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Meaning of SKULL

Pronunciation:  skul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates

SKULL is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: axial skeleton, bone, braincase, brainpan, caput, cheekbone, cranial orbit, craniometric point, cranium, endocranium, eye socket, head, jaw, jugal bone, mala, malar bone, orbit, orbital cavity, os, os sphenoidale, os zygomaticum, sphenoid, sphenoid bone, vomer, zygomatic bone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Skull\, n. [See {School} a multitude.]
    A school, company, or shoal. [Obs.]
          A knavish skull of boys and girls did pelt at him.
          These fishes enter in great flotes and skulls.
  2. \Skull\, n. [OE. skulle, sculle, scolle; akin to Scot.
    skull, skoll, a bowl, Sw. skalle skull, skal a shell, and E.
    scale; cf. G. hirnschale, Dan. hierneskal. Cf. {Scale} of a
    1. (Anat.) The skeleton of the head of a vertebrate animal,
       including the brain case, or cranium, and the bones and
       cartilages of the face and mouth. See Illusts. of
       {Carnivora}, of {Facial angles} under {Facial}, and of
       {Skeleton}, in Appendix.
    Note: In many fishes the skull is almost wholly cartilaginous
          but in the higher vertebrates it is more or less
          completely ossified, several bones are developed in the
          face, and the cranium is made up, wholly or partially,
          of bony plates arranged in three segments, the frontal,
          parietal, and occipital, and usually closely united in
          the adult.
    2. The head or brain; the seat of intelligence; mind.
             Skulls that can not teach, and will not learn.
    3. A covering for the head; a skullcap. [Obs. & R.]
             Let me put on my skull first.         --Beau. & Fl.
    4. A sort of oar. See {Scull}.
    {Skull and crossbones}, a symbol of death. See {Crossbones}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a skull in your dream, symbolizes danger, evil and death. Alternatively, it represents the secrets of the mind. You may be keeping things hidden.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The skull is the bony skeleton of the head.