (pole) :: bonenstaak {m}
bean sprout {n} (a sprout grown out of a bean) :: sproutje {n}
bean sprout {n} (the vegetarian food) :: taugé
bear {v} (to give birth) SEE: give birth ::
bear {n} (large mammal of family Ursidae) :: beer {m}, berin {f}
bear {n} (large hairy man) :: bear, beer {m}
bear {v} (to carry) :: dragen, torsen
bear {v} (to be equipped with) :: dragen, uitgerust zijn met
bear {v} (to declare as testimony) :: afleggen
bear {v} (to put up with) :: verdragen, ondergaan
bear {v} (to produce or yield) :: dragen
bear {v} (to be in a specific direction) :: gelegen zijn
bearable {adj} (able to be borne) :: draaglijk
bearcat {n} (giant panda) SEE: giant panda ::
bear cub {n} (young bear) :: berenjong {n}, berenwelp {m}
beard {n} (facial hair) :: baard {m}
bearded {adj} (having a beard) :: bebaard
beardedness {n} (quality of being bearded) :: baardigheid {f}
bearded vulture {n} (vulture) SEE: lammergeier ::
bearer {n} (one who bears) :: drager {m}
bearer {n} (someone who helps carry the coffin) :: drager {m}
bearer {n} (possessor of a cheque, bond, etc.) :: toonder {m}
bearer {n} (domestic servant in India) :: koelie {m}
bearing {n} (mechanical device) :: lager
bearing {n} (nautical sense) :: peiling
bear in mind {v} (remember, consider) :: onthouden, rekening houden met
bear out {v} (To corroborate, prove, or confirm) :: bevestigen
bear with {v} (be patient with) :: geduld hebben, uithouden, verdragen
bear witness {v} (deliver testimony) :: (een) getuigenis afleggen, getuigen
bear witness {v} (prove, demonstrate) :: getuigen
beast {n} (non-human animal) :: beest {n}, wild dier, dier {n}
beast {n} (violent/antisocial person) :: beest {n}
beast of burden {n} (animal that carries or pulls heavy loads) :: lastdier {n}
beat {n} (rhythm) :: beat {m}, ritme {n}, puls {f}
beat {n} (interference between two tones of almost equal frequency) :: zweving {f}
beat {n} (patrolled route) :: ronde {f}
beat {v} (to hit, to knock, to pound, to strike) :: slaan, kloppen
beat {v} (to strike or pound repeatedly) :: kloppen
beat {v} (to win against) :: verslaan, overwinnen
beat {v} (to mix food) :: slaan
beat {adj} (fabulous) :: mieters
beat {adj} (exhausted) :: afgemat, bekaf, uitgeput
beat {n} (act of reporting before a rival) SEE: scoop ::
beat around the bush {v} (to treat a topic but omit its main points) :: rond de pot draaien (circle around the pot), om de hete brei dansen
beat around the bush {v} (to delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant) :: rond de pot draaien (circle around the pot), om de hete brei dansen
beater {n} (a kitchen implement for mixing) :: klopper {m}
beater {n} (stick to play a percussion instrument) :: trommelstok
beater {n} (in a hunting party, the group of men used to drive game towards the shooters) :: drijver {m}
beater {n} (an automobile in poor operating condition) :: wrak {n}
beatified {adj} (declared that a deceased has entered heaven) :: zalig
beat it {v} (to go away) :: ophoepelen, oprotten, opflikkeren, opdonderen, ophoeren, oplazeren, opsodemieteren, wegwezen
beatitude {n} (supreme, utmost bliss and happiness) :: gelukzaligheid
Beatrice {prop} (female given name) :: Beatrijs, Beatrix
beat to a pulp {v} (beat up) :: tot moes slaan
beau {n} (boyfriend) SEE: boyfriend ::
Beaufort scale {prop} (measure for the intensity of the wind) :: schaal van Beaufort {f}
beautician {n} (one who does hair styling, manicures, and other beauty treatments) :: schoonheidsspecialiste {f}, schoonheidsspecialist {m}
beautiful {adj} (possessing charm and attractive) :: mooi, schoon
beautiful {adj} (of weather: pleasant, clear) :: mooi
beautifully {adv} (In a beautiful manner) :: mooi
beauty {n} (quality of pleasing appearance) :: schoonheid {f}
beauty {n} (beautiful male) :: beauty, schoonheid, schone
beauty {n} (beautiful female) :: schoonheid, schone {f}
beauty {n} (something particularly good or pleasing) :: juweeltje {n}, prachtexemplaar {n}
beauty {n} (excellence) :: het mooie {n}
beauty contest {n} (beauty pageant) SEE: beauty pageant ::
beauty pageant {n} (competition on attractiveness) :: schoonheidswedstrijd
beauty spot {n} (birthmark) SEE: mole ::
beaver {n} (aquatic rodent) :: bever {m}
beazle {n} (bezel) SEE: bezel ::
be bored to death {v} (be completely bored) :: stierlijk verveeld, kapot verveeld
be born {v} (to come into existence through birth) :: geboren worden; ter wereld komen
be called {v} (to have a specific name) :: heten
because {adv} (on account) :: omdat, dewijl, want, vermits, daar
because {conj} (by or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that) :: omdat, aangezien, daar [formal]
because of {prep} (on account of, by reason of, for the purpose of) :: wegens, vanwege
Bechuanaland {prop} (former name for Botswana) :: Protectoraat Bechuanaland
beck and call {n} (summons and control, in a position as an attendant or servant) :: iemand op zijn wenken bedienen,
beckon {v} (to wave or nod to somebody with the intention to make the person come closer) :: wenken
become {v} (to begin to be) :: worden
bed {n} (piece of furniture) :: bed {n}, [archaic] sponde
bed {n} (prepared spot to spend the night in) :: bed {n}, slaapplaats {f}
bed {n} (flat surface or layer on which something else is to be placed) :: bed {n}, bedding {f}, bodem {m}, onderlaag {f}
bed {n} (the bottom of a lake or other body of water) :: bedding {f} (riverbed), bodem {m} (lake, sea)
bed {n} (area where a large number of shellfish is found) :: bank {f}
bed {n} (garden plot) :: bed {n}, bloembed {n}, tuinbed {n}
bed {n} (deposit of ore, coal etc.) :: ader {m}, laag {m}
bed {v} (to go to a sleeping bed) :: naar bed gaan, gaan slapen
bed {v} (to put oneself to sleep) :: gaan slapen
bed {v} (to settle) :: zich zetten
bed {v} (to have sexual intercourse with) :: naar bed gaan met
bed and breakfast {n} (guesthouse providing breakfast) :: bed and breakfast {n}, logies en ontbijt {n}
bedbound {adj} (unable to leave one's bed) SEE: bedridden ::
bedbug {n} (small nocturnal insect) :: bedwants {m} {f}, wandluis {m} {f}
bedclothes {n} (sheets, blankets, quilts or other coverings used on a bed) :: beddengoed {n}
bedding {n} (bedlinen) :: beddengoed {n}
bedfast {adj} (unable to leave one's bed) SEE: bedridden ::
bedfellow {n} (one with whom one shares a bed) :: bedgenoot {m}
bedlam {n} (place or situation of chaos) :: gekkenhuis
bedouin {n} (desert-dweller) :: bedoeïen {m}
bedpan {n} (chamber pot used while still in bed) :: ondersteek {m}
bedridden {adj} (confined to bed) :: bedlegerig
bedroom {n} (room in a house where a bed is kept for sleeping) :: slaapkamer {f}
bedroom community {n} (residential urban community of a nearby metropolis) :: slaapstad {f}
bed sheet {n} (sheet, a piece of cloth cut and finished as bedlinen) :: laken {n}
bedsheet {n} (a sheet, a piece of cloth cut and finished as bedlinen) :: laken {n}
bedside table {n} (nightstand) SEE: nightstand ::
bedtime {n} (time when one goes to bed to sleep) :: bedtijd {f}, kinderbedtijd {f}
bee {n} (insect) :: bij {f}, honingbij {f}, imme {f}
beech {n} (tree of genus Fagus) :: beuk
beechen {adj} (consisting, or made, of wood or bark of the beech) :: beuken
beech marten {n} (Martes foina) :: steenmarter {m}
bee-eater {n} (bird in the family Meropidae) :: bijeneter {m}
beef {n} (cow, bull) SEE: cow ::
beef {n} (meat) :: bief, [beefsteak] biefstuk, rundvlees {n}
beef up {v} (to strengthen or reinforce) SEE: strengthen ::
beefy {adj} (robust) SEE: robust ::
beefy {adj} (muscular) SEE: muscular ::
beehive {n} (home of bees) :: bijenkorf {m}, bijenhuif {f}, huif {f}, bijennest {n}, immenhuif {f}, immenkorf {m}, korf
beehive {n} (man-made structure in which bees are kept for their honey) :: bijenkorf {m}, bijenhuif {f}, huif {f}, immenhuif {f}, immenkorf {m}
bee hummingbird {n} (hummingbird) :: bijkolibrie
beekeeper {n} (someone who keeps bees) :: imker {m}, imkerin {f}, bijenhouder {m}, bijenhoudster {f}
beeline {n} (straight course, ignoring established paths of travel) :: rechte lijn
Beelzebub {prop} (a Semitic deity, another name for the Devil) :: Beëlzebub
been there, done that {phrase} (assertion that the speaker has personal experience or knowledge of a particular place or topic) :: al gezien al gedaan
beer {n} (alcoholic drink made of malt) :: bier {n}
beer {n} (glass of beer) :: biertje {n}
beer and skittles {n} (fun times) :: rozengeur en maneschijn
beer belly {n} (protruding abdomen) :: bierbuik {m}
beer bottle {n} (a bottle designed to contain beer) :: bierfles {m} {f}
beer gut {n} (beer belly) SEE: beer belly ::
beestings {n} (first milk drawn from an animal) SEE: colostrum ::
beeswarm {n} (swarm of bees) :: imme {f}, bijenzwerm {m}, bijendrom {m}
beeswax {n} (wax secreted by bees) :: bijenwas {m}
beet {n} (Beta vulgaris) :: biet {f}, kroot [archaic]
beetle {n} (insect) :: kever {m}
Beetle {n} (Volkswagen car) :: Kever {m}
beetroot {n} (a normally deep red coloured cultivar of the beet) :: rode biet {f}
befall {v} (happen to) :: overkomen
befit {v} (be fit for) :: behoren
before {prep} (earlier than in time) :: voor, voordat [+ clause]
before {prep} (in front of in space) :: vóór
before {prep} (in store for, in the future of) :: voor
before {prep} (under consideration, judgment, authority of) :: voor
before {prep} (in front of according to an ordering system) :: voor
before {prep} (at a higher or greater position in a subjective ranking) :: vóór
before {adv} (at an earlier time) :: voordien, eerder, voorheen, vroeger
before {adv} (in advance) :: op voorhand, vooraf
before {conj} (in advance of the time when) :: voor, vooraleer, voordat, alvorens
before {conj} (rather or sooner than) :: eerder dan
before dark {prep} (before night begins to fall) :: voor donker, voordat het donker wordt
beforehand {adv} (at an earlier time) :: vooraf, op voorhand, van tevoren, bij voorbaat
before long {prep} (soon) SEE: soon ::
befriend {v} (make friends) SEE: make friends ::
befuddle {v} (perplex or confuse) :: verbazen, verwarren
befuddle {v} (stupefy) :: verdwazen, verdoven
befuddled {adj} (confused or perplexed) :: stomverbaasd, perplex, in de war
befuddled {adj} (drunk) :: verdoofd, dronken, zat [Flemish]
befuddlement {n} (characteristic of being befuddled) :: verdwaasdheid, verwardheid, verwarring, verdoving
beg {v} (to request the help of someone, ask for money) :: bedelen
beg {v} (to supplicate, to plead with someone for help) :: smeken
beget {v} (to cause, to produce) :: veroorzaken
beget {v} (to procreate) :: voortbrengen
begetter {n} (a procreator) :: verwekker {m}
beggar {n} (person who begs) :: bedelaar {m}, bedelaarster {f}, bedelares {f}
beggar {n} (person suffering poverty) :: armoedzaaier {m}, bedelaar {m}, haveloze {m}
beggar {v} (to make a beggar of someone) :: aan de bedelstaf brengen, ruïneren
beggary {n} (The fact or action of begging) :: bedelarij {c}
begin {v} (to start, to initiate or take the first step into something.) :: beginnen, aanvangen
beginner {n} (someone who just recently started) :: beginner {m}
beginner {n} (someone who sets something in motion) :: starter
beginning {n} (act of doing that which begins anything) :: begin {n}
beginning {n} (that which is begun) :: begin {n}
beginning {n} (that which begins or originates something) :: begin {n}, aanvang {m}
beginning {n} (initial portion of some extended thing) :: begin {m}
begird {v} (bind with a band or girdle) :: omringen, omsingelen
begonia {n} (plants of the genus Begonia) :: begonia {f}
beguile {v} (to deceive or delude (using guile)) :: misleiden, bedriegen
beguile {v} (charm, delight) :: verrukken, vervoeren
beguiling {adj} (that beguiles) :: verleidelijk
beguine {n} (music) :: beguine
behave {v} (to act in a specific manner) :: zich gedragen
behave {v} (to act in a polite or proper way) :: zich gedragen
behave oneself {v} (to act in a polite or proper way) SEE: behave ::
behavior {n} (way an animal or human behaves or acts) :: gedrag {n}, gedragingen {p}
behavior {n} (way matter or systems behave) :: gedrag {n}, gedragingen {f-p}
behaviour {n} (behavior) SEE: behavior ::
behead {v} (to remove the head) :: onthoofden
beheadal {n} (beheading) SEE: beheading ::
beheading {n} (an instance of beheading) :: onthoofding
behest {n} (vow) SEE: vow ::
behest {n} (promise) SEE: promise ::
behest {n} (command, bidding) :: bevel, opdracht,
behind {prep} (at the back of) :: achter, achteraan
behind {prep} (to the back of) :: achteraan
behind {prep} (after, time- or motion-wise) :: na
behind {prep} (in support of) :: achter
behind {n} (rear, back-end) :: achtereind(e) {n}, achterkant {m}, achterzijde {f} (or {m})
behind {n} (butt, buttocks) :: achterste {n}, achterwerk {n}, (animals) achterhand {n}
behind bars {prep} (in jail or prison) :: achter de tralies
behind closed doors {prep} (in private) :: achter gesloten deuren
behind the scenes {prep} (in secret; out of public view) :: achter de schermen, achter de coulissen
behold {v} (to see, to look at) :: aanschouwen
beholden {adj} (obligated, bound by moral obligation) :: verplicht,schatplichtig
behove {v} (to befit, to suit) :: betamen, pаssen
beige {n} (colour) :: beige
Beijing {prop} (capital of China) :: Peking {n}
being {n} (a living creature) :: wezen {n}
being {n} (the state or fact of existence) :: bestaan {n}
Beirut {prop} (capital of Lebanon) :: Beiroet
Belarus {prop} (country) :: Wit-Rusland, Belaroes
Belarusian {adj} (pertaining to Belarus) :: Wit-Russisch
Belarusian {prop} (language) :: Wit-Russisch {n}, Belarussisch {n}
Belarusian {n} (person from Belarus or of Belarusian descent) :: Wit-Rus {m}, Wit-Russische {f}
belated {adj} (later in relation to the proper time) :: verlaat, laattijdig
belch {v} (expel gas from the stomach through the mouth) :: boeren, een boer laten
belch {n} (sound one makes when belching) :: boer {m}
beleaguer {v} (to besiege; to surround with troops) :: belegeren
beleaguer {v} (to vex, harass, or beset) :: belagen
beleaguered {adj} (beset by trouble or difficulty) :: aangeslagen
Belfast {prop} (capital of Northern Ireland) :: Belfast
belfry {n} (watchtower containing an alarm-bell) :: belfort {n}
belfry {n} (tower or steeple specifically for containing bells, especially as part of a church) :: klokkentoren {m}
Belgian {n} (Belgian, person from Belgium) :: Belg {m}, Belgische {f}
Belgian {adj} (of or pertaining to Belgium) :: Belgisch, Belgische
Belgian {adj} (of or pertaining to Belgians or Belgian people) :: Belgisch, Belgische
Belgian Congo {prop} (Belgian colony) :: Belgisch-Congo
Belgian Limburg {prop} (the roughly southwestern part of the Benelux region of Limburg) :: Belgisch Limburg {n}
Belgian Sheepdog {n} (Umbrella term for the four Belgian sheepdog variants) :: belgische herder
Belgium {prop} (country in Europe) :: België {n}
Belgrade {prop} (capital of Serbia) :: Belgrado
belie {v} (to contradict or show to be false) :: verloochenen
belief {n} (mental acceptance of a claim as truth) :: geloof {n}
belief {n} (something believed) :: geloof {f}
belief {n} (the quality or state of believing) :: geloof {f}
belief {n} (religious faith) :: geloof {f}
belief {n} (religious or moral convictions) :: geloof {f}
believe {v} (to accept that someone is telling the truth (object: person)) :: geloven
believe {v} (to accept as true) :: geloven
believe {v} (to consider likely) :: geloven, [to think] denken
believe {v} (to have religious faith; to believe in a greater truth) :: geloven (in)
believe in {v} (ascribe existence to) :: geloven in
believe in {v} (believe that something is right or desirable) :: geloven in
believe in {v} (have confidence in) :: geloven in
believer {n} (person who believes) :: gelovige
be like {v} (be similar to something) :: gelijk zijn
be like {v} (say) :: zeggen van
belittle {v} (to knowingly say that something is smaller or less important than it actually is) :: kleineren, afkraken (more destructive)
belittlement {n} (An act of belittling) :: kleinering
Belize {prop} (country) :: Belize
bell {n} (percussive instrument) :: bel {m}, klok {f}
bell {n} (informal: telephone call) :: belletje {n}
bell {n} (signal at a school) :: bel {m}
bell {v} (to attach a bell to) :: de bel aanbinden
bell {v} (to bellow) :: balken, loeien
belladonna {n} (a plant, Atropa belladonna) SEE: deadly nightshade ::
bell buoy {n} (buoy) :: belboei
bell curve {n} (bell shaped curve typical of the normal distribution) :: gausscurve
belles-lettres {n} (humanities) SEE: humanities ::
belles-lettres {n} (light literary compositions valued for their aesthetic properties) :: bellettrie {f}
bell-gable {n} (an architectural element) :: klokkengevel {m}
bellicist {n} (warmonger) SEE: warmonger ::
bellicose {adj} (warlike in nature) :: vechtlustig
bellicose {adj} (having the impulse to be combative) :: strijdlustig
belligerent {adj} (engaged in warfare) :: belligerent, oorlogvoerend
belligerent {adj} (eager to go to war) :: oorlogszuchtig
belligerent {adj} (of or pertaining to war) :: krijgs-, oorlogs-
belligerent {adj} (hostile, eager to fight) :: strijdlustig, vijandig
belligerent {n} (state or other armed participant in warfare) :: belligerent, oorlogvoerende partij
bellow {v} (to make a noise like the deep roar of a large animal) :: brullen
bellow {v} (to shout or scream in a deep voice) :: brullen
bellows {n} (air blower) :: blaasbalg
bell pepper {n} (spicy-sweet vegetable) :: paprika {n}
bellpull {n} (rope that rings a bell) :: schellekoord {f}
bell ringer {n} (bell ringer) :: klokkenluider
bells and whistles {n} (extra features added for show rather than function) :: toeters en bellen {p}
bellwether {n} (the leading sheep of a flock, having a bell hung round its neck) :: belhamel, haantje de voorste
bellwether {n} (anything that indicates future trends) :: trendsetter
bellwether {n} (a stock or bond that is widely believed to be an indicator of the overall market's condition) :: trendsetter
belly {n} (abdomen) :: buik {m}
