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l {letter} :: The twelfth letter of the Dutch alphabet
l {m} [euphemistic] :: Short for lul or any other word starting with an l
L {letter} :: The twelfth letter of the Dutch alphabet
la {f} :: drawer
la {f} :: la (music)
laadschop {f} {m} :: bulldozer
laag {adj} :: low
laag {f} :: layer
laag {f} :: class, when referring to social class. See also laag van de bevolking
laagdoorlaatfilter {n} {m} [electronics] :: low-pass filter
laagdrempelig {adj} :: easily accessible
laaggebergte {n} :: mountain range consisting of relatively low mountains or foothills
laagland {n} :: lowland
laagspanning {f} [electricity] :: low voltage
laag van de bevolking {f} {m} :: social class
laai {f} :: flame
laai {f} :: glow
laaien {v} [fire] :: to rage, to burn ferociously
laak {f} [obsolete] :: pond, pool, lake
laak {f} :: watercourse, stream
laak {f} :: A drainage ditch
laak {f} :: border, limit; frontier
laak {f} :: marshland
laak {f} [dated] :: leech
laan {f} :: lane, avenue
laar {adj} [obsolete] :: empty
laar {n} [obsolete] :: open space in a forest
laars {f} :: boot
laarzen {v} :: To spank with a boot, as historically applied to a sailor's trousers
laat {adj} :: late (not early)
laat {adj} :: tardy
laat {m} [historical] :: serf
laat maar {interj} :: never mind, forget it
laatst {adj} :: latest, most recent, newest
laatst {adj} :: last, furthest behind
laatst {adj} :: final, ultimate
laatst {adv} :: recently
laat staan {conj} :: let alone
laatstgenoemd {adj} :: latter, last-named, last of two
laatstleden {adj} :: last
lab {n} [Netherlands] :: lab
lababbel {noun} [Brabantian] :: blow, whack
label {n} :: quality label
label {n} :: music label
laberlottig {adv} [Brabantian] :: carelessly
laberlottig {adj} [Brabantian] :: not caring enough
labo {n} [Belgium] :: lab
laborant {m} :: lab assistant, somebody who assists in a laboratory
laboratorium {n} :: laboratory, room, building or institution equipped for scientific research or similarly specialised operations, such as production
labradoedel {m} :: Labradoodle, labradoodle (crossbreed between a Labrador retriever and a poodle)
labyrint {n} :: labyrinth, maze
labyrint {n} [figuratively] :: intricate problem, logic etc
lach {m} :: smile
lach {m} :: laugh
lachen {vi} :: to laugh
lachspiegel {m} :: distorting mirror
laconiek {adj} :: calm, cool
laconiek {adj} :: indifferent
lacrosse {n} [sports] :: lacrosse
lactose {f} :: lactose
lacune {f} :: a gap
lacune {f} [figuratively] :: something that is missing
ladang {c} :: dry rice field
ladder {f} :: ladder
lade {f} [dated] :: alternative form of la
ladekast {mf} :: cabinet with drawers
laden {v} :: to load (cargo), (a weapon), (data)
laden {v} :: to charge (with electricity)
laden {v} [archaic] :: to convocate
laden {v} [archaic] :: to invite
ladenkast {c} :: chest of drawers, bureau
lading {f} :: cargo
lading {f} :: charge, tension
lading {f} [electricity] :: charge
lading {f} [figuratively] :: undertone, undercurrent
laf {adj} :: cowardly
lafaard {m} :: coward, wuss
lafhartig {adj} :: cowardly, frightened
lafheid {f} :: lack of courage, cowardice
lage {f} [obsolete] :: A (flickering) flame
lager {n} [archaic] :: bearing (a metal block or other construction holding a rotating axis in position)
lager {n} [archaic] :: beer of low fermentation (also Lagerbier ‘lager beer’; from identical German)
lagere school {f} :: elementary school, primary school
lagune {f} :: lagoon, shallow body of coastal water
lajenen {v} [Judaism] :: To leyn, that is, to read from a Torah scroll
lak {mf} {n} :: lacquer
lak {m} {n} :: foolery, foolishness, nonsense
lak {m} {n} :: indifference [only in lak hebben aan]
lak {m} {n} [dialectal] :: defect, deficiency shortcoming, blame, blemish
lak {n} [archaic] :: lake
lakei {m} :: A footman, liveried servant
lakei {m} [figuratively] :: A flunky, servile follower
laken {n} :: a type of woollen fabric, very sought-after for clothing in the feudal era (uncountable)
laken {n} :: bedsheet
laken {vt} :: to criticize, reproach, denounce
Laken {prop} :: A Belgian municipality, near Brussels, site of the largest royal palace estate
lakenhandelaar {m} :: cloth merchant (of the type of cloth called laken)
lakenlood {n} :: A lead seal used to document the origin and quality of cloth
lak hebben aan {v} :: to be indifferent towards, to not care about
lakken {vti} :: to lacquer, to varnish
lakken {v} [chiefly Southern Dutch] :: alternative form of likken
lam {n} :: lamb, the young of a sheep
lam {n} [metonymy] :: The meat - or fleece/wool produce of a lamb; a dish prepared from lamb's meat
lam {n} [figuratively] :: A gentle person, especially an innocent child
lam {adj} :: lame, unable to move, paralyzed
lam {adj} [colloquial] :: very drunk
lama {m} :: Buddhist lama
lama {m} :: llama
lambriseren {v} :: to wainscot, panel
lambrisering {f} :: wainscot
lamenteren {v} :: to lament, to whine
lammeren {vi} :: To give birth to lambs
lamp {f} :: lamp
lamprei {f} :: lamprey, fish of the order Petromyzontiformes
lamsvlees {n} :: lamb (meat)
lamzak {m} :: sluggard, dull, lackluster person
lamzak {m} :: fatty, porker
lanceren {v} :: to launch
lancering {f} :: launch
land {n} :: land; country
land {n} :: land (part of Earth not covered by water)
landarbeider {mf} :: peasant, farmhand, or any hired hand working for a landowner
landbouw {m} :: agriculture
landbouwer {m} :: farmer
landbouwhuisdier {n} :: farm animal
landbouwsector {m} [economy] :: agricultural sector
landdier {n} :: terrestrial animal, species which lives on land
landeigenaar {m} :: landowner
landelijk {adj} :: national
landelijk {adj} :: rural
landen {vi} :: To (arrive on) land, notably from the air (for birds, airplanes) and to a lesser extent by ship
landen {vt} :: To land, bring an aircraft or other vehicle (down) to land
landen {vt} :: To turn wild land (especially marshes) into arable land
Landen {prop} {n} :: city in Flanders, Belgium
landengte {f} :: isthmus
landgenoot {m} :: compatriot
landgoed {n} :: estate
landhuis {n} :: country house [UK], villa (large, luxury residence in a campestral or semirural environment)
landhuis {n} [obsolete] :: farmhouse (residence as part of a farm)
landing {f} :: landing, touchdown of an airplane or any other airborne object
landing {f} :: the act of disembarking a ship, particularly in military contexts
landingsbaan {f} {m} :: a runway, landing strip
landingsgestel {n} :: Landing gear (equipment of aircraft used for landing)
landkaart {f} {m} :: geographical map (visual representation of an area)
landleeuw {m} [literary, Netherlands] :: land area of the Netherlands (personification of the Dutch land mass as in a perpetual battle against water)
landleeuw {m} [literal] :: terrestrial lion
landman {m} :: farmer
landmassa {f} :: a landmass
landmijn {f} :: land mine (explosive device buried in the ground)
landnaam {m} :: country name
landname {f} :: settlement or occupation of (new) land [from the settlers' or occupiers' perspective]
landouw {f} [literary] :: fertile rustic, agricultural region
landrot {f} :: landlubber
landschap {n} :: landscape
landschap {n} [archaic] :: region
landstorm {m} [historical] :: army division consisting of civilians; militia aligned to an army
landstorm {m} [rare] :: a storm (heavy wind) on land, a terrestrial storm
landsverdediging {f} [military] :: defense
landtong {f} :: spit of land
land van herkomst {n} :: country of origin
landverhuizer {m} [dated] :: emigrant
landverhuizerin {f} [dated] :: female emigrant
landvoogd {m} :: governor
landwaarts {adv} :: landwards
landweer {f} [military] :: defense
landweer {f} [historical] :: reserve army
landweer {f} :: a type of defensive work; a landweer
landweerman {m} :: militia man
lang {adj} :: long
lang {adj} :: tall
lang {adj} :: long (time), lengthy, a long time
lang {adv} [with negation] :: by far
langbenig {adj} :: leggy, long-legged
langboog {m} :: longbow
langdradig {adj} :: longwinded, wordy, prolix
langdradigheid {f} :: prolixity, long-windedness
langdurig {adj} :: long-term, long-lasting
lange golf {c} :: longwave
langegolf {c} :: longwave
langgerekt {adj} :: elongated
langgerokt {adj} :: long-skirted or wearing a long skirt
langharig {adj} :: long-haired, having long headhair [humans or humanoids] or having long fur hairs [other mammals]
langlaufen {n} :: cross-country skiing
langlaufen {v} :: to ski cross-country
lang leve {phrase} :: long live
langnek {m} [colloquial] :: giraffe
langnek {m} [colloquial] :: long-necked dinosaur, usually referring to sauropods
langoest {m} :: spiny lobster
langs {prep} :: along, alongside (implying motion)
langs {prep} [Brabant, Limburg] :: along, alongside (stationary)
langs {prep} :: past
langs {prep} :: through
langs {adv} :: past
langs geen kanten {adv} :: absolutely not, not ... at all
langskomen {v} :: to pass by, to come past
langskomen {v} :: to drop in, to visit
langspeelplaat {f} {m} :: long-play record
langszij {adv} [nautical] :: alongside, aboard
lang verhaal kort {adv} [idiomatic] :: long story short
langwerpig {adj} :: elongated
langwijlig {adj} :: longwinded
langwijlig {adj} :: boring
langzaam {adj} :: slow
langzaam {adv} :: slowly, gradually, bit by bit
langzaam maar zeker {adv} :: slowly but surely
langzamerhand {adv} :: gradually, bit by bit
langzamerhand {adv} :: by now, by this time, by this point
langzwaard {n} :: longsword
La Niña {prop} {n} [meteorology] :: La Niña
lankmoed {m} [archaic] :: patience
lankmoedig {adj} [dated] :: forbearing, forgiving, patient
lans {f} {m} :: lance
lantaarn {f} :: lantern
lanterfant {m} [archaic] :: slacker, good-for-nothing, vagabond
lanterfanten {vi} [colloquial] :: to waste one's time, to be lazy, to lollygag
lanterfanter {m} [colloquial] :: slacker, good-for-nothing
lanterfanteren {vi} [colloquial, often proscribed] :: to waste one's time, to be lazy
lanthaan {n} :: lanthanum
lanthanium {n} :: lanthanum
Laocoön {prop} [mythology] :: Laocoön, the Trojan priest
Laocoön {prop} [mythology] :: Laocoön, the Argonaut
Laos {prop} {n} :: Laos
Laotiaan {m} :: Laotian, inhabitant of Laos and/or person of Laotian descent
Laotiaans {adj} :: Laotian; from or related to Laos and/or the Laotian people
Laotiaans {adj} :: in or relating to the Laotian language
Laotiaans {prop} :: The Laotian language
lap {m} :: a rag, a piece of cloth
lap {m} :: a slice of meat
lap {interj} [chiefly Belgium] :: exclamation of dismay, disappointment
Lap {m} :: Laplander
lapis lazuli {m} [mineral] :: lapis lazuli
lappen {v} :: to enfold, embrace
lappen {v} :: to piece up, patch, repair
lappen {v} :: to raise (money)
lappen {v} :: to clean with a shammy
lappendeken {f} [literally] :: A blanket made of many different pieces of cloth joined together; a quilt or a patchwork (in the literal sense)
lappendeken {f} [figuratively] :: A whole consisting of many quite different parts (loosely) joined together; a patchwork (in the figurative sense)
lappenpop {f} {m} :: rag doll
laptop {m} :: laptop (computer with a clamshell design, portable and foldable)
lapzalven {vt} [nautical, historical, otherwise dated] :: to tar, to treat with tar [of the ropes of a ship's rigging]
lapzalven {vt} [archaic] :: to patch up, to fix with stopgap remedies
lapzalven {vti} [obsolete] :: to treat with quackery, to engage in quackery
larf {f} :: alternative form of larve
larie {f} :: nonsense, babble
lariekoek {m} :: nonsense, babble, bullshit
lariks {m} :: larch
larve {f} :: grub, larva (juvenile stage of metabolous insects)
las {c} :: joint, weld
lassen {v} :: to weld
last {m} :: load, weight
last {m} :: burden
last {m} :: hindrance, problem
last {m} :: expense
last {m} [law] :: requirement, duty
last {m} [dated] :: A measure of volume, 3 cubic meter
lastdier {n} :: beast of burden, animal used to carry or pull (heavy) loads
lastdrager {m} [literally] :: one which carries loads such as a porter
lastdrager {m} [by extension] :: a servant
lastdrager {m} :: roof rack of a vehicle or back rack of a utility bicycle
lasten {vt} [archaic] :: to emburden with a load
lasten {vt} [archaic] :: to charge with a responsibility
laster {m} :: slander
lasteraar {mf} :: a slanderer
lasteren {vt} :: to slander
lasterlijk {adj} :: libellous, slanderous (knowingly false and harmful to reputation)
lasterpraat {m} :: slander
last hebben van {vt} :: to be bothered or irritated by, to have a problem with
lastig {adj} :: tough, difficult
lastig {adj} :: cumbersome, gruelling
lastig {adj} :: inconvenient
lastschip {n} [now, uncommon] :: freight ship
lastverkoper {m} [Belgium] :: troublemaker
lat {f} :: A slate, lath
lat {f} :: A specifically, the common shortening of meetlat: flat ruler, yardstick, notably used as spanking implement
Lat. {abbr} :: Latijn(s)
laten {v} [copulative] :: to leave, to cause to remain in the same position or state
laten {v} [auxiliary, with object] :: to leave, to allow to remain/continue to
laten {v} [auxiliary, with object] :: to let, to allow to
laten {v} [auxiliary, with object] :: to cause to, to make; Creates a causative phrase
laten {vt} :: to not do, to refrain from
laten vallen {vt} :: to drop
later {adj} :: Having to do with or occurring in the future
later {adv} :: later
later {adv} :: in the future
lateraal {adj} :: lateral
Latijn {prop} {n} :: Latin language
Latijn {m} :: Latin, a citizen of Ancient Rome or the region of Latium
Latijns {adj} :: Latin
Latijns {prop} {n} [proscribed, mostly in spoken language] :: The Latin language
Latijns-Amerika {prop} {n} :: Latin America, the countries in Central America and South America with a Romance ('Latin') national language
latinist {m} :: Latinist
latinistiek {f} :: study of the Latin language and the culture of Ancient Rome
latrine {f} :: a very simple toilet facility, usually just a pit or trench; a latrine
lattenbodem {m} :: slatted base (of a bed)
latuw {f} [archaic] :: lettuce
Laurens {prop} :: given name, cognate to English Laurence or Lawrence
laurier {m} :: laurel
lauw {adj} :: lukewarm (temperature)
lauw {adj} :: cold, indifferent
lauw {adj} [colloquial] :: nice, relaxing
lava {c} :: lava
lavabo {m} [Belgium] :: sink, washbasin
lavaglas {n} :: lava rock, obsidian
lavement {n} :: washing, wash
lavement {n} :: lavement, enema, clyster
lavementspuit {f} :: enema syringe
laven {v} :: to quench one's thirst
lavendel {f} {n} :: lavender (plant)
lavendel {f} {n} :: the color of lavender
lawaai {n} :: racket, noise
lawaaierig {adj} :: noisy
lawine {f} :: avalanche, landslide
lawrencium {n} :: lawrencium
laxeermiddel {n} :: Laxative
Laz {m} :: A South-Caucasian people of the Trabzon area of Turkey
Laz {m} [slang] :: A Turk from any location near the Black Sea
lazarus {adj} :: very drunk, wasted
lazuriet {n} [mineral] :: lazurite
lbo {initialism} :: lager beroepsonderwijs (lower vocational education/training)
leasen {v} :: to lease
leb {f} :: abomasum
lebberen {vit} :: to lick audibly
lebberen {vit} :: to drink audibly, often using a tongue
lebmaag {f} :: abomasum
ledebraken {v} [archaic] :: to break on the wheel
ledemaat {n} {m} :: limb
ledenpop {f} :: lay figure, mannequin
leder {n} :: leather
leder {n} :: short voor lederkarper, a species of carp
lederen {adj} [somewhat, archaic] :: alternative form of leren
ledig {adj} :: (a formal form of leeg) without content, containing nothing, empty
ledigen {v} :: to empty
ledlamp {f} :: LED lamp
leed {n} :: grief, sorrow
leed {n} :: harm
leed {adj} [Belgium] :: angry
leed {adj} :: sad
leedvermaak {n} :: schadenfreude (malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else's misfortune)
leedwezen {n} :: condolence, pity, sympathy
leedwezen {n} :: sadness, grief
leedwezen {n} :: regret, remorse
leefbaar {adj} :: livable
leefgemeenschap {f} :: community
leefloon {n} :: official term in Belgian law since 2002 for the former bestaansminimum, a minimal 'subsistence' income, guaranteed to all citizens and other legal residents, regardless of professional activity or history, meant as a bottom on poverty
leefstijl {m} :: lifestyle
leeftijd {m} :: lifespan (a being's age, lifetime, duration)
leeftocht {m} [now, collective] :: proviand, food supplies during a journey
leeftocht {m} [archaic] :: any food and drink item(s)
leefwijze {f} {m} :: way of life
leeg {adj} :: empty, hollow
leeg {adj} [figuratively] :: listless, lethargic
leeghoofd {n} :: airhead, birdbrain
leeglopen {vi} :: to lose its contents gradually, to empty out, to drain
leegmaken {v} :: to empty
leegstaand {adj} :: empty-standing
leegte {f} :: emptiness
leek {m} :: layman, non-clergyman
leek {m} :: layman, non-expert, amateur
leek {adj} [obsolete] :: lay, worldly, secular, profane
leek {?} :: small body of water, like a pool; gave rise to place names
leek {?} [botany] :: the plant Rumex crispus
leek {?} [by extension] :: related plants of that genus: sorrel, dock
leem {n} {m} :: loam
leem {n} {m} :: adobe
leemsoort {f} :: type of loam
leemte {f} :: hole, gap, omission, void
leen {n} :: A fief, feudal estate, nomination or other grant
Leendert {prop} {m} :: given name
leengoed {n} :: A property (usually an estate) which is held in fief
leengoed {n} [figuratively] :: Anything held in loan or lease, or otherwise temporarily
leengoed {n} :: A property which generates income that is made part of a fief
leenheer {m} :: feudal lord, thegn
leenhulde {f} :: A homage, paid by a vassal in recognition for the fief bestowed upon him
leenman {m} :: a liege, feudatory, seignior, or vassal
leenrecht {n} :: The feudal law, legislation concerning fiefs, feudal lords, vassals etc
Leentje {prop} :: given name, a nickname for Helena and Lena
leenverhef {n} :: The transmission of a (notably hereditary) fief, usually subject to payment of a relief sum
leenvertaling {f} :: loan translation, calque
leenwoord {n} :: loanword
leenwoordenschat {m} :: loan vocabulary (inventory of loanwords)
leep {adj} :: crafty, shrewd
leep {adj} [obsolete] :: shifted, tilted
leep {adj} :: with watery, tearing eyes
leepheid {f} :: cunning, smartness
leer {n} :: leather
leer {f} {m} :: teachings
leerdicht {n} [historical] :: didactic poem
leerjongen {m} :: A male apprentice, notably a junior, notably as part- namely full time practice during or following school ecucation
leerkracht {mf} :: teacher (qualified educator)
leerling {m} :: pupil, student, disciple
leerlinge {f} :: a female pupil
leerlooien {n} :: tanning
leerlooien {v} :: to tan (to soak an animal hide in tannic acid/gallic acid, thereby changing the hide into leather)
leermeester {m} :: instructor
leermening {f} :: tenet, doctrine, doctrinal opinion
leernicht {m} [colloquial] :: gay man dressed in leather
leerstellig {adj} :: doctrinal
leerstelling {f} :: dogma
leerzaam {adj} :: informative, instructional, instructive
leesbaar {adj} :: readable, legible
leesbaarheid {f} :: legibility
leesbaarheid {f} :: readability
leest {c} [technical] :: form on which shoes are made or repaired; last
leesteken {n} :: a punctuation mark
leesten {v} [dated] :: to perform
leesvoer {n} :: reading matter, reading material
leesvoer {n} [derogatory, now less common] :: inferior reading material, literary pulp
leeuw {m} :: lion
leeuw {m} [heraldiccharge] :: lion
Leeuw {prop} {m} [zodiac constellations, astrology] :: Leo
leeuwaapje {noun} :: lion tamarin
Leeuwarden {prop} {n} :: Leeuwarden (city/and/capital)
Leeuwarden {prop} {n} :: Leeuwarden (municipality)
Leeuwarder {m} :: An inhabitant of Leeuwarden
Leeuwarder {adj} :: Of or relating to Leeuwarden
Leeuwarderadeel {prop} :: Leeuwarderadeel (municipality)
leeuwendeel {n} :: lion's share
leeuwen en beren op de weg zien {v} :: synonym of beren op de weg zien
leeuwenhoek {f} {m} :: lion's corner
leeuwen op de weg zien {v} :: synonym of beren op de weg zien
leeuwenwelp {m} {o} :: lion cub
leeuwerik {m} :: lark
leeuwin {f} :: lioness
lef {n} {m} :: courage, bravery, daring
lef {n} {m} :: temerity, rashness
lef {n} {m} :: arrogance
lefgozer {m} [colloquial] :: someone with a lot of chutzpah; brave or impudent person
legaal {adj} :: legal
legaliseren {v} :: to legalise (UK), legalize (US)
legaliteit {f} :: legality
legboor {f} :: ovipositor
legen {v} :: to empty
legenda {c} :: legend (on a map)
legendarisch {adj} :: legendary
leger {n} :: army, armed forces
leger {n} :: form (habitation of a hare)
leger {n} [archaic] :: bed, crib
leger {n} [figurative] :: mass, multitude
leger {n} :: short for dijkleger
Leger des Heils {prop} {n} :: Salvation Army
legeren {v} :: to alloy
legeren {v} :: to encamp, to base
legering {f} :: alloy
legering {f} :: establishment of a (military) base
legerkamp {n} :: military camp, notably a temporary one with tents
legerkist {f} {m} [colloquial] :: army boot
legerleider {m} :: army leader
leggen {vt} :: to lay
legger {m} :: An animal that lays eggs, especially an egg-producing bird
legger {m} :: A ledger, register (book for keeping records and/or notes)
legger {m} [textual criticism] :: A vorlage (edition of a text that is the immediate predecessor or one of the immediate predecessors of another edition)
legging {f} [chiefly in compounds] :: act of placing
legging {m} :: legging (leg covering)
leghorn {m} :: leghorn, breed of chicken from Livorno
legio {adj} :: legion, numerous
legio {n} [dated] :: A multitude, a crowd
legioen {n} [often, historical] :: legion (major division of an army), especially a Roman legion
legioen {n} :: large group (of people or animals); a legion
legionair {m} :: legionnaire
legitiem {adj} :: legitimate
legitimeren {v} :: to legitimize (US), legitimise (UK)
leguaan {f} :: An iguana; lizard of the family Iguanidae; historically also including members of the Iguania
lei {f} [uncountable] :: slate [material]
lei {f} [countable] :: slate [object]
leiden {vt} :: to lead, to take the lead
leiden {vt} :: to guide
leiden {vi} :: to lead, to go, to follow a path to
Leiden {prop} {n} :: Leiden (city)
leider {m} :: leader, head, chief
leiderschap {n} :: leadership
leiding {f} :: lead (act of leading), control
leiding {f} :: leadership, direction
leiding {f} :: pipe, pipeline
leidingwerk {n} :: ductwork
leidmotief {n} :: leitmotif
leidraad {m} :: guiding principle
leidraad {m} :: guidebook
Leids {adj} :: of Leiden
Leidse fles {f} :: Leyden jar
leidster {f} :: female leader, head, chief
leidster {f} :: lodestar, pole star
Leie {prop} {f} :: a river in France and Belgium, and a left tributary of the Scheldt at Gent
leien {adj} :: slaten
leip {adj} :: alternative spelling of lijp
leisteen {n} {m} :: slate
lek {n} :: leak
lek {adj} :: leaky
lekentaal {f} :: layman's terms
lekkage {f} :: leakage
lekken {v} :: to leak
lekken {v} [Southern Dutch] :: to lick
lekker {adj} :: Having a nice taste, tasty, delectable
lekker {adj} :: Good, nice, pleasant in a more generic sense
lekker {adj} [attributive, colloquial] :: Hot, sexy, physically attractive
lekker {adj} :: Healthy, well, in good health
lekkerbek {m} :: gourmand
lekkerbekje {noun} [Netherlands] :: deep-fried battered fish
lekker belangrijk {idiom} :: literally: nicely important (ironical), hence: not interesting or not important
lekkernij {f} :: delicacy, snack, treat (pleasing food)
lekkers {n} :: sweetness, what tastes good
lekstok {m} :: lolly
lel {adv} :: slap
lel {adv} :: lobe
lelie {f} [botany] :: lily
lelie {f} [heraldiccharge] :: fleur-de-lis, although botanically an iris
lelietje van dalen {noun} :: alternative spelling of lelietje-van-dalen
lelietje-van-dalen {noun} :: lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis)
lelijk {adj} :: ugly
lelijk {adv} :: badly
lelijk als de nacht {adj} :: ugly as sin
lelijk eendje {n} :: ugly duckling
lelijk eendje {n} [colloquial] :: Citroën 2CV, or any other similar small car that places function over form
Lelystad {prop} :: Lelystad (city/and/capital)
Lelystad {prop} :: Lelystad (municipality)
lemen {adj} :: adobe
lemma {n} [mathematics] :: lemma (proved or accepted propisition used in a proof)
lemma {n} [linguistics] :: lemma (canonical form of a term, dictionary form)
lemmet {n} :: blade (of a knife, sword, etc.)
