adjective, frank·er, frank·est.
verb (used with object)
Origin of frank1
Synonyms for frank
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Origin of Frank1
Examples from the Web for frank
As he drove me back to the logging road, Frank told me about the area in his deep voice.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
On the day of the AFI dinner, Hitchcock receives a wire from Frank Capra, who is in Palm Springs.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those services will remain untouched by the current suit, according to City Attorney spokesman Frank Manteljan.Days Are Numbered for Nestdrop, LA’s ‘Uber for Weed’|Justin Hampton|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Miyazaki is frank in his interviews with Sunada, whom he allows to tag along to his studio, his garden, and his private atelier.
And when asked whether he worries about Studio Ghibli after he and Takahata retire, Miyazaki is frank.
Those childlike eyes looked at her in frank, unveiled admiration.The House of Defence v. 1|E. F. Benson
He is nearly two years older than Frank, and about as opposite to him in personal appearance as can well be imagined.Frank's Campaign|Horatio Alger, Jr.
It was such a letter as one frank old soldier might write another.Ray's Daughter|Charles King
And do you mean to tell me, Frank Amory, that you could be led into a snare by such a transparent piece of rascality as that?Kitty's Conquest|Charles King
Frank examined his clothes to make sure that nothing had been taken.Frank Merriwell's New Comedian|Burt L. Standish
Word Origin for frank
Word Origin for Frank
c.1300, "free, liberal, generous," from Old French franc "free (not servile), sincere, genuine, open, gracious; worthy" (12c.), from Medieval Latin Franc "a freeman, a Frank" (see Frank). The connection is that only Franks, as the conquering class, had the status of freemen. Sense of "outspoken" first recorded in English 1540s.
short for frankfurter, by 1916, American English. Franks and beans attested by 1953.
one of the Germanic people that conquered Celtic Gaul from the Romans c.500 C.E. and made it into France, from Frankish *Frank (cf. Old High German Franko, Old English Franca). The origin of the ethnic name is uncertain; it traditionally is said to be from the old Germanic word *frankon "javelin, lance" (cf. Old English franca), their preferred weapon, but the reverse may be the case. Cf. also Saxon, traditionally from root of Old English seax "knife." In the Levant, this was the name given to anyone of Western nationality (cf. Feringhee).
"to free a letter for carriage or an article for publication," 1708, from shortened form of French affranchir, from the same source as frank (adj.). Related: Franked; franking.