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Skeleton Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton"
  • the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
  • a scandal that is kept secret; "there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family''s closet"
  • something reduced to its minimal form; "the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self"; "the bare skeleton of a novel"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • something reduced to its minimal form; "the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self"; "the bare skeleton of a novel" ,
  • a scandal that is kept secret; "there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet" ,
  • the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal ,
  • the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton"

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Skeleton Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A skeleton is the hard structure that supports the body of a living thing. Skeletons can be inside the body or outside the body. In mammals, which include humans, the skeleton is made of bones. All the bones, when they are joined together, make the "skeletal system" of a body. The skeletal system or "skeleton" is under the skin, the muscle and the tissue of the body. The skeleton supports the skin, muscle and tissue, and all the organs that are inside the body. The skeleton protects important internal organs like the brain, heart and lungs. If humans didn't have a skeleton then the body would be flat as the skeleton gives the body its frame.

The important parts of a human body are the head, the spine, the chest, the abdomen, the arms and hands, and the legs and feet.



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'Skeleton' example sentence in quotations


* After I die, wherever my spirit goes, I'm going to try to get back and visit my skeleton at least once a year, because, 'Hey, old buddy, how's it going' - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

* If you want to sue somebody, just get a little plastic skeleton and lay it in their yard. Then tell them their ants ate your baby. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

* It's not good to let any kid near a container that has a skull and crossbones on it, because there might be a skeleton costume inside and the kid could put it on and really scare you. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts


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Skeleton Sample Sentences in News


  • Skeleton Twins: Third Impressive Box Office Weekend
    Skeleton Twins saw an impressive third weekend at the box office–placing eleventh overall this week following last week’s nineteenth-place standing. It has thus far grossed more than $1.26 million. The film stars Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, and Bill … Read more on this news related to 'Skeleton'
  • The Skeleton Twins
    Estranged twins have an unexpected reunion and realise the key to fixing their lives is repairing their relationship with each other. Read more on this news related to 'Skeleton'
  • Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton gets aggressive about recruiting
    Olympic success made Kaillie Humphries, Heather Moyse and Jon Montgomery household names. Yet stocking Canada’s cupboard with new sliders still isn’t easy Read more on this news related to 'Skeleton'

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