Franklin - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfræŋˌklɪn|  American pronunciation of the word franklin
Brit.  |ˈfraŋklɪn|  British pronunciation of the word franklin

noun

- United States historian noted for studies of Black American history (born in 1915)
- printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790)
- a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth

Examples

Franklin D. Roosevelt's middle initial stood for “Delano.”

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's middle initial stood for “Delano.”

...Benjamin Franklin was a major actor in many of the events leading up to the founding of our nation....

Benjamin Franklin was originally a printer.

...Benjamin Franklin's famous epigram, “Remember that time is money”....

...the Franklin stove, bifocals, and the lightning rod are just a few of the inventions that we owe to the fecund creativity of Benjamin Franklin...

...the multifarious interests and activities in which Benjamin Franklin immersed himself...

Franklin leant over and conferred with his attorneys.

Benjamin Franklin High

Singers like Franklin and Redding helped gospel music make its mark on popular culture.

Franklin gave a memorable performance at last year's festival.

The initials F.D.R. stood for “Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”

“Franklin D. Roosevelt” is often shortened to “FDR.”

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