Definition of 'skeleton'
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Your story needs a plot as much as your body needs a skeleton. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The skeletons of grand buildings haunt the graveyard that once was a bustling neighbourhood. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Tube trains were empty and offices were running on a skeleton staff. Times, Sunday Times (2012)No skeletons in the closet at all? The Sun (2013)Other images show skeletons made of light. The Sun (2011)It included references to evolution and the structure of the human skeleton. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There are no skeletons in the cupboard on this. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What was it like the first time she tried skeleton bob? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Adding little bits of metal to my skeleton structure. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They had a skeleton theatre staff for emergencies and there was no spare theatre space. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The skeleton of the building lay untouched for four years. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Only one in five trains is due to run under a skeleton timetable outlined yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are no skeletons in his cupboard. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Most workers are sunning themselves while their factories tick over with a skeleton staff. The Sun (2015)Investigations uncovered serious cracking in brackets in the interior of the wings holding the skeleton structure to the skin. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Recent archaeological discoveries show the skeletons of workmen and their offspring suffering from trauma to their spines and widespread anaemia. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In time, it seems inevitable there will be no more than a skeleton postal service. The Sun (2009)We need to see the hard skeleton, the basic stuff that is the economic structure. MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)After completing a number of tests she got a letter of acceptance - for bob skeleton. Times, Sunday Times (2012)FAMILY clearing weeds from garden were left horrified finding a human skeleton. The Sun (2008)Around us is the bare skeleton of the new production, a mood board on the wall giving chilly signals. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We have a skeleton plan. The Sun (2012)A body has a skeleton. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'skeleton'
British English: skeleton /ˈskɛlɪtən/ NOUN
Your skeleton is the framework of bones in your body.
...a human skeleton.
- American English: skeleton
- Arabic: هَيْكَلٌ عَظْمِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: esqueleto
- Chinese: 骷髅
- Croatian: kostur
- Czech: kostra
- Danish: skelet
- Dutch: skelet
- European Spanish: esqueleto
- Finnish: luuranko
- French: squelette
- German: Skelett
- Greek: σκελετός
- Italian: scheletro
- Japanese: 骨格
- Korean: 해골
- Norwegian: skjelett
- Polish: szkielet
- European Portuguese: esqueleto
- Romanian: schelet
- Russian: скелет
- Spanish: esqueleto
- Swedish: skelett
- Thai: โครงกระดูก
- Turkish: iskelet
- Ukrainian: скелет
- Vietnamese: bộ xương
British English: skeleton ADJECTIVE
A skeleton staff is the smallest number of staff necessary in order to run an organization or service.
Only a skeleton staff remains to show anyone interested around the site.
Definition of skeleton from the Collins English Dictionary
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