frank

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[fraŋk], (Adjective)

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- open, honest, and direct in speech or writing, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters
(e.g: a long and frank discussion)


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Middle English (in the sense ‘free’): from Old French franc, from medieval Latin francus ‘free’, from Francus (see Frank: only Franks had full freedom in Frankish Gaul). Another Middle English sense was ‘generous’, which led to the current sense


[fraŋk], (Verb)

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- stamp an official mark on (a letter or parcel) to indicate that postage has been paid or does not need to be paid
(e.g: each cover will be franked with a specially designed postmark)


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early 18th century: from frank, an early sense being ‘free of obligation’


[fraŋk], (Noun)

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- an official mark or signature on a letter or parcel, indicating that postage has been paid or does not need to be paid.


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formerly as a superscribed signature of an eminent person entitled to send letters free of charge


[fraŋk], (Noun)

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[fraŋk], (Noun)

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- a member of a Germanic people that conquered Gaul in the 6th century and controlled much of western Europe for several centuries afterwards.


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Old English Franca, of Germanic origin; perhaps from the name of a weapon and related to Old English franca ‘javelin’ (compare with Saxon); reinforced in Middle English by medieval Latin Francus and Old French Franc, of the same origin and related to French




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