Synonyms of franklin


1. Franklin, John Hope Franklin

usage: United States historian noted for studies of Black American history (born in 1915)

2. Franklin, Benjamin Franklin

usage: printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790)

3. franklin, landowner, landholder, property owner

usage: a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

Definition and meaning of franklin (Dictionary)