[fran-sis] /ˈfræn sɪs/
a male given name: from an Old French word meaning “Frenchman.”.
[fran-sahyz] /ˈfræn saɪz/
verb (used with object), francized, francizing. Canadian.
to force to adopt French customs and the French language.
Dick, full name Richard Stanley Francis. 1920–2010, British thriller writer, formerly a champion jockey. His books include Dead Cert (1962), The Edge (1988), and Come to Grief (1995)
Sir Philip. 1740–1818, British politician; probable author of the Letters of Junius (1769–72). He played an important part in the impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788–95)
(Canadian) to make or become French-speaking
masc. proper name, from French François, from Old French Franceis, from Late Latin Franciscus, literally “Frankish;” cognate with French and frank.
- Francis Ferdinand
noun 1. 1863–1914, archduke of Austria: heir apparent to the thrones of Austria and Hungary whose assassination precipitated the outbreak of World War I (nephew of Francis Joseph I).
- Francis I
noun 1. 1494–1547, king of France 1515–47. 2. 1768–1835, first emperor of Austria 1804–35; as Francis II, last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1792–1806. noun 1. 1494–1547, king of France (1515–47). His reign was dominated by his rivalry with Emperor Charles V for the control of Italy. He was a noted patron of the […]
- Francis II
noun 1. (def 2). noun 1. 1544–60, king of France (1559–60); son of Henry II and Catherine de’ Medici; first husband of Mary, Queen of Scots 2. 1768–1835, last Holy Roman Emperor (1792–1806) and, as Francis I, first emperor of Austria (1804–35). The Holy Roman Empire was dissolved (1806) following his defeat by Napoleon at […]
- Francis Joseph I
noun 1. 1830–1916, emperor of Austria 1848–1916; king of Hungary 1867–1916.