French meaning

frĕnch
French is the language spoken in France.

An example of French is the language spoken in Paris.

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The people of France.
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The definition of French is someone or something associated with the country of France.

An example of French is food associated with France, such as escargots.

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French is defined as cutting food into thin strips or trimming all the meat and fat from the bone of a meat chop.

An example of french is to cut green beans into very thin strips.

An example of french is to trim off all the meat and fat from the rack of rib lamb chops before making it into circle for a crown rib roast.

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To cut (green beans, for example) into thin strips before cooking.
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To trim fat or bone from (a chop, for example).
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of France or its people or culture.
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Of or relating to the French language.
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The Romance language of France, parts of Switzerland and Belgium, and other countries formerly under French influence or control.
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The Romance language spoken chiefly in France, French Canada, and certain parts of Belgium, Switzerland, and Africa.
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Dry vermouth.
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Coarse or vulgar language.

Pardon my French.

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Of France or its people, language, or culture.
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To trim the meat from the end of the bone of (a lamb or veal chop)
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To cut (string beans) into long, thin slices before cooking.
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1850-1931; U.S. sculptor.
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To prepare food by cutting it into strips.
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To kiss (another person) while inserting one’s tongue into the other person's mouth.
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(intransitive) To kiss in this manner.
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A Romance language spoken primarily in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec, Valle d'Aosta and many former French colonies.
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(collective in the plural) People of France, collectively.

The French and the English have often been at war.

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(informal) Vulgar language.

Pardon my French.

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Of or relating to France.

The French border with Italy.

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Of or relating to the people or culture of France.

French customs.

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Of or relating to the French language.

French verbs.

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To kiss (another person) while inserting one’s tongue into the other person's mouth.
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(intransitive) To kiss in this manner.
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the French
  • The people of France.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the French

Origin of french

  • Middle English from Old English frencisc Frankish from Franca Frank Frank
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English Frenche, Frensch, Frensc, Frenkisch, Franche, from Old English frencisc (“French”, literally “Frankish”), equivalent to Frank +‎ -ish. Cognate with Danish fransk (“French”), Swedish fransk, fransysk (“French”), Icelandic franska (“French”). Compare Frankish.
    From Wiktionary
  • Middle English French, Frens(c)h from Old English frencisc (“of the Franks, Frankish, French”), from Franca (“a Frank”). Compare Old High German Franko (“a Frank”), akin to Old English franca (“javelin, spear”), from the use of such weapons by the Franks.
    From Wiktionary