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franklin

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noun frank·lin \ˈfraŋ-klən\

Definition of franklin

  1. :  a medieval English landowner of free but not noble birth



Origin of franklin

Middle English frankeleyn, from Anglo-French franclein, from franc


First Known Use: 14th century


Franklin

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biographical name Frank·lin \ˈfraŋ-klən\

Definition of Franklin

  1. Aretha (Louise) 1942–   Am. singer




Franklin

biographical name frank·lin

Definition of Franklin

  1. Benjamin 1706–1790 Am. statesman & philos.




Franklin

biographical name frank·lin

Definition of Franklin

  1. Sir John 1786–1847 Eng. arctic explorer




Franklin

biographical name frank·lin

Definition of Franklin

  1. Rosalind Elsie 1920–1958 Eng. biophysicist




Franklin

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geographical name Frank·lin \ˈfraŋ-klən\

Definition of Franklin

  1. 1 city E cen Massachusetts pop 31,635

  2. 2 town cen Tennessee S of Nashville pop 62,487

  3. 3 city SE Wisconsin, a SSW suburb of Milwaukee pop 35,451

  4. 4 former district Canada in N Northwest Territories including Arctic islands & Boothia & Melville peninsulas; area now divided between Nunavut & Northwest Territories




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