Definitions for frank
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a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century
frank, frankfurter, hotdog, hot dog, dog, wiener, wienerwurst, weenieadjective
a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulderadjective
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"
clearly manifest; evident
stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing
exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks
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.
the grey heron.
Etymology: Shortened form of frankfurter.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: franc, French.
The moister sorts of trees yield little moss, which is for the reason of the frank putting up of the sap into the boughs. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
They were left destitute, either by narrow provision, or by their frank hearts and their open hands, and their charity towards others. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.
’Tis the ordinary practice of the world to be frank of civilities that cost them nothing. Roger L'Estrange.
Thou hast it won; for it is of frank gift,
And he will care for all the rest to shift. Hubberd’s Tale.
Might not be found a franker franion. Edmund Spenser.
Etymology: from the adjective.
Where sups here? Doth the old boar feed in the old frank? William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
You’ll have immediately, by several franks, my epistle to lord Cobham. Alexander Pope, to Swift.
1.To shut up in a frank or sty. Thomas Hanmer
Etymology: from the noun.
Tell Richmond this from me,
That in the sty of this most bloody boar,
My son George Stanly is frank’d up in hold:
If I revolt, off goes young George’s head. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.
My lord Orrery writes to you to-morrow; and you see I send this under his cover, or at least franked by him. Jonathan Swift.
Gazettes sent gratis down, and frank’d,
For which thy patron’s weekly thank’d. Alexander Pope.
to shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to fatten
the common heron; -- so called from its note
unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free
free in uttering one's real sentiments; not reserved; using no disguise; candid; ingenuous; as, a frank nature, conversation, manner, etc
liberal; generous; profuse
unrestrained; loose; licentious; -- used in a bad sense
to send by public conveyance free of expense
to extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc
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
a member of one of the German tribes that in the fifth century overran and conquered Gaul, and established the kingdom of France
a native or inhabitant of Western Europe; a European; -- a term used in the Levant
a French coin. See Franc
Etymology: [See Frank, a.]
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
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.]
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.
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
The large fish-eating heron of our lakes and pools.
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Rank popularity for the word 'frank' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2823
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Rank popularity for the word 'frank' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2345
The numerical value of frank in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of frank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
She was very powerful and thats what it was, maybe in other scenes, there couldve been some interaction between Frank and her possibly, but thats how it was done. Shes terrific and it resonates.
The stronger our relationship, the more able we are to have the necessary and frank discussions about other issues.
Frank It's the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.
I had a very frank conversation with God five minutes before we found out that Kaden was safe and alive.
Barr has spent President Joe Biden on Friday career protecting consumers, and during his time at Obama Treasury, played a critical role in creating both the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the position for which I am nominating him. He was instrumental in the passage of Dodd-Frank, to ensure a future financial crisis would not create devastating economic hardship for working families.
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Translations for frank
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- francCatalan, Valencian
- frank, aufrichtig, ehrlich, offenGerman
- vilpit, frankeerataFinnish
- גלוי-לב, כןHebrew
- nyílt, őszinteHungarian
- גלוי לבHebrew
- eerlijk, open, openhartig, oprechtDutch
- oppriktig, frankNorwegian
- откровенный, и́скренний, открове́нныйRussian
- thành thậtVietnamese
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