french


french

verb, often capitalized \ˈfrench\

Definition of FRENCH

transitive verb
1
:  to trim the meat from the end of the bone of (as a chop)
2
:  to cut (green beans) in thin lengthwise strips before cooking

First Known Use of FRENCH

circa 1895

1French

adjective \ˈfrench\

: of or relating to France, its people, or their language

Full Definition of FRENCH

1
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of France, its people, or their language
2
:  of or relating to the overseas descendants of the French people
French·ness noun

Origin of FRENCH

Middle English, from Old English frencisc, from Franca Frank
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Language Terms

cognate, collocation, homonym

2French

noun

: the language of the French people

the French : the people of France : French people

Full Definition of FRENCH

1
:  a Romance language that developed out of the Vulgar Latin spoken in northern and central Transalpine Gaul and that became the literary and official language of France
2
plural in construction :  the French people
3
:  strong language <pardon my French>

Examples of FRENCH

  1. the customs of the French

First Known Use of FRENCH

12th century

Other Language Terms

cognate, collocation, homonym

French

biographical name \ˈfrench\

Definition of FRENCH

Daniel Chester 1850–1931 Am. sculptor

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