[zey-vee-er, zav-ee-, zey-vyer] /ˈzeɪ vi ər, ˈzæv i-, ˈzeɪ vyər/
Saint Francis (Francisco Javier”the Apostle of the Indies”) 1506–52, Spanish Jesuit missionary, especially in India and Japan.
a male given name: from an Arabic word meaning “bright.”.
Saint Francis Xavier, See Xavier
/ˈzeɪvɪə; ˈzæv-; Spanish xaˈβjɛr/
Saint Francis, known as the Apostle of the Indies. 1506–52, Spanish missionary, who was a founding member of the Jesuit society (1534) and later preached in Goa, Ceylon, the East Indies, and Japan. Feast day: Dec 3
[fran-see-uh m] /ˈfræn si əm/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a radioactive element of the alkali metal group. Symbol: Fr; atomic number: 87. /ˈfrænsɪəm/ noun 1. an unstable radioactive element of the alkali-metal group, occurring in minute amounts in uranium ores. Symbol: Fr; atomic no: 87; half-life of most stable isotope, 223Fr: 22 minutes; valency: 1; melting […]
[fran-sahyz] /ˈfræn saɪz/ verb (used with object), francized, francizing. Canadian. 1. to force to adopt French customs and the French language. /ˈfrænsaɪz/ verb 1. (Canadian) to make or become French-speaking
[frahngk; French frahnk] /frɑŋk; French frɑ̃k/ noun 1. César (Auguste) [sey-zar oh-gyst] /seɪˈzar oʊˈgüst/ (Show IPA), 1822–90, French composer, born in Belgium. 2. James, 1882–1964, U.S. physicist, born in Germany: Nobel Prize 1925. noun 1. (French) (frɑ̃k). César (Auguste) (sezar). 1822–90, French composer, organist, and teacher, born in Belgium. His works, some of which make […]
1. a combining form representing French, or France: Francophile; Franco-Prussian. /ˈfræŋkəʊ-/ combining form 1. indicating France or French: Franco-Prussian word-forming element meaning “French,” from Medieval Latin comb. form of Franci “the Franks,” hence, by extension, “the French” (see Frank). Used in forming English compound words from early 18c.