Origin of boned
- one of the structures composing the skeleton of a vertebrate.
- the hard connective tissue forming the substance of the skeleton of most vertebrates, composed of a collagen-rich organic matrix impregnated with calcium, phosphate, and other minerals.
verb (used with object), boned, bon·ing.
Origin of bone
Related Words for bonedbedevil, annoy, nag, torture, tease, vex, bother, pester, irritate, hurt, harass, plague, smite, mistreat, afflict, hound, molest, crucify, break, devil
Examples from the Web for boned
Contemporary Examples of boned
And so we were off again, discussing cutting style, Christmas dinner, and boned versus unboned hams.This Book Will Change the Way You Eat
December 19, 2013
Lulu also uses tapenade to stuff a boned leg of lamb and to accompany grilled fish and roasts.Alice Waters’ Favorite Vineyard
August 14, 2010
Historical Examples of boned
Breast of veal may be boned, and stuffed with veal stuffing and cooked in the same way.The Skilful Cook
To roast a small hen turkey or a pullet with batter, the bird must first be boned, and filled with forcemeat or stuffing.
A loin of pork with the fat and kidney taken out and boned, and a forehand of pork boned, are very nice dressed in the same way.
The brown ginghams were made in the same way, except that the waists were not boned.Master of the Vineyard
An unhallowed fiend had cut off the sequel with scissors and boned it!Somehow Good
William de Morgan
- risqué or indecenthis jokes are rather close to the bone
- in poverty; destitute
- to be direct and candid about
- to have no scruples about
- to wish bad luck (on)
- to threaten to bring about the downfall (of)
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for bone
Old English ban "bone, tusk," from Proto-Germanic *bainam (cf. Old Frisian ben, Old Norse bein, Danish ben, German Bein). No cognates outside Germanic (the common PIE root is *os-; see osseous); the Norse, Dutch, and German cognates also mean "shank of the leg," and this is the main meaning in Modern German, but English never seems to have had this sense.
especially in bone up "study," 1880s student slang, probably from "Bohn's Classical Library," a popular series in higher education published by German-born English publisher Henry George Bohn (1796-1884) as part of a broad series of "libraries" he issued from 1846, totaling 766 volumes, continued after 1864 by G. Bell & Sons.
In addition to the idioms beginning with bone
- bone of contention
- bone to pick, have a
- bone up
- bare bones
- chilled to the bone
- cut to the bone
- feel in one's bones
- funny bone
- make no bones about
- pull a boner
- roll the bones
- skin and bones
- work one's fingers to the bone