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ç {letter} :: "c cédille", the letter c with a cedilla
Ç {letter} :: A letter used in writing French, representing /s/
çà {adv} [archaic] :: hither
çà {interj} :: so, well, then (with exhortative or intensive effect)
çà {interj} [archaic] :: la! (expressing strong emotion of anger, surprise etc.)
ç' {pron} [colloquial] :: contraction of ça
ça {pron} :: that
ça {pron} :: it
ça {pron} [psychoanalysis] :: id
ça {pron} [Louisiana French] :: they
ç'a {contraction} :: contraction of ça + a: it has, that has
ça a été {phrase} :: was everything OK?, did it go well?
ça commence à bien faire {phrase} :: enough is enough!
ça gaze {phrase} [colloquial] :: how's things?, how's tricks?
ça ira {phrase} [idiomatic] :: it will be all right; it will be OK
ça marche {phrase} :: See: ça marche
ça marche {phrase} [colloquial] :: OK, all right, sure, sure thing, sounds good, that's fine, that works for me
ça m'est égal {phrase} :: It doesn't matter to me; I don't mind; I don't care
ça ne fait rien {phrase} :: it doesn't matter
ça ne fait rien {phrase} :: never mind
ça suffit {interj} :: that does it, that's enough
ça va {interj} [as a question] :: how are you? how is it going? how are things?
ça va {interj} [as a response] :: Things are going fine
ça va barder {idiom} :: all hell will break loose!
ça va bien {phrase} :: I'm fine, I'm alright
ça va sans dire {phrase} [idiom] :: it goes without saying
ça y est {phrase} [idiomatic] :: there we go, there you go, there you have it, that's it, etc
c {letter} :: letter
c. {conj} :: abbreviation of comme
c. {f} :: abbreviation of collection
{m} :: letter: c
c' {pron} :: apocopic form of ce
C. {f} [music] :: b-d, bd, BD (bass drum)
ca {prep} :: abbreviation of circa
CA {m} :: abbreviation of conseil d'administration
CA {m} [Canada, accounting] :: CA; initialism of comptable agréé
cabale {f} :: cabal
cabaliste {m} :: cabalist
cabalistique {adj} :: cabalistic
cabalistiquement {adv} :: cabalistically
caban {m} :: reefer jacket
cabane {f} :: cabin, hut, shack; shed
cabane {f} [slang] :: prison
cabane {f} [Louisiana French, ] :: workshop
cabanon {m} [archaic] :: hut
cabanon {m} [Provence dialect] :: (holiday) cottage
cabaret {m} :: cabaret
cabaret {m} [Quebec, Louisiana] :: tray (object on which things are carried)
cabaretier {m} :: innkeeper
cabaretier {m} :: person who hosts a cabaret
cabaretière {f} :: feminine noun of cabaretier
cabas {m} :: shopping basket
caberlot {m} [slang] :: noggin, bonce
cabernet {m} :: Cabernet (grape variety)
cabestan {m} :: capstan (vertical cleated drum or cylinder)
cabillaud {m} :: cod
cabillot {m} [obsolete] :: cleat
cabine {f} :: cabin (aeroplane)
cabine d'essayage {f} :: fitting room
cabinet {m} [archaic] :: a study
cabinet {m} :: an office, a surgery
cabinet {m} :: a cabinet
cabinet {m} :: a cabinet of government advisors
cabinet {m} [in the plural] :: the toilet, lavatory
cabinet médical {m} :: doctors' surgery; doctors'
cabochard {adj} [colloquial] :: stubborn
caboche {f} [colloquial, anatomy] :: head
cabochien {adj} :: Cabochien
cabossé {adj} :: dented
cabossé {adj} :: battered
cabosser {vt} [colloquial] :: to dent
cabot {m} [colloquial] :: pooch, mutt, cur (dog)
cabotage {m} :: cabotage
caboter {vi} :: to transport goods or passenger, provide cabotage
caboteur {m} [nautical] :: coaster
cabotier {m} :: a cabotage ship, a transport ship
cabotin {m} :: ham (actor)
cabotin {m} :: poser
cabotin {adj} :: camp, overly theatrical
cabrer {vt} :: to rear up (horse)
cabri {m} :: kid (young goat)
cabri {m} [Louisiana French] :: goat
cabriolant {adj} :: cavorting
cabriole {f} :: capriole (jump)
cabriole {f} [dressage] :: capriole
cabrioler {vi} :: to caper, cavort
cabriolet {m} :: a cabriolet carriage
cabriolet {m} :: a convertible car
cabriolet {m} :: a knotted cord, each end tied to wood, to tie criminals to by the wrists
cabriolet {m} :: a Directoire style hat type
CAC {prop} {m} [business, economics, finance] :: initialism of w:Cotation Assistée en Continu the electronic trading system used by the Paris Bourse stock exchange
CAC {prop} {m} [stock market, by extension] :: The main stock market index code for the French stock market, the Paris Bourse
caca {m} [childish] :: poo (childish word for excrement)
cacahouète {m} :: alternative spelling of cacahuète
cacahuète {f} :: peanut, goober
cacao {m} :: cocoa
cacaoté {adj} :: with cocoa
cacaotier {m} :: cacao (tree)
cacaotière {f} :: farm growing cocoa
cacaoyer {adj} :: Related to cocoa
cacaoyer {m} :: cacao (tree)
cacaoyère {f} :: cocoa plantation
cacatoès {m} :: cockatoo (bird)
caché {adj} :: hidden
cachalot {m} :: sperm whale
cache {f} :: hiding place
cache {m} :: cover, mask
cache-cache {m} :: hide and seek
cache-col {m} :: muffler; scarf
cachectique {adj} :: cachectic
cache-œil {m} :: eyepatch
cachement {m} [rare] :: act of hiding
cachemire {m} :: cashmere (fabric)
Cachemire {prop} {m} :: Kashmir (region)
cachemiri {m} :: Kashmiri (language)
Cachemiri {prop} {m} :: Kashmiri (person)
Cachemirie {prop} {f} :: feminine noun of Cachemiri
cachemirien {m} :: Kashmiri (language, masculine only)
cachemirien {m} :: Kashmiri (person)
cachemirien {adj} :: Kashmiri
cache-nez {m} :: scarf, muffler
cache-pot {m} :: cachepot
cacher {vt} :: to hide
cacher {vr} [_, se cacher] :: to hide (oneself)
cacher {adj} :: alternative spelling of casher
cacherout {f} [Judaism] :: kashrut (Jewish dietary laws)
cacheroute {f} :: alternative spelling of cacherout
cache-sexe {m} :: cache-sexe
cachet {m} :: seal
cachet {m} :: pill
cachet {m} :: cachet
cacheté {adj} :: sealed
cacheter {vt} :: to seal (put a seal on a letter, a package, a wine bottle, etc.)
cachette {f} :: hideaway, hiding place
cachément {adv} [archaic, rare] :: obscurely
cachot {m} :: dungeon, prison
cachot {m} [ice hockey] :: penalty box
cachotterie {f} :: mystery, secrecy
cachottier {adj} :: secretive
cacique {m} [historical] :: chieftain (Indian chief in a tribe)
cacique {m} [by extension] :: a very powerful person
cacochymie {f} :: cacochymia
cacochymique {adj} :: cacochymic
cacodyle {m} [organic compound] :: cacodyl
cacodylique {adj} [chemistry] :: cacodylic
cacographie {f} :: cacography
cacolet {m} :: cacolet
cacophonie {f} :: cacophony
cacophonique {adj} :: cacophonous
cacophoniquement {adv} :: cacophonously
cactée {f} :: cactus
cactus {m} :: cactus
caïd {m} [historical] :: caid
caïd {m} [colloquial, especially, of a criminal gang] :: big shot, big man; boss
cadastral {adj} :: cadastral
cadastralement {adv} :: cadastrally
cadastre {m} :: cadastre (a register showing details of land ownership and value)
caïdat {f} :: The function or government of a caid
cadavre {m} :: corpse, cadaver
cadavre {m} :: empty bottle, empty
cadavéreux {adj} :: cadaverous
cadavérique {adj} [medicine] :: cadaveric
cadavérique {adj} :: cadaver-like (deathly pale)
caddie {m} :: shopping cart (conveyance used to carry items while shopping)
caddie {m} [golf] :: caddie
caddy {m} [golf] :: caddy
caddy {m} :: golf cart
caddy {m} :: supermarket trolley
cadeau {m} :: present, gift
cadenas {m} :: padlock
cadenassé {adj} :: locked up
cadenasser {vt} :: to padlock
cadencé {adj} :: rhythmic
cadence {f} :: cadence
cadencer {vt} :: to cadence
cadet {adj} [family] :: youngest
cadet {m} :: cadet, student officer
cadet {m} :: junior sportsperson, young player
cadet {m} :: a younger sibling
Cadien {m} [Louisiana French, ] :: Cajun
Cadienne {f} :: feminine singular of Cadien
cadière {f} [numismatics, historical] :: French coinage issued in the time of Philippe de Valois, where the monarch is pictured seated
Cadix {prop} {f} :: Cádiz
Cadix {prop} {f} :: Cadix
Cadjin {m} [Louisiana French, ] :: alternative spelling of Cadien, Cajun
Cadjinne {f} :: feminine singular of Cadjin
cadmate {m} [inorganic chemistry] :: cadmate
cadmiage {m} :: electroplating with cadmium
cadmie {f} :: cadmia
cadmier {v} :: To electroplate with a thin layer of cadmium
cadmium {m} :: cadmium
cadène {f} [archaic] :: chain used to attach convicts
cador {m} :: (informal) pro
cador {m} :: (informal) lady-killer
cadré {adj} [sports] :: on target
cadrage {m} [imaging] :: framing (position of an image within a frame or border)
cadrage satellitaire {m} [linguistics, syntax] :: satellite-framing
cadrage verbal {m} [linguistics, syntax] :: verb-framing
cadran {m} :: dial
cadran {m} :: face (of clock)
cadran lunaire {m} :: moondial (instrument for telling time)
cadran solaire {m} :: sundial
cadrat {m} [typography] :: spacer (in typesetting)
cadratin {m} :: em
cadre {m} :: the frame (of a door or picture)
cadre {m} :: the backbone (of an organization)
cadre {m} :: a box, square (on a printed page)
cadre {m} :: an executive
cadre {m} :: a scope or framework
cadre {m} [military] :: cadre
cadre {m} :: context, parameters
cadre {m} :: frame (of a bicycle)
cadrer {v} :: to fit (go well together)
cadrer {v} [photography] :: To frame (put into the field of vision)
cadreur {m} :: cameraman
caduc {adj} [botany] :: deciduous (of or pertaining to trees that shed their leaves in winter)
caduc {adj} :: obsolete
caduc {adj} :: null and void
caducifolié {adj} [of trees] :: deciduous
caducité {f} :: caducity
caducité {f} :: transience
caduque {f} :: decidua
caecotrophe {m} [biology] :: caecotroph
caelifère {m} :: any grasshopper belonging to the suborder Caelifera
Caen {prop} :: Caen
caennais {adj} :: of or from Caen
Caennais {m} :: someone from the city of Caen
Caennaise {f} :: feminine noun of Caennais
café {m} :: coffee [drink]
café {m} :: coffee colour
café {m} :: public house
café {m} :: cafe, coffee shop
café {adj} :: Of the colour of coffee
café allongé {m} :: (long) coffee, americano
cafard {m} :: cockroach
cafard {m} :: depression, melancholy
cafard {m} :: tattletale, informant, rat
cafarder {v} :: to tattle
cafardeux {adj} :: glum, gloomy
cafardeux {adj} :: depressing
café au lait {m} :: white coffee
café au lait {adj} :: Light brown
café crème {m} :: coffee with cream
cafetan {m} :: kaftan (long tunic worn in the Eastern Mediterranean)
cafetier {m} :: café owner
cafetière {f} :: coffee pot
café glacé {m} :: iced coffee
caféiculture {f} :: coffee culture
caféier {m} :: coffee (plant)
cafier {m} :: alternative form of caféier
cafignon {m} :: a little shadowy nook
cafignon {m} [Switzerland] :: slippers, particularly slippers that are closed at the back
caféine {f} :: caffeine
caféière {f} :: Coffee-plantation
caféisme {m} :: caffeinism
café noir {m} :: black coffee
cafouillage {m} :: screw-up
cafouiller {vi} :: to play up, be in a mess, fall apart
cafre {m} [obsolete, offensive] :: Kaffir
caftan {m} :: kaftan (long tunic worn in the Eastern Mediterranean)
cafter {v} :: to rat; to rat on
cafter {v} :: to denounce
café-théâtre {m} :: A café or restaurant that stages cabaret or other theatrical performances
cafétéria {f} :: cafeteria
café-vélo {m} :: a cycling café, a type of café specializing in serving a clientele that bicycles
caféylquinique {adj} [organic chemistry] :: caffeoylquinic
cage {f} :: cage
cage {f} [soccer, colloquial] :: area, penalty area
cage d'escalier {f} :: stairwell
cageot {m} :: bottle crate
cage thoracique {f} :: rib cage (part of skeleton)
cagette {f} :: carton, (small) crate (or similar packaging)
cagette {f} :: punnet
cagibi {m} :: storeroom (small rooms without windows)
cagibi {m} :: cubbyhole
cagliaritain {adj} :: of or from Cagliari
Cagliaritain {m} :: someone of or from Cagliari
Cagliaritaine {f} :: feminine singular of Cagliaritain
cagna {f} [military slang] :: dugout
cagnard {adj} :: lazy
cagnard {adj} [obsolete] :: cowardly
cagnard {m} :: lazy person
cagnard {m} [obsolete] :: coward
cagnard {m} :: suntrap (masculine only)
cagnarder {v} :: To be lazy
cagneux {adj} :: knock-kneed (having the knees abnormally close together)
cagnotte {f} :: pool, kitty, pot (of money, for distribution)
cagot {m} [obsolete, outside, historical] :: cagot
cagot {m} [dated] :: sanctimonious person, hypocrite
cagot {adj} [dated] :: sanctimonious
cagotement {adv} :: sanctimoniously
cagoterie {f} [historical] :: A quarter of a town to which cagots were restricted
cagou {m} :: kagu
cagoulé {adj} :: masked by a balaclava
cagoulard {m} [historical] :: cagoulard
cagoularde {f} :: feminine noun of cagoulard
cagoule {f} :: cowl
cagoule {f} :: balaclava
cagouler {vr} [se cagouler] :: to wear a balaclava
caguer {v} [France, colloquial] :: to defecate
cahier {m} :: notebook, exercise book
cahier {m} :: quire
cahier des charges {m} [commerce] :: specifications, specs, requirements; brief
cahin-caha {adv} :: hobbling along
cahors {m} :: A red wine from Cahors
cahot {m} :: jolt, bump
cahotant {adj} :: jolting
cahoter {vt} :: to bump, jolt
cahoter {vi} :: to jolt along, bounce along
cahoteux {adj} :: bumpy; jolty
cahute {f} :: shack, hut
cahutte {f} :: alternative spelling of cahute
caillage {m} :: curdling
caillassage {m} :: stoning
caillasser {v} :: To stone (throw stones at)
caille {adj} :: multicoloured, spotted
caille {f} :: quail
caillebotis {m} :: duckboard
caille des blés {f} :: common quail
caille-lait {m} :: bedstraw (plant of the genus Galium)
caillement {m} :: curdling
cailler {v} :: to curdle, clot
cailler {v} [slang, impersonal] :: To be very cold, to be brass monkeys
cailler {vi} [slang] :: To be very cold, to freeze
caillera {m} [slang] :: rabble, riffraff, thug
cailleter {vi} [dated] :: to gossip, chew the cud
caillette {f} :: abomasum
caillette {f} :: curd (of milk to make cheese)
caillette {f} :: frivolous gossiping woman
caillot {m} :: clot
caillot {m} :: curd
caillou {m} :: gravel, small stone
caillouter {vt} :: to metal [a road]
caillouteux {adj} :: stony, pebbly
cailloutis {m} :: gravel
cairote {adj} :: Of, or pertaining to Cairo
caisse {f} :: box
caisse {f} :: cash register
caisse {f} :: fund
caisse {f} :: bank
caisse {f} [colloquial] :: car
caisse {f} [vulgar] :: fart
caisse enregistreuse {f} :: cash register (machine)
caisse noire {f} :: slush fund (money stored for illegal or dishonest purposes)
caisse à outils {f} :: toolbox
caissier {m} :: cashier
caissière {f} :: feminine noun of caissier
caisson {m} :: box
Caiète {prop} :: Gaeta
cajeput {m} [botany] :: cajuput, a tree (Melaleuca leucadendra or Melaleuca cajuputi) of Australia and southeast Asia
cajeputène {m} :: cajuputene
cajoler {v} :: to cuddle, to cradle in one's arms
cajoler {v} [dated] :: to flatter, to cajole
cajolerie {f} :: cuddling, hugging
cajolerie {f} [dated] :: cajolery
cajoleur {m} :: cuddler (someone who cuddles)
cajou {m} :: cashew (tree)
cake {m} :: fruitcake (containing rum)
cake {m} :: quick bread (a smallish loaf-shaped baked good which may be sweet like an English cake or salty and with bits of meat. See insert)
cake-walk {m} :: cakewalk (the dance)
cakilier {m} :: searocket or similar plant of the genus Cakile
cal {m} :: callus (hardened part of the skin)
calabrais {adj} :: Calabrian
calabrais {m} :: Calabrian, the Calabrian language
calabraise {f} :: Calabrian woman
Calabre {prop} {f} :: Calabria
calade {f} :: a harmonious, decorative and useful arrangement of medium-sized pebbles, fixed to the ground
caladrius {m} :: caladrius
calage {m} :: timing (of an engine)
calage {m} :: synchronization
calage {m} :: adjustment
calaisien {m} :: of or from Calais
Calaisien {m} :: someone of or from Calais
calaisienne {f} :: feminine noun of calaisien
Calaisienne {f} :: feminine noun of Calaisien
calamandrier {m} :: wall germander (of the species Teucrium chamaedrys)
calamar {m} :: squid
calame {m} :: a calamus, a quill
calament {m} :: calamint (of the genera Acinos or Calamintha)
calamine {f} :: calamine (zinc oxide or silicate)
calamine {f} :: Residue of carbon deposited in the cylinders of two-stroke engines
calamité {m} :: calamity, disaster
calamiteusement {adv} :: calamitously
calamiteux {adj} :: calamitous
calamondin {m} :: calamondin
calandre {f} :: calender (machine)
calandre {f} :: radiator grill (on a car)
calandre {f} :: calandra lark (Melanocorypha calandra)
calandre {f} :: wheat weevil larva (Sitophilus granarius)
calanque {f} :: creek (rocky inlet), especially one in the Mediterranean
calao {m} :: hornbill (bird)
calbar {m} [slang] :: underpants
calcaire {m} :: limestone
calcaire {adj} :: calcareous
calcanéen {adj} [anatomy] :: calcaneal
calcanthe {m} [dated, chemistry] :: alternative form of chalcanthe
calcanéum {m} [anatomy] :: calcaneus
calcarifère {adj} :: calciferous
calcédoine {f} :: chalcedony
calèche {f} :: calèche, carriage
calcifier {v} :: to calcify
calciférol {m} [organic compound] :: calciferol
calcimètre {m} :: calcimeter
calcin {m} :: cullet
calciné {adj} :: calcinated
calciné {adj} :: calcined
calcination {f} :: calcination
calciner {vt} :: to calcinate
calciner {vt} :: to calcine
calcineurine {f} :: calcineurin
calcique {adj} :: calcic
calcium {m} :: calcium
calciurie {f} [pathology] :: calcinuria
calcémie {m} [pathology] :: calcemia
calcul {m} :: calculus (maths)
calcul {m} :: calculus (medicine)
calcul {m} [computing] :: computing
calculable {adj} :: calculable
calculateur {adj} :: calculating
calculateur {m} :: calculating person
calculateur {m} :: calculator (device)
calculatrice {f} :: calculator (electronic calculation device)
calculer {v} :: to calculate (all meanings)
calculette {f} :: calculator (handheld device)
caldeira {f} :: caldera
caldoche {adj} :: Describing European French inhabitants of New Caledonia
Calédonie {prop} {f} :: Caledonia
calédonien {adj} :: Caledonian
calédonien {adj} :: New Caledonian
cale {f} :: wedge (under door etc.)
cale {f} [golf] :: wedge
cale {f} :: chock (for wheel)
cale {f} [obsolete] :: immersion (in water)
cale {f} :: hold (of a ship)
cale {f} :: slipway
calebasse {f} :: calabash
calebasse {f} [Louisiana French, ] :: gourd
calebasse {f} [Louisiana French, ] :: pumpkin
calembour {m} :: pun (joke or type of wordplay)
calenda {f} :: calinda
calendaire {adj} :: calendric
calende {f} :: Calends. The first day of the Roman month
calendique {adj} :: calendic
calendrier {m} :: calendar
calendrier {m} :: program, schedule
calendrier de l'Avent {m} :: Advent calendar
calendrier grégorien {m} :: Gregorian calendar
calendule {f} :: synonym of souci (marigold)
calenduline {f} :: calendulin
cale-nuque {m} :: neckroll
caleçon {m} :: boxer shorts, boxer briefs
calepin {m} :: notebook
caler {vt} :: to wedge (open) (a door)
caler {vt} :: to jam (machinery etc.), to stall (an engine)
caler {vi} :: to stall (of driver, engine)
caler {vt} :: to fill (someone) up
caler {vi} [colloquial] :: (of person eating) to give up, be full
caler {vt} :: to synchronize
caléfaction {f} :: calefaction
calfater {v} :: to caulk (to seal joints with caulk)
calfeutrage {m} :: draughtproofing / draftproofing
calfeutrer {v} :: caulk (to seal joints with caulk)
calfeutrer {v} :: to draughtproof, draftproof
calibrage {m} :: calibration
calibre {m} :: calibre
calibrer {v} :: to calibrate
calibrer {v} :: to grade
calice {m} :: chalice
calice {interj} [Quebec, slang] :: alternative form of câlisse
calicot {m} :: calico
calicotome {m} :: thorny broom (or similar plant of the genus Calicotome)
caléidoscope {f} :: kaleidoscope
caléidoscopique {adj} :: kaleidoscopic
califat {m} :: caliphate
calife {m} :: caliph
californate {m} [inorganic chemistry] :: californate
Californian spangled {m} :: California spangled cat
Californie {prop} {f} :: California
californien {adj} :: Californian (of or relating to California)
Californien {m} :: Californian (someone from CA)
Californienne {f} :: feminine noun of Californien
californium {m} :: californium
califourchon {m} :: only used in à califourchon
calinotade {f} :: stupidity, silliness
calisson {m} :: A diamond-shaped confection made with ground almonds
calleux {adj} :: calloused
calligramme {m} :: calligram
calligraphe {mf} :: calligrapher (one who practices calligraphy)
calligraphie {f} :: calligraphy (art of writing with decorative strokes)
calligraphier {vt} :: to calligraph
calligraphique {adj} :: calligraphic
calligraphiquement {adv} :: calligraphically
Callimaque {prop} {m} :: Callimachus
callipyge {adj} :: callipygian (having beautifully shaped buttocks)
callistemon {m} :: bottlebrush (tree of the genus Callistemon)
callosité {f} :: callosity
callune {f} :: ling, heather
calmant {m} :: gripe water
calmar {m} :: squid (the mollusk)
calmar colossal {m} :: colossal squid
calmar géant {m} :: giant squid
calme {adj} :: calm
calme {adj} :: quiet, peaceful
calme {m} :: calmness, stillness
calme {m} :: coolness (of a person)
calmement {adv} :: calmly
calme plat {m} [figuratively] :: a dead calm, a flat calm, a clock calm
calmer {vt} :: to calm, pacify, soothe
calmer {vr} :: to calm down, abate, subside
calmos {interj} [colloquial] :: calm; (let's) stay calm
calmos {adv} [colloquial] :: calmly
calomel {m} [inorganic compound] :: calomel
calomelano {m} [inorganic compound] :: calomel
calomelas {m} :: alternative form of calomel
calomniateur {m} :: slanderer; libeler
calomniatrice {f} :: a female slanderer
calomnie {f} :: calumny; slander
calomnier {v} :: to slander
calomnieusement {adv} :: calumniously
calomnieux {adj} :: calumnious
caloporteur {adj} :: heat transfer (attributive)
calorie {f} :: calorie
calorifique {adj} :: calorific
calorifère {m} :: heater, radiator
calorifuge {adj} :: (heat) insulating
calorimètre {f} [physics] :: calorimeter
calorimétrie {f} :: calorimetry
calorimétrique {adj} :: calorimetric
calorique {adj} :: caloric
calorique {adj} [attributive] :: heat; heat-emitting
calot {m} :: forage cap
calot {m} :: large marble used in kids' games
calotin {m} :: A person who wears a calotte (religious skullcap); any officer of the church
calotte {f} :: zucchetto (skullcap worn by Roman Catholic clergy)
calotte {f} :: kippah (Jewish cap)
calotte {f} [Belgium] :: calotte (religious skullcap)
calotte {f} [Belgium, student slang] :: cap worn by students of Belgian Catholic universities after the corona ceremony (a sort of hazing)
calotte {f} [by extension] :: cap (of ice)
calotte glaciaire {f} :: ice cap
caloyer {m} :: caloyer
caloyère {f} :: feminine noun of caloyer
calqué {adj} :: imitated, copied
calque {m} :: tracing (the reproduction of an image made by copying it through translucent paper)
calque {m} [lexicography] :: calque, loan translation
calquer {v} :: to model, to imitate, to copy
calquer {v} :: to trace, to copy onto a sheet of paper superimposed over the original, by drawing over its lines
calumet {m} :: calumet
calumet de la paix {m} :: A (literal or figurative) peace pipe
calus {m} :: callus (hardened part of the skin)
calva {m} :: calva; calvados
Calvados {prop} {m} :: Calvados
calvaire {m} :: calvary
calvaire {m} :: ordeal
calvaire {interj} [Quebec, vulgar] :: fuck, fucking hell, bloody hell
calvinisme {m} :: Calvinism (The Christian doctrines of John Calvin)
calviniste {adj} :: Calvinist
calviniste {mf} :: Calvinist
calvitie {f} :: baldness (the state of being bald)
cam {f} :: cam (device for filming)
cam {abbr} [military, nautical] :: contre-amiral (rear admiral (RAdm))
cam. {m} :: abbreviation of camarade
CAm {abbr} [military] :: Contre-Amiral (Rear Admiral, or RAdm)
camaïeu {m} :: cameo (stone)
camaïeu {m} :: (range of) shades, tones, hues (of a colour)
camaïeu {m} [art] :: camaieu
camail {m} :: camail, capuchin (hood)
caïman {m} :: caiman
camarade {m} :: Buddy, mate
camarade {m} :: Comrade (companion or fellow socialist or communist)
camaraderie {f} :: camaraderie
camard {adj} :: flat-nosed
camarguais {adj} :: Pertaining to, or from the Camargue
camarilla {f} :: camarilla
camarine {f} :: crowberry
cambiste {m} :: foreign exchange trader
Cambodge {prop} {m} :: Cambodia
cambodgien {adj} :: Cambodian (of or pertaining to Cambodia or its people or culture)
Camboricien {m} :: A person from Chambourcy in northern France
Camboricienne {f} :: feminine singular of Camboricien
cambouis {m} :: sludge (dirty oil / grease)
cambrer {v} :: to arch (one's back, feet etc.)
cambrien {adj} :: Cambrian
cambriolage {m} :: burglary, robbery
cambrioler {v} :: to burgle [UK], burglarize [US]
cambrioleur {m} :: burglar
cambrioleuse {f} :: feminine noun of cambrioleur
cambrousse {f} :: countryside, outback
cambrure {f} :: instep, arch (of the foot)
cambrure {f} :: camber (of a road)
cambrure {f} :: small of the back
cambusard {m} [nautical] :: A rough red wine once distributed to French sailors
cambuse {f} [nautical] :: a storeroom
cambuse {f} [slang] :: a hovel
cambuse {f} [slang] :: a badly maintained and often ill-famed cabaret or inn
came {f} :: cam (part of engine)
camée {m} :: cameo (stone)
camelin {adj} :: cameline, pertaining to the camel
camelin {m} :: camlet
cameline {f} :: camelina (plant)
camelot {m} :: street vendor, peddler, hawker
camelote {f} :: junk, rubbish, tat
camembert {m} :: camembert (creamy French cheese)
camembert {m} [colloquial] :: pie chart
camer {vr} [se camer] :: to take drugs
cameraman {m} :: alternative form of caméraman
camerlingue {m} :: camerlengo
Cameroun {prop} {m} :: Cameroon
camerounais {adj} :: Cameroonian (of or pertaining to Cameroon or its people or culture)
Camerounais {m} :: a Cameroonian
Camerounaise {f} :: feminine noun of Camerounais
camescope {m} :: alternative spelling of caméscope
Camille {prop} :: given name derived from Latin Camillus
Camille {prop} :: given name derived from Latin Camilla
camion {m} :: lorry (UK); truck (US)
camion-balai {m} :: broom wagon
camion-citerne {m} :: tanker (UK), tank truck (US)
camionnage {m} :: haulage / trucking
camionnette {f} :: van
camionneur {m} :: lorry/truck driver
camionneur {m} :: haulier
camionneuse {f} :: feminine noun of camionneur
camionneuse {f} [pejorative] :: butch lesbian
camion plateau {m} :: flatbed truck, flatbed lorry
camisole {f} :: camisole
camisole {f} :: straitjacket
camisole de force {f} :: straitjacket
camélée {f} :: spurge olive (of species Cneorum tricoccon)
camélia {m} :: camellia (plant or the flower from the plant)
camélidé {m} [usually in the plural] :: any member of the Camelidae taxonomic family
caméléon {m} :: chameleon (reptile)
caméléon {m} :: chameleon (person who always changes)
caméo {m} :: cameo (brief appearance)
camomille {f} :: camomile (plant)
camorra {f} [singulare tantum] :: Camorra (crime organization from Naples)
camorra {f} [countable, by extension] :: any criminal organization
camouflage {m} :: camouflage
camoufler {v} :: to camouflage (hide, disguise)
camouflet {m} :: snub, affront
camouflet {m} [military] :: camouflet
camp {m} :: camp (An outdoor place acting as temporary accommodation in tents or other temporary structures.)
camp {m} :: camp (Semi-temporary accommodation)
camp {m} :: camp (A base of a military group, not necessarily temporary)
camp {m} :: camp (A group of people with the same ideals or political leanings, strongly supported.)
