What is another word for skeleton?

Synonyms for skeleton
ˈskɛl ɪ tnskele·ton

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Wiktionary

  1. skeletonnoun

    (From the sled used, which originally was a bare frame, like a skeleton.) A type of tobogganing in which competitors lie face down, and descend head first (compare luge). See Wikipedia:Skeleton (sport)

    Synonyms:
    skeleton tobogganing

  2. skeletonnoun

    Synonyms:
    ottomy

  3. skeletonnoun

    Synonyms:
    backbone

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. skeleton

    A sketch is a rough, suggestive presentation of anything, whether graphic or literary, commonly intended to be preliminary to a more complete or extended treatment. An outline gives only the bounding or determining lines of a figure or a scene; a sketch may give not only lines, but shading and color, but is hasty and incomplete. The lines of a sketch are seldom so full and continuous as those of an outline, being, like the shading or color, little more than indications or suggestions according to which a finished picture may be made; the artist's first representation of a sunset, the hues of which change so rapidly, must of necessity be a sketch. Draft and plan apply especially to mechanical drawing, of which outline, sketch, and drawing are also used; a plan is strictly a view from above, as of a building or machine, giving the lines of a horizontal section, originally at the level of the ground, now in a wider sense at any height; as, a plan of the cellar; a plan of the attic. A mechanical drawing is always understood to be in full detail; a draft is an incomplete or unfinished drawing; a design is such a preliminary sketch as indicates the object to be accomplished or the result to be attained, and is understood to be original. One may make a drawing of any well-known mechanism, or a drawing from another man's design; but if he says, "The design is mine," he claims it as his own invention or composition. In written composition an outline gives simply the main divisions, and in the case of a sermon is often called a skeleton; a somewhat fuller suggestion of illustration, treatment, and style is given in a sketch. A lawyer's brief is a succinct statement of the main facts involved in a case, and of the main heads of his argument on points of law, with reference to authorities cited; the brief has none of the vagueness of a sketch, being sufficiently exact and complete to form, on occasion, the basis for the decision of the court without oral argument, when the case is said to be "submitted on brief." Compare DESIGN.

    Synonyms:
    brief, design, draft, drawing, outline, picture, plan, sketch

Princeton's WordNet

  1. skeletonnoun

    something reduced to its minimal form

    "the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self"; "the bare skeleton of a novel"

    Synonyms:
    underframe, skeletal frame, skeleton in the cupboard, frame, skeleton in the closet, systema skeletale, skeletal system

  2. skeleton, skeleton in the closet, skeleton in the cupboardnoun

    a scandal that is kept secret

    "there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet"

    Synonyms:
    skeletal system, underframe, systema skeletale, skeletal frame, skeleton in the closet, skeleton in the cupboard, frame

  3. skeletal system, skeleton, frame, systema skeletalenoun

    the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal

    Synonyms:
    skeletal system, underframe, shape, framing, figure, physical body, material body, frame, form, skeletal frame, inning, build, frame of reference, chassis, anatomy, bod, systema skeletale, skeleton in the cupboard, skeleton in the closet, soma, flesh, human body, physique

  4. skeleton, skeletal frame, frame, underframenoun

    the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape

    "the building has a steel skeleton"

    Synonyms:
    skeletal system, underframe, shape, framing, figure, physical body, material body, frame, form, skeletal frame, inning, build, frame of reference, chassis, anatomy, bod, systema skeletale, skeleton in the cupboard, skeleton in the closet, soma, flesh, human body, physique

Editors Contribution

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. skeletonnoun

    Synonyms:
    framework

  2. skeletonnoun

    Synonyms:
    sketch, outline, draught, rough draught

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "skeleton":

    skeletal, skeletor, backbone, schematic, skull

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How to use skeleton in a sentence?

  1. Mathew Morris:

    We know little about (Emma) and a lack of fundamental information, such as her age at death, what she did for a living, what she looked like or where in the church she was buried, coupled with no known descendants who can provide a DNA sample, make it impossible to say for certain (if the skeleton) is that of Emma.

  2. Professor Sarah Hainsworth:

    Using modern forensic examination, we have discovered that Richard's skeleton sustained 11 wounds at or near the time of his death.

  3. Angus Hohenboken from aid group:

    There's a landscape of skeleton trees and patchworks of square outlines where houses used to be, it's really quite a saddening sight.

  4. Nick Longrich:

    The fossil record is incomplete enough that if you’re in a new area or a new time, there’s a fair chance that the dinosaurs there are going to be distinct, Steven Jasinski said. For instance, scientists might discover a toe from a brand new species, but such subtle differences may be unrecognizable or impossible to prove. [ T ] hings that we call separate species today would be very, very hard to tell apart based on their skeleton( crow versus raven, for example).

  5. Di Vincenzo:

    We have a nearly complete human fossil skeleton to describe and study in detail. It is a dream, his morphology offers a rare glimpse on the earliest phase of the evolutionary history of Neanderthals and on one of the most crucial events in human evolution. He can help us better understand when — and, in particular, how — Neanderthals evolved.

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