What does frail mean?

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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.

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

  2. frail(Noun)

    The quantity of raisins contained in a frail.

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

  3. frail(Noun)

    A rush for weaving baskets.

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

  4. frail(Noun)

    A girl.

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

  5. frail(Verb)

    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. 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.

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

  7. frail(Adjective)

    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. Frail(noun)

    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. Frail(noun)

    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. Frail(noun)

    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. 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.

  2. Jens Weidmann on Thursday:

    The main drivers are the favourable labour market situation and substantial increases in households' real disposable income, though foreign trade is currently being hampered by frail demand from the emerging market economies, but with export markets outside the euro area expected to rebound and economic growth within the euro area gaining a little more traction, the healthy underlying state of the German economy should stand out even more clearly over the next two years.

  3. Frances Rodman:

    Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood.

  5. Peggy Noonan, speechwriter for the Reagan administration:

    I first saw President Reagan as a foot, highly polished brown cordovan wagging merrily on a hassock. I spied it through the door. It was a beautiful foot, sleek. Such casual elegance and clean lines! But not a big foot, not formidable, maybe a little ...frail. I imagined cradling it in my arms, protecting it from unsmooth roads.

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