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Meaning of FRANK

Pronunciation:  frangk, frânk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
  2. [n]  a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century
  3. [adj]  characterized by disconcerting 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. [adj]  clearly manifest; evident; "frank enjoyment"
  5. [v]  exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks
  6. [v]  stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing

FRANK is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: blunt, candid, direct, forthright, frankfurter, free-spoken, hot dog, hotdog, obvious, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, postmark, weenie, wiener, wienerwurst
 See Also: Clovis, Clovis I, European, excuse, exempt, let off, red hot, relieve, Salian, Salian Frank, sausage, stamp, Vienna sausage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Frank\, n. [OF. franc.]
    A pigsty. [Obs.]
  2. \Frank\, v. t.
    To shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to
    fatten. [Obs.] --Shak.
  3. \Frank\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    The common heron; -- so called from its note. [Prov. Eng.]
  4. \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.
    4. Unrestrained; loose; licentious; -- used in a bad sense.
    Syn: Ingenuous; candid; artless; plain; open; unreserved;
         undisguised; sincere. See {Candid}, {Ingenuous}.
  5. \Frank\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Franked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To send by public conveyance free of expense. --Dickens.
    2. To extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package,
       or packet, etc.
  6. \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.
       I have said so much, that, if I had not a frank, I must
       burn my letter and begin again.             --Cowper.
  7. \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}.
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