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ˈboʊ nibony

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wastedadjective

    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"

  2. osseous, osteal, bonyadjective

    composed of or containing bone

    "osseous tissue"

  3. bony, boneyadjective

    having bones especially many or prominent bones

    "a bony shad fillet"; "her bony wrist"; "bony fish"

Wiktionary

  1. bonyadjective

    resembling, having the appearance or consistence of, or relating to bone; osseous.

  2. bonyadjective

    full of bones

  3. bonyadjective

    with little flesh; skinny, thin

  4. bonyadjective

    having prominent bones

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bonyadjective

    consisting of bone, or of bones; full of bones; pertaining to bones

  2. Bonyadjective

    having large or prominent bones

Freebase

  1. Bony

    Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is a half Aboriginal, half-white detective character created by Arthur Upfield. Bony appeared in dozens of Upfield's novels from the late 1920s until the author's death in 1964.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bony in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of bony in a Sentence

  1. Toby Daly-Engel:

    The coral will die, leaving just its skeleton behind, which eventually turns into limestone, then, in come the animals like starfishes and sea urchins; we call those grazers. So instead of a bunch of different species sharks, bony fishes, invertebrates and mollusks you end up with a reef with four to five species in it, tops. Thats a dead reef.

  2. Michael Miranda:

    It sounds terrible, but she’s actually very lucky, because the rehab from this bony injury is a lot quicker than the rehab from an ACL (tear), you hate to see an athlete injured in any way, but at the same time, an ACL versus an impaction injury to the tibial plateau, this is the much better injury.

  3. Robertson Davies, The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks, 1947:

    I object to being told that I am saving daylight when my reason tells me that I am doing nothing of the kind... At the back of the Daylight Saving scheme, I detect the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy, and wise in spite of themselves.

  4. John Long:

    I think it is a highly significant discovery, as the origin and diversificationof modern bony-jawed fishesis still shrouded in mystery, but Janiusiscus takes us abig step closer to really understandingthis major evolutionary transition, from primitive jawed fishes to the beginning of themodern jawed fish fauna.

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