- 1A member of a Germanic people that conquered Gaul in the 6th century and controlled much of western Europe for several centuries afterward.More example sentences
- As Roman Christians, the Franks eventually helped conquer and convert the Goths and other barbarians in western Europe.
- Between the fourth and eighth centuries A.D., most of both portions were conquered by the Franks.
- The Franks and other Germanic tribes were never absorbed into the Roman world, rather, they added a Germanic impression to that world.
- 1.1(In the eastern Mediterranean region) a person of western European nationality or descent.More example sentences
- Since the eighth century most probably the designations Franks and Frankish extended beyond the boundaries of the Frankish tribe.
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- 1Open, honest, and direct in speech or writing, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters: a long and frank discussion to be perfectly frank, I don’t knowMore example sentences
- Without these, it was difficult to engage in open and frank discussions of professional matters.
- We had very frank discussions on the matters at hand and there are differences of opinion.
- In general, focus group discussions consisted of honest, open and frank opinions of what the students thought about the class.
- 1.1Open, sincere, or undisguised in manner or appearance: Katherine saw her look at Sam with frank admirationMore example sentences
- He had been smiling when he walked in, only now his eyes wandered down my frame with frank admiration that my cheeks burned.
- The young pro-reform forces admire his righteous, sincere and frank personality which makes him fearless in the face of authority and willing to speak for disadvantaged groups.
- I want to be as frank and sincere as possible in trying to address what I believe are some of the fundamental problems and what I think some of the possible solutions to them could be.
- 1.2 Medicine Unmistakable; obvious: frank ulcerationMore example sentences
- On examination, a frank abscess was not seen, and she was admitted for intravenous antibiotic treatment.
- When electrocardiographic abnormalities occur in association with chest pain but in the absence of frank infarction, they confer prognostic significance.
- Difficulties with word usage are rare in persons with Huntington's disease, as are frank aphasia or impairments in semantic memory.
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- Openness and frankness from the start could have prevented it.
- His traits of honesty and frankness are always appreciated.
- These days the arguments in favour of maximum openness, frankness, and the sharing of information are well known and largely accepted.
Middle English (in the sense 'free'): from Old French franc, from medieval Latin francus 'free', from Francus (see Frank: only Franks had full freedom in Frankish Gaul). Another Middle English sense was 'generous,' which led to the current sense.
- 1Stamp an official mark on (a letter or parcel), especially to indicate that postage has been paid or does not need to be paid.More example sentences
- There were some obvious mistakes in amongst all the realism too - modern buttons on a printed fabric shirt, fibreglass insulation in the ceiling and modern stamps and franking on some letters.
- Volunteers stuck labels, folded letters, franked envelopes and filed mail bags to send more than 10,000 copies of the new brochure out to the public.
- The advertising service covers stamped, personal mail, but not business mail which is usually franked, rather than stamped.
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- An official mark or signature on a letter or parcel, especially to indicate that postage has been paid or does not need to be paid.[formerly as a superscribed signature of an eminent person entitled to send letters free of charge]More example sentences
- Several candidates explained in great detail the advantages incumbents have in fundraising, media access and, in the case of federal officials, the frank.
- Members of both Houses of Parliament had the privilege of free postage (save for the penny post) and gave large numbers of franks to friends, constituents, or even business colleagues: the privilege was not abolished until 1840.
- He felt a jab of dread as he saw the frank and the crest on the cover.
early 18th century: from frank1, an early sense being 'free of obligation'.
- short for frankfurter.More example sentences
- Burgers, franks and sausages are made from soy, egg or wheat protein, and may contain other beans & grains.
- Even with pretty strict standards, about half the burgers, nuggets, franks, and sausages qualified for a thumbs up.
- On Sunday, they planned to grill up some kebabs and franks out on the patio for lunch.