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French appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Fresh French fried fly fritters
  • Five fuzzy French frogs Frolicked through the fields in France.
  • Did Dick Pickens prick his pinkie pickling cheap cling peaches in an inch of Pinch or framing his famed French finch photos?

Fun fact! English isn't the language of the motto of the British Crown, which is French: "Dieu et mon Droit" ("God and my Right").

Fun fact! During the Middle Ages, the aristocratic classes in England spoke Anglo-Norman French and only the lower classes spoke English language.

The word French is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun french

What does french mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Frenches

  1. the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
  2. the people of France

Alternative definition of the noun french


  1. [context: collective plural] People of France, collectively.
  2. [informal] Vulgar language.

Definition of the adjective french

What does french mean as an attribute of a noun?

French is one of the top 50 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: -

  1. of or pertaining to France or the people of France

Definition of the verb french

What does french mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

  • french: frenched | frenching | frenches
  • French: Frenched | Frenching | Frenches

  1. cut (e.g, beans) lengthwise in preparation for cooking
    • example: French the potatoes
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: cut = shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of

Alternative definition of the verb french


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


  1. French a.k.a. France, officially the French Republic, is a unitary sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean; due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as l’Hexagone. France is one of only three countries to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. France has a population of 66 million. France is a semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the nation's largest city and the main cultural and commercial center. The Constitution of France establishes the country as secular and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people.
    • also known as l'Hexagone, French Republic, République française
    • founded on (57 years ago)
    • part of Europe, Western Europe
    • instance of: European country / European nation = any one of the countries occupying the European continent
    • parts:
      • Maginot Line = a fortification built before World War II to protect France's eastern border
      • Palace of Versailles / Versailles = a palace built in the 17th century for Louis XIV southwest of Paris near the city of Versailles
      • capital of France / French capital / City of Light / Paris = the capital and largest city of France
      • Avignon = a town in southeastern France on the Rhone River
      • Bordeaux = a port city in southwestern France
      • Brest = a port city in northwestern France
      • Calais = a town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to England
      • Cannes = a port and resort city on the French Riviera
      • Chablis = a town in north central France noted for white Burgundy wines
      • Chartres = a town in northern France that is noted for its Gothic Cathedral
      • Cherbourg = a port town in northwestern France on the English Channel
      • Dijon = an industrial city in eastern France to the north of Lyons
      • Grenoble = a city in southeastern France on the Isere River
      • Le Havre = a port city in northern France on the English Channel at the mouth of the Seine
      • Lille = an industrial city in northern France near the Belgian border
      • Lyons / Lyon = a city in east-central France on the Rhone River
      • Marseilles / Marseille = a port city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean
      • Nancy = a city in northeastern France in Lorraine
      • Nantes = a port city in western France on the Loire estuary
      • Nice = a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean
      • Orleans = a city on the Loire river in north central France
      • Rheims / Reims = a city in northeastern France to the east of Paris; scene of the coronation of most French kings
      • Toulon = a port city and naval base in southeastern France on the Mediterranean coast
      • Toulouse = a city on the Garonne River in southern France to the southeast of Bordeaux
      • Tours = an industrial city in western France on the Loire River
      • Valenciennes = a town in northeastern France long noted for its lace industry
      • Versailles = a city in north central France near Paris
      • Vichy = a town in central France (south of Paris) noted for hot mineral springs
      • Vienne = a town in south central France where is 1311-1313 the Roman Catholic Church held one of its councils
      • Riviera = a coastal area between La Spezia in Italy and Cannes in France
      • French region = a geographical subdivision of France
      • Alsatia / Alsace / Elsass = a region of northeastern France famous for its wines
      • Anjou = a former province of western France in the Loire valley
      • Aquitaine / Aquitania = a region of southwestern France between Bordeaux and the Pyrenees
      • Artois = a former province of northern France near the English Channel
      • Auvergne = a region in central France
      • Bourgogne / Burgundy = a former province of eastern France that is famous for its wines
