Meaning of “frame” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /freɪm/

to put something such as a picture into a frame:

I'm going to frame this and put it on the wall.

to form an edge to something in an attractive way:

Dark hair framed her face.

to intentionally make it seem as if someone is guilty of a crime:

[ often passive ] He claimed he had been framed by the police.
EXPRESS formal

to express something choosing your words carefully:

I tried to frame a suitable reply.

(Definition of “frame verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)