Definition and Meanings for bone

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Bone is ranked 45,047 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of bone

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of bone

oe. bon, ban, as. b; akin to icel. bein, sw. ben, dan. & d. been, g. bein bone, leg; cf. icel. beinn straight f. bornoyer to look at with one eye, to sight, fr. borgne one-eyed

Meaning of bone


as noun

  • the hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone.
  • 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.
  • anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.
  • two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers and struck together to make a kind of music.
  • dice.
  • whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset.
  • fig.: the framework of anything.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.
  • to put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.
  • to fertilize with bone.
  • to steal; to take possession of.

as transitive verb

  • 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.
  • No antonyms for bone

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