Definitions of frank

  1. To shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to fatten.
  2. To send by public conveyance free of expense.
  3. To extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc.
  4. To send or have conveyed ( as a letter) free of charge.
  5. To send free of expense, as a letter.
  6. To send free of charge for carriage; exempt from postage.
  7. To send free of charge, as a letter.
  8. stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing
  9. exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks
  10. To send, as a letter, exempt from postage.
  11. A pigsty.
  12. Unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free.
  13. Free in uttering one's real sentiments; not reserved; using no disguise; candid; ingenuous; as, a frank nature, conversation, manner, etc.
  14. Liberal; generous; profuse.
  15. The common heron; - so called from its note.
  16. Unrestrained; loose; licentious; - used in a bad sense.
  17. A signature that exempts or releases mailmatter from payment of postage; a letter privileged to go post- free.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. A letter free from postage, or that which exempts it.
  21. The right to send mail matter free the package so sent, or the signature that authenticates it.
  22. A member of one of the Germanic tribes settled on the Rhine early in the Christian era.
  23. In the Orient, any European.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Frankly.
  27. FRANKLY ( New Test.) gratuitously.
  28. 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"
  29. clearly manifest; evident; " frank enjoyment"
  30. 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".
  31. 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.
  32. A member of one of the German tribes that in the fifth century overran and conquered Gaul, and established the kingdom of France.
  33. A French coin. See Franc.
  34. Open or ingenuous; candid; outspoken; unreserved.
  35. Open or candid in expression.
  36. Open; candid.
  37. Candid and open; ingenuous.
  38. Free; privileged; exempt.
  39. Free and open in manner or expression; liberal; generous; without conditions or compensation; unrestrained.
  40. Open: candid; ingenuous; generous.
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