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la {n} (syllable used in solfège to represent the sixth note of a major scale)  :: la
lab {n} (laboratory) SEE: laboratory  ::
labefaction {n} (act of shaking orweakening or the resulting state; overthrow, ruination)  :: verzwakken, aan het wankelen brengen
label {n} (small ticket or sign giving information)  :: etiket {n}, label {n}
label {n} (name categorising someone as part of a group)  :: etiket {n}
label {n} (company selling records)  :: platenmaatschappij {f}, label {n}
label {n}  :: platenlabel {m} {n}
label {v} (put a ticket or sign on)  :: etiketteren, etiketten aanbrengen, prijzen
label {v} (give a label to in order to categorise)  :: bestempelen, categoriseren
labellum {n}  :: labellum, lip
labia {n} (folds of tissue at opening of vulva)  :: [-en] schaamlip
labial {adj} (pertaining to the lips)  :: labiaal
labial {n} (certain consonant)  :: labiaal {f} {m}
labial {n} (organ pipe)  :: labiaal {n}
labialize {v} (make a sound labial)  :: labializeren
laboratory {n} (room, building or institution equipped for scientific research)  :: laboratorium {n}, lab {n}, labo {n}
laboratory {n} (place where chemicals, drugs or microbes are prepared or manufactured)  :: laboratorium {n}
laborer {n} (One who uses body strength instead of intellectual power to earn a wage, usually hourly)  :: arbeider
laborious {adj} (industrious) SEE: industrious  ::
laborious {adj} (requiring much physical effort)  :: bewerkelijk, arbeidsintensief, laborieus
labor market {n} (market with labor of workers)  :: arbeidsmarkt {f}
labor union {n} (labor union) SEE: trade union  ::
labour {n} (work)  :: arbeid {m}
Labrador duck {n} (Camptorhynchus labradorius)  :: Labradoreend
labyrinth {n} (maze)  :: doolhof {m}, labyrint {n}
labyrinth {n} (part of inner ear)  :: labyrint {n}
labyrinthal {adj} (like a labyrinth) SEE: labyrinthine  ::
labyrinthian {adj} (mazelike) SEE: labyrinthine  ::
labyrinthiform {adj} (having the form of a labyrinth) SEE: labyrinthine  ::
labyrinthine {adj} (physically resembling a labyrinth)  :: als een doolhof {m}
labyrinthine {adj} (twisting, convoluted, baffling)  :: ingewikkeld, verwarrend
lace {n} (fabric)  :: kant {m}
lace {n} (cord for fastening a shoe or garment)  :: veter {m}
lachanophobia {n} (irrational fear of vegetables)  :: lachanofobie {f}
laches {n} (legal doctrine)  :: verwijtbare nalatigheid {f}
lachrymose {adj} (tearful; causing tears)  :: aangrijpend, treurig, intriest
lack {n} (deficiency, need)  :: gebrek {n}
lack {v} (be without, need, require)  :: (archaic) derven, ontberen, missen, gebrek hebben [aan]
lackadaisical {adj} (showing no interest or enthusiasm)  :: ongeïnteresseerd, lusteloos
lackey {n} (liveried male servant)  :: lakei {m}
lackey {n} (a fawning, servile follower)  :: lakei {m}, slaafje, voetvaag
lackluster {adj} (Having no shine or lustre; dull)  :: dof
laconically {adv} (in a terse manner)  :: laconiek
lacquer {n} (glossy, resinous material used as a surface coating)  :: lak
lacquer {v} (to apply a lacquer to something)  :: lakken
lacrimation {n} (shedding tears)  :: tranenvloed {m}
lacrosse {n} (the sport)  :: lacrosse
lactic acid {n} (2-hydroxy-propanoic acid (CH3.CHOH.CO2H))  :: melkzuur {n}
lactose {n} (disaccharide sugar of milk and dairy products)  :: lactose {f}, melksuiker {m}
lad {n} (a boy)  :: jongen {m}
ladder {n} (climbing tool)  :: ladder {f}
ladder {n} (something that resembles this tool)  :: ladder {m} {f}
ladder {n} (length of unravelled fabric in a knitted garment)  :: ladder {m} {f}
ladder snake {n} (Rhinechis scalaris)  :: trapslang
laden {adj} (weighed down with a load, burdened)  :: geladen
laden {adj} (heavy)  :: geladen, zwaar
ladies and gentlemen {n} (phrase used to address an audience of men and women)  :: dames en heren
ladies first {proverb} (phrase encouraging gentlemanliness)  :: dames gaan voor
Ladinian {prop} (subdivision of the Triassic period)  :: Ladinien
ladle {n} (deep-bowled spoon with a long, usually curved, handle)  :: [Belgium] pollepel {m}, [Netherlands] opscheplepel {m}, juslepel {m}
ladle {v} (serve with a ladle)  :: opscheppen, inscheppen, opdienen
lady {n} (woman of breeding and authority)  :: dame {f}
lady {n} (wife of a lord)  :: dame {f}
lady {n} (polite term referring a woman)  :: dame {f}
lady {n} (toilets intended for use by women)  :: damestoilet {n}
ladybird {n} (member of Coccinellidae)  :: lieveheersbeestje {n}
ladybug {n} (ladybird) SEE: ladybird  ::
lady's man {n} (womanizer) SEE: womanizer  ::
laggard {n} (one who lags behind)  :: achterblijver {m}
lagoon {n} (shallow body of water)  :: lagune {f}
lagopode {n} (ptarmigan) SEE: ptarmigan  ::
lahar {n} (volcanic mudflow)  :: lahar {m}
Lahti {prop} (city of Finland)  :: Lahti
lain {v} (situated horizontally)  :: gelegen
lair {n} (of an animal)  :: hol
lair {n} (of a criminal)  :: schuilplaats
lake {n} (body of water)  :: meer {n}
lakeshore {n} (the shore of a lake)  :: meeroever {m}
lama {n} (master of Tibetan Buddhism)  :: lama {m}
lamassu {n} (Assyrian protective deity)  :: stierman
lamb {n} (young sheep)  :: lam {n}, lammetje {n}
lamb {n} (flesh of lamb as food)  :: lam {n}, lamsvlees {n}
lamb {v} (of a sheep, to give birth)  :: lammeren
lambaste {v} (to scold or verbally reprimand)  :: berispen, uitschelden, afkraken
lambaste {v} (to give a thrashing to)  :: iemand aframmelen, iemand een pandoering geven
lambda {n} (name of the Greek letter)  :: lambda {m} {f}, labda {m} {f}
lambdacism {n} (pronunciation of other sounds as l)  :: lambdacisme {n}
lambic {n} (traditional Belgian beer)  :: lambiek {m}
lame {adj} (unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs)  :: lam, verlamd, kreupel, mank
lame {adj} (moving with difficulty)  :: kreupel, mankend
lame {adj} (by extension, hobbling)  :: wankel, mankend
lame {adj} (slang: unconvincing)  :: flauw
lame {adj} (slang: failing to be cool, funny, interesting or relevant)  :: flauw
lamella {n} (gill of a mushroom) SEE: gill  ::
lament {n} (song expressing grief)  :: klaagzang {m}
lamentation {n} (the act of lamenting)  :: geklaag {n}, geweeklaag {n}, klagen {n}, weeklagen {n}
lamentation {n} (mourning)  :: rouwklacht
lamentation {n} (a sorrowful cry; a lament)  :: lamentatie
Lamentations {prop} (book of the Bible)  :: Klaagliederen {f-p}
lamia {n} (monster in mythology)  :: lamia
laminate {v} (To assemble from thin sheets)  :: lamineren
laminate {n} (Material formed of thin sheets)  :: laminaat
lammergeier {n} (bird)  :: lammergier {m}, baardgier {m}
lammergeyer {n} (vulture) SEE: lammergeier  ::
lamp {n} (device producing light)  :: lamp {f} {m}
lamp {n} (oil device producing light)  :: lamp {f} {m}, olielamp {f} {m}
lamprey {n} (a fish)  :: prik, lamprei, negenoog
lampshade {n} (cover over a lamp)  :: lampenkap {c}
lance {n} (weapon of war)  :: lans {f}
lance {n} (wooden weapon used in jousting or tilting)  :: lans {f}
lance {n} (spear or harpoon used by whalers)  :: lans {f}
Lancelot {prop} (the knight)  :: Lanceloet
lancet {n} (surgical instrument)  :: lancet
land {n} (part of Earth that is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water)  :: land {n}
land {n} (real estate or landed property)  :: land {n}, grond {m}, land {n}
land {n} (country or region)  :: land {n}
land {n} (someone's homeplace)  :: land {n}, vaderland {n}
land {n} (ground that is suitable for farming)  :: grond {f}
land {n} (space between the rifling grooves in a gun)  :: trek {m}
land {v} (to descend to a surface, especially from the air)  :: landen
land {v} (to bring to land)  :: doen landen , aan de grond zetten
land {v} (to deliver) SEE: deliver  ::
land ahoy {interj} (interjection shouted by the ship's watch)  :: land in zicht
land bridge {n} (isthmus)  :: landbrug
Landeshauptmann {n} (title of the head of government of an Austrian state or of specific Italian provinces)  :: landshoofdman {m}
landgrave {n} (renderings of Landgraf)  :: landgraaf {m}
landgraviate {n} (countship of a landgrave)  :: landgraafschap {n}
land ho {interj} (land ahoy) SEE: land ahoy  ::
landing {n} (coming to earth, as of an airplane)  :: landing {f}
landing {n} (an in-between platform)  :: overloop {m}
landing {n} (a place on a shoreline where a boat lands)  :: steiger {m}, aanlegplaats {f}
landing gear {n} (undercarriage)  :: landingsgestel
landing strip {n} (auxiliary or temporary runway for aircraft)  :: landingsbaan {m} {f}
landlady {n} (female landlord)  :: hospita {f}
landlocked {adj} (surrounded by land)  :: binnen-, door land omgeven
landlord {n} (person who owns and rents land such as a house, apartment, or condo)  :: huisbaas {m}
landlord {n} (owner or manager of a public house)  :: herbergier, kastelein {m}, kroegbaas {m}
landlouper {n} (vagabond) SEE: vagabond  ::
landlubber {n} (someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship)  :: landrot {f}, zoetwatermatroos {m}
landmark {n} (recognizable feature)  :: oriëntantiepunt
landmass {n} (large continuous area of land)  :: landmassa {f}
Land of the Rising Sun {prop} (Japan)  :: Land van de Rijzende Zon {n}, land van de rijzende zon {n}
landowner {n} (a person who owns land)  :: grootgrondbezitter {m}
landscape {n} (portion of land or territory)  :: landschap {n}
landscape {n} (mode of printing)  :: liggend
Landsknecht {n} (German mercenary of the 15th or 16th century) SEE: lansquenet  ::
landslide {n} (natural disaster)  :: lawine {m} {f}, aardverschuiving
lane {n} (passageway)  :: gang {m}, wegeltje {n}, laan {f}
lane {n} (division of roadway)  :: rijvak {n}, rijstrook {m}
lane {n} (division of racetrack)  :: rijvak {n}, rijstrook {m}
Langhian {prop} (subdivision of the Miocene epoch)  :: Langhien
language {n} (body of words used as a form of communication)  :: taal {f}, spraak {f}, tong {f}
language {n} (the ability to communicate using words)  :: taal {f}, spraak {f}
language {n} (nonverbal communication)  :: taal {f}
language {n} (vocabulary of a particular field)  :: taal {f}, jargon {f}
language {n} (particular words used)  :: taal {f}
language {n} (computer language, see also: computer language)  :: taal {f}, code {f}
language barrier {n} (barrier to communication)  :: taalkloof {f}
language family {n} (set of languages)  :: taalfamilie {c}
languish {v} (to lose strength and become weak)  :: kwijnen
languish {v} (to pine away with longing)  :: smachten
languor {n} (a state of the body or mind caused by exhaustion or disease and characterized by a languid feeling)  :: loomheid
lanky {adj} (tall, slim)  :: graatmager, dun, slungel
lansquenet {n} (German mercenary of the 15th or 16th century)  :: landsknecht {m}, lansknecht {m}
lantern {n} (case of transparent material made to protect a flame, or light)  :: lantaarn {m}
lanternfish {n} (Any small, deep sea fish of family Myctophidae)  :: Lantaarnvissen
lanthanum {n} (metallic element)  :: lanthaan {n}, lanthanium {n}
lanyard {n} (a cord worn around the neck; used to hold a small object such as a whistle)  :: sleutelkoord {f} or {n}, houwtouw {n}
Lao {n} (person)  :: Laotiaans {n}
Lao {prop} (language)  :: Laotiaans {n}
Laocoön {prop} (The Trojan and the Argonaut)  :: Laocoön
Laos {prop} (country in Southeast Asia)  :: Laos {n}
Laotian {n} (Laotian person) SEE: Lao  ::
Laotian {prop} (language)  :: Laotiaans {n}
Lao-Tzu {prop} (Laozi) SEE: Laozi  ::
Laozi {prop} (influential Chinese philosopher and founder of Taoism)  :: Laozi {m}
lap {n} (edge; border; hem)  :: zoom
lap {n} (upper legs of a seated person)  :: schoot {m}
lap {n} (sports: one circuit around a race track)  :: ronde {f}
lapel {n} (each of the two triangular pieces of cloth on a suit)  :: revers
lapidation {n} (act of stoning, sometimes to the point of death)  :: steniging {f}
lapis lazuli {n} (precious blue stone)  :: lapis lazuli {m}, lazuriet {n}
Lapland {prop} (region in Scandinavia)  :: Lapland
Lappland {prop} (Lapland) SEE: Lapland  ::
laptop {n} (computing: a laptop computer)  :: laptop, notebook
laptop computer {n} (laptop) SEE: laptop  ::
lapwing {n} (bird belonging to the subfamily Vanellinae)  :: kievit {m}
larboard {n} (port) SEE: port  ::
larceny {n} (law: unlawful taking of personal property)  :: diefstal {m}, ontvreemding
larch {n} (a coniferous tree)  :: lariks {m}, lork {m}
larch {n} (the wood of the larch)  :: larikshout
lard {n} (bacon) SEE: bacon  ::
lard {n} (fat from the abdomen of a pig)  :: reuzel {m}, smout {n}
lard {v} (to stuff with bacon or pork)  :: larderen
lard {v} (to garnish or strew)  :: larderen
large {adj} (of greater size, see also: big)  :: groot
large intestine {n} (bodily organ)  :: dikke darm {m}
largen {v} (enlarge) SEE: enlarge  ::
large-scale {adj} (large in amount, scope or extent)  :: grootschalig
large-scale {adj} (drawn large so as to show detail)  :: grootschalig
largescale archerfish {n} (Toxotes chatareus)  :: schuttersvis {m}
largess {n} (generosity in the giving of gifts or money)  :: gulheid {f}
largess {n} (the gifts or money given in such a way)  :: gulle giften
largess {n} (benevolent demeanor)  :: gulheid {f}
large-tailed antshrike {n} (a passerine of the antbird family)  :: langstaart-mierklauwier
lark {n} (bird)  :: leeuwerik {m}
lark {n} (one who wakes early)  :: vroege vogel {m}
lark {n} (romp, frolic, some fun)  :: gedol {n}
lark {n} (prank)  :: vlerkenstreek
lark {v} (sport, engage in harmless pranking)  :: dollen
