• Bone Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To sight along an object or set of objects, to see if it or they be level or in line, as in carpentry, masonry, and surveying.
- (n.) Dice.
- (v. t.) To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.
- (n.) Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.
- (n.) Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset.
- (v. t.) To steal; to take possession of.
- (v. t.) To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.
- (n.) One of the pieces or parts of an animal skeleton; as, a rib or a thigh bone; a bone of the arm or leg; also, any fragment of bony substance. (pl.) The frame or skeleton of the body.
- (v. t.) To fertilize with bone.
- (n.) The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcic carbonate, calcic phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone.
- (n.) Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers and struck together to make a kind of music.
- (n.) Fig.: The framework of anything.
• Bonesetter Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) One who sets broken or dislocated bones; -- commonly applied to one, not a regular surgeon, who makes an occupation of setting bones.
• Boneblack Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) See Bone black, under Bone, n.