[ frangk, frahngk; Russian, frahnk; German frahngk ]
/ fræŋk, frɑŋk; Russian, frɑnk; German frɑŋk /


Anne,1929–45, German Jewish girl who died in Belsen concentration camp in Germany: her diaries about her family hiding from Nazis in Amsterdam (1942–44) published in 1947.
Il·ya Mi·khai·lo·vich [ee-lyah myi-khahy-luh-vyich] /iˌlyɑ myɪˈxaɪ lə vyɪtʃ/, 1908–90, Russian physicist: Nobel Prize 1958.
Le·on·hard [ley-awn-hahrt] /ˈleɪ ɔn hɑrt/, 1882–1961, German novelist.
Robert,born 1924, U.S. photographer and filmmaker, born in Switzerland.
Waldo,1889–1967, U.S. novelist and social critic.
a male given name, form of Francis or Franklin. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anne frank (1 of 3)


/ (fræŋk) /


verb (tr)


an official mark or signature affixed to a letter, parcel, etc, ensuring free delivery or delivery without stamps
the privilege, issued to certain people and establishments, entitling them to delivery without postage stamps

Derived Forms

frankable, adjectivefranker, nounfrankness, noun

Word Origin for frank

C13: from Old French franc, from Medieval Latin francus free; identical with Frank (in Frankish Gaul only members of this people enjoyed full freedom)

British Dictionary definitions for anne frank (2 of 3)


/ (fræŋk) /


a member of a group of West Germanic peoples who spread from the east bank of the middle Rhine into the Roman Empire in the late 4th century ad, gradually conquering most of Gaul and Germany. The Franks achieved their greatest power under Charlemagne

Word Origin for Frank

Old English Franca; related to Old High German Franko; perhaps from the name of a typical Frankish weapon (compare Old English franca javelin)

British Dictionary definitions for anne frank (3 of 3)


/ (Dutch fraŋk) /


Anne . 1929–45, German Jewess, whose Diary (1947) recorded the experiences of her family while in hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam (1942–44). They were betrayed and she died in a concentration camp
Robert . born 1924, US photographer and film maker, born in Switzerland; best known for his photographic book The Americans (1959)
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Medicine definitions for anne frank


[ frăngk ]


Clearly manifest; clinically evident.
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