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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frame  \Frame\,  n. 
  In  games: 
  a  In  pool,  the  triangular  form  used  in  setting  up  the 
  balls;  also  the  balls  as  set  up  or  the  round  of  playing 
  required  to  pocket  them  all  as  to  play  six  frames  in  a 
  game  of  50  points. 
  b  In  bowling,  as  in  tenpins,  one  of  the  several  innings 
  forming  a  game. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frame  \Frame\,  n. 
  1.  Anything  composed  of  parts  fitted  and  united  together;  a 
  fabric;  a  structure;  esp.,  the  constructional  system, 
  whether  of  timber  or  metal,  that  gives  to  a  building, 
  vessel,  etc.,  its  model  and  strength;  the  skeleton  of  a 
  structure. 
 
  These  are  thy  glorious  works  Parent  of  good, 
  Almighty!  thine  this  universal  frame.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  The  bodily  structure;  physical  constitution;  make  or  build 
  of  a  person. 
 
  Some  bloody  passion  shakes  your  very  frame.  --Shak. 
 
  No  frames  could  be  strong  enough  to  endure  it 
  --Prescott. 
 
  3.  A  kind  of  open  case  or  structure  made  for  admitting, 
  inclosing,  or  supporting  things  as  that  which  incloses  or 
  contains  a  window,  door,  picture,  etc.;  that  on  which 
  anything  is  held  or  stretched;  as: 
  a  The  skeleton  structure  which  supports  the  boiler  and 
  machinery  of  a  locomotive  upon  its  wheels. 
  b  (Founding)  A  molding  box  or  flask,  which  being  filled 
  with  sand  serves  as  a  mold  for  castings. 
  c  The  ribs  and  stretchers  of  an  umbrella  or  other 
  structure  with  a  fabric  covering. 
  d  A  structure  of  four  bars,  adjustable  in  size,  on  which 
  cloth,  etc.,  is  stretched  for  quilting,  embroidery, 
  etc 
  e  (Hort.)  A  glazed  portable  structure  for  protecting 
  young  plants  from  frost. 
  f  (Print.)  A  stand  to  support  the  type  cases  for  use  by 
  the  compositor. 
 
  4.  (Mach.)  A  term  applied,  especially  in  England,  to  certain 
  machines  built  upon  or  within  framework;  as  a  stocking 
  frame;  lace  frame;  spinning  frame,  etc 
 
  5.  Form  shape;  proportion;  scheme;  structure;  constitution; 
  system;  as  a  frameof  government. 
 
  She  that  hath  a  heart  of  that  fine  frame  To  pay  this 
  debt  of  love  but  to  a  brother.  --Shak. 
 
  Put  your  discourse  into  some  frame.  --Shak. 
 
  6.  Particular  state  or  disposition,  as  of  the  mind;  humor; 
  temper;  mood;  as  to  be  always  in  a  happy  frame. 
 
  7.  Contrivance;  the  act  of  devising  or  scheming.  [Obs.] 
 
  John  the  bastard  Whose  spirits  toil  in  frame  of 
  villainies.  --Shak. 
 
  {Balloon  frame},  {Cant  frames},  etc  See  under  {Balloon}, 
  {Cant},  etc 
 
  {Frame}  {building  or  house},  a  building  of  which  the  form  and 
  support  is  made  of  framed  timbers.  [U.S.]  --  {Frame 
  level},  a  mason's  level. 
 
  {Frame  saw},  a  thin  saw  stretched  in  a  frame  to  give  it 
  rigidity. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frame  \Frame\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Framed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Framing}.]  [OE.  framen,  fremen,  to  execute,  build,  AS 
  fremman  to  further,  perform,  effect,  fr  fram  strong, 
  valiant;  akin  to  E.  foremost,  and  prob.  to  AS  fram  from 
  Icel.  fremja,  frama,  to  further,  framr  forward,  G.  fromm 
  worthy,  excellent,  pious.  See  {Foremost},  {From},  and  cf 
  {Furnish}.] 
  1.  (Arch.  &  Engin.)  To  construct  by  fitting  and  uniting  the 
  several  parts  of  the  skeleton  of  any  structure; 
  specifically,  in  woodwork,  to  put  together  by  cutting 
  parts  of  one  member  to  fit  parts  of  another.  See 
  {Dovetail},  {Halve},  v.  t.,  {Miter},  {Tenon},  {Tooth}, 
  {Tusk},  {Scarf},  and  {Splice}. 
 
