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Meaning of HULL

Pronunciation:  hul, hul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the frame or body of ship
  2. [n]  a large fishing port in northeastern England
  3. [n]  United States diplomat who did the groundwork for creating the United Nations (1871-1955)
  4. [n]  United States naval officer who commanded the `Constitution' during the War of 1812 and won a series of brilliant victories against the British (1773-1843)
  5. [n]  persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry
  6. [n]  dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut
  7. [v]  remove the hulls from, as of fruit

HULL is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: Cordell Hull, Isaac Hull, Kingston-upon Hull
 See Also: calyx, city, construction, diplomat, diplomatist, England, Humber Bridge, husk, keel, keelson, metropolis, naval officer, port, remove, rib, rider plate, shell, structure, take, take away, urban center, vessel, watercraft, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hull\, n. [OE. hul, hol, shell, husk, AS. hulu; akin to G.
    h["u]lle covering, husk, case, h["u]llen to cover, Goth.
    huljan to cover, AS. helan to hele, conceal. [root]17. See
    {Hele}, v. t., {Hell}.]
    1. The outer covering of anything, particularly of a nut or
       of grain; the outer skin of a kernel; the husk.
    2. [In this sense perh. influenced by D. hol hold of a ship,
       E. hold.] (Naut.) The frame or body of a vessel, exclusive
       of her masts, yards, sails, and rigging.
             Deep in their hulls our deadly bullets light.
    {Hull down}, said of a ship so distant that her hull is
       concealed by the convexity of the sea.
  2. \Hull\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hulled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To strip off or separate the hull or hulls of; to free
       from integument; as, to hull corn.
    2. To pierce the hull of, as a ship, with a cannon ball.
  3. \Hull\, v. i.
    To toss or drive on the water, like the hull of a ship
    without sails. [Obs.] --Shak. Milton.
Thesaurus Terms
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