vt to support.
2. frame ·vt to provide with a frame, as a picture.
3. frame ·noun contrivance; the act of devising or scheming.
4. frame ·noun a stand to support the type cases for use by the compositor.
5. frame ·vi to proceed; to go.
6. frame ·noun a glazed portable structure for protecting young plants from frost.
7. frame ·vi to shape; to arrange, as the organs of speech.
8. frame ·noun the bodily structure; physical constitution; make or build of a person.
9. frame ·noun the ribs and stretchers of an umbrella or other structure with a fabric covering.
10. frame ·noun a molding box or flask, which being filled with sand serves as a mold for castings.
11. frame ·vt to cause; to bring about; to produce.
12. frame ·noun form; shape; proportion; scheme; structure; constitution; system; as, a frameof government.
13. frame ·noun the skeleton structure which supports the boiler and machinery of a locomotive upon its wheels.
14. frame ·noun particular state or disposition, as of the mind; humor; temper; mood; as, to be always in a happy frame.
15. frame ·noun a structure of four bars, adjustable in size, on which cloth, ·etc., is stretched for quilting, embroidery, ·etc.
xvi. frame ·noun a term applied, especially in england, to certain machines built upon or within framework; as, a stocking frame; lace frame; spinning frame, ·etc.
xvii. frame ·vt to fit to something else, or for some specific end; to adjust; to regulate; to shape; to conform.
xviii. frame ·noun a kind of open case or structure made for admitting, inclosing, or supporting things, as that which incloses or contains a window, door, picture, ·etc.; that on which anything is held or stretched.
xix. frame ·vt to originate; to plan; to devise; to contrive; to compose; in a bad sense, to invent or fabricate, as something false.
xx. frame ·noun anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure; ·esp., the constructional system, whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building, vessel, ·etc., its model and strength; the skeleton of a structure.
xxi. frame ·vt to construct by fitting and uniting the several parts of the skeleton of any structure; specifically, in woodwork, to put together by cutting parts of one member to fit parts of another. ·see dovetail, halve, ·vt, miter, tenon, tooth, tusk, scarf, and splice.
xxii. frame ·add. ·noun in games: (a) in pool, the triangular form used in setting up the balls; also, the balls as set up, or the round of playing required to pocket them all; as, to play six frames in a game of 50 points. (b) in bowling, as in tenpins, one of the several innings forming a game.