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Definition of Bone

Bone

  1. The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcic carbonate, calcic phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone.
  2. One of the pieces or parts of an animal skeleton; as, a rib or a thigh bone; a bone of the arm or leg; also, any fragment of bony substance. (pl.) The frame or skeleton of the body.
  3. Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.
  4. Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers and struck together to make a kind of music.
  5. Dice.
  6. Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset.
  7. Fig.: The framework of anything.
  8. To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.
  9. To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.
  10. To fertilize with bone.
  11. To steal; to take possession of.
  12. To sight along an object or set of objects, to see if it or they be level or in line, as in carpentry, masonry, and surveying.

Bone Quotations

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.
Reba McEntire

A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
Jack London

I am an invisible man. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
Ralph Ellison

The University of Nebraska says that elderly people that drink beer or wine at least four times a week have the highest bone density. They need it - they're the ones falling down the most.
Jay Leno

A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.
Jessamyn West
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Bone Translations

bone in Danish is ben
bone in Dutch is schonk, bot, knok, been
bone in Finnish is luu
bone in French is os
bone in German is Knochen
bone in Italian is osso, spina
bone in Norwegian is ben
bone in Portuguese is osso
bone in Spanish is hueso, oseo
bone in Swedish is ben, knota