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Noun: frame  freym
  1. A framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror
    "the frame was much more valuable than the miror it held";
    - framing
  2. A structure supporting or containing something
    - framework
  3. The internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape
    "the building has a steel frame";
    - skeleton, skeletal frame, underframe
  4. The framework for a pair of eyeglasses
  5. A single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film
  6. A single drawing in a comic strip
  7. An application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently
  8. A system of assumptions and standards that sanction behaviour and give it meaning
    - frame of reference
  9. The hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
    - skeletal system, skeleton, systema skeletale
  10. The physical body of a human being
    "Leonardo studied the frame";
    - human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod [informal], chassis [informal], form, flesh
  11. (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
    - inning
  12. A single game of billiards or snooker
  13. 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. Make someone get in trouble by setting a trap or planting false or deliberately misleading evidence
    "The innocent man was framed by the police";
    - ensnare, entrap, set up [informal], fit up [Brit, informal], stitch up [Brit, informal]
  3. Formulate in a particular style or language
    - redact, cast, put, couch
  4. Make up plans or basic details for
    "frame a policy";
    - compose, draw up
  5. (construction) construct by fitting or uniting parts together
    - frame up

Derived forms: framing, frames, framed

See also: set

Type of: app, application, application program, applications programme, articulate, body, build, close in, confine, construct, cozen [literary], deceive, delude, division, drawing, enclose, exposure, formulate, give voice, hold in, inclose, lead on, make, organic structure, part, photo, photograph, phrase, pic [informal], piccy [informal], 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, Richard