1. Franklin

noun. 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).

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Rhymes with Franklin

  • franklyn
  • francklyn
  • francklin
  • shanklin

2. franklin

noun. ['ˈfræŋklɪn'] a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth.


  • property owner
  • landholder


  • frankelein (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fraunclein (Anglo-Norman)

3. Franklin

noun. United States historian noted for studies of Black American history (born in 1915).