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Meaning of FRAME

Pronunciation:  freym

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  one of a series of still transparent photographs on a strip of film used in making movies
  2. [n]  a structure supporting or containing something
  3. [n]  the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton"
  4. [n]  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"
  5. [n]  the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
  6. [n]  a period of play in baseball during which each team has a turn at bat
  7. [v]  draw up the plans or basic details for; "frame a policy"
  8. [v]  formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
  9. [v]  enclose in or as if in a frame; "frame a picture"
  10. [v]  take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"
  11. [v]  enclose in a frame, as of a picture

FRAME is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: anatomy, bod, border, build, cast, chassis, compose, couch, draw up, ensnare, entrap, figure, flesh, form, frame in, framework, framing, human body, inning, material body, outline, physical body, physique, put, redact, set up, shape, skeletal frame, skeletal system, skeleton, skeleton, soma, systema skeletale, underframe
 See Also: adult body, aircraft, airframe, arbor, arbour, articulate, baby-walker, backing, body, bottom, bottom of the inning, bower, brace, bracing, buck, buffer, building, bustle, case, casing, chassis, climbing frame, clotheshorse, coaming, confine, cornice, cowcatcher, cozen, deceive, deckle, delude, derrick, doorcase, doorframe, edifice, embroidery frame, embroidery hoop, enclose, enclose, endoskeleton, exoskeleton, exposure, female body, fender, formulate, fretwork, gantry, gauntry, go-cart, grate, grating, grill, grille, grillwork, gun carriage, handbarrow, hayrack, hayrig, hold in, homo, honeycomb, hoop, horse, human, human being, inclose, individual, juvenile body, lattice, latticework, lead on, male body, man, mortal, mount, mounting, musculoskeletal system, organic structure, oxbow, pelmet, pergola, period of play, person, photo, photograph, phrase, physical structure, pic, picture frame, pilot, plan, play, playing period, rack, ribbing, sash, sawbuck, sawhorse, ship, shut in, skeletal structure, somebody, someone, soul, stretcher, supporting structure, system, tambour, tenter, top, top of the inning, truss, undercarriage, valance, valance board, walker, wattle, window, window frame, window sash, word, Zimmer, Zimmer frame



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Frame\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Framed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Framing}.] [OE. framen, fremen, to execute, build, AS.
    fremman to further, perform, effect, fr. fram strong,
    valiant; akin to E. foremost, and prob. to AS. fram from,
    Icel. fremja, frama, to further, framr forward, G. fromm
    worthy, excellent, pious. See {Foremost}, {From}, and cf.
    1. (Arch. & Engin.) To construct by fitting and uniting the
       several parts of the skeleton of any structure;
       specifically, in woodwork, to put together by cutting
       parts of one member to fit parts of another. See
       {Dovetail}, {Halve}, v. t., {Miter}, {Tenon}, {Tooth},
       {Tusk}, {Scarf}, and {Splice}.
    2. To originate; to plan; to devise; to contrive; to compose;
       in a bad sense, to invent or fabricate, as something
             How many excellent reasonings are framed in the mind
             of a man of wisdom and study in a length of years.
                                                   --I. Watts.
    3. To fit to something else, or for some specific end; to
       adjust; to regulate; to shape; to conform.
             And frame my face to all occasions.   --Shak.
             We may in some measure frame our minds for the
             reception of happiness.               --Landor.
             The human mind is framed to be influenced. --I.
    4. To cause; to bring about; to produce. [Obs.]
             Fear frames disorder, and disorder wounds. --Shak.
    5. To support. [Obs. & R.]
             That on a staff his feeble steps did frame.
    6. To provide with a frame, as a picture.
  2. \Frame\, v. i.
    1. To shape; to arrange, as the organs of speech. [Obs.]
       --Judg. xii. 6.
    2. To proceed; to go. [Obs.]
             The bauty of this sinful dame Made many princes
             thither frame.                        --Shak.
  3. \Frame\, n.
    1. Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a
       fabric; a structure; esp., the constructional system,
       whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building,
       vessel, etc., its model and strength; the skeleton of a
             These are thy glorious works, Parent of good,
             Almighty! thine this universal frame. --Milton.
    2. The bodily structure; physical constitution; make or build
       of a person.
             Some bloody passion shakes your very frame. --Shak.
             No frames could be strong enough to endure it.
    3. A kind of open case or structure made for admitting,
       inclosing, or supporting things, as that which incloses or
       contains a window, door, picture, etc.; that on which
       anything is held or stretched; as:
       (a) The skeleton structure which supports the boiler and
           machinery of a locomotive upon its wheels.
       (b) (Founding) A molding box or flask, which being filled
           with sand serves as a mold for castings.
       (c) The ribs and stretchers of an umbrella or other
           structure with a fabric covering.
       (d) A structure of four bars, adjustable in size, on which
           cloth, etc., is stretched for quilting, embroidery,
       (e) (Hort.) A glazed portable structure for protecting
           young plants from frost.
       (f) (Print.) A stand to support the type cases for use by
           the compositor.
    4. (Mach.) A term applied, especially in England, to certain
       machines built upon or within framework; as, a stocking
       frame; lace frame; spinning frame, etc.
    5. Form; shape; proportion; scheme; structure; constitution;
       system; as, a frameof government.
             She that hath a heart of that fine frame To pay this
             debt of love but to a brother.        --Shak.
             Put your discourse into some frame.   --Shak.
    6. Particular state or disposition, as of the mind; humor;
       temper; mood; as, to be always in a happy frame.
    7. Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming. [Obs.]
             John the bastard Whose spirits toil in frame of
             villainies.                           --Shak.
    {Balloon frame}, {Cant frames}, etc. See under {Balloon},
       {Cant}, etc.
    {Frame} {building or house}, a building of which the form and
       support is made of framed timbers. [U.S.] -- {Frame
    level}, a mason's level.
    {Frame saw}, a thin saw stretched in a frame to give it
  4. \Frame\, n.
    In games:
    (a) In pool, the triangular form used in setting up the
        balls; also, the balls as set up, or the round of playing
        required to pocket them all; as, to play six frames in a
        game of 50 points.
    (b) In bowling, as in tenpins, one of the several innings
        forming a game.
Computing Dictionary

1. A data link layer "packet" which contains the header and trailer information required by the physical medium. That is, network layer packets are encapsulated to become frames.

See also datagram, encapsulation, packet, maximum transmission unit.

2. (language implementation) See activation record.

3. One complete scan of the active area of a display screen. Each frame consists of a number N of horizontal scan lines, each of which, on a computer display, consists of a number M of pixels. N is the vertical resolution of the display and M is the horizontal resolution. The rate at which the displayed image is updated is the refresh rate in frames per second.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a frame in your dream represents limitations and boundaries. You or someone else may be putting restrictions on you. Alternatively, it symbolizes vanity.
Video Dictionary
 Definition: A single, complete picture in video or film recording. A video frame consists of two interlaced fields of either 525 lines (NTSC) or 625 lines (PAL/SECAM), running at 30 frames per second (NTSC) or 25 frames per second (PAL/SECAM). Also used to describe the total visible area of a video image.
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