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skeletons, plural;
  1. An internal or external framework of bone, cartilage, or other rigid material supporting or containing the body of an animal or plant

  2. Used in exaggerated reference to a very thin or emaciated person or animal
    • - she was no more than a skeleton at the end
  3. The remaining part of something after its life or usefulness is gone
    • - the chapel was stripped to a skeleton of its former self
  4. The supporting framework, basic structure, or essential part of something
    • - the concrete skeleton of an unfinished building
    • - the skeleton of a report
  5. Denoting the essential or minimum number of people, things, or parts necessary for something
    • - there was only a skeleton staff on duty

  1. something reduced to its minimal form; "the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self"; "the bare skeleton of a novel"
  2. a scandal that is kept secret; "there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet"
  3. skeletal system: the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
  4. the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton"
  5. (skeletal) of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton; "the skeletal system"; "skeletal bones"; "skeletal muscles"
  6. (skeletal) bony: very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
  7. The skeleton (gr. skeletos = "dried-body", "mummy"), is in biology and in the anatomy the body part that forms the supporting structure of an organism. ...
  8. Skeleton is an album by Figurines, released in 2005.
  9. In mathematics, a skeleton of a category is a subcategory which, roughly speaking, does not contain any extraneous isomorphisms. In a certain sense, the skeleton of a category is the "smallest" equivalent category which captures all "categorical properties". ...
  10. Skeleton programming is a style of computer programming based on simple high-level program structures and so called dummy code. Program skeletons resemble pseudocode, but allows parsing, compilation and testing of the code.
  11. In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, the skeleton is an undead creature, usually created by applying a template to another creature.
  12. Enclave is a third-person 3D action game from Starbreeze Studios, released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox in 2003. A Wii port is currently slated for an early 2010 release.
  13. The system that provides support to an organism, internal and made up of bones and cartilage in vertebrates, external in some other animals; A frame that provides support to a building or other construction; A very thin person; The vertices and edges of a polyhedron, taken collectively; The ...
  14. (Skeletons) A construction of bones used for character animation. Blender term "Armature" 154
  15. (Skeletons) indicate the unusual ability of psychic surgery. Psychic surgery has two forms. One is where you place your hands physically inside the client you are working on and remove cancers, growths and blockages. ...
  16. Skeletons are hierarchical, articulated structures that let you pose and animate bound models. A skeleton provides a deformable model with a similar underlying structure as the human skeleton gives the human body.
  17. Skeletons signify the process of Putrefaction, on all the levels in which it occurs.
  18. (Skeletal) Premature closure of epiphyses in children (see PRECAUTIONS , Pediatric Use ), muscle cramps.
  19. (Skeletal) Some early motors, especially Century, were mostly open cast iron enclosures. The housing resemble a skeleton, as they were more open than closed.
  20. To dream of seeing a skeleton, is prognostic of illness, misunderstanding and injury at the hands of others, especially enemies. To dream that you are a skeleton, is a sign that you are suffering under useless worry, and should cultivate a milder disposition. ...
  21. 3D term. The internal structure (like a human skeleton) that is used by the animation routines to move the sim, and animated objects, such as dressers.
  22. The rigid framework of bones that gives form to the body, protects and supports the soft organs and tissues, and provides attachments for muscles.
  23. The two ended train in a game without spinners (South American term).
  24. A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.
  25. Skeleton watch: watch in which the case and various parts of the movement are of transparent material, enabling the main parts of the watch to be seen.