Definitions for framefreɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

framefreɪm(n.; v.)framed, fram•ing.

  1. (n.)a border or case for enclosing a picture, mirror, etc.

  2. a rigid structure formed of joined pieces and used as a major support, as in buildings, machinery, and furniture.

    Category: Building Trades, Civil Engineering

  3. a body, esp. a human body, with reference to its size or build; physique:

    a large frame.

    Category: Anatomy

  4. a structure for admitting or enclosing something:

    a window frame.

    Category: Building Trades

  5. Usu., frames. the framework for a pair of eyeglasses.

  6. form, constitution, or structure in general.

  7. a particular state:

    an unhappy frame of mind.

  8. one of the successive pictures on a strip of film.

    Category: Motion Pictures, Showbiz

  9. one of the ten divisions of a bowling game. one of the squares on the scorecard in which the score for a given frame is recorded.

    Category: Sport

  10. Category: Games

    Ref: rack1 (def. 4). 1 4

  11. a baseball inning.

    Category: Sport

  12. a machine or part of a machine supported by a framework, esp. as used in textile production:

    a spinning frame.

    Category: Machinery, Textiles

  13. one of the separate drawings in a comic strip, usu. set off by a border.

  14. a rectangular portion of a page, often with enclosing lines, to set off printed matter in a newspaper, magazine, or the like.

    Category: Printing

  15. (v.t.)to construct; shape.

  16. to devise; compose:

    to frame a new constitution.

  17. to conceive or imagine, as an idea.

  18. to incriminate (an innocent person) so as to ensure a verdict of guilty.

    Category: Informal

  19. to provide with or put into a frame, as a picture.

  20. to form (speech) carefully with the lips.

  21. to prearrange fraudulently, as in a scheme or contest.

    Category: Informal

  22. to line up visually in a viewfinder or sight.

  23. (v.i.)Archaic. to go; proceed.

  24. Archaic. to manage to do something.

Origin of frame:

bef. 1000; ME: to prepare (timber), OE framian to avail, profit


Princeton's WordNet

  1. frame(noun)

    the framework for a pair of eyeglasses

  2. frame(noun)

    a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film

  3. human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh(noun)

    alternative names for the body of a human being

    "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

  4. inning, frame(noun)

    (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat

  5. frame(noun)

    a single drawing in a comic_strip

  6. frame(noun)

    an application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently

  7. frame of reference, frame(noun)

    a system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning

  8. skeletal system, skeleton, frame, systema skeletale(noun)

    the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal

  9. skeleton, skeletal frame, frame, underframe(noun)

    the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape

    "the building has a steel skeleton"

  10. frame, framing(noun)

    a framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror

    "the frame enhances but is not itself the subject of attention"; "the frame was much more valuable than the miror it held"

  11. frame(verb)

    one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided

  12. frame, frame in, border(verb)

    enclose in or as if in a frame

    "frame a picture"

  13. frame(verb)

    enclose in a frame, as of a picture

  14. ensnare, entrap, frame, set up(verb)

    take or catch as if in a snare or trap

    "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"

  15. frame, redact, cast, put, couch(verb)

    formulate in a particular style or language

    "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"

  16. frame, compose, draw up(verb)

    make up plans or basic details for

    "frame a policy"

  17. frame, frame up(verb)

    construct by fitting or uniting parts together

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. frame(noun)ɪm

    the border around a picture

    a gold picture frame

  2. frameɪm

    a supporting structure

    a bed frame

  3. frameɪm

    the general shape of sb's body

    a girl with a tiny frame

  4. frameɪm

    how positive or negative you are feeling

    I'm not in the right frame of mind to write a letter today.

  5. frame(verb)ɪm

    to put a frame on a picture

    I haven't framed the photo yet.

  6. frameɪm

    pay sb to frame sth

    She had the certificate framed.

  7. frameɪm

    to be a border around sth

    Her long hair framed her face.

  8. frameɪm

    to communicate sth carefully to control the way people understand it

    the difficulty of framing the issue for voters


  1. frame(Noun)

    The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.

    Now that the frame is complete, we can start on the walls.

  2. frame(Noun)

    The structure of a person's body.

    His starved flesh hung loosely on his once imposing frame.

  3. frame(Noun)

    A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material.

    The painting was housed in a beautifully carved frame.

  4. frame(Noun)

    A piece of photographic film containing an image.

    A film projector shows many frames in a single second.

  5. frame(Noun)

    A context for understanding or interpretation.

    In this frame, it's easy to ask the question that the investigators missed.

  6. frame(Noun)

    A complete game of snooker, from break-off until all the balls (or as many as necessary to win) have been potted.

  7. frame(Noun)

    An independent chunk of data sent over the wires of a network.

  8. frame(Noun)

    A set of balls whose results are added together for scoring purposes. Usually two balls, but only one ball in the case of a strike, and three balls in the case of a strike or a spare in the last frame of a game.

  9. frame(Noun)

    The outer decorated portion of a stamp's image, often repeated on several issues although the inner picture may change.

  10. frame(Verb)

    To strengthen; refresh; support.

    At last, with creeping crooked pace forth came / An old, old man, with beard as white as snow, / That on a staffe his feeble steps did frame. u2015 Spenser.

