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franc

 (frăngk)
n. Abbr. F or fr.
1. See Table at currency.
2. The primary unit of currency in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Monaco before the adoption of the euro.

[Middle English frank, French gold coin, from Old French franc, from Medieval Latin Francōrum (rēx), (king) of the Franks (from the legend on the first of these coins), genitive pl. of Francus, Frank; see Frank.]

franc

(fræŋk; French frɑ̃)
n
1. (Currencies) Also called: French franc the former standard monetary unit of France, most French dependencies, Andorra, and Monaco, divided into 100 centimes; replaced by the euro in 2002
2. (Currencies) the former standard monetary unit of Belgium (Belgian franc) and Luxembourg (Luxembourg franc), divided into 100 centimes; replaced by the euro in 2002
3. (Currencies) Also called: Swiss franc the standard monetary unit of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, divided into 100 centimes
4. (Currencies) Also called: franc CFA, CFA franc or franc of the African financial community the standard monetary unit, comprising 100 centimes, of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo
5. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Burundi (Burundi franc), Comoros (Comorian franc), Democratic Republic of Congo (Congolese franc), Djibouti (Djibouti franc), Guinea (Guinea franc), Madagascar (franc malgache), Rwanda (Rwanda franc), and French Polynesia and New Caledonia (French Pacific franc)

franc

(fræŋk)

n.
1. the basic currency of France, Belgium, and Luxembourg, which has a fixed value relative to the euro.
2. the basic monetary unit of Burundi, Djibouti, Guinea, Madagascar, Rwanda, and Switzerland.
3. a former silver coin of France, first issued under Henry III.
[1350–1400; Middle English frank < Old French franc < Medieval Latin Rēx Francōrum King of the Franks (orig. inscription on the coin)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.franc - the basic monetary unit in many countriesfranc - the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 centimes
monetary unit - a unit of money
centime - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: France and Algeria and Belgium and Burkina Faso and Burundi and Cameroon and Chad and the Congo and Gabon and Haiti and the Ivory Coast and Luxembourg and Mali and Morocco and Niger and Rwanda and Senegal and Switzerland and Togo
Belgian franc - formerly the basic unit of money in Belgium
Benin franc - the basic unit of money in Benin
Burundi franc - the basic unit of money in Burundi
Cameroon franc - the basic unit of money in Cameroon
Central African Republic franc - the basic unit of money in the Central African Republic
Chadian franc - the basic unit of money in Chad
Congo franc - the basic unit of money in the Congo
Djibouti franc - the basic unit of money in Djibouti
French franc - formerly the basic unit of money in France
Gabon franc - the basic unit of money in Gabon
Cote d'Ivoire franc, Ivory Coast franc - the basic unit of money in the Ivory Coast
Luxembourg franc - formerly the basic unit of money in Luxembourg
Madagascar franc - the basic unit of money in Madagascar
Mali franc - the basic unit of money in Mali
Niger franc - the basic unit of money in Niger
Rwanda franc - the basic unit of money in Rwanda
Senegalese franc - the basic unit of money in Senegal
Swiss franc - the basic unit of money in Switzerland
Togo franc - the basic unit of money in Togo
Burkina Faso franc - the basic unit of money in Burkina Faso
Guinean franc - the basic unit of money in Guinea
Translations
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(frӕŋk) noun
the standard unit of currency in France, Belgium, Switzerland and several other countries, eg in some parts of Africa where French is spoken.
References in classic literature ?
It is said that a stranger took a one-horse carriage for a course-- tariff, half a franc.
I made slow headway at first, but I began to get dissatisfied at the idea of paying my minion five francs to hold my mule back by the tail and keep him from going up the hill, and so I discharged him.
It is worth another franc, mademoiselle," she said, "to cut a handkerchief from the CENTRE of the piece.
The price of each handkerchief is five and twenty francs, mademoiselle--" she had offered the day before to sell us to the wife of one of the richest agents de change in Paris, at a napoleon a piece--"the price is five and twenty francs, if you take the dozen, but as you appear to wish only ONE, rather than not oblige you, it may be had for eight and twenty.
I'll wager you are making fifty thousand francs out of your pigeons in the Bastile.
Of course I knew it was true, as true as the fifty thousand francs profit you make," at which remark Baisemeaux stamped on the ground.
The reader must know that the ghost had calmly been paid his first twenty thousand francs.
Please put twenty notes of a thousand francs each into this envelope, seal it with your own seal and hand it to Mme.
Polina," I said, "here are twenty-five thousand florins--fifty thousand francs, or more.
It was on one of these visits that he came to me and asked for the loan of two hundred francs.
Madame Lardot leased to the chevalier two rooms on the second floor of her house, for the modest sum of one hundred francs a year.
Arrived at Leghorn, he repaired to the house of a Jew, a dealer in precious stones, to whom he disposed of four of his smallest diamonds for five thousand francs each.