frame v

OE framian, to be helpful or profitable, to make progress.

  1. Style; adorn; prepare; make ready for use.

frame n

ON frame, furtherance, advancement, or OE fram, forward, from; see frame, v.

  1. Appearance; aspect; [fig.] gown; clothes; dress; robe.
  2. Support; enclosing structure; [fig.] anatomy; human body; mortal physique.
  3. Coffin; wooden box.
  4. Structure; wooden form of a house; timbers of an edifice fitted and joined.