Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Used as a title for an Italian monk or friar; brother.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as fro.
  • noun An abbreviation of Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.
  • An abbreviation of Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Brother; -- a title of a monk or friar.
  • adverb Old Eng. & Scot. Fro.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a title for a Roman Catholic monk or friar; equivalent to Brother

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian, short for frate, brother, from Latin frāter; see bhrāter- in Indo-European roots.]

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Shortened form of Italian frate, 'monk'

Examples

  • RP: Your latest release is called Fra le Nuvole -- why the Italian reference to clouds?

    Rachel Preece: Woodpigeon Migrates: Canada to Vienna

  • RP: Your latest release is called Fra le Nuvole -- why the Italian reference to clouds?

    Rachel Preece: Woodpigeon Migrates: Canada to Vienna

  • RP: Your latest release is called Fra le Nuvole -- why the Italian reference to clouds?

    Rachel Preece: Woodpigeon Migrates: Canada to Vienna

  • RP: Your latest release is called Fra le Nuvole -- why the Italian reference to clouds?

    Rachel Preece: Woodpigeon Migrates: Canada to Vienna

  • His artistic skill and piety was noted and he was given the name Fra Angelico (Brother Angel).

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  • But that might change tonight since, according to her last missive, Linette was supposed to be in attendance at the Wentworth event along with three Fratelli superiors, each from a different country—a UK representative, a Russian spokesman, and one from the U.S. known as Fra Vestavia, who BAD had a keen interest in.

    SILENT TRUTH

  • But that might change tonight since, according to her last missive, Linette was supposed to be in attendance at the Wentworth event along with three Fratelli superiors, each from a different country—a UK representative, a Russian spokesman, and one from the U.S. known as Fra Vestavia, who BAD had a keen interest in.

    SILENT TRUTH

  • The old man known as Fra Francesco had taught both of these men and instilled in them the understanding that they were cousins of a very ancient blood and spirit.

    The Poet Prince

  • But that might change tonight since, according to her last missive, Linette was supposed to be in attendance at the Wentworth event along with three Fratelli superiors, each from a different country—a UK representative, a Russian spokesman, and one from the U.S. known as Fra Vestavia, who BAD had a keen interest in.

    SILENT TRUTH

  • But that might change tonight since, according to her last missive, Linette was supposed to be in attendance at the Wentworth event along with three Fratelli superiors, each from a different country—a UK representative, a Russian spokesman, and one from the U.S. known as Fra Vestavia, who BAD had a keen interest in.

    SILENT TRUTH

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