Definition and Meanings for frail

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Frail is ranked 9,114 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of frail

noun, adjective, comparative, superlative

Etymology of frail

oe. fraiel, fraile, of. fraiel, freel, frael, fr. ll. fraellum oe. frele, freile, of. fraile, frele, f. fr, fr. l. fragilis. see fragile

Meaning of frail


as noun

  • 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.
  • tender.
  • liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; also, unchaste; -- often applied to fallen women.
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