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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frail(noun)

    the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds

  2. frail(adj)

    a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)

  3. frail(adj)

    physically weak

    "an invalid's frail body"

  4. 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"

  5. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. frail(Noun)

    A basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins.

  2. frail(Noun)

    The quantity of raisins contained in a frail.

  3. frail(Noun)

    A rush for weaving baskets.

  4. frail(Noun)

    A girl.

  5. frail(Verb)

    To play a stringed instrument, usually a banjo, by picking with the back of a fingernail.

  6. frail(Adjective)

    Easily broken; mentally or physically fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm.

  7. frail(Adjective)

    Liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; unchaste.

  8. Origin: From frele, from fragilis. Cognate to fraction, fracture, and fragile.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frail(noun)

    a basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins

  2. Frail(noun)

    the quantity of raisins -- about thirty-two, fifty-six, or seventy-five pounds, -- contained in a frail

  3. Frail(noun)

    a rush for weaving baskets

  4. Frail

    easily broken; fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm

  5. Frail

    tender

  6. Frail

    liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; also, unchaste; -- often applied to fallen women

  7. Origin: [OE. frele, freile, OF. fraile, frele, F. frle, fr. L. fragilis. See Fragile.]

Freebase

  1. Frail

    Frail is an album by Norwegian singer-songwiter Maria Solheim released in 2004 by Kirkelig Kulturverksted.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Frail

    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.]

  2. Frail

    frāl, n. a rush: a basket made of rushes. [O. Fr. frayel; of dubious origin.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frail in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of frail in a Sentence

  1. John Still:

    The memories of men are too frail a thread to hang history from.

  2. Efraim Zuroff:

    When you think of these cases, don't think of frail, old, sick men and women.

  3. Christine Finck:

    I think watching her frail but tough spirit made me just feel a special connection with her.

  4. Los Angeles:

    I saw a very gaunt, frail-looking child, who at that time to me looked like a 5-, 6- or 7-year-old boy.

  5. Brian Deschanel:

    A thou shalt not bluster the lesser, forasmuchas equilibrium aligns the once all mighty before the frail, for mercy.

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