HyperDic: shell

English > 18 senses of the word shell:
NOUNartifactshellammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile
substanceshellthe material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
animalshell, carapace, cuticle, shieldhard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
plantshellthe hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
objectshell, eggshellthe exterior covering of a bird's egg
objectshella rigid covering that envelops an object
artifactshell, racing shella very light narrow racing boat
artifactshell, case, casingthe housing or outer covering of something
artifactshell, plate, scalea metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
animalshellthe hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
VERBcompetitionshell, blastuse explosives on
creationshell, blastcreate by using explosives
contactshellfall out of the pod or husk
contactshellhit the pitches of hard and regularly
contactshelllook for and collect shells by the seashore
competitionshell, beat, beat out, crush, trounce, vanquishcome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
changeshellremove from its shell or outer covering
changeshell, huskremove the husks from
shell > pronunciation
Soundssheh'l
RhymesAix-la-Chapelle ... zinfandel / Zinfandel: 95 rhymes with ehl...
English > shell: 18 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun.
Narrowerartillery shellA shell fired by artillery
shotgun shellA shell containing lead shot
shrapnelshell containing lead pellets that explodes in flight
tank shellA shell fired by the cannon on a tank
whizbang, whizzbang, whizbang shellA small high-velocity shell
Broaderammunition, ammoProjectiles to be fired from a gun
Spanishgranada, obús, proyectil
Verbsshelluse explosives on
English > shell: 18 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningThe material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals.
Narrowermother-of-pearl, nacreThe iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell
Broaderanimal materialmaterial derived from animals
Substance ofcarapace, shell, cuticle, shieldHard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
Spanishcaparazón, carapacho, cáscara, concha
Catalancarculla, closca, conquilla, petxina
Verbsshelllook for and collect shells by the seashore
English > shell: 18 senses > noun 3, animal
MeaningHard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles.
Synonymscarapace, cuticle, shield
Part ofarthropodinvertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
mollusk, mollusc, shellfishinvertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
turtleAny of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming / swimming
NarrowercuticulaThe outer body wall of an insect
Broaderscutelarge bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake
SubstancesshellThe material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
Spanishcaparazón, carapacho, concha, cutícula
Catalanclosca, cutícula
English > shell: 18 senses > noun 4, plant
MeaningThe hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts.
NarrowernutshellThe shell around the kernel of a nut
Broaderhulldry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut
Spanishcáscara
Catalanclosca
Verbsshellremove from its shell or outer covering
shellremove the husks from
shellfall out of the pod or husk
English > shell: 18 senses > noun 5, object
MeaningThe exterior covering of a bird's egg.
Synonymeggshell
Part ofegg, eggsoval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
Broadercovering, natural covering, coverA natural object that covers or envelops
Spanishcáscara de huevo, cáscara, cascarón
Catalanclosca d'ou
English > shell: 18 senses > noun 6, object
MeaningA rigid covering that envelops an object.
Example"the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"
Broadercovering, natural covering, coverA natural object that covers or envelops
English > shell: 18 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA very light narrow racing boat.
Synonymracing shell
Partssliding seatrower's seat that slides fore and aft
Narrowerracing skiff, single shellA shell for a single oarsman
scullA racing shell that is propelled by sculls
Broaderracing boatA boat propelled by oarsmen and designed for racing
English > shell: 18 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningThe housing or outer covering of something.
Synonymscase, casing
Part ofgrandfather clock, longcase clockA pendulum clock enclosed in a tall narrow case
NarrowerbootProtective casing for something that resembles a leg
gearbox, gear box, gear caseThe shell (metal casing) in which a train of gears is sealed
jacketThe tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition
BroaderhousingA protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component
Spanishcaja, carcasa, cubierta
Catalancaixa, carcassa, cobertura
English > shell: 18 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners).
Synonymsplate, scale
Narrowerarmor plate, armour plate, armor plating, plate armor, plate armourspecially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
horseshoe, shoeU-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
shell platingThe plates covering the frame of a steel ship and corresponding to the planking of a wooden ship
BroadershieldA protective covering or structure
English > shell: 18 senses > noun 10, animal
MeaningThe hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod.
NarrowerclamshellThe shell of a clam
oyster shellA shell of an oyster
phragmocone, phragmaconeThe thin conical chambered internal shell (either straight or curved) of a belemnite
scallop shellA shell of a scallop
seashellThe shell of a marine organism
valveOne of the paired hinged shells of certain molluscs and of brachiopods
valveThe entire one-piece shell of a snail and certain other molluscs
Broadercovering, natural covering, coverA natural object that covers or envelops
Spanishvalva
Catalanvalva
Verbsshellremove from its shell or outer covering
shelllook for and collect shells by the seashore
English > shell: 18 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningUse explosives on.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The enemy has been shelling us all day"
Synonymblast
NarrowercrumpBombard with heavy shells
Broaderbombard, bombThrow bombs at or attack with bombs
Nounsshellammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile
shellingthe heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area / area rather than hit a specific target
English > shell: 18 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningCreate by using explosives.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymblast
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
English > shell: 18 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningfall out of the pod or husk.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The corn shelled"
BroaderemergeCome out into view, as from concealment
Nounsshellthe hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
English > shell: 18 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaninghit the pitches of hard and regularly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"
BroaderhitCause to move by striking
English > shell: 18 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaninglook for and collect shells by the seashore.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broadergatherlook for (food) in nature
Nounsshellthe hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
shellthe material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
English > shell: 18 senses > verb 6, competition
MeaningCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsbeat, beat out, crush, trounce, vanquish
EntailswinBe the winner in a contest or competition
Narrowercheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockeydefeat someone through trickery or deceit
checkmate, mateplace an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game / game / game
cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lickBeat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
eliminateRemove from a contest or race
get the best, have the best, overcomeOvercome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome
get the jumpBe there first
immobilize, immobilisemake defenseless
outdo, outflank, trump, best, scoopget the better of
outfightTo fight better than
outplayexcel or defeat in a game / game / game
outpoint, outscorescore more points than one's opponents
overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, masterGet on top of
overpower, overmaster, overwhelmOvercome by superior force
spread-eagle, spreadeagle, routdefeat disastrously
surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperformBe or do something to a greater degree
walk overBeat easily
whompBeat overwhelmingly
worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack updefeat thoroughly
Broaderget the better of, overcome, defeatwin a victory over
Similar tooutwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumventBeat through cleverness and wit
Spanishaplastar, bombardear, dar una paliza, derrotar, ganar, triunfar, vencer
Catalanconquerir, derrotar, guanyar, vèncer
English > shell: 18 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningRemove from its shell or outer covering.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "shell the legumes"
  • "shell mussels"
Narrowerpodtake something out of its shell or pod
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishdesenvainar
Catalanespellofar
Nounsshellthe hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
shellthe hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
shellera worker who removes shells (as of peas or oysters)
English > shell: 18 senses > verb 8, change
MeaningRemove the husks from.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymhusk
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishdescascarillar, desvainar
Catalanesbajocar, espellofar
Nounsshellthe hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts

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