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Definition 1: a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs) - [noun denoting artifact]

(frail is a kind of ...) a container that is usually woven and has handles

Definition 2: the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds - [noun denoting quantity]

(frail is a kind of ...) a unit used to measure weight

"he placed two weights in the scale pan"

Definition 3: physically weak - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where frail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an invalid's frail body

(frail is similar to ...) lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

"a feeble old woman" "her body looked sapless"

(frail is similar to ...) having a bone structure that is light with respect to the surrounding flesh

(means also ...) exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury

"a delicate violin passage" "delicate china" "a delicate flavor" "the delicate wing of a butterfly"

(means also ...) wanting in physical strength

"a weak pillar"

Definition 4: easily broken or damaged or destroyed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where frail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a kite too delicate to fly safely
  • fragile porcelain plates
  • fragile old bones
  • a frail craft

Synonyms for frail in the sense of this definition

(frail is similar to ...) capable of being broken or damaged

"earthenware pottery is breakable" "breakable articles should be packed carefully"

Definition 5: wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where frail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'm only a fallible human
  • frail humanity

Synonyms for frail in the sense of this definition

(frail is similar to ...) having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings

"human beings" "the human body" "human kindness" "human frailty"

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