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Definitions of frank

  1. 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"
  2. stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing
  3. a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century
  4. clearly manifest; evident; " frank enjoyment"
  5. exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks
  6. 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".
  7. A pigsty.
  8. To shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to fatten.
  9. Unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free.
  10. Free in uttering one's real sentiments; not reserved; using no disguise; candid; ingenuous; as, a frank nature, conversation, manner, etc.
  11. Liberal; generous; profuse.
  12. To send by public conveyance free of expense.
  13. To extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc.
  14. 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.
  15. A member of one of the German tribes that in the fifth century overran and conquered Gaul, and established the kingdom of France.
  16. A French coin. See Franc.
  17. The common heron; - so called from its note.
  18. Unrestrained; loose; licentious; - used in a bad sense.
  19. Open or ingenuous; candid; outspoken; unreserved.
  20. A signature that exempts or releases mailmatter from payment of postage; a letter privileged to go post- free.
  21. To send or have conveyed ( as a letter) free of charge.
  22. Frankly.
  23. Frankness.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Open or candid in expression.
  27. To send free of expense, as a letter.
  28. FRANKLY ( New Test.) gratuitously.
  29. A letter free from postage, or that which exempts it.
  30. Open; candid.
  31. To send free of charge for carriage; exempt from postage.
  32. To send free of charge, as a letter.
  33. Candid and open; ingenuous.
  34. Free; privileged; exempt.
  35. The right to send mail matter free the package so sent, or the signature that authenticates it.
  36. A member of one of the Germanic tribes settled on the Rhine early in the Christian era.
  37. In the Orient, any European.
  38. Frankish.
  39. Free and open in manner or expression; liberal; generous; without conditions or compensation; unrestrained.
  40. 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.
  41. To send, as a letter, exempt from postage.
  42. Open: candid; ingenuous; generous.
  43. 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.
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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
  3. " Depends on how many hours you work," said Frank. – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough
  4. Yet, while sincerely sorry for Sebastien, she was perfectly frank with herself in thought. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker
  5. " I see," said Frank. – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  6. I want you to tell me what little thing I should buy for Frank, just to be friends all round, don't you know? – The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols by William Black
  7. If I say a word against Frank Merriwell you want to eat me up. – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  8. Miss Jane received him with her usual frank and kind manner. – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. Frank only stayed a few days. – The Happy Man by Gerald Wilburn Page
  10. But- may I be quite frank with you, Bertie? – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  11. And Frank, where is Frank? – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  12. To be frank, that is the reason I didn't let you know I was coming. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  13. I couldn't sleep without asking it, Frank." – Love, The Fiddler by Lloyd Osbourne
  14. Will you be frank? – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  15. I'll be frank with you-- I'm glad to get him on those terms. – The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys by Gulielma Zollinger
  16. But I do love you, Frank, with all my heart, and soul, and mind, and strength, and you'll count that on the other side, won't you? – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  17. You see, I am quite frank with you. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  18. Very well, then, I will be frank with you. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  19. Yes, I'm here, Frank- and oh, Frank, I'm in such trouble! – Captured by the Navajos by Charles A. Curtis
  20. To be frank, I came out because my friends in the old one seemed to fancy the same thing of me. – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
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