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Definitions of French

French1 (frɛntʃ



  1. the official language of France: also an official language of Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, and certain other countries. It is the native language of approximately 70 million people; also used for diplomacy. Historically, French is an Indo-European language belonging to the Romance group . See also Old French, Anglo-French
  2. See the French

  3. See French vermouth



  1. relating to, denoting, or characteristic of France, the French, or their language related prefixes ▶ Related prefixes: Franco- Gallo-
  2. (in Canada) of or relating to French Canadians

Derived Forms

ˈFrenchness  noun

Word Origin

Old English Frencisc French, Frankish; see Frank


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French2 (frɛntʃ



  1. Sir John Denton Pinkstone, 1st Earl of Ypres. 1852–1925, British field marshal in World War I: commanded the British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium (1914–15); Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1918–21)

Translations for 'French'

  • British English: French French means belonging or relating to France, or to its people, language, or culture....the French parliament.frɛntʃ ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: فَرَنسيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: francês francesa
  • Chinese: 法国的
  • Croatian: francuski francuska
  • Czech: francouzský
  • Danish: fransk
  • Dutch: Frans
  • European Spanish: francés francesa
  • Finnish: ranskalainenadjektiivi
  • French: français
  • German: französisch
  • Greek: γαλλικός γαλλική
  • Italian: francese
  • Japanese: フランスの
  • Korean: 프랑스의
  • Norwegian: fransk
  • Polish: francuski francuska
  • Portuguese: francês francesa
  • Romanian: francez francez, franceză, francezi, franceze
  • Russian: французский французская
  • Spanish: francés francesa
  • Swedish: fransk franskt
  • Thai: เกี่ยวกับชาวฝรั่งเศส
  • Turkish: Fransız
  • Ukrainian: французький
  • Vietnamese: thuộc nước/người/tiếng Pháp
  • British English: French French is the language spoken by people who live in France and in parts of some other countries, including Belgium, Canada, and Switzerland.frɛntʃ NOUN
  • Arabic: اللغة الفرنسية
  • Brazilian Portuguese: francês francesa
  • Chinese: 法国人
  • Croatian: francuski
  • Czech: francouzština
  • Danish: fransk
  • Dutch: Frans
  • European Spanish: francés francesa
  • Finnish: ranska
  • French: français
  • German: Französisch
  • Greek: Γάλλος Γαλλίδα
  • Italian: francese
  • Japanese: フランス人
  • Korean: 프랑스 사람
  • Norwegian: franskmann franskmenn
  • Polish: Francuz Francuzka
  • Portuguese: francês francesa
  • Romanian: franceză
  • Russian: французский язык
  • Spanish: francés francesa
  • Swedish: franska
  • Thai: ภาษาฝรั่งเศส
  • Turkish: Fransız
  • Ukrainian: французька мова
  • Vietnamese: tiếng Pháp


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