Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The more or less ornamental border put around a picture to protect it and to isolate it, by separating it from other pictures, the decoration of the wall, etc.

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Examples

  • On Dec. 6, 1996, Illingworth, a mild-mannered, former picture-frame manufacturer, visited Allen's office near John Wayne

    Edgar Allen

  • Now, we've brought it into the digital picture-frame lab and compared it to several frames, including our top-rated model, the Digital Spectrum Memory Frame MF-801, $70.

    The iPad as a digital-picture frame

  • Any change, even a picture-frame nail in the wall, would set off the alarm.

    SILENT TRUTH

  • Now, we've brought it into the digital picture-frame lab and compared it to several frames, including our top-rated model, the Digital Spectrum Memory Frame MF-801, $70.

    The iPad as a digital-picture frame

  • Gold brocade drapes flowed to the floor, the cream-colored walls had crown and picture-frame molding, the furnishings were ornate Louis XIV antiques, and paintings from the same period adorned the walls.

    Starlit

  • Any change, even a picture-frame nail in the wall, would set off the alarm.

    SILENT TRUTH

  • Any change, even a picture-frame nail in the wall, would set off the alarm.

    SILENT TRUTH

  • Any change, even a picture-frame nail in the wall, would set off the alarm.

    SILENT TRUTH

  • The arson investigators found something that looks like a piece of charred picture-frame stock and some glass with a few scraps of paper stuck to it in the other burned house up in Camp Verde.

    TRIAL BY FIRE

  • The darker blue towards the top of the sky and that warm glow from below the picture-frame really helps to add lift to the rock-mass, in addition to the perspective from your vantage-point at the bottom of the hill.

    Jules Verne Museum

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