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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bone, osnoun

    rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

    atomic number 76, off-white, operating system, oculus sinister, ivory, osmium, pearl, os, osseous tissue


  2. bone, osseous tissuenoun

    the porous calcified substance from which bones are made

    off-white, os, pearl, ivory, osseous tissue


  3. bone, ivory, pearl, off-whiteadjective

    a shade of white the color of bleached bones

    drop, off-white, ivory, bead, pearl, os, osseous tissue, tusk


  4. boneverb

    consisting of or made up of bone

    "a bony substance"; "the bony framework of the body"


  5. cram, grind away, drum, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, boneverb

    study intensively, as before an exam

    "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"

    prink, rise, prepare, stand up, bone up, ram, fancy up, deck out, elevate, uprise, jam, trick up, rig out, tog up, grind away, lift, deck up, drum, arise, swot up, gussy up, mug up, attire, dress up, swot, tog out, organise, beat, thrum, chock up, wad, raise, work up, trick out, get up, turn out, cram, bring up, devise, fig out, organize, jampack, overdress, debone, machinate, fig up


  6. bone, deboneverb

    remove the bones from

    "bone the turkey before roasting it"

    grind away, cram, mug up, swot up, get up, bone up, debone, drum, swot


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Editors Contribution

  1. vertebra

    a bone from the spine

    the animal has a meter wide bone.

    Submitted by rinat on November 22, 2015  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bone":

    bony, bones, hueso, marrow, apple, knob, longnose, skeletal, acrylic


  1. List of known nicknames for "Bone":

    Bone Hampton, Vernard 'Bone' Hampton, Comedian Bone

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  1. Elizabeth Warren:

    The Donald Trump administrations cruelty runs bone-deep. A Elizabeth Warren administration will not rip families apart to try and score political points, the aim is to scare immigrant communities. ... And so, hes going to... do these raids which is a crime against humanity.

  2. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi:

    Her friend suffered a broken bone in her face. Who must be killed to beat ISIS ? Brutal beating.

  3. Sam Giles:

    But what this animal tells us [is] that actually the last common ancestor of the two groups had lots of bone, so rather than sharks being primitive, sharks are actually very highly evolved in their own way, and just as highly evolved as we are.

  4. Brian Murphy:

    It hit my jaw bone went down my throat, ripped apart my voice box and my Esophagus and uh bounced off my spine.

  5. Holly Woodward:

    To me, its always amazing to find that if you have something like a huge fossilized dinosaur bone, its fossilized on the microscopic level as well, and by comparing these fossilized microstructures to similar features found in modern bone, we know they provide clues to metabolism, growth rate, and age.

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