camp {m} :: camp, summer camp
camp {adj} :: camp (Intentionally tasteless or vulgar, self-parodying, affected, exaggerated)
camp {m} :: campness; An affected, exaggerated or intentionally tasteless style
campagnard {adj} :: country (attributive)
campagnard {adj} :: rustic
campagnard {m} :: countryman
campagne {f} :: country (the country, rural area, as opposed to the town or city)
campagne {f} :: campaign
campagnol {m} :: vole
Campanie {prop} :: Campania
campanologie {f} :: campanology (study of bells)
campanologique {adj} :: campanologic
campanologue {mf} :: campanologist
campanulé {adj} :: campaniform
campanulacé {adj} :: campanulaceous
campanule {f} :: bellflower (plant of genus Campanula)
campêche {m} :: logwood
camp de concentration {m} :: concentration camp
camp de travail {m} :: labor camp
camp de travail {m} :: workcamp
camp d'extermination {m} :: death camp, extermination camp
campement {m} :: campsite
campement {m} :: camping (the action of staying in a camp)
campement {m} :: camping gear
camper {v} :: to camp
campeur {m} :: camper
camphène {m} [organic compound] :: camphene
camphogène {m} [organic compound] :: camphogen
camphorée {f} :: camphorweed
camphorine {f} [organic compound] :: camphorin
camphorique {adj} [organic chemistry] :: camphoric
camphré {adj} :: camphorated
camphre {m} :: camphor
camphrier {m} :: camphor tree
camping {m} [uncountable] :: camping
camping {m} [countable] :: campsite
camping-car {m} :: motor home
campus {m} :: campus (of university)
caméra {f} :: video camera
caméral {adj} :: cameral
caméralisme {m} :: cameralism
caméraman {m} :: cameraman
camérier {m} :: chamberlain
camériste {f} :: maid (or similar servant)
caméscope {m} :: a camcorder
camus {adj} :: flat-nosed
Camus {prop} :: surname of Basque origin
Caïn {prop} {m} :: Cain (son of Adam and Eve)
Canada {prop} {m} :: Canada
canadair {m} :: firefighting aircraft
canadianiser {v} :: Canadianize (to make Canadian)
canadianisme {m} :: Canadianism (word or phrase originated in Canada or with special meaning in Canada)
canadien {adj} :: Canadian
Canadien {m} :: Canadian (male or of unspecified sex) [boy or man]
Canadienne {f} :: Canadian (female) [girl or woman]
Canadiens {prop} [Canada] :: the Montreal Canadiens hockey club
canaille {f} [archaic] :: rabble (collectively)
canaille {f} :: rascal, blackguard, scoundrel, scum
canaillerie {f} :: blackguardism
canal {m} :: canal
canal {m} :: channel (broadcasting: specific radio frequency or band of frequencies)
canalaire {adj} [anatomy] :: ductal
canalisation {f} :: canalisation
canaliser {v} :: to channel; to canalise (direct the flow)
canaliser {v} :: to canalise (render into a canal)
canaliser {v} :: to channel (direct one's efforts)
canal nommé {m} [computing] :: named pipe
canamelle {f} :: sugarcane
cananéen {adj} :: Canaanite
canapé {m} :: sofa
canapé {m} :: piece of bread covered with some savory (finger) food
canapé {m} :: nibble (small bits of food, e.g. at a party)
canaque {adj} :: Kanak
canard {m} :: duck (of either sex)
canard {m} :: drake (male duck)
canard {m} [slang, familiar] :: newspaper
canard {m} [slang, familiar] :: a man who complies with every desire of his partner in order to avoid conflict
canard {m} [slang, familiar] :: a man who tries to attract women by offering them gifts
canard {m} :: lump of sugar dunked in coffee or brandy
canard {m} [music, colloquial] :: off-note
canard brun {m} :: mottled duck (Anas fulvigula)
canarder {v} [colloquial] :: to snipe at someone
canardière {f} :: punt gun (for shooting wildfowl)
canari {m} :: canary (bird from Canary Islands)
canarien {adj} :: Canarian
Canarien {m} :: Canarian
Canarienne {f} :: feminine singular of Canarien
Canaries {prop} {fp} :: Canary Islands, Canaries
canaroie {m} :: magpie goose
canasson {m} [colloquial] :: horse
canasta {f} :: canasta
cancan {m} :: gossip
cancan {m} :: cancan (dance)
cancanement {m} :: quacking (making the sound of ducks)
cancanement {m} :: gossiping
cancaner {v} :: to gossip
cancaner {v} :: to quack
cancaneuse {f} :: cancan dancer
cancanier {adj} :: gossiping
cancer {m} :: cancer
canche {f} :: hair grass (of family Poaceae)
canche {f} [slang] :: dump
cancre {m} :: blockhead, dunce, dolt
cancre {m} [dated] :: crayfish
cancre {m} [obsolete] :: pauper
cancrelat {m} :: cockroach
cancéreux {adj} :: cancerous
cancérigène {adj} :: carcinogenic (causing or tending to cause cancer)
cancérigènement {adv} :: carcinogenically
cancérogenèse {f} :: carcinogenesis
cancérogène {adj} :: alternative form of cancérigène
cancérogénicité {f} :: carcinogenicity
cancérologie {f} :: oncology
cancérologique {adj} :: oncologic; oncological
cancérologue {mf} :: oncologist
candela {f} :: candela (SI unit of luminous intensity)
candeur {f} :: purity
candeur {f} :: confidence
candeur {f} :: honesty; candour
candi {adj} :: candied
candi {m} :: sugar candy
candidat {m} :: candidate
candidate {f} :: feminine noun of candidat
candidater {v} :: To stand (put oneself forward) as a candidate
candidature {f} :: candidature
candide {adj} :: candid, frank
candide {adj} :: naive, overtrusting
candide {mf} :: a candid person
candide {m} :: A mountain clouded yellow (Colias phicomone), a butterfly of Europe
candidement {adv} :: confidently
candidement {adv} :: purely, in a pure way
candidement {adv} :: candidly
candir {vi} :: to crystallize
candir {vt} :: to cover with crystallized sugar
candéla {f} :: candela
candélabre {m} :: candelabrum
cane {f} :: duck (female duck)
canelle {f} :: alternative form of cannelle
canepetière {f} :: little bustard
caneton {m} :: duckling
canette {f} :: can, tin, tin can
canette {f} :: duckling
canevas {m} [sewing] :: canvas; tapestry
canevas {m} :: framework
canevas {m} [cartography] :: network
cange {f} :: small boat used on the Nile
caniche {mf} :: poodle (dog)
caniculaire {adj} :: scorching
caniculaire {adj} :: canicular
canicule {f} [astronomy] :: Sirius, Dog Star
canicule {f} :: The dog days of summer
canicule {f} [figuratively] :: synonym of vague de chaleur (any heat wave or hot spell)
canidé {m} [usually, in the plural] :: a member of the Canidae family, canid
canif {m} :: penknife
canin {adj} :: canine
canine {f} :: canine, cuspid
caïnisme {m} :: siblicide
caniveau {m} [on a road] :: gutter
cannabinique {adj} :: cannabic
cannabis {m} :: cannabis
cannage {m} :: caning (working with canes, cane craftwork)
cannamelle {f} :: alternative form of canamelle
canne {f} :: cane; stick
canne {f} [familiar] :: peg; leg
canne {f} :: rod; fishing rod
canneberge {f} :: cranberry (berry)
canne blanche {f} :: cane (white stick used by blind people)
canne des tranchées {f} :: trench stick
cannelé {adj} :: fluted
cannelé {adj} [heraldry] :: invected
cannelier {m} :: cinnamomum
cannelle {f} :: cinnamon (the spice)
cannelle {adj} :: cinnamon (in colour)
cannelure {f} :: groove (linear indent)
cannelure {f} [botany] :: striation (on a plant)
canne à pêche {f} :: fishing rod (rod used for angling)
canner {v} [Quebec, colloquial] :: to can
canner {v} [France, slang] :: to die
Cannes {prop} :: Cannes
canne à sucre {f} :: sugar cane (species of grass whose sap is a source of sugar)
cannibale {adj} :: cannibalistic, cannibal
cannibale {m} :: cannibal
cannibalisation {f} :: cannibalization
cannibaliser {v} :: to cannibalise
cannibalisme {m} [literally] :: The practice of cannibalism, eating another of one's own species
cannibalisme {m} [figuratively] :: Extreme ferocity, ruthlessness
cannois {adj} :: From Cannes
Cannois {m} :: Cannois, someone from Cannes
Cannoise {f} :: feminine singular of Cannois
cannonière {f} :: gunboat
cannonière {f} :: feminine noun of cannonier
canoë {m} :: canoe
canoé {m} :: alternative spelling of canoë
canoéiste {mf} :: canoeist
canon {m} :: cannon, (big) gun
canon {m} :: barrel (of firearm)
canon {m} :: cannon for a horse
canon {m} [slang] :: hottie, dish, bombshell (attractive man/woman)
canon {adj} [colloquial, of a person] :: hot, sexy
canon {m} :: canon
canon {m} [music] :: canon
canon {m} [religion] :: canon
canon {m} [slang] :: glass of wine
canonial {adj} :: canonical
canonialement {adv} :: canonically
canonique {adj} :: canonic, canonical
canoniquement {adv} :: canonically
canonisable {adj} :: worthy of being canonized
canonisation {f} :: canonization
canoniser {v} :: to canonize
canonnade {f} :: cannonade
canon à neige {m} :: snow cannon (machine that spurts out snow over pistes)
canonner {v} :: To cannon, cannonade
canonnier {m} :: cannoneer
canonnière {f} :: gunboat
canopée {f} :: canopy (in forest)
canope {m} :: An ancient Egyptian vase
Canope {prop} [star] :: Canopus
canot {m} :: dinghy (small boat)
canot {m} [Quebec] :: canoe
canotage {m} [nautical] :: rowing
canot automobile {m} :: motorboat
canot de sauvetage {m} :: raft, safety raft, life raft
canoter {v} :: to go canoeing
canoteur {m} [nautical] :: rower
canotier {m} [nautical] :: canoeist, rower
canotier {m} :: boater (hat)
canotiere {f} :: feminine noun of canotier
canéphore {f} [architecture] :: canephorus
céans {adv} [archaic or literary] :: (in) here
cantabile {m} [music] :: cantabile
cantabile {adj} [music] :: cantabile
cantabrique {adj} :: Cantabrian
cantal {m} :: Cantal (cheese)
Cantal {prop} {m} :: Cantal
cantaloup {m} :: cantaloupe
cantatrice {f} :: cantatrice
Canterbury {prop} {m} :: Canterbury (city in England)
canthaxanthine {m} [organic compound] :: canthaxanthin
cantillation {f} :: cantillation (the act of cantillating)
cantiller {v} :: cantillate
cantilène {f} [music] :: cantilena
cantine {f} :: canteen (small cafeteria or snack bar)
cantinier {m} :: cellarman
cantinier {m} :: sutler
cantinière {f} :: cantinière
cantinière {f} :: female cellarman
cantique {m} :: canticle
cantoche {f} [slang] :: cantine
canton {m} :: canton (of Switzerland, France or Luxembourg)
canton {m} [heraldiccharge] :: canton
Canton {prop} :: Canton (former name for Guangzhou)
Canton {prop} :: Canton (former name for Guangdong)
cantonade {f} [theatre, archaic] :: box seats
cantonais {adj} :: Cantonese
cantonais {m} :: Cantonese (language)
cantonais {m} :: Cantonese (people)
cantonaise {f} :: feminine noun of cantonais
cantonal {adj} :: cantonal
cantoniste {m} [historical] :: cantonist
cantonnement {m} :: billet; billeting
cantonnement {m} :: cantonment
cantonner {v} [military] :: to station; billet (troops)
cantonner {vi} [military] :: to be stationed, be billeted
cantonner {vt} :: to confine (someone to)
cantonner {vr} [with dans] :: to take refuge (in)
cantonner {vr} [with à, dans] :: to restrict oneself (to); focus (on)
cantonner {vr} [with à, dans] :: be restricted, confined
cantonner {vr} [military, with dans] :: to fortify, set up or establish defenses
cantonnier {m} :: roadman, roadmender
cantonnier {m} :: trackman (railways)
cantonnière {f} :: feminine noun of cantonnier
Cantorbéry {prop} {m} :: Canterbury [city in England]
canular {m} :: hoax (anything deliberately intended to deceive or trick)
canule {f} :: cannula
canuse {f} :: feminine singular of canut
canut {m} :: A former hand weaver (who worked at home)
canut {m} :: (by extension) A very poor person
canyon {m} :: canyon
canyonisme {m} [sports] :: canyoning
cañon {m} :: alternative spelling of canyon
caïon {m} [Switzerland] :: pig, pork
caoua {m} [colloquial] :: coffee
caouanne {f} :: loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)
caoutchène {m} :: caoutchin
caoutchouc {m} :: rubber (natural and synthetic)
caoutchouté {adj} :: rubberized
caoutchouter {v} :: To coat with rubber
caoutchouter {v} :: To decorate with rubber
caoutchouteux {adj} :: rubbery; having the appearance or consistency of rubber
caoutchoutique {adj} [rare] :: rubber (attributive)
caoutchoutique {adj} [rare] :: rubbery
cap {m} [geography] :: cape
cap {m} [archaic] :: head
cap {m} [nautical] :: heading
cap {m} [Quebec, geography] :: cap (summit of a mountain)
Cap {prop} {m} :: only in Le Cap
capabilité {f} :: capability
capable {adj} :: able, capable
capablement {adv} :: capably
capacité {f} :: skill (capacity to do something well)
capacité {f} :: capacity (measure of the ability to hold, receive or absorb; maximum amount that can be contained)
capacitaire {adj} :: (of a voting system) In which only those meeting a certain educational standard may vote
capacitaire {m} [legal] :: A person having a specified capacity, especially one having a law degree
capaciter {v} :: To capacitate
capacitif {adj} [physics] :: capacitive
capacité électrique {f} :: capacitance (property of an element of an electrical circuit)
caparaçon {m} :: caparison
caparaçonner {vt} :: to caparison
cape {f} :: cape
caper {v} [finance] :: to cap (set a limit to)
caper {v} [sports] :: to cap (award a player a cap for playing for their national team)
Capernaüm {prop} :: Capernaum
cap glacé {m} :: synonym of calotte glaciaire (ice cap)
cap glacé {m} :: abbreviation of cappuccino glacé (iced capp)
capharnaüm {m} [figuratively] :: shambles
Caïphe {prop} :: Caiphas
capillaire {adj} :: capillary (related to hair)
capillaire {m} :: capillary (any of small blood vessels that connect arteries to veins)
capillarité {f} :: capillarity; capillary action
capilliculteur {m} :: coiffeur
capillicultrice {f} :: feminine noun of capilliculteur
capilotade {f} :: capilotade
capitaine {m} :: captain, leader
capitaine de vaisseau {m} :: Naval military officer in command of a capital ship or a small squadron. Equivalent of a ship of the line captain in commonwealth navies and a full captain in the United States navy. Ranking above a capitaine de corvette and below contre-amiral
capitainerie {f} :: port authority
capitainerie {f} [obsolete] :: captaincy
capital {m} :: capital (money and wealth)
capital {adj} :: capital (important)
capitale {f} :: capital, capital city
capitale {f} :: capital letter
capitalement {adv} :: capitally
capitalisable {adj} :: capitalizable
capitalisation {f} :: capitalisation
capitaliser {vt} [finance, typography] :: to capitalize
capitalisme {m} :: capitalism
capitaliste {mf} :: capitalist
capitaliste {adj} :: capitalist
capitalistique {adj} :: capitalistic
capitalistiquement {adv} :: capitalistically
capitanat {m} :: captaincy
capiter {v} :: To tax on a per capita basis
capiteux {adj} :: heady
capiteux {adj} :: intoxicating
capitolin {adj} :: Capitoline (attributive)
capitonnage {m} :: padding
capitonnage {m} :: upholstery
capitonner {v} :: to pad (fill with padding)
capitoul {m} [historical] :: A capitoul or capitol: the former chief magistrates of the city of Toulouse, France. The requirements included being male, married, over 25 years of age, and Catholic; having a house in Toulouse; and plying an honorable profession, such as the law or trade
capitoulat {m} :: Capitoulate:
capitoulat {m} [specifically, historical] :: Rule by capitouls, the former municipal government of Toulouse, France, under their direction
capitoulat {m} [historical] :: The office or term of office of a capitoul
capitoulat {m} [historical] :: The former districts of Toulouse, France, responsible for electing the capitouls
capitulaire {adj} :: capitular
capitulairement {adv} :: capitularly (as an ecclesiastical chapter)
capitulation {f} :: capitulation
capitule {m} [Roman Catholicism] :: capitulum
capitule {m} [botany] :: capitulum, flower head
capituler {v} :: to surrender; to capitulate (to give oneself up into the power of another)
Caplette {prop} :: surname
capnie {f} :: capnia (carbon dioxide in the blood)
capnoïde {adj} :: capnotic
capoeira {f} :: capoeira
capon {adj} [pejorative] :: cowardly
capon {m} [pejorative] :: coward
caponner {vi} :: to act cowardly, be yellow, chicken
caponner {v} :: to cat (raise anchor to cathead)
caponnière {f} :: caponier
caporal {m} [military] :: corporal
caporal {m} :: caporal (tobacco)
capot {m} :: bonnet [UK], hood [US]
capote {f} :: greatcoat
capote {f} [of a car] :: soft top
capote {f} [slang] :: ellipsis of capote anglaise
capote anglaise {f} [slang] :: French letter, rubber johnny, condom
capoter {vi} :: to overturn (of a boat, car etc.)
capoter {vi} :: to derail
capoter {vi} [figurative] :: to fail
capoter {vi} [Quebec] :: to founder
capoter {vi} [Quebec, colloquial] :: to freak out, to lose it
Cappadoce {prop} :: Cappadocia
cappadocien {adj} :: Cappadocian
Cappadocien {m} :: Cappadocian
Cappadocienne {f} :: feminine noun of Cappadocien
cappuccino {m} :: cappuccino
caprice {m} :: whim; wish
caprice {m} :: tantrum
capricieusement {adv} :: capriciously
capricieux {adj} :: capricious
capricorne {m} :: longhorn beetle (of the family Cerambycidae)
Capricorne {mf} :: Capricorn (someone born with a Capricorn star sign)
Capricorne {prop} {m} :: Capricorn (constellation)
Capricorne {prop} {m} :: Capricorn (star sign)
caprifiguier {m} :: common fig (Ficus carica)
caprifoliacé {adj} :: caprifoliaceous
caprin {adj} :: caprine
caprin {m} :: caprid, goat antelope
caprin {m} :: goat, domestic goat
capriné {m} :: caprine
capriole {f} [dressage] :: dated form of cabriole
caprique {adj} [organic chemistry] :: capric
caprisant {adj} :: caprizant
caprolactame {m} [organic compound] :: caprolactam
caproïque {adj} [organic chemistry] :: caproic
caprylique {adj} [organic chemistry] :: caprylic
capsaïcine {f} [organic compound] :: capsaicin
capsaïsine {f} [organic compound] :: capsaicin
capse {f} [rare, historical, Ancient Rome] :: coffer, chest
capsien {adj} [archaeology] :: Capsian, concerning a specific Mediterranean Paleolithic culture
capésien {m} :: Candidate or holder of the certificate of aptitude of secondary education
capésienne {f} :: feminine noun of capésien
capsulé {adj} :: capsular
capsulaire {adj} :: capsular
capsule {f} :: capsule
capsule {f} :: bottle cap
capsule {f} :: cap or primer for a gun
capsule temporelle {f} :: time capsule
captage {m} :: capture
captage {m} :: harnessing (of energy)
captage {m} :: picking up (of a radio station)
captation {f} [legal] :: inveiglement, captation
capter {v} :: to capture, to catch, to pick up
capter {v} :: to detect, to sense, to receive (Note: capteur means sensor)
capter {v} [colloquial] :: to understand
capteur {m} :: a sensor
capteur de rêves {m} :: dreamcatcher
capteur pollinique {m} :: pollen counter
capétien {adj} :: Capetian
captieusement {adv} :: speciously, misleadingly, sophistically
captieux {adj} :: specious, misleading, sophist
captif {adj} :: captive
captif {m} :: captive
captivant {adj} :: captivating; fascinating; absorbing
captiver {v} :: to engross; to captivate (to engage completely)
captivité {f} :: captivity
capture {f} :: capture
capture {f} :: a catch, a take
capture d'écran {f} :: screenshot
capturer {v} :: to capture (catch, seize e.g. an enemy)
capuce {m} [rare] :: hood (headgear)
capuche {f} :: hood (headwear)
capuche {f} :: hoodie
capuchon {m} :: A hood, which may be attached to a cape, permanently or detachable
capuchon {m} :: Certain resembling objects
capucin {m} :: capuchin (primate)
capucin {m} :: Capuchin monk
Capucine {prop} {f} :: given name of modern usage
capverdien {adj} :: Cape Verdean
cap-verdien {adj} :: Cape Verdean
Capverdien {m} :: Cape Verdean
Capverdienne {f} :: feminine noun of Capverdien
Cap Vert {prop} {m} :: Cape Verde
Cap-Vert {prop} {m} :: Cape Verde (country in Western Africa)
CAQ {prop} {f} [Canada, politics] :: acronym of Coalition Avenir Québec (Coalition pour l'avenir du Québec)
caïque {m} [nautical] :: A small craft/boat used in the archipelago and Constantinople
caque {f} :: keg, barrel (especially for storing herring)
caquelon {m} [Switzerland, Belgium] :: caquelon
caquenlit {m} [regional] :: annual mercury (Mercurialis annua)
caïque à queue courte {m} :: short-tailed parrot
caquet {m} :: cackle, clucking
caqueter {vit} :: to cackle
caqueter {vit} :: to prattle
caquiste {mf} [Canada, politics] :: a member of the Coalition Avenir Québec
caquiste {adj} [Canada, politics] :: pertaining to the Coalition Avenir Québec
car {conj} :: as, since, because, for
car {m} :: car
car {m} :: coach
caraïbe {adj} :: Caribbean (Pertaining to the sea and region bounded by the American continent and the West Indies)
caraïbe {mf} :: Caribbean (someone from the Caribbean)
Caraïbes {prop} {fp} :: Caribbean
carabiné {adj} :: violent, excessive
carabin {m} :: carabineer
carabin {m} :: medical student
carabine {f} :: rifle
carabinier {m} :: carabineer
carabinière {f} :: feminine singular of carabinier
caracal {m} :: caracal
caraco {m} [archaic] :: loose blouse
caraco {m} :: (women's) undershirt, camisole
caracole {f} [equestrianism] :: caracole
caracole {f} [architecture] :: caracole
caracole {f} [Belgium] :: snail
caracoler {v} [of a horse] :: to caracole
caracoler {v} :: go round and round, buzz round, flit about, flit around
caracoler {v} [figuratively] :: to sit pretty, to be (well) ahead, nestle (appear comfortable at the top of a ranking)
caractère {m} :: character, demeanour, personality
caractère {m} :: character (written symbol)
caractère chinois {m} :: Chinese character (hanzi)
caractériel {adj} :: temperamental
caractériel {adj} :: emotionally disturbed
caractérisé {adj} :: characterized
caractérisation {f} :: characterization
caractériser {v} :: to characterize
caractéristique {adj} :: characteristic
caractéristique {f} :: characteristic, trait
caractérologie {f} :: characterology
carafe {f} :: carafe
carafon {m} :: small carafe
carambolage {m} [billiards] :: a carom, a cannon
carambolage {m} [by extension] :: pile-up (car accident involving 3 or more cars hitting each other successively)
carambole {f} :: star fruit
carambole {f} [dated, billiards] :: red (ball)
carambole {f} [by extension, dated] :: French billiards
carambole {f} [cue sports, dated] :: cannon
caramboler {vt} :: to collide with
carambouille {f} :: con in which someone sells something bought on credit, and then disappears without paying his debt
caramel {m} :: caramel, fudge
caramélisation {f} :: caramelisation
caraméliser {v} :: to caramelise
carapace {f} :: shell
carapater {v} [colloquial] :: to run, to make haste
carapater {vr} [colloquial] :: to run away
Caravage {prop} :: Caravaggio
caravagesque {adj} :: Caravaggiesque
caravane {f} :: caravan (convoy of travelers)
caravane {f} :: travel trailer
caravanier {m} :: caravanner (all senses)
caravanière {f} :: feminine noun of caravanier
caravansérail {m} :: caravanserai
carbaldéhyde {m} [organic chemistry] :: carbaldehyde
carbazotique {adj} [obsolete, organic chemistry] :: carbazotic
carbène {m} [organic chemistry] :: carbene
carbocationique {adj} [organic chemistry] :: carbocationic
carbochimie {f} [chemistry] :: carbochemistry
carbochloration {f} [chemistry] :: carbochlorination
carboglace {f} :: dry ice (solid carbon dioxide)
carbolique {adj} [dated, organic chemistry] :: carbolic
carbomère {m} [organic chemistry] :: carbomer
carbomère {adj} :: carbomeric
carboné {adj} :: carbonaceous
carboné {adj} :: carbonized
carbonarisme {m} :: Carbonarism
carbonaté {adj} :: carbonated
carbonate {m} :: carbonate
carbone {m} :: carbon
carboner {v} :: To carbonize (react or treat with carbon)
carboneutralité {f} :: carbon neutrality
carboneutre {adj} :: carbon neutral
carboneux {adj} :: carbonic, carbonaceous
carbonifère {adj} [geology] :: Carboniferous
Carbonifère {prop} {m} [geology] :: the Carboniferous
carbonique {adj} :: carbonic
carbonisé {adj} :: charred, carbonized
carboniser {v} :: to char (to burn something to charcoal)
carbonitruration {f} :: carbonitriding
carbonitrurer {vt} :: to carbonitride
carbonné {adj} :: carbonized
carbonomètre {m} :: carbonometer
carbonylé {adj} :: carbonylated
carbonyler {vt} [chemistry] :: to carbonylate
carbophile {adj} [organic chemistry] :: carbophilic
carboplatine {m} [organic compound] :: carboplatin
carboréduction {f} [inorganic chemistry] :: carboreduction
carbosulfure {m} [inorganic chemistry] :: carbosulfide
carboxaldéhyde {m} [organic chemistry] :: carboxaldehyde
carboxyhémoglobine {f} [biochemistry] :: carboxyhemoglobin
carboxylé {adj} :: carboxylated
carboxyle {m} [organic chemistry] :: carboxyl
carboxyler {vt} [organic chemistry] :: to carboxylate
carboxylique {adj} :: carboxylic
carboxyméthylcellulose {f} [organic compound] :: carboxymethylcellulose
carburéacteur {m} :: aviation (jet) fuel
carburant {m} :: fuel (to power machines)
carburateur {m} :: carburetor
carbure {m} [inorganic chemistry] :: carbide
carburer {v} [slang, followed by the preposition à] :: to run on, live on (to use a substance to work, to get on)
carcajou {m} :: wolverine
carcajou {m} [Canada, colloquial] :: a person who is fierce or otherwise displays the characters of a wolverine
carcan {m} :: yoke, shackles
carcan {m} :: straitjacket
carcasse {f} :: carcass (dead animal)
carcasse {f} :: carcass; skeleton; bones (of a plan)
carcassonnais {adj} :: Of the city of Carcassonne
carcino- {prefix} :: carcino-
carcinoïde {m} [pathology] :: carcinoid
carcinogène {m} :: carcinogen
carcinogène {adj} :: carcinogenic
carcinogénèse {f} :: carcinogenesis
carcinome {m} [pathology] :: carcinoma
carcéral {adj} :: prison (attributive), penal
cardabelle {f} :: A type of carline thistle (Carlina acanthifolia)
cardage {m} :: carding
cardamome {mf} :: cardamom
cardan {m} :: gimbal
carde {f} :: card (a machine for disentagling the fibres of wool prior to spinning)
carde {f} [botany] :: cardoon (perennial plant related to the artichoke)
carde {f} [culinary, in the plural] :: edible stalks of either cardoon or chard
carder {v} :: to card (use a carding machine)
cardeur {m} :: carder (person who cards wool)
cardeuse {f} :: feminine singular of cardeur
cardiacé {adj} :: heart-shaped
cardiaque {adj} :: cardiac
cardiaque {adj} [attributive] :: heart
cardigan {m} :: cardigan
cardinal {adj} :: Important; paramount
cardinal {adj} [mathematics] :: cardinal
cardinal {m} [religion] :: cardinal
cardinal {m} :: Cardinal number
cardinal {m} :: Cardinal (bird)
cardinal {m} :: cardinal (color)
cardinalat {m} :: cardinalate
cardinalesque {adj} :: Characteristic of a cardinal
cardinalité {f} :: cardinality (all senses)
cardio- {prefix} [anatomy] :: cardio-
cardioïde {adj} :: cardioid
cardioïde {f} :: cardioid (epicycloid with one cusp)
cardiographe {m} :: cardiograph
cardiographie {f} :: cardiography
cardiologie {f} :: cardiology
cardiologique {adj} :: cardiac
cardiologique {adj} :: cardiological
cardiologue {mf} :: cardiologist (physician)
cardiorespiratoire {adj} :: cardiorespiratory
cardiovasculaire {adj} :: cardiovascular (relating to the circulatory system)
cardite {f} [medicine] :: carditis
carditique {adj} :: carditic
cardon {m} :: cardoon
cardoncelle {f} :: A type of cardoon (Carduncellus mitissimus)
cardousse {f} :: A type of thistle (Scolymus hispanicus)
cardère {f} :: teasel (plant of the genus Dipsacus)
carduacé {adj} :: Resembling a thistle
careiche {f} [botany, archaic] :: carex, sedge
carence {f} :: deficiency, lack, insufficiency
carence {f} :: gap
carencer {vt} :: to cause a deficiency [in someone]
carencro {m} [Louisiana French, ] :: buzzard
carer {v} [slang] :: alternative spelling of carrer
caresme {m} :: alternative form of carême
caressant {adj} :: cuddly
caressant {adj} :: affectionate
caresse {f} :: caress; stroke
caresser {v} :: to stroke; to caress (to move the hand over the surface of)
caresser {v} :: to toy with
caresser {v} :: to touch up; put the final touches on
caresser dans le sens du poil {vt} [figuratively] :: to butter up, to soft-soap
caret {m} :: loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)
caret {m} :: hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
caret {m} :: spool, reel
caret {m} :: yarn (thread of a rope)
caret {m} [dated] :: carex, sedge
caret {m} :: caret (symbol)
car-ferry {m} :: car ferry
cargaison {f} :: cargo (freight carried by a ship)
cargo {m} :: ship designed to carry a cargo
carhaisien {adj} :: Of or from Carhaix-Plouguer
cari {m} :: curry
cariacou {m} :: carjacou; whitetail
caribéen {adj} :: Caribbean
caribou {m} :: caribou
caricatural {adj} :: caricatural
caricaturalement {adv} :: ridiculously
caricaturalement {adv} :: grotesquely
caricature {f} :: caricature
caricaturer {v} :: to caricature
caricaturesque {adj} :: caricaturesque
caricaturiste {mf} :: caricaturist
carie {f} [dentistry] :: decay (of bone or teeth)
carie {f} [botany] :: rot (of a plant)
carier {v} :: to rot, to rot away
carillon {m} :: carillon (set of bells, often in a bell tower)
carillonner {vi} :: to ring, chime, peal [of bells]
Carine {prop} :: given name, alternative spelling of Karine
carinet {m} :: navelwort (Umbilicus rupestris)
caritatif {adj} [attributive] :: charity
caritatif {adj} :: charitable
Carla {prop} :: given name borrowed from Italian
Carélie {prop} {f} :: Karelia (region)
carélien {m} :: Karelian (language)
carlin {m} :: pug (dog)
carlingue {f} :: cabin of aircraft
carlisme {m} :: Carlism
carliste {adj} :: Carlist
carliste {mf} :: Carlist
carlovingien {adj} :: Carlovingian
carmagnole {f} [historical, clothing] :: carmagnole (short jacket fashionable during the French Revolution)
carmagnole {f} [historical] :: carmagnole (lively song and street dance)
carmagnole {f} [archaic] :: An old variety of apple
carême {m} :: Lent
carme {m} :: Carmelite, white friar
Carmen {prop} {f} :: given name of Spanish origin
carminé {adj} :: carmine
carmin {adj} :: carmine, crimson (having a deep, slightly bluish red colour)
carmin {m} :: cochineal, carmine (red dye made from the bodies of cochineal insects)
carmin {m} :: carmine, crimson (deep, slightly bluish red)
carmin {m} :: Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae)
carminatif {adj} :: carminative
carminique {adj} :: carminic
carmélite {f} :: Carmelite nun
caréné {adj} :: ducted
carnage {m} :: carnage (all senses)
carénage {m} [nautical] :: careenage
carénage {m} :: fairing (on an aircraft etc)
carnassier {adj} :: carnivorous
carnation {f} [uncountable] :: a fleshy pinkish color (not the color of a carnation flower)
carnation {f} [countable] :: skin tone
carnaval {m} :: The carnival, last festive occasion before Lent, notably on Shrove Tuesday, marked by a masked parade and/or ball
carnavalesque {adj} :: carnival (attributive)
carnavaleuse {f} :: feminine singular of carnavaleux
carnavaleux {m} :: carnival-goer
carnavalier {adj} :: carnival (attributive)
carnavaliser {v} :: To give a carnival-like atmosphere to
carne {f} [colloquial] :: meat (usually of bad quality)
carne {f} :: nag (old useless horse)
carne {f} :: angle, corner (projecting)
carne {f} :: The tubular part of a pen
carène {f} [nautical] :: hull; keel
caréner {vt} [nautical] :: to careen
carnet {m} :: booklet, notebook
carnichot {m} :: a large hole dug underneath a tree's roots and covered with branches
carnier {m} :: A small sack used by hunters to carry game birds
carnivore {adj} :: carnivorous (predatory or flesh-eating)
carnivore {m} :: carnivore
carnivorie {f} [biology] :: carnivory
Caro {prop} {f} :: given name. An intimate form of several given names such as Carole, Caroline and Carolane
carole {f} [historical] :: carol (round dance accompanied by singing)
Carole {prop} :: given name, an equivalent of Carol
Caroline {prop} {f} :: given name, one of several feminine equivalents of Charles
Caroline {prop} {f} :: One of the two US States named Carolina in English
Caroline du Nord {prop} {f} :: North Carolina (state of the United States)
Caroline du Sud {prop} {f} :: South Carolina
Carolines {prop} {fp} :: Carolinas
carolingien {adj} :: Carolingian
caron {m} :: háček (the háček diacritic)
Caron {prop} :: surname
caronade {f} :: carronade
caroncule {f} :: caruncle
carotide {f} [anatomy] :: carotid
carotidien {adj} [anatomy] :: carotid
carotinoïde {m} :: alternative form of caroténoïde
carotique {adj} [anatomy] :: carotic
carotène {m} [organic chemistry] :: carotene
caroténoïde {m} [organic chemistry] :: carotenoid
carotté {adj} [Quebec] :: That has a tartan pattern
carotte {f} :: carrot
carotte {f} :: The red sign outside a tabac or bar-tabac
carottier {m} :: wangler
carottine {f} [organic compound] :: synonym of carotène
carottière {f} :: feminine noun of carottier
caroube {f} :: carob (fruit)
caroubier {m} :: carob (tree)
carouge {m} :: blackbird (precisely, New World blackbird)
carouge {m} :: rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus)
carouge {f} :: carob (pod)
carouge {f} :: carob (wood)
Carpates {prop} {fp} :: Carpathians
carpe {f} :: carp
carpe {m} [skeleton] :: carpus
carpeau {m} :: young carp
carpelle {m} [botany] :: carpel
carpette {f} :: a rug, a doormat
carpien {adj} :: carpal (any of the eight bones of the wrist)
carpophage {adj} :: carpophagous
carpophage {m} :: pigeon (any of a number of fruit-eating pigeons)
carquois {m} :: quiver (for arrows)
carré {adj} :: square
carré {adj} [maths] :: quadratic
carré {adj} :: straightforward
carré {m} :: square
carré {m} :: patch (of land)
carré {m} [poker] :: four of a kind
carrable {adj} [maths] :: quadrable
carraghénane {m} :: carrageenan
carré d'agneau {f} :: rack of lamb
carre {f} :: stature
carre {f} :: angle
carre {f} :: the side of a sword blade
carre {f} :: skating figure
carreau {m} :: square (as a geometrical shape)
carreau {m} [card games] :: diamonds (card suit)
carreau {m} :: tile (compare with carrelage, meaning tiles or tiling)
carreau {m} :: windowpane
carreau {m} :: bolt (crossbow projectile)
carreauté {adj} [Quebec] :: plaid
carrefour {m} :: crossroads
carrelage {m} :: tiling, tiles
carreler {vt} :: to tile
carreler {vt} :: to pave
carrelet {m} :: plaice
carrelet {m} [fishing] :: (type of) fishing net; lift net
carrelet {m} :: fishing cabin
carrelet {m} :: carlet
carrelet {m} [fencing] :: (type of) square-bladed foil
carreleur {m} :: tiler
carreleuse {f} :: feminine noun of carreleur
carrer {v} :: to square (a number)
carret {m} :: alternative form of caret (yarn)
Carrier {prop} :: surname
carriole {f} :: cart
carriole {f} [Canada] :: sleigh
carrière {f} [originally] :: racecourse
carrière {f} :: career
carrière {f} :: quarry
carriérisme {m} :: careerism (priority given to one's career)
carriériste {mf} :: careerist (person who pursues his or her own career as his or her main aim)
carrément {adv} :: Lit.: “squarely”. In the shape of a square; (of motion etc.) at right angles
carrément {adv} [colloquial] :: really, completely, real (US), well (UK slang)
carrément {adv} [colloquial] :: straight out, bluntly (of asking, speaking etc.)
