Origin of framing
- 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.
Origin of frame
Related Words for framingfabricate, mold, enclose, erect, construct, sketch, concoct, outline, prepare, devise, formulate, shape, manufacture, fashion, raise, form, institute, mount, back, produce
Examples from the Web for framing
Contemporary Examples of framing
The framing was that I had the power to stop a criminal by putting him behind bars through direct eyewitness testimony.Rage Against GamerGate’s Hate Machine: What I Got For Speaking Up
November 17, 2014
The framing is similar, and in both, the depiction of the male body is that of a graceful carving.Mapplethorpe’s Artistic Twin
April 8, 2014
So how is that framing usage relevant to the decision in McCutcheon?Originalists Making It Up Again: McCutcheon and ‘Corruption’
April 2, 2014
And yes, Republicans still have a lot of work to do framing a message that appeals to a majority of Americans.GOP’s Strong Field Has No Frontrunner for 2016
March 10, 2014
Naturally, most major media outlets are framing this game as Manning-Brady XV.Peyton Manning and Tom Brady Don’t Control Their Own Legacies
January 18, 2014
Historical Examples of framing
The sentences were not of his framing; the ideas were utterly foreign to him.
I think that our only safety will be in first framing certain models for composers.Laws
It is suitable for framing or may be hung on the wall with ribbon.Dollars and Sense
Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Two officers were charged with the framing of these together.Perils and Captivity
Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
In this Diet, the framing of a commercial code was proposed.
- 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
Word Origin for frame
Old English framian "to profit, be helpful, avail, benefit," from fram "active, vigorous, bold," originally "going forward," from fram "forward; from" (see from).
Influenced by related Old English fremman "help forward, promote, further, do, perform, accomplish," and by Old Norse fremja "to further, execute." Sense focused in Middle English from "make ready" (mid-13c.) to "prepare timber for building" (late 14c.). Meaning "compose, devise" is first attested 1540s.
The criminal slang sense of "blame an innocent person" (1920s) is probably from earlier sense of "plot in secret" (1900), perhaps ultimately from meaning "fabricate a story with evil intent," first attested 1510s. Related: Framed; framing.
c.1200, "profit, benefit;" mid-13c. "composition, plan," from frame (v.) and from Scandinavian (cf. Old Norse frami "advancement"). In late 14c. it also meant "the rack."
Meaning "building" is from early 15c.; that of "border or case for a picture or pane of glass" is from c.1600. The meaning "established order, plan" and that of "human body" are both first recorded 1590s. Of bicycles, from 1871; of motor cars, from 1900. Frame of mind is from 1711. Frame of reference is 1897, from mechanics and graphing; the figurative sense is attested from 1924.
(of buildings), "made of wood," 1790, American English, from frame (n.).