framer


framer
frame NOUN 1) a rigid structure surrounding a picture, door, etc. 2) (frames) a metal or plastic structure holding the lenses of a pair of glasses. 3) the rigid supporting structure of a vehicle, piece of furniture, or other object. 4) a person's body with reference to its size or build: her slim frame. 5) the underlying structure of a system, concept, or text. 6) a single complete picture in a series forming a cinema or video film. 7) the triangular structure for positioning the red balls in snooker. 8) a single game of snooker.
VERB 1) place (a picture or photograph) in a frame. 2) surround so as to create a sharp or attractive image. 3) formulate or construct. 4) informal produce false incriminating evidence against (an innocent person).
be in (or out of) the frame — Cf. ↑be out of the frame
frame of mind — Cf. ↑frame of mind
DERIVATIVES framed adjective frameless adjective framer noun framing noun.
ORIGIN Old English, «be useful», later «prepare timber for building».

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  • framer — [frām′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that frames 2. [usually F ] any of the delegates who participated in the framing of the U.S. Constitution; Founding Father * * * fram·er (frāʹmər) n. 1. One that frames: a picture framer; a framer of new laws …   Universalium

  • Framer — Fram er, n. One who frames; as, the framer of a building; the framers of the Constitution. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • framer — fram·er n: a drafter of legislation; specif cap: one of the drafters of the U.S. Constitution and esp. of the articles and the Bill of Rights Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. framer …   Law dictionary

  • framer — [frām′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that frames 2. [usually F ] any of the delegates who participated in the framing of the U.S. Constitution; Founding Father …   English World dictionary

  • Framer — A framer is a carpenter who assembles the major structural elements of a wood framed building. Framers build walls out of studs, sills, and headers; build floors from joists and beams; and frame roofs using ridge poles and rafters.ee also*… …   Wikipedia

  • framer — noun see frame I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • framer — noun a) A person who makes frames for paintings b) A person who assembles the timbers of a wood framed building …   Wiktionary

  • framer — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. originator, organizer, creator, composer; see author 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • framer — fram·er || freɪmÉ™(r) n. person who makes frames …   English contemporary dictionary

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