(obsolete) To strengthen; refresh; support.
(obsolete) To execute; perform.
- At last, with creeping crooked pace forth came / An old, old man, with beard as white as snow, / That on a staffe his feeble steps did frame . ? Spenser.
(obsolete) To cause; to bring about; to produce.
- The silken tackle / Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands / That yarely frame the office. ? Shakespeare.
(obsolete) To profit; avail.
(obsolete) To fit; accord.
- Fear frames disorder, and disorder wounds.
(obsolete) To succeed in doing or trying to do something; manage.
To fit, as for a specific end or purpose; make suitable or comfortable; adapt; adjust.
* John Lyly
- When thou hast turned them all ways, and done thy best to hew them and to make them frame , thou must be fain to cast them out. ? Tyndale.
- I will hereafter frame myself to be coy.
- frame my face to all occasions
* I. Taylor
- We may in some measure frame our minds for the reception of happiness.
To construct by fitting or uniting together various parts; fabricate by union of constituent parts.
To bring or put into form or order; adjust the parts or elements of; compose; contrive; plan; devise.
* Sir Philip Sidney
- The human mind is framed to be influenced.
* I. Watts
- He began to frame the loveliest countenance he could.
Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.
- How many excellent reasonings are framed in the mind of a man of wisdom and study in a length of years.
Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to place inside a decorative border.
To position visually within a fixed boundary.
- Once we finish framing the house, we'll hang tin on the roof.
To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.
- The director frames the fishing scene very well.
- How would you frame your accomplishments?
(criminology) Conspire to incriminate falsely a presumably innocent person.
- The way the opposition has framed the argument makes it hard for us to win.
(intransitive, dialectal, mining) To wash ore with the aid of a frame.
(dialectal) To move.
- The gun had obviously been placed in her car in an effort to frame her.
(obsolete) To proceed; to go.
- An oath, and a threat to set Throttler on me if I did not frame off, rewarded my perseverance. ? E. Brontë.
- The beauty of this sinful dame / Made many princes thither frame .
* (conspire to incriminate) fit up
* framable, frameable
The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.
Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure.
The structure of a person's body.
- These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, / Almighty! thine this universal frame .
A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material.
* , chapter=10
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames
, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.}}
A piece of photographic film containing an image.
* 12 July 2012 , Sam Adams, AV Club Ice Age: Continental Drift
- Jokes are recycled so frequently, it’s as if comedy writing was eating a hole in the ozone layer: If the audience had a nickel for every time a character on one side of the frame says something could never happen as it simultaneously happens on the other side of the frame , they’d have enough to pay the surcharge for the movie’s badly implemented 3-D.
A context for understanding or interpretation.
(snooker) A complete game of snooker, from break-off until all the balls (or as many as necessary to win) have been potted.
(networking) An independent chunk of data sent over a network.
(bowling) A set of balls whose results are added together for scoring purposes. Usually two balls, but only one ball in the case of a strike, and three balls in the case of a strike or a spare in the last frame of a game.
(philately) The outer decorated portion of a stamp's image, often repeated on several issues although the inner picture may change.
(film, animation) A division of time on a multimedia timeline, such as 1/30th of a second.
(Internet) An individually scrollable region of a webpage.
(baseball, slang) An inning.
(engineering, dated, mostly, UK) Any of certain machines built upon or within framework.
frame of mind; disposition
- a stocking frame'''; a lace '''frame'''; a spinning '''frame
Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming.
- to be always in a happy frame
A stage or level of a video game.
* 1982 , Gilsoft International, Mongoose (video game instructions) [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/games-info/m/Mongoose.txt]
- John the bastard / Whose spirits toil in frame of villainies.
- When you play the game it will draw a set pattern depending on the frame you are on, with random additions to the pattern, to give a different orchard each time.
, passage=...It regulates and governs the Passions of the Mind, and brings them into due moderation and frame ...
, title=An Account of the Growth of Deism in England
, author=William Stephens
* frame ball
* frame house
* frame in
* frame of mind
* frame of reference
* frame story
* frame up
* framing hammer
* framing square
* inertial frame of reference
* freeze frame
* time frame
* window frame