To julienne is to cut something e.g. a vegetable into thin strips or small matchlike pieces. Ok, I need to julienne half a medium-sized carrot. I have always cut my carrots into rounds, then the rounds into halves or quarters... so how to julienne?
Google queen watched several videos on how to julienne carrots and said to herself: I need to get a bigger and better knife. The two knives I own have served me long but are a little too small. I julienned my carrot anyway.