- n. 骨架，骨骼；纲要；骨瘦如柴的人
- adj. 骨骼的；骨瘦如柴的；概略的
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来自拉丁语 sceleton,骨骼，骨架，来自希腊语 skeleton soma,骨架，字面意思为干枯的身体， 来自 skeletos,干枯的，来自 skellein,使干燥，使硬化，词源同 sclerosis,shallow,soma,身体，词 源同 somatic,chromosome.引申比喻义梗概，纲要等。
- skeleton:  A skeleton is etymologically a ‘dried-up’ or ‘withered’ body. The word comes via modern Latin from Greek skeletón, short for sóma skeletón ‘dried-up body’. The adjective skeletós was derived from skéllein ‘dry up, wither’, and was related to sklērós ‘dry, hard’, from which English gets sclerosis .
- skeleton (n.)
- 1570s, from Modern Latin sceleton "bones, bony framework of the body," from Greek skeleton soma "dried-up body, mummy, skeleton," from neuter of skeletos "dried-up" (also, as a noun, "dried body, mummy"), from skellein "dry up, make dry, parch," from PIE root *skele- "to parch, wither" (see sclero-).
Skelton was an early variant form. The noun use of Greek skeletos passed into Late Latin (sceletus), hence French squelette and rare English skelet (1560s), Spanish esqueleto, Italian scheletro. The meaning "bare outline" is first recorded c. 1600; hence skeleton crew (1778), skeleton key, etc. Phrase skeleton in the closet "source of secret shame to a person or family" is from 1812.
- 1. A skeleton staff of 20 is being kept on.
- 2. The skeleton consists of differently shaped bones held together by ligaments.
- 3. Only a skeleton staff remains to show anyone interested around the site.
- 4. The human skeleton consists of 206 bones.
- 5. The boy bent curiously to the skeleton of the buck.
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