Synonyms for bone


1. bone, os, connective tissue
usage: rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
2. bone, osseous tissue, animal material
usage: the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
3. bone, ivory, pearl, off-white, white, whiteness
usage: a shade of white the color of bleached bones


1. cram, grind away, drum, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bone, study, hit the books
usage: study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
2. bone, debone, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: remove the bones from; "bone the turkey before roasting it"


1. bone, bony (vs. boneless), boney
usage: consisting of or made up of bone; "a bony substance"; "the bony framework of the body"
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