bellyache {n} (pain in the belly, stomach, or abdomen) :: buikpijn {m}
bellyache {v} (To complain or whine, especially needlessly) :: zeuren, flauw doen
bellyaching {n} (Whining and complaining, often contrived to evoke pity or shirk responsibility) :: gejammer, gezeur
bellybutton {n} (the navel or umbilicus) SEE: navel ::
belly dance {n} (form of dance) :: buikdans
belong {v} (have its proper place) :: thuishoren, horen
belong {v} (be accepted in a group) :: horen, behoren, thuishoren
belong {v} (be part of a group) :: horen bij, thuishoren bij
belong {v} (be the property of) :: toebehoren aan, van iemand zijn
belong {v} (be the guardian, spouse or partner of) :: horen bij, bij iemand zijn
belong {v} (set theory: be an element of) :: behoren tot
beloved {adj} (loved) :: geliefd, bemind, welbemind, lief
beloved {n} (someone who is loved) :: geliefde {m} {f}, beminde {m} {f}
belovedness {n} (state of being beloved) :: geliefdheid {f}
below {prep} (lower in spatial position than) :: onder
below {prep} (lower in value than) :: onder
below {adv} (in a lower place) :: beneden
belowstairs {adv} (downstairs) SEE: downstairs ::
below the belt {prep} ((boxing) of a punch that lands below the opponent's waist) :: onder de gordel
below the belt {prep} (unfair; not according to the rules) :: onder de gordel
Bel Paese {n} (mild creamy Italian cheese) :: Bel Paese {m}
belt {n} (band worn around the waist) :: gordel {m}, riem, broeksband, ceintuur {m}
belt {n} (band used for safety purposes) :: gordel {m}, riem {m}, veiligheidsgordel {m}
belt {n} (band used in a machine to help transfer motion or power) :: riem {m}
belt {n} (powerful blow) :: dreun, klap, slag, oplawaai
belt {n} (geographical region) :: gordel {m}
belt {v} (surround) :: omgorden, omringen, omzomen, omgeven
belt {v} (fasten a belt) :: insnoeren, omgorden
belt {v} (beat with a belt) :: van de riem geven
belt {v} (scream) :: brullen, (het) uitbrullen
beltway {n} (a freeway that encircles a city) SEE: ring road ::
beluga {n} (cetacean, Delphinapterus leucas) :: beloega
bemock {v} (mock) SEE: mock ::
bemuse {v} (to confuse or bewilder) :: verbijsteren, verwarren, in de war brengen
bemused {adj} (perplexed and bewildered) :: verward, in de war gebracht, verbijsterd
bemusement {n} (state of being bemused) :: bezorgdheid
bename {v} (to give a name, call) :: benamen, benoemen, namen, vernoemen
bench {n} (long seat) :: bank {f}, zitbank {f}
bench {n} (sports: where players sit when not playing) :: bank {f}
bench {v} (remove a player from play) :: naar de zijlijn verwijzen
bench {v} (lift) :: opdrukken
bench {n} (workbench) SEE: workbench ::
benchlet {n} (stool) SEE: stool ::
benchmark {n} (standard) :: ijkpunt {n}, maatstaf
bend {v} (to cause to shape into a curve) :: buigen, plooien
bend {v} (to become curved) :: buigen, plooien
bend {v} (to change direction) :: afbuigen, buigen, draaien, gaan
bend {v} (to force to submit) :: onderwerpen
bend {v} (to tie a line) :: knopen, bevestigen, vastmaken
bend {v} (to change the pitch) :: buigen, corrigeren
bend {v} (to swing the body when rowing) :: buigen
bend {n} (curve) :: bocht {m}
bend {n} (knot) :: verbindingsknoop {m}
bend {n} (heraldry: one of the ordinaries) :: schuinbalk {m}
bend down {v} (to bend one's legs while upright to get to a lower position) :: bukken
bender {n} (device to help bending) :: buigtang
bender {n} (slang: bout of heavy drinking) :: boemelpartij, doorzakfeestje, zuippartij {f}
bender {n} (slang: homosexual man) :: poot, nicht
bend over {v} (to bend one's upper body forward) :: bukken
bend sinister {n} (diagonal band on coat of arms going from top right to bottom left) :: schuinstreep sinister
bend someone's ear {v} (talk too long) :: iemand de oren van het hoofd kletsen
beneath {adv} (below or underneath) :: onder, beneden
beneath {prep} (below) :: onder
beneath {prep} (to a lower position) :: onder
beneath {prep} (concealed or covered up) :: onder
Benedictine {n} (monk or nun) :: benedictijn {m}, benedictijner {m}
Benedictine {n} (liqueur) :: benedictine
Benedictine {adj} (of or pertaining to St. Benedict of Nursia) :: benedictijns
benedictional {n} (book of benedictions) :: benedictionale
benefactive case {n} (case used to indicate beneficiary) :: benefactief {m}
beneficial {adj} (helpful or good to something or someone) :: gunstig
beneficiary {n} (one who benefits from the distribution, especially of an estate) :: begunstigde {m} {f}
benefit {n} (advantage, help or aid) :: voordeel {n}, idiomatic expression: ten voordele van, nut {n}
benefit {n} (payment, subsidy) :: uitkering, subsidie {f}
benefit {n} (performance given to raise funds) :: benefiet {m}, benefietconcert {n}
benefit of the doubt {n} (a favorable judgement given in the absence of full evidence) :: voordeel van de twijfel {n}
Benelux {prop} (an economic and customs union made up of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) :: Benelux
benevolence {n} (disposition to do good) :: welwillendheid {f}
benevolent {adj} (having a disposition to do good) :: welwillend
benevolent {adj} (possessing or manifesting love for mankind) :: liefdadig
benevolent {adj} (altruistic or charitable) :: altruïstisch
Bengal tiger {n} (Panthera tigris tigris) :: bengaalse tijger
Benghazi {prop} (Benghazi, Libya) :: Benghazi
benign {adj} (kind, gentle, mild) :: goedaardig
Benin {prop} (country) :: Benin
bent {adj} (folded) :: gebogen
bent {adj} (Determined or insistent) :: met de zinnen gezet op
bent {n} (inclination or talent) :: aanleg {m}
bent {n} (predisposition) :: aanleg {m}
bent {n} (area) SEE: grassland ::
benthic {adj} (of the benthos on the seafloor) :: benthonisch
benumb {v} (make numb) SEE: numb ::
benumbed {adj} (Lacking sensation; numb) :: gevoelloos
benumbed {adj} (Lacking interest; dulled) :: versuft
benzene {n} (aromatic compound C6H6) :: benzeen
benzine {n} (benzene) SEE: benzene ::
Benzion {prop} (given name) :: Benzion
be one {v} (be fit) :: het eens zijn
bepowder {v} (sprinkle or cover with powder) :: poederen, bepoederen
be prepared {phrase} (motto) :: weest paraat
bequeath {v} (to give or leave by will) :: nalaten, overdragen, legateren
bequeath {v} (to hand down; to transmit) :: doorgeven
bequeath {v} (to give; to offer; to commit) :: aanbieden
be quiet {interj} (remain silent) SEE: silence ::
Berber {adj} (of the Berber people) :: Berbers
bereave {v} (To take away someone or something important or close) :: beroven, ontnemen
bereavement {n} (The state of being bereaved; deprivation; especially the loss of a relative by death) :: verlies, beroving, sterfgeval
beret {n} (type of brimless cap) :: baret {f}
Bergen {prop} (city in Norway) :: Bergen
bergshrund {n} (a large crack in a glacier) :: gletsjerspleet {f}
beriberi {n} (pathology: ailment caused by deficiency of vitamin B) :: beriberi, rijstziekte
be right back {phrase} (indicate speaker will return in a moment) :: ben zo terug
Bering Sea {prop} (sea) :: Beringzee
berkelium {n} (transuranic chemical element) :: berkelium {n}
Berlin {prop} (capital city of Germany) :: Berlijn {n}
Berliner {n} (doughnut) :: Berlinerbol
Berlin Wall {prop} (wall that parted Berlin) :: Berlijnse Muur {m}
berm {n} (strip of land between a street and sidewalk) :: berm
Bermuda {prop} (island group) :: Bermuda
Bermuda shorts {n} (a type of knee-high shorts) :: bermudashort {m}
Bermuda Triangle {prop} (area in Atlantic Ocean) :: Bermuda Driehoek
Bermudian {adj} (of, from or pertaining to Bermuda) :: Bermudaans
Bermudian {adj} (personal legal status equivalent) :: Bermudaans
Bermudian {n} (person from Bermuda or of Bermudian descent) :: Bermudaan {m}
Bern {prop} (city) :: Bern
berry {n} (small fruit) :: bes {f}
berserk {n} (a crazed Norse warrior who fought in a frenzy) :: berserker {m}
berserk {adj} (injuriously, maniacally, or furiously violent or out of control) :: doorgedraaid, [slang] geflipt
Bert {prop} (male given name) :: Bert
berth {n} (bunk) :: kooi {f}
berth {n} (space to moor) :: ligplaats {f}
berth {v} (to bring a ship into berth) :: aanmeren, aanleggen
beryllium {n} (chemical element) :: beryllium {n}
beseech {v} (to beg) :: bezweren, bidden, smeken
be sick {v} (vomit) SEE: vomit ::
beside {prep} (next to) :: naast
beside {prep} (not relevant to) :: naast
besides {prep} (in addition to) :: naast
besides {prep} (other than; except for) :: behalve
besides {adv} (also; in addition) :: bovendien, daarenboven, daarbij
besides {adv} (moreover; furthermore) :: daarnaast, bovendien, voorts
besides {adv} (otherwise; else) :: behalve dat, daarnaast, daarbuiten
besiege {v} (to surround with armed forces) :: belegeren
besiege {v} (to assail or ply) :: belagen
be silent {v} (refrain from speaking) :: zwijgen
besmirch {v} (make dirty) :: besmeuren
besmirch {v} (tarnish; debase) :: bekladden, bezoedelen
bespeak {v} ((transitive) To speak about; tell of; relate; discuss) :: bespreken
bespectacled {adj} (wearing spectacles (glasses)) :: bebrild
bespoke {adj} (individually or custom made) :: op maat gemaakt
best {adj} (superlative of the adjective good) :: best
best {v} (to beat) :: slaan, overmeesteren, verslaan, overwinnen
bestiality {n} (sexual activity) :: bestialiteit {f}
best man {n} (primary attendant to the groom) :: getuige voor de bruidegom
bestow {v} (to present a thing as a gift or honour) :: toekennen, schenken
best regards {n} (polite closing of a letter) :: met vriendelijke groeten
bestseller {n} (book or thing sold in large numbers) :: bestseller {m}, succesboek
bet {n} (a wager) :: weddenschap {f}
bet {n} (A degree of certainty) :: waarschijnlijkheid {f}
bet {v} (To stake or pledge upon the outcome of an event) :: gokken, wedden
bet {v} (To be sure of something) :: er op kunnen rekenen, er van op aan kunnen
beta {n} (letter of the Greek alphabet) :: bèta {f} {m}
Betawi {n} (Indonesian ethnic group) :: Betawi, Bataaf, Batavi {p}
Bethlehem {prop} (City) :: Bethlehem
betony {n} (Stachys officinalis) :: betonie
betray {v} (to deliver into the hands of an enemy) :: verraden
betray {v} (to prove faithless or treacherous) :: verraden
betray {v} (to violate the confidence of, by disclosing a secret) :: verraden
betray {v} (to disclose or discover) :: verraden, onthullen, verspreken
betray {v} (to lead astray, as a maiden) :: bedriegen
betray {v} (to show or to indicate) :: verraden
betrayal {n} (treason) SEE: treason ::
betrayer {n} (someone who betrays) :: aanbrenger, aangever, judas, klikker, klikspaan, sycofant, verklikker, verlinker, verrader, versliegeraar
betrothal {n} (mutual promise) :: verloving {f}, ondertrouw {m}
betrothed {n} (fiancé or fiancée) :: verloofd
betrothment {n} (betrothal) SEE: betrothal ::
better {adj} (comparative of the adjectives good or well) :: beter
better {adv} (comparative form of the adverb well) :: beter
better an egg today than a hen tomorrow {proverb} (a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush) SEE: a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush ::
better half {n} (spouse or lover) :: betere helft
better late than never {adv} (it’s better to do something late, than to never do it at all) :: beter laat dan nooit
between {prep} (in the position or interval that separates two things) :: tussen
between {prep} (shared in confidence by) :: onder ons gezegd en gezwegen
between {prep} (in transit from one to the other) :: tussen
between {prep} (combined by effort or ownership) :: onder
between {prep} (one of, representing a choice) :: tussen
between a rock and a hard place {prep} (having the choice between two unpleasant options) :: (kiezen) tussen pest en cholera ((choose) between plague and cholera)
betwixt {prep} (between, specifically between two things) :: tussen
bevel {n} (An edge that is canted, one that is not a 90 degree angle) :: kartelen
beverage {n} (drink) :: drankje {n}, drank
bevy {n} (large group of birds) :: zwerm {m}, vlucht {f}, schare {f}
bevy {n} (large group or collection) :: hoop {m}, troep {m}, schare {f}
bewail {v} (to wail over) :: betreuren
Bewick's swan {n} (Bewick's swan) :: kleine zwaan
bewilderment {n} (state of being bewildered) :: verbijstering
bewitch {v} (to cast a spell) :: betoveren
beyond {prep} (beyond) SEE: above ::
beyond {n} (unknown) SEE: unknown ::
beyond {prep} (further away than) :: verder weg dan, voorbij
beyond {n} (afterlife) SEE: afterlife ::
beyond the pale {prep} (behaviour) :: over de grens
bezel {n} (the rim and flange which encompasses and fastens a jewel or other object) :: vatting {f}, montuur
Bharat {prop} (India) SEE: India ::
Bhutan {prop} (Himalayan country) :: Bhutan
bi {adj} (bisexual) :: bi
bi- {prefix} (two-) :: bi-, twee-, dubbel-
biannual {adj} (occurring every two years) SEE: biennial ::
biannual {adj} (occurring twice a year; semi-annual) :: halfjaarlijks
biarchy {n} (rule by 2 people) SEE: diarchy ::
bias {n} (inclination towards something; predisposition, partiality) :: neiging, vooroordeel {n}, vooringenomenheid {f}
bias {n} (electronics: voltage or current applied to electronic device) :: voorspanning {f}, voormagnetisatie {f} of a magnetic tape
biased {adj} (exhibiting bias; prejudiced) :: partijdig
biathlon {n} (winter sport) :: biathlon
bib {n} (item of clothing for babies) :: slabbetje
bib {n} (upper part of an apron or overalls) :: borstje, salopette
bibimbap {n} (Korean dish of white rice topped with vegetables, beef, a whole egg, and gochujang) :: bibimbap
bible {n} (comprehensive manual) :: bijbel
Bible {prop} (Jewish holy book) SEE: Tanakh ::
Bible {prop} (Christian holy book) :: bijbel {m}, Schrift {f}
Bible Belt {prop} (area where conservative Protestant Christianity is dominant) :: Bijbelgordel {m}, Bible Belt, refoband {m}
Bible Belt {prop} (area in the United States) :: Bible Belt, Bijbelgordel {m}
biblical {adj} (Of or relating to the Bible) :: bijbels
biblical {adj} (in accordance with the teachings of the Bible) :: bijbels
Biblical Hebrew {prop} (the archaic form of the Hebrew language, see also: Hebrew) :: Bijbels Hebreeuws
bibliophage {n} (person who loves books) SEE: bookworm ::
bibliophile {n} (person who loves books) :: bibliofiel
bicameral {adj} (having two separate legislative chambers) :: bikameraal
biceps {n} (any muscle having two heads) :: biceps {m}
biceps {n} (the upper arm, especially the muscles) :: armbuigspier {f}, biceps {m}, elleboogbuiger {m}
biceps {n} (biceps brachii) SEE: biceps brachii ::
biceps brachii {n} (biceps brachii) :: armbuigspier {f}, biceps {m}, elleboogbuiger {f}
bicker {v} (to quarrel in a tiresome manner) :: harrewarren
bickering {v} (present participle of bicker) :: gekrakeel {n}
bi-curious {adj} (Curious about one's bisexuality) :: bischierig
bicycle {n} (vehicle) :: fiets {m}, rijwiel {n} [usually a bicycle]
bicycle {n} :: cyclo- [only used in compounds], rijwiel {n} [usually a bicycle]
bicycle {v} (to ride a bicycle) :: fietsen
bicycle bridge {n} (type of bridge) :: fietsbrug {f} {m}
bicycle roundabout {n} (type of roundabout) :: fietsrotonde {f} {m}
bicyclist {n} (rider of bicycle) SEE: cyclist ::
bid {v} (to issue a command) :: gebieden, gelasten
bid {v} (to invite) :: uitnodigen
bid {v} (to utter a greeting or salutation) :: bidden
bid {v} (intransitive: to make an offer) :: bieden
bid {v} (transitive: to offer as a price) :: bieden
bid {n} (offer at an auction) :: bod {n}
bidding price {n} (a price offered by a buyer/bidder) :: verkoopprijs
bide one's time {v} (to wait, especially for a suitable opportunity) :: de kans afwachten
bidet {n} (low-mounted plumbing fixture for cleaning the genitalia and anus) :: bidet
bidirectional {adj} (moving in two directions) :: bidirectioneel, tweerichtings-
bidirectional {adj} (operating in two directions) :: bidirectioneel, tweerichtings-
bid price {n} (bidding price) SEE: bidding price ::
biennial {adj} (happening every two years) :: tweejaarlijks
bier {n} (litter to transport the corpse of a dead person) :: baar {f}, lijkbaar {f}
bifurcation {n} (biology: division into two branches) :: vertakking, tweedeling, splitsing {f}
bifurcation {n} (any place where one divides into two) :: vertakking, bifurcatie, tweesprong
bifurcation {n} (either of the two resulting forks) :: vertakking, tak
bifurcation {n} (act of bifurcating) :: vertakking, aftakking
big {adj} (of a great size, see also: large) :: groot, omvangrijk
big {adj} (adult) :: volwassen
bigamist {n} (someone who practices bigamy) :: bigamist {m}
Big Bad Wolf {n} (fictional evil wolf) :: Grote Boze Wolf {m}
Big Bang {prop} (cosmic event) :: oerknal {m}
Big Crunch {prop} (hypothetic eventual collapse of the universe) :: Eindkrak {m}
bigger {adj} (comparative of big) :: groter
bighead carp {n} (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) :: grootkopkarper {m}
bighorn sheep {n} (a North American wild sheep) :: dikhoornschaap {n}
bight {n} (bend) :: bocht
bight {n} (large bay) :: bocht
bight {n} (curve) :: lus
Big Mac {n} (burger) :: Big Mac {m}
bigot {n} (translations to be checked) :: fanaat {m}, fanate {f}, fanatiekeling {m}, onverdraagzame
bigoted {adj} (being a bigot) :: onverdraagzaam, sectair
bigotedness {n} (bigotry) SEE: bigotry ::
bigotry {n} (intolerant prejudice, opinionatedness, or fanaticism; fanatic intolerance) :: bigotterie {f}, kwezelarij {f}
big screen {n} (surface) :: grote scherm {n}
big sister {n} (a sibling's older sister) SEE: older sister ::
big toe {n} (largest of the toes of the foot of a human) :: grote teen {m}
big wheel {n} (Ferris wheel) SEE: Ferris wheel ::
bigwig {n} (A person of importance) :: hoge ome, bobo
bijection {n} (function that is both a surjection and an injection) :: bijectie {f}
bijective {adj} (both injective and surjective) :: bijectief
bike {n} (bicycle) :: fiets {m}, velo {m} [slang, Belgium]
bike {n} (motorcycle) :: motorfiets, brommer
bike {v} (to ride a bike) :: fietsen, wielrijden
bike {v} (to travel by bike) :: toeren; fietsen
