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Definitions of frame

  1. 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"
  2. enclose in or as if in a frame; " frame a picture"
  3. draw up the plans or basic details for; " frame a policy"
  4. formulate in a particular style or language; " I wouldn't put it that way"; " She cast her request in very polite language"
  5. take or catch as if in a snare or trap; " I was set up!"; " The innocent man was framed by the police"
  6. enclose in a frame, as of a picture
  7. one of a series of still transparent photographs on a strip of film used in making movies
  8. a structure supporting or containing something
  9. the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; " the building has a steel skeleton"
  10. the hard structure ( bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
  11. a period of play in baseball during which each team has a turn at bat
  12. construct by fitting or uniting parts together
  13. To originate; to plan; to devise; to contrive; to compose; in a bad sense, to invent or fabricate, as something false.
  14. To fit to something else, or for some specific end; to adjust; to regulate; to shape; to conform.
  15. To cause; to bring about; to produce.
  16. To support.
  17. To provide with a frame, as a picture.
  18. To shape; to arrange, as the organs of speech.
  19. To proceed; to go.
  20. 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.
  21. The bodily structure; physical constitution; make or build of a person.
  22. 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
  23. The skeleton structure which supports the boiler and machinery of a locomotive upon its wheels.
  24. A molding box or flask, which being filled with sand serves as a mold for castings.
  25. The ribs and stretchers of an umbrella or other structure with a fabric covering.
  26. A structure of four bars, adjustable in size, on which cloth, etc., is stretched for quilting, embroidery, etc.
  27. A glazed portable structure for protecting young plants from frost.
  28. A stand to support the type cases for use by the compositor.
  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. To fit ( one thing) into another; shape or form; adjust or regulate; invent; adapt.
  36. 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.
  37. The form: a putting together of parts: a case made to inclose or support anything: the skeleton: state of mind.
  38. Fabric; structure; contrivance to inclose or support; state of mind.
  39. To construct; adjust; contrive; put a frame on.
  40. To put together; contrive; arrange; shape; surround with a frame.
  41. Something composed of parts united in a system; arrangement; constitution; framework; case.
  42. A mental state or condition.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. To contrive.
  46. 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.
  47. To form or shape; to fit one thing to another; to compose; to draw up.
  48. To contrive; to effect; to manage.
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Quotes of frame

  1. A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation... is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run. – George Matthew Adams
  2. Historically, filmmakers always fall in love with every frame but now that even neophytes are given final cut, this love affair carries with it serious economic implications. – Peter Bart
  3. Words are beautiful but restricted. They're very masculine, with a compact frame But voice is over the dark, the place where there's nothing to hang on: it comes from a part of yourself that simply knows, expresses itself, and is. – Jeff Buckley
  4. Principles and rules are intended to provide a thinking man with a frame of reference. – Karl Von Clausewitz
  5. Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman. – James F. Cooper
  6. Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it. – Gordon R. Dickson
  7. For example, in painting the form arises from abstract elements of line and color, while in cinema the material concreteness of the image within the frame presents- as an element- the greatest difficulty in manipulation. – Sergei Eisenstein
  8. The way we make sense of a realistic text is through the same broad ideological frame as the way we make sense of our social experience or rather, the way we are made sense of by the discourses of our culture. – John Fiske
  9. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame – Mohandas Gandhi
  10. The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on. And one day you die. That is all there is to it. – John Huston
  11. The frame of mind in the local legislatures seems to be exerted to prevent the federal constitution from having any good effect. – Henry Knox
  12. The problem with fame is that you get frozen in one frame and nothing you can do can alter the nature. – Jerry Rubin
  13. Once you start thinking about it in a mercenary frame of mind, then you're finished. You're a joke, because there are too many mercenaries out there already. – Tommy Shaw
  14. How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems. – Daniel Webster
  15. This discourse, and the present frame of my mind, lead me rather to speak to those, who by feeling Satan's fiery darts, know assuredly that there is a devil. – George Whitefield

Usage examples for frame

  1. My first frame up was natural enough. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  2. He found himself in much the same frame of mind, now. – The Gem Collector by P. G. Wodehouse
  3. You are in a bad frame of mind, Marguerite, and you do not understand anything. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  4. When he was with her, he was in the frame of mind that finds everything a joke. – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
  5. When she knocked lightly upon the door- frame Miss Scattergood looked up and saw her. – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  6. A shudder ran through the dying frame – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. But his great frame gave him advantage. – Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less by Jennette Lee
  8. Our Lord had found one who believed Him and valued His message; and this brought fresh life to His frame – The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I by Marcus Dods
  9. The little frame shook with sobs. – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  10. What do you mean, frame up, Nadine? – Frigid Fracas by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  11. I don't know," he continued, putting up his hand against the door- frame to give himself the comfort of its support while he talked, " as you understood what she mean by the young ladies at Boston keepin' up with the fellows in college. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  12. If I am in your book, I cannot be here- except so far as goes my animal nature and frame – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  13. In his present frame of mind he was not disposed to joke with her upon the subject. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  14. Well, that's all right; I can paint as big as they want 'em, and frame 'em too, I guess." – Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller
  15. She went back to school in a very thoughtful frame of mind. – The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
  16. I suppose Father had the frame made somewhere, then he and Mother covered it, and Kit and King helped make the flowers and things. – Marjorie's New Friend by Carolyn Wells
  17. He turned over on his right side and saw the white door and its white frame – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  18. It does not follow, however, that my frame of mind is satisfactory to any one, least of all to Mrs. Yocomb. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  19. The frame is one of price. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  20. Then, in this frame of mind, the family was taken to Rome. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope

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