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[n] a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)
[n] the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds
[adj] easily broken or damaged or destroyed; "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft"
[adj] having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings; "I'm only human"; "frail humanity"
[adj] physically weak; "an invalid's frail body"

Antonyms

robust

Misc. Definitions

\Frail\, n. [OE. fraiel, fraile, OF. fraiel, freel, frael, fr. LL. fraellum.] 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. --Johnson.
\Frail\, a. [Compar. {Frailer}; superl. {Frailest}.] [OE. frele, freile, OF. fraile, frele, F. fr[^e]le, fr. L. fragilis. See {Fragile}.]
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. [Obs.] Deep indignation and compassion. --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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