HyperDic: france

English > 2 senses of the word France:
NOUNlocationFrance, French Republica republic in western Europe
person France, Anatole France, Jacques Anatole Francois ThibaultFrench writer of sophisticated novels and short stories (1844-1924)
France > pronunciation
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English > France: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe.
SynonymFrench Republic
Instance ofEuropean country, European nationAny one of the countries occupying the European continent
Member ofEuropean Union, EU, European Community, EC, European Economic Community, EEC, Common Market, EuropeAn international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation / cooperation among its members
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATOAn international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
MembersBasqueA member of a people of unknown origin living in the western Pyrenees in France and Spain
Frenchman, Frenchwoman, French personA person of French nationality
Part ofEuropeThe 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia)
PartsAlps, the AlpsA large mountain system in south-central Europe
Alsace, Alsatia, ElsassA region of northeastern France famous for its wines
AnjouA former province of western France in the Loire valley
Aquitaine, AquitaniaA region of southwestern France between Bordeaux and the Pyrenees
ArtoisA former province of northern France near the English Channel (between Picardy and Flanders)
AuvergneA region in central France
AvignonA town in southeastern France on the Rhone River
BordeauxA port city in southwestern France
Bourgogne, BurgundyA former province of eastern France that is famous for its wines
BrestA port city in northwestern France (in Brittany)
Bretagne, Brittany, BreizA former province of northwestern France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay
CalaisA town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to England
CannesA port and resort city on the French Riviera
CentreA low-lying region in central France
ChablisA town in north central France noted for white Burgundy wines
Champagne, Champagne-ArdenneA region of northeastern France
ChartresA town in northern France that is noted for its Gothic Cathedral
CherbourgA port town in northwestern France on the English Channel
Corse, CorsicaA region of France on the island of Corsica
DijonAn industrial city in eastern France to the north of Lyons
Franche-ComteA former province of eastern France
French regionA geographical subdivision of France
Garonne, Garonne RiverA river that rises in the Pyrenees and flows northwest to the Bay of Biscay
Gascogne, GasconyA region of southwestern France
GrenobleA city in southeastern France on the Isere River
Ile-de-FranceA region of north central France including Paris and the area around it
Isere, Isere RiverA river in southeastern France
Lake Geneva, Lake LemanA lake between southwestern Switzerland and France that is crossed from east to west by the Rhone
Languedoc-RoussillonA region in south central France
LascauxA cave in southwestern France that contains Paleolithic paintings
Le HavreA port city in northern France on the English Channel at the mouth of the Seine
LilleAn industrial city in northern France near the Belgian border
LimousinA region of central France to the west of the Auvergne mountains
Loire, Loire RiverThe longest French river
Loire ValleyThe valley of the Loire River where many French wines originated
Lorraine, LothringenAn eastern French region rich in iron-ore deposits
Lyon, LyonsA city in east-central France on the Rhone River
Maginot LineA fortification built before World War II to protect France's eastern border
Marseille, MarseillesA port city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean
Massif CentralA mountainous plateau in southern France that covers almost one sixth of the country
Meuse, Meuse RiverA European river
MidiThe southern part of France
Midi-PyreneesA region in southwestern France
Mont Blanc, Monte BiancoThe highest mountain peak in the Alps
NancyA city in northeastern France in Lorraine
NantesA port city in western France on the Loire estuary
NiceA city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean
Nord-Pas-de-CalaisA region in northeastern France
Normandie, NormandyA former province of northwestern France on the English channel
OrleanaisA former province of north central France
OrleansA city on the Loire river in north central France
Paris, City of Light, French capital, capital of FranceThe capital and largest city of France
Pays de la LoireAn agricultural region of western France on the Bay of Biscay
Picardie, PicardyA region of northern France on the English Channel
Poitou-Charentes, PoitouA low-lying region of west central France on the Bay of Biscay
ProvenceA former province of southeastern France
PyreneesA chain of mountains between France and Spain
Rheims, ReimsA city in northeastern France to the east of Paris
Rhine, Rhine River, RheinA major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world
Rhone, Rhone RiverA major French river
Rhone-AlpesA mountainous region of eastern France drained by the Rhone and Saone and Isere rivers
RivieraA coastal area between La Spezia in Italy and Cannes in France
Sambre, Sambre RiverA river in western Europe that rises in northern France and flows generally east into Belgium where it joins the Meuse at Namur
Saone, Saone RiverA river in eastern France
SavoyA geographical region of historical importance
Scheldt, Scheldt RiverA river that rises in France and flows northeast across Belgium and empties into the North Sea
Seine, Seine RiverA French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel
