>Most basic and important elements or facts
>Not detailed but only basic or essential facts of something
>The basic framework and structure of something
>Containing only that is most important or needed
>Reduced to only the most basic or significant facts of an elaborate matter or thing
>My boss only asked me to provide bare bones. He doesn’t need all the details right now.
>Let me know the bare bones before going through the whole matter.
>I am going to outline the bare bones of the story.