Saint (Giovanni Francesco Bernardone) 1182?–1226, Italian friar: founder of the Franciscan order.
Saint original name Giovanni di Bernardone. ?1181–1226, Italian monk; founder of the Franciscan order of friars. He is remembered for his humility and love for all creation and was the first person to exhibit stigmata (1224). Feast day: Oct 4
Francis of Assisi [(uh-see-zee, uh-sis-ee)]
A saint of the Roman Catholic Church who lived in Italy in the thirteenth century and is known for his simplicity, devotion to poverty, and love of nature. (See Franciscans.)
- Francis of Sales
[seylz; French sal] /seɪlz; French sal/ noun 1. Saint, 1567–1622, French ecclesiastic and writer on theology: bishop of Geneva 1602–22. /seɪlz; French sal/ noun 1. Saint. 1567–1622, French ecclesiastic and theologian; bishop of Geneva (1602–22) and an opponent of Calvinism; author of Introduction to a Devout Life (1609) and founder of the Order of the […]
- Francis scott key
[kee] /ki/ noun 1. Francis Scott, 1780–1843, U.S. lawyer: author of The Star-Spangled Banner. /kiː/ noun 1. a metal instrument, usually of a specifically contoured shape, that is made to fit a lock and, when rotated, operates the lock’s mechanism 2. any instrument that is rotated to operate a valve, clock winding mechanism, etc 3. […]
- Francis townsend
[toun-zuh nd] /ˈtaʊn zənd/ noun 1. Francis Everett, 1867–1960, U.S. physician and proposer of the Townsend plan.
- Francis turbine
/ˈfrɑːnsɪs/ noun 1. a water turbine designed to produce high flow from a low head of pressure: used esp in hydroelectric power generation