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Another word for frame

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Verb
  1. To create by forming, combining, or altering materials

      1. The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour:
      2. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
      3. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal:
      1. To assemble, construct, or build.
      2. (idiomatic) In total.
      3. (psychology) Stable; competent; responsible.
      1. To bring forth; yield:
      2. To create by physical or mental effort:
      3. To manufacture:
      1. A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.
      2. A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped.
      3. Something that is made in or shaped on a mold.
      1. To make or process (a raw material) into a finished product, especially by means of a large-scale industrial operation.
      2. To make or process (a product), especially with the use of industrial machines.
      3. To create, produce, or turn out in a mechanical manner:
      1. To cause to exist or happen; bring about; create:
      2. To bring into existence by shaping, modifying, or putting together material; construct:
      3. To form by assembling individuals or constituents:
      1. A furnace or hearth where metals are heated or wrought; a smithy.
      2. A workshop where pig iron is transformed into wrought iron.
      3. To form (metal, for example) by heating in a forge and beating or hammering into shape.
      1. The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior:
      2. Something, such as a garment, that is in the current mode:
      3. Manner or mode; way:
      1. To make; create.
      2. To construct by combining or assembling diverse, typically standardized parts:
      3. To concoct in order to deceive:
      1. To form by assembling or combining parts; build.
      2. To create (an argument or a sentence, for example) by systematically arranging ideas or terms.
      3. To draw (a geometric figure) that meets specific requirements.
      1. To form by combining materials or parts; construct.
      2. To order, finance, or supervise the construction of:
      3. To develop or give form to according to a plan or process; create:
      1. To bring or call together into a group or whole:
      2. To fit together the parts or pieces of:
      3. To gather together; congregate:
    See also:

    make

  2. To form a strategy for

      1. (with object after out) To calculate.
      2. To make sense of.
      3. To smooth.
      1. To plan a strategy for (a business or financial venture, for example).
      2. To determine strategies; plan.
      1. A systematic plan of action:
      2. A secret or devious plan; a plot:
      3. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
      1. An undertaking requiring concerted effort:
      2. An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
      3. A plan or proposal for accomplishing something.
      1. An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective:
      2. A proposed or intended course of action:
      3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
      1. To cause to lie down:
      2. To place in or bring to a particular position:
      3. To bury.
      1. To state as or reduce to a formula.
      2. To express in systematic terms or concepts.
      3. To devise or invent:
      1. To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive:
      2. To transmit or give (real property) by will.
      3. To suppose; imagine.
      1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
      2. To formulate a plan for; devise:
      3. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
      1. To plan with cleverness or ingenuity; devise:
      2. To invent or fabricate, especially by improvisation:
      3. To plan with evil intent; scheme:
      1. To become pregnant with (offspring):
      2. To form or develop in the mind:
      3. To apprehend mentally; understand:
      1. A map showing coastlines, water depths, or other information of use to navigators.
      2. An outline map on which specific information, such as scientific data, can be plotted.
      3. A sheet presenting information in the form of graphs or tables.
      1. To throw (something, especially something light):
      2. To throw with force; hurl:
      3. To throw or propel a lure or bait at the end of (a fishing line) into the water so as to catch fish or other aquatic life.
      1. A contact print of a drawing or other image rendered as white lines on a blue background, especially such a print of an architectural plan or technical drawing.
      2. A mechanical drawing produced by any of various similar photographic processes, such as one that creates blue or black lines on a white background.
      3. A detailed plan of action.
    See also:

    planned

  3. To devise and set down

    See also:

