France: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (frans, fräns Fr. fräns), [key]
— n.
  1. (Jacques Anatole Thibault), 1844–1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel prize 1921.
  2. a republic in W Europe. 53,000,000; 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Cap.: Paris.
  3. fleurs-de-lis or upon azure: a bordure of France.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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