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Frank Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    frank adj
  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, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder]
  2. clearly manifest; evident; "frank enjoyment" n
  3. a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century
  4. a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll [syn: frankfurter, hotdog, hot dog, dog, wiener, wienerwurst, weenie] v
  5. stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing [syn: postmark]
  6. exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks
Frank Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Frank \Frank\, n. [OF. franc.] A pigsty. [Obs.]
Frank Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Frank \Frank\, v. t. To shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to fatten. [Obs.] --Shak.

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Frank'


  • Frank: Frank may refer to: A member of the medieval Germanic people, the Franks Frank (given name) Frank (surname) Crusaders or any persons ...
  • Frank's: Frank's may refer to: Frank's Red Hot , cayenne pepper hot sauce. Frank's Nursery & Crafts , defunct U.S. retailer-
  • Franks: The Franks (Franci or gens Francorum) were a West Germanic tribal confederation first attested in the third century as living north and ...
  • Frank Sinatra: Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (sɨˈnɑːtrə | pron; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998 was an American singer and actor. Beginning his musical ...
  • Frank Zappa: Frank Vincent Zappa (ˈzæpə; December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer , singer-songwriter, electric guitar ist, record ...
  • Frank Butcher: Francis Aloysius "Frank" Butcher is a fictional character from the popular British soap opera EastEnders , played by the late Mike Reid ...
  • Frank James: Alexander Franklin "Frank" James (January 10, 1843 – February 18, 1915) was a famous American outlaw . He was the older brother of outlaw ...

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Meaning of the Name 'Frank'


  • Meaning: Free: a free man. See also Francisco.
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Male

'Frank' in famous quotation sentence


* In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action. - Louis D. Brandeis

* I'm always there to tell people that their life is not that bad. I wish it was easy to follow that advice It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not. - Mignon McLaughlin

* It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent. - W. Somerset Maugham


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