frame1 S3 W3
a structure made of wood, metal, plastic etc that surrounds something such as a picture or window, and holds it in place:
They removed the picture from its wooden frame.
the structure or main supporting parts of a piece of furniture, vehicle, or other object:
the frame of the chair
the general shape formed by the bones of someone's body
the metal or plastic part of a pair of glasses that holds the lenses
glasses[countable usually plural]DMH
the main ideas, facts etc that something is based on:
main facts/ideas[countable usually singular]
A clear explanation of the subject provides a frame on which a deeper understanding can be built.
Some comments may or may not be understood as harassment, depending on your frame of reference (=knowledge and beliefs that influence the way you think).
to have or not have the chance to take part in something [= be in/out of the running (for something)]:
Liverpool are in the frame for a place in the Cup Final.
an area of film that contains one photograph, or one of the series of separate photographs that make up a film or video
a complete part in the games of snooker or bowling:
I won the next three frames.
one of the areas into which a webpage is divided