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KK Pronunciation

〔 ʃєl 〕


〔 ʃel 〕

Overview of noun shell

The noun shell has 10 senses

  • shell -- (ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun)

  • shell -- (the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals)

  • carapace, shell, cuticle, shield -- (hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles)

  • shell -- (the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts)

  • shell, eggshell -- (the exterior covering of a bird's egg)

  • shell -- (a rigid covering that envelops an object; "the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice")

  • shell, racing shell -- (a very light narrow racing boat)

  • shell, case, casing -- (the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case")

  • plate, scale, shell -- (a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners))

  • shell -- (the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod)

Overview of verb shell

The verb shell has 8 senses

  • blast, shell -- (use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day")

  • blast, shell -- (create by using explosives; "blast a passage through the mountain")

  • shell -- (fall out of the pod or husk; "The corn shelled")

  • shell -- (hit the pitches of hard and regularly; "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning")

  • shell -- (look for and collect shells by the seashore)

  • beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (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")

  • shell -- (remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels")

  • husk, shell -- (remove the husks from; "husk corn")