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Frank definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. Open; ingenuous; candid; free in uttering real sentiments; not reserved; using no disguise. Young persons are usually frank; old persons are more reserved.
2. Open; ingenuous; as a frank disposition or heart.
3. Liberal; generous; not niggardly. [This sense is now rare.]
4. Free; without conditions or compensation; as a frank gift.
5. Licentious; unrestrained. [Not used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: 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" [syn: blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight- from-the-shoulder]
2: clearly manifest; evident; "frank enjoyment" n
1: a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century
2: a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll [syn: frank, frankfurter, hotdog, hot dog, dog, wiener, wienerwurst, weenie] v
1: stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing [syn: postmark, frank]
2: exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, partly from Old English Franca; partly from Anglo-French Franc, from Late Latin Francus, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German Franko Frank, Old English Franca Date: before 12th century a member of a West Germanic tribal confederacy that entered the Roman provinces in A.D. 253, occupied the Netherlands and most of Gaul, and established themselves along the Rhine II. biographical name Anne 1929-1945 German-born diarist during the Holocaust

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, free, from Anglo-French franc, from Medieval Latin francus, from Late Latin Francus Frank Date: 1535 1. marked by free, forthright, and sincere expression <a frank reply> 2. a. unmistakably evident <frank materialism> b. clinically evident and unmistakable <frank pus> frankness noun Synonyms: frank, candid, open, plain mean showing willingness to tell what one feels or thinks. frank stresses lack of shyness or secretiveness or of evasiveness from considerations of tact or expedience <frank discussions>. candid suggests expression marked by sincerity and honesty especially in offering unwelcome criticism or opinion <a candid appraisal>. open implies frankness but suggests more indiscretion than frank and less earnestness than candid <open in saying what they think>. plain suggests outspokenness and freedom from affectation or subtlety in expression <plain talk>. II. transitive verb Date: 1708 1. a. to mark (a piece of mail) with an official signature or sign indicating the right of the sender to free mailing b. to mail free c. to affix to (mail) a stamp or a marking indicating the payment of postage 2. to enable to pass or go freely or easily frankable adjective franker noun III. noun Date: 1713 1. a. the signature of the sender on a piece of franked mail serving in place of a postage stamp b. a mark or stamp on a piece of mail indicating postage paid c. a franked envelope 2. the privilege of sending mail free of charge IV. noun Date: 1904 frankfurter

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a member of the Germanic nation or coalition that conquered Gaul in the 6th c. 2 (in the Levant) a person of Western nationality. Derivatives: Frankish adj. Etymology: OE Franca, OHG Franko, perh. f. the name of a weapon: cf. OE franca javelin

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj., v., & n. --adj. 1 candid, outspoken (a frank opinion). 2 undisguised, avowed (frank admiration). 3 ingenuous, open (a frank face). 4 Med. unmistakable. --v.tr. 1 stamp (a letter) with an official mark (esp. other than a normal postage stamp) to record the payment of postage. 2 hist. superscribe (a letter etc.) with a signature ensuring conveyance without charge; send without charge. 3 archaic facilitate the coming and going of (a person). --n. 1 a franking signature or mark. 2 a franked cover. Derivatives: frankable adj. franker n. frankness n. Etymology: ME f. OF franc f. med.L francus free, f. FRANK (since only Franks had full freedom in Frankish Gaul)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Frank Frank, n. [OF. franc.] A pigsty. [Obs.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Frank Frank, v. t. To shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to fatten. [Obs.] --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Frank Frank, n. (Zo["o]l.) The common heron; -- so called from its note. [Prov. Eng.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Frank Frank, a. [Compar Franker; superl. Frankest.] [F. franc free, frank, L. Francus a Frank, fr. OHG. Franko the name of a Germanic people on the Rhine, who afterward founded the French monarchy; cf. AS. franca javelin, Icel. frakka. Cf. Franc, French, a., Franchise, n.] 1. Unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free. [R.] ``It is of frank gift.'' --Spenser. 2. Free in uttering one's real sentiments; not reserved; using no disguise; candid; ingenuous; as, a frank nature, conversation, manner, etc. 3. Liberal; generous; profuse. [Obs.] Frank of civilities that cost them nothing. --L'Estrange. 4. Unrestrained; loose; licentious; -- used in a bad sense. --Spenser. Syn: Ingenuous; candid; artless; plain; open; unreserved; undisguised; sincere. See Candid, Ingenuous.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Frank Frank, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Franked; p. pr. & vb. n. Franking.] 1. To send by public conveyance free of expense. --Dickens. 2. To extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Frank Frank, n. [See Frank, a.] 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Frank Frank, n. [Cf. F. franc. See Frank, a.] 1. (Ethnol.) A member of one of the German tribes that in the fifth century overran and conquered Gaul, and established the kingdom of France. 2. A native or inhabitant of Western Europe; a European; -- a term used in the Levant. 3. A French coin. See Franc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(franker, frankest, franks, franking, franked) 1. If someone is frank, they state or express things in an open and honest way. 'It is clear that my client has been less than frank with me,' said his lawyer... They had a frank discussion about the issue. = candid ADJ: oft ADJ about/with n frankly He now frankly admits that much of his former playboy lifestyle was superficial. ADV: ADV with v frankness The reaction to his frankness was hostile. N-UNCOUNT: oft with poss 2. When a letter or parcel is franked, it is marked with a symbol that shows that the proper charge has been paid or that no stamp is needed. The letter was franked in London on August 6. ...a self-addressed, franked envelope. VERB: usu passive, be V-ed, V-ed

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Open, ingenuous, free, sincere, candid, artless, frank-hearted, unreserved, without disguise.

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