carrément {adv} [colloquial] :: right, slap-bang
carrément {adv} [colloquial] :: definitely, for sure, really
carrossable {adj} :: passable (for motor vehicles)
carrosse {m} :: carriage (luxury horse-drawn vehicle)
carrosserie {f} :: bodywork, body (of car)
carrossier {m} :: coachbuilder
carrossier {m} :: draught horse
carrossière {f} :: feminine noun of carrossier
carroyer {v} :: to divide into squares
carrure {f} :: shoulders (of person, clothes)
carrure {f} :: build (physique of a human body)
carrure {f} :: calibre
cart. {m} :: abbreviation of cartulaire
cartable {m} :: satchel; schoolbag
carte {f} :: card
carte {f} :: chart; map
carte {f} :: menu
carte bancaire {f} :: bank card
carte blanche {f} :: carte blanche (unlimited discretionary power to act; unrestricted authority)
carte bleue {f} [France] :: bank card
carte bleue {f} :: blue card
carte de crédit {f} :: credit card (plastic card, with a magnetic strip)
carte de visite {f} [literally] :: A visiting card
carte de visite {f} :: A business card, small card with a person’s name and professional information
carte d'identité {f} :: ID card
carte heuristique {f} :: mind map
cartel {m} :: A cartel
carte mentale {f} :: mind map
carte mère {f} [computing] :: motherboard (primary circuit board of a computer)
carte postale {f} :: postcard
carter {m} :: housing (of an engine)
carter {v} :: To verify a person's age etc by inspecting his identity card
carterie {f} :: printing found on post cards or playing cards
carterie {f} :: a shop selling postcards
carterie {f} :: artwork on personalized cards
carte routière {f} :: a road map
carte SIM {f} :: a SIM card
carte soleil {f} [Quebec, colloquial, medicine] :: synonym of carte d'assurance maladie du Québec (the Quebec medicare card)
carte soleil {f} [by extension] :: Any socialized health insurance card, government health care card, medicare card
carte verte {f} :: green card (US work permit)
carte verte {f} :: green card (motor insurance certificate)
carte vierge {f} :: blank map, blank card
Carthage {prop} {f} :: Carthage
carthaginois {adj} :: Carthaginian
Carthaginois {m} :: Carthaginian
Carthaginoise {f} :: feminine singular of Carthaginois
carthame {m} :: safflower
carthamine {f} :: carthamin
cartier {m} :: playing card maker
cartilage {m} [anatomy] :: cartilage
cartilagéine {f} [protein] :: cartilagein
cartilagineux {adj} :: cartilaginous, gristly
cartogramme {m} :: cartogram
cartographe {mf} :: cartographer
cartographié {adj} :: mapped, charted
cartographiable {adj} :: mappable
cartographie {f} :: cartography
cartographier {vt} :: to map, chart
cartographique {adj} :: cartographic (of or relating to cartography)
cartographiquement {adv} :: cartographically
cartomancie {f} :: cartomancy
cartomancien {m} :: fortune teller (from tarot or playing cards), cartomancer
cartomancienne {f} :: feminine noun of cartomancien
carton {m} :: cardboard
carton {m} :: carton, cardboard box
carton {m} :: target
carton {m} [arts] :: sketch; cartoon
carton {m} [cartography] :: inset map
carton {m} :: card
carton jaune {m} [sports] :: yellow card
cartonné {adj} :: hardback
cartonnage {m} :: A cardboard covering of a parcel for protection during delivery
cartonner {vt} :: to cover with cardboard; [of a book] to print in hardcover
cartonner {vt} [colloquial] :: to attack, vigorously critique
cartonner {vt} [slang, sexuality] :: to possess sexually
cartonner {vi} [colloquial] :: to hit the jackpot
cartonner {vi} [colloquial] :: to be in danger, exposed, etc
cartonner {vi} [colloquial] :: to get into a collision, a car accident
cartonnerie {f} :: cardboard manufacturing plant
carton-pierre {m} :: carton-pierre (papier-mâché made to resemble wood, stone, or metal)
carton rouge {m} [sports] :: red card
cartouche {m} :: cartouche (ornamental figure)
cartouche {m} :: cartouche (Egyptian hieroglyphic of name)
cartouche {m} :: title block (technical drawing)
cartouche {f} :: cartridge
cartoucherie {f} :: A factory that makes small arms ammunition
cartouchière {f} :: bandolier, cartridge belt
cartouchière {f} :: cartridge pouch
cartésianisme {m} :: Cartesianism
cartésien {adj} :: Cartesian
cartul. {m} :: abbreviation of cartulaire
cartulaire {m} :: cartulary
carvi {m} :: caraway (plant)
carvi {m} :: caraway (spice)
caryatide {f} :: alternative spelling of cariatide
caryo- {prefix} [biology] :: karyo-
caryocinèse {f} [biology] :: karyokinesis
caryogame {adj} [biology] :: karyogamic
caryogamie {f} [biology] :: karyogamy
caryologie {f} [biology] :: karyology
caryon {m} [biology] :: karyon
caryophylline {f} :: caryophyllene
caryotype {m} [genetics] :: karyotype
cas {m} :: case, situation
cas {m} [medicine] :: case
cas {m} [law] :: case
cas {m} [grammar] :: case
casablancais {adj} :: Of or from Casablanca
casanier {adj} :: stay-at-home
casanier {m} :: homebody
casaque {f} :: blouse
casaque {f} :: jersey (of a jockey)
casaquin {m} [dated] :: (type of) short gown (associated with working-class or peasant women)
caséate {m} [organic chemistry] :: caseinate
casbah {f} :: casbah
cascade {f} :: cascade (waterfall)
cascade {f} :: cascade (series of event)
cascade {f} [juggling] :: cascade
cascade {f} :: A stunt performed for cinematic imitation or entertainment
cascader {v} :: to cascade
cascadeur {m} :: stuntman, stuntperson (one who performs stunts)
cascadeuse {f} :: feminine noun of cascadeur
cascarine {f} [organic chemistry] :: cascaroside
cas d'école {m} :: A theoretical case used for study of a theory
cas d'école {m} :: A real-life case that matches the theory perfectly; a textbook case
cas de figure {m} :: hypothesis, eventuality
case {f} [archaic, rare or regional] :: hut, cabin, shack
case {f} :: box (on form)
case {f} :: square (on board game)
case à cocher {f} [graphical user interface] :: checkbox
casemate {f} :: pillbox, blockhouse
caser {v} :: to fit
caser {vp} [colloquial] :: to settle down
caserne {f} :: barracks
caserne de pompiers {f} :: fire station
casernement {m} :: barracks
caserner {v} :: to barrack
cash {adv} [colloquial] :: in cash (of paying)
cash {adv} [colloquial] :: straight up (abruptly)
casher {adj} [Judaism] :: kosher
casier {m} :: locker (for storage)
casier {m} :: lobster trap
casier judiciaire {m} :: criminal record (a record of past crimes)
caséine {f} [protein] :: casein
casino {m} :: a casino
casoar {m} :: cassowary
Caspienne {prop} :: Caspian
casque {m} :: helmet
casque {m} :: hard hat
casque {m} :: headphones
casque {m} [zoology] :: casque
casque bleu {m} [military] :: United Nations peacekeeper; a blue helmet or blue beret
casquer {vit} :: to cough up, stump up, fork out, shell out [money]
casquette {f} :: cap, baseball cap, flat cap
cas régime {m} [grammar, especially, Old French] :: objective case, object case
cassé {adj} :: broken
cassé {adj} [Quebec] :: broke (lacking money)
cassable {adj} :: breakable
cassage {m} :: breaking
cassant {adj} :: brittle
cassant {adj} :: harsh, cutting, catty
cassation {f} [legal] :: cassation
casse {m} [slang] :: heist
casse {f} :: [typography, informatics] case
casse-bonbons {adj} [figuratively, somewhat vulgar] :: irritating, annoying as hell
casse-bonbons {m} [figuratively, somewhat vulgar] :: ball-buster; pain; pain in the arse (someone who is irritating)
casse-briques {m} [video games] :: A style of video game in which the player moves a paddle to deflect a ball so as to clear a grid of bricks by striking them with the ball
casse-burnes {adj} [figuratively, vulgar] :: irritating, annoying as fuck
casse-burnes {m} [figuratively, vulgar] :: ball-buster; pain; pain in the arse (someone who is irritating)
casse-cou {m} :: deathtrap
casse-cou {m} :: daredevil (a person who risks life)
casse-couille {m} :: alternative spelling of casse-couilles
casse-couille {adj} :: alternative spelling of casse-couilles
casse-couilles {adj} [vulgar] :: irritating
casse-couilles {m} [vulgar] :: ball-buster; pain; pain in the arse (figuratively, someone who is irritating)
casse-croûte {m} :: snack, light meal taken between larger ones
casse-croûte {m} :: snack, the food that makes up that meal, usually quite portable
casse-croûte {m} :: snack bar
casse-croute {m} :: alternative spelling of casse-croûte
casse-cœur {m} [figurative] :: heartbreaker; lady-killer, man-killer
casse-gueule {adj} [figuratively, very colloquial] :: dangerous, risky, dodgy
casse-gueule {m} [figuratively, very colloquial] :: a dangerous, slippery place, passage or obstacle
casse-noisette {f} :: nutcracker
casse-noix {m} :: nutcracker (tool)
casse-noix {m} :: nuthatch (bird)
casse-pied {adj} :: annoying
casse-pied {mf} :: pain, pain in the ass, pain in the neck
casse-pipe {m} :: A difficult, risky or life-threatening situation
casse-pipe {m} [by extension, military] :: A dangerous mission or battle; a war
casse-pipe {m} [figuratively] :: Disaster
casser {v} :: to break
casser {v} :: to break up (with somebody)
casser les couilles {v} [idiomatic, vulgar] :: To piss off, to annoy a lot
casser les pieds {v} [idiomatic, colloquial] :: annoy
casserole {f} :: saucepan (utensil)
casserole {f} [transferred sense] :: saucepan (contents of a saucepan)
casserole {f} [Belgium] :: cooking pot
casser sa pipe {v} [euphemistic or humorous] :: to kick the bucket; to snuff it
cassette {f} :: treasure box
cassette {f} :: any small box
cassette {f} :: a cassette tape
casse-tête {m} :: brainteaser, puzzle
casse-tête {m} [by extension] :: headache, problem
casse-tête {m} :: warclub
casseur {m} :: rioter, hooligan
casseuse {f} :: feminine noun of casseur
casse-vitesse {m} [Belgium] :: speed bump
cassican {m} :: butcherbird (in the genus Cracticus)
cassie {f} :: needle bush, cassie
cassie {f} :: cassie (perfume)
cassier {m} :: sweet acacia, needle bush (Acacia farnesiana or Vachellia farnesiana
cassinoïde {f} [geometry] :: cassinoid
Cassiopée {prop} {f} :: Cassiopeia
cassiopéium {m} :: cassiopeium
cassis {m} :: blackcurrant (fruit)
Cassis {prop} :: a town in southeastern France
cassitérite {f} [mineral] :: cassiterite
cassonade {f} :: (soft) brown sugar
cassos {mf} [vulgar, slang] :: loser
cassoulet {m} :: cassoulet
cas sujet {m} [grammar, especially, Old French] :: subjective case, subject case
cassure {f} :: break
cassure {f} :: crack, fissure
castagne {f} [colloquial] :: brawl, punch-up, scrap
castagnette {f} [chiefly in the plural] :: castanets
castagnole {f} :: pomfret
caste {f} :: caste (hereditary class)
caste {f} :: class (social position)
castillan {m} :: Castilian (language)
castillan {adj} :: Castilian
Castille {prop} {f} :: Castile
castiller {vi} :: to argue
casting {m} :: casting (selection of actors)
castor {m} :: beaver (aquatic mammal)
Castor {prop} [Greek mythology] :: Castor
Castor {prop} [star] :: Castor
castrat {m} :: castrato
castration {f} :: castration
castrer {v} :: to neuter, to castrate (to remove sex organs from an animal)
castrisme {m} :: Castroism
castriste {adj} :: Castrist
castriste {mf} :: Castrist
casualiser {v} :: To casualize
casualiser {v} [maths, computing] :: To randomize
casuel {adj} :: casual; fatal (happening by chance)
casuellement {adv} :: casually
casuiste {m} :: casuist
cata {f} [colloquial] :: disaster
catabatique {adj} :: katabatic
catabolisme {m} [biochemistry] :: catabolism
catacaustique {f} [geometry] :: catacaustic
catachrèse {f} [rhetoric] :: catachresis
cataclysme {m} :: cataclysm
cataclysmique {adj} :: cataclysmic
catacombe {f} [chiefly in the plural] :: catacomb
catadioptre {m} :: reflector, retroreflector
catadioptrique {adj} :: catadioptric
catadioptrique {f} :: catadioptrics
catafalque {m} :: catafalco, catafalque
cataire {f} :: catnip (Nepeta cataria)
catalan {m} :: Catalan language
catalan {adj} :: Catalan, Catalonian
Catalan {m} :: A Catalan person
Catalane {f} :: feminine noun of Catalan
catalanophone {adj} :: Catalan-speaking
catalanophone {mf} :: Catalan-speaking person
catalectique {adj} :: catalectic
catalepsie {f} [pathology] :: catalepsy
cataleptique {adj} :: cataleptic
Catalogne {prop} {f} :: Catalonia
catalogue {m} :: A systematical catalogue
cataloguer {v} :: to catalogue
catalpique {adj} :: catalpic
catalysé {adj} :: catalyzed
catalyse {f} [chemistry] :: catalysis
catalyser {vt} [chemistry] :: to catalyze
catalyseur {adj} :: catalytic
catalyseur {m} :: catalyst
catalytique {adj} :: catalytic
catalytiquement {adv} :: catalytically
catamaran {m} :: catamaran, a twin-hulled ship or boat
catanais {adj} :: of or from Catania
Catanais {m} :: someone of or from Catania
Catanaise {f} :: feminine singular of Catanais
catananche {m} :: cupid's dart (Catananche caerulea)
Catane {prop} {f} :: Catania, town and province in Italy
cataphase {f} :: cataphasis
cataphatique {adj} :: cataphatic
cataphote {m} :: reflector (on a bicycle etc)
cataplasme {m} :: cataplasm, poultice
catapultage {m} :: catapulting
catapulte {f} :: catapult
catapulter {v} :: to catapult
catapulteur {m} :: catapulter
cataracte {f} :: cataract (waterfall)
cataracte {f} :: cataract (eye disease)
catarhinien {adj} :: alternative form of catarrhinien
catarhinien {m} :: alternative form of catarrhinien
catarrhe {m} :: catarrh
catarrheux {adj} :: catarrhal
catarrhinien {adj} :: catarrhine
catarrhinien {m} :: catarrhine
catastrophe {f} :: catastrophe
catastropher {vt} :: to stagger [a person, with an announcement]
catastrophique {adj} :: catastrophic
catastrophiquement {adv} :: catastrophically
catastrophisme {m} :: doomsaying (having dire predictions)
catastrophisme {m} [geology] :: catastrophism
catastrophiste {mf} :: catastrophist
catatonie {f} [medicine] :: catatonia
catatonique {adj} [medicine] :: catatonic
catatrufa {m} :: smooth golden fleece (Urospermum dalechampii)
catch {m} :: wrestling; professional wrestling
catcher {v} :: to wrestle
catcher {v} [Quebec] :: to catch
catcher {v} [Quebec] :: to catch, get (understand fully)
catcheur {m} :: professional wrestler (fighter in simulated wrestling)
catcheuse {f} :: feminine noun of catcheur
catéchine {f} [organic compound] :: catechin, catechol
catéchiser {vt} :: to catechise
catéchisme {m} :: catechism
catécholamine {f} :: catecholamine
catéchèse {f} :: catechesis
catéchétique {adj} :: catechetical
catéchumène {mf} :: catechumen
catégorie {f} :: category
catégoriel {adj} [philosophy, linguistics] :: categorical (relating to categories)
catégoriellement {adv} :: categorically
catégorifier {v} :: To categorify
catégorique {adj} :: categorical, clear-cut, unequivocal
catégorique {adj} [of a person] :: positive, certain
catégoriquement {adv} :: categorically
catégorisation {f} :: categorisation
catégoriser {vt} :: to categorize
cathare {adj} [religion] :: Catharist
cathare {mf} [religion] :: Cathar
catharisme {m} :: Catharism: a Christian religious sect of the High Middle Ages
cathartique {adj} :: cathartic
cathéchétique {adj} :: catechetical
cathédral {adj} :: cathedral
cathédrale {f} :: cathedral
cathèdre {f} :: cathedra
cathèdre {f} [archaic, rare] :: chair of university
catherine {f} [Canada] :: chamber pot
Catherine {prop} {f} :: given name, cognate to English Catherine
catherinette {f} :: A girl of 25 years old who is unmarried by St Catherine's Day (25th November)
catho {mf} [colloquial] :: Catholic, often one who is overly-pontifical
catho {adj} [colloquial] :: Catholic
cathode {f} :: cathode
cathodique {adj} :: cathodic
cathodique {adj} :: adjectival form of tube cathodique (CRT)
cathodiquement {adv} :: cathodically
catholicisme {m} :: Catholicism
catholicité {f} :: catholicity
catholique {adj} :: Catholic
catholique {mf} :: Catholic
catholiquement {adv} [religion] :: Catholically
cathète {f} [geometry] :: cathetus
cathéter {m} :: catheter
cathétomètre {m} :: cathetometer
catigot {m} :: A type of stew, often of eels, from the South of France
catimini {adj} :: sly
catin {f} [dated or literary] :: harlot, slattern
catin {f} [Canada, Louisiana French] :: doll; mannequin, dummy
catin {m} [obsolete, metallurgy] :: vessel for molten metal
cation {m} :: cation
cationique {adj} [chemistry] :: cationic
caténaire {f} :: overhead line
caténaire {f} :: catenary
caténation {f} :: catenation (all senses)
caténoïde {f} :: catenoid
catoblépas {m} :: catoblepas
catogan {m} :: ribbon to attach the hair
catogan {m} :: ponytail attached by this ribbon
Caton {prop} {m} [history] :: given name
Caton {prop} {m} :: surname
catoptrique {adj} :: catoptric
catoptriquement {adv} :: catoptrically
catoptromancie {f} :: catoptromancy
catze {m} [obsolete, slang] :: penis
Caucase {prop} {m} :: Caucasus (geographic region)
caucasien {adj} [geography, linguistics] :: Caucasian (pertaining to the Caucasus region)
caucasien {adj} [anthropology, rare] :: Caucasian, white
Caucasien {m} :: Caucasian (native of the Caucasus region)
Caucasienne {f} :: feminine noun of Caucasien
cauchemar {m} :: nightmare
cauchemardement {adv} :: nightmarishly
cauchemarder {v} :: to have a nightmare
cauchemardesque {adj} :: nightmarish (resembling a nightmare)
caucher {m} :: the beating of gold into gold leaf
cauchois {adj} :: Cauchois, pertaining to the Caux region of France
Cauchon {prop} :: surname
caudé {adj} [biology] :: caudate
caudal {adj} [anatomy] :: caudal
caudalement {adv} :: caudally
caudillo {m} :: caudillo
Caumartin {prop} :: surname
cauri {m} :: cowry, money cowry
causal {adj} :: causal
causalement {adv} :: causally
causalité {f} :: causality (agency of cause)
causatif {adj} :: causative
causatif {m} [grammar] :: causative
causativement {adv} :: causatively
cause {f} :: cause
cause {f} :: case (a legal proceeding)
causer {v} :: to cause, to be the cause of
causer {vt} [colloquial] :: to speak (a language)
causer {vi} [colloquial] :: to speak, talk, chat; to be waffling on about
causerie {f} :: chat, talk
causette {f} :: chat, casual conversation
causette {f} [Internet] :: online chatting
causeur {adj} :: talkative
causeur {m} :: talkative person
causeuse {f} :: feminine noun of causeur
causeuse {f} :: causeuse, love seat
causticité {f} :: causticity
causticité {f} :: pungency
caustique {adj} :: caustic (all senses)
caustique {adj} :: scathing, biting, pungent
caustiquement {adv} :: caustically
cauteleusement {adv} :: craftily
cauteleux {adj} :: wily, crafty
caution {f} :: caution, guaranty, bail
caution {f} :: deposit
cautionnement {m} :: guarantee
cautionnement {m} :: security (amount of money deposited)
cautionner {v} [legal] :: to post bail
cautionner {v} :: to support
cautère {m} [surgery] :: cautery (all senses)
cautériser {vt} [surgery] :: to cauterize
cavalcade {f} :: cavalcade
cavalcader {vi} :: to ride with a group
cavalcader {vi} :: to run in all directions
cavale {f} :: mare (female horse)
cavale {f} [colloquial] :: escape
cavaler {v} [obsolete] :: to bestride
cavaler {v} [colloquial] :: to rush about
cavaler {v} :: to be on the run
cavalerie {f} :: cavalry
cavalier {m} :: A horseman, particularly:
cavalier {m} :: A knight
cavalier {m} :: A cavalier: an early modern cavalry officer
cavalier {m} :: A (horse-)rider
cavalier {m} [chess, m] :: A knight
cavalier {m} [card games, m] :: A knight (in tarot)
cavalier {m} [m] :: A staple
cavalier {m} [danse, m] :: A partner
cavalier {m} [m] :: A date, a companion for social activities
cavalier {adj} :: equestrian
cavalier {adj} :: cavalier (all senses)
cavalièrement {adv} :: offhandedly (in a cavalier manner)
cavatine {f} [music] :: cavatina
cave {adj} :: Pitted
cave {adj} :: Concave
cave {adj} :: Cavernous
cave {f} :: A cellar or basement
cave {f} [specifically] :: A wine cellar; or, a piece of furniture that serves the purpose of a wine cellar
cave {f} [by extension] :: A wine selection
cave {f} :: caves: An estate where wine grapes are grown or (especially) where wine is produced
cave {f} :: cave à liqueurs: A chest for the storage of liquors
cave {m} [Quebec, slang] :: An imbecile, a stupid person
caveau {m} :: sepulchre
caveau {m} [Canada] :: A dug-out or sod hut
caveçon {m} :: cavesson
caverne {f} :: cavern
caverneux {adj} :: cavernous
caverneux {adj} [of a voice] :: sonorous
cavernicole {adj} :: cavernicolous
cave à vin {f} :: wine cellar, wine vault
caviar {m} :: caviar
caviarder {v} :: to redact
caviste {mf} :: cellarman (person in charge of a wine cellar)
cavité {f} :: cavity
cavitation {f} [science] :: The formation of gas bubbles in a fluid in a vacuum
caye {f} :: key (small island)
Cayenne {prop} {f} :: Cayenne
Cayor {prop} {m} :: Cayor (country)
Cb. {f} [music] :: db, Cb. (double bass)
CB {prop} {f} :: abbreviation of Colombie-Britannique
CB {f} :: abbreviation of carte bleue
CB {f} :: ham radio
CB {f} :: abbreviation of cul-bénit: a priest's darling
C.-B. {prop} {f} :: Colombie-Britannique, a province in Canada
cébidé {m} :: cebid
câblé {adj} :: wired, cabled (connected by wires etc)
câblage {m} :: wiring, cabling (action of laying cables etc or the resulting cables)
câble {m} :: cable
câble coaxial {m} :: coaxial cable (a transmission line)
câbler {v} :: to cable
câbler {v} :: to twist together into a cable, to cable together
câbleur {m} :: cable guy
câblier {m} :: cable layer; cable ship
câblodiffusion {f} :: cable television
câblodistribution {f} :: cable television
câblogramme {m} :: cablegram
C.Bon. {m} [music] :: C.Bon. (contrabassoon)
C.Bssn. {m} [music] :: C.Bssn. (contrabassoon)
cæcal {adj} :: Caecal, cæcal, cecal
CCE {m} :: (comité central d'entreprise) ≈ works council
cécidie {f} :: gall, cecidium
Cécile {prop} {f} :: given name, cognate to Cecilia
Cæcile {prop} :: obsolete spelling of Cécile
Cécilia {prop} {f} :: given name
cæcilie {f} :: obsolete spelling of cécilie
cécité {f} :: blindness (condition of being blind)
cæcité {f} :: obsolete form of cécité
CCITT {prop} {m} [telecommunication, initialism] :: CCITT; initialism of Comité Consultatif International Téléphonique et Télégraphique, called since 1993 ITU-T
cécotrophe {m} [biology] :: caecotroph
cécotrophie {f} [biology] :: caecotrophy
cæcum {m} :: caecum
c.-à-d. {adv} :: abbreviation of c'est-à-dire = i.e.
cédé {m} :: CD, compact disc
CD {m} :: CD (compact disk)
cédant {m} [legal] :: transferor (of a right etc)
cédante {f} :: feminine singular of cédant
CDD {m} :: fixed-term contract
céder {v} :: to yield
céder {v} :: to give way
cédez-le-passage {m} :: yield sign, give way sign
CDI {m} :: open-ended contract (as opposed to a CDD (fixed-term contract))
cédille {f} :: cedilla
cdlt {adv} :: cordially
CDM {prop} {F} [sports, cycling, skiing] :: initialism of Coupe du Monde (World Cup (e.g., the World Cup of Skiing, or World Cup of Cycling))
cédraie {f} :: A plantation of cedars
cédrat {m} :: citron [fruit]
cèdre {m} :: cedar (tree)
cèdre de l'Atlas {m} :: Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica)
Cédric {prop} {m} :: given name borrowed from English Cedric
Cédrika {prop} {f} :: Cedrica, feminine of Cédric given name derived from English Cedric
cédérom {m} :: CD-ROM
Cédron {prop} :: Kidron (valley in Israel)
cédule {f} [archaic] :: payment agreement
cédule {f} :: debt certificate, borrower's note
ce {determiner} :: this, that
ce {pron} :: it, this, that
CE {prop} {f} :: EC (European Community)
CE {m} :: a part of the primary school
CE {m} :: works council
ceci {pron} :: this
CEDEX {m} :: abbreviation of Courrier d'Entreprise à Distribution Exceptionnelle: a postcode system used in France for bulk commercial postal mail
ce faisant {adv} [rather formal] :: in doing so, by so doing, thereby
CEI {prop} {f} :: initialism of w:fr:Commission électrotechnique internationale: IEC
ceindre {vt} :: to gird, put on (clothes, which fit around a part of the body)
ceindre {vt} :: to wrap round
ceindre {v} [figuratively] :: to don (an item of ceremonious clothing)
ceintrer {v} [nautical] :: To warp (a ship)
ceinture {f} :: belt (item of clothing)
ceinture de chasteté {f} :: chastity belt
ceinture de sécurité {f} :: seatbelt, safety belt
ceinturer {vt} :: to belt; belt up; girt; put a belt (or something similar) around
ceinturer {vt} :: to wrap; wrap up
ceinturer {vt} :: to surround
ceinturon {m} :: leather belt for holding knives, swords, daggers, etc
ceinturon {m} [by extension] :: any wide leather belt
cejourd'hui {adv} :: synonym of aujourd'hui
celà {adv} :: alternative form of cela
cela {pron} :: that
cela dit {adv} :: that said, that being said, then again
cela va sans dire {phrase} [idiom] :: it goes without saying
celer {vt} [literary] :: to conceal or hide
cell {m} [Quebec, colloquial] :: cellular phone, phone
cella {f} :: cella
cellier {m} :: storeroom (for food, wine etc.)
cellophane {m} :: cellophane
cellulaire {adj} [chiefly biology] :: cellular
cellulaire {m} [Quebec] :: cellular phone, mobile phone
cellulairement {adv} :: cellularly
cellule {f} [biology] :: cell
cellule {f} :: cell (of prison)
cellule {f} [electronics] :: cell
cellule {f} [optics] :: cell
cellule {f} [geometry] :: cell
cellule {f} [computing] :: table cell
cellule de dégrisement {f} :: drunk tank
cellule sanguine {f} [cytology] :: blood cell
cellule souche {f} :: stem cell
celluleux {adj} [biology] :: cellular
cellulifuge {adj} :: cellulifugal
cellulipète {adj} :: cellulipetal
cellulite {f} :: cellulite
cellulite {f} :: cellulitis
celluloïd {m} :: celluloid
cellulose {f} :: cellulose
cellulosique {adj} [organic chemistry] :: cellulosic
cellulosiquement {adv} :: In a cellulosic manner; by the use of cellulose
celte {adj} :: Celtic (of the Celts; of the style of the Celts)
celte {m} :: Celtic, (the language of the Celts)
Celte {mf} :: Celt (person of Celtic origin)
celtique {adj} :: Celtic (of the Celts; of the style of the Celts)
celtiser {v} :: To Celticize
celtitude {f} :: The quality, state or characteristic of being Celtic
celui {pron} :: the one
celui-ci {pron} :: this one
celui-ci {pron} :: the latter
celui-là {pron} :: that one
celui-là {pron} :: the former
celuy {pron} :: obsolete spelling of celui
ce mot-ci {pron} :: this word
ce mot-là {pron} :: that word
Cenchrées {prop} :: Kechries
cendré {adj} :: ashen
cendre {f} :: ash (of fire, etc.)
cendrée {f} [tincture, rare] :: The blazoning term for gray
cendreux {adj} :: ashen
cendreux {adj} :: cindery
cendrier {m} :: ashtray
cendriette {f} :: cineraria (plant)
Cendrillon {prop} {f} :: Cinderella (fairy tale)
Cendrillon {prop} {f} :: Cinderella (character)
ce n'est pas le Pérou {phrase} [idiomatic] :: it's nothing to write home about
ce n'est pas à un vieux singe qu'on apprend à faire des grimaces {proverb} :: don't try to teach grandma how to suck eggs
cenne {f} [money, Canada, colloquial] :: cent (one-hundredth of a dollar)
censé {adj} :: supposed to
cens {m} :: cense (all senses)
censeur {m} :: censor
censeur {m} :: headmaster (or deputy head)
censeure {f} :: feminine noun of censeur
censier {adj} :: poll tax (attributive)
censier {m} :: census document
censitaire {adj} :: census (attributive)
censément {adv} :: supposedly
censuel {adj} :: censual
censuellement {adv} :: censually
censure {f} :: censorship
censurer {v} :: to formally rebuke; to censure
censurer {v} :: to censor
cent {num} [cardinal] :: hundred
cent {m} [money] :: cent (one-hundredth of a dollar or of a euro)
centaine {f} :: hundred, about a hundred, about one hundred
centaine {f} :: (in plural centaines) hundreds (in arithmetic)
centaure {m} :: centaur (mythical half horse, half man)
centaurée {f} :: centaury
centauresque {adj} :: centauresque
centauresse {f} :: centauress (female centaur)
centenaire {mf} :: centenary (period of 100 years, to mark an anniversary)
centenaire {mf} :: centennial (100 year anniversary)
centenaire {mf} :: centenarian (someone aged 100 years or more)
centenaire {adj} :: 100-year-old
centenier {m} :: centurion
centennal {adj} :: centennial
centi- {prefix} :: centi-
centigrade {adj} :: centigrade (all meanings)
centigramme {m} :: centigram, centigramme
centikatal {m} :: Centikatal
centilage {f} [statistics] :: percentilation
centilitre {m} :: centilitre, centiliter
centime {m} :: centime (hundredth of a franc, coin)
centime {m} :: cent (one-hundredth of a euro), eurocent
centième {adj} :: hundredth
centième {mf} :: hundredth
centièmement {adv} :: hundredthly
centièmement {adv} :: finally, lastly
centimètre {m} :: centimetre
centimétrique {adj} :: centimetric
centipède {adj} :: centipede
centipède {m} :: centipede (A segmented arthropod of class Chilopoda)
centon {m} :: cento
centon {m} :: motley
cent pour cent {adv} [colloquial] :: one hundred percent
centré {adj} :: central
centré {adj} :: centralized
centrafricain {adj} :: Central African
Centrafricain {m} :: Central African
Centrafricaine {f} :: feminine noun of Centrafricain
Centrafrique {prop} :: Central African Republic
Centrafrique {prop} :: Central Africa
centrage {m} :: centering (act of putting into the center)
central {adj} :: central
centrale nucléaire {f} :: nuclear powerplant
centralien {m} :: A eq. master degree in engineering offered at Ecole Centrale Paris, the Centralien curriculum
centralisateur {adj} :: centralizing (tending to centralize)
centralisateur {m} :: centralizer
centralisation {f} :: centralization, centralisation
centraliser {v} :: to centralise
centralisme {m} :: centralism
centralité {f} :: centrality
centraméricain {adj} :: Central American
centranthe {m} :: Any plant of the genus Centranthus
centre {m} :: centre, center
centre {m} [soccer] :: cross, specifically one directed into the penalty area
centre aéré {f} :: An outdoor centre for recreation
centre commercial {m} :: mall; shopping center, especially one with multiple floors
centre de jeunesse {m} :: youth center
centre de la petite enfance {m} :: synonym of garderie
Centre de la sécurité des télécommunications {prop} [Canada] :: Communications Security Establishment
Centre de la sécurité des télécommunications Canada {prop} [Canada] :: Centre de la sécurité des télécommunications - Communications Security Establishment, literally Communications Security Establishment Canada
centrer {v} :: to center (put into, move into to center)
centre-ville {m} :: town centre, city center, downtown, central business district (CBD)
centrifuge {adj} :: centrifugal
centrifugeuse {f} :: centrifuge
centripète {adj} :: centripetal (directed or moving towards a centre)
centripétence {f} :: centripetence
centrique {adj} :: centric
centrique {adj} :: central
centrisme {m} :: centrism
centriste {adj} [politics] :: centrist
centriste {mf} [politics] :: a centrist
centrobarique {adj} :: centrobaric
centroïde {f} [geometry] :: centroid
centrolécithe {adj} :: centrolecithal
centromère {m} [genetics] :: centromere
centroscopie {f} [obsolete, geometry] :: centroscopy
centrosymétrique {adj} :: centrosymmetric
cent sept ans {adv} [colloquial, hyperbolic] :: a long time
centésimal {adj} [maths] :: centesimal
centupler {v} :: to centuple, to multiply by one hundred
centurie {f} [historical, Ancient Rome, military] :: century (Roman army type unit)
centurie {f} [literary, obsolete] :: century (period of 100 years)
centurion {m} [Ancient Rome, military] :: centurion (Roman officer)
cep {m} :: vine
CEP {m} :: initialism of certificat d’études primaires
cependant {adv} :: meanwhile
cependant {conj} :: however, nevertheless, yet, notwithstanding
cephalæe {f} :: obsolete form of céphalée
cepstral {adj} :: cepstral
cepstre {m} :: cepstrum
ce que {conj} :: what (relative pronoun - direct object)
ce que femme veut, Dieu le veut {proverb} :: Women always manage to obtain what they want
ce qui {conj} :: what (that which; those which; the thing that)
ce qui est fait est fait {proverb} :: what's done is done
cerbère {m} :: bad-tempered bouncer (door keeper)
Cerbère {prop} {m} :: Cerberus
cerbérine {f} :: cerberin
cerce {f} [architecture] :: curve of an arch
cerce {f} [maths] :: spline
cerceau {m} :: hoop (circular-shaped ring)
cerceau {m} [gymnastics] :: hoop
cerclé {adj} :: encircled
cercle {m} [geometry] :: circle
cercle {m} :: group of people, circle
cercler {vt} :: to ring, hoop, encircle (with)
cercle unité {m} :: unit circle (circle of radius 1)
cercle vertueux {m} :: virtuous circle
cercle vicieux {m} :: vicious circle
cercope {m} :: froghopper, spittlebug
cercosporine {f} :: cercosporin
cercueil {m} :: coffin, casket
cerf {m} :: a stag, a hart
cerfeuil {m} :: chervil
cerf rouge {m} :: red deer, Cervus elaphus
cerf-volant {m} :: stag beetle
cerf-volant {m} :: kite (toy)
cerf-volant {m} [geometry] :: kite
cerisaie {f} :: cherry orchard
cerise {adj} :: cerise colour
cerise {f} :: cherry (fruit)
cerise {f} :: cerise
ceriseraie {f} :: cherry orchard
cerise sur le gâteau {phrase} :: the icing on the cake
cerisier {m} :: cherry tree
cerisier à grappes {m} :: bird cherry (Prunus padus)
cerné {adj} :: having dark circles around one's eyes (due to fatigue and etc...)