    words

Another word for frame

Noun
  1. The structural portion

      1. The art and science of designing and erecting buildings.
      2. Buildings and other large structures:
      3. A style and method of design and construction:
      1. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
      2. To alter from a normal, proper, or healthy state; twist or pervert:
      3. To arrange strands of yarn or thread lengthwise onto (a loom) in preparation for weaving.
      1. A cloth produced especially by knitting, weaving, or felting fibers.
      2. The texture or quality of such cloth.
      3. A complex underlying structure:
      1. A mount for a crane consisting of a large archlike or bridgelike frame that can be moved, often along a set of tracks.
      2. A similar spanning frame supporting a group of railway signals over several tracks.
      3. A massive vertical frame structure used in assembling or servicing a rocket, especially at a launch site.
      1. The dead body of an animal, especially one slaughtered for food.
      2. The body of a human.
      3. Remains from which the substance or character is gone:
      1. To form by combining materials or parts; construct.
      2. To order, finance, or supervise the construction of:
      3. To develop or give form to according to a plan or process; create:
      1. The bodily structure of a plant or an animal or of any of its parts.
      2. The science of the shape and structure of organisms and their parts.
      3. A treatise on anatomic science.
      1. The act or process of organizing:
      2. The state or manner of being organized:
      3. A manner of accomplishing something in an orderly or efficient way:
      1. A raised and level floor or platform.
      2. A raised platform on which theatrical performances are presented.
      3. An area in which actors perform.
      1. To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
      2. To bear or hold up (an amount of weight):
      3. To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to:
      1. A frame, framework, or system of frames.
      1. An outer cover:
      2. The frame or framework for a window or door.
      3. A metal pipe or tube used as a lining for a water, oil, or gas well.
      1. A scaffold or system of scaffolds.
      2. Materials used for constructing scaffolds.
      1. The usually hard outer covering that encases certain organisms, such as insects, turtles, and most mollusks.
      2. A similar outer covering on a nut or seed.
      3. A similar outer covering on certain eggs, such as those of birds and reptiles; an eggshell.
      1. A structure for supporting or enclosing something else, especially a skeletal support used as the basis for something being constructed.
      2. An external work platform; a scaffold.
      3. A fundamental structure, as for a written work.
      1. A supportive device, usually a pad with a belt, worn to prevent enlargement of a hernia or the return of a reduced hernia.
      2. A rigid framework, as of wooden beams or metal bars, designed to support a structure, such as a roof.
      3. An architectural bracket.
      1. A temporary platform, either supported from below or suspended from above, on which workers sit or stand when performing tasks at heights above the ground.
      2. A raised wooden framework or platform.
      3. A platform used in the execution of condemned prisoners, as by hanging or beheading.
      1. Something made up of a number of parts that are held or put together in a particular way:
      2. The way in which parts are arranged or put together to form a whole; makeup:
      3. The interrelation or arrangement of parts in a complex entity:
      1. The internal structure that protects and supports the soft organs, tissues, and other parts of a vertebrate organism, and is composed of bone and cartilage or, in certain animals, cartilage alone.
      2. The hard external structure that supports, protects, or contains the body of many invertebrates, such as mollusks, crustaceans, and corals, and certain vertebrates, such as turtles.
      3. A supporting structure or framework, as of a building.
  2. An open structure

      1. Either of the two vertical pieces framing a doorway and supporting the lintel.
      1. To continue to be in a place or condition:
      2. To remain or sojourn as a guest or lodger:
      3. To linger or wait in order to do or experience something:
      1. A solid piece of a hard substance, such as wood, having one or more flat sides.
      2. Such a piece used as a construction member or as a support.
      3. Such a piece upon which chopping or cutting is done:
      1. A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.
      2. A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped.
      3. Something that is made in or shaped on a mold.
      1. One of a pair of vertical posts or pieces that together form the sides of a door, window frame, or fireplace, for example.
      2. A projecting mass or columnar part.
      1. A fastening, such as a hook or buckle, used to hold two or more objects or parts together.
      2. An embrace or hug.
      3. A grip or grasp of the hand.
      1. The extent or measure of space between two points or extremities, as of a bridge or roof; the breadth.
      2. The distance between the tips of the wings of an airplane.
      3. The section between two intermediate supports of a bridge.
      1. A belt or sash worn around the waist.
      2. Something that encircles like a belt.
      3. An elasticized, flexible undergarment worn over the waist and hips to give the body a more slender appearance.
      1. A hinged cover or screen for a window, usually fitted with louvers.
      2. A mechanical device of a camera that controls the duration of a photographic exposure, as by opening and closing to allow light coming through the lens to expose a plate or film.
      3. The movable louvers on a pipe organ, controlled by pedals, that open and close the swell box.
      1. To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
      2. To bear or hold up (an amount of weight):
      3. To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to:
      1. The act of enclosing.
      2. The state of being enclosed.
      3. Something enclosed:
      1. An instance or occurrence of a particular kind or category:
      2. An occurrence of a disease or disorder:
      3. A set of circumstances or a state of affairs; a situation:
  3. A border intended as an ornament

      1. A plain or decorated horizontal part of an entablature between the architrave and cornice.
      2. A decorative horizontal band, as along the upper part of a wall in a room.
      1. The act or process of molding.
      2. Something that is molded.
      3. An embellishment in strip form, made of wood or other structural material, that is used to decorate or finish a surface, such as the wall of a room or building or the surface of a door or piece of furniture.
      1. Material formed into or considered as a mat:
      2. A coarsely woven fabric used for covering floors and similar purposes.
      3. The activity of making mats.
      1. A flat piece of coarse fabric or other material used for wiping one's shoes or feet, or in various other forms as a floor covering.
      2. A small flat piece of decorated material placed under a lamp, dish of food, or other object.
      3. A floor pad to protect athletes, as in wrestling or gymnastics.
      1. Something that serves as a support, setting, or backing:
      1. A line indicating the outer contours or boundaries of an object or figure:
      2. A style of drawing in which objects are delineated in contours without shading.
      3. A sketch done in this style.
      1. A ring or circlet of flowers, boughs, or leaves worn on the head, placed on a memorial, or hung as a decoration.
      2. A representation of this ring or circlet, as in woodwork.
      3. A curling or circular form:
      1. The act of one that trims.
      2. Something added as decoration or ornament, especially a band of lace or embroidery on clothing.
      3. Accessories; extras:
      1. To make neat or tidy by clipping, smoothing, or pruning:
      2. To remove the excess or unwanted parts from:
      3. To remove (excess or unwanted parts):
      1. A strip of decorative, usually gathered or pleated material attached by one edge, as on a garment or curtain.
      2. To trim with a strip or strips of gathered or pleated material.
      1. An ornamental drapery hung across a top edge, as of a bed, table, or canopy.
      2. A short drapery, decorative board, or metal strip mounted especially across the top of a window to conceal structural fixtures.
      3. To supply with valances or a valance.
      1. An edge or border on a piece of cloth, especially a finished edge, as for a garment or curtain, made by folding an edge under and stitching it down.
      2. The height or level of the bottom edge of a skirt, dress, or coat; a hemline.
      3. To fold back and stitch down the edge of.
      1. A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
      2. Something that resembles such a border or edging.
      3. A marginal, peripheral, or secondary part:
      1. An edge or margin; a border.
      2. The edge of the tiling that projects over a roof gable.
      3. A grassy border, as along a road.
      1. An edge and the area immediately adjacent to it; a border.
      2. The blank space bordering the written or printed area on a page.
      3. A limit in a condition or process, beyond or below which something is no longer possible or acceptable:
      1. Something that forms or serves as an edge or border.
      1. A part that forms the outer edge of something.
      2. A decorative strip around the edge of something, such as fabric.
      3. A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
Verb
  1. To make

