Frankenstein

See also: frankenstein

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Frankenstein.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Frankenstein (countable and uncountable, plural Frankensteins)

  1. (countable) A surname, from German​.
  2. Ellipsis of Victor Frankenstein, the creator of Frankenstein's monster in the 1818 novel by Mary Shelley
    Synonyms: Dr Frankenstein, Dr. Frankenstein, Doctor Frankenstein
    Hypernyms: mad scientist, Dr Frankenstein, Dr. Frankenstein, Doctor Frankenstein, Frankenstein doctor, frankenstein doctor, Frankensteinian doctor, frankensteinian doctor
  3. Frankenstein's monster itself, the monster of the 1818 novel by Mary Shelley
    Hypernyms: Frankenstein's monster, Frankenstein monster, frankenstein monster, Frankensteinian monster, frankensteinian monster, frankenstein, monster
  4. (historical) Ząbkowice Śląskie, a town in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland.
    • 1998, Kudō, Akira, chapter 5, in J.A.A. Stockwin, editor, Japanese-German Business Relations: Co-operation and Rivalry in the Interwar Period[1], London: Routledge, published 2001, →ISBN, page 90:
      In the same year, a kiln of the same size was built in Frankenstein in the Silesian region, but the purpose of this kiln was to treat low-grade nickel ore, and it had a capacity for treating 80,000 tons a year.

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

Frankenstein (plural Frankensteins)

  1. Ellipsis of Frankenstein's monster
    Synonyms: frankenstein, Franky, franky, Frankie, frankie, Frankenstein monster, frankenstein monster, Frankensteinian monster, frankensteinian monster
    • 1961, Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach:
      "Such loveliness as I possess can only truly shine In Hollywood!" Aunt Sponge declared. "Oh, wouldn't that be fine! I'd capture all the nations' hearts! They'd give me all the leading parts! The stars would all resign!" "I think you'd make," Aunt Spiker said, "a lovely Frankenstein."
  1. A mad scientist.
    Synonyms: frankenstein, Dr Frankenstein, Dr. Frankenstein, Doctor Frankenstein, frankenstein doctor, Frankenstein doctor, frankensteinian doctor, Frankensteinian doctor

VerbEdit

Frankenstein (third-person singular simple present Frankensteins, present participle Frankensteining, simple past and past participle Frankensteined)

  1. (transitive, colloquial) To combine two or more similar elements into a consistent entity, or a cohesive idea.
    • 2005, Neal Pollack, Chicago Noir
      In the middle of the Formica-topped table, on the other side of Kimball's oatmeal but still at arm's length, was an approximation of a laptop Kimball had Frankensteined from computers so obsolete that cash-strapped schools wouldn't even accept them as donations.

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈfʁaŋkn̩ˌʃtaɪ̯n]
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  • IPA(key): [ˈfʁaŋkŋ̩ˌʃtaɪ̯n]
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Proper nounEdit

Frankenstein m (genitive Frankensteins)

  1. A surname​.
  2. Frankenstein (fictional scientist)
    Hypernym: verrückter Wissenschaftler
  3. Frankenstein (his monster)

DescendantsEdit



SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Frankenstein.

Proper nounEdit

Frankenstein m

  1. A surname, from German​.
  2. Frankenstein (fictional scientist)
    Hypernym: científico loco
  3. Frankenstein (his monster)