Archive for August 5th, 2004

August 5th, 2004

Word of the Day

I wish I could say that I won last nights scrabble game due to my innate and extensive knowledge of english words. But sometimes when you pull seven letters out of a bag at random you end up with franked.

In any case its worth at least 80 points as an opening move in scrabble – an effectively (though not always) insurmountable lead. Anyway, today’s word of the day is franked .


tr.v. franked, frank·ing, franks

1.

a. To put an official mark on (a piece of mail) so that it can be sent free of charge.

b. To send (mail) free of charge.

2. To place a stamp or mark on (a piece of mail) to show the payment of postage.

3. To enable (a person) to come and go freely.

n.

1.

a. A mark or signature placed on a piece of mail to indicate the right to send it free of charge.

b. The right to send mail free.

2. A franked piece of mail.