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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. Jesse Jackson:

    Aretha Franklin kept right on singing.

  2. Democratic Mayor David Bowers:

    I'm reminded that President Franklin D. Roosevelt felt compelled to sequester Japanese foreign nationals after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and it appears that the threat of harm to America from ISIS now is just as real and serious as that from our enemies then.

  3. Bryan Eure:

    She said' David Boies is going to marry you ? I could have done that', i though' Oh man ! We could have had Aretha Franklin marry us !'.

  4. Pat Melton:

    ( Franklin County detectives) have done an absolute incredible job, and I'm thrilled to have been a part of Franklin County.

  5. Bryan Eure:

    Aretha Franklin was very passionate that night and very excited to be there, aretha Franklin looked at gay rights as the next civil rights movement.

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