Definition of framer in English:


Syllabification: fram·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfrāmər


  • 1A person who shapes or creates a concept, plan, or system: objections will be made if the framer of the law can be absolutely proved to have meant one thing
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    • Owen was an influential diplomat who helped institutionalize global economic summitry in the 1970s and was considered an intellectual framer of the Trilateral Commission.
    • It is a general principle of English law that the intention which the framer of the document has in mind when he brings it into existence is not material.
    • The framers of the federal legislation have positioned themselves as having the same objective as those sympathetic to the union movement: protecting the interests of the fighter.
  • 1.1 (often Framer) One of the drafters of the US Constitution: the Framers would have a hard time recognizing the modern presidency
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    • The framers of the American Constitution believed that under a system of direct election the president would become slavishly responsive to popular passions.
    • Half a century after the framers of our constitution had pledged to form a more perfect union, Alexis de Tocqueville thought he had stumbled on to the unifying element, civic participation.
    • Why spend all of that precious time debating the meaning of the words to be used in the Constitution if the framers' understanding of those words made no real difference?
  • 2A person who makes frames for paintings or photographs: in a frame shop or gallery framers work normal shop hours
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    • Houssian often visits custom framers, galleries, furniture and interior design centers in New York for design ideas.
    • I became a picture framer in the late 1970s when limited-edition prints were just becoming a more important part of the industry.
    • This coating allows a framer to place the image any distance from the glass without distortion, according to Carelli.

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