biker {n} (person who rides a bicycle) SEE: cyclist ::
bikini {n} (bathing suit) :: bikini
bilateral {adj} (having two sides) :: tweezijdig
bilberry {n} (type of blueberry from the cowberry family) :: bosbes {c}
bilberry {n} (the shrub of this plant) :: bosbessenstruik
bile {n} (secretion produced by the liver) :: gal {m} {f}
bilge {n} (rounded portion of a ship's hull) :: pastoor {m}
bilge {n} (lowest inner part of a ship's hull) :: kielruimte {f}, lensruimte {f}, buik {m}
bilgewater {n} (nautical: water which collects in the bilges of a ship) :: kielwater {n}, ruimwater {n}
bilgewater {n} (slang: nonsense) :: onzin {c}, flauwe kul {c}
bilingual {adj} (speaking two languages) :: tweetalig
bilingual {adj} (written in two languages) :: tweetalig
bilingual {n} (a person who is bilingual) :: tweetalige
bilingual dictionary {n} (translation dictionary) SEE: translation dictionary ::
bilingualism {n} (condition of being bilingual) :: tweetaligheid {f}
bilirubinuria {n} (medicine) :: bilirubinurie
bill {n} (bird's beak) :: snavel, bek
bill {n} (draft of a law) :: wetsontwerp {n}
bill {v} (to charge or enter in a bill) :: in rekening brengen, factureren, rekenen
bill {n} (piece of paper money) SEE: banknote ::
billet {v} (to lodge soldiers, or guests, in a private house) :: inkwartieren
billet-doux {n} (love letter) SEE: love letter ::
billeting {n} (The lodging of soldiers) :: inkwartieren
billfold {n} (wallet) SEE: wallet ::
billhook {n} (agricultural implement) :: snoeimes {n}
billiards {n} (a cue sport) :: biljart {n}
billion {num} (a thousand million; 1,000,000,000; a milliard) :: miljard {n}
billion {num} (a million million; 1,000,000,000,000) :: biljoen
billionaire {n} (wealth exceeding one billion (10⁹)) :: miljardair {m}
billow {v} (to surge in billows) :: deinen
billow {v} (to swell or bulge) :: zwellen, doen bol staan
Billy {prop} (William) SEE: William ::
billy goat {n} (male goat) :: bok {m}
Billy Wix {prop} (Tyto alba) SEE: western barn owl ::
bilocation {n} (paranormal ability) :: bilocatie {f}
bin {n} (container for rubbish) :: vuilnisbak, afvalbak
bin {v} (informal: dispose of in a bin or as if in a bin) :: dumpen, weggooien
binary {adj} (logic states) :: binair, binaire
binary {adj} (using binary number system) :: binair, binaire, tweetallig, tweetallige
binary {adj} (equal importance) :: dubbel-(ster) -> binary star
binary {adj} (having two parts) :: tweevoudig, tweevoudige
binary operator {n} (operator taking two operands) :: binaire operator {m}
binary star {n} (stellar system in which two stars orbit their center of mass) :: dubbelster {f}
binary star system {n} (binary star) SEE: binary star ::
binary system {n} (astronomy: system of two celestial objects) SEE: binary star ::
bind {v} (transitive to tie or fasten tightly together, with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.) :: binden
bind {v} (transitive connect) :: binden, verbinden, koppelen
binder {n} (a bookbinder) :: boekbinder
binder {n} (cover or holder for unbound papers, pages etc.) :: boekband
binder {n} (something that is used to bind things together) :: bindsel, snoer
binder {n} (dossier) :: dossier, map, folder
binder {n} (machine used in harvesting that ties cut stalks of grain into a bundle) :: schovenbinder
binder {n} (chemical etc. that causes other substances to form into one) :: bindmiddel
binder {n} (down payment on a piece of real property) :: voorschot
binding {adj} (assigning something that one will be held to) :: bindend
bindle {n} (tramp's or itinerant's bundle) :: knapzak
bindweed {n} (Convolvulaceae) :: winde
bine {n} (climbing plant growing in a helix) :: slingerplant {f}
binge {n} (a short period of excessive consumption, especially of excessive alcohol consumption) :: zuippartij
binge {n} (regarding bulimia nervosa, rapid and excessive consumption of food) :: vreetbui {f}
binge drinking {n} (consumption of excessive amounts of alcohol) :: comazuipen {n}, piekdrinken {n}
binge eating disorder {n} (medical disorder) :: eetbuistoornis
binge watching {n} (The viewing of numerous episodes of a TV show) :: comakijken
bingo {n} (game of chance) :: bingo {n}
bingo {interj} (to claim a win in bingo) :: bingo
bingo {interj} (when finding something) :: bingo
binky {n} (pacifier) SEE: pacifier ::
binoculars {n} (hand-held device for looking at a distance) :: verrekijker {m}
binomial {adj} (consisting of two parts) :: tweeterm
binomial nomenclature {n} (The scientific system of naming each species of organism with a Latinized name in two parts) :: binomiale nomenclatuur {f}
bio- {prefix} (life) :: bio-
bioaccumulation {n} (the process by which substances accumulate in the tissues of living organisms) :: bioaccumulatie {f}
biochemical {adj} (of or relating to biochemistry) :: biochemisch
biochemist {n} (A chemist whose speciality is biochemistry) :: biochemicus {m}
biochemistry {n} (the chemistry of those compounds that occur in living organisms, and the processes that occur in their metabolism and catabolism) :: biochemie {f}
biodegradable {adj} (capable of being decomposed by biological activity) :: biologisch afbreekbaar
biodiversity {n} (diversity of flora and fauna) :: biodiversiteit {f}
biodynamic {adj} (Relating to agriculture according to Anthroposophic precepts) :: biologisch-dynamisch
bioethics {n} (branch of ethics) :: bio-ethiek {f}
biographer {n} (the writer of a biography) :: biograaf {m}
biographic {adj} (biographical) SEE: biographical ::
biographical {adj} (relating to an account of a person's life) :: biografisch
biography {n} (personal life story) :: biografie {f}
biohazard {n} (biological risk) :: biologisch gevaar {n}
biological {n} (of biology) :: biologisch, biologische
biological {n} (consanguine) :: biologisch, biologische
biologist {n} (student of biology) :: bioloog {m}
biology {n} (study of living matter) :: biologie
biome {n} (biological community) :: bioom {n}
biometric {adj} (of, pertaining to or using biometrics) :: biometrisch
biomolecule {n} (molecules) :: biomolecuul {n}
bionic {adj} (related to bionics) :: bionisch
biophysics {n} (science) :: biofysica {f}
biosphere {n} (part of Earth capable of supporting life) :: biosfeer {m} {f}
biotite {n} (dark brown mica) :: biotiet
biotope {n} (geographical area) :: biotoop {n}
biped {n} (a two-footed (or two-legged) animal) :: tweevoeter {m}
biplane {n} (airplane that has two pairs of wings) :: dubbeldekker {m}
bipod {n} (two-legged stand) :: tweevoet
bipolar disorder {n} (psychiatric diagnostic category) :: bipolaire stoornis
birch {n} (tree) :: berk {m}
birchen {adj} (made of birch) :: berken
birch sap {n} (the sap extracted from a birch tree) :: birkesaft {m}
bird {n} (animal) :: vogel {m}
bird {n} (woman) :: griet {f}
bird dog {n} (tout) SEE: tout ::
bird dog {n} (gun dog) SEE: gun dog ::
birdie {n} (badminton: shuttlecock) SEE: shuttlecock ::
birdie {n} (bird, birdling) :: vogeltje
birdlike {adv} (in the manner of a bird) :: vogelachtig
birdlime {n} (serving of a prison sentence) SEE: time ::
bird of prey {n} (carnivorous bird) :: roofvogel
Bird's Head {prop} (large peninsula) :: Vogelkop
birds of a feather flock together {proverb} (people of similar character, etc. tend to associate) :: soort zoekt soort
birds of the feather flock together {proverb} (birds of a feather flock together) SEE: birds of a feather flock together ::
birdsong {n} (musical sound made by a bird) :: vogelzang {m}
birdwatcher {n} (a person who observes or identifies wild birds in their natural environment) :: vogelaar {m}
biro {n} (ballpoint pen) SEE: ballpoint pen ::
birth {n} (process of childbearing; beginning of life) :: geboorte {f}
birth {n} (instance of childbirth) :: bevalling {f}
birth {n} (beginning or start; a point of origin) :: geboorte {f}
birth {n} (circumstances of one's background) :: afkomst {f}
birth {v} (to give birth (to)) :: baren
birth certificate {n} (official document certifying the details of a person's birth) :: geboorteakte {f}, geboortebewijs {n}
birthdate {n} (date of birth) SEE: date of birth ::
birthday {n} (anniversary) :: verjaardag {m}
birthday {n} (date of birth) :: geboortedag {m}, geboortedatum {m}
birthday boy {n} (a male whose birthday it is) :: [but also applies to a birthday girl] jarige {m}
birthday cake {n} (a cake made to celebrate a birthday) :: verjaardagstaart {f} {m}, verjaarstaart {f} {m}
birthday card {n} (greeting card) :: verjaardagskaart {f}
birthday party {n} (a party held to celebrate a birthday) :: verjaardagsfeest {n}, verjaarsfeest {n}
birthday suit {n} (nakedness) :: adamskostuum {n}
birth defect {n} (any of several medical disorders that are present at birth) :: aangeboren afwijking {f}
birthmark {n} (a mark on the skin formed before birth) :: moedervlek {f}
birthplace {n} (location) :: geboorteplaats {m} {f}
biscuit {n} (small, flat baked good, see also: cookie) :: biscuit, koekje
bisexual {adj} (sexually attracted to both men and women) :: biseksueel
bisexual {adj} (botany: having both male and female organs) :: tweeslachtig
bisexual {n} (bisexual person) :: biseksueel {m} {f}
bisexual {adj} (hermaphrodite) SEE: hermaphrodite ::
bisexuality {n} (psychology) :: biseksualiteit {f}
Bishkek {prop} (capital of Kyrgyzstan) :: Bischkek {n}
Bishnupriya Manipuri {prop} (language) :: bishnupriya manipuri
bishop {n} (church official, supervisor of priests and congregations) :: bisschop {m}
bishop {n} (chess piece) :: loper {m}
bishopric {n} (diocese) :: bisdom {n}, diocees {n}, diocese {f}
bishopric {n} (function of being bishop) :: episcopaat {n}
bishop's pawn {n} (in chess) :: loperpion {m}
Bislama {prop} (a creole spoken on the South Pacific island-nation of Vanuatu) :: Bislama
bismuth {n} (chemical element) :: bismut {n}
bismuthiferous {adj} (Containig or producing bismuth) :: bismuthoudend
bison {n} (A wild ox, Bison bonasus) :: Europese bizon {m}, wisent {m}
bison {n} (A similar American animal, Bison bison) :: Amerikaanse bizon {m}
bisphenol A {n} (4,4'-dihydroxy-2,2-diphenylpropane) :: bisfenol A
bissextile {n} (leap year) SEE: leap year ::
bistratified {adj} (composed of two layers) :: tweelagig
bistro {n} (small restaurant) :: eetcafé {n}, bistro
bit {n} (metal in horse's mouth) :: bit {n}
bit {n} (rotary cutting tool) :: boortje {n}, bit {m}
bit {n} (small amount of something) :: beetje, hapje (of food)
bit {n} (portion) :: stuk {n}
bit {adv} (to a small extent) :: beetje
bit {n} (math: binary digit) :: bit {m}
bit {n} (computing smallest unit of storage) :: bit {m}
bit {n} (datum that may take on one of exactly two values) :: bit {m}
bit {n} (coin) SEE: coin ::
bit by bit {adv} (small amount at a time) :: beetje bij beetje
bitch {n} (female canine) :: teef {f}, wolvin (wolf), wijfjesvos (fox)
bitch {n} (disagreeable, aggressive person, usually female) :: slet {f}, bitch {f}, poot {m}, kankerwijf {f}, kutwijf {f}, rotwijf {f}, kreng {n}
bitch {n} (submissive person) :: bitch {m}, bitch {f}
bitch {v} (complain (about something) spitefully) :: kankeren
bitch {n} (complaint) SEE: complaint ::
bitch {n} (playful variation on dog (sense "man")) SEE: dog ::
bitch out {v} (to complain) SEE: bitch ::
bite {v} (to cut off a piece by clamping the teeth) :: bijten
bite {v} (to attack with the teeth) :: bijten
bite {v} (to bite a baited hook or other lure) :: bijten
bite {n} (act of biting) :: bijten {n}
bite {n} (wound left behind after having been bitten) :: beet {m}
bite {n} (swelling of one's skin caused by an insect's mouthparts or sting) :: beet {m}
bite {n} (mouthful) :: hap {m}
bite off more than one can chew {v} (To try to do too much) :: te veel hooi op de vork nemen
bite the bullet {v} (endure punishment with dignity or accept a negative aspect of a situation) :: door de zure appel (heen) bijten
bite the dust {v} (to die) :: in het zand bijten
Bitola {prop} (city) :: Bitola
bitter {adj} (having an acrid taste) :: bitter
bitter {adj} (harsh, piercing or stinging) :: scherp
bitter {adj} (hateful or hostile) :: bitter
bitter {adj} (cynical and resentful) :: verbitterd
bittern {n} (bird of the subfamily Botaurinae) :: roerdomp {m}
bitter orange {n} (fruit) :: zure sinaasappel {m}, bittersinaasappel {m}, pomerans {f}
bitterroot {n} (Lewisia rediviva) :: bitterkruid {n}
bittersweet {adj} (both bitter and sweet) :: bitterzoet
bittersweet {adj} (expressing contrasting emotions of pain and pleasure) :: bitterzoet
bittersweet {n} (the bittersweet nightshade, Solanum dulcamara) :: bitterzoet
bitumen {n} (Mineral pitch) :: aardpek {m} {n}, bitumen {n}
bivouac {n} (encampment for the night, usually without tents or covering) :: bivak {n}
bivouac {v} (to set up camp) :: bivakkeren
biweekly {adj} (occurring every two weeks) :: om de week
biweekly {adj} (occurring twice a week) :: tweemaal per week
bizarre {adj} (strangely unconventional) :: bizar
bizbabble {n} (verbiage of business executives) :: bedrijfslingo {n}
blab {n} (gossip) SEE: gossip ::
black {adj} (absorbing all light) :: zwart
black {adj} (without light) :: donker
black {adj} (relating to people with dark skin) :: neger {m}, negerin {f} (sometimes offensive)
black {adj} (off coffee or tea, without milk or other whitener) :: zwart
black {n} (colour/color) :: zwart
black {n} (dark-skinned person) :: zwarte {m}, neger {m}, negerin {f}
black {v} (to blacken) SEE: blacken ::
black alder {n} (Alnus glutinosa tree) :: zwarte els {m}
blackamoor {n} (person with dark skin (degrading)) :: nikker
black and blue {adj} (covered in bruises) :: bont en blauw
black antshrike {n} (bird) :: zwarte mierklauwier
black-arched moth {n} (species of moth) :: nonvlinder
blackberry {n} (shrub) :: braamstruik {m}
blackberry {n} (fruit) :: braam {m} {f}, braambes {m} {f}
blackberry winter {n} (period of cold weather around March, April or May) :: ijsheiligen [in May]
blackbird {n} (Turdus merula: blackbird) :: merel {m}
blackboard {n} (a surface that can be written upon with chalk) :: schoolbord {n}, bord {n}
black box {n} (recorders in an aircraft) :: zwarte doos {f}
black cat {n} (Martes pennanti) SEE: fisher ::
black cat {n} (black-furred cat) :: zwarte kat {m} {f}
black-crested antshrike {n} (bird) :: Zwartkuif-mierklauwier
Black Death {prop} (14th century pandemic outbreak) :: Zwarte Dood {m}
Black Ditch {prop} (Taiwan Strait) SEE: Taiwan Strait ::
black elder {n} (Sambucus nigra) SEE: elder ::
blacken {v} (defame, sully) :: zwartmaken
black eye {n} (bruised eye) :: blauw oog {n}
black-footed cat {n} (Felis nigripes) :: zwartvoetkat
Black Forest {prop} (German forest and mountain range) :: Zwarte Woud {n}
Black Forest gâteau {n} (type of gâteau originating in the Black Forest region of Germany) :: Zwarte Woudtaart {m} {f}, Schwarzwalder kersentaart {m} {f}
black grouse {n} (Lyrurus tetrix) :: korhoen {n}
blackguard {n} (scoundrel) SEE: scoundrel ::
blackhead {n} (skin blemish) :: mee-eter {m}
black-headed gull {n} (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) :: kokmeeuw
black hellebore {n} (Helleborus niger) :: kerstroos {m} {f}
black hole {n} (celestial body) :: zwart gat {n}
black-hooded antshrike {n} (passerine bird) :: zwartkap-mierklauwier
black ice {n} (invisible film of ice) :: ijzel {m}
blacking {n} (shoe polish) SEE: shoe polish ::
blackish-gray antshrike {n} (passerine bird) :: zwartgrijze mierklauwier
blackjack {n} (card game) :: eenentwintigen {n}
blackjack {n} (flag) :: piratenvlag {c}
black lead {n} (graphite) SEE: graphite ::
blackleg {n} (scab) SEE: scab ::
Black Legend {prop} (the depiction of Spain as cruel, greedy and fanatical) :: Zwarte Legende {f}
blacklist {n} (list or set of people or entities to be shunned or banned) :: zwarte lijst {f}
blackmail {n} (extortion of money by threats of public accusation, exposure, or censure) :: afpersing {f}
blackmail {v} (to extort money) :: chanteren
black market {n} (trade that is in violation of restrictions, rationing or price controls) :: zwarte markt
black mulberry {n} (tree) :: zwarte moerbei {m}
black mulberry {n} (fruit) :: moerbei, moerbes
black out {v} (lose consciousness) :: flauwvallen
black out {v} (make a room, building etc dark) :: verduisteren
black out {v} (make dark) :: verduisteren
blackout {n} (a temporary loss of consciousness) :: bewustzijnsverlies
blackout {n} (a temporary loss of memory) :: geheugenverlies, geheugengat, zwart gat
blackout {n} (A large-scale power failure) :: stroomstoring {f}
blackout {n} (The mandatory blinding of all light) :: verduistering
blackout curtain {n} (A current which blocks light) :: verduisterend gordijn
black pepper {n} (spice) :: zwarte peper {m}
Black Peter {prop} (Black Peter) :: Zwarte Piet
black rhinoceros {n} (Diceros bicornis) :: zwarte neushoorn
black salsify {n} (Scorzonera hispanica) :: grote schorseneer
Black Sea {prop} (an inland sea between southeastern Europe and Asia Minor) :: Zwarte Zee {f}
black sheep {n} (nonconformist) :: zwart schaap {n}
blackshirt {n} (member of a fascist party) SEE: fascist ::
blackshirt {n} (uniformed Italian fascist, member of a paramilitary wing of the party) :: zwarthemd {n}
blacksmith {n} (iron forger, see also: smith) :: smid {m}
blacksmith {n} (farrier (colloquial)) :: hoefsmid {m}
blackthorn {n} (Prunus spinosa) :: sleedoorn
blackthorn winter {n} (blackberry winter) SEE: blackberry winter ::
black-throated antshrike {n} (passerine bird) :: zwartkeel-mierklauwier
black vulture {n} (Coragyps atratus) :: monniksgier {m}
black vulture {n} (Aegypius monachus) SEE: Eurasian black vulture ::
blackwater {n} (contaminated waste water) :: zwart water {n}, zwartwater {n}
black widow {n} (species of venomous spider) :: zwarte weduwe {f}
black widow {n} (a murderous woman) :: zwarte weduwe {f}
black woodpecker {n} (Dryocopus martius) :: zwarte specht {m}
bladder {n} (flexible sac in zoology) :: blaas {f}
bladder {n} (urinary bladder) SEE: urinary bladder ::
bladder cancer {n} (disease in which abnormal cells multiply without control in the bladder) :: blaaskanker {m}
