Associations to the word «Frank»


FRANK, adjective. Honest, especially in an manner that seems slightly blunt; candid; not reserved or disguised.
FRANK, adjective. (medicine) unmistakable, clinically obvious, self-evident
FRANK, adjective. (obsolete) Unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free.
FRANK, adjective. (obsolete) Liberal; generous; profuse.
FRANK, adjective. (obsolete) (derogatory) Unrestrained; loose; licentious.
FRANK, noun. (uncountable) Free postage, a right exercised by governments (usually with definite article).
FRANK, noun. (countable) The notice on an envelope where a stamp would normally be found.
FRANK, verb. To place a frank on an envelope.
FRANK, verb. To exempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc.
FRANK, verb. To send by public conveyance free of expense.
FRANK, noun. A hot dog or sausage.
FRANK, noun. (UK) the grey heron.
FRANK, noun. A pigsty.
FRANK, verb. To shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to fatten.
FRANK, noun. One of the Franks, a Germanic federation that inhabited parts of what are now France, the Low Countries and Germany.
FRANK, proper noun. A male given name.
FRANK, proper noun. A surname​.
FRANK BANK, noun. (legal) (obsolete) Free bench. [16th-17th c.]

Dictionary definition

FRANK, noun. A member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century.
FRANK, noun. A smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll.
FRANK, verb. Stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing.
FRANK, verb. Exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks.
FRANK, adjective. 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".
FRANK, adjective. Clearly manifest; evident; "frank enjoyment".

Wise words

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