- (transitive) To fit, as for a specific end or purpose; make suitable or comfortable; adapt; adjust.
- (transitive) To construct by fitting or uniting together various parts; fabricate by union of constituent parts.
- (transitive) To bring or put into form or order; adjust the parts or elements of; compose; contrive; plan; devise.
- (transitive) Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.
- (transitive) Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to add a decorative border.
- (transitive) To position visually within a fixed boundary.
- (transitive) To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.
- (transitive) (criminology) Conspire to incriminate falsely a presumably innocent person.
- (intransitive, dialectal, mining) To wash ore with the aid of a frame.
- (intransitive, dialectal) To move.
- (transitive, obsolete) To strengthen; refresh; support.
- (transitive, obsolete) To execute; perform.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To profit; avail.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To fit; accord.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To succeed in doing or trying to do something; manage.
NounFrame (plural Frames)
- The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.
- The structure of a person's body.
- A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material.
- A piece of photographic film containing an image.
- 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 the wires of 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.
Adjectives for Frame
consistent; wasted; mortal; lordly; narrow; thrilling; graceful; universal; spreading; comfortable; lean; becoming; tottering; decrepit; unhelpful; nerveless; ponderous; imposing; corporal; stalwart; elastic; weary; lank; smitten; impassioned; growing iron; sinful; kindred; anxious; well-knit wretched; ultimate; chilled; feeble; inexplicable; racked; bent; gilded; blanket-covered; spiritless; huge; husky; faltering; tortured; powerful; pain-worn; portly; delightful; luminous; gaunt; slender; fine; 'massive; reluctant; dying; arabesque; unlovely; large; meager; hardy; well-proportioned; trembling; oddest; tuneful; irksome; emaciated; vigorous; buxom; vital; mystic; uneasy; moldering; unpleasant; perforated; unresisting; shriveled; goodly; measured; spare; matchless; hardy; ethereal; unearthly; daring; vandal; delicate; physical; shrunken; magnificent; seductive; vast; rugged; muscular; vigorous; sky-scraper; flexible; gigantic; stocky; thick-set; hard; light; wiry; loose; stolid; weak.
Verbs for Frame
adjust—; brace—; construct—; dissolve—; enclose in—; enter into—; fashion—; fence with—; fix to—; lodge in—; move—; over¬throw—; place in—; regulate—; set in—; set up—; shape on—; weave on—; —arises; —collapses; —s differ; —shuts out; —stretches.
Adverbs for Frame
brilliantly; picturesquely; substantially; inexplicably; vaguely; gracefully; imposingly; luminously; seductively.
Synonyms for Frame
- (conspire to incriminate): fit up
- invent, fabricate, make, construct, fashion, form, build, compose, constitute, plan, devise, forge, mold, shape, contrive, adjust.
Antonyms for Frame
adjoin, aesthetic form, anatomy, angle, appendicular skeleton, archetype, architectonics, architecture, arrange, arrangement, art form, assemble, attitude, axial skeleton, backing, bank, base, baseboard, basement, bear false witness, bearing, befringe, beget, bent, bibliofilm, bind, bipack, black-and-white film, block out, blueprint, board, body, body-build, bones, border, bordure, bound, box in, brand, breed, brew, brim, bring forth, bring into being, brink, brow, build, building, bushing, cabal, cadre, calculate, call into being, carcass, cartridge, carve, case, casement, casing, cast, character, characteristic, characteristics, chassis, chisel, clay, clod, coast, coin, collude, color film, color negative film, complexion, complot, compose, composition, compound, conceive, concert, concoct, condition, configuration, conformation, connive, conspire, constituents, constitution, construct, construction, context, contrive, cook up, corpus, couch, couch in terms, countermine, counterplot, crasis, create, creation, cue, cut, cut out, dado, design, develop, devise, dharma, diathesis, discover, disposition, doorframe, dope, draft, draw up, dream up, dry plate, edge, edging, efform, elaborate, elevate, embody in words, emulsion, enclose, enframe, engender, engineer, entrap, erect, ethos, evolve, exoskeleton, express, extrude, fabric, fabricate, fabrication, false witness, fashion, fashioning, featheredge, fiber, figuration, figure, film, finagle, finesse, fix, flange, flesh, foot, footing, forecast, forge, forging, form, formalize, format, formation, formularize, formulate, found, foundation, frame of mind, frame up, frame-up, framework, framing, fringe, fudge together, generate, genius, genre, get up, getup, give being to, give expression to, give rise to, give words to, grain, habit, hatch, hatch a plot, hatch up, heart, hem, hew, hue, hulk, humor, humors, ilk, impression, improvise, indite, infrastructure, inner form, intend, intrigue, invent, keel, kind, knead, knock out, labellum, labium, labrum, lap, lattice, latticework, lay a plot, lay out, lay plans, layout, ledge, lick into shape, limb, limbus, line, lip, list, machinate, make, make a projection, make arrangements, make do with, make up, makeup, making, maneuver, manufacture, march, marge, margin, marginate, material body, matrix, mature, methodize, microfilm, mind, mint, modality, mode, model, mold, molding, monochromatic film, mood, mopboard, morale, motion-picture film, mould, mount, mounting, nadir, nature, negative, note, operate, order, organic structure, organism, organization, organize, originate, orthochromatic film, pack, pack the deal, panchromatic film, paragraph, patch together, pattern, patterning, person, photographic paper, phrase, physical body, physique, picture frame, piece together, plan, plan ahead, plate, plot, prearrange, preconcert, precontrive, predesign, prefabricate, premeditate, preorder, prepare, present, printing paper, procreate, produce, production, program, project, property, prototype, purfle, purl, put, put in words, put together, put up, put-up job, quality, ragged edge, raise, rationalize, rear, rhetorize, rig, rim, roll, rough out, roughcast, roughhew, run up, sash, scaffolding, schedule, schema, schematize, scheme, sculpt, sculpture, selvage, set, set off, set out, set up, setting, setup, sew up, shape, shaping, shell, shoemold, shore, side, sideline, significant form, skeleton, skirt, sole, soma, somatotype, sort, sound film, sound track, sound-on-film, soundstripe, spawn, spirit, spirits, stack the cards, stamp, state, state of mind, streak, strike out, stripe, structure, structuring, style, suchness, support, system, systematize, tailor, tectonics, temper, temperament, tendency, tenor, texture, thermoform, think out, think up, tissue, toe, tone, torso, trap, trim, tripack, trunk, turn, type, underframe, vamp up, vehicle, vein, verge, wainscot, wangle, warp and woof, way, weave, web, whomp up, window case, window frame, word, work, work out, work up, write
From Middle English framen, fremen, fremmen (“to construct, build, strengthen, refresh, perform, execute, profit, avail”), from Old English framian, fremian, fremman (“to profit, avail, advance, perform, promote, execute, commit, do”), from Proto-Germanic *framjanan (“to perform, promote”), from Proto-Indo-European *promo- (“front, forward”). Cognate with Low German framen (“to commit, effect”), Danish fremme (“to promote, further, perform”), Swedish främja (“to promote, encourage, forster”), Icelandic fremja (“to commit”). More at from.