french

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verb, often capitalized \ ˈfrench \

Definition of french

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

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First Known Use of french

circa 1895


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French

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adjective \ ˈfrench \

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

Frenchness

noun

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Origin and Etymology of french

Middle English, from Old English frencisc, from Franca Frank

Other Language Terms


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French

noun

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 in a Sentence

  1. the customs of the French

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First Known Use of french

12th century

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French

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biographical name \ ˈfrench \

Definition of French

Daniel Chester 1850–1931 American sculptor


FRENCH Defined for English Language Learners

French

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adjective

Definition of French for English Language Learners

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


French

noun

Definition of French for English Language Learners

  • : the language of the French people

  • the French : the people of France : French people


FRENCH Defined for Kids

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French

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adjective \ ˈfrench \

Definition of French for Students

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

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French

noun

Definition of French for Students

1 French plural :the people of France
2 :the language of the French people

Medical Dictionary

French

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noun \ ˈfrench \

medical Definition of French

plural French
: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 French
  • Medical Industry Today
abbreviation F


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