bone

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1bone

noun, often attributive \ˈbōn\

: any one of the hard pieces that form the frame (called a skeleton) inside a person's or animal's body

: the hard material that bones are made of

Full Definition of BONE

1
a :  one of the hard parts of the skeleton of a vertebrate
b :  any of various hard animal substances or structures (as baleen or ivory) akin to or resembling bone
c :  the hard largely calcareous connective tissue of which the adult skeleton of most vertebrates is chiefly composed
2
a :  essence, core <cut costs to the bone> <a liberal to the bone>
b :  the most deeply ingrained part :  heart —usually used in plural <knew in his bones that it was wrong>
3
plural
a (1) :  skeleton
(2) :  body <rested my weary bones> (3) :  corpse <inter a person's bones>
b :  the basic design or framework (as of a play or novel)
4
:  matter, subject <a bone of contention>
5
a plural :  thin bars of bone, ivory, or wood held in pairs between the fingers and used to produce musical rhythms
b :  a strip of material (as whalebone or steel) used to stiffen a garment (as a corset)
c plural :  dice
6
:  something that is designed to placate :  sop
7
:  a light beige
8
:  inclination 1b <hadn't a political bone in his body — John Hersey>
9
slang :  dollar
boned \ˈbōnd\ adjective
bone·less \ˈbōn-ləs\ adjective
bone to pick
:  a matter to argue or complain about

Examples of BONE

  1. He broke a bone in his left arm.
  2. The leg bone is connected to the knee bone.
  3. We are all made of flesh and bone.
  4. The handle of the knife is made from bone.

Origin of BONE

Middle English bon, from Old English bān; akin to Old High German & Old Norse bein bone, and perhaps to Old Irish benaid he hews
First Known Use: before 12th century

2bone

verb

: to remove the bones from (a fish or meat)

bonedbon·ing

Full Definition of BONE

transitive verb
1
:  to remove the bones from <bone a fish>
2
:  to provide (a garment) with stays
3
:  to rub (as a boot or baseball bat) with something hard (as a piece of bone) in order to smooth the surface
intransitive verb
:  to study hard :  grind <bone through medical school>

First Known Use of BONE

15th century

3bone

adverb

: extremely or very : completely or totally

Full Definition of BONE

:  extremely, very <bone tired>; also :  totally

Examples of BONE

  1. The air is bone dry.
  2. <grew up in a backwoods area that was bone poor>

First Known Use of BONE

circa 1825

Bone

biographical name \ˈbōn\

Definition of BONE

Sir Muirhead 1876–1953 Scot. etcher & painter

Bône

geographical name

Definition of BÔNE

— see annaba

bone

noun , often attrib \ˈbōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BONE

1
: one of the hard parts of the skeleton of a vertebrate <a shoulder bone> <the bones of the arm>
2
: any of various hard animal substances or structures (as baleen or ivory) akin to or resembling bone
3
: the hard largely calcareous connective tissue of which the adult skeleton of most vertebrates is chiefly composed <cancellous bone> <compact bone>—compare cartilage 1

Illustration of BONE

bone

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Internal structure of a human long bone, with a magnified cross section of the interior. The …—© Merriam-Webster Inc.

Rigid connective tissue of vertebrates, consisting of cells embedded in a hard matrix. Bones serve as the body's supporting framework, provide muscle-attachment points for movement, protect the internal organs, house the blood-cell formation system (red bone marrow), and hold about 99% of the calcium vital to many body processes. Bone consists of a matrix of crystals of calcium, chiefly the phosphate and carbonate, embedded among collagen fibres, providing strength and elasticity, and bone cells (less than 5% of its volume). An external layer of compact bone surrounds a central area of spongy bone, except at the marrow cavity. Bone does not grow by cell division; instead, different types of bone cells generate bone matrix, break it down, and maintain it. Bone is remodeled by this process, which strengthens it in areas under greatest stress, permits healing of fractures, and helps regulate calcium levels in body fluid (see calcium deficiency). The process also causes underutilized bone, as in an immobilized limb, to atrophy. Bone disorders include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, rickets, osteoporosis, and tumours. Bone can fracture suddenly or over time, as in stress fractures.

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