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frame

frame

 
pronunciation:
freIm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a supporting structure made of parts that are joined together.
a car framea house frame
synonyms:
framework, skeleton, structure
similar words:
case, chassis, substructure, support, underpinning
definition 2: a rim or border that encloses.
a picture frame
 
synonyms:
casing, framework
similar words:
border, case, edging, margin, outline, rim
definition 3: general structure or form.
the frame of the argument
synonyms:
framework, outline
similar words:
fabric, form, lay, mold, shape, skeleton, structure
definition 4: the body, esp. the human body, in regard to its build or structure; physique.
synonyms:
build, form, physique, skeleton
similar words:
figure, shape, size
definition 5: a specific state or condition, esp. mental.
frame of mind
synonyms:
disposition, state
similar words:
humor, makeup, mood, outlook, spirit
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: framed, frames, framing
definition 1: to put together a supporting frame for.
synonyms:
assemble, build, construct
definition 2: to conceive or formulate within a particular shape or for a particular purpose.
Let's frame the issues for discussion.
synonyms:
formulate, shape
similar words:
conceive, draft, form, lay, map, outline, plan
definition 3: to enclose within a rim or border.
synonyms:
border
similar words:
edge, enclose, rim
definition 4: (informal) to contrive to lay blame on (someone) unjustly.
They framed the innocent man for their crime.
similar words:
incriminate, scapegoat
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