What does Frank mean?

Definitions for Frank
fræŋk, frɑŋkFrank

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Franknoun

    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, weenieadjective

    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-shoulderadjective

    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. frankverb

    clearly manifest; evident

    "frank enjoyment"

  5. postmark, frankverb

    stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing

  6. frankverb

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


  1. Franknoun

    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 go free of postage. Called also the franking privilege.


  1. franknoun

    the grey heron.

  2. Etymology: Shortened form of frankfurter.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FRANKadjective

    Etymology: franc, French.

    The moister sorts of trees yield little moss, which is for the reason of the frank putting up of the sap into the boughs. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    They were left destitute, either by narrow provision, or by their frank hearts and their open hands, and their charity towards others. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.

    ’Tis the ordinary practice of the world to be frank of civilities that cost them nothing. Roger L'Estrange.

    Thou hast it won; for it is of frank gift,
    And he will care for all the rest to shift. Hubberd’s Tale.

    Might not be found a franker franion. Edmund Spenser.

  2. Franknoun

    Etymology: from the adjective.

    Where sups here? Doth the old boar feed in the old frank? William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    You’ll have immediately, by several franks, my epistle to lord Cobham. Alexander Pope, to Swift.

  3. To Frankverb

    1.To shut up in a frank or sty. Thomas Hanmer

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Tell Richmond this from me,
    That in the sty of this most bloody boar,
    My son George Stanly is frank’d up in hold:
    If I revolt, off goes young George’s head. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    My lord Orrery writes to you to-morrow; and you see I send this under his cover, or at least franked by him. Jonathan Swift.

    Gazettes sent gratis down, and frank’d,
    For which thy patron’s weekly thank’d. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Franknoun

    a pigsty

  2. Frankverb

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

  3. Franknoun

    the common heron; -- so called from its note

  4. Franknoun

    unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free

  5. Franknoun

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

  6. Franknoun

    liberal; generous; profuse

  7. Franknoun

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

  8. Frankverb

    to send by public conveyance free of expense

  9. Frankverb

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

  10. Frankadjective

    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. Frankadjective

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

  12. Frankadjective

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

  13. Frankadjective

    a French coin. See Franc

  14. Etymology: [See Frank, a.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Frank

    frangk, adj. free, open: (obs.) liberal: open or candid in expression: (Spens.) unrestrained.—v.t. to send free of expense, as a letter.—n. the signature of a person who had the right to frank a letter.—n. Frank′-fee, a species of tenure in fee-simple, the opposite of copyhold.—adv. Frank′ly, candidly: (obs.) gratuitously.—ns. Frank′ness; Frank′-pledge, a system of mutual suretyship by which the members of a tithing were made responsible for one another; Frank′-ten′ement, freehold. [O. Fr. franc—Low L. francus—Old High Ger. Franko, one of the tribe called Franks, a free man.]

  2. Frank

    frangk, n. one of the German tribes from Franconia who conquered Gaul in the 5th century, and founded France: the name given in the East to a native of Western Europe.—adj. Frank′ish.

  3. Frank

    frangk, n. (Shak.) a pig-sty.—v.t. (Shak.) to shut up in a sty, to cram, to fatten. [O. Fr. franc.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. frank

    The large fish-eating heron of our lakes and pools.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Frank in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Frank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Frank in a Sentence

  1. Kim Presson:

    [The doctor] said despite Frank’s own medical issues, his only concern is with her well-being, just the history of them struck a special chord for me. I know it’s hard for the all our patients being here so anything we can do to bring them a little bit of joy is always important to us at St. Elizabeth’s.

  2. Peggy Sheeran:

    She was very powerful and that's what it was, maybe in other scenes there could've been some interaction between Frank and her possibly, but that's how it was done. She's terrific and it resonates.

  3. Alvin Bragg:

    We share Commissioner Sewell’s call for frank and productive discussions to reach common ground on our shared mission to deliver safety and justice for all and look forward to the opportunity to clear up some misunderstandings, this conversation, that has already started, is best done directly and not through the media.

  4. Brad Bird:

    People know (Clooney) for his humanitarian work and that he is willing to step out and take an unpopular stand if he believes it is right, and that is good for this character because the character Frank is an idealist and it is about struggling with idealism too.

  5. Harrison Ford:

    We have almost completed the nextIndiana Jonesfilm, featuring the music of John Williams, and I had a wonderful experience working withJames Mangold, with Kathy [ Kennedy ] and Frank [ Marshall ] again. I'm really proud of the movie that we made.

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    an impression that something might be the case
    • A. dint
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