  11. frame(Verb)

    To execute; perform.

    The silken tackle / Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands / That yarely frame the office. u2015 Shakespeare.

  12. frame(Verb)

    To profit; avail.

  13. frame(Verb)

    To fit; accord.

    When thou hast turned them all ways, and done thy best to hew them and to make them frame, thou must be fain to cast them out. u2015 Tyndale.

  14. frame(Verb)

    To succeed in doing or trying to do something; manage.

  15. frame(Verb)

    To fit, as for a specific end or purpose; make suitable or comfortable; adapt; adjust.

    I will hereafter frame myself to be coy. u2015 Lyly.

  16. frame(Verb)

    To construct by fitting or uniting together various parts; fabricate by union of constituent parts.

  17. frame(Verb)

    To bring or put into form or order; adjust the parts or elements of; compose; contrive; plan; devise.

    He began to frame the loveliest countenance he could. u2015 Sir P. Sidney.

  18. frame(Verb)

    Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.

    Once we finish framing the house, we'll hang tin on the roof.

  19. frame(Noun)

    A division of time on a multimedia timeline, such as 1/30th of a second.

  20. frame(Noun)

    An individually scrollable region of a webpage.

  21. frame(Noun)

    (, ) An inning

  22. frame(Verb)

    Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to add a decorative border.

  23. frame(Verb)

    To position visually within a fixed boundary.

    The director frames the fishing scene very well.

  24. frame(Verb)

    To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.

  25. frame(Verb)

    Conspire to incriminate falsely a presumably innocent person.

    The gun had obviously been placed in her car in an effort to frame her.

  26. frame(Verb)

    To wash ore with the aid of a frame.

  27. frame(Verb)

    To move.

    An oath, and a threat to set Throttler on me if I did not frame off, rewarded my perseverance. u2015 E. Brontu00EB.

  28. Origin: From framen, fremen, fremmen, from framian, fremian, fremman, from framjanan, from promo-. Cognate with framen, fremme, främja, fremja. More at from.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frame(verb)

    to construct by fitting and uniting the several parts of the skeleton of any structure; specifically, in woodwork, to put together by cutting parts of one member to fit parts of another. See Dovetail, Halve, v. t., Miter, Tenon, Tooth, Tusk, Scarf, and Splice

  2. Frame(verb)

    to originate; to plan; to devise; to contrive; to compose; in a bad sense, to invent or fabricate, as something false

  3. Frame(verb)

    to fit to something else, or for some specific end; to adjust; to regulate; to shape; to conform

  4. Frame(verb)

    to cause; to bring about; to produce

  5. Frame(verb)

    to support

  6. Frame(verb)

    to provide with a frame, as a picture

  7. Frame(verb)

    to shape; to arrange, as the organs of speech

  8. Frame(verb)

    to proceed; to go

  9. Frame(noun)

    anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure; esp., the constructional system, whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building, vessel, etc., its model and strength; the skeleton of a structure

  10. Frame(noun)

    the bodily structure; physical constitution; make or build of a person

  11. Frame(noun)

    a kind of open case or structure made for admitting, inclosing, or supporting things, as that which incloses or contains a window, door, picture, etc.; that on which anything is held or stretched

  12. Frame(noun)

    the skeleton structure which supports the boiler and machinery of a locomotive upon its wheels

  13. Frame(noun)

    a molding box or flask, which being filled with sand serves as a mold for castings

  14. Frame(noun)

    the ribs and stretchers of an umbrella or other structure with a fabric covering

  15. Frame(noun)

    a structure of four bars, adjustable in size, on which cloth, etc., is stretched for quilting, embroidery, etc

  16. Frame(noun)

    a glazed portable structure for protecting young plants from frost

  17. Frame(noun)

    a stand to support the type cases for use by the compositor

  18. Frame(noun)

    a term applied, especially in England, to certain machines built upon or within framework; as, a stocking frame; lace frame; spinning frame, etc

  19. Frame(noun)

    form; shape; proportion; scheme; structure; constitution; system; as, a frameof government

  20. Frame(noun)

    particular state or disposition, as of the mind; humor; temper; mood; as, to be always in a happy frame

  21. Frame(noun)

    contrivance; the act of devising or scheming


  1. Frame

    Frames were proposed by Marvin Minsky in his 1974 article "A Framework for Representing Knowledge." A frame is an artificial intelligence data structure used to divide knowledge into substructures by representing "stereotyped situations." Frames are connected together to form a complete idea. Frames are also an extensive part of knowledge representation and reasoning schemes. Frames were originally derived from semantic networks and are therefore part of structure based knowledge representations. According to Russell and Norvig's "Artificial Intelligence, A Modern Approach," structural representations assemble "...facts about particular object and even types and arrange the types into a large taxonomic hierarchy analogous to a biological taxonomy."

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Frame

    In a dynamo the bed-piece is sometimes called the frame.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. frame

    In photography, any single exposure contained within a continuous sequence of photographs.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frame' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3145

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frame' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3906

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frame' in Nouns Frequency: #1091

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frame' in Verbs Frequency: #1064

Translations for frame

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a hard main structure round which something is built or made

the steel frame of the aircraft.

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