What does frail mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frailnoun

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

  2. frailadjective

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

  3. frailadjective

    physically weak

    "an invalid's frail body"

  4. fallible, frail, imperfect, weakadjective

    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, frailadjective

    easily broken or damaged or destroyed

    "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft"

Wiktionary

  1. frailnoun

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

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

  2. frailnoun

    The quantity of raisins contained in a frail.

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

  3. frailnoun

    A rush for weaving baskets.

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

  4. frailnoun

    A girl.

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

  5. frailverb

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

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

  6. frailadjective

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

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

  7. frailadjective

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frailnoun

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

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

  2. Frailnoun

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

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

  3. Frailnoun

    a rush for weaving baskets

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

  4. Frail

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

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

  5. Frail

    tender

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

  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

    Etymology: [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. Mark Warner:

    I saw him four or five weeks ago. Very frail, but still, oftentimes with a pocket square, and looking like he stepped out of ‘Hunt Country’ magazine.

  2. Sallust:

    The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.

  3. Efraim Zuroff:

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

  4. Alexis Carrel:

    If you make a habit of sincere prayer, your life will be very noticeably and profoundly altered. Prayer stamps with its indelible mark our actions and demeanor. A tranquility of bearing, a facial and bodily repose, are observed in those whose inner lives are thus enriched. . . . Properly understood, prayer is a mature activity indispensable to the fullest development of personality . . . . Only in prayer do we achieve that complete and harmonious assembly of body, mind and spirit which gives the frail human reed its unshakable strengths.

  5. John Still:

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

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