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Definition 1: a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for frank in the sense of this definition

(frank is a kind of ...) highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings

(... is a kind of frank ) short slender frankfurter usually with ends cut off

(... is part of frank) a frankfurter served hot on a bun

Definition 2: a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century - [noun denoting person]

(frank is a kind of ...) a native or inhabitant of Europe

(... is a kind of frank ) a member of the tribe of Franks who settled in the Netherlands in the 4th century AD

(... is an instance of frank) king of the Franks who unified Gaul and established his capital at Paris and founded the Frankish monarchy; his name was rendered as Gallic `Louis' (466-511)

Definition 3: exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks - [verb of communication]

(frank is a kind of ...) grant exemption or release to

"Please excuse me from this class"

Definition 4: stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for frank in the sense of this definition

(frank is a kind of ...) to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something

"a man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps"

Definition 5: characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for frank in the sense of this definition

(frank is similar to ...) straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action

"a direct question" "a direct response" "a direct approach"

Definition 6: clearly manifest; evident - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • frank enjoyment

(frank is similar to ...) easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

"obvious errors"

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