Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Franco: Francisco Franco


 (frăng′kō, fräng′-), Francisco Known as "El Caudillo." 1892-1975.
Spanish general and political leader who directed the Nationalist government and rebel armed forces that defeated the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). He ruled as dictator (1939-1975) until his death, upon which the Bourbon monarchy was restored.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˈfræŋkəʊ; Spanish ˈfraŋko)
(Biography) Francisco (franˈθisko), called el Caudillo. 1892–1975, Spanish general and statesman; head of state (1939–1975). He was commander-in-chief of the Falangists in the Spanish Civil War (1936–39), defeating the republican government and establishing a dictatorship (1939). He kept Spain neutral in World War II
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈfræŋ koʊ)

Francisco (Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco-Bahamonde), 1892–1975, Spanish dictator: head of Spain 1939–75.
Fran′co•ist, n.


a combining form representing French or France: Francophile; Franco-Prussian.
[< Medieval Latin Franc(us) a Frank, a Frenchman + -o-]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Franco - Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)Franco - Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


nFranzosenfreund(in) m(f); he is a francoer ist frankophil
nFrankophilie f
nFranzosenfeind(in) m(f)
nFrankophobie f
nFrankofone(r) mf, → Französisch sprechende(r) mf
adj the franco Warder Deutsch-Französische Krieg
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in periodicals archive ?
Rodrigo Franco, CEO of Metro Pacific subsidiary Metro Pacific Tollways Corp.
Jonathan Franco, 19, of the 800 block of Garden Circle, is charged with aggravated driving under the influence of drugs and reckless homicide.
( Manuel Franco , 24, of the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis,&nbsp;officially identified himself as the winner of the&nbsp;huge Powerball jackpot at a press conference in Madison, Wisconsin.
Police Officer 1 Franklin Franco, 27, assigned with the QCPD Station 9, is facing charges of grave threat and physical injuries after he shot Arnel Calimlim,37, in Barangay Vasra.
FRANCO Manca, the hugely successful sourdough pizzeria chain, has set its sights on Manchester.
Spain's Socialist government aims to approve a decree next Friday ordering the removal of dictator Francisco Franco's remains from a grand mausoleum outside Madrid, a senior government official told Reuters on Monday.
THE family of General Franco, the fascist dictator who ruled Spain for 36 years, will take care of his body when it is exhumed by order of the government.
MADRID (Reuters) - The family of Spain's late former fascist dictator Francisco Franco will use all possible legal means to prevent a government plan to move their ancestor's remains from a grand monument near Madrid, Spanish media said on Saturday.
The DRC's Franco, and Nigeria's Fela Kuti, remain two of the most musically as well as politically influential artists in Africa, despite both being dead.
Jess Franco (12 May 1930-2 April 2013) was a director, cinematographer, writer, composer, editor, producer and actor in more than 150 fiercely independent films he made from 1959 to 2013.