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Meaning of HULK

Pronunciation:  hulk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned
  2. [n]  a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
  3. [v]  appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"

HULK is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: giant, heavyweight, loom, predominate, tower, whale
 See Also: large person, lift, rear, rise, ship



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hulk\, n. [OE. hulke a heavy ship, AS. hulc a light, swift
    ship; akin to D. hulk a ship of burden, G. holk, OHG. holcho;
    perh. fr. LL. holcas, Gr. ?, prop., a ship which is towed,
    fr. ? to draw, drag, tow. Cf. {Wolf}, {Holcad}.]
    1. The body of a ship or decked vessel of any kind; esp., the
       body of an old vessel laid by as unfit for service. ``Some
       well-timbered hulk.'' --Spenser.
    2. A heavy ship of clumsy build. --Skeat.
    3. Anything bulky or unwieldly. --Shak.
    {Shear hulk}, an old ship fitted with an apparatus to fix or
       take out the masts of a ship.
    {The hulks}, old or dismasted ships, formerly used as
       prisons. [Eng.] --Dickens.
  2. \Hulk\, v. t. [Cf. MLG. holken to hollow out, Sw.
    To take out the entrails of; to disembowel; as, to hulk a
    hare. [R.] --Beau. & Fl.
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