Definitions of bone

  1. a shade of white the color of bleached bones
  2. the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
  3. remove the bones from ( an animal)
  4. study intensively, as before an exam; " I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
  5. consisting of or made up of bone; " a bony substance"; " the bony framework of the body"
  6. rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
  7. remove the bones from; " bone the turkey before roasting it"
  8. The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcic carbonate, calcic phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone.
  9. One of the pieces or parts of an animal skeleton; as, a rib or a thigh bone; a bone of the arm or leg; also, any fragment of bony substance. ( pl.) The frame or skeleton of the body.
  10. Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.
  11. Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers and struck together to make a kind of music.
  12. Dice.
  13. Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset.
  14. Fig.: The framework of anything.
  15. To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.
  16. To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.
  17. To fertilize with bone.
  18. To steal; to take possession of.
  19. To sight along an object or set of objects, to see if it or they be level or in line, as in carpentry, masonry, and surveying.
  20. A specialized CONNECTIVE TISSUE that is the main constituent of the SKELETON. The principle cellular component of bone is comprised of OSTEOBLASTS, OSTEOCYTES and OSTEOCLASTS, while FIBRILLAR COLLAGENS and hydoxyapatite crystals form the BONE MATRIX.
  21. The hardened tissue forming the skeleton of the higher orders of animals; one of the parts or pieces of an animal skeleton; a stay of whalebone, steel, etc., for a corset.
  22. To remove the bones from; to stiffen with whalebone, as a dress.
  23. 1. A hard animal tissue consisting of an organic matrix of fibers of collagen impregnated with mineral matter, chiefly calcium phosphate and carbonate; the animal matter, or organic matrix, comprises about 33 per cent., the inorganic or mineral matter about 67 per cent., by weight of bone. 2. A portion of bone tissue of definite shape and size, forming a part of the animal skeleton; in man there are 200 distinct bones in the skeleton, not including the ossicles of the tympanum or the sesamoid bones other than the two patellae. A bone consists of an outer layer of dense compact tissue, covered by the periosteum, and an inner loose, spongy tissue; the central portion of a long bone is filled with marrow. ( For the several bones of the body see os, or the qualifying word.).
  24. A hard substance forming the skeleton of an animal: a piece of the skeleton of an animal.
  25. To take the bones out of, as meat.
  26. The hard substance forming the skeleton.
  27. To take out bones from the flesh.
  28. To remove the bones from.
  29. To stiffen with whalebone.
  30. To fertilise with bone - dust.
  31. The skeleton of a vertebrate animal, or any portion of it.
  32. The mortal remains.
  33. Something made of bone or the like.
  34. Made of bone.
  35. Pieces of bone held between the fingers and rattled together in time to a tune.
  36. A firm hard substance, composing the skeleton of an animal body; a piece of the skeleton.
  37. To take out the bones; to put bones in. To make no bones, to make no scruple. To have a bone to pick, to have something disagreeable to settle. Body and bones, altogether.
  38. The firm hard substance that composes the framework or skeleton of vertebrate animals; any part of the skeleton.
  39. To stiffen with whalebone; to take out bones.
  40. Connective tissue in which the ground substance is impregnated with salts of lime.

Usage examples for bone

  1. I'm fairly comf'ble," responded the lady calmly, " and you're gettin' on in the vale, ez is natural- though you still kind o' run to bone, as you used." – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte
  2. The sight of the storm within her had moved him: for, after all, this strange girl was his daughter, flesh of his flesh, bone of his bone. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  3. Weren't they both made of flesh and bone and blood and nerves? – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  4. It struck him between the shoulder and the neck with such force that all the flesh was torn off to the bone, and those who saw the shot thought he was killed. – Bayard: The Good Knight Without Fear And Without Reproach by Christopher Hare
  5. " Yes, I have a bone to pick with you," she said, recovering a grim sort of fellowship. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  6. He is a first- rate chap in an emergency, said Courtenay, though I have a bone to pick with him, too. – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy
  7. It is too big to have been the bone of a horse or a cow. – The Cave Boy of the Age of Stone by Margaret A. McIntyre
  8. I'll work my fingers to the bone rather than see him lose a cent. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  9. Then they lifted the bone and carried it toward a man who could not make axes and was too lazy to hunt. – The Cave Boy of the Age of Stone by Margaret A. McIntyre
  10. In the meantime, my darling, I must go to bed, for it seems as though every bone in my body was sore. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  11. We've seen him skin himself to the bone that other men might have plenty- we've heard him Sunday after Sunday. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  12. I have got the bone that will draw you. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  13. Who threw the bone, Cetewayo? – Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard
  14. But the Morning Star stood up, and gave her a little bone, and said: 'Unless you have this bone, you cannot open the glass mountain, and in the glass mountain are your brothers. – Snowdrop and Other Tales by Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm
  15. This bone in specimen K. U. no. – A New Genus of Pennsylvania Fish (Crossoperygii, Coelacanthiformes) from Kansas by Joan Echols
  16. She'd been afraid he'd come back worn to the bone. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  17. The result has since shown that " what is bred in the bone will break out in the flesh." – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  18. You have gone without sleep for it, and worn yourself to skin and bone. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  19. When doctah saw him last, he war nigh three year old an' straight as they make 'em, an' fat- you couldn't see a bone in him. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  20. She looks skin and bone. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward