Complete Definition of "French"

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English

rank|returned|seems|soul|403|French|family|earth|live

Etymology
From ME., from OE. term|frencisc||Frankish, from term|franca||Frank.

Pronunciation
a|UK|US enPR|frĕnch, IPA|/frɛnʧ/, SAMPA|/frEntS/
audio|en-us-French.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ɛntʃ

Proper noun
en-proper noun

  1. A Romance language spoken primarily in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and many former French colonies.
  2. context|preceded by the and plural in form The people of France collectively.

#: The French and the English have often been at war.

  1. informal vulgar|Vulgar language.

#: Pardon my French.

Derived terms
pardon my French

Translations
trans-top|language
Arabic: ARchar|فرنسية (faransíyya) f
Aragonese: franzés
Bosnian: t-|bs|francuski|m
Breton: galleg m
Bulgarian: Френски
Catalan: Francès
Chinese: 法語, 法语 (fǎyǔ)
Croatian: t-|hr|francuski|m
Czech: t-|cs|francouzština|f
Danish: t+|da|fransk
Dutch: t+|nl|Frans|n
Estonian: prantsuse, prantsuse keel
Ewe: Fransegbe n
Finnish: ranska, ranskan kieli
French: t+|fr|français|m
Frisian: Frânsk n
German: t+|de|Französisch
Greek: t+|el|γαλλικά|n|p|sc=Grek (galliká)
Greenlandic: Tulorutsitut
Gujarati: t+|gu|ફ્રાન્સીસી|f|trfrānsīsī|xsGujarati
Hebrew: צרפתית (tsarfatít) f
Hindi: t-|hi|फ़्राँसीसी|f|trfrā.nsīsī|scDeva|xs=Hindi
Hungarian: t+|hu|francia
Icelandic: t+|is|franska
Indonesian: t+|id|bahasa Perancis|xs=Indonesian
Interlingua: francese
Italian: t+|it|francese|m
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Japanese: フランス語 (furansu-go)
Kannada: ಫ್ರೆಂಚ್
Latin: lingua Francogallica f
Latvian: franču valoda
Malay: t+|ms|bahasa Perancis|xs=Malay
Maltese: il-Franċiż
Marathi: फ्रान्सीय
Neapolitan: franzese
Norwegian: t+|no|fransk
Occitan: t+|oc|francés|xs=Occitan
Novial: fransum
Persian: t-|fa|فرانسه|trfarânseh|scFAchar|xs=Persian
Polish: t+|pl|francuski
Portuguese: t-|pt|francês
Romanian: franceză, limba franceză f; franţuzeşte (lit. = in French)
Russian: t-|ru|французский|m|trfrantsúzskij|scCyrl
Scottish Gaelic: Fraingis f
Serbian:

Sindhi: SDchar|فرانسيسي|فِرانسِيسِي (firansīsī)
Slovene: t+|sl|francoščina|f
Spanish: t+|es|francés
Swedish: t+|sv|franska|c
Thai: THchar|ภาษาฝรั่งเศส (phāsā farangsēt)
Turkish: t+|tr|Fransızca
Vietnamese: tiếng Pháp, Pháp ngữ
Welsh: t-|cy|Ffrangeg|xs=Welsh
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trans-top|people collectively
Alabama: falànchi
Bosnian: francuzi
Breton: Gallaoued p, Frañsizien p
Chinese: 法國人, 法国人 (fǎguó-rén)
Croatian: t-|hr|Francuzi|m|p
Danish: franskmænd m|p
Dutch: (de) t|nl|Fransen||p, italbrac|pejorative t|nl|fransozen||p
Estonian: prantslased p
Ewe: Fransetɔwo p
Finnish: t+|fi|ranskalainen|p|alt=ranskalaiset
French: les Français p
Frisian: (de) Frânsen p
German: die Franzosen p
Greek: t-|el|Γάλλοι|m|p|sc=Grek (gálloi)
Gujarati: ફ્રાન્સીસી (frānsīsī)
Hebrew: צרפתים (tsarfatím), העם הצרפתי
Hindi: फ़्राँसीसी (frā.nsīsī)
Hungarian: t-|hu|franciák|p
Icelandic: t-|is|Frakkar|p
Interlingua: franceses p
Italian: i francesi m|p
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Japanese: フランス人 (furansu-jin)
Latin: Galli, Francogalli
Latvian: francūži
Maltese: t-|mt|Franċiżi|xs=Maltese
Marathi: फ्रान्सीय
Norwegian: t-|no|franskmenn|m|p
Novial: franses p
Polish: t-|pl|Francuzi|m|p
Portuguese: t-|pt|franceses|m|p
Romanian: t-|ro|francezi|m|p
Russian: t-|ru|французы|m|p|trfrantsúzy|scCyrl
Scottish Gaelic: Na Frangaich p
Serbian:

Slovene: Francozi m|p Francozinje f|p
Spanish: t-|es|franceses|m|p
Swedish: t-|sv|fransmän|c|p, t-|sv|fransoser|c|p
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trans-top|vulgar language
Dutch: t-|nl|schuttingtaal|f
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ttbc|Indonesian: orang Perancis
ttbc|Malay: orang Perancis
ttbc|Persian: FAchar|فرانسوی (faransavi)
ttbc|Thai: THchar|ชาวฝรั่งเศส (chao farangsēt)
ttbc|Vietnamese: người Pháp <!-- appears to be "French person", should be "French people" -->
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Adjective
en-adj

  1. Of or relating to France.

#: the French border with Italy

  1. Of or relating to the French people.

#: French customs

  1. Of or relating to the French language.

#: French verbs

Derived terms
rel-top|Terms derived from the adjective French
French bean, french bean
French berry
French braid<!--UK: "French plait"-->
French bread, french bread
French-Canadian
French casement
French chalk
French corner
French cowslip
French curl
French curve
French-cut<!--adjective-->
French defence, French defense<!--chess term-->
French Dip
French door
French dressing, french dressing
French Equatorial Africa
French fake
French fries, french fries
French grip
French Guiana
French Guinea
French honeysuckle
French horn
French India
French Indochina
French kiss
French knickers
French knot
French lavender
<!--"French leave" is listed as "take French leave" below-->
French letter
French lilac
French loaf
French Louisiana
French maid
Frenchman
French Morocco
French mulberry
French mullet
French mustard
French onion soup
French pancake
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French paradox
French pie
French plait<!--US: "French braid"-->
French polish<!--whence "French polishing"-->
French Polynesia
French pox
French purple
French Quarter
French red
French Republican Calendar, French Revolutionary Calendar
French rice
French Riviera
French roast
French roll
French roof
French rose
French rye
French sash
French seam
French Somaliland
French sorrel
French Southern and Antarctic Lands
French spacing
French spinach
French stick
French-style<!--adjective-->
French Sudan
French tickler
French toast, french toast
French Togoland
French trumpet
French tub
w:French Turn|French Turn
French twist
French vanilla
French West Africa
French windows, french windows
French wire
Frenchwoman
take French leave
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Translations
trans-top|of or relating to France
Croatian: t-|hr|francuski
Czech: t+|cs|francouzský
Danish: t+|da|fransk
Dutch: t+|nl|Frans
Finnish: ranskalainen, Ranska|Ranskan, ranska|ranskan-
French: t+|fr|français
German: t+|de|französisch
Greek: t+|el|γαλλικός|m|trgallikós|scGrek
Italian: t+|it|francese
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Japanese: フランスの (Furansu no)
Polish: t+|pl|francuski
Portuguese: t-|pt|francês
Russian: t-|ru|французский|trfrancúzskij|scCyrl
Slovene: francoski m, francoska f, francosko n
Spanish: t+|es|francés|m t-|es|francesa|f
Swedish: t+|sv|fransk
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trans-top|of or relating to the French people
Croatian: t-|hr|francuski
Czech: t+|cs|francouzský
Danish: t+|da|fransk
Dutch: t+|nl|Frans
Finnish: t+|fi|ranskalainen
French: t+|fr|français
German: t+|de|französisch
Greek: t+|el|γαλλικός|m|trgallikós|scGrek
Italian: t+|it|francese
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Japanese: フランス人の (Furansujin no)
Polish: t+|pl|francuski
Portuguese: t-|pt|francês
Russian: t-|ru|французский|trfrancúzskij|scCyrl
Slovene: francoski m, francoska f, francosko n
Spanish: t+|es|francés|m t-|es|francesa|f
Swedish: t+|sv|fransk
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trans-top|of or relating to the French language
Croatian: t-|hr|francuski
Czech: t+|cs|francouzský
Danish: t+|da|fransk
Dutch: t+|nl|Frans
Finnish: ranska|ranskan-kielinen|kielinen, ranska|ranskan
French: t+|fr|français
German: t+|de|französisch
Greek: t+|el|γαλλικός|m|trgallikós|scGrek
Italian: t+|it|francese
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Japanese: フランス語の (Furansugo no)
Polish: t+|pl|francuski
Portuguese: t-|pt|francês
Russian: t-|ru|французский|trfrancúzskij|scCyrl
Slovene: francoski m, francoska f, francosko n
Spanish: t+|es|francés|m t-|es|francesa|f
Swedish: t+|sv|fransk
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ttbc|Breton: t-|br|gall|xs=Breton
ttbc|Bosnian: francuski
ttbc|Bulgarian: френски (frénski)
ttbc|Catalan: francès
ttbc|Esperanto: franca
ttbc|Frisian: Frânsk, Frânske
ttbc|Hebrew: צרפתי (tsorfati)
ttbc|Hindi: फ़्राँसीसी (fransisi)
ttbc|Hungarian: francia
ttbc|Icelandic: franskur
ttbc|Indonesian: Perancis
ttbc|Interlingua: francese
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ttbc|Latin: Gallicus
ttbc|Malay: Perancis
ttbc|Maltese: Franċiż
ttbc|Marathi: फ्रान्सीय
ttbc|Neapolitan: franzese
ttbc|Norwegian: fransk
ttbc|Novial: fransi
ttbc|Persian: FAchar|فرانسوی (Faransavi)
ttbc|Romanian: francez
ttbc|Serbian: Cyrillic: t-|sr|француски|sc=Cyrl; Latin: t-|sr|francuski
ttbc|Turkish: Fransız
ttbc|Vietnamese: Pháp
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Verb
en-verb|French|es

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

Derived terms
Frenched

Translations
trans-top|prepare food by cutting it into strips
Finnish: t-|fi|suikaloida
Hindi: खाद्यपदार्थके टुकडे करना
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Marathi: अन्नपदार्थाचे कापे करणे
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trans-top|kiss (a person) while inserting one’s tongue into his or her mouth
Dutch: t-|nl|tongzoenen
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Portuguese: t-|pt|beijar de língua
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trans-top|kiss in this manner
Dutch: t-|nl|tongzoenen
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Portuguese: t-|pt|beijar de língua
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See also
Franco-
Gallic

External links
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