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n. 法国人, 法文, 法式

a. 法国的, 法国人的, 法语的

  1. This student is good at French.
  2. Do you like French films?
  3. I've only recently started learning French.

[ noun ]
  1. the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France

  2. <noun.communication>
  3. the people of France

  4. <noun.person>
  5. United States sculptor who created the seated marble figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. (1850-1931)

  6. <noun.person>
[ verb ]
  1. cut (e.g, beans) lengthwise in preparation for cooking

  2. <verb.contact>
    French the potatoes
[ adj ]
  1. of or pertaining to France or the people of France

  2. <adj.pert>
    French cooking
    a Gallic shrug

French \French\ (fr[e^]nch), prop. 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. {Frankish}.]
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}.

French \French\, prop. n.
1. The language spoken in France.

2. Collectively, the people of France.

Sole \Sole\, n. [F. sole, L. solea; -- so named from its flat
shape. See {Sole} of the foot.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of several species of flatfishes of the genus
{Solea} and allied genera of the family {Soleid[ae]},
especially the common European species ({Solea
vulgaris}), which is a valuable food fish.
(b) Any one of several American flounders somewhat resembling
the true sole in form or quality, as the California sole
({Lepidopsetta bilineata}), the long-finned sole
({Glyptocephalus zachirus}), and other species.

{Lemon}, or {French}, {sole} (Zo["o]l.), a European species
of sole ({Solea pegusa}).

{Smooth sole} (Zo["o]l.), the megrim.

  1. The combination of relatively high West German interest rates and the dollar's decline has put downward pressure on the weaker currencies in the European Monetary System's exchange-rate mechanism, particularly the French franc.
  2. Credit Agricole and Banque Nationale de Paris, both French, come in at No. 8 and No. 9, while Citicorp rounds out the top 10. Overall, 28 of the world's 100 largest banks are Japanese; 13 are American.
  3. A French humanitarian group said Wednesday it was withdrawing part of its claim about the use of toxic gas during street protests in Soviet Georgia last month in which 19 people were killed.
  4. Though French officials generally said a reversal of the decision is unlikely, one official who declined to be named said, "You can't rule anything out."
  5. Fascinating, he thought _ the orchestration, the instrumentation, how the French horns used high octave violin phrases.
  6. American films make up 55% of the French market, while French films attract less than 1% of American moviegoers.
  7. American films make up 55% of the French market, while French films attract less than 1% of American moviegoers.
  8. Earlier last week, French Foreign Trade Minister Michel Noir said that the lower dollar was a "catastrophe" for Airbus Industrie and will force the consortium to sell its wide-bodied jets at a loss.
  9. The French battleship Jean D'Arc will sail to the United States and Puerto Rico in 1989, calling in at the ports of Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, New Orleans and Puerto Rico where the ship will be open to the public.
  10. This field was discovered 15 years ago by the French company Elf and inherited by British Gas when it bought the US company Teneco in 1988.
  11. In announcing the policy, Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa said that the province is concerned that its population of 6.5 million people, most of them French speakers, may soon decline.
  12. During the first years of his exile in France, Tarradellas was arrested at least 14 times by the Nazi Gestapo and the French police.
  13. Today The Essential History Of Europe is about the French.
  14. We are workaholics." Still, he added: "I would like to go to the French Quarter.
  15. French equities were rightly unimpressed.
  16. Jenson, who has since married her fiance, said she is proud of the state and angry that French is publicizing the case as a moral quandary.
  17. The plant will be built and run by Onyx and Esys-Montenay, two companies in Compagnie Generale des Eaux, the French group, together with the council.
  18. "But how do we know it's necessary?" Still, the French president said he thought "the time has not come, far from it," for a "zero option" eliminating all short-range missiles from Europe.
  19. The six to eight gunmen, who have killed two passengers, demand that Kuwait free 17 pro-Iranian extremists convicted in the 1983 bombings of the U.S. and French embassies there.
  20. Now the French have chased it, like an unwanted ant, from pique-nique.
  21. After years of such treatment, the editors were upset with the less-deferential treatment given them by the new French owners.
  22. Hundreds of groundworkers will join the $2.6 million campaign, the nation's largest ever, to stamp out a disease that still strikes thousands of French citizens a year.
  23. The French daily Le Monde said the Soviets told Palestinian leaders that making their move before the Nov. 1 vote could benefit candidates of the Israeli right.
  24. The Soviet Embassy in France denied similar reports from French media on Wednesday, Tass reported.
  25. An explosion destroyed a French UTA jetliner over the Niger desert last September, killing 171 people.
  26. At one point early in the expedition, two of the team's three sleds were damaged in a crashing descent on ice, and at another point, a French doctor had to descend into an ice crevasse to rescue a stranded sled dog.
  27. French retail prices increased 2.1% in November from a year earlier and 0.1% from October, the National Statistics Institute said.
  28. His spokesman, Erik Senstad, said: "We want NATO to stay the way it is, with Germany as a member." _ French officials are staying out of public debate on details of NATO's future.
  29. European Community officials recently ordered Renault and other French companies to pay back hundreds of millions of dollars of state aid which was ruled to give them an unfair advantage over companies from other EC members.
  30. Flights of TAT, British Airways' French regional carrier, are expected to be back to normal following last week's delays caused by pilots' union meetings. NIGERIA: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office says the political situation remains uncertain.
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