the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds
a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)
"an invalid's frail body"
fallible, frail, imperfect, weak(adj)
wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
"I'm only a fallible human"; "frail humanity"
delicate, fragile, frail(adj)
easily broken or damaged or destroyed
"a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft"
A basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins.
The quantity of raisins contained in a frail.
A rush for weaving baskets.
To play a stringed instrument, usually a banjo, by picking with the back of a fingernail.
Easily broken; mentally or physically fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm.
Liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; unchaste.
Origin: From frele, from fragilis. Cognate to fraction, fracture, and fragile.
a basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins
the quantity of raisins -- about thirty-two, fifty-six, or seventy-five pounds, -- contained in a frail
a rush for weaving baskets
easily broken; fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm
liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; also, unchaste; -- often applied to fallen women
Origin: [OE. frele, freile, OF. fraile, frele, F. frle, fr. L. fragilis. See Fragile.]
Frail is an album by Norwegian singer-songwiter Maria Solheim released in 2004 by Kirkelig Kulturverksted.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
frāl, adj. wanting in strength or firmness: weak: unchaste.—adj. Frail′ish, somewhat frail.—adv. Frail′ly.—ns. Frail′ness, Frail′ty, weakness: infirmity. [O. Fr. fraile—L. fragilis, fragile.]
frāl, n. a rush: a basket made of rushes. [O. Fr. frayel; of dubious origin.]
The numerical value of frail in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of frail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The memories of men are too frail a thread to hang history from.
When you think of these cases, don't think of frail, old, sick men and women.
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.
They had told him they couldn’t do anymore treatment because he was too weak, his immune system and body were so frail.
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