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bone

 (bōn)
n.
1.
a. The dense, semirigid, porous, calcified connective tissue forming the major portion of the skeleton of most vertebrates. It consists of a dense organic matrix and an inorganic, mineral component.
b. Any of numerous anatomically distinct structures making up the skeleton of a vertebrate animal. There are more than 200 different bones in the human body.
c. A piece of bone.
2. bones
a. The skeleton.
b. The body: These old bones don't do much dancing anymore.
c. Mortal remains: His bones are buried up on the hill.
3. An animal structure or material, such as ivory, resembling bone.
4. Something made of bone or of material resembling bone, especially:
a. A piece of whalebone or similar material used as a corset stay.
b. bones Informal Dice.
5. bones The fundamental plan or design, as of the plot of a book.
6.
a. bones Flat clappers made of bone or wood originally used by the end man in a minstrel show.
b. Bones (used with a sing. verb) The end man in a minstrel show.
7. Vulgar Slang The penis.
v. boned, bon·ing, bones
v.tr.
1. To remove the bones from: bone a fish.
2. To stiffen (a piece of clothing) with stays, as of whalebone.
3. Vulgar Slang To have sexual intercourse with. Used especially of a man.
v.intr.
Vulgar Slang To have sexual intercourse.
Phrasal Verb:
bone up
Informal To study, often in preparation for an anticipated event: boned up for the final exam.
Idioms:
bone of contention
The subject of a dispute.
bone to pick
Grounds for a complaint or dispute.
in (one's) bones
In one's innermost feelings: knew in my bones that I was wrong.
to the bone
To an extreme degree: was chilled to the bone; cut the budget to the bone.

[Middle English bon, from Old English bān.]

bone

(bəʊn)
n
1. (Anatomy) any of the various structures that make up the skeleton in most vertebrates
2. (Anatomy) the porous rigid tissue of which these parts are made, consisting of a matrix of collagen and inorganic salts, esp calcium phosphate, interspersed with canals and small holes.
3. something consisting of bone or a bonelike substance
4. (plural) the human skeleton or body: they laid his bones to rest; come and rest your bones.
5. (Clothing & Fashion) a thin strip of whalebone, light metal, plastic, etc, used to stiffen corsets and brassieres
6. (plural) the essentials (esp in the phrase the bare bones): to explain the bones of a situation.
7. (plural) dice
8. (plural) an informal nickname for a doctor
9. close to the bone near the bone
a. risqué or indecent: his jokes are rather close to the bone.
b. in poverty; destitute
10. feel in one's bones to have an intuition of
11. have a bone to pick to have grounds for a quarrel
12. make no bones about
a. to be direct and candid about
b. to have no scruples about
13. point the bone (often foll by at)
a. to wish bad luck (on)
b. to threaten to bring about the downfall (of)
vb (mainly tr)
14. (Cookery) to remove the bones from (meat for cooking, etc)
15. (Clothing & Fashion) to stiffen (a corset, etc) by inserting bones
16. (Agriculture) to fertilize with bone meal
17. taboo slang to have sexual intercourse with
18. Brit a slang word for steal
[Old English bān; related to Old Norse béin, Old Frisian bēn, Old High German bein]
ˈboneless adj

Bône

(French bon)
n
(Placename) a former name of Annaba

bone

(boʊn)

n., v. boned, bon•ing,
adv. n.
1.
a. one of the structures composing the skeleton of a vertebrate.
b. the hard connective tissue forming these structures, composed of cells enclosed in a calcified matrix.
2. such a structure from an edible animal, usu. with meat adhering to it, as an article of food: a ham bone.
3. any of various similarly hard or structural animal substances, as ivory or whalebone.
4. something resembling such a substance.
5. bones,
a. the skeleton.
b. a body: to rest one's weary bones.
c. dice.
d. a simple rhythm instrument consisting of two bars of bone, ivory, or wood, held between the fingers and clacked together.
6. the color of bone; ivory or off-white.
7. a flat strip of whalebone or other material for stiffening corsets, petticoats, etc.; stay.
v.t.
8. to remove the bones from: to bone a turkey.
9. to put whalebone or another stiffener into (clothing).
10. bone up, Informal. to study intensely; cram: to bone up for an exam.
adv.
11. completely; absolutely: bone tired.
Idioms:
1. feel in one's bones, to be sure intuitively.
2. have a bone to pick with someone, to have cause for reproaching someone.
3. make no bones about,
a. to act or speak openly and decisively about.
b. to have no fear of or objection to.
4. throw a bone, to give a small concession as a sop.
[before 900; Middle English bo(o)n, Old English bān; c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon bēn, Old High German, Old Norse bein]

Bône

(boʊn)

n.
former name of Annaba.
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bone
cross section of an adult human femur

bone

(bōn)
1. The hard, dense, calcified tissue that forms the skeleton of most vertebrates. Bone serves as a framework for the attachment of muscles and protects vital organs, such as the brain. It also contains large amounts of calcium, a mineral that is essential for proper cell function. Blood cells and platelets are produced in the marrow, the central cavity of bone. See more at osteoblast, osteocyte.
2. Any of the bones in a skeleton, such as the femur in the leg of a mammal.

bone


Past participle: boned
Gerund: boning

Imperative
bone
bone
Present
I bone
you bone
he/she/it bones
we bone
you bone
they bone
Preterite
I boned
you boned
he/she/it boned
we boned
you boned
they boned
Present Continuous
I am boning
you are boning
he/she/it is boning
we are boning
you are boning
they are boning
Present Perfect
I have boned
you have boned
he/she/it has boned
we have boned
you have boned
they have boned
Past Continuous
I was boning
you were boning
he/she/it was boning
we were boning
you were boning
they were boning
Past Perfect
I had boned
you had boned
he/she/it had boned
we had boned
you had boned
they had boned
Future
I will bone
you will bone
he/she/it will bone
we will bone
you will bone
they will bone
Future Perfect
I will have boned
you will have boned
he/she/it will have boned
we will have boned
you will have boned
they will have boned
Future Continuous
I will be boning
you will be boning
he/she/it will be boning
we will be boning
you will be boning
they will be boning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been boning
you have been boning
he/she/it has been boning
we have been boning
you have been boning
they have been boning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been boning
you will have been boning
he/she/it will have been boning
we will have been boning
you will have been boning
they will have been boning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been boning
you had been boning
he/she/it had been boning
we had been boning
you had been boning
they had been boning
Conditional
I would bone
you would bone
he/she/it would bone
we would bone
you would bone
they would bone
Past Conditional
I would have boned
you would have boned
he/she/it would have boned
we would have boned
you would have boned
they would have boned

bone

1. Dense connective tissue hardened by deposits of calcium carbonate and calcium phosphate.
2. To remove the bones from fish, meat or poultry.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bone - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebratesbone - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
horn - one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
furcula - a forked bone formed by the fusion of the clavicles of most birds
splint bone - a rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bone on either side of the cannon bone in the leg of a horse or related animal
fetter bone, pastern - the part between the fetlock and the hoof
cannon bone - greatly developed metatarsal or metacarpal bone in the shank or cannon part of the leg in hoofed mammals
fishbone - a bone of a fish
anklebone, astragal, astragalus, talus - the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
bare bone - bone stripped of flesh
cuboid bone - the cube shaped bone on the outer side of the tarsus
carpal, carpal bone, wrist bone - any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
cartilage bone - any bone that develops within cartilage rather than a fibrous tissue
centrum - the main body of a vertebra
cheekbone, jugal bone, malar, malar bone, os zygomaticum, zygomatic, zygomatic bone - the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek
clavicle, collarbone - bone linking the scapula and sternum
coccyx, tail bone - the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes
dentin, dentine - bone (calcified tissue) surrounding the pulp cavity of a tooth
ethmoid, ethmoid bone - one of the eight bones of the cranium; a small bone filled with air spaces that forms part of the eye sockets and the nasal cavity
calcaneus, heelbone, os tarsi fibulare - the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel
hipbone, innominate bone - large flaring bone forming one half of the pelvis; made up of the ilium and ischium and pubis
hyoid, hyoid bone, os hyoideum - a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles
ilium - the upper and widest of the three bones making up the hipbone
ischial bone, ischium, os ischii - one of the three sections of the hipbone; situated below the ilium
long bone, os longum - in limbs of vertebrate animals: a long cylindrical bone that contains marrow
ramus - the posterior part of the mandible that is more or less vertical
membrane bone - any bone that develops within membranous tissue without previous cartilage formation; e.g. the clavicle and bones of the skull
metacarpal, metacarpal bone - any bone of the hand between the wrist and fingers
metatarsal - any bone of the foot between the ankle and the toes
nasal bone, os nasale, nasal - an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose
bonelet, ossicle, ossiculum - a small bone; especially one in the middle ear
os palatinum, palatine bone, palatine - either of two irregularly shaped bones that form the back of the hard palate and helps to form the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbits
phalanx - any of the bones of the fingers or toes
os pubis, pubic bone, pubis - one of the three sections of the hipbone; together these two bones form the front of the pelvis
costa, rib - any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
round bone - bones that are round in shape
sacrum - wedge-shaped bone consisting of five fused vertebrae forming the posterior part of the pelvis; its base connects with the lowest lumbar vertebra and its tip with the coccyx
scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone - either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
os sesamoideum, sesamoid, sesamoid bone - any of several small round bones formed in a tendon where it passes over a joint
os breve, short bone - a bone that is of approximately equal dimension in all directions
socket - a bony hollow into which a structure fits
os sphenoidale, sphenoid, sphenoid bone - butterfly-shaped bone at the base of the skull
breastbone, sternum - the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
corpus sternum, gladiolus - the large central part of the breastbone
manubrium - the upper part of the breastbone
xiphoid process - smallest of the three parts of the breastbone; articulates with the corpus sternum and the seventh rib
2.bone - the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
animal material - material derived from animals
3.bone - a shade of white the color of bleached bonesbone - a shade of white the color of bleached bones
whiteness, white - the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
Verb1.bone - study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
cram - prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
hit the books, study - learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
2.bone - remove the bones from; "bone the turkey before roasting it"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
Adj.1.bone - consisting of or made up of bone; "a bony substance"; "the bony framework of the body"
boney, bony - having bones especially many or prominent bones; "a bony shad fillet"; "her bony wrist"; "bony fish"

bone

noun
Related words
technical name os
adjective osseous, osteal, osteoid

Bones

BoneNontechnical names
astragalusanklebone
calcaneusheel bone
carpalwrist
carpuswrist
claviclecollarbone
coccyx-
costarib
craniumbrainpan
cuboid-
ethmoid-
femurthighbone
fibula-
frontal bone-
hallux-
humerus-
hyoid-
ilium-
incusanvil
innominate bonehipbone
ischium-
malleushammer
mandiblelower jawbone
maxillaupper jawbone
metacarpal-
metatarsal-
metatarsus-
occipital bone-
parietal bone-
patellakneecap
pelvis-
phalanx-
pubis-
radius-
rib-
sacrum-
scapulashoulder blade
skull-
sphenoid-
spinal column or spinebackbone
stapesstirrup
sternumbreastbone
talusanklebone
tarsal-
tarsus-
temporal bone-
tibiashinbone
ulna-
vertebra-
vertebral columnbackbone
zygomatic bonecheekbone

bone

verb
Informal. To study or work hard, especially when pressed for time.Also used with up:
Informal: cram, grind.
Translations
عَظْمعَظْمَةعَظْمَـهييَنْزَعُ العَظْمَ أو الحَسَك
кост
kostvykostit
knogleben
kalaluukontluuvaalaluu
استخوان
luunaidanussiaruoto
kost
csontkicsontozszálka
tulang
beinúrbeina
os
į kauląiki kaulų smegenųiki minimumoišimti kaulusišsiaiškinti nemalonų reikalą su
kaulsasakaizņemt kaulus / asakas
kosťodkostiť
kost
ben
กระดูก
kemikkemiklerini/kılçıklarını ayıklamakkılçık
xương

