Dictionary Results for shell

1. shell - noun

· ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun

Hypernym(s): ammunition, ammo

2. shell - noun

· the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

Hypernym(s): animal_material

3. shell - noun

· hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

Synonym(s): carapace, cuticle, shield

Hypernym(s): scute

4. shell - noun

· the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts

Hypernym(s): hull

5. shell - noun

· the exterior covering of a bird's egg

Synonym(s): eggshell

Hypernym(s): covering, natural_covering, cover

6. shell - noun

· a rigid covering that envelops an object; "the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"

Hypernym(s): covering, natural_covering, cover

7. shell - noun

· a very light narrow racing boat

Synonym(s): racing_shell

Hypernym(s): racing_boat

8. shell - noun

· the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case"

Synonym(s): case, casing

Hypernym(s): housing

9. shell - noun

· a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

Synonym(s): plate, scale

Hypernym(s): shield

10. shell - noun

· the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod

Hypernym(s): covering, natural_covering, cover

11. shell - verb

· use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day"

Synonym(s): blast

Hypernym(s): bombard, bomb

12. shell - verb

· create by using explosives; "blast a passage through the mountain"

Synonym(s): blast

Hypernym(s): make, create

13. shell - verb

· fall out of the pod or husk; "The corn shelled"

Hypernym(s): emerge

14. shell - verb

· hit the pitches of hard and regularly; "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"

Hypernym(s): hit

15. shell - verb

· look for and collect shells by the seashore

Hypernym(s): gather

16. shell - verb

· come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

Synonym(s): beat, beat_out, crush, trounce, vanquish

Hypernym(s): get_the_better_of, overcome, defeat

17. shell - verb

· remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw

18. shell - verb

· remove the husks from; "husk corn"

Synonym(s): husk

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw

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