CERN {prop} {m} :: CERN
cerne {m} :: dark bluish coloration around the eyes, periorbital dark circle
cerne {m} :: dark circle around a lesion
cerne {m} :: tree ring
cerner {vt} :: To surround
cerner {vt} :: To figure out
cerque {m} :: cercus
certain {adj} :: certain (sure, positive)
certain {adj} :: certain (fixed, determined)
certain {adj} :: certain (specified, particular)
certain {m} :: certain; certainty
certain {determiner} :: certain: a determined but unspecified amount of ; some
certainement {adv} :: certainly (with certainty, without doubt)
certes {adv} :: indeed, admittedly, fair enough, certainly, surely, absolutely, decidedly, definitively
certif {m} [colloquial] :: certificate
certifié {adj} :: certified
certifié {adj} :: notarized
certificat {m} :: certificate, certification, credentials
certificat {m} :: diploma
certificat de travail {m} [legal] :: A proof of employment
certificateur {m} :: certifier
certification {f} :: certification (all meanings)
certificatrice {f} :: feminine singular of certificateur
certifier {v} :: to certify (to attest as to)
certitude {f} :: certitude
cerveau {m} :: brain
cervelas {m} :: saveloy
cervelet {m} :: cerebellum (part of the hindbrain in vertebrates)
cervelle {f} [archaic or pejorative] :: brain (organ of thought)
cervelle {f} [cooking] :: brains
cervical {adj} :: cervical
cervicapre {adj} :: Relating to the blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra)
cervidé {m} :: cervid, deer
Cervin {m} :: Matterhorn
cervoise {m} :: Ancient beer made during antiquity and the Middle Ages with barley or wheat but without hops
cervolisme {m} :: kite flying
cervoliste {mf} :: kite flyer (person who flies kites)
CES {m} [Quebec] :: initialism of certificat d’études secondaires: ≈ GED (high-school diploma)
CES {m} [France] :: initialism of collège d’enseignement secondaire
ces jours-ci {adv} :: these days, currently
cesoird'hui {adv} [rare, nonstandard] :: this evening
cespiteux {adj} [botany] :: Cespitous, having several stems or trunks from the same root system and close to one another, forming a compact or bushy tuft
CESR {prop} {m} [astrophysics] :: initialism of w:Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements
cesse {f} [dated] :: end
cesser {v} :: to cease; to stop
cesser {v} :: to break up (e.g. a relationship)
cesseur {m} :: synonym of cédant
cesseuse {f} :: feminine singular of cesseur
cessez-le-feu {m} :: ceasefire
cessible {adj} :: transferable
cession {f} :: cession
c'est {contraction} :: it is
c'est {contraction} :: this is
c'est ça {adv} :: Confirmation of a question: that's right
c'est ça {adv} :: Ironic negation of a statement, by antiphrasis
c'est combien {phrase} :: how much is it?
c'est de l'hébreu {phrase} :: it's all Greek to me (literally "Hebrew"), a phrase indicating that something's impossible to understand
c'est-à-dire {phrase} :: that is to say
c'est du chinois {phrase} :: it's all Greek to me (literally "it's Chinese"), a phrase indicating that something is impossible to understand
c'est du russe {phrase} :: it's all Greek to me (literally "it's russian"), a phrase indicating that something is impossible to understand
ceste {pron} :: obsolete spelling of cette
ceste {m} :: cestus (boxing glove)
c'est en forgeant que l'on devient forgeron {proverb} :: alternative form of c'est en forgeant qu'on devient forgeron
c'est en forgeant qu'on devient forgeron {proverb} :: practice makes perfect
c'est kif-kif {phrase} [expression, colloquial] :: it's all the same, it makes no difference
c'est la meilleure {phrase} [colloquial] :: that's rich! (an expression of surprised indignation)
c'est la vie {phrase} :: that’s life, such is life, c’est la vie
c'est quand le jeu devient dur que les durs commencent à jouer {proverb} :: when the going gets tough, the tough get going
cestreau {m} :: cestrum (of the genus Cestrum)
cet {determiner} :: this
cette {pron} :: feminine singular of ce
ceviche {m} :: ceviche
Ceylan {prop} {m} :: Ceylon (old name for Sri Lanka)
céfran {prop} {m} [slang] :: the French language
céfran {adj} [slang] :: French
Céfran {m} [slang] :: a French person
CGCC {prop} {m} :: initialism of Cotre de Garde côtière canadienne (Canadian Coast Guard Cutter)
cégep {m} :: cégep (college in Québec)
cégépien {adj} :: Of or relating to a cégep
cégépien {m} :: A student who attend a cégep
CGT {prop} {f} :: Confédération générale du travail (a French trade union)
cégétiste {adj} :: Pertaining to the CGT
cégétiste {mf} :: Someone who supports the CGT
ch. {adj} :: ea. (each); abbreviation of chaque
ch. {m} :: hp (horsepower); abbreviation of cheval-vapeur
ch. {m} :: rm. (room); abbreviation of chambre
ch {adj} :: ea (each)
ch {m} :: hp (horsepower)
ché {contraction} :: alternative form of chais
CH {prop} {mp} [Canada] :: the hockey club, les Canadiens de Montréal
CH {m} :: abbreviation of centre hospitalier (lit. hospital center)
chabab {mf} :: A member of Al-Shabaab (militant group)
chabbat {m} :: Jewish Shabbat, biblical seventh day
chabiha {m} :: A militiaman loyal to Bashar al-Assad
chabin {m} :: sheep-goat hybrid, "geep"
chabin {m} [Antilles, slang] :: A person of African descent with pale skin
Chablais {prop} :: Chablais
chablaisien {adj} :: Of or from Chablais
chablis {mf} :: fallen timber
chablis {mf} :: Chablis (grape variety or wine)
Chabot {prop} :: surname
chabrette {f} [musical instruments] :: chabrette
chabrol {m} :: A mixture of broth and wine
chabrot {m} :: alternative form of chabrol
chacal {m} :: jackal
chacal à chabraque {m} :: black-backed jackal
chacal doré {m} :: golden jackal
chacal à flancs rayés {m} :: side-striped jackal
chacun {pron} :: each, each one
chacun {pron} :: every, everyone
chacun pour soi {phrase} :: every man for himself
chadda {f} :: shadda (diacritic used in the Arabic script)
chaebol {m} :: chaebol
chafouin {adj} :: sly, cunning
chafouin {adj} :: surly, cranky
chafouinement {adv} :: slyly
Chagnon {prop} :: surname
chagrin {m} :: sorrow, grief, chagrin
chagrin {adj} [literary] :: despondent, woeful
chagrin {adj} [literary] :: disgruntled, morose
chagrin d'amour {m} :: heartache; lovesickness; love disappointment; unreciprocated love feelings; unrequited love; unhappy love story
chagrinement {adv} :: sorrowfully, sadly
chagriner {vt} :: to bother, worry
chagriner {vt} :: to grieve
chagriner {vt} :: to upset
chah {m} :: alternative spelling of schah
chahada {f} [Islam] :: shahada (Islamic declaration of belief)
chahut {m} :: horseplay, racket, the act of messing around
chahuter {v} [usually of children] :: to playfight, to horseplay, to mess around
chahuteur {adj} :: rowdy, raucous (rough and disorderly)
chahuteur {m} :: troublemaker, rowdy
chaine {f} :: alternative spelling of chaîne
chair {f} :: flesh
chair à canon {f} :: cannon fodder
chair de poule {f} :: goosebumps
chaire {f} :: pulpit
chaire {f} :: rostrum
chaire {f} :: chair (of university)
chaire {f} :: throne (of the pope)
chais {contraction} [colloquial] :: contracted form of je sais "I know"
chaise {f} :: chair, seat
chaise à bascule {f} :: rocking chair (chair with a curved base which can be gently rocked)
chaise électrique {f} :: electric chair (to carry out executions)
chaise longue {f} :: chaise longue (reclining chair with a long seat)
chaise percée {f} :: commode (chair containing a chamber pot)
chaise pliante {f} :: folding chair
chaise roulante {f} :: wheelchair
chaises musicales {fp} [plurale tantum] :: musical chairs (game)
chais pas {phrase} [colloquial] :: dunno
chaland {m} :: barge (flat-bottomed bulk carrier mainly for inland waters)
chaland {m} :: a regular client, a returning client
chalandage {m} :: shopping
chalande {f} :: feminine noun of chaland
chalandise {f} :: shopping mall
chalcanthe {m} :: copperas
chalcogène {m} [inorganic chemistry] :: chalcogen
chalcographie {f} :: chalcography
chalcolithique {adj} :: chalcolithic
chalcosine {f} [mineral] :: chalcocite
chaldaïque {adj} :: Chaldaic
Chaldée {prop} :: Chaldea
chaldéen {adj} :: Chaldean
Chaldéens {prop} :: Chaldeans
chalef {m} :: silverberry, oleaster (of the genus Elaeagnus)
chalet {m} :: chalet
chaleur {f} [temperature] :: heat
chaleur {f} :: heat (a state of sexual aggression)
chaleureusement {adv} :: passionately, warmly, animatedly
chaleureusement {adv} [closing a letter] :: with warm regards
chaleureux {adj} [rare] :: Physically warm, radiating warmth.
chaleureux {adj} [of a thing that has a particular effect on the senses] :: Agreeable for its own qualities.
chaleureux {adj} [of an alcoholic drink, especially wine] :: Rich in alcohol, feeling physically warm.
chaleureux {adj} [of a color] :: Warm.
chaleureux {adj} [of a person or his personality] :: Ardent, excited, emotive; especially, warm, cordial, showing affection.
chaleureux {adj} [of a piece of literature or work of art] :: Expressive; showing the author's or artist's feelings.
chaleureux {adj} [rare] :: Animated, as of a discussion.
chaleureux {adj} [rare] :: Quick to anger.
chaleureux {m} :: A warm, emotive person.
chaleureux {m} :: A soft, expressive style of literature or art.
challenge {m} :: challenge
challenger {v} :: to challenge
challengeur {m} :: challenger (one who challenges)
chaloir {vr} [impersonal, literary] :: to heat
chaloir {vr} [impersonal, literary] :: to matter
chaloir {v} [impersonal, literary] :: to be of import
chalon {m} :: Chalon (language)
chalonnais {adj} :: Of or from any of several places called Chalon or Chalonnes in Frence
Chalonnais {m} :: A native or resident of any of several places called Chalon or Chalonnes in Frence
Chalonnaise {f} :: feminine singular of Chalonnais
chaloupé {adj} :: swinging, swaying
chaloupe {f} [nautical] :: launch
chaloupe {f} :: rowing boat [UK], rowboat [US]
chalouper {v} :: to sway, to rock (said of dancing or walking)
chalumeau {m} :: blowtorch
chalumeau {m} [musical instruments] :: chalumeau
chalut {m} :: trawl (net); dragnet
chalutage {m} :: trawling
chaluter {v} :: to trawl
chalutier {m} [nautical] :: trawler (fishing boat)
cham {adj} :: Cham
cham {m} :: khan
chamade {f} :: chamade
chamailler {vr} :: to bicker, to squabble, to quarrel, especially over something of little value
chamaillerie {f} :: bicker; quarrel
chamaillis {m} [rare, literary] :: quarrel, fracas
chamallow {m} :: marshmallow (confectionery)
chaman {m} :: shaman
chamane {f} :: feminine noun of chaman
chamanique {adj} :: shamanic
chamanisme {m} :: shamanism
chamarré {adj} :: bedizened (richly brocaded)
chambard {m} :: bedlam, rumpus, hullabaloo
chambard {m} :: mayhem
chambardement {m} :: upheaval
chambarder {vit} :: to turn upside down
chambarder {vit} :: to radically reorganize
chambellan {m} :: chamberlain
chambertin {m} :: Chambertin (wine)
chamboulement {m} :: upheaval
chambouler {vt} [colloquial] :: to shatter; to shake
chambouler {vt} [colloquial] :: to turn upside down
chambouler {vt} [colloquial, by extension] :: to upset
chambré {adj} :: room temperature (of wine), chambré
chambranle {m} :: frame, casing (of door/window)
chambranle {m} :: mantlepiece
chambre {f} :: A chamber in its various senses, including:
chambre {f} :: A room
chambre {f} :: A hotel room
chambre {f} :: A bedroom
chambre {f} :: A house of a parliament
chambrée {f} :: barracks (for soldiers)
chambrée {f} :: dormitory
chambre à air {f} :: inner tube
chambre à bain {f} [Louisiana French, ] :: bathroom
chambre à coucher {f} :: bedroom (room in a house where a bed is kept for sleeping)
chambre d'ami {f} :: guest room (room in a home set aside for the use of visiting guests)
chambre de combustion {f} :: combustion chamber (space in a heat engine)
Chambre des communes {f} [politics] :: House of Commons
chambre-forte {f} :: strongroom, vault
chambre à gaz {m} :: gas chamber
chambre magmatique {f} [geology] :: magma chamber
chambre noire {f} [photography] :: darkroom
chambre opératoire {f} [rare] :: operating room, operating theatre
chambrer {v} :: to bring wine to room temperature
chambrer {v} :: to mock
chambrette {m} :: diminutive of chambre
chambrette {m} :: small bedroom
chambérien {adj} :: of or from Chambéry
Chambérien {m} :: Someone of or from Chambéry
Chambérienne {f} :: feminine singular of Chambérien
chambrier {m} :: chamberlain
chambrier {m} :: chambermaid (or similar male servant)
chambrière {f} :: chambermaid
chambriste {mf} :: A member of a certain French Catholic sect in the early nineteenth century
chambriste {mf} :: A player of chamber music
chameau {m} :: (male) camel
chameau de Bactriane {m} :: Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus)
chamelier {m} :: camel rider (or soldier mounted on a camel)
chamelière {f} :: feminine noun of chamelier
chamelle {f} :: female camel
chamitique {adj} :: Hamitic (relative to the Hamites)
chamæleon {m} :: obsolete form of caméléon
chamæléon {m} :: obsolete form of caméléon
chaméléon {m} :: obsolete form of caméléon
chamois {m} :: chamois (animal)
chamois {m} :: chamois (leather)
chamoiserie {f} :: a shop selling, or making, chamois products
chamomille {f} :: obsolete form of camomille
chamorro {m} :: Chamorro language
champ {m} :: field in its various senses, including:
champ {m} :: a wide open space
champ {m} :: an area of study
champ {m} [mathematics] :: a vector field, tensor field, or scalar field (but not a commutative ring with identity for which every nonzero element has a multiplicative inverse, cf. corps)
champ {m} [heraldry] :: the background of a shield's design
champagne {m} [countable, uncountable] :: champagne (wine from the Champagne region of France)
champagne {m} [countable, uncountable, non-European French, colloquial] :: sparkling wine, generic champagne
champagne {m} [countable, heraldic charge] :: base; bottom third of a coat of arms
champagne {f} [rare] :: an expanse of flat and open cultivated earth
Champagne {prop} {f} :: Champagne, a region in the northeast of France
Champagne {prop} {f} :: surname
champ de bataille {m} [military] :: battlefield
champ de bataille {m} [figuratively] :: a messy place, a bloody mess
champ de courses {m} :: racecourse
champ de force {m} [physics] :: force field, field
champ de force {m} [chemistry] :: force field
champ de force {m} [science fiction] :: force field
champ de vision {m} :: field of view, line of sight, field of vision
champenois {adj} :: of Champagne
champignon {m} :: mushroom
champignon {m} :: fungus in general
champignon {m} [colloquial] :: accelerator pedal
champignon chinois {m} [Canada, food, colloquial] :: Chinese mushroom synonym of shiitake
champignonner {v} :: to mushroom (grow quickly)
champignonner {v} :: to mushroom (to pick mushrooms)
champion {m} :: champion
champion du monde {m} :: world champion
championnat {m} :: championship
championne {f} :: champion
champ magnétique {m} :: magnetic field
champoreau {m} :: A mixture of coffee and wine (or other alcohol)
Champs-Élysées {prop} {mp} :: The Elysian Fields, home of the blessed in the afterlife
Champs-Élysées {prop} {mp} :: A major boulevard in Paris, running between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe
champ sémantique {m} [linguistics, translation studies] :: semantic field
champtocéen {adj} :: Of or from Champtocé-sur-Loire
Champtocé-sur-Loire {prop} :: A small town in the Maine-et-Loire department of Pays de la Loire
champêtre {adj} :: pastoral, of or relating to the countryside
champ vectoriel {m} :: vector field
chamérops {m} :: A dwarf palm tree (Chamaerops humilis)
chaîné {adj} :: chained
chananéen {adj} :: alternative form of cananéen
chançard {adj} :: lucky
chance {f} :: chance
chance {f} :: luck
chancel {m} :: chancel
chancelant {adj} :: tottering, staggering, faltering
chancelant {adj} :: shaky
chancelant {adj} :: hazy, unclear
chancelant {adj} :: unresolved
chanceler {v} :: to stagger, totter, reel (of person)
chanceler {v} :: to wobble (of object)
chanceler {v} :: to falter, waver (of resolve etc.)
chancelier {m} :: chancellor
chancelière {f} :: (female) chancellor
chancellerie {f} :: chancellery
chanceux {adj} :: with good luck; fortunate
chancre {m} [obsolete] :: lobster, crab
chancre {m} [medicine] :: canker, chancre
chandail {m} :: sweater, jumper
chandail {m} [Quebec] :: T-shirt
Chandeleur {prop} {f} [Christianity] :: Candlemas
chandelier {m} :: candlestick
chandelier {m} :: chandelier
chandelier {m} :: candlemaker
chandelle {f} :: a (tallow) candle
chandelle {f} :: candlelight
chandelle {f} :: a jack stand
chandelle {f} :: a chandelle
chaîne {f} :: chain
chaîne {f} [TV] :: channel
chaîne {f} [textiles] :: warp
chaîne {f} [music] :: hi-fi or stereo system
chaîne {f} [computer science] :: character string
chaîne alimentaire {f} :: food chain
chaîne de caractères {f} :: string (sequence of characters in computing)
chaîne du froid {f} :: cold chain
Chanel {prop} :: surname
chaîne latérale {f} [organic chemistry] :: sidechain
chaîner {v} :: to chain
chaînette {f} :: (small) chain
chaînette {f} [sewing] :: chain stitch
chanfrein {m} :: chamfer, bevel
chanfrein {m} :: chamfron, chamfrein (protective armor for horse's head)
change {m} :: exchange
changeable {adj} :: changeable (capable of being changed)
changeant {adj} :: changeable (tending to change suddenly or quickly)
changement {m} :: change
changer {vt} :: to exchange (something)
changer {vt} :: to change (money, a job, one's circumstances etc.)
changer {vt} :: to change, alter (something en into)
changer {vi} :: to change
changer {vp} :: to change (one's clothes), get changed
changer {v} :: to put clean diapers to babies
changer d'avis {vi} :: to change one's mind
changer d'avis comme de chemise {v} [simile] :: to flip-flop, to chop and change
changer de main {v} [idiomatic] :: to change hands
changer son fusil d'épaule {v} [idiomatic] :: to change tack, change one's tune (change ideas)
changeur {m} :: changer; money changer
changeur {m} :: changer
chanlatte {f} [roofing] :: double lath, tilting lath
chanlatte {f} [roofing] :: arris fillet, tilting fillet, eaves lath
chanmé {adj} [slang, verlan] :: méchant, evil or wicked
chanmé {adj} :: excellent, very enjoyable, wicked
chanoine {m} [religion] :: canon (person)
chanoinesse {f} :: canoness (female canon)
chaînon {m} :: link (in a chain)
chaînon {m} [geology] :: secondary range (of mountains)
chaînon manquant {m} :: missing link
chanson {f} :: song
chanson à boire {f} :: drinking song
chansonner {v} :: To be satirized in song
chansonnette {f} :: chansonnette
chansonnier {m} :: songbook, chansonnier
chansonnier {m} :: singer, chansonnier
chansonnière {f} :: feminine noun of chansonnier
chant {m} :: song
chant {m} :: The discipline of singing
chantable {adj} [music] :: singable, cantabile
chantage {m} :: blackmail, shakedown (threat to obtain some advantage)
Chantal {prop} {f} :: given name
chantant {adj} :: singing (in the act or process of singing)
chant du cygne {m} [figuratively] :: swan song
chantefable {m} :: chantefable
chanter {v} :: to sing
chanter {v} :: to crow
chanter comme une casserole {v} [simile] :: To sing very badly; to be unable to carry a tune in a bucket [US]
chanteur {adj} :: that sings
chanteur {m} :: a (male) singer
chanteuse {f} :: A (female) singer
chantier {m} :: building site
chantier {m} :: worksite
chantier {m} :: passage
chantier {m} [colloquial] :: jumble, mess
chantier {m} :: workcamp (for volunteers)
chantier naval {m} :: dockyard, shipyard
chantilly {f} :: Chantilly cream
chantonner {vit} :: to sing or hum (to oneself)
chantre {m} [archaic] :: singer, songster
chantre {m} [religion] :: cantor
chantre {m} [literary] :: bard, minstrel
chantre {m} [figuratively] :: figurehead; champion; advocate
chanturgue {m} :: A red wine from the Auvergne
chanvre {m} :: hemp
Chaon {prop} :: A small village in Centre
chaos {m} :: chaos
chaotique {adj} :: chaotic
chaotiquement {adv} :: chaotically
chaouch {m} [historical] :: chiaus
chaouch {m} [Morocco] :: A service industry worker
chaouch {prop} {m} [agriculture] :: alternative case form of Chaouch
Chaouch {prop} {m} [agriculture] :: Chaouch (a cultivar of vinifera grape)
chaouche {m} :: [historical] archaic spelling of chaouch
chaoui {m} :: Berber (language)
chaoui {adj} :: Berber (relating to people who speak the Berber langiage)
chaoui {m} [Louisiana French] :: raccoon
chaouin {m} :: A form of French spoken in Quebec
Chaouis {prop} :: A Berber people from Numidia
chapardage {m} :: pilfering (petty theft)
chaparder {vt} :: to pinch, pilfer
chapardeur {m} :: pilferer (petty thief)
chapardeur {m} :: sticky fingers (habit of pilfering)
chape {f} [archaic] :: cape, cloak
chape {f} :: cope, cappa (ceremonial cape)
chape {f} [nautical] :: gin block
chape {f} :: tread (of tyre)
chape {f} [manufacturing] :: clevis
chapeau {m} :: hat
chapeau {m} [law] :: introductory text
chapeau {m} [printing] :: lead of an article
chapeau {m} :: cap (of a mushroom)
chapeau {interj} :: Used to express appreciation
chapeau bas {interj} :: hats off
chapeau melon {m} :: bowler hat
chapeauter {v} :: to hat (put a hat on someone)
chapeauter {v} :: to head (be in control of something)
chapelain {m} :: chaplain
chapelain {adj} :: relating to any of several places in France with Chapelle as part of its name
chapelet {m} [obsolete] :: wreath (of flowers)
chapelet {m} :: rosary, beads
chapelet {m} [figuratively] :: string, hatful (of objects, ideas etc.)
chapelet Thaï {m} :: (set of) anal beads
chapelier {m} :: hatter (person who makes, sells, or repairs hats)
chapelière {f} :: feminine singular of chapelier
chapelle {f} :: chapel
chapelle {f} :: covering for the head
chapellerie {f} :: headwear
chapellerie {f} :: hat shop; hat trade
chapelure {f} [chiefly in the plural] :: (dried) breadcrumb(s)
chaperon {m} :: chaperon
chaperonner {vt} :: to chaperone
chaperonner {vt} :: to hood
chapiteau {m} :: a circus tent, or any similar set-up used for spectacles or events
chapiteau {m} [architecture] :: the capital of a column, baluster or similar structure
chapiteau {m} [aeronautics] :: the conical part at the front end of a rocket
chapiteau {m} [chemistry] :: the top part of an alembic, where condensation occurs
chapitre {m} :: chapter
chapitre {m} :: subject, issue
chapitre {m} [religion] :: chapter
chapitrer {v} :: to reprimand
Chapleau {prop} :: surname
chapon {m} :: capon (meat)
chaponner {v} :: to caponize, castrate [a cockerel]
chaponner {v} [Louisiana French] :: to castrate
chaponner {v} [dated] :: to cut (the ears, etc.) off [of a hide, as part of tanning it]
chappe {f} :: alternative form of chape
chapska {m} :: shapka
chaque {adj} :: each
chaque {adj} :: every
char {m} :: chariot, carriage
char {m} [military] :: tank
char {m} [Quebec, Louisiana French] :: car, auto
charabia {m} [obsolete] :: Auvergnat dialect
charabia {m} [colloquial] :: double Dutch
charabia {m} :: gibberish
charabier {v} [slang] :: to talk gobbledegook, to babble
charade {f} :: charade (kind of riddle)
charade {f} :: Something bizarre or hard to understand
charançon {m} :: weevil
char à bancs {m} :: alternative form of char-à-bancs
charbon {m} :: coal
charbon {m} :: anthrax
charbon de bois {m} :: charcoal (substance)
charbonnage {m} :: coal mining
charbonnage {m} [in the plural] :: The coal mines of a region
charbonnage {m} [nautical] :: coaling
Charbonneau {prop} :: surname
charbonnerie {f} :: coal warehouse
charbonnerie {f} :: The French form of Carbonarism
charbonneux {adj} :: carbonaceous
charbonneux {adj} :: charcoal gray (in colour)
charbonnier {m} :: coalman (or person who sells charcoal)
charbonnier {m} :: coal bunker (place where coal is stored)
charbonnière {f} :: feminine noun of charbonnier
charcuter {v} :: to chop or cut badly
charcuterie {f} :: charcuterie (all senses)
charcutier {m} :: A person involved in charcuterie; a butcher
charcutière {f} :: feminine noun of charcutier
char de combat {m} :: main battle tank
char de guerre {m} [military] :: a tank; synonym of char
chardon {m} [botany] :: thistle
chardon {m} [in the plural] :: spikes (on wall etc.)
chardonnay {m} :: Chardonnay (grape, wine)
chardonneret {m} :: goldfinch (bird)
chardousse {f} :: A type of thistle (Carlina acanthifolia)
charentais {adj} [attributive] :: Charente
charentaise {f} :: carpet slipper
Charente {prop} {f} :: Charente
Charente-Maritime {prop} {f} :: Charente-Maritime
chargé {adj} :: busy
chargé d'affaires {m} :: chargé d'affaires
charge {f} :: load, burden
charge {f} :: cargo, freight
charge {f} :: responsibility, charge
charge {f} [legal] :: charge
charge {f} [military] :: charge
charge {f} [in the plural] :: costs, expenses
chargement {m} [computing] :: upload
chargeon {m} [physics] :: holon, chargon
charger {v} :: to load (up) (vehicle, animal etc.)
charger {v} :: to load (firearm)
charger {v} :: to charge (battery)
charger {v} :: to put in charge; to charge (somebody with doing something)
charger {v} :: to charge (somebody of a crime)
charger {v} [military, sports] :: to charge
charger {v} [theater] :: to overact, ham it up
charger {vr} [se charger de] :: to take care of, see to
charger la barque {v} [idiomatic] :: to overdo it, exaggerate
chargeur {m} :: stoker, fireman
chargeur {m} :: cassette, film-holder
chargeur {m} [nautical] :: loader, shipper, freighter, shipping agent
chargeur {m} [military] :: ammo clip
chargeur {m} [military] :: loader (of canons)
chargeur {m} :: (electrical) charger
charge utile {f} :: payload (all meanings)
chargino {m} :: chargino
charia {f} :: shari'a
charibotée {f} :: (large) swarm
charier {v} [Quebec] :: to exaggerate
chariot {m} :: trolley
chariot {m} :: carriage (of a computer printer)
chariot élévateur {m} :: forklift
charismatique {adj} :: charismatic
charisme {m} :: charisma
charité {f} :: charity
charitable {adj} :: charitable (all senses)
charitablement {adv} :: charitably
charivari {m} :: charivari, shivaree, mock serenade of discordant noise, notably to heckle a publicly reviled figure
charivari {m} :: a racket, banging in general, rumpus
charivarique {adj} :: charivaric
charivariquement {adv} :: charivarically
Charland {prop} :: surname
charlatan {m} [dated] :: a street-seller of medicines
charlatan {m} :: charlatan (trickster)
charlatane {f} :: feminine noun of charlatan
charlatanisme {m} :: charlatanism
charlatanisme {m} :: quackery, fraud, humbug
Charlemagne {prop} :: Charlemagne (emperor)
Charleroi {prop} :: Charleroi
Charles {prop} {m} :: given name, cognate to English Charles
charlevoisien {adj} :: Of or from Charlevoix
Charlevoix {prop} :: Charlevoix
Charlevoix {prop} :: surname
Charlène {prop} {f} :: given name, fashionable in France around 1990
Charlot {prop} {m} [theatre, cinema] :: a comedic character who has as accessories a mustache, a bowler hat, a cane, etc
charlotte {f} :: charlotte (dessert)
charlotte {f} :: Charlotte hat, Charlotte bonnet, mob cap
Charlotte {prop} {f} :: given name; a feminine diminutive form of Charles
charmé {adj} :: charmed
charmant {adj} :: charming
charmante compagnie {f} :: a good company, a charming company, a gallant company
charmantissime {adj} :: supercharming
charme {m} :: charm, attractive quality
charme {m} :: enchantment; originally, magical incantation
charme {m} [botany] :: Trees of genus Carpinus (hornbeam), of the Betulaceae family
charmer {v} :: to charm (with magic)
charmer {v} :: to charm
charmeur {m} :: a charmer; something or someone that charms
charmeur {adj} :: charming
charmeuse {f} :: feminine noun of charmeur
charmille {f} :: bower, arbor
charnel {adj} :: carnal (relating to the physical and especially sexual appetites)
charnellement {adv} [sexuality] :: carnally
charnier {m} :: mass grave
charnière {f} :: hinge
charnière {f} :: joint (of a bone)
charnière {f} [figuratively] :: turning point (pivotal moment)
charnière {f} [philately] :: hinge
charnu {adj} :: fleshy; plump
charognard {m} :: scavenger (animal feeding on decaying matter)
charognard {m} [figuratively, colloquial] :: vulture (person who profits from the suffering of others)
charognard {adj} :: scavenging
charogne {f} :: carrion
charogne {f} [slang, pejorative] :: asshole, bastard
charolais {adj} :: pertaining to, or from Charols
Charols {prop} :: A commune in the Drôme department of the Rhône-Alpes region
charpente {f} :: framework
charpente {f} :: build (of person)
charpenter {v} :: to tailor, to tailor make
charpenterie {f} :: carpentry
charpenterie {f} :: carpenter's workshop
charpentier {m} :: carpenter
charpentier {adj} :: carpentry (attributively)
charpentière {f} :: feminine noun of charpentier
charpie {f} :: lint
charpie {f} [figuratively] :: shred
charretée {f} :: cartload
charretier {adj} :: cart, wagon (attributive)
charretier {m} :: carter, wagoner
charrette {f} :: cart
charrette {f} :: urgent job, vital piece of work
charrette des condamnés {f} [historical] :: tumbril
charrier {v} :: to carry, carry along; to transport (a cargo etc.)
