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bon·y

or bon·ey  (bō′nē)
adj. bon·i·er, bon·i·est also bon·ey·er or bon·ey·est
1. Of, relating to, resembling, or consisting of bone.
2. Having an internal skeleton of bones.
3. Full of bones: a bony fillet of fish.
4.
a. Having prominent or protruding bones: a bony wrist.
b. Lean; scrawny.

bon′i·ness n.
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bony

(ˈbəʊnɪ)
adj, bonier or boniest
1. resembling or consisting of bone or bones
2. having many bones
3. having prominent bones: bony cheeks.
4. thin or emaciated: a bony old woman.
ˈboniness n
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bon•y

(ˈboʊ ni)

adj. bon•i•er, bon•i•est.
1. of or like bone.
2. full of bones.
3. having prominent bones; big-boned.
4. skinny; gaunt; emaciated.
[1350–1400]
bon′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.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"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
2.bony - composed of or containing bone; "osseous tissue"
3.bony - having bones especially many or prominent bones; "a bony shad fillet"; "her bony wrist"; "bony fish"
boneless - being without a bone or bones; "jellyfish are boneless"
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bony

adjective thin, lean, skinny, angular, gaunt, skeletal, haggard, emaciated, scrawny, undernourished, cadaverous, rawboned, macilent (rare) an old man with a bony face and white hair
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bony

adjective
Having little flesh or fat on the body:
Idioms: all skin and bones, thin as a rail.
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Translations
عَظْمِيكَثيرُ العِظامنَحيلٌ
hubenýkost a kůžekostěnýplný kostí
benetfuld af bentynd
luinenluisevaluumainenruotoinen
csontos
beinaberbeinkenndurbeinóttur
kostenýplný kostí
bir deri bir kemikçok incekemik gibikemiklikılçıklı

bony

[ˈbəʊnɪ] ADJ (bonier (compar) (boniest (superl)))
1. (= having bones) → huesudo; [fish] → espinoso, lleno de espinas
2. (= like bone) → óseo
3. (= thin) [person] → flaco, delgado
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bony

[ˈbəʊni] adj
(= thin) [face, hands, fingers] → osseux/euse; [person] → anguleux/euse
(ANATOMY) (= made of bone) [tissue, jaw, ridge] → osseux/euse
[fish] → plein(e) d'arêtes
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bony

adj (+er) (= of bone)knöchern; (= like bone)knochenartig; person, knee, hipsknochig; fishgrätig, mit viel Gräten; meatmit viel Knochen
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bony

[ˈbəʊnɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (thin, person) → angoloso/a, ossuto/a; (made of bone, frame) → osseo/a; (fish) → pieno/a di lische; (meat) → con parecchio osso; (like bone) → simile a osso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

bone

(bəun) noun
1. the hard substance forming the skeleton of man, animals etc. Bone decays far more slowly than flesh.
2. a piece of this substance. She broke two of the bones in her foot.
verb
to take the bones out of (fish etc).
ˈbony adjective
1. like bone. a bony substance.
2. full of bones. This fish is very bony.
3. thin. bony fingers.
bone china
china in whose manufacture the ashes of burnt bones are used.
bone idle
very lazy. He could find a job but he's bone idle.
a bone of contention
a cause of argument or quarrelling. Ownership of the boat was a bone of contention between the two men for many years.
have a bone to pick with (someone)
to have something to argue about with (a person).
to the bone
1. thoroughly and completely. I was chilled to the bone.
2. to the minimum. I've cut my expenses to the bone.
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