      • Bretagne / Brittany / Breiz = a former province of northwestern France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay
      • Centre = a low-lying region in central France
      • Champagne-Ardenne / Champagne = a region of northeastern France
      • Corsica / Corse = a region of France on the island of Corsica
      • Franche-Comte = a former province of eastern France
      • Gascogne / Gascony = a region of southwestern France
      • Ile-de-France = a region of north central France including Paris and the area around it
      • Languedoc-Roussillon = a region in south central France
      • Limousin = a region of central France to the west of the Auvergne mountains
      • Lothringen / Lorraine = an eastern French region rich in iron-ore deposits
      • Midi = the southern part of France
      • Midi-Pyrenees = a region in southwestern France
      • Nord-Pas-de-Calais = a region in northeastern France
      • Pays de la Loire = an agricultural region of western France on the Bay of Biscay
      • Picardie / Picardy = a region of northern France on the English Channel
      • Poitou-Charentes / Poitou = a low-lying region of west central France on the Bay of Biscay
      • Rhone-Alpes = a mountainous region of eastern France drained by the Rhone and Saone and Isere rivers
      • Normandie / Normandy = a former province of northwestern France on the English channel
      • Orleanais = a former province of north central France
      • Provence = a former province of southeastern France
      • Savoy = a geographical region of historical importance
      • the Alps / Alps = a large mountain system in south-central Europe
      • Garonne River / Garonne = a river that rises in the Pyrenees and flows northwest to the Bay of Biscay
      • Isere River / Isere = a river in southeastern France
      • Lake Geneva / Lake Leman = a lake between southwestern Switzerland and France that is crossed from east to west by the Rhone
      • Lascaux = a cave in southwestern France that contains Paleolithic paintings
      • Loire River / Loire = the longest French river
      • Loire Valley = the valley of the Loire River where many French wines originated
      • Massif Central = a mountainous plateau in southern France that covers almost one sixth of the country
      • Meuse River / Meuse = a European river
      • Monte Bianco / Mont Blanc = the highest mountain peak in the Alps
      • Pyrenees = a chain of mountains between France and Spain
      • Rhine River / Rhein / Rhine = a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world
      • Rhone River / Rhone = a major French river
      • Sambre River / Sambre = a river in western Europe that rises in northern France and flows generally east into Belgium where it joins the Meuse at Namur
      • Saone River / Saone = a river in eastern France
      • Scheldt River / Scheldt = a river that rises in France and flows northeast across Belgium and empties into the North Sea
      • Seine River / Seine = a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel
    • member of: Common Market / EC / EEC / EU / Europe / European Community / European Economic Community / European Union = an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members; NATO / North Atlantic Treaty Organization = an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
    • members:
    • read more about France (country)
  2. French a.k.a. New France was the area colonized by France in North America during a period beginning with the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River by Jacques Cartier in 1534 and ending with the cession of New France to Spain and Great Britain in 1763. At its peak in 1712, the territory of New France, also sometimes known as the French North American Empire or Royal New France, extended from Newfoundland to the Rocky Mountains and from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.
  3. French a.k.a. The First French Empire, also known as the Greater French Empire or Napoleonic Empire, was the empire of Napoleon I of France and the dominant power in much of continental Europe at the beginning of the 19th century.
  4. French a.k.a. French First Republic: In the history of France, the First Republic, officially the French Republic, was founded on 22 September 1792, by the newly established National Convention. The First Republic lasted until the declaration of the First French Empire in 1804 under Napoleon I. This period was characterized by the fall of the monarchy, the establishment of the National Convention and the infamous Reign of Terror, the founding of the Directory and the Thermidorian Reaction, and finally, the creation of the Consulate and Napoleon’s rise to power.
  5. French a.k.a. The Second French Empire was the Imperial Bonapartist regime of Napoleon III from 1852 to 1870, between the Second Republic and the Third Republic, in France.
  6. French a.k.a. The Kingdom of France, was a medieval and early modern monarchy in Western Europe, the predecessor of the modern French Republic. It was one of the most powerful states in Europe, a great power since the Late Middle Ages and the Hundred Years' War. It was also an early colonial power, with significant possessions in North America.
    • also known as การปกครองระบบโบราณในฝรั่งเศส, 法蘭西王國
    • founded on (1172 years ago)
    • part of Western Europe
    • read more about Kingdom of France (country)

There are other places with in their name, like French Way, French Alps, French Camp, French Hill, French Lick, French Park, French Congo, French Creek, French Gulch, French house, French India, French Place, French Sudan, French Union, French Corral, French Guiana, French Guinea, French Algeria, French Oceania.


