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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( v. t.) To shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to fatten.

(2): ( n.) A pigsty.

(3): ( v. t.) To send by public conveyance free of expense.

(4): ( v. t.) To extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc.

(5): ( a.) The privilege of sending letters or other mail matter, free of postage, or without charge; also, the sign, mark, or signature denoting that a letter or other mail matter is to free of postage.

(6): ( a.) A French coin. See Franc.

(7): ( n.) The common heron; - so called from its note.

(8): ( n.) Unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free.

(9): ( n.) Unrestrained; loose; licentious; - used in a bad sense.

(10): ( a.) A native or inhabitant of Western Europe; a European; - a term used in the Levant.

(11): ( a.) A member of one of the German tribes that in the fifth century overran and conquered Gaul, and established the kingdom of France.

(12): ( n.) Free in uttering one's real sentiments; not reserved; using no disguise; candid; ingenuous; as, a frank nature, conversation, manner, etc.

(13): ( n.) Liberal; generous; profuse.

King James Dictionary [2]

Frank a.

1. Open ingenuous candid free in uttering real sentiments not reserved using no disguise. Young persons are usually frank old persons are more reserved. 2. Open ingenuous as a frank disposition or heart. 3. Liberal generous not niggardly. This sense is now rare. 4. Free without conditions or compensation as a frank gift. 5. Licentious unrestrained. Not used.


Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [3]

a name common to several Lutheran hymnwriters, of whom we mention the following:

1. Michael was born March 16, 1609, and died September 24, 1667. His hymns are collected in Geistliches Harpiffenspiel (Coburg, 1657), and Geistlicher Lieder Erstes Zwolf (ibid. 1662). See Koch, Geschichte Des Deutschen Kirchenliedes, 3:435 sq.

2. Peter a brother of Michael, was born September 27, 1616, studied at Jena, was preacher in 1645, and died July 22, 1675. See Koch, Ut Sup., page 441 sq.; Ludovici, De Hymnnis Et Hymnopolis Hennebergicis, page 21; Wezel, Hymnopceographia, 1.

3. SEBASTIAN, oldest brother of the three, was born January 18, 1606, and died April 12, 1668. He suffered very much from the miseries of the Thirty Years' War. See Ludovici, De Hymnis, etc.; Winterfeld, Der Evang. Kirchengesang, 2:468, 472 (Berlin, 1845); Koch, Ut Sup., page 431 sq. (B.P.)