lark {v} (frolic, engage in carefree adventure)  :: stoeien
larkspur {n} (Delphinium)  :: ridderspoor
larva {n} (a stage of growth)  :: larvestadium {n}
larva {n} (an animal in such stage of growth)  :: larve {f}
laryngological {adj} (of or pertaining to laryngology)  :: laryngologisch
laryngologist {n} (a person who studies or specializes in laryngology)  :: laryngoloog
laryngology {n} (branch of physiology)  :: laryngologie
larynx {n} (the organ)  :: strottenhoofd
lasagna {n} (baked dish)  :: lasagna {m}
lascivious {adj} (wanton)  :: wellustig
laser {n} (device producing beam of light)  :: laser
lash {n} (eyelash; hair growing from the eyelid) SEE: eyelash  ::
lassitude {n} (lethargy)  :: loomheid {f}, lusteloosheid {f}, matheid {f}
last {adj} (final)  :: laatst
last {adj} (most recent)  :: laatst, afgelopen, vorig
last {v} (to endure, continue over time)  :: duren
last {v} (to hold out)  :: volhouden
last {n} (tool)  :: leest
last {n} (measure of the carrying capacity of a ship)  :: last {m}
last but not least {adv} (An expression to start the last item of a list)  :: laatst maar niet het minst
last but one {adj} (penultimate) SEE: penultimate  ::
Last Judgment {prop} (judgment day)  :: laatste oordeel {n}
last name {n} (surname) SEE: surname  ::
last night {n} (previous evening or night)  :: gisterenavond, gisteravond, gisterennacht, [used to both last night and coming night] vannacht
last night {adv} (during the night before today)  :: gisteravond, gisterenavond, gisterennacht, vannacht (used to both last night and coming night)
last year {adv} (year before this one)  :: vorig jaar
latch {n} (fastening for a door)  :: klink {f}
latch {n} (crossbow)  :: kruisboog
latch-key child {n} (A child who returns to an empty house)  :: sleutelkind {n}
latchkey kid {n} (schoolchild)  :: sleutelkind {n}
late {adj} (near the end of a period of time)  :: laat, late
late {adj} (near the end of the day)  :: laat, late
late {adj} (associated with the end of a period)  :: laat, late
late {adj} (euphemism for dead)  :: wijlen
late {adv} (proximate in time)  :: laat
lately {adv} (recently) SEE: recently  ::
latency {n} (delay)  :: wachttijd {m}, vertraging {f}
latent {adj} (existing or present but concealed or inactive)  :: latent
later {adv} (more late)  :: later
later {adv} (afterward in time)  :: later
later {adv} (at some unspecified time in the future)  :: later
later {interj} (see you later)  :: later
later on {adv}  :: later
latex {n} (milky sap)  :: latex
lathe {n} (machine tool used to shape a piece of material)  :: draaibank
lathe {v} (to shape with a lathe)  :: draaien
lather {n} (foam of soap and water)  :: sop {n}, zeepsop {n}, schuim {n}
lather {v} (to cover with lather)  :: inzepen, soppen
Latin {adj} (of the language)  :: Latijns
Latin {adj} (of the script)  :: Latijns
Latin {adj} (of ancient Rome)  :: Latijns, Romeins
Latin {adj} (of Latium)  :: Latijns
Latin {adj} (of descendants from ancient Romans)  :: Latijns, Romeins
Latin {adj} (of/from Latin America)  :: Latijns, Latijns-Amerikaans
Latin {prop} (language of the ancient Romans)  :: Latijn
Latin {n} (person native to ancient Rome or its Empire)  :: Romein
Latin {n} (person who is descended from the ancient Romans)  :: Romein
Latin {n} (person whose native tongue is one descended from Latin)  :: Romaan
Latin alphabet {n} (the 26-letter alphabet)  :: Latijnse alfabet
Latin America {prop} (parts of the Americas which speak Spanish or Portuguese)  :: Latijns-Amerika
Latin American {adj} (Of or relating to Latin America)  :: Latijns-Amerikaans
Latinization {n} (act or process of Latinizing)  :: latinisering
Latinize {v} (to transliterate to Latin script) SEE: romanize  ::
latitude {n} (angular distance north or south from the equator)  :: breedtegraad {m}
latrine {n} (a very simple toilet facility, usually just a pit or trench, see also: toilet; outhouse)  :: latrine {f}
latrine {n} (chamber pot) SEE: chamber pot  ::
latter {adj} (relating to or being the second of two items)  :: laatstgenoemde
latter {adj} (near (or nearer) to the end)  :: laatste
latter {adj} (close (or closer) to the present time)  :: jongstleden, dichtsbijzijnde
lattermath {n} (literally)  :: etgroen {n}, nagras {n}
lattice {n} (A flat panel constructed with widely-spaced crossed thin strips of wood or other material, commonly used as a garden trellis)  :: raster {n}
lattice {n} (a regular spacing or arrangement of geometric points)  :: rooster, kristalrooster
lattice {n} (partially ordered set in algebra)  :: tralie
Latvia {prop} (country)  :: Letland {n}
Latvian {adj} (pertaining to Latvia or the Latvian language)  :: Lets
Latvian {prop} (Baltic language of Latvia)  :: Lets
Latvian {n} (person pertaining to Latvia)  :: Let {m} {f} Letse
laud {n} (praise or glorification)  :: prijzen, loven, ophemelen
laud {n} (hymn of praise)  :: lofzang {c}
laudableness {n} (quality of being laudable)  :: prijzenswaardigheid
laugh {n} (expression of mirth peculiar to the human species)  :: lach {m}
laugh {n} (something that provokes mirth or scorn)  :: lach {m}
laugh {v} (show mirth by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face and emission of sounds)  :: lachen
laugh {v} (be or appear cheerful)  :: lachen
laugh {v} (make an object of laughter or ridicule)  :: lachen, uitlachen
laugh {v} (affect or influence by means of laughter)  :: lachen
laugh {v} (express by, or utter with, laughter)  :: lachen
laughable {adj} (fitted to exite laughter)  :: belachelijk
laughing falcon {n} (South American hawk (Herpetotheres cachinnans))  :: lachvalk
laughing gull {n} (American gull)  :: lachmeeuw
laughing kookaburra {n} (Dacelo novaeguineae)  :: kookaburra, lachvogel {m}, gewone kookaburra
laugh off {v} (respond to a negative situation lightheartedly)  :: weglachen
laugh one's head off {v} (laugh uproariously)  :: zich bescheuren, kapot lachen
laughter {n} (sound (as) of laughing)  :: gelach {n}
laughter {n} (movement of the muscles of the laughing face)  :: gelach {n}, lachen {n}
launch {v} (throw, hurl, let fly, propel with force)  :: werpen, gooien, smijten, lanceren
launch {v} (strike with, or as with, a lance; to pierce)  :: spietsen, doorboren
launch {v} (cause to move or slide from the land into the water)  :: lanceren, te water laten
launch {v} (send out; start on a career; set going; give a start to; put in operation)  :: lanceren, aanzetten
launch {n} (act of launching)  :: worp {m}, lancering {f}
launch {n} (movement of a vessel from land into the water)  :: lancering {f}, tewaterlating {f}
laundry {n} (laundering; washing)  :: was {m}
laundry {n} (place or room where laundering is done)  :: wasserij {f}
laundry {n} (that which needs to be laundered)  :: was {m}, wasgoed {n}
laundry ball {n}  :: wasbal {m}
laundry basket {n} (container for holding and transporting clothing)  :: wasmand {f} {m}
Laura {prop} (female given name)  :: Laura
laurel {n} (evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus)  :: laurier {m}
laurel {n} (crown of laurel)  :: laurierkroon {m} {f}
Laurence {prop} (male given name)  :: Laurens
lava {n} (melted rock)  :: lava {f}
lava {n} (magma) SEE: magma  ::
lavatory {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet  ::
lavatory {n} (sink) SEE: sink  ::
lavender {n} (plant)  :: lavendel
lavender {n} (colour)  :: zacht lila
lavender {adj} (colour)  :: zacht lila
law {n} (body of rules from the legislative authority)  :: wet {m}
law {n} (body of rules and standards to be applied by courts)  :: recht {m}
law {n} (written or understood rule)  :: wet {m}
law {n} (observed physical behavior)  :: wet {m}
law-abiding {adj} (obeying the laws)  :: gezagsgetrouw
lawful {adj} (conforming to or recognised by law or rules)  :: wettig, rechtmatig
lawless {adj} (not governed by the law)  :: wetteloos
lawless {adj} (prohibited)  :: verboden, illegaal, onwettig
lawless {adj} (not restrained by the law)  :: wetteloos
lawlessness {n} (a lack of law and order)  :: wetteloosheid {f}
lawmaker {n} (legislator) SEE: legislator  ::
lawman {n} (lawyer) SEE: lawyer  ::
lawn {n} (ground covered with grass)  :: gazon {n}, grasperk {n}
lawn bowling {n} (bowls) SEE: bowls  ::
lawn mower {n} (machine for cutting grass)  :: grasmaaimachine {f}
law of nature {n} (natural law) SEE: natural law  ::
Lawrence {prop} (male given name) SEE: Laurence  ::
lawrencium {n} (chemical element)  :: lawrencium {n}
lawsuit {n} (case where a court is needed to resolve differences)  :: rechtszaak {f}, zaak {m} {f}
lawyer {n} (professional person authorized to practice law)  :: jurist {m}, raadsman {m}, informally also advocaat {m}, advocate {f}
lawyer {n} (a layman who argues points of law)  :: pleiter {m}, (juridisch) raadsman {m}, informally also advocaat {m}
lawyer's wig {n} (Coprinus comatus)  :: geschubde inktzwam
laxative {adj} (causing movement of the bowels)  :: laxerend, laxerende, purgerend
laxative {n} (substance with a laxative effect)  :: laxeermiddel {n}
lay {v} (to place something down in a position of rest)  :: leggen
lay {v} (to deposit an egg)  :: leggen
lay {n} (arrangement or relationship)  :: ligging {f}
lay {adj} (non-professional)  :: leken-
lay {adj} (non-clergy)  :: leken-, wereldlijk
layabout {n} (lazy person)  :: luiaard {m}
lay an egg {v} (to produce an egg)  :: leggen
lay bare {v} (reveal)  :: blootleggen
lay brother {n} (a layman who is a member of a brotherhood without the intention to become a priest)  :: lekenbroeder {m}
layer {n} (single thickness of some material covering a surface)  :: laag {f}
layer {n} (item of clothing worn under or over another)  :: laag {f}
layer {n} (deposit)  :: laag {f}
layer {n} (person who lays things, such as tiles)  :: legger {m}
layer {n} (hen kept to lay eggs)  :: legster {f}
layered {adj} (formed of layers)  :: gelaagd
lay figure {n} (unimportant person) SEE: Joe Average  ::
laying hen {n} (hen raised for egg production)  :: legkip {c}, leghen {f}
lay into {v} (To beat up.)  :: aftroeven
lay into {v} (To berate; to scold.)  :: uitkafferen, berispen
layman {n} (someone who is not an ordained cleric)  :: leek {m}
layman {n} (someone who is not a professional in a given field)  :: leek {m}
lay off {v} (to dismiss workers from employment)  :: ontslaan, [slang] de zak geven
layout {n} (structured arrangement of items)  :: indeling {f}
layout {n} (plan for such arrangement)  :: indeling {f}
layout {n} (act of laying out)  :: indelen {n}
layout {n} (process of arranging media content for publishing)  :: opzet {m}, lay-out {m}
layout {n} (map or a drawing of a construction site)  :: plan {n}
lay waste {v} (to completely destroy)  :: verwoesten
Lazarus {prop} (New Testament characters)  :: Lazarus
lazily {adv} (in a lazy manner)  :: loom
laziness {n} (quality of being lazy)  :: luiheid {f}
Lazio {prop} (Italian region)  :: Lazio
lazurite {n} (lapis lazuli) SEE: lapis lazuli  ::
lazy {adj} (unwilling to work)  :: lui
lazy {adj} (eye: squinting because of weak muscles)  :: lui
lazybones {n} (person who is lazy)  :: luierik {m}
Lübeck {prop} (city)  :: Lübeck {n}
lead {n} (chemical element)  :: lood {n}, blij {n}
lead {n} (plummet to measure depth of water)  :: dieplood
lead {n} (separator line in print)  :: interlinie {f}
lead {n} (refill for writing tool)  :: stift
lead {v} (to cover, fill, or affect with lead)  :: verloden
lead {v} (printing: place leads between the lines of)  :: interliniëren
lead {v} (guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact connection)  :: leiden
lead {v} (guide or conduct in a certain course)  :: leiden
lead {v} (conduct or direct with authority)  :: leiden
lead {v} (go or be in advance of; precede)  :: leiden
lead {v} (draw or direct by influence)  :: leiden
lead {v} (guide or conduct oneself)  :: leiden
lead {v} (begin a game of cards or dominoes)  :: uitkomen
lead {v} (intransitive: to guide or conduct)  :: leiden, begeleiden, meevoeren
lead {v} (intransitive: be ahead of others)  :: aanvoeren, vooroplopen
lead {v} (intransitive: have the highest interim score in a game)  :: aanvoeren, vooroplopen
lead {v} (intransitive: be more advanced)  :: voorlopen
lead {v} (intransitive: tend or reach in a certain direction)  :: leiden naar
lead {n} (act of leading or conducting)  :: leiding {f}, begeleiding {f}
lead {n} (precedence; advance position)  :: leiding {f}, voorsprong {m}
lead {n} (in cards and dominoes)  :: uitkomst {f}
lead {n} (channel of open water in an ice field)  :: vaargeul
lead {n} (mining: lode)  :: lood {n}
lead {n} (nautical: course of a rope from end to end)  :: lengte {f}
lead {n} (leash)  :: lijn
lead {n} (information obtained by a detective or police officer)  :: aanwijzing {f}
lead {n} (information obtained by a news reporter)  :: leidraad {m}
leaden {adj} (made of lead)  :: loden
leader {n} (one having authority)  :: leider {m}, leidster {f}, aanvoerder {m}, aanvoerster {f}
leadership {n} (capacity to lead)  :: voorzitterschap {n}, leiderschap {n}
leadership {n} (office of leader)  :: voorzitterschap {n}
lead poisoning {n} (chronic intoxiction caused by lead) SEE: plumbism  ::
leaf {n} (part of a plant)  :: blad {n}
leaf {n} (anything resembling the leaf of a plant)  :: blad {n}
leaf {n} (sheet of a book)  :: blad {n}
leaf {n} (flat section used to extend a table)  :: blad {n}, plaat {f}
leaf {n} (computing, mathematics: tree node without descendants)  :: blad {n}
leaf {v} (to produce leaves)  :: bladeren krijgen
leaf {n} (tea leaves) SEE: tea leaf  ::
leaflet {n} (small plant leaf)  :: blaadje {n}
leaflet {n} (small piece of paper with information)  :: folder {m}
leaf sheath {n}  :: bladschede {f}
leaf through {v} (to turn the pages of (a book) idly, reading short sections at random)  :: bladeren, doorbladeren
League of Nations {prop} (International organization)  :: Volkenbond {m}
leak {n} (hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape)  :: lek {n}
leak {n} (entrance or escape of a fluid)  :: lek {n}
leak {n}  :: lek {n}
leak {v} (to allow fluid to escape or enter)  :: lekken
leak {v} (to reveal secret information)  :: lekken
leakage {n} (act of leaking)  :: lekkage {f}
leakage {n} (amount lost)  :: lekkage {f}
lean {v} (to hang outwards)  :: leunen
lean {v} (to press against)  :: leunen, aanleunen
lean {adj} (being slim and muscular)  :: mager, tenger
lean {adj} (of meat, having little fat)  :: mager
leaned {v} (simple past of lean)  :: leunde, leunden
leaned {v} (past participle of lean)  :: geleund
Leaning Tower of Pisa {prop} (the leaning bell tower in the Italian town of Pisa)  :: Toren van Pisa {m}
leap {v} (to jump)  :: springen, wippen, huppen
leap {n} (the act of leaping)  :: sprong {m}
leap {n} (significant move forward)  :: sprong {m}
leapfrog {n} (game)  :: haasje-over
leap to mind {v} (spring to mind) SEE: spring to mind  ::
leap year {n} (366-day year in the Gregorian calendar)  :: schrikkeljaar {n}
learn {v} (to acquire knowledge or ability)  :: leren
learn {v} (to be studying)  :: leren, studeren
learn {v} (to come to know; to become informed of; to find out)  :: ervaren, vernemen, te weten komen, op de hoogte gesteld worden
learned {adj} (having much learning)  :: geleerd
learned {adj} (acquired by learning)  :: geleerd, aangeleerd
learning {n} (action of the verb)  :: leren {n}
learning {n} (accumulated knowledge)  :: kennis {f}, geleerdheid {f}, geleerde {n}, geleerde {m} {f}
lease {v} (to operate or live in some property or land through purchasing a long-term contract)  :: pachten
lease {n} (contract granting use or occupation of property)  :: pacht {m} {f}
leaseholder {n} (tenant holding a lease)  :: pachter {m}
leash {n} (long cord for dogs)  :: lijn {f}
leash {n} (a set of three)  :: drietal {n}
least {determiner} (the smallest amount of)  :: minst
least weasel {n} (Mustela nivalis)  :: wezel {m}
leather {n} (material produced by tanning animal skin)  :: leer {n}, leder {n} [formal]
leather {adj} (made of leather)  :: leren
leave {v} (To cause to remain as available, not take away, refrain from depleting)  :: achterlaten, laten [staan, zijn, etc.]
leave {v} (To transfer possession after death)  :: laten, nalaten
leave {v} (To give (something) to someone; to deliver (something) to a repository; to deposit)  :: deponeren
leave {v} (To transfer responsibility or attention)  :: overdragen, overlaten
leave {v} (To depart from, end one's connection or affiliation with)  :: verlaten, achterlaten
leave {v} (To end one's membership in)  :: beëindigen, verlaten
leave {v} (To depart (intransitive))  :: weggaan, vertrekken
leave {v}  :: over zijn, overblijven, laten
leave {n} (permission to be absent)  :: verlof, toestemming
leave {n} (absence from work)  :: verlof
leave alone {v} (to stop bothering)  :: met rust laten
leave me alone {phrase} (stop talking to me)  :: laat me met rust
leaven {n} (any agent used to make dough rise)  :: rijsmiddel {n}
leave of absence {n} (absence from work) SEE: leave  ::
leave out {v} (to leave out or to not include) SEE: omit  ::
Lebanese {adj} (of, from, or pertaining to Lebanon, its people or language)  :: Libanesisch
Lebanon {prop} (Lebanese Republic)  :: Libanon {n}
lecher {n} (a lecherous man)  :: geilaard, rasversierder,
lecithin {n} (lecithin)  :: lecithine {m} {f}
lectica {n} (Roman portable couch)  :: lectica {f}
lectica {n} (any portable couch)  :: draagstoel {m}, rosbaar {f}
lecture {n} (a spoken lesson)  :: lezing {f}, college
LED {n} (light-emitting diode)  :: led {m}
ledge {n} (lode)  :: ader {m} {f}, ertslaag {m} {f}
ledger {n} (book for keeping notes)  :: kladblok
ledger {n} (collection of accounting entries)  :: grootboek
lee {n} (a protected cove or harbor, out of the wind)  :: luwte {f}
lee {n} (side of the ship away from the wind)  :: lij {f}, lijzijde {f}, lijzij {f}
leech {n} (annelid)  :: bloedzuiger {m}, echel {f}, laak {f}
leech {n} (person who derives profit from others)  :: bloedzuiger {m}, uitzuiger {m}, parasiet {m}
leech {v} (to apply a leech medicinally)  :: aderlaten
leech {v} (to drain resources without giving back)  :: aderlaten, uitzuigen
leech {n} (paganism: a healer)  :: heler {m}
leech {n} (vertical edge of a square sail)  :: lijk {n}
leech {n} (aft edge of a triangular sail)  :: lijk {n}
leech {n} (physician) SEE: physician  ::
leek {n} (vegetable)  :: prei {m}, porrei {m}
Leeuwarden {prop} (city in the Netherlands)  :: Leeuwarden {n}
leeward {adj} (Downwind)  :: benedenwinds, lijzijde, lijwaarts
leeward {adv} (Downwind)  :: benedenwinds, lijzijds, lijwaarts
leeway {n} (drift of a ship or airplane in a leeward direction)  :: afdrift {m} {f}, afdrijving {f}
leeway {n} (degree or amount of freedom or flexibility)  :: speelruimte {f}, speling {f}
left {adj} (the west side of the body when one is facing north)  :: links, linker
left {adv} (on the left side)  :: links
left {adv} (towards the left side)  :: links
left {n} (the left side)  :: linkerkant {m}
left {n} (the ensemble of left-wing political parties)  :: linkerkant {m}, links {n}
left {v} (remaining)  :: over
left-handed {n} (preferring the left hand over the right)  :: linkshandig
leftover {adj} (remaining, left behind)  :: restant {n}
leftover {adj} (remaining as meal is complete)  :: kliekje {n}
leftovers {n} (Food remaining after a meal)  :: etensresten {p} {f}, kliekjes {p} {n}
left-wing {adj} (supporting political change)  :: links
leg {n} (lower limb from groin to ankle)  :: been {n}
leg {n} (supporting protrusion of an inanimate object)  :: poot {m}
legacy {n} (money or property bequeathed to someone in a will)  :: erfenis, erfgoed
legacy {n} (something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage)  :: erfgoed, erfenis
legal {adj} (relating to the law or to lawyers)  :: juridisch, rechts-
legal {adj} (having its basis in the law)  :: juridisch
legal {adj} (allowed or prescribed by law)  :: wettelijk, legaal, wettig, legitiem
legalise {v} (make legal)  :: legaliseren
legality {n} (lawfulness)  :: wettigheid
legalize {v} (legalise) SEE: legalise  ::
legal studies {n} (study of theories and philosophies related to law) SEE: jurisprudence  ::
legation {n}  :: gezantschap {n}
legato {adv} (music: smoothly, in a connected manner)  :: gebonden, legato
legend {n} (story of unknown origin describing plausible but extraordinary past events)  :: legende {f}
legendary {adj} (of or pertaining to a legend)  :: legendarisch
legibility {n} (property that makes legible or easily readable)  :: leesbaarheid {f}
legible {adj} (being clear enough to be read, readable, particularly for handwriting)  :: leesbaar
legion {adj} (numerous)  :: legio
legion {n} (the major unit or division of the Roman army)  :: legioen
legionary {n} (member of a legion)  :: legionair
legionnaire {n} (a member of a legion) SEE: legionary  ::
legislate {v} (to pass laws)  :: wetten maken
legislation {n} (the act of legislating)  :: wetgeving {f}
legislation {n} (law already enacted by legislature)  :: wet {f}
legislative body {n} (A political institution which holds the legislative power in a state)  :: wetgevend orgaan
legislator {n} (who creates or enacts laws)  :: wetgever {m}
legislature {n} (governmental body)  :: wetgevende macht {f} {m}
legist {n} (legislator) SEE: legislator  ::
legitimize {v} (to make legitimate)  :: legitimeren
legman {n} (errand boy) SEE: errand boy  ::
leguaan {n} (an iguana)  :: leguaan {m}
leguaan {n} (any of the monitor lizards)  :: varaan {m}
legume {n} (fruit or seed of leguminous plants)  :: peul {c}, peulvrucht {c}
Leiden {prop} (city in South Holland)  :: Leiden {n}
Leipzig {prop} (City in Saxony, Germany)  :: Leipzig
leishmaniasis {n} (pathology)  :: leishmaniasis {f}
leisure {n} (freedom provided)  :: vrije tijd {m}
leisure {n} (time free)  :: vrije tijd {m}
lemma {n} (linguistics: lexeme) SEE: lexeme  ::
lemma {n} (mathematics: proposition used mainly in the proof of some other proposition)  :: lemma {n}
lemming {n} (rodent)  :: lemming {m}
lemniscatic {adj} (shaped like a figure-of eight)  :: lemniscatisch
lemniscatic {adj} (of or pertaining to a lemniscate)  :: lemniscatisch
lemon {n} (citrus fruit)  :: citroen {f}
lemon {n} (tree)  :: citroenboom
lemon {n} (defective item)  :: kat in de zak
lemon {n} (colour/color)  :: citroengeel
lemon {n} (taste)  :: citroensmaak
lemon {adj} (having the flavour/flavor and/or scent of lemons)  :: citroen-
lemon {adj} (having the colour/color of lemons)  :: citroengele
lemonade {n} (still beverage)  :: kwast {m}
lemonade {n} (carbonated beverage)  :: limonade {m}
lemon balm {n} (Melissa officinalis)  :: citroenmelisse {f}, citronella {m}, bijenkruid {n}, vrouwenkruid {n}
lemon juice {n} (the liquid extract of lemon fruit)  :: citroensap {n}
lemur {n} (strepsirrhine primate of the infraorder Lemuriformes, superfamily Lemuroidea)  :: lemur
lend {v} (to allow to be used temporarily)  :: lenen, uitlenen
lend {v} ((proscribed) to borrow) SEE: borrow  ::
length {n} (distance from end to end)  :: lengte {f}
lenient {adj} (tolerant; not strict)  :: toegeeflijk, tolerant, mild
Leningrad {prop} (name of Saint Petersburg, 1924-1991)  :: Leningrad
Leninism {n} (the political philosophy named after Vladimir Lenin)  :: leninisme {n}
lenition {n} (weakening of consonant articulation)  :: lenitie {f}, verzachting {f}
lens {n} (object focusing or defocusing the light passing through it)  :: lens {f}
lens {n} (device which focuses or defocuses electron beams)  :: lens {f}
lens {n} (geometry: convex shape bounded by two circular arcs)  :: lens {f}
lens {n} (biology: genus of the legume family; its bean)  :: linze
lens {n} (anatomy: transparent crystalline structure in the eye)  :: lens {f}, kristallens
lens {v} (to film)  :: filmen, verfilmen, op de gevoelige plaat vastleggen
lens cap {n} (cap that protects a camera lens)  :: lensklep {f}
lens flare {n} (brightness in an image)  :: lensgloed {m}
Lent {n} (Christian period of penitence before Easter)  :: veertigdagentijd {m}; vastentijd {m}
lentigo {n} (pigmented spot on the skin) SEE: freckle  ::
lentil {n} (seed used as food)  :: linze {f}
Leo {prop} (male given name)  :: Leo
Leo {prop} (constellation)  :: Leo
Leo {prop} (astrological sign)  :: Leeuw {m}
leonine {adj} (of or like a lion)  :: leeuwen-
leopard {n} (a large wild cat with a spotted coat, Panthera pardus)  :: luipaard {m}
leopard shark {n} (Triakis semifasciata)  :: luipaardhaai
leper {n} (person who has leprosy)  :: melaatse {m} {f}, leproos {m}
lepidopterology {n} (scientific study of butterflies and moths)  :: lepidopterologie {f}
leprosarium {n} (institution or place to quarantine and treat leprous people)  :: leprozerie {f}, leprakolonie {f}, leprozenhuis {n}
leprosy {n} (infectious disease caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae)  :: lepra, melaatsheid
lepton {n} (elementary particle)  :: lepton {n}
lesbian {adj} (of a woman: preferring female partners)  :: lesbisch
lesbian {adj} (between two women; pertaining to female homosexuality)  :: lesbisch
lesbian {n} (female homosexual)  :: lesbienne {f}, lesbo, lesbi
Lesbian {n} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian  ::
Lesbian {adj} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian  ::
lesbigay {n} (lesbian, bisexual or gay person)  :: holebi {m} {f}
lesbo {n} (lesbian) SEE: lesbian  ::
Lesbos {prop} (island)  :: Lesbos
lese majesty {n} (crime of violating majesty)  :: majesteitsschennis {f}
lesion {n} (a wound or an injury)  :: wonde, verwonding, kwetsuur, letsel {n}
lesion {n} (an infected or otherwise injured or diseased organ or part)  :: kwetsuur, letsel {n}
lesion {v} (to wound or injure, especially in an experiment or other controlled procedure)  :: kwetsen, verwonden
Lesotho {prop} (country in Southern Africa)  :: Lesotho
less {adv} (to smaller extent)  :: minder
less {adv} (in lower degree)  :: minder
less {adj} (comparative form of "little" for numbers)  :: kleiner
less {adj} (not as much)  :: minder
less {adj} (smaller number of)  :: minder
less {adj}  :: minder dan
-less {suffix} (lacking)  :: -loos, zonder
lesser celandine {n} (a European perennial herb, Ranunculus ficaria)  :: speenkruid
lesser flamingo {n} (the smaller of the two old world species of flamingo)  :: dwergflamingo {m}
lesser spotted woodpecker {n} (Picoides minor)  :: kleine bonte specht {m}
less is more {proverb} (less is more)  :: minder is meer
lesson {n} (section of learning or teaching)  :: les
lest {conj} (for fear that)  :: uit angst dat, tenzij
let {v} (to allow)  :: laten, toestaan
let {v} (to put up for rent)  :: verhuren
let alone {conj} (to say nothing of)  :: laat staan, gezwegen van, om maar te zwijgen van
let alone {conj} (as well as)  :: laat staan
let alone {v} (leave alone)  :: met rust laten
let bygones be bygones {v} (to disregard a past offense)  :: geen oude koeien uit de sloot halen, zand erover!
