frame

[ freym ]
/ freɪm /

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.

Origin of frame

before 1000; 1910–15 for def 8; 1920–25 for def 25; (v.) 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 v.

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British Dictionary definitions for reframe (1 of 3)

reframe

/ (riːˈfreɪm) /

verb (tr)

to support or enclose (a picture, photograph, etc) in a new or different frame
to change the plans or basic details of (a policy, idea, etc)reframe policy issues and problems
to look at, present, or think of (beliefs, ideas, relationships, etc) in a new or different wayreframe masculinity from this new perspective
to change the focus or perspective of (a view) through a lens
to say (something) in a different wayreframe the question

British Dictionary definitions for reframe (2 of 3)

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

British Dictionary definitions for reframe (3 of 3)

frame

/ (freɪm) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Forms

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
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Medicine definitions for reframe

frame

[ frām ]

n.

Something composed of parts fitted and joined together.
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