frail

Definition of frail

Pronunciation: frāl´ẽr
n.1.A basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins.
2.The quantity of raisins - about thirty-two, fifty-six, or seventy-five pounds, - contained in a frail.
3.A rush for weaving baskets.
a.1.Easily broken; fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm.
That I may know how frail I am.
- Ps. xxxix. 4.
An old bent man, worn and frail.
- Lowell.
2.Tender.
Deep indignation and compassion frail.
- Spenser.
3.Liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; also, unchaste; - often applied to fallen women.
Man is frail, and prone to evil.
- Jer. Taylor.

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