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Definition of "frame" []

  • To build by putting together the structural parts of; construct: frame a house. (verb-transitive)
  • To conceive or design: framed an alternate proposal. (verb-transitive)
  • To arrange or adjust for a purpose: The question was framed to draw only one answer. (verb-transitive)
  • To put into words; formulate: frame a reply. (verb-transitive)
  • To form (words) silently with the lips. (verb-transitive)
  • An open structure that gives shape and support to something, such as the transverse stiffening ribs of a ship's hull or an aircraft's fuselage or the skeletal beams and uprights of a building (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An enclosing case or border into which something is fitted (noun)
  • The system around which something is built up (noun)
  • The structure of the human body (noun)
  • A condition; state (esp in the phrase frame of mind) (noun)
  • One of a series of individual exposures on a strip of film used in making motion pictures (noun)
  • An individual exposure on a film used in still photography (noun)
  • An individual picture in a comic strip (noun)
  • A television picture scanned by one or more electron beams at a particular frequency (noun)
  • The area of the picture so formed (noun)
  • The wooden triangle used to set up the balls (noun)
  • The balls when set up (noun)
  • A single game finished when all the balls have been potted (noun)
  • (on a website) a self-contained section that functions independently from other parts; by using frames, a website designer can make some areas of a website remain constant while others change according to the choices made by the internet user (noun)
  • One of the sections of which a beehive is composed, esp one designed to hold a honeycomb (noun)
  • A machine or part of a machine over which yarn is stretched in the production of textiles (noun)
  • (in language teaching, etc) a syntactic construction with a gap in it, used for assigning words to syntactic classes by seeing which words may fill the gap (noun)
  • An enumeration of a population for the purposes of sampling, esp as the basis of a stratified sample (noun)
  • (in telecommunications, computers, etc) one cycle of a regularly recurring number of pulses in a pulse train (noun)
  • Shape; form (noun)
  • To construct by fitting parts together (verb)
  • To draw up the plans or basic details for; outline (verb)
  • To compose, contrive, or conceive (verb)
  • To provide, support, or enclose with a frame (verb)
  • To form (words) with the lips, esp silently (verb)
  • To conspire to incriminate (someone) on a false charge (verb)
  • To contrive the dishonest outcome of (a contest, match, etc); rig (verb)
  • To make an effort (verb)
  • To have ability (verb)

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Use "frame" in a sentence
  • "The menu shows the title frame with more room on all four sides, indicating that Mill Creek could have done better."
  • "Hendon have pushed themselves back into the title frame as a result of an improved run of form which sees them now unbeaten in three games � with their last defeat being a 3-1 loss against Lions A. David Garbacz�s side can make a real statement of intent by bringing the Lions� superb run to an end � and that�s what it would be."
  • "Jamie Holmes and Stewart Jones ensured that Cammell Laird Reserves stayed well in the title frame as they romped to a 5-0 triumph over Blacon YC."