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french

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verb, often capitalized \ˈfrench\

Definition of french

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to trim the meat from the end of the bone of (as a chop)

  3. 2 :  to cut (green beans) in thin lengthwise strips before cooking



Circa 1895

First Known Use of french

circa 1895


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French

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adjective \ˈfrench\

Simple Definition of French

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of French

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of France, its people, or their language

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the overseas descendants of the French people

Frenchness

noun

Origin and Etymology of french

Middle English, from Old English frencisc, from Franca Frank


First Known Use: before 12th century

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French

noun

Simple Definition of French

  • : the language of the French people

  • the French : the people of France : French people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of French

  1. 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. 2 plural in construction :  the French people

  3. 3 :  strong language <pardon my French>

Examples of french in a sentence

  1. the customs of the French



12th Century

First Known Use of french

12th century

Other Language Terms


French

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biographical name \ˈfrench\

Definition of French

  1. Daniel Chester 1850–1931 Am. sculptor





FRENCH Defined for Kids

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French

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adjective \ˈfrench\

Definition of French for Students

  1. :  of or relating to France, its people, or the French language




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French

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noun

Definition of French for Students

  1. 1 French plural :  the people of France

  2. 2 :  the language of the French people




Medical Dictionary

French

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noun \ˈfrench\

Medical Definition of French

plural

French

  1. :  a unit of measure equal to one-third millimeter used in measuring the outside diameter of a tubular instrument (as a catheter or sound) inserted into a bodily cavity <the catheter shaft size is three FrenchMedical Industry Today>—abbreviation F




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