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English Dictionary: frame by the DICT Development Group
7 results for frame
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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"
    Synonym(s): 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(s): 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
    Synonym(s): frame of reference, frame
  8. the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
    Synonym(s): skeletal system, skeleton, frame, systema skeletale
  9. the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton"
    Synonym(s): 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(s): frame, framing
  11. one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided
  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"
    Synonym(s): 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(s): frame, redact, cast, put, couch
  5. make up plans or basic details for; "frame a policy"
    Synonym(s): frame, compose, draw up
  6. construct by fitting or uniting parts together
    Synonym(s): frame, frame up
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Frame \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Frame \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Frame \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Frame \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

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Frame, WV
      Zip code(s): 25071

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      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
      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.
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