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Definition of Frame


  1. 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 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 shape; to arrange, as the organs of speech.
  8. To proceed; to go.
  9. 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.
  10. The bodily structure; physical constitution; make or build of a person.
  11. 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
  12. The skeleton structure which supports the boiler and machinery of a locomotive upon its wheels.
  13. A molding box or flask, which being filled with sand serves as a mold for castings.
  14. The ribs and stretchers of an umbrella or other structure with a fabric covering.
  15. A structure of four bars, adjustable in size, on which cloth, etc., is stretched for quilting, embroidery, etc.
  16. A glazed portable structure for protecting young plants from frost.
  17. A stand to support the type cases for use by the compositor.
  18. A term applied, especially in England, to certain machines built upon or within framework; as, a stocking frame; lace frame; spinning frame, etc.
  19. Form; shape; proportion; scheme; structure; constitution; system; as, a frameof government.
  20. Particular state or disposition, as of the mind; humor; temper; mood; as, to be always in a happy frame.
  21. Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming.
  22. 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.
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Frame Translations

frame in Afrikaans is raamwerk
frame in Dutch is in een lijst zetten, inlijsten, vatten
frame in Finnish is kehys
frame in German is Gestell, Rahmen
frame in Italian is comporre, orbita, formare, telaio, intelaiatura
frame in Norwegian is karm, skjelett, narre, struktur, innramme, ramme
frame in Portuguese is quadro
frame in Spanish is marco, formar, unir, armadura, bastidor, chasis
frame in Swedish is karm, inrama, ram