Frank - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fræŋk|  American pronunciation of the word frank
Brit.  |fraŋk|  British pronunciation of the word frank

noun

- a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century
- a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll (syn: dog, frankfurter, hotdog, weenie, wiener, wienerwurst)

verb

- stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing (syn: postmark)
- exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks

adjective

- characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion(syn: blunt, candid, forthright, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder)
- clearly manifest; evident

Examples

She was frank with us about everything.

He was completely frank with her about what happened.

She was quite frank about the whole thing.

tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank

...their story explaining their absence was met with frank disbelief...

Our teacher is very frank about telling his students

Frank laughed to cover his anxiety.

His manner was frank even to abandonment.

Even Frank had fallen under her spell.

'Phew, that was close,' Frank said as he swerved to avoid the cyclist.

Frank was a very congenial colleague.

The play was directed by Frank Hauser.

Frank took a drag on his cigarette.

Frank put a lot of effort into the party.

The Retro Theatre is featuring films by Frank Capra this week.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: frank
he/she/it: franks
present participle: franking
past tense: franked
past participle: franked
adjective
comparative: franker
superlative: frankest
See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman