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Definition of Skeleton


  1. The bony and cartilaginous framework which supports the soft parts of a vertebrate animal.
  2. The more or less firm or hardened framework of an invertebrate animal.
  3. A very thin or lean person.
  4. The framework of anything; the principal parts that support the rest, but without the appendages.
  5. The heads and outline of a literary production, especially of a sermon.
  6. Consisting of, or resembling, a skeleton; consisting merely of the framework or outlines; having only certain leading features of anything; as, a skeleton sermon; a skeleton crystal.
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Skeleton Translations

skeleton in Afrikaans is geraamte
skeleton in Dutch is skelet, gebeente, geraamte
skeleton in French is squelette, ossature
skeleton in Italian is scheletro
skeleton in Norwegian is skjelett
skeleton in Portuguese is esqueleto
skeleton in Spanish is esqueleto
skeleton in Swedish is benstomme, skelett