(1)   One of a series of still transparent photographs on a strip of film used in making movies
(2)   A structure supporting or containing something
(3)   The internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape
"The building has a steel skeleton"
(4)   Alternative names for the body of a human being
"Leonardo studied the human body"
"He has a strong physique"
"The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
(5)   The hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
(6)   A period of play in baseball during which each team has a turn at bat


(7)   Make up plans or basic details for
"Frame a policy"
(8)   Formulate in a particular style or language
"I wouldn't put it that way"
"She cast her request in very polite language"
(9)   Enclose in or as if in a frame
"Frame a picture"
(10)   Construct by fitting or uniting parts together
(11)   Take or catch as if in a snare or trap
"I was set up!"
"The innocent man was framed by the police"
(12)   Enclose in a frame, as of a picture


  1. Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.
    Once we finish framing the house, we'll hang tin on the roof.
  2. Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to add a decorative border.
  3. To position visually within a fixed boundary.
    The director frames the fishing scene very well.
  4. To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.
    How would you frame your accomplishments?
    The way the opposition has framed the argument makes it hard for us to win.
  5. Of a presumably innocent person, to cause to appear guilty.
    The gun had obviously been placed in her car in an effort to frame her.


  1. The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.
    Now that the frame is complete, we can start on the walls.
  2. The structure of a person's body.
    His starved flesh hung loosely on his once imposing frame.
  3. A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material.
    The painting was housed in a beautifully carved frame.
  4. A piece of photographic film containing an image.
    A film projector shows many frames in a single second.
  5. A context for understanding or interpretation.
    In this frame, it's easy to ask the question that the investigators missed.
  6. A complete game of snooker, from break-off until all the balls (or as many as necessary to win) have been potted.
  7. An independent chunk of data sent over the wires of a network.
  8. A set of balls whose results are added together for scoring purposes. Usually two balls, but only one ball in the case of a strike, and three balls in the case of a strike or a spare in the last frame of a game.
  9. The outer decorated portion of a stamp's image, often repeated on several issues although the inner picture may change.
  10. A division of time on a multimedia timeline, such as 1/30th of a second.
  11. An individually scrollable region of a webpage.