French

French is the adjective form of France and usually refers to:

  • Something of or related to the nation of France
    • French cuisine
    • French language, a Romance language originating in what is now northern France
    • French people, inhabitants of France or people having family origins in France
  • French catheter scale, a gauge system commonly used to measure the size of a catheter
  • French (surname)
  • French Open, one of the four major tennis tournaments
  • French defence, a chess opening (1 e4 e6)
  • French River, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • French River, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • French River (Ontario), Canada
  • French River (Massachusetts), Massachusetts
  • French's, an American manufacturer of mustard condiment

Other articles related to "french":

Clipperton Island - History - Recent Developments
... has only been visited by sport fishermen, regularly scheduled patrols of the French Navy, and by Mexican tuna and shark fishermen ... the independence of Algeria threatened French nuclear testing sites within that nation ... The French Ministry of Defence considered Clipperton as a possible replacement location however, due to the island's hostile climate and remote ...
October 5 - Deaths
1017) 1112 – Sigebert of Gembloux, French author (b. 1522) 1606 – Philippe Desportes, French poet (b. 1778) 1880 – Jacques Offenbach, German-French composer (b ...
French Materialism
... French materialism is the name given to a handful of French 18th century philosophers during the Age of Enlightenment, many of them clustered around the salon of Baron d'Holbach ... Prominent French materialists of the 18th century include Julien Offray de La Mettrie Denis Diderot Baron d'Holbach Claude Adrien Helvétius Pierre-Jean-Georges Cabanis Jacques-Andr ...
Paris - Administration - Intercommunality
... such incoherence has been the fear felt by the French State in front of such a huge agglomeration and the desire to tap its wealth ... a climax with the Revolution of 1871 (La Commune) the French Assembly in Bordeaux decided Paris would no longer be the capital city, while the Paris ... Since then, one of the foundations of the centralized French State has been to widely distribute Paris wealth while depriving the agglomeration and keeping it divided into 8 ...
Paris - Sociology
... It has long been known as French high society's favorite place of residence, comparable to New York's Upper East Side, LA's Beverly Hills or London's Mayfair ... of the area has played a prominent role throughout French history and is still highly vivid in nowadays' French elite ... a geographic area but also a social attitude symbolized by French high society's habits and way of life ...

Famous quotes containing the word french:

    In comparison to the French Revolution, the American Revolution has come to seem a parochial and rather dull event. This, despite the fact that the American Revolution was successful—realizing the purposes of the revolutionaries and establishing a durable political regime—while the French Revolution was a resounding failure, devouring its own children and leading to an imperial despotism, followed by an eventual restoration of the monarchy.
    Irving Kristol (b. 1920)

    To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.
    —Marilyn French (20th century)

    Vivian Rutledge: So you do get up. I was beginning to think perhaps you worked in bed like Marcel Proust.
    Philip Marlowe: Who’s he?
    Vivian: You wouldn’t know him. French writer.
    Marlowe: Come into my boudoir.
    William Faulkner (1897–1962)