Definitions of bone

  1. To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.
  2. To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.
  3. To fertilize with bone.
  4. To steal; to take possession of.
  5. 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.
  6. To remove the bones from; to stiffen with whalebone, as a dress.
  7. To take the bones out of, as meat.
  8. To take out bones from the flesh.
  9. To remove the bones from.
  10. To stiffen with whalebone.
  11. To fertilise with bone - dust.
  12. remove the bones from ( an animal)
  13. 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.
  14. To stiffen with whalebone; to take out bones.
  15. Pieces of bone held between the fingers and rattled together in time to a tune.
  16. The mortal remains.
  17. a shade of white the color of bleached bones
  18. The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcic carbonate, calcic phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone.
  19. 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.
  20. Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.
  21. Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers and struck together to make a kind of music.
  22. Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset.
  23. Fig.: The framework of anything.
  24. 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.
  25. The hard substance forming the skeleton.
  26. The skeleton of a vertebrate animal, or any portion of it.
  27. Something made of bone or the like.
  28. A firm hard substance, composing the skeleton of an animal body; a piece of the skeleton.
  29. The firm hard substance that composes the framework or skeleton of vertebrate animals; any part of the skeleton.
  30. Connective tissue in which the ground substance is impregnated with salts of lime.
  31. rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
  32. Made of bone.
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