[syn: bony, boney]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bony \Bon"y\ (b[=o]"n[y^]), a.
1. Consisting of bone, or of bones; full of bones; pertaining
2. Having large or prominent bones.
Bony fish (Zool.), the menhaden.
Bony pike (Zool.), the gar pike (Lepidosteus).
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: 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" [syn: bony,
cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched,
2: composed of or containing bone; "osseous tissue" [syn:
osseous, osteal, bony]
3: having bones especially many or prominent bones; "a bony shad
fillet"; "her bony wrist"; "bony fish" [syn: bony, boney]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "bony":
angular, bone, cement, cemental, concrete, corneous, dense,
diamondlike, dure, flat, flat-chested, fleshless, flintlike,
flinty, gangling, gangly, gaunt, gawky, granitelike, granitic,
hard, hard as nails, hardhearted, horny, iron-hard, ironlike, lank,
lanky, lapideous, lean, lean-fleshed, lean-looking, lithoid,
lithoidal, marble, marblelike, meager, obdurate, osseous,
ossicular, ossiferous, ossified, osteal, rawboned, resistant,
resistive, rocklike, rocky, scraggy, scrawny, skeletal, skinny,
solid, spare, spidery, spindling, spindly, steellike, steely,
stonelike, stony, thin-bellied, thin-fleshed, tough, twiggy,