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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


  • Sliding track opens for season in Lake Placid
    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- For the U.S. bobsled, skeleton and luge teams, home ice is ready again. Read more on this news related to 'Skeleton'
  • Temple skeleton a mystery
    Officials are scratching their heads over the origins of a skeleton found at a remote temple in Banteay Meanchey province, with different theories about its provenance competing with each other. Read more on this news related to 'Skeleton'
  • Blue Whale Skeleton to Be Preserved in Húsavík
    The skeleton of a blue whale which beached in Iceland in 2010 will be preserved in Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, as Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson announced at a Progressive Party convention in Hallormsstaður, East Iceland, last weekend. Read more on this news related to 'Skeleton'

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