Definition Of frame

verb

a rigid structure that surrounds or encloses something such as a door or window.

His mother stood in the frame of the kitchen door, hands on her hips and a grim expression on her face.

a single complete picture in a series forming a movie, television, or video film.

It would seem, in fact, that not a single frame of film has been left on the cutting room floor.

a structural environment within which a class of words or other linguistic units can be correctly used. For example I —— him is a frame for a large class of transitive verbs.

Correct capitalization could help German readers extract the structural frame of a sentence.

create or formulate (a concept, plan, or system).

the staff have proved invaluable in framing the proposals

erect the framework of a building.

Wednesday the workmen arrive to frame up the room, drywall it, paint it, and put up shelves.


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Example Of frame

  • a frame narrator reports the narrative spoken by an inner narrator

  • a shiver shook her slim frame

  • a short style cut to frame the face

  • Against this backdrop of anarchy and violence, politicians attempting to frame the country's new democracy are floundering.

  • an old bicycle frame


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