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frame

 (frām)
n.
1.
a. A structure that gives shape or support: the frame of a house.
b. The structure or physique of a human or animal body: a worker's sturdy frame.
c. An open structure or rim for encasing, holding, or bordering: a window frame; the frame of a mirror.
2.
a. A closed, often rectangular border of drawn or printed lines.
b. The edge, usually rectangular, delimiting the boundaries of an image.
c. The bounded area of a visual image, as in photography or film: filled the frame with a cast of thousands.
d. One of the set of still images that constitute a film or video.
e. A single image, as in a comic strip or graphic novel, usually bounded by a rectangular line.
f. Computers A rectangular area in which text or graphics can be shown, especially one of several rectangular areas on a web page displaying different documents simultaneously.
3.
a. A general structure or system: the frame of government.
b. A general state or condition: The news put me into a better frame of mind.
c. A frame of reference.
4. The presentation of events in a narrative work, especially a work of literature or film, such that characters in the narrative exist in isolation, uninfluenced by, unaware of, and unable to interact with the narrator or audience.
5. Linguistics
a. The context in which discourse occurs.
b. A pattern for a syntactic construction in which one of a group of words can vary.
6.
a. A round or period of play in some games, such as bowling and billiards.
b. Baseball An inning.
7. often frames A pair of eyeglasses, excluding the lenses: had new lenses fitted into an old pair of frames.
9. Informal A frame-up.
10. Obsolete Shape; form.
v. framed, fram·ing, frames
v.tr.
1.
a. To enclose in a frame: frame a painting.
b. To put together the structural parts of; construct the frame of: frame a house.
2. To conceive or design: framed an alternate proposal.
3. To establish the context for and terminology regarding (a subject of discussion or debate), especially so as to exclude an unwanted point of view: The question was framed to draw only one answer.
4.
a. To put into words; formulate: frame a reply.
b. To form (words) silently with the lips.
5.
a. To make up evidence or contrive events so as to incriminate (a person) falsely.
b. To prearrange (a contest) so as to ensure a desired fraudulent outcome; fix: frame a prizefight.
c. Baseball To catch (a pitch) in such a way as to make it appear to have passed through the strike zone.
v.intr.
Archaic To go; proceed: "Frame upstairs, and make little din" (Emily Brontë).

[Middle English, from framen, to make progress, to frame, from Old English framian, to avail, profit, from fram, forward; see from.]

fram′a·ble, frame′a·ble adj.

frame

(freɪm)
n
1. 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
2. an enclosing case or border into which something is fitted: the frame of a picture.
3. the system around which something is built up: the frame of government.
4. the structure of the human body
5. a condition; state (esp in the phrase frame of mind)
6. (Photography)
a. one of a series of individual exposures on a strip of film used in making motion pictures
b. an individual exposure on a film used in still photography
c. an individual picture in a comic strip
7. (Electronics)
a. a television picture scanned by one or more electron beams at a particular frequency
b. the area of the picture so formed
8. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards snooker
a. the wooden triangle used to set up the balls
b. the balls when set up
c. a single game finished when all the balls have been potted. US and Canadian equivalent (for senses 8a, 8b): rack
9. (Computer Science) computing (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
10. (Horticulture) short for cold frame
11. (Agriculture) one of the sections of which a beehive is composed, esp one designed to hold a honeycomb
12. (Textiles) a machine or part of a machine over which yarn is stretched in the production of textiles
13. (Linguistics) (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
14. (Statistics) statistics an enumeration of a population for the purposes of sampling, esp as the basis of a stratified sample
15. (Electronics) (in telecommunications, computers, etc) one cycle of a regularly recurring number of pulses in a pulse train
16. slang another word for frame-up
17. obsolete shape; form
18. in the frame likely to be awarded or to achieve: I'm in the frame for the top job.
vb (mainly tr)
19. to construct by fitting parts together
20. to draw up the plans or basic details for; outline: to frame a policy.
21. to compose, contrive, or conceive: to frame a reply.
22. to provide, support, or enclose with a frame: to frame a picture.
23. to form (words) with the lips, esp silently
24. slang to conspire to incriminate (someone) on a false charge
25. slang to contrive the dishonest outcome of (a contest, match, etc); rig
26. (intr) dialect
a. (usually imperative or dependent imperative) to make an effort
b. to have ability
[Old English framiae to avail; related to Old Frisian framia to carry out, Old Norse frama]
ˈframable, ˈframeable adj
ˈframeless adj
ˈframer n

