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The Definition of - Skeleton (noun)

    noun
    1.
    Anatomy, Zoology. the bones of a human or an animal considered as a whole, together forming the framework of the body.
    2.
    any of various structures forming a rigid framework in an invertebrate.
    3.
    an emaciated person or animal.
    4.
    a supporting framework, as of a leaf, building, or ship.
    5.
    an outline, as of a literary work:
    the skeleton of the plot.
    6.
    something reduced to its essential parts.
    adjective
    7.
    of or relating to a skeleton.
    8.
    like or being a mere framework; reduced to the essential or minimal parts or numbers:
    a skeleton staff.
    Idioms
    9.
    skeleton at the feast, a person or thing that casts gloom over a joyful occasion; a note or reminder of sorrow in the midst of joy.
    10.
    skeleton in the closet / cupboard,
    1. a family scandal that is concealed to avoid public disgrace.
    2. any embarrassing, shameful, or damaging secret.

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Word Origin & History of - Skeleton

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