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Principal Translations/Principales traductions
food n (excluding drinks)nourriture nf
 à manger loc n
 familierbouffe nf
 aliment nm
 I'll bring the food if you bring the drink.
 J'apporte la nourriture si tu apportes les boissons.
 J'apporte à manger si tu apportes à boire.
 J'apporte la bouffe si tu apportes les boissons.
 * Ces aliments sont pourris.
food n (including drinks, nourishment)nourriture nf
 se nourrir v pron
 Basic human needs include food and shelter.
 La nourriture est l'un des besoins élémentaires de l'homme.
 Se nourrir et se loger font partie des besoins élémentaires de l'homme.
food n (sustenance for life)nourriture nf
 Plants make food in their leaves and send it to their roots.
 
Additional Translations/Traductions supplémentaires
food n figurative (nourishment)nourriture nf
 Art is food for the soul.
 L'art est une nourriture pour l'âme.
food n (type, classification)nourriture nf
 I like Mexican food.
 J'aime la nourriture mexicaine.
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Compound Forms/Formes composées
angel food cake n (light sponge cake)génoise nf
 Angel food cake contains only egg whites, no yolks, so it's fine on a low-cholesterol diet.
bird food n (seed for birds to eat)nourriture pour oiseaux nf
 graines pour oiseaux nfpl
canned food n (processed food in tins)boîtes de conserve nfpl
 Please place plenty of bottled water and canned food in the cellar.
 Faisons le plein de bouteilles d'eau et de boîtes de conserve pour notre prochain passage.
 conserves nfpl
cat food n (food intended for cats)nourriture pour chat nf
 The tinned cat food is more expensive but the cats prefer it. Some cats prefer dry cat food while others prefer wet cat food from a can.
comfort food n (home cooking, treats)bon petit plat nm
 The comfort food at the restaurant was just like mom's home cooking.
complimentary food and drink n (free refreshments)buffet gratuit nm
 collation gratuite nf
convenience food n (food: pre-packaged)plat cuisiné nm
 He was a typical student in that he would always eat convenience food instead of cooking.
dog food n (processed food product for dogs)nourriture pour chien nf
 aliments pour chien nmpl
 familierbouffe pour chien nf
 I'm going to try a different brand of dog food to see if he'll eat that.
fast food n (junk food) anglicisme : nourriturefast-food nm
Note: hyphen used when term is an adjective
 We eat fast food occasionally when we don't have time to cook.
fast-food adj (restaurant service: rapid) anglicisme : restaurantfast-food restaurant : fast-food nm
fast-food restaurant n (restaurant: rapid service) anglicisme : restaurantfast-food nm
Note: En français, le terme "restauration rapide" existe et est courant, mais pas le terme "restaurant rapide".
 Fast-food restaurants tend to serve unhealthy food.
 Les fast-foods servent en général de la nourriture pas saine.
fatty food n (foodstuff that is greasy or high in fat)nourriture grasse, nourriture riche nf
 Fatty food is not healthy.
 La nourriture grasse n'est pas bonne pour la santé.
fine food n (gourmet meals)cuisine gastronomique nf
 The hotel served fine food.
 « L'hôtel du fin gourmet » fait de la cuisine gastronomique.
 repas gastronomique nm
 L'hôtel servait des repas gastronomiques.
 plat gastronomique nm
 Ce restaurant est réputé pour ses plats gastronomiques.
 cuisine soignée nf
 mets raffiné nm
 mets délicat nm
finger food n (food you can pick up and eat)petits-fours, amuse-gueules, canapés nmpl
 I'm going to provide finger food at the party to save washing up.
food additive n ([sth] added to preserve food, or improve appearance, flavour.)additif alimentaire nm
 The food additive gives cola its brown colour.
food aid aide alimentaire nf
food and drink n (food industry or sector)alimentation nf
 agroalimentaire nm
 Food and drink is big business in the United States.
food and drink npl (refreshments)buffet nm
 There will be food and drink at the reception following the concert.
 Il y aura un buffet après le concert.
 à boire et à manger loc n
food bank n (charitable organization that donates food)banque alimentaire nf
food chain n (hierarchy of organisms)chaîne alimentaire nf
 Plankton are at the bottom of the marine food chain.
food coloring, US: food coloring n US (edible dye)colorant alimentaire nm
 Cookies often get their colours from food colouring. Beet juice is a natural red food coloring.
 Le jus de betterave est un colorant alimentaire rouge naturel.
food colouring agent colorant alimentaire
food court n (dining area: in a shopping mall, etc.)aire de restauration nf
food critic n (restaurant reviewer)critique gastronomique nm
food cutter n (kitchen appliance that slices or chops)hachoir électrique nm
food for thought n figurative ([sth] worth thinking about)matière à réflexion nf
 Yes, your ideas have certainly given me food for thought! Yes, your ideas have certainly given me food for thought!
 to give [sb] food for thought : donner à réflexion loc v
 Oui, tes idées donnent à réfléchir.
food groups npl (nutritional categories)groupe d'aliments nm
 The ideal meal includes all of the food groups.
food hygiene n (healthy handling of food )hygiène alimentaire nf
food industry agro-alimentaire nm, adj
food industry agro-alimentaire nm
food intake n (quantity of solids consumed)consommation alimentaire, quantité de nourriture ingérée nf
 diététiqueration alimentaire nf
food miles npl (distance food travels before eaten)kilomètres alimentaires nmpl
 Le kilomètre alimentaire représente la distance que parcourt un aliment du producteur au consommateur.
food mixer mixeur nm
food of the gods la nourriture des dieux
food packet n (packaging around a food product)emballage alimentaire nm
 techniqueconditionnement alimentaire nm
food poisoning n (illness from contaminated food)intoxication alimentaire nf
 By the look of that cafe, we'll all have food poisoning by the end of the night. She wondered if the vomiting was from food poisioning or from the flu.