Frame

(freɪm)
n
(Biography) Janet. 1924–2004, and New Zealand writer: author of the novels Owls Do Cry (1957) and Faces in the Water (1961), the collection of verse The Pocket (1967), and volumes of autobiography including An Angel at My Table (1984), which was made into a film in 1990

frame

(freɪm)

n., v. framed, fram•ing. n.
1. a border or case for enclosing a picture, mirror, etc.
2. a rigid structure formed of joined pieces and used as a major support, as in buildings, machinery, and furniture.
3. a body, esp. a human body, with reference to its size or build; physique: a large frame.
4. a structure for admitting or enclosing something: a window frame.
5. Usu., frames. the framework for a pair of eyeglasses.
6. form, constitution, or structure in general.
7. a particular state: an unhappy frame of mind.
8. one of the successive pictures on a strip of film.
9.
a. one of the ten divisions of a bowling game.
b. one of the squares on the scorecard in which the score for a given frame is recorded.
11. a baseball inning.
12. a machine or part of a machine supported by a framework, esp. as used in textile production: a spinning frame.
13. one of the separate drawings in a comic strip, usu. set off by a border.
14. a rectangular portion of a page, often with enclosing lines, to set off printed matter in a newspaper, magazine, or the like.
v.t.
15. to construct; shape.
16. to devise; compose: to frame a new constitution.
17. to conceive or imagine, as an idea.
18. to incriminate (an innocent person) so as to ensure a verdict of guilty.
19. to provide with or put into a frame, as a picture.
20. to form (speech) carefully with the lips.
21. to prearrange fraudulently, as in a scheme or contest.
22. to line up visually in a viewfinder or sight.
v.i.
23. Archaic. to go; proceed.
24. Archaic. to manage to do something.
[before 1000; Middle English: to prepare (timber), Old English framian to avail, profit]
fram′a•ble, frame′a•ble, adj.
fram′a•ble•ness, frame′a•ble•ness, n.
frame′less, adj.
fram′er, n.

frame

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

Frame

 a number of vehicles travelling together; a scaffold or framework, usually used figuratively.
Examples: the heavy frame of the forest, 1848; frame of mind, 1711; of our monarchy, 1844; of society, 1825; of the spirit, 1665; of sticks, 1577; of timber, 1545; of waggons [number travelling together]; of the world, 1561.

frame


Past participle: framed
Gerund: framing

Imperative
frame
frame
Present
I frame
you frame
he/she/it frames
we frame
you frame
they frame
Preterite
I framed
you framed
he/she/it framed
we framed
you framed
they framed
Present Continuous
I am framing
you are framing
he/she/it is framing
we are framing
you are framing
they are framing
Present Perfect
I have framed
you have framed
he/she/it has framed
we have framed
you have framed
they have framed
Past Continuous
I was framing
you were framing
he/she/it was framing
we were framing
you were framing
they were framing
Past Perfect
I had framed
you had framed
he/she/it had framed
we had framed
you had framed
they had framed
Future
I will frame
you will frame
he/she/it will frame
we will frame
you will frame
they will frame
Future Perfect
I will have framed
you will have framed
he/she/it will have framed
we will have framed
you will have framed
they will have framed
Future Continuous
I will be framing
you will be framing
he/she/it will be framing
we will be framing
you will be framing
they will be framing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been framing
you have been framing
he/she/it has been framing
we have been framing
you have been framing
they have been framing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been framing
you will have been framing
he/she/it will have been framing
we will have been framing
you will have been framing
they will have been framing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been framing
you had been framing
he/she/it had been framing
we had been framing
you had been framing
they had been framing
Conditional
I would frame
you would frame
he/she/it would frame
we would frame
you would frame
they would frame
Past Conditional
I would have framed
you would have framed
he/she/it would have framed
we would have framed
you would have framed
they would have framed

