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  10  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frank  \Frank\,  n.  [OF.  franc.] 
  A  pigsty.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frank  \Frank\,  v.  t. 
  To  shut  up  in  a  frank  or  sty;  to  pen  up  hence  to  cram;  to 
  fatten.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frank  \Frank\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  common  heron;  --  so  called  from  its  note.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frank  \Frank\,  a.  [Compar  {Franker};  superl.  {Frankest}.]  [F. 
  franc  free  frank,  L.  Francus  a  Frank,  fr  OHG.  Franko  the 
  name  of  a  Germanic  people  on  the  Rhine,  who  afterward  founded 
  the  French  monarchy;  cf  AS  franca  javelin,  Icel.  frakka 
  Cf  {Franc},  {French},  a.,  {Franchise},  n.] 
  1.  Unbounded  by  restrictions,  limitations,  etc.;  free  [R.] 
  ``It  is  of  frank  gift.''  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  Free  in  uttering  one's  real  sentiments;  not  reserved; 
  using  no  disguise;  candid;  ingenuous;  as  a  frank  nature, 
  conversation,  manner,  etc 
 
  3.  Liberal;  generous;  profuse.  [Obs.] 
 
  Frank  of  civilities  that  cost  them  nothing. 
  --L'Estrange. 
 
  4.  Unrestrained;  loose;  licentious;  --  used  in  a  bad  sense 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  Ingenuous;  candid;  artless;  plain;  open  unreserved; 
  undisguised;  sincere.  See  {Candid},  {Ingenuous}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frank  \Frank\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Franked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Franking}.] 
  1.  To  send  by  public  conveyance  free  of  expense.  --Dickens. 
 
  2.  To  extempt  from  charge  for  postage,  as  a  letter,  package, 
  or  packet,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frank  \Frank\,  n.  [See  {Frank},  a.] 
  The  privilege  of  sending  letters  or  other  mail  matter,  free 
  of  postage,  or  without  charge;  also  the  sign,  mark,  or 
  signature  denoting  that  a  letter  or  other  mail  matter  is  to 
  free  of  postage. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frank  \Frank\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  franc.  See  {Frank},  a.] 
  1.  (Ethnol.)  A  member  of  one  of  the  German  tribes  that  in  the 
  fifth  century  overran  and  conquered  Gaul,  and  established 
  the  kingdom  of  France. 
 
  2.  A  native  or  inhabitant  of  Western  Europe;  a  European;  --  a 
  term  used  in  the  Levant. 
 
  3.  A  French  coin.  See  {Franc}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frank 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  disconcerting  directness  in  manner  or 
  speech;  without  subtlety  or  evasion;  "blunt  talking 
  and  straight  shooting";  "a  blunt  New  England  farmer"; 
  "I  gave  them  my  candid  opinion";  "forthright 
  criticism";  "a  forthright  approach  to  the  problem"; 
  "tell  me  what  you  think--and  you  may  just  as  well  be 
  frank";  "it  is  possible  to  be  outspoken  without  being 
  rude";  "plainspoken  and  to  the  point";  "a  point-blank 
  accusation"  [syn:  {blunt},  {candid},  {forthright},  {free-spoken}, 
  {outspoken},  {plainspoken},  {point-blank}] 
  2:  clearly  manifest;  evident;  "frank  enjoyment" 
  n  1:  a  member  of  the  ancient  Germanic  peoples  who  spread  from  the 
  Rhine  into  the  Roman  Empire  in  the  4th  century  [syn:  {Frank}] 
  2:  a  smooth-textured  sausage  of  minced  beef  or  pork  usually 
  smoked;  often  served  on  a  bread  roll  [syn:  {frankfurter}, 
  {hotdog},  {wiener},  {wienerwurst},  {weenie}] 
  v  1:  stamp  with  a  postmark  to  indicate  date  and  time  of  mailing 
  [syn:  {postmark}] 
  2:  exempt  by  means  of  an  official  pass  or  letter,  as  from 
  customs  or  other  checks 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Frank,  NC 
  Zip  code(s):  28657 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  FRANK 
 
  ["Using  BINS  for  Interprocess  Communication",  P.C.J.  Graham, 
  SIGPLAN  Notices  20(2):32-41  (Feb  1985)]. 
 
  (1995-01-13) 
 
 




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