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f. (monetary unit)

Definition:

the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 centimes

Class:

quantity noun (quantities and units of measure)

Usage:

acronym

Plural:

f.*
(* f. may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

franc | fr. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

French coin, from Medieval Latin Francorum Rex "King of the Franks", inscribed...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of f....

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Franc

the name of several currency units. The French franc was the former currency of France until the euro was adopted in 1999. The Swiss franc is a major world currency today due to the prominence of Swiss financial institutions. The name is said to derive... (45 of 1762 words, 11 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Franc

Franc (disambiguation) | francs

may refer to: French name for the Franks | franc, the name of several currency units | Francs, a commune of the Gironde d├ępartement, in France (24 of 77 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Franc (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

franc [currency]

originally a French coin but now the monetary unit of a number of countries, notably Switzerland, most French and former Belgian overseas territories, ... (23 of 426 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/215751​/franc

Collins Dictionary:

franc [French] | French franc [synonym, sense-specific] | Swiss franc [synonym, sense-specific] | franc CFA [synonym, sense-specific] | CFA franc [synonym, sense-specific] | franc of the African financial community [synonym, sense-specific]

the former standard monetary unit of France, most French dependencies, Andorra, and Monaco, divided into 100 centimes; replaced by the euro in 2002 | ... (23 of 540 words, 5 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/franc

Wiktionary:

franc | francs [plural]

former unit of currency of France, Belgium and Luxembourg, replaced by the euro. | Any of several units of currency, some of which are multi-national (West African CFA Franc (XOF), Central African CFA Franc (XAF), the Swiss Franc (CHF)) while others... (40 of 105 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/franc

Oxford Dictionary:

franc | fr. [abbreviation] | francs [abbreviation, in full]

the basic monetary unit of France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and several other countries, equal to 100 centimes (replaced in France, Belgium, ... (21 of 83 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/franc

Random House Dictionary:

franc | francs [plural] | F. [abbreviation, sense-specific] | f. [abbreviation, sense-specific] | Fr [abbreviation, sense-specific] | fr [abbreviation, sense-specific]

an aluminum or nickel coin and monetary unit of France, equal to 100 centimes. . | any of the monetary units of various other nations and territories, ... (26 of 80 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/franc

New World Dictionary:

franc

the former basic monetary unit of Belgium, France, and Luxembourg, superseded in 2002 by the "euro" | the basic monetary unit of: Democratic Republic ... (23 of 75 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/franc

American Heritage Dictionary:

franc | F [abbreviation]

The primary unit of currency in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Monaco before the adoption of the euro. (17 of 65 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/franc

Macmillan British Dictionary:

franc [countable] | francs [plural]

the unit of money used in France and Belgium before the Euro replaced it and still used in Switzerland and some other countries (23 of 48 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/franc

Merriam-Webster:

franc

any of various former basic monetary units (as in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg) (13 of 41 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/franc

Cambridge Dictionary:

franc | Fr [abbreviation]

the standard unit of money used in France, Belgium and Luxembourg before they started using the Euro, and also used in many African countries that ... (25 of 40 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/franc

Encarta Dictionary:

franc | francs [plural]

the main unit of currency in several French-speaking countries | the main unit of the former currency in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg (21 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613307​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

franc

First use: late 14th century

Origin: French coin, from Medieval Latin Francorum Rex "King of the Franks", inscribed on gold coins first made during the reign of Jean le Bon ... (27 of 36 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=franc

American Heritage Dictionary:

franc

Origin: Middle English frank, French gold coin, from Old French franc, from Medieval Latin Francōrum (rēx), (king) of the ... (18 of 35 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/franc

Oxford Dictionary:

franc

Origin: Old French, from Latin Francorum Rex "king of the Franks", the legend on gold coins struck in the 14th century in the reign of Jean le Bon

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/franc

New World Dictionary:

franc

Origin: French from Latin Francorum rex, king of the French, device on the coin in 1360

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/franc

Wiktionary:

franc

Origin: the inscription Rex Francorum (king of the Franks) in medieval French coins.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/franc

Merriam-Webster:

franc

First use: 14th century

Origin: French

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/franc

Collins Dictionary:

fr. | Fr.

Origin: (sense 4) from German Frau

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fr-

Encarta Dictionary:

franc

Origin: Old English frencisc from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613307​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

franc [French]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "franc"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/franc

Macmillan British Dictionary:

franc [countable] | francs [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "franc"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/franc

Macmillan American Dictionary:

franc [countable] | francs [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "franc"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/franc

Cambridge Dictionary:

franc

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "franc"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "franc"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/franc

the Free Dictionary:

franc

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "franc"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "franc" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/franc

Google Dictionary:

franc | francs [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "franc"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=franc

fr.

Audio: Pronunciation associated with "fr."

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=fr​.

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

franc

Audio: North American pronunciation of "franc"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=franc​001 word=franc

YourDictionary Audio:

franc

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "franc" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/franc

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