frank vs postmark what difference

what is difference between frank and postmark

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɹæŋk/
  • Rhymes: -æŋk
  • Homophones: franc, Frank

Etymology 1

From Middle English frank, from Old French franc (free), in turn from the name of an early Germanic confederation, the Franks, from Proto-West Germanic *frank (courageous, free) and/or Proto-West Germanic *frankō (javelin, spear).

Adjective

frank (comparative franker, superlative frankest)

  1. honest, especially in a manner that seems slightly blunt; candid; not reserved or disguised.
  2. (medicine) unmistakable, clinically obvious, self-evident
  3. (obsolete) Unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free.
    • It is of frank gift.
  4. (obsolete) Liberal; generous; profuse.
  5. (obsolete, derogatory) Unrestrained; loose; licentious.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

Derived terms

  • frankly
Translations

Noun

frank (plural franks)

  1. (uncountable) Free postage, a right exercised by governments (usually with definite article).
    • October 5, 1780, William Cowper, letter to Rev. William Unwin
      I have said so much, that, if I had not a frank, I must burn my letter and begin again.
  2. (countable) The notice on an envelope where a stamp would normally be found.

Verb

frank (third-person singular simple present franks, present participle franking, simple past and past participle franked)

  1. To place a frank on an envelope.
  2. To exempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc.
  3. To send by public conveyance free of expense.
    • 1850-1859, Charles Dickens, Household Words
      This required extensive correspondence; so, in the next place, the privilege of franking letters in reference to the emigrants’ registration office, was obtained—much to the indignation of red tapists.

Translations

See also

  • prepay

Etymology 2

Shortened form of frankfurter.

Noun

frank (plural franks)

  1. A hot dog or sausage.
    Synonyms: frankfurt, frankfurter
Related terms
  • cocktail frank
See also
  • sav
  • savaloy

Etymology 3

Noun

frank (plural franks)

  1. (Britain) The grey heron.

Etymology 4

From Old French franc.

Noun

frank (plural franks)

  1. A pigsty.

Verb

frank (third-person singular simple present franks, present participle franking, simple past and past participle franked)

  1. To shut up in a frank or sty; to pen up; hence, to cram; to fatten.

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfraŋk]
  • Rhymes: -aŋk

Noun

frank m

  1. franc (former currency of France and some other countries)
  2. franc (any of several units of currency such as Swiss franc)

Further reading

  • frank in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • frank in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch

Alternative forms

  • vrank (archaic, except in the expression vrank en vrij)

Etymology

From Middle Dutch vranc.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /frɑŋk/
  • Hyphenation: frank
  • Rhymes: -ɑŋk
  • Homophone: Frank

Adjective

frank (comparative franker, superlative frankst)

  1. frank, candid, blunt, open-hearted
  2. (dated) cheeky, brazen

Inflection

Derived terms

  • frank en vrij

Estonian

Etymology

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Noun

frank (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. franc

Declension

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German

Etymology

From Middle High German franc, from Old French franc (free), of Germanic but eventually uncertain origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fʁaŋk/

Adjective

frank (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) frank

Usage notes

  • Now almost exclusively used in the (also somewhat dated) expression frank und frei.

Declension

Further reading

  • “frank” in Duden online

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /frank/

Noun

frank m anim

  1. franc

Usage notes

Unqualified modern usage typically refers to the Swiss franc.

Declension



English

Etymology

Compound of post +‎ mark.

Pronunciation

Noun

postmark (plural postmarks)

  1. A marking made by a postal service on a letter, package, postcard or the like, usually indicating the place where and the date and time when the item was received or processed for the first time, and often serving to cancel a postage stamp.
    • 1920, Herman Cyril McNeile, Bulldog Drummond Chapter 1
      He looked at the mauve envelope doubtfully, and examined the postmark. “Where is Pudlington, James? and one might almost ask—why is Pudlington? No town has any right to such an offensive name.”

Translations

Verb

postmark (third-person singular simple present postmarks, present participle postmarking, simple past and past participle postmarked)

  1. To apply a postmark on.

Translations


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