Definition of Bone

1. Noun. Rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates.

Exact synonyms: Os
Substance meronyms: Horn
Specialized synonyms: Furcula, Splint Bone, Fetter Bone, Pastern, Cannon Bone, Fishbone, Anklebone, Astragal, Astragalus, Talus, Bare Bone, Cuboid Bone, Carpal, Carpal Bone, Wrist Bone, Cartilage Bone, Centrum, Cheekbone, Jugal Bone, Malar, Malar Bone, Os Zygomaticum, Zygomatic, Zygomatic Bone, Clavicle, Collarbone, Coccyx, Tail Bone, Dentin, Dentine, Ethmoid, Ethmoid Bone, Calcaneus, Heelbone, Os Tarsi Fibulare, Hipbone, Innominate Bone, Hyoid, Hyoid Bone, Os Hyoideum, Ilium, Ischial Bone, Ischium, Os Ischii, Long Bone, Os Longum, Ramus, Membrane Bone, Metacarpal, Metacarpal Bone, Metatarsal, Nasal, Nasal Bone, Os Nasale, Bonelet, Ossicle, Ossiculum, Os Palatinum, Palatine, Palatine Bone, Phalanx, Os Pubis, Pubic Bone, Pubis, Costa, Rib, Round Bone, Sacrum, Scapula, Shoulder Blade, Shoulder Bone, Os Sesamoideum, Sesamoid, Sesamoid Bone, Os Breve, Short Bone, Os Sphenoidale, Sphenoid, Sphenoid Bone, Breastbone, Sternum, Corpus Sternum, Gladiolus, Manubrium, Xiphoid Process, Tarsal, Tarsal Bone, Os Temporale, Temporal Bone, Tooth, Turbinal, Turbinate, Turbinate Bone, Tympanic Bone, Vertebra, Arcus Zygomaticus, Zygoma, Zygomatic Arch, Modiolus, Lacrimal Bone, Skull, Calvaria, Skullcap, Braincase, Brainpan, Cranium, Occiput, Sinciput, Jaw, Vomer, Sutural Bone, Wormian Bone, Marrowbone
Terms within: Socket, Bone Marrow, Marrow, Lamella, Bone Cell, Condyle, Coronoid Process, Processus Coronoideus, Ground Substance, Intercellular Substance, Matrix
Generic synonyms: Connective Tissue
Terms within: Collagen, Osseous Tissue
Group relationships: Endoskeleton
Derivative terms: Bonelet, Boney, Bony, Bony

2. Verb. Study intensively, as before an exam. "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
Exact synonyms: Bone Up, Cram, Drum, Get Up, Grind Away, Mug Up, Swot, Swot Up
Related verbs: Cram
Generic synonyms: Hit The Books, Study
Derivative terms: Crammer, Crammer, Swot

3. Adjective. Consisting of or made up of bone. "The bony framework of the body"
Similar to: Boney, Bony

4. Noun. The porous calcified substance from which bones are made.
Exact synonyms: Osseous Tissue
Substance meronyms: Os
Generic synonyms: Animal Material
Derivative terms: Bonelet

5. Verb. Remove the bones from. "Bone the turkey before roasting it"
Exact synonyms: Debone
Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

6. Noun. A shade of white the color of bleached bones.
Exact synonyms: Ivory, Off-white, Pearl
Generic synonyms: White, Whiteness
Derivative terms: Pearly

Definition of Bone

1. 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.

2. v. t. To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.

3. v. t. 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.

Definition of Bone

1. Adjective. Of an off-white colour, like the colour of bone. ¹

2. Noun. A composite material consisting largely of calcium phosphate and collagen and making up the skeleton of most vertebrates. ¹

3. Noun. Any of the components of an endoskeleton, made of bone. ¹

4. Noun. A bone of a fish; a fishbone ¹

5. Noun. One of the rigid parts of a corset that forms its frame, the boning, originally made of whalebone. ¹

6. Noun. An off-white colour, like the colour of bone. ¹

7. Noun. (US informal) A dollar. ¹

8. Noun. (slang) An erect penis; a boner. ¹

9. Noun. (slang) Dominoes or dice. ¹

10. Noun. (slang) (form of shortened form trombone) ¹

11. Verb. To prepare (meat, etc) by removing the bone or bones from. ¹

12. Verb. To furnish with bone. ¹

13. Verb. (context: civil engineering) To make level, using a particular procedure; to survey a level line. ¹

14. Verb. (vulgar slang of a man) To have sexual intercourse with. ¹

15. Verb. (Australia dated) (context: in Aboriginal culture) To perform "bone pointing", a ritual that is intended to bring illness or even death to the victim. ¹

16. Verb. (context: usually with "up") To study. ¹

17. Verb. To polish boots to a shiny finish. ¹

18. Verb. (transitive slang) To apprehend, steal. ¹

19. Verb. (context: carpentry masonry surveying) To sight along an object or set of objects to check whether they are level or in line. ¹

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Definition of Bone

1. to debone [v BONED, BONING, BONES] - See also: debone

Medical Definition of Bone

1. 1. The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcic carbonate, calcic phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone. Even in the hardest parts of bone there are many minute cavities containing living matter and connected by minute canals, some of which connect with larger canals through which blood vessels ramify. 2. 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. 3. Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace. 4. Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers and struck together to make a kind of music. 5. Dice. 6. Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset. 7. The framework of anything. A bone of contention, a subject of contention or dispute. A bone to pick, something to investigate, or to busy one's self about; a dispute to be settled (with some one). Bone ash, the residue from calcined bones; used for making cupels, and for cleaning jewelry. Bone black, a right whale. To be upon the bones of, to attack. To pick a bone with, to quarrel with, as dogs quarrel over a bone; to settle a disagreement. Origin: OE. Bon, ban, AS. Ban; akin to Icel. Bein, Sw. Ben, Dan. & D. Been, G. Bein bone, leg; cf. Icel. Beinn straight. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bone

bonduc nut
bonduc tree
bone-ash cup
bone-eating snot flower worm
bone-forming cell
bone-headed dinosaur

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