Translation of "bone" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /bəʊn/ us /boʊn/

B1 one of the hard, white pieces inside the body of a person or animal

He broke a bone in his hand.

(Translation of “bone” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /bəun/

(anatomy ) the hard substance forming the skeleton of man, animals etc

Bone decays far more slowly than flesh.

(anatomy) a piece of this substance

She broke two of the bones in her foot.
bony adjective


bony fingers.

like bone

a bony substance.

full of bones

lleno de huesos
This fish is very bony.
bone china noun

china in whose manufacture the ashes of burnt bones are used.

The dinner plates are made of bone china.
bone idle adjective

very lazy

holgazán, vago
He could find a job but he’s bone idle.
a bone of contention noun

a cause of argument or quarrelling/quarreling

manzana de la discordia
Ownership of the land was a bone of contention between the two men for many years.
have a bone to pick with (someone)

to have something to argue about with (a person)

tener una cuenta que ajustar con (alguien)
I have a bone to pick with you. Why didn’t you do the dishes yesterday?
to the bone

thoroughly and completely

hasta los huesos, hasta los tuétanos
I was chilled to the bone.

to the minimum

al mínimo
I’ve cut my expenses to the bone.

(Translation of “bone” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)