lemmet {n} :: wick
lemming {m} :: lemming (rodent)
lemper {?} :: An Indonesian snack, made of sticky rice and chicken or beef and other ingredients
lende {f} :: loin, bottom part of the back
lende {f} :: flank, side
lende {m} :: fellow countryman
lende {m} :: (close) neighbour
lendendoek {m} :: loincloth
lendenwervel {m} :: Lumbar vertebra, any of the five vertebrae in the loin or lower back region of the spine
lenen {vt} :: to borrow
lenen {v} [ditransitive] :: to lend
lengen {vi} :: to become longer
lengte {f} :: length
lengtegraad {m} :: longitude (degree of longitude)
lenig {adj} :: supple, agile (e.g. like a gymnast)
lenigheid {f} :: flexibility, suppleness
lening {f} :: loan
leninisties {adj} [obsolete] :: nonstandard spelling of leninistisch
leninistisch {adj} :: Leninist
lens {f} [optics] :: optical lens
lens {f} :: crystalline lens in the eye
lens {m} :: harpoon
lens {f} :: alternative form of luns
lens {adj} :: empty
lensgloed {m} :: lens flare
lensklep {f} :: lens cap
lensklep {f} :: retractable lens cover
Lenstra {prop} :: surname
lente {f} :: spring: the season between winter and summer
lenteavond {m} :: spring evening
lentenachtevening {f} :: spring equinox
lente-ui {m} :: spring onion, scallion (Allium fistulosum); particularly when cultivated for its stem, similar to a leek
lepel {m} :: spoon
lepelaar {m} [zoology] :: The bird spoonbill
lepelaar {m} :: By extension, closely related bird species, notably of genus Platalea, and the stork
lepelaar {m} [botany] :: The herb Capsella bursa-pastoris, shepherd's purse
lepelaar {m} [literally] :: A spoon user; one who scoops
lepelaar {m} [figuratively] :: A lush, who consumes drinks 'by the spoonful'
lepeltje-lepeltje {adv} :: in the spooning position
leperd {m} :: sly fox, cunning person
lepra {m} :: leprosy
leproos {m} :: leper
lepton {n} [physics] :: lepton
leraar {m} :: A teacher, a person who gives lessons
leraar {m} :: A protestant clergyman, preacher
lerares {f} :: female teacher
leren {vt} :: to learn
leren {vt} :: to teach
leren {adj} :: made of leather
leren kennen {v} :: to get to know
les {f} :: course, lesson
lesbienne {f} :: lesbian
lesbisch {adj} :: lesbian (homosexual)
lesgeven {v} :: to teach in class
Lesotho {prop} {n} :: Lesotho
lesrooster {n} :: timetable
lessen {vt} :: to quench (thirst)
lessen {vi} :: to take a lesson (usually a driving lesson)
lessenaar {m} :: lectern, stand for books or lecture notes
lessenaarsdak {n} :: pent roof
lest best {proverb} :: the last is the best
lesuur {n} :: hour for lecture
Let {m} :: a man from Latvia
Letland {prop} {n} :: Latvia
Lets {adj} :: Latvian
Lets {prop} {n} :: Latvian (language)
letsel {n} :: lesion
letten {vt} :: to pay attention, to mind [+ op (object) = to]
letten {vt} :: to prevent from doing something, to keep, to stop
letten {vt} [dialectal] :: to watch, to look, to see
letter {f} :: letter (letter of the alphabet)
letterbak {m} :: typecase
lettergreep {f} :: syllable
letterkunde {f} :: literature
letterlijk {adj} :: literal
letterlijk {adv} :: literally
lettertype {n} [typography] :: font, typeface
lettervrucht {f} [dated, historical] :: literary work
letterwoord {n} :: acronym, word formed by initial letters of abbreviated terms
leugen {f} {m} :: a lie
leugenaar {m} :: liar
leugenachtig {adj} :: mendacious, untruthful
leugendetector {m} :: lie detector (contraption supposed to detect whether subjects are lying or not)
leugenliteratuur {f} :: genre of fantastic, rocambolesque literature
leuk {adj} :: likable
leuk {adj} :: funny, jolly
leuk {adj} :: nice, pleasant, enjoyable
leuk {adj} :: pretty, good-looking
leukemie {f} [pathology, oncology] :: leukemia
leukotomie {f} :: leucotomy
leunen {v} :: to lean
leuning {f} :: bannister, rail
leuning {f} :: side destined to lean/rest upon, notable in furniture
leunstoel {m} :: armchair
leus {f} :: alternative form of leuze
leuter {m} [vulgar] :: cock, prick (slang for penis)
leuteren {v} [colloquial] :: to dawdle, loiter
leuteren {v} [colloquial] :: to chatter idly
Leuven {prop} {n} :: Louvain (capital city of the province Flemish Brabant, Belgium)
leuze {f} :: motto
leuze {f} :: watchword (rallying cry)
leuzig {adj} :: weak
leuzig {adj} :: (of people) slow
leuzig {adj} :: lazy
Levant {prop} :: Levant (Eastern Mediterranean)
leven {vi} :: to live
leven {n} :: life
levend {adj} :: living, alive
levende dode {m} :: living dead, undead
levendig {adj} :: lively
levendig {adj} :: living
levendigheid {f} :: Liveliness
levenloos {adj} :: listless
levensbelang {n} :: vital importance
levensbelangrijk {adj} :: vitally important
levensbeschouwing {f} :: life stance
levensbeschrijvend {adj} :: biographical
levensbeschrijver {m} :: biographer
levensbeschrijving {m} :: biography
levensduur {m} :: lifespan
levensduur {m} :: longevity
levensecht {adj} :: very realistic, lifelike (so real as to make one believe it is alive)
levensgenieter {m} :: One who enjoys the good things in life (e.g. food, drink, etc.)
levensgevaarlijk {adj} :: Life-threateningly dangerous
levensjaar {n} :: year (of one's life)
levenskracht {f} :: vitality
levenskracht {f} :: life force
levenskrachtig {adj} :: energetic, spirited, having great vitality and vigour
levenslang {adj} :: lifelong
levenslang {adj} :: abbreviation for levenslange gevangenisstraf
levensleer {f} [uncommon] :: biology
levensleer {f} :: way of life, worldview
levensleugen {c} :: grand lie, grand delusion, sustained (self-)delusion, lived lie
levenslied {n} [uncountable] :: Dutch-language schlager (genre of popular music, typically with sentimental lyrics)
levenslied {n} [countable] :: song in the above genre
levensloop {m} :: course of life
levensloop {m} :: curriculum vitae
levensloopbestendig {adj} [architecture, society] :: compatible with use by elderly people or easily adaptable to achieve such compatibility
levensloos {adj} :: listless
levenslucht {f} [obsolete] :: oxygen
levenslucht {f} :: air, considered as life-giving
levenslucht {f} [figurative] :: breath
levensmiddel {n} :: food, foodstuff
levensmiddel {n} :: victual
levensmoe {adj} :: tired of life, world-weary
levenspartner {m} :: life partner
levensschets {f} :: summary biographical notice [often as part of a obituary]
levensstijl {m} :: lifestyle
levensvatbaar {adj} :: viable [all senses]
levensverzekering {f} :: life insurance
levensvorm {m} :: lifeform
levenswende {f} :: life course
levenswijze {c} :: way of life
lever {f} :: liver
lever {f} :: edible animal liver as a dish or culinary ingredient
leverancier {m} [business] :: supplier
leverantie {f} :: delivery
leverantie {f} :: The supplying of goods, wares, merchandise, etc.
leverbot {m} :: liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica), a parasitic trematode
leveren {vt} :: to supply
leveren {vt} :: to deliver
levering {f} :: supply
leverpastei {f} :: liver paté, liver paste
levertraan {f} :: cod liver oil
leverworst {f} {m} :: liverwurst, a liver sausage
Leviticus {prop} :: Leviticus (book of the Bible)
lexeem {n} [linguistics] :: A lexeme
lexicograaf {m} :: A lexicographer: (co-)author of a lexicon, practicioner of lexicography
lexicografie {f} :: lexicography (art or craft of writing dictionaries)
lexicon {n} :: lexicon
lezen {vt} :: to read
lezenaar {m} :: lectern, stand for books, especially one in a church
lezer {m} :: A reader, person who reads a text
lezer {m} :: A reader, device to read one or more parameters, often numerically expressed, or a whole encrypted (e.g. audio-visual) file
lezeres {f} :: female reader
lgrs. {abbr} :: landgraafschap
li {m} :: li [Chinese unit of distance]
Lia {prop} :: given name, diminutive of Cornelia
Libanon {prop} {n} :: Lebanon
libel {n} :: booklet, notably as libel
libel {f} :: dragonfly
liberaal {adj} :: liberal
liberaal {m} :: liberal
liberalisme {n} :: liberalism
Liberia {prop} {n} :: Liberia
libertair {adj} [politics] :: libertarian (socialist), anarchist, radical
libertair {adj} [politics, uncommon] :: libertarian (capitalist)
libertarisch {adj} [politics] :: libertarian (capitalist)
libertarisch {adj} [politics] :: libertarian, opposed to coercion and strong authority
libertarisme {n} :: libertarianism
Libië {prop} {n} :: Libya
Libisch {adj} :: Libyan (of or pertaining to Libya or its people)
libretto {m} [music] :: libretto
licentie {f} :: license (commercial)
lichaam {n} :: body
lichaam {n} [algebra, Netherlands] :: field
lichaam {n} [algebra, Belgium] :: division ring
lichaamsbeweging {f} :: physical exercise
lichaamsbeweging {f} :: body movement
lichaamsdeel {n} :: body part
lichaamshouding {f} :: A pose, physical position of one's body
