frame Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "frame" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

framenoun [C]

uk   us   /freɪm/

frame noun [C] (BORDER)

B1 a border that surrounds and supports a picture, door, or window: a picture frameframes the plastic or metal structure that holds together a pair of glasses
More examples

frame noun [C] (STRUCTURE)

B2 the basic structure of a building, vehicle, or piece of furniture that other parts are added onto: a bicycle frame UK (US rack) a wooden or plastic triangle used to put the balls into position at the start of a game such as billiards or snooker the size and shape of someone's body: My sister has a much bigger frame than me.frame of mind C2 the way someone thinks or feels about something at a particular time: The most important thing is to go into the exam in a positive frame of mind.frame of reference a set of ideas or facts accepted by a person that explains their behaviour, opinions, or decisions: How can Christians and atheists ever come to understand each other when their frames of reference are so different?
More examples

frame noun [C] (GAME)

a period of play in some games, such as snooker: She lost the next two frames.

frame noun [C] (PHOTOGRAPH)

specialized art one of the pictures on a strip of photographic film, or one of the single pictures that together form a television or cinema film

frameverb

uk   us   /freɪm/

frame verb (EXPRESS)

[T] to express something choosing your words carefully: The interview would have been more productive if the questions had been framed more precisely.

frame verb (MAKE GUILTY)

[T often passive] informal to make a person seem to be guilty of a crime when they are not, by producing facts or information that are not true: He claimed he'd been framed by the police.

frame verb (BORDER)

[T] to fix a border around a picture, etc. and often glass in front of it: I keep meaning to get that photo framed. [T] to form an edge to something in an attractive way: Her new hairstyle frames her face in a much more flattering way.
(Definition of frame from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of frame?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “frame” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More