  2.  To  originate;  to  plan  to  devise;  to  contrive;  to  compose; 
  in  a  bad  sense  to  invent  or  fabricate,  as  something 
  false. 
 
  How  many  excellent  reasonings  are  framed  in  the  mind 
  of  a  man  of  wisdom  and  study  in  a  length  of  years. 
  --I.  Watts. 
 
  3.  To  fit  to  something  else,  or  for  some  specific  end  to 
  adjust  to  regulate;  to  shape;  to  conform. 
 
  And  frame  my  face  to  all  occasions.  --Shak. 
 
  We  may  in  some  measure  frame  our  minds  for  the 
  reception  of  happiness.  --Landor. 
 
  The  human  mind  is  framed  to  be  influenced.  --I. 
  Taylor. 
 
  4.  To  cause  to  bring  about  to  produce.  [Obs.] 
 
  Fear  frames  disorder,  and  disorder  wounds.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  support.  [Obs.  &  R.] 
 
  That  on  a  staff  his  feeble  steps  did  frame. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  6.  To  provide  with  a  frame,  as  a  picture. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frame  \Frame\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  shape;  to  arrange,  as  the  organs  of  speech.  [Obs.] 
  --Judg.  xii.  6. 
 
  2.  To  proceed;  to  go  [Obs.] 
 
  The  bauty  of  this  sinful  dame  Made  many  princes 
  thither  frame.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frame 
  n  1:  a  structure  supporting  or  containing  something  [syn:  {framework}, 
  {framing}] 
  2:  one  of  a  series  of  still  transparent  photographs  on  a  strip 
  of  film  used  in  making  movies 
  3:  alternative  names  for  the  body  of  a  human  being  "Leonardo 
  studied  the  human  body";  "he  has  a  strong  physique";  "the 
  spirit  is  willing  but  the  flesh  is  weak"  [syn:  {human  body}, 
  {physical  body},  {material  body},  {soma},  {build},  {figure}, 
  {physique},  {anatomy},  {shape},  {bod},  {chassis},  {form}, 
  {flesh}] 
  4:  a  period  of  play  in  baseball  during  which  each  team  has  a 
  turn  at  bat  [syn:  {inning}] 
  5:  the  hard  structure  that  provides  a  frame  for  the  body  of  an 
  animal  [syn:  {skeleton}] 
  6:  the  internal  structure  that  gives  an  artifact  its  shape; 
  "the  building  has  a  steel  skeleton"  [syn:  {skeleton},  {underframe}] 
  v  1:  enclose  in  or  as  if  in  a  frame;  "frame  a  picture"  [syn:  {frame 
  in},  {border}] 
  2:  enclose  in  a  frame,  as  of  a  picture 
  3:  take  or  catch  as  if  in  a  snare  or  trap;  "I  was  set  up!"; 
  "The  innocnet  man  was  framed  by  the  police"  [syn:  {ensnare}, 
  {entrap},  {set  up}] 
  4:  formulate  in  a  particular  style  or  language;  "I  wouldn't  put 
  it  that  way";  "She  cast  her  request  in  very  polite 
  language"  [syn:  {redact},  {cast},  {put},  {couch}] 
  5:  draw  up  the  plans  or  basic  details  for  "frame  a  policy" 
  [syn:  {outline},  {compose},  {draw  up}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Frame,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  25071 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  frame 
 
  1.    A  {data  link  layer}  packet"  which  contains  the 
  header  and  trailer  information  required  by  the  physical 
  medium.  That  is  {network  layer}  {packets}  are  encapsulated 
  to  become  frames. 
 
  See  also  {datagram},  {encapsulation},  {packet},  {Maximum 
  Transmission  Unit}. 
 
  2.    (language  implementation)  See  {activation 
  record}. 
 
  3.    One  complete  scan  of  the  active  area  of  a 
  {display  screen}.  Each  frame  consists  of  a  number  N  of 
  horizontal  {scan  lines},  each  of  which  on  a  computer  display, 
  consists  of  a  number  M  of  {pixels}.  N  is  the  {vertical 
  resolution}  of  the  display  and  M  is  the  {horizontal 
  resolution}.  The  rate  at  which  the  displayed  image  is  updated 
  is  the  {refresh  rate}  in  frames  per  second 
 
  (2000-10-07) 
 
 




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