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;
- Example: "Leonardo studied the human body"
- Example: "he has a strong physique"
- Example: "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
[syn: 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;
[syn: 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;
[syn: frame of reference, frame]
8. the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal;
[syn: skeletal system, skeleton, frame, systema skeletale]
9. the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape;
- Example: "the building has a steel skeleton"
[syn: skeleton, skeletal frame, frame, underframe]
10. a framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror;
- Example: "the frame enhances but is not itself the subject of attention"
- Example: "the frame was much more valuable than the miror it held"
[syn: frame, framing]
11. one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided;
1. enclose in or as if in a frame;
- Example: "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;
- Example: "I was set up!"
- Example: "The innocent man was framed by the police"
[syn: ensnare, entrap, frame, set up]
4. formulate in a particular style or language;
- Example: "I wouldn't put it that way"
- Example: "She cast her request in very polite language"
[syn: frame, redact, cast, put, couch]
5. make up plans or basic details for;
- Example: "frame a policy"
[syn: frame, compose, draw up]
6. construct by fitting or uniting parts together;
[syn: frame, frame up]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. Furnish.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To originate; to plan; to devise; to contrive; to compose; in a bad sense, to invent or fabricate, as something false. [1913 Webster] How many excellent reasonings are framed in the mind of a man of wisdom and study in a length of years. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 3. To fit to something else, or for some specific end; to adjust; to regulate; to shape; to conform. [1913 Webster] And frame my face to all occasions. --Shak. [1913 Webster] We may in some measure frame our minds for the reception of happiness. --Landor. [1913 Webster] The human mind is framed to be influenced. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 4. To cause; to bring about; to produce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Fear frames disorder, and disorder wounds. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To support. [Obs. & R.] [1913 Webster] That on a staff his feeble steps did frame. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 6. To provide with a frame, as a picture. [1913 Webster] 7. to manufacture false evidence against (an innocent person), so as to make the person appear guilty of a crime. The act of framing a person is often referred to as a frame-up. [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Frame \Frame\, v. i. 1. To shape; to arrange, as the organs of speech. [Obs.] --Judg. xii. 6. [1913 Webster] 2. To proceed; to go. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The bauty of this sinful dame Made many princes thither frame. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 structure. [1913 Webster] These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty! thine this universal frame. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The bodily structure; physical constitution; make or build of a person. [1913 Webster] Some bloody passion shakes your very frame. --Shak. [1913 Webster] No frames could be strong enough to endure it. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] 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, etc. (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. (f) a pair of glasses without the lenses; that part of a pair of glasses that excludes the lenses. [1913 Webster +PJC] 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. [1913 Webster] 5. Form; shape; proportion; scheme; structure; constitution; system; as, a frameof government. [1913 Webster] She that hath a heart of that fine frame To pay this debt of love but to a brother. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Put your discourse into some frame. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. Particular state or disposition, as of the mind; humor; temper; mood; as, to be always in a happy frame. Same as frame of mind [1913 Webster +PJC] 7. Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] John the bastard Whose spirits toil in frame of villainies. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 8. 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Balloon frame, Cant frames, etc. See under Balloon, Cant, etc. Frame building or Frame 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 rigidity. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
frame n 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" [syn: 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 [syn: 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 [syn: frame of reference, frame] 8: the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal [syn: skeletal system, skeleton, frame, systema skeletale] 9: the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton" [syn: 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" [syn: frame, framing] 11: one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided v 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" [syn: 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" [syn: frame, redact, cast, put, couch] 5: make up plans or basic details for; "frame a policy" [syn: frame, compose, draw up] 6: construct by fitting or uniting parts together [syn: frame, frame up]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
415 Moby Thesaurus words for "frame": Platonic form, Platonic idea, 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, writeThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
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 record. 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. (2000-10-07)