Meaning of FRAME in English

FRAME

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a framed photo

A small framed photo of his girlfriend sits on a bookcase.

a framed photograph

On the desk was a framed photograph of a woman.

climbing frame

cold frame

in a good/positive/relaxed etc frame of mind

She returned from lunch in a happier frame of mind.

in the right/wrong frame of mind

You have to be in the right frame of mind to play well.

the window frame

The window frame was rotten.

time frame

There is a ten year time frame for the implementation of the new policies.

Zimmer frame

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

cold

Keep the plants cool, putting them in a shaded cold frame .

Because polyanthus are more difficult to germinate, start them off in seed trays or pots in a greenhouse or cold frame .

Cold glass and cold metal frame filling that room.

In August, sow early carrots in a cold frame or greenhouse and keep covered during winter for pulling as needed.

Water well. 4 Label the pot and put on a cool bench or in a cold frame .

A mini greenhouse or cold frame would be a good alternative in small gardens.

Stand boxes of cuttings in a cold frame or under greenhouse staging and keep slightly moist.

Before planting outside, they will require a short hardening-off period in a cold frame or cool greenhouse.

large

After much midnight hammering, a large wooden frame , covered in chicken wire with a drop down door was constructed.

Because of the large teak frame , Mama Tuyet occupied center stage on the altar.

It was empty apart from a round wooden table, a large golden picture frame on one wall and a cupboard.

Do not be tempted to make too large a frame from cardboard, unless it is very thick indeed.

Horsley just smiled, his large relaxed frame and confident bonhomie contrasting sharply with the abrupt style of the little self-made Geordie.

For each height there is an acceptable weight range covering small to large frames .

With a large frame the final answer should be between 21.4 and 24.6 to indicate correct weight.

It helps to know whether you have a small, medium or large frame .

right

This in turn puts him in the right frame of mind to be helped to overcome the problem once and for all.

Not the right frame of mind for matins.

Rule 1: take a positive attitude towards your exams Start with the right psychological frame of mind.

Get them in the right frame of mind - keep atmosphere relaxed and friendly 2.

That's the caddie's duty, to let the player keep in the right frame of mind.

He has the ability to get you into the right frame of mind, to get you mentally prepared.

Thinking positively encourages the right frame of mind to get on and do the job.

silver

It stood on the mantelshelf above the fireplace, in a silver frame , and she polished it every day.

In front of me are antique perfume bottles and pictures of my children in small, silver frames .

Mrs Gracie put down the silver photograph frame she had been dusting, and went to see who it was.

Photographs of his wife and two pretty blond children were displayed in silver frames on his desk.

Each owned a weird splotch of colour in a white and silver frame , painted and framed by a local artist.

There they were: the silver frames , Edwardian ladies, hair heaped high, bulging busts over minimal waists.

Illustrated on page 95 is a pair of oval miniatures in silver frames .

It was a studio photograph, in a silver frame , of Nancy.

slight

She was trying to straighten an anorak around Sonja's pitifully slight frame .

The stranger was slight of frame , if not skeletal.

Long shuddering sobs shook her slight frame as she poured out her hurt and misery.

At thirty-five, Wang was slight of frame , deferential in conversation.

small

For each height there is an acceptable weight range covering small to large frames .

They bought small frame homes or rented flats.

For women if this final answer is between 19.1 and 20.6 this indicates correct weight for a small frame .

In front of me are antique perfume bottles and pictures of my children in small , silver frames .

Spires, corner towers, belfries, even unusually shaped domes soon adorned all but the smaller frame stations.

For example, small wrists often indicate a small frame , but not always.

It looked ironic, satiric, suggestive on her small frame .

thin

A convulsive fit so that his thin frame shook.

I remember the boy rose once to go to the bathroom, his thin , adolescent frame weaving in pain.

wooden

After much midnight hammering, a large wooden frame , covered in chicken wire with a drop down door was constructed.

They decorated the place with hanging plants and printed fabrics stretched over wooden frames .

But Stroud District Council says no, she must restore the original wooden window frame because it's a conservation area.

