France

biographical name
\ ˈfran(t)s How to pronounce France (audio) , ˈfräⁿs \

Definition of France

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Anatole 1844–1924 pseudonym of Jacques-Anatole-François Thibault French novelist and satirist

France

geographical name
\ ˈfran(t)s How to pronounce France (audio) , ˈfräⁿs \

Definition of France (Entry 2 of 2)

country of western Europe between the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea; a republic; capital Paris area 248,5735 square miles (643,801 square kilometers), population 67,364,000

— see also french entry 2 sense 1, frenchman, frenchwoman

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“France.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/France. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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