Frame

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Frame \Frame\, verb (used with an object) [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. {Furnish}.]

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}, verb (used with an object), {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 false.

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. Taylor.

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. --Spenser.

6. To provide with a frame, as a picture.

7. to manufacture false evidence against (an innocent person), so as to make the person appear guilty of a crime. The act of framing a person is often referred to as a {frame-up}. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Frame \Frame\, verb (used without an object)

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Frame \Frame\, noun

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 structure.

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. --Prescott.

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, etc. (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. (f) a pair of glasses without the lenses; that part of a pair of glasses that excludes the lenses. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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. Same as {{frame of mind}} [1913 Webster +PJC]

7. Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming. [Obs.]

John the bastard Whose spirits toil in frame of villainies. --Shak.

8. 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Balloon frame}, {Cant frames}, etc. See under {Balloon}, {Cant}, etc.

{Frame building} or {Frame 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 rigidity.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

frame

noun

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; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" [syn: {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 [syn: {inning}, {frame}]

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 behavior and give it meaning [syn: {frame of reference}, {frame}]

8: the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal [syn: {skeletal system}, {skeleton}, {frame}, {systema skeletale}]

9: the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton" [syn: {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" [syn: {frame}, {framing}]

11: one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided

verb

1: enclose in or as if in a frame; "frame a picture" [syn: {frame}, {frame in}, {border}]

2: enclose in a frame, as of a picture

3: take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police" [syn: {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" [syn: {frame}, {redact}, {cast}, {put}, {couch}]

5: make up plans or basic details for; "frame a policy" [syn: {frame}, {compose}, {draw up}]

6: construct by fitting or uniting parts together [syn: {frame}, {frame up}]


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