Synonyms of skeleton
1 bonesDictionary • a human skeleton
2 frameDictionary • Only skeletons of buildings remained in the area.
frame • He supplied housebuilders with modern timber frames.
shell • The solid feel of the car's shell is impressive.
framework • wooden shelves on a steel framework
3 planDictionary • a skeleton of policy guidelines
plan • Draw a plan of the garden.
draft • I rewrote his first draft.
outline • an outline of a plan to reduce the country's national debt
framework • within the framework of federal regulations
sketch • I had a basic sketch of a plan.
blueprint • The documents contain a blueprint for a nuclear device.
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blueprintA blueprint of an architect's building plans or a designer's pattern is a photographic print consisting of white lines on a blue background. Blueprints contain all of the information that is needed to build or make something.
• The documents contain a blueprint for a nuclear device.
draftA draft is an early version of a letter, book, or speech.
• I rewrote his first draft.
frameThe frame of an object such as a building, chair, or window is the arrangement of wooden, metal, or plastic bars between which other material is fitted, and which give the object its strength and shape.
• He supplied housebuilders with modern timber frames.
Thesaurus for skeleton from the Collins English Thesaurus
a hard framework consisting of inorganic material that supports and protects the soft parts of an animal's body and provides attachment for muscles: may be internal (an endoskeleton), as in vertebrates, or external( an exoskeleton), as in arthropods