frame meaning

[ freim ] Pronunciation:   "frame" in a sentence
Noun: frame  freym
  1. The framework for a pair of eyeglasses 
  2. A single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film 
  3. Alternative names for the body of a human being
    - human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, form, flesh 
  4. (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
    - inning 
  5. A single drawing in a comic strip 
  6. An application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently 
  7. A system of assumptions and standards that sanction behaviour and give it meaning
    - frame of reference 
  8. The hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
    - skeletal system, skeleton, systema skeletale 
  9. The internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape
    - skeleton, skeletal frame, underframe 
  10. 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"
    - framing 
  11. One of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided
Verb: frame  freym
  1. Enclose in or as if in a frame
    "frame a picture"
    - frame in, border 
  2. Enclose in a frame, as of a picture 
  3. Take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    "The innocent man was framed by the police"
    - ensnare, entrap, set up 
  4. Formulate in a particular style or language
    - redact, cast, put, couch 
  5. Make up plans or basic details for
    "frame a policy"
    - compose, draw up 
  6. Construct by fitting or uniting parts together
    - frame up

Derived forms: framing, frames, framed

See also: framer, framing

Type of: application, application program, applications programme, articulate, body, build, close in, confine, construct, cozen, deceive, delude, division, drawing, enclose, exposure, formulate, framework, give voice, hold in, inclose, lead on, make, organic structure, part, photo, photograph, phrase, physical structure, pic, picture, plan, section, shut in, supporting structure, system, system of rules, word

Part of: aircraft, bowling, building, cartoon strip, comic strip, edifice, funnies, homo, human, human being, individual, man, mortal, musculoskeletal system, period of play, person, play, playing period, ship, somebody, someone, soul, strip, strip cartoon

Encyclopedia: Frame Frame, Set & Match

[American slang]
1. tr. to cause an innocent person to be blamed for a crime; to contrive evidence so that someone appears to be guilty. (Originally underworld.)
• Jimmy tried to frame his sister for painting the cat yellow.
• You won't frame me and get away ith it!


The timberwork or steelwork that encloses and supports structural components of a building; see bent frame, doorframe, space frame, window frame, framing.

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

1. A single, complete video image, scanned in 1?30 second in conventional television receivers.
2. A single motion-picture (film) image.
3. In packet communications, a fundamental unit of data. The three types are called
information (I) frame, supervisory (S) frame, and unnumbered (U) frame.
4. One of a recurring cycle of pulses.
5. In pulse-code modulation (PCM), a cyclic word group including a sync signal.
6. A complete commutator cycle.
7. A digital representation of a set of objects, useful in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI).
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  1. athrill passed over mr. winkle's frame.
  2. the frame sets off your painting very well.
  3. a shudder ran through the young man's frame.
  4. he said he was framed by his ex-wife.
  5. her whole frame was quivering with passion.

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