bone

[bəʊn]
A. N
1. [of human, animal etc] → hueso m; [of fish] → espina f
bones [of dead] → huesos mpl; (more respectfully) → restos mpl mortales
bone of contentionmanzana f de la discordia
chilled or frozen to the bonecongelado de frío
to cut costs to the bonereducir los gastos al mínimo
I feel it in my bonestengo esa corazonada, me da en la nariz (Sp)
he won't make old bonesno llegará a viejo
close to the bone (joke) → subido de tono
I have a bone to pick with youtenemos una cuenta que ajustar
to make no bones about doing sthno vacilar en hacer algo
he made no bones about itno se anduvo con rodeos
to work one's fingers to the bonetrabajar como un esclavo
2. (= substance) → hueso m
B. VT [+ meat] → deshuesar; [+ fish] → quitar las espinas a
C. CPD bone china Nporcelana f fina
bone marrow Nmédula f ósea
bone up VI + ADVquemarse las cejas (on estudiando) → empollar (on sobre)

bone

[ˈbəʊn]
nos m
I've got a bone to pick with you → j'ai un compte à régler avec toi or vous
the bare bones of sth (= essentials) → les grandes lignes de qch
to be close to the bone (= true) → être proche de la vérité
to be a bit too close to the bone (= offensive) → être vraiment limite
to know sth in one's bones (instinctively)savoir qch au fond de soi
to be skin and bone (= very thin) → n'avoir que la peau sur les os
to cut costs to the bone → réduire les coûts au (strict) minimum
to be chilled to the bone → être gelé jusqu'à la moelle (des os)
to make no bones about sth → ne pas hésiter à propos de qch
[fish] → arête f
vt
[+ meat] → désosser
[+ fish] → ôter les arêtes debone china nporcelaine f tendrebone density n (MEDICINE)densité f osseusebone dry adjcomplètement à secbone idle adjparesseux/euse comme une couleuvrebone marrow nmoelle f osseuse bone marrow donor, bone marrow transplantbone marrow donor ndonneur/euse m/f de moelle osseusebone marrow transplant ngreffe f de moelle osseusebone of contention nsujet m de discorde
to become a bone of contention → devenir un sujet de discorde

bone

n
Knochen m; (of fish)Gräte f; bones pl (of the dead)Gebeine pl; ham off the boneSchinken mvom Knochen; meat on the boneFleisch ntam Knochen; chilled to the bonevöllig durchgefroren; that was a bit close or near to the bone (fig)das war hart an der Schmerzgrenze; to work one’s fingers to the bonesich (dat)die Finger abarbeiten; to cut costs to the boneKosten drastisch reduzieren; bone of contentionZankapfel m; to have a bone to pick with somebody (inf)mit jdm ein Hühnchen zu rupfen haben (inf); I’ll make no bones about it, you’re/this is … (inf)du bist/das ist, offen gestanden or ehrlich gesagt, …; he made no bones about saying what he thought (inf)er hat mit seiner Meinung nicht hinterm Berg gehalten; I can feel it in my bonesdas spüre ich in den Knochen; my old bones (inf)meine alten Knochen (inf)
(= substance)Knochen m
(of corset)Stange f; (smaller) → Stäbchen nt
(Mus) bones plKlangstäbe pl
(= dice) bones pl (inf)Würfel pl, → Knöchel pl (old)
adj attr (= made of bone)Bein-, beinern
vtdie Knochen lösen aus, ausbeinen (dial); fishentgräten

bone

:
bone dry
adj pred, bone-dry
adj attr (inf)knochentrocken
bonehead
n (inf)Dummkopf m, → Armleuchter m (inf)
boneheaded
adj (inf)blöd(e) (inf), → doof (inf)
bone idle
adj (Brit inf) → stinkfaul (inf)
boneless
adj meatohne Knochen; fishohne Gräten
bone marrow
nKnochenmark nt; bone donorKnochenmarkspender(in) m(f)
bone meal
nKnochenmehl nt

bone

:
boneshaker
n
(inf)Klapperkiste f (inf), → Mühle f (inf)
(old: = cycle) → Fahrrad ntohne Gummireifen
bone structure
n (of face)Gesichtszüge pl
boneyard
n (inf)Friedhof m

bone

[bəʊn]
1. n (gen) → osso; (of fish) → lisca, spina
I feel it in my bones → me lo sento, qualcosa me lo dice
I have a bone to pick with you (fam) → devo regolare un conto con te
she made no bones about saying what she thought → ci ha detto quello che pensava senza fare tante cerimonie
2. vt (meat) → disossare; (fish) → diliscare, spinare
3. adj (buttons) → d'osso