blade {n} (sharp-edged or pointed working end of a tool or utensil) :: blad {n}
blade {n} (thin plate, foil) :: folie {m}, plaat {f}
blade {n} (the flat part of a leaf or petal) :: blad {n}
blade {n} (part of a propeller) :: blad {n}
blade of grass {n} (a single instance of a plant described by the mass noun grass) :: grashalm {m}
blag {v} (to beg) :: bietsen
blah blah blah {interj} (a stand-in for trivial, obvious, or boring content) :: blablabla
blame {n} (state of having caused a bad event) :: schuld {f}
blame {v} (place blame upon) :: beschuldigen, verwijten, wijten
blame {n} (responsibility) SEE: responsibility ::
blameworthy {adj} (deserving blame of censure) :: afkeurenswaardig
blanch {v} (to grow or become white) :: verbleken
blanch {v} (to make white) :: bleken, witten
blanch {v} (to cook by dipping briefly into boiling water, then directly into cold water) :: blancheren
Blanche {prop} (female given name) :: Blanca
bland {adj} (Mild; dull; soft; gentle; smooth in manner; suave) :: mild, zacht
bland {adj} (Having a soothing effect; not irritating or stimulating) :: mild, zacht
bland {adj} (Lacking in taste or vigor) :: smaakloos, flauw
blandish {v} (to persuade someone by using flattery; to cajole) :: vleien
blandish {v} (to praise someone dishonestly; to flatter or butter up) :: vleien
blank {n} (simulation cartridge) :: losse flodder
blank {n} (space character) :: spatie
blanket {n} (fabric) :: deken {m} {f}
blanket {v} (to cover) :: bedekken
blaspheme {v} (to speak against God or religious doctrine) :: God lasteren
blasphemer {n} (One who commits blasphemy) :: godslasteraar {m}, heiligschenner {m}
blasphemy {n} (Irreverence toward something sacred) :: godslastering {f}, blasfemie {f}
blast {n} (violent gust of wind) :: windstoot, rukwind
blast {n} (explosion) :: ontploffing
blastoderm {n} (point from which the embryo develops) :: blastoderm
blatant {adj} (bellowing, as a calf; bawling; brawling; clamoring; disagreeably clamorous) :: schaamteloos, openlijk, klinkklaar
blay {n} (bleak) SEE: bleak ::
blaze {n} (fast-burning fire) :: vuur, vlam, vlammenzee
blazer {n} (a jacket) :: blazer
blazon {n} (a description of a coat of arms) :: blazoen {n}
bleach {v} (to treat with bleach) :: bleken
bleach {n} (chemical) :: bleekwater {n}, Javel {m}, bleek {c}
bleachers {n} (tiered, exposed spectator seating) :: niet overdekte tribuneplaats,
bleak {adj} (without color) :: bleek, kleurloos
bleak {adj} (desolate and exposed) :: desolaat, guur
bleak {adj} (cheerless) :: vreugdeloos
bleak {n} (small European river fish) :: bliek {m}
bleat {n} (cry of a sheep or a goat) :: geblaat {n}
bleat {v} (to make the cry of a sheep or goat) :: blaten, blèren
bleed {v} (lose blood) :: bloeden
bleed {n} (incident of bleeding) :: bloeding
bleed {n} (edge around layout) :: afloop
bleeding {n} (the flow or loss of blood from a damaged blood vessel) :: bloeding {f}
bleed out {v} (die due to excess bloodloss) :: doodbloeden
bleep censor {n} (software module) :: piepsignaal censor
blend {n} (in linguistics) SEE: portmanteau word ::
blepharitis {n} (inflammation of the eyelid) :: blefaritis
bless {v} (confer blessing on) :: zegenen
blessed {adj} (having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing) :: gezegend
blessed {adj} (In Catholicism, a title indicating the beatification of a person) :: zalig
blessing {n} (divine or supernatural aid or reward) :: zegen {f}
blessing {n} (pronouncement invoking divine aid) :: (in)zegening {f}
blessing {n} (good fortune) :: zegen {f}
blessing {n} ((paganism) modern pagan ceremony) :: zegening {f}
blessing {n} (act of declaring, seeking or bestowing favor) :: zegenen {n}
blessing {n} (prayer before a meal) SEE: grace ::
bless you {interj} (said to somebody who has sneezed) :: gezondheid! [formal], proost! [informal]
bless you {interj} (short for "God bless you") SEE: God bless you ::
blimey {interj} (expressing surprise, etc.) :: verdraaid, amai
blimp {n} (airship) :: blimp, [colloquially] zeppelin {m}
blimp {v} (become fat) :: opblazen, verdikken
blind {adj} (unable to see) :: blind
blind {n} (covering for a window) :: blind {n}
blind {v} (make temporarily or permanently blind) :: verblinden, blenden
blind alley {n} (street that leads nowhere) SEE: dead end ::
blindfold {n} (a covering, usually a bandage, for the eyes) :: blinddoek
blindingly {adv} (extremely) SEE: extremely ::
blindly {adv} :: blindelings
blind man's buff {n} (game where someone is blindfolded and tries to touch the others) :: blindemannetje {n}
blindness {n} (condition of being blind) :: blindheid {f}
blind spot {n} (part of the road that cannot be seen) :: blinde vlek
blind tiger {n} (drug joint) :: drugtent
blindworm {n} (slowworm) SEE: slowworm ::
blink {v} (to close and reopen both eyes quickly) :: knipperen
blink {v} (to flash headlights) :: flitsen
blinker {n} (eye shield) :: oogklep {f}
blinkered {adj} (having tunnel vision (figurative)) :: met oogkleppen, kortzichtig
bliss {n} (perfect happiness) :: gelukzaligheid {f}, verrukking {f}
blister {n} (bubble on the skin) :: blaar, blein {f}, blister {m}, blaasje {n}
blister {v} (cause blisters to form) :: blaartrekkend
blithe {adj} (happy, cheerful) :: blij
blithely {adv} (without care, concern, or consideration) :: zorgeloos
blitz chess {n} (form of chess) :: snelschaak
blizzard {n} (severe snowstorm) :: sneeuwjacht {m} {f}
bloat {v} (to cause to become distended) :: zwellen, uitdeinen,
bloat {v} (to fill soft substance with gas, water, etc) :: opblazen, volpompen,
bloat {v} (to preserve by slightly salting and lightly smoking) :: pekelen
bloated {adj} (swollen with fluid or gas) :: opgeblazen
bloated {adj} (excessively or extremely large or wealthy) :: gigantisch, zeer vermogend
bloated {adj} (slightly salted and lightly smoked) :: gerookt
block {n} (substantial often approximately cuboid piece) :: blok {n}
block {n} (chopping block; cuboid base for cutting or beheading) :: blok {n}
block {n} (group of buildings demarcated by streets) :: blok {n}
block {n} (distance from one street to another) :: blok {n}, straat {m} or {f}
block {n} (slang:human head) :: kop {m}
block {n} (set of paper sheets) :: blok {n}
block {n} (something that prevents passing) :: verstopping {f}
block {v} (to fill, making it impossible to pass) :: verstoppen
block {v} (to prevent passing) :: versperren, blokkeren
block {v} (to prevent an action) :: tegenhouden, verhinderen
block {v} (to impede opponent) :: verhinderen, tegenhouden
block {n} (stupid fellow) SEE: blockhead ::
block {n} (solitary confinement) SEE: solitary confinement ::
blockade {n} (the isolation of something) :: blokkade {f}
blockbuster {n} (film or book, that sustains exceptional and widespread popularity and achieves enormous sales) :: kaskraker {m}
blockhead {n} (stupid person) :: stomkop {m} {f}, domkop {m} {f}
block of flats {n} (apartment building) SEE: apartment building ::
Bloemfontein {prop} (city) :: Bloemfontein {n}
blog {n} (a personal or corporate website) :: blog {m}
blond {n} (fair-haired person) :: blond, blondine
blond {n} (a pale yellowish color) :: blond [hair colour]
blond {adj} (of a pale golden colour) :: blond
blond {adj} (having blonde hair or complexion) :: blond
blonde {n} (blond) SEE: blond ::
blonde {adj} (blond) SEE: blond ::
blood {n} (vital liquid flowing in animal bodies) :: bloed {n}
blood {v} (to cause to be covered with blood) :: bloeden
blood bank {n} (place where human blood or blood plasma is typed and stored) :: bloedbank {c}
bloodbath {n} (indiscriminate killing or slaughter) :: bloedbad
blood blister {n} (blister filled with blood) :: bloedblaar {m} {f}
blood cell {n} (any of the cells normally found in the blood) :: bloedcel {m} {f}
blood clot {n} :: trombose {f}
blood corpuscle {n} (blood cell) SEE: blood cell ::
blood count {n} (type of blood test) :: bloedbeeld {n}
blood diamond {n} (1. a diamond that has been mined in a war zone and sold in order to finance the conflict) :: bloeddiamant {m}, conflictdiamant {m}
blood donor {n} (person who donates blood) :: bloeddonor
blood feud {n} (feud between clans or families) SEE: vendetta ::
blood group {n} (blood type) SEE: blood type ::
bloodhound {n} (dog) :: bloedhond {m}
bloodletting {n} (ancient medical practice) :: aderlating {c}
blood libel {n} (accusation that Jews murder children) :: bloedlaster {m}, bloedsprookje {n}
bloodlust {n} (the desire for bloodshed) :: bloedlust {n}
blood money {n} (blood money) :: bloedprijs {m}, bloedgeld {n}
blood orange {n} (type of orange) :: bloedsinaasappel {f}, bloedappelsien {f}
blood poisoning {n} (presence of micro-organisms in bloodstream) :: bloedvergiftiging {f}
blood pressure {n} (pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries and veins) :: bloeddruk {m}
blood pudding {n} (blood sausage) SEE: blood sausage ::
blood red {adj} (of a deep vivid red colour) :: bloedrood
blood sausage {n} (type of sausage) :: bloedworst {f} {m}
bloodshed {n} (shedding or spilling of blood) :: bloedbad {n}, bloedvergieten {n}
bloodshed {n} (carnage, destruction of life, slaughter) :: bloedbad {n}, bloedvergieten {n}, slachting
bloodshed {n} (shedding of one's own blood; specifically, the death of Christ) :: bloedoffer {n}
bloodsucker {n} (vampire) SEE: vampire ::
bloodsucker {n} (parasite) SEE: parasite ::
bloodsucker {n} (animal that drinks the blood of others) :: bloedzuiger {m}, bloeddrinker {m}
bloodsucker {n} (one who attempts to take as much from others as possible) :: vampier {m}, bloeddrinker {m}
bloodthirsty {adj} (eager to resort to violence) :: bloeddorstig, bloeddorstige
blood type {n} (blood classification) :: bloedgroep {f}
blood vessel {n} (component of the circulatory system that carries blood) :: bloedvat {n}, ader {f}
bloody {adj} (covered in blood) :: bloederig, bloederige
bloody {adj} (characterised by great bloodshed) :: bloederig, bloederige
bloody {adj} (intensifier) :: (only with idiot) stomme
bloody {adv} (intensifier) :: verdomd
bloody hell {interj} (expression of dismay) :: allemachtig
bloody mary {n} (cocktail made from vodka and tomato juice) :: bloody mary
bloom {n} (flower) SEE: flower ::
bloom {n} (blossom) SEE: blossom ::
bloom {v} (open its blooms) SEE: blossom ::
blooming {adj} (opening in blossoms) :: bloeiend, bloeiende
blooming {adj} (thriving in health, beauty and vigor/vigour) :: bloeiend, bloeiende
blossom {n} (flowers on trees) :: bloesem {m}
blossom {n} (state or season for such flowers) :: bloesemtijd {m}, bloeitijd {m}, bloei {m}
blot {n} (blemish, spot or stain) :: vlek
blot {n} (stain on someone's reputation or character) :: schandvlek
blotter {n} (piece of blotting paper) SEE: blotting paper ::
blotting paper {n} (absorbent paper used to dry ink) :: vloeipapier
blouse {n} (an outer garment, usually loose, that is similar to a shirt) :: blouse, bloes
bloviate {v} (to speak or discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner) :: oreren
blow {v} (to produce an air current) :: blazen, waaien
blow {v} (to propel by an air current) :: blazen
blow {v} (to create or shape by blowing) :: blazen
blow {v} ((of a cetacean) exhale visibly through the spout the seawater) :: spuiten
blow {v} (to explode) :: springen, ontploffen
blow {v} (to squander) :: doorjagen
blow {v} (to fellate) :: pijpen
blow {v} :: beffen [this is said to mean 'to fellate', but check it]
blow {n} (act of striking or hitting) :: slag {m}
blow {n} (damaging occurrence) :: slag {m}, tegenslag {m}
blow {n} (cocaine) SEE: snow ::
blow {v} (blossom) SEE: blossom ::
blow-dryer {n} (an electrical device used for drying hair) SEE: hairdryer ::
blower {n} (telephone) SEE: telephone ::
blowfish {n} (any species of fish of the family Tetraodontidae that have the ability to inflate themselves to a globe) :: kogelvis {m}
blowfly {n} (flies of the family Calliphoridae) :: bromvlieg {f}, aasvlieg {f}
blowgun {n} (weapon) :: blaasroer {n}, blaaspijp
blowhole {n} (unintended cavity filled with air in a casting product) :: gietblaas, gietgal
blowjob {n} (the act of fellatio) :: pijpbeurt
blow off steam {v} (to vent to relieve stress) :: stoom afblazen
blow one's nose {v} (to expel mucus from nose) :: neus snuiten
blowpipe {n} (weapon) SEE: blowgun ::
blowtorch {n} (tool) :: soldeerlamp {m} {f}
bludgeon {n} (short heavy club) :: knuppel {m}
bludgeon {v} (to club, hit with a bludgeon) :: neerknuppelen
bludgeon {v} (to force upon) :: afdwingen
blue {n} (sky, literally or figuratively) SEE: sky ::
blue {adj} (blue-colored, see also: dark blue; light blue) :: blauw
blue {adj} (depressed) :: teneergeslagen, depressief
blue {n} (colour) :: blauw {n}
blue {n} (argument) SEE: argument ::
Bluebeard {prop} (the famous fairy tale) :: Blauwbaard
Bluebeard {prop} (the title character) :: Blauwbaard
bluebell {n} (flowering plants of the genus Hyacinthoides) :: wilde hyacint
bluebell {n} (harebell) :: grasklokje {n}
blueberry {n} (fruit) :: blauwe bosbes {m}
blue blood {n} (noble or aristocratic ancestry) :: adellijk, blauw bloed
bluebottle {n} (cornflower) SEE: cornflower ::
blue-eyed {adj} (having blue eyes) :: blauwogig
blue green {adj} (colour/color) :: appelblauwzeegroen
blue-green alga {n} (member of cyanobacteria) :: blauwalg
blue jay {n} (species of North American jay) :: blauwe gaai {m}
blueprint {n} (cyanotype reproduction process) :: cyanotypie
blueprint {n} (print produced by this process) :: blauwdruk {m}
blueprint {n} (any detailed technical drawing) :: [technisch] plan
blueprint {n} (any detailed plan of action) :: plan
blue screen of death {n} (screen indicating a system error) :: blauw scherm des dood
blueshift {n} (change in wavelength) :: blauwverschuiving {f}
bluestone {n} (slate) SEE: slate ::
bluestone {n} (limestone) SEE: limestone ::
bluestone {n} (basalt) SEE: basalt ::
blue tit {n} (bird) :: pimpelmees {f}
bluetongue {n} (disease of ruminants) :: blauwtongvirus {n}
Bluetooth {prop} (personal area wireless network) :: Bluetooth
blue whale {n} (a whale, Balaenoptera musculus) :: blauwe vinvis
blue wildebeest {n} (Connochaetes taurinus) :: blauwe gnoe {m}
blue-winged kookaburra {n} (Dacelo leachii) :: blauwvleugelkookaburra
bluff {n} (act of bluffing) :: bluffen
bluff {v} (to make a bluff) :: bluffen
bluff {n} (high, steep bank) :: klip {f}, klip {f}
bluish {adj} (somewhat blue in color) :: blauwig
blunder {n} (mistake) :: blunder {m}
blunder {v} (To make a stupid mistake) :: blunderen, een flater slaan, een bok schieten, miskleunen
blunderbuss {n} (old style of firearm with a distinctive large opening at the muzzle) :: donderbus
blunt {adj} (having a thick edge or point, not sharp) :: stomp, bot
blur {v} (make indistinct or hazy, to obscure or dim) :: vervagen
blur {v} (smear, stain or smudge) :: bevlekken, bekladden, bezoedelen
blur {v} (become indistinct) :: vervagen
blur {n} (A smear, smudge or blot) :: vlekje, smet, veeg
blur {n} (Something that appears hazy or indistinct) :: onduidelijke plek, nevelig beeld
blurb {n} (a short description of a book, film, or other work) :: flaptekst
blurry {adj} (not clear, crisp, or focused) :: wazig
blurt {v} (to speak suddenly and unadvisedly) :: uitflappen
blurt out {v} (blurt) SEE: blurt ::
blush {v} (to redden in the face from shame, excitement or embarrassment) :: blozen
bluster {n} (pompous, officious talk) :: gebral {n}
bluster {n} (fitful noise and violence) :: bulder {m}, gebulder {n}
blustery {adj} (blowing in loud and abrupt bursts) :: luidruchtig, rumoerig
blutwurst {n} (blood sausage) :: bloedworst, pens
B major {n} (the major key with B as its tonic) :: B-majeur, B-groot
B major {n} (the major chord with a root of B) :: B-majeur, B-groot
B minor {n} (the minor key with B as its tonic) :: b-mineur, b-klein
B minor {n} (the minor chord with a root of B) :: b-mineur, b-klein
boar {n} (wild boar) SEE: wild boar ::
boar {n} (male pig) :: beer, mannetjesvarken everzwijn,
board {n} (piece of wood or other material) :: plank {f}
board {n} (amount paid for meals and lodging) :: logement {n}
board {n} (device containing electrical switches) :: paneel {n}, bord {n}, controlebord {n}
board {n} (blackboard, whiteboard, etc.) :: bord {n}
board {n} (committee) :: raad {m}
board {v} (to step or climb) :: aan boord gaan, opstappen, instappen
board {v} (to provide someone with meals and lodging) :: logies verschaffen
board {v} (to receive meals and lodging in exchange for money) :: logeren
board {v} (nautical: to capture an enemy ship) :: enteren
board and lodging {n} (place of lodging with daily meals) :: kost en inwoning
boarder {n} (pupil who lives at school during term) :: kostleerling {m}
boarder {n} (someone who pays for meals and lodging) :: kostganger {m}
board game {n} (game played on a board) :: bordspel {n}
boarding house {n} (private house for paying guests) :: pension {n}
boarding pass {n} (a document to board a plane, ship, etc.) :: boarding pass, instapkaart
board member {n} (person on the board of directors of an association or company) :: bestuurslid, bestuurder
board of directors {n} (group of people elected by stockholders) :: raad van bestuur
board up {v} (to block doors or windows with boards) :: dichttimmeren
boarhound {n} (large dog bred to hunt boars) :: velter {m}
boast {n} (brag) :: opscheppen
boast {v} (to brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself) :: zich bogen
boat {n} (water craft) :: boot {m}, schip {n}
boat {v} (travel by boat) :: varen
boatswain {n} (the officer (or warrant officer) in charge of sails, rigging, anchors, cables etc. and all work on deck of a sailing ship) :: bootsman {m}
boat trip {n} (trip made by boat or ship) :: bootreis {m} {f}
boatyard {n} (shipyard) SEE: shipyard ::
bob {n} (bobber) SEE: float ::
bob {v} (move vertically at surface of water) :: deinen, golven, wiegen
bob {n} (curtsey) SEE: curtsey ::
bobber {n} (buoyant fishing device) SEE: float ::
