frame vs shape what difference

what is difference between frame and shape

English

Etymology

From Middle English framen, fremen, fremmen (to construct, build, strengthen, refresh, perform, execute, profit, avail), from Old English framian, fremian, fremman (to profit, avail, advance, perform, promote, execute, commit, do), from Proto-Germanic *framjaną (to perform, promote), from Proto-Indo-European *promo- (front, forward). Cognate with Low German framen (to commit, effect), Danish fremme (to promote, further, perform), Swedish främja (to promote, encourage, foster), Icelandic fremja (to commit). More at from.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɹeɪm/
  • Rhymes: -eɪm

Verb

frame (third-person singular simple present frames, present participle framing, simple past and past participle framed)

  1. (transitive) To fit, as for a specific end or purpose; make suitable or comfortable; adapt; adjust.
    • 1578, John Lyly, Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit
    • 1828, Walter Savage Landor, Imaginary Conversations – Lord Brooke and Sir Philip Sidney
    • 1832, Isaac Taylor, Saturday Evening
  2. (transitive) To construct by fitting or uniting together various parts; fabricate by union of constituent parts.
  3. (transitive) To bring or put into form or order; adjust the parts or elements of; compose; contrive; plan; devise.
    • He began to frame the loveliest countenance he could.
  4. (transitive) Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.
  5. (transitive) Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to place inside a decorative border.
  6. (transitive) To position visually within a fixed boundary.
  7. (transitive) To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.
  8. (transitive, criminology) Conspire to incriminate falsely a presumably innocent person. See frameup.
  9. (intransitive, dialectal, mining) To wash ore with the aid of a frame.
  10. (intransitive, dialectal) To move.
  11. (intransitive, obsolete) To proceed; to go.
  12. (tennis) To hit (the ball) with the frame of the racquet rather than the strings (normally a mishit).
  13. (transitive, obsolete) To strengthen; refresh; support.
  14. (transitive, obsolete) To execute; perform.
  15. (transitive, obsolete) To cause; to bring about; to produce.
  16. (intransitive, obsolete) To profit; avail.
  17. (intransitive, obsolete) To fit; accord.
    • 1531, William Tyndale, An Answer unto Sir Thomas More’s Dialogue
  18. (intransitive, obsolete) To succeed in doing or trying to do something; manage.

Synonyms

  • (conspire to incriminate): fit up

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Dutch: frame
  • German: framen

Translations

Noun

frame (plural frames)

  1. The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.
  2. Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure.
  3. The structure of a person’s body; the human body.
    • 1855, Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”, XXXIV:
      There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met / To view the last of me, a living frame / For one more picture! []
    • 1927-29, M.K. Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, translated 1940 by Mahadev Desai, Part I, Chapter xi:
      The high school had a send-off in my honour. It was an uncommon thing for a young man of Rajkot to go to England. I had written out a few words of thanks. But I could scarcely stammer them out. I remember how my head reeled and how my whole frame shook as I stood up to read them.
  4. A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material.
  5. A piece of photographic film containing an image.
    • 12 July 2012, Sam Adams, AV Club Ice Age: Continental Drift
      If the audience had a nickel for every time a character on one side of the frame says something could never happen as it simultaneously happens on the other side of the frame, they’d have enough to pay the surcharge for the movie’s badly implemented 3-D.
  6. A context for understanding or interpretation.
  7. (snooker) A complete game of snooker, from break-off until all the balls (or as many as necessary to win) have been potted.
  8. (networking) An independent chunk of data sent over a network.
  9. (bowling) A set of balls whose results are added together for scoring purposes. Usually two balls, but only one ball in the case of a strike, and three balls in the case of a strike or a spare in the last frame of a game.
  10. (horticulture) A movable structure used for the cultivation or the sheltering of plants.
    a forcing-frame; a cucumber frame
  11. (philately) The outer decorated portion of a stamp’s image, often repeated on several issues although the inner picture may change.
  12. (philately) The outer circle of a cancellation mark.
  13. (electronics, film, animation, video games) A division of time on a multimedia timeline, such as 1/30th or 1/60th of a second.
  14. (Internet) An individually scrollable region of a webpage.
  15. (baseball, slang) An inning.
  16. (engineering, dated, chiefly Britain) Any of certain machines built upon or within framework.
    a stocking frame; a lace frame; a spinning frame
  17. (dated) Frame of mind; disposition.
    to be always in a happy frame
    • 1847, Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, chapter XVI:
      And I partook of the infinite calm in which she lay: my mind was never in a holier frame than while I gazed on that untroubled image of Divine rest.
  18. (obsolete) Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming.
  19. (dated, video games) A stage or level of a video game.
    • 1982, Gilsoft International, Mongoose (video game instructions) [2]
      When you play the game it will draw a set pattern depending on the frame you are on, with random additions to the pattern, to give a different orchard each time.
  20. (genetics, “reading frame”) A way of dividing nucleotide sequences into a set of consecutive triplets.
  21. (computing) A form of knowledge representation in artificial intelligence.
  22. (mathematics) A complete lattice in which meets distribute over arbitrary joins.

