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The capital of Kentucky, in the north-central part of the state on the Kentucky River. It was chosen as the capital in 1792 because it is between Louisville and Lexington, two cities that were both vying to be capital.


1. (Placename) a city in N Kentucky: the state capital. Pop: 27 408 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) rare an English spelling of Frankfurt1


(ˈfræŋk fərt)

the capital of Kentucky, in the N part. 25,973.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Frankfort - the capital of KentuckyFrankfort - the capital of Kentucky; located in northern Kentucky
Bluegrass State, Kentucky, KY - a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses
2.Frankfort - a German cityFrankfort - a German city; an industrial and commercial and financial center
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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Frankfort is one of the sixteen cities which have the distinction of being the place where the following incident occurred.
This is good evidence that Frankfort was the first place it occurred at.
One night in June, 1859, two citizens of Frankfort, Col.
And who can imagine my grief when, arriving at my home in Frankfort two months later, I learned that Judge Veigh had never been heard of since that night?
"There was the case of Von Bischoff at Frankfort last year.
Poor Philip Reis himself, the son of a baker in Frankfort, Germany, had hoped to make a telephone, but he had failed.
His sister has next supplied him with the small fortune at her disposal: reserving only the family jewels, placed in the charge of her banker and friend at Frankfort. The Countess's fortune also being swallowed up, the Baron has in a fatal moment sought for new supplies at the gaming table.
Kitty was walking there with her mother and the Moscow colonel, smart and jaunty in his European coat, bought ready-made at Frankfort. They were walking on one side of the arcade, trying to avoid Levin, who was walking on the other side.
For, like the Coronation banquet at Frankfort, where the German Emperor profoundly dines with the seven
Shall I send out the various checks to those men in Paris, New York, Frankfort, St.
"Unfortunately," said Monte Cristo, "one's title to a millionaire does not last for life, like that of baron, peer of France, or Academician; for example, the millionaires Franck & Poulmann, of Frankfort, who have just become bankrupts."
I have been seeing a great deal of the German artists here: I travelled from Frankfort with one of them.