What does Frank mean?

Definitions for Frank
fræŋk, frɑŋkFrank

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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

GCIDE

  1. Frank(n.)

    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.

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

Wiktionary

  1. frank(Noun)

    the grey heron.

    Etymology: Shortened form of frankfurter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frank(noun)

    a pigsty

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  2. Frank(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  3. Frank(noun)

    the common heron; -- so called from its note

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  4. Frank(noun)

    unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  5. Frank(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  6. Frank(noun)

    liberal; generous; profuse

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  7. Frank(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  8. Frank(verb)

    to send by public conveyance free of expense

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  9. Frank(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  12. Frank(adj)

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

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  13. Frank(adj)

    a French coin. See Franc

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

Freebase

  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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British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce Frank?

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How to say Frank in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Barack Obama:

    Let's be frank about this. There is a racial component to this, a lot of the issues that Trump presented as economic issues were actually economic issues with a racial core.

  2. Patricia Clarkson:

    We have beautiful showrunners, Frank [Pugliese] and Melissa [Gibson], and they killed themselves to rethink the whole show, it’s only eight episodes. …I think it’s going to be a stunning, stunning new season and I’m thankful for it.

  3. Dean Martins:

    I think what hes done is, hes stealing the thunder from Frank Loessers song and from my dad. He should write his own song if he doesnt like this one, but dont change the lyrics. Its a classic, perfect song.

  4. Paul Ryan:

    Let's be frank: The House is broken, we are not solving problems. We are adding to them. And I am not interested in laying blame. We are not settling scores. We are wiping the slate clean. Neither the members nor the people are satisfied with how things are going. We need to make some changes, starting with how the House does business.

  5. David Rinetti:

    The Angels didnt starter Andrew Heaney said. Many of The Angels didnt, including Justin Upton and Brian Goodwin, took a knee for the national anthem while As players Khris Davis and Tony Kemp raised a right fist to the air. Los Angeles opened the season in Oakland for a fourth straight year. TWO DECADES At age 40, Albert Pujols earned Albert Pujols 20th consecutive opening day start in as many years the fifth player to start the opener in 20 straight years. The others : Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski, Eddie Murray and Frank Robinson. Pete Rose went 0 for 3 with a walk. Pretty spectacular, isnt it ? New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. That puts it all in perspective how great New Angels manager Joe Maddon is, what New Angels manager Joe Maddon career has looked like, just to get 20 opportunities, right, youve got to be good. Weve had a lot of great conversations lately, he and I. Very happy for him and his family. I know its important to him. Hes definitely ready to rock and roll. TRAINERS ROOM Angels : New 3B Anthony Rendon missed the opener with an oblique injury. Hes been progressing, Im encouraged, New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. Athletics : LHP A.J. Puk, on the injured list with a strained shoulder, played catch. General manager David Forst said Puk would go to the clubs alternate site in San Jose when the club hits the road. Puk had cortisone and platelet rich plasma injections Monday. Its going to be at least a couple weeks of just playing catch, manager Bob Melvin said. Were a ways off before we have an update on him. WHAT A FEAT David Rinetti, As vice president of stadium operations, marked David Rinetti 40th opening day with the organization after working David Rinetti first in 1981 as a high school junior. David Rinetti received a 113-page document to get the ballpark ready in two weeks. Its pretty incredible. It was a lot of work.

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