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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Framing  \Fram"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  process,  or  style  of  putting  together  a  frame,  or 
  of  constructing  anything  a  frame;  that  which  frames. 
 
  2.  (Arch.  &  Engin.)  A  framework,  or  a  sy?  of  frames. 
 
  {Framing  chisel}  (Carp.),  a  heavy  chisel  with  a  socket  shank 
  for  making  mortises. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  framing 
  n  1:  formulation  of  the  plans  and  important  details;  "the  framing 
  of  judicial  decrees" 
  2:  a  structure  supporting  or  containing  something  [syn:  {framework}, 
  {frame}] 




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