Definition of "frank" []

  • Open and sincere in expression; straightforward: made several frank remarks about the quality of their work. (adjective)
  • Clearly manifest; evident: frank enjoyment. (adjective)
  • To put an official mark on (a piece of mail) so that it can be sent free of charge. (verb-transitive)
  • To send (mail) free of charge. (verb-transitive)
  • To place a stamp or mark on (a piece of mail) to show the payment of postage. (verb-transitive)
  • Honest and straightforward in speech or attitude (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Outspoken or blunt (adjective)
  • Open and avowed; undisguised (adjective)
  • To put a mark on (a letter, parcel, etc), either cancelling the postage stamp or in place of a stamp, ensuring free carriage (verb)
  • To mark (a letter, parcel, etc) with an official mark or signature, indicating the right of free delivery (verb)
  • To facilitate or assist (a person) to come and go, pass, or enter easily (verb)
  • To obtain immunity for or exempt (a person) (verb)
  • An official mark or signature affixed to a letter, parcel, etc, ensuring free delivery or delivery without stamps (noun)
  • The privilege, issued to certain people and establishments, entitling them to delivery without postage stamps (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "frank" in a sentence
  • "He paused and looked from Akinyi to Jamal, his expression frank and curious."
  • "I am partial to the term frank n 'beans personally."
  • "Pillay has held what she describes as "frank and forthright" talks on the Malaysian plan with Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd."