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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
lade {v} (To fill or load) :: laden
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 ::
ladyfinger {n} (small sponge cake) :: lange vinger
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 mine {n} (mine that is placed on land) :: landmijn {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} (Trojan or 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) :: larve {f}, larvestadium {n}
larva {n} (an animal in such stage of growth, see also: tadpole) :: 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) :: lasagne {f}
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
lateral sclerosis {n} (disease) :: laterale sclerose {f}
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 whose native tongue is one descended from Latin) :: Romaan
Latin {n} :: Romein
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) :: laatstgenoemd
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} (molten 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 established in a community by its authorities) :: wet {m}, recht {m}
law {n} (any rule that must or should be obeyed) :: wet {m}
law {n} (statement of (observed, established) order, sequence or relationship of phenomena) :: 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 ::
leafless {adj} (without leaves) :: bladerloos
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
leatherette {n} (a type of fabric) :: kunstleer {n}
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 {n} (A person from Lebanon) :: Libanees {m}, Libanese {f}
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, schuinsmarcherdder {m}
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 {adj} (a protected cove or harbor, out of the wind) :: luwte {f}
lee {adj} (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 ::
legate {n} (deputy representing the pope) :: legaat {m}
legate {n} (deputy of a provincial governor or general in ancient Rome) :: legaat {m}
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
leghorn {n} (small white chicken breed) :: leghorn {m}
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 {n}
legionary {n} (member of a legion) :: legionair
legionnaire {n} (a member of a legion) SEE: legionary ::
legislate {v} (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}
lemma {n} (linguistics: canonical form of a term) :: 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
Leninian {adj} (of or pertaining to Lenin) SEE: Leninist ::
Leninism {n} (the political philosophy named after Vladimir Lenin) :: leninisme {n}
Leninist {adj} (of or relating to Lenin) :: leninistisch
Leninist {adj} (of or relating to Leninism) :: leninistisch
Leninist {n} (an adherent of Lenin or Leninism) :: leninist {m}
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 scaup {n} (Aythya affinis) :: kleine topper
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
less-than-stellar {adj} (not very good) SEE: poor ::
less-than-stellar {adj} (mediocre) SEE: mediocre ::
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 allow to descend) :: neerlaten
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 him who is without sin cast the first stone {phrase} (only those who are faultless have the right to pass judgment on others) :: laat hij die zelf nooit zondigt, de eerste steen maar gooien
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 marque {n} (ship that has been armed for such a task) :: kaperschip {n}
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
Letzeburgesh {prop} (Germanic language) SEE: Luxembourgish ::
leucism {n} (partial loss of pigmentation) :: leucisme {n}
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 {n} (use of borrowed funds) :: leverage
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} :: liberaal, open, 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 the 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, als
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 an entrance or threshold) :: 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
ling {n} (Any of various marine food fish, of the genus Molva) :: leng {m}
ling {n} (Molva molva) SEE: common 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
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
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}
lipstick on a pig {n} (to superficially alter something) :: al draagt een aap een gouden ring, het is en blijft een lelijk ding
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 {v} (to create or recite a list) :: een lijst maken
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 gull {n} (gull) :: dwergmeeuw
little owl {n} (species of owl) :: steenuil {m}
little penguin {n} (Eudyptula minor) :: dwergpinguïn {m}
Little Red Riding Hood {prop} (a folktale) :: Roodkapje {n}
Little Red Riding Hood {prop} (the main character in this story) :: Roodkapje {n}
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, Lama glama) :: lama {m}
LLP {n} (limited liability partnership) :: limited liability partnership {n}, LLP {n}
LNG {n} ((petrochemistry) liquid natural gas) :: lng {n}
lo {contraction} (look, see, behold) :: aanschouw
load {n} (burden) :: gewicht, last {m}
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
loaded {adj} ((of a word or phrase) having strong connotations) :: geladen
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 {n}
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
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}
lokun {n} (doctor) SEE: doctor ::
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 ::
London Underground {prop} (the London underground) :: de metro van Londen {m}
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
longship {n} (type of Viking vessel) :: snek {m} {f}, langschip {n}
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 ::
loofah {n} (tropical vine) :: luffa
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} (look behind oneself) :: achterom kijken
look back {v} (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 Gaviiformes) SEE: loon ::
loon {n} (a crazy person) :: gek, getikte {m}
loon {n} (bird of order Gaviiformes) :: duiker {m}, zeeduiker {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}
Lord's Supper {prop} (Eucharist) SEE: Eucharist ::
lore {n} (all the facts and traditions about a particular subject) :: overlevering {f}
lorgnette {n} (an opera glass with a handle) :: toneelkijker {m}, binocle {f}, lorgnet {f} {n} [uncommon]
Lorraine {prop} (region west 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
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, succesvol
lucky {adj} (being good by chance) :: gelukkig, boffend
lucky dip {n} (game with prizes in container) :: grabbelton
lucre {n} (money, riches, or wealth) :: 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} (being very fine and comfortable) :: luxueus
luxurious {adj} (enjoying pleasures of luxury) :: 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}
lynx spider {n} (spider) :: lynxspin
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}
lysergic {adj} (psychedelic) SEE: psychedelic ::
lysine {n} (essential amino acid, C6H14N2O2) :: lysine
lysosome {n} (digestive organelle) :: lysosoom {n}