bobbin {n} (spool around which wire is coiled) :: bobijn {f}, spoel {m} {f}
bobbin {n} (small spool in a sewing machine) :: bobijn {f}, klos {m} {f}, spoel {m} {f}
bobbins {n} (crap) :: brol {m}
Bob's your uncle {phrase} (desirable conclusion is reached) :: klaar is Kees
Boche {n} (German) SEE: German ::
Boche {n} (derogatory: German) SEE: Fritz ::
bock beer {n} (strong, dark lager of German origin) :: bokbier {m} {n}, bockbier {m} {n}
bode {v} (to foreshow something; to augur) :: voorspellen
bodge {v} (do a clumsy or inelegant job) SEE: botch ::
bodice {n} (sleeveless garment covering body from neck to waist) :: kledingstuk
bodice {n} (kind of under waist stiffened with whalebone) :: lijfje, keurslijf
bodily {adj} (relating to the body) :: lichamelijk, somatisch, fysiek
bodily {adv} (in or by the body) :: lichamelijk, fysiek
bodily fluid {n} (biofluid) :: lichaamsvloeistof, humor {m}, lichaamssap {n}
bodkin {n} (dagger) SEE: dagger ::
body {n} (physical structure of a human or animal) :: lichaam {n}
body {n} (fleshly or corporeal nature of a human) :: lichaam {n}
body {n} (corpse) :: lijk {n}
body {n} (torso) :: corpus {n}, lijf {n}
body {n} (largest or most important part of anything (e.g. car bodywork)) :: hoofddeel {n}, carrosserie {f}
body {n} (section of a dress) :: lijf {n}
body {n} (organisation, company or other authoritative group) :: orgaan {n}, organisatie {f}
body {n} (group having a common purpose or opinion) :: massa {f}, menigte {f}
body {n} (collection of knowledge) :: corpus {n}, massa {f}, verzameling {f}
body {n} (any physical object or material thing) :: deel {n}, deeltje {n}, lichaam {n}
body {n} (substance, material presence) :: lijf {n}
body bag {n} (bag designed to contain a human body) :: lijkzak {m}
bodybuilder {n} (a person who uses diet and exercise to build an aesthetically muscular physique) :: bodybuilder
bodybuilding {n} (sport of muscle development) :: bodybuilding
body corporate {n} (corporation) SEE: corporation ::
body fluid {n} :: lichaamsvocht {n}
bodyguard {n} (person responsible for protecting an individual) :: lijfwacht, lijfgarde, persoonsbeveiliger, bodyguard {m}
body heat {n} (heat produced from within the body) :: lichaamswarmte {f}
body odour {n} (unpleasant smell on a perons's body) :: lichaamsgeur
body part {n} (anatomy: part of organism) :: lichaamsdeel {n}
body part {n} (vehicle: part of body) :: onderdeel {n}, component {m} {f}
Boeotia {prop} (a district in Greece) :: Beotië
Boer {n} (South African of Dutch descent) :: Boer
boffin {n} (scientist or engineer) :: techneut {m}
bog {n} (expanse of marshland) :: moeras {n}, moer {n}, zomp {m}
bogey {n} (structure with axles and wheels under a locomotive, railcar, or semi) :: draaistel {n}
bogey {n} (standard of performance set up as a mark to be aimed at) SEE: benchmark ::
boggle {v} (to be bewildered, dumbfounded, or confused) :: verbijsterd zijn, in de war zijn
boggle {v} (to confuse or mystify; overwhelm) :: verwarren, overdonderen
bogie {n} (cigarette) SEE: cigarette ::
bogie {n} (ghost) SEE: ghost ::
bogie {n} (bogey) SEE: bogey ::
bog iron {n} (bog iron ore) SEE: bog iron ore ::
bog iron ore {n} (deposit) :: oer {n}, ijzeroer {n}
bogus {adj} (counterfeit or fake; not genuine) :: vervalst
Bohemia {prop} (The region of the Czech Republic) :: Bohemen {n}
bohemium {n} (rhenium) SEE: rhenium ::
Bohemond {prop} (a given name of historical usage) :: Bohemund
bohrium {n} (chemical element) :: bohrium {n}
boil {n} (accumulation of pus) :: etterbuil {m}
boil {n} (point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour) :: kookpunt {n}, kook [only in idiomatic expressions]
boil {v} (heat (a liquid) until it begins to turn into a gas) :: koken, aan de kook brengen, zieden, zooien
boil {v} (cook in boiling water) :: koken
boil {v} (begin to turn into a gas) :: koken
boil {v} (colloquial: of a person, to be uncomfortably hot) :: stikken
boiled {adj} (angry) SEE: angry ::
boiled {adj} (drunk) SEE: drunk ::
boiled egg {n} (boiled egg (generic)) :: gekookte ei {n}
boiling {adj} (of a thing: extremely hot) :: kokend
boiling point {n} (temperature at which a liquid boils) :: kookpunt {n}
boil over {v} (boil so as to overflow) :: overkoken
boisterous {adj} (full of energy; noisy) :: driest
boisterous {adj} (characterized by violence and agitation; wild; stormy) :: stormachtig
bokeh {n} (subjective aesthetic quality of out-of-focus areas of an image) :: bokeh
Bokmål {prop} (language) :: Bokmål
bold {adj} (courageous, daring) :: moedig
bold {adj} (having thicker strokes than the ordinary form of the typeface) :: vet, vetgedrukt
bold {adj} (presumptuous) SEE: presumptuous ::
Bolivia {prop} (country in South America) :: Bolivia, Bolivië
Bolivian {n} (Bolivian person) :: Boliviaan {m}, Boliviaanse {f}
Bolivian {adj} (pertaining to Bolivia) :: Boliviaans
bollard {n} (post to secure mooring lines) :: meerpaal {m}, bolder {m}, aanlegpaal {m}
bollard {n} (post preventing vehicles from entering pedestrian area) :: verkeerspaal {m} (road bollard), poller {m} (retractible road bollard)
bollock {n} ((vulgar, slang) testicle) :: bal, kloot
bollock {v} ((vulgar, slang) to reprimand grossly) :: uitkafferen
Bolognese {adj} (of or relating to Bologna) :: Bolognees, Bolognezer
Bolognian {adj} (of or relating to Bologna) SEE: Bolognese ::
Bolshevik {n} (a member of the majority faction of the Russian Social Democratic Party, which seized power in the October Revolution of 1917) :: bolsjewiek {m}
Bolshevism {n} (Communist political ideology) :: bolsjewisme
bolster {v} (to brace, reinforce, secure, or support) :: versterken, veilig stellen, ondersteunen
bolt {n} (metal fastener) :: bout {m} {f}
bolt {n} (sliding pin or bar in a lock) :: grendel {m}
bolt {n} (bar to prevent a door from being forced open) :: grendel {m}
bolt {n} (short, stout, blunt-headed arrow) :: bout {m}, pijl {m}
bolt {n} (lightning spark) :: schicht {m}
bolt {n} (large roll of material) :: rol {m} {f}
bolt cutter {n} (large pair of pliers to cut bolts) :: betonschaar
bomb {n} (device filled with explosives) :: bom {f}
bomb {n} (unpopular commercial product) :: flop {f}
bomb {n} (car in poor condition) :: wrak {n}
bomb {n} (very attractive woman) :: vlam {f}
bomb {v} (attack with bombs) :: bombarderen
bomb {v} (fail spectacularly) :: afgaan
bomb {n} (success) SEE: success ::
bombard {n} (medieval primitive cannon) :: bombarde
bombard {v} (to attack something with bombs, artillery shells, or other missiles) :: bombarderen
bombard {v} (to attack something or someone by directing objects at them) :: bekogelen
bombard {v} (to direct at a substance an intense stream of high-energy particles, usually sub-atomic or made of at most a few atoms) :: bombarderen
bombardment {n} (act of bombing, esp towns or cities) :: bombardement {n}
bomber {n} (aircraft) :: bommenwerper {m}
bona fide {adj} (done in good faith) :: oprecht
bona fide {adj} (genuine) :: echt
Bonaire {prop} (island) :: Bonaire
bonanza {n} (rich mine or vein of silver or gold) :: goudader
bonanza {n} (something that is a mine of wealth or yields a large income or return) :: goudmijn
Bonapartism {n} (pratices and ideology of Napoleon Bonaparte) :: bonapartisme {n}
bon appétit {interj} (used to wish someone enjoyment of the meal they are about to eat) :: [formal, proscribed] smakelijk eten, eet smakelijk, [informal] smakelijk
bond {n} (that which binds, a band) :: band {m}
bond {n} (in chemistry, a link or force between neighbouring atoms in a molecule) :: binding
bondsman {n} (Someone who signs a bond that states that they have taken responsibility for someone else's obligations) :: borg {m}
bone {n} (material) :: been {n}
bone {n} (component of a skeleton) :: been {n}, bot {n}, knekel {m}
bone {n} (fishbone) :: graat {f}
bone {n} (corset part) :: balein {f}
bone {n} :: (vis)graat {f}
bone china {n} (type of porcelain) :: beenderporselein {n}
bonefish {n} (game fish) :: gratenvis {m}
bone marrow {n} (bone marrow) :: beenmerg {n}, merg {n}
bone meal {n} (ground bones used as a slow-release fertilizer) :: beendermeel {n}
bone of contention {n} (Something that continues to be disputed) :: twistpunt {n}
boner {n} (who bones) :: ontbener
boner {n} (erect penis) :: stijve {m}
boner {n} (rigid state of penis or clitoris) SEE: erection ::
bone structure {n} (exact anatomy of an individual at the level of his bones) :: beenderstructuur
bonfire {n} (fire to burn unwanted items or people) :: brandstapel
bonfire {n} (large, outdoor controlled fire) :: vreugdevuur {n}
bongo {n} (mammal) :: bongo {m}
bongo drum {n} (bongo) SEE: bongo ::
bonhomie {n} (geniality) :: jovialiteit, hartelijkheid
bonjour {interj} (hello) SEE: hello ::
bonkers {adj} (mad, crazy) :: gek, zot
Bonn {prop} (a city in Germany) :: Bonn
bonnet {n} (cover over the engine of a motor car) :: motorkap {f}, kap {f}
bonobo {n} (pygmy chimpanzee) :: bonobo {m}
bonus {n} (something extra that is good) :: bonus {m}, extraatje {n}
bonus {n} (extra amount of money given as a premium) :: bonus {m}, premie
bon vivant {n} (person who enjoys the good things in life, especially good food and drink) :: levensgenieter {m}, pallieter {m}
bon voyage {interj} (wish of good journey) :: goede reis
bonze {n} (Buddhist monk or priest in East Asia) :: bonze {m}
boo {interj} (loud exclamation intended to scare someone) :: boe
boo {interj} (exclamation used by a member of an audience) :: boe
boob {n} (breast (colloquial)) :: tiet {f}
booby {n} (bird) :: jan-van-gent {m}
booby {n} (woman’s breast) :: tieten {p}
booby prize {n} (a prize awarded for poor performance) :: poedelprijs {m}
booby trap {n} (antipersonnel device deliberately hidden or disguised as a harmless object) :: boobytrap
book {n} (collection of sheets of paper bound together containing printed or written material) :: boek {n}
book {n} (convenient collection of small paper items, such as stamps) :: boek {n}, album {n}
book {n} (major division of a published work, larger than a chapter) :: boek {n}
book {n} (usually in plural: records of the accounts of a business) :: boeken {n-p}
book {v} (to reserve) :: boeken, reserveren
book {v} (to write down, register, record) :: te boek stellen, noteren
book {v} (to record the details of an offender) :: beboeten
book {v} (slang: to travel very fast) :: boeken, vlammen
book {n} (ebook) SEE: e-book ::
bookbindery {n} :: boekbinderij
bookcase {n} (furniture displaying books) :: boekenkast {c}
bookend {n} (object designed to keep books upright) :: boekensteun
booking {n} (writing something in (a) book(s)) :: boeking
booking {n} (reservation for a service) :: boeking, reservatie
booking {n} (engagement of a performer) :: boeking
booking {n} (sports: issuing of a caution) :: boeken {n}
bookish {adj} (given to reading; fond of study) :: boekenworm
bookish {adj} (characterized by a method of expression generally found in books) :: schools, pedant, formalistisch, litterair, eigengereid
bookjacket {n} (jacket of a book) SEE: dust jacket ::
booklet {n} (small book) :: boekje {n}, pamflet {n}
book lung {n} (A lamellate respiratory organ found in arachnids) :: boeklong {f} {m}
bookmark {n} (strip used to mark a place in a book) :: bladwijzer {m}
bookmark {n} (record of the address of a file or page) :: bladwijzer {m}
bookrack {n} (rack for books) SEE: bookshelf ::
bookshelf {n} (shelf for storing books) :: boekenkast {c}
bookshop {n} (shop that sells books) :: boekwinkel {m}, boekhandel {m}
bookstore {n} (bookshop) SEE: bookshop ::
bookworm {n} (avid reader) :: boekenwurm {m}
Boolean {adj} (logic: pertaining to data items that have values “true” and “false”) :: booleaans
Boolean {n} (type of variable) :: booleaanse waarde {f}
boom {v} (to make a loud, resonant sound) :: dreunen, donderen
boom {v} (to speak with low pitch) :: dreunen
boom {n} (abrupt, low-pitched sound) :: boem
boom {interj} (sound of explosion) :: boem, kaboem
boom {n} (spar extending the foot of a sail) :: giek {m}
boom {n} (period of prosperity) :: hausse, hoogconjunctuur
boom {v} (to be prosperous) :: bloeien, floreren
boomerang {n} (flat curved airfoil) :: boemerang {m}
boomslang {n} (Dispholidus typus) :: boomslang {m} {f}
boon {n} (A blessing or benefit) :: zegen, voordeel
boon {n} (a gift; a benefaction; a grant; a present) :: gift, geschenk
boon {n} (a prayer or petition) :: gebed, verzoek
boon {adj} (kind; bountiful; benign) :: lief, goedaardig,
boon {adj} (gay; merry; jovial; convivial) :: vrolijk, minzaam,
boondock {n} (rural area) :: platteland {n}, buiten {m}
boondock {v} (stay in recreational vehicle) :: wildkamperen
boor {n} (a peasant) :: boer {m} {f}
boost {n} (push from behind) :: zetje {n}, duwtje {n}, duwtje in de rug {n}
boost {v} (to lift or push from behind) :: een zetje geven, een duwtje geven, een duwtje in de rug geven
boost {v} (to steal) :: jatten, stelen, ontvreemden
boot {n} (heavy shoe that covers part of the leg) :: laars {f}, bot {f} [Flemish], hoge schoen {m}
boot {n} (flexible cover of rubber, plastic or similar to protect a shaft, lever, switch etc) :: huls {f}, beschermhuls {f}
boot {n} (parking enforcement device) :: wielklem {f}
boot {v} (kick) :: trappen, schoppen, schieten
boot {v} (apply corporal punishment) :: afranselen, straffen
boot {v} (forcibly eject) :: eruitgooien, buitengooien, eruittrappen
boot {v} (vomit) :: kotsen, braken
boot {v} (computing: disconnect, to be involuntarily removed from an online conversation) :: eruitgooien, buitengooien, eruittrappen
boot {n} (bootleg recording) :: bootleg {m}
boot {n} (kick) SEE: kick ::
boot {n} (luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car) SEE: trunk ::
booth {n} (A small stall for the display and sale of goods) :: stand
booth {n} (An enclosure just big enough to accommodate one standing person) :: cabinet
bootstrap {n} (a loop at the top of a boot to help in pulling it on) :: laarzentrekker {m}, laarzenstrop {m} {f}
bootstrap {n} (a means of advancing oneself or accomplishing something) :: springplank, trampoline
bootstrap {n} (the process by which the operating system of a computer is loaded into its memory) :: opstart
bootstrap {v} (to help (oneself) without the aid of others) :: zelfredzaam zijn, zichzelf (be)helpen
bootstrap {v} (to load the operating system) :: opstarten
booty {n} (plunder) :: buit {m}
booze {n} (any alcoholic beverage) :: drank
boozer {n} (drunkard) :: zuipschuit {c}, drankorgel {n}, zatlap {m}
bordello {n} (brothel) SEE: brothel ::
border {n} (the outer edge of something) :: rand {m}
border {n} (a strip of ground in which ornamental plants are grown) :: border {m}
border {n} (the line or frontier area separating regions) :: grens {f}
border {v} ((transitive) to put a border on something) :: begrenzen
border {v} ((transitive) to lie on, or adjacent to a border) :: grenzen aan
borderline {adj} (not clearly on one side or other of a boundary) :: grens, dubieus
borderline {n} (boundary) :: grens {f}, grenslijn {m} {f}, scheidingslijn {m} {f}, demarcatie {f}, demarcatielijn {m} {f}
border on {v} (To be almost like some other thing) :: grenzen aan
bordure {n} (contrasting border round a shield) :: schildzoom {m}
bore {v} (to make a hole) :: boren
bore {v} (to inspire boredom) :: vervelen
bore {n} (A hole drilled or milled through something) :: boring
Boreal {n} :: Boreaal
boreal owl {n} (Tengmalm's owl) SEE: Tengmalm's owl ::
bored {adj} (suffering from boredom) :: verveeld
boredom {n} (state of being bored) :: verveling {f}
boring {adj} (inciting boredom) :: saai
born {adj} (given birth to) :: geboren
born {v} (be born) SEE: be born ::
born-again {adj} (renewed commitment to Jesus Christ) :: wedergeboren
borne {adj} (carried, supported) :: gedragen, ondersteund
Borneo {prop} (island) :: Borneo
boro {v} (borrow) SEE: borrow ::
boron {n} (chemical element) :: boor {n}, borium {n}
borough {n} (administrative district) :: deelraad, burcht {f}
borough {n} (municipal borough) :: burcht {f}
Borromean Islands {prop} (group of three small islands) :: Borromeïsche eilanden
borrow {v} (receive temporarily) :: lenen, ontlenen
borrowing {n} (loanword) SEE: loanword ::
borscht {n} (beetroot soup) :: borsjt {m}, borsjtsj {m}, borscht {m}
Bose-Einstein condensate {n} (gaseous superfluid) :: Bose-Einsteincondensaat {n}
Bosnia {prop} (short for 'Bosnia and Herzegovina') :: Bosnië
Bosnia and Herzegovina {prop} (country on the Balkan peninsula) :: Bosnië en Herzegovina
Bosnian {n} (the people) :: Bosniër {m}, Bosnische {f}
Bosnian {prop} (the standardized variety of Serbo-Croatian) :: Bosnisch {n}
bosom {n} (chest, breast) :: boezem {m}
bosom buddy {n} (bosom friend) SEE: bosom friend ::
bosom friend {n} (very close friend) :: getrouwe {m} {f}, boezem vriend
boson {n} (particle) :: boson {n}
Bosphorus {prop} (a strait that passes through Istanbul) :: Bosporus
boss {n} (supervisor) :: baas {m}, opzichter {m}
boss {n} (person in charge) :: baas {m}, bazin {f}, chef {m}
boss {n} (enemy in video game) :: baas {m}, eindbaas {m}
bossy {adj} (tending to give orders to others) :: bazig
bot {n} (robot) SEE: robot ::
bot {n} (a piece of software for doing repetitive tasks) :: bot
bota bag {n} (wineskin bag) :: lapzak
botanic {adj} (pertaining to botany) SEE: botanical ::
botanical {adj} (Of or pertaining to botany) :: botanisch
botanical garden {n} (a place where a variety of plants are grown for scientific reasons) :: botanische tuin {m}
botanic garden {n} (botanical garden) SEE: botanical garden ::
botanist {n} (a person engaged in botany) :: botanicus {m}
botany {n} (scientific study of plants) :: plantkunde, botanie, botanica
botch {v} (to perform (a task) in an unacceptable or incompetent manner) :: verprutsen
botcher {n} (clumsy or incompetent worker; a bungler) :: prutser
botfly {n} (insect) :: horzel {c}
both {determiner} (each of two; one and the other) :: beide, allebei, allebeide, alletwee
both {conj} (both...and...) :: zowel ... als ...
