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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 from Greek mystery tomb to be identified next month
    Details on the identity of a mystery skeleton found in a massive tomb dating from the era of Alexander the Great in Greece are to be revealed next month, the culture ministry said Friday. The discovery in November of the skeleton inside the huge fourth century BC structure -- the largest tomb ever unearthed in Greece -- added to the excitement over the excavation Read more on this news related to 'Skeleton'
  • Elisabeth Vathje gives Canadian skeleton team a needed star slider
    The Calgarian won a silver medal in her World Cup debut last week and her second race comes this weekend on her home track in Calgary Read more on this news related to 'Skeleton'
  • Skeleton 'was slain warrior chief'
    A 4,000-year-old skeleton found on farmland in West Sussex was probably a warrior chief who was killed in battle, scientists reveal. Read more on this news related to 'Skeleton'

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