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Frank US English

A member of a Germanic people that conquered Gaul in the 6th century and controlled much of western Europe for several centuries afterward

frank1 US English

Open, honest, and direct in speech or writing, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters

frank2 US English

Stamp an official mark on (a letter or parcel), especially to indicate that postage has been paid or does not need to be paid

frank3 US English

short for frankfurter.

Frank, Anne US English

(1929–45), German Jewish girl noted for her diary (The Diary of a Young Girl, 1953) that records the experiences of her family, who hid from the Nazis for two years in occupied Amsterdam. They were eventually betrayed and sent to concentration camps; Anne died in the concentration camp at Belsen

Frank in James, Jesse US English

(1847–82), US outlaw; full name Jesse Woodson James. With brother Frank (1843–1915), he was a member of a notorious gang of train and bank robbers

Capra, Frank US English

(1897–1991), US movie director; born in Italy. He is known for movies such as It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), You Ca n’t Take It with You (1938), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), and It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Gehry, Frank US English

(B.1929), Canadian-born American architect; full name Frank Owen Gehry. His buildings include the titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (1997)

Zappa, Frank US English

(1940–93), US rock singer, musician, and songwriter. In 1965, he formed the Mothers of Invention, a group that combined psychedelic rock with elements of jazz and satire. In his later career he often mixed flowing guitar improvisations with scatological humor

O'Hara, Frank US English

(1926–66), US poet and art critic; full name Francis Russell O’Hara. His poetry reflects his close ties to the art world in New York City and is collected in volumes such as A City in Winter (1952), Meditations in an Emergency (1956), and Lunch Poems (1964)

Yerby, Frank US English

(1916–91), US writer; full name Frank Garvin Yerby. He wrote action-packed novels such as The Foxes of Harrow (1946), Judas, My Brother (1968), and The Dahomean (1971). Discrimination against blacks in the US caused him to live in Spain from 1955

Bridge, Frank US English

(1879–1941), English composer, conductor, and violist. His compositions include chamber music, songs, and orchestral works, among them The Sea (1910–11) and Oration (for cello and orchestra, 1930)

Harris, Frank US English

(1856–1931), Irish writer; born James Thomas Harris. He gained a reputation as a fearless journalist and edited the periodical Saturday Review (1894-8). His autobiography My Life and Loves (1923-7) was notorious for its unreliability and sexual frankness

Sinatra, Frank US English

(1915–98), US singer and actor; full name Francis Albert Sinatra. He became a star in the 1940s with a large teenage following. His many hits included “Night and Day,”“My Way,” and “New York, New York.” Notable movies: From Here to Eternity (1953), Ocean’s Eleven (1960), and The Detective (1968)

Stella, Frank US English

(1936-), US painter, an important figure in minimalism known for his series of all-black paintings; full name Frank Philip Stella. He later experimented with shaped canvases and cut-out shapes in relief

Norris, Frank US English

(1870–1902), US journalist and writer; full name Benjamin Franklin Norris, Jr. His fiction includes McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (1899) and The Octopus (1901). His unfinished trilogy Epic of Wheat documents the history of muckraking

Murphy, Frank US English

(1890–1949), US Supreme Court associate justice 1940–49; full name William Francis Murphy. Governor-general of the Philippines 1933–35 and the governor of Michigan 1937–39, he was appointed to the Court by President Franklin D. Roosevelt

McCourt, Frank US English

(1930–2009), US writer. He wrote the award-winning Angela’s Ashes (1996), a memoir about his impoverished childhood, some of which was spent in Ireland. Other works include 'Tis (1999), based on his later experiences

Auerbach, Frank US English

(1931-), British painter, born in Germany

Wedekind, Frank US English

(1864–1918), German dramatist. A key figure of expressionist drama, he scandalized contemporary German society with the explicit and sardonic portrayal of sexual awakening in The Awakening of Spring (1891)

Baum, L. Frank US English

(1856–1919), US journalist and author; full name Lyman Frank Baum. His many children’s books include Father Goose: His Book (1899), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), and other Oz books

Whittle, Sir Frank US English

(1907–96), English aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and inventor of the jet aircraft engine. He took out the first patent for a turbojet engine in 1930. The first flight using Whittle’s jet engine was made in 1941

Wright, Frank Lloyd US English

(1867–1959), US architect. His “prairie-style” houses, characterized by a close relationship among building, landscape, and materials used, revolutionized domestic architecture in the US. Notable buildings include the Kaufmann House, which incorporated a waterfall, in Pennsylvania 1935–39 and the Guggenheim Museum of Art in New York 1956–59

Woolworth, Frank Winfield US English

(1852–1919), US businessman. He pioneered the concept of low-priced retailing in 1878 and from this built a large international chain of stores

Pesci, Joe US English

(1943-), US actor; full name Joseph Frank Pesci. His movies incude Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), Home Alone (1990), My Cousin Vinny (1992), Casino (1995), and Gone Fishin' (1997)

Musial, Stan US English

(1920–2013), US baseball player; full name Stanley Frank Musial; known as Stan the Man. A first baseman and an outfielder, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals 1941–63 and led the National League in batting seven times. Baseball Hall of Fame (1969)

Frank Owen Gehry in Gehry, Frank US English

(B.1929), Canadian-born American architect; full name Frank Owen Gehry. His buildings include the titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (1997)

Lyman Frank Baum in Baum, L. Frank US English

(1856–1919), US journalist and author; full name Lyman Frank Baum. His many children’s books include Father Goose: His Book (1899), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), and other Oz books

Frank James Cooper in Cooper, Gary US English

(1901–61), US actor; born Frank James Cooper. He is noted for his Academy-Award-winning performances in Sergeant York (1941) and High Noon (1952). Other notable movies: The Virginian (1929) and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

Frank B. Kellogg in Kellogg Pact US English

A treaty renouncing war as an instrument of national policy, signed in Paris in 1928 by representatives of fifteen nations. It grew out of a proposal made by the French Premier Aristide Briand (1862–1932) to Frank B. Kellogg (1856–1937), US Secretary of State

Joseph Frank Pesci in Pesci, Joe US English

(1943-), US actor; full name Joseph Frank Pesci. His movies incude Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), Home Alone (1990), My Cousin Vinny (1992), Casino (1995), and Gone Fishin' (1997)

Frank Philip Stella in Stella, Frank US English

(1936-), US painter, an important figure in minimalism known for his series of all-black paintings; full name Frank Philip Stella. He later experimented with shaped canvases and cut-out shapes in relief

Frank Garvin Yerby in Yerby, Frank US English

(1916–91), US writer; full name Frank Garvin Yerby. He wrote action-packed novels such as The Foxes of Harrow (1946), Judas, My Brother (1968), and The Dahomean (1971). Discrimination against blacks in the US caused him to live in Spain from 1955

Buckley, William F. US English

(1925–2008), US journalist and writer; full name William Frank Buckley, Jr. Founder of the conservative magazine National Review (1955), he hosted the television discussion program Firing Line 1966–99

Stanley Frank Musial in Musial, Stan US English

(1920–2013), US baseball player; full name Stanley Frank Musial; known as Stan the Man. A first baseman and an outfielder, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals 1941–63 and led the National League in batting seven times. Baseball Hall of Fame (1969)

Frank Raymond Leavis in Leavis, F. R. US English

(1895–1978), English literary critic; full name Frank Raymond Leavis. Founder and editor of the quarterly Scrutiny (1932–53), he emphasized the value of critical study of English literature to preserving cultural continuity. Notable works: The Great Tradition (1948)

Frank Morrison Spillane in Spillane, Mickey US English

(1918–2006), US writer; pseudonym of Frank Morrison Spillane. His popular detective novels, many of which feature private detective Mike Hammer, include My Gun Is Quick (1950) and The Big Kill (1951)

William Frank Buckley, Jr. in Buckley, William F. US English

(1925–2008), US journalist and writer; full name William Frank Buckley, Jr. Founder of the conservative magazine National Review (1955), he hosted the television discussion program Firing Line 1966–99

Sir Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson in Wilson, Sir Angus US English

(1913–91), English novelist and short-story writer; full name Sir Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson. His works display his satiric wit, acute social observation, and a love of the macabre and the farcical. Notable novels: The Old Men at the Zoo (1961)

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee in Lee, Christopher US English

(B.1922), English actor; full name Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee. His reputation is chiefly based on the horror films that he made for the British film company Hammer, which include Dracula (1958)

frank US Thesaurus

he was quite frank with me

frank English-Spanish

sincero, franco

Frank English-Spanish

franco,

he's admirably frank in admirably English-Spanish

su franqueza es admirable

she's disarmingly frank in disarmingly English-Spanish

es de una franqueza que desarma

to do a Tarzan/Frank Sinatra in do English-Spanish

hacer* como Tarzán/Frank Sinatra


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