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:

    The French Revolution gave birth to no artists but only to a great journalist, Desmoulins, and to an under-the-counter writer, Sade. The only poet of the times was the guillotine.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    The French manner of hunting is gentlemanlike; ours is only for bumpkins and bodies. The poor beasts here are pursued and run down by much greater beasts than themselves; and the true British fox-hunter is most undoubtedly a species appropriated and peculiar to this country, which no other part of the globe produces.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    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)