an organization of French military personnel and volunteers formed in exile in London under General de Gaulle in 1940; they fought the Axis powers in the French colonies, Italy, and in the liberation of France
French beans are narrow green beans that are eaten as a vegetable . They grow on a tall climbing plant and are the cases that contain the seeds of the plant.
a double cuff formed by a backward fold of the material
French doors are the same as French windows .
(in Canada ) the presence of French Canada as a distinct cultural force within the Confederation
a foot of the mid-18th century having the form of a scroll, continuing the leg downward and outward, supported by a shoe
of or relating to French fries
a fairly high and narrow-waisted heel on women's shoes
A French horn is a musical instrument of the brass family. It is shaped like a long metal tube with one wide end, wound round in a circle . You play the French horn by blowing into it and moving valves in order to obtain different notes.
a kiss involving insertion of the tongue into the partner's mouth
an ornamental stitch made by looping the thread three or four times around the needle before putting it into the fabric
a long straight notched stick loaf
a dark dull navy blue
→ French twist
a seam in which the edges are not visible
a set of Anglo-Norman terms used in English laws and law books
the French language in its earliest forms, from about the 9th century up to about 1400
the natives, citizens, or inhabitants of France collectively
of or relating to England and France
French bread is white bread which is baked in long, thin loaves .
the areas of Canada, esp in the province of Quebec, where French Canadians predominate
a compact variety of talc used to mark cloth or remove grease stains from materials
a thin plastic sheet with profiles of several curves, used by draughtsmen for drawing curves
a pair of casement windows extending to floor level and opening onto a balcony, garden, etc
→ chicory (sense 1 )
the former standard monetary unit of France, most French dependencies, Andorra, and Monaco, divided into 100 centimes ; replaced by the euro in 2002
French fries are long, thin pieces of potato fried in oil or fat .
a French overseas region and department in NE South America, on the Atlantic : colonized by the French in about 1637; tropical forests . Capital: Cayenne . Pop: 229 000 (2009 est). Area: about 91 000 sq km (23 000 sq miles)
a former French territory of French West Africa : became independent as Guinea in 1958
a former French overseas territory in India, including Chandernagore and Pondicherry ( now Puducherry ): restored to India between 1949 and 1954
an unauthorized or unannounced absence or departure
→ another name for goat's-rue (sense 1 )
a rich pastry made esp from puff pastry and filled with cream, fruit, etc
a woman's hair style with the hair gathered at the back into a cylindrical roll
French polish is a type of varnish which is painted onto wood so that the wood has a hard shiny surface.
(in musical harmony ) an augmented sixth chord having a major third and an augmented fourth between the root and the augmented sixth
a long straight notched stick loaf
former French overseas territory in W Africa: since 1960, the republic of Mali
toast cooked on one side only
a woman's hairstyle in which the hair is pulled back and twisted into a vertical coil running down the back of the head
a union of France with its dependencies (1946–58): replaced by the French Community
French windows are a pair of glass doors which you go through into a garden or onto a balcony .
the French language from about 1340 to 1611; during this time French was put in place as the official language of France
the medieval Norman and English dialect of Old French
of or relating to a person from French-speaking Switzerland
the French language as spoken in Canada, esp in Quebec
an association of 40 French scholars and writers, founded by Cardinal Richelieu in 1635, devoted chiefly to preserving the purity of the French language
a small stocky breed of dog with a sleek coat, usually brindled or pied, a large square head, and large erect rounded ears
French Canadian means belonging or relating to people who come from the part of Canada where French is spoken .