  1. French a.k.a. Dawn French: Dawn Roma French is an English actress, writer, and comedian, best known for starring in and writing for the comedy sketch show French and Saunders with comedy partner Jennifer Saunders and for playing the lead role as Geraldine Granger in the sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. French has been nominated for seven BAFTA Awards and also won a Fellowship BAFTA with Jennifer Saunders.
  2. French was an English first-class cricketer who was active in the 1780s. He was recorded playing in one match at Windmill Down in August 1790, scoring 0 and 1 not out. He held one catch.
    • born in (251 years ago) in England
    • nationality: England
    • profession: Cricketer

There are other people with in their name, like Amy French, Bob French, Dan French, Gay French, Ian French, Jae French, Jim French, Joe French, Kit French, Max French and many others.


French a.k.a. The French are a British rock band, formed by Darren Hayman and John Morrison after the band Hefner declared an indefinite hiatus. Musically there is a specific continuity between Hefner and The French, which is manifested not only in the lyrics and compositions but also in the use of vintage drum machines and synthesizers, an aesthetic choice that was very present in Hefner's last recordings.


  1. French is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Limits of Control.
    • also known as The Frenchman
  2. French is a fictional character from the 2009 film Gasp.
  3. French is a fictional character from the 2001 film, Cabeza de Tigre.
  4. French is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like JJ French, French Guy, Ian French, Joe French, Mr. French, Sam French, Tom French, Bill French, French Girl, French Kiss, French Lady, French maid, Luke French, Mary French, Carol French, Emily French, French Woman, Edward French, French Cowboy and French Farmer.


  1. "French" is a musical album of Buzzcocks.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  2. "French" (stylised on the album version as "French!") is a song by rapper and OFWGKTA leader Tyler, The Creator from his debut album Bastard. It is the fourth track on the album. The song features vocals from fellow Odd Future member Hodgy Beats.
  3. "French" is a composition.


  1. "French" is a book by Zsuzsanna Fagyal.
    • also known as "French: a linguistic introduction"
  2. "French" is a book by Robert A. Hall, Jr..


  1. French is a language.
  2. French is a field of study.
  3. French is a translation, published work.
  4. French is a website.
  5. French a.k.a. Anglo-American is a playing card deck type.
  6. French: Denotes the inhabitants of France, a person from there, or their descendants elsewhere.

Phrases with French

Phrases starting with the word French:

  1. French Cut
  2. French Fry
  3. French pox
  4. french rye
  5. french-fry
  6. french bean
  7. french blue
  8. French cuff
  9. french door
  10. French Flax
  11. French Grip
  12. french heel
  13. french horn
  14. french kiss
  15. french knot
  16. french loaf
  17. French Maid

Phrases ending with the word French:

  1. law French
  2. old french
  3. free french

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for French

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Google previewIntroduction to the Reading of Lacan (2013)

The Unconscious Structured Like a Language by Joel Dor

According to the patient's associations, being French means being courageous in love, that is, having genital ...

Google previewAfrica and France (2013)

Postcolonial Cultures, Migration, and Racism by Dominic Thomas

Not surprisingly, such notions have infiltrated statements made subsequently by Besson, whereby “being French means loving France, which means knowing its history.”76 Let ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Continental Philosophy (2006)

by John Protevi

FRENCH MAOISM 229 with columns supporting buildings and clothing on statues as an example of something accessory to the work of art. Derrida shows how the work (ergon) constantly calls upon a whole series of framing supports ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Polynesia (2011)

by Robert D. Craig

agakauitai; Gambier Islands, French Polynesia ahe* (Peacock); Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia ahunui* (Byam Martin); ...

Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of Africa (2013)

by David Seddon

French Guinea was the second West African state to gain independence (after the Gold Coastbecame Ghanain 1957). It had been a part of the great colonialterritory ofFrench West Africa and, after the Second World War, one of the many ...

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Quotes about French

French women have been made beautiful by the French people - they're very aware of their bodies, the way they move and speak, they're very confident of their sexuality. French society's made them like that. (Charlotte Rampling)
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Scrabble value of F4R1E1N1C3H4

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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