HyperDic: frail

English > 5 senses of the word frail:
ADJECTIVEallfrailphysically weak
allfrail, fallible, imperfect, weakwanting in moral strength, courage, or will
allfrail, delicate, fragileeasily broken or damaged or destroyed
NOUNquantityfrailthe weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs
artifactfraila basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)
frail > pronunciation
Soundsfrey'l
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English > frail: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningphysically weak.
Example"an invalid's frail body"
Narrowerdecrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weaklylacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
light-bonedHaving a bone structure that is light with respect to the surrounding flesh
See alsodelicateexquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing
unhealthynot in or exhibiting good health in body or mind
weakWanting in physical strength
OppositerobustSturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
Spanishfrágil
Nounsfrailnessthe state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
English > frail: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningWanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings.
Example "frail humanity"
Synonymsfallible, imperfect, weak
BroaderhumanHaving human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings
Spanishdébil, falible, frágil, imperfecto
Catalandèbil, fal·lible, frágil, imperfecte
English > frail: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaningeasily broken or damaged or destroyed.
Example "a frail craft"
Synonymsdelicate, fragile
Broaderbreakablecapable of being broken or damaged
Spanishdelicado, frágil, quebradizo
Catalandelicat, fràgil, trencadís
English > frail: 5 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningThe weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds.
Broaderweight unit, weightA unit used to measure weight
English > frail: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs).
Broaderbasket, handbasketA container that is usually woven and has handles
Spanishcanastilla, canastillo, cesta

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