The painting is small, about 8 by 12 inches in its carved wooden frame .

I feel under the edge of the mattress, above the wooden frame of the huge bed.

I moved over and peered out of one, catching a glimpse of backyard through screens rusted into the old wooden frames .

This was a large amusement area filled with slides, rope swings and wooden climbing frames .

I could see my father strumming the guitar, plucking our ancient, mournful history from the hollowness of its wooden frame .

■ NOUN

climbing

Now with her piggy back heart shinning up the climbing frame is childs play.

Anna's arm hurt dreadfully, worse than when she'd fallen off the top of the climbing frame at the nursery.

Here they are wearing their new outfits while playing on a climbing frame .

This was a large amusement area filled with slides, rope swings and wooden climbing frames .

To his right was a children's playground, a surreal landscape of climbing frames and unmoving swings.

Later they had them set in a row near the climbing frame .

Inside there was a climbing frame , Lego roundabout, swings and a wooden catapult for firing naughty children out of the castle.

He then tried propping the others up on the climbing frame but they kept falling off.

door

A fine trail of dust dislodged from the door frame and drifted slowly to the ground.

He watched in disbelief as his lock tore through the door frame .

He punched her on the head and made her do pull-ups against a door frame .

No men leaned against door frames or storefront windows.

Then he felt along to a door frame and followed its outline until he found a light-switch.

He located the key on the top of the door frame , unlocked, and turned on the light.

The effectiveness of even the best quality locks will be reduced if a door frame is flimsy.

There is a little more stress and movement around door frames than elsewhere.

photograph

Her right hand held a mangled silver photograph frame about eight inches by six.

Penelope noticed a leather photograph frame and wondered whose photograph Ianthe carried about with her.

For example, the photograph on the previous page shows how pressed flower designs can be used to decorate photograph frames .

Mrs Gracie put down the silver photograph frame she had been dusting, and went to see who it was.

Dark on the snow, beneath the windows, were items of furniture and crumpled photograph frames and scattered wisps of paper.

picture

She was appalled when he explained to her she would be required to pose in a picture frame .

He regilded picture frames , glued back together broken cups and plates.

Burst walls, the marks of picture frames , the shadow of a crucifix.

It was empty apart from a round wooden table, a large golden picture frame on one wall and a cupboard.

The tube is a flat glass panel like a thick picture frame .

It will all look so much nicer than bits of tied drying holly tucked into picture frames .

Each door had two handles on either side and on walls hung wooden and metal picture frames .

In distinguishing between these two, Gombrich uses the picture frame as an example of design.

time

Furthermore, the time frame for completing the transaction may not allow the luxury of negotiating heads.

Despite all the talk expected to come from both sides, they know they are operating in a short time frame .

A time frame hasn't been released for the judges' decision, but it could be as early as next week.

The time frame is geologic, the pace excruciatingly slow.

This is too short a time frame to be meaningful.

He declined to comment on the time frame for another discount rate cut.

This means testing as many options as possible within a limited time frame .

Those whose companies' dealings with Codelco declined during that time frame say they are heaving sighs of relief.

window

The long, low church is decorated by paintings all over the exterior and interior walls, openings and window frames .

The window frames rattled in the wind.

The wind still howled through the chimney pots and rattled through the cracks of the window frames .

The villas have whimsical spires, arched window frames and wrought-iron decorations.

The prisoners were actually making complete items of furniture, doors, window frames , pottery and jewellery.

When Joe inquired about these details, the duke said that gilded window frames were economical because they required no repainting.

Fields covered in snow would swallow up whitewashed farmhouses were it not for their black window frames .

He held on to the window frame with one hand while he scraped paint with the other.

zimmer

Mrs thomas, a stroke victim who walked with the aid of a zimmer frame , collapsed and died just after.

The residents could have been waiting to mug her with a Zimmer frame .

Judge: But this programme is balm to millions, many of them toothless, gaga and slumped across a Zimmer frame .

I felt that the Zimmer frame parked alongside the court evoked a touch of sympathy.

