What does frank mean?

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fræŋk, frɑŋkfrank

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Frank(noun)

    a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century

  2. frank, frankfurter, hotdog, hot dog, dog, wiener, wienerwurst, weenie(adj)

    a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

  3. blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder(adj)

    characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

    "blunt talking and straight shooting"; "a blunt New England farmer"; "I gave them my candid opinion"; "forthright criticism"; "a forthright approach to the problem"; "tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank"; "it is possible to be outspoken without being rude"; "plainspoken and to the point"; "a point-blank accusation"

  4. frank(verb)

    clearly manifest; evident

    "frank enjoyment"

  5. postmark, frank(verb)

    stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing

  6. frank(verb)

    exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks

GCIDE

  1. Frank(n.)

    The privilege of sending letters or other mail matter, free of postage, or without charge; also, the sign, mark, or signature denoting that a letter or other mail matter is to go free of postage. Called also the franking privilege.

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

Wiktionary

  1. frank(Noun)

    the grey heron.

    Etymology: Shortened form of frankfurter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frank(noun)

    a pigsty

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  2. Frank(verb)

    to shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to fatten

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  3. Frank(noun)

    the common heron; -- so called from its note

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  4. Frank(noun)

    unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  5. Frank(noun)

    free in uttering one's real sentiments; not reserved; using no disguise; candid; ingenuous; as, a frank nature, conversation, manner, etc

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  6. Frank(noun)

    liberal; generous; profuse

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  7. Frank(noun)

    unrestrained; loose; licentious; -- used in a bad sense

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  8. Frank(verb)

    to send by public conveyance free of expense

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  9. Frank(verb)

    to extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  10. Frank(adj)

    the privilege of sending letters or other mail matter, free of postage, or without charge; also, the sign, mark, or signature denoting that a letter or other mail matter is to free of postage

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  11. Frank(adj)

    a member of one of the German tribes that in the fifth century overran and conquered Gaul, and established the kingdom of France

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  12. Frank(adj)

    a native or inhabitant of Western Europe; a European; -- a term used in the Levant

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

  13. Frank(adj)

    a French coin. See Franc

    Etymology: [See Frank, a.]

Freebase

  1. Frank

    Frank was the girl group from Channel 4's comedy drama series Totally Frank. Frank consisted of lead singer Lauren Blake, guitarist Bryony Afferson, keyboard player Helena Dowling and drummer Hayley Angel Wardle. In the show Totally Frank, the girls played fictional characters Tasha, Charlie, Flo and Neve. The band used their real names outside of the show. Their debut single "I'm Not Shy" was released on 31 July 2006 and reached #40 in the UK Singles Chart. Their debut album Devil's Got Your Gold was released on 7 August 2006. The album featured tracks from the television show including "Money In My Pocket", "Never Left A Girl", "Silence", "Don't Wait Up", "All I Ever Do", the second series theme tune; "Turn It Up", and the first series theme tune "Complicated". New tracks included "If The Devil's Got Your Gold", "Wake Up" and "Palm Of Your Hand". Their song, "I'm Not Shy" was featured in a comedy sketch on the show TittyBangBang on BBC Three. The promo album sampler for Frank featured three tracks, "I'm Not Shy", "Turn It Up" and "Never Left A Girl". Frank supported fellow girl group Girls Aloud on their 2006 Chemistry Tour of England and Scotland.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Frank

    frangk, adj. free, open: (obs.) liberal: open or candid in expression: (Spens.) unrestrained.—v.t. to send free of expense, as a letter.—n. the signature of a person who had the right to frank a letter.—n. Frank′-fee, a species of tenure in fee-simple, the opposite of copyhold.—adv. Frank′ly, candidly: (obs.) gratuitously.—ns. Frank′ness; Frank′-pledge, a system of mutual suretyship by which the members of a tithing were made responsible for one another; Frank′-ten′ement, freehold. [O. Fr. franc—Low L. francus—Old High Ger. Franko, one of the tribe called Franks, a free man.]

  2. Frank

    frangk, n. one of the German tribes from Franconia who conquered Gaul in the 5th century, and founded France: the name given in the East to a native of Western Europe.—adj. Frank′ish.

  3. Frank

    frangk, n. (Shak.) a pig-sty.—v.t. (Shak.) to shut up in a sty, to cram, to fatten. [O. Fr. franc.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. frank

    The large fish-eating heron of our lakes and pools.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frank' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2823

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frank' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2345

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frank in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of frank in a Sentence

  1. United States:

    To be frank, it's very hard to understand what the big picture is or the end game.

  2. Tony Fratto:

    This is something like re-opening the barn door after the horse is in the stable, love or hate Dodd-Frank, it's simply blind to say that it hasn't significantly improved safety and soundness.

  3. Chris Volo:

    He loves Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, dennis loves every type of music, and I think that’s what really brought them together.

  4. Shady Zita:

    We are surrounded by people who have HIV, to be frank.

  5. Audrey Hepburn:

    You have to look at yourself objectively. Analyze yourself like an instrument. You have to be absolutely frank with yourself. Face your handicaps, don't try to hide them. Instead, develop something else.

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