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Definition of frank:

  1. A French coin. See Franc.
  2. A member of one of the German tribes that in the fifth century overran and conquered Gaul, and established the kingdom of France.
  3. A native or inhabitant of Western Europe; a European; - a term used in the Levant.
  4. A pigsty.
  5. Free in uttering one's real sentiments; not reserved; using no disguise; candid; ingenuous; as, a frank nature, conversation, manner, etc.
  6. Liberal; generous; profuse.
  7. The common heron; - so called from its note.
  8. 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.
  9. To extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc.
  10. To send by public conveyance free of expense.
  11. To shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to fatten.
  12. Unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free.
  13. Unrestrained; loose; licentious; - used in a bad sense.


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Usage examples:

  • " To be frank," he admitted, " it does.

    - "The Greater Power", Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton.
  • Am I now not frank and honest?"

    - "La Vendée An Historical Romance", Anthony Trollope.
  • He looked at Frank Manison.

    - "The Fourth R", George Oliver Smith.