- 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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Example sentences from the Web for frame
I have several family pictures in all sorts of frames and sizes.
BOD2 is a gantry-style printer that moves between three axes on a metal frame.A 3D Printed Apartment Building Is Going Up in Germany|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|November 19, 2020|Singularity Hub
They grow their frame, then put on muscle and some fat, like nature intended.These chickens earned a healthier label from the USDA|By Monica Michael Willis/Saveur|November 18, 2020|Popular Science
Having your frames sit over the mask also helps get a tighter fit.The best ways to stop a mask from fogging up your glasses, ranked|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 18, 2020|Popular Science
Along with having a wiry 6-foot-7 frame with a 6-foot-10 wingspan, his off-ball awareness makes it seem as if six defenders are on the floor.These 3 NBA Draft Prospects Are Perfect Fits For The Modern League|Michael Pina|November 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Gone are the long flowing locks of old and in their place a face-framer of a fringe.
The law was signed by another notable framer: President George Washington.Don’t Blame Verrilli for Supreme Court Health-Care Stumble|Einer Elhauge|March 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So shalt thou be bound, if thou art not silent, thou framer of evil.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson|Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
His solution is simple enough, and with good reason may it be simple, since it depends on nothing but the will of its framer.
A fashion framer should needs be a natural philosopher, and hold the rudiments of all science in her grasp.
If the framer of the catalogue be allowed to do as he likes, the consulter of it must do as he can.
Buck English had abundance of money, that great test and framer of respectability, and spent it freely.Bits of Blarney|R. Shelton Mackenzie
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