- 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.
Idioms about bone
- to deal with in a direct manner; act or speak openly: He makes no bones about his dislike of modern music.
- to have no fear of or objection to.
- to the essentials; to the minimum: The government cut social service programs to the bone.
- to an extreme degree; thoroughly: chilled to the bone.
Origin of bone
How to use bone in a sentence
The winged out smokey eye trailed into the brow bone, and dusted the inner corner for an even more pronounced “empress” look.Ebonee Davis’s Birthday Makeup Was A Tribute To The Ancestors|Steven Psyllos|November 20, 2020|Essence.com
Our grandkids are not going to be in vehicles powered by dinosaur bones.How to play the 2021 recovery, according to investing experts|matthewheimer|November 20, 2020|Fortune
Every day he went to a landfill where he bought piles of paper and bones from scavengers and then shoveled the waste onto a truck.
Almost a year later, he said the bone still feels dislocated.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories|by Melissa Sanchez|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
Families gathered near the beach to enjoy the spectacle—only to be showered with rainstorms of flesh, blood, and bone.Remembering one of history’s greatest whale explosions|Sara Kiley Watson|November 16, 2020|Popular-Science
With its exquisite landscapes, birds-eye view and soothing cinematic music, Drone Boning makes sex look like art.
No actual sex happened during the filming of Drone Boning—it was all simulated.
Never the less, Drone Boning is by far the superior production.
But instead of boning up on trivia, he read my blog—and schooled himself on game theory.How I Taught Arthur Chu to Be the ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Everyone Loves to Hate|Keith Williams|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For the young socialite, who is hotly tipped to marry Prince Harry, appears to be boning up babies.Baby Books Suggest Cressida Bonas Has Babies On The Brain|Tom Sykes|December 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I give you the boned quail to show you what an exceedingly simple operation boning is.
Boning, as will be readily understood, consists in removing the flesh from the bones before the bird is cooked.
The bird may be drawn or not before boning it, but in any event care must be taken not to break any part of the skin.
Sticking up a bank, or boning a flock of maiden ewes to take up a run with?Robbery Under Arms|Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
It is like a broken down importer of French silks embarking in the soap-boning business.Redburn. His First Voyage|Herman Melville
British Dictionary definitions for bone (1 of 2)
- 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)
Derived forms of boneboneless, adjective
Word Origin for bone
British Dictionary definitions for bone (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for bone
Scientific definitions for bone
Other Idioms and Phrases with bone
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