What does french mean?

Definitions for french
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word french.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Frenchnoun

    the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France

  2. French, French peoplenoun

    the people of France

  3. French, Daniel Chester Frenchadjective

    United States sculptor who created the seated marble figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. (1850-1931)

  4. French, Gallicverb

    of or pertaining to France or the people of France

    "French cooking"; "a Gallic shrug"

  5. Frenchverb

    cut (e.g, beans) lengthwise in preparation for cooking

    "French the potatoes"

Wiktionary

  1. Frenchnoun

    People of France, collectively.

    The French and the English have often been at war.

    Etymology: From Frenche, Frensch, Frensc, Frenkisch, Franche, from frencisc, equivalent to . Cognate with Français, Frans, französisch, fransk, fransk, fransysk, franska.

  2. Frenchnoun

    Vulgar language.

    Pardon my French.

    Etymology: From Frenche, Frensch, Frensc, Frenkisch, Franche, from frencisc, equivalent to . Cognate with Français, Frans, französisch, fransk, fransk, fransysk, franska.

  3. Frenchverb

    To kiss (another person) while inserting one's tongue into the other person's mouth.

    Etymology: From Frenche, Frensch, Frensc, Frenkisch, Franche, from frencisc, equivalent to . Cognate with Français, Frans, französisch, fransk, fransk, fransysk, franska.

  4. Frenchverb

    To kiss in this manner.

    Etymology: From Frenche, Frensch, Frensc, Frenkisch, Franche, from frencisc, equivalent to . Cognate with Français, Frans, französisch, fransk, fransk, fransysk, franska.

  5. Frenchadjective

    Of or relating to France.

    the French border with Italy

    Etymology: From Frenche, Frensch, Frensc, Frenkisch, Franche, from frencisc, equivalent to . Cognate with Français, Frans, französisch, fransk, fransk, fransysk, franska.

  6. Frenchadjective

    Of or relating to the people or culture of France.

    French customs

    Etymology: From Frenche, Frensch, Frensc, Frenkisch, Franche, from frencisc, equivalent to . Cognate with Français, Frans, französisch, fransk, fransk, fransysk, franska.

  7. Frenchadjective

    Of or relating to the French language.

    French verbs

    Etymology: From Frenche, Frensch, Frensc, Frenkisch, Franche, from frencisc, equivalent to . Cognate with Français, Frans, französisch, fransk, fransk, fransysk, franska.

  8. Frenchnoun

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

    Etymology: From Frenche, Frensch, Frensc, Frenkisch, Franche, from frencisc, equivalent to . Cognate with Français, Frans, französisch, fransk, fransk, fransysk, franska.

  9. frenchverb

    To prepare food by cutting it into strips.

    Etymology: From Frenche, Frensch, Frensc, Frenkisch, Franche, from frencisc, equivalent to . Cognate with Français, Frans, französisch, fransk, fransk, fransysk, franska.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frenchadjective

    of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants

    Etymology: [AS. frencisc, LL. franciscus, from L. Francus a Frank: cf. OF. franceis, franchois, franois, F. franais. See Frank, a., and cf. Frankish.]

  2. Frenchnoun

    the language spoken in France

    Etymology: [AS. frencisc, LL. franciscus, from L. Francus a Frank: cf. OF. franceis, franchois, franois, F. franais. See Frank, a., and cf. Frankish.]

  3. Frenchnoun

    collectively, the people of France

    Etymology: [AS. frencisc, LL. franciscus, from L. Francus a Frank: cf. OF. franceis, franchois, franois, F. franais. See Frank, a., and cf. Frankish.]

Freebase

  1. French

    French is a Romance language spoken as a first language in France, the Romandy region in Switzerland, Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium, Monaco, the provinces of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick in Canada also in Haiti, the Acadiana region of the U.S. state of Louisiana, the northern parts of the U.S. states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont in the New England region, and by various communities elsewhere. Other speakers of French, who often speak it as a second language, are distributed throughout many parts of the world, the largest numbers of whom reside in Francophone Africa. In Africa, French is most commonly spoken in Gabon, Mauritius, Algeria, Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire. French is estimated as having 110 million native speakers and 190 million more second language speakers. French is an Italic language descended from the spoken Latin language of the Roman Empire, as are languages such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Lombard, Catalan, Sicilian and Sardinian. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in Belgium, which French has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Roman Gaul and by the Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. French

    frensh, adj. belonging to France or its people.—n. the people or language of France.—ns. French′-bean, the common kidney bean, eaten, pods and all, as a table vegetable; French′-berr′y, a small berry, the fruit of certain species of buckthorn, used in dyeing yellow; French′-chalk, an indurated clay, extremely dense, and of a smooth glossy surface and white colour; French′ery, French fashions collectively; French′-horn, a musical wind-instrument somewhat resembling a bugle; Frenchificā′tion.—v.t. French′ify, to make French or Frenchlike: to infect with the manner of the French.—ns. French′iness; French′man, a native or naturalised inhabitant of France:—fem. French′woman; French′-pol′ish, a varnish for furniture, consisting chiefly of shellac dissolved in some spirit; French′-pol′isher; French′-pol′ishing, the method of coating furniture with French-polish.—adj. French′y, with an exaggerated French manner.—French merino, a fine twilled cloth of merino wool; French pox (obs.), syphilis; French roof, a modified mansard-roof—really American; French white, finely pulverised talc; French window, a long window opening like a folding-door, and serving for exit and entrance.—Take French leave, to depart without notice or permission, to disappear suspiciously.

Editors Contribution

  1. french

    French is a language spoken by the people of France

    "I speak French very fluently."

    Submitted by MineChristopher on November 10, 2016  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'french' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #711

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'french' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1659

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'french' in Nouns Frequency: #1251

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'french' in Adjectives Frequency: #82

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of french in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of french in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of french in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Young:

    You think,' I'm going gluten-free ; I can then eat French fries, gluten-free cookies and pasta on top of that. Or I can have three pieces of gluten-free bread as opposed to one or two,'.

  2. Van Eaton:

    This particular doll was given to woman that he drove an ambulance with in 1917 in World War One. A lifelong friend of his, he gave her one of his most cherished possessions and he signed it on the bottom in French dedicated to her.

  3. Chairman Vincent Bollore on Tuesday:

    Vivendi's aim is to become a French version of German media group Bertelsmann, meaning to bring together all types of French content whether it be print, television, or web, obviously if there are opportunities that come up for acquisitions, we will seize them.

  4. The Republicans:

    To pull out a candidate on the second round is rather unfair. Today, they're twisting the arm of the French, of the left. Are they going to accept being insulted, despised? We'll see.

  5. Norris Trent:

    What a stunning place to become French. Its better than a pokey town hall, you really feel privileged, and so its quite a clever strategy.

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