Definitions for Frankfræŋk, frɑŋk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

frank*fræŋk(adj.)frank•er, frank•est

  1. direct and unreserved in speech:

    frank criticism.

  2. lacking inhibition or subterfuge:

    frank curiosity.

  3. unmistakable; clinically evident:

    frank blood.

    Category: Pathology

  4. (n.)a stamp, printed marking, or signature on a piece of mail indicating that postal charges have been paid.

    Category: Philately

  5. (v.t.)to mark (mail) for transmission by virtue of a frank.

    Category: Philately

  6. to enable to pass or go freely.

  7. to facilitate the comings and goings of (a person).

* Syn: frank , candid , open , outspoken imply a freedom and boldness in speaking. frank implies a straightforward, almost tactless expression of one's real opinions or sentiments: He was frank in his rejection of the proposal. candid suggests sincerity, truthfulness, and impartiality: a candid appraisal of her work. open implies a lack of reserve or of concealment: open antagonism. outspoken suggests free and bold expression, even when inappropriate: an outspoken and unnecessary show of disapproval.

Origin of frank:

1250–1300; ME < OF franc < LL francus free, orig. Frank1



  1. a frankfurter.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of frank:

1900–05, Amer.; by shortening


  1. a member of a confederation of Germanic peoples living on the right bank of the lower Rhine in the 3rd century a.d. and by the 6th century ruling most of what is now France, the Low Countries, and W Germany.

    Category: Peoples

  2. an inhabitant of the early medieval polities founded by the Franks.

    Category: Peoples

  3. (now in historical contexts) any native of W Europe.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Frank:

bef. 900; ME; OE Franca

Frankfræŋk, frɑŋk(n.)

  1. Anne, 1929–45, German Jewish girl who died in Belsen concentration camp in Germany: her diaries about her family hiding from Nazis in Amsterdam (1942–44) published in 1947.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Frank(noun)

    a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century

  2. frank, frankfurter, hotdog, hot dog, dog, wiener, wienerwurst, weenie(adj)

    a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

  3. blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder(adj)

    characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

    "blunt talking and straight shooting"; "a blunt New England farmer"; "I gave them my candid opinion"; "forthright criticism"; "a forthright approach to the problem"; "tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank"; "it is possible to be outspoken without being rude"; "plainspoken and to the point"; "a point-blank accusation"

  4. frank(verb)

    clearly manifest; evident

    "frank enjoyment"

  5. postmark, frank(verb)

    stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing

  6. frank(verb)

    exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. frank(adjective)æŋk, frɑŋk

    honest about what you are thinking

    a frank discussion


  1. frank(Noun)

    the grey heron.

  2. Origin: Shortened form of frankfurter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frank(noun)

    a pigsty

  2. Frank(verb)

    to shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to fatten

  3. Frank(noun)

    the common heron; -- so called from its note

  4. Frank(noun)

    unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free

  5. Frank(noun)

    free in uttering one's real sentiments; not reserved; using no disguise; candid; ingenuous; as, a frank nature, conversation, manner, etc

  6. Frank(noun)

    liberal; generous; profuse

  7. Frank(noun)

    unrestrained; loose; licentious; -- used in a bad sense

  8. Frank(verb)

    to send by public conveyance free of expense

  9. Frank(verb)

    to extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc

  10. Frank(adj)

    the privilege of sending letters or other mail matter, free of postage, or without charge; also, the sign, mark, or signature denoting that a letter or other mail matter is to free of postage

  11. Frank(adj)

    a member of one of the German tribes that in the fifth century overran and conquered Gaul, and established the kingdom of France

  12. Frank(adj)

    a native or inhabitant of Western Europe; a European; -- a term used in the Levant

  13. Frank(adj)

    a French coin. See Franc


  1. Frank

    Frank was the girl group from Channel 4's comedy drama series Totally Frank. Frank consisted of lead singer Lauren Blake, guitarist Bryony Afferson, keyboard player Helena Dowling and drummer Hayley Angel Wardle. In the show Totally Frank, the girls played fictional characters Tasha, Charlie, Flo and Neve. The band used their real names outside of the show. Their debut single "I'm Not Shy" was released on 31 July 2006 and reached #40 in the UK Singles Chart. Their debut album Devil's Got Your Gold was released on 7 August 2006. The album featured tracks from the television show including "Money In My Pocket", "Never Left A Girl", "Silence", "Don't Wait Up", "All I Ever Do", the second series theme tune; "Turn It Up", and the first series theme tune "Complicated". New tracks included "If The Devil's Got Your Gold", "Wake Up" and "Palm Of Your Hand". Their song, "I'm Not Shy" was featured in a comedy sketch on the show TittyBangBang on BBC Three. The promo album sampler for Frank featured three tracks, "I'm Not Shy", "Turn It Up" and "Never Left A Girl". Frank supported fellow girl group Girls Aloud on their 2006 Chemistry Tour of England and Scotland.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Frank' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2823

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Frank' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2345

Translations for Frank

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


saying or showing openly what is in one's mind; honest

a frank person; a frank reply.

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