What does Frank mean?

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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

GCIDE

  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.

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

Wiktionary

  1. franknoun

    the grey heron.

    Etymology: Shortened form of frankfurter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Franknoun

    a pigsty

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  2. Frankverb

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

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  3. Franknoun

    the common heron; -- so called from its note

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  4. Franknoun

    unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  5. Franknoun

    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. Franknoun

    liberal; generous; profuse

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  7. Franknoun

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

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  8. Frankverb

    to send by public conveyance free of expense

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  9. Frankverb

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

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  12. Frankadjective

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

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  13. Frankadjective

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

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

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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. Hillary Clinton:

    ] Why should you care? - Aside from the philosophical question of whether the government can or should have the power to regulate the internet, the regulations themselves could cause your binge-watching habits to be slightly more frustrating. With the new FCC rules, no Internet provider would be allowed to buy faster lines than another provider. So whether you have Comcast’s Xfinity or Time Warner, Frank Underwood’s diabolic takeover will take the same time to load. Hillary agrees with Silicon Valley donors - TIME: IMMIGRATION STANDOFF LIKELY TO END WITH A WHIMPER, NOT A BANG WaPo:.

  2. Neel Kashkari:

    Now is the right time for Congress to consider going further than Dodd-Frank with bold, transformational solutions to solve this problem once and for all.

  3. Shwe Mann:

    We thought that it's important to use (Than Shwe's) influence to the best advantage of the country by holding frank and sincere talks.

  4. Louis D. Brandeis:

    In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.

  5. Greta Goldsmith:

    ‘With this letter, dear Mr Frank, I would like to ask you if it is not a good idea to occasionally focus our attention on brave Peter. How a boy of fifteen held out in the concentration camp, as you yourself told me, how he did his best for other people, and so on. Of course the marvellous, intelligent Anne deserves all the attention, but the boy had such a close bond with her, and he certainly meant a great deal to her – why not some praise for him now and then? This is no more than an idea, but I think all too often of all the heroes who were not lucky enough From the archives of the Anne Frank Houseto have kept diaries.’

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