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Dictionary Definition

French adj : of or pertaining to France or the people of France; "French cooking"; "a gallic shrug" [syn: Gallic]

Noun

1 the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
2 the people of France [syn: French people]
3 United States sculptor who created the seated marble figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. (1850-1931) [syn: Daniel Chester French]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From , from frencisc, from franca.

Pronunciation

  • , /frɛnʧ/, /frEntS/
  • Rhymes with: -ɛntʃ

Proper noun

  1. A Romance language spoken primarily in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and many former French colonies.
  2. In the context of "preceded by the and plural in form": The people of France collectively.
    The French and the English have often been at war.
  3. Vulgar language.
    Pardon my French.

Derived terms

Translations

language
people collectively
vulgar language
  • Dutch: schuttingtaal
  • ttbc Persian: (faransavi)
  • ttbc Thai: ชาวฝรั่งเศส

Adjective

  1. Of or relating to France.
    the French border with Italy
  2. Of or relating to the French people.
    French customs
  3. Of or relating to the French language.
    French verbs
of or relating to France
  • Croatian: francuski
  • Czech: francouzský
  • Danish: fransk
  • Dutch: Frans
  • Esperanto: franca
  • Finnish: ranskalainen, Ranskan, ranskan-
  • French: français
  • German: französisch
  • Greek: γαλλικός
  • Hungarian: francia
  • Icelandic: franskur, frönsk, franskt
  • Italian: francese
  • Japanese: フランスの (Furansu no)
  • Polish: francuski
  • Portuguese: francês
  • Russian: французский
  • Slovene: francoski , francoska , francosko
  • Spanish: francés francesa
  • Swedish: fransk
  • Turkish: Fransız
  • Vietnamese: Pháp
  • West Frisian: Frânsk
of or relating to the French people
  • Croatian: francuski
  • Czech: francouzský
  • Danish: fransk
  • Dutch: Frans
  • Esperanto: franca
  • Finnish: ranskalainen
  • French: français
  • German: französisch
  • Greek: γαλλικός
  • Hungarian: francia
  • Icelandic: franskur, frönsk, franskt
  • Italian: francese
  • Japanese: フランス人の (Furansujin no)
  • Polish: francuski
  • Portuguese: francês
  • Russian: французский
  • Slovene: francoski , francoska , francosko
  • Spanish: francés francesa
  • Swedish: fransk
  • Turkish: Fransız
  • Vietnamese: (người) Pháp
  • West Frisian: Frânsk
of or relating to the French language
  • Croatian: francuski
  • Czech: francouzský
  • Danish: fransk
  • Dutch: Frans
  • Esperanto: franca, franclingva
  • Finnish: ranskankielinen, ranskan
  • French: français
  • German: französisch
  • Greek: γαλλικός
  • Hungarian: francia
  • Icelandic: franskur, frönsk, franskt
  • Italian: francese
  • Japanese: フランス語の (Furansugo no)
  • Polish: francuski
  • Portuguese: francês
  • Russian: французский
  • Slovene: francoski , francoska , francosko
  • Spanish: francés francesa
  • Swedish: fransk
  • Turkish: Fransızca
  • Vietnamese: (tiếng) Pháp, Pháp ngữ
  • West Frisian: Frânsk

Verb

  1. To prepare food by cutting it into strips.
  2. To kiss (another person) while inserting one’s tongue into the other person's mouth.
  3. To kiss in this manner.

Derived terms

Translations

prepare food by cutting it into strips
kiss (a person) while inserting one’s tongue into his or her mouth
  • Dutch: tongzoenen
  • Portuguese: beijar de língua
kiss in this manner
  • Dutch: tongzoenen
  • Portuguese: beijar de língua

See also

External links

Extensive Definition

French refers to anything of or relating to France and may refer directly to the following articles:
Fictional characters:
French in Bulgarian: Френски
French in Danish: Fransk (flertydig)
French in German: Französisch
French in Spanish: Francés
French in French: Français (homonymie)
French in Galician: Francés
French in Italian: Francese
French in Hungarian: Francia
French in Macedonian: Француски јазик
French in Japanese: フレンチ
French in Polish: French
French in Portuguese: Francês
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