frame

A complete game.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frame - the framework for a pair of eyeglassesframe - the framework for a pair of eyeglasses
chase - a rectangular metal frame used in letterpress printing to hold together the pages or columns of composed type that are printed at one time
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
eyeglasses, glasses, specs, spectacles - optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
2.frame - a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film
photo, photograph, pic, exposure, picture - a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
3.frame - alternative names for the body of a human beingframe - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
person - a human body (usually including the clothing); "a weapon was hidden on his person"
juvenile body - the body of a young person
adult body - the body of an adult human being
male body - the body of a male human being
female body - the body of a female human being
4.frame - (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
division, section, part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
top of the inning, top - the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat; "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"
bottom of the inning, bottom - the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat
period of play, playing period, play - (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"
5.frame - a single drawing in a comic_strip
drawing - an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper; "it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"
cartoon strip, comic strip, funnies, strip - a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
6.frame - an application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently
application program, applications programme, application - a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task; "he has tried several different word processing applications"
7.frame - a system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning
system of rules, system - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
vocabulary - the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts); "he introduced a wide vocabulary of techniques"
8.frame - the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animalframe - the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
musculoskeletal system - the system of muscles and tendons and ligaments and bones and joints and associated tissues that move the body and maintain its form
skeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organism
endoskeleton - the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates)
exoskeleton - the exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs
9.frame - the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shapeframe - the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton"
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
chassis - the skeleton of a motor vehicle consisting of a steel frame supported on springs that holds the body and motor
hoop - a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
supporting structure - a structure that serves to support something
10.frame - 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"
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
11.frame - one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided
bowling - a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
division, section, part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
Verb1.frame - enclose in or as if in a frame; "frame a picture"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
2.frame - enclose in a frame, as of a picture
hold in, enclose, confine - close in; darkness enclosed him"
3.frame - take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with
4.frame - formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
give voice, phrase, word, articulate, formulate - put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
5.frame - make up plans or basic details for; "frame a policy"
plan - make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
6.frame - construct by fitting or uniting parts together
construction, building - the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
build, construct, make - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

frame

noun
1. mounting, setting, surround, mount She kept a picture of her mother in a silver frame.
2. casing, framework, structure, shell, system, form, construction, fabric, skeleton, chassis He supplied housebuilders with modern timber frames.
3. physique, build, form, body, figure, skeleton, anatomy, carcass, morphology belts pulled tight against their bony frames
verb
1. mount, case, enclose, set The picture is now ready to be framed.
2. surround, ring, enclose, close in, encompass, envelop, encircle, fence in, hem in The swimming pool is framed by tropical gardens.
3. devise, plan, form, shape, institute, draft, compose, sketch, forge, put together, conceive, hatch, draw up, formulate, contrive, map out, concoct, cook up, block out A convention was set up to frame a constitution.
4. express, word, phrase, couch, put into words He framed his question three different ways.
5. falsely incriminate, set up (informal), fit up (slang) He claimed he had been framed by the police.
frame of mind mood, state, spirit, attitude, humour, temper, outlook, disposition, mind-set, fettle He was not in the right frame of mind to continue.

frame

verb
1. To create by forming, combining, or altering materials:
2. To form a strategy for:
Informal: dope out.
Idiom: lay plans.
3. To devise and set down:
Translations
إطارإِطارهَيْكَلهَيْكَل ، بُنْيَة الجِسِميُحيط، يكون بمثابة إطار
rámrámovatzarámovatfalešně obvinitkostra
rammeskeletfigurindrammekomme med en falsk anklage
runkokehokehyskehystääkuva
okvir
tartószerkezettestalkatvázalkathamisan megvádol
grindlíkamsbyggingrammaramma, vera umgjörîrammi
骨組み
apjuostiįrėmintikarkasasneteisingai iškelti byląnusiteikimas
augumsfaktu sagrozīšanaielikt ietvarāierāmētietvars
falošne obviniťrámrámovať
okvirokviriti
ram
โครงสร้าง
çerçeveçerçevelemekiskeletkomplo kurmakçatı
khung

frame

[freɪm]
A. N
1. (= framework) [of ship, building etc] → armazón m or f, estructura f; [of furniture etc] → armadura f; [of spectacles] → montura f; [of bicycle] → cuadro m
2. (= border) [of picture, window, door] → marco m (Sew) → tambor m, bastidor m para bordar
3. (TV, Video) → cuadro m (Cine) → fotograma m
4. (= body) → cuerpo m
his large framesu cuerpo fornido
her whole frame was shaken by sobstodo su cuerpo se estremecía por los sollozos
5. (fig) frame of mindestado m de ánimo
when you're in a better frame of mindcuando estés de mejor humor
frame of referencemarco m de referencia
B. VT
1. [+ picture] → enmarcar, poner un marco a
2. (= enclose) → enmarcar (Phot) [+ subject] → encuadrar
he appeared framed in the doorwayapareció en el marco de la puerta
she was framed against the sunsetel ocaso le servía de marco, tenía la puesta de sol de fondo
3. (= formulate) [+ plan etc] → formular, elaborar; [+ question] → formular; [+ sentence] → construir
4. [+ innocent person] to frame sbtender una trampa a algn para incriminarlo
I've been framed!¡me han tendido una trampa!
C. CPD frame house N (US) → casa f de madera
frame rucksack Nmochila f con armazón

frame

[ˈfreɪm]
n
[building, structure] → charpente f
[bicycle] → cadre m
(= body) [human, animal] → corps m
[picture] → cadre m
[door] → encadrement m, chambranle m; [window] → cadre m, chambranle m
[spectacles] → monture f
[film] → photogramme m
to be in the frame for sth (= in the running) → être dans la course pour qch frames
npl [glasses] → monture f
vt
[+ picture] → encadrer
(= incriminate) to frame sb → monter un coup contre qn
(= express) [+ law, question] → formuler
[+ theory] → construire; [+ plan] → élaborerframe of mind nétat m d'espritframe of reference nsystème m de référenceframe-up [ˈfreɪmʌp] ncoup m monté

frame

n
(= basic structure, border of picture)Rahmen m; (of building)(Grund)gerippe nt; (of ship)Gerippe nt; (Hort) → Mistbeet nt, → Frühbeet nt; (of spectacles: also frames) → Gestell nt; (Billiards: = single game) → Spiel nt; (= triangle)Rahmen m
(of human, animal)Gestalt f; her frame was shaken by sobsihr Körper wurde von Schluchzen geschüttelt
frame of mind (= mental state)Verfassung f; (= mood)Stimmung f, → Laune f; in a cheerful frame of mindin fröhlicher Stimmung or Laune; in a relaxed frame of mindentspannt; I am not in the right frame of mind for singing or to singich bin nicht in der (richtigen) Laune or Stimmung zum Singen
(fig: = framework, system) → grundlegende Struktur; frame of reference (lit, fig)Bezugssystem nt; within the frame of …im Rahmen (+gen); this proposal is beyond the frame of the peace agreementdieser Vorschlag geht über den Rahmen des Friedensvertrags hinaus
(Film, Phot, Comput) → (Einzel)bild nt; (in comic strip) → Bild(chen) nt
(TV) → Abtastbild nt, → Rasterbild nt
(Comput: in browser) → Frame nt; (= object frame)Objektfeld nt
vt
picturerahmen; (fig) face etcein- or umrahmen; he stood framed in the doorer stand im Türrahmen; a lake framed by treesein ringsum von Bäumen umgebener See
(= draw up, construct) constitution, law, planentwerfen; ideaentwickeln; (= express) answer, questionformulieren; sentencebilden; wordsbilden, formen; she framed the issue rather differentlysie stellte die Sache ganz anders dar
(inf: = incriminate falsely) he said he had been frameder sagte, man habe ihm die Sache angehängt (inf)
vi (= develop)sich entwickeln

