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  Words related to skeleton

Related / Similar Words: skeletal frame, frame, underframe, skeletal system, systema skeletale, skeleton in the closet, skeleton in the cupboard

 

Definition:
  • the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton";
  • the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal;
  • a scandal that is kept secret; "there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family''s closet";
  • something reduced to its minimal form; "the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self"; "the bare skeleton of a novel";

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    Hyponyms: chassis, hoop, endoskeleton, exoskeleton

     

    Part Meronyms: building, edifice, ship, aircraft, musculoskeletal system

     

    Language Translations:
    Armenian: կմախք   Catalan: esquelet  
    Danish: skelet   Dutch: skelet  
    Finnish: luuranko   French: squelette  
    German: Skelett   Greek: σκελετός  
    Italian: scheletro   Japanese: 骨格  
    Portuguese: esqueleto   Russian: скелет  
    Serbian: kostur   Slovak: kostra  
    Slovene: okostje   Spanish: esqueleto  
    Swedish: skelett  
     
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