Franklin, 1804–69, 14th president of the U.S. 1853–57.
John Robinson, 1910–2002, U.S. electrical engineer: helped develop communications satellites.
a male given name, form of .
verb (mainly transitive)
to form or cut (a hole) in (something) with or as if with a sharp instrument
to thrust into or penetrate sharply or violently: the thorn pierced his heel
to force (a way, route, etc) through (something)
(of light) to shine through or penetrate (darkness)
(also intransitive) to discover or realize (something) suddenly or (of an idea) to become suddenly apparent
(of sounds or cries) to sound sharply through (the silence)
to move or affect (a person’s emotions, bodily feelings, etc) deeply or sharply: the cold pierced their bones
(intransitive) to penetrate or be capable of penetrating: piercing cold
Franklin. 1804–69, US statesman; 14th president of the US (1853–57)
late 13c. “make a hole in; force one’s way through,” from Anglo-French perser, Old French percier “pierce, transfix, drive through” (12c., Modern French percer), probably from Vulgar Latin *pertusiare, frequentative of Latin pertusus, past participle of pertundere “to thrust or bore through,” from per- “through” (see per) + tundere “to beat, pound,” from PIE *tund-, from root *(s)teu- “to push, strike, knock, beat, thrust” (see obtuse). Related: Pierced; piercing.
noun 1. a town on W Long Island, in SE New York.
noun 1. a cast-iron stove having the general form of a fireplace with enclosed top, bottom, side, and back, the front being completely open or able to be closed by doors. 2. any of various fireplaces having a cast-iron top, back, and sides, with some provision for circulating air behind them in order to provide […]
noun 1. a deciduous tree, Franklinia alatamaha, having large, white, fragrant flowers, one of the rarest trees in the world, once native only to Georgia and now known only in cultivation.
[frangk-lee] /ˈfræŋk li/ adverb 1. in a manner; freely; candidly; openly; plainly: He presented his arguments frankly and objectively. /ˈfræŋklɪ/ adverb 1. (sentence modifier) in truth; to be honest: frankly, I can’t bear him 2. in a frank manner adv. 1530s, from frank (adj.) + -ly (2).