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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 frail /ˈfre(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 frail n.  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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 frail, a. [Compar. frailer superl. frailest.]
 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 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: physically weak; "an invalid's frail body" [ant: robust]
      2: having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine
         beings; "I'm only human"; "frail humanity" [syn: fallible,
          imperfect, weak]
      3: easily broken or damaged or destroyed; "a kite too delicate
         to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old
         bones"; "a frail craft" [syn: delicate, fragile]
      n 1: the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs;
           between 50 and 75 pounds
      2: a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or