- 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 reframereevaluate, reexamine, rethink, replan, refashion, review, rework, reassess, polish, consider, correct, analyze
Examples from the Web for reframe
Contemporary Examples of reframe
You know, films are great when they reframe reality and cause conversations and dialogue.Susan Sarandon on Her Love Affair With David Bowie, Woody Allen’s Creepiness, and Psychedelics
July 24, 2014
And her response was an attempt to put Democrats on the defensive and reframe the “war on women.”The Bruce Braley-Joni Ernst Race Is Iowa’s Ugliest Senate Campaign Ever
July 22, 2014
And pro-choice activists have repeatedly failed to reframe them as issues of discrimination against women.Ten Reasons Women Are Losing While Gays Keep Winning
July 6, 2014
We need to reframe our policy debates around social values and political choice.The Big Idea: Can Innovation Save Us?
September 6, 2013
The Obama administration and Democrats are moving quickly to reframe the issue and move new policy.Guns Are Killing The Republican Party
January 9, 2013
Historical Examples of reframe
In 1541 he was back at Geneva with an understood commission to reframe the religious and social life of the city.Switzerland
- 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.).