Quotations

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • feMRA, fream

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English frame.

Pronunciation

Noun

frame n (plural frames, diminutive framepje n)

  1. (snooker) frame
  2. (construction) frame

Anagrams

  • afrem, farme, rem af

German

Verb

frame

  1. inflection of framen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English frame.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈfɹejm/, /ˈfɾejm/, /ˈfɾej.mi/

Noun

frame m (plural frames)

  1. (networking) frame (independent chunk of data)
  2. (Internet) frame (individually scrollable region of a webpage)
  3. frame (individual image emitted by a projector or monitor)


English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: shāp, IPA(key): /ʃeɪp/
  • Rhymes: -eɪp

Etymology

From Middle English shap, schape, from Old English ġesceap (shape, form, created being, creature, creation, dispensation, fate, condition, sex, gender, genitalia), from Proto-West Germanic *ga- + *skap, from Proto-Germanic *ga- + *skapą (shape, nature, condition), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kep- (to split, cut). Cognate with Middle Dutch schap (form), Middle High German geschaf (creature), Icelandic skap (state, condition, temper, mood).

The verb is from Middle English shapen, schapen, from Old English scieppan (to shape, form, make, create, assign, arrange, destine, order, adjudge), from Proto-Germanic *skapjaną (to create), from the noun. Cognate with Dutch scheppen, German schaffen, Swedish skapa (create, make), Norwegian skapa (create).

Noun

shape (countable and uncountable, plural shapes)

  1. The status or condition of something
    The used bookshop wouldn’t offer much due to the poor shape of the book.
  2. Condition of personal health, especially muscular health.
    The vet checked to see what kind of shape the animal was in.
    We exercise to keep in good physical shape.
  3. The appearance of something in terms of its arrangement in space, especially its outline; often a basic geometric two-dimensional figure.
    He cut a square shape out of the cake.
    What shape shall we use for the cookies? Stars, circles, or diamonds?
  4. Form; formation.
    • 2006, Berdj Kenadjian, Martin Zakarian, From Darkness to Light:
      What if God’s plans and actions do mold the shape of human events?
  5. (iron manufacture) A rolled or hammered piece, such as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar.
  6. (iron manufacture) A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted.
  7. (cooking, now rare) A mould for making jelly, blancmange etc., or a piece of such food formed moulded into a particular shape.
    • 1918, Rebecca West, The Return of the Soldier, Virago 2014, page 74:
      ‘And if I’m late for supper there’s a dish of macaroni cheese you must put in the oven and a tin of tomatoes to eat with it. And there’s a little rhubarb and shape.’
    • 1978, Jane Gardam, God on the Rocks, Abacus 2014, p. 111:
      It was brawn and shape for high tea.
  8. (gambling) A loaded die.
    • 1961, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Gambling and Organized Crime: Hearings (page 76)
      A top cheater seldom ever uses shapes or loaded dice because they do not assure you of winning.
  9. (programming) In the Hack programming language, a group of data fields each of which has a name and a data type.

Hyponyms

  • See also Thesaurus:shape

Hyponyms

  • contest shape

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

See also

  • Appendix:Forms and shapes

Verb

shape (third-person singular simple present shapes, present participle shaping, simple past shaped or (obsolete) shope, past participle shaped or (archaic) shapen)

  1. (Northern England, Scotland, rare) To create or make.
    • 1685, Satan’s Invisible World Discoveredː
      Which the mighty God of heaven shope.
  2. (transitive) To give something a shape and definition.
    • 1932, The American Scholar, page 227, United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa
      The professor never pretended to the academic prerogative of forcing his students into his own channels of reasoning; he entered into and helped shape the discussion but above all he made his men learn to think for themselves and rely upon their own intellectual judgments.
  3. To form or manipulate something into a certain shape.
  4. (of a country, person, etc) To give influence to.
  5. To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.
  6. (obsolete) To imagine; to conceive.

Synonyms

  • (give shape): form, mold, (rare) shapen

Derived terms

  • beshape
  • foreshape
  • forshape
  • misshape
  • overshape
  • shape up

Translations

References

  • The Dictionary of the Scots Language
  • shape in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • shape at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • HEPAs, Heaps, ephas, heaps, phase

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