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frank·lin

 (frăng′klĭn)
n.
A medieval English freeholder of nonnoble birth holding extensive property.

[Middle English frankelein, from Anglo-Norman fraunclein, from Anglo-Norman franc; see frank1.]

franklin

(ˈfræŋklɪn)
n
(Historical Terms) (in 14th- and 15th-century England) a substantial landholder of free but not noble birth
[C13: from Anglo-French fraunclein, from Old French franc free, on the model of chamberlain]

Franklin

(ˈfræŋklɪn)
n
1. (Biography) Aretha (əˈriːθə) born 1942, US soul, pop, and gospel singer; noted for her songs "Respect" (1967), "I Say a Little Prayer" (1968), and, with George Michael, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (1987)
2. (Biography) Sir John. 1786–1847, English explorer of the Arctic: lieutenant-governor of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) (1836–43): died while on a voyage to discover the Northwest Passage
3. (Biography) Rosalind. 1920–58, British x-ray crystallographer. She contributed to the discovery of the structure of DNA, before her premature death from cancer

frank•lin

(ˈfræŋk lɪn)

n.
(in England in the 14th and 15th centuries) a freeholder who was not of noble birth.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French]

Frank•lin

(ˈfræŋk lɪn)

n.
1. Benjamin, 1706–90, American statesman and inventor.
2. Sir John, 1786–1847, British Arctic explorer.
3. a district in extreme N Canada, in the Northwest Territories, including the Boothia and Melville peninsulas, Baffin Island, and other Arctic islands. 549,253 sq. mi. (1,422,565 sq. km).

Franklin

An automobile that used an air-cooled engine and was made in Syracuse, NY from 1901–1934.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Franklin - United States historian noted for studies of Black American history (born in 1915)
2.Franklin - printer whose success as an author led him to take up politicsFranklin - printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790)
3.franklin - a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth
England - a division of the United Kingdom
landholder, landowner, property owner - a holder or proprietor of land
Translations

franklin

n (Hist) → Freisasse m
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