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Bone - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Bone' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bone [ n.]
- The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcic carbonate, calcic 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.
2 . Bone [ v. t.]
- 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.
- 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.

Meaning of 'Bone' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bone [ v]
Meaning (1):
- remove the bones from
Example in sentence:
  • bone the turkey before roasting it
Meaning (2):
- study intensively, as before an exam
Example in sentence:
  • I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam
3 . bone [ s]
Meaning (3):
- consisting of or made up of bone
Example in sentence:
  • a bony substance;
  • the bony framework of the body