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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


  1. Franklinnoun

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

  2. Franklinnoun

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

  3. Franklinnoun

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

  4. franklinnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Franklinnoun

    A steward; a bailiff of land. It signifies originally a little gentleman, and is not improperly Englished a gentleman servant.

    Etymology: from frank.

    A spacious court they see,
    Both plain and pleasant to be walked in,
    Where them does meet a franklin fair and free. Fai. Queen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Franklinadjective

    an English freeholder, or substantial householder

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


  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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  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. Barack Obama:

    The United States and Saudi Arabia have an extraordinary relationship and friendship that dates back to Franklin Roosevelt.

  2. Benjamin Franklin, 1759:

    This quote was misattributed to Benjamin Franklin. Adrian is wrong.

  3. Pastor Greg:

    I don’t think anyone will ever take Billy’s place. But we can all, in our own way, follow Franklin Graham example and proclaim the same Gospel as Franklin Graham did, franklin Graham served God’s purpose for Franklin Graham generation and then Franklin Graham died.

  4. Jesse Jackson:

    Aretha Franklin kept right on singing.

  5. John David Dingell:

    We saw some rather great things, the President( Franklin D. Roosevelt) declared war the day after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor( December 8, 1941). We saw Winston Churchill on the 26th of December, 1941, when he came to address United States Congress.

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