Definition of French

1. Noun. The Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France.




2. Verb. Cut (e.g, beans) lengthwise in preparation for cooking. "French the potatoes"
Generic synonyms: Cut

3. Adjective. Of or pertaining to France or the people of France. "A Gallic shrug"
Exact synonyms: Gallic
Partainyms: France, France
Derivative terms: Gaul

4. Noun. The people of France.
Exact synonyms: French People
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, Nation
Derivative terms: Frenchify, Frenchify

5. Noun. United States sculptor who created the seated marble figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. (1850-1931).
Exact synonyms: Daniel Chester French
Generic synonyms: Carver, Sculptor, Sculpturer, Statue Maker

Definition of French

1. a. Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants.

2. n. The language spoken in France.

Definition of French

1. Proper noun. A Romance language spoken primarily in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec, Valle d'Aosta and many former French colonies. ¹

2. Noun. (context collective _ plural) People of France, collectively. ¹

3. Noun. (informal) vulgar Vulgar language. ¹

4. Adjective. Of or relating to France. ¹

5. Adjective. Of or relating to the people or culture of France. ¹

6. Adjective. Of or relating to the French language. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To kiss (another person) while inserting one’s tongue into the other person's mouth. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To kiss in this manner. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To prepare food by cutting it into strips. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To kiss (another person) while inserting one’s tongue into the other person's mouth. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To kiss in this manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of French

1. to cut into thin strips before cooking [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of French

1. Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants. Origin: AS. Frencisc, LL. Franciscus, from L. Francus a Frank: cf. OF. Franceis, franchois, franois, F. Franais. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

French Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of French

frelte
frem
fremd
fremder
fremdest
fremds
fremed
fremedly
fremit
fremits
fremitus
fremituses
frena
frenal
french (current term)
french-fried potatoes
french-fry
french fries
french letter
french letters
french pressure cell
frenched
frenches
frenchification
frenchified
frenchifies
frenchifying
frenching
frenchise

Literary usage of French

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1. The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry by Walter Pater (1899)
"But it was in France also, in a very important sense, that the Renaissance had begun ; and french writers, who are fond of connecting the creations of ..."

2. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1863)
"CHAP TEH I. WHEN it bad been resolved that the french and the CHA P. ... the french Emperor named an officer to the command of his army in the field, ..."

3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Cosmopolitan Spirit in Literature: A Study of by Joseph Texte (1899)
"The french colony in London—Propaganda of the refugees on behalf of English philosophy and English political institutions. III. ..."

4. Specimens of Early English Metrical Romances: To which is Prefixed an by George Ellis, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1848)
"SECTION I. Vior of the Changes which took place in the Romance or french Language, in consequence of the first Danish Invasions. ..."

5. A History of Missouri by Eugene Morrow Violette (1918)
"HISTORY OF MISSOURI CHAPTER I EARLY french SETTLEMENTS IN MISSOURI,-S9 [Historical Setting. — The french and Indian War, including the Treaty of Paris,. ..."

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