Definition of Frame
1. Noun. The framework for a pair of eyeglasses.
Generic synonyms: Framework
Terms within: Eyeglasses, Glasses, Specs, Spectacles
2. Verb. Enclose in or as if in a frame. "Frame a picture"
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.
4. Verb. Enclose in a frame, as of a picture.
5. Noun. Alternative names for the body of a human being. "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
Group relationships: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul, Homo, Human, Human Being, Man
Generic synonyms: Body, Organic Structure, Physical Structure
Specialized synonyms: Person, Juvenile Body, Adult Body, Male Body, Female Body
Derivative terms: Anatomic, Anatomical, Anatomist
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"
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.
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"
Generic synonyms: Articulate, Formulate, Give Voice, Phrase, Word
Derivative terms: Cast, Redaction
9. Noun. A single drawing in a comic_strip.
10. Verb. Make up plans or basic details for. "Frame a policy"
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.
Category relationships: Building, Construction
Generic synonyms: Build, Construct, Make
13. Noun. A system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning.
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.
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"
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"
17. Noun. One of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided.
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,
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:
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
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Frame
1. to construct by putting together the various parts [v FRAMED, FRAMING, FRAMES] : FRAMABLE [adj]
Medical Definition of Frame
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.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Frame
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 ..."