the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds
a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)
"an invalid's frail body"
fallible, frail, imperfect, weak(adj)
wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
"I'm only a fallible human"; "frail humanity"
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"
A basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins.
The quantity of raisins contained in a frail.
A rush for weaving baskets.
To play a stringed instrument, usually a banjo, by picking with the back of a fingernail.
Easily broken; mentally or physically fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm.
Liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; unchaste.
Origin: From frele, from fragilis. Cognate to fraction, fracture, and fragile.
a basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins
the quantity of raisins -- about thirty-two, fifty-six, or seventy-five pounds, -- contained in a frail
a rush for weaving baskets
easily broken; fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm
liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; also, unchaste; -- often applied to fallen women
Origin: [OE. frele, freile, OF. fraile, frele, F. frle, fr. L. fragilis. See Fragile.]
Frail is an album by Norwegian singer-songwiter Maria Solheim released in 2004 by Kirkelig Kulturverksted.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
frāl, adj. wanting in strength or firmness: weak: unchaste.—adj. Frail′ish, somewhat frail.—adv. Frail′ly.—ns. Frail′ness, Frail′ty, weakness: infirmity. [O. Fr. fraile—L. fragilis, fragile.]
frāl, n. a rush: a basket made of rushes. [O. Fr. frayel; of dubious origin.]
The numerical value of frail in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of frail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.
In sickness and death her body was frail, but her spirit and good works were never feeble, her flame of hope, freedom and justice will forever burn.
I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood.
He's an old frail man and I fear this lashing sentence is potentially a death sentence for him, that's our biggest concern, which is why we are trying to raise the case now to get him out.
Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows.
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