Definition of France

1. Noun. A republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe.

Exact synonyms: French Republic
Geographical relationships: Apache Dance, Agincourt, Battle Of The Marne, Belleau Wood, Chateau-thierry, Marne River, Chalons, Chalons-sur-marne, Battle Of Crecy, Crecy, Dunkerque, Dunkirk, Battle Of Ivry, Ivry, Ivry La Bataille, Argonne, Argonne Forest, Meuse, Meuse River, Meuse-argonne, Meuse-argonne Operation, Orleans, Siege Of Orleans, Battle Of Poitiers, Poitiers, Battle Of Rocroi, Rocroi, Battle Of St Mihiel, Saint-mihiel, St Mihiel, Battle Of Soissons-reims, Battle Of The Aisne, Battle Of The Chemin-des-dames, Soissons, Battle Of The Somme, Somme, Somme River, Battle Of The Somme, Somme, Somme River, Battle Of Tertry, Tertry, Battle Of Valmy, Valmy, Battle Of Verdun, Verdun, French Revolution, Bastille, Maisonette, Maisonnette, Oriflamme, Rue, Tricolor, Tricolour, Jeu D'esprit, Bon Mot, Mot, French, Bonheur, Haute Cuisine, Nouvelle Cuisine, Bureau De Change, Flnc, National Liberation Front Of Corsica, Ancien Regime, Estate, Estate Of The Realm, The Three Estates, First Estate, Lords Spiritual, Lords Temporal, Second Estate, Commons, Third Estate, Escadrille, Noblesse, Commune, Department, Prefecture, Deputy, Franc-tireur, Legionary, Legionnaire, Patron, 1000000000000, One Million Million, Trillion, Quadrillion, Quintillion, Sextillion, Septillion, Octillion
Terms within: Maginot Line, Palace Of Versailles, Versailles, Capital Of France, City Of Light, French Capital, Paris, Avignon, Bordeaux, Brest, Calais, Cannes, Chablis, Chartres, Cherbourg, Dijon, Grenoble, Le Havre, Lille, Lyon, Lyons, Marseille, Marseilles, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Orleans, Reims, Rheims, Toulon, Toulouse, Tours, Valenciennes, Versailles, Vichy, Vienne, Riviera, French Region, Alsace, Alsatia, Elsass, Anjou, Aquitaine, Aquitania, Artois, Auvergne, Bourgogne, Burgundy, Breiz, Bretagne, Brittany, Centre, Champagne, Champagne-ardenne, Corse, Corsica, Franche-comte, Gascogne, Gascony, Ile-de-france, Languedoc-roussillon, Limousin, Lorraine, Lothringen, Midi, Midi-pyrenees, Nord-pas-de-calais, Pays De La Loire, Picardie, Picardy, Poitou, Poitou-charentes, Rhone-alpes, Normandie, Normandy, Orleanais, Provence, Savoy, Alps, The Alps, Garonne, Garonne River, Isere, Isere River, Lake Geneva, Lake Leman, Lascaux, Loire, Loire River, Loire Valley, Massif Central, Meuse, Meuse River, Mont Blanc, Monte Bianco, Pyrenees, Rhein, Rhine, Rhine River, Rhone, Rhone River, Sambre, Sambre River, Saone, Saone River, Scheldt, Scheldt River, Seine, Seine River
Group relationships: Common Market, Ec, Eec, Eu, Europe, European Community, European Economic Community, European Union, Nato, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Generic synonyms: European Country, European Nation
Group relationships: Europe
Member holonyms: Basque, French Person, Frenchman, Frenchwoman

2. Noun. French writer of sophisticated novels and short stories (1844-1924).

Definition of France

1. Proper noun. A country in Western Europe having borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain. Member state of the European Union. Official name: French Republic (République française). Population: 62 million inhabitants. ¹

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Fragaria vesca
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Fraley syndrome
Framingham Heart study
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Frances Hodgson Burnett
Frances Wright
Franceschetti's syndrome
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Literary usage of France

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University, Herbert Baxter Adams (1897)
"Whoever would know the condition of france toward the close of the Old ... Franklin arrived in france in December,, was received with perfect furor by the ..."

2. Leading American Treaties by Charles Edward Hill (1922)
"Hatred of England may carry »me into an excess of confidence in france, ... Men of this description would be unwilling to suppose france capable of acting ..."

3. A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century by Leopold von Ranke (1875)
"Negotiations with france were opened at the instigation of the powers combined to ... Those powers regarded the breach between England and france as a ..."

4. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"Under such a rule france might have enjoyed the period of peace needed after twenty-five ... Kaustin Hélie, Les Constitutions de la france ; Duvergier de ..."

5. The French Revolution: A Sketch by Shailer Mathews (1901)
"IV. The Decay of Governmental Efficiency. When Louis XVI. came to the throne of france, May, 5774, it was universally believed that ..."

6. A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans by James Browne (1849)
"CHAPTER I. Warlike attitude of Great Britain and france—Prince Charlee Stuart resolve« to pro- ceed to Scotland—Secrecy of Ы> preparation«—Departure of the ..."

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