- a rigid structure that surrounds or encloses something such as a door or window.；a metal or plastic structure holding the lenses of a pair of glasses.
- place (a picture or photograph) in a frame；surround so as to create a sharp or attractive image
verb: frame, 3rd person present: frames, gerund or present participle: framing, past tense: framed, past participle: framed
noun: frame, plural noun: frames
- 1. a rigid structure that surrounds or encloses something such as a door or window. 同義詞 setting, mount, mounting, surround, fixture, ... 更多
- ▪ a metal or plastic structure holding the lenses of a pair of glasses.
- ▪ a case or border enclosing a mirror or picture.
- ▪ the rigid supporting structure of an object such as a vehicle, building, or piece of furniture the wooden frame of the huge bed an old bicycle frame 同義詞 framework, structure, substructure, skeleton, chassis, ... 更多
- ▪ a boxlike structure of glass or plastic in which seeds or young plants are grown.
- ▪ archaic the universe, or part of it, regarded as an embracing structure this goodly frame the Earth
- 2. a person's body with reference to its size or build a shiver shook her slim frame 同義詞 body, figure, form, shape, physique, ... 更多
- 3. a basic structure that underlies or supports a system, concept, or text the establishment of conditions provides a frame for interpretation 同義詞 structure, framework, context, scheme, system, ... 更多
- ▪ technical short for frame of reference
- ▪ the genre or form of a literary text determining its expected style and content my poems look as though they have a classical frame
- ▪ an enclosing section of narrative, especially one which foregrounds or comments on the primary narrative of a text a frame narrator reports the narrative spoken by an inner narrator
- ▪ archaic the structure, constitution, or nature of someone or something we have in our inward frame various affections
- 4. 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.
- 5. a single complete picture in a series forming a movie, television, or video film video footage slowed down to 20 frames a second
- ▪ a single picture in a comic strip.
- ▪ a graphic panel in a display window, especially in a web browser, which encloses a self-contained section of data and permits multiple independent document viewing.
- 6. another term for rack
- ▪ a round of play in bowling.
- ▪ US informal an inning in a baseball game he closed out the game by pitching two hitless frames
- 7. North American short for frame-up
- 1. place (a picture or photograph) in a frame he had the photo framed 同義詞 mount, set in a frame, surround, enclose, encase
- ▪ surround so as to create a sharp or attractive image a short, strong style cut to frame the face
- 2. create or formulate (a concept, plan, or system) the staff have proved invaluable in framing the proposals 同義詞 formulate, draw up, plan, draft, map out, ... 更多
- ▪ form or articulate (words) he walked out before she could frame a reply
- ▪ archaic make or construct (something) by fitting parts together or in accordance with a plan what immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?
- 3. informal produce false evidence against (an innocent person) so that they appear guilty he claims he was framed 同義詞 falsely incriminate, fabricate charges against, fabricate evidence against, entrap, informalfit up, ... 更多
- 4. US erect the framework of a building.