Meaning of SKELETON in English

SKELETON

n. 25B6; noun

the human skeleton : BONES. See list at bone .

she was no more than a skeleton : SKIN AND BONE; informal bag of bones.

a concrete skeleton : FRAMEWORK, frame, shell.

the skeleton of a report : OUTLINE, (rough) draft, abstract, (bare) bones.

25B6; adjective a skeleton staff : MINIMUM, minimal, basic; essential.

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