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English noun: frame

1. frame (artifact) the framework for a pair of eyeglasses

Broader (hypernym)framework

Narrower (hyponym)chase

Part holonymeyeglasses, glasses, specs, spectacles

2. frame (artifact) a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film

Broader (hypernym)exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture

3. frame (body) alternative names for the body of a human being

SamplesLeonardo studied the human body.
He has a strong physique.
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

Synonymsanatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, human body, material body, physical body, physique, shape, soma

Broader (hypernym)body, organic structure, physical structure

Narrower (hyponym)adult body, female body, juvenile body, male body, person

Part meronymhomo, human, human being, individual, man, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

4. frame (time) (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat


Broader (hypernym)division, part, section

Part holonymbottom, bottom of the inning, top, top of the inning

Part meronymperiod of play, play, playing period

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

5. frame (communication) a single drawing in a comic_strip

Broader (hypernym)drawing

Part meronymcartoon strip, comic strip, funnies, strip

6. frame (communication) an application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently

Broader (hypernym)application, application program, applications programme

7. frame (cognition) a system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning

Synonymsframe of reference

Broader (hypernym)system, system of rules

Narrower (hyponym)vocabulary

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

Synonymsskeletal system, skeleton, systema skeletale

Broader (hypernym)system

Narrower (hyponym)endoskeleton, exoskeleton

Part holonymskeletal structure

Part meronymmusculoskeletal system

9. frame (artifact) the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape

SamplesThe building has a steel skeleton.

Synonymsskeletal frame, skeleton, underframe

Broader (hypernym)supporting structure

Narrower (hyponym)chassis, hoop

Part meronymaircraft, building, edifice, ship

10. frame (artifact) a framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror

SamplesThe frame enhances but is not itself the subject of attention.
The frame was much more valuable than the miror it held.


Broader (hypernym)framework

11. frame (act) one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided

Broader (hypernym)division, part, section

Part meronymbowling

English verb: frame

1. frame (contact) enclose in or as if in a frame

SamplesFrame a picture.

Synonymsborder, frame in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)close in, enclose, inclose, shut in

2. frame (stative) enclose in a frame, as of a picture

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)confine, enclose, hold in

3. frame (social) take or catch as if in a snare or trap

SamplesI was set up!.
The innocent man was framed by the police.

ExamplesThey want to frame the prisoners

Synonymsensnare, entrap, set up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)cozen, deceive, delude, lead on

4. frame (communication) formulate in a particular style or language

SamplesI wouldn't put it that way.
She cast her request in very polite language.

Synonymscast, couch, put, redact

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)articulate, formulate, give voice, phrase, word

5. frame (cognition) make up plans or basic details for

SamplesFrame a policy.

Synonymscompose, draw up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)plan

6. frame (creation) construct by fitting or uniting parts together

Synonymsframe up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)build, construct, make

Domain categorybuilding, construction

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