Definition of Frame

1. Noun. The framework for a pair of eyeglasses.

Specialized synonyms: Chase
Generic synonyms: Framework
Terms within: Eyeglasses, Glasses, Specs, Spectacles

2. Verb. Enclose in or as if in a frame. "Frame a picture"
Exact synonyms: Border, Frame In
Generic synonyms: Close In, Enclose, Inclose, Shut In
Derivative terms: Border, Framing

3. Noun. A single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film.
Generic synonyms: Exposure, Photo, Photograph, Pic, Picture

4. Verb. Enclose in a frame, as of a picture.
Generic synonyms: Confine, Enclose, Hold In
Derivative terms: Framer, Framing

5. Noun. Alternative names for the body of a human being. "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

6. Verb. Take or catch as if in a snare or trap. "They want to frame the prisoners "; "The innocent man was framed by the police"
Exact synonyms: Ensnare, Entrap, Set Up
Generic synonyms: Cozen, Deceive, Delude, Lead On
Derivative terms: Entrapment, Setup

7. Noun. (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat.
Exact synonyms: Inning
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Division, Part, Section
Terms within: Top, Top Of The Inning, Bottom, Bottom Of The Inning
Group relationships: Period Of Play, Play, Playing Period

8. Verb. Formulate in a particular style or language. "She cast her request in very polite language"
Exact synonyms: Cast, Couch, Put, Redact
Generic synonyms: Articulate, Formulate, Give Voice, Phrase, Word
Derivative terms: Cast, Redaction

9. Noun. A single drawing in a comic_strip.
Generic synonyms: Drawing
Group relationships: Cartoon Strip, Comic Strip, Funnies, Strip

10. Verb. Make up plans or basic details for. "Frame a policy"
Exact synonyms: Compose, Draw Up
Generic synonyms: Plan
Derivative terms: Framer, Framing

11. Noun. An application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently.

12. Verb. Construct by fitting or uniting parts together.
Exact synonyms: Frame Up
Category relationships: Building, Construction
Generic synonyms: Build, Construct, Make

13. Noun. A system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning.
Exact synonyms: Frame Of Reference
Generic synonyms: System, System Of Rules
Specialized synonyms: Vocabulary

14. Noun. The hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal.
Exact synonyms: Skeletal System, Skeleton, Systema Skeletale
Generic synonyms: System
Group relationships: Musculoskeletal System
Terms within: Skeletal Structure
Specialized synonyms: Endoskeleton, Exoskeleton
Derivative terms: Skeletal

15. Noun. The internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape. "The building has a steel skeleton"
Exact synonyms: Skeletal Frame, Skeleton, Underframe
Group relationships: Aircraft, Building, Edifice, Ship
Specialized synonyms: Chassis, Hoop
Generic synonyms: Supporting Structure

16. Noun. A framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror. "The frame was much more valuable than the miror it held"
Exact synonyms: Framing
Generic synonyms: Framework

17. Noun. One of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided.
Group relationships: Bowling
Generic synonyms: Division, Part, Section

Definition of Frame

1. v. t. 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. v. i. To shape; to arrange, as the organs of speech.

3. n. 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.

4. n. In games: (a) In pool, the triangular form used in setting up the balls; also, the balls as set up, or the round of playing required to pocket them all; as, to play six frames in a game of 50 points. (b) In bowling, as in tenpins, one of the several innings forming a game.

Definition of Frame

1. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To strengthen; refresh; support. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To execute; perform. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To profit; avail. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To fit; accord. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To succeed in doing or trying to do something; manage. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To fit, as for a specific end or purpose; make suitable or comfortable; adapt; adjust. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To construct by fitting or uniting together various parts; fabricate by union of constituent parts. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To bring or put into form or order; adjust the parts or elements of; compose; contrive; plan; devise. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to add a decorative border. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To position visually within a fixed boundary. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) (criminology) Conspire to incriminate falsely a presumably innocent person. ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive dialectal mining) To wash ore with the aid of a frame. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive dialectal) To move. ¹

16. Noun. The structural elements of a building or other constructed object. ¹

17. Noun. The structure of a person's body. ¹

18. Noun. A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material. ¹

19. Noun. A piece of photographic film containing an image. ¹

20. Noun. A context for understanding or interpretation. ¹

21. Noun. (snooker) A complete game of snooker, from break-off until all the balls (or as many as necessary to win) have been potted. ¹

22. Noun. (networking) An independent chunk of data sent over the wires of a network. ¹

23. Noun. (context: bowling) 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. ¹

24. Noun. (philately) The outer decorated portion of a stamp's image, often repeated on several issues although the inner picture may change. ¹

25. Noun. (film animation) A division of time on a multimedia timeline, such as 1/30th of a second. ¹

26. Noun. (Internet) An individually scrollable region of a webpage. ¹

27. Noun. ((baseball), (slang) ) An inning ¹

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Definition of Frame

1. to construct by putting together the various parts [v FRAMED, FRAMING, FRAMES] : FRAMABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Frame

1. 1. 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. To originate; to plan; to devise; to contrive; to compose; in a bad sense, to invent or fabricate, as something false. "How many excellent reasonings are framed in the mind of a man of wisdom and study in a length of years." (I. Watts) 3. To fit to something else, or for some specific end; to adjust; to regulate; to shape; to conform. "And frame my face to all occasions." (Shak) "We may in some measure frame our minds for the reception of happiness." (Landor) "The human mind is framed to be influenced." (I. Taylor) 1. Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure; especially, the constructional system, whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building, vessel, etc, its model and strength; the skeleton of a structure. "These are thy glorius works, Parent of good, Almighty! thine this universal frame." (Milton) 2. The bodily structure; physical constitution; make or build of a person. "Some bloody passion shakes your very frame." (Shak) "No frames could be strong enough to endure it." (Prescott) 3. 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; as: The skeleton structure which supports the boiler and machinery of a locomotive upon its wheels. A molding box or flask, which being filled with sand serves as a mold for castings. 4. A term applied, especially in England, to certain machines built upon or within framework; as, a stocking frame; lace frame; spinning frame, etc. 5. Form; shape; proportion; scheme; structure; constitution; system; as, a frameof government. "She that hath a heart of that fine frame To pay this debt of love but to a brother." (Shak) "Put your discourse into some frame." (Shak) 6. Particular state or disposition, as of the mind; humor; temper; mood; as, to be always in a happy frame. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Frame

frambesia tropica
frambesiform syphilid
frame (current term)
frame ball
frame buffer
frame buffers
frame counter
frame counters
frame dragging
frame house
frame in
frame of mind
frame of reference
frame rate

Literary usage of Frame

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"In a corn-planter having the rear main frame mounted on supporting wheels, the front runner-frame hinged or pivoted to the main frame, [and operated by an ..."

2. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1891)
"Having them both in the same frame, ... the frame is adjusted to proper position then are all foi bearings in correct line. This frame is simply passed in ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"The two upright standards in the defendant's machine connected with the cross-bar may in one sense be said to be the equivalent of the U shaped yoke frame ..."

4. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"And the twenty-seven sections of the Vermont frame of government, in like manner taken from the Pennsylvania frame, are the following; the numbering of the ..."

5. Publications by Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) (1853)
"The same frame to jetty over towardes the Thames one foote of assize. And also shall make on the south side of the saide frame a sufficient staire case, ..."

6. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1894)
"The tray frame should be 1x3 inches. The redwood shakes should be seasoned ... On this construct a tray-holding frame in this manner: Fasten firmly to the ..."

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