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noun frame pronunciation in American English /freɪm/ 
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singularframe
pluralframes
  1. 1
    [countable] a structure that forms a border for a picture or mirror and holds it in place

    a silver picture frame

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    1. a.
      a border around a door or window

      The window frames need painting.

  2. 4
    [countable] [usually singular] the particular shape or size of someone's body

    A shiver shook her small frame.

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  3. 6
    [countable] one of the parts in a game of bowling
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