A picture frame.



  • To fit, as for a specific end or purpose; make suitable or comfortable; adapt; adjust.
  • To construct by fitting together or uniting 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.
  • Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.
  • Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to place inside a decorative border.
  • To position visually within a fixed boundary.
  • To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.
  • Conspire to incriminate falsely a presumably innocent person. See frameup.
  • To wash ore with the aid of a frame.
  • To move.
  • To proceed; to go.
  • To hit (the ball) with the frame of the racquet rather than the strings (normally a mishit).
  • To strengthen; refresh; support.
  • To execute; perform.
  • To cause; to bring about; to produce.
  • To profit; avail.
  • To fit; accord.
  • To succeed in doing or trying to do something; manage.


  • The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.
  • Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure.
  • The structure of a person's body; the human 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.
  • A complete game of snooker, from break-off until all the balls (or as many as necessary to win) have been potted.
  • An independent chunk of data sent over a network.
  • 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.
  • A movable structure used for the cultivation or the sheltering of plants.
  • The outer decorated portion of a stamp's image, often repeated on several issues although the inner picture may change.
  • The outer circle of a cancellation mark.
  • A division of time on a multimedia timeline, such as 1/30th or 1/60th of a second.
  • An individually scrollable region of a webpage.
  • An inning.
  • Any of certain machines built upon or within framework.
  • Frame of mind; disposition.
  • Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming.
  • A stage or level of a video game.
  • A way of dividing nucleotide sequences into a set of consecutive triplets.
  • A form of knowledge representation in artificial intelligence.
  • A complete lattice in which meets distribute over arbitrary joins.


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  • From Middle English framen, fremen, fremmen, from Old English framian, fremian, fremman, from Proto-West Germanic *frammjan, from Proto-Germanic *framjaną ("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, foster"), Icelandic fremja ("to commit"). More at from.

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