Dictionary Results for skeleton


1. skeleton - noun

· something reduced to its minimal form; "the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self"; "the bare skeleton of a novel"

Hypernym(s): minimum, lower_limit




2. skeleton - noun

· a scandal that is kept secret; "there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet"

Synonym(s): skeleton_in_the_closet, skeleton_in_the_cupboard

Hypernym(s): scandal, outrage




3. skeleton - noun

· the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal

Synonym(s): skeletal_system, frame, systema_skeletale

Hypernym(s): system




4. skeleton - noun

· the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton"

Synonym(s): skeletal_frame, frame, underframe

Hypernym(s): supporting_structure





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