frank

frank
frank
frank1 [fraŋk]
adj.
[ME < OFr franc, free, frank < ML francus < LL Francus, a Frank, hence free man (i.e., member of the ruling race in Gaul) < Gmc * Frank (> OHG Franco) < ? or akin to * franco, a spear, javelin > OE franca, ON frakka]
1. Archaic free in giving; generous
2. open and honest in expressing what one thinks or feels; straightforward; candid
3. free from reserve, disguise, or guile; clearly evident; plain [showing frank distaste]
vt.
1.
a) to send (mail) free of postage, as by virtue of an official position
b) to mark (mail) as with one's signature so that it can be sent free
c) to put a stamp on or meter (mail) to prepay postage
2. to make easy the passage of (a person); allow to pass freely
n.
1. the privilege of sending mail free
2. a mark, signature, or stamp on mail for, or in place of, postage
3. an envelope, etc. that has been franked
frankness
n.
SYN.- FRANK1 applies to a person, remark, etc. that is free or blunt in expressing the truth or an opinion, unhampered by conventional reticence [a frank criticism ]; CANDID implies a basic honesty that makes deceit or evasion impossible, sometimes to the embarrassment of the listener [a candid opinion ]; OPEN implies a lack of concealment and often connotes an ingenuous quality [her open admiration for him ]; OUTSPOKEN suggests a lack of restraint or reserve in speech, esp. when reticence might be preferable
☆ frank2 [fraŋk ]
n.
Informal a frankfurter

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