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Definitions of frank

  1. To shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to fatten. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To send by public conveyance free of expense. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To send or have conveyed (as a letter) free of charge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To send free of expense, as a letter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To send free of charge for carriage; exempt from postage. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To send free of charge, as a letter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To send, as a letter, exempt from postage. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. A pigsty. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Free in uttering one's real sentiments; not reserved; using no disguise; candid; ingenuous; as, a frank nature, conversation, manner, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Liberal; generous; profuse. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The common heron; - so called from its note. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Unrestrained; loose; licentious; - used in a bad sense. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A signature that exempts or releases mailmatter from payment of postage; a letter privileged to go post-free. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. A member of the ancient German tribe or aggregate of tribes which overthrew the Roman dominion in Gaul and gave origin to the name France; a native of Franconia: a name given by the Turks, Greeks, and Arabs to any of the inhabitants of the western parts of Europe, English, French, Italians, etc.: a French coin. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. A letter sent by mail free of postage: also, that which makes a letter free, as the signature of a person possessing the privilege. The privilege of giving franks for letters was enjoyed within certain limits by all members of the British parliament till 1840, when it was abolished by the act which established the penny postage. The Franking privilege at one time gave rise to serious scandals in Congress. No letters are free now except those referring to strictly public business, transmitting public documents, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. A letter free from postage, or that which exempts it. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. The right to send mail matter free the package so sent, or the signature that authenticates it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A member of one of the Germanic tribes settled on the Rhine early in the Christian era. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. In the Orient, any European. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A letter which is exempted from postage, or the writing which renders it free; a name given by the Turks, Greeks, and Arabs to any of the inhabitants of western Europe; one of the Franks, a powerful German tribe that conquered France. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. A name given by the Turks and other inhabitants of Eastern countries to the English, French, Italians, &c.; one of the anc. Germans who conquered and settled in France; a Frenchman. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. Frankly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. FRANKLY (New Test.) gratuitously. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. clearly manifest; evident; "frank enjoyment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. 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". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. 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 Dictionary DB
  33. A member of one of the German tribes that in the fifth century overran and conquered Gaul, and established the kingdom of France. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A French coin. See Franc. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Open or ingenuous; candid; outspoken; unreserved. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. Open or candid in expression. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. Open; candid. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. Candid and open; ingenuous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Free; privileged; exempt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Free and open in manner or expression; liberal; generous; without conditions or compensation; unrestrained. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. Open: candid; ingenuous; generous. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for frank

  1. If I am a bit older, Frank is the best husband that ever lived. – Salome by Emma Marshall
  2. " It is right that I should be very frank with you," she went on, " for I am going to ask you to help me." – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
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