Dictionary Results for bones


1. bones - noun

· (used in the plural) a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance

Synonym(s): castanets, clappers, finger_cymbals

Hypernym(s): percussion_instrument, percussive_instrument




2. bone - noun

· rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

Synonym(s): os

Hypernym(s): connective_tissue




3. bone - noun

· the porous calcified substance from which bones are made

Synonym(s): osseous_tissue

Hypernym(s): animal_material




4. bone - noun

· a shade of white the color of bleached bones

Synonym(s): ivory, pearl, off-white

Hypernym(s): white, whiteness




5. bone - verb

· study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"

Synonym(s): cram, grind_away, drum, bone_up, swot, get_up, mug_up, swot_up

Hypernym(s): study, hit_the_books




6. bone - verb

· remove the bones from; "bone the turkey before roasting it"

Synonym(s): debone

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw





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