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Noun
Structure of bones in animate being or supports in an object
“The skeleton of a report.”
Noun
Used in reference to a very thin or emaciated person or animal
“Being already a thin child when she lost weight she became like a skeleton and as pale as the pure driven snow.”
Noun
The supporting framework, basic structure, or essential part of something
“The studio was made with a skeleton of built-up wood frames within a skin of galvanized metal.”
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A rough draft or preliminary version of a document or work
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“These papers provided a skeleton of Hellberg's theory.”
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Mortal remains
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Internal skeleton
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The natural constitution, or physical structure, of a person
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Skeletal model
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The remains of something that has been badly damaged or destroyed
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A brief written or spoken account or description, giving only basic details
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Organic remains of a previous time
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Basic elements
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A composite material making up the skeleton of most vertebrates
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A weak or inferior remnant or version of something
Adjective
Denoting the essential or minimum number of people, things, or parts necessary for something
“Only a skeleton staff remains to see anyone interested around the site.”
Adjective
Skinny or thin in build
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Having a physically small size or stature
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Adjective
Thin or haggard, especially from hunger or disease
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Verb
Do preliminary design
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Verb
To give a summary of
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