What does fragile mean?

Definitions for fragileˈfrædʒ əl; Brit. -aɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fragile.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. delicate, fragile, frail(adj)

    easily broken or damaged or destroyed

    "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft"

  2. fragile(adj)

    vulnerably delicate

    "she has the fragile beauty of youth"

  3. flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin(adj)

    lacking substance or significance

    "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"

Wiktionary

  1. fragile(Adjective)

    easily broken or destroyed, and thus often of subtle or intricate structure

  2. Origin: From fragilis, formed on frag-, the root of frangere. Cognate with frail, fraction, fracture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fragile(adj)

    easily broken; brittle; frail; delicate; easily destroyed

Freebase

  1. Fragile

    Fragile is the fourth studio album by English progressive rock band Yes, released on Atlantic Records. It is the first Yes album recorded with keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who replaced Tony Kaye in 1971, and the first with cover art by Roger Dean, who would design many of the band's covers. Fragile was the band's international breakthrough, and was well received by critics then and now. It is somewhat unusual in that four of the tracks are performed by the entire band, while the other five showcase each of the group members. The album was commercially successful in the UK as well as in the US: in November 1971 it entered the UK Album Chart at No. 7, which would prove its highest position. It later reached No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 during a stay of 46 weeks. Its release in the US was held back for two months because of the chart momentum of their previous record, The Yes Album.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fragile

    fraj′il, adj. easily broken: frail: delicate.—n. Fragil′ity, the state of being fragile. [Fr.,—L. fragilis, frangĕre, to break.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. fragile

    Syn brittle.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fragile in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fragile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ronald Reagan:

    Democracy is not a fragile flower still it needs cultivating.

  2. Chapman Cohen:

    Gods are fragile things they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.

  3. Sallust:

    The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.

  4. Randolph Silliman Bourne:

    Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.

  5. Grard Depardieu:

    At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths-your abilities and your failings.

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