AskDefine | Define frank

Dictionary Definition

frank adj
1 characterized by 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, straight-from-the-shoulder]
2 clearly manifest; evident; "frank enjoyment"


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


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

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /fɹæŋk/, /fr

Extensive Definition

Frank may refer to:
In currency
In music
In geography
  • Frank, Alberta, a small community in the Crowsnest Pass at the southern end of the Canadian Rockies
  • Frank, West Virginia, an unincorporated community located in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, USA
  • Frank Slide, a natural landslide feature in the southern Rocky Mountains of Canada
In popular culture
In video games
Frank may also refer to:
  • hot dogs
  • Anthe (moon) (code named "Frank"), by the Cassini Imaging Team between its discovery and its official naming
frank in Czech: Frank
frank in German: Frank (Begriffsklärung)
frank in Spanish: Frank
frank in French: Frank
frank in Korean: 프랑크
frank in Hungarian: Frank
frank in Dutch: Frank
frank in Japanese: フランク
frank in Polish: Frank
frank in Russian: Франк
frank in Simple English: Frank
frank in Slovak: Frank
frank in Slovenian: Frank (razločitev)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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