ToulonA port city and naval base in southeastern France on the Mediterranean coast
ToulouseA city on the Garonne River in southern France to the southeast of Bordeaux
ToursAn industrial city in western France on the Loire River
ValenciennesA town in northeastern France long noted for its lace industry
Versailles, Palace of VersaillesA palace built in the 17th century for Louis XIV southwest of Paris near the city of Versailles
VersaillesA city in north central France near Paris
VichyA town in central France (south of Paris) noted for hot mineral springs
VienneA town in south central France where is 1311-1313 the Roman Catholic Church held one of its councils
Region ofAgincourtA battle in northern France in which English longbowmen under Henry V decisively / decisively defeated a much larger French army in 1415
BastilleA fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries
Battle of the Marne, Belleau Wood, Chateau-Thierry, Marne RiverA World War I battle in northwestern France where the Allies defeated the Germans in 1918
Chalons, Chalons-sur-MarneThe battle in which Attila the Hun was defeated by the Romans and Visigoths in 451
Crecy, battle of CrecyThe first decisive battle of the Hundred Years' War
Dunkirk, DunkerqueAn amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire
FrenchThe Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
French RevolutionThe revolution in France against the Bourbons
Ivry, battle of Ivry, Ivry la BatailleA battle (1590) in which the Huguenots under Henry IV defeated the Catholics under the duke of Mayenne
Meuse, Meuse River, Argonne, Argonne Forest, Meuse-Argonne, Meuse-Argonne operationAn American operation in World War I (1918)
National Liberation Front of Corsica, FLNCA terrorist group formed in 1976 to work for Corsican independence
Orleans, siege of OrleansA long siege of Orleans by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429
Poitiers, battle of PoitiersThe battle in 1356 in which the English under the Black Prince defeated the French
Rocroi, Battle of RocroiA battle in the Thirty Years' War (1643)
Saint-Mihiel, St Mihiel, battle of St MihielA battle in the Meuse-Argonne operation in World War I (1918)
Soissons, battle of Soissons-Reims, battle of the Chemin-des-Dames, battle of the AisneA battle in World War I (May 1918)
Somme, Somme River, Battle of the Sommebattle in World War I (1916)
Somme, Somme River, Battle of the Sommebattle of World War II (1944)
Tertry, battle of TertryA battle in France in 687 among the descendants of Clovis
Valmy, battle of ValmyThe French defeated the Austrian and Prussian troops in 1792 (with a famous cannonade from the French artillery)
Verdun, battle of VerdunA battle in World War I (1916)
ancien regimeA political and social system that no longer governs (especially the system that existed in France before the French Revolution)
apache danceA violent fast dance in French vaudeville (an apache is a member of the French underworld)
bon mot, motA clever remark
bonheur(French) happiness and good humor
bureau de change(French) an establishment where you can exchange foreign money
communeThe smallest administrative district of several European countries
departmentThe territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
deputyA member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
escadrilleAn air force squadron typically containing six airplanes (as in France during World War I)
estate of the realm, estate, the three estatesA major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
first estate, Lords SpiritualThe clergy in France and the heads of the church in Britain
franc-tireurA sharpshooter (in the French army)
haute cuisine(French) an elaborate / elaborate and skillful manner of preparing food
jeu d'espritA witty comment or writing
legionnaire, legionaryA soldier who is a member of a legion (especially the French Foreign Legion)
maisonette, maisonnetteA small house
noblesseMembers of the nobility (especially of the French nobility)
nouvelle cuisineA school of French cooking that uses light sauces and tries to bring out the natural flavors of foods instead of making heavy use of butter and cream
octillionThe number that is represented as a one followed by 27 zeros
oriflammeA red or orange-red flag used as a standard by early French kings
patronThe proprietor of an inn
prefectureThe district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire)
quadrillionThe number that is represented as a one followed by 15 zeros
quintillionThe number that is represented as a one followed by 18 zeros
rue(French) a street or road in France
second estate, Lords TemporalThe nobility in France and the peerage in Britain
septillionThe number that is represented as a one followed by 24 zeros
sextillionThe number that is represented as a one followed by 21 zeros
third estate, CommonsThe common people
tricolor, tricolourA flag having three colored stripes (especially the French flag)
trillion, one million million, 1000000000000The number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros
SpanishFrance, Francia, República Francesa
Catalanfrança, França, France, República Francesa
AdjectivesFrench, Gallicof or pertaining to France or the people of France
English > France: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningFrench writer of sophisticated novels and short stories (1844-1924).
SynonymsAnatole France, Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault
Instance ofwriter, authorWrites (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
SpanishAnatole France
CatalanAnatole France

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