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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)

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.

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."