Framing
Frame Frame, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Framed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Framing}.] [OE. framen, fremen, to execute, build, AS. fremman to further, perform, effect, fr. fram strong, valiant; akin to E. foremost, and prob. to AS. fram from, Icel. fremja, frama, to further, framr forward, G. fromm worthy, excellent, pious. See {Foremost}, {From}, and cf. {Furnish}.] 1. (Arch. & Engin.) To construct by fitting and uniting the several parts of the skeleton of any structure; specifically, in woodwork, to put together by cutting parts of one member to fit parts of another. See {Dovetail}, {Halve}, v. t., {Miter}, {Tenon}, {Tooth}, {Tusk}, {Scarf}, and {Splice}. [1913 Webster]

2. To originate; to plan; to devise; to contrive; to compose; in a bad sense, to invent or fabricate, as something false. [1913 Webster]

How many excellent reasonings are framed in the mind of a man of wisdom and study in a length of years. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

3. To fit to something else, or for some specific end; to adjust; to regulate; to shape; to conform. [1913 Webster]

And frame my face to all occasions. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

We may in some measure frame our minds for the reception of happiness. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

The human mind is framed to be influenced. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

4. To cause; to bring about; to produce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Fear frames disorder, and disorder wounds. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To support. [Obs. & R.] [1913 Webster]

That on a staff his feeble steps did frame. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

6. To provide with a frame, as a picture. [1913 Webster]

7. to manufacture false evidence against (an innocent person), so as to make the person appear guilty of a crime. The act of framing a person is often referred to as a {frame-up}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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