Definition and Meanings for frail
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Part of Speech of frail
noun, adjective, comparative, superlative
Etymology of frail
Meaning of frail
- a basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins.
- the quantity of raisins -- about thirty-two, fifty-six, or seventy-five pounds, -- contained in a frail.
- a rush for weaving baskets.
as adjective, comparative, superlative
- easily broken; fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm.
- liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; also, unchaste; -- often applied to fallen women.