frame vs skeleton what difference

what is difference between frame and skeleton

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

  • IPA(key): /ˈskɛlətən/

Etymology 1

From New Latin sceleton, from Ancient Greek σκελετός (skeletós, dried up, withered, dried body, parched, mummy), from σκέλλω (skéllō, dry, dry up, make dry, parch), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelh₁- (to parch, wither); compare Ancient Greek σκληρός (sklērós, hard).

Alternative forms

  • sceleton (obsolete)

Noun

skeleton (plural skeletons or skeleta)

  1. (anatomy) The system that provides support to an organism, internal and made up of bones and cartilage in vertebrates, external in some other animals.
  2. An anthropomorphic representation of a skeleton.
  3. (figuratively) A very thin person.
  4. (figuratively) The central core of something that gives shape to the entire structure.
  5. (architecture) A frame that provides support to a building or other construction.
  6. (computing) A client-helper procedure that communicates with a stub.
  7. (geometry) The vertices and edges of a polyhedron, taken collectively.
  8. (printing) A very thin form of light-faced type.
  9. (attributive) Reduced to a minimum or bare essentials.
Synonyms
  • (anatomy): ottomy (obsolete), skellington (nonstandard)
  • (very thin person): see also Thesaurus:thin person
  • (central core giving shape to something): backbone
Antonyms
  • (computing): stub
Derived terms
  • skeletal
  • skeletally
  • skelly
Related terms
Translations

Verb

skeleton (third-person singular simple present skeletons, present participle skeletoning, simple past and past participle skeletoned)

  1. (archaic) to reduce to a skeleton; to skin; to skeletonize
  2. (archaic) to minimize

See also

  • bone

Etymology 2

The etymology of the term is disputed between two versions.

  • From the sled used, which originally was a bare frame, like a skeleton.
  • From Norwegian kjaelke (a type of ice sled) through a bad anglicization as “skele”.

Noun

skeleton (uncountable)

  1. (sports, uncountable) A type of tobogganing in which competitors lie face down, and descend head first.
    Synonym: skeleton tobogganing
    Coordinate terms: luge, bobsled
Translations

References

Further reading

  • skeleton on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • skeleton (sport) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • skeleton (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Esperanto

Noun

skeleton

  1. accusative singular of skeleto

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ske.le.tɔ̃/

Noun

skeleton m (uncountable)

  1. skeleton (winter sport)

Derived terms

  • skeletoneur

Portuguese

Noun

skeleton m (uncountable)

  1. skeleton (type of tobogganing)

Related terms

  • esqueleto

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