Associations to the word «Bone»

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Wiktionary

BONE, noun. (uncountable) A composite material consisting largely of calcium phosphate and collagen and making up the skeleton of most vertebrates.
BONE, noun. (countable) Any of the components of an endoskeleton, made of bone.
BONE, noun. A bone of a fish; a fishbone.
BONE, noun. One of the rigid parts of a corset that forms its frame, the boning, originally made of whalebone.
BONE, noun. Anything made of bone, such as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.
BONE, noun. (figurative) The framework of anything.
BONE, noun. An off-white colour, like the colour of bone.
BONE, noun. (US) (informal) A dollar.
BONE, noun. (slang) An erect penis; a boner.
BONE, noun. (slang) Dominoes or dice.
BONE, noun. (slang) shortened form of trombone.
BONE, adjective. Of an off-white colour, like the colour of bone.
BONE, verb. To prepare (meat, etc) by removing the bone or bones from.
BONE, verb. To fertilize with bone.
BONE, verb. To put whalebone into.
BONE, verb. (civil engineering) To make level, using a particular procedure; to survey a level line.
BONE, verb. (vulgar) (slang) (of a man) To have sexual intercourse with.
BONE, verb. (Australia) (dated) (in Aboriginal culture) To perform "bone pointing", a ritual that is intended to bring illness or even death to the victim.
BONE, verb. (usually with "up") To study.
BONE, verb. To polish boots to a shiny finish.
BONE, verb. (transitive) (slang) To apprehend, steal.
BONE, verb. (carpentry) (masonry) (surveying) To sight along an object or set of objects to check whether they are level or in line.
BÔNE, proper noun. (historical) A city in eastern Algeria, now known as Annaba.
BONE ASH, noun. The white, powdery ash left when bone is burnt; it is high in calcium phosphate and is used as a fertilizer and in making bone china.
BONE ASHES, noun. Plural of bone ash
BONE BLACK, noun. Animal charcoal
BONE CHINA, noun. An English form of porcelain made from clay mixed with bone ash
BONE DENSITIES, noun. Plural of bone density
BONE DENSITY, noun. (medicine) Bone mineral density; a measure indicating the amount of mineral in bones, used to estimate the risk of osteoporosis or fractures.
BONE DRY, adjective. Alternative form of bone-dry
BONE EARTH, noun. The earthy residuum after the calcination of bone, consisting chiefly of calcium phosphate.
BONE FIRE, noun. Fires lit with bones instead of wood, so that when livestock were driven between two such fires the acrid smoke drove off parasites.
BONE FIRES, noun. Plural of bone fire
BONE FISSURE, noun. A groove or depression in a bone; a sulcus.
BONE FISSURES, noun. Plural of bone fissure
BONE HARD, adjective. As hard as a bone, rock hard.
BONE HEAD, noun. Alternative form of bonehead
BONE HEADS, noun. Plural of bone head
BONE IDLE, adjective. Alternative spelling of bone-idle
BONE LACE, noun. A lace made of linen thread, so called because woven with bobbins of bone.
BONE MARROW, noun. (anatomy) The fatty vascular tissue that fills the cavities of bones; the place where new blood cells are produced.
BONE MARROWS, noun. Plural of bone marrow
BONE MEAL, noun. Ground bones used as a slow-release fertilizer, especially for bulbs.
BONE MEALS, noun. Plural of bone meal
BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN, noun. (protein) Any of a family of proteins that encourage the formation of bone and cartilage
BONE OF CONTENTION, noun. (idiomatic) Something that continues to be disputed; something on which no agreement can be reached
BONE OIL, noun. An oil obtained by heating bones (as in the manufacture of bone black), remarkable for containing the nitrogenous bases, pyridine and quinoline, and their derivatives.
BONE SCAN, noun. (medicine) An X-ray of bone taken after injection of radioactive material that accumulates there and reveals its structure.
BONE STRUCTURE, noun. The exact anatomy of an individual at the level of his bones, which varies somewhat by measurements and angles compared to the characteristic averages per species, race or other genetically defined population
BONE STRUCTURES, noun. Plural of bone structure
BONE TISSUE, noun. Osseous tissue
BONE TO PICK, noun. (usually with with) An item of disagreement to complain about or resolve.
BONE TURQUOISE, noun. Fossil bone or tooth of a delicate blue colour, sometimes used as imitation turquoise
BONE UP, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To study or cram, especially in order to refresh one's knowledge of a topic.
BONE WAX, noun. A kind of wax, usually beeswax with the addition of paraffin or some other agent to soften it, used to stop bleeding from bones during surgery.

Dictionary definition

BONE, noun. Rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates.
BONE, noun. The porous calcified substance from which bones are made.
BONE, noun. A shade of white the color of bleached bones.
BONE, verb. Study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam".
BONE, verb. Remove the bones from; "bone the turkey before roasting it".
BONE, adjective. Consisting of or made up of bone; "a bony substance"; "the bony framework of the body".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke