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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.

  2. frailnoun

    The quantity of raisins contained in a frail.

  3. frailnoun

    A rush for weaving baskets.

  4. frailnoun

    A girl.

  5. frailverb

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

  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.

  7. frailadjective

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FRAILadjective

    Etymology: fragilis, Latin.

    I know my body’s of so frail a kind,
    As force without, fevers within can kill. Davies.

    When with care we have raised this imaginary treasure of happiness, we find, at last, that the materials of the structure are frail and perishing, and the foundation itself is laid in the sand. John Rogers, Sermon 5.

    The truly virtuous do not easily credit evil that is told them of their neighbours; for if others may do amiss, then may these also speak amiss: man is frail, and prone to evil, and therefore may soon fail in words. Jeremy Taylor, Guide to Devotion.

  2. Frailnoun

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frailnoun

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

  2. Frailnoun

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

  3. Frailnoun

    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. 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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  2. filar

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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. Rainn Wilson:

    I can relate to someone whose life is falling apart, and they are doing the best to get by, using humor to survive, backstrom really wears his heart on his sleeve and his life is unraveling… I would much rather hang out with that person than a slick procedural detective who has all the answers… it’s human, it’s frail, it’s interesting.

  2. Jesse Jackson Sr.:

    In sickness and death her body was frail, but her spirit and good works were never feeble, her flame of hope, freedom and justice will forever burn.

  3. Kelly Moore:

    Since they haven't been studied in people in those populations, we don't know how well the vaccine will work for them. We know that most vaccines don't work nearly as well in a frail elderly person as they would in someone who is fit and vigorous, even if they happen to be the same age.

  4. Bonnie Bowes:

    She was extremely frail and she was burned, but yet could very clearly articulate what happened, where she was, fear, everything that you would expect, i’m so proud of her and I know one day I’ll see her, although my heart will be forever broken without her.

  5. Mahabharata:

    Such deeds as thou with fear and grief Wouldst, on a sick-bed laid, recall, In youth and health eschew them all, Remembering life is frail and brief.

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