bone

(bəun) noun
1. the hard substance forming the skeleton of man, animals etc. Bone decays far more slowly than flesh.
2. a piece of this substance. She broke two of the bones in her foot.
verb
to take the bones out of (fish etc).
ˈbony adjective
1. like bone. a bony substance.
2. full of bones. This fish is very bony.
3. thin. bony fingers.
bone china
china in whose manufacture the ashes of burnt bones are used.
bone idle
very lazy. He could find a job but he's bone idle.
a bone of contention
a cause of argument or quarrelling. Ownership of the boat was a bone of contention between the two men for many years.
have a bone to pick with (someone)
to have something to argue about with (a person).
to the bone
1. thoroughly and completely. I was chilled to the bone.
2. to the minimum. I've cut my expenses to the bone.

bone

عَظْمَة kost knogle Knochen οστό hueso luu os kost osso bot bein kość osso кость ben กระดูก kemik xương 骨头

bone

1. n. hueso.
2. [fish] espina;
___ cellosteoblasto;
___ chipsastillas de ___;
___ densitydensidad ósea;
___ developmentdesarrollo óseo;
___ fracturefractura, ___ quebrado;
___ fragilityfragilidad ósea;
___ graftinjerto óseo;
___ hookgancho óseo;
___ lesionslesiones en los ___ -s;
___ lossosteopenia;
___ marrowmédula ósea, pop. tuétano;
___ marrow failurefallo de la médula ósea;
___ plateplaca ósea;
___ splinteresquirla, astilla ósea;
hard ______ compacto;
he swallowed a fish ___se tragó una espina de ___;
spongy ______ esponjoso;
v.
deshuesarsacar los ___ -s;
v.
to make no ___ -s about ithablar sin rodeos;
skin and ___ -spiel y ___-s, muy delgado pop. estar en el hueso.

bone

adj óseo; — marrow médula ósea; n hueso; (of a fish) espina; ankle — hueso del tobillo; breast — esternón m (form), hueso del pecho; collar — (fam) clavícula; hip — hueso de la cadera
References in classic literature ?
It's like a man to propose a bone and vulgar bread and cheese for company.
He began to get lonely and to want to touch actual flesh-and- bone people with his hands.
After he had tried over all the sounds, he began to finger out passages from things Miss Nellie had been practising, passages that were already his, that lay under the bone of his pinched, conical little skull, definite as animal desires.
At a respectful distance from this unusual show, were gathered divers groups of curious idlers; some admiring the blood and bone of the high-mettled military charger, and others gazing at the preparations, with the dull wonder of vulgar curiosity.
Be that how it may, there stands the vast arched bone of the whale's jaw, so wide, a coach might almost drive beneath it.
In disposing of the body of a right whale, when brought alongside the ship, the same preliminary proceedings commonly take place as in the case of a sperm whale; only, in the latter instance, the head is cut off whole, but in the former the lips and tongue are separately removed and hoisted on deck, with all the well known black bone attached to what is called the crown-piece.
When I was young I was taken to a place where these cruel things were done; I was tied up, and made fast so that I could not stir, and then they came and cut off my long and beautiful tail, through the flesh and through the bone, and took it away.
Your hands are slippery, and your knife is slippery, and you are toiling like mad, when somebody happens to speak to you, or you strike a bone.
A cook she certainly was, in the very bone and centre of her soul.
O for a man who is a man, and, and my neighbor says, has a bone is his back which you cannot pass your hand through
Where they once dug for money, But never found any; Where sometimes Martial Miles Singly files, And Elijah Wood, I fear for no good: No other man, Save Elisha Dugan-- O man of wild habits, Partridges and rabbits Who hast no cares Only to set snares, Who liv'st all alone, Close to the bone And where life is sweetest Constantly eatest.
There was about an average of two dogs to one man; and these sat in expectant attitudes till a spent bone was flung to them, and then they went for it by brigades and divisions, with a rush, and there ensued a fight which filled the prospect with a tumultu- ous chaos of plunging heads and bodies and flashing tails, and the storm of howlings and barkings deafened all speech for the time; but that was no matter, for the dog-fight was always a bigger interest anyway; the men rose, sometimes, to observe it the better and bet on it, and the ladies and the musicians stretched them- selves out over their balusters with the same object; and all broke into delighted ejaculations from time to time.