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ˈfræŋk lɪnFranklin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Franklin, John Hope Franklinnoun

    United States historian noted for studies of Black American history (born in 1915)

  2. Franklin, Benjamin Franklinnoun

    printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790)

  3. franklinnoun

    a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth

Wiktionary

  1. Franklinnoun

    A one-hundred-dollar bill, which carries the portrait of Benjamin Franklin.

    Etymology: From frankelein, from fraunclein, from fraunc, of origin, from * + -lein, from *, from -lingaz. Cognate with Franko, -ling. More at frank, -ling.

  2. Franklinnoun

    Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American author, scientist, inventor, and diplomat, and one of the Founding Fathers.

    Etymology: From frankelein, from fraunclein, from fraunc, of origin, from * + -lein, from *, from -lingaz. Cognate with Franko, -ling. More at frank, -ling.

  3. Franklinnoun

    transferred from the surname, partly in honor of Benjamin Franklin.

    Etymology: From frankelein, from fraunclein, from fraunc, of origin, from * + -lein, from *, from -lingaz. Cognate with Franko, -ling. More at frank, -ling.

  4. franklinnoun

    A freeholder, especially as belonging to a class of landowners in the 14th and 15th century ranking below the gentry.

    Etymology: From frankelein, from fraunclein, from fraunc, of origin, from * + -lein, from *, from -lingaz. Cognate with Franko, -ling. More at frank, -ling.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Franklinadjective

    an English freeholder, or substantial householder

    Etymology: [OE. frankelein; cf. LL. franchilanus. See Frank, a.]

Freebase

  1. Franklin

    Franklin is a city in, and county seat of, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. It is a southern suburb of Nashville. As of the 2010 Census, the city had a total population of 62,487.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Franklin

    frangk′lin, n. an old English freeholder, free from feudal servitude to a subject-superior. [Low L. francus, frank.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. franklin

    In the southern part of Tennessee, near the boundary-line of Alabama. A severe engagement took place here between the Union and Confederate forces under Gens. Schofield and Hood respectively, November 30, 1864.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Franklin in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Franklin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Franklin in a Sentence

  1. Russell Moore:

    My earliest memories are watching Franklin Graham preach on television as a very small child. I remember being struck as a child with the gravity with which he took the Gospel. That continued with me for the rest of my life, when I met Dr. Franklin Graham, that same sense of weightiness of the Gospel was evident in him personally – just as it was in public.

  2. Cary Summers:

    Benjamin Franklin wrote. I firmly believe... without Benjamin Franklin concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel, a reference to the Old Testament biblical story that didn't end well for the builders. The museum also showcases the Bible’s influence on world history, culture, science, art and literature. One section of the museum is devoted to the Bible in America, its influence on presidents and the Founding Fathers like Benjamin Franklin, who quoted the Bible's book to explain the importance of the country's founders to abide by the book's wisdom. Cary Summers said it's important people have information about a book that has had such tremendous impact on the Western world. And it will be presented, warts and all, of how people used – and abused – its precepts. One of the goals of the museum is to put Gutenberg Bible back in the center of conversation.

  3. Alan Dranow:

    Enter the doors from the very first Ben Franklin store. According to Alan Dranow, the doors were kept for decades in a warehouse by Gene Ivy, co-owner of the Arkansas-based contractor Ivy Brothers Construction. The company was charged with renovating Walton’s first store in Newport in the 1960s -- and the original doors have been kept in storage since then. Gene Ivy kept the doors in Gene Ivy garage after Gene Ivy retired. When Gene Ivy died in 2014, one of his grandchildren contacted a Walmart Museum employee about what to do with salvaged store relics. The Walmart Museum, which first opened in 1990 as the Walmart Visitor Center, was more than happy to take in the prized store relics this summer. But Alan Dranow admits the doors have seen their share of wear and tear. Because Walton’s store was so popular Sam Walton had more traffic than anybody. The door is worn on the side where you push to get in.

  4. Los Angeles:

    I just hope( Franklin's estate) doesn't end up getting so hotly contested, any time they don't leave a trust or will, there always ends up being a fight.

  5. Cynthia Erivo:

    Aretha Franklin strength, passion and soul are evident in Aretha Franklin everlasting legacy, not only as a transcendent artist, but as a humanitarian and civil rights icon, to have the opportunity to bring Aretha Franklin legacy to life and show the fullness of Aretha Franklin being, Aretha Franklin humanity and brilliance, is an honor. What I know and have learned about what my voice, as an artist, can do and the power in it has been highly influenced by Aretha Franklin. I feel privileged and excited to be a part of the sharing of Aretha Franklin genius.

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