From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Frame \Frame\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Framed; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Framing.] [OE. framen, fremen, to execute, build, AS.
   fremman to further, perform, effect, fr. fram strong,
   valiant; akin to E. foremost, and prob. to AS. fram from,
   Icel. fremja, frama, to further, framr forward, G. fromm
   worthy, excellent, pious. See Foremost, From, and cf.
   1. (Arch. & Engin.) To construct by fitting and uniting the
      several parts of the skeleton of any structure;
      specifically, in woodwork, to put together by cutting
      parts of one member to fit parts of another. See
      Dovetail, Halve, v. t., Miter, Tenon, Tooth,
      Tusk, Scarf, and Splice.
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   2. To originate; to plan; to devise; to contrive; to compose;
      in a bad sense, to invent or fabricate, as something
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            How many excellent reasonings are framed in the mind
            of a man of wisdom and study in a length of years.
                                                  --I. Watts.
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   3. To fit to something else, or for some specific end; to
      adjust; to regulate; to shape; to conform.
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            And frame my face to all occasions.   --Shak.
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            We may in some measure frame our minds for the
            reception of happiness.               --Landor.
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            The human mind is framed to be influenced. --I.
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   4. To cause; to bring about; to produce. [Obs.]
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            Fear frames disorder, and disorder wounds. --Shak.
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   5. To support. [Obs. & R.]
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            That on a staff his feeble steps did frame.
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   6. To provide with a frame, as a picture.
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   7. to manufacture false evidence against (an innocent
      person), so as to make the person appear guilty of a
      crime. The act of framing a person is often referred to as
      a frame-up.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Framing \Fram"ing\, n.
   1. The act, process, or style of putting together a frame, or
      of constructing anything; a frame; that which frames.
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   2. (Arch. & Engin.) A framework, or a sy? of frames.
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   Framing chisel (Carp.), a heavy chisel with a socket shank
      for making mortises. Frampel
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