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 (19131960)
“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 (16941773)
“Vivian Rutledge: So you do get up. I was beginning to think perhaps you worked in bed like Marcel Proust.
Philip Marlowe: Whos he?
Vivian: You wouldnt know him. French writer.
Marlowe: Come into my boudoir.”
—William Faulkner (18971962)