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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Franklin, John Hope Franklin(noun)

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

  2. Franklin, Benjamin Franklin(noun)

    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. franklin(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. Franklin(Noun)

    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. Franklin(ProperNoun)

    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. Franklin(ProperNoun)

    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. franklin(Noun)

    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. Franklin(adj)

    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. Benjamin Franklin, 1759:

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

  2. Rick Warren:

    Franklin Graham served God’s purpose for Franklin Graham generation and then Franklin Graham died.

  3. Tom Jones:

    We’re not dating, but we do go out to dinner, a friend of mine, Jeff Franklin, is a TV producer, and he’s got a big house up in LA. We’ll go up there and have sing-a-longs and things like that. She’s up there a lot, and so, we talk, and she’s a very dear friend of mine, Priscilla. I mean, I met her in the ‘60s, and she’s been a friend of mine ever since. But there is nothing romantic, no.

  4. Michael Eric Dyson:

    Aretha Franklin worked above you, aretha Franklin worked beyond you. Get your preposition right.

  5. Nia Franklin:

    I grew up at a predominately Caucasian school and there was only five percent minority, and I felt out of place so much because of the color of my skin, but growing up, I found my love of arts, and through music that helped me to feel positive about Nia Franklin and about who I was.

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