[ adjective ] of or pertaining to France or the people of France
"French cooking" "a gallic shrug"
Used in print(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
The discovery that movies are a form of fiction was made in the early years of this century and it was made chiefly by two men , a French magician , Georges_Melies , and an American employee of Edison , Edwin_S._Porter .(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
The name presumably derives from the French royal_house which never learned and never forgot ; since Bourbon whiskey , though of Kentucky origin , is at_least as much favored by liberals in the North as by conservatives in the South .(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
He sensed something precious in the perilous moment , something akin to the knowledge gained on his bicycle trip through the French countryside , a knowledge imprisoned in speechlessness .(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
When Napoleon 's ship had borne him to Elba , French wines had started to cross the Channel , the first shipments in a dozen war-ridden years , but the supplies had not_yet reached rural hostelries where the sweet wines of the Spanish peninsula still ruled .(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
He had lived for almost thirty years in this same stone farmhouse with the same wife , a remarkably childish thing in itself ; he rose at half past six every morning , made himself some French coffee , had his corn_flakes and more coffee , smoked four cigarettes while reading last Sunday 's Herald_Tribune and yesterday 's Pittsburgh_Gazette , then put_on his high-topped farmer 's shoes and walked under a vine bower to his workshop .
[ noun ] (linguistics) the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
Used in print(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
Previous presentations have been on French , Spanish , Russian , Italian , German and Japanese .
[ noun ] the people of France
Used in print(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
The Ifni crisis in the fall of 1957 postponed further consideration of elections , but French consultants were called_in and notices of further investigation appeared from_time_to_time .(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
Eight or ten years ago , a_couple_of French hoods stole a priceless Khmer head from the Musee_Guimet , in Paris , and a week later crawled into the Salpetriere with unmistakable symptoms of leprosy .
Any reputable French interne can supply you with a dozen similar instances , and I 'll presently recount a case out of my own personal experience , but , for_the_moment , let 's resume our catalogue .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 442