From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishFranceFrance /frɑːns $ fræns/ 🔊 🔊 a country in westernEurope and a member of the EU. Population: 65,951,611 (2014). Capital: Paris. France is known especially for its art, good food, and finewines, and many British people go there on holiday. People from France are called French.