charrier {v} [colloquial] :: to tease relentlessly, to pull one's leg
charriot {m} :: alternative spelling of chariot
charrière {f} :: a path, way, route, or road, large enough to fit carriages, chariots, carts, wagons, etc
charroi {m} :: cartage (transport by cart etc., money paid for such transport)
charron {m} :: wheelwright
charroyage {m} :: carting, cartage (transport by cart etc)
charroyer {v} :: To cart (transport by cart or waggon)
charrue {f} [agriculture] :: plough
charrue {f} [Quebec] :: snow plow [US], snow plough [UK]
charte {f} :: charter
charter {m} :: a charter flight
charter {m} :: a charter plane
charter {m} :: a charter pilot
chartisme {m} :: Chartism
chartiste {mf} :: A person who studies old charters
chartiste {mf} [finance] :: A chartist
chartiste {mf} :: A Chartist
chartiste {adj} :: Chartist
chartrain {adj} :: From Chartres
chartre {f} [obsolete] :: prison; place of safekeeping
Chartres {prop} :: Chartres
chartreuse {f} :: chartreuse (liqueur)
chartreuse {f} :: a Carthusian monastery, a charterhouse
chartreux {adj} :: of or belonging to the Carthusian Order
Chartreux {prop} :: the Order of Carthusian
Chartreux {prop} :: a Chartreux cat
chartrier {m} :: cartulary
chas {m} :: eye (of a needle)
chasier {m} :: obsolete spelling of casier
chasier {m} :: alternative spelling of chasière
chasil {m} [obsolete] :: chasil
chassé {m} [dance] :: A chassé
chassable {adj} :: huntable, chasable
chasse {f} :: hunt
chasse {f} :: hunting
Chasse {prop} :: surname
chasse au trésor {f} :: treasure hunt
chasse-café {m} [archaic, rare] :: chasse-café, pousse-café (small glass of alcohol after coffee)
chasse d'eau {f} :: flush (of a toilet etc.)
chasséen {adj} :: Of or from either of two places called Chassey
chasse-neige {m} :: snow plow [US], snow plough [UK] (machine for moving snow)
chasse patate {f} :: A pointless chase, wild goose chase
chasse patate {f} [cycling] :: potato chase (a group chasing a breakaway that fails to catch it and then gets stuck between the breakaway and the peloton)
chassepot {m} :: A breechloading, rapid-fire, long-range rifle used in the French army from 1866 to 1874
chasser {v} :: to hunt
chasser {v} :: to chase
chasser {v} :: to drive off
chasser {vi} [dance] :: to chassé
chasseresse {f} :: huntress
chasseur {m} :: a hunter
chasseur {m} :: a fighter plane
chasseur {m} :: a servant or attendant
chasseur {m} :: a la façon chasseur, a style of cooking in which meat is cooked with a sauce containing mushrooms, shallots and white wine
chasseur-cueilleur {m} :: hunter-gatherer
chasseuse {f} :: feminine noun of chasseur
chassie {f} :: sleep (in the corner of the eye)
chassieux {adj} :: sticky, gummy
chassieux {adj} :: bleary, rheumy
chaste {adj} :: chaste; celibate
chastement {adv} :: chastely
chasteté {f} :: chastity
chasuble {f} :: chasuble
chat {m} :: cat (feline)
chat {m} :: (male) cat, tom, tomcat
chat {m} :: tag, tig (children’s game)
chat {m} [Internet] :: chat (online discussion)
chat bai {m} :: bay cat
chat échaudé craint l'eau froide {proverb} :: once bitten, twice shy
chat de gouttière {m} :: alley cat; moggy
chateaubriand {m} :: chateaubriand (steak cut from a beef tenderloin)
Chateaubriand {prop} :: surname
chateaubriant {m} :: alternative spelling of chateaubriand
chat-huant {m} :: barn owl
chatière {f} :: cat flap
chat à neuf queues {m} :: cat-o'-nine-tails
chatoiement {m} :: shimmer, shimmering
chaton {m} :: kitten, kitty (baby cat)
chaton {m} :: catkin
chaton {m} :: collet, bezel (around a jewel, on a ring)
chaton {m} [by extension] :: the jewel itself (around which the collet is, on a ring)
chatonne {f} :: female kitten
chatouillant {adj} :: tickling
chatouillement {m} :: tickle, an act of tickling
chatouiller {v} :: to tickle
chatouilleur {m} :: tickler (person who tickles)
chatouilleux {adj} :: ticklish
chatouilleux {adj} :: touchy (sur about)
chatoyant {adj} :: shimmering, iridescent
chatoyer {vi} :: to shimmer; to iridesce (to reflect light in different colors depending on the direction and orientation)
chatte {f} :: feminine noun of chat; she-cat
chatte {f} [vulgar] :: pussy, twat (female genitalia)
chatte {f} [slang or, vulgar] :: luck
chattement {adv} [dated] :: in a catlike way
chatterie {f} :: titbit, morsel
chatterie {f} [in the plural, archaic] :: playful caresses
chatterton {m} :: insulating tape
chatteur {m} :: chatter; specifically someone who engages in Internet chatroom discussions
chatteuse {f} :: feminine noun of chatteur
Chattien {prop} {m} :: Chattian period
chat-tigre {m} :: wildcat; (often specifically) margay, oncilla
chaud {adj} :: warm, hot
chaud {adj} [slang] :: horny, randy (showing interest in sexual activity)
chaud {adj} [slang] :: enthusiastic, willing, up for
chaud {adj} [slang] :: hard
chaud {adj} [slang] :: risky, dangerous, disreputable, dodgy
chaud {m} :: heat, warmth
chaud {adv} :: hot
chaudasse {f} [slang] :: sexually naughty girl
chaudement {adv} :: hotly
chaude-pisse {f} [slang] :: the clap (gonorrhea)
chauder {v} [obsolete] :: To spread lime as a fertiliser
chaudière {f} :: boiler
chaudière {f} :: cauldron (large pot)
chaudière {f} [Quebec] :: bucket
chaud lapin {m} [figuratively, colloquial] :: salty dog, horndog, man bent on sex, randy man
chaudron {m} :: cauldron
chaudron {m} [Quebec] :: pot
chaudronner {v} :: To work metal (practice metalworking)
chaudronnerie {f} :: boilermaking (and similar metalworking trades); the place where such trade is carried out
chaudronnier {m} :: A person who makes or sells pots and pans
chaudronnier {m} :: coppersmith
chaudronnière {f} :: feminine singular of chaudronnier
chauffage {m} :: heating
chauffagiste {mf} :: heating engineer
chauffant {adj} :: heating (attributive)
chauffard {m} [slang] :: road hog, bad driver
chauffe-eau {m} :: water heater (appliance for heating water)
chauffer {v} :: to heat, to warm, to warm up
chauffer {v} [slang] :: to tease, to entice sexually, to arouse
chaufferette {f} :: (small) heater; foot heater, bed warmer
chaufferie {f} :: boiler room or generally any kind of heating system
chauffeur {m} :: driver
chauffeur {m} :: chauffeur
chauffeuse {f} :: Female chauffeur
chauffeuse {f} :: fireside chair
chauffoir {m} :: warming room
chauffoir {m} :: stove
chauffoir {m} :: warming pan
chaulage {m} :: liming, whitewashing
chauler {vt} :: to whitewash
chaulmoogrique {adj} [organic chemistry] :: chaulmoogric
chaume {m} :: stubble (in fields)
chaume {m} :: thatch (for roof)
chaumine {f} :: a thatched hut
chaumière {f} :: thatched cottage
chaumière {f} [literary, humorous] :: (small rural) cottage
chausse {f} [historical, in the plural] :: stockings; hose
chausse {f} :: straining bag, filter cloth (for wine)
chaussée {f} :: highway; street
chaussée {f} :: surface (of road)
chaussée {f} :: causeway
chausse-pied {m} :: shoehorn (tool used to assist the foot)
chausser {v} :: to put footwear on someone
chausser {vr} [se chausser] :: to put on footwear
chausser {v} :: to shoe (a horse)
chausser {v} :: to mulch
chaussetier {m} [obsolete] :: hosier
chaussetière {f} :: feminine singular of chaussetier
chaussette {f} :: sock
chausseur {m} :: shoemaker
chausseuse {f} :: feminine noun of chausseur
chausson {m} :: slipper (footwear)
chausson {m} :: bootee
chausson {m} :: ballet shoe (UK), ballet slipper (US)
chausson {m} [cooking] :: turnover
chaussure {f} :: shoe
chaussure {f} :: the shoe industry
chauve {adj} :: Bald; devoid of hair; often used substantively.
chauve {adj} :: Bare, barren; devoid of a thing (such as vegetation); often construed with de
Chauveau {prop} :: surname
chauve-souris {f} :: bat (small flying mammal)
Chauvet {prop} :: surname
chauvin {adj} :: chauvinistic
chauvin {m} :: chauvinist
chauvinisme {m} :: chauvinism
chauvir {vi} [dated] :: to perk up, to rise up (said of the ears of certain equine animals like donkeys)
chauvissant {adj} :: balding
chauvissant {adj} :: cocking the ears (said of horses, mules, and donkeys)
chaux {f} :: lime, limestone
chavirage {m} :: capsizing
chavirer {vit} :: to capsize
chavirer {vi} :: to overturn, keel over, tip over (of objects etc.)
chavirer {vi} [figuratively] :: to roll (of eyes); to reel, spin (of room etc.); to turn over (of heart)
chavirer {vt} :: to bowl over, shatter (someone)
chavisme {m} :: Chavism
chaviste {adj} :: Chavist
chaviste {mf} :: Chavista
chawarma {f} :: shawarma
chayotte {f} :: chayote (plant)
chébec {m} :: alternative form of chebec
chéchia {f} :: chechia
cheau {m} :: Cub of a dog, wolf, fox, badger, or otter
chebec {m} [nautical] :: xebec
check {m} :: (slang) fist bump
checker {v} :: to check, verify
checker {vr} [slang] :: to bump fists
cheddar {m} :: Cheddar cheese
chef {m} [now literary] :: head
chef {m} :: article, principal point
chef {m} :: principal motive
chef {m} [heraldiccharge] :: chief; top third of a coat of arms
chef {m} :: A boss, chief, leader
chef {m} :: A culinary chef, chief cook
chef d'accusation {m} :: charge (of a crime, as in a court); principal point of an accusation
chef de file {m} [general] :: leader
chef de file {m} [politics] :: party leader
chef de file {m} [nautical] :: lead ship
chef d'État {m} :: chief of state
chef-d'œuvre {m} :: the chief example of a body of work, a masterpiece
cheffe {f} :: feminine noun of chef
cheffer {v} :: synonym of dire
cheffer {v} :: To work as a chef
chefferie {f} :: leadership (the characteristics of leading by the leader)
chef-lieu {m} :: An administrative centre in various French-speaking countries
cheftaine {f} :: captain; chieftain
cheik {m} :: sheik
cheikh {m} :: sheikh
cheikhat {m} :: sheikdom
cheiroptérophilie {f} :: chiropterophilia
chelin {m} [money] :: shilling
chelou {adj} :: shady, creepy
chemin {m} :: path, way
chemin {m} [Louisiana French] :: road
chemin de croix {m} :: Way of the Cross; Via Crucis
chemin de croix {m} [figuratively] :: painful, strenuous experience
chemin de fer {m} :: Railroad, railway
cheminée {f} :: a chimney
cheminée {f} :: a fireplace or hearth
cheminée {f} :: a vertical vent, exhaust or gallery
cheminée {f} :: a hole at the centre of some models of parachute
cheminée {f} :: the glass tube protecting the flame of a kerosene or similar wick lamp
cheminée {f} [technology] :: a vertical vacuum forming in a gasifier
cheminée {f} [welding] :: a type of welding fault
cheminée {f} [geology] :: the exhaust of a volcano
cheminée {f} [geology] :: a vertical mineral vein
cheminée {f} [theatre] :: large pipe containing ropes that serves to control theater backdrops
chemineau {m} :: migrant worker
chemineau {m} :: vagabond
cheminement {m} :: progress, course
cheminer {v} :: to walk on, to keep walking
cheminot {m} :: A railway worker
chemise {f} :: shirt
chemise {f} :: folder (office supplies)
chemise {f} :: chemise (wall enforcing earthwork)
chemise de nuit {f} :: nightgown, nightie
chemiser {v} :: to line (cover the inside surface of)
chemiserie {f} :: outfitters' (shop), haberdashery
chemisette {f} :: short-sleeved shirt/blouse
chemisier {adj} [attributive] :: shirtmaking
chemisier {m} :: shirtmaker
chemisier {m} :: blouse
chemisière {f} :: feminine noun of chemisier
chenal {m} :: canal, channel (all nautical senses)
chenal {m} :: eavesdrop, eavestrough, gutter
chenapan {m} :: rogue, rascal, scoundrel
cheneau {f} :: alternative form of chéneau
chenet {m} :: firedog, andiron
chenette {f} :: wall germander ((Teucrium chamaedrys)
chenil {m} :: kennel; kennels
chenil {m} [colloquial, figuratively] :: pigsty (dirty or very untidy place)
chenille {f} :: caterpillar
chenille {f} :: chenille
chenille {f} :: caterpillar track, snow chain
chenille {f} :: whirligig (fairground attraction)
chenillette {f} [military] :: tankette
chenillette {f} [road equipment] :: a tracked sidewalk tractor, especially one equipped with a sidewalk (UK: pavement) clearing snowplow
chenillette {f} [ski resort equipment] :: a snowcat
chenin {m} :: A white wine from the Loire valley in France
chenu {adj} :: hoary, snow-capped
chenu {adj} :: grey-haired, grey-headed
chenu {adj} :: elderly
chenument {adv} :: hoarily
chenument {adv} [slang] :: excellently
cheptel {m} :: livestock
cher {adj} [before the noun] :: dear (beloved)
cher {adj} [salutation of a letter] :: dear
cher {adj} [after the noun] :: expensive
cher {adv} :: dearly
Cher {prop} {m} :: a department in the French region of Centre
Cherbourg {prop} :: Cherbourg
cherbourgeois {adj} :: Of or from Cherbourg
chercher {vt} :: to look for, to seek
chercher {vi} [followed by à] :: to look (to do something)
chercher {vt} [slang] :: to mess with someone, ask for trouble
chercher {vt} :: to pick up, to go and get
chercher la merde {v} [vulgar] :: to look for trouble, to ask for trouble
chercher la merde {v} [vulgar] :: [avec] to fuck with someone, to try and pick a fight with someone
chercher la petite bête {v} [colloquial] :: to nitpick, to split hairs
chercher midi à quatorze heures {v} [figuratively] :: to complicate things needlessly; to seek a knot in a bulrush
chercher une aiguille dans une botte de foin {v} [figuratively] :: to look for a needle in a haystack
chercheur {m} :: searcher (one who searches)
chercheur {m} :: researcher
chercheuse {f} :: feminine noun of chercheur
cherokee {adj} :: Cherokee
cherokee {m} :: Cherokee (language)
cherté {f} :: expensiveness, high cost
chervis {m} :: skirret
chevaine {m} :: chub (Leuciscus cephalus, now Squalius cephalus)
cheval {m} :: horse
cheval {m} :: horsepower
cheval {m} [slang] :: tall and slim woman, beautiful woman (only in the feminine form, jument)
cheval {m} [slang] :: horse, H (narcotic)
cheval à bascule {m} :: rocking horse (a child’s toy consisting of a (usually wooden) horse mounted on a rocker or swing)
cheval d'arçons {m} [sports] :: horse; pommel horse (gymnastic equipment)
cheval de bataille {m} :: war-horse, battle-charger
cheval de bataille {m} [figuratively] :: hobbyhorse, favourite theme
cheval de bât {m} :: packhorse
cheval de frise {m} :: cheval de frise
cheval de main {m} :: led horse
cheval de Przewalski {m} :: Przewalski's horse
cheval de trait {m} :: draft horse
cheval de Troie {m} :: Trojan horse (a wooden horse used by the Greeks)
cheval de Troie {m} [computing] :: Trojan horse (malware)
chevaleresque {adj} [historical] :: chivalrous (relating to Medieval chivalry)
chevaleresquement {adv} :: chivalrously
chevalerie {f} :: chivalry (state of being a knight in the Middles Ages)
chevalet {m} :: (torture) rack
chevalet {m} :: trestle, support
chevalet {m} [arts] :: easel
chevalet {m} [lutherie] :: bridge (of guitar, violin, etc.)
chevalet {m} [rare, crafts] :: A structure used to keep whatever is being worked on at a certain height; a bench or table
chevalet {m} [Scrabble] :: rack
chevalier {m} :: knight
chevalier {m} :: sandpiper (bird)
Chevalier {prop} :: surname
chevalin {adj} :: equine (related to horses)
chevalière {f} :: signet ring
cheval-jupon {m} :: hobby horse; a horse costume used in festivals, dances, and play
cheval qui boit dans son blanc {m} :: horse that has a white nose and the rest of its body another colour
cheval-vapeur {m} :: horsepower
chevauchée {f} :: ride on horseback, usually for the purpose of raiding and pillaging
chevauchement {m} :: overlap
chevaucher {v} :: to straddle, be astride
chevaucher {v} :: to span, sit/be across
chevaucher {v} :: to ride on horseback, usually for the purpose of raiding and pillaging
chevaucher {vp} :: to overlap
chevêche {f} :: little owl
chevelu {adj} :: hairy, long-haired
chevelure {f} :: hair
chevelure {f} :: tail (of a comet)
Chevelure de Bérénice {f} :: Coma Berenices
chevesne {m} :: alternative spelling of chevaine
chevet {m} :: bedside
chevet {m} [architecture] :: apse, chevet
cheveu {m} :: a headhair
cheveux blancs {m} [idiom] :: silver-haired person
chevillé {adj} :: pinned, pegged (attached by a pin, peg)
cheville {f} :: ankle
cheville {f} :: dowel, peg
cheville {f} :: wall plug
cheville {f} [poetry] :: cheville
cheville ouvrière {f} :: linchpin (central cohesive source of stability and security)
chevillette {f} :: A latch hidden in a door with the tab sticking through a slot
chevillette {f} :: An unidentified part of the locking mechanism of Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother's door
chevillier {m} [music] :: pegbox (on a violin etc)
chevreau {m} :: kid (young goat)
chevreau {m} :: goatskin
chevrette {f} :: kid (young goat)
chevrette {f} :: doe
chevrette {f} [Louisiana French] :: shrimp
Chevrette {prop} :: surname
chevreuil {m} :: roe deer, roebuck
chevrier {m} :: goatherd
chevrière {f} :: feminine noun of chevrier
Chevrolet {prop} :: surname
chevron {m} :: rafter
chevron {m} [heraldiccharge] :: chevron
chevronné {adj} :: experienced, seasoned
chevrotant {adj} :: quavering; shaking
chevroter {vi} [of the voice] :: to quaver
chevroter {vit} :: to bleat
chevrotin {m} :: A young deer (less than 6 months old)
chevrotin {m} :: leather from a deer or goat
chevrotin {m} :: A type of cheese, made from goat's milk, from the Savoy
chevrotin {adj} :: Of or from Chevreuse, Chevrières, Chevroz or Chevru
chevrotine {f} :: buckshot
chevêtre {m} [archaic] :: halter
chewing-gum {m} [France] :: chewing gum
cheyenne {m} :: Cheyenne language
cheyenne {adj} :: Cheyenne
Cheyenne {mf} :: Cheyenne (member of the Cheyenne tribe)
chez {prep} [before personal pronouns] :: to (any specified location)
chez {prep} :: at, in (any specified location)
chez {prep} :: among (a group of things or people of the same type)
chez soi {adj} :: at home (at one's abode)
chez soi {adj} :: at home (comfortable)
chez-soi {m} :: home, nest
chiac {m} :: A dialect consisting of French mixed with English, spoken by Acadians in New Brunswick
chiadé {adj} :: thorough (made with special care)
chialer {v} [colloquial, usually, derogatory] :: To cry
chialer {v} [Canada, colloquial] :: To complain
chialeux {adj} [Quebec] :: who is complaining often
chialeux {m} [Quebec] :: someone who is complaining often
chiant {adj} [vulgar, slang] :: fucking annoying
chiant {adj} [vulgar] :: fucking boring
chiant comme la pluie {adj} [colloquial, simile] :: dull as dishwater, extremely boring
chianti {m} :: Chianti (wine)
chiantifique {adj} :: scientific yet "boring as shit"
chiaoux {m} :: chiaus
chiasmatique {adj} [anatomy] :: chiasmatic
chiasme {m} [figure of speech] :: chiasmus
chiasse {f} [slang] :: the runs, diarrhoea
chiasse {f} [slang, figurative] :: vexation, pain, annoyance
chiaux {m} :: obsolete form of chiaoux
chibouque {f} :: chibouk (Turkish tobacco pipe)
chibre {m} [vulgar, slang, slightly dated] :: cock, dick
chic {adj} :: elegant
chic {adj} :: considerate
chic {m} :: elegance
chic {m} :: skillfulness; adroitness
chicane {f} [road transport] :: Chicane (obstruction designed to reduce speed), double road bend
chicane {f} :: Bickering, quibbling, especially as delay tactic
chicaner {vt} :: to get (someone) into an argument
chicaner {vr} :: to quibble, squabble (to complain or argue in a trivial or petty manner)
chicanerie {f} :: niggling; hairsplitting
chicaneur {m} :: quibbler, pettifogger
chicaneur {adj} :: quibbling, pettifogging
chicard {m} :: A chic person
chicaya {f} :: squabble
chicharron {m} :: chicharron (a Spanish dish)
chicharron {m} :: pork rinds, pork scratchings
chiche {adj} :: mean, stingy
chiche {adj} :: scanty, meagre, stingy
chiche {adj} [colloquial, predicative only] :: able, capable
chiche {interj} :: I dare you!
chichement {adv} :: meanly, sparingly, niggardly
chichi {m} :: affected manners, demanding behaviour
chichi {m} :: something showy
chichi {m} :: sort of fritter, churro
chichi {adj} :: chichi
chichiteux {adj} :: chichi
chich taouk {m} :: shish taouk, grilled skewered chicken cubes
chiclette {f} [Belgium, Switzerland] :: chewing gum
chicon {m} [Belgium] :: chicon; witloof (edible chicory bud)
chicorée {f} [plant] :: chicory (Cichorium intybus (common chicory) or Cichorium endivia)
chicorée {f} [by extension, culinary] :: coffee substitute prepared from the roasted roots of the common chicory
chicot {m} :: stump, stub
chicote {f} :: alternative form of chicotte
chicotte {f} :: whip, chicotte
chicoutai {f} [Canada] :: cloudberry
chiée {f} [vulgar] :: shitload
chien {m} :: dog
chien {m} :: cock, hammer (of a firearm)
chien chaud {m} [Quebec] :: hot dog
chienchien {m} [colloquial, hypocoristic] :: doggy (usually addressing a single dog, chiefly used in the plural)
chien d'eau {m} :: water dog
chien d'eau portugais {m} :: Portuguese Water Dog
chien de chasse {m} :: A hound, hunting dog
chien de garde {m} :: A guard dog
chien de Jean de Nivelle {m} :: a disobedient animal or a person
chien de la casse {m} [slang, of a man] :: junkyard dog
chiendent {m} :: couch grass, quackgrass
chiendent {m} :: weed (unwanted plant that is difficult to eradicate)
chien de poche {m} [Quebec] :: A dog who always insist to follow its master as closely as possible
chien de poche {m} [Quebec] :: Someone whose behaviour reminds of such a dog
chien de prairie {m} :: prairie dog (burrowing rodent)
chienlit {mf} [archaic] :: pissabed, repugnant person
chienlit {mf} :: someone in a carnival mask
chienlit {f} :: masquerade, carnival
chienlit {f} :: havoc, chaos
chienne {f} :: feminine noun of chien
chienne {f} [slang, vulgar] :: a bitch (objectionable woman)
chienne {f} [slang, vulgar] :: a whore; a prostitute
chienne de prairie {f} :: feminine noun of chien de prairie
chiennerie {f} :: A large group of dogs
chiennerie {f} [rare] :: Things pertaining to dogs
chiennerie {f} :: An immodest act
chiennerie {f} [familiar] :: Avarice
chiennerie {f} [old, vulgar] :: An untenable situation
chien qui aboie ne mord pas {proverb} :: barking dogs seldom bite, one's bark is worse than one's bite
chier {v} [vulgar, slang] :: to shit, defecate
chier dans son froc {v} [idiomatic, vulgar] :: to shit oneself (to be very afraid)
chierie {f} [slang] :: a piece of crap, piece of shit
Chiers {prop} {f} :: Chiers
chieur {m} [vulgar] :: A pain in the arse (person who is irritating)
chieuse {f} :: feminine singular of chieur
chiffe {f} :: rag
chiffe {f} :: drip (person of weak character)
chiffon {m} :: rag
chiffon {m} :: scrap (of paper)
chiffonner {v} :: to crumple, crease
chiffonner {v} [colloquial] :: to bother, to perplex
chiffonnier {m} :: rag-gatherer
chiffonnier {m} :: chiffonier (item of furniture)
chiffrable {adj} :: quantifiable
chiffrable {adj} :: computable
chiffrage {m} :: numbering
chiffrage {m} :: ciphering
chiffre {m} :: a digit i.e. 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
chiffre {m} [colloquial or dated] :: a number
chiffre {m} :: figure (number)
chiffre {m} :: cipher (method of transforming a text to conceal meaning)
chiffre {m} :: cipher (code)
chiffre {m} [music] :: figure
chiffre {m} :: monogram
chiffre arabe {m} [mathematics] :: Arabic numeral
chiffre d'affaires {m} [economics] :: revenue, turnover
chiffrement {m} :: encryption (process of obscuring information to make it unreadable without special knowledge, key files, and/or passwords)
chiffrer {vt} :: To number (to add a number to)
chiffrer {vi} :: To add up (accumulate)
chiffrer {vt} :: To cipher, to encrypt (add a cipher to, for protection)
chiffre romain {m} :: Roman numeral (a numeral represented by letters)
chiffreur {m} :: cipherer
chiffreur {m} [computing] :: encryption method
chiffreuse {f} :: feminine noun of chiffreur
chigner {v} [colloquial, pejorative] :: to whine, moan, complain, or grumble in a childish manner. (followed by de to mean "about")
chignole {f} :: brace (bitstock)
chignon {m} :: roll or twist of hair worn at the nape of the neck; a bun
chihuahua {m} :: Chihuahua / chihuahua [the dog breed or an individual of this breed]
chiisme {m} :: Shi'a (branch of Islam)
chiite {adj} :: Shiite
chiite {mf} :: Shiite
chik {m} :: clipping of chikungunya
Chili {prop} {m} :: Chile
chiliarque {m} :: chiliarch
chilien {adj} :: Chilean
Chilien {m} :: Chilean, someone from Chile
Chilienne {f} :: feminine noun of Chilien
chiliogone {m} [geometry] :: chiliagon
chilogone {m} :: A polygon with 1000 sides and 100 angles
chilomètre {m} :: rare spelling of kilomètre
chimaphile {f} :: wintergreen (plant of Chimaphilia)
chimie {f} :: chemistry (the science)
chimie nucléaire {f} :: nuclear chemistry
chimie organique {f} :: organic chemistry (chemistry of carbon containing compounds)
chimiluminescence {f} [chemistry] :: chemiluminescence
chimio {f} [colloquial] :: chemotherapy
chimiorécepteur {m} :: chemoreceptor
chimiostratigraphie {f} [chemistry, geology] :: chemostratigraphy
chimiosynthèse {f} [biochemistry] :: chemosynthesis
chimiotactique {adj} [biology] :: chemiotactic
chimiotaxie {f} [biology] :: chemiotaxis
chimiothérapeutique {adj} :: chemotherapeutic
chimiothérapie {f} :: chemotherapy
chimiotoxicité {f} :: chemotoxicity
chimiotrophe {m} :: chemotroph
chimiotrophie {f} :: chemotropism
chimique {adj} :: chemical (related to chemistry)
chimiquement {adv} :: chemically
chimiquier {m} :: chemical tanker
chimiste {mf} :: chemist (scientist of chemistry)
chimiste inorganique {mf} :: inorganic chemist (chemist whose field is inorganic chemistry)
chimiste organique {mf} :: organic chemist (chemist whose field is organic chemistry)
chimou {m} :: annual mercury (Mercurialis annua)
chimpanzé {m} :: chimpanzee (ape)
chimère {f} :: chimera (mythical monster)
chimère {f} :: chimera (creature of the imagination)
chimère {f} [biology] :: chimera (organism with cells from two zygotes)
chimère {f} :: chimaera (fish)
chimérique {adj} :: chimeric, fanciful, imaginary
chimérique {adj} :: unrealistic, quixotic
chimérique {adj} [genetics] :: chimeric
chimériquement {adv} :: chimerically
chinchard {m} :: jack mackerel
Chine {prop} {f} :: China
Chine continentale {prop} {f} :: mainland China
chiner {v} :: to dye and interweave fabrics
chinetoque {m} [slang, pejorative, ethnic slur] :: Chink (person of Chinese descent)
chineur {m} :: bargain hunter
chineuse {f} :: feminine singular of chineur
chinois {m} :: Chinese (language)
chinois {m} :: Greek (something difficult to understand)
chinois {adj} :: Chinese (relating to China)
Chinois {m} :: Chinese, someone from China
Chinoise {f} :: feminine noun of Chinois
chinoiser {v} :: to argue; to quibble; to squabble
chinoiserie {f} [arts] :: chinoiserie
chinoiserie {f} [in the plural] :: complications
chinois simplifié {prop} {m} :: Simplified Chinese
chinois traditionnel {prop} {m} :: Traditional Chinese
chiot {m} :: puppy (baby dog, of either sex)
chiotte {f} [vulgar, slang, chiefly in the plural] :: shitter, toilet
chiotte {f} [slang] :: car
chioukh {m} :: synonym of cheikh
chiourme {f} [archaic] :: team or group of galley slaves
chiourme {f} [archaic] :: convict
chiper {vt} [colloquial] :: to pinch; to steal; to rob
chipie {f} [colloquial] :: cow, bitch, harpy, vixen
chipie {f} [colloquial] :: (female) brat
chipotage {m} :: nitpicking
chipoter {vit} :: to nibble
chipoter {vit} :: to quibble, haggle
chips {f} {m} {mp} [Anglicism] :: chips [American English], crisps [British English]
chiqué {m} :: affectation; airs
chique {f} [Belgium] :: chewing gum
chiquement {adv} :: chicly, fashionably
chiquenaude {f} :: flick, flip
chiquer {vi} :: to chew tobacco
chiquer {vi} [Belgium] :: to chew gum
Chirac {prop} :: surname
chiral {adj} :: chiral
chiralement {adv} :: chirally
chiralité {f} :: chirality (a property of asymmetry important in several branches of science)
chiraquie {f} :: The sphere of influence of former French president Jacques Chirac
chiraquien {adj} :: Relating to, or supporting Jacques Chirac
chiraquisme {m} :: The political philosophy of Jacques Chirac
chiridien {adj} :: chiridian
chirographie {f} :: chirography
chirogymnaste {m} :: hand director
chirologie {f} :: chirology
chiromancie {f} :: chiromancy
chiromancien {m} :: palmist, chiromancer
chiromancienne {f} :: feminine noun of chiromancien
Chiron {prop} [Greek mythology] :: an old, wise centaur who served as Achilles' mentor and teacher
Chiron {prop} [astronomy, astrology] :: Chiron, a centaur (minor planet) and asteroid-like/comet-like object, orbiting between Saturn and Uranus
chironome {m} :: chironomid
chiropracteur {m} :: chiropractor
chiropractie {f} :: chiropractic
chiropraticien {m} :: chiropractor
chiropraxie {f} :: chiropractic, chiropraxy
chiroptère {m} :: bat (animal of the order Chiroptera)
chiroptérochorie {f} [biology] :: chiropterochory
chirurgical {adj} :: surgical
chirurgicalement {adv} [medicine] :: surgically
chirurgie {f} [medicine] :: Surgery, medical operation
chirurgie {f} :: That branch of medicine
chirurgie de réassignation sexuelle {f} :: sex reassignment surgery
chirurgie de réattribution sexuelle {f} :: sex reassignment surgery
chirurgien {m} :: a surgeon, a doctor who performs surgery
chitine {f} :: chitin (polymer of N-acetylglucosamine, found in arthropod and fungi)
chitineux {adj} :: chitinous
chitinisé {adj} :: chitinized
chiure {f} :: frass (fly specks)
chlamyde {f} :: chlamys
chlamydiase {f} [disease] :: chlamydiasis
chlamydie {f} [biology] :: chlamydia (microorganism)
chlamydiose {f} [disease] :: chlamydiasis
chélaté {adj} [chemistry] :: chelated
chélatant {adj} :: chelating
chélate {m} [chemistry] :: chelate, chelate compound
chélateur {adj} :: chelating
chélateur {m} [chemistry] :: chelator, chelating agent
chélation {f} [chemistry] :: chelation
châle {m} :: shawl
chleuh {m} [uncountable] :: Tashelhit; one of the Berber languages
chleuh {m} [countable, pejorative, ethnic slur] :: a German; a kraut
chleuh {adj} :: Tashelhit
chleuh {adj} [pejorative] :: German
Chleuh {m} :: a Chleuh
Chleuhe {f} :: feminine noun of Chleuh
chélidoine {f} :: celandine
chlinguer {vi} [colloquial] :: to stink
châlit {m} :: bedstead (originally a large, enclosed wooden structure)
Chloé {prop} :: given name; equivalent to Chloe
chéloïde {f} :: keloid
chélone {f} :: chelone, snakehead
chélonien {m} :: chelonian
chloré {adj} [chemistry] :: chlorinated
chlorage {m} :: chlorination
chloranile {m} [organic compound] :: chloranil
chlorarachniophyte {f} :: chlorarachniophyte
chloration {f} :: chlorination (all senses)
chloraurique {adj} [inorganic chemistry] :: chloroauric
chlore {m} :: chlorine
chlorer {v} :: to chlorinate
chloreux {adj} [inorganic chemistry] :: chlorous
chlorhydrate {m} [inorganic chemistry] :: hydrochloride
chlorhydrique {adj} [inorganic chemistry] :: hydrochloric
chlorique {adj} [inorganic chemistry] :: chloric
chloristique {adj} [chemistry] :: chloristic
chlorite {m} :: chlorite (salt of chlorous acid)
chloroacétique {adj} [organic chemistry] :: chloroacetic
chlorofluorocarbone {m} [organic chemistry] :: chlorofluorocarbon
chlorofluorocarbure {m} [organic chemistry] :: chlorofluorocarbon
chloroforme {m} [chemistry] :: chloroform [an anesthetic]
chloroformer {v} :: to chloroform (to treat with chloroform, or to render unconscious with chloroform)
chloroformique {adj} :: chloroformic
chlorogénique {adj} [organic chemistry] :: chlorogenic
chloroiodure {m} [inorganic chemistry] :: chloroiodide
chlorolyse {f} [chemistry] :: chlorinolysis
chlorométhane {m} [organic compound] :: chloromethane
chloromètre {m} :: chlorometer
chlorométrie {m} :: chlorometry
chlorophénol {m} [organic chemistry] :: chlorophenol
chlorophylle {f} :: chlorophyll
chlorophyllien {adj} :: chlorophyllic
chlorophytum {m} :: spider plant (of genus Chlorophytum)
chloropicrine {m} [organic compound] :: chloropicrin
chloroplaste {m} [biology] :: chloroplast
chloroplatinique {adj} [inorganic chemistry] :: chloroplatinic
