- one of the ten divisions of a game.
- one of the squares on the scorecard, in which the score for a given frame is recorded.
- any of a number of transverse, riblike members for supporting and stiffening the shell of each side of a hull.
- any of a number of longitudinal members running between web frames to support and stiffen the shell plating of a metal hull.
verb (used with object), framed, fram·ing.
verb (used without object), framed, fram·ing.
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In this same time frame, big tech companies — the businesses at the forefront of digital innovation — have flourished, as have brands that capitalized on the power of social media engagement.How to drive digital innovation necessary during the pandemic|Nick Chasinov|September 16, 2020|Search Engine Watch
After sliding the frames back into place, the researchers settled in to watch what happened as bees tooted and how it differed from when bees quacked.Quacks and toots help young honeybee queens avoid deadly duels|Sharon Oosthoek|September 14, 2020|Science News For Students
In the same time frame, the rate of new business creation has declined by half.How we can save small business from coronavirus-induced extinction|matthewheimer|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Here’s a garment rack option that’s a bit more of a hybrid, offering the stability and frame of a furniture piece with the portability of a modular system.Garment racks for maximizing space in every type of room|PopSci Commerce Team|September 9, 2020|Popular Science
It slithered up and over the window frame and out of the house, falling to the ground below.Why last week’s great tech sell-off should make investors wary|Bernhard Warner|September 8, 2020|Fortune
The media tend to frame situations like this as aberrations, but in this case, quite the opposite is the truth.
She is able to create coattails for down-ballot races and to change the narrative frame of politics.Why the Left Loves Warren, But Won’t Swoon for Sanders|David Freedlander|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The woman had had two strokes and was generally in a dark frame of mind.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But confirmation of that time frame has also been hard to come by.
“For your $30 million Ruschas and $60 million Rothkos, you need to see the quality of the frame and brushstrokes,” he says.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She looked so sweet when she said it, standing and smiling there in the middle of the floor, the door-way making a frame for her.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
There was a slight shuddering movement of his whole frame—Bob was dead.
The scarlet calico canopy was again set up over the bed, and the woven cradle, on its red manzanita frame, stood near.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Old Warrender retired to his study in a rather excited frame of mind, excusing himself on the ground of his age.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
William Penn, published in England his frame of government for the colony of Pennsylvania.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for frame (1 of 2)
- one of a series of individual exposures on a strip of film used in making motion pictures
- an individual exposure on a film used in still photography
- an individual picture in a comic strip
- a television picture scanned by one or more electron beams at a particular frequency
- the area of the picture so formed
- the wooden triangle used to set up the balls
- the balls when set up
- a single game finished when all the balls have been pottedUS and Canadian equivalent (for senses 8a, 8b): rack
verb (mainly tr)
- (usually imperative or dependent imperative) to make an effort
- to have ability