Getting my zimmer frame into the boat is a bit tricky!

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

state/frame of mind

He went off to work in a pleasant frame of mind .

What was his state of mind on the day of the shooting?

If he could say that, for all his suffering, he wasn't in a dying frame of mind .

In what ways is this different to your other states of mind and being?

Meredith went up to the rehearsal room in a less tetchy state of mind .

Neil certainly seemed conscious after that terrible first week, despite his inability to recall his previous state of mind .

Patrick Parrinder has looked sardonically at this comforting but self-deceiving state of mind .

The state that belonged to the Albion revolution was no more than a state of mind .

You can not do that for her, can not alter her frame of mind .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bicycle frame

He bent his lanky frame into the small car.

Movies are shot at 24 frames per second.

She wore sunglasses with pointy black frames.

That's a nice picture - you should put it in a frame .

There's nothing wrong with the frame of the chair, but the upholstery needs replacing.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After much midnight hammering, a large wooden frame , covered in chicken wire with a drop down door was constructed.

But even her choice of this book indicated a negative frame of mind.

But it was always widely feared that the narrow time frame was far too short and would work against an effective peace.

Despite Howarth's greater playing frame , Lees was reappointed for a year.

For example, the photograph on the previous page shows how pressed flower designs can be used to decorate photograph frames.

Franklin experienced many changes and used an absolutely rationalistic frame to make sense of them.

Illustrated is the system used for securing sheets to a simple lean-to verandah roof with timber frame .

No men leaned against door frames or storefront windows.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

door

A soft-faced old man was framed by the double doors that opened on to a room of unparalleled luxury.

face

The hood framed her expressive face , emphasising the grimace of determination before she lowered herself into the starting blocks.

Her thick dark bobbed hair framed a face that was as frozen as a photograph.

Winchester Long hair has been delicately feathered to frame the face .

Now is the time to experiment with softer hairstyles, and find new shapes to frame the face and soften features.

In the later first century overwhelming emphasis was placed on the hair framing the face .

My own dead-straight mousy fringe and dimpled chin framed my face as it distorted in agony.

Here were the ringlets, framing a face of exquisite symmetry.

hair

In the later first century overwhelming emphasis was placed on the hair framing the face.

Her thick dark bobbed hair framed a face that was as frozen as a photograph.

picture

A picture he would mentally frame and save.

question

The first step in science is to frame a good question , and the next step is to test it.

She longed to ask him more about Paul Gray but could not quite frame the question she wanted to ask.

While she was framing a question that would not sound insultingly doubtful, Raffaella went on telling her story.

She tried to frame a question .

To clarify information, frame your question to cut out alternatives.

Then I could frame my question , but then, of course, I wouldn't need to.

In that different method we frame our question in the first instance as a question about corporate responsibility.

window

I roamed around archways leading nowhere and windows framed by stone walls standing in isolation.

I clung so hard to the window frame that my hand ached.

The window framed a deep blue square of sky.

Likewise, a peek at a window framed by title bar and scroll bars is enough to evoke the sacraments of Mac.

It had two intact stone chimneys, green shingles, a boarded-up door, window frames with no windows.

word

But even as she framed the words in her mind, confidence deserted her.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

An arch of floral curtains frames the window.

Healey agreed to defend two young men, who were being framed in a local murder case.

I'm going to get the picture framed and give it to Mom for her birthday.

Just look through the viewfinder to frame your subject and press the button.

Suzanne paused for a moment, carefully framing her answer.

That's not my handwriting and it's not my signature! I've been framed.

The accused told the court that the police tried to frame him for assault.

Wanda claims she was framed by her ex-husband and his brother.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But even as she framed the words in her mind, confidence deserted her.

Malcolm Kennedy claims he was framed by police.

Once the framing is complete, the temporary wall can be removed.

Ornate patterns are carved into the bricks framing the entrance.

The face was female, sculpted, golden, mellow, ideal and framed by a lion's mane of light.

The kitchen door opened at last, and suddenly she was framed in its bright rectangle of light.

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