chlorose {f} :: chlorosis (yellow-green colouration of the skin)
chloroéthane {m} [organic compound] :: chloroethane
chlorotique {adj} :: chlorotic (afflicted with chlorosis)
chlortétracycline {f} :: chlortetracycline
chloruré {adj} :: chlorinated
chlorurage {m} :: chlorination
chloruration {m} :: chlorination
chlorure {m} [inorganic chemistry] :: chloride
chlorurer {vt} [chemistry] :: to chlorinate
chélotrope {adj} :: chelotropic
chélydre {m} [obsolete] :: a venomous and amphibious serpent
chélydre {f} :: a snapping turtle
chômage {m} :: idleness
chômage {m} :: unemployment
chômage technique {m} :: lay off (from work when it's impossible for some reason)
chômer {v} :: to be idle
chômer {v} :: to be out of work
chômeur {m} :: An unemployed person
chômeuse {f} :: feminine noun of chômeur
chémorécepteur {m} :: chemoreceptor
chênaie {f} :: oak grove
chêne {m} :: oak (tree), oak tree
chêne {m} :: oak (wood)
chéneau {m} :: eavesdrop (space around a house on which rain water drips)
chéneau {m} :: gutter
chêneau {m} :: A young oak
chnek {f} [slang, vulgar] :: vulva, pussy
chnek {f} [slang, derogatory] :: young woman; slut
chêne-liège {m} :: cork oak
chêne vert {m} :: holm oak (evergreen tree, Quercus ilex)
chènevis {m} :: Seeds of hemp, used for feeding birds. (derived from chanvre)
chœnix {m} :: obsolete form of chénix
chénopodiacée {f} [biology] :: chenopod
choane {f} [biology] :: choana
choc {m} :: hit, strike
choc {m} :: shock (surprise, startling)
choc {m} :: clash
choc {m} [Louisiana French] :: alternative form of tchoque
chochotte {f} :: sissy, wuss, pansy
chochotte {f} :: pansy (effeminate homosexual)
chocolat {adj} :: chocolate; chocolate-coloured
chocolat {adj} :: deceived; tricked
chocolat {m} :: chocolate
chocolat {m} :: hot chocolate
chocolaté {adj} :: chocolate (attributive)
chocolat au lait {m} :: milk chocolate
chocolat au lait {m} :: chocolate milk
chocolat blanc {m} :: white chocolate
chocolat chaud {m} :: hot chocolate
chocolater {v} [rare] :: To add chocolate to, to cover with chocolate
chocolaterie {f} :: chocolate shop
chocolaterie {f} :: chocolate factory
chocolatier {adj} [attributive] :: chocolate
chocolatier {m} :: chocolatier
chocolatine {f} [south half of France, Canada] :: a chocolate-filled pastry
chocolatière {f} :: (female) chocolatier
chocolat noir {m} :: dark chocolate
choc terminal {m} [astronomy] :: termination shock
choeur {m} :: nonstandard spelling of chœur
choin {m} :: bogrush, particularly the black bogrush (Schoenus nigricans)
choir {v} [literary] :: to fall
choisir {v} :: to choose
choisir {v} [obsolete] :: to perceive, distinguish
choix {m} :: choice
choléate {m} [organic chemistry] :: choleate
cholécalciférol {m} [biochemistry] :: cholecalciferol
cholécyste {m} [anatomy] :: cholecyst
cholédoque {adj} [anatomy] :: choledochal
cholédoque {m} [anatomy] :: common bile duct
cholestérate {m} [organic chemistry] :: cholesterate
cholestérique {adj} :: cholesteric
cholestérol {m} :: cholesterol (an essential component of mammalian cell membranes)
cholestérolémie {f} [pathology] :: cholesterolemia
choline {f} [biochemistry] :: choline
cholinergique {adj} :: cholinergic
cholique {adj} [organic chemistry] :: cholic
Cholon {prop} :: Cholon
choléra {m} :: cholera (infectious disease)
cholérique {adj} :: choleraic (pertaining to cholera)
cholérique {adj} :: choleric (showing anger)
chomer {v} :: alternative form of chômer
chondre {m} [mineralogy] :: chondrule
chondrioconte {m} :: chondriocont
chondriome {m} [biology] :: chondriome
chondroïde {adj} [anatomy] :: chondroid
chondrographie {f} :: chondrography
chondrome {m} :: chondroma
chondrosarcome {m} :: chondrosarcoma
chondroïtine {m} [organic compound] :: chondroitin
Chooz {prop} :: A French commune in the département of Ardennes
chope {f} :: tankard, mug
chope {f} [colloquial] :: beer, quick beer, quick one (glass of beer)
choper {v} [colloquial] :: to steal, nick, pinch
choper {v} [colloquial] :: to arrest, catch
choper {v} [colloquial] :: to pick up, collect a passenger
chopine {f} :: a type of women's clog or overshoe; a chopine
chopine {f} [historical, Canada] :: imperial pint
chopine {f} :: an amount of wine equivalent to an imperial pint
chopiner {v} :: to tope (drink excessively)
chopper {vi} [archaic] :: to stumble
choqué {adj} :: shocked, startled
choquant {adj} :: shocking (surprising)
choquer {v} :: to hit, to collide
choquer {v} :: to shock (surprise, startle)
Choquette {prop} :: surname
choré {f} :: clipping of chorégraphie
choral {adj} :: choral
choral {m} :: chorale
chorale {f} :: chorus (group of people in a play or performance who recite together), a choir
choralement {adv} :: chorally
chorde {f} :: obsolete form of corde
chorée {m} [pathology] :: chorea
chorégraphe {mf} :: choreographer
chorégraphie {f} :: choreography
chorégraphier {v} :: to choreograph
chorégraphique {adj} :: choreographic
chorégraphiquement {adv} :: choreographically
chorial {adj} :: chorial
-chorie {suffix} :: -chory
chorion {m} [anatomy] :: chorion (all senses)
chorionique {adj} [anatomy] :: chorionic
chorioptique {adj} :: chorioptic
chorique {adj} :: choric
choriste {mf} :: chorister
choriste {mf} :: member of the chorus (operatic)
chorizo {m} :: chorizo
choroïde {f} [anatomy] :: choroid
choroïdien {adj} [anatomy] :: choroidal
chorographie {f} :: chorography
chorologique {adj} :: chorological
chorologiquement {adv} :: chorologically
chorus {m} :: chorus
chose {f} :: thing
chose jugée {f} :: res judicata (something decided on by a court of law)
chose promise, chose due {proverb} :: a promise is a promise
chott {m} [geology] :: chott
chou {m} :: cabbage
chou {m} :: baby, darling, sweetheart (term of endearment)
chou {adj} :: cute, endearing
Chou {prop} :: Shu (Egyptology)
chouïa {adv} [colloquial] :: little, bit
chouan {adj} :: Chouan (attributive)
Chouan {prop} :: surname
chouannerie {f} :: counterrevolution
choucas {m} :: jackdaw (Coloeus monedula)
Chouchanik {prop} :: given name, Shushanik
chouchen {m} :: a type of mead popular in Brittany
chouchou {m} [childish] :: term of endearment (like petit chou, mon chou)
chouchou {m} :: teacher's pet (student perceived to be favored by the teacher)
chouchou {m} :: a hair scrunchie
chouchou {m} [Réunion] :: chayote
chouchoute {f} :: feminine noun of chouchou
chouchouter {vt} :: to spoil, pamper
choucroute {f} :: sauerkraut (a dish made by fermenting finely chopped cabbage)
chou de Bruxelles {m} :: Brussels sprout
chouette {f} :: owl (specifically, an owl without a crest)
chouette {adj} [colloquial] :: great, cool, swell
chouette {interj} [colloquial] :: Exclamation when one learns of something pleasing
chouette effraie {f} :: barn owl
chouette effraie {f} :: screech owl
chouettement {adv} [colloquial] :: really well
chou-fleur {m} :: cauliflower
chou frisé {m} :: curly kale
chouia {m} [Central Africa] :: brochette, grilled meat
chouia {adv} :: alternative form of chouïa
chouillat {adv} :: alternative form of chouïa
Chouinard {prop} :: surname
chouinegomme {m} [rare, dated] :: chewing gum
choupique {m} [Louisiana French] :: bowfin, mudfish
chouquette {f} :: A small choux pastry made with dough sprinkled with sugar
chouré {adj} [slang] :: hot, stolen
chou-rave {m} :: kohlrabi (cabbage cultivar)
chouraver {v} [slang] :: To nick, pinch (steal)
chourer {v} :: To steal
chouriner {v} [obsolete, slang] :: to knife, stab
choute {f} :: feminine noun of chou
chow mein {m} :: chow mein
choyer {vt} :: to cherish, pamper, coddle (care for with affection and tenderness)
choyer {vt} :: to hold in great esteem, revere, going to great lengths to demonstrate this
choyer {vt} :: to cherish, treasure, conserve with great care
chèque {m} :: cheque (a note promising to pay money to a named person or entity)
chèque en blanc {m} :: blank cheque (a signed cheque with the value left blank)
chéquier {m} :: chequebook
chère {f} [obsolete] :: visage, face
chère {f} [archaic or humorous] :: fare, food, cheer
chèrement {adv} :: dearly
chresmologue {mf} :: chresmologue
chéri {adj} :: cherished; beloved
chéri {m} :: dear, darling, honey, sweetheart
chérie {f} :: feminine noun of chéri
chérif {m} :: sharif
Chérif {prop} {m} :: given name: Sharif
chérifien {adj} :: Sherifian
chérir {vt} :: to cherish
Christ {prop} {m} :: Christ
christadelphe {adj} :: Christadelphian
christadelphe {mf} :: Christadelphian
Christelle {prop} :: given name, variant of Christine
Christian {prop} :: given name, cognate to Christian
Christiane {prop} {f} :: given name, feminine form of Christian, cognate to English Christiana
christianisé {adj} :: Christianized
christianisation {f} :: Christianization
christianiser {v} :: to Christianize (to convert to Christianity)
christianisme {m} :: Christianity
Christine {prop} {f} :: given name, cognate to Christina
christique {adj} :: Christic
Christophe {prop} :: given name, French form of Christopher
Christopher {prop} :: given name
chrématistique {adj} :: chrematistic
chrématistique {f} :: chrematistics
chromé {adj} :: chrome / chromium (attributive)
chromé {adj} :: chromium-plated
chromage {m} :: chrome plating
chromamétrique {adj} :: chromometric
chromate {m} [inorganic chemistry] :: chromate
chromatine {f} [cytology] :: chromatin
chromatinique {adj} [cytology] :: chromatinic
chromatique {adj} :: chromatic
chromatiquement {adv} :: chromatically
chromatiser {v} :: To chromatize
chromatisme {m} :: chromatism
chromatogramme {m} [chemistry] :: chromatogram
chromatographe {m} [chemistry] :: chromatograph
chromatographie {f} [analytical chemistry] :: chromatography
chromatographique {adj} :: chromatographic
chromatopsie {f} :: chromatopsia
chrome {m} :: chromium
chromeux {adj} [inorganic chemistry] :: chromous
chromique {adj} :: chromic
chromodynamique {adj} :: chromodynamic
chromodynamique {m} [physics] :: chromodynamics
chromodynamique quantique {m} [physics] :: quantum chromodynamics
chromolithographie {f} :: chromolithography
chromoprotéine {f} [protein] :: chromoprotein
chromosome {m} [biology, cytology] :: chromosome
chromosome Y {m} [genetics] :: Y chromosome
chromosomique {adj} :: chromosomal (of, or relating to chromosomes)
chromosphère {f} :: chromosphere
chromotypographie {f} :: chromotypography
Chæronée {prop} {f} :: obsolete form of Chéronée
chronicité {f} :: chronicity
chronique {adj} :: chronic (that which continues over an extended period of time)
chronique {f} :: chronicle
chronique {f} :: newspaper column
chronique {mf} :: a patient who has a chronic condition
chroniquement {adv} :: chronically
chroniquer {v} :: to write a column (for a newpaper)
chroniquer {v} :: to chronicle
chronique scandaleuse {f} :: Chronique scandaleuse
chroniqueur {m} :: chronicler
chroniqueur {m} :: columnist
chrono- {prefix} :: chrono-
chrono {m} [colloquial] :: timer
chrono {m} [colloquial] :: time (the length of time recorded on a timer)
chronobiologie {f} [biology] :: chronobiology
chronobiologique {adj} :: chronobiological
chronocide {m} :: chronocide
chronogramme {m} :: chronogram (all senses)
chronographe {m} :: chronograph
chronologie {f} :: chronology
chronologique {adj} :: chronological
chronologiquement {adv} :: chronologically
chronométrage {m} :: timing (action of keeping time or a record of timing)
chronomètre {m} [sports] :: stopwatch
chronomètre {m} [timing] :: chronometer
chronomètre {m} [computing] :: timer
chronométrer {v} :: to time (measure time)
chronométreur {m} :: timekeeper, a person who records the times elapsed in a sporting event
chronométrie {f} :: chronometry
chronométrique {adj} :: chronometric
chronophage {adj} :: time-consuming
chronophagement {adv} :: time-consumingly
chronophotographie {f} :: chronophotography
chronopsychologie {f} :: chronopsychology
chronostratigraphie {f} [geology] :: chronostratigraphy
chronostratigraphique {adj} :: chronostratigraphic
chronotachygraphe {m} :: tachograph
chörten {m} [Buddhism] :: chorten, Tibetan stupa
chrétien {adj} :: Christian
chrétien {m} :: Christian
Chrétien {m} :: Christian (member of the Christian religion)
Chrétien {prop} :: surname
chrétienne {f} :: feminine noun of chrétien
Chrétienne {f} :: feminine noun of Chrétien
chrétiennement {adv} [religion] :: Christianly
chrétienté {f} :: Christendom
chérubin {m} :: cherub
chrysalide {f} :: pupa, chrysalis
chrysanthémate {m} [organic chemistry] :: chrysanthemate
chrysanthème {m} :: chrysanthemum
chrysanthémique {adj} [organic chemistry] :: chrysanthemic
chrysarobine {f} :: chrysarobin
chryside {f} :: chrysidid
Chrysippe {prop} {m} :: Chrysippus
chrysène {m} [organic compound] :: chrysene
chrysobéryl {m} [mineral] :: chrysoberyl
chrysoïdine {f} :: chrysoidine
chrysolite {f} [mineralogy] :: chrysolite
chrysolite {f} [obsolete] :: gems such as chrysoberyl, sapphire, topaz, or tourmaline (any of various gemstones with a golden, and especially greenish) tint
chrysolite {f} :: peridot, prehnite, or apatite
chrysolithe {f} :: alternate spelling of chrysolite
chrysomèle {m} :: leaf beetle (of family Chrysomelidae)
chrysothérapie {f} :: chrysotherapy
CHSLD {m} :: abbreviation of centre d'hébergement et de soins de longue durée (lit. long-term care and housing center)
châsse {f} :: reliquary
châsse {f} :: coffin
châssis {m} :: chassis, frame
châssis {m} [Québec, Acadia, Louisiana French] :: window
châtaigne {f} :: (sweet) chestnut
châtaigneraie {f} :: chestnut plantation
châtaignier {m} :: chestnut; chestnut tree
châtain {adj} [hair] :: chestnut-coloured, brown
châtain {adj} :: having brown hair, brunette
châtain {m} :: chestnut brown
chtarbé {adj} [slang] :: crazy, bonkers
château {m} :: castle (fortified building or similar structure; winegrower's estate)
châteaubriand {m} :: alternative spelling of chateaubriand
châteaubriant {m} :: alternative spelling of chateaubriand
château d'eau {m} :: water tower
château de cartes {m} :: house of cards
château de sable {m} :: sandcastle
château-fort {m} :: castle (fortified building)
château lapompe {m} [familiar, humorous] :: tap water
châteaux en Espagne {mp} :: castles in the air; pipe dreams
châtelain {m} :: someone who lives in a castle
châtelain {m} [obsolete] :: lord (master of a household)
châtelaine {f} :: feminine noun of châtelain
châtelet {m} :: A castellum
châtelet {m} [dated] :: A small castle
châtellenie {f} :: lordship (jurisdiction of a châtelain)
châtelleraudais {adj} :: Of or from Châtellerault
Châtellerault {prop} :: A town in the Vienne department of Poitou-Charentes
Châtelperron {prop} :: A small town in the Allier region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
châtelperronien {adj} :: Châtelperronian
chtetl {m} :: alternative spelling of shtetl
chthonien {adj} :: chthonian
châtié {adj} :: refined
chti {adj} :: Of, or pertaining to the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, or its inhabitants, culture or dialect
chti {m} :: chtimi, the regional dialect of Picard spoken in Nord-Pas-de-Calais
ch'ti {adj} :: alternative spelling of chti
ch'ti {m} :: alternative spelling of chti
Chti {mf} :: someone from the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, especially someone who speaks Picard
châtier {vt} :: to chastise, punish, castigate
chétif {adj} :: puny, scrawny
chétif {adj} :: meagre, paltry
châtiment {m} :: punishment
chtimi {adj} :: Of, or pertaining to, the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region
chtimi {m} :: chti, a Picard dialect spoken in Nord-Pas-de-Calais region
Chtimi {mf} :: Someone from the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region
chétivement {adv} :: punily
chétivement {adv} :: meagrely
chtonien {adj} :: alternative form of chthonien
châtré {adj} :: castrated
châtré {m} :: eunuch
châtrer {v} :: to castrate
châtreur {m} :: castrator, gelder
châtreuse {f} :: feminine singular of châtreur
chu {phrase} [Quebec, colloquial] :: I am
CHU {m} :: abbreviation of centre hospitalier universitaire (lit. university hospital center); a teaching hospital
Chuchanik {prop} :: alternative form of Chouchanik
chuchotage {m} [rare] :: whispering
chuchotage {m} :: chuchotage
chuchotement {m} :: A whisper or murmur
chuchotement {m} :: Rustling (of leaves)
chuchoter {v} :: to whisper
chuchoter {v} [of leaves] :: to rustle
chuchoteur {m} :: whisperer
chuchoteuse {f} :: feminine noun of chuchoteur
chui {contraction} [colloquial] :: contraction of je + contraction of suis: I'm
chuintement {m} :: swish, hiss
chuintement {m} :: lisp
chuintement {m} :: buzz
chuinter {vi} [of an owl] :: to hoot, screech
chuinter {vi} [of a machine] :: to buzz, whirr, whoosh
chuinter {vi} [of a door] :: to creak
chuinter {vi} :: to swish
chuinter {vi} [of tires] :: to hiss
chuinter {vi} :: to pronounce the phoneme s as ʃ, often seen as a speech defect or regionalism. Can be compared to lisping in the English language.
chuis {contraction} [colloquial] :: I am, I'm
chum {m} [Canada, colloquial] :: boyfriend (feminine counterpart: blonde)
chum {m} [Canada, chiefly slang] :: a friend, usually male; a chum (feminine form: chum de fille)
chum de fille {f} [Canada, colloquial] :: Non-romantic girlfriend, female friend (especially of a woman)
chœur {m} :: chorus
chœur {m} :: choir
chut {interj} :: shush (a request of silence)
chute {f} :: fall
chute {f} :: fall, drop (e.g. in price)
chute {f} :: waterfall
chute {f} :: conclusion (of a joke or a story, i.e. the last words that bring the comic effect or the conclusion)
chute {f} :: final part of an ensemble or a shape
chute d'eau {f} :: waterfall
chute libre {f} [physics] :: Freefall
chuter {v} :: to fall, to drop
chuter {v} :: (e.g. of prices) to fall, to drop
chutney {m} :: chutney (condiment)
chèvre {f} :: she-goat
chèvre {m} :: goat cheese (US), goat's cheese (UK)
chèvrechoutiste {adj} [Belgium] :: Attempting to please everybody or reconcile conflicting options
chèvrefeuille {m} [plant] :: honeysuckle
chymie {f} :: obsolete spelling of chimie
chymiste {mf} :: obsolete spelling of chimiste
chymotrypsine {f} :: chymotrypsin
Chypre {prop} {f} :: Cyprus. official name: République de Chypre
chypriote {adj} :: alternative spelling of cypriote
Chypriote {mf} :: alternative spelling of Cypriote
ci {adv} :: here
ci {adv} :: this
-ci {particle} :: this: always used with ce or pronouns such as celui, celle
CIA {prop} {f} :: CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)
ciao {interj} :: ciao
cibiste {mf} :: breaker (user of CB radio)
ciblage {m} :: targeting
cible {f} [literal] :: target
cible {f} [figurative] :: aim, goal
cibler {vt} :: to target
ciboire {m} :: The ciborium cup
ciboire {m} [Quebec] :: A mild profanity
cibole {interj} [Quebec, euphemistic] :: alternative form of ciboire
ciboule {f} :: scallion, spring onion (Allium fistulosum)
ciboulette {f} :: chive (the plant)
ciboulette {f} :: chives (the herb)
ciboulot {m} [colloquial] :: bonce, nut, noggin (head)
cicatrice {f} :: scar
cicatriciel {adj} :: cicatricial
cicatrisant {adj} :: that heals wounds
cicatrisation {f} :: scarring
cicatriser {v} :: to heal, to scar (of a wound)
cicindèle {f} :: tiger beetle (of genus Cicindela)
ci-contre {prep} :: thereagainst
CICR {prop} {m} :: ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross)
Cicéron {prop} {m} :: Cicero
cicérone {m} :: cicerone
cicutoxine {f} :: cicutoxin
ci-dessous {adv} :: below, underneath (under this point)
ci-dessus {adv} :: above, above here
ci-devant {adj} :: formerly
ci-devant {adj} :: one-time
ci-devant {mf} [historical, French Revolution] :: former aristocrat
cidre {m} :: cider
cidre de glace {m} :: ice cider (alcoholic beverage made from fermented apple juice squeezed from naturally frozen apples left on the tree into winter)
cidre de poire {m} :: synonym of poiré (perry)
cidre de poire {m} :: pear cider (an apple-based alcoholic cider infused with pear or artificial pear flavour)
cidre mousseux {m} :: sparkling cider (a bubbly fizzy alcoholic potable created from fermented apple juices similar to champagne)
cidrerie {f} :: cider-makers
cidrerie {f} :: cider house
cidrier {m} :: cider brewer
cidrière {f} :: feminine singular of cidrier
cie {f} [business] :: abbreviation of compagnie - Co. (company)
ciel {m} :: sky
ciel {m} :: heaven
ciel {m} :: canopy (of a bed, etc.)
ciel {interj} :: heavens!
cierge {m} [religion] :: candle
cierge {m} [botany] :: cereus
CIF {m} :: initialism of congé individuel de formation
cigale {f} :: cicada (any of several insects of the order Hemiptera)
cigare {m} :: cigar
cigarette {f} :: cigarette
cigarettier {m} :: cigarette company
cigarettier {m} :: cigarette seller
cigüe {f} :: Post-1990 spelling of ciguë
cigogne {f} :: stork
cigogne blanche {f} :: white stork (large wading bird, Ciconia ciconia)
ci-gît {phrase} [epitaph] :: here lies
ciguë {f} :: hemlock (umbellifer)
ci-joint {adv} :: herewith
ci-joint {adj} :: enclosed
ci-joint {adj} :: attached
cil {m} :: eyelash
cilié {adj} [biology] :: ciliated
cilié {m} [zoology] :: Ciliate
cilié {m} [botany] :: Ciliate
ciliaire {adj} :: ciliary
ciliature {f} :: ciliature
Cilicie {prop} :: Cilicia
ciller {v} :: to blink
ciller {v} :: to bat an eyelash
cimaise {f} :: cymatium
cimaise {f} :: picture rail
cime {f} :: peak, summit (of mountain)
cime {f} :: top (of tree)
ciment {m} :: cement
cimentation {f} :: cementation
cimentation {f} :: cementing
cimenter {vt} :: to cement
cimenter {vt} :: to confirm
cimenterie {f} :: cement works
cimentier {m} :: cementer (someone who works with cement)
cimentière {f} :: feminine noun of cimentier
cimer {interj} [slang] :: thank you; thanks
cimeterre {m} :: scimitar
cimetière {m} :: cemetery, graveyard
cimmérien {adj} :: cimmerian
ciné {m} [colloquial] :: cinema; movie theater
cinabre {m} [mineral] :: cinnabar
cinéaste {mf} :: filmmaker
cinchonacé {adj} :: cinchonaceous
cindynique {f} :: cindynics
cingalais {adj} :: Sinhalese
cingalais {m} :: Sinhalese language
cinghalais {m} :: alternative spelling of cingalais
cinghalais {adj} :: alternative spelling of cingalais
cinglé {adj} [slang] :: nuts, bonkers, crazy
cinglage {m} :: shingling (in iron making)
cinglant {adj} :: scathing, stinging
cingler {v} :: to sail; to navigate
cingler {v} :: to hit; to strike; to knock
cinéma {m} :: cinema (the art of making films and movies)
cinéma {m} :: cinema (the film and movie industry)
cinéma {m} :: cinema (film or movies as a group)
cinéma {m} :: cinema (movie theatre)
cinéma {m} [colloquial] :: playacting, drama, fuss
cinémathèque {f} :: film archive
cinématique {f} [physics] :: kinematics
cinématique {adj} :: kinematic
cinématiquement {adv} :: cinematically
cinématographe {m} :: cinematograph
cinématographie {f} :: cinematography
cinématographier {v} :: to cinematograph
cinématographique {adj} :: cinematographic
cinématographiquement {adv} :: cinematographically
cinnamaldéhyde {m} [organic compound] :: cinnamaldehyde
cinname {m} :: cinnamon
cinnamique {adj} [organic chemistry] :: cinnamic
cinoche {m} [slang] :: movie, pictures
cinoque {adj} :: alternative spelling of sinoque
cinéphage {f} :: moviegoer; film buff, movie junkie
cinéphagie {f} :: movie addiction; quality of being a film junkie
cinéphile {mf} :: cinephile
cinéphilie {f} :: cinephilia
cinq {num} :: five
cinq cents {m} [cardinal] :: five hundred
cinq à sept {m} [France, colloquial, idiomatic] :: quick afternoon tryst
cinq à sept {m} [Quebec] :: afternoon get-together similar to a happy hour, cocktail party, or wine and cheese, held approximately between 5 and 7 p.m
cinquantaine {f} :: About 50, 50 or so
cinquante {num} :: fifty
cinquante {m} :: fifty
cinquante-cinq {m} :: fifty-five
cinquante-deux {m} :: fifty-two
cinquante-et-un {m} :: fifty-one
cinquante-huit {m} :: fifty-eight
cinquantenaire {m} :: fifty-year anniversary
cinquante-neuf {m} :: fifty-nine
cinquante-quatre {m} :: fifty-four
cinquante-sept {m} :: fifty-seven
cinquante-six {m} :: fifty-six
cinquante-trois {m} :: fifty-three
cinquantième {adj} :: fiftieth
cinquantième {mf} :: fiftieth
cinquième {adj} :: fifth
cinquième {mf} :: fifth
cinquièmement {adv} :: fifthly
cinquième roue du carrosse {f} [idiomatic] :: fifth wheel (anything superfluous or unnecessary)
cinéraire {adj} :: cinerary
cinsault {m} :: cinsault (grape and wine)
cinsaut {m} :: alternative form of cinsault
cinèse {f} :: alternative form of kinèse
cinétique {adj} :: kinetic (relating to motion)
cinétique {f} :: kinetics
cinétiquement {adv} :: kinetically
cintré {adj} :: curved
cintré {adj} :: fitted (clothes)
cintrage {m} :: centering (temporary support to an arch)
cintre {m} [architecture] :: curve
cintre {m} [architecture] :: centring
cintre {m} :: hanger (for clothes)
cintrer {vt} :: to bend
cintrer {vt} :: to vault
cintrer {vt} :: to take in [at the waist]
cipaille {m} [Canada] :: sea pie
cipaye {m} :: A native Indian infantry soldier in a French colonial regiment prior to 1898, when they were disbanded and replaced by a locally recruited gendarmerie. Cipayes were the French equivalent of the Indian sepoys in British service
CIPM {prop} {m} [physics, standardisation] :: initialism of w:Comité International des Poids et Mesures
cippe {m} :: cippus
ciprofloxacine {f} [medicine] :: ciprofloxacin
cirage {m} :: polish (product used to make things shiny)
cirage {m} :: waxing, polishing, wax, polish (act of waxing or polishing)
circa {prep} :: approximately, about
circadien {adj} :: circadian
circannuel {adj} [biology] :: circannual
circassien {adj} :: Circassian
circassien {adj} :: circus (attributive)
circassien {m} :: Circassian
circassien {m} :: A member of a circus troupe
circaète {m} :: snake eagle
circaète jean-le-blanc {m} :: short-toed snake eagle
circoncellion {m} :: circumcellion
circoncire {v} :: to circumcise
circoncision {f} :: circumcision (excising foreskin from penis)
circonfixe {m} :: circumfix (affix with both a prefixing and suffixing part)
circonflexe {adj} :: circumflex
circonflexe {m} :: circumflex (diacritic)
circonférence {f} :: circumference
circonlocution {f} :: circumlocution
circonscriptible {adj} :: circumscribable
circonscription {f} :: electoral district, constituency, riding
circonscrire {v} :: to circumscribe (all meanings)
circonspect {adj} :: circumspect, cautious, prudent
circonspectement {adv} :: circumspectly, cautiously, prudently
circonspection {f} :: circumspection (attention to all the facts and circumstances)
circonstance {f} :: circumstance
circonstance atténuante {f} :: extenuating circumstance
circonstancié {adj} :: circumstantial
circonstancié {adj} :: particular
circonstancié {adj} :: detailed
circonstanciel {adj} [grammar] :: adjectival
circonstancier {vt} :: to present the circumstances of an affair
circonvallation {f} :: circumvallation
circonvenir {vt} :: to circumvent
circonvoisin {adj} :: neighboring, located around, circumjacent
circonvolutif {adj} [botany] :: convoluted
circonvolution {f} :: convolution, twist
circuit {m} :: circuit
circuiter {v} :: To circuit
circulaire {adj} :: circular
circulaire {f} :: decree
circulaire {f} :: election leaflet [1][2]
circulairement {adv} :: circularly
circulateur {m} :: circulator
circulation {f} :: circulation (act of moving in a circular shape)
circulation {f} [anatomy] :: circulation (of blood)
circulation {f} :: traffic
circulation {f} :: distribution, circulation (of a newspaper/magazine)
circulation alternée {f} :: Road space rationing (traffic management via alternation of the direction of circulation)
circulatoire {adj} :: circulatory
circuler {vi} :: To circulate
circuler {vi} :: To go by, to get around
circulène {m} [organic compound] :: circulene
circumbinaire {adj} [astronomy] :: circumbinary
circumlunaire {adj} :: circumlunar
circumnavigation {f} :: circumnavigation
circumpolaire {adj} :: circumpolar
circumterrestre {adj} :: circumterrestrial (around the globe)
cire {f} :: wax
cire {f} :: beeswax
cire {f} :: earwax
cire {f} :: sealing wax
cire {f} :: (wax) taper (wax candle)
cire {f} :: cere
cirement {m} :: waxing
cire perdue {f} :: lost wax, cire perdue
cirer {v} :: to wax (apply wax to something)
cirer les pompes {v} [idiomatic, slang] :: to suck up, to flatter
cireur {m} :: shoeshine boy, shoeshiner
cireuse {f} :: shoeshine girl, (female) shoeshiner
cireuse {f} :: (electric floor) polisher, floor polishing machine
cireux {adj} :: waxen
cireux {adj} :: waxy, sallow
cirque {m} :: circus
cirque {m} [geology] :: cirque
cirque {m} [historical] :: a circular arena, such as in the ancient Roman Empire
cirque {m} [colloquial] :: a mess, a disorder
cirrhose {f} :: cirrhosis
cirsocèle {m} [pathology] :: cirsocele
cisaillant {adj} :: clipping, shearing
cisaillement {m} :: shear stress
cisaillement {m} :: windshear
cisailler {vt} :: to clip, shear
cisailles {fp} :: shears, clippers
cisalpin {adj} :: cisalpine
ciseau {m} :: chisel
ciseau {m} :: sculpture
ciseau {m} [colloquial] :: scissors
ciseau {m} :: scissor kick
ciseaux à ongles {mp} :: nail scissors
ciseler {v} :: to chisel
ciseler {v} [of spices] :: to chop finely
ciselet {m} :: small pair of scissors
ciseleur {m} :: chiseler (one who uses a chisel for carving)
ciseleuse {f} :: feminine noun of ciseleur
cisellement {m} :: chiseling (action of chiseling)
ciselure {f} :: engraving, chasing
ciselure {f} :: carving, tooling
cisgenre {adj} :: cisgender
cisgenre {mf} :: cis person
Cisjordanie {prop} {f} :: West Bank
cisplatine {m} :: cisplatin
cissoïdal {adj} :: cissoidal
cissoïde {f} [geometry] :: cissoid
cistercien {adj} :: Cistercian
cistercien {m} :: Cistercian
cistre {m} [musical instruments] :: cittern
cistronique {adj} [genetics] :: cistronic
cité {f} :: city
cité {f} :: housing estate
citadelle {f} :: citadel
citadin {adj} :: of or pertaining to a city
citadin {mf} :: city dweller, urbanite
citadinité {f} :: citizenry (the state of being a city-dweller)
citation {f} :: citation, quotation
cité-dortoir {f} :: dormitory town, bedroom community
citer {v} :: to cite, to quote
citer {v} :: to summon
citer {v} :: to name
citerne {f} :: cistern
cithare {f} :: zither (musical instrument)
citoyen {m} :: citizen
citoyen {adj} :: citizen (attributive)
citoyen {adj} :: civic
citoyenne {f} :: feminine noun of citoyen
citoyennement {adv} :: civically; as a citizen
citoyenneté {f} :: citizenship
citriculture {f} :: citricutlure
citérieur {adj} [rare, literary] :: hither; located near a certain point, usually defined relative to the speaker
citrine {f} :: citrine
citrinine {f} [organic compound] :: citrinin
citrique {adj} [chemistry] :: citric
citrène {m} [organic compound] :: citrene
citron {m} :: lemon
citron {m} :: lime [citrus]
citron {m} :: brimstone [butterfly]
citron {m} [colloquial] :: noggin (head)
citron {m} [Quebec, colloquial] :: lemon (defective item)
Citroën {prop} :: surname
Citroën {prop} :: A French automobile manufacturer
citronné {adj} :: lemon flavoured or scented, lemony
citronnade {f} :: lemonade
citronnelle {f} :: lemongrass
citronnelle {f} :: citronella
citronnier {m} :: lemon tree
citron vert {m} :: lime [citrus]
citrouille {adj} :: pumpkin, pumpkin-colored
citrouille {f} :: pumpkin (the fruit)
cité universitaire {f} :: hall of residence
City {prop} {f} [finance, with definite article] :: the City
Ciudad de Guatemala {prop} {f} :: Guatemala City
cive {f} :: chive
civelot {m} [military slang] :: civvy, civilian
civet {m} :: (cuisine) ragout of hare, rabbit or wild mammal, with red wine and onions, bound with the animal’s blood
civette {f} :: civet
civettone {f} [organic compound] :: civetone
civil {adj} :: civil [war, marriage etc.]
