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Definition 1: one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided - [noun denoting act]

(frame is a kind of ...) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

"the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

(... is part of frame) a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them

Definition 2: a framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where frame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the frame enhances but is not itself the subject of attention
  • the frame was much more valuable than the miror it held

Synonyms for frame in the sense of this definition

(frame is a kind of ...) a structure supporting or containing something

Definition 3: the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where frame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the building has a steel skeleton

Synonyms for frame in the sense of this definition

(frame is a kind of ...) a structure that serves to support something

(... is a kind of frame ) the skeleton of a motor vehicle consisting of a steel frame supported on springs that holds the body and motor

(... is a kind of frame ) a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt

(... is part of frame) a vehicle that can fly

(... is part of frame) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

(... is part of frame) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 4: the framework for a pair of eyeglasses - [noun denoting artifact]

(frame is a kind of ...) a structure supporting or containing something

(... is a kind of frame ) a rectangular metal frame used in letterpress printing to hold together the pages or columns of composed type that are printed at one time

(frame is a part of ...) (plural) optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision

Definition 5: a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film - [noun denoting artifact]

(frame is a kind of ...) a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format

Definition 6: a structure supporting or containing something - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for frame in the sense of this definition

(frame is a kind of ...) a structure that serves to support something

(... is a kind of frame ) the framework that supports a window

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework for holding wood that is being sawed

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework that holds the panes of a window in the window frame

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework of ribs

(... is a kind of frame ) framework for holding objects

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework in which a picture is mounted

(... is a kind of frame ) a wooden framework bent in the shape of a U; its upper ends are attached to the horizontal yoke and the loop goes around the neck of an ox

(... is a kind of frame ) framework used for support or display

(... is a kind of frame ) framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal

(... is a kind of frame ) a frame for constraining an animal while it is receiving veterinary attention or while being shod

(... is a kind of frame ) a frame that supports a boat while it is under construction

(... is a kind of frame ) a wooden framework on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil painting

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air

(... is a kind of frame ) framework consisting of stakes interwoven with branches to form a fence

(... is a kind of frame ) a light enclosing framework (trade name Zimmer) with rubber castors or wheels and handles; helps invalids or the handicapped or the aged to walk

(... is a kind of frame ) an enclosing framework on casters or wheels; helps babies learn to walk

(... is a kind of frame ) framework that serves as a support for the body of a vehicle

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework with hooks used for stretching and drying cloth

(... is a kind of frame ) a frame made of two hoops; used for embroidering

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework of hexagonal cells resembling the honeycomb built by bees

(... is a kind of frame ) a frame attached to a wagon to increase the amount of hay it can carry

(... is a kind of frame ) (paper making) a frame used to form paper pulp into sheets

(... is a kind of frame ) a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing

(... is a kind of frame ) a raised framework around a hatchway on a ship to keep water out

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework on which to hang clothes (as for drying)

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework of bars or logs for children to climb on

(... is a kind of frame ) the enclosing frame around a door or window opening

"the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced"

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework that supports climbing plants

"the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park"

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework erected over an oil well to allow drill tubes to be raised and lowered

(... is a kind of frame ) the frame that supports a door

(... is a kind of frame ) a rectangular frame with handles at both ends; carried by two people

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework on which a gun is mounted for firing

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate

"he cooked hamburgers on the grill"

(... is a kind of frame ) a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework of steel bars raised on side supports to bridge over or around something; can display railway signals above several tracks or can support a traveling crane etc.

(... is a kind of frame ) the framework for a pair of eyeglasses

(... is a kind of frame ) a framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror

"the frame enhances but is not itself the subject of attention" "the frame was much more valuable than the miror it held"

(... is a kind of frame ) an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

(... is a kind of frame ) the framework and covering of an airplane or rocket (excluding the engines)

(frame is a part of ...) a structural member used to stiffen a framework

(frame is a part of ...) something forming a back that is added for strengthening

Definition 7: the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for frame in the sense of this definition

(frame is a kind of ...) a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts

"the body has a system of organs for digestion"

(... is a kind of frame ) the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates)

(... is a kind of frame ) the exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs

(frame is a part of ...) any structure created by the skeleton of an organism

(... is part of frame) the system of muscles and tendons and ligaments and bones and joints and associated tissues that move the body and maintain its form

Definition 8: alternative names for the body of a human being - [noun denoting body]

Samples where frame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Leonardo studied the human body
  • he has a strong physique
  • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

Synonyms for frame in the sense of this definition

(frame is a kind of ...) the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

"he felt as if his whole body were on fire"

(... is a kind of frame ) a human body (usually including the clothing)

"a weapon was hidden on his person"

(... is a kind of frame ) the body of a young person

(... is a kind of frame ) the body of an adult human being

(... is a kind of frame ) the body of a male human being

(... is a kind of frame ) the body of a female human being

(... is part of frame) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is part of frame) any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

Definition 9: a system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for frame in the sense of this definition

(frame is a kind of ...) a complex of methods or rules governing behavior

"they have to operate under a system they oppose" "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"

(... is a kind of frame ) the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts)

"he introduced a wide vocabulary of techniques"

Definition 10: a single drawing in a comic strip - [noun denoting communication]

(frame is a kind of ...) an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper

"it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"

(... is part of frame) a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book

Definition 11: an application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently - [noun denoting communication]

(frame is a kind of ...) a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task

"he has tried several different word processing applications"

Definition 12: (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for frame in the sense of this definition

(frame is a kind of ...) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

"the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

(frame is a part of ...) the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat

"a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"

(frame is a part of ...) the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat

(... is part of frame) (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

"rain stopped play in the 4th inning"

(frame belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 13: make up plans or basic details for - [verb of cognition]

Samples where frame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • frame a policy

Synonyms for frame in the sense of this definition

(frame is a kind of ...) make plans for something

"He is planning a trip with his family"

Definition 14: formulate in a particular style or language - [verb of communication]

Samples where frame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I wouldn't put it that way
  • She cast her request in very polite language

Synonyms for frame in the sense of this definition

(frame is a kind of ...) put into words or an expression

"He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

Definition 15: enclose in or as if in a frame - [verb of contact]

Samples where frame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • frame a picture

Synonyms for frame in the sense of this definition

(frame is a kind of ...) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

Definition 16: construct by fitting or uniting parts together - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for frame in the sense of this definition

(frame is a kind of ...) make by combining materials and parts

"this little pig made his house out of straw" "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

(frame belongs to category ...) the act of constructing something

"during the construction we had to take a detour" "his hobby was the building of boats"

Samples where frame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was set up!
  • The innocent man was framed by the police

Synonyms for frame in the sense of this definition

(frame is a kind of ...) be false to; be dishonest with

Definition 18: enclose in a frame, as of a picture - [verb of stative]

(frame is a kind of ...) close in

"darkness enclosed him"

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