[fran-sis] /ˈfræn sɪs/
a female given name: derived from Francis.
[frans, frahns; French frahns] /fræns, frɑns; French frɑ̃s/
[a-na-tawl] /a naˈtɔl/ (Show IPA), (Jacques Anatole Thibault) 1844–1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel Prize 1921.
a republic in W Europe. 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km).
Heraldry. fleurs-de-lis or upon azure:
a bordure of France.
a republic in W Europe, between the English Channel, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic: the largest country wholly in Europe; became a republic in 1793 after the French Revolution and an empire in 1804 under Napoleon; reverted to a monarchy (1815–48), followed by the Second Republic (1848–52), the Second Empire (1852–70), the Third Republic (1870–1940), and the Fourth and Fifth Republics (1946 and 1958); a member of the European Union. It is generally flat or undulating in the north and west and mountainous in the south and east. Official language: French. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Paris. Pop: 62 814 233 (2013 est). Area: (including Corsica) 551 600 sq km (212 973 sq miles) related adjectives French Gallic
Anatole (anatɔl), real name Anatole François Thibault. 1844–1924, French novelist, short-story writer, and critic. His works include Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard (1881), L’Île des Pingouins (1908), and La Révolte des anges (1914): Nobel prize for literature 1921
fem. proper name, from French, from Old French Franceise (Modern French Françoise), fem. of Franceis (see Francis).
Nation in Europe bordered by Belgium and Luxembourg to the north; Germany, Switzerland, and Italy to the east; the Mediterranean Sea and Spain to the south; and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its capital and largest city is Paris.
Note: During the reign of Louis XIV (1653–1715), France was a principal world power and cultural center of Europe.
Note: The French Revolution, organized by leaders of the middle class and lower class, brought about an end to the French absolute monarchy and forged a transition from feudalism to the industrial era. A bloody and chaotic period, the Revolution helped lay the foundations of modern political philosophy and ultimately engulfed much of Europe in the Napoleonic Wars. (See Napoleon Bonaparte.)
Note: In the French and Indian War in the 1750s, the British and colonial forces drove the French from Canada and the region of the Great Lakes.
Note: In World War I, France was one of the Allies; much of that war was fought on French soil.
Note: In World War II, France’s military resistance to the German army collapsed in the spring of 1940. Germans occupied much of France from 1940 to 1944. In 1944, the Allies invaded France, along with French troops, and drove the Germans out of France, finally defeating them in 1945.
Note: France is known for its wine, cheese, and cooking.
[fran-ches-kuh, frahn-; Italian frahn-che-skah] /frænˈtʃɛs kə, frɑn-; Italian frɑnˈtʃɛ skɑ/ noun 1. Piero della [pee-air-oh del-uh;; Italian pye-raw del-lah] /piˈɛər oʊ ˈdɛl ə;; Italian ˈpyɛ rɔ ˈdɛl lɑ/ (Show IPA), (Piero dei Franceschi) c1420–92, Italian painter. 2. Also, Francisca [fran-sis-kuh] /frænˈsɪs kə/ (Show IPA). a female given name, form of . /Italian franˈtʃeska/ noun 1. […]
- Francesca da Rimini
[fran-ches-kuh duh rim-uh-nee, frahn-; Italian frahn-che-skah dah ree-mee-nee] /frænˈtʃɛs kə də ˈrɪm ə ni, frɑn-; Italian frɑnˈtʃɛ skɑ dɑ ˈri mi ni/ noun 1. died 1285? Italian noblewoman: immortalized by Dante in the Divine Comedy. [rim-uh-nee; Italian ree-mee-nee] /ˈrɪm ə ni; Italian ˈri mi ni/ noun 1. Francesca da, . 2. Ancient Ariminum. a seaport […]
[frahn-chi-skah-tee] /ˌfrɑn tʃɪˈskɑ ti/ noun 1. Zino [zee-noh] /ˈzi noʊ/ (Show IPA), 1905–1991, French violinist.
- Francesco sforza
[sfawrt-suh; Italian sfawr-tsah] /ˈsfɔrt sə; Italian ˈsfɔr tsɑ/ noun 1. Count Carlo [kahr-law] /ˈkɑr lɔ/ (Show IPA), 1873–1952, Italian statesman: anti-Fascist leader. 2. Francesco [frahn-ches-kaw] /frɑnˈtʃɛs kɔ/ (Show IPA), 1401–66, Italian condottiere and duke of Milan 1450–66. 3. his father, Giacomuzzo [jah-kaw-moo-tsaw] /ˌdʒɑ kɔˈmu tsɔ/ (Show IPA), or Muzio [moo-tsyaw] /ˈmu tsyɔ/ (Show IPA), 1369–1424, […]