civil {adj} [politics] :: lay
civil {adj} :: civilian
civil {adj} [literary] :: civil, courteous, polite
civil {m} :: civilian
civilement {adv} :: civilly
civilisé {adj} :: civilized
civilisable {adj} :: civilizable
civilisateur {adj} :: civilizing
civilisation {f} :: civilization
civilisationnel {adj} :: civilizational
civiliser {vt} :: To civilize
civilité {f} :: civility
civilité {f} [in the plural] :: compliments
civique {adj} :: civic
civiquement {adv} :: civically
civière {f} :: stretcher (for carrying injured people, etc.)
civière {f} [historical] :: the rank of a noble without a fief
civisme {m} :: public-spiritedness
civisme {m} :: citizenship
civétone {f} [organic compound] :: civetone
ckoi {abbr} [internet slang, texting] :: c'est quoi
clé {f} :: key (device for unlocking)
clé {f} :: key (essential attribute)
clé {f} :: wrench, spanner
Cl. {f} [music] :: Cl. (clarinet)
clac {m} :: a hit; a strike
clac {m} :: a clack (clacking sound)
cœlacanthe {m} :: coelacanth
clade {m} :: clade
clade {m} :: branch
cladistique {f} [taxonomy] :: cladistics
cladistique {adj} :: cladistic
cladogramme {m} [taxonomy] :: cladogram
céladon {m} :: celadon (color)
céladon {m} :: celadon (glaze)
céladon {adj} :: celadon
clafoutis {m} [culinary] :: clafoutis (type of dessert cake made with fresh fruits and batter)
claie {f} :: wicker rack; trellis
claie {f} :: hurdle (temporary fence, hedge)
clair {adj} :: clear (see-through)
clair {adj} :: clear (understandable)
clair {adj} :: [of a color] light (having a light shade, not dark)
clair {m} :: light
clair {adv} :: clearly
clairage {m} :: clarity, transparency
clairance {f} :: clearance (all senses)
clair comme de l'eau de roche {adj} [simile] :: crystal clear
clair de lune {m} :: moonlight
clair de Terre {m} :: Earthshine (reflected Earthlight)
Claire {prop} :: given name
clairement {adv} :: clearly
clairer {vt} :: to enlighten
clairet {m} :: claret (wine)
clairet {m} :: an infusion of fragrant plants in honeyed wine
clairet {adj} :: claret coloured
claire-voie {f} [architecture] :: clerestory (high section of wall that contains windows above eye level)
clairière {f} :: clearing (an area of land within a wood or forest devoid of trees)
clair-obscur {m} [arts] :: chiaroscuro
clairon {m} [musical instruments] :: bugle (music: a simple brass instrument consisting of a horn with no valves)
clairon {m} :: bugler (someone who plays the bugle)
clairon {m} [music] :: clairon (saxophone register)
claironner {v} :: to bugle (play the bugle)
claironner {v} :: to holler, yell
clairsemé {adj} :: scattered
clairsemé {adj} :: sparse
clairsemer {v} :: To dwindle
clairsemer {v} :: To disperse, scatter
clairsemer {v} :: To thin out
clairvoyance {f} :: clairvoyance
clamecer {v} :: to snuff it
clamer {v} :: to proclaim
clameur {f} :: outcry
clameur de haro {f} :: hue and cry
clampin {m} :: laggard
clamser {v} [colloquial] :: to die
clan {m} :: clan
clanche {f} [Lorraine, Normandy, Champagne Ardennes, Alsace] :: doorknob
clandestin {adj} :: clandestine
clandestinement {adv} :: clandestinely
clandestinité {f} :: clandestinity
clé anglaise {f} :: monkey wrench (a wrench)
clanique {adj} :: clannish
clanisme {m} :: clanism (society based on clans)
Cléanthe {prop} {m} :: Cleanthes
clap {m} :: clapperboard
claper {v} :: to clap; to clack (make a clapping noise)
clapet {m} :: valve
clapet {m} [colloquial] :: mouth
clapier {m} :: rabbit hutch
clapier {m} :: an overcrowded, unhealthy dwelling, dump
clapier {m} :: scree
clapotant {adj} :: lapping
clapotement {m} :: lapping of water
clapoter {v} [of water] :: to swash, slosh, lap
clapoteux {adj} :: choppy (of seas etc)
clapotis {m} :: lapping of water against a surface
clapper {v} :: to click (the tongue)
claqué {adj} [colloquial] :: dead
claqué {adj} [colloquial] :: knackered
claquage {m} :: pulled muscle
claquage {m} :: electrical breakdown
claque {f} :: slap
claque {f} :: slap on the cheek
claque {f} [Quebec] :: overshoe
claque {f} [sports] :: thrashing; thumping (heavy defeat)
claque {m} [slang] :: gambling den
claque {m} [slang] :: whorehouse, brothel
claquement {m} :: a click or clacking sound; crack
claquemuré {adj} :: shut-in, shut up
claquemuré {adj} :: caged, cooped up
claquemuré {adj} :: isolated
claquemuré {adj} :: enclosed
claquemurer {vt} :: to shut up, shut in
claquemurer {vt} :: to enclose
claquemurer {vt} [figurative] :: to trap
claquemurer {vr} :: to shut oneself away
claquemurer {vr} [colloquial] :: to limit or restrict oneself
claquer {vi} :: to clack (make a sharp sound)
claquer {v} [of hands] :: to clap
claquer {vi} [of fingers] :: to click, to snap
claquer {vi} [of a whip] :: to crack
claquer {vi} [of a flag] :: to flap
claquer {vi} [of teeth] :: to chatter
claquer {vi} [of gunshots] :: to rattle
claquer {vi} [of shutters] :: to rattle
claquer {vi} :: to click (to make a click sound with the mouth)
claquer {vt} :: to slap (hit with the hand)
claquer {vt} :: to slam (a door)
claquer {vr} :: to snap
claquer {v} :: to sole a shoe
claquettes {fp} :: tap dancing
Clara {prop} :: given name
clarification {f} :: clarification
clarifier {v} :: to clarify
clarinette {f} :: clarinet
clarinettiste {mf} :: clarinetist
Clariond {prop} :: surname
Clarisse {prop} :: given name, equivalent to Clarissa
clarissime {adj} :: superclear
clarté {f} :: light, illumination
clarté {f} :: clarity
Clary {prop} :: surname
clasico {m} [football] :: An annual football match between Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain F.C
classable {adj} :: classable
classe {f} :: class, type, group
classe {f} [military] :: "Une classe de conscrits" refers to all the recruits conscripted in a particular year. In the plural, "classes" refers to a period of military training
classe {f} [object-oriented programming] :: class
classe abstraite {f} [object-oriented] :: abstract class
classe anonyme {f} [object-oriented] :: anonymous class
classe concrète {f} [object-oriented] :: concrete class
classe dérivée {f} [object-oriented] :: derived class
classe externe {f} [object-oriented] :: outer class
classe fille {f} [object-oriented] :: subclass
classe finale {f} [object-oriented] :: final class
classe générique {f} [object-oriented] :: generic class
classe interne {f} [object-oriented] :: nested class
classe lexicale {f} :: part of speech
classe locale {f} [object-oriented] :: local class
classe membre {f} [object-oriented] :: member class
classement {m} :: ranking
classement {m} :: classification
classement {m} :: sorting, ordering
classe moyenne {f} :: middle class
classe mère {f} [object-oriented] :: superclass
classe nominale {f} [linguistics] :: noun class
classer {vt} :: to classify
classer {vt} :: to file
classe statique {f} [object-oriented] :: static class
classeur {m} :: file (stationery to keep documents together), binder
classeur {m} :: filing cabinet
classeur {m} :: workbook
classeur {m} :: stamp album
classe wrapper {f} [object-oriented] :: wrapper class
classicide {f} :: classicide
classicisme {m} :: classicism
classificateur {m} [grammar] :: measure word, classifier
classification {f} :: classification
classifier {v} :: to classify
classifieur {m} [object-oriented] :: Classifier
classique {adj} :: classic
classique {adj} :: classical
classique {m} :: classic, a classic work of art, literature etc
classique {m} [uncountable] :: classical music
classiquement {adv} :: classically
clastique {adj} [geology] :: clastic
clastogène {adj} :: clastogenic
célastrol {m} [organic compound] :: celastrol
clathrate {m} [chemistry] :: A clathrate compound
Claude {prop} :: given name, cognate to Claude
Claude {prop} :: surname
Claude {prop} :: given name
Claudette {prop} :: given name, a feminine diminutive from of Claude
Claudia {prop} :: given name, a latinate variant of the female given name Claudie
claudication {f} :: limp, lameness
Claudie {prop} :: given name, equivalent to Claudia
claudien {adj} :: Claudian
Claudine {prop} :: given name, a feminine diminutive form of Claude
claudiquer {v} :: to limp
clause {f} :: clause
claustral {adj} :: claustral (relating to a cloister)
claustration {f} :: confinement
claustration {f} [psychology] :: withdrawal
claustrer {vt} :: to confine
claustrophobe {mf} :: claustrophobe
claustrophobe {adj} :: claustrophobic
claustrophobie {f} :: claustrophobia
clavardage {m} [Internet, Quebec] :: online chatting
clavarder {v} [Quebec] :: to chat by typing on a keyboard
claveau {m} [architecture] :: keystone
clavecin {m} [musical instruments] :: harpsichord (musical instrument)
clavecineau {m} :: small harpsichord, spinet
claveciniste {mf} :: harpsichordist
clavette {f} :: key, peg
claviculaire {adj} :: clavicular
claviculaire {adj} :: (less frequently) of, pertaining to the ankle
claviculairement {adv} [rare] :: clavicularly
clavicule {f} :: clavicle
clavier {m} :: keyboard (of a computer)
clavier {m} :: keyboard (musical instrument)
clavier {m} [archaic] :: keyring
claviériste {mf} :: keyboardist
clayette {f} :: small slatted tray
clayette {f} :: shelf (in a refrigerator)
claymore {f} :: claymore
clébard {m} [derogatory, slang] :: dog; pooch
célébrateur {m} :: celebrator
célébration {f} :: celebration
célébratrice {f} :: feminine singular of célébrateur
célèbre {adj} :: famous
célébrer {v} :: to celebrate
célébrissime {adj} :: superfamous
célébrité {f} [uncountable] :: the celebrity
célébrité {f} [countable] :: a celebrity
clé à cliquet {f} :: ratchet wrench (a type of wrench)
clé à douille {f} :: socket wrench (a type of wrench)
clebs {m} [slang] :: dog, mutt
clef {f} :: alternative form of clé
clef {f} [music] :: clef
clef {f} [heraldiccharge] :: key; the device as shown on a coat of arms
clef de voûte {f} :: keystone (of a vault)
cleido- {prefix} :: clavicle
clenche {f} :: latch, clench
cœlentéré {adj} :: coelenteric
cœlentéré {m} [zoology, dated] :: coelenterate
clepsydre {f} :: water clock, clepsydra
cleptocrate {mf} :: kleptocrat (corrupt leader)
cleptocratie {f} :: alternative form of kleptocratie
cleptomane {mf} :: kleptomaniac
cleptomanie {f} :: kleptomania
cleptoparasite {m} [biology] :: kleptoparasite
cleptoparasitisme {m} [biology] :: kleptoparasitism
céler {vt} :: obsolete form of celer
clerc {m} :: a clergyman, usually in Christianity
clerc {m} :: clerk (office worker)
clergé {m} :: clergy (people trained to officiate at religious ceremonies and services)
cèleri {m} :: alternative spelling of céleri
céleri {m} :: celery
célerin {m} :: a kind of sardine
céleri-rave {m} :: celeriac
Clermont-Ferrand {prop} {m} :: Clermont-Ferrand
clermontois {adj} :: of or from any of the French towns called Clermont
clermontois {adj} :: of or from Clermont-Ferrand
Clermontois {m} :: someone of or from any of the French towns called Clermont
Clermontois {m} :: someone of or from Clermont-Ferrand
Clermontoise {f} :: feminine noun of Clermontois
célesta {m} [musical instrument] :: celesta
céleste {adj} :: celestial
cæleste {adj} :: obsolete form of céleste
Céleste {prop} {f} :: given name, equivalent to Celeste
célestement {adv} :: celestially
célestine {f} [mineral] :: celestine
Célia {prop} :: given name, cognate to Celia
cœlialgie {f} :: coeliac disease
cœliaque {adj} :: celiac
célibat {m} :: celibacy (state of being unmarried)
célibat {m} :: celibacy (state of not engaging in sexual intercourse)
cælibat {m} :: obsolete form of célibat
célibataire {adj} :: single (without a life partner)
célibataire {mf} :: a single (person who is single)
clic {m} [computing] :: click
cliché {m} [printing] :: stereotype (printing plate)
cliché {m} [photography] :: negative
cliché {m} [by extension] :: snapshot
cliché {m} [figurative] :: cliché; stereotype (overused phrase or expression)
clicher {v} :: to stereotype (in either sense of the word)
client {m} :: customer; client (one who purchases or receives a product or service)
cliente {f} :: feminine noun of client
clientèle {f} :: clientele (body of clients)
clientélisme {m} :: patronage
clientélisme {m} :: clientelism
clientéliste {adj} :: clientelist
clignement {m} :: wink, blink
clignement {m} :: winking, blinking
cligner {v} :: to squint
cligner des yeux {v} [idiomatic] :: to wink
clignotant {adj} :: flashing
clignotant {adj} [biology] :: nictitating
clignotant {m} :: indicator (in a vehicle, to signal a turn)
clignotement {m} :: blink, blinking
clignoter {v} :: to blink
clignoter {v} :: to indicate (flash the lights on a vehicle)
clim {f} [colloquial] :: air-con
climacique {adj} :: climactic
climat {m} :: climate
climatique {adj} :: climate, climatic
climatiquement {adv} :: climatically
climatisé {adj} :: air-conditioned
climatisation {f} :: air conditioning
climatiser {v} :: to air-condition
climatiseur {m} :: air conditioner
climatisme {m} :: climatotherapy
climatologie {f} :: climatology
climatologique {adj} :: climatological
climatologiquement {adv} :: climatologically
climatologue {mf} :: climatologist
climatoscepticisme {m} :: climate change skepticism
climatosceptique {adj} :: alternative form of climato-sceptique
climatosceptique {mf} :: alternative form of climato-sceptique
climato-sceptique {mf} :: climate change skeptic
climato-sceptique {adj} :: climate change skeptic (attributive)
climatérique {adj} :: climacteric (all senses)
climatérique {f} :: climacteric (all senses)
climax {m} :: climax (all senses)
clin {m} :: Found only in the expression clin d’œil (wink, instant)
câlin {adj} :: cuddly
câlin {m} :: hug, cuddle
clin d'œil {m} :: A wink
clin d'œil {m} [figuratively] :: An instant, a blink of an eye
clin d'œil {m} [figuratively] :: An allusion, as an artistic tool
Céline {prop} {f} :: given name
câlinement {adv} :: In a cuddly, touchy way
câliner {v} :: to be physically affectionate; to cuddle
câlinerie {f} :: caress, cuddle
câlinerie {f} :: softness, tenderness
clinicien {m} :: clinician
clinicienne {f} :: feminine singular of clinicien
clinique {adj} :: clinical
clinique {f} :: clinic (small hospital)
cliniquement {adv} :: clinically
clinker {m} :: clinker
clinoïde {adj} :: clinoid
clinomètre {m} :: clinometer
clinorhombique {adj} [geometry] :: clinorhombic
clintonisme {m} :: Clintonism (political philosophy of Bill Clinton)
cœlioscopie {f} :: Celioscopy; coelioscopy; cœlioscopy
cœlioscopique {adj} :: Celioscopic; coelioscopic; cœlioscopic
cœliotomie {f} :: Celiotomy; coeliotomy; cœliotomy
clip {m} :: music video
clip {m} :: clip-on (earring)
clipper {m} [nautical] :: heavy sailing ship
clipper {m} [aviation] :: transatlantic airplane
cliquable {adj} [computing] :: clickable
cliquablement {adv} :: clickably
clique {f} :: clique
cliquer {vi} [computing] :: to click
cliquet {m} :: pawl
cliqueter {vi} :: to jingle, rattle, clink
cliquetis {m} :: jingle, clatter, clank, clash
câlisse {interj} [Quebec, vulgar] :: fuck!
câlisser {v} [Quebec, vulgar, slang] :: to throw
câlisser {vr} [Quebec, vulgar, slang] :: to not give a fuck, to not care
célite {m} [mineral] :: diatomite, kieselguhr
clitique {adj} :: clitic
clitique {m} :: clitic (morpheme attached to another word)
clito {m} [slang] :: clit
clitoridectomie {f} :: clitoridectomy
clitoridien {adj} :: clitoral
clitoridiennement {adv} :: clitorally
clitorien {adj} :: alternative form of clitoridien
clitoris {m} :: clitoris
clivable {adj} :: cleavable
clivage {m} [mineralogy] :: cleavage
clivage {m} :: separation, dissociation
clivage {m} [figurative] :: deep divide between two entities, chasm
clivant {adj} :: divisive
cliver {v} :: to cleave (split)
Clœlia {prop} :: given name
Clélia {prop} {f} :: given name
Clélie {prop} {f} [Roman mythology] :: Cloelia
Clélie {prop} {f} :: given name
Clœlius {prop} :: given name
CLM {n} :: initialism of Contre La Montre (Eng. (lit.): against the clock) - a time trial, as in cycle racing)
clématite {f} [flowers] :: clematis
clémence {f} :: clemency (moderation of the severity of a punishment)
Clémence {prop} :: given name, feminine form of Clément
clément {adj} [weather] :: clement, mild
clément {adj} :: merciful, clement, lenient
Clément {prop} :: given name, cognate to Clement
Clément {prop} :: surname
clémentine {f} :: clementine (fruit)
Clémentine {prop} :: given name
clémentinier {m} :: clementine (fruit tree)
clé à molette {f} :: an adjustable spanner
cloaque {m} :: cesspool, cesspit
cloaque {m} :: cloaca
Cléobule {prop} {m} :: Cleobulus
clochard {m} [pejorative] :: tramp; vagrant
clocharde {f} :: feminine noun of clochard
cloche {f} :: bell (metal apparatus used to produce sound)
cloche {f} :: A glass covering, originally bell-shaped, for garden plants to prevent frost damage and promote early growth
cloche {f} :: A bell-shaped, close-fitting women’s hat with a deep rounded crown and narrow rim
cloche {f} [colloquial] :: a clumsy person, an oaf
cloche {adj} [colloquial] :: clumsy, stupid
clocher {m} :: bell tower, steeple
clocher {v} :: To ring a bell
clocher {v} :: To wobble
clocher {v} [colloquial] :: To be wrong
clocheton {m} [architecture] :: pinnacle
clochette {f} :: (little) bell
clochette {f} :: bellflower
clodo {m} [offensive] :: tramp; vagrant
clodoche {m} :: synonym of clochard
clodote {f} :: feminine singular of clodo
cloison {f} :: partition, partition wall
cloison {f} [anatomy, botany] :: septum, partition
cloison {f} [nautical] :: bulkhead
cloisonner {vt} :: to partition, compartmentalize
cloistre {m} :: archaic spelling of cloître
cloitre {m} :: alternative spelling of cloître
cloitrer {v} :: alternative spelling of cloîtrer
CLOM {m} :: MOOC (massive open online course)
cœlomate {adj} :: Coelomate; cœlomate
cœlomate {m} :: Coelomate; cœlomate
cœlome {m} [anatomy] :: coelom
célome {m} :: coelom
cœlomique {adj} :: coelomic, cœlomic, celomic
côlon {m} :: colon (organ of the digestive system)
clonage {m} :: cloning
clonal {adj} :: clonal
clonalité {f} [biology] :: clonality
clone {m} :: clone
cloner {v} :: to clone
Clopas {prop} :: Clopas
clope {f} {m} [slang, dated] :: a cigarette butt, a fag end
clope {f} {m} [slang] :: a cigarette
clopin-clopant {adv} :: hobbling, limping
clopiner {v} :: to limp; to hobble; to halt
cloporte {m} :: woodlouse
Cléopâtre {prop} {f} [historical] :: Cleopatra
cloqué {adj} :: blistered, puckered
cloque {f} :: blister
cloquer {v} :: to blister, get blisters
clorazépate {m} :: clorazepate
clore {v} :: close (put an end to)
clos {adj} :: closed, shut
clos {adj} :: shut in, enclosed
clostridie {f} :: clostridium
clothianidine {m} :: clothianidin
Clothilde {prop} :: given name, a spelling variant of Clotilde
Clotilde {prop} {f} :: given name, best known for Saint Clotilde, a sixth century queen
cloître {m} :: cloister (part of a monastery)
cloîtrer {v} :: to cloister (confine to a cloister)
clou {m} :: nail (metal pin)
clou {m} :: clove (of garlic)
clou {m} [figurative] :: highlight, climax
clou {m} [usually, in the plural, des clous] :: not likely, no way, you'll be so lucky
cloué au lit {v} :: confined to bed, bedridden
cloud {m} [computing, Anglicism, with le] :: the cloud
clou de girofle {m} :: clove [spice]
clouer {v} :: to nail (to attach using a nail)
clouer {v} [vulgar] :: to nail, shag, fuck
clouté {adj} :: studded
clouter {v} :: to decorate with nails; to stud
cloutier {m} :: nailer (person who makes nails)
Cloutier {prop} :: surname from the common noun cloutier
cloutière {f} :: feminine noun of cloutier
Clovis {prop} :: given name, notably of four Frankish kings
clown {m} :: clown (performer)
clown {m} :: clown (person who acts in a comic way)
clownerie {f} :: clowning
clownesque {adj} :: clownish; characteristic of clowns
clé primaire {f} [databases] :: primary key
clé publique {f} [cryptography] :: public key
cléricaille {f} [pejorative] :: clergy
clérical {adj} :: clerical (relating to the clergy)
clérical {adj} :: clerical (relating to clerical work)
cléricalement {adv} :: clerically
cléricalisme {m} :: clericalism
céléripède {adj} [archaic] :: swift-footed
céléripède {m} :: celeripede
célérité {f} :: celerity (speed)
célérité {f} [physics] :: celerity
CLSC {m} :: initialism of centre local de services communautaires (lit. local community service center); a CLSC
clé étrangère {f} [databases] :: foreign key
clôture {f} :: fence; hedge, wall
clôture {f} :: closing, closure (of a business, shop, argument etc.)
clôturer {vt} :: to fence off
clôturer {vt} :: to close, finish (a project, an evening)
clôturer {vi} [finance, stock market] :: to close
club {m} :: club (association)
club {m} [golf] :: club
clubement {adv} :: In the manner of a club (organization)
clubman {m} [dated] :: clubman
clunisien {adj} :: Cluniac (attributive)
clunisien {m} :: Cluniac
clupanodonique {adj} :: clupanodonic
clupe {m} :: synonym of hareng
clupéine {f} [protein] :: clupein
clé USB {f} [computing] :: USB flash drive
cluster {m} :: cluster
clévéite {f} [mineral] :: cleveite
clypéacé {adj} :: Having the form of a shield
clystère {m} :: clyster
Côme {prop} :: given name, equivalent to English Cosmo
Côme {prop} :: Como, town and province in Italy
cément {m} [technology, chemistry] :: cementum
cémentation {f} :: carburizing, cementation
cémentatoire {adj} :: cementatory
cémenter {v} :: To cement
cœmetiere {m} :: obsolete form of cimetière
cœmetière {m} :: obsolete form of cimetière
CMM {prop} {f} [government] :: Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal - MMC - the supramunicipal level of government for Metropolitan Montreal. It was formed in 2002 and replaced the CUM
cémétérial {adj} :: cemeterial
CMU {prop} {f} :: Couverture maladie universelle
cénacle {m} :: cenacle (all senses)
cône {m} :: cone (all senses)
Cène {f} :: Holy Communion
Cène {f} [arts] :: Last Supper
CNES {prop} {m} :: initialism of Centre National d'Études Spatiales, the French space agency
cnidaire {m} :: cnidarian
Cnide {prop} :: Knidos (town of Greece)
cnidoblaste {m} [biology] :: cnidoblast
cnidoblastique {adj} [biology] :: cnidoblastic
cénobial {adj} :: cenobitic
cœnobite {m} :: obsolete form of cénobite
cénobite {m} :: cenobite
Cénomanien {prop} {m} :: Cenomanian period
cénotaphe {m} :: cenotaph
cénote {m} :: cenote
CNRS {initialism} :: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, a French science agency
CNSS {prop} {f} [Morocco] :: initialism of Caisse Nationale de Sécurité SocialeDSS); social security
CNTP {initialism} :: conditions normales de température et de pression (STP)
cénure {m} :: coenure (larva of taenia)
cœnure {m} :: coenure
co- {prefix} :: co- (together; jointly)
coaccusé {m} :: co-defendant (co-accused person)
coaccusée {f} :: feminine noun of coaccusé
coach {m} :: coach, trainer, instructor
coacher {v} [sports] :: to coach
coactionnaire {mf} :: co-shareholder, co-stockholder, co-stakeholder
coadjuteur {m} :: coadjutor
coagulabilité {f} [pathology] :: coagulability
coagulateur {m} :: coagulator
coaguler {vi} :: to coagulate
coaliser {vt} :: to form into a colation, unite
coaliser {vr} :: to join forces, coalize, form a coalition
coalition {f} :: coalition
coassement {m} :: croak, croaking
coasser {v} :: to croak (like a frog)
coati {m} :: coati
coauteur {m} :: coauthor
coauteur {m} :: cowriter
coax {m} :: coax (coaxial cable)
coaxial {adj} :: coaxial
coaxial {m} [by ellipsis] :: coaxial cable
cobalt {m} :: cobalt
cobalticinium {m} [chemistry] :: cobaltocenium
cobaltide {m} [mineral] :: asbolane
cobaltocène {m} [chemistry] :: cobaltocene
cobaye {mf} :: guinea pig
cobaye {mf} [figuratively] :: guinea pig (a living experimental subject)
cobelligérance {f} [military] :: alliance (in a war)
cobra {m} :: cobra (snake)
coca {m} :: Coke (serving of Coca-Cola)
coca {m} :: cola (serving of any cola drink)
coca {m} :: coca (plant)
coca {m} [colloquial] :: cocaine
cocagne {f} :: Cockaigne
cocaïné {adj} :: Addicted to, or using cocaine
cocaïne {f} :: cocaine (the drug)
cocaïnomane {m} :: cocaine addict, cokehead
cocard {m} :: a black eye
cocard {m} :: an old cock (male hen)
cocarde {f} :: rosette
cocarde {f} :: cockade
cocardier {adj} :: jingoistic, chauvinistic
cocasse {adj} :: amusing; funny; comical
cocassement {adv} :: amusingly, comically, funnily
cocasserie {f} :: Something amusing; absurdity
coccidie {f} :: coccidia
coccigrole {f} :: synonym of alkékenge
coccinelle {f} :: ladybird
coccolithe {m} :: coccolith
coccolithophoridé {f} :: coccolithophorid
coccosphère {f} :: coccosphere
coccygien {adj} [anatomy] :: coccygeal
coccyx {m} [anatomy] :: coccyx, tailbone
coche {m} :: stage-coach
coche {f} [dated] :: a sort of large boat previously used for transporting passengers and merchandise
coche {f} :: tick, checkmark (symbol)
coche {f} [dated] :: sow (female pig)
cochenille {f} :: cochineal (insect & pigment)
cocher {m} :: stagecoach driver
cocher {vt} :: to tick; to tick off (to place a tick symbol on, e.g. a form)
cocher {vt} :: to cross (to place a cross symbol on, e.g. a form)
Cochinchine {prop} :: Cochinchina
cochlée {f} :: cochlea (the complex, spirally coiled, tapered cavity of the inner ear)
cochon {m} [obsolete] :: piglet
cochon {m} :: pig
cochon {m} [slang] :: dirty pig, swine, contemptible person
cochon {adj} [slang] :: dirty, smutty
cochonceté {f} :: lewdness, obscenity, smut, pornography
cochonceté {f} [colloquial] :: crap
cochon de lait {m} :: piglet
cochon de lait {m} [cooking] :: suckling pig
cochon d'Inde {m} :: guinea pig
cochonium {m} [colloquial] :: An alloy of aluminium and antimony that has poor mechanical properties
cochon marron {m} [Antilles] :: wild boar
cochonné {adj} :: dirty, soiled
cochonnaille {f} :: charcuterie made from pork
cochonne {f} :: sow (female pig)
cochonne {f} [vulgar, pejorative] :: slut (promiscuous, naughty, dirty woman)
cochonner {v} :: to mess up
cochonnerie {f} :: rubbish, junk
cochonnerie {f} :: dirt, muck, crap
cochonnet {m} :: piglet, young pig
cochonnet {m} [boules] :: jack
cochonnément {adv} :: dirtily
cochère {adj} :: only used in porte cochère
cocker {m} :: cocker spaniel
cockney {m} :: cockney
cockpit {m} :: cockpit
cocktail {m} :: A cocktail
cocktail {m} [metonymic] :: A cocktail party
cocktail Molotov {m} :: Molotov cocktail
coco {m} :: Fruit of the coconut palm, also called noix de coco
coco {m} :: A kind of bean
coco {m} [slang] :: Motor fuel
coco {m} [dated] :: A type of licorice drink, by analogy with coconut milk
coco {mf} [colloquial] :: Commie (masculine)
coco {mf} [slang] :: cocaine (feminine)
coco {m} [colloquial, dated, childish] :: egg
coco {mf} [colloquial] :: Friendly, joking term for a friend; pal, mate, buddy
coco {mf} [colloquial, pejorative] :: Aggressive, disdainful term of address, usually preceded by mon, ma, or mes. Roughly punk or buddy, as in “You wanna try, punk?”, or “Hey buddy, what do you think you’re doing?”
