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Noun
A structure of bones typical in an animate being
“In the museum, there is the skeleton of a man, the height of which is eight feet two inches.”
Noun
A very thin or emaciated person or animal (figuratively)
“Being already a thin child, when she lost weight, she became like a skeleton and as pale as the pure driven snow.”
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The supporting framework or basic structure 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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The dead body of a person or animal
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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 line, or set of lines, enclosing or indicating the shape of an object in a sketch or diagram
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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
“The stricken destroyer's commanding officer signaled that he thought his ship could be towed with just a skeleton crew aboard.”
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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
To make a rough drawing of
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To give a summary of
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