(noun, verb)


1. the framework for a pair of eyeglasses

Definition categories: man–made, frame, framework

2. a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film

Definition categories: man–made, exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture

3. alternative names for the body of a human being

Similar word(s): anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, physique, shape, soma

Definition categories: body

4. (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat

Similar word(s): inning

Definition categories: time, division, part, section

5. a single drawing in a comic strip

Definition categories: communication, drawing

6. an application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently

Definition categories: communication, application

7. a system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning

Definition categories: thought, system

8. the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal

Similar word(s): skeleton

Definition categories: body, system

9. the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape

Similar word(s): skeleton, underframe

Definition categories: man–made

10. a structure supporting or containing something

Similar word(s): framework

Definition categories: man–made

11. 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

Similar word(s): framing

Definition categories: man–made, frame, framework

12. one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided

Definition categories: act, division, part, section

Sentences with frame as a noun:

- Now that the frame is complete, we can start on the walls.

- His starved flesh hung loosely on his once imposing frame.

- The painting was housed in a beautifully carved frame.

- A film projector shows many frames in a single second.

- In this frame, it's easy to ask the question that the investigators missed.

- a stocking frame; a lace frame; a spinning frame

- to be always in a happy frame


1. enclose in or as if in a frame

- frame a picture

Similar word(s): border

Definition categories: contact, enclose, inclose

2. enclose in a frame, as of a picture

Definition categories: stative, confine, enclose

3. take or catch as if in a snare or trap

- The innocent man was framed by the police

Similar word(s): ensnare, entrap

Definition categories: social, cozen, deceive, delude

4. formulate in a particular style or language

Similar word(s): cast, couch, put, redact

Definition categories: communication, articulate, formulate, phrase, word

5. make up plans or basic details for

- frame a policy

Similar word(s): compose

Definition categories: cognition, plan

6. construct by fitting or uniting parts together

Definition categories: creation, build, construct, make

Sentences with frame as a verb:

- 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.

- The silken tackle / Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands / That yarely frame the office. ― Shakespeare.

- 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.

- The director frames the fishing scene very well.

- How would you frame your accomplishments?

- The way the opposition has framed the argument makes it hard for us to win.

- The gun had obviously been placed in her car in an effort to frame her.

- An oath, and a threat to set Throttler on me if I did not frame off, rewarded my perseverance. ― E. Brontë.