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Meaning of BONE

Pronunciation:  bown

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a shade of white the color of bleached bones
  2. [n]  
  3. [n]  the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
  4. [v]  remove the bones from (an animal)
  5. [v]  study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"

BONE is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bone up, cram, debone, drum, get up, grind away, ivory, mug up, off-white, os, osseous tissue, pearl, swot, swot up
 See Also: animal material, anklebone, arcus zygomaticus, astragal, astragalus, bone, bone marrow, bonelet, breastbone, calcaneus, cannon bone, carpal, carpal bone, cartilage bone, centrum, cheekbone, clavicle, coccyx, collarbone, connective tissue, corpus sternum, costa, cuboid bone, dentin, dentine, endoskeleton, ethmoid, ethmoid bone, fetter bone, fishbone, furcula, gladiolus, heelbone, hipbone, hit the books, horn, hyoid, hyoid bone, ilium, innominate bone, ischial bone, ischium, jawbone, jowl, jugal bone, long bone, lower jaw, lower jawbone, mala, malar bone, mandible, mandibula, manubrium, marrow, maxilla, membrane bone, metacarpal, metacarpal bone, metatarsal, nasal, nasal bone, os, os breve, os hyoideum, os ischii, os longum, os nasale, os palatinum, os pubis, os sesamoideum, os sphenoidale, os tarsi fibulare, os temporale, os zygomaticum, ossicle, ossiculum, palatine, palatine bone, pastern, phalanx, pubic bone, pubis, ramus, remove, rib, round bone, sacrum, scapula, sesamoid bone, short bone, shoulder blade, shoulder bone, socket, sphenoid, sphenoid bone, splint bone, sternum, study, submaxilla, tail bone, take, take away, talus, tarsal, tarsal bone, temporal bone, tooth, turbinal, turbinate, turbinate bone, tympanic bone, upper jaw, upper jawbone, vertebra, white, whiteness, withdraw, wrist bone, xiphoid process, zygoma, zygomatic arch, zygomatic bone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bone\, n. [OE. bon, ban, AS. b[=a]n; akin to Icel. bein,
    Sw. ben, Dan. & D. been, G. bein bone, leg; cf. Icel. beinn
    1. (Anat.) The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of
       vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcic
       carbonate, calcic phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and
    Note: 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. pl. Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers
       and struck together to make a kind of music.
    5. pl. Dice.
    6. Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a
    7. Fig.: 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} (Chem.), the black, carbonaceous substance into
       which bones are converted by calcination in close vessels;
       -- called also {animal charcoal}. It is used as a
       decolorizing material in filtering sirups, extracts, etc.,
       and as a black pigment. See {Ivory black}, under {Black}.
    {Bone cave}, a cave in which are found bones of extinct or
       recent animals, mingled sometimes with the works and bones
       of man. --Am. Cyc.
    {Bone dust}, ground or pulverized bones, used as a
    {Bone earth} (Chem.), the earthy residuum after the
       calcination of bone, consisting chiefly of phosphate of
    {Bone lace}, a lace made of linen thread, so called because
       woven with bobbins of bone.
    {Bone oil}, an oil obtained by, heating bones (as in the
       manufacture of bone black), and remarkable for containing
       the nitrogenous bases, pyridine and quinoline, and their
       derivatives; -- also called {Dippel's oil}.
    {Bone setter}. Same as {Bonesetter}. See in the Vocabulary.
    {Bone shark} (Zo["o]l.), the basking shark.
    {Bone spavin}. See under {Spavin}.
    {Bone turquoise}, fossil bone or tooth of a delicate blue
       color, sometimes used as an imitation of true turquoise.
    {Bone whale} (Zo["o]l.), a right whale.
    {To be upon the bones of}, to attack. [Obs.]
    {To make no bones}, to make no scruple; not to hesitate.
    {To pick a bone with}, to quarrel with, as dogs quarrel over
       a bone; to settle a disagreement. [Colloq.]
  2. \Bone\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery. ``To
       bone a turkey.'' --Soyer.
    2. To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays. --Ash.
    3. To fertilize with bone.
    4. To steal; to take possession of. [Slang]
  3. \Bone\, v. t. [F. bornoyer to look at with one eye, to
    sight, fr. borgne one-eyed.]
    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. --Knight.
          Joiners, etc., bone their work with two straight edges.
          W.                                       --M. Buchanan.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: living tissue that makes up the body's skeleton.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of bones, suggests the discovery of your personal, family, or cultural secrets. It is also symbolic of your underlying strengths that you have not yet recognized. Dreaming of broken bones means that you have discovered or realized that there is a weakness in your plans or in your thinking. Your dream may call for you immediate attention to a particular situation or relationship.
Thesaurus Terms
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