Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
A historical region and former province of north-central France in the Paris basin. In 987 the Île-de-France became the nucleus of the crown lands when Hugh Capet, Count of Paris, became the French king.
1. (Placename) a region of N France, in the Paris Basin: part of the duchy of France in the 10th century
2. (Placename) a former name (1715–1810) for Mauritius
1. a historic region and former province in N central France, including Paris and the region around it.
2. a metropolitan region in N central France. 10,660,000; 4637 sq. mi. (12,012 sq. km).