Synonyms of frame
1 mountingDictionary • She kept a picture of her mother in a silver frame.
setting • The house is in a lovely setting in the hills.
mount • Even on a solid mount, any movement nearby may shake the image.
2 casingDictionary • He supplied housebuilders with modern timber frames.
framework • wooden shelves on a steel framework
structure • The chemical structure of this particular molecule is very unusual.
shell • The solid feel of the car's shell is impressive.
form • the sustained narrative form of the novel
construction • The British pavilion is an impressive steel and glass construction.
fabric • The fabric of society has been deeply damaged.
skeleton • Only skeletons of buildings remained in the area.
3 physiqueDictionary • belts pulled tight against their bony frames
physique • He has the physique and energy of a man half his age.
build • the smallness of his build
form • her petite form and delicate features
body • The largest organ in the body is the liver.
figure • Take pride in your health and your figure.
anatomy • He had worked extensively on the anatomy of living animals.
carcass • A cluster of vultures crouched on the carcass of a dead buffalo.
1 mount • The picture is now ready to be framed.
mount • He mounts the work in a frame.
set • a gate set in a high wall
2 surroundDictionary • The swimming pool is framed by tropical gardens.
surround • The church was surrounded by a rusted wrought-iron fence.
ring • The area is ringed by troops.
enclose • The land was enclosed by an eight-foot wire fence.
encompass • Egypt is encompassed by the Mediterranean, Sudan, the Red Sea and Libya.
envelop • the thick black cloud of smoke that enveloped the area
encircle • A forty-foot-high concrete wall encircles the jail.
3 deviseDictionary • A convention was set up to frame a constitution.
devise • We devised a scheme to help him.
plan • I had been planning a trip to the West Coast.
form • She rapidly formed a plan.
shape • Cut the dough in half and shape each half into a loaf.
draft • He drafted a standard letter.
compose • He started at once to compose a reply to her letter.
forge • They agreed to forge closer economic ties.
conceive • I began to conceive a plan of attack.
hatch • accused of hatching a plot to assassinate the Pope
formulate • He formulated his plan for escape.
contrive • The oil companies were accused of contriving a shortage of gasoline to justify price increases.
concoct • He said the prisoner had concocted the story to get a lighter sentence.
4 expressDictionary • He framed his question three different ways.
express • He expressed grave concern at their attitude.
word • If I had written the letter, I might have worded it differently.
phrase • The speech was carefully phrased.
couch • This time his proposal was couched as an ultimatum.
put into words
5 falsely incriminate • He claimed he had been framed by the police.
set up (informal)
fit up (slang)
construct • The boxes should be constructed from rough-sawn timber.
make • They now make cars at two plants in Europe.
build • Developers are now proposing to build a hotel on the site.
model • Sometimes she carved wood or modelled clay.
fashion • The desk was fashioned out of oak.
manufacture • The first three models are being manufactured at our factory in Manchester.
invent • He invented the first electric clock.
assemble • She was trying to assemble the bomb when it went off.
mould • We moulded a statue out of mud.
fabricate • All the tools are fabricated from high-quality steel.
IDIOM:▷ frame of mind
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anatomyAn animal's anatomy is the structure of its body.
• He had worked extensively on the anatomy of living animals.
assembleTo assemble something means to collect it together or to fit the different parts of it together.
• She was trying to assemble the bomb when it went off.
bodyYour body is all your physical parts, including your head, arms, and legs.
• The largest organ in the body is the liver.
Thesaurus for frame from the Collins English Thesaurus
an open structure that gives shape and support to something, such as the transverse stiffening ribs of a ship's hull or an aircraft's fuselage or the skeletal beams and uprights of a building