 * Il a une horrible intoxication alimentaire à cause des bigorneaux qu'il a mangés hier.
food preparation, prep n (process of making food ready to eat)préparation des aliments nf
 Any surface used for food preparation must be kept absolutely clean.
food processing n (transforming raw materials into food)transformation alimentaire nf
food processor n (kitchen appliance: mixer)robot ménager nm
 Using a food processor, blend the flour and butter. Food processors are great for making baby food.
food safety n (hygienic food storage and preparation)sécurité alimentaire nf
 Aujourd'hui, en Europe, chaque pays dispose d'une agence qui veille à la sécurité alimentaire.
food science diététique nf
food scientist n ([sb] who studies food production)ingénieur agroalimentaire nm
 Food scientists claim that genetically modified foodstuffs presents minimal risk to human health.
food shortage faminedisette nf
food stamp n (welfare coupon exchanged for food)bon alimentaire nm
 After he was fired from his job, he had to go on food stamps.
 Le service social de la mairie lui a remis des bons alimentaires pour l'aider.
food stamps npl (welfare coupons for free food)bon alimentaire nm
 Low-income families are eligible for food stamps.
food supply n (provisions or stores of food)provisions nfpl
 After ten days lost in the wilderness, our food supplies were running low.
 Après quelques jours, les provisions avaient diminué dangereusement.
food to go n US (take-away food)plat à emporter nm
food value valeur nutritive nf
food-borne, foodborne adj (transmitted by contaminated food)d'origine alimentaire loc adj
food-processing procédé de fabrication nm
food-producing vivrier adj
fresh food n (unprocessed food produce)produits frais nmpl
 aliments frais nmpl
fried food n (food pan-cooked in butter or oil)aliments frits nmpl
 To lose weight, avoid eating fried food.
 Pour perdre du poids, évitez de consommer des aliments frits.
 friture nf
 Mon régime me recommande d'éviter toutes sortes de fritures.
frozen food aliments congelés nmpl
frozen food section n (freezer aisle in supermarket)rayon des surgelés nm
 If you can't find fresh turnips in the produce section, try the frozen food section.
 courantrayon surgelés nm
 rayon des produits surgelés nm
 Vous trouverez les glaces au rayon des produits surgelés.
 fam, courantproduits surgelés nmpl
 Le petit garçon a retrouvé sa mère aux produits surgelés.
good food n (healthy or top-quality food) bon pour la santénourriture saine nf
 bon au goûtbonne nourriture nf
 littéraire : bon au goûtbonne chère nf
 Athletes eat only good food.
health food n (highly nutritious food)nourriture diététique nf
 Health food is a commercialized term for healthful food. My mother avoids salty snacks; she only eats health food.
 aliments diététiques nmpl
health food shop (organic products)magasin de produits bio nm
health food store n (shop selling organic and whole foods)magasin d'alimentation bio nm
 You can buy tofu in the health food store.
 courantmagasin bio nm
 épicerie bio nf
healthy food n (food with nutritional value)alimentation saine nf
 I have been trying to eat more healthy foods, like fruits and vegetables, and cut down on sweets.
 Elle n'arrive pas à s'en tenir à une alimentation saine et équilibrée.
 aliment sain nm
 Les aliments sains contribuent à une bonne santé.
 manger sainement vi + adv
Note: eat healthy foods
high-energy food aliment très énergétique nm
junk food n (food that is unhealthy)cochonneries nfpl
 anglicismejunk food nm
Note: to eat junk food : mal manger, ne pas avoir une alimentation équilibrée, manger n'importe quoi
lack of food manquer de nourriture
organic food n (food produced by natural methods)aliments biologiques nmpl
 Jeremy decided to start eating only organic food.
 courantaliments bio nmpl
 nourriture bio(logique) nf
pet food n (feed for domestic animals)nourriture pour animaux nf
 Do old people on a fixed income really eat pet food?
plant food engrais nm
prepare food v expr (make [sth] to eat)préparer à manger loc v
 Why don't you take out the garbage while I prepare the food.
 Sors donc les poubelles pendant que je prépare à manger.
 préparer qch à manger loc v
 Sors donc les poubelles pendant que je prépare quelque chose à manger.
 faire à manger loc v
 Sors donc les poubelles pendant que je fais à manger.
processed food n (edible items in tins or packaging)nourriture industrielle nf
 Susie doesn't like the taste of processed food; she prefers to buy fresh food from the market.
 M.Coffe est un pourfendeur de la nourriture industrielle.
soul food n informal (Southern American cooking) cuisine traditionnelle des afro-américainssoul food nm
 Black-eyed peas and cornbread are soul food staples.
starchy food Culinaireféculent nm
street food n (food sold by outdoor vendors)nourriture vendue dans la rue nf
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