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Meaning & Definition of Frame in English

English

Frame

/frem/

noun

1. The framework for a pair of eyeglasses

    synonym:
  • frame

2. A single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film

    synonym:
  • frame

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • human body
  • ,
  • physical body
  • ,
  • material body
  • ,
  • soma
  • ,
  • build
  • ,
  • figure
  • ,
  • physique
  • ,
  • anatomy
  • ,
  • shape
  • ,
  • bod
  • ,
  • chassis
  • ,
  • frame
  • ,
  • form
  • ,
  • flesh

4. (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat

    synonym:
  • inning
  • ,
  • frame

5. A single drawing in a comic strip

    synonym:
  • frame

6. An application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently

    synonym:
  • frame

7. A system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning

    synonym:
  • frame of reference
  • ,
  • frame

8. The hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal

    synonym:
  • skeletal system
  • ,
  • skeleton
  • ,
  • frame
  • ,
  • systema skeletale

9. The internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape

  • "The building has a steel skeleton"
    synonym:
  • skeleton
  • ,
  • skeletal frame
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • frame
  • ,
  • framing

11. One of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided

    synonym:
  • frame

verb

1. Enclose in or as if in a frame

  • "Frame a picture"
    synonym:
  • frame
  • ,
  • frame in
  • ,
  • border

2. Enclose in a frame, as of a picture

    synonym:
  • frame

3. Take or catch as if in a snare or trap

  • "I was set up!"
  • "The innocent man was framed by the police"
    synonym:
  • ensnare
  • ,
  • entrap
  • ,
  • frame
  • ,
  • set up

4. Formulate in a particular style or language

  • "I wouldn't put it that way"
  • "She cast her request in very polite language"
    synonym:
  • frame
  • ,
  • redact
  • ,
  • cast
  • ,
  • put
  • ,
  • couch

5. Make up plans or basic details for

  • "Frame a policy"
    synonym:
  • frame
  • ,
  • compose
  • ,
  • draw up

6. Construct by fitting or uniting parts together

    synonym:
  • frame
  • ,
  • frame up

Examples of using

The frame of the house should be finished in a day or two.
It's best for Tom not to be left alone in that frame of mind.
These are two pictures with a nice frame.