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