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Dictionary definition for: Frame

1. (n) a structure supporting or containing something

2. (v) enclose in or as if in a frame; "frame a picture"

3. (n) one of a series of still transparent photographs on a strip of film used in making movies

4. (v) enclose in a frame, as of a picture

5. (n) alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body" "he has a strong physique" "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

6. (v) take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!" "The innocent man was framed by the police"

7. (n) a period of play in baseball during which each team has a turn at bat

8. (v) formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn''t put it that way" "She cast her request in very polite language"

9. (n) the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal

10. (v) draw up the plans or basic details for; "frame a policy"

11. (n) the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton"

12. (v) construct by fitting or uniting parts together

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