lichaamshouding {f} :: One's bearing, general physical attitude
lichaamstaal {mf} :: A body language
lichaamstemperatuur {f} :: body temperature
lichaamsvocht {n} :: body fluid
lichaamswarmte {f} :: body heat
lichamelijk {adj} :: physical, bodily
lichamelijke opvoeding {f} :: physical education
lichamelijkheid {f} :: corporality
licht {adj} :: light, of little weight
licht {adj} [metonymy] :: easy, mild
licht {n} :: A light, illumination
licht {n} :: A light source
licht {n} [metonymy] :: inspiration (in z'n licht opsteken); a bright mind
licht {adj} :: light, bright
lichtbeeld {n} [photography] :: slide
lichtblauw {adj} :: light blue
lichtbreking {f} :: refraction
lichtbruin {adj} :: light brown
lichtekooi {f} :: prostitute
lichtelijk {adv} :: lightly, slightly
lichten {v} :: to raise, to lift up
lichten {v} :: to empty out
lichtgeel {adj} :: light yellow
lichtgewicht {adj} :: lightweight
lichtgrijs {adj} :: light grey
lichtgroen {adj} :: light green
lichting {f} :: draft (conscription)
lichtinval {m} :: incidence of light
lichtjaar {n} :: light year, astronomical distance taking a year at light speed
lichtjes {adv} :: diminutive of licht; lightly, slightly, to a modest degree
lichtknop {m} :: light switch
lichtkracht {f} [astronomy] :: luminosity
lichtkroon {f} :: chandelier, in particular one with more than two arms
lichtlichaam {n} :: [spirituality] light body (vaguely human-shaped body made up of light)
lichtlichaam {n} [dated] :: light source
lichtmis {m} [archaic] :: rake
lichtmis {f} [Roman Catholicism] :: Candlemas
lichtpunt {n} :: bright spot
lichtreactie {f} :: light reactions, part of the process of photosynthesis
lichtrood {adj} :: light red
lichtsabel {m} :: lightsaber
lichtsnelheid {f} [physics] :: the speed of light
lichttoren {m} [dated, now, rare] :: lighthouse
lichttoren {m} :: Any other tower that emits a large amount of light
lichtvat {n} [archaic, rare] :: lamp, lantern
lichtvervuiling {f} :: light pollution
lichtvoetig {adj} :: light-footed, nimble
lichtzinnig {adj} :: frivolous
lichtzwaard {n} :: lightsaber
lid {n} :: member (of a group)
lid {n} :: member (extremity of a body), often used for penis
lid {n} [rare] :: lid, cover
Lidewij {prop} {f} :: given name
lidmaat {m} {n} :: member of a (usually Protestant) church congregation
lidmaat {m} {n} :: limb, anatomical member of a body, normally used in the plural
lidmaatschap {n} :: membership (status of being a member; originally of a church flock)
lidw. {abbr} :: lidwoord
lidwoord {n} [grammar] :: article
Liechtenstein {prop} {n} :: Liechtenstein
Liechtensteiner {m} :: Liechtensteiner (A person from Liechtenstein or of Liechtenstein descent)
lied {n} :: song
lieden {p} :: men; people
-lieden {suffix} :: Alternative plural form of Dutch words suffixed with -man or -vrouw
liederlijk {adj} :: degenerate
liedjesschrijver {m} :: songwriter
lief {adj} :: nice, sweet
lief {adj} :: beloved
lief {n} :: one's beloved in a romantic relationship, i.e. a boyfriend or girlfriend
liefdadig {adj} :: charitable
liefdadigheid {f} :: charity
liefde {f} :: love
liefde is blind {proverb} :: love is blind
liefdesbrief {m} :: love letter
liefdeskind {n} :: love child
liefdevol {adj} :: loving, affectionate
liefhebben {v} :: to love (to have a strong affection for)
liefhebber {m} :: fan, enthusiast
liefhebber {m} :: amateur, dilettante
liefhebberij {f} :: a hobby
liefkozing {f} :: showing of affection to someone of something
lieflijk {adj} :: lovely; beautiful
liefst {adv} :: superlative of graag
liefst {adv} :: most preferably
liegbeest {n} [child language] :: liar
liegen {vi} :: to lie (to tell lies)
lieger {m} :: liar
Liemers {prop} :: Area in The Netherlands, province of Gelderland, between Arnhem and Doetinchem
Liemers {prop} :: The Low Franconian dialect spoken in that region
lier {c} :: winch
lier {c} [musical instruments] :: lyre
Lier {prop} :: Lier, a city at the river Nete in the province of Antwerp, Belgium
Lier {prop} :: Lier, a municipality in Buskerud, Norway
Lier {prop} {f} [constellation] :: Lyra
lies {f} {m} :: region near the groin
Lies {prop} :: given name, variant of Lisa, from Elisabeth
liesbreuk {m} :: inguinal hernia
Lieve {prop} :: given name, a diminutive of Godelieve
lieveheersbeestje {noun} :: The insectivore beetle species ladybird, ladybug
lieveling {m} :: favorite
lieveling {m} :: darling
lievelings- {prefix} :: favourite
lieven {vt} [obsolete] :: to love
lieven {vt} [obsolete] :: to care about, to like
lieven {vt} [obsolete] :: to value
Lieven {prop} {m} :: given name
liever {adv} :: comparative of graag
liever {adv} :: rather, preferably
liever blode Jan dan dode Jan {phrase} [idiomatic] :: better safe than sorry
lieverd {m} :: A person who is kind or sweet; a sweetheart
lieverd {m} :: dear, darling, honey
lievevrouwebedstro {n} :: sweet woodruff
liflaf {adj} [obsolete] :: insipid, tasteless
liflaf {m} :: insipid food
liflaf {m} :: insipid text(s), bland writing
liflaffen {v} [dated, now, chiefly Belgium] :: to grovel, to fawn, to flatter
liflaffen {v} [obsolete, derogatory] :: to caress, to fondle
liflafferij {f} :: flattery, sweet-talking
liflafferij {f} [art, obsolete, derogatory] :: art considered overly concerned with presenting subjects as prettier and more idealised than they are
liflafje {n} :: diminutive of liflaf
liflafje {n} [Netherlands] :: a small meal that fails to fill
liflafje {n} [Netherlands, by extension] :: a trifle
lift {m} :: lift, elevator
lift {m} :: free ride, lift
liften {v} :: to hitch a ride, to hitchhike
liften {v} :: to receive a facelift
lifter {m} :: hitchhiker
liftkooi {c} :: elevator cage or lift cage
liftster {f} :: female hitchhiker
ligchaam {n} :: obsolete spelling of lichaam
ligfiets {f} :: recumbent bicycle
liggen {vi} :: to lie; to be lying down
liggen {vi} [often of place names] :: to be, to be placed or located
liggen {v} [auxiliary, with te] :: Forms a continuous aspect. Although it carries an implication of lying, this is vague and is not emphasized
lij {f} :: lee (side of the ship away from the wind)
lijden {vi} :: to undergo
lijden {vi} :: to suffer [+ aan (object) = from (a disease)]
lijdend {adj} :: suffering
lijdend {adj} :: passive
lijdende vorm {m} [grammar] :: passive voice
lijdend voorwerp {n} [grammar] :: direct object
lijdensweg {m} [Christianity] :: the passion of Jesus
lijdensweg {m} [Christianity, chiefly Roman Catholicism] :: the Way of the Cross
lijdensweg {m} :: a period of intense suffering
lijder {m} :: sufferer
lijer {m} [colloquial] :: alternative form of lijder
lijf {n} :: body
lijf {n} :: corsage
lijf {n} [algebra, in the Netherlands] :: field
lijf {n} [algebra, in Belgium] :: division ring
lijfarts {m} :: A personal physician [as attached to a prince, statesman etc.]
lijfeigen {adj} :: serfish, whose very bodily person is legally owned by a master
lijfeigen {m} :: obsolete form of lijfeigene
lijfeigene {noun} :: serf (person whose very bodily person is legally owned by a master, yet enjoying some legal (and religious-moral) protection)
lijfeigenschap {f} :: The serfhood, slave-like status of serf
lijfrenteverzekering {f} :: annuity (insurance policy)
lijfreuk {noun} [Brabantian] :: body odor
lijfsbehoud {n} :: The physical preservation of (one's) life, bodily survival
lijfsgemeenschap {f} :: sexual intercourse
lijfspreuk {f} {m} :: motto (personal motto, rather than heraldic)
lijfstraf {f} :: corporal punishment
lijfwacht {m} :: bodyguard (protector)
lijk {n} :: The dead but otherwise (mostly) intact body of a human or animal; corpse
lijk {n} [nautical] :: leech
lijk {adv} [archaic] :: like
-lijk {suffix} :: -ly, -al, -ous
-lijk {suffix} :: -able
lijkbleek {adj} :: deathly pale, as pale as a corpse
lijken {v} [copulative] :: to seem, appear
lijken {vi} :: to have a resemblance, to depict well what it is intended to
lijken {v} [archaic] :: To please, (in archaic English usage) to like
lijkenhuis {n} :: mortuary, morgue
lijken op {v} :: to resemble, look like
lijkenpikker {m} [pejorative, figurative] :: Someone who benefits from others' misery
lijkenpikker {m} [pejorative, now, uncommon] :: Someone who makes a living from funerals or tending to the dead in any other way
lijkenveld {n} :: field littered with corpses
lijk in de kast {n} :: skeleton in the cupboard [UK], skeleton in the closet [US] (sordid or shameful secret)
lijk in de kast {n} :: See: lijk in de kast
-lijks {suffix} :: -ly
lijkschouwer {m} :: coroner
lijkschouwing {f} :: autopsy, postmortem
lijkstijfheid {f} :: rigor mortis
lijkt mij {interj} :: I'd say, I estimate
lijkwade {f} :: shroud
lijkwagen {m} :: A hearse, funerary vehicle
