frank


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

frank \frank\ (fr[a^][ng]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. franked
   (fr[a^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. franking.]
   1. To send by public conveyance free of expense. --Dickens.
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   2. To extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package,
      or packet, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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
   go free of postage. Called also the franking privilege.
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         I have said so much, that, if I had not a frank, I must
         burn my letter and begin again.          --Cowper.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Frank \Frank\, n. [OF. franc.]
   A pigsty. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Frank \Frank\, v. t.
   To shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to
   fatten. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Frank \Frank\, n. (Zool.)
   The common heron; -- so called from its note. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

frank \frank\ (fr[a^][ng]k), a. [Compar. franker
   (fr[a^][ng]k"[~e]r); 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.
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   2. Free in uttering one's real sentiments; not reserved;
      using no disguise; candid; ingenuous; as, a frank nature,
      conversation, manner, etc.
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   3. Liberal; generous; profuse. [Obs.]
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            Frank of civilities that cost them nothing.
                                                  --L'Estrange.
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   4. Unrestrained; loose; licentious; -- used in a bad sense.
      --Spenser.

   Syn: Ingenuous; candid; artless; plain; open; unreserved;
        undisguised; sincere. See Candid, Ingenuous.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   2. A native or inhabitant of Western Europe; a European; -- a
      term used in the Levant.
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   3. A French coin. See Franc.
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