|Origin:||framian 'to be helpful to, make progress'|
to surround something with something else so that it looks attractive or can be seen clearly:
Sarah's face was framed by her long dark hair.
She stood there, framed against the doorway.
to put a picture in a structure that will hold it firmly:
I'm going to get the picture framed.
to deliberately make someone seem guilty of a crime when they are not guilty, by lying to the police or in a court of law [= set up]:
Needham's lawyers claimed that he had been framed by the police.
frame somebody for something
The two men were framed for murder.
to carefully plan the way you are going to ask a question, make a statement etc:
She wondered how she was going frame the question.
to organize and develop a plan, system etc:
Newman played a central role in framing the new law.
having a frame or frames of a particular colour or material: