Frame vs Window - What's the difference?

frame | window |


As nouns the difference between frame and window

is that frame is frame, division of time on a multimedia timeline while window is an opening, usually covered by one or more panes of clear glass, to allow light and air from outside to enter a building or vehicle.

As a verb window is

to furnish with windows.

frame

English

Verb

(fram)
  • (obsolete) To strengthen; refresh; support.
  • 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 execute; perform.
  • The silken tackle / Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands / That yarely frame the office. ? Shakespeare.
  • (obsolete) To cause; to bring about; to produce.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Fear frames disorder, and disorder wounds.
  • (obsolete) To profit; avail.
  • (obsolete) To fit; accord.
  • 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.
  • (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
  • I will hereafter frame myself to be coy.
  • * Shakespeare
  • frame my face to all occasions
  • * Landor
  • We may in some measure frame our minds for the reception of happiness.
  • * I. Taylor
  • The human mind is framed to be influenced.
  • 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
  • He began to frame the loveliest countenance he could.
  • * I. Watts
  • How many excellent reasonings are framed in the mind of a man of wisdom and study in a length of years.
  • Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.
  • Once we finish framing the house, we'll hang tin on the roof.
  • Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to place inside a decorative border.
  • To position visually within a fixed boundary.
  • The director frames the fishing scene very well.
  • To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.
  • How would you frame your accomplishments?
    The way the opposition has framed the argument makes it hard for us to win.
  • (criminology) Conspire to incriminate falsely a presumably innocent person.
  • The gun had obviously been placed in her car in an effort to frame her.
  • (intransitive, dialectal, mining) To wash ore with the aid of a frame.
  • (dialectal) To move.
  • An oath, and a threat to set Throttler on me if I did not frame off, rewarded my perseverance. ? E. Brontë.
  • (obsolete) To proceed; to go.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The beauty of this sinful dame / Made many princes thither frame .

    Synonyms

    * (conspire to incriminate) fit up

    Derived terms

    * beframe * enframe * framable, frameable * inframe * outframe * unframe

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.
  • Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure.
  • * Milton
  • These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, / Almighty! thine this universal frame .
  • The structure of a person's body.
  • A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material.
  • * , chapter=10
  • , title= 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.
  • a stocking frame'''; a lace '''frame'''; a spinning '''frame
  • frame of mind; disposition
  • to be always in a happy frame
  • Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming.
  • * Shakespeare
  • John the bastard / Whose spirits toil in frame of villainies.
  • 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]
  • 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.

    Quotations

    * {{quote-book , passage=...It regulates and governs the Passions of the Mind, and brings them into due moderation and frame ... , page=17 , title=An Account of the Growth of Deism in England , author=William Stephens , year=1696}}

    Derived terms

    * frame ball * frame house * frame in * frame of mind * frame of reference * frameset * frame story * frame up * framework * framing hammer * framing square * inertial frame of reference * freeze frame * subframe * time frame * window frame ----

    window

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An opening, usually covered by one or more panes of clear glass, to allow light and air from outside to enter a building or vehicle.
  • *
  • *:But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶.
  • *1952 , , Building in England , p.173:
  • *:A window is an opening in a wall to admit light and air.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=14 citation , passage=Nanny Broome was looking up at the outer wall.  Just under the ceiling there were three lunette windows , heavily barred and blacked out in the normal way by centuries of grime.}}
  • An opening, usually covered by glass, in a shop which allows people to view the shop and its products from outside.
  • *
  • *:There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry, with futile energy, from place to place. Pushing men hustle each other at the windows of the purser's office, under pretence of expecting letters or despatching telegrams.
  • (lb) The shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or other framework, which closes a window opening.
  • A period of time when something is available.
  • :
  • (lb) A rectangular area on a computer terminal or screen containing some kind of user interface, displaying the output of and allowing input for one of a number of simultaneously running computer processes.
  • A figure formed of lines crossing each other.
  • * (1663-1712)
  • *:till he has windows on his bread and butter
  • Coordinate terms

    * door

    Derived terms

    * bay window * bow window * cabinet window * casement window * Catherine-wheel window * compass window * dormer window * electric window * French window, french window * gable window * garret window * go out of the window, go out the window * Jesse window * Judas window, judas window * lancet window * lattice window * launch window * loop-window * low side window * lucarne window * luthern-window * maintenance window * mezzanine window * mullion window * Norman window * ogive window * oriel window * picture window * re-entry window * rose window * sash window * shop window * show window * storm window * therapeutic window * transfer window * transom window * trap window * trellis window * weather window * window bar * window blind * window box * window cleaner * window curtain * window display * window dresser * window-dressing * windowed * window envelope * window frame * windowfront * window gardening * window glass * windowing * window ledge * windowless * window manager * window of opportunity * window pane, windowpane * window plant * Windows * window sash * window screen * window seat * window-shopping * window sill, windowsill * window swallow * window tax * window washer

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To furnish with windows.
  • To place at or in a window.
  • Wouldst thou be windowed in great Rome and see / Thy master thus with pleach'd arms, bending down / His corrigible neck? — Shakespeare.