bother {v} (to annoy, disturb) :: storen
bother {v} (make or take trouble) :: moeite doen
bother {n} (trouble, inconvenience) :: moeite
Botswana {prop} (Republic of Botswana) :: Botswana {n}
bottle {n} (container) :: fles {f}
bottle {n} (contents of such a container) :: fles {f}
bottle {v} (seal (a liquid) into a bottle for later consumption) :: bottelen
bottle {v} (feed (an infant) baby formula) :: de fles geven
bottle {n} (container with a rubber nipple) SEE: baby bottle ::
bottle bank {n} (container) :: glasbak {m}
bottle cap {n} (closure used to seal bottles) :: kroonkurk {m}
bottle gourd {n} (calabash) SEE: calabash ::
bottleneck {n} (neck of a bottle) :: flessenhals
bottle opener {n} (device to open bottles) :: flessenopener {m}
bottle shop {n} (liquor store, bottle shop) :: slijterij
bottom {n} (abyss) SEE: abyss ::
bottom {n} (lowest part) :: onderkant {m}, bodem {f}
bottom {n} (euphemistic: buttocks or anus) :: bil
bottom {n} (gay sexual slang: penetrated partner in sex) :: bottom
bottom {n} (lowest part of a container) :: bodem {m}
bottomless {adj} (extremely deep) :: bodemloos, bodemloze
bottom the house {v} (clean a house extremely thoroughly) :: grote schoonmaak houden
bougainvillea {n} (flower) :: bougainvillea
bough {n} (tree branch) :: tak {m}
bouillon {n} (a clear seasoned broth) :: bouillon {m}
boulder {n} (large mass of stone) :: rotsblok {n}, kei
boulevard {n} (broad, landscaped thoroughfare) :: hoofdweg {m}, boulevard {m}
bounce {v} (to change direction of motion after hitting an obstacle) :: stuiteren, ketsen
bounce {v} (to move quickly up and down) :: stuiteren
bounce {v} (to cause to move quickly up and down) :: stuiteren
bounce {n} (change of direction of motion after hitting an obstacle) :: stuiteren, afketsen
bounce {n} (movement up and down) :: bons, stuit, terugsprong
bounce {n} (sack, licensing) :: bons
bouncer {n} (member of security personnel) :: portier {m}, buitenwipper {m} [Belgium], uitsmijter {m} [Netherlands]
bouncing castle {n} (inflatable structure on which children jump and play) :: springkussen {n}, springkasteel {n}, luchtkussen {n}
bouncy ball {n} (small rubber ball) :: stuiterbal {m}
bound {adj} (obliged to) :: gehouden
bound {adj} (very likely to) :: geacht
bound {n} (boundary, border of territory) :: grens, limiet
bound {n} (mathematics: value greater (or smaller) than a given set) :: limiet
bound {v} (to surround a territory) :: begrenzen, omringen
bound {n} (sizeable jump) :: sprong
bound {v} (to leap) :: springen
bound {adj} (ready, prepared) :: bereid
bound {adj} (ready to start or go (to); moving in the direction (of)) :: [voor] bestemd
boundary {n} (dividing line or location between two areas) :: grens
bounded {adj} (type of set) :: begrensd
boundless {adj} (without bounds, unbounded) :: grenzeloos, onbegrensd
bounty {n} (generosity) SEE: generosity ::
bounty hunter {n} (person who catches criminals in return for a reward) :: premiejager {m}
bouquet {n} (bunch of flowers) :: bouquet {m}, ruiker {m}, bos {m}
bourdon {n} (bumblebee) SEE: bumblebee ::
bourgeois {n} (9-point type) :: borgis, burgeois, bourgeois
bourse {n} (stock exchange) SEE: stock exchange ::
bovine {adj} (of, relating to or resembling cattle) :: runds
bovine {n} (animal like cattle, buffalo, bison) :: rund
bovine spongiform encephalopathy {n} (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) :: dollekoeienziekte {f}, gekkekoeienziekte {f}, boviene spongiforme encefalopathie
bovver {n} (bovver) :: last
bovver boots {n} (bovver boots) :: marsheerbotten
bow {n} (weapon used for shooting arrows) :: boog {m}
bow {n} (bend in a rod or planar surface) :: boog {m}
bow {n} (rod used for playing stringed instruments) :: strijkstok {m}
bow {n} (type of knot with two loops) :: strik
bow {v} (to play music on using a bow) :: strijken
bow {v} (to become bent) :: buigen
bow {v} (to bend a thing) :: buigen
bow {v} (to bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deference) :: een buiging maken, zich buigen
bow {n} (gesture made by bending forward at the waist) :: buiging {f}
bow {n} (front of a boat or ship) :: boeg {m}
bow and arrow {n} (weapon) :: pijl en boog
bowdlerize {v} (to remove or alter parts of a text considered offensive) :: censureren, kuisen
bowel {n} (intestines, entrails) :: ingewande
bowl {n} (container) :: schaal {c}, kom {p}
bowl {v} (roll or throw (a ball)) :: bowlen
bowl {n} (lawn bowls) SEE: bowls ::
bowleg {n} (leg that curves outward from the knee) :: o-benen
bowler {n} (pitcher) SEE: pitcher ::
bowls {n} (precision sport) :: bowls, koersbal
bowman {n} (archer) SEE: archer ::
bowsprit {n} (spar projecting over the prow of a sailing vessel) :: boegspriet {f}
bowtie {n} (necktie shaped like a bow) :: vlinderdas {m}, strikje {n}
box {n} (cuboid container) :: doos {f}
box {n} (rectangular border around a section of text) :: kader {n}
box {n} (driver’s seat on a coach) :: bok {m}
box {n} (coarse slang: the vagina) :: doos {f}
box {n} (slang: with "the": television) :: [informal] buis {f}
box {n} (computing: computer ) :: bak {m}
box {v} (place inside a box) :: inpakken, verpakken
box {n} (any of various evergreen shrubs or trees) :: buxus, buksboom, buks {m}
box {n} (blow with the fist) :: vuistslag {m}
box {v} (fight against (a person) in a boxing match) :: boksen
boxcutter {n} (utility knife) SEE: utility knife ::
boxer {n} (participant in a boxing match) :: bokser {m}, vuistvechter {m}, pugilist {m}
boxer {n} (breed of dog) :: boxer
boxing {n} (the sport of boxing) :: boksen {n}
Boxing Day {n} (Boxing Day) :: tweede kerstdag {m}
boxing glove {n} (padded mitten worn in boxing) :: bokshandschoen {f} {m}
box jellyfish {n} (box jellyfish) :: kubuskwal
box-office bomb {n} (a motion picture that generates relatively low revenue at the box office) :: niet succesvolle film {m}, bespreekbureaumislukking {f}
boxwood {n} (Buxus sempervirens) :: buxus, buksboom
boxwood {n} (the hard, close-grained wood of this tree) :: buxushout, palmhout
boy {n} (young male) :: jongen {m}, knaap {m}
boy {n} (male servant) :: boy, huisboy {m}
boy {n} (historical: non-white male servant) :: boy
boy {n} (non-white male) :: nikker {m}
boy {n} (male of any age, used as a friendly diminutive) :: jongens {p}, kerel
boy {n} (adult male found attractive) :: kerel {m}, knaap {m}
boy {n} (male friend) :: mannen {p}, jongens {p}, kerels {p}, boys {p} [mostly said by female speakers]
boy {interj} (surprise or pleasure) :: jongens, tsjongejonge, zo!, amai (Flemish)
boyar {n} (rank of aristocracy) :: bojaar {m}
boycott {v} (to abstain from dealing with a person or organisation as a protest) :: boycotten
boycott {n} (the act of boycotting) :: boycot {m}
boyfriend {n} (male partner in a romantic relationship) :: vriend {m}, lief {n}
boyish {adj} (like a boy) :: jongensachtig
boy's name {n} (name given to a male) :: jongensnaam
boyswear {n} (Clothing designed to be worn by boys) :: jongenskleding {f}
bra {n} (brassiere) :: bustehouder {m}, beha {m}
Brabant {prop} (former province of central Belgium) :: Brabant {n}
Brabant {prop} (historical region) :: Brabant {n}
Brabantian {adj} (pertaining to Brabant) :: Brabants
Brabantian {n} (Brabantian person) :: Brabander
brace {n} (measure of length representing a person's outstretched arms) :: el {m} {f}
brace {n} (harness) SEE: harness ::
brace {n} (system to correct crooked teeth) SEE: braces ::
brace {n} (curly bracket) SEE: curly bracket ::
bracelet {n} (a band or chain worn around the wrist as jewelry or an ornament) :: armband {m}
braces {n} (handcuffs) SEE: handcuffs ::
braces {n} (device for straightening teeth) :: beugel
brachium {n} (upper arm) SEE: upper arm ::
brachygrapher {n} (stenographer) SEE: stenographer ::
bracken {n} (any of several coarse ferns) :: adelaarsvaren {m}
bracket {n} (generically any of "(", ")", "[", "]", "{", "}", "<" and ">") :: haakje {n}
bracket {n} (square bracket) SEE: square bracket ::
bracket {n} (round bracket) SEE: round bracket ::
brackish {adj} (slightly salty) :: brak
brag {v} (to boast) :: opscheppen
brag {n} (boast) SEE: boast ::
braggadocio {n} (braggart) SEE: braggart ::
braggart {n} (one who constantly brags or boasts) :: pocher, aansteller, snoever
braid {v} (to intertwine) :: vlechten
braid {n} (weave of three or more strands) :: vlecht
brain {n} (organ) :: brein {n}, hersenen {p}, hersens {p}
brain {n} (intelligent person) :: brein {n}
brain {n} (person providing intelligence) :: brein {n}
brain {n} (brains: intellect) :: verstand {m}, intellect {n}
brain {v} (to strike on the head) :: iemand op z'n kop slaan
brain {v} (to kill a person by smashing the skull) :: iemand de kop inslaan
brain cell {n} (cell in brain) :: hersencel
brainchild {n} (creation) :: idee, geesteskind {n}, hersenkind {n}
brain drain {n} (emigration of educated people) :: braindrain {m}, hersenvlucht {m} {f}, kennisvlucht {m} {f}
brain stem {n} (part of the brain that connects the spinal cord to the forebrain and cerebrum) :: hersenstam {m}
brainstorm {n} (brainstorming) SEE: brainstorming ::
brainstorming {n} (method of problem solving) :: brainstorm {m} {f}
brainwash {n} (effect upon one's memory, belief or ideas) :: hersenspoeling {f}
brainwash {v} (to affect one's mind) :: hersenspoelen
brain-washing {n} (form of indoctrination) :: hersenspoeling {f}
braise {v} (To cook in a small amount of liquid) :: smoren
brake {v} (to bruise and crush) :: braken
brake {n} (device used to slow or stop a vehicle) :: rem, remmen {p}, remmer {m}
brake {n} (something that slows or stops an action) :: rem, remming
brake {v} (to operate brakes) :: remmen, op de rem staan/trappen
brake {v} (to be stopped or slowed (as if) by braking) :: remmen, afremmen
bran {n} (outside layer of a grain) :: zemel {m}
branch {n} (woody part of a tree arising from the trunk) :: tak {m}
branch {n} (part that divides like the branch of a tree) :: tak
branch {n} (location of an organization with several locations) :: filiaal
branch {n} (area in business or of knowledge, research) :: branch (of business), bedrijfstak (of business), vakgebied (of knowledge)
branch {v} (to arise from the trunk or a larger branch of a tree) :: aftakken
branch off {v} (to diverge into two or more separate paths) :: afbuigen
brand {n} (mark made by burning) :: brandmerk {n}
brand {n} (name, symbol, logo) :: merk {n}
brand {n} (a specific product, service, or provider so distinguished) :: merk {n}
brand {v} (mark with proof of ownership) :: brandmerken
Brandenburg {prop} (state) :: Brandenburg
Brandenburg {prop} (city) :: Brandenburg
brand name {n} (trade name) SEE: trade name ::
brand new {adj} (utterly new) :: gloednieuw, splinternieuw, spiksplinternieuw
brandy {n} (liquor) :: brandewijn
brass {n} (alloy of copper and zinc) :: messing {n}, geelkoper {n}
brass {n} (made of brass (attributive use)) :: messing, geelkoperen
brass {n} (class of wind instruments) :: koperblazers {p}
brass {n} (colour of brass) :: brons {n}
brass {n} (informal: a brave or foolhardy attitude) :: lef {n}
brass {adj} (of colour of brass) :: bronzen
brassiere {n} (bra) SEE: bra ::
brass knuckles {n} (weapon which reinforces the fist) :: boksbeugel {m}
brat {n} (a selfish, spoiled, or unruly child) :: (verwend) nest {n}
brat {n} (bratwurst) SEE: bratwurst ::
Bratislava {prop} (The capital of Slovakia) :: Bratislava
bratwurst {n} (A small pork sausage) :: braadworst {f}
Braunschweig {prop} (Brunswick) SEE: Brunswick ::
brave {adj} (strong in the face of fear) :: moedig
bravery {n} (being brave) :: moed {f}, dapperheid {f}
brawl {v} (fight or quarrel) :: knokpartij
brawn {n} (strong muscles) :: spierkracht, spieren
brawn {n} (terrine) :: zult {m}
brawny {adj} (characterized by brawn) :: gespierd
bray {v} (to make the cry of a donkey) :: balken
bray {n} (the cry of a donkey) :: gebalk {n}
brazen {adj} (pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass) :: koperachtig
brazen {adj} (sounding harsh and loud) :: schel
brazen {adj} (extremely strong) :: keihard, ondoordringbaar
brazen {adj} (impudent, immodest, or shameless) :: grof, brutaal, schaamteloos
brazen bull {n} (ancient torture device consisting of a hollow brass bull where victims were imprisoned and burned to death) :: messingen stier {m}
brazier {n} (An upright standing or hanging metal bowl used for holding burning coal) :: kolenbekken {n}, vuurbekken {n}, stoof {m} {n}, komfoor {n}
brazier {n} (A worker in brass) :: koperslager {m}
Brazil {prop} (Portuguese-speaking country in South America) :: Brazilië
Brazilian {n} (person from Brazil) :: Braziliaan
Brazilian {adj} (pertaining to Brazil) :: Braziliaans
brazil nut {n} (tree) :: paranoot {f}
brazil nut {n} (nut) :: paranoot {f}
breach {n} (figuratively: the act of breaking) :: breuk {f}, breken {n}
breach {n} (break of a law or obligation) :: inbreuk {f}, schending {f}
breach {n} (gap) :: bres {f}, gat {n}
breach {n} (breaking up of amicable relations) :: breuk {f}
breach {n} (breaking of waves) :: breken {n}, branding {f}
bread {n} (baked dough made from cereals) :: brood {n}
bread {n} (countable: any variety of bread) :: brood {n}
bread {n} (slang: money) :: poen {m}
bread {v} (to bread) :: paneren
bread and circuses {n} (food and entertainment provided by the state) :: brood en spelen
breadbasket {n} (stomach) SEE: stomach ::
breadbasket {n} (basket for storing or carrying bread) :: broodmand
breadbasket {n} (food bowl) SEE: food bowl ::
bread knife {n} (knife designed to cut bread) :: broodmes {n}
bread machine {n} (household appliance which makes dough) SEE: bread maker ::
bread maker {n} (household appliance which makes bread) :: broodmachine {f}, broodbakmachine {f}
breadmaker {n} (baker) SEE: baker ::
breadmaker {n} (bread maker) SEE: bread maker ::
breadstick {n} (slender loaf of crisp bread) :: soepstengel {m}, broodstengel {m}
breadth {n} (width) SEE: width ::
breadwinner {n} (primary income-earner in a household) :: kostwinner {m}, broodwinner {m}
break {v} (intransitive: to separate into (to end up in) two or more pieces) :: breken
break {v} (transitive: to separate into (to cause to end up in) two or more pieces) :: breken
break {v} (intransitive, of a bone: to crack) :: breken
break {v} (transitive: to cause (a bone) to crack) :: breken
break {v} (to divide (money) into smaller units) :: verdelen {n}
break {v} (transitive: to do that which is forbidden by (something)) :: breken, overtreden
break {v} (intransitive: to stop functioning properly or altogether) :: stukgaan, kapotgaan
break {v} (transitive: to cause to stop functioning) :: kapotmaken, stukmaken
break {v} (to interrupt or cease one's work or occupation temporarily) :: pauzeren
break {v} (of a voice, to alter in type) :: muteren
breakable {adj} (fragile) SEE: fragile ::
break a lance {v} (to take a stand) :: een lans breken
break a law {v} (violate a law) :: een wet overtreden
break a leg {interj} (expression of best wishes to a performer) :: ze! [preceded by an imperative], toi toi toi!
break a sweat {v} (to put effort into something) :: er flink voor werken
break bad {v} (to go wrong, to turn toward immorality or crime) :: van het juiste pad afwijken
break down {v} (to cease to function) :: kapotgaan, stukgaan, falen
break down {v} (to decay) :: ontbinden
breakdown {n} (failure, particularly mechanical) :: defect {n}, mankement {n}, panne {f}, stilstand {m}
breakdown {n} (lapse of mental stability) :: ineenstorting {f}, inzakking {f}, zenuwinstorting {f}, instorting {f}
breakdown {n} (listing or categorization in great detail) :: opdeling {f}, opsplitsing, uitsplitsing {f}
breakdown {n} (breaking of chemical bonds within a compound) :: openbreking, afbraak {m} {f}
break-even point {n} (The point where total costs equal total sales revenue) :: rentabiliteitsdrempel {m}
breakfast {n} (first meal of the day) :: ontbijt {n}
breakfast {v} (to eat the morning meal) :: ontbijten
breakfast cereal {n} (food made from processed grains) :: ontbijtgranen {n-p} (if used in singular it merely means cereal eaten in any form at breakfast)
break in {v} (to enter by force or illicitly) :: inbreken
break in {v} (to make something new function well through use) :: inlopen (for shoes)
break-in {n} (the act of entering with the intent to steal) :: inbraak {c}
break of dawn {n} (daybreak) SEE: daybreak ::
break-off {n} (first shot in a cue game) :: afstoot {m}
break one's fast {v} (archaic: to eat breakfast) :: ontbijten
break on the wheel {v} (to execute by beating) :: radbraken
break someone's heart {v} (to cause a person to feel grief or sadness) :: iemand zijn/haar hart breken
break the ice {v} (to start to get to know people, by avoiding awkwardness) :: het ijs breken
breakthrough {n} (military advance) :: doorbraak {c}
breakthrough {n} (major progress) :: doorbraak {c}
breakup {n} (breakdown) SEE: breakdown ::
breakwater {n} (construction in or around a harbour) :: golfbreker {m}, [rare] breekwater {m} {f}
breakwater {n} (low bulkhead across the forecastle deck of a ship) :: breekwater {m} {f}
breakwater {n} (the beach barrier) :: golfbreker
break wind {v} (to fart) :: een wind laten, een scheet laten
bream {n} (fish of the genus Abramis) :: brasem
bream {n} (Abramis brama) :: brasem {m}
breast {n} (milk-producing organ) :: borst {f}
breast {n} (chest) :: borst {f}
breast {n} (section of clothing covering the breast area) :: borst {f}
breast {n} (seat of emotions) :: hart {n}
breast {n} (animal's thorax) :: borst {f}
breast {n} (choice cut of meat from poultry or other animals) :: borst {f}, borststuk {n}
breastbone {n} (the central narrow bone in the front of the chest) :: borstbeen {n}
breastfeed {v} (feed a baby milk via the breasts) :: borstvoeding geven, de borst geven, zogen
breast milk {n} (milk produced by humans) :: moedermelk {f}, borstvoeding {f}, borstmelk {f}
breastplate {n} (armor) :: borststuk {n}
breaststroke {n} (swimming stroke) :: schoolslag {m}
breastwork {n} (fortification consisting of a breast-high bulwark) :: borstwering {f}
breath {n} (act or process of breathing) :: ademhaling {f}
breath {n} (single act of breathing in and out) :: adem {m}, asem {m}
breath {n} (air expelled from the lungs) :: adem {m}, asem {m}
breath {n} (rest or pause) :: adempauze {f}, pauze {f}
breathe {v} (to draw air in and out) :: ademen, ademhalen, asemen, asemhalen
breathe {v} (to draw into lungs) :: inademen
breathe {v} (to whisper quietly) :: ademen
breathe down someone's neck {v} (to follow or supervise too closely) :: iemand in zijn/haar nek hijgen
breathing {n} (act of respiration) :: ademhaling {f}
breathlessness {n} (difficult respiration) SEE: shortness of breath ::
breathtaking {adj} (stunningly beautiful) :: adembenemend
Breda {prop} (city the Netherlands) :: Breda {n}
breeches {n} (a garment worn by men, covering the hips and thighs) :: kniebroek {f}
breed {v} (to sexually produce offspring) :: broeden
breed {v} (to keep animals and have them reproduce) :: fokken
breed {n} (all animals or plants of the same species or subspecies) :: variëteit {f}
breed {n} (race or lineage) :: broedsel {n} (of animals), gebroed {n} (of animals)
breeder {n} :: [1] kweker {m}
breeding {n} (copulation) SEE: sexual intercourse ::
breeze {n} (a light, gentle wind) :: bries {m}
breeze {n} (activity that is easy) :: kinderspel {n}, eitje
breezefly {n} (horsefly) SEE: horsefly ::
Bremen {prop} (state) :: Bremen
Bremen {prop} (city) :: Bremen
Breslau {prop} (Wroclaw) SEE: Wroclaw ::
brethren {n} :: broeders {p}
Breton {n} (person from Brittany) :: Bretoen {m}, Bretoense {f}, Breton {m}, Bretonse {f}
Breton {prop} (the language) :: Bretons
Breton {adj} (pertaining to Brittany) :: Bretoens, Bretons
breve {n} (semicircular diacritical mark) :: breve {c}
breve {n} (double whole note) :: brevis {c}
breviary {n} (a book containing prayers and hymns) :: brevier {n}
brevier {n} :: petit, brevier, galjard
brew {n} (beer) SEE: beer ::
brew {v} :: brouwen
brew {n} (something brewed) :: brouwsel {n}
brew {n} (hill) SEE: hill ::
brew {n} (cup of tea) SEE: cup of tea ::
brewer {n} (someone who brews) :: brouwer
brewery {n} (building where beer is produced) :: brouwerij {f}
brewmaster {n} (person in charge of beer production at a brewery) :: brouwmeester
Brexit {prop} (withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU) :: brexit {m}
Brezhnev {prop} (surname) :: Brezjnev
briar {n} :: boomhei
bribe {n} (inducement to dishonesty) :: steekpenning, smeergeld {n}
