frame - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] a structure that forms a border for a picture or mirror and holds it in place
  2. 2
    [countable] a structure that forms part of an object and gives it its strength and shape

    a kite with a rigid frame

    a rusty bed frame

    1. a.


      [plural] the part of a pair of glasses that holds the glass or plastic lenses and has pieces that go over your ears
  3. 3
    [countable] cinema one of the single photographs that a film or video is made of
  4. 4
    [countable] [usually singular] the particular shape or size of someone’s body

    A shiver shook her small frame.

  5. 5
    [countable] computing a box on an Internet page that contains information that you can scroll through (=go up and down by using the mouse). Pages usually contain several frames.
  6. 6
    [countable] one of the games in a snooker or bowling match