Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having bones (of the kind indicated in composition): as, high-boned; strong-boned.
  • In cookery, freed from bones: as, a boned fowl.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having (such) bones; -- used in composition.
  • adjective Deprived of bones.
  • adjective Manured with bone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of bone.
  • adjective in combination Having some specific type of bone.
  • adjective slang beset with unfortunate circumstances that seem difficult or impossible to overcome; in imminent danger.
  • adjective Broken.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having bones as specified
  • adjective having had the bones removed

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Examples

  • Her recipes are very bare boned, which is great for individual interpretation but not so great when you are staring at a recipe, puzzled by something.

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  • Her recipes are very bare boned, which is great for individual interpretation but not so great when you are staring at a recipe, puzzled by something.

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  • Don't read Hulk, Ultimate Spider-Man or Uncanny, but my love of the other books, my faith in X-Men Forever and my rampant Avengers obsession of 15 years has kind of boned me in this department.

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  • This kind of boned chicken may be very well for the mental invalid, but the ordinary child prefers to separate his meat from the "drumstick" by his own unaided effort, and there is no doubt that it is better for him to do so.

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  • At once, though almost insensibly, the attitude of Mr. Vanney eased; obviously there was no fear of his being "boned" for a job.

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  • Every one will remember the figure of Mrs. Pardiggle in Bleak House, that raw-boned lady who enjoyed hard work, and did not know what it was to be tired, who went about rating inefficient people, and "boned" her children's pocket-money for charitable objects.

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  • That he couldn't eat oysters unless they were 'boned';

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  • That he couldn't eat oysters unless they were 'boned';

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  • As soon as we were out of doors, Egbert, with the manner of a little footpad, demanded a shilling of me on the ground that his pocket-money was "boned" from him.

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  • As soon as we were out of doors, Egbert, with the manner of a little footpad, demanded a shilling of me on the ground that his pocket-money was "boned" from him.

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