      1. To move to a higher position; elevate:
      2. To set in an upright or erect position:
      3. To erect or build:
      1. Being in a vertical, upright position:
      2. Being in a stiff, rigid physiological condition.
      3. To construct by assembling:
      1. To form by assembling or combining parts; build.
      2. To create (an argument or a sentence, for example) by systematically arranging ideas or terms.
      3. To draw (a geometric figure) that meets specific requirements.
    See also:

    build

  2. To formulate

  3. To enclose in a frame

      1. A flat piece of coarse fabric or other material used for wiping one's shoes or feet, or in various other forms as a floor covering.
      2. A small flat piece of decorated material placed under a lamp, dish of food, or other object.
      3. A floor pad to protect athletes, as in wrestling or gymnastics.
      1. The part of the trunk of the human body along and to the sides of the spine between the neck and the pelvis; the dorsum.
      2. The analogous dorsal region in other animals.
      3. The backbone or spine.
      1. To enclose in or as if in a case.
      1. To surround on all sides; close in:
      2. To fence in so as to prevent common use:
      3. To build or equip with a roof and walls:
      1. A part that forms the outer edge of something.
      2. A decorative strip around the edge of something, such as fabric.
      3. A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
      1. To climb or ascend:
      2. To place oneself upon; get up on:
      3. To climb onto (a female) for copulation. Used of male animals.
  4. To act as a frame

      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Another device, such as a radio compass or a gyrocompass, used for determining geographic direction.
      3. A V-shaped device for describing circles or circular arcs and for taking measurements, consisting of a pair of rigid, end-hinged legs, one of which is equipped with a pen, pencil, or other marker and the other with a sharp point providing a pivot about which the drawing leg is turned.
      1. A belt or sash worn around the waist.
      2. Something that encircles like a belt.
      3. An elasticized, flexible undergarment worn over the waist and hips to give the body a more slender appearance.
      1. A fastening, such as a hook or buckle, used to hold two or more objects or parts together.
      2. An embrace or hug.
      3. A grip or grasp of the hand.
      1. To arrange or fold (something) about as cover or protection:
      2. To cover, envelop, or encase, as by folding or coiling something about:
      3. To enclose, especially in paper, and fasten:
      1. To twist or entwine into a wreath or a wreathlike shape:
      2. To crown or decorate with a wreath:
      3. To encircle or surround:
      1. To surround on all sides; close in:
      2. To fence in so as to prevent common use:
      3. To build or equip with a roof and walls:
      1. To enclose in or as if in a shrine.
      2. To cherish as sacred.
      1. To keep within bounds; restrict:
      2. To shut or keep in, especially to imprison.
      3. To restrict in movement:
      1. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
      2. The boundary surrounding a specific area; bounds:
      3. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
      1. to prevent from entering or penetrating
      2. (idiomatic) to prevent (a thought) from entering one's mind.
      3. to cover something, so as to make it impossible to see.
      1. A line indicating the outer contours or boundaries of an object or figure:
      2. A style of drawing in which objects are delineated in contours without shading.
      3. A sketch done in this style.
      1. To wrap, enclose, or cover:
      2. To surround:
      1. A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
      2. Something that resembles such a border or edging.
      3. A marginal, peripheral, or secondary part:
      1. A thin, sharpened side, as of the blade of a cutting instrument.
      2. The degree of sharpness of a cutting blade.
      3. A penetrating, incisive quality:
      1. (idiomatic, intransitive) To leave; to begin a journey or trip.
      2. (idiomatic) To begin; to cause; to initiate.
      3. (idiomatic) To cause to explode.
      1. To form a circle around; surround:
      2. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
  5. *To cause a miscarriage of justice