Skeleton Meaning

There are 4 meaning(s) for word Skeleton

Skeleton Meaning 1 : a scandal that is kept secret

    Example : there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet

    Synonyms : skeleton in the closet,  skeleton in the cupboard
Skeleton Meaning 2 : the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal

    Synonyms : frame,  skeletal system,  systema skeletale
Skeleton Meaning 3 : the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape

    Example : the building has a steel skeleton

    Synonyms : frame,  skeletal frame,  underframe
Skeleton Meaning 4 : something reduced to its minimal form

    Example : the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self,the bare skeleton of a novel