let down {v} (to disappoint)  :: teleurstellen
let go {v} (to no longer hold on)  :: loslaten
lethal {adj} (deadly)  :: dodelijk
lethargy {n} (pathological state of fatigue)  :: lusteloosheid {f}, futloosheid {f}, slaapzucht {f}, lethargie {f}
lethargy {n} (state of extreme torpor or apathy)  :: onverschilligheid {f}, lethargie {f}
let's {v} (let us; forming first-person plural imperative)  :: laten we
let's go {interj} (hortative of go)  :: laten we gaan
let's go {interj} (hurry up)  :: schiet op, kom, kom op, schiete op, kom nou
let sleeping dogs lie {v} (leave things as they are)  :: slapende honden wekt men niet
letter {n} (letter of the alphabet)  :: letter {f}, karakter {n}, letterteken {n}, boekstaaf {m}
letter {n} (written message)  :: brief {m}
letter carrier {n} (post office employee)  :: postbezorger
letter of marque {n} (official commission)  :: kaperbrief {m}
letter of recommendation {n} (evaluation letter)  :: aanbevelingsbrief {m}
letter opener {n} (knifelike device)  :: briefopener {m}
let there be light {phrase} (let there be light)  :: daar zij licht
let the sleeping dogs lie {v} (to avoid igniting a conflict) SEE: let sleeping dogs lie  ::
Lettic {adj} (Latvian) SEE: Latvian  ::
Lettish {adj} (Latvian) SEE: Latvian  ::
Lettish {prop} (Latvian) SEE: Latvian  ::
lettuce {n} (an edible plant, Lactuca)  :: sla, salade, slaplant {m}
lettuce {n} (the leaves of the lettuce plant, eaten as a vegetable or dish)  :: slaatje {n}, salade
lettuce {n} (US paper currency)  :: flappen
leukemia {n} (cancer of blood forming tissue)  :: leukemie
leukocyte {n} (a white blood cell)  :: leukocyt {m}, witte bloedcel {f}
Levant {prop} (the countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea)  :: Levant
level {adj} (same height at all places)  :: vlak
level {adj} (at the same height as some reference)  :: geëqualiseerd
level {adj} (being unvaried)  :: constant
level {n} (tool)  :: waterpas {n}
level {n} (distance relative to a given reference elevation)  :: niveau {n}, hoogte {f}
level {n} (gaming: discrete segment of a game)  :: niveau {n}
level {n} (floor of a building)  :: etage, verdieping {f}
level {v} (to destroy by reducing to ground level; to raze)  :: egaliseren
level crossing {n} (at-grade crossing)  :: spoorwegovergang {m}, overweg {m}
level-headed {adj} (possessing sound judgement)  :: wijs, weloverwogen
leveling seat {n} (seats that ensure a representation proportional to votes at the national level)  :: ausgleichsmandat {n}
lever {n} (rigid piece)  :: hefboom {m}
lever {n} (small such piece to trigger or control a mechanical device)  :: hendel
lever {adv} (rather) SEE: rather  ::
leverage {n} (force compounded by means of a lever rotating around a pivot)  :: hefboom {m}, hefboomkracht {f}
leverage {n} (influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage)  :: voordeel {n}, invloed {m}
leverage {v} (use, exploit, take full advantage of)  :: profiteren van, uitbuiten
leveret {n} (a young hare)  :: hazenjong {n}
levitate {v}  :: doen opstijgen en zweven
levitation {n} (raising of something without apparent physical cause)  :: levitatie
levitation {n} (technical suspension without mechanical support)  :: draadloze ophanging
Leviticus {prop} (the book of the Bible and Torah)  :: Leviticus, Levieten
levity {n} (lack of steadiness) SEE: instability  ::
lewd {adj} (lascivious)  :: liederlijk
Lewis {prop} (male given name) SEE: Louis  ::
lexeme {n} (unit of vocabulary, the different forms of the same lemma)  :: lexeem {n}
lexical item {n} (term that acts as a unit of meaning)  :: lexicale eenheid {f}
lexical unit {n} (term that acts as a unit of meaning) SEE: lexical item  ::
lexicography {n} (art or craft of writing dictionaries)  :: lexicografie {f}
Leyden jar {n} (glass jar used to accumulate static electricity)  :: Leidse fles {f}
leyn {v} (read from a Torah scroll)  :: lajenen
Lezghian {prop} (Lezgi) SEE: Lezgi  ::
Lezgi {prop} (language)  :: Lezgi {n}, Lezgisch {n}
li {n} (Chinese unit of distance)  :: li
liability {n} (debt)  :: aansprakelijkheid {f}
liability insurance {n} (insurance against liability)  :: aansprakelijkheidsverzekering {f}
liable {adj} (responsible)  :: aansprakelijk, verantwoordelijk
liana {n} (climbing woody vine)  :: liaan {c}
liar {n} (one who tells lies)  :: leugenaar {m}, leugenaarster {f}
libation {n} (act of pouring a liquid as a sacrifice)  :: plengoffer {n}
libation {n} (liquid poured out)  :: plengoffer {n}
libation {n} (alcoholic beverage)  :: plengoffer {n}
libecchio {n} (southwest wind)  :: zuidwester
libel {n}  :: smaad, laster
liberal {adj} (widely open to new ideas, willing to depart from established opinions, conventions etc.)  :: vrijzinnig
liberal {adj} (political description, following liberalism)  :: liberaal
liberal {adj} (open-minded, favoring social freedom; permissive)  :: open, liberaal
liberal {adj} (politically liberal)  :: libertaire {m} {f}
liberalization {n} (the process or act of making more liberal)  :: liberalisering {f}
liberate {v} (to free)  :: bevrijden
liberation {n} (act of liberating or the state of being liberated)  :: bevrijding {f}
Liberia {prop} (country in Western Africa)  :: Liberia {n}
libertarianism {n} (political philosophy)  :: libertarisme {n}
liberty {n} (condition of being free)  :: vrijheid {f}
libidinous {adj} (having lustful desires)  :: wellustig
libido {n} (sexual urges or drives)  :: libido {m}
libido {n} (drives or mental energies related or based on sexual instincts but not necessarily sexual in and of themselves.)  :: libido
Libra {prop} (constellation)  :: Weegschaal {f}
Libra {prop} (astrological sign)  :: Weegschaal {f}
librarian {n} (the manager of a library)  :: bibliothecaris {m} [chief], bibliothecaresse {f} [chief], bibliotheekbeheerder {m}
librarian {n} (one who cares for the publications etc. in a library)  :: (hulp)bibliothecaris {m}
library {n} (institution which holds books etc.)  :: bibliotheek {f}, boekerij {f}
library {n} (collection of books)  :: bibliotheek {f}, boekenkast
library {n} (collection of records)  :: archief
Libya {prop} (country in Northern Africa)  :: Libië {n}
licence {n} (license) SEE: license  ::
licence {v} (license) SEE: license  ::
license {n} (legal document giving official permission to do something)  :: vergunning {f}
license {n} (legal terms of product usage)  :: licentie {f}, vergunning {f}
license {n} (freedom to deviate from rules)  :: vergunning {f}
license {n} (excessive freedom)  :: bandeloosheid {f}
license {v} (act of giving a formal authorization)  :: licentiëren, vergunning toekennen
license {v} (authorize officially)  :: toelaten, licentiëren, vergunning toekennen
license plate {n} (an identifying plate attached to a vehicle)  :: kentekenplaat, nummerplaat, nummerbord
licentious {adj} (lacking restraint, particularly in sexual conduct)  :: wellustig, wulps, licentieus
licentious {adj} (disregard for accepted rules)  :: non-conformistisch, vrijgevochten
licentious {adj}  :: losbandig
licentiousness {n} (Property of being licentious)  :: wulpsheid, wellustigheid
lich {adj} (undead being)  :: Zielenzuiger
lichen {n} (something which spreads across something else, causing damage) SEE: cancer  ::
lichen {n} (symbiotic association of fungi and algae)  :: korstmos {n}
lick {n} (the act of licking)  :: lik {m}
lick {v} (to stroke with a tongue)  :: likken
lickspittle {n} (practice of giving empty flattery)  :: slijmerd,pluimstrijker
licorice {n} (plant)  :: zoethout {n}
licorice {n} (confection)  :: drop {m}
lid {n} (top or cover)  :: deksel {n}
lie {v} (be in horizontal position)  :: liggen
lie {v} (be situated)  :: liggen, gelegen zijn
lie {n} (golf term)  :: ligging {f}, terreinligging {f}
lie {n} (position of fetus)  :: ligging {f}
lie {v} (tell an intentional untruth)  :: liegen
lie {n} (intentionally false statement)  :: leugen {f}
Liechtenstein {prop} (Principality of Liechtenstein)  :: Liechtenstein {n}
Liechtensteiner {n} (A person from Liechtenstein or of Liechtenstein descent)  :: Liechtensteiner {m}, Liechtensteinse {f}
lie down {v} (assume a reclining position)  :: gaan liggen
liege {n} (A free and independent person; a lord paramount; a sovereign)  :: leenheer {m}, soeverein {m}
liege {n} (The subject of a sovereign or lord; a liegeman)  :: vazal {m}, leenman {m}
lieutenant {n} (lowest commissioned officer rank)  :: luitenant {m}
lieutenant {n}  :: luitenant {m}
lieutenant general {n} (an officer above major general and below general)  :: luitenant-generaal {m}
life {n} (the state of being alive)  :: leven {n}
life {n} (the essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being)  :: leven {n}
life {n} (the subjective and inner manifestation of the individual)  :: leven {n}
life {n} (the world in general, existence)  :: leven {n}
life {n} (a worthwhile existence)  :: leven {n}
life {n} (something inherently part of a person's existence)  :: leven {n}
life {n} (life sentence)  :: levenslang {n}
life {n} (duration)  :: levensduur {f}
life-affirming {adj} (appearing to have an optimistic quality) SEE: optimistic  ::
life after death {n} (afterlife) SEE: afterlife  ::
life assurance {n} (insurance policy) SEE: life insurance  ::
lifeboat {n} (a boat to save shipwrecked people)  :: reddingsboot {m} {f}
life cycle {n} (course of stages through which an organism passes)  :: levenscyclus
life force {n} (life force)  :: levenskracht {f}
lifeform {n} (living organism)  :: levensvorm {m}
lifeguard {n} (attendant)  :: badmeester {m}, reddingszwemmer
lifeguard {n} (lifesaver)  :: badmeester, strandmeester
lifeguard {n} (bodyguard) SEE: bodyguard  ::
life insurance {n} (form of insurance)  :: levensverzekering {f}
life jacket {n} (An article of protective clothing)  :: reddingsvest {n}
life of Riley {n} (ideal life of care-free prosperity)  :: luizenleventje {n}
life sentence {n} (sentence of imprisonment for the rest of the defendant's life)  :: levenslange gevangenisstraf {c}
life stance {n} (relation to what one views as important)  :: levensbeschouwing
life style {n} (lifestyle) SEE: lifestyle  ::
life-style {n} (lifestyle) SEE: lifestyle  ::
lifestyle {n} (style of living)  :: levensstijl {m}
life-threatening {adj} (used to describe something that endangers life)  :: levensbedreigend
lift {v} (to raise or rise)  :: opheffen
lift {v} (to steal)  :: stelen
lift {n} (the act of transporting someone in a vehicle)  :: lift {m}
lift {n} (mechanical device for vertically transporting goods or people)  :: lift {m}
lift {n} (thief) SEE: thief  ::
lifter {n} (spatula) SEE: spatula  ::
lifter {n} (weightlifter) SEE: weightlifter  ::
lifting {n} (facelift)  :: opwaardering {f}
lift up {v} (to elevate)  :: optillen
ligate {v} (to bind with a ligature or bandage)  :: afbinden
ligature {n} (act of tying)  :: ligatuur, verbinding
ligature {n} (cord etc.)  :: afbinding, band, verbinding
ligature {n} (typography: character that combines multiple letters)  :: ligatuur
