- 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
What he might have said: Thanks to the Framers, we have inaugurations, not coronations.
The Framers were not hostile to religion; this was not the French Revolution.
Legal minds look to the text to read the thoughts of the Framers as a high priest would study entrails at the Forum.The Tea Party Isn’t a Political Movement, It’s a Religious One|Jack Schwartz|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Come the fall, what exactly did the Framers think of the “miracle” Constitution they signed?
The framers in 1787 were wary of sovereignty, and tried to divide, distance, check and balance its exercise.
The framers of the Constitution did not dare to hope that they had formed a government, that was to last forever.Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States|Raphael Semmes
But the framers of the constitution did not leave this to be inferred.
These qualities were preminently displayed by many of the framers of the Constitution.
The history of its theories, like that of their framers, begins with their birth, and ends with their burial.Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith|Robert Patterson
I believe it was not the sense of the framers of the constitution.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
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