bony

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adjective \ˈbō-nē\
variants: or less commonly

boney

Definition of bony

bonier

;

boniest

  1. 1a :  consisting of boneb :  resembling bone

  2. 2a :  full of bones a bony piece of fishb :  having prominent bones a rugged bony face

  3. 3a :  skinny, scrawnyb :  barren, lean

Examples of bony in a sentence

  1. a bony piece of fish

  2. that bony old horse may have been deliberately starved

14th Century

First Known Use of bony

14th century


BONY Defined for English Language Learners

bony

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adjective \ˈbō-nē\

Definition of bony for English Language Learners

  • : resembling bone

  • : full of bones

  • : having large or noticeable bones


BONY Defined for Kids

bony

play
adjective \ˈbō-nē\

Definition of bony for Students

bonier

;

boniest

  1. 1 :  of or relating to bone a bony growth

  2. 2 :  like bone especially in hardness bony material

  3. 3 :  having bones and especially large or noticeable bones a bony fish bony hands

  4. 4 :  very thin He is tall and bony.


Medical Dictionary

bony

adjective
variants: also

boney

\ˈbō-nē\play

Medical Definition of bony

bonier

;

est

  1. :  consisting of or resembling bone bony prominences of the skull



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