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definition of the word frame

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Old English framian.

Infinitive
to frame

Third person singular
frames

Simple past
framed

Past participle
framed

Present participle
framing

to frame (third-person singular simple present frames, present participle framing, simple past and past participle framed)

  1. (transitive) Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.
    • Once we finish framing the house, we'll hang tin on the roof.
  2. (transitive) Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to add a decorative border.
  3. (transitive) To position visually within a fixed boundary.
    • The director frames the fishing scene very well.
  4. (transitive) To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.
    • How would you frame your accomplishments?
    • The way the opposition has framed the argument makes it hard for us to win.
  5. (transitive) Of a presumably innocent person, to cause to appear guilty.
    • The gun had obviously been placed in her car in an effort to frame her.

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