Definitions of frame

  1. To contrive.
  2. To originate; to plan; to devise; to contrive; to compose; in a bad sense, to invent or fabricate, as something false.
  3. To fit to something else, or for some specific end; to adjust; to regulate; to shape; to conform.
  4. To cause; to bring about; to produce.
  5. To support.
  6. To provide with a frame, as a picture.
  7. To fit ( one thing) into another; shape or form; adjust or regulate; invent; adapt.
  8. To form: to shape: to construct by fitting the parts to each other: to plan: to constitute: to put a border on: ( B.) to contrive.
  9. To construct; adjust; contrive; put a frame on.
  10. To put together; contrive; arrange; shape; surround with a frame.
  11. To shape; to arrange, as the organs of speech.
  12. To proceed; to go.
  13. draw up the plans or basic details for; " frame a policy"
  14. take or catch as if in a snare or trap; " I was set up!"; " The innocent man was framed by the police"
  15. To construct by fitting parts together; to fit one thing to another; to make; to compose, as laws; to conform; to form and digest by thought; to plan; to fabricate.
  16. To form or shape; to fit one thing to another; to compose; to draw up.
  17. To contrive; to effect; to manage.
  18. one of a series of still transparent photographs on a strip of film used in making movies
  19. the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; " the building has a steel skeleton"
  20. the hard structure ( bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
  21. 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.
  22. The bodily structure; physical constitution; make or build of a person.
  23. 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
  24. The skeleton structure which supports the boiler and machinery of a locomotive upon its wheels.
  25. A molding box or flask, which being filled with sand serves as a mold for castings.
  26. The ribs and stretchers of an umbrella or other structure with a fabric covering.
  27. A structure of four bars, adjustable in size, on which cloth, etc., is stretched for quilting, embroidery, etc.
  28. A glazed portable structure for protecting young plants from frost.
  29. A term applied, especially in England, to certain machines built upon or within framework; as, a stocking frame; lace frame; spinning frame, etc.
  30. Form; shape; proportion; scheme; structure; constitution; system; as, a frameof government.
  31. Particular state or disposition, as of the mind; humor; temper; mood; as, to be always in a happy frame.
  32. Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming.
  33. 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.
  34. Something constructed or made of parts fitted and joined together; that on which anything is held or stretched; as, a quilting frame; any contrivance for inclosing, admitting, or supporting something; as, a window frame; shape; temper; state; as, of the mind.
  35. The form: a putting together of parts: a case made to inclose or support anything: the skeleton: state of mind.
  36. Fabric; structure; contrivance to inclose or support; state of mind.
  37. Something composed of parts united in a system; arrangement; constitution; framework; case.
  38. A mental state or condition.
  39. Fabric or structure composed of parts fitted and united; any kind of case or structure made for admitting, enclosing, or supporting things; a framework; form; system; shape; contrivance; temper or disposition of mind; a sort of loom an which linen, silk, & c, is stretched for quilting or embroidering; a stand to support the cases in which the types are distributed; a kind of ledge, enclosing a board, which being filled with wet sand, serves as a mould for castings. Frame timbers, those timbers which constitute the frame of a vessel. Lace- frame, a frame or machine for making lace. Stocking- frame, a loom or machine for making stockings.
  40. A structure formed of united parts; anything made to enclose or surround something else; that on which anything is held or stretched; order; particular state, as of the mind.