lijkwit {adj} :: extremely pale [of facial colour and skin colour]
lijm {m} :: glue
lijmen {v} :: To glue, join (as) with glue
lijmen {v} [figuratively] :: To convince, win over
lijmen {vi} :: To sing (also about humans); chatter like a bird
lijmerig {adj} :: viscous, adhesive
lijn {f} [geometry] :: a line
lijn {f} :: a rope, a cable
lijn {f} :: a route
lijn {f} [chess] :: file
lijn {f} [usually diminutive, slang] :: a line of drugs in powder form
-lijn {suffix} [obsolete] :: suffix used to create a diminutive form; e.g., vogelvogelijn
lijnen {v} :: to draw lines
lijnen {v} :: to form, be on (a) line(s)
lijnen {v} :: to diet in order to get a slim(mer) waistline
lijnintegraal {f} [calculus] :: line integral (integral of a curve or curve segment)
lijnlading {f} [physics] :: line charge
lijnladingsdichtheid {f} [physics] :: line charge density
lijnolie {f} :: linseed oil
lijnrijderij {f} :: a business that distributes flowers by sending specialized trucks along a line of client flower shops
lijnrijderij {f} :: the profession of driving specialized trucks distributing flowers
lijnstroom {m} [physics] :: line current
lijnstroomdichtheid {f} [physics] :: line current density
lijnstuk {n} [geometry] :: line segment
lijnwaad {n} [uncountable] :: linens, linen
lijnwaad {n} [countable] :: linen, linen piece of fabric or clothing
lijnzaad {n} :: linseed, flaxseed
lijnzaadolie {f} :: linseed oil
lijp {adj} :: foolish, crazy
lijp {adj} :: dangerous, risky
lijst {f} :: list
lijst {f} :: picture frame
lijster {f} [zoology] :: thrush, one of several species of songbirds of the family Turdidae
lijsttrekker {mf} :: The top candidate of a political party on a party list. Usually functions as the party's de facto leader
lijsttrekkersdebat {n} :: (A) debate between top candidates of a political party on a party list ("lijsttrekkers")
lijzig {adj} :: slow, sluggish
lijzij {f} :: lee (side of the ship away from the wind)
lijzijde {f} :: lee (side of the ship away from the wind)
lik {m} :: lick (a caress with the tongue)
lik {f} [Netherlands, slang] :: prison, jail
likdoorn {m} :: clavus, corn
likdoren {m} :: alternative spelling of likdoorn
liken {v} :: to like
likkebaarden {v} :: to salivate, to lick one's lips (to anticipate with pleasure)
likken {vti} :: to lick
likkepot {m} :: electuary (medicine mixed with honey or some kind of syrup)
likkepot {m} [rare outside a nursery rhyme] :: index finger
likkepot {m} :: creamy paté made of liver (or liverwurst), mayonnaise and other spices and condiments
likkepot {m} :: reserve funds from where money is taken or withdrawn
likkepot {m} :: sweet tooth, glutton who likes sweet food
likker {m} :: licker, one who licks
lila {n} :: lilac (color)
lila {adj} :: lilac
lila {?} :: A small, even shoulder-portable type of (colonial?) field gun, notably used in the East Indies
lilla {?} :: alternative form of lilla, a light type of fieldpiece known from the East Indies
Limbabwe {prop} {n} [usually, pejorative] :: Limburg
limbo {n} :: Limbo, the place where innocent souls barred from heaven exist
limbo {m} :: Limbo, in-between place, state or condition of neglect or oblivion which results in an unresolved status, delay or deadlock
limbo {n} :: limbo, the low-dancing game below a bar
Limbo {prop} {n} [colloquial, mildly pejorative] :: Abbreviation of Limburger, an inhabitant of Limburg, a part of the Low Countries
Limburg {prop} {n} :: Limburg, a province of the Netherlands
Limburg {prop} {n} :: Limburg, a province of Belgium
Limburgen {p} :: Limburgs, the Dutch and Belgian provinces of Limburg together
Limburgs {prop} {n} :: Limburgish (the Germanic language)
Limburgs {adj} :: Limburgish (related to the language or the Limburg region)
limiet {m} :: limit
limo {f} [colloquial] :: clipping of limousine
limo {f} [Netherlands, colloquial] :: clipping of limonade
limoen {m} :: lime (a green citrus fruit)
limoen {m} [uncountable] :: lime (green color)
limoengroen {adj} :: lime [color]
limonade {f} [Netherlands] :: sweetened drink (sweet drink based on processed fruit juice, may or may not be carbonated); a serving of sweetened drink
limonade {f} [Belgium] :: soft drink, fizzy drink, soda (carbonated sweet drink based on processed fruit juice)
limonade {f} [archaic] :: lemonade or any other lemon-based or lime-based sweetened drink
limousine {f} :: limousine (luxury sedan)
linde {f} :: linden
lindeboom {m} :: linden tree
-ling {suffix} :: A suffix that describes a person (or other creature) in terms of a place of origin or a quality, as defined by the root to which it is added
-linge {suffix} :: A suffix that describes a female person in terms of a place of origin or a quality, as defined by the root to which it is added
Lingewaal {prop} :: Lingewaal (municipality)
Lingewaard {prop} :: Lingewaard (municipality)
-lings {suffix} :: describes a manner in which an action proceeds as defined by root to which it is added, both as adverb and as adjective
linguïst {m} :: linguist (one who studies linguistics)
linguïstiek {f} :: linguistics, the scientific study of (a) language (group), the non-literary branch of philology
liniaal {f} {m} {n} :: ruler, straightedge
link {adj} :: dangerous
link {adj} [criminal slang] :: sly; cunning
link {adj} [slang] :: jolly, nice
link {m} :: physical connection, as in a hardware cable
link {m} [figuratively] :: logical connection, as in reasoning about causality
link {m} :: hyperlink
linker {adj} :: left
linkerhand {f} :: left hand, part of the arm
linkerkant {m} :: left-hand side
links {adv} :: on the left
links {adv} :: to the left
links {adj} [not comparable] :: left
links {adj} :: left-wing, leftist, belonging to the ideological left
links {adj} [predicatively] :: left-handed
links {n} :: The left, the left side or tendency, especially in politics and any ideology
linksaf {adv} :: towards the left (while turning)
linkshandig {adj} :: left-handed
linksom {adv} :: counterclockwise
linksomkeert maken {v} [rare] :: to about-turn to the left
linnen {n} :: (plural linnens) linen, a cloth made from flax
linnen {n} :: (no plural) something made of linen
linnen {adj} :: made of linen
lint {n} :: ribbon
lintworm {m} [zoology] :: tapeworm
linze {f} :: lentil, Lens culinaris (legume)
linze {f} :: lentil, the seed of Lens culinaris (pulse)
lip {f} :: lip (part of the mouth)
lip {f} :: lip (of a container)
lipide {n} [organic chemistry] :: lipid
lipklank {m} [phonology] :: labial consonant
liplezen {v} :: to read lips
lippendienst {m} :: lip service, empty talk
lippenrood {n} :: vermilion, the red of the lip
lippenrood {m} :: the red dye used for lipsticks
lippenstift {f} :: A lipstick
lippenstift {f} :: The material a lipstick is made of
lipstick {m} :: lipstick
lipvis {m} :: wrasse (marine fish)
liquideren {v} :: to liquidate
liquideren {v} :: to root out, to clear out
liquideren {v} :: to take out, to kill
liquiditeitsval {m} :: liquidity trap
lispelen {v} :: to lisp
lispelen {v} [by extension] :: to talk softly
Lissabon {prop} {n} :: Lisbon (capital of Portugal)
list {f} :: a cunning plan
listig {adj} :: cunning, shrewd
lite {m} [history] :: The (rare) singular of liten
liter {m} :: litre
literair {adj} :: literary
literatuur {f} :: literature
lithium {n} :: lithium
lithiumhydride {n} :: lithium hydride
litho {m} :: lithograph
lithosfeer {f} [geology] :: lithosphere
Litouwen {prop} {n} :: Lithuania
Litouws {adj} :: Lithuanian
Litouws {prop} {n} :: Lithuanian (language)
litteken {n} :: scar
littekenweefsel {n} :: scar tissue
Littenseradeel {prop} :: Littenseradeel (municipality)
liturgie {f} :: A liturgy, predetermined or prescribed set of (religious) rituals and associated customs, attributes etc
liturgie {f} :: A liturgy, Ancient Greek service to the public interest
liturgisch {adj} :: liturgical
livermorium {n} :: livermorium
lob {f} {m} :: lobe, lobule
lob {m} :: lob (arching pass of a ball)
lobben {v} :: to lob (a ball)
lobbes {m} [affectionate] :: large, well-mannered or friendly dog
lobbes {m} [affectionate] :: kindly but oafish person
lobbyist {m} :: lobbyist
lobotomie {f} :: lobotomy
locatie {f} :: location
locatief {m} [grammar] :: locative case
locativus {m} [grammar] :: the locative case or a word therein
Lochem {prop} :: Lochem (city)
Lochem {prop} :: Lochem (municipality)
locomotief {mf} :: locomotive, self-propelled vehicle that runs on rails, notably pulling a train
loden {adj} :: leaden, made of lead
Lodewijk {prop} {m} :: given name, cognate to Louis, Lewis and Ludwig
loe {n} :: weak coffee (and, by extension, tea)
loef {m} :: luff, windward side of a sail or ship. (no plural)