ligature {n} (music: group of notes played as a musical phrase)  :: ligatuur
Liège {prop} (province in Belgium)  :: Luik {n}
liger {n} (animal born to a male lion and a tigress)  :: lijger {m}
light {n} (electromagnetic waves)  :: licht {n}
light {n} (source of illumination)  :: licht
light {n} (spiritual illumination)  :: licht {n}
light {n} (flame or something used to create fire)  :: vuurtje {n}
light {v} (to start (a fire))  :: aansteken
light {v} (to illuminate)  :: lichten, bijlichten
light {adj} (having light)  :: licht, helder, lichtend, lichtgevend, lichtend
light {adj} (pale in colour)  :: licht
light {adj} (coffee: served with extra milk or cream)  :: [only as idiom 'koffie verkeerd'] verkeerd
light {adj} (of low weight)  :: licht
light {adj} (low in fat, calories, alcohol, salt, etc.)  :: licht
light {adj} (of little significance)  :: onbelangrijk, triviaal
light bulb {n} (evacuated glass bulb containing a metal filament that produces light)  :: gloeilamp {f}, lichtpeertje {n} ballon, peer {c}
lighten {v} (to alleviate)  :: verlichten
lighter {n} (fire making device)  :: aansteker {m}
light globe {n} (light bulb) SEE: light bulb  ::
lightheaded {adj} (Feeling faint)  :: licht in het hoofd
lighthouse {n} (building containing a light to warn or guide ships)  :: vuurtoren {m}
lightning {n} (flash of light)  :: bliksem {m}, weerlicht {n}, bliksemschicht {m}, bliksemflits {m}
lightning {n} (discharge)  :: bliksem {m}, weerlicht {n}
lightning bug {n} (firefly) SEE: firefly  ::
lightning conductor {n} (metallic conductor) SEE: lightning rod  ::
lightning fast {adj} (fast as lightning)  :: bliksemsnel
lightning-quick {adj} (incredibly fast) SEE: lightning fast  ::
lightning rod {n} (metallic conductor that protects from lightning)  :: bliksemafleider {m}, donderroede {f}
light pollution {n} (excess artificial light)  :: lichtvervuiling {f}
lightsaber {n} (a fictional type of sword)  :: lichtzwaard {n}, lichtsabel {m}
lightspeed {n} (the speed of light)  :: snelheid van het licht {f}
light switch {n} (switch used to turn the light on or off)  :: lichtknopje {n}
lightweight {adj} (having less than average weight)  :: lichtgewicht
light year {n} (astronomical distance)  :: lichtjaar {n}
lignify {v} (to become wood)  :: verhouten
lignin {n} (aromatic polymer)  :: lignine
lignite {n} (coal)  :: bruinkool {m} {f}
like {v} (enjoy)  :: houden van, graag hebben, lusten, graag lusten, leuk vinden
like {v} (find attractive)  :: graag hebben, graag zien, zich aangetrokken voelen tot, leuk vinden
like {v} (to show support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet by marking it with a vote)  :: liken
like {n} (something that a person likes)  :: favoriet {m}, voorkeur {m}
like {n} (Internet interaction)  :: like {m}
like {adj} (similar)  :: zoals, gelijk
like {adv} (such as)  :: zoals
like {n} (something similar to a given person or object)  :: evenknie {m}, dat soort dingen {n-p}, gelijkaardige dingen {n-p}, gelijkaardigheden {f-p}
like {prep} (similar to)  :: zoals, als, lijkend op, gelijk (maybe only in Flanders)
-like {suffix} (having some of the characteristics of (used to form adjectives from nouns))  :: -achtig
like a chicken with its head cut off {adv} (In a frantic, disorganized manner)  :: als een kip zonder kop
like father, like son {proverb} (a son will have traits similar to his father)  :: zo vader, zo zoon
likelihood {n} (probability)  :: waarschijnlijkheid
likely {adv} (probably) SEE: probably  ::
like mother, like daughter {proverb} (a daughter will have traits similar to her mother)  :: zo moeder, zo dochter
liken {v} (compare)  :: vergelijken
likeness {n} (similarity) SEE: similarity  ::
like the back end of a bus {prep} (very unattractive)  :: een gezicht om leer op te kloppen
likewise {adv} (also; moreover; too) SEE: too  ::
likewise {adv} (in like manner)  :: evenzo, eveneens, op gelijkaardige wijze, op gelijkwaardige wijze
likewise {adv} (the same to you)  :: insgelijks
lilac {n} (shrub)  :: sering, seringen {p}
lilac {n} (flower)  :: sering
lilac {n} (colour)  :: lila
lilac {adj} (colour)  :: lila
Lille {prop} (a city in France)  :: Rijsel
lily {n} (flower in the genus Lilium)  :: lelie {m} {f}
lily-livered {adj} (cowardly)  :: laf
lily of the valley {n} (Convallaria majalis)  :: lelietje-van-dalen {n}, meiklokje {n}
limaçon {n} (plane curve)  :: slaklijn van Pascal {f} {m}, limaçon van Pascal
limb {n} (major appendage of human or animal)  :: lid {n}, lidmaat {m} {n}, ledemaat {m} {n}
limber {adj} (flexible) SEE: flexible  ::
limbo {n} (place for innocent souls)  :: limbo {n}, limbus, vagevuur, voorgeborchte {n}
limbo {n} (dance with bar that is lowered)  :: limbo {m}
Limburg {prop} (province of the Netherlands or Belgium)  :: Limburg {n}
Limburgian {prop} (Limburgish) SEE: Limburgish  ::
Limburgic {prop} (Limburgish) SEE: Limburgish  ::
Limburgish {prop} (the Germanic language)  :: Limburgs {n}
lime {n} (linden tree) SEE: linden  ::
lime {n} (inorganic material containing calcium)  :: kalk
lime {n} (gluey or adhesive substance)  :: lijm
lime {n}  :: kalk {m}, ongebluste kalk {m}, calciumoxide {m} ; kalk {m}, gebluste kalk {m}, calciumhydroxide {m}, calciumdihydroxide {m}
lime {v} (to treat with lime)  :: logen
lime {n} (green citrus fruit)  :: limoen {f}
lime {n} (citrus tree)  :: limoenenboom {m}
lime {n} (colour)  :: limoengeel, limoengroen
limelight {n} (type of stage lighting)  :: kalklicht {n}
limelight {n} (attention or notice)  :: spotlicht {n}
limerence {n} (state of mind)  :: verliefd
limerick {n} (rhyming verse of five lines)  :: limerick
limestone {n} (abundant rock of marine and fresh-water sediments)  :: kalksteen
liminal {adj} (pertaining to a threshold or entrance)  :: overgangs-
limit {n} (boundary)  :: grens
limit {n} (mathematics: value to which a sequence converges)  :: limiet {m} {f}
limit {v} (restrict)  :: beperken
limitation {n} (act of limiting)  :: begrenzing, beperking, inperking
limitation {n} (restriction that limits)  :: grens, beperking
limitation {n} (imperfection which limits)  :: beperking
limitation {n} (time period)  :: verjaring, verjaringstermijn
limited liability company {n} (type of company)  :: bijzondere vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid {f}
limitless {adj} (without limits; boundless)  :: grenzeloos, onbegrensd
limit point {n} (a point)  :: verdichtingspunt
limo {n} (limousine) SEE: limousine  ::
limousine {n} (luxury sedan/saloon car)  :: limousine {f}, limo [slang]
limp {v} (to walk lamely)  :: hinken
limpet {n} (a small mollusc)  :: napslak {f}
limpid {adj} (clear)  :: duidelijk, helder, limpide, begrijpelijk
linden {n} (tree)  :: linde {m}, lindeboom {m}
linden {n} (wood from such tree)  :: lindehout {n}
lindworm {n} (a wingless bipedal dragon)  :: lintworm
lindwyrm {n} (a wingless bipedal dragon)  :: lintworm
line {n} (rope, cord, or string)  :: lijn {f}, touw {n}
line {n} (path through two or more points, threadlike mark)  :: rechte {f}, lijn {f}, streep {f}
line {n} (geometry: infinite one-dimensional figure)  :: rechte {f}, lijn {f}
line {n} (geometry: continuous finite segment of such a figure)  :: lijnstuk {n}, rechte {f}, lijn {f}
line {n} (graph theory: edge of a graph)  :: kant {m}, lijn {f}
line {n} (geography: circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map)  :: meridiaan {m}, lijn {f}
line {n} (geography: equator)  :: evenaar {m}
line {n} (music: one of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed)  :: regel {m}
line {n} (long tape, or a narrow ribbon of steel, etc., marked with subdivisions, as feet and inches, for measuring; a tapeline)  :: regel {m}, meetlat {f}
line {n} (direction, path)  :: richting {f}, gezichtspunt {n}
line {n} (telephone or network connection)  :: lijn {f}, aansluiting {f}, verbinding {f}
line {n} (letter, written form of communication)  :: brief {m}, regel {m}
line {n} (connected series of public conveyances, and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.)  :: verbinding {f}
line {n} (fortifications: trench or rampart)  :: loopgraaf {m} {f}
line {n} (exterior limit of a figure, plat, or territory; boundary; contour; outline)  :: contour {m}, grens {m} {f}
line {n} (threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark)  :: lijn {f}, rimpel {m}
line {n} (lineament; feature; figure)  :: lijn {f}, kenmerk {n}
line {n} (straight sequence of people, queue)  :: rij {f}, file {f}, lijn {f}
line {n} (series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person)  :: lijn {f}
line {n} (single horizontal row of text on a screen, printed paper, etc.)  :: regel {m}, lijn {f}
line {n} (poetic: verse)  :: vers {n}, regel {m}, stanza {f}
line {n} (sentence of dialogue, especially in a script or screenplay)  :: lijn {f}
line {n} (course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy)  :: visie {f}, methode {f}, lijn {f}
line {n} (official, stated position of an individual or political faction)  :: lijn {f}
line {n} (products or services sold by a business, or the business itself)  :: gamma {n}, aanbod {n}, productlijn {f}, maatschappij {f}
line {n} (engineering: proper relative position or adjustment of parts)  :: uitlijning {f}
line {n}  :: traject {n}, pad {n}, spoorlijn {n}, spoor {n}, serie {f}, productlijn {f}
line {v} (to place (objects) into a line)  :: opstellen, uitlijnen
line {v} (to place persons or things along the side of for security or defense)  :: versterken
line {v} (to mark with a line)  :: tekenen, van lijnen voorzien
line {v} (obsolete: to represent by lines; delineate; portray)  :: tekenen
line {v} (to read or repeat line by line)  :: opzeggen
line {v} (to form or enter into a line)  :: zich opstellen
line {n} (obsolete: flax, linen, see also: flax; linen)  :: lijn {n} [obsolete]
line {v} (cover the inside surface of (something))  :: voeren, bedekken, bekleden, bekleden [of a baking tin for example]
line {v} (to fill or supply, as a purse with money)  :: vullen
line {v} (of a dog: impregnate)  :: (laten) dekken
lineage {n} (descent)  :: geslacht, nakomelingschap {n}, afkomst {c}, afstamming {f}
lineage {n} (number of lines)  :: lijnental {n}
lineament {n} (distinctive feature)  :: trek {m}
linear {adj} (having the form of a line)  :: lineair
linear algebra {n} (branch of mathematics)  :: lineaire algebra {m} {f}
linen {n} (Thread or cloth made from flax fiber)  :: linnen {n}, doek {n}
-ling {suffix} (Diminutive)  :: -je, -pje, -tje, -ling
linger {v} (to stay or remain in a place or situation)  :: treuzelen, talmen
linger {v} (to remain alive or existent)  :: aanslepen
linger {v} (to consider or contemplate)  :: weifelen
lingerie {n} (women's underwear or nightclothes)  :: lingerie
lingg {n} (Any of various marine food fish, of the genus Molva)  :: leng {m}
lingg {n} (Molva molva) SEE: common ling  ::
lingonberry {n} (shrub)  :: rode bosbes {f}, vossenbes {f}
