- A basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins.
- The quantity of raisins contained in a frail.
- A rush for weaving baskets.
- To play a stringed instrument, usually a banjo, by picking with the back of a fingernail.
Etymology: From Old French frele, from Latin fragilis.
- Easily break, broken; mentally or physically 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; unchaste.
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for frail for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.
Full Definition of frail