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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Frame v. t. [imp. & p. p. Framed p. pr. & vb. n. Framing.]
 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.
 2. To originate; to plan; to devise; to contrive; to compose; in a bad sense, to invent or fabricate, as something false.
    How many excellent reasonings are framed in the mind of a man of wisdom and study in a length of years.   --I. Watts.
 3. To fit to something else, or for some specific end; to adjust; to regulate; to shape; to conform.
    And frame my face to all occasions.   --Shak.
    We may in some measure frame our minds for the reception of happiness.   --Landor.
    The human mind is framed to be influenced.   --I. Taylor.
 4. To cause; to bring about; to produce. [Obs.]
    Fear frames disorder, and disorder wounds.   --Shak.
 5. To support. [Obs. & R.]
    That on a staff his feeble steps did frame.   --Spenser.
 6. To provide with a frame, as a picture.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : provided with a frame; "there were framed snapshots of
            family and friends on her desk" [ant: unframed]