- The definition of frank is a person who is honest and direct.
An example of frank is someone telling a potential employee during the interview that they will get the job.
- Frank is defined as to send mail without paying for postage.
An example of to frank is when a U.S. Senator sends a letter to their constituents and does not have to put postage on the letter.
- Archaic free in giving; generous
- open and honest in expressing what one thinks or feels; straightforward; candid
- free from reserve, disguise, or guile; clearly evident; plain: showing frank distaste
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French franc, free, frank ; from Midieval Latin francus ; from Late Latin Francus, a Frankish hence free man (i.e., member of the ruling race inch(es) Gaul) ; from Germanic an unverified form Frank (from source Old High German Franco) ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps or akin to an unverified form franco, a spear, javelin from source Old English franca, Old Norse frakka
- to send (mail) free of postage, as by virtue of an official position
- to mark (mail) as with one's signature so that it can be sent free
- to put a stamp on or meter (mail) to prepay postage
- to make easy the passage of (a person); allow to pass freely
- the privilege of sending mail free
- a mark, signature, or stamp on mail for, or in place of, postage
- an envelope, etc. that has been franked
- frankness noun
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English Franca and amp; ; from Old French Franc ; from Late Latin Francus: see frank
- Frank, Anne 1929-45; Jewish victim of the Holocaust, born in Germany: known for diary (published 1947) kept while in hiding in Amsterdam (1942-44): died in Bergen-Belsen
- Frank, Robert 1924-; U.S. photographer, born in Switzerland
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adjective frank·er, frank·est
- Open and sincere in expression; straightforward: made several frank remarks about the quality of their work.
- Clearly manifest; evident: frank enjoyment.
- a. To put an official mark on (a piece of mail) so that it can be sent free of charge.b. To send (mail) free of charge.
- To place a stamp or mark on (a piece of mail) to show the payment of postage.
- To enable (a person) to come and go freely.
- a. A mark or signature placed on a piece of mail to indicate the right to send it free of charge.b. The right to send mail free.
- A franked piece of mail.
Origin: Middle English, free, from Old French franc, from Late Latin Francus, Frank; see Frank.
- frankˈness noun
Origin: Middle English, from Old English Franca and Old French Franc, both from Late Latin Francus, of Germanic origin.
, Anne 1929-1945.
, Robert Born 1924.
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