frank

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French franc (free), in turn from the name of an early Germanic confederation, the Franks.

Adjective[edit]

frank (comparative franker, superlative frankest)

  1. honest, especially in an manner that seems slightly blunt; candid; not reserved or disguised.
    May I be frank with you?
  2. (medicine) unmistakable, clinically obvious, self-evident
    The research probes whether treating pre-diabetes with metformin can prevent progression to frank diabetes.
  3. (obsolete) Unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free.
    • Spenser
      It is of frank gift.
  4. (obsolete) Liberal; generous; profuse.
    • L'Estrange
      Frank of civilities that cost them nothing.
  5. (obsolete, derogatory) Unrestrained; loose; licentious.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
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Noun[edit]

frank (plural franks)

  1. (uncountable) Free postage, a right exercised by governments (usually with definite article).
    • Cowper
      I have said so much, that, if I had not a frank, I must burn my letter and begin again.
  2. (countable) The notice on an envelope where a stamp would normally be found.

Verb[edit]

US franking mark

frank (third-person singular simple present franks, present participle franking, simple past and past participle franked)

  1. To place a frank on an envelope.
    • 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, chapter 20
      It will be so ridiculous to see all his letters directed to him with an M.P.—But do you know, he says, he will never frank for me?
  2. To exempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc.
  3. To send by public conveyance free of expense.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Dickens to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened form of frankfurter.

A frank on a bun.

Noun[edit]

frank (plural franks)

  1. A hot dog or sausage.
    Buy a package of franks for the barbecue.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

frank (plural franks)

  1. (UK) the grey heron.

Etymology 4[edit]

Old French franc.

Noun[edit]

frank (plural franks)

  1. A pigsty.

Verb[edit]

frank (third-person singular simple present franks, present participle franking, simple past and past participle franked)

  1. To shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to fatten.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

Estonian[edit]

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frank (??? please provide the genitive and partitive!)

  1. franc

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frank m

  1. franc

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