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Meaning of FRENCH

Pronunciation:  french

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
  2. [n]  the people of France
  3. [n]  United States sculptor who created the seated marble figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. (1850-1931)
  4. [adj]  of or pertaining to France or the people of France; "French cooking"; "a gallic shrug"

FRENCH is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: Daniel Chester French, French people, Gallic, the French
 See Also: a people, Anglo-French, Anglo-Norman, Canadian French, carver, country, land, Langue d'oc, Langue d'oc French, Langue d'oil, Langue d'oil French, Latinian language, nation, Norman-French, Old French, Old North French, Romance, Romance language, sculptor, sculpturer, statue maker, Walloon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \French\ (fr[e^]nch), a. [AS. frencisc, LL. franciscus,
    from L. Francus a Frank: cf. OF. franceis, franchois,
    fran[,c]ois, F. fran[,c]ais. See {Frank}, a., and cf.
    Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants.
    {French bean} (Bot.), the common kidney bean ({Phaseolus
    {French berry} (Bot.), the berry of a species of buckthorn
       ({Rhamnus catharticus}), which affords a saffron, green or
       purple pigment.
    {French casement} (Arch.) See {French window}, under
    {French chalk} (Min.), a variety of granular talc; -- used
       for drawing lines on cloth, etc. See under {Chalk}.
    {French cowslip} (Bot.) The {Primula Auricula}. See
    {French fake} (Naut.), a mode of coiling a rope by running it
       backward and forward in parallel bends, so that it may run
    {French honeysuckle} (Bot.) a plant of the genus {Hedysarum}
       ({H. coronarium}); -- called also {garland honeysuckle}.
    {French horn}, a metallic wind instrument, consisting of a
       long tube twisted into circular folds and gradually
       expanding from the mouthpiece to the end at which the
       sound issues; -- called in France {cor de chasse}.
    {French leave}, an informal, hasty, or secret departure;
       esp., the leaving a place without paying one's debts.
    {French pie} [French (here used in sense of ``foreign'') +
       pie a magpie (in allusion to its black and white color)]
       (Zo["o]l.), the European great spotted woodpecker
       ({Dryobstes major}); -- called also {wood pie}.
    {French polish}.
    (a) A preparation for the surface of woodwork, consisting of
        gums dissolved in alcohol, either shellac alone, or
        shellac with other gums added.
    (b) The glossy surface produced by the application of the
    {French purple}, a dyestuff obtained from lichens and used
       for coloring woolen and silken fabrics, without the aid of
       mordants. --Ure.
    {French red} rouge.
    {French rice}, amelcorn.
    {French roof} (Arch.), a modified form of mansard roof having
       a nearly flat deck for the upper slope.
    {French tub}, a dyer's mixture of protochloride of tin and
       logwood; -- called also {plum tub}. --Ure.
    {French window}. See under {Window}.
  2. \French\, n.
    1. The language spoken in France.
    2. Collectively, the people of France.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: If you do no speak French and you hear French in your dream means a sensual and romantic part of yourself. It is often referred to as the language of love. Perhaps you are unwilling to understand or not giving enough attention to some waking relationship. Dreaming that you are speaking French means an expression of love.