bribe {v} (to give a bribe) :: omkopen
bribery {n} (making of illegal payment to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions) :: omkoperij {f}
brick {n} (hardened block used for building) :: baksteen {m}
brick {n} (a building material) :: baksteen {m}
brick {n} (term for a helpful, reliable person) :: kanjer {m}, toeverlaat {m}, beschermengel {m}
brick {n} (electronic device) :: koelkast {f}
brick {adj} (made of brick(s)) :: bakstenen
brick {v} (make into brick) :: tot bakstenen bakken
bricklayer {n} (craftsman) :: metselaar {m}
bride {n} (woman in the context of her own wedding) :: bruid {f}
bridegroom {n} (bridegroom, groom) :: bruidegom {m}
bridge {n} (construction or natural feature that spans a divide) :: brug
bridge {n} (piece on string instruments) :: kam {m}
bridge {n} (card game) :: bridge
bridgetender {n} (someone who maintains and/or operates a bridge) :: brugwachter {m}
bridle {n} (headgear for horse) :: hoofdstel {n}
bridle {v} (to put a bridle on.) :: breidelen
bridle {v} (to check, restrain) :: intomen, in bedwang houden
bridle {v} (to show hostility) :: gepikeerd reageren, zich vijandig opstellen
brie {n} (mild French cheese) :: brie {m}
brief {adj} (of short duration) :: kort, kortstondig
brief {adj} (concise) :: kort, bondig, samengevat
briefcase {n} (case used for carrying documents) :: aktetas
briefs {n} (male underwear) :: slip
brig {n} (two-masted vessel) :: brigantijn {m} {f}, brik {m} {f}
brig {n} (naval military jail or guardhouse) :: cachot {n}, legergevangenis, militaire gevangenis, [naval] scheepsgevangenis
brigand {n} (bandit) :: rover, bandiet
brigantine {n} (square-rigged foremast with main mast rigged fore-and-aft, sailing vessel) :: brigantijn {f}
bright {adj} (visually dazzling, luminous, radiant) :: helder, fel
bright {adj} (intelligent) :: slim, intelligent
bright {adj} (vivid) :: bont, levendig, monter
bright {adj} (happy) :: vrolijk, opgeruimd
brightness {n} (the quality of being bright) :: glans {m}, helderheid {f}
brill {n} (Scophthalmus rhombus) :: griet {m} {f}
brilliant {adj} (shining brightly) :: stralend
brilliant {adj} (of surpassing excellence) :: briljant, meesterlijk, virtuoos
brilliant {adj} (magnificent or wonderful (primarily UK usage)) :: briljant, schitterend
brilliant {adj} (highly intelligent) :: briljant, geniaal
brilliant {n} (cut gemstone) :: briljant {m}
brilliant {n} (4-point type) :: diamant, robijn, halve petit
brim {n} (an edge or border (originally specifically of the sea or a body of water)) :: rand, boord
brim {n} (the topmost rim or lip of a container) :: rand
brim {n} (a projecting rim, especially of a hat) :: rand
brim {v} (to be full to overflowing) :: overlopen
brim {v} (to fill to the brim, upper edge, or top) :: tot de rand toe vullen
brimstone {n} (sulfur) SEE: sulfur ::
brimstone {n} (butterfly species) :: citroenvlinder {m}
brindled gnu {n} (blue wildebeest) SEE: blue wildebeest ::
brine {n} (salt water) :: pekel {m}
bring {v} (to transport toward somebody/somewhere) :: brengen
bring about {v} (To cause to take place) :: teweegbrengen, veroorzaken
bring about {v} (To accomplish) :: bewerkstelligen, verwezenlijken, tot stand brengen
bring forth {v} (to produce, bear as fruit) :: voortbrengen, dragen, produceren
bring forth {v} (to create, bring into existence) :: voortbrengen, genereren, scheppen, maken
bring forth {v} (to bring out for display) :: naar voren brengen, tevoorschijn halen
bring forward {v} (make happen earlier) :: vervroegen
bring owls to Athens {v} (to undertake a pointless venture) SEE: carry coals to Newcastle ::
bring up {v} (to raise children) :: opvoeden
brinjal {n} (an aubergine) SEE: eggplant ::
brink {n} (edge) :: rand, steile rand
briny {n} (sea) SEE: sea ::
brioche {n} (type of bun) :: brioche
briquet {n} (small brick) :: briket
Brisbane {prop} (Capital of Queensland, Australia) :: Brisbane
brise soleil {n} (structural sunshade) :: zonnewering {f}
brisk {adj} (full of liveliness and activity) :: levendig
brisk {adj} (full of spirit of life) :: opgewekt
brisk {adj} (stimulating or invigorating) :: opwekkend
brisket {n} (a cut of meat from an animal chest) :: klapstuk {n}
briskly {adv} (fast, quickly, swiftly) :: gezwind
bristle {n} (stiff or coarse hair) :: stoppelhaar
bristle {n} (hair or straw of a brush, broom etc.) :: borstelhaar
bristle {v} (to be on one's guard) :: recht overeind staan, stekelig reageren
Brit {n} (British person) SEE: Briton ::
Britain {prop} (United Kingdom) SEE: United Kingdom ::
Britain {prop} (island, see also: Great Britain; British Isles) :: Britannië {n}
Britain {prop} (Brittany) SEE: Brittany ::
britches {n} (pants) SEE: pants ::
britches {n} (breeches) SEE: breeches ::
Briticism {n} (word or expression used in Britain) :: Brits gezegde {n}
British {prop} (citizens or inhabitants of Britain) :: Brit {m}, Britse {f}
British {adj} (of Britain) :: Brits
British Columbia {prop} (province of Canada) :: Brits Columbia
British English {prop} (English language as in Britain, especially in England) :: Brits-Engels
British Isles {prop} (group of islands) :: Britse Eilanden {p}
British Virgin Islands {prop} (British overseas territory) :: Britse Maagdeneilanden
Briton {n} (inhabitant of Great Britain) :: Brit {m}
Brittany {prop} (region of North West France) :: Bretagne
brittle {adj} (able to break or snap easily under stress or pressure) :: bros, broos
brittle {adj} (apt to break or crumble when bending) :: breekbaar, bros
brittle {adj} (emotionally fragile, easily offended) :: kribbigkoelafstandelijk
Brittonic {adj} (Brythonic) SEE: Brythonic ::
bro {n} (a male sibling) SEE: brother ::
broach {v} (make a hole in) :: doorboren, aantappen (van een vat)
broach {v} (begin discussion about) :: aanspreken, ter sprake brengen, aankaarten
broach {v} (turn sideways to oncoming waves) :: kapseizen
broach {v} (cause to turn sideways to oncoming waves) :: kapseizen
broach {n} (brooch) SEE: brooch ::
broad {adj} (wide) SEE: wide ::
broad {adj} (having a specified width) :: breed
broad {n} (whore) SEE: whore ::
broadband {n} (high-capacity internet connection) :: breedband {c}
broad bean {n} (edible bean that has broad seeds) :: tuinboon {f}
broadcast {adj} (cast or scattered widely) :: wijdverspreid
broadcast {n} (transmission of a radio or television programme) :: transmissie, uitzenden {n}, uitzending
broadcast {n} (programme transmitted) :: uitzending
broadcast {n} (act of scattering seed) :: zaaien {n}
broadcast {v} (to transmit a message or signal through radio waves or electronic means) :: uitzenden, omroepen
broadcast {v} (to appear as a performer, presenter, or speaker in a broadcast programme) :: omroepen (excludes performer)
broadcast {v} (to sow seeds over a wide area) :: uitzaaien
broaden {v} (to make broad) :: verbreden, verruimen
broad-winged hawk {n} (Buteo platypterus) :: breedvleugelbuizerd
brocade {n} (fabric) :: brokaat {n}
broccoli {n} (plant Brassica oleracea var. italica) :: broccoli {m}
brochure {n} (booklet of printed informational matter) :: brochure
broiler {n} (device used to broil food) :: grill {m}
broiler {n} (chicken suitable for broiling) :: vleeskuiken {n}
broke {adj} (lacking money; bankrupt) :: blut
brokeback {adj} (derelict) SEE: derelict ::
brokeback {adj} (Of or pertaining to homosexuality) :: homo-erotisch
broken {adj} (fragmented) :: gebroken, geknakt
broken {adj} (having the bone in pieces, fractured) :: gebroken, verbijzeld
broken {adj} (of skin: split or ruptured) :: gebroken, opengereten
broken {adj} (not working properly) :: defect, kapot
broken {adj} (completely defeated and dispirited) :: gebroken, gekraakt
broken {adj} (poorly spoken) :: gebroken
broken {adj} (having no money) :: gepluimd, blut
broken {adj} (disconnected) :: afgebroken, verbroken
broken {adj} (of software: badly designed or implemented) :: kaduuk
broken heart {n} (feeling of grief or loss) :: gebroken hart {n}
broker {n} (mediator between a buyer and seller) :: tussenpersoon {m}, makelaar {m}
bromance {n} (close but non-sexual relationship between men) :: broederliefde
bromide {n} (platitude) SEE: platitude ::
bromine {n} (nonmetallic chemical element) :: broom {n}
bronchitis {n} (inflammation of the lungs) :: bronchitis
bronze {v} (to tan) SEE: tan ::
bronze {n} (alloy) :: brons {n}
bronze {n} (colour) :: bronskleur {f}
bronze {adj} (made of bronze) :: bronzen
bronze {adj} (having a bronze colour) :: bronskleurig
Bronze Age {prop} (archaeology) :: bronstijd {m}
brooch {n} (jewellery with pin) :: broche {f}, speldje {n}
brood {n} (the young of certain animals) :: gebroed {n}, legsel {n}, nageslacht {n}, nest {n}
brood {n} (the young of any egg-laying creature) :: broedsel {n}
brood {n} (the children in one family) :: nageslacht {n}, maagschap, sibbe
brood {v} (to keep an egg warm) :: broeden, uitbroeden
brood {v} (to protect) :: behoeden
brood {v} (to dwell upon moodily and at length) :: broeden, piekeren
brood mare {n} (mare used for breeding) :: fokmerrie {f}
brook {n} (a small stream) :: beek {f}, broek
brook {v} (tolerate) SEE: tolerate ::
broom {n} (domestic utensil) :: bezem {m}
broom {n} (Fabaceae shrub) :: brem
broomrape {n} (plant of the genus Orobanche) :: bremraap
broomstick {n} (the handle of a broom) :: bezemsteel {m}
broth {n} (water in which food (meat or vegetable etc) has been boiled) :: bouillon {n}
broth {n} (soup made from broth) :: consommé {m}, bouillonsoep {m} {f}
brothel {n} (house of prostitution) :: bordeel {n}, hoerenhuis {n}, hoerhuis {n}
brothel-keeper {n} (person who keeps a brothel) :: bordeelhouder {m}, bordeelhoudster {f}, hoerenwaard {m}, hoerenwaardin {f}
brother {n} (male sibling) :: broer {m}, broeder {m} [formal]
brother {n} (male having parents in common) :: broer {m}, broeder {m} [formal]
brother {n} (male fellow member of a religious community) :: broeder {m}
brother {n} (peer) :: broeder {m}
brotherhood {n} (state of being brothers or a brother) :: broederschap {f}
brotherhood {n} (an association of any purpose, a fraternity) :: broederschap {f}
brother-in-law {n} (one's husband's brother) :: zwager {m} (Netherlands), schoonbroer {m} (Flanders)
brother-in-law {n} (one's wife's brother) :: zwager {m} [Netherlands], schoonbroer {m} [Flanders]
brother-in-law {n} (one's sister's husband) :: zwager {m} [Netherlands], schoonbroer {m} [Flanders]
brother-in-law {n} (one's husband's sister's husband) :: zwager {m} [Netherlands], schoonbroer {m} [Flanders]
brother-in-law {n} (one's wife's sister's husband) :: zwager {m} [Netherlands], schoonbroer {m} [Flanders]
brothers {n} (male siblings) :: broeders {p}, broers {p}, gebroeders {p}
brow {n} (forehead) SEE: forehead ::
brow {n} (eyebrow) SEE: eyebrow ::
browbeat {v} (to bully in an intimidating way) :: intimideren, inschuchteren, bruuskeren
brown {n} (colour) :: bruin
brown {adj} (having a brown colour) :: bruin
brown {v} (to become brown) :: bruin worden
brown {v} (to cook until brown) :: bruinbakken
brown {v} (to tan) SEE: tan ::
brown bear {n} (Ursus arctos) :: bruine beer
brown coal {n} (lignite) SEE: lignite ::
brown dwarf {n} (starlike object) :: Bruine Dwerg
brown falcon {n} :: grote bruine valk
brownish {adj} (of a colour which resembles brown; somewhat brown) :: bruinig, bruinachtig
brownnose {v} (fawn) SEE: fawn ::
brown noser {n} (one who brownnoses) :: kontkusser
brown rat {n} (Rattus norvegicus) :: bruine rat {m} {f}
browse {v} (scan, casually look through) :: doorbladeren
browser {n} (web browser) SEE: web browser ::
brr {interj} (expression to show shivering) :: brr
Bruges {prop} (city in Belgium) :: Brugge {n}
bruise {v} (strike (a person), giving them a bruise) :: slaan
bruise {n} (medical: mark on the skin) :: blauwe plek {f}
bruise {n} (mark on fruit) :: rotte plek, beurze plek
Brumaire {prop} (the second month of the French Republican Calendar) :: brumaire {m}, nevelmaand {f}
Brunei {prop} (a country in Southeast Asia) :: Brunei
brunette {adj} (Of a woman having brown or black hair) :: brunette
brunion {n} (nectarine) SEE: nectarine ::
Brunswick {prop} (Braunschweig, Germany) :: Brunswijk, Braunschweig
brush {n} (implement) :: borstel {m}; (paint-) verfborstel; (hair-) haarborstel; (tooth-) tandenborstel
brush {n} (electrical contact) :: borstel {m}
brush {n} (wild vegetation) :: struikgewas {n}
brush {v} (to clean (with a brush)) :: borstelen; poetsen; vegen, (brushing teeth) tandenpoetsen
brush {v} (to untangle/arrange) :: borstelen
brush {v} (to apply) :: aanbrengen
brush {v} (to remove) :: afborstelen
brush {v} (to touch) :: (van de tafel) vegen
brush up {v} (to improve a rusty or underdeveloped skill) :: bijspijkeren, afstoffen
brusque {adj} (rudely abrupt, unfriendly) :: bruusk
Brusselian {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to, Brussels) :: Brussels
Brusselian {n} (someone from Brussels) :: Brusselaar {m}, Brusselse {f}
Brussels {prop} (capital of Belgium) :: Brussel {n}
Brussels Capital Region {prop} (region of Belgium) :: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest {n}
Brussels sprout {n} (vegetable) :: spruit(je) {s}, spruiten {p}, usually in the diminutive plural form: spruitjes, spruitkool
brutal {adj} (savagely violent) :: bruut
brutality {n} (a state of being brutal) :: wreedheid
Brythonic {adj} (of or relating to the Brythonic language subgroup) :: Brits, Brythonisch
bubble {n} (Greek) SEE: Greek ::
bubble {n} (spherically contained volume of air or other gas) :: bel {f}
bubble {n} (small spherical cavity in a solid) :: bel {f}
bubble {n} (anything resembling a hollow sphere) :: bel {f}
bubble {n} (period of intense speculation in a market) :: bel {f}
bubble {n} (someone who has been fooled) SEE: dupe ::
bubble {v} (to cry, weep) SEE: weep ::
bubble {v} (to cheat, delude) SEE: cheat ::
bubble level {n} (tool) SEE: spirit level ::
bubonic plague {n} (disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis) :: builenpest {c}
buccaneer {n} (a group of seamen) :: kaper {m}
buccaneer {n} (pirate) :: boekanier {m}, piraat {m}
Bucharest {prop} (The capital of Romania) :: Boekarest
buck {n} (ram) SEE: ram ::
buck {n} (male deer, goat, etc.) :: bok {m}
buck {v} (of a horse: to leap upward arching its back, kicking out hind legs) :: bokken
bucket {n} (container) :: emmer {m}
bucket {n} (amount held in this container) :: emmer {m}
bucket {n} (old car) :: rammelkar {f}
bucket {v} (rain heavily) :: plenzen
bucket {v} (travel very quickly) :: vlammen
bucket list {n} (a list of things to accomplish before one's death) :: loodjeslijst {f}
Buckingham Palace {prop} (the official London residence of the British monarch) :: Buckingham Palace
buckle {n} (belt clasp) :: gesp
buckler {n} (small shield) :: beukelaar {m}
buckling {n} (smoked herring) :: bokking
buckshot {n} (lead shot used in shotgun cartridges) :: hagel
buck's party {n} (bachelor party) SEE: bachelor party ::
buckwheat {n} (fruit of this plant as cereal) :: boekweit {f}, beuktarwe {m}
bucolic {adj} (rustic, pastoral, country-styled) :: rustiek, landelijk, bucolisch
bucolic {adj} (pertaining to herdsmen or peasants) :: pastoraal
bud {n} (newly formed leaf or flower that has not yet unfolded) :: knop {m}
bud {v} (to form buds) :: ontluiken
Budapest {prop} (the capital city of Hungary) :: Boedapest {n}
Buddha {n} (Buddha) :: Boeddha {m}
Buddhism {n} (religion and philosophy) :: boeddhisme {n}
Buddhist {adj} (of, relating to, or practicing Buddhism) :: boeddhistisch
Buddhist {n} (practitioner of Buddhism) :: boeddhist {m}, boeddhiste {f}
Buddhist {n} (follower of Buddha) :: boeddhist {m}, boeddhiste {f}
buddleia {n} (tree of shrub of the genus Buddleja) :: vlinderstruik
buddy {n} (friend or casual acquaintance) :: maat {m}, maatje {n}
buddy {n} (informal address to a stranger) :: maat {m}, kerel {m}, vriend {m}
budge {v} (intransitive: to move) :: bewegen
budge {v} (transitive: to move) :: bewegen
budge {v} (to yield in opinion) :: toegeven, meegaan
budgerigar {n} (species of parakeet) :: grasparkiet
budget {n} (amount of money or resources) :: begroting {f}, budget {n}
budget {n} (itemized summary of intended expenditure) :: begroting, budget {n}
budget {adj} (of, or relating to a budget) :: budgettair
budget {adj} (appropriate to a restricted budget) :: goedkoop, low-cost
budget {v} (construct or draw up a budget) :: een begroting/budget opmaken/opstellen
budget {v} (allow for in a budget) :: budgetteren, begroten
budget {v} (plan for the use of in a budget) :: budgetteren, begroten
Buenos Aires {prop} (capital of Argentina) :: Buenos Aires
buff {n} (a person who is very interested in a particular subject) :: liefhebber
buffalo {n} (Old World mammals) :: buffel {m}, [Syncerus caffer] kafferbuffel {m}, [Bubalus bubalis] karbouw {m}, [Bubalus bubalis] waterbuffel {m}
buffalo {n} (North American bison) :: bizon {m}, [inaccurate translation of buffalo meaning bison] buffel {m}
Buffalo {prop} (a city in New York State) :: Buffalo
buffer {n} (portion of memory in computing) :: buffer {m}
buffer solution {n} (buffer solution) :: bufferoplossing
bufflehead {n} (a duck in the goldeneye genus, Bucephala albeola) :: buffelkopeend
buffoon {n} (one who acts in a silly or ridiculous fashion) :: clown {m}
bug {n} (an insect of the order Hemiptera) :: insect {n}
bug {n} (a colloquial name for insect) :: insect {n}, beestje {n}
bug {n} (problem that needs fixing (especially in computing)) :: bug {m}
bugbear {n} (ongoing problem) :: bête noire
bugbear {n} (source of dread, resentment or irritation) :: boeman, schrikbeeld
bugbear {n} (imaginary creature) :: spookbeeld
bugger {n} (heretic) SEE: heretic ::
bugger {n} (someone who commits buggery) :: sodemieter
bugger {n} (dated slang: a damn) :: sodemieter (indefinite article only)
bugger {v} (to ruin) :: verneuken
bugger {n} (whippersnapper) SEE: whippersnapper ::
bugger off {interj} (go away) SEE: get lost ::
buggy {n} (shopping cart) SEE: shopping cart ::
bughouse chess {n} (variant of chess) :: doorgeefschaak
bugle {n} (music: simple brass instrument) :: bugel {m}, flügelhorn
build {v} ((transitive) to form by combining materials or parts) :: bouwen
build {v} ((transitive) to increase or strengthen by adding gradually to) :: opbouwen
build {n} (physique) :: bouw
build castles in the air {v} (to have an idea unlikely to be realized) :: luchtkastelen bouwen
builder {n} (a person who builds or constructs things) :: bouwer, bouwster {f}
builder {n} (a bodybuilder) SEE: bodybuilder ::
building {n} (act or process of building) :: bouwen {n}, bouw {m}
building {n} (closed structure with walls and a roof) :: gebouw {n}
building worker {n} (construction worker) SEE: construction worker ::
build up {v} (to accumulate) :: opstapelen
build up {v} (to strengthen) :: versterken
bulb {n} (rounded solid object) :: bol
bulb {n} (light bulb) SEE: light bulb ::
Bulgaria {prop} (country) :: Bulgarije
Bulgarian {adj} (relating to Bulgaria, its people or the Bulgarian language) :: Bulgaars {m}, Bulgaarse {f}
Bulgarian {n} (native of Bulgaria) :: Bulgaar {m}, Bulgaarse {f}
Bulgarian {prop} (language) :: Bulgaars {n}
bulge {n} (Something sticking out) :: bult {m}
bulky {adj} (large in size, mass, or volume) :: lijvig, omvangrijk, dik
bull {n} (uncastrated adult male bovine) :: bul {m}, stier {m}
bull {n} (adult male animal) :: stier {m}
bull {n} (large, strong man) :: beer {m}, kolos {m}
bull {n} (slang: policeman) :: flik {m} {f}
bull {adj} (male) :: stieren-, mannetjes-
bull {n} (document) :: bul {m}
bull {n} (seal) :: zegel {n}
bull {n} (nonsense) :: onzin {m}, klinkklare onzin {m}, nonsens {m}
bullcrap {n} (bullshit) SEE: bullshit ::
bulldog {n} (breed of dog) :: buldog {m}
bulldozer {n} (tractor) :: laadschop {m} {f}
bullet {n} (projectile) :: kogel {m}
bullet hole {n} (wound) :: kogelgat {n}
bulletin board system {n} (computer system to exchange messages and data) :: bulletin board system {n}
bulletproof {adj} (capable of withstanding a bullet) :: kogelvrij
bull fiddle {n} (instrument) SEE: double bass ::
bullfighter {n} (a toreador or matador) :: torero {m}
bullfighting {n} (spectacle of manipulating and killing a bull) :: stierenvechten {n}
bullfinch {n} (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) :: goudvink {m}
bullhorn {n} (portable device which electronically amplifies a person’s natural voice) :: megafoon
bullion {n} (bulk quantity of precious metal) :: staaf, goudstaaf (gold bullion), zilverstaaf (silver bullion)
bullpen {n} (open seating arrangement in an office) :: kantoortuin