coco-fesse {m} [palm tree] :: coco-de-mer (Lodoicea maldivica sp.)
cocoler {v} [Switzerland] :: to pamper
cocon {m} [zoology] :: cocoon
cocon {m} [figuratively] :: cocoon
cocorico {m} :: cock-a-doodle-do
cocoter {vi} [said of women] :: to yap, jabber, blather
cocoteraie {f} :: coconut tree plantation
cocotier {m} :: coconut, coconut palm
cocotte {f} [child talk] :: chicken, hen
cocotte {f} [colloquial] :: honey, darling
cocotte {f} :: small casserole (pot) for individual portions, similar to a Dutch oven
cocotte {f} :: promiscuous woman, prostitute
cocotte {f} [Louisiana French, ] :: vagina
cocotte-minute {f} :: pressure cooker (cooking vessel)
cocotter {vi} [said of women] :: to yap, jabber, blather
coécrire {v} :: to co-write
Cocteau {prop} :: surname
cocu {m} :: cuckold
cocu {adj} :: cuckolded
cocue {f} :: feminine noun of cocu
cocufier {vt} :: to be unfaithful to; to cuckold
cocuisson {f} :: cofiring
cocuit {adj} :: cofired
cocyclique {adj} [maths] :: cocyclic
cocyclomatique {adj} :: cocyclomatic
Cocyte {prop} {m} :: Cocytus
coda {f} [music] :: coda
coda {f} [phonology] :: a syllable coda
codage {m} :: coding
codant {adj} :: coding
codécouvreur {m} :: codiscoverer
codécouvreuse {f} :: feminine singular of codécouvreur
code {m} :: code
code-barres {m} :: barcode
code génétique {m} :: genetic code (the set of rules by which the sequence of bases in DNA are translated into the amino acid sequence of proteins)
code hérité {m} [computing] :: legacy code (source code that relates to a no-longer supported or manufactured operating system)
code machine {m} [computer science] :: machine code
code pénal {m} :: penal code
coder {v} :: to code; to encode
Coderre {prop} :: surname
code source {m} [computing] :: source code
codeur {m} :: coder (device for coding)
codeur {m} [computing] :: coder (computer programmer)
codeuse {f} :: feminine noun of codeur
code vestimentaire {m} :: dress code
codex {m} :: codex (all senses)
codicille {m} [legal] :: codicil
codiffusion {f} :: joint broadcast (on two or more channels)
codification {f} :: codification
codifier {v} :: to codify
codéiné {adj} [medicine] :: Containing codeine
codéine {f} :: codeine
codirecteur {m} :: codirector, associate director
codirectrice {f} :: codirector (female)
codiriger {v} :: codirect, comanage
coéditeur {m} :: coeditor
coéditeur {m} :: copublisher
coéditrice {f} :: feminine noun of coéditeur
cododo {m} :: cosleeping
codomaine {m} [maths] :: codomain
codon {m} [biochemistry] :: codon
codétenir {v} :: To detain (or be detained) together with another
codétenu {m} :: a fellow prisoner
codétenue {f} :: feminine noun of codétenu
coefficient {m} :: coefficient
coefficient de remplissage {m} [business] :: occupancy rate
coefficient de remplissage {m} [technical] :: delivery ratio
coeliaque {adj} :: misspelling of cœliaque
coelioscopie {f} :: coelioscopy
coentreprise {f} :: joint venture (a cooperative business partnership)
coercibilité {f} :: coercibility
coercif {adj} :: coercive
coercitif {adj} :: coercive
coercition {f} :: coercion
coercivité {f} :: coercivity
coeur {m} :: nonstandard spelling of cœur
coexistant {adj} :: coexisting
coexistence {f} :: coexistence
coexister {vi} :: to coexist
cofacteur {m} [biochemistry] :: cofactor
coffrage {m} :: formwork
coffre {m} :: chest, box
coffre {m} :: boot [UK], trunk [US]
coffre-fort {m} :: safe (a box, usually made of metal, in which valuables can be locked for safekeeping)
coffrer {vt} :: to lock up; to put away or inside
coffrer {vt} :: to make formwork
coffret {m} :: small box or chest; casket, tin, case; cassette
coffret {m} :: box set
cofinalité {f} [maths] :: cofinality
cofinancement {m} :: joint funding or financing
cofinancer {vt} :: to cofinance
cofondateur {m} :: cofounder
cofondatrice {f} :: feminine noun of cofondateur
cofonder {v} :: to cofound
cofritté {adj} :: cofired (sintered)
cofrittage {m} :: cofiring (sintering)
cogestion {f} :: comanagement, coadministration
cogiter {v} :: to cogitate, think about
cognac {m} :: cognac
cognassier {m} :: quince (tree)
cognée {f} :: axe, hatchet
cogne {m} [slang, dated] :: policeman
cognement {m} :: knocking, pounding
cogner {v} :: to whack, to bash, to thump (hit hard)
cognitif {adj} :: cognitive
cognitivement {adv} [chiefly psychology] :: cognitively
cogénération {f} :: cogeneration
cogérer {v} :: to co-manage, to co-run
cogroupe {m} [maths] :: cogroup
cohabitation {f} :: cohabitation (act of living together)
cohabitation {f} [politics] :: cohabitation
cohabiter {v} :: to cohabit, to live together
cohobat {m} [obsolete, chemistry] :: cohobate, cohobation (concentrated distillate)
cohobation {f} :: cohobation
cohober {v} [obsolete, chemistry] :: To cohobate
cohorte {f} :: cohort
cohorte {f} [Ancient Rome, military] :: cohort, a division of the Roman legion
cohéremment {adv} :: coherently
cohérence {f} :: coherence, consistence, consistency
cohérent {adj} :: coherent
cohéreur {m} :: coherer
cohéritier {m} :: coinheritor
cohésif {adj} :: cohesive
cohésion {f} :: cohesion (the state of cohering, or of sticking together)
cohésion {f} [figuratively] :: cohesion
cohæsion {f} :: obsolete form of cohésion
cohue {f} :: crowd, rabble
coi {adj} [dated] :: silent
coi {adj} [dated] :: speechless
coi {interj} [archaic] :: Cry of a huntsman to send the dogs on chase
coi {m} [archaic] :: quiet
coiffe {f} :: coif (headgear in general)
coiffer {vt} :: To cover the head
coiffer {vt} :: To give a haircut; to do the hair of
coiffer {vr} :: To do one's own hair
coiffeur {m} :: hairdresser
coiffeuse {f} :: (female) hairdresser
coiffeuse {f} :: a dressing table
coiffure {f} :: headwear, headgear (garment worn on someone's head)
coiffure {f} :: hairstyle
coiment {adv} :: silently, speechlessly
coin {m} :: wedge, cornerpiece
coin {m} :: corner
coin {m} :: area, part, place, spot
coin {interj} :: quack
coincé {adj} :: stuck
coincé {adj} [colloquial] :: not at ease, unconfident, uptight, stuck up; close-minded
coincer {v} :: to wedge, to jam, to catch (e.g. one's finger in a door)
coincer {v} :: to turn a corner
coincer {v} [colloquial] :: to catch out, to expose
coincer {vi} [colloquial] :: to cause problem
coincer {v} [figurative] :: to corner, to trap
coincer {vr} [se coincer] :: to get stuck
coin-coin {m} :: quack (sound made by a duck)
coincoin {interj} :: quack quack (cry of a duck)
coincoin {m} :: cootie catcher
coincoin {m} :: charlatan
coin de rue {m} :: streetcorner
coing {m} :: quince (fruit)
cointéressé {adj} :: alternative form of coïntéressé
cointéressé {m} :: alternative form of coïntéressé
Coiteux {prop} :: surname
coitus interruptus {m} :: coitus interruptus
coke {m} :: coke (form of carbon)
coke {f} :: coke (cocaine)
cokerie {f} :: coke works (type of factory or place of production)
cokéfier {v} :: to cokify, transform into coke
col {m} :: collar
col {m} :: col
col {m} :: neck (now especially of objects, vases etc.)
Colas {prop} :: surname
colback {m} :: calpack
colchicacé {adj} :: Resembling a crocus
colchicine {f} :: colchicine
colchique {m} :: crocus, autumn crocus
colcotar {m} :: colcothar
col Danton {m} :: Danton collar
col de l'utérus {m} [anatomy] :: cervix
colectomie {f} [surgery] :: colectomy
colere {f} [before approximately 1780] :: obsolete form of colère
coleta {f} [bullfighting] :: coleta
Colette {prop} :: given name, short for Nicolette, feminine diminutive form of Nicolas ( =Nicholas)
colibacille {m} :: colon bacillus (E. coli)
colibacillose {f} :: colibacillosis
colibrettiste {m} :: co-librettist
colibri {m} :: hummingbird
colifichet {m} :: trinket, knick-knack, bauble
coliforme {adj} :: coliform
coliforme {m} :: coliform bacteria
colimaçon {m} :: alternative form of limaçon
colin {m} :: coalfish
Colin {prop} :: given name
Colin {prop} :: surname
colinéaire {adj} [maths] :: collinear
colinéarité {f} [maths] :: colinearity
Coline {prop} :: given name, short for Nicoline, feminine diminutive from of Nicolas ( =Nicholas)
colineau {m} :: a young coalfish
colinguisme {m} :: The inclusion of regional languages within a national one
colinot {m} :: alternative spelling of colineau
colique {f} :: colic
colique {f} :: diarrhoea
colique {adj} [anatomy] :: colic (relating to the colon)
colis {m} :: parcel, package
colis {m} :: baggage, luggage
Colisée {prop} {m} :: Colosseum
colistier {m} [politics] :: fellow-candidate on a party list; running mate
colistière {f} :: feminine noun of colistier
colite {f} [pathology] :: colitis
coll. {f} :: abbreviation of collection
collabo {mf} :: quisling (traitor)
collaborateur {m} :: collaborator
collaboratif {adj} :: collaborative
collaboration {f} :: collaboration
collaborationniste {adj} :: collaborationist
collaborationniste {mf} :: synonym of collaborateur
collaborativement {adv} :: collaboratively
collaboratrice {f} :: female collaborator
collaborer {v} :: to collaborate
collage {m} :: collage
collage {m} [photography] :: montage
collagiste {mf} :: collagist (one who makes collages)
collagène {adj} :: collagenous
collagène {m} :: collagen
collant {adj} :: sticky, gluey, clammy
collant {adj} [figuratively, of a person, colloquial] :: hard to shake off; clingy, clinging
collant {adj} :: skintight, close-fitting, clinging
collant {m} :: body stocking, leotard
collant {m} [usually, in the plural] :: tights [UK], pantyhose [US]
collante {f} [European French, school slang] :: Notification of an examination, especially the bac
collante {f} [European French, school slang] :: Result sheet for an examination
collante {f} [Scrabble] :: A play were all or most letters form perpendicular words
collapser {v} :: To collapse
Collard {prop} :: surname
collargol {m} :: collargol
collatif {adj} :: collative
collatif {adj} :: That may be referred to; reference (used attributively)
collation {f} :: (used in collation des grades) the process of granting an academic degree
collation {f} [Canada, Belgium] :: a light snack usually taken between breakfast and lunch (often employed as the analogue of English brunch)
collationner {v} :: To collate
collationner {v} :: To verify (documents) by comparing them
collatéral {adj} :: collateral
collatéralement {adv} :: collaterally
colle {f} :: glue
collecte {f} :: collecting, collection
collecter {v} :: to collect, to gather
collecteur {m} :: collector (all senses)
collecteur {m} :: main drain / sewer (masculine only)
collectif {m} :: collective
collectif {adj} :: collective
collection {f} :: collection
collectionner {v} :: to collect (accumulate items)
collectionneur {m} :: collector; one who collects
collectionneuse {f} :: feminine noun of collectionneur
collectionnite {f} :: collectomania, collectionitis
collectivement {adv} :: collectively
collectiviser {vt} :: to collectivize
collectivisme {m} :: The ideological system collectivism, in which the means are owned and controlled by people collectively
collectiviste {adj} :: collectivist
collectivité {f} :: community
collectrice {f} :: feminine singular of collecteur
collembole {m} :: springtail, collembolan
coller {v} :: to stick, to glue
coller {vr} :: To be sticky; to stick
collerette {f} [historical] :: ruff
collerette {f} :: collarette
collerette {f} [botany] :: ring, annulus
collerette {f} [technology] :: flange
collet {m} [obsolete] :: collar
collet {m} :: snare, noose
collet {m} :: (short) cape
collet {m} [dentistry] :: neck (of tooth)
collet {m} [botany] :: neck
Collet {prop} :: surname
colletage {m} :: collection (act of collecting)
colleter {v} :: to wrap round the collar
colleter {vt} :: to collar (grab by the collar)
colletin {m} [historical] :: jerkin
Collett {prop} :: surname
colleur {m} :: sticker, gluer; wallpaper hanger
colleuse {f} :: feminine noun of colleur
colley {m} :: collie (group of dog breeds)
collège {m} :: academy
collège {m} :: junior high school
collège {m} [Switzerland] :: high school, secondary school
collège {m} [Louisiana French] :: college
collégial {adj} :: collegial
collégial {adj} :: collegiate
collégialement {adv} :: collegially
collégialité {f} :: collegiality
collégien {m} :: A pupil at a collège (junior high school)
collégienne {f} :: feminine noun of collégien
collègue {mf} :: colleague
collier {m} :: A necklace, string-shaped jewel worn around the neck
collier {m} :: collar (e.g. of a dog)
collier {m} :: collar (on animals, colored fur around the neck)
colligance {f} [logic] :: connection (especially a chain of connections)
colligatif {adj} :: colligative
colliger {v} :: To collate
colliger {v} :: To compile
collimateur {m} :: sight (on a weapon)
collimateur {m} :: collimator
Collin {prop} :: surname
collinaire {adj} [botany] :: That grows in hilly ground
collinéation {f} :: collineation, congruence
colline {f} :: hill, downs
collision {f} :: collision (an instance of colliding)
collisionnel {adj} :: collisional
collisionneur {m} [physics] :: collider
colloïdal {adj} :: colloidal
colloïdalement {adv} :: colloidally
colloïde {m} :: colloid
colloque {m} :: conference, colloquium
colloque {m} :: secret or mysterious meeting
colloquer {vt} [archaic, rare] :: to lodge someone, to set up someone in a place, to establish, to install
colloquer {v} [rare] :: [avec] to converse with
collusoire {adj} :: collusive
collusoirement {adv} :: collusively
collutoire {m} :: mouthwash (or similar oral medication)
colluvion {m} :: colluvium (a loose accumulation of rock and soil debris at the foot of a slope)
collyre {m} [medicine] :: eyewash
colémanite {f} [mineral] :: colemanite
Colmar {prop} :: A city in central Alsace, eastern France
colmatage {m} :: plugging
colmatage {m} :: clogging
colmater {vt} :: to fill in (a low land)
colmater {vt} :: to plug (a hole)
colmater {vr} :: to fill up
colo {f} [colloquial] :: camp
coloc {mf} [colloquial] :: housemate, roommate, co-tenant, joint tenant
colocase {f} :: taro (plant)
colocataire {mf} :: flatmate, housemate, joint tenant, co-tenant
colocation {f} :: renting of a house with another tenant
colocynthine {f} :: colocynthin
cologarithme {f} [maths] :: cologarithm
Cologne {prop} {f} :: Cologne
colombage {m} :: half-timbering
colombard {adj} :: Of of from Colombier-Saugnieu
colombard {m} :: A white grape variety from Charentes; a wine made from these grapes
Colombard {m} :: Someone form Colombier-Saugnieu
Colombarde {f} :: feminine singular of Colombard
colombe {f} :: dove, white pigeon
colombe {f} :: joist, upright
Colombie {prop} {f} :: Colombia
Colombie-Britannique {prop} {f} :: British Columbia, a province in Canada
colombien {adj} :: Colombian
Colombien {m} :: Colombian (A person from Colombia)
Colombienne {f} :: feminine noun of Colombien
colombier {m} :: dovecote, columbarium
colombite {f} [mineral] :: columbite
colombo-britannique {adj} :: British Columbian; Pertaining to British Columbia, Canada
Colombo-Britannique {mf} :: British Columbian; A denizen of British Columbia, Canada
colon {m} :: colonist, colonizer
colon {m} :: camper (child in a colonie de vacances)
colon {m} :: sharecropper in the system of colonat partiaire
colonaire {adj} :: columnar
colonat {m} :: serfdom
colonel {m} :: colonel
colonel {m} :: An ice cream dessert consisting of lemon sherbet and vodka
colonelle {f} :: feminine singular of colonel
coloniaire {adj} [biology, of an organism] :: Consisting of a colony of similar organisms physiologically linked together
colonial {adj} :: colonial
colonialisme {m} :: colonialism
colonialiste {mf} :: colonialist
colonialiste {adj} :: colonialist
coloniarité {f} [biology] :: coloniality (especially of insects)
colonie {f} :: colony
colonie de vacances {f} :: camp; summer camp
colonisateur {m} :: coloniser
colonisation {f} :: colonization
colonisatrice {f} :: feminine noun of colonisateur
coloniser {v} :: to colonise
colonnade {f} :: colonnade
colonne {f} [architecture] :: column, pillar (cylindrical part of a structure, for support)
colonne {f} [computing] :: column (vertical part of a table or grid)
colonne {f} [journalism] :: column
colonne {f} [chess] :: file
colonne éruptive {m} :: eruption column
colonnette {f} :: a small column
colonne vertébrale {f} :: vertebral column, backbone
colonne volcanique {f} :: eruption column
colonoscopie {f} :: alternative form of coloscopie
colophane {f} :: rosin
colophène {m} :: colophene
colophon {m} :: colophon, final notice on manuscript
colophon {m} :: colophon, final notice about printer, editor, paper, etc., with bibliophilic information
coléoptile {m} [botany] :: coleoptile (thin membrane sheathing a plumule)
coléoptère {m} :: beetle
coloquinte {f} [plant] :: colocynth, bitter apple
colorant {m} :: food colouring
colorant {m} :: colouring in general
coloration {f} :: color; coloring; coloration
colorature {adj} :: coloratura (attributive)
colorature {f} [music] :: coloratura
colorectal {adj} :: colorectal
colorectalement {adv} :: colorectally
colorer {v} :: to color
coloriage {m} :: colouring (the act of adding color to something)
coloriage {m} :: colouring in
colorier {v} :: to color
colorimétrie {f} :: colorimetry (science of measuring colours and assigning them numeric values)
colorimétrique {adj} [analytical chemistry] :: colorimetric (analytical chemistry: of or pertaining to colorimetry)
coloris {m} :: act of mixing colors
coloris {m} :: a mix of color
coloris {m} [figuratively] :: style, panache
colorisation {f} :: colorization
coloriser {vt} :: to colorize
coloscopie {f} [medicine] :: colonoscopy
colossal {adj} :: colossal, huge
colossalement {adv} :: hugely, enormously
colosse {m} :: colossus
colosse {m} [Louisiana French, ] :: large person, a giant
Colosses {prop} :: Colossus
Colossiens {prop} {mp} :: Colossians
colporter {v} :: to peddle; to hawk
colporter {v} :: to spread (gossip, accusation)
colporteur {m} :: peddler, hawker
colporteuse {f} :: feminine noun of colporteur
colposcopie {f} [medicine] :: colposcopy
colère {f} :: anger, rage
colère {f} :: wrath
coléreux {adj} :: irritable; tending to anger
colérique {adj} :: habitually angry or bad-tempered
colériquement {adv} :: angrily; frustratedly
coltiner {vt} [dated] :: to lug, to carry on the shoulder
coltiner {vp} [colloquial, se coltiner] :: to get lumbered with, to get stuck with
colubridé {m} :: colubrid
columnaire {adj} [anatomy, architecture] :: columnar
coléus {m} :: coleus
colvert {m} :: mallard
colza {m} [originally] :: oilseed rape
colza {m} :: canola
coma {m} :: coma (state of unconsciousness)
comanche {m} :: Comanche (language)
comanche {adj} :: Comanche
comarque {f} :: comarca
comater {v} [colloquial] :: To pass out (faint)
comateux {adj} :: comatose
combat {m} :: combat (hostile interaction)
combat {m} [figuratively] :: combat (contest; competition)
combat {m} [in the plural] :: battle; military combat
combatif {adj} :: combative, aggressive, assertive
combativement {adv} :: combatively, aggressively, assertively
combativité {f} :: combativeness
combat à mort {m} :: fight to the death, fight to the finish, deathmatch
combattant {m} :: combatant; fighter
combattante {f} :: feminine noun of combattant
combattif {adj} :: alternative form of combatif
combattre {v} :: to fight, to combat (against)
combattre {v} :: to oppose, to struggle
combattre le feu par le feu {v} [idiomatic] :: to fight fire with fire
combattre le mal par le mal {v} :: to fight fire with fire
combe {f} [geography] :: combe (valley or hollow, often wooded and with no river)
combien {adv} :: how much (for uncountable nouns)
combien {adv} :: how much (for money)
combien {adv} :: how many (for countable nouns)
combientième {adj} [interrogative, nonstandard, colloquial] :: whatth, how manyth; at which rank or number of an order
combientième {pron} [interrogative, nonstandard, colloquial] :: which is at which rank or number of an order, whatth, how manyth
combientième {pron} [interrogative, nonstandard, colloquial] :: what day of the month, whatth
combiné {adj} :: combined
combiné {m} [chemistry] :: compound
combiné {m} :: (telephone) receiver
combiné {m} [radio] :: radiogram
combiné {m} [skiing] :: combination (event)
combiné {m} :: corselet, corselette
combinaison {f} :: combination, combining
combinaison {f} :: combination (of lock, safe etc.)
combinaison {f} :: (full-length) slip
combinaison {f} :: jumpsuit; overalls
combinat {m} :: combine (in the old Soviet Union)
combinatoire {adj} :: combinatory
combinatoire {f} :: combinatorics (branch of mathematics)
combine {f} [colloquial] :: trick, scheme
combiner {v} :: to combine (bring (two or more things or activities) together)
combiné nordique {m} :: Nordic combined
combishort {m} :: playsuit
comblé {adj} :: fulfilled, satisfied
comble {m} :: summit, peak (of a building)
comble {m} [figuratively] :: pinnacle
comble {m} :: overabundance; overload
comble {m} [heraldiccharge] :: comble
comble {adj} :: packed, heaving, crowded
comblement {m} :: fulfilment, satisfaction
combler {v} :: to fulfil, satisfy
combler {v} :: to fill (add contents to, so it is full)
combler {v} :: to fill (to install someone)
combler {v} :: to counter
Coïmbre {prop} {f} :: Coimbra (a district in central Portugal)
Coïmbre {prop} {f} :: Coimbra (a city in that district)
combustibilité {f} :: combustibility
combustible {m} :: combustible
combustible {adj} :: combustible
combustion {f} :: combustion, burning, incineration
comœdie {f} :: obsolete form of comédie
comédie {f} :: comedy (genre of theatre, film, television etc.)
comédie {f} :: acting, playacting
comédie de situation {f} :: sitcom, situation comedy (episodic comedy television program)
comédie musicale {f} :: musical
comédien {m} :: actor
comédienne {f} :: feminine noun of comédien; Comedienne; a female comedian
comédique {adj} :: comedic
comédon {m} :: comedo
Comeau {prop} :: surname
Comeaux {prop} :: surname
comeback {m} :: (anglicism) comeback; a return
comestible {adj} :: comestible
comics {m} :: comic strip
Comines {prop} :: Comines
Comino {prop} :: Comino
comique {adj} :: comic
comique {m} :: comedy
comique {m} :: clown (person who acts silly)
comiquement {adv} :: comically; farcically
comité {m} :: committee
comitatif {m} [grammar] :: the comitative case
Comité de surveillance des activités de renseignement de sécurité {prop} [Canada] :: Security Intelligence Review Committee
comité exécutif {m} [government, politics, Quebec] :: executive committee, the equivalent of the cabinet of ministers for a city government, serving the mayor
commac {adv} [slang, verlan, backslang] :: like that
commandant {m} :: commander (function)
commandant {m} :: major (rank)
commande {f} :: order (request for some product or service)
commandement {m} :: command, order
commandement {m} :: (similitude) commandment; rule or law imposed by a superior power (as in the 10 commandments)
commandement {m} :: (metonymie) authority, power to command, to give orders; command (in this second, figurative sense)
commander {v} :: to order (tell someone to do something)
commander {v} :: to order (ask for a product)
commanderie {f} :: commandery, commandry
commandeur {m} :: commander
commandeuse {f} :: commander (female)
commanditaire {m} :: a sponsor
commanditaire {m} [colloquial] :: a silent partner, a sleeping partner
commanditer {v} :: to commission, finance
commando {m} :: commando (troop, trooper)
comme {conj} :: as
comme {conj} :: like
comme {conj} :: how
comme {conj} :: because, as, since
comme ça {adv} :: Suddenly and unexpectedly; just like that
comme bon lui semble {adv} :: as one sees fit, as one likes
comme ci comme ça {adv} [dated] :: comme ci comme ça, so-so
comme des petits pains {adv} [simile] :: like hot cakes (used to describe something which is selling quickly)
comme d'hab {adv} [colloquial] :: as usual
comme d'habitude {adv} :: as usual
comme il se doit {adv} [colloquial] :: as expected
comme marée en carême {adv} [simile] :: opportunely
commençant {adj} :: starting
commençant {adj} :: incipient
commencement {m} :: beginning, start
commencer {v} :: to begin, commence
commensal {adj} :: commensal
commensal {m} :: commensal
commensalisme {m} :: commensalism
commensurabilité {f} [maths] :: commensurability
commensurable {adj} [maths] :: commensurable
comment {adv} :: how
commentaire {m} :: comment, remark
commentaire {m} :: commentary
commentaire en bloc {m} [programming] :: block comment
comment allez-vous {phrase} :: (formal or plural) how are you
commentateur {m} :: commentator
commentatif {adj} :: commentative
commentatrice {f} :: feminine noun of commentateur
comment ça va {phrase} [colloquial] :: how are you
comment cela {phrase} :: What do you mean?
commenter {v} :: to comment
comment les zaricos {phrase} [Louisiana French, colloquial] :: how are you
comment sont les zaricos {phrase} [Louisiana French, colloquial] :: how are you?
comment vas-tu {phrase} [colloquial singular] :: How are you?
comme quoi {phrase} :: A phrase used to say that: this recent fact or result confirms what we always thought.: it goes to show
commer {v} :: To compare
commerçant {adj} :: trading; mercantile
commerçant {m} :: trader, retailer
commerçant {m} :: shopkeeper, storekeeper
commerce {m} :: commerce, trade
commerce {m} :: store, shop, trader
commercer {vi} :: to trade
commercial {adj} :: commercial
commercial {m} :: a salesman, sales representative
commercialement {adv} :: commercially
commercialisable {adj} :: marketable
commercialisation {f} :: commercialization
commercialiser {v} :: to commercialise
comme si {conj} :: as if; as though (as to suggest that)
comme si de rien n'était {adv} [colloquial] :: as if it were nothing, as if nothing had happened
comme suit {adv} :: as follows
comme sur des roulettes {adv} [simile, colloquial] :: like a charm, smoothly, swimmingly, without a hitch
comme tout {adv} [colloquial, simile] :: very, extremely
commettant {m} :: principal
commettant {m} :: constituent (denizen)
commettre {v} :: to commit
comme un cheveu sur la soupe {adv} [idiomatic] :: out of the blue (unexpectedly)
comme un chien dans un jeu de quilles {adv} [simile] :: Very suddenly and incongruously
comme un chien dans un jeu de quilles {adv} [simile] :: also : "Etre reçu comme un chien dans un jeu de quille" : To have been given a bad reception
comme un dératé {adv} [simile] :: Very fast
comme un dératé {adv} [simile] :: Very hard and for extended periods of time
comme un éléphant dans un magasin de porcelaine {adv} [simile] :: like a bull in a china shop
comme un manche {adv} [simile, colloquial] :: very clumsily, very badly, very poorly, like shit
comme un pet sur une toile cirée {adv} [simile, colloquial] :: very rapidly, as fast as greased lightning
comme un pied {adv} [simile, colloquial] :: very clumsily, very badly, very poorly, like shit
comme un poisson dans l'eau {adv} [simile] :: like a duck takes to water
comme un rat mort {adv} [simile, colloquial] :: very much, to death
comme un voleur {adv} [simile] :: on the sly, surreptitiously, stealthily
comminatoire {adj} :: minatory
comminatoirement {adv} :: minatorily
commis {adj} :: commercial
commis {m} :: clerk
commis {m} :: shop assistant; salesclerk
commisération {f} :: commiseration
commissaire {mf} :: commissioner
commissaire {mf} :: chief of police, head of police, superintendent
commissaire-priseur {m} :: auctioneer
commissaire-priseuse {f} :: feminine singular of commissaire-priseur
commissariat {m} :: A commissionership
commissariat {m} :: A police station
commission {f} :: commission (fee charged by an agent or broker for carrying out a transaction)
commissionné {adj} :: commissioned
commissionnaire {mf} :: A person who charges commission
commissionnaire {mf} :: commissionaire
commissionner {v} :: To commission (an officer, ship etc)
commissurant {adj} [anatomy] :: commissural
commissure {f} :: commissure
commémoratif {adj} :: Commemorative
commémoration {f} :: commemoration
commémorer {vt} :: to commemorate
commode {adj} :: convenient (of or pertaining to convenience; simple; easy; expedient)
commode {f} :: chest of drawers, commode
Commode {prop} :: Commodus
commodité {f} :: commodity, amenity
commodité {f} [in the plural] :: toilet
commodément {adv} :: comfortably
commodore {mf} [military, nautical] :: commodore, a naval military rank between captain (capitaine de vaisseau or capitaine de croiseur) and rear admiral (contre-amiral)
commotion {f} :: concussion (head injury)
commotion {f} :: shock, surprise
commotionné {adj} :: concussed, shocked, shaken
commérage {m} :: gossip (idle talk)
commère {f} :: gossip, busybody
commérer {v} :: to gossip; to talk about others' personal information
commuer {v} [legal] :: to commute (a sentence)
commun {adj} :: common (widespread)
commun {adj} :: common (popular)
commun {adj} :: common (of low class)
commun {adj} :: communal
communal {adj} :: of or relating to a commune
communalité {f} :: commonality
communard {m} :: Communard
communard {m} :: A drink made from red wine and crème de cassis
communarde {f} :: Communard (female)
communauté {f} :: community
communautaire {adj} :: communal, relating to a community
communautarisme {m} :: communitarianism
communautariste {adj} :: communitarian
commun des mortels {m} [with the definite article le] :: the ordinary people, the common people
commune {f} :: commune (administrative subdivision)
Commune {f} :: Either of the French revolutionary governments (of 1792 or of 1871)
communiant {m} :: communicant
communiante {f} :: communicant (female)
communicabilité {f} :: communicability
communicable {adj} :: communicable
communicaison {f} :: alternative form of communication
communicant {adj} :: communicating
communicateur {adj} :: communicating
communicateur {m} :: communicator (one who communicates)
communicatif {adj} :: communicative (person)
communicatif {adj} :: infectious, catching (disease)
communication {f} :: communication
communicativement {adv} :: communicatively
communier {vi} :: To receive communion
communier {vt} :: To administer communion
communier {vt} :: To communicate
communion {f} :: Communion; communion
communiqué {m} :: communiqué, statement
communiquable {adj} :: alternative spelling of communicable
communiqué de presse {m} :: press release
communiquer {v} :: to communicate
communisant {adj} :: communistic (favourable to communism)
communisme {m} [literally] :: Any collectivism
communisme {m} :: (commonly) The Marxist ideology communism
communiste {adj} :: communist (of or relating to communism)
communiste {mf} :: Communist
communément {adv} :: commonly, collectively, communally
communément {adv} :: popularly
commutable {adj} :: commutative
commutateur {m} :: switch (electrical)
commutateur {m} [math] :: commutator
commutateur {m} [computing] :: command line option, switch
commutatif {adj} :: interchangeable
commutatif {adj} :: commutative (such that the order in which the operands are taken does not affect their image under the operation)
commutativité {f} [maths] :: commutativity
commuter {v} [mathematics] :: to commute
commuter {v} [electronics] :: to switch
Comores {prop} {fp} :: Comoros
comorien {adj} :: Comorian
Comorien {m} :: Comorian
Comorienne {f} :: feminine noun of Comorien
compacité {f} :: compactness
compact {adj} :: compact [closely packed], dense
compact {adj} :: compact [having all necessary features fitting neatly into a small space]
compact {m} :: compact disc
compact {m} :: music center [US], music centre [UK]
compact {m} :: compact camera
compacter {v} :: to compact
compactifié {m} [maths] :: compact space
compactifier {v} [maths] :: To compactify
compagne {f} :: companion (female)
compagnie {f} :: company
compagnie aérienne {f} :: airline (company that flies airplanes)
compagnon {m} :: lifelong partner
compagnon {m} :: companion
compagnon {m} :: friend, buddy, pal
compagnonnage {m} :: companionship
compagnonnage {m} :: a form of apprenticeship by which a person is trained under the supervision of a community
compagnonnique {adj} :: companionable
comparé {adj} :: compared
comparabilité {f} :: comparability; comparableness
comparable {adj} :: comparable (suitable to be compared)