- frameshift mutation,
- framing chisel,
- framing square,
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
Examples from the Web for 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|Arthur Chu|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The framing is similar, and in both, the depiction of the male body is that of a graceful carving.
So how is that framing usage relevant to the decision in McCutcheon?Originalists Making It Up Again: McCutcheon and ‘Corruption’|Lawrence Lessig|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yes, Republicans still have a lot of work to do framing a message that appeals to a majority of Americans.
Naturally, most major media outlets are framing this game as Manning-Brady XV.Peyton Manning and Tom Brady Don’t Control Their Own Legacies|Evin Demirel|January 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The convention for framing a state constitution for California, assembled at Monterey.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
And now there was small hesitation or delay in framing and enforcing the final plan.The Negro and the Nation|George S. Merriam
He moaned again and again, but showed no signs of waking, and I sat quietly smoking and framing good resolutions.The Chequers|James Runciman
The door entrance in the south front has framing sidelights and an elliptical fanlight with wood tracery.Huntley|Tony P. Wrenn
Lastly, the suffragist fails to see that the function of framing the laws is not an essential function of citizenship.The Unexpurgated Case Against Women Suffrage|Almroth E. Wright
- 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.).