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

Famous quotes containing the word french:

    Japanese food is very pretty and undoubtedly a suitable cuisine in Japan, which is largely populated by people of below average size. Hostesses hell-bent on serving such food to occidentals would be well advised to supplement it with something more substantial and to keep in mind that almost everybody likes french fries.
    Fran Lebowitz (b. 1975)

    The third day of Christmas,
    My true love sent to me
    Three French hens,
    —Unknown. The Twelve Days of Christmas (l. 8–10)

    Saigon was an addicted city, and we were the drug: the corruption of children, the mutilation of young men, the prostitution of women, the humiliation of the old, the division of the family, the division of the country—it had all been done in our name.... The French city ... had represented the opium stage of the addiction. With the Americans had begun the heroin phase.
    James Fenton (b. 1949)