skeleton: 意味と定義




  • The internal structure composed of bone and cartilage that protects and supports the soft organs, tissues, and other parts of a vertebrate organism; endoskeleton.
  • The hard external supporting and protecting structure in many invertebrates, such as mollusks and crustaceans, and certain vertebrates, such as turtles; exoskeleton.
  • A supporting structure or framework, as of a building.
  • An outline or sketch.
  • Something reduced to its basic or minimal parts.
  • One that is very thin or emaciated.
  • Of, relating to, or resembling a skeleton.
  • Reduced to the basic or minimal parts or members: a skeleton crew.
  • skeleton in (one's) closet A source of shame or disgrace, as in a family, that is kept secret.