loef {m} [obsolete] :: Originally, an obscure nautical device turned to change a sailing ship’s course
loef {mf} :: (This sense might have a different etymology) A sawn-out cavity in one of two crossing pieces of wood in which the other locks
loef {mf} :: A plump, ugly person
loefwaarts {adv} :: windward, loofward
loefwaarts {adj} :: windward, loofward
loeien {vi} :: to low, to moo
loeien {vi} :: to roar, to make loud noise
loeihard {adj} :: extremely loud, deafening
loeihard {adj} [less common] :: very hard, with a lot of force or vigour
loeiheet {adj} :: glowing hot, very hot
loeken {v} [rare] :: to look
loeken {v} [dialectal] :: to watch
loeken {v} [rare] :: to stare
loeken {v} [dialectal] :: to gaze
loempia {c} :: egg roll, spring roll
loep {f} :: lens
loepzuiver {adj} :: faultless
loer {m} :: lure (mechanism used in falconry)
loeren {v} :: To lurk, spy
loeren {v} :: To be on the look-out for
loeris {m} :: fool, dumbass, tool, ne'er-do-well
Loes {prop} :: given name
lof {m} :: praise
lof {n} :: clipping of witlof
loflied {n} :: paean, hymn
lofwaardig {adj} :: praiseworthy, laudable
lofzang {m} :: song of praise
log {adj} :: lumbering, inert, slow in movement; immobile
log {adj} :: (originally) plumb, (too) heavy in built ande/or weight
log {adj} :: cumbersome, hard to move or change
log {adj} :: dull, uninspired
log {n} :: A lie, violation of the truth
log {n} [obsolete] :: alternative form of loch
log {m} :: A chip log, instrument to measure a vessel's speed
log {n} :: logbook
log {n} [computing] :: log
log {n} {m} [internet] :: weblog
logé {m} :: an overnight guest
logaritme {m} [math] :: logarithm (for a number x, the power to which a given base number must be raised in order to obtain x)
logboek {n} :: logbook, journal
loge {f} [theater] :: box, compartment
loge {f} [freemasonry] :: Masonic lodge
loge {f} :: reception area, lobby (of a hotel for instance)
-loge {suffix} :: -logist (female)
logen {v} :: to leach, to lime
logeren {v} :: to stay (board, lodge)
logeren {v} :: to visit, to sleep over
logica {f} :: logic
-logie {suffix} :: -logy, the (scientific) study of the subject field represented by the stem
logies {n} :: lodging
logisch {adj} :: logical
logischerwijs {adv} :: logically
loipe {m} :: loipe, cross-country ski trail
lok {f} :: lock of hair
lok {f} :: one curl in hair of the head, confer goldilocks
lokaal {adj} :: local
lokaal {n} :: room, hall, classroom
lokaas {n} :: bait
lokaas {n} :: lure, especially in angling
lokalisatie {f} :: localization (US), localisation (UK)
Lokeren {prop} {n} :: A municipality in the province of East Flanders, Belgium
loket {n} :: a ticket window
lokken {vt} :: to attract, allure, bait
lokoma {f} :: A police officer posing as an elderly woman in an attempt to lure and arrest thieves
lol {f} :: fun
lol {f} :: LOL ("laughing out loud", although it is not an acronym in Dutch)
Lola {prop} {f} :: given name
lolletje {noun} [countable] :: a joke
lollig {adj} :: funny, jolly
lommerd {m} :: pawnbroker
lomp {adj} :: coarse; rude; surly; boorish; unrefined; uncouth; unsophisticated
lomp {adj} :: dumb
Londen {prop} {n} :: London, capital of England and United Kingdom
lonen {vi} :: to be rewarding, to pay, to be profitable
long {f} {m} :: lung
longaandoening {f} :: lung ailment, disease
longontsteking {f} :: The disease pneumonia, a serious infection of the lung(s)
longslagader {c} :: pulmonary artery
longvis {m} :: lungfish
lonken {v} :: to ogle
lont {f} :: fuse (cordlike material used for igniting explosives or weapons)
lont {f} :: wick (cordlike material that burns for lighting or heat)
loochenen {vt} :: to deny, to withsay (to assert the falsity or non-existence of)
loochenen {vt} [obsolete] :: to disavow, to deny
loochening {f} :: denial
lood {n} [chemistry] :: lead
lood {n} :: lot (old unit of weight, equal to 1⁄30 or 1⁄32 of a pound)
lood {n} :: plumb bob, plummet
loodgieter {m} :: plumber
loodgieterij {f} :: plumbing (the trade)
loodjeslijst {f} :: bucket list
loodmenie {f} :: red lead
loodrecht {adj} :: perpendicular, orthogonal
loodrecht {adj} :: vertical
loods {m} [navigation] :: pilot, expert who helps navigate to the harbor or coast
loods {m} [zoology] :: pilot fish
loods {m} [by extension] :: guide
loods {f} :: shed, protective building
loods {f} :: warehouse
loodsen {vt} :: To pilot (a vessel)
loodsen {vt} :: To lead, guide
loodsman {m} [navigation] :: pilot, expert who helps navigate to the harbor or coast
loodsman {m} [by extension] :: guide
loodvrij {adj} :: without lead, unleaded
loof {n} :: foliage
loofboom {m} :: Any tree with leaves that are not needle-like (such as those that coniferous trees often have)
loofbos {n} :: a deciduous forest, especially a temperate deciduous forest
-loog {suffix} :: -logist, a person who specialize in the subject field specified in the stem
-loog {suffix} :: -log, -logue, -logous
loog {f} :: lye (an alkaline)
looien {v} :: to tan (leather)
look {n} {m} :: garlic
look {n} {m} :: several related herbs, like chive, garlic, shallot and leek
look {m} :: appearance, clothing style, look
loom {adj} :: lazy, pleasantly slow
loom {adv} :: lazily
loon {n} :: wage, pay, reward
loonheffing {f} [Netherlands, tax, law] :: the combination of payroll tax(es) and certain premiums for collective insurances
loonlijst {f} :: A wage-sheet, payroll
loonlijst {f} [figuratively] :: Someone's sway, (bought) influence
loonmatiging {f} :: wage moderation (process of making wages grow slower than productivity)
loop {m} :: course, duration
loop {m} :: a river course
loop {m} :: course of a projectile
loop {m} :: barrel (of a firearm)
loopbaan {f} :: career
loopbaan {f} [astronomy] :: orbit
loopband {m} [sport] :: treadmill
loopfiets {m} :: a bike with no pedals; a balance bicycle
loopgraaf {f} :: trench
loop hoepelen {interj} [archaic] :: go away, get lost
loopjongen {m} :: errand boy (both meanings)
looppas {m} :: The double, a pace at running speed, about double-quick
loopplank {f} {m} :: gangplank
loops {adj} [of dogs] :: in heat/on heat
loopvogel {m} :: a flightless bird which is capable of running
-loos {suffix} :: -less, without
loos {adj} :: sly
loos {adj} :: blank, empty
loos {adj} :: idle
lopen {vi} [chiefly Belgium] :: to run, go fast on one's own legs
lopen {vi} [chiefly Belgium] :: to run, cover distance, follow a track etc
lopen {vi} [chiefly Netherlands] :: to walk, go somewhere regardless of speed
lopen {vi} [chiefly Netherlands] :: to walk in general
lopen {vi} :: to be open, current, activated
lopen {vi} :: to lose liquid: drip, gush, leak
lopen {v} [auxiliary, with te] :: Forms a continuous aspect. Although it carries an implication of walking, this is vague and not emphasized
lopen {?} :: A dry measure of content
lopen {?} :: An apparently larger land measure
lopende band {m} :: assembly line
loper {m} :: runner
loper {m} :: somebody who walks
loper {m} :: a carpet
loper {m} [chess] :: bishop
loper {m} :: master key
Lore {prop} :: given name
Lorentz {prop} :: surname
Lorentz {prop} :: Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate
lorgnet {f} {n} :: pince-nez, often with a handle
lorgnet {f} {n} [less commonly] :: monocle, often with a handle
lorgnet {f} {n} [uncommon] :: opera glass, lorgnette, often with a handle
lorgnon {m} [historical] :: monocle
lork {m} :: larch
los {adj} :: loose
los {adj} :: separate
los {m} [archaic] :: lynx (specifically the Eurasian lynx)
losbandig {adj} :: licentious, dissolute
losbol {m} :: rake (a man habituated to immoral conduct)
loser {m} :: loser
losgeld {n} :: A ransom
loslaten {v} :: to let go
loslaten {v} :: to free, release
loslippig {adj} :: indiscreet, loose-lipped
losmaken {v} :: to make loose
losmaken {v} :: to undo, unfasten
lospeuteren {v} :: to persuade (somebody) to do something
lossen {v} :: to unload
lossen {v} :: to dump
losslaan {v} :: to knock open, to knock loose
losslaan {v} :: to ram
losstaan {v} :: (~ van) to be independent (of), to stand apart (from)
lostrekken {v} :: to pull loose
lot {n} :: destiny, fate
lot {n} :: lottery ticket
loteling {m} :: a recruit designated by lottery
loten {v} :: to draw lots, hold a lottery
lotenverkoopster {f} :: female lottery ticket seller
lotenverkoper {m} :: lottery ticket seller
loterij {f} :: lottery
lotgenoot {m} :: A fellow, companion, mate or partner in some form of fate, being subject to a shared risk, condition or adversity, regardless of mutual attitude
Lotharingen {prop} :: Lorraine; region in France's northeast and southeast Belgium
Lotte {prop} :: given name, diminutive of Charlotte
Louis {prop} :: given name, variant of Lodewijk
louter {adj} :: pure
louter {adv} :: purely
louteren {v} :: cleanse
louw {f} {m} :: tench, Tinca tinca
loven {vt} :: to praise
lover {n} :: foliage
loverboy {m} :: A pimp who pretends to be in love with a girl or young woman and makes her dependent on him in order to force her into prostitution
loyaal {adj} :: loyal
loyaliteit {f} :: loyalty, allegiance
lozen {v} :: to drain, to discharge (e.g. waste water)
lozen {v} [figuratively] :: to drive away, to force to leave
LPF {initialism} :: Pim Fortuyn List, a defunct political party in the Netherlands
LPG {initialism} :: LPG
L.S. {initialism} [dated] :: greetings to the reader, lectori salutem
Lucas {prop} :: Luke (book of the Bible)
Lucas {prop} :: given name
lucht {f} {m} :: air (mixture of gases)
lucht {f} {m} :: sky
lucht {f} {m} :: odour, smell
luchtballon {m} :: balloon (inflatable object to transport people through the air)
luchtbed {n} :: air mattress, air bed (mattress intended for sleeping or for floating in water)
luchtbel {c} :: air bubble
luchtbuks {f} {m} :: air gun
luchtdruk {m} [physics, meteorology] :: atmospheric pressure
luchtdrukdeur {f} :: a pressure-sealed plug door, a pressure door
luchten {v} :: To air, bring something into contact with the air; to give a walk in open air
luchten {v} :: To stand, suffer, tolerate
luchter {m} :: chandelier
luchtfoto {f} :: aerial photograph
luchthaven {f} :: airport
luchtig {adj} [literally] :: airy
luchtig {adj} :: light, lite, notably said of food
luchtig {adj} :: lighthearted
luchtkamer {f} [biology] :: air cell
luchtkasteel {n} [literally] :: A castle built in the air, as in fiction
luchtkasteel {n} [figuratively] :: Any mirage or illusion, especially a dangerous delusion
luchtkoeler {m} :: intercooler
luchtkussen {n} :: air cushion
luchtkussen {n} :: airbag
luchtkuur {f} :: aerotherapeutics
luchtmacht {f} :: airforce
luchtpijp {f} :: air shaft
luchtpijp {f} :: (anatomy) windpipe
luchtpomp {f} :: air pump
Luchtpomp {prop} {f} [constellation] :: Antlia
luchtreus {m} :: giant aircraft
luchtruim {n} :: airspace
luchtschip {n} :: airship
luchtschommel {m} :: swingboat (small or modestly sized fairground ride with swings suitable for multiple persons)
luchtsluis {f} :: airlock
luchtstroom {m} :: air current
luchtvaart {f} :: aviation
luchtvaartgek {m} :: aviation aficionado
luchtvaartmaatschappij {f} :: airline
luchtverontreiniging {f} :: air pollution
luchtverversing {f} :: ventilation
luchtvervuiling {f} :: air pollution
luchtvochtigheid {f} :: humidity
luchtwegstelsel {n} :: respiratory system
luchtziek {adj} :: airsick
lucifer {m} :: match
lucratief {adj} :: lucrative, profitable
ludiek {adj} :: ludic, playful (often when relating to the fashion in which some political matters are treated)
lui {adj} :: lazy
lui {p} :: alternative form of lieden
-lui {suffix} :: Alternative plural form of Dutch words suffixed with -man or -vrouw. Only used in the spoken language, replaced by -lieden in the formal language
luiaard {m} :: sloth
luiaard {m} :: lazy person
luid {adj} :: loud
luid {m} :: sound
luid {m} :: assertion
luiden {v} :: to sound
luidkeels {adj} :: with a loud voice
luidop {adv} [chiefly Belgium] :: out loud, aloud
luidruchtig {adj} :: noisy, vociferous
luidspreker {m} :: speaker, loudspeaker
luier {m} :: diaper
luieren {v} :: to be lazy
luierik {m} :: a lazybones
luiertijd {m} :: diaperhood
luiertijd {m} :: a pleasant period of time in which no work or study has to be done; vacation
luiheid {f} :: laziness
luiheid is des duivels oorkussen {proverb} :: idle hands are the devil's workshop
luik {n} :: hatch
luik {n} :: shutter
luik {n} [arts] :: panel, as in a triptych
luik {n} [figuratively] :: first-rank section, part (of few), e.g. chapter of a plan
Luik {prop} {n} :: Liège, a province of Belgium
Luik {prop} {n} :: Liège, a city in Belgium
luiken {v} [obsolete] :: to close, to shut
luilak {m} :: lazybones
Luilekkerland {prop} {n} :: Cockaigne
luim {f} :: mood, spirits
luim {f} :: bad mood, temper
luim {f} :: joke, prank, jest
luim {f} :: humorousness, frivolity
luim {f} :: caprice
luim {} [chiefly diminutive, obsolete] :: nap, sleep
luipaard {m} :: leopard
luipaard {m} [heraldiccharge] :: leopard
luipaardhaai {m} :: leopard shark
luipaardman {m} [historical] :: leopard man, member of the anticolonialist Central African cannibal society that dressed in leopard skins
luis {mf} :: louse
luis in de pels {f} [idiom] :: gadfly (consistent critic or irritant)
luister {m} :: lustre/luster, splendor
luister {m} :: glory
luisteraar {m} :: listener
luisterboek {n} :: audiobook
luisteren {vi} :: to listen [+ naar (object) = to]
luisteren {vi} :: to listen, to obey, comply with
luistervink {m} :: eavesdropper
luistervinken {v} :: to listen in or eavesdrop
luit {f} :: lute
luit {m} :: lieutenant
luitenant {m} :: lieutenant
luitenant-generaal {m} :: A lieutenant general, a high (para)military rank, typically above generaal-majoor, under generaal (full general)
luiwammes {m} :: a lazybones
luizen {vt} :: To pick the lice (from ...)
luizen {vt} :: To acquire, obtain
luizen {vt} :: To cut the shoots from a tobacco plant
luizen {vt} :: To beat (up), hit hard or smash
luizen {vi} :: To fish using a leusnet
luizenmarkt {c} :: flea market
Luk {prop} {m} :: given name, equivalent to Luke
lukken {vi} :: to succeed, to work, to go right
lukken {v} [impersonal, with indirect object and te/om te] :: to manage to, to succeed in, to be able to
lukraak {adj} :: at good luck, haphazardly, without proper planning
lukraak {adj} :: uncertain, dubious
lul {m} [vulgar] :: cock, prick [slang for penis]
lul {m} [disparaging] :: disgusting male person
lul {m} [obsolete] :: A type of bottle used to feed an infant or the infirm
lulkoek {m} [vulgar] :: bullshit, poppycock, nonsense
lullen {vt} :: To talk/tell nonsense
lullen {vt} :: To mumble
lullen {vi} :: To be occupied uttering one of the above noises
lullen {vi} :: To loiter, waste time, hang around unproductively
lullen {vi} :: To be weak / useless
luller {m} :: someone who continuously gives unwanted or unreliable comments
lulletje rozenwater {n} [Netherlands, slang, pejorative] :: man without any spine, pushover
lullificatie {f} :: blather, banter, poppycock
lullo {m} [slang, pejorative] :: dick, dickhead, arse (generic insult, usually for males)
lummel {m} [pejorative] :: jerk, dork, turd
lummel {m} [ball games] :: piggy in the middle (person standing in the middle in keep-away)
lummelen {v} :: to mill about, to lounge about
lummelen {v} [ball games] :: to play keep-away
lummelen {n} [ball games] :: keep-away, piggy in the middle
lunch {m} :: A lunch, meal around noon
lunchen {v} :: To (have) lunch
lurken {v} :: to slurp
lurken {v} [Internet slang] :: to lurk
lus {f} :: loop
lust {m} :: lust, desire [especially sexual, but also more generally]
lust {m} :: object of desire
lust {m} :: pleasure, joy
lust {m} :: benefit, advantage
lusteloos {adj} :: listless
lusten {vi} [always with indirect object, archaic] :: to please
lusten {vt} :: To find tasty, appreciate food
lusten {vt} :: To eat, have on the diet
lusten {vt} :: (by extension) To appreciate, dig, like
lusten {vi} :: To lust, have or indulge a craving
luster {m} :: A chandelier, an ostentatious ceiling light
luster {m} :: alternative form of luister
lustobject {n} :: sex object (someone primarily depicted or treated as an object for sexual lust)
lustoord {n} :: retreat, resort (place where one goes for recreation or solitude)
lustprieel {n} :: a particularly luxurious prieel (i.e an open, roofed gazebo)
lustprieel {n} [by extension] :: any delightful place
lutetium {n} :: lutetium
luthers {adj} :: Lutheran
luttel {determiner} :: little, few, mere
Luuk {prop} :: given name, cognate to English Luke
luw {adj} :: windless
luw {adj} :: lukewarm
luwte {f} :: any windless place
luwte {f} :: a lee
luxaflex {m} :: window blind
luxe {m} :: luxury
luxe {adj} [Netherlands] :: luxurious
luxe {adj} [Netherlands] :: deluxe
Luxemburg {prop} {n} :: Luxembourg, the country
Luxemburg {prop} {n} :: Luxembourg, a province of Belgium
Luxemburger {prop} {m} :: A Luxemburger, citizen or descendant of either territory or city named Luxemburg
Luxemburgs {adj} :: Luxembourgish
Luxemburgs {prop} {n} :: Luxembourgish (language)
luxeren {v} :: to dislocate, to luxate
luxueus {adj} :: luxurious, expensive
LVDH {abbr} [Internet, slang] :: abbreviation of Lees Verdomme De Handleiding (RTFM)
LWOO {n} :: LeerWegOndersteunend Onderwijs
lynx {m} :: lynx
Lynx {prop} {m} [constellation] :: Lynx
lyriek {f} :: lyric poetry
lyrisch {adj} :: lyrical
lysine {f} {m} :: lysine
lysosoom {n} :: lysosome