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Oxford dictionary definition of the word frame:
1a rigid structure that surrounds something such as a picture, door, or windowpane.
(frames) a metal or plastic structure holding the lenses of a pair of glasses.
the rigid supporting structure of an object such as a vehicle, building, or piece of furniture:
the wooden frame of the huge bed
an old bicycle frame
a box-like structure of glass or plastic in which seeds or young plants are grown.
an apparatus with a surrounding structure, especially one used in weaving, knitting, or embroidery.
[in singular] archaic the universe, or part of it, regarded as an embracing structure:
this goodly frame the Earth
2a person’s body with reference to its size or build:
a shiver shook her slim frame
3 [usually in singular] a basic structure that underlies or supports a system, concept, or text:
the establishment of conditions provides a frame for interpretation
technicalshort for below.
the Earth’s motion relative to the frame of the distant galaxies
[in singular] archaic the structure, constitution, or nature of someone or something:
we have in our inward frame various affections
4 Linguistics a structural environment within which a class of words or other linguistic units can be correctly used. For example I —— him is a frame for a large class of transitive verbs.
a feature which marks a transition from one section of discourse to another:
frames are realized by linguistic items such as ‘well’, ‘right’, and ‘OK’
a section of a discourse separated by a frame:
pragmatically asides step back from the ongoing interpretative frame
(in semantics) an underlying conceptual structure into which the meanings of a number of related words fit:
the frame of verbs of perception
a social context determining the interpretation of an utterance:
an utterance may mean the opposite of what it says if used within a frame of teasing
5a single complete picture in a series forming a cinema, television, or video film:
video footage slowed down to 20 frames a second
a single picture in a comic strip.
Computing a graphic panel in a display window, especially in a web browser, which encloses a self-contained section of data and permits multiple independent document viewing.
6the triangular structure for positioning the red balls in snooker.
a single game of snooker:
Jones won the first four frames
1place (a picture or photograph) in a frame:
he had had the photo framed
surround so as to create a striking or attractive image:
a short style cut to frame the face
2formulate (a concept, plan, or system):
staff have proved invaluable in framing the proposals
form or articulate (words):
he walked out before she could frame a reply
archaic make or construct (something) by fitting parts together or in accordance with a plan:
what immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?
3 informal produce false evidence against (an innocent person) so that they appear guilty:
he claims he was framed