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Meaning of CULL

Pronunciation:  kul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the person or thing rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
  2. [v]  look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
  3. [v]  remove something that has been rejected; "cull the sick members of the herd"

CULL is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: pick, pluck, reject
 See Also: berry, catch, collect, cull out, deciding, decision making, discover, find out, garner, gather, get a line, get rid of, get wind, get word, hear, learn, mushroom, pick off, pick over, pick up, pull off, pull together, receive, remove, see, sieve out, tweak



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cull\ (k?l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Culled} (k?ld); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Culling}.] [OE. cullen, OF. cuillir, coillir, F.
    cueillir, to gather, pluck, pick, fr. L. colligere. See
    {Coil}, v. t., and cf. {Collect}.]
    To separate, select, or pick out; to choose and gather or
    collect; as, to cull flowers.
          From his herd he culls, For slaughter, from the fairest
          of his bulls.                            --Dryden.
          Whitest honey in fairy gardens culled.   --Tennyson.
  2. \Cull\, n.
    A cully; a dupe; a gull. See {Cully}.
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