lingua franca {n} (common language)  :: lingua franca
linguist {n} (one who studies linguistics)  :: taalkundige {m} {f}, linguïst {m}
linguistics {n} (scientific study of language)  :: linguïstiek {f}, taalkunde {f}, taalwetenschappen {f-p}
link {n} (connection)  :: link {m}, verbinding {f}, relatie {f}, koppeling {f}
link {n} (element of a chain)  :: schakel {m}, schalm {m}, link {m}
link {n} (computing: connection between busses or systems)  :: link, verbinding {f}
link {n} (computing: hyperlink)  :: link, koppeling {f}, verwijzing {f}
link {v} (connect things)  :: verbinden, linken [hyperlinks]
link {n} (torch)  :: fakkel {m}, flambouw {m}, toorts {f}
linkage {n} (connection or relation between things or ideas) SEE: link  ::
links {n} (golf course)  :: golfbaan {c}
linnet {n} (Carduelis cannabina, a finch of Europe, western Asia and northern Africa)  :: kneu {m}
linseed {n} (seed of the flax plant)  :: vlaszaad {n}, lijnzaad {n}
linseed oil {n} (oil extracted from flax seeds)  :: lijnzaadolie
lint {n} (a fine material made by scraping cotton or linen cloth)  :: pluis
lint {n} (fuzzy fluff)  :: pluis {n}, pluksel {n}
lintel {n} (horizontal structural beam)  :: latei {m} {f}
lion {n} (big cat Panthera leo)  :: leeuw {m}
lion {n} (heraldic charge)  :: leeuw {m}
lion {n} (person with strength and courage)  :: leeuw {m}
lion {n} (famous person)  :: coryfee {m}
lion cub {n} (young lion)  :: leeuwenwelp {m} {n}, leeuwenwelpje {n} [diminutive], welp {m} {n}, welpje {n} [diminutive]
lioness {n} (female lion)  :: leeuwin {f}
lion's den {n} (a dangerous or frightening place)  :: hol van de leeuw {n}
lion's share {n} (A generous portion)  :: leeuwendeel {n}
lion tamarin {n} (any of four species of small New World monkeys that constitute the Leontopithecus genus)  :: leeuwaapje {n}
lip {n} (fleshy protrusion framing the mouth)  :: lip {f}
lip {n} (part of body resembling a lip)  :: lip {f}
lip {n} (rim of an open container)  :: lipje {n}
lip {n} (slang: backtalk, verbal impertinence)  :: grote bek, grote mond, tegenspraak
lip balm {n} (substance topically applied to the lips of the mouth)  :: lippenbalsem
lip gloss {n} (a cosmetic product)  :: lipgloss {m}
lipid {n} (organic compound)  :: lipide
lipless {adj} (not having lips)  :: liploze
lipophile {n} (lipophilic substance)  :: lipofiel
lipreading {n} (the act of reading lips)  :: spraakafzien, liplezen
lips {n} (plural of lip)  :: lippen {p}
lip service {n} (cunnilingus) SEE: cunnilingus  ::
lip service {n} (Empty talk; words absent of action or intention)  :: lippendienst
lipstick {n} (make-up for the lips)  :: lippenrood {m}, lippenstift {f}, lipstick
lipstick {n} (stick of this make-up)  :: lippenstift {m}, lipstick {m}
lip sync {n} (synchronization of music with lips)  :: playback {m}
lip-sync {v} (to move lips in synchronization with sounds)  :: playbacken, lippen
liqueur {n} (a flavored alcoholic beverage)  :: likeur {m} {f}
liquid {n} (substance that is liquid)  :: vloeistof {f}
liquid {n} (l or r sound)  :: vloeiklank {m}
liquid {adj} (fluid; not solid and not gaseous)  :: vloeibaar
liquid nitrogen {n} (nitrogen in the liquid state)  :: vloeibare stikstof {f}
liquor {n} (strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation)  :: sterke drank {m}
liquorice {n} (plant) SEE: licorice  ::
liquorice {n} (confection) SEE: licorice  ::
liquorice allsorts {n} (confection)  :: Engelse drop {m}
liquor store {n} (liquor store, bottle shop)  :: slijterij
Lisbon {prop} (capital of Portugal)  :: Lissabon {n}
lisp {n} (The habit or an act of lisping.)  :: slisgeluid {m}
lisp {v} (to pronounce the sibilant letter ‘s’ imperfectly)  :: slissen, lispenen
list {n} (enumeration or compilation of items)  :: lijst {f}
list {n} (computing: codified representation of a list)  :: lijst {f}
list box {n} (dropdown list) SEE: dropdown list  ::
listen {v} (to pay attention to a sound)  :: luisteren
listen {v} (to expect or wait for a sound)  :: luisteren, opletten
listen {v} (to accept advice or obey instruction)  :: gehoorzamen, luisteren
listen {v} (to hear (something))  :: horen
listener {n} (someone who listens)  :: luisteraar {m}
listen in {v} (to listen without participating)  :: meeluisteren
listen in {v} (to listen secretly)  :: luistervinken, afluisteren
listening {n} (ability of perceiving spoken language)  :: luisteren {n}
listless {adj} (Lacking enthusiasm)  :: lusteloos
listlessness {n} (state of being listless)  :: lusteloosheid {f}
litany {n} (ritual liturgical prayer)  :: litanie {m} {f}
litany {n} (prolonged or tedious list)  :: litanie {m} {f}
litchi {n} (lychee) SEE: lychee  ::
lite {adj} (low in calories)  :: licht, light, light-, luchtig
lite {adj} (lightweight)  :: licht, light
liter {n} (cubic decimeter) SEE: litre  ::
literacy {n} (ability to read and write)  :: alfabetisering, alfabetisme
literal {adj} (exactly as stated; read or understood without additional interpretation)  :: letterlijk
literal {adj} (following the letter or exact words, not taking liberties)  :: letterlijk, strikt
literal {adj} (consisting of, or expressed by, letters)  :: letter-
literal {n} (programming: value written in the source code)  :: literaal {m}
literally {adv} (not metaphorically)  :: letterlijk
literary {adj} (bookish) SEE: bookish  ::
literary {adj} (relating to literature)  :: literair
literary science {n} (all kinds of scientific study pertinent to literature)  :: letterkunde, literatuurwetenschap
literature {n} (body of all written works)  :: literatuur
lithe {adj} (mild, calm)  :: kalm,rustig
lithe {adj} (slim)  :: slank
lithe {adj} (flexible)  :: soepel
lithium {n} (chemical element)  :: lithium {n}
lithium hydride {n} (chemical compound, LiH)  :: lithiumhydride
lithograph {n} (noun)  :: litho {m}, steendruck
lithography {n} (printing method)  :: lithografie {f}
lithopone {n} (pigment)  :: lithopoon {n}
lithosphere {n} (The outer layer of the Earth)  :: lithosfeer
Lithuania {prop} (country)  :: Litouwen {n}
Lithuanian {adj} (referring to Lithuania)  :: Litouws {n}
Lithuanian {prop} (language)  :: Litouws
Lithuanian {n} (person from Lithuania)  :: Litouwer {m}, Litouwse {f}
litigate {v} (to go to law)  :: procederen, voor de rechter dagen
litigation {n} (conduct of a lawsuit)  :: procesvoering {f}, proces {n}, geding {n}, rechtszaak {f}
litre {n} (unit of fluid measure)  :: liter
litter {n} (platform designed to carry a person or a load)  :: draagbed {n}, draagstoel {m}, draagbaar {m}
litter {n} (animals born in one birth)  :: worp {m}
litter {n} (bedding for animals)  :: strooisel {n}
litter {n} (discarded items)  :: afval {n}, zwerfafval {n}, vuil {n}, zwerfvuil {n}, vuilnis {n}
litter {v} (drop or throw trash without properly disposing of it)  :: sluikstorten
litter {v} (give birth)  :: werpen
little {adj} (small in size)  :: klein
little {adj} (very young)  :: klein
little {adj} ((of a sibling) younger)  :: jongere, klein
little {adv} (not much)  :: weinig
little {determiner} (small amount)  :: weinig, een beetje
little brother {n}  :: broertje {n}
little finger {n} (outermost and smallest finger of the hand)  :: pink {m}
little girl {n} (a female child)  :: meisje {n}
little owl {n} (species of owl)  :: steenuil {m}
little penguin {n} (Eudyptula minor)  :: dwergpinguïn {m}
Little Red Riding Hood {prop} (a folktale)  :: Roodkapje
Little Red Riding Hood {prop} (the main character in this story)  :: Roodkapje
little sister {n}  :: zusje {n}
liturgic {adj} (liturgical) SEE: liturgical  ::
liturgical {adj} (Pertaining to liturgy)  :: liturgisch
liturgy {n} (a predetermined or prescribed set of rituals)  :: liturgie {f}
livable {adj} (suitable for living in)  :: leefbaar
live {v} (be alive)  :: leven
live {v} (have permanent residence)  :: wonen
live {v} (survive, persevere, continue)  :: verderleven, overleven, voortbestaan
live {adj} (having life)  :: levend
live {adj} ((broadcasting) Seen or heard from a broadcast, as it happens)  :: live
live {adj} (capable of causing harm)  :: scherp
live {adv} (as it happens)  :: rechtstreeks
live and let live {v} (be tolerant)  :: leef en laat leven
live by the sword, die by the sword {proverb} (one who uses violence can expect a violent response)  :: wie leeft bij het zwaard, zal sterven bij het zwaard
livelihood {n} (means of supporting oneself)  :: levensonderhoud
liveliness {n} (the quality of being lively)  :: levendigheid
livelong {n} (the orpine, Sedum telephium)  :: hemelsleutel
lively {adj} (full of life)  :: levendig
liver {n} (organ of the body)  :: lever {f}
liver {n} (organ as food)  :: lever {m}, levertjes {p} [diminutive]
liverish {adj} (not feeling well due to an upset digestive system)  :: misselijk, onpasselijk
livermorium {n} (chemical element with atomic number 116)  :: livermorium {n}
Liverpudlian {adj} (of or relating to Liverpool in the United Kingdom)  :: liverpools
liverwort {n} (bryophyte with a leafy stem)  :: levermos
liverwurst {n} (liver sausage)  :: leverworst {m} {f}
livery {n} (distinctive uniform worn by a group)  :: livrei
livestock {n} (farm animals)  :: vee {n}
livid {adj} (pallid) SEE: pallid  ::
livid {adj} (having a dark, bluish appearance)  :: livide
livid {adj} (very angry, furious)  :: razend
living dead {n} (undead)  :: ondode {m}, levende dode {m}, zombie {m}
living fossil {n}  :: levend fossiel {c}
living hell {n} (continuing state of extreme pain, punishment or torment)  :: door de hel gaan
living room {n} (room in a private house)  :: woonkamer de, huiskamer de, zitkamer de, living de
Livonia {prop} (historical region)  :: Lijfland
Livonian {prop} (language)  :: Lijfs {n}, Lijflands {n}
lizard {n} (reptile)  :: hagedis {m}
lizard {n} (coward) SEE: coward  ::
lizardfish {n} (the taxonomic family Synodontidae)  :: hagedisvissen
llama {n} (South Americal mammal of the camel family, Llama glama)  :: lama {m}
LLP {n} (limited liability partnership)  :: limited liability partnership {n}, LLP {n}
lo {contraction} (look, see, behold)  :: aanschouw
load {n} (burden)  :: gewicht
load {n} (number of articles that can be transported or processed at one time)  :: lading
load {n} (a large number or amount)  :: hoop, heel wat
load {n} (the volume of work required to be performed)  :: belasting
load {n} (the electrical current or power delivered by a device)  :: vermogen
load {v} (to put a load on or in)  :: inladen
load {v} (to fill with munition)  :: laden
load {v} (to read into memory)  :: laden, inlezen
load of crap {n} (worthless structure or device)  :: schijtzooi, shitzooi
load of shit {n} (worthless structure or device)  :: schijtzooi, shitzooi
loadstone {n} (lodestone) SEE: lodestone  ::
loaf {n} (block of bread)  :: brood {m}
loafer {n} (idle person)  :: nietsnut, leegloper
loam {n} (type of soil)  :: leem {m}
loan {n} (borrowed sum of money or other valuables)  :: lening {f}
loan {v} (to lend)  :: lenen, uitlenen
lo and behold {interj} (used to express surprise)  :: neen maar!, kijk eens!
