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Definition 1: the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where skeleton or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the building has a steel skeleton

Synonyms for skeleton in the sense of this definition

(skeleton is a kind of ...) a structure that serves to support something

(... is a kind of skeleton ) the skeleton of a motor vehicle consisting of a steel frame supported on springs that holds the body and motor

(... is a kind of skeleton ) a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt

(... is part of skeleton) a vehicle that can fly

(... is part of skeleton) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

(... is part of skeleton) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 2: the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for skeleton in the sense of this definition

(skeleton is a kind of ...) a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts

"the body has a system of organs for digestion"

(... is a kind of skeleton ) the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates)

(... is a kind of skeleton ) the exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs

(skeleton is a part of ...) any structure created by the skeleton of an organism

(... is part of skeleton) the system of muscles and tendons and ligaments and bones and joints and associated tissues that move the body and maintain its form

Definition 3: a scandal that is kept secret - [noun denoting event]

Samples where skeleton or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet

Synonyms for skeleton in the sense of this definition

(skeleton is a kind of ...) a disgraceful event

Definition 4: something reduced to its minimal form - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where skeleton or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self
  • the bare skeleton of a novel

(skeleton is a kind of ...) the smallest possible quantity

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