Synonyms for skeleton

Synonyms for (noun) skeleton

Synonyms: skeletal frame, skeleton, underframe, frame

Definition: the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape

Usage: the building has a steel skeleton

Similar words: supporting structure

Definition: a structure that serves to support something


Synonyms: systema skeletale, skeletal system, skeleton, frame

Definition: the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal

Similar words: system

Definition: a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts

Usage: the body has a system of organs for digestion


Synonyms: skeleton, skeleton in the closet, skeleton in the cupboard

Definition: a scandal that is kept secret

Usage: there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet

Similar words: outrage, scandal

Definition: a disgraceful event


Synonyms: skeleton

Definition: something reduced to its minimal form

Usage: the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self; the bare skeleton of a novel

Similar words: lower limit, minimum

Definition: the smallest possible quantity