bull run {n} (event in which people run with bulls in the streets) :: stierenrennen {n}
bullseye {n} (centre of a target) :: roos
bullseye {n} (shot which hits the centre of a target) :: voltreffer
bull shark {n} (Carcharhinus leucas) :: stierhaai {m}
bullshit {n} (deceitful statements, etc) :: lulkoek, onzin, bullshit
bullshit {v} (to have casual conversation with no real point) :: ouwehoeren, lullen
bullshit {interj} (expression of disbelief) :: onzin
bully {n} (pimp) SEE: pimp ::
bully {n} (person who is cruel to others) :: wreedaard {m} {f}, pestkop {m}, treiteraar {m}
bully {v} (to intimidate) :: pesten, treiteren, jennen
bulwark {n} (a defensive wall or rampart) :: bolwerk {n}
bulwark {n} (a defense or safeguard) :: verschansing {f}, schans {m} {f}
bulwark {n} (a breakwater) :: golfbreker {m}
bulwark {n} ((nautical) the planking or plating along the sides of a nautical vessel above her gunwale) :: verschansing {f}
bum {n} (informal: buttocks or anus) :: gat {n}, kont {m}, reet {m}, poep {f} [Flemish], achterwerk {n}, achterste {n}
bum {n} (informal: butt(ocks) specifically) :: billen {f-p}, bips {m}
bum {n} (anus specifically) :: anus {m}
bum {n} (hobo) :: landloper {m}, vagebond {m}, dakloze {m}, zwerver {m}
bum {v} (to beg for something) :: bietsen, aftroggelen
bumblebee {n} (genus of bee) :: hommel {f}
bumfodder {n} (toilet paper) SEE: toilet paper ::
bumfuck {n} (sodomy) SEE: sodomy ::
bump {n} (a light blow or jolting collision) :: botsing {m}
bump {n} (a protuberance on a level surface) :: bult {m}
bump {n} (a swelling on the skin caused by illness or injury) :: bult {m}, buil {f}
bumper {n} (impact absorber on a vehicle) :: bumper {m}
bumper {n} (mechanical device to absorb impact) :: stootkussen {n}, stootblok {n}, stootrand {m}
bumper {n} (someone or something that bumps) :: botser {m}
bumper {n} (side wall of a pool table) :: boord {m}, kant {m}
bumper {n} (short ditty or jingle used to separate a show from the advertisements) :: jingle {m}, aankondigingsjingle {m}
bumper {adj} (colloquial: large) :: groot, vol, immens
bumper car {n} (vehicle) :: botsauto {m}
bumptious {adj} (obtrusively pushy) :: hanerig, zelfgenoegzaam
bun {n} (newbie) SEE: newbie ::
bun {n} (A small bread roll, often sweetened or spiced) :: bolletje {n}, broodje {n}, bol {m}
bun {n} (A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head) :: knot {m}
bunch {n} (a group of similar things) :: [fruit] tros {m}, [flowers] bos {m}
bunch {v} (to gather into a bunch) :: bundelen
bunch {v} (to form a bunch) :: ophopen
bundle {n} (group of objects held together by wrapping or tying) :: bundel {n}
bundle {n} (package wrapped or tied up for carrying) :: bundel {n}
bundle {n} (biology: cluster of closely bound muscle or nerve fibres) :: spierbundel {n}
bundle {n} (colloquial: large amount, especially of money) :: bundel {n}, hoop
bundle {v} (to tie or wrap together) :: bundelen, aaneenbinden, samenbinden
bundle {v} (to hustle, dispatch quickly) :: buitenwerken, wegwerken
bundle {v} (to dress someone warmly) :: induffelen
bundle {v} (intransitive: to dress warmly) :: zich induffelen
bundle {v} (intransitive: to hurry) :: drummen, snellen
bundt cake {n} (ring-shaped cake) :: tulbandcake
bung {n} (bribe) SEE: bribe ::
bungler {n} (one who makes mistakes) :: stumper {m}
bungling {n} (incompetence) :: incompetent, onbekwaam
bunion {n} (bump on the big toe) :: hallux valgus
bunk bed {n} (two or more beds fixed on top of one another) :: stapelbed
bunkbed {n} (bunk bed) SEE: bunk bed ::
bunker {n} (hardened shelter) :: bunker {m}
bunker {n} (truant) SEE: truant ::
bunny {n} (young rabbit) :: konijn
buoy {n} (nautical: a moored float) :: boei {f}
buoy {v} (To keep afloat or aloft.) :: drijvend houden, vlottend houden
buoy {v} (To support or maintain at a high level.) :: stutten, hoog houden
buoy {v} (To mark with a buoy.) :: afbakenen, markeren
buoyance {n} (buoyancy) SEE: buoyancy ::
buoyancy {n} (physics: upward force on an immersed body) :: opwaartse kracht {f}, drijfvermogen
buoyancy {n} (ability to stay afloat) :: drijfvermogen {n}
buoyancy {n} (resilience or cheerfulness) :: vrolijkheid {f}, hilariteit {f}
buoyant {adj} (able to float) :: drijvend
buprestid {n} (any species of Buprestidae) :: prachtkever {m}
bur {n} (prickly husk) SEE: burr ::
burble {v} (to bubble, to gurgle) :: murmelen
burbot {n} (a freshwater fish: Lota lota) :: kwabaal
burden {n} (heavy load) :: last {m}
burden {v} (encumber) :: bezwaren, opgeschept zitten met
burden of proof {n} (duty of a party in a legal proceeding) :: bewijslast {m}, last {m}
Burdigalian {prop} :: Burdigalien
burdock {n} (any of the species of biennial thistles in the genus Arctium) :: klit
bureau {n} (translations to be checked) :: agentschap {n}, kantoor {n}, bureau {n}
bureau {n} (desk) :: bureau {n}, bureel {n}
bureau {n} (chest of drawers for clothes) :: kledingkast {f} {m}, kast {f} {m}
bureau {n} (office (room)) SEE: office ::
bureaucracy {n} (system of administration) :: bureaucratie {f}
bureaucrat {n} (An official in a bureaucracy) :: bureaucraat {m}
bureau de change {n} (a place where foreign currency can be exchanged) :: wisselkantoor
Burgas {prop} (city in Bulgaria) :: Boergas {m}
burgeon {v} (to grow or expand) :: uitgroeien, opbloeien
burgeon {v} (of plants, to bloom, bud) :: bloeien
-burger {suffix} (suffix used to make names for hamburger-like dishes) :: -burger {m}
burgess {n} (inhabitant of a borough with full rights) :: burger {m}, [historical] poorter {m}
burglar {n} (thief who steals from premises) :: inbreker {m}, inbreekster {f}
burglary {n} (the crime of breaking into) :: inbraak
burgomaster {n} (the mayor of a town in certain countries) :: burgemeester {m}
burgrave {n} (governor) :: burchtgraaf {m}
Burgundy {prop} (region) :: Bourgondië {f}
burial {n} (interment) :: begrafenis {f}
burka {n} (female garment that covers the whole body) :: boerka {m}
Burkina Faso {prop} (country) :: Burkina Faso
Burkinese {adj} (relating to Burkina Faso) :: Burkinees
Burkinese {n} (person from Burkina Faso) :: Burkinees {m}
burlap {n} (strong cloth) :: jute {n}
burly {adj} (well-built) :: forsgebouwd, gespierd
Burma {prop} (Southeast Asian country (former name), see also: Myanmar) :: Birma
burn {n} (physical injury) :: brandwond {f}, verbranding {f}
burn {n} (act of burning something) :: verbranding {f}, afbranden {n}
burn {n} (physical sensation in the muscles) :: branden {n}, branderigheid {f}
burn {n} (intense non-physical sting) :: pijn {f}
burn {v} (cause to be consumed by fire) :: verbranden
burn {v} (be consumed by fire) :: branden, verbranden, verteren
burn {v} (overheat) :: laten aanbranden, verbranden
burn {v} (become overheated) :: aanbranden, verbranden
burn {v} (injure (a person or animal) with heat or caustic chemicals) :: verbranden
burn {v} (feel hot) :: branden, gloeien
burn {v} (write data) :: branden
burn {v} (betray) :: verraden, in de steek laten
burn {v} (slang: insult or defeat) :: kwetsen, beledigen, liggen hebben
burn {v} (waste (time)) :: verliezen, doden
burn {n} (stream) :: stroom {m}, beek {m}, sloot {f}
burn down {v} (cause a structure to burn to nothing) :: platbranden, afbranden
burn down {v} (completely burn so that nothing remains) :: platbranden, afbranden
burner {n} (computing: device that allows data or music to be stored on a CD) :: brander {m}
burnoose {n} (a thick hooded cloak) :: boernoes {m}
burn out {v} :: uitbranden
burnout {n} (experience of long-term exhaustion) :: burn-out {m}
burnt {adj} (carbonized) :: verbrand
burnt {adj} :: verbrandde, verbrand
burn the midnight oil {v} (work through the night) :: tot laat in de nacht werken, het nachtje doordoen
buro {n} (office) :: agentschap {n}, kantoor {n}, bureau {n}
buro {n} (desk) :: bureau {n}, bureel {n}
buro {n} (chest of drawers for clothes) :: kledingkast {f} {m}, kast {f} {m}
burocracy {n} (structure and regulations in place to control activity) :: bureaucratie {f}
burp {n} (a softer belch) :: boer, oprisping
burp {v} (to emit a burp) :: boeren
burqa {n} (burka) SEE: burka ::
burr {n} (sliver or splinter) :: splinter
burr {v} (to pronounce "r") :: brouwen
burrow {n} (A tunnel or hole) :: hol, burcht {m} {f}
burrow {v} (to dig a hole) :: wroeten
burst {v} (to break from internal pressure) :: barsten
burst {v} (to cause to burst) :: doen barsten
burst out laughing {v} (suddenly start laughing intensely) :: in lachen uitbarsten
Burundi {prop} (a country in Eastern Africa) :: Burundi
bury {v} (inter a corpse in a grave or tomb) :: begraven
bury {v} (place in the ground) :: begraven
bury {v} (hide or conceal as if by covering with earth) :: begraven
bury {v} (to put an end to; to abandon) :: begraven, opgeven
Buryatia {prop} (Buryatia, Russia) :: Boerjatië
bury one's head in the sand {v} (to deliberately ignore the reality of a situation) :: de kop in het zand steken
bury the hatchet {v} (to stop fighting or arguing) :: de strijdbijl begraven {m}
bus {n} (vehicle) :: bus {m}, autobus {m}, stadsbus {m} [city bus]
bus {v} (transport via a motor bus) :: vervoeren met de bus
bus {v} (transport students to school) :: vervoeren met de bus
bus {v} (travel by bus) :: met de bus reizen
bus {v} (clear meal remains from) :: afruimen
bus {v} (work as a table clearer) :: afruimen
bus {n} (medical slang: ambulance) SEE: ambulance ::
busbar {n} (electrical conductor) :: busbar
busboy {n} (assistant waiter; one who clears plates from and cleans tables) :: bordenwasser
busby {n} (fur hat, usually with a plume) :: kolbak {c}
bus driver {n} (driver of a bus) :: buschauffeur, busbestuurder {m}
bush {n} (category of woody plant) :: struik, heester
bush {n} (pubic hair) :: bosje {n}, schaamhaar {n}
bush {n} (Remote undeveloped and uncultivated rural area) :: bush
bush dog {n} (a wild canine animal) :: boshond {m}
bushed {adj} (very tired; exhausted) :: uitgeput, doodmoe
bushel {n} (dry measure) :: schepel {m} {n}
bushel {n} (vessel of capacity of a bushel) :: buisstuk {n}
business {n} (commercial enterprise or establishment) :: bedrijf {n}, zaak {f}, onderneming {f}
business {n} (occupation, work or trade of a person) :: zaken {f-p}, zakenleven {n}
business {n} (commercial, industrial or professional activity) :: vak {n}
business {n} (volume or amount of commercial trade) :: zaken {f-p}
business {n} (patronage) :: klandizie {f}
business {n} (something involving one personally) :: zaken {f-p}
business {n} (business class) :: businessclass {m}
business card {n} (small card) :: visitekaartje {n}
businessman {n} (a man in business, one who works at a commercial institution) :: zakenman {m}
business plan {n} (a summary of how a business owner, manager, or entrepreneur intends to organize an entrepreneurial endeavor) :: ondernemingsplan {n}
business trip {n} (business trip) :: zakenreis {m} {f}
businesswoman {n} (woman of business) :: zakenvrouw {f}
busk {v} (nautical: to tack) SEE: tack ::
busker {n} (street performer) :: straatmuzikant {m}, straatartiest {m}
bus lane {n} (lane for bus) :: rijvak voorbehouden aan bussen {n}
bus shelter {n} (A building or other structure constructed at a bus stop) :: bushokje {n}, bushok {n}
bus station {n} (major bus stop, one that serves as a transfer point between a large number of routes) :: busstation {f}
bus stop {n} (a stop for public transport buses) :: bushalte {f}
bust {n} (sculptural portrayal of a person's head and shoulders) :: buste {m} {f}, borstbeeld {n}
bust {n} (breasts and upper thorax of a woman) :: boezem {m} {f}
bust {v} (alteration of burst) :: barsten, breken
bust {v} (to break something) :: breken
bust {v} ((slang) to arrest for a crime) :: oppakken, bij de lurven pakken, vatten
bust {v} ((slang) to catch someone in the act of doing something wrong, socially and morally inappropriate, or illegal) :: betrappen
bust {n} ((slang) act of arresting someone for a crime, or raiding a suspected criminal operation) :: arrestatie {f}, razzia {f}
bust {n} ((slang) failed enterprise) :: flop, fiasco {n}
bustard {n} (any of several birds of the family Otididae) :: trap
busted {adj} (having no money) :: platzak
busted {adj} (caught in the act) :: gepakt zijn, erbij zijn, betrapt
buster {n} (guy, friend) :: [informal] vriend {m}
bustle {n} (frame worn underneath a woman's skirt) :: cul de Paris {m}
bus trap {n} (device placed on a road) :: bussluis {f}
busty {adj} (having large breasts) :: rondborstig
busy {adj} (crowded with business or activities) :: druk
busy {adj} (doing a great deal) :: bezig
busy {adj} (engaged) :: bezig
busy {adj} (complicated) :: druk
busybody {n} (someone who interferes with others) :: bemoeial {m} {f}
but {conj} (except) :: behalve
but {conj} (rather) :: maar, echter
but {conj} (although) :: maar
butch {adj} (of a man) :: macho, mannelijk
butch {n} (masculine lesbian) :: pot {f}
butcher {n} (a person who prepares and sells meat) :: slager {m}, beenhouwer {m}
butcher {n} (a brutal or indiscriminate killer) :: slachter {m}
butcher {v} (To slaughter animals and prepare meat for market) :: slachten
butcher {v} (to kill brutally) :: slachten, afslachten
butcher's {n} (butcher’s shop) :: slagerij {f}
butchershop {n} (a butcher's shop) :: slagerij, slagerij {m} {f}
butchery {n} (abattoir) SEE: abattoir ::
butt {n} (buttocks) :: kont {c}, achterste {n}, achterwerk {n}, reet {c} [vulgar]
butt {n} (remnant of a smoked cigarette or cigar) :: peuk {m}
butter {n} (soft foodstuff made from milk) :: boter {f}
butter {v} (to spread butter on, see also: spread; butter) :: beboteren, inboteren, met boter besmeren
buttercup {n} (flower of the genus Narcissus) SEE: daffodil ::
buttercup {n} (herb of the genus Ranunculus) :: boterbloem {f}
butterfly {n} (insect) :: [neutral] vlinder {m}; [dated] kapel {f}, pepel {m}, vijfwouter {m}; [archaic] boterschijte {f}, botervlieg {f}, pennenvogel {m}, schoenlapper {m}, zomervogel {m}; [poetic] fladderaar {m}
butterfly {n} (swimming stroke) SEE: butterfly stroke ::
butterfly effect {n} :: vlindereffect
butterfly net {n} (net used to collect butterflies) :: vlindernet
butterfly stroke {n} (swimming stroke) :: vlinderslag {m}
buttermilk {n} (traditional buttermilk) :: karnemelk {f}, botermelk {f}
buttermilk {n} (cultured buttermilk) :: botermelk {f}
butter one's bread on both sides {v} (profit from two things at the same time) :: van twee walletjes eten
butter up {v} (to flatter) :: vleien
buttfuck {n} (sodomy) SEE: sodomy ::
butthole {n} (anus) SEE: anus ::
butt in {v} (join conversation when not welcome) :: onderbreken, zich moeien, zich inmengen
butt-naked {adj} (naked) SEE: naked ::
buttock {n} (each of the two large fleshy halves of the posterior part of the body) :: bil {f}
button {n} (knob or small disc serving as a fastener) :: knoop {m}
button {n} (a mechanical device meant to be pressed with a finger) :: knop {m}, toets {m}
button {n} (in computer software, an on-screen control that can be selected) :: knop {m}
button {n} (a badge worn on clothes) :: badge {f}
button {n} (botany: a bud) :: knop {m}
button {v} (to fasten with a button) :: dichtknopen
button accordion {n} (type of accordion) :: trekzak {m}
buttonhole {n} (hole for a button) :: knoopsgat {n}
buttonhole {n} (flower worn in the buttonhole for decoration) :: boutonnière
button mushroom {n} (Agaricus bisporus) :: champignon {m}
buttress {n} (brick or stone structure built against another structure to support it) :: stut {m}, steun {m}, beer {m}, steunbeer {m}
buttress {n} (anything that serves to support something) :: stut {m}, steun {m}
buttress {v} (support something physically with, or as if with, a buttress) :: stutten, ondersteunen
buttress {v} (support something or someone by supplying evidence) :: ondersteunen, onderbouwen
buxom {adj} (having a full, voluptuous figure) :: rondborstig
buy {v} (to obtain something with money) :: kopen, aanschaffen
buy {n} (purchase) SEE: purchase ::
buy cheap, buy twice {proverb} (buying a cheap product is a false economy) :: goedkoop is duurkoop
buyer {n} (person who makes purchases) :: koper {m}, aankoper {m}, inkoper {m}, klant {m} {f}
buy off {v} (pay off) :: afkopen, omkopen
buy time {v} (purposefully cause a delay, in order to achieve something else) :: tijd winnen
buzz {n} (humming noise) :: zoem
buzz {n} (feeling of energy or excitement) :: opwinding {f}, roes {m}
buzz {n} (telephone call) :: belletje {n}
buzz {v} (to make a low, humming or sibilant sound) :: zoemen
buzzard {n} (bird of the genus Buteo) :: buizerd {m}
buzzard {n} (scavenging bird) SEE: vulture ::
buzzer {n} (device) :: zoemer {m}
buzzword {n} (word drawn from or imitative of technical jargon) :: buzzwoord {n}
by {prep} (near, or next to) :: bij
by {prep} (not later than) :: tegen
by {prep} (indication of passive voice) :: door
by {prep} (indicates creator of a work) :: door, vanwege
by {prep} (indicates a means) :: door, op, per
by {prep} (indicating amount of progression) :: met
by {prep} (steady progression) :: per
by {adv} (along a path) :: langs
by accident {adv} (accidentally) SEE: accidentally ::
by and by {adv} (soon) SEE: soon ::
by and large {adv} (mostly, generally; with few exceptions) :: over het geheel genomen
Byblos {prop} (port city in Lebanon) :: Byblos
by chance {prep} (unexpected(ly); accidental(ly)) :: toevallig
by dint of {prep} (because of) SEE: because of ::
by dint of {prep} (by means of) SEE: by means of ::
bye {interj} (short for goodbye) :: dag, doei, doeg; tot ziens [‘see you’], tot weerziens [‘see you again’, dated], tot kijk [‘see you’], tot gauw [‘see you soon’], laters [informal, ‘until later’]; hoie (Limburgish), houdoe (Brabantian); zwaai [informal]; toedels [informal], toedeltjes [informal], toedelpip [informal], toedeloe [informal], toedeledokie [informal, can signify disapproval]; tabee [informal]; moi [informal, also used for hello]; adieu [a bit formal], aju [informal], ajuus [informal], joe [informal], jo [informal]; ciao [informal]
bye-bye {n} (goodbye) :: doei doei, dag
by far {prep} (to a large extent) :: verreweg, lang [with negation]
by foot {adv} (on foot) SEE: on foot ::
byform {n} (tangential or subordinate form) :: bijvorm {f}, nevenvorm {f}
bygone {adj} (in the far past) :: vervlogen
bygone {n} (A person or occurrence that took place in the past) :: het verleden, de dingen die voorbij zijn
by hand {prep} (manually) SEE: manually ::
by hand {prep} (manually) :: met de hand
by heart {prep} (knowing completely) :: uit het hoofd, van buiten
byhove {v} (to suit, to befit) :: betamen, pаssen
bylaw {n} (local custom or law) :: verordening {f}
bylaw {n} (law or rule governing the internal affairs of an organization) :: huishoudelijk reglement {n}
by means of {prep} (By using) :: aan de hand van, door middel van
by no means {prep} (certainly not) :: zeker niet, in geen geval
by now {prep} (now) :: onderhand
bypass {n} (road) :: wegomleiding {f}, rondweg {m}, sluipweg {m},
bypass {n} (circumvention) :: omweg {m}, rondweg {m}
bypass {n} (section of pipe) :: omleiding {f}
bypass {n} (electrical shunt) :: parallelschakeling {f}, shunt {m}
bypass {v} (to ignore the usual channels or procedures) :: omzeilen
byproduct {n} (secondary or additional product) :: bijproduct {n}
by-product {n} (secondary product) :: bijproduct {n}, nevenproduct {n}, (waste) afvalproduct {n}
by-product {n} (side effect) :: neveneffect {n}, bijverschijnsel {n}
byre {n} (a barn, especially one used for keeping cattle) :: koestal {m}
by rights {prep} (properly, in justice) :: rechtens
bystander {n} (a person who, although present at some event, does not take part in it; an observer or spectator) :: omstander {m}
by the by {prep} (by the way) :: terloops gezegd
by the Grace of God {prep} (By divine right) :: bij de Gratie Gods
by the time {prep} (when) SEE: when ::
by the way {prep} (incidentally) :: trouwens, overigens, nu dat ik eraan denk, tussen haakjes
byword {n} (a proverb) :: spreekwoord
byword {n} (someone who stands for something else) :: spotnaam
Byzantine {adj} (of or pertaining to Byzantium) :: Byzantijns
Byzantine {n} (native of Byzantine Empire) :: Byzantijn {m}
Byzantine Empire {prop} (ancient Greek-speaking empire of Eastern Europe) :: Byzantijnse Keizerrijk
Byzantine studies {n} (study of history, culture, etc. of the Byzantine Empire) :: byzantinistiek {f}, Byzantijnse studies {c}
Byzantinology {n} (Byzantine studies) SEE: Byzantine studies ::
Byzantium {prop} (Byzantine Empire) SEE: Byzantine Empire ::