frame

:
frame rucksack
nRucksack mmit Traggestell
frame saw
nBügelsäge f
frame story, frame tale
n (Liter) → Rahmenerzählung f
frame tent
nSteilwandzelt nt
frame-up
n (inf)Komplott nt
framework
n (lit)Grundgerüst nt; (fig, of essay, novel etc) → Gerüst nt, → Gerippe nt; (of society, government etc)grundlegende Struktur; within the frame of …im Rahmen (+gen); outside the frame of …außerhalb des Rahmens (+gen)

frame

[freɪm]
1. n
a. (of person) → corpo, ossatura; (of ship, building, tent) → struttura, armatura; (of bicycle) → telaio; (of picture) → cornice f; (of window, door) → telaio, intelaiatura
b. (Cine) → immagine f
c. (of spectacles) frames nplmontatura
2. vt
a. (picture) → incorniciare
b. (formulate, plan) → ideare; (question) → formulare; (sentence) → costruire
c. to frame sb (fam) (incriminate) → incastrare qn

frame

(freim) noun
1. a hard main structure round which something is built or made. the steel frame of the aircraft.
2. something made to enclose something. a picture-frame; a window-frame.
3. the human body. He has a slight frame.
verb
1. to put a frame around. to frame a picture.
2. to act as a frame for. Her hair framed her face.
3. to arrange false evidence so as to make (someone) seem guilty of a crime etc (noun ˈframe-up).
ˈframework noun
the basic supporting structure of anything. The building will be made of concrete on a steel framework.
frame of mind
mental state. He is in a strange frame of mind.

frame

إِطار rám ramme Struktur πλαίσιο marco runko cadre okvir cornice 骨組み lijst ramme rama moldura рама ram โครงสร้าง çerçeve khung 框架

frame

n. armazón. estructura de soporte; [eye-glasses] armazón.
claw type traction ___armazón de tracción en garra;
[orthopedics] traction ___armazón de tracción.
References in classic literature ?
It was really amazing, for everyone seemed in a heavenly frame of mind, and self-denial was all the fashion.
UPON THE HALF decayed veranda of a small frame house that stood near the edge of a ravine near the town of Winesburg, Ohio, a fat little old man walked nervously up and down.
Our white frame house, with a storey and half-storey above the basement, stood at the east end of what I might call the farmyard, with the windmill close by the kitchen door.
The despondent frame of mind in which she had left home began again to overtake her, and she remembered that she wished to find Mademoiselle Reisz.
The frame of the white man, judging by such parts as were not concealed by his clothes, was like that of one who had known hardships and exertion from his earliest youth.
But as for the old structure of our story, its white-oak frame, and its boards, shingles, and crumbling plaster, and even the huge, clustered chimney in the midst, seemed to constitute only the least and meanest part of its reality.
And here his descendants have been born and died, and have mingled their earthly substance with the soil, until no small portion of it must necessarily be akin to the mortal frame wherewith, for a little while, I walk the streets.
In 1830 it was a snug collection of modest one- and two- story frame dwellings, whose whitewashed exteriors were almost concealed from sight by climbing tangles of rose vines, honeysuckles, and morning glories.
I fancied the discontent of age and disease arose from his family disagreements; as he would have it that it did: really, you know, sir, it was in his sinking frame.
One day, at dinner, this malicious little cub was so nettled with something I had said to him, that, raising himself upon the frame of her majesty's chair, he took me up by the middle, as I was sitting down, not thinking any harm, and let me drop into a large silver bowl of cream, and then ran away as fast as he could.
The elaborate character of the frame had made the picture extremely bulky, and now and then, in spite of the obsequious protests of Mr.
Now, if they would make the effort in good temper, could they not with nearly equal unanimity frame and pass a law by means of which to keep good that unanimous oath?