loan shark {n} (money lender; usurer)  :: woekeraar
loan translation {n} (calque) SEE: calque  ::
loanword {n} (word taken from another language)  :: leenwoord {n}
loath {adj} (unwilling, reluctant; averse, disinclined)  :: afkerig, aarzelend, weigerachtig, weifelend
loath {adj} (hostile, angry, loathsome, unpleasant)  :: vijandig, boos, onaangenaam,
loathe {v} (hate, detest, revile)  :: verafschuwen
loathing {n} (sense of revulsion, distaste, detestation, extreme hatred or dislike)  :: afkeer
lob {n} (lump) SEE: lump  ::
lobbyist {n} (A person who for remuneration reattempts to persuade politicians)  :: lobbyist {m}
lobe {n} (Any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form)  :: lob {f}, lel {f}
lobe {n} (division of the brain)  :: kwab {m}
lobotomy {n} (surgical operation)  :: lobotomie {f}
lobster {n} (crustacean)  :: zeekreeft {f}, kreeft {f}, hommer {m}
local {adj} (of a nearby location)  :: lokaal, plaatselijk
local {n} (a person who lives near a given place)  :: plaatselijke bewoner
local {n} (a train that stops at all stations)  :: lokale trein {m}, lokaaltrein {m}, stoptrein {m}
local {n} ((UK) the nearest bar)  :: stamcafé {n}, stamkroeg {m} {f}
locale {n} (place where something happens)  :: oord {n}, plaats van gebeuren
locale {n} (language-related settings)  :: taalregio, locale {f}
Local Group {prop} (cluster of galaxies that contains the Milky Way)  :: Lokale Groep {m} {f}
localization {n} (act of localizing)  :: lokalisatie {f}
localization {n} (software engineering: act or process of making a product suitable for use in a particular country or region)  :: landelijke aanpassing
localization {n} (state of being localized)  :: lokalisatie {f}
Local Supercluster {prop} (Supercluster that includes the Milky Way)  :: Lokale Supercluster
local variable {n}  :: lokale variabele {m}
location {n} (place)  :: plaats {f}, locatie {f}
locative {n} (locative case) SEE: locative case  ::
locative case {n} (case used to indicate place, or the place where)  :: locatief {m}
lochia {n} (post-partum vaginal discharge)  :: kraamvloed {m}, lochia {p}
Lochkovian {prop}  :: Lochkovien ou Gedinien
lock {n} (something used for fastening)  :: slot {n}
lock {n} (segment of a canal)  :: sluis {f}
lock {n} (firing mechanism of a gun)  :: haan {m}
lock {v} (to become fastened in place)  :: blokkeren, vastlopen
lock {v} (to fasten with a lock)  :: afsluiten, op slot doen
lock {n} (length of hair)  :: lok {f}
locker room {n} (locker room) SEE: changing room  ::
locket {n} (chained ornament)  :: medaillon {n}
locksmith {n} (one who practices locksmithing)  :: slotenmaker
locksmithing {n} (art of making and defeating locks)  :: slotenmakerij
lockup {n} (prison) SEE: prison  ::
locomotion {n} (ability to move)  :: voortbeweging
locomotive {n} (self-propelled vehicle that runs on rails)  :: locomotief, [rare] lokomotief
locus {n} (place or locality)  :: plaats, localiteit
locus {n} (set of all points given by an equation or condition)  :: meetkundige plaats
locus {n} (position on a chromosome)  :: plaats van een gen in een chromosoom
locust {n} (type of grasshopper)  :: treksprinkhaan {m}, sprinkhaan {m}
lode {n} (loadstone) SEE: lodestone  ::
lodestar {n} (star used as navigation reference)  :: poolster {m}
Lode Star {prop} (Polaris) SEE: Polaris  ::
lodestone {n} (natural magnet)  :: zeilsteen {m}
lodestone {n} (magnetite)  :: zeilsteen {m} {n}
lodge {n} (inn) SEE: inn  ::
lodge {n} (recreational building)  :: hut
lodge {n} (porter's rooms)  :: portierswoning
lodge {n} (local chapter of freemasons)  :: loge
lodge {v} (to supply with a room or place to sleep in for a time)  :: herbergen
lodger {n} (person who lodges in another's house)  :: kostganger {m}
lodging {n} (place to live or lodge)  :: onderdak {n}, logies {n}
loess {n} (sediment of eolian origin)  :: löss
loft {n} (an attic or similar space)  :: zolder {m}
loftiness {n} (arrogance) SEE: arrogance  ::
lofty {adj} (high, having great height or stature)  :: hoogstaand
lofty {adj} (idealistic)  :: ambitieus
log {n} (trunk of dead tree, cleared of branches)  :: boomstam, boomstronk
log {n} (bulky piece of timber)  :: houtblok {m}
log {v} (to cut down trees)  :: houthakken
log {n} (very dumb person) SEE: blockhead  ::
log {n} (logbook) SEE: logbook  ::
log {n} (logbook) SEE: logbook  ::
loganberry {n} (raspberry-blackberry hybrid berry)  :: loganbes {f}
logarithm {n} (The power to which a given base number must be raised in order to obtain a given number)  :: logaritme {n}
logbook {n} (nautical: book in which details from journey are recorded)  :: logboek {n}
log cabin {n} (small simple dwelling made from wood)  :: blokhut {f}
loge {n} (stall) SEE: stall  ::
loge {n} (booth) SEE: booth  ::
logic {n} (method of human thought)  :: logica {f}
-logic {suffix} (-logical) SEE: -logical  ::
logical {adj} (in agreement with the principles of logic)  :: logisch
logical {adj} (reasonable)  :: logisch
-logical {suffix} (used to form adjectival forms of nouns)  :: logisch
logician {n} (person who studies or teaches logic)  :: logicus {m}
log in {v} (gain access to a computer system)  :: aanmelden, inloggen
logistic {adj} (mathematics: relating to symbolic logic)  :: logistisch
logistic {adj} (statistics: relating to the logistic function)  :: logistisch
logistic {adj} (relating to logistics)  :: logistiek
logistic function {n} (mathematics: specific function)  :: logistische functie {f}
logistics {n} (planning and implementing the flow of goods and services)  :: logistiek
logjam {n} (An excess of logs being conveyed on a river)  :: stremming
logjam {n} (A clog; any jam or mess that halts or greatly delays progress)  :: opstopping, impasse
logo {n} (symbol or emblem that acts as a trademark or a means of identification of an entity)  :: logo
log off {v} (log out) SEE: log out  ::
log on {v} (log in) SEE: log in  ::
logophor {n} (reflexive pronoun with discourse antecedents)  :: logofoor {f}, logofora {f}
logophoric {adj} (being a logophor)  :: logoforisch
logorrheic {adj} (having excessive flow of words)  :: praatzuchtig
logotype {n} (symbol used by organization, logo)  :: logo {n}
logotype {n} (single type two letters, a ligature)  :: ligatuur {n}
log out {v} (to exit an account in a computing system)  :: afmelden
-logy {suffix} (branch of learning)  :: -logie {f}, -kunde, -leer
loin {n} (part of the body)  :: [often in the plural: lenden or Archaic lendenen {p}] lende
loin {n} (cut of meat)  :: lendenstuk {n}, carré
loincloth {n} (garment)  :: lendendoek {m}
loins {n} (plural form of loin) SEE: loin  ::
loins {n} (the lower abdomen, groin and genitalia)  :: lenden (Archaic also lendenen) {p}, schaamstreek {f}
loiter {v} (to stand about idly)  :: rondhangen
loitering {n} (The action of the verb loiter)  :: rondhangen {n}
Lojban {prop} (artificial logical language based on Loglan)  :: Lojban {n}
lol {interj} (Used to express laughter) SEE: LOL  ::
LOL {interj} (expression of laughter)  :: lol, LOL
lollipop {n} (confectionery on a stick)  :: lolly {m}, lekstok {m} (only the kind with a stick)
lollipop man {n} (a male school crossing attendant, see also: lollipop lady; crossing guard; school crossing attendant)  :: klaarover
lolly {n} (money) SEE: money  ::
lolly {n} (confection) SEE: confection  ::
lolly {n} (lollipop) SEE: lollipop  ::
lollygag {v} (dawdle; to avoid work)  :: lanterfanten, treuzelen
Lolol {prop} (city in Chile)  :: Lolol {m}
Lombard {n} (banker or moneylender) SEE: banker  ::
Lombardy {prop} (region in northern Italy)  :: Lombardije {n}
London {prop} (in the United Kingdom)  :: Londen {n}
London {prop} (of, from or pertaining to London in the UK)  :: Londens, van Londen
Londoner {n} (person from or inhabitant of London)  :: Londenaar {m}, Londense {f}
Londonian {n} (Londoner) SEE: Londoner  ::
lone {adj} (having no companion)  :: alleen
loneliness {n} (condition of being lonely)  :: eenzaamheid {f}
lonely {adj} (of person: unhappy by feeling isolated)  :: eenzaam, alleen, allenig, alleenig
loner {n} (one who lacks or avoids company)  :: eenzaat {m}
long {adj} (having much distance from one point to another)  :: lang
long {adj} (having great duration)  :: lang
long {v} (to wait, to aspire)  :: verlangen
long {adj} (not short) SEE: tall  ::
long ago {adv} (at a time in the distant past)  :: lang geleden
longanimous {adj} (long-suffering)  :: lankmoedig
long arm of the law {n} (influence or effectiveness of law enforcement)  :: lange arm der wet
longbow {n} (large bow)  :: langboog {m}
longe {v} (work a horse in a circle)  :: longeren
long-eared owl {n} (Asio otus)  :: ransuil {m}
longevity {n} (the quality of being long-lasting, especially of life)  :: levensduur {m}
long for {v} (to have desire for; to yearn)  :: begeren
long for {v} (to miss)  :: verlangen
long-haired {adj} (Having long, uncut hair on the head)  :: langharig
longing {n} (melancholic desire)  :: verlangen {n}
longitude {n} (angular distance)  :: lengtegraad {m}
longitudinal {adj} (running in the direction of the long axis of a body)  :: overlangs
long johns {n} (garment for bottom half of the body)  :: lange onderbroek
long-legged buzzard {n} (Buteo rufinus)  :: Arendbuizerd
longline {n} (very long fishing line with multiple hooks)  :: beug {f}
long live {v} (prosper)  :: lang leve, leve
long primer {n}  :: Garmond, Dessendiaan
long since {adv} (long ago) SEE: long ago  ::
long story short {adv} (Introducing a short version of, or simply the conclusion of, an involved story)  :: lang verhaal kort
long-suffering {adj} (having endured discomfort)  :: lankmoedig
longsword {n} (a kind of sword)  :: grootzwaard {n}, slagzwaard {n}
long-term {adj} (extending over a relatively long time period)  :: langdurig, langlopend
long time no see {interj} (idiomatic: I (or we) have not seen you for a long time)  :: lang niet gezien
longwave {adj} (having a wavelength of greater than 1000 meters)  :: langegolf {f}
long ways, long lies {proverb} (Proverb)  :: wie verre reizen doet, kan veel verhalen
Longyearbyen {prop} (settlement)  :: Longyearbyen
loo {n} (toilet) SEE: toilet  ::
loogie {n} (sputum)  :: fluim {m} {f}
loogie {n} (thick liquid)  :: blubber {m}, slijm {n}, [Flemish] drets {m}
look {v} (to try to see)  :: kijken
look {v} (to appear, to seem)  :: lijken (+ op), er uitzien (+ als)
look {v} (to search)  :: zoeken
look {v} (to face)  :: uitzien (+over)
look {v} (to expect)  :: uitzien (+naar)
look {n} (action of looking)  :: blik {m}
look {n} (physical appearance)  :: uitzicht {n}, [about a person] look {m}, uiterlijk {n}, stijl {m}
look {n} (facial expression)  :: blik {m}
look after {v} (to watch, to protect)  :: verzorgen, behartigen, naar omkijken
look back {v} (to look behind oneself)  :: achterom kijken
look back {v} (to reminisce about the past)  :: achterom kijken, terugkijken, omzien
look before you leap {proverb} (think before taking actionn)  :: bezint eer ge begint, bezint eer gij begint
look down on {v} (to regard or treat as inferior)  :: neerkijken op
looker {n} (slang: good-looking one)  :: schoonheid
look for {v} (search; seek)  :: zoeken
look forward to {v} (anticipate, expect, or wait for)  :: uitkijken naar, ernaar uitkijken om, verheugen zich op
looking glass {n} (mirror) SEE: mirror  ::
look like {v} (seem, appear)  :: erop lijken
look like {v} (be similar in appearance, resemble)  :: lijken op
look up {v} (used other than as an idiom)  :: opkijken
look up {v} (to obtain information about something from a text source)  :: opzoeken
loom {n} (weaving frame)  :: weefgetouw {n}
loom {v} (impend, threaten, hang over)  :: opdoemen, dreigen
loom {n} (bird of order Gaviformes) SEE: loon  ::
loon {n} (a crazy person)  :: gek, getikte {m}
loon {n} (bird of order Gaviiformes)  :: duiker {m}
loop {n} (length of thread, line or rope)  :: lus {c}
loop {n} (programmed sequence of instructions)  :: lus {c}, herhaling {f}, repetitie {f}
loop {n} (ring road) SEE: ring road  ::
loophole {n} (method of escape)  :: achterdeur
loophole {n} (slit in a castle wall)  :: schietgat {n}
loopy {adj} (Having loops)  :: vol bochten
loopy {adj} (Idiotic, crazy or drunk)  :: geschift, bezopen
loo roll {n} (toilet roll) SEE: toilet roll  ::
loose {v} (to let loose)  :: loslaten, verlossen
loose {v} (to unfasten)  :: losmaken
loose {v} (to let go)  :: loslaten
loose {v} (archery: to shoot)  :: lossen
loose {adj} (not fixed tightly)  :: los
loose {adj} (not packaged)  :: los
loose {adj} (not fitting tightly)  :: ruim
loose {adj} (not compact)  :: los, mul
loose {adj} (relaxed)  :: ontspannen
loose {adj} (not leashed) SEE: unleashed  ::
loose ablative {n} (syntactic construction)  :: losse ablatief {m}
loose cannon {v} (unpredictable person)  :: ongeleid projectiel {n}
loose change {n} (coins kept in one's pocket or bag)  :: kleingeld {n}
loosely {adv} (not tightly)  :: ruim
loosen {v} (to make less tight)  :: losmaken
loot {n} (the proceeds of theft, robbery etc., swag, contraband)  :: buit,plundering
loot {n} (money)  :: poen
loot {v} (to steal from)  :: plunderen
loppers {n} (pruning shears with long handles)  :: takkenschaar {m}
lopsided {adj} (not balanced)  :: onevenwichtig, scheef
loquacious {adj} (talkative, chatty)  :: praatziek, praatgraag
loquacity {n} (talkativeness)  :: spraakzaamheid {f}
lord {n} (master of a household)  :: heer {m}, landheer {m}
lord {n} (ruler, one having mastery over others)  :: overste {m} {f}
lord {n} (aristocrat)  :: landheer {m}
lord {n} (titled nobleman)  :: heer {m}
Lord {prop} (God)  :: de Heer
Lord {prop} (Jesus)  :: Onze Lieve Heer
Lord {n} (British aristocratic title)  :: Lord
Lord {n}  :: heer des huizes
Lord's Prayer {prop} (the prayer taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples)  :: Onzevader {n}
lore {n} (all the facts and traditions about a particular subject)  :: overlevering {f}
Lorraine {prop} (region east of Alsace)  :: Lotharingen {n}
lorry {n} (motor vehicle) SEE: truck  ::
lose {v} (cause (something) to cease to be in one's possession or capability)  :: verliezen
lose {v} ((transitive) fail to win)  :: verliezen
lose {v} (shed (weight))  :: afvallen
lose {v} (have (somebody of one's kin) die)  :: verliezen
lose {v} (fail to be the winner)  :: verliezen
lose face {v} (lose respect of others)  :: gezicht verliezen, gezichtsverlies lijden
lose one's way {v} (get lost) SEE: get lost  ::
loss {n} (instance of losing)  :: verlies {n}, nederlaag, verliezen {n}
loss {n} (something lost)  :: verlies {n}
loss {n} (hurtful condition resulting from losing)  :: verlies {n}, verslagenheid
loss {n} (casualties)  :: verliezen {p}
loss {n} (financial: negative result on balance)  :: verlies {n}
loss {n} (engineering: power expended without doing useful work)  :: verlies {n}, [electrical] stroomverlies, [mechanical] krachtverlies, [thermic] warmteverlies
loss of face {n} (loss of respect of others)  :: gezichtsverlies {n}
lost {adj} (in an unknown location)  :: kwijt
lost {adj}  :: verloren, verdwaald
lost and found {n} (department, service or location where items that are found can be claimed by their owners)  :: gevonden voorwerpen {p}
lost property {n} (lost and found) SEE: lost and found  ::
lot {n} (a thirtieth pound)  :: lood
lot {n} (large quantity or number) SEE: a lot  ::
loth {adj} (reluctant) SEE: loath  ::
lots {n} (lots) SEE: a lot  ::
lottery {n} (scheme for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance)  :: loting, loterij, lottrekking
lottery {n} (affair of chance)  :: loterij
lottery ticket {n} (slip of paper drawn in a lottery)  :: lot {n}
lotus {n} (Nymphaea) SEE: water lily  ::
loud {adj} (of a sound)  :: luid, luide, hard, harde
loud {adj} (noisy)  :: luidruchtig, luidruchtige
loud {adj} (of a colour, clothing, etc.)  :: vloekend, schreeuwerig, fel
loudmouth {n} (one who talks too much or too loudly)  :: druktemaker {m}
loudspeaker {n} (transducer)  :: luidspreker {m}
Louis {prop} (male given name)  :: Lodewijk
loupe {n} (magnifying glass often used by jewellers and watchmakers)  :: loep
louse {n} (insect)  :: luis {f}
louse {n} (worthless person)  :: (arme) luis {m}
lout {n} (troublemaker)  :: schurk, ruziestoker
lout {n} (bumpkin)  :: malloot
lout {n} (a rude violent man)  :: onbeschofterik, lummel
Louvain {prop} (Belgian city)  :: Leuven {n}
louvar {n} (Luvarus imperialis)  :: haanvis
louver {n} (a ventilating turret or lantern)  :: luifel {m}
louver {n} (a slatted opening in a wall, door or window)  :: luifel {m}
louver {n} (a system of slits for ventilation)  :: luifel {m}
Louvre {prop} (an art museum in France)  :: Louvre {n}
lovableness {n} (property that makes someone or something lovable)  :: beminnenswaardigheid {f}
love {n} (strong affection)  :: liefde {f}
love {n} (object of one's romantic feelings; darling or sweetheart)  :: schat
love {n} (closing of a letter)  :: liefs
love {n}  :: liefde {f}, verliefdheid, minne {f} [poetic]
love {v} (have a strong affection for)  :: houden van, beminnen, liefhebben, graag zien
love {v} (to need, thrive on)  :: gedijen
love {v} (be strongly inclined towards doing)  :: gek zijn op, houden van
love {v} (care about; will good for)  :: houden van, liefhebben
love {v} (to lust for)  :: gek zijn op, smachten naar
love {v} ((euphemistic): to have sex with)  :: vrijen, de liefde bedrijven
love {n} (zero)  :: nul
love at first sight {n} (an instantaneous attraction)  :: liefde op het eerste gezicht
love bite {n} (swelling on the skin)  :: zuigzoen, zuigplek {f}, zuigvlek {f}
love child {n} (child born as a result of a romantic liaison between unmarried parents)  :: liefdeskind
lovechild {n} (child born out of wedlock) SEE: love child  ::
love game {n} (a game in which one player scored no points)  :: lovegame {m}
love-in-a-mist {n} (Nigella damascena)  :: juffertje-in-het-groen
love is blind {proverb} (proverb)  :: liefde is blind
loveless {adj} (without love)  :: liefdeloos
love letter {n} (letter about the author's love)  :: liefdesbrief
lovelorn {adj} (rent and reived of and/or by love)  :: liefdeloos
lovely {adj} (Beautiful; charming; very pleasing in form, looks, tone, or manner.)  :: liefelijk, lieflijk, beminnelijk
lovely {adj} (very nice, wonderful)  :: heerlijk, zalig
lovely {adj} (inspiring love or friendship)  :: (teer)geliefd, lievenswaardig
lovely {n} (attractive person)  :: lieverd {m}, liefje {n}, [je] schat, oogappel
lovely {n} (lovely object)  :: (iets) liefs {n}, schat
lover {n} (one who loves another person)  :: minnaar {m}, minnares {f}
lover {n} (sexual partner)  :: minnaar {m}, minnares {f}
love rat {n} (adulterer) SEE: adulterer  ::
lovesickness {n}  :: liefdespijn {c}
love triangle {n} (situation in which two people vie for the love of a third)  :: driehoeksverhouding {f}
lovingly {adv} (in a loving manner)  :: liefdevol
low {adj} (in a position comparatively close to the ground)  :: laag, lage
low {n} (area of low pressure)  :: lagedrukgebied {n}, depressie {f}
low {n} (flame) SEE: flame  ::
low {v} (moo) SEE: moo  ::
lowboy {n} (low-loading semi trailer)  :: dieplader {m}
Low Countries {prop} (countries around the Rhine, Scheldt and Meuse rivers)  :: Lage Landen {p}
lowerable {adj} (that can be lowered)  :: verlaagbaar
lower arm {n} (section of an arm) SEE: forearm  ::
lower back {n} (the lower part of the back)  :: onderrug {f}
lower case {n} (lower case letters, collectively)  :: kleine letters, klein schrift
lowercase {adj} (in lower case)  :: in kleine letters, kleingeschreven
lower deck {n} (deck of a ship immediately above the hold)  :: benedendek {n}, onderdek {n}
lowering {n} (act of something being lowered)  :: verlaging {f}
lowermost {adj} (lowest)  :: onderst
Lower Saxony {prop} (state)  :: Nedersaksen
low-fat {adj} (not having a high number of calories from fat)  :: vetarm
lowland {n} (area which is lower than surroundings)  :: laagland {n}
lowlife {n} (untrustworthy, despicable, or disreputable person)  :: viezerik {m}
Low Saxon {prop} (language or language group)  :: Nedersaksisch {n}
low tide {n} (the tide at its lowest level)  :: laagtij {n}, eb {m} {f}, ebbe {m} {f}, ebtij {n}
low tide {n} (the time of day when the sea has recded to its lowest level)  :: laagtij {n}, laagwater {n}
lox {n} (smoked salmon)  :: gerookte zalm
loyal {adj} (firm in allegiance to a person or institution)  :: loyaal
lozenge {n} (rhombus)  :: ruit
lozenge {n} (medicated sweet)  :: keelpastille {f}, pastille {f}
lube {n} (lubricant) SEE: lubricant  ::
lube {v} (lubricate) SEE: lubricate  ::
lubricant {n} (substance used to reduce friction)  :: gel {m}, glijmiddel {n}
lubricate {v} (to make slippery or smooth)  :: smeren
Lucas {prop} (male given name) SEE: Luke  ::
Lucia {prop} (female given name) SEE: Lucy  ::
Lucian {prop} (sophist of Syrian origin)  :: Lucianus van Samosata
lucid {adj}  :: helder, duidelijk, transparant
lucid dream {n} (lucid dream)  :: levendige droom
lucidness {n} (property of being lucid)  :: helderheid {f}, klaarheid {f}
Lucifer {prop} (figure mentioned in Isaiah 14:12)  :: Lucifer {m}
luck {n} (something that happens to someone by chance)  :: geluk {n}
luckily {adv} (in a lucky manner)  :: gelukkig
lucky {adj} (of people, having good fortune)  :: gelukkig
lucky {adj} (being good by chance)  :: gelukkig, boffend
lucre {n} (profit)  :: gewin, profijt
Lucy {prop} (female given name)  :: Lucia
Ludfordian {prop}  :: Ludfordien
Ludo {n} (board game)  :: Mens erger je niet {n}
luff {n} (vertical edge of a sail)  :: loef {m}
luggage {n} (traveller's containers)  :: bagage {m}
lug nut {n} (nut to attach wheel to axle)  :: wielmoer {f}
lugsail {n} (sail)  :: loggerzeil {n}
Luhansk People's Republic {prop} (secessionist state in Luhanshchyna, the Ukraine)  :: Volksrepubliek Loegansk
Lukas {prop} (given name) SEE: Luke  ::
Luke {prop} (given name)  :: Lukas
Luke {prop} (evangelist)  :: Lucas
Luke {prop} (gospel of Luke)  :: Evangelie naar Lucas
lukewarm {adj} (temperature)  :: lauw
lukewarm {adj} (not very enthusiastic)  :: lauw, flauw
lull {v} (to cause to rest)  :: kalmeren,in slaap wiegen
lullaby {n} (a soothing song to lull children to sleep)  :: slaapliedje {n}, wiegeliedje {n}
lumbago {n} (lumbar-region backache, see also: backache)  :: lumbago, spit {n}, verschot {n}
lumber {n} (wood as building material)  :: timmerhout {n}
lumberjack {n} (person who fells trees)  :: houthakker {m} {f}
lumberjacket {n} (a lumberjack shirt)  :: houthakkershemd {n}
lumbermill {n} (mill for processing lumber) SEE: sawmill  ::
luminary {n} (inspiration to other)  :: uitblinker, lichtend voorbeeld
luminary {n} (artificial light)  :: lichtbron
luminary {n} (body that gives light)  :: hemellichaam, ster
lumination {n} (illumination) SEE: illumination  ::
lummox {n} (clumsy, stupid person)  :: lomperd, vlegel, vlerk
lump {n} (something that protrudes, sticks out, or sticks together; a cluster or blob; a mound, hill, or group)  :: brok, klont {m} {f}
lump {n} (A small, shaped mass of sugar)  :: klontje
lump {n}  :: klonter {m}
lump {v} (to treat as single unit)  :: klonteren, bij elkaar doen
lumpfish {n} (lumpsucker) SEE: lumpsucker  ::
lump hammer {n} (small sledgehammer)  :: moker {m}
lumpia {n} (a kind of spring roll)  :: loempia
lumpsucker {n} (scorpaeniform fish)  :: snotolf
Luna {prop} (Earth's moon) SEE: Moon  ::
lunacy {n} (state of being mad)  :: gekheid, krankzinnigheid, waanzin
lunacy {n} (cyclical mental disease, apparently linked to the lunar phases)  :: maanziekte
lunacy {n} (something deeply misguided)  :: gekheid, waanzin
lunar eclipse {n} (when the Earth casts its shadow over the Moon)  :: maansverduistering {f}
lunar phase {n} (any one of the aspects presented by the moon)  :: schijngestalte van de Maan {f}
lunatic {n} (insane person)  :: gek {m}, gekkin {f}, zot {m}, zottin {f}
lunatic asylum {n} (mental hospital) SEE: mental hospital  ::
lunch {n} (meal around midday)  :: lunch, middageten {n}, (licht) middagmaal {n}
lunch {v} (to eat lunch)  :: middageten, dineren, lunchen
lunchbox {n} (container for transporting meals)  :: broodtrommel
luncheon {n} (a formal term for lunch) SEE: lunch  ::
lung {n} (organ that extracts oxygen from the air)  :: long {f}
lungfish {n} (air-breathing fish of the class Dipnoi)  :: longvis {m}
lurch {n} (sudden or unsteady movement)  :: hobbelen {n}, slingeren {n}
lure {n} (tempting or attractive object)  :: lokmiddel {n}, [informally] lokkertje {n}
lurid {adj} (shocking, horrifying)  :: luguber
lurk {v} (to hang out or wait around a location)  :: schuilen
luscious {adj} (sweet and pleasant)  :: smaakvol, zoet, delicieus
luscious {adj} (sexually appealing)  :: wulps, verleidelijk
luscious {adj} (obscene)  :: wulps, obsceen
lush {adj} (dense, teeming with life)  :: groen, levend
lush {adj} (luxuriant, delicious)  :: luxurieus, delicieus, weelderig
lush {adj} (beautiful, sexy)  :: sexy
lush {adj} (amazing, cool, fantastic, wicked)  :: cool, de max [Flemish], wijs [Flemish], tof
lush {n} (alcoholic)  :: zatlap {m}
lust {n} (strong desire, especially of a sexual nature)  :: (zinnelijke) begeerte, lust, wellust
lust {n} (general want or longing)  :: begeerte, lust, verlangen {n}
lust {n} (delightful cause of joy, pleasure)  :: plezier, lust
lust {v} (strongly desire)  :: begeren, lusten, smachten
lust {v} (crave sexual contact)  :: begeren, lusten, smachten
luster {n} (a shine, polish or sparkle)  :: glans, schittering
luster {n} (brilliance, attractiveness or splendor)  :: luister {m}, glans, splendeur
luster {n} (refinement, polish or quality)  :: lustrum
luster {v} (to have luster)  :: glanzen, glimmen, stralen
luster {v} (to give luster)  :: opluisteren
lustful {adj} (full of lust)  :: lustig, wellustig
lustre {n} (luster) SEE: luster  ::
lustre {v} (luster) SEE: luster  ::
lute {n} (stringed instrument)  :: luit {f}
Lutetian {prop}  :: Lutetien
lutetium {n} (chemical element with atomic number of 71)  :: lutetium {n}
Lutheran {adj} (pertaining to the theology of Martin Luther or his followers, or the Lutheran church)  :: lutheraans, luthers
Lutheranism {n} (branch of Christianity developed by Martin Luther)  :: lutheranisme {n}
Luxembourg {prop} (country)  :: Luxemburg {n}
Luxembourger {n} (person from Luxembourg)  :: Luxemburger {m}, Luxemburgse {f}, Letzeburger
Luxembourgian {n} (Luxembourger) SEE: Luxembourger  ::
Luxembourgian {adj} (Luxembourgish) SEE: Luxembourgish  ::
Luxembourgish {adj} (pertaining to Luxembourg)  :: Luxemburgs
Luxemburger {n} (Luxembourger) SEE: Luxembourger  ::
luxurious {adj} (enjoying pleasures of luxury)  :: luxueus
luxurious {adj} (being very fine and comfortable)  :: luxueus
luxury {n} (something desirable but expensive)  :: luxe {m}
löwchen {n} (Löwchen) SEE: Löwchen  ::
Löwchen {n} (Löwchen)  :: Leeuwhondje {n}
-ly {suffix} (turns nouns to adjectives with the sense "similar to")  :: -achtig, -lijk, -ig
-ly {suffix} (used to form adverbs from adjectives)  :: (the adverb is usually the same as the adjective: no change in form), -erwijs, -lijk
lycanthrope {n} (werewolf) SEE: werewolf  ::
lychee {n} (tree)  :: lycheeboom {m}, litsjiboom
lychee {n} (fruit)  :: lychee {m}, litsji {m}
lye {n} (caustic alkaline solution)  :: loog {n}
lye {n} (potassium or sodium hydroxide)  :: natriumhydroxide {n}, caustic soda {m} {f}, caustische soda {m} {f}, bijtende soda {m} {f}
lymph {n} (the fluid carried by the lymphatic system)  :: lymfe {f}
lymphoma {n} (malignant tumor that arises in the lymph nodes or in other lymphoid tissue)  :: lymfoom {n}
lynch {v} (execute without a proper legal trial)  :: lynchen
lynx {n} (wild cat)  :: lynx {m}
Lyons {prop} (a city in France)  :: Lyon
lyre {n} (stringed musical instrument)  :: lier {f}
lyric {n} (words of a song) SEE: lyrics  ::
lyrical {adj}  :: lyrisch
lyricist {n} (writer of lyrics)  :: tekstdichter {c}
lyric poetry {n} (lyric poetry)  :: lyriek
lyrics {n} (the words to a song)  :: songtekst {m}, liedtekst {m}
Lys {prop} (a river in France and Belgium)  :: Leie {f}
lysine {n} (essential amino acid, C6H14N2O2)  :: lysine
lysosome {n} (digestive organelle)  :: lysosoom {n}