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4 letters words from 'bone'

BONE 6EBON 6

3 letters words from 'bone'

BEN 5BON 5
EON 3NEB 5
NOB 5OBE 5
ONE 3 

2 letters words from 'bone'

BE 4BO 4
EN 2NE 2
NO 2OB 4
OE 2ON 2

All 4 letters words made out of bone

bone obne bnoe nboe onbe nobe boen oben beon ebon oebn eobn bneo nbeo beno ebno nebo enbo oneb noeb oenb eonb neob enob

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Definitions and meaning of bone

bone

Pronunciation

  • (General American) enPR: bōn, IPA(key): /ˈboʊn/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bəʊn/
  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /bəʉn/
  • (General New Zealand) IPA(key): /bɐʉn/
  • Rhymes: -əʊn

Etymology 1

From Middle English bon, from Old English bān (bone, tusk; the bone of a limb), from Proto-Germanic *bainą (bone), from *bainaz (straight), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyh₂- (to hit, strike, beat).

Cognate with Scots bane, been, bean, bein, bain (bone), North Frisian bien (bone), West Frisian bien (bone), Dutch been (bone; leg), German Low German Been, Bein (bone), German Bein (leg), German Gebein (bones), Swedish ben (bone; leg), Norwegian and Icelandic bein (bone), Breton benañ (to cut, hew), Latin perfinēs (break through, break into pieces, shatter), Avestan 𐬠𐬫𐬈𐬥𐬙𐬈(byente, they fight, hit). Related also to Old Norse beinn (straight, right, favourable, advantageous, convenient, friendly, fair, keen) (whence Middle English bain, bayne, bayn, beyn (direct, prompt), Scots bein, bien (in good condition, pleasant, well-to-do, cosy, well-stocked, pleasant, keen)), Icelandic beinn (straight, direct, hospitable), Norwegian bein (straight, direct, easy to deal with). See bain, bein.

Alternative forms

  • bane, byen (dialectal)

Noun

bone (countable and uncountable, plural bones)

  1. (uncountable) A composite material consisting largely of calcium phosphate and collagen and making up the skeleton of most vertebrates.
  2. (countable) Any of the components of an endoskeleton, made of bone.
  3. A bone of a fish; a fishbone.
  4. A bonefish
    • 2019: "Tres Bocas" by Scott Sadil, California Fly Fisher
      The reason I rarely fish for Mag Bay bones with a 5-weight or 6-weight is the number of fish that can turn light stuff inside out.
  5. One of the rigid parts of a corset that forms its frame, the boning, originally made of whalebone.
  6. One of the fragments of bone held between the fingers of the hand and rattled together to keep time to music.
  7. Anything made of bone, such as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.
  8. (figuratively) The framework of anything.
  9. An off-white colour, like the colour of bone.
  10. (US, informal) A dollar.
  11. (American football, informal) The wishbone formation.
  12. (slang) An erect penis; a boner.
  13. (slang, chiefly in the plural) A domino or dice.
Synonyms
  • os (rare)
  • (rigid parts of a corset): rib, stay
Translations

See bone/translations § Noun.

Adjective

bone (not comparable)

  1. Of an off-white colour, like the colour of bone.

Verb

bone (third-person singular simple present bones, present participle boning, simple past and past participle boned)

  1. To prepare (meat, etc) by removing the bone or bones from.
  2. To fertilize with bone.
  3. To put whalebone into.
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  4. (civil engineering) To make level, using a particular procedure; to survey a level line.
  5. (vulgar, slang, usually of a man) To have sexual intercourse with.
  6. (Australia, dated, in Aboriginal culture) To perform "bone pointing", a ritual that is intended to bring illness or even death to the victim.
  7. (usually with "up") To study.
  8. To polish boots to a shiny finish.
Synonyms
  • (remove the bone from): debone, unbone
  • (vulgar, have sexual intercourse with): bury the bone, bonk (British), fuck, screw, shag (British); see also Thesaurus:copulate or Thesaurus:copulate with
Translations

Derived terms

See also

  • Appendix:Bones

Further reading

  • Wikipedia list of bones in the human skeleton

Etymology 2

Origin unknown; probably related in some way to Etymology 1, above.

Verb

bone (third-person singular simple present bones, present participle boning, simple past and past participle boned)

  1. (transitive, slang) To apprehend, steal.

Etymology 3

Borrowed from French bornoyer to look at with one eye, to sight, from borgne one-eyed.

Verb

bone (third-person singular simple present bones, present participle boning, simple past and past participle boned)

  1. (carpentry, masonry, surveying) To sight along an object or set of objects to check whether they are level or in line.
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Etymology 4

Clipping of trombone

Noun

bone (plural bones)

  1. (slang) Clipping of trombone.

Anagrams

  • Beno, Boen, ebon

Afrikaans

Noun

bone

  1. plural of boon

Danish

Etymology 1

From Low German and Middle Low German bōnen, from Old Saxon *bōnian, from Proto-West Germanic *bōnijan (to polish).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈb̥oːnə]

Verb

bone (imperative bon, infinitive at bone, present tense boner, past tense bonede, perfect tense har bonet)

  1. to polish

Etymology 2

Derived from the noun bon (receipt), from French bon (voucher, ticket).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈb̥ʌŋə]

Verb

bone (imperative bon, infinitive at bone, present tense boner, past tense bonede, perfect tense har bonet)

  1. to enter (in the cash register)
  2. to charge

Esperanto

Etymology

From bona (good) +‎ -e.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbo.ne/
  • Hyphenation: bon‧e
  • Rhymes: -one

Adverb

bone

  1. well, OK

Hadza

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bone/

Etymology

Borrowed from Sukuma βũne (four (class XIV)).

Alternative forms

  • bune

Adjective

bone m (masc. plural bunibii, fem. boneko, fem. plural bonebee)

  1. four

Ido

Etymology

From Esperanto bone (well), bona (good) +‎ -e.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbone/

Adverb

bone

  1. well
    • 2008, Margrit Kennedy, Pekunio sen interesti ed inflaciono, tr. by Alfred Neussner of Interest and Inflation Free Money, page 50:
      To pruvas maxim bone nia bonstando, se ica sumo distributesus nur proxime pro-porcionale.
      This would have served well as a proof of our prosperity if it were evenly distributed. (Original English, page 29)

Related terms

  • bona

Italian

Adjective

bone

  1. feminine plural of bono

Latin

Adjective

bone

  1. vocative masculine singular of bonus

References

  • bone in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • bone in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • bone in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press

Lindu

Noun

bone

  1. sand

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *bōna, from Proto-West Germanic *baunu.

Noun

bône f

  1. bean

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Dutch: boon
    • Afrikaans: boon
      • Xhosa: imbotyi (from the diminutive)
    • Indonesian: buncis (from the diminutive plural)
    • Papiamentu: bonchi (from the diminutive)
    • Sranan Tongo: bonki (from the diminutive)
  • Limburgish: boean

Further reading

  • “bone”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “bone”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English bān.

Noun

bone (plural bones)

  1. Alternative form of bon

Etymology 2

From Old Norse bón.

Noun

bone

  1. Alternative form of boon

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Old Northern French boon, from Old French bon (good).

Adjective

bone

  1. Alternative form of boon

Northern Sami

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpone/

Verb

bone

  1. inflection of botnit:
    1. present indicative connegative
    2. second-person singular imperative
    3. imperative connegative

Old French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbo.nə/

Adjective

bone

  1. nominative feminine singular of bon
  2. oblique feminine singular of bon

Venetian

Adjective

bone

  1. feminine plural of bon

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to take the bones out of.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)