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frame

[ freym ]
/ freɪm /
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noun
verb (used with object), framed, fram·ing.
verb (used without object), framed, fram·ing.
Archaic. to betake oneself; resort.
Archaic. to prepare, attempt, give promise, or manage to do something.
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Idioms about frame

    frame of mind. See entry at frame of mind.

Origin of frame

First recorded before 1000; 1910–15 for def. 7; 1920–25 for def. 24; (verb) Middle English framen “to prepare (timber),” Old English framian “to avail, profit”; cognate with Old Norse frama “to further,” Old High German (gi)framōn “to do”; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the verb

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British Dictionary definitions for frame (1 of 2)

frame
/ (freɪm) /

noun
verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of frame

framable or frameable, adjectiveframeless, adjectiveframer, noun

Word Origin for frame

Old English framiae to avail; related to Old Frisian framia to carry out, Old Norse frama

British Dictionary definitions for frame (2 of 2)

Frame
/ (freɪm) /

noun
Janet . 1924–2004, and New Zealand writer: author of the novels Owls Do Cry (1957) and Faces in the Water (1961), the collection of verse The Pocket (1967), and volumes of autobiography including An Angel at My Table (1984), which was made into a film in 1990
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